2023 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Area Qualifier and Regional Champion
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2023 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Area Qualifier and Regional Championship Dates Announced
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 12, 2022) – MX Sports, producer of the 42nd Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, is excited to announce the 2023 Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships schedule. The qualifying program will start mid-February with Area Qualifiers followed by Regional Championships taking place in late May through the month of June. The National will be held Monday, July 31st through Saturday, August 5th.
For 2023, the Regional Championship format will return to its original design of two events, Amateur and Youth, that run through the eight major geographical regions in the United States. The program will take place in 30 different states throughout the country beginning with over 50 Area Qualifiers where riders must finish in the top positions listed in the supplemental rules depending on their region. After qualifying through an area, riders will move onto the 15 Regional Championships that run through 8 regions in the United States.
“The 2023 lineup of Area Qualifiers and Regional Championship facilities are the best American Motocross has to offer,” said MX Sports Event Director, Tim Cotter. "The organizers and their staff are looking forward to continuing the growth that the Amateur National program into the 42nd annual season.”
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2023 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule.
Area Qualifiers will once again serve as the steppingstone in the qualifying process 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 during the National Championship starting on Monday, July 31st through Saturday, August 5th.
“I am looking forward to visiting some iconic tracks for the 2023 qualifying season,” said AMA Deputy Director of Racing and Motocross Manager, Mike Burkeen. “Some old standbys and some new ones are going to make for a great qualifying season!”
The 2023 lineup includes numerous Pro Motocross tracks that become a crucial part of the Road to Loretta’s. With Area Qualifiers being held at High Point Raceway and The Wick 338 in the Northeast, Thunder Valley Motocross Park in the South Central lineup and Fox Raceway in the Southwest. Then in late May, Regional Championships will begin with Budds Creek Raceway hosting the Northeast Amateur Regional, as well as Unadilla hosting the Northeast Youth Regional. RedBud will host the Amateur Regional Championship in the Mid-East while Washougal MX Park in the Northwest and Fox Raceway in the Southwest will hold the Amateur and Youth Regionals. These National tracks offer amateur racers a chance to race on the same track as the professionals in the Pro Motocross Championship circuit.
The program will also return to other favorites such as Farm14 in the South Central, Pleasure Valley in the Northeast, Lake Sugar Tree in the Southeast Region, Chillitown MX in the Mid-East as well as Sunset Ridge in the North Central Region. Riverfront and Bunker Hill will host one-day events for the Northwest and Mid-West Area Qualifiers, while Mesquite and Porterville OHV will host Mid-West and Southwest one-day Area Qualifiers. Newly added to the Area Qualifier schedule in 2023 is Motoland in the Mid-East Area Qualifiers.
The qualifying program will start mid-February with Area Qualifiers followed by Regional Championships in late May through June.
The 42nd Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take place Monday, July 31st through Saturday, August 5th at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Join the conversation on the event’s social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.
About the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program will consist of over 50 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 15 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. 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 is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For more information, visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.