Courtesy of MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (December 7, 2016) - With the 2016 racing
season coming to a close, MX Sports, producer of the Rocky Mountain
ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL,
is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Area Qualifiers and
The qualifying program takes place in 33 different states throughout
the country, starting with the 55 Area Qualifiers that begin
mid-February and run through the end of May. The 13 Regional
Championships will run in eight major geographical regions throughout
the United States, taking place in late May and through the month of
"With the Area Qualifiers around the corner, we are excited for the
2017 Road to Loretta's to begin," said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter.
"The AMA Amateur National is by far the biggest event we promote and we
took extra time to ensure that the qualifying process would bring as
much excitement as the National does. With 6 new facilities onboard
mixed with the 49 returning tracks, we are certain that the 36th Annual
event will be the best yet."
The Area Qualifiers serve as the first step in qualifying for the
world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship. The
Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into
the National Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying
position at a Regional Championship are eligible to race the National
the week of July 31 - August 5.
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship program has been the most
prestigious amateur motocross program in history, and 2017 will not be
any different," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "The AMA along
with the program's organizer, MX Sports, has worked diligently on
creating an Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule that has
calendar balance, geographic balance and features some of the country's
best tracks and facilities. We're pleased to be involved and provide AMA
members and their families with the opportunity to race for an AMA
National Motocross Championship."
This year's lineup once again includes the many National-caliber
tracks that have become such an integral part of the Road to Loretta's.
From the historic Unadilla MX to Budd's Creek and High Point Raceway in
the Northeast, to Washougal in the Northwest, these National tracks
offer amateur racers a chance to race on the same track as
professionals. The tour will also return to many other favorites such as
the Southeast's Muddy Creek Raceway, RedBud MX in the Mid-East and
Thunder Valley MX Park in the South Central region. The much anticipated
Ironman Raceway facility returns to the schedule for the Mid-East
Region, in addition to Spring Creek MX Park hosting the North Central
Brand new additions to the 2017 qualifier schedule include
Pennsylvania's Miles Mountain MX, Moto-Vated Sports in South Carolina
and Nickota Moto Park in Kentucky. Further west, Texas' Swan MX and
Deseret Peak MX in Utah are also joining the lineup. Perhaps the biggest
announcement comes with the addition of Kevin Windham's Farm 14 track
which is set to host an Area Qualifier in the South Central Region.
"We have hosted a charity event at my track for several years with
the help of the Coombs Family and I've always wanted to get more
involved," said Kevin Windham. "Throughout the past few years the
feedback we've received from riders has been great. I have been away
from the sport since I retired, and I can't think of a more perfect time
to get involved with such a prestigious race as Loretta Lynn's. This
race helped me get my foot in the door as a professional racer, and I
hope my event can do the same for the amateur racers who are
To view the 2017 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule, click HERE.
2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship,
presented by AMSOIL, will take place Monday, July 31 through Saturday,
August 5 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
For additional information, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news following this announcement.
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 55 Area Qualifiers
(February through May) and 13 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.
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