SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 14, 2008) – The most senior circuit of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF celebrates 40 years of national event action with the Honda Hangtown Motocross Classic presented by Jackson Rancheria Hotel and Casino at Hangtown MX Park in the Prairie City State Vehicle Recreation Area, May 31-June 1.
A host to professional motocross since 1968 and a part of the AMA Motocross Championship since 1974, Hangtown will commemorate its anniversary with unique changes to the historic circuit. In addition to its new date, a redesigned track layout will present a fresh challenge for the riders. Combine that with a reverse direction run around the hallowed grounds for a truly innovative experience for riders and fans alike.
Furthermore, track officials have introduced an expanded seating and hospitality section. Aimed at providing an easier way for riders’ families to enjoy the weekend festivities, the new facilities will help Hangtown grow in popularity. The series’ highest attended venue, the track hopes to build upon the crowd energetic and dedicated motocross faithful it hosted in 2007. Eager fans can purchase tickets in advance or enter for a chance to win tickets thanks to the launch of the new Hangtown website at www.hangtownmx.com.
Honda returns as the event’s title sponsor for the third consecutive year and will showcase a full line of its off-road motorcycles at the race. Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino, Jackson, California’s first-class hotel and casino, joins the national as a presenting sponsor for the first time.
In partnership with The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club, Hangtown will invite members of several local city councils, surrounding mayors, senators, and members of congress to be a part of an ongoing dignitary effort, showcasing the need for off-highway vehicle parks.
General Admission for Thursday-Saturday
Kids (8-12 years) $6.50
7 and under FREE
Sunday Only Tickets
Kids (8-12 years) $11.50
7 and under FREE
Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at Media@MXNationals.com or by phone at 951-203-2605.
For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.
Credential requests for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF must be submitted via email to Mediia@MXNationals.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF should contact Brandon at 951-203-2605 or email Media@MXNationals.com.
About the National Promoters Group (NPG)
The National Promoters Group (NPG) comprises 12 individual promoters of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF which sanctions outdoor motocross events throughout the United States, and remains the Nation’s premier outdoor motocross championship series. NPG’s mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.