PICKERINGTON, OH – November 15, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The journey toward a spot at the 2014 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, begins this spring with the AMA Area Qualifiers. The AMA, in partnership with MX Sports, is pleased to announce the schedule that will lead the best of the best to the July 27 to Aug. 2 national in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
“Whether you are a returning superstar competing in the vet ranks or a rookie in the youth classes, there’s something magical about winning an AMA national No. 1 plate,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “For riders who share this dream, it all begins with the AMA Area Qualifier schedule. Both the AMA and MX Sports worked very hard to produce a well-rounded schedule with the best tracks in the country that support the AMA and the AMA’s mission to protect and promote motorcycling.”
The AMA Area Qualifiers determine the riders who can compete in the seven AMA Regional Championships that in turn qualify riders for the National. The AMA Regional Championship schedule was announced last week. Both the area and regional schedules are below.
“It has long been the goal of MX Sports and the AMA to produce a geographically balanced schedule, and we’re pleased to announce that most of the rider base lives within 150 miles of an Area Qualifier,” said MX Sports Event Director Tim Cotter. “MX Sports is confident that the 2014 schedule reflects the best organizers and the best facilities in America.”
Riders from all over the country compete in the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship qualifier program. Classes are available for competitors from 4 years old to 50-plus on a range of motorcycles, including 50cc minibikes to state-of-the-art highly modified 450cc motocross machines.
“I’m very pleased with our full qualifier schedule and believe that our members will be treated to some excellent racing that will help them sharpen their skills as they advance to the AMA Regional Championships and then on to the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL,” Bigelow added.
The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is produced by MX Sports. It is the premier amateur motocross event in the country. Nearly every professional racer competing in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made it to the pro ranks through the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
2014 AMA Amateur National Motocross Area Qualifier
and Regional Championship Schedule:
Northeast Area Qualifiers
Feb. 22-23: Elizabeth City; Elizabeth City, N.C.
March 8-9: Tomahawk; Hedgesville, W.Va.
March 29-30: Doublin Gap; Shippensburg, Pa.
April 12-13: Sleepy Hollow; Fredricksburg, Pa.
April 26-27: Actiontown MX Park; Dillwyn, Va.
May 3-4: Steel City; Export, Pa.
May 10-11: Unadilla Valley Sports Center; New Berlin, N.Y.
May 17-18: Winchester Speed Park; Winchester, N.H.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 21-22: Pleasure Valley Raceway (Youth); Seward, Pa.
June 28-29: High Point (Amateur); Mt. Morris, Pa.
Southeast Area Qualifiers
February 22-23: MX of Marion Co; Reddick, Fla.
March 15-16: South of the Border; Hamer, S.C.
March 22-23: Mill Creek MX; Mill Creek, Ala.
April 5-6: Thundercross MX Park; Okeechobee, Fla.
April 12-13: North Carolina Motorsports Park; Henderson, N.C.
April 26-27: Monster Mountain; Tallassee, Ala.
May 3-4: Aonia Pass; Washington, Ga.
May 24-25: Birch Creek Motorsports; Danville, Va.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 7-8: Muddy Creek Raceway (Amateur); Blountville, Tenn.
June 14-15: Lazy River (Youth); Chatsworth, Ga.
Mid-East Area Qualifiers
March 22-23: Podium One; Charleston, Ind.
March 29-30: Fast Farms MX Park; Altamont, Tenn.
April 5-6: Action Sports Moto Park; Athens, Ohio
April 12-13: Wild Cat Creek MX; Rossville, Ind.
April 26-27: Thunder Valley; Livingston, Tenn.
May 3-4: Dutch Sports Park; Bloomingdale, Mich.
May 10-11: Baja Acres; Millington, Mich.
May 17-18: Briarcliff MX; Nashport, Ohio
MID-EAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31-June 1: Ironman (Amateur); Crawfordsville, Ind.
June 7-8: Red Bud (Youth); Buchanan, Mich.
North Central Area Qualifiers
March 8-9: Indian Hills MX; Duquoin, Ill.
March 22-23: Romp MX; Richwood, Mo.
April 5-6: Bar 2 Bar MX; Maize, Kan.
April 26-27: Lincoln Trail Motorsports; Casey, Ill.
May 3-4: Motozone; Tigerton, Wis.
May 10-11: Little Falls Raceway; Little Falls, Minn.
May 17-18: Riverside Raceway; Winterset, Iowa
May 24-25: Byron Motosports Park; Byron, Ill.
NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 14-15: MC Motopark (Amateur); Mt. Carroll, Ill.
June 21-22: Sunset Ridge MX (Amateur); Walnut, Ill.
South Central Area Qualifiers
February 22-23: UnderGround MX Park; Kemp, Texas
March 29-30: Cycle Ranch; Floresville, Texas
April 12-13: Golden Pine; Prentiss, Miss.
April 26-27: Ponca City MX; Ponca City, Okla.
May 3-4: Wildwood MX; Kentwood, La.
May 10-11: Thunder Valley MX; Lakewood, Colo.
May 17-18: Buffalo Creek MX; Edgewood, Texas
May 24-25: Tony Wynn MX; Little Rock, Ark.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 14-15: Freestone MX (Youth); Wortham, Texas
June 28-29: Three Palms (Amateur); Houston, Texas
Northwest Area Qualifiers*
March 1-2: Hollister Hills; Hollister Hills, Calif.
March 22-23: Horn Rapids MX; Richland, Wash.
April 26-27: Oatfield Raceway; Turlock, Calif.
May 10**: Washougal; Washougal, Wash.
May 17-18: Porterville OHV Park; Porterville, Calif.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 7-8: Prairie City OHV (Youth, Amateur); Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Southwest Area Qualifiers*
February 15-16: Arizona Cycle Park; Litchfield Park, Ariz.
March 8-9: The Ranch; Anza, Calif.
March 15-15: Glen Helen; San Bernardino, Calif.
March 15-16: Kahuku MX; Haleiwa, Hawaii
April 5-6: St. George MX; St. George, Utah
April 26-27: Oatfield Raceway; Turlock, Calif.
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31-June 1: Competitive Edge (Youth, Amateur); Hesperia, Calif.
* Additional events may be added
** Indicates a one-day event
About the American Motorcyclist Association
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