MX Sports, producer of the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynnâ€™s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., announced today that Kawasaki Team Green will offer more than a quarter of a million dollars in 2008 contingency bonuses for the 2008 Loretta Lynn National and Regional Qualifier events.
Riders will be eligible for $84,825 of Team Green Bucks at the Regional Qualifiers and $185,600 at the 2008 Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships.
Kawasaki Team Green Team Manager, Dave Gowland, said, â€œAt Kawasaki Team Green we recognized the efforts of all families that are trying to qualify for Loretta’s and attend the Amateur National. With the escalating cost in the sport we are trying to help where we can. We feel that posting contingency programs that make sense will help current and future riders see the benefits of our brand, not to mention the performance and reliability. These events are held at the highest level. Kawasaki Team Green wants to make sure that it does its part to show its support and commitment through posting obtainable contingency dollars for those loyal consumers. Kawasaki Team Green wants to continue to have the best contingency program in the market.â€
The 2008 qualifying season will commence with the (52) Area Qualifiers, beginning February 22 and concluding May 18. Step two of the qualifying process will be the (12) Regional Championships which will run from May 24 through June 22. The 27th Annual Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will be held July 27 through August 3.
About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships
Produced by MX Sports, the Air Nautiques/AMA National Motocross Championships is the worldâ€™s largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. In 2007, more than 25,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,386 available gates at the National. In 2008, the National event, christened â€œThe Worldâ€™s Greatest Motocross Vacationâ€, will be held July 27â€“Aug. 3. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship title, most of todayâ€™s top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynnâ€™s. Sponsors include Air Nautiques, Amsoil, Cobra, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Gatorade, Parts Unlimited, Red Bull, Thor, Toyota, AGV, Alpinestars, Boyesen, Cti, DC Shoes, DeCal Works, FMF, Kicker, Moto Tees, Ogio, Renthal, Scott, Twin Air, Wiseco, and Racer X Illustrated. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.