2005 AMA Air Nautiques Amateur Nationals Schedule - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

MX Sports Announces Qualifying Schedule for 2005 AMA Air Nautiques Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn'sMX Sports, producers of the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, announces the complete national qualifying schedule for 2005. As always, the best of the best amateur motocross racers in America will qualify to race the national through a series of races, first an Area Qualifier and then a Regional Championship. Top riders from the Regional will be seeded into the National Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Several new tracks join the schedule for 2005, including the legendary Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New York, Sunset Ridge in Illinois, The Farm MX in Iowa, Wild Cat Creek in Indiana, and Little Falls Raceway in Minnesota."We're excited to have these new tracks join the MX Sports program," says MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. "Every track used in this program has proven itself capable of handling the large number of determined riders looking to qualify for Loretta Lynn's. We welcome these new tracks just as much as we welcome new riders."The schedule includes 51 Area Qualifiers and 13 Regional Championships, all divided into seven regions. Regional Championships are held separately for youth and amateur riders. Riders can race and qualify through as many different regions as they choose.Area Qualifiers begin the weekend of February 26 and 27, and finish the weekend of May 21 and 22. Regional Championships begin on June 4 and will be complete by June 26. The 2005 National Championship will be held at Loretta Lynn's Ranch on August 1 - 6. For more information, log on to www.mxsports.com.The AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by Amsoil is the world's largest amateur motocross race. This year over 20,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the event, which took place on August 2 - 7, 2004, at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Winning an AMA Amateur National Championship is considered the launch pad to a lucrative pro motocross career. Sponsors include Air Nautiques, Amsoil, Maxxis, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, Cobra, Fox, FMF, Gatorade, Parts Unlimited, Scott, Alpinestars, Boyesen, CTi, DC Shoes, Kicker, Ogio, Liquid Performance, Wiseco, Moto Tees and EK Chain.