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Inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational and Women's Motocross Add to the Excitement at Steel City Raceway in Delmont on Aug. 25-26

 
(8/22/2007)


DELMONT, Pa. (August 7, 2007) – Pittsburgh area motocross fans will be treated to a spectacular motorsports event when the 20th Annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki Pro Motocross National at Steel City Raceway revs up on August 25-26 for Round 10 of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship. For the first time ever, event organizers have added two new and exciting racing events to an already-exciting weekend: the AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational and the sixth and final round of the Women's Motocross Association (WMA).

Steel City Raceway, which played host to its first ever AMA Pro ATV race last year, provides one of the best vantages points for spectators on this epic weekend. On Saturday, 20 of the world's top ATV riders will battle it out for $10,000 with the winner taking home $5,000 and the AMA Pro ATV Open Championship No.1 plate. Joe Byrd, of Union City, Tenn., has been the dominant rider in AMA ATV Motocross with six wins and four additional podium finishes on the season, but his absence will leave the Delmont event up for grabs. Honda's Jeremy Lawson, of Battletown, Ky., and Suzuki's Dustin Wimmer, of Center Valley, Pa., who have three and two wins on the season, respectively.


Jeremy Lawson, second overall in the 2007 AMA Pro ATV Open Championship series


The highly-decorated WMA is led by recently crowned Amateur National Champion Tarah Gieger, who used a pair of first place finishes and a second place finish to best long-time rival Jessica Patterson at Loretta Lynn's. This Sunday match-up should be one of the weekend's most exciting races at Steel City Raceway. The WMA is committed to providing the best quality women's motocross events while creating opportunities for women in all areas of the sport.

Combining the three racing disciplines into one racing weekend should expand the event's marketing outreach and hopefully attract new fans to each sport. "This is a special weekend at Steel City Raceway," said Carrie Coombs-Russell, of Racer Productions, promoter of the Steel City event. "We have aligned three unique genres of motocross racing on one of the most anticipated event weekends of the year. The synergy of this race weekend offers something for everyone."

Racer Productions' knowledgeable staff understands the importance of high-quality race conditions, and the weekend's line-up of motos has been planned accordingly to ensure top-shelf terra firma throughout the weekend. "We have also put a lot of thought into the schedule of events and the timing for both Saturday and Sunday as to protect the integrity of the track and the racing conditions. We will prepare a track that will provide the same great racing that the Steel City fans have come to expect from our event. There's just going to more great racing this year."

Steel City Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY
2:00-3:00pm ATV Pro Parking
4:00-6:00pm ATV Registration, Tech Inspection

SATURDAY Pro Lites and Motocross Class Racers
8:00-9:00am Semi Truck Parking
8:00am Paddock Open to Credential Holders
8:30am-12:30pm Registration at Track for Pro's
9:00am-12:30pm Tech Open/Sound Testing
9:30am-2:00pm Will Call

Saturday ATV Pro
9:00am ATV Riders Meeting/Gate Draw
10:00-10:20am ATV Open Practice
11:30-11:45am ATV Staging & Opening Ceremonies
11:45am-12:10pm ATV Open Main (20 Min + 1 Lap)
12:10pm-12:25pm ATV Podium
12:10pm-1:00pm Track Maintenance

Lites & Motocross
12:15pm-12:30 pm Mandatory Riders Meeting
1:00pm-1:20 pm Lites Non-Seeded Timed Qualifying
1:25pm-1:45pm Seeded Lites Timed Qualifying
1:50pm-2:10pm Seeded Motocross Timed Qualifying
2:15pm-2:35pm Motocross Non-Seeded Timed Qualifying
2:40pm-2:55pm Track Maintenance
3:00pm-3:20pm Lites Non-Seeded Timed Qualifying
3:25pm-3:45pm Seeded Lites Timed Qualifying
3:50pm-4:10pm Seeded Motocross Timed Qualifying
4:15pm-4:35pm Motocross Non-Seeded Timed Qualifying
4:45pm-5:15pm 41-80 Lites Consolation Race (20 Min + 1 Lap)
5:15pm-5:35pm WMA Open Practice

Sunday
8:00am-1:00pm Will Call
8:30am Mandatory Riders Meeting
8:45am Chapel Service
8:15am-8:45am WMA Hot Lap, Moto 1 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
9:00am-9:20am Fast 40 Lites Timed for Gate Pick
9:25am-9:45am Fast 40 Motocross Timed for Gate Pick
9:45am-10:00am Track Maintenance
10:05am-10:25am Fast 40 Lites Timed for Gate Pick
10:30am-10:50am Fast 40 Motocross Timed for Gate Pick
11:00am-11:40am 41-80 Motocross Consolation Race (20 Min + 2 Laps)
12:30pm Opening Ceremonies
1:00pm Moto 1 Lites (30 Min + 2 Laps)
2:00pm Moto 1 Motocross (30 Min +2 Laps)
3:30 Moto 2 Lites (30 Min +2 Laps)
4:10pm Lites Victory Circle
4:30pm Moto 2 Motocross (30 Min + 2 Laps)
5:20pm Victory Circle
5:30pm-6:00pm WMA Moto 2 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
6:05pm WMA Victory Circle

Tickets and Pit Passes

Advance tickets are available, starting August 1 at Racer Productions
(304) 282-0084; Cernic's (Duncansville)
(814) 695-2453; Cernic's (Johnsontown); (814) 539-4114. Advance
tickets for Sunday are $25. Tickets at the
gate for Thursday-Sunday and Friday-Sunday are: $50 for adults/$35 for
Kids (6-11); Saturday-Sunday $40
for adults/$25 for kids (6-11); Sunday $30 for adults/$15 for Kids (6-11).

For more information, please log on to www.steelcitymx.com.


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