By: MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (Nov. 12, 2015) – MX Sports, producer of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, is proud to announce the official dates for the 2016 National.
The 2016 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 6. This year marks the 42nd running of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and the 35th anniversary of the event being held at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
In order to compete in the National, racers must first participate in the national qualifying program. Area Qualifiers serve as the first step in qualifying for the world’s most prestigious amateur motocross race. There are more than 50 Area Qualifiers in more than eight geographic locations across the United States, making it the largest amateur motocross program in the world.
The Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the National program at Loretta Lynn Ranch. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a Regional Championship are eligible for one of the 1,482 gate spots at the National in August. The Area and Regional Qualifier dates are set to be released next month.
The Amateur National Championship is the ultimate test of an all-around motocross athlete. With a unique three-moto format, each rider will be put to the test where endurance will be a key factor.
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About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of Area Qualifiers (February through May) and Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 38 classes for the 1,482 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 and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competitions and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.