The Road to Loretta’s Goes Through New Jersey
Englishtown, NJ, May 25, 2017- Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey will host the Northeast Youth Regional Qualifier for the 2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil next weekend June 3-4, 2017.
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The event serves as the final step for Northeast youth racers as they attempt to qualify for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships that take place at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee in August.
The qualification process begins with an area qualifier, then the regional and finally the big show at Loretta Lynn’s. In the Northeast Youth Regional held at Raceway Park, the top 6 overall in each class* will get the invitation to the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship (*some exceptions apply, visit mxsports.com for more information).
The iconic Raceway Park facility in central New Jersey has hosted a wide variety of activities on the premises. The facility contains both a ⅛ and ¼ mile drag strip, multiple motocross tracks, and a road course popular with the drifting community. Since the early 1970’s, motocross has been a staple at Raceway Park. Over the years, virtually all of the elite riders in the sport have turned a wheel on the Raceway Park track.
The 2017 season marks the 42nd year that the facility has hosted motocross racing events. Following next weekend's Regional Qualifier, Raceway Park will host eight additional racing events and four more Youth MX and ATV series events. Included in the 8 season races are several unique events including the NJ State Championship in August and the 41st annual Kawasaki Race of Champions at the end of September.
2017 Motocross Racing Schedule
- June 25th
- July 16th
- August 20th (NJ State Championship)
- September 3rd
- September 29th -October 1st (Kawasaki Race of Champions)
- October 21st (Vet and 2-Stroke Mayhem)
- October 22nd
- November 5th
2017 Youth MX & Quad Series
- June 24th
- July 15th
- August 19th
- September 2nd
For more information on Raceway Park Motocross, along with all of the other activities available, visit them online: www.racewaypark.com
About Old Bridge Township’s Raceway Park- Founded in 1965 as a drag strip, the facility has evolved into more than 500 acres of motorsports and family fun. The facility contains two drag strips (1/4 mile and 1/8 mile), three motocross tracks, a 1.3-mile road course, competition kart racing track, autocross, ride & drive site, airport and more. From March through November, Raceway Park hosts a full schedule of motorsports events including; NHRA-sanctioned drag racing events; AMA-sanctioned motocross racing, ATV racing, kart racing, road course events, corporate gatherings, the annual Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show, the largest monster truck shows in NJ and much more. Visit www.racewaypark.com for the complete schedule.
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