FMF To Become Presenting Sponsor Of AMA Motocross Championship

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 12, 2005) — AMA Pro Racing has announced that FMF will become the presenting sponsor of the 2005 AMA Motocross Championship. Additionally, FMF will be the official exhaust system sponsor of the series.

“FMF has a long and storied history in AMA Motocross and we’re pleased they’ll not only be continuing their sponsor involvement but stepping up to the Series Presenting level, said John Farris, AMA Pro Racing Vice President of Commercial Development. “We’re confident that FMF’s involvement with the championship will lead to increased exposure for their products as well as enhanced overall branding opportunities for their company.

Farris pointed out that FMF has been at the forefront of AMA Pro Racing’s recent efforts to reduce sound levels in AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross. “Reducing noise levels in both of these series is important for our continued growth and public appeal, said Farris. “FMF, along with several other companies, has been supportive of this initiative and has lent technical input that is helping us reach our objectives. There’s no question that sound reduction in our sport, as well as for off-road motorcycles in general, is in the best interest of all motorcyclists.

Donnie Emler, President of FMF, said he’s looking forward to his company’s relationship with AMA Pro Racing. “FMF’s sponsorship of the AMA Motocross Championship affords us the perfect opportunity to showcase our exhaust systems to the motocross community, said Emler. Additionally, our involvement in what is undoubtedly the pinnacle of global motocross competition enables FMF to advance the development of the FMF brand. We’re looking forward to a long and productive relationship.

The AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF will begin on May 21-22 at the Hangtown Classic in Sacramento, Calif.