Mike Alessi was one the most highly anticipated rider to come out of the amateur ranks in the past decade.
Alessi jumped straight into the big-bike class at the end of the 2004 outdoor AMA Pro Motocross season and posted a third overall at Steel City. He would then bump down to the 250 class where he raced for Red Bull KTM.
AMA Amateur MX News
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), in partnership with MX Sports, is pleased to announce the 2011 Area Qualifiers that will be the first step to the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch on Aug. 1-6.
As the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship came to a close on the track, awareness for one of the deadliest diseases in the world was being raised off it with the second annual Race to Cure Breast Cancer. Fans, teams and riders all got into the spirit of PINK on Saturday, raising $20,000 for the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-day Walk, the Susan G.
The morning practice and qualifying sessions are complete for the American Motocross Festival from Steel City Raceway. After two sessions apiece in the 450 and 250 classes, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Moss and Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey sat atop the charts, respectively. Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ashley Fiolek led the way in the lone WMX Class session.
The first gates drop on the American Motocross Festival at 1 p.m. ET. Television coverage of the 250 Class from Steel City Raceway can be seen tonight on SPEED at midnight ET.
450 Class Morning Practice
The penultimate round of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship produced some of the most memorable racing in recent memory in addition to a pair of first-time winners in the 450 and 250 classes. While the focus centered on newly-crowned 450 Class champion Chad Reed and the heated battle atop the 250 Class between Christophe Pourcel and Ryan Dungey, it was Factory Yamaha’s Matt Goerke and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia who stole the spotlight with their inaugural victories.
On the eve of the final round of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Steel City, the pre-event Monster Energy Fan Fest will provide motocross fans in Western Pennsylvania a unique chance to get a rare sneak peek of the following day’s racing action, as well as the chance to meet many of the stars of the series in a laid back and open setting.
Riders and teams who will take part in the event include JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha along with team riders Cody Cooper and Christian Craig as well as Factory Yamaha and the series’ most recent winner Matt Goerke.
This weekend in Steel City marks not only the finale of one of the finest motocross seasons in history, but a weekend of hope in the race to cure breast cancer. The Steel City event will go PINK for all the lost, survivors and those who are currently in need.
"This is a milestone for American Women’s Motocross," commented Carrie Coombs, Vice President and CFO of MX Sports. "This is the first year that women have been fully incorporated into the AMA Pro Motocross Championships.
KTM and FMF have partnered together with MX Sports Pro Racing to bring Motocross fans the ultimate viewing experience – The “KTM/FMF Motocross Fanatic Paradise” which will take place at two rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship Series.
The KTM/FMF Motocross Fanatic Paradise is a KTM exclusive trackside seating area and all-day VIP access offered to KTM fans and owners. The events will take place at the Red Bud Motocross Championship on July 4, 2009 and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship season finale at Steel City on September 5, 2009.