“The Ponca City Grand National Championship Motocross is moving to a bigger, better and a more convenient location” announced Ron Henricksen, President of the NMA. The OKLAHOMA MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX, located in Norman, Oklahoma has been designated as new home of the Grand Nationals. Next year’s event will be held July 22 through July 28, 2012 at this great new location. After a recent trip to Oklahoma and seeing this great facility and meeting with the enthusiastic property owners the decision was made to select this new location.
The OKLAHOMA MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX has all new 50 amp electrical hook-ups, plenty of pit parking and a 100% viewable track. A national Go-Kart facility on the property with kart rentals will be available during the Grand Nationals.
The city of Norman offers many conveniences to the racer families including 400 restaurants, major shopping malls and stores and excellent hotel accommodations. Sooner Legends Inn and Suites in Norman, Oklahoma will be Hotel Race Headquarters and they are offering special rates for racers during the Grand Nationals.
The new location will make travel for the racers much more convenient. The OKLAHOMA MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX is located on I-35 and is close to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. It will be closer for those traveling to Tennessee for the next major motocross event the following week.
The previous location in Ponca City was discovered by the NMA with the first NMA Ponca City Grand National Championship held there 33 years ago. At that time the city owned property was a riding area for local kids. The improvements to the property over the years are a result of many NMA man hours and dollars which transformed it into a nationally known motocross facility. The NMA Grand National Championship Motocross event at Ponca City has resulted in millions of dollars to Ponca City and their local charities.
Qualifying races for the 2012 Grand Nationals are currently being scheduled in the 40 regions across the country. The dates and locations of the qualifiers can be found at www.nmamx.com. The NMA and the OKLAHOMA MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX look forward to presenting a great 37th Annual Grand National Championship Motocross at the new location.
Morgantown, W. Va. (November 30, 2011) -- MX Sports, producer of the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil, announces today the Class Structure and Supplemental Rules for the 2012 National Championship, taking place July 29 - August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
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We’re within just a few weeks of the opening of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, and even still, not every rider or team has a plan set in place. But most of the puzzle has filled in. To keep you up to date, here's an updated list of teams and riders, as well as an additional round up of rumors we're hearing if plans aren't locked in yet.
See the full list by clicking on the title of this article.
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CORONA, Calif., – The 40th Annual Thor Winter National Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, wrapped up this weekend with Pro Circuit Support Riders claiming more than a twenty five titles across 40 classes of competition in supercross and motocross. Hosted each year at Gatorback Cycle Park, in Alachua, Fla., the “Mini O’s” features the top amateur riders from all over the world.
The Thanksgiving week tradition consists of both supercross and motocross disciplines for all riders over the course of six days, with championships awarded in both. Over the years, the Mini O’s has become one of the biggest and most anticipated events in amateur motocross.
Below are the results from the 40th Annual Thor Winter National Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, from Gatorback Cycle Park, in Gainesville, Fla.:
AURORA, Ill. (November 22, 2011) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the television package for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, which – for the first time ever – includes 11 live broadcasts on SPEED and nine hours on CBS Sports.
For the first time in the sport's history, SPEED will broadcast live coverage from the following 11 races: Anaheim Race 1, Phoenix, San Diego, Arlington, Atlanta, St. Louis, Daytona, Indianapolis, Toronto, Seattle and Las Vegas.
"The last few seasons of Monster Energy Supercross on SPEED have provided great storylines and fantastic racing," said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. "Being able to deliver a record number of races live on SPEED in 2012 is a testament to the growing interest in the series and the commitment to continue that growth by our partners at Feld Motor Sports and the team here at SPEED."
CBS Sports will provide next day coverage at Los Angeles, Oakland, Anaheim Race 2, Houston, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. In addition, CBS Sports will air a Monster Energy Supercross season preview on December 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET, a Monster Energy Supercross special on February 26 at Noon ET and a Monster Energy Supercross season recap show on May 5 at Noon ET.
"On the heels of the greatest season ever, the increase in live coverage on SPEED, and the network coverage on CBS Sports is another step forward for the sport," said Charlie Mancuso, president, Feld Motor Sports. "This elevates the riders, the sponsors and the sport to a higher level and provides the loyal fans the most comprehensive television package Monster Energy Supercross has ever had."
Host Ralph Sheheen will be joined by color analyst and former Supercross class champion Jeff Emig, while Erin Bates will return as pit reporter.
In 2011, television ratings on SPEED increased 24%, which included eight live broadcasts, up two from 2010, and CBS Sports provided nine hours of network coverage that yielded a 21% increase in ratings.
Similarly, Internationally, Monster Energy Supercross was broadcast in 181 countries. Highlighting the international interest was a 66% increase in Australia, home of former two-time Supercross class champion Chad Reed, during Q1, besting NFL Playoff coverage.
Supercross Preview Show
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Riders throughout the southeast will continue a tradition this weekend (Nov 25-26) as they pack up the leftover turkey and head out to the
opening event of the 2011-2012 FMF INDOOR MX WINTER Series. The WNC Ag Center in Fletcher (Asheville), NC is host to this weekend’s
event which will feature 34 classes of riders on bikes and ATVs.
Since 1992 this event has featured bar-to-bar racing between some of the nation’s up and coming pros as well as fast amateur riders.
The event is arenacross racing in tight quarters which makes for a super exciting show.
Defending pro champion Robbie Horton will be looking for podium finishes both days in order to retain his number one plates in both the
250 Pro and 450 Pro classes. Horton is considered an indoor motocross specialist and is always a threat to win. The Augusta, GA rider doesn’t
race very much outdoors during the summer months, concentrating only on sharpening his indoor skills.
This season opener is always packed with talent in the pro classes and it is a big accomplishment to make the “Main Event”.
Last year Tyler Bright won the 250 class on Friday night and the 450 class on Saturday. Taylor Futrell won the 450 class on Friday and
Horton won the 250 class on Saturday.
It will be two full days of racing with a full program each day. Practice is at 12:00 noon and the main events are at 6:30pm both days.