Area Qualifier and Regional Championship Dates Announced for the 2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
(December 7, 2016) - With the 2016 racing season coming to a close, MX Sports,
producer of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross
Championship, presented by AMSOIL, is pleased to announce the schedule for the
2017 Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships
The qualifying program takes
place in 33 different states throughout the country, starting with the 55 Area
Qualifiers that begin mid-February and run through the end of May. The 13
Regional Championships will run in eight major geographical regions throughout
the United States, taking place in late May and through the month of
"With the Area Qualifiers
around the corner, we are excited for the 2017 Road to Loretta's to
begin," said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. "The AMA Amateur National
is by far the biggest event we promote and we took extra time to ensure that
the qualifying process would bring as much excitement as the National does.
With 6 new facilities onboard mixed with the 49 returning tracks, we are
certain that the 36th Annual event will be the best yet."
The Area Qualifiers serve as the
first step in qualifying for the world's largest and most prestigious amateur
motocross championship. The Regional Championships then serve as the next step
to seed riders into the National Championship. Only riders who finish in a
qualifying position at a Regional Championship are eligible to race the
National the week of July 31 - August 5.
This year's lineup once again
includes the many National-caliber tracks that have become such an integral
part of the Road to Loretta's. From the historic Unadilla MX to Budd's Creek
and High Point Raceway in the Northeast, to Washougal in the Northwest, these
National tracks offer amateur racers a chance to race on the same track as
professionals. The tour will also return to many other favorites such as the
Southeast's Muddy Creek Raceway, RedBud MX in the
Mid-East and Thunder Valley MX Park in the South Central region. The much
anticipated Ironman Raceway facility returns to the schedule for the Mid-East
Region, in addition to Spring Creek MX Park hosting the North Central Amateur
Brand new additions to the 2017
qualifier schedule include Pennsylvania's Miles Mountain MX, Moto-Vated Sports in South Carolina and Nickota
Moto Park in Kentucky. Further west, Texas' Swan MX and Deseret Peak MX in Utah
are also joining the lineup. Perhaps the biggest announcement comes with the
addition of Kevin Windham's Farm 14 track which is set to host an Area
Qualifier in the South Central Region.
"We have hosted a charity
event at my track for several years with the help of the Coombs Family and I've
always wanted to get more involved," said Kevin Windham. "Throughout
the past few years the feedback we've received from riders has been great. I
have been away from the sport since I retired, and I can't think of a more
perfect time to get involved with such a prestigious race as Loretta Lynn's.
This race helped me get my foot in the door as a professional racer, and I hope
my event can do the same for the amateur racers who are participating."
To view the 2017 Area Qualifier
and Regional Championship schedule, click HERE.
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