AMA Racing announced today the schedule for the 2008 AMA ToyotaMotocross Championship presented by FMF. Several significantchanges to the schedule have been made for 2008, all in the interestof improvement.
According to Doug Neubauer, AMA Vice President of Racing, the 2008schedule was a collaborative effort created with the input ofriders, race teams and the National Promoters Group (NPG). “We setout to accomplish several objectives when producing the schedule fornext season,” said Neubauer. “Included among those things was atighter, more compact season, additional time off for the riders andteams between the end of the AMA Supercross Series and the beginningof AMA Motocross, and an improved flow as the series travels aroundthe nation.”
Additionally, the season will now kick-off in Southern California onMemorial Day weekend and end on the east coast on Labor Day weekend,both dates recognized as the traditional beginning and end of thesummer holiday season, respectively.
The Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, CA has also beenmoved to avoid conflict with the AMA Superbike Championship eventheld at nearby Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. According to AMARacing, this change was the result of fan input.
The 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMFschedule:
May 24-25 Glen Helen Raceway Park, San Bernardino, CA
May 31-June1 Hangtown Motocross Classic, Sacramento, CA
June 7-8 Freestone County Raceway, Wortham, TX
June 14-15, High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, PA
June 28-29 Thunder Valley Motocross Park, Lakewood, CO
July 5-6 Red Bud Track & Trail, Buchanan, MI
July 12-13 Budds Creek Motocross Park, Budds Creek, MD
July 19-20 Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin, NY
July 26-27 Washougal Motocross Park, Washougal, WA
Aug. 16-17 Spring Creek Motocross Park, Millville, MN
Aug. 23-24 Motocross 338, Southwick, MA
Aug. 30-31 Steel City Raceway, Delmont, PA
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American MotorcyclistAssociation and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sportin the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’dMobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championshippresented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by PartsUnlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, theAMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. Inamateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousandactive members. For more information about professional racing,visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also accessan on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateurracing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.