$10,000 Purse Posted for ATV Open
earn $5,000 and special AMA No. 1 Plate
DELMONT, Pa. (August 25, 2008) -- A $10,000
purse, with $5,000 to win, has been posted for
this Saturday's Second Annual ATV Open. The
invitational event is scheduled for this
Saturday, Aug. 30, at Steel City Raceway.
Houtzdale, Pennsylvania's John Natalie,
Jr. (No. 13) will be among the top Pro
ATV Riders vying for the $10,000 purse
at Saturday's ATV Open.
In a move fitting of America's "Super Bowl"
of Motocross Racing, the AMA will award a
special No. 1 plate to the ATV Open winner.
"In just one year, this race has grown into
Professional ATV Racing's premier annual
Championship event," said AMA ATV Race Series
Manager Harv Whipple. "The event's invitational
format is truly unique, allowing the factories
to choose their riders, which enables us to pit
the best of the best in ATV racing against each
other on Steel City's tough and exciting track.
"This event is all about prestige," added
Whipple. "Though teams compete all season to win
the coveted 11-race ATV Motocross Championship,
winning the ATV Open is always front and center
in their minds...and winning it equals bragging
The Second Annual Steel City AMA Pro ATV Open
will feature Pro racing on Saturday, Aug. 30 and
a full card of Amateur racing on Sunday, Aug.
31. Tickets start at just $30 for adults and $15
for children 6-11. Children 5 and under receive
free admission. For information, including a
weekend schedule and where to purchase tickets,
About the ATV
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 at the rate of 25%
in the past two 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