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ATVA Natioanal MX Series
TRANSPONDER SCORING UPDATE FOR AMATEUR & YOUTH CLASSES

Morgantown, WV – The ATVPG, in cooperation with the ATVA, announces that effective immediately, all classes in the ITP/Moose ATVA National Motocross Championships Presented by Parts Unlimited will be scored using the AMA Pro Racing DNF rule.

The 2007 AMA Pro ATV Motocross Racing Rules, page 34, 3.16.i reads as follows: Any riders who do not complete the checkered flag lap will be scored in order of finish and laps completed.

Under the amateur scoring procedure, riders must 1) take the checkered flag and 2) make at least ½ the laps of the leader in order to get a finish position; failure to meet either requirement results in a DNF.

“This is one benefit of transponder scoring that we didn’t foresee”, explained Sam Gammon of the ATV Promoter Group. “We can track every rider who makes at least one lap, and give every rider credit for the laps he or she made. We’ve had requests for this type of scoring for years, but transponder scoring helped make this possible.”

Gammon went on to explain that finishes will be assigned based on position and number of laps first, not by the checkered flag. In other words, if Rider A makes three laps and takes the checkered flag, he finishes BEHIND Rider B who makes 5 laps but does not take the checkered flag. Under the previous amateur rule, Rider B would not have received a finish position at all.

All completed events will stand as posted; this change affects rounds 4 through 12, beginning this weekend at Echeconnee Motocross. The change will be reflected in the Series’ Supplemental Rules.

The ITP/Moose AMA Pro ATV National Championship presented by Parts Unlimited continues in this weekend, April 14-15, with The ATV Rebel National in Echeconnee Off-Road Park in Lizella, Georgia.

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 Racing:
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.

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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