AMA ATV Motocross Championship Announces New Venue
Round 12 to Take Place at Edge of Summer MX at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 20, 2016) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) are pleased to announce the addition of an extra round to the AMA ATV Motocross (ATVMX) Pro Racing division. The Edge of Summer MX at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (SECR) in Mount Pleasant, Michigan will serve as the season finale taking place Friday, September 9.
This special event was first held in 2014, but then catered to ATVs as a standalone race in 2015. Flordia’s Jeffery Rastrelli took home the top honors at the inaugural event, and will look to repeat his success against the entire ATVMX Pro field in September.
“We are very excited that the ATV Pro National will be added to the Edge of Summer MX & ATVMX race schedule this year. SECR has worked diligently through our RCH partnership to show the racing community our continued commitment to the sport,” said SECR’s Director of Marketing and Entertainment Raul Venegas. “Showcasing our property with an ATV Pro National is a perfect pairing for the continued success we have seen already with Edge of Summer MX.”
The alliance of the world’s fastest four-wheeled ATV and dirt bike racers has quickly allowed the Edge of Summer MX to gain the reputation of hosting some of the most electrifying racing all year. This will ring true when the pro ATV racers take on the venue’s entire motocross track Friday, before the professional dirt bike racers scheduled for Saturday.
Unlike any other ATV National, this event is different due to the driving forces behind it. This fun-filled weekend is produced by SECR, RCH Racing’s Ricky Carmichael, Carey Hart and Ken Roczen, along with famed track builder Randy Poulter and RedBud’s Tim and Amy Ritchie.
Similar to the FLY Racing ATV Supercross (ATVSX) held at Daytona International Speedway, there will be select amateur classes available. These non-points paying classes are offered for everyone including 50cc youth racers all the way to veteran riders.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see the progress of our continued partnerships coming together in creating this unique ATV Pro National,” said NFC Management‘s Justyn Amstutz. “The collaborative efforts of everyone have created an unsurpassed event that is great for the sport and the industry. It is an honor to work with the best in each of their spaces, which now includes an ATV Pro National.”
Spectator passes will be available for Friday and the entire weekend. More information will be released as it becomes available. To keep up with the latest news just click HERE.
For more information on the 2016 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship, visit the series official website at www.atvmotocross.com. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #ATVMX.
About the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 12-round series features the Nation’s best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.
About Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing
Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing is in its fourth season of competition with partners Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart at the helm. Riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle return to the saddle of RCH’s potent Suzuki RM-Z450s for 2016. The team will compete for championship honors in both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
The RCH partnership adds the flare and excitement of freestyle pioneer and entrepreneur Hart with the legendary riding resume of Carmichael who has five Monster Energy Supercross Championships (48 Wins) and 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships (102 Wins).
With the business acumen to match their competitive drive, factory support from Suzuki and a technical alliance with Yoshimura, RCH is well positioned for a pair of championship runs in 2016.
About RedBud MX
RedBud supports the sport of motocross and has since 1973! For 40 years the region’s most prestigious amateur events and Round Seven of the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Championship are held in the beautiful rolling hills of southwestern Michigan. A state with an affinity for off-road recreational vehicle use, RedBud owns the bragging rights to the highest attended U.S. motocross race year after year. Just the right soil mix, lots of passing and the BIGGEST jump on the circuit (LaRocco’s Leap), the track provides for some terribly exciting motocross racing … definitely a top motocross destination in a region that loves its motorsports!