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2011 AMA Motocross Fantasy League

Motocross Official Fantasy Game

Since its inception, fantasy football has become a very popular part of the actual sport. Due to its popularity, Many other sporting organzations have jumped on this trend, including MotoGP.

And now as AMA Motocross celebrates its 40th anniversary, it will have it’s own “Official Fantasy Game,” which will be hosted by Fantasty Action Sports League (FASL).

Fans who play the 2011 AMA Motocross Fantasy game that is the brainchild of X Sports Pro Racing and Alliance of Action Sports (Alli) will have the chance to win $5,000 in cash and prizes.

Damon George (FASL Director of Sales and Marketing) says: “Fantasy Action Sports League is honored to partner with Alli Sports & MX Sports Pro Racing to become the ‘Official Fantasy Game’ of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship.

“They truly have created the most exciting series in the world of professional motocross and have set themselves apart from the others. We are excited to have this opportunity and look forward to the upcoming 2011 season.”

Following is how it works according to an MX Sports Press Release:

With the season-opening round of the 2011 AMA Motocross season in Hangtown just a week-and-a-half away, the brand new fantasy game will allow fans to manage their own team of riders just like a real motocross team manager.

Players are given a $120 million salary cap, with which they will select up to eight riders to fill the roster. Riders are given rankings and corresponding salary values that will fluctuate throughout the season based on their performances. Users can cut, drop or trade riders as often as they’d like throughout the summer, but they must always stay within the allotted $120 million budget.

Founded in 2009, the FASL is the largest online action sports fantasy game aggregator and the only site giving away over $75,000 in cash and prizes to hundreds of fantasy gamers in 2011. The company’s name says it all with professional games in surf, skate, snow and wake. FASL introduced an unbranded league for motocross last season, subsequently receiving a strong response, boasting 5,000 entries with little to no promotion. With the support of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the 2011 Fantasy Motocross League will surely generate a much greater following through a wider range of exposure via several industry partnerships.

Mark Carter (GM of Strategic Partnerships for Alli Sports) says: “The Fantasy Action Sports League allows the sport of motocross to reach an entirely new demographic. The fusion of action sports fanatics and fantasy gaming enthusiasts presents a unique growth opportunity for the sport, and provides a new and exciting way for fans to interact with the series and its athletes online.”

For 2011, FASL is offering both free and pay-to-play leagues. However, in order to be eligible for a chance at the $5,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, one must register and select to either pay-per-race or pay a one-time fee for the entire season.

The 2011 Fantasy Motocross League will be hosted at the official series website at Interested players can click here for details on how to register and win.

Ron Lieback
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).

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