Amateur Motocross on the Rise

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The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) congratulates the 1,486 AMA members who have qualified for the biggest week in amateur motocross: the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by Amsoil, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch Monday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 7, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn, These numbers show that the Amateur MX scene is growing.

Joe Bromley (AMA Director of Racing) says: "The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships have represented the pinnacle of amateur motocross for nearly 30 years. For many of these riders, this will be the first step to a career at the highest levels of the sport."

"For others, this is the highlight of their summer — the ultimate family motocross vacation. Regardless of what brings these riders to the ranch this year, we’re proud of their accomplishments and look forward to a great week of racing."

Since Dave Coombs Sr. and Paul Shlegel founded the AMA Amateur National MX Championships in 1982, the event has honored the goals of fairness, safety and fun, delivering to thousands of families a priceless motocross experience every summer.

Event promoter MX Sports manages a nationwide qualifying system that ensures equal representation from AMA members all over the country, while the world-class track is used only for this one event, providing a level playing field for all competitors.

Bromley continued: "The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships are the proving grounds for tomorrow’s motocross superstars. The future of the sport will literally be on display in the Tennessee dirt next week, and we wish the riders, their families, as well as the operational crew of MX Sports, a safe and fun week of racing."

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Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).