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AMA Pro-Am Motocross Path to Pro Ranks

Thursday, January 9, 2014
American Motorcyclist Association
The American Motorcyclist Association has released the schedule for 2014 AMA Pro-Am Motocross competition. AMA Pro-Am Motocross is the proving ground for amateur racers who aspire to compete in the professional ranks of AMA Pro Motocross.

"Today's top amateur motocrossers -- and tomorrow's best-qualified pros -- can be found competing in AMA Pro-Am Motocross," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "The 2014 calendar is one of our most comprehensive ever, with more than 60 events at America's best motocross tracks, giving these up-and-coming racers an opportunity to race for the points, purse money and contingency that will help them achieve their professional dreams."

The 2014 AMA Pro-Am Motocross competition kicks off Dec. 29, 2014, with the Texas Winter Series. The season wraps up Nov. 30 in St. George, Utah, just after Florida's Mini Olympics Nov. 23-29.

"The AMA Pro-Am racing schedule provides the quality events that are needed to determine a rider's ability and if they are ready to participate in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship," says MX Sports Pro Racing Race Director Jeff Canfield.

AMA Pro-Am Motocross events are open to both professionally licensed and A-class amateur motocross racers. The events allow amateurs to gain experience on America's top tracks and prepare for the fast pace and long motos featured at the pro level.

Pro-Am events feature two or three Pro-Am points-paying classes: 250 Pro-Am, 450 Pro-Am and Open Pro Sport. A rider must earn 75 Pro-Am points in one of the three Pro-Am classes to earn an AMA Pro Motocross endorsement on their professional competition license.

The full 2014 AMA Pro-Am Motocross schedule is available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing > AMA Pro-Am Motocross.

For more information about AMA Pro-Am Motocross events, contact the AMA at mxracing@ama-cycle.org.

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.
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