MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 14, 2019) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) are pleased to announce the 2020 schedule for the ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX), an AMA National Championship. The 35th Annual ATVMX Series will feature 10 rounds for the AMA Pro class and 8 rounds for amateur competitors.
The 2020 season will kick off with the first points-paying event for the AMA Pro class only at the popular Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday, March 10. From there the series moves to Underground MX in Kemp, Texas, on March 28 and 29 where round one for the amateur competitors will take place, and the second points-paying event for ATVMX Pro.
Phoenix Honda Racing’s Joel Hetrick will set out to defend his 2019 AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Championship next season.— Ken Hill
The series will then move on to such popular spots as South of the Border, Ironman Raceway, Muddy Creek Raceway, Sunset Ridge MX, Unadilla MX and RedBud MX, before the finale of the amateur rounds at the popular Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The tenth round for the ATVMX Pro class will take place on Friday, August 28, at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana. This final round will once again take place the day before the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The two-moto ATVMX format on Friday provides a great opportunity for exposure, with many of the industry’s heavy hitters being on-site all weekend.
MX Sports Pro Racing Direction, Roy Janson, stated “As the AMA Pro ATV Motocross Series celebrated its 34th season, the quality of competition maintained its tradition and proud position as the world’s most prestigious ATV racing championship. From the series opener at the world famous Daytona International Speedway to the series conclusion at the iconic Ironman Raceway, 2019 Champion Joel Hetrick battled his way to one of the most exciting championship finishes ever by taking the title by three points over multi-time champion Chad Wienen.”
Janson continued, “Joel’s six wins in the 10 race series proved to be the necessary formula for holding off the late series charge that Chad put up in his effort to regain the title. At the final checkered flag though, Joel Hetrick and his potent Honda team demonstrated that they had all the right combinations in making champions. Hetrick’s 2019 AMA Pro ATV title is his second in three years adding to his 2017 title.”
Janson further commented, “the annual title fights between Joel and Chad have provided ATV Motocross race fans with a thrilling demonstration of professional competition at its best and have continued the great legacy of the sport and its talented athletes.”
The ATVMX series has been the home for four-wheeled ATV racing since 1985 and remains America’s premier ATV racing series. The series features the AMA Pro division, supported by over 40 amateur classes.
|2020 ATV Motocross Series Schedule|
|1*||March 10 (Tues)||Daytona Int’l Speedway (Pro Only)||Daytona Beach, FL|
|2||March 28-29||Underground MX||Kemp, TX|
|3||April 25-26||South of the Border||Hamer, SC|
|4||May 23-24||Ironman Raceway||Crawfordsville, IN|
|5||June 6-7||Muddy Creek Raceway||Blountville, TN|
|6||June 20-21||Sunset Ridge MX||Walnut, IL|
|7||July 11-12||Unadilla MX||New Berlin, NY|
|8||July 25-26||RedBud MX||Buchanan, MI|
|9||August 15-16||Loretta Lynn Ranch||Hurricane Mills, TN|
|10*||August 28 (Fri)||Ironman Raceway (Pro Only)||Crawfordsville, IN|
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About the ATV Motocross National Championship:
The ATV Motocross National Championship, an AMA National Championship, is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round AMA Pro and 8-round amateur series features the Nation’s best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.
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. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.