January 16, 2007
2007 AMA Pro/Am Motocross Schedule Announced
- press release -
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 16, 2007) – AMA Racing has announced the 2007 AMA Pro/Am Motocross Schedule. Reflecting AMA Racing’s ongoing effort to improve rider transition from amateur to professional competition, Pro/Am motocross events will provide “A” class amateur riders the opportunity to earn points towards their AMA Professional Motocross license and AMA Supercross Lites endorsement.
In addition to the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series and the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s, AMA Pro/Am motocross events will give riders the opportunity to earn points on a year-round basis and in racing environments that they feel the most comfortable.
“We’re very excited to have what we feel is a fair qualification system in which amateur riders earn the right to compete at the professional level of AMA Supercross and Motocross”, said AMA Racing’s Amateur Motocross Manager Ryan Holliday.
As a bonus to the AMA Pro/Am motocross program, select races will award riders “double points” due to the highly competitive and prestigious nature of these events.
AMA Racing will continue to organize the Fall-based Eastern Pro/Am Championship Series, formerly known as the AMA Four-Stroke Nationals and Thundercross Series. The 2007 series features new venues including Pleasure Valley Raceway, Armaugh, Penn., Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Baja Acres in Millington, Mich., and Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
2007 AMA PRO/AM MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE
October 6-7 Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ 732-446-7800
To obtain an AMA Professional Motocross License and Supercross Lites endorsement, riders must earn 100 points in AMA Pro/Am Sanctioned motocross events. 100 points must be earned in a single class (125cc/250F or 250cc/450F). Points cannot be combined between the two classes. There will be no “series” or “regional” awards. Points can be accumulated in any Pro/Am MX events in any region. All Pro/Am points must be earned in a 12 month period. At Pro/Am events run in conjunction with a Loretta Lynn’s Area Qualifier, points will be awarded in both the “A” and Pro Sport classes. Points are awarded based on overall finish according the AMA Sports National Points Scale: