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AMA Pro ATV Racing
AMA Pro ATV Announces Series Manager

Pickerington, OH - AMA Racing today announced the appointment of Harv Whipple to the position of Series Manager for AMA Racing’s newly created Pro ATV Championship. The 2007 AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships will crown the first-ever AMA Pro ATV Champion. The new ATV Pro Racing status elevates ATV motocross racing to the professional level enjoyed by AMA Motocross, AMA Supercross, AMA Superbike, AMA Supermoto, and AMA Flat Track.

Steve Whitelock, AMA Supercross and Motocross Director, announced the selection of Whipple, “Harv has done a great job as our Toyota AMA Arenacross Referee. We believe that his professionalism and experience will be a perfect fit for the new AMA Pro ATV Championship.”

Whipple is a former racer and prior to joining AMA Racing held a position with Live Nation Entertainment.

Whipple’s duties will include overseeing race procedures at events, as well as development and application of pro racing rules. According to Whitelock, Whipple will be instrumental in the future development and direction of the sport.

Contact Info:
Harv Whipple
AMA Pro ATV Race Series Manager
hwhipple@mchsi.com
309-314-4879

The 12-round series revs up on March 10-11 with the ATV Southern Nationals at Mill Creek MX Park, located in Pell City, Alabama, and concludes August 11-12 with the Loretta Lynn’s Dirt Days, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

About the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited:
Sanctioned by the AMA and ATVA, the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series is hosted by many of America’s premier motocross facilities. The 12-round series approaches its 21st season with the Pro class newly under the wing of AMA Pro Racing. The 2006 series hosted over 8,000 entrants, making it America’s largest, as well as its longest running, ATV National Motocross series. Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose, and presenting sponsor Parts Unlimited. Premiere and Feature sponsors include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division Four. Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson Racing. Media partners include ATV Insider, ATV Rider and ATVRiders.com.

About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the professional racing division of the American Motorcyclist Association (“AMA”). 2007 will mark the inaugural year for AMA Pro ATV Racing, as the sport’s top pro riders will be recognized as professional-licensed racers by the AMA Pro Racing division. Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The AMA focuses on rights, riding and racing through its government relations work, by sanctioning road and off-road riding activities and overseeing professional and amateur racing events. For more information about AMA Pro ATV Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

About the ATVA:
The ATV Association (“ATVA”) is the official sanctioning body of the amateur divisions of the ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000 member ATVA is the sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (“AMA”). ATV racing has experienced phenomenal growth at the rate of 25% in the past two years alone, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each round attracts 600-700 racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more information about ATVA, visit www.atvaonline.com.

About the ATVPG:
The ATVPG is comprised of the 12 individual promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships, presented by Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production of professional and amateur championship racing events. For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they produce, go to www.atvmotocross.com.


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