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

ATV Racing's Best Ready for Steel City
$10,000 ATV Open hits the dirt tomorrow afternoon

North America's best Pro ATV Racers will be vying for $10,000 during tomorrow's Second Annual ATV Open at Steel City Raceway.
North America's best Pro ATV Racers will be vying for $10,000 during tomorrow's Second Annual ATV Open at Steel City Raceway.
DELMONT, Pa. (August 29, 2008) -- The top riders in Professional ATV Racing will take to the track tomorrow afternoon during the $10,000 ATV Open at Steel City Raceway. The event, which is part of the AMA Toyota Motocross weekend, is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. and will be telecast on SPEED on Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. EDT.

Tomorrow's event, considered the "Super Bowl" of ATV Motocross racing, pits the best of the best in ATV racing against each other on Steel City's tough motocross course. A $10,000 purse, with $5,000 to win, is offered, as well as a $500 holeshot bonus from ATVRiders dot com.

Practice is scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT tomorrow.

To download a statistical summary for the riders in the ATV Open, please click here.

Steel City Storylines:

PENNSYLVANIA REPRESENTED...Three riders in the 20-quad fiend hail from the Keystone State. John Natalie, Jr. (No. 13 Warnert Racing Can-Am) lives just 80 miles from Steel City in Houtzdale, just north of Altoona. Jason Dunkelberger (No. 19 Rath Racing Polaris) lives just north of Harrisburg in Trevorton, Pa., while 2008 AMA Pro ATV Champion Dustin Wimmer (No. 1 RED Team MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki) lives in Centerville, Pa., just south of Erie.

BROWN TO DEFEND...Leading the way into Steel City is defending ATV Open Champion Pat Brown. Brown will bring his take-no-prisoners style to Steel City, riding the No. 1 GOLD Yamaha. Chad Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper) finished second last year, ahead of teammate Doug Gust (No. 55 No. 44 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper).

CAN-AM PAINT...All six Can-Am DS-450s in this weekend's race will sport special paint schemes to celebrate the winner-take-all race. The Warnert Racing Can-Am's of John Natalie, Jr. and Cody Miller will feature special red-and-white paint schemes, while Team Epic riders Jeremy Lawson, Greg Gee and Sage Baker will ride special black-colored quads.

THREE-WHEEL EXTRAVAGANZA...The Motocross Legends Tour, held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow during opening ceremonies, will feature ATV racing legend Jimmy White. White will temporarily give up his duties as team manager for Team Monster Energy Kawasaki and ride a Kawasaki Tecate 250 three-wheeler. David Bailey, Jeff Stanton, Broc Glover, Gary Semics, Mike Fisher, Tom Carson and Steve Lamson are also scheduled to participate in the event.

AMERICA ROCKS...Women's ATV racer and Nashville recording artist Krista Marie will sing the National Anthem tomorrow during opening ceremonies. Marie made her concert debut two weeks ago at the ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited season finale at Loretta Lynn Ranch.

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, please visit www.racerproductions.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, 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.

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 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 www.atvaonline.com.


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