Morgantown, WV — On Wednesday, August 1st at 1 p.m. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s James Stewart and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Ryan Villopoto will return to the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by Amsoil with the 2008 Kawasaki Demo Ride.
Stewart, the reigning AMA Supercross Champion, and Villopoto, the reigning AMA West Region Lites Supercross Champion, will debut the 2008 Kawasaki KX450F and KX250F with laps of the famed Loretta Lynn’s amateur track on Wednesday. Keep your eyes on the racetrack during intermission, as Stewart and Villopoto will be riding and you don’t want to miss it!
The 26th Annual Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships Presented by Amsoil kicks off this weekend at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Racing action starts promptly at 7:30 am every day, Tuesday, July 31st, through Saturday, August 4th. Be sure to catch the daily video features brought to you by Racer X Films only on www.motocross.com.
About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships:
The MX Sports produced event is the world’s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. In 2006, over 32,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the 1320 available gates at the national. This year the National event will be held July 30th — August 4th, 2007. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship Title, most of today’s top motocross and supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart, won championships at Loretta Lynn’s before turning pro. Sponsors include Air Nautiques, Amsoil, Cobra, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Gatorade, Parts Unlimited, Red Bull, Thor, Toyota, AGV, Alpinestars, Boyesen, Cti, DC Shoes, DeCal Works, FMF, Kicker, Moto Tees, Ogio, Renthal, Scott, Twin Air, Wiseco, Racer X Illustrated and Mini Rider Magazine.
About MX Sports
MX Sports is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 49 Area Qualifying races during February-May and 12 Regional Championship races during the month of June. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Most riders attend the National Championship with the help of their families. In fact, many groups consider the event their family’s summer vacation.