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ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA ATV Motocross National Championship Series

AN ESTIMATED 700 ENTRIES EXPECTED FOR SPRING ATV NATIONAL
PRACTICE CONCLUDES TODAY WITH RACING THIS WEEKEND

An amateur racer hits big air on Friday.
An amateur racer hits big air on Friday.

Racers battle through one of Millcreek Raceway's tight turns.
Racers battle through one of Millcreek Raceway's tight turns.

PELL CITY, Ala. (March 28, 2008) -- More than 560 riders signed up for today's practice for this weekend's ATV Spring National at Millcreek Raceway. An estimated 700 entries are expected for this weekend's race. The event, Round 2 of this year's ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Pro Motocross Nationals, also features the kick off of the 2008 National Amateur ATV Racing Championship.

"This is a great way to start off the ATV racing season," said Sam Gammon, director of the ATV Promoter's Group, which manages the ATV Motocross Series. "We're excited and privileged to welcome some of America's top riders to this event. We've long realized that ATV racing is a true entertainment sport, and these numbers really justify that claim. We can't wait to go racing this weekend!"

Along with the top Amateur, Pro-Am, Women, and Junior Class riders, the Series will feature many of the Nation's top Pros. Riders from factory teams, including Monster Energy/Kawasaki, Can-Am, Suzuki and Yamaha, as well as the privateers, are all in attendance this weekend, including John Natalie, Jr., Joe Byrd, Dustin Wimmer, Chad Wienen, Doug Gust, local favorite Keith Little, Russell Shumaker, Jeremy Lawson, Cody Miller, Greg Gee, Sage Baker, Richard Pelchat, and many others.

Pro qualifying is scheduled for tomorrow beginning at noon. Pro finals are scheduled to start at noon on Sunday. Amateur, Pro-Am, Women's, and Junior racing are also scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday.

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

About the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG)
The ATVPG is composed of the 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, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.

About the ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited
The AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, and competes at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV National Motocross series with more than 20 years of competition. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots fun that makes people love to go to the races.

Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose Racing, 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. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.


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