The Area Qualifiers, which will be announced this month, serve as the first step in qualifying for the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship. The Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the National Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a Regional Championship are eligible to race the National in August
"There's only one path to winning an AMA national No. 1 plate at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and it goes through one of the most impressive Regional Championship lineups we've ever had," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "The AMA and MX Sports have put together what is the best regional schedule possible, complete with new, high-profile tracks that will test our racers as they compete for a gate pick at the national."
This year's lineup once again includes the many National-caliber tracks that have become such an integral part of the Road to Loretta's. The historic High Point Raceway returns to the Northeast, while Muddy Creek Raceway hosts a stop in the Southeast. The legendary RedBud MX returns to the Mid-East region, while Texas favorite Freestone MX returns to the South Central, and Competitive Edge makes up the Southwest region for 2014.
"Competitive Edge Motocross Park is proud to once again host the Southwest Regional Championship," said Competitive Edge Promoter, Kristen Oehlof. "Southern California is the mecca of motocross and arguably one of, if not the most, talent-stacked regions in the country. To bring the future stars of the sport together in one place for the weekend is very exciting."
"MX Sports is pleased to take Loretta Lynn's racers to what we believe is the best facility lineup ever, visiting five Pro Motocross Championship tracks, including the newest addition to the Mideast Amateur lineup in Crawfordsville, Ind.," said MX Sports Event Director Tim Cotter.
2014 AMA Amateur National Motocross Regional Championship Schedule
Northeast Regional Championship
June 21-22: Pleasure Valley Raceway (Youth); Armagh, Pa.
June 28-29: High Point (Amateur); Mt. Morris, Pa.
Southeast Regional Championship
June 7-8: Muddy Creek Raceway (Amateur); Blountville, Tenn.
June 14-15: Lazy River (Youth); Chatsworth, Ga.
Mid-East Regional Championship
May 31-June 1: Ironman (Amateur); Crawfordsville, Ind.
June 7-8: Red Bud (Youth); Buchanan, Mich.
North Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: MC Motopark (Amateur); Mt. Carroll, Ill.
June 21-22: Sunset Ridge MX (Youth); Walnut, Ill.
South Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: Freestone MX (Youth); Wortham, Texas
June 28-29: Three Palms (Amateur); Houston, Texas
Northwest Regional Championship
June 7-8: Prairie City MX (Youth, Amateur); Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Southwest Regional Championship
May 31-June 1: Competitive Edge (Youth, Amateur); Hesperia, Calif.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2014 Area Qualifier Schedule this month. For the complete Regional Championship Schedule, please click HERE.
The 2014 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL will take place July 28 - August 2 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, visit the series website at www.mxsports.com.