Morgantown, W. Va. (July 23, 2012) - While the nation’s fastest amateur motocross riders lay it all on the line at the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch, several special events will generate some excitement of their own at the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL. Kicking-off Sunday, July 29, the seven-day event will be a showcase of the future stars of the sport while also marking the return of some of Loretta Lynn’s most successful graduates.
Sunday morning kicks off with a Chapel Service with Reverend Kevin Cozadd of MXers for Jesus at 9 a.m. CST. The Red Bull Energy Station will be back once again, first hosting the Red Bulletin Photo Booth Sunday at Noon. Youth Rider Registration begins at 1 p.m., followed by Amateur Rider Registration at 4 p.m., both at the AMSOIL ARENA. As registration winds down, head over to the Team Green Pits for the Oakley Golf Cart Parade at 6 p.m. This is just a warm-up for the 7 p.m. Red Bull Mini Moto, which takes place at the starting line of the Loretta Lynn’s race track. Then, at 7:30 p.m. the Amsoil Arena will host the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Opening Ceremonies, featuring Red Bull Signature Series commentator and all-around TV personality Sal Masakela.
The Red Bull Air Force Moto Team is back in action this year as they’re scheduled to drop in during racing intermission on Tuesday. GoPro will host a 30-minute video building seminar at 8 p.m., where GoPro professionals will teach the basics of video building. Then, head over to the Red Bull Energy Station for the Nitro Circus Screening at 9 p.m.
Once again, all the major OEMs will be showcasing their 2013 models throughout the week, so check the Master Schedule for exact times and locations. Racing will kick off Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m. and will run through Saturday. Activities on the ranch will wrap up Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Awards Ceremonies at the Amsoil Arena. To view the detailed Special Events Schedule click HERE, or visitwww.mxsports.com for more information.
About the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 50 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championships (June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 20,000 racers attempt to qualify in 36 classes for the 1,446 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.