Yamaha ATV/Off Road coordinator, Donnie Luce, stated: “Yamaha is proud to continue to invest in the youth of motocross by offering contingency as well as supporting all Yamaha riders with Trackside support while at the premier Amateur event of the year.”
The 2008 qualifying season will commence with the (52) Area Qualifiers, beginning February 22 and concluding May 18. Step two of the qualifying process will be the (12) Regional Championships which will run from May 24 through June 22. The 27th Annual Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will be held July 27 through August 3. For more information, visit www.mxsports.com.
About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships
Produced by MX Sports, the Air Nautiques/AMA National Motocross Championships is the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. In 2007, more than 25,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,386 available gates at the National. In 2008, the National event, christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, will be held July 27–Aug. 3. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship title, most of today’s top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s. Sponsors include Air Nautiques, Amsoil, Cobra, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Gatorade, Parts Unlimited, Red Bull, Thor, Toyota, AGV, Alpinestars, Boyesen, Cti, DC Shoes, DeCal Works, FMF, Kicker, Moto Tees, Ogio, Renthal, Scott, Twin Air, Wiseco, and Racer X Illustrated. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About MX Sports
MX Sports is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.