Morgantown, W. Va. -- MX Sports, producer of the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil, announces today the Class Structure and Supplemental Rules for the 2012 National Championship, taking place July 29 - August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
The class structure has undergone minor changes in both the youth and amateur categories. Highlights include the addition of the Two-Stroke (16+) class to the amateur lineup, providing two-stroke enthusiasts a chance to compete on equal footing in a class designed for adult-aged riders-with no A, B or C class specification.
"MX Sports realizes that there's still a large following of two-strokes in the motocross community, which is why we have added the Two-Stroke (16+) class," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. "Since the class is open to any riding level, we think we will see a considerable amount of participants who simply enjoy racing two-strokes jump on the opportunity to compete against one another on a level playing field."
The addition of the Mini Sr. (12-14) Stock and Mini Sr. (12-14) Modified classes will pit 85cc two-stroke motorcycles against 150cc four-stroke machines for the first time in Loretta Lynn MX history.
"The newly added Mini Sr. classes reflect the ongoing evolution of machines and we feel that the new class structure will maintain fair and balanced racing across the board," said Cotter. Another change comes in the machine eligibility for the 51cc (4-6) Stock Limited class. The 2012 Supplemental Rules provide a complete list of machines that are eligible for the new Limited class.
Click HERE to view the 2012 Supplemental Rules.
Click HERE to view the 2012 National Classes.
The 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil will take place Sunday, July 29 - Saturday, August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, visit the series website at www.mxsports.com.
About the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 50 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championships (June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 18,000 racers attempt to qualify in 36 classes for the 1,410 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.