Next Generation of Motocross Superstars to be Crowned Next Week in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) congratulates the 1,486 AMA members who have qualified for the biggest week in amateur motocross: the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by Amsoil, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch Monday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 7, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

"The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships have represented the pinnacle of amateur motocross for nearly 30 years," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "For many of these riders, this will be the first step to a career at the highest levels of the sport. For others, this is the highlight of their summer -- the ultimate family motocross vacation. Regardless of what brings these riders to the ranch this year, we're proud of their accomplishments and look forward to a great week of racing."

Since Dave Coombs Sr. and Paul Shlegel founded the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships in 1982, the event has honored the goals of fairness, safety and fun, delivering to thousands of families a priceless motocross experience every summer. Event promoter MX Sports manages a nationwide qualifying system that ensures equal representation from AMA members all over the country, while the world-class track is used only for this one event, providing a level playing field for all competitors.

"The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships are the proving grounds for tomorrow's motocross superstars," Bromley said. "The future of the sport will literally be on display in the Tennessee dirt next week, and we wish the riders, their families, as well as the operational crew of MX Sports, a safe and fun week of racing."

To see that future as it plays out in 35 classes running 99 motos, keep an eye on MXSports.com for the latest results as they become official.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.