Races will visit Georgia and Colorado in October,
featuring top amateurs in more than 50 race classes
(Irvine, Calif.) - FMF Racing is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the FMF Vurb Moto Classic amateur motocross races, which will visit Lakewood, Colorado from October 7-9 and Reynolds, Georgia from October 21-23.
Originally conceived by the Vurb Media Group, the Vurb Moto Classic has had a successful three-year run in the Southeast, hosting its yearly event at Bremen Race Park in Bremen, Georgia. With FMF's support, the Classic will now feature a Colorado event, to be held at Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Lakewood, home of the 2010 Red Bull Motocross Nations and a Lucas Oil AMA Outdoor Motocross championship round. This year's Georgia event will be held at Silver Dollar in Reynolds, Georgia.
"The FMF Vurb Moto Classic will see some of the best amateur talent from across North America, so we're pretty amped to see these riders of all ages go head-to-head," said FMF Marketing Manager, Donny Emler Jr. "It's important for FMF to support the sport from a grassroots level and help these events to grow, both for the riders and fans to enjoy. We're proud to help spread the Georgia event across the country to Colorado and bring more recognition for the sport."
"FMF joining forces with the Vurb Classic as the title sponsor in 2012 is truly an honor for myself and the entire team at Vurbmoto," said Andrew Campo from Vurb Media. "FMF's brand history, and furthermore dedication to our sport, is something we have grown up with and valued for as long as we can remember. I would like to personally thank Little D and company for their support and look forward to providing the race community with two rounds of remarkable racing in October."
Riders at both events will be competing in approximately 60 classes during each two-day event, from young riders at 51 and 65cc to veterans at 250 and 450cc. There are also a number of girls divisions and classes for riders exceeding 50 years old.
A new aspect to the FMF Vurb Moto Classic this year will include the Hired Guns, which will give local racers a chance to compete against top amateurs around the country. The Hired Guns are brought in specially to compete on behalf of Vurb and will be marked with bibs that have a target on their back. Non-Hired Gun riders have the chance to win a Golden Ticket the following year if they are able to beat a Hired Gun and win their class.
FMF Racing will have a major presence at the Colorado and Georgia rounds, including branding around the courses and the signature FMF trailer, which is seen at pro and amateur motocross events around the country during. FMF will also provide rider support during both events, led by Joel Thornberry, who manages FMF Amateur Grassroots support.
"FMF will be out at these events in full force because this is where we love to be," said Emler. "Interacting with the fans and enjoying two days of competitive motocross action is what FMF has been about for more than 38 years. We're looking forward to growing the FMF Vurb Moto Classic even bigger next year."
More information about the FMF Vurb Moto Classic can be found at www.vurbmoto.com/vurbclassic
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