Laurette Nicoll to Emcee 09 AMA Racing Championship Banquet

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome motocross racer and television broadcaster Laurette Nicoll as the Master of Ceremonies for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday night, Dec. 4. As the series announcer for AMA Endurocross, AMA Pro Racing Supermoto and AMA Mini Moto SX, Nicoll is well known to the hundreds of amateur racers, whose fans, families and friends will be on hand as the AMA pays tribute to its champions from 2009 AMA Racing premier events and series.

“This banquet caps off an incredible year for these champions,” said Nicoll, who has also reported for the X Games. “I am thrilled to be a part of the awards ceremony, both as a fellow racer and as an announcer who has watched many of these superb athletes compete. I have the utmost respect for all of them, and am honored to share the stage with them on such a special occasion.”

The evening’s festivities will honor top competitors of all ages across more than 15 racing disciplines, including motocross, Arenacross, Supermoto, dirt track, enduro, hare scrambles, ice racing, vintage racing and ATV racing. In addition, special awards, such as the AMA Racing Athlete of the Year, the AMA Racing Sportsman of the Year and the AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year, will be announced.

The AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, kicks off a two-day celebration honoring motorcycling’s greats at the Hard Rock. Following the recognition of the nation’s top amateurs on Friday night, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, Dec. 5. The AMA Hall of Fame Class of 2009 features nine legends of motorcycling — one woman and eight men — and hundreds will be in attendance, including more than three-dozen AMA Hall of Famers. In addition, the 2009 Concours d’Elegance — a collection of some of the country’s most phenomenal motorcycles — will be on display poolside at the Hard Rock between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, as well as the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Box Office on the day of the event. Ticket purchase includes dinner each night, and costs $59 (plus a service charge) per person per single event, or $99 (plus a service charge) per person for both events. Admission to the Hall of Fame autograph session and the Concours d’Elegance, presented by FOX Racing Shox, bike show is free.

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