AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Season Finale Moves to Saturday
At Steel City
DELMONT, Pa. (August 13, 2008) The 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, Presented by FMF brings its season to a close with a new date, Saturday, August 30, headlining the inaugural American Motocross Festival at Steel City Raceway.
The four motos of the AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites classes will be the centerpiece of an exciting weekend of activity and celebration that will also include the final round of the AMA/WMA Women’s Motocross National Championship Presented by Kawasaki and the Second Annual AMA ATV Pro Open.
On track activity for the American Motocross Festival kicks off on Friday, August 29 for practice, qualifying, WMA moto one and nighttime pit bike races. Main events for all three racing disciplines conclude on Saturday afternoon and lead into an evening full of freestyle motocross, fireworks and a special performance by The Billy Morris Band.
American Motocross Festival
Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Pa.
August 29-30, 2008
11:00am 12:00pm The Racer X Motocross Show LIVE!
12:00pm – 12:45pm Motocross Lites Timed Qualifying
12:50pm – 1:35pm Motocross Timed Qualifying
1:50pm 2:35pm Motocross Lites Timed Qualifying
2:40pm – 3:25pm Motocross Timed Qualifying
3:40pm 3:55pm WMA Practice
4:00pm 4:20pm Motocross Lites Consolation Race (Top 5 advance to Saturday)
4:25pm 4:40pm Motocross Consolation Race (Top 5 advance to Saturday)
4:45pm 5:10pm WMA Moto 1 (15 min.)
5:30pm 5:45pm ATV Pro Practice
7:00pm Parts Unlimited Pit Bike Races
9:00am – 9:20am Motocross Lites Timed Qualifying for Gate Pick
9:25am – 9:45am Motocross Timed Qualifying for Gate Pick
10:00am – 10:15am Motocross Lites Timed Qualifying for Gate Pick
10:20am – 10:35am Motocross Timed Qualifying for Gate Pick
11:30am The Billy Morris Band Mini Show
12:30pm OPENING CEREMONIES Motocross Legends Tour
1:00pm Moto 1 – Motocross Lites (30 min. + 2 laps)
2:00pm Moto 1 – Motocross (30 min. + 2 laps)
2:40pm 3:00pm WMA Moto #2
3:30pm Moto 2 – Motocross Lites (30 min. + 2 laps)
4:10pm Motocross Lites Victory Circle
4:30pm Moto 2 – Motocross (30 min. + 2 laps)
5:10pm Motocross Victory Circle
5:20pm ATV Open Moto
5:45pm ATV Open Victory Circle
6:00pm Freestyle Motorcycle Show
7:00 pm The Billy Morris Band in Concert
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.mxnationals.com. For live timing and scoring visit www.amamotocross.com for @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 Short 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.