Morgantown, WV -- The best amateur racers in the country come to the Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s presented by Amsoil every year to showcase their tremendous talents on the racetrack. Once again, Air Nautique and MX Sports are encouraging them to display their success in the classroom as well with the Air Nautique A+ Scholarship program.
The Air Nautique A+ program puts the spotlight on riders that excel in the classroom and on the racetrack. Riders who maintain a grade point average of B or above will be able to display a special A+ decal on their number plates. To qualify for the A+ decal, each racer must bring a report card from the past school year to Rider Registration. With the A+ decal, families, industry personnel and fellow racers will recognize your efforts off the track
Riders that qualify for the A+ decal have the opportunity to win $2,500 in Air Nautique scholarship money. To be eligible for the scholarship, the rider must submit an essay on “What motocross has meant to me and my family.” Essays must be received at the MX Sports Trackside Office by Wednesday of race week (August 1). Judges will review each essay and award $2,500 in scholarship money to the winner.
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.