The fastest amateur motocross racers in the country who will battle for national titles July 27 through Aug. 2 at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., must earn their spot at the historic event. To get there, they will have to qualify at one of 12 AMA Regional Championships across the country.
The AMA amateur national program includes 50 Area Qualifiers and 12 Regional Championships. The race expects 8,000 regional championship entries over the next four weeks. Several thousand riders compete for the 1,536 national qualifying spots up for grabs. Those riders — the best amateur motocross racers in the country — advance to the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch to race for AMA National No. 1 plates in 36 classes. The best riders will compete for the coveted AMA Motocross Horizon Award, presented to the amateur racer poised for success in the pro ranks.
The AMA Regional Championships got started this past weekend with races in the Mid-East and Southwest regions. All regional titles will be decided by the last weekend in June.
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Regional Qualifiers
Northeast Regional Championship
June 21-22: Pleasure Valley Raceway (Youth); Armagh, Pa. (814) 695-2453
June 28-29: High Point (Amateur); Mt. Morris, Pa. (304) 284-0084
Southeast Regional Championship
June 7-8: Muddy Creek Raceway (Amateur); Blountville, Tenn. (423) 323-5497
June 14-15: Lazy River (Youth); Chatsworth, Ga. (706) 278-1620
Mid-East Regional Championship
May 31-June 1: Ironman (Amateur); Crawfordsville, Ind. (304) 284-0084
June 7-8: Red Bud (Youth); Buchanan, Mich. (269) 695-6405
North Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: MC Motopark (Amateur); Mount Carroll, Ill. (815) 238-1614
June 21-22: Sunset Ridge MX (Youth); Walnut, Ill. (815) 379-9534
South Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: Freestone MX (Youth); Wortham, Texas (713) 962-3386
June 28-29: Three Palms (Amateur); Houston, Texas (936) 321-8725
Northwest Regional Championship
June 7-8: Prairie City MX (Youth, Amateur); Rancho Cordova, Calif. (740) 297-6686