Opening Weekend for Loretta Lynn's Qualifier This Weekend at Elizabeth City
Morgantown, WV - The opening round of qualifying for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch kicks off this weekend, February 19-20, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Not only is this event the first Northeast Qualifier, but it also doubles as a round in the United States Eastern Spring Series.
Gates will open at Elizabeth City at Noon on Thursday, followed by open practice on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday begins with practice at 8 a.m. and proceeds with stock class qualifying throughout the day. On Sunday, practice begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by modified class qualifying around 9:45 a.m.
"We are excited to embark in our 30th year of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. The Elizabeth City MX crew always provides a first-class season opener that sets the pace for the rest of the schedule," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports.
Sunny weather conditions in the upper 50's, paired with a well-conditioned loamy sand track, make for a perfect opening weekend for Loretta Lynn qualifying.
For more information on Elizabeth City MX and for complete schedules, directions and times for this weekend's event, please visit www.ecmx.com.
Once again, the National Final will be held August 1-6 at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. In 2011, 35 champions will be crowned at what marks the 30th Anniversary of the greatest motocross vacation in the world - the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 52 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championship (June) events hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., since 1982. Nearly 25,000 racers attempt to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,400 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.