2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch Announces Special Events Schedule
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 28, 2017) - The 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil returns to the popular Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee this coming week, July 31 through August 5. Alongside the world's largest and most prestigious amateur racing event is a full slate of special events and nighttime activities scheduled to take place.
After completion of youth and amateur rider registration on Sunday, July 30, the activities kick off with the annual Oakley Golf Cart Parade at 6 p.m. CDT, followed by the Red Bull Mini Moto for industry mechanics at 7 p.m. on the start line.
Practice takes place Monday, July 31, please refer to the schedule HERE for the detailed breakdown of the practice divisions and times. The event will officially begin with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Opening Ceremonies and riders meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Oil Arena.
Andrew Short will demo the brand-new 2018 Honda during intermission at 1 p.m. on Tuesday., August 1. Then the Lucas Oil Drive in Theater takes place at the Lucas Oil Pits at 9 p.m. MXers for Jesus will present a Chapel Service with Reverend Kevin Cozadd in the FMF Pit Area at 7 p.m. with FMF Karaoke immediately following at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2.
Thursday, August 3 is jam-packed with activities including Nashville Recording Artist Kelli Johnson providing music on the beach at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fifteen-time champion Ricky Carmichael will be signing autographs at the Cometic pit at noon. Motoplayground will host the infamous Sidewinder Finals on Thursday night at 8 p.m., and up-and-coming country music artist, Ryan Griffin, will take the stage in the Lucas Oil Arena at 8:15 p.m.
On Friday, August 4, the Onsia Sound Art Women's Professional Motocross riders will be available for autographs at 8 p.m., with the Yamaha/Moto Tees Talent Show at 8:30 p.m. in the Lucas Oil Arena. Wrapping up the week will be the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Award Ceremony on Saturday, August 5 at 4 p.m. with the crowning of 35 National Champions.
There will be numerous activities taking place throughout the week, Camp Loretta's returns as a day-camp designed for children ages five through 10 operating daily Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Also, Fuel Ministries, Team Faith and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are partnering together every evening Saturday, July 29 - Thursday, August 3 to offer family fun games for all ages near Lake Loretta.
The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a three-moto format, taking place over the course of a week. Participating riders have previously raced and qualified at Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships to participate in the National.
There will be 46+ hours of live online streaming coverage that begins on Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 5 on RacerTV.com, and two one-hour highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
For the full list of activities on the special events schedule, please click HERE. The 2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil will take place July 31-August 5 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
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About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,446 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
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