PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2005) ¿ AMA Pro Racing has announced its schedule for the 2006 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF. The championship will again consist of 12 rounds beginning with the Hangtown Classic on May 20-21 and culminating at Glen Helen in Southern California on Sept. 9-10.
Round seven will again be held at Thunder Valley Motocross Park near Denver. Last year¿s inaugural event at the facility was an immediate success generating a large, enthusiastic crowd, excellent racing and strong local sponsor support for the event. Overall series sponsorship also remains strong with FMF set to return as presenting sponsor.
Reigning champion Ricky Carmichael plans to defend his title in 2006. Carmichael posted another phenomenal motocross season this year by going undefeated and missed out on recording another perfect season by only two motos. Had he not crashed in the first moto at Southwick and again during the first moto at Unadilla, Carmichael would have likely achieved his third perfect AMA Motocross season by winning all 24 motos in the 12 event series. No other racer has ever accomplished a perfect season in the AMA Motocross Championship.
The 2006 AMA Motocross Championship Presented by FMF schedule is as follows:
May 20-21; Hangtown Classic, Sacramento, Calif.
May 27-28; High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 10-11; Motocross 338, Southwick, Mass.
June 17-18; Budds Creek MX Park, Budds Creek, Md.
July 1-2; Red Bud Track-N-Trail, Buchanan, Mich.
July 15-16; Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin, N.Y.
July 22-23; Thunder Valley Motocross Park, Lakewood, Colo.
July 29-30; Washougal MX Park, Washougal, Wash.
August 12-13; Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minn.
August 19-20; Broome-Tioga Sports Center, Binghamton, N.Y.
September 2-3; Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Pa.
September 9-10; Glen Helen Raceway Park, San Bernardino, Calif.
*Dates and Locations Subject to Change
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.