KTM's Tim Farr on the
AMA Pro ATV Open and more!
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
"[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
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
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."
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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
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
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
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
3:30p Moto 2: Lites National (30 Mins + 2 Laps)
4:30p Moto 2: Motocross National (30 Mins + 2
5:30p WMA Moto 2 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
COURSE: 1 mile (approx), loamy top soil with
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
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
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