MX Sports News Release
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 10, 2010) – Continuing the longstanding tradition of promoting amateur motocross competition in the U.S., MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters Group (NPG) announce the 2010 Amateur Days schedule, which will run in concert with the 12-round Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series.
The amateur programs present a very special opportunity for local motocross racers to be a part of the most prestigious motocross nationals on the planet and on the same weekends as the world’s best riders. This season, 11 of the 12 tracks on the schedule will host amateur events, including night racing at both Freestone and RedBud.
“I remember being out there when I was younger,” said Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey. “Being from Minnesota, Millville was our national each year and being able to compete on the same track as guys like Carmichael, LaRocco and Henry was one of the highlights of my whole year. It’s one of the most unique experiences I think any rider can have and it’s cool to see MX Sports Pro Racing continuing with the tradition.”
A wide variety of amateur classes are scheduled at each event, allowing athletes of all ages and skill levels the chance to take part in the action. Motocross is unique to other professional sports in that it offers the rare opportunity for fans and local participants to compete on the same weekend as the top professionals in the world with these designated amateur events.
2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Amateur Days Schedule*
Date(s) Event Day(s)
May 20-21 Hangtown Thursday, Friday
June 4-6 Freestone Friday (Night), Sunday
June 11-13 High Point Friday, Sunday
June 18-20 Budds Creek Friday, Sunday
July 1-4 RedBud Thursday practice, Friday, Sunday (plus Fri/Sat night races)
July 15-18 Spring Creek Thursday, Friday, Sunday (ride day)
July 22-23 Washougal Thursday, Friday
Aug. 13-15 Unadilla Friday, Sunday
Aug. 29 Moto-X 338 Sunday (no racing, all day practice)
Sept. 3-5 Steel City Friday, Sunday
Sept. 12 Pala Sunday (no racing, all day practice)
*Riders should check with each specific track for specific list of classes and schedules, which are subject to change.
For tickets, fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
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AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.