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Steel City AMA Pro ATV Open

KTM's Tim Farr on the AMA Pro ATV Open and more!

Tim Farr
Tim Farr

MORGANTOWN, Wv. (August 22, 2007) - Eleven-time Pro ATV Champion, 2006 ATVA Extreme Dirt Track Pro Champion and 2006 ATVA Athlete of the Year, Tim Farr commented on the coming weekend's AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational from the International KTM Sport ATV Launch in Providence, Rhode Island held on August 19-20. The AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational will take place this Saturday, August 25th at Steel City Raceway, sharing the weekend with Round 10 of the AMA/Toyota Motocross Championships presented by FMF. This unique event will bring twenty of the fastest AMA Pro ATV riders in front of the national caliber crowd in Delmont, PA for the first time in history.

"I think [the ATV Open is] a great idea," Tim Farr said. "I know it's been talked about before, and they needed to be able to fit it into the schedule to not upset anybody you know-to make the track work for everybody."

"It's great because I think there's going to be some motorcycle industry people that really see what the top quad guys can do," Farr said. "In the past; I can understand at a local level when I go to a local race, when the bike guys watch the quad guys and it's not so impressive, but when you see the Pro level, it's every bit as competitive as Supercross; the speeds are amazing."

"[The lap times are] very close," Farr continued. "Some tracks it's not; it just depends on how brutal and how rough. You know, some of the faster tracks, the ATV lap times are very close."

As far as predictions go, "I'd have to say Gust," Farr said. "I don't think you can ever count him out. Wienen's really training hard; he's a good guy. He's going really fast and worked extremely hard, and basically came out of nowhere, so I'd like to see him do well."

Recently, Tim Farr worked hands-on with KTM's Research and Development team to help launch the 2008 KTM 525 XC and 450 XC Sport quads, which Farr looks forward to entering into competition. "We might do some of it next year," Farr said of his entry form. "We've got a little bit of work to do to get a motocross setup going, but it'll be fun."

Tim Farr
I like [the ATV]; I like it a lot," said Tim Farr [pictured]. "I like both [the 525 and the 450]; I don't really have a preference."

Stay current on the KTM Sport Quad by hitting refresh on www.atvmotocross.com for the latest ATV news and information.

Steel City Raceway has hosted a round of the AMA Motocross Championship since 1988, and hosted a round of the ITP/Moose Racing ATVA MX Nationals for the first time last year. The track features plenty of elevation changes and jumps, all laid out in a valley which provides some of the best spectator viewing in the sport. Amateur bike racing takes place on Friday.

The inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City will take place on Saturday, August 25th in Delmont, Pennsylvania. The event will feature a Main Moto format starting at 11:30 am - rain or shine. ATV Pro pits will be open to fans for pro autographs.

Gates open on Thursday, and overnight camping is available. Admission for adults is $50 (Thur-Sun), $40 (Sat-Sun) and $30 on Sunday. Admission for Children 6-12 is $35 (Thur-Sun), $25 (Sat-Sun) and $15 on Sunday. Kids under 6 are free.

Tickets are available at the gate. Sorry, but there are no Saturday only tickets.

The ATV Open will be featured on Speed TV's AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Show.

WHAT: AMA Pro ATV Open, an inaugural pro invitational race held in conjunction with Round 10 of the 12-round AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF

WHERE: Steel City Raceway, Delmont, PA
Located 20 miles east of Pittsburgh off Route 66

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2007

SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY -
10:00a ATV Open Practice
11:30a ATV Staging & Opening Ceremonies
11:45a ATV Open Main (20 Min + 1 lap)
1 - 5:00p Bike Timed Qualifying
5:15p WMA Open Practice

SUNDAY -
8:30a WMA Moto 1 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
9-11:30a Fast 40 Timed Practice for Gate Pick
12:30p Opening Ceremonies
1:00p Moto 1: Lites National (30 Mins + 2Laps)
2:00p Moto 1: Motocross National (30Mins + 2 Laps)
3:30p Moto 2: Lites National (30 Mins + 2 Laps)
4:30p Moto 2: Motocross National (30 Mins + 2 Laps)
5:30p WMA Moto 2 (20 Min + 1 Lap)

COURSE: 1 mile (approx), loamy top soil with sawdust additive

WHO: 20 of the top AMA Pro ATV racers, chosen in coordination with AMA Pro Racing and the following teams: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki & Yamaha.

PURSE: $10,000, with $5,000 to win
Winner will be awarded AMA Pro ATV Open #1 plate

For more information on the inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open contact Bellco at 304.284.0084 or visit www.atvmotocross.com. For information about the Monster Energy/Kawasaki National Motocross at Steel City, visit the website at www.steelcitymx.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.


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