BUCHANAN, Mich. (July 1, 2008) – The 4th of July weekend becomes a little bit sweeter as a total of $10,000 is up for grabs at the RedBud’s Monster Energy/Kawasaki Motocross National Presented by Scott USA, part two of the three-race Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross on July 5-6.
The opening competition of the three-event series conducted within the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF took place just three weeks ago at High Point Raceway. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s James Stewart and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took the overall victories, earning $3,000 each and putting themselves in line for a $25,000 bonus should either rider sweep the Triple Crown events.
In addition to the $3,000 given in both the AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites classes to the overall race winner at each round, $2,000 is awarded to the top finishing privateer. At High Point, Tuf Powersports Yamaha’s Sean Hamblin, now a member of the Factory Yamaha team, and ReduxBeverages/Brawndo/Teamsolitaire.com Honda’s Robert Kiniry took the privateer bonus in their respective classes.
At the closing round of the Triple Crown, the rider that has scored the most points in each class during the three-race challenge will win an additional $5,000. Also, three Kawasaki/Pro Circuit KLX 110 motorcycles will be given away to the fans.
The final round of the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross will take place at the 21st Annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki Motocross National from Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. on August 30-31.
Television coverage of the 35th Annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki Motocross National Presented by Scott USA can be seen on SPEED with the AMA Motocross telecast on July 12 at 10 p.m. ET and the AMA Motocross Lites show on July 15 at 2 p.m. ET.
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 Media@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 Worlld 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.