"Today's best amateur motocross racers can be found competing on the AMA Pro-Am Motocross circuit," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "Our calendar features premier tracks and the best promoters around the country, giving these up-and-coming racers an opportunity to race for the points, purse money and contingency that will help them get to the next level -- AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Racing Motocross."
"The 2013 AMA Pro-Am Motocross schedule is one of the best ever, with more than 60 events at some of the country's most challenging race tracks," Bigelow added. "Racers and fans alike can expect to see top competition and national-caliber tracks as riders prepare for the pro ranks."
The 2013 AMA Pro-Am Motocross competition kicks off on Dec. 30, 2012 with the Texas Winter Series, and the season wraps up at the Mini Olympics in Florida on Nov. 25-30, 2013.
AMA Pro-Am Motocross events are open to both professionally licensed and A-class amateur motocross racers. The events allow amateurs to gain experience on America's top tracks and prepare for the fast pace and long motos featured at the pro level.
To be considered for a professional motocross license, competitors must have earned at least 75 advancement points (at the time of application) in AMA Pro-Am Motocross events in a continuous 12-month period. Points are based off overall finishes in either the 250 Pro-Am and Open Pro-Am classes. Points from each class are not combined.