AMA Welcomes Ponca City To AMA Amateur Motocross Calendar

American Motorcyclist Association Welcomes Ponca City To AMA Amateur Motocross Calendar

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that the July 21-26 Ponca City amateur motocross race will be an AMA-sanctioned amateur event for 2012.

Promoted by longtime AMA-chartered promoter RPM Sports, Ponca City perennially draws some of the country’s top amateur motocross talent, and for 2012 those racers will be competing under the AMA banner.

“As we saw earlier this year at the Mill Creek Spring Classic, an RPM Sports-promoted event, this promoter continues to demonstrate their ability to organize, host, build and maintain a motocross track at the highest level,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “Plus, the speed at Ponca City is among the best in the country. For these reasons, Ponca will be an excellent proving ground for today’s amateur motocross talent.

“We have all the confidence in RPM Sports that the Ponca City event will become another staple on the AMA calendar,” Bromley said.

Allen McWilliams, RPM Sports founder and a member of AMA Congress, the independent rule-making body that ensures the AMA amateur rulebook is the fairest, most-comprehensive rulebook in the nation, said AMA affiliation also is important to strengthen amateur motocross in his region of the country.

“RPM Sports has been an AMA supporter and AMA promoter since the 1990s,” McWilliams said. “When we got the opportunity to become the promoter at Ponca City, we wanted to make sure it was an AMA event. For us, it is a win-win situation. One of our goals is to grow the AMA in the South Central and Western part of the country. An AMA sanction provides a consistent rules package, the proper class structure and the third-party validation that are valued by racers, sponsors and manufacturers who pay event contingency. We really wouldn’t want to go any other direction.”

For more information on the 2012 Ponca City amateur motocross race, see RPMSportsOnline.com. For more information about AMA-sanctioned motocross competition, see AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Racing or contact the AMA at mxracing@ama-cycle.org.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

Source: American Motorcycle Association

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