MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (June 12, 2008) -- Pennsylvania State House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese has been named Grand Marshal of this weekend's 32nd Annual Kawasaki Monster Energy High Point National. The event, Round 4 of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, is being held at High Point Raceway.
Mr. DeWeese, from Waynesburg, Pa., will speak during the event's opening ceremonies and also give the command for riders to start their engines.
"I'm pleased to be invited to be a part of this important racing event," said DeWeese. "This race has been a fixture in Greene County for more than three decades and has gained a very loyal following. It's certain to a fun weekend."
"We're privileged to have Mr. DeWeese join us at High Point this weekend," said Event Coordinator Tim Cotter. "With his background as an avid outdoorsman, adventurer and mountain climber, we know Bill will have a great time."
The 32nd Annual Kawasaki Monster Energy High Point National kicks off on Saturday. In addition to the excitement of the racing program, Saturday is jam packed with unique events for the fans to enjoy. GNCC-Style Motocross Country Racing, Rocket Rob’s Minibike Nationals, and a Parts Unlimited Vintage Bike Show highlight the day’s activities while the band Ten Man Push brings the action to a close with a live concert Saturday night. Sunday's program will feature a full program of racing for America's premier outdoor motocross championship.
For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.
About the National Promoters Group (NPG)
The National Promoters Group (NPG) comprises 12 individual promoters of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF which sanctions outdoor motocross events throughout the United States, and remains the Nation's premier outdoor motocross championship series. NPG's mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.