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AMA announces 2009 AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series Schedule

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today the 2009 schedule for the AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series. The AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series is composed of AMA Sports-sanctioned events and is one of the premier off-road racing series in the country. The series gives both amateur competitors and the country's fastest desert racers a place to race.

"Working with local promoters, we've put together a 2009 schedule that offers some excellent racing opportunities across some of the most-challenging desert terrain in the country," said AMA Off-Road Director Chuck Weir. "With three rounds scheduled for the fall, the traditional summer break will include the suspense of who will be our class champions. This will bring more interest to these later rounds and encourage more racers and fans to come out and enjoy the sport in the second half of the year."

In recent years, the AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series has featured just one fall round. That meant the class winners, including the overall national champion, were often decided before heading into the long summer break. This year's calendar is structured so that's unlikely to happen.

The 2009 AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series will begin on Jan. 25 at the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Lucerne, California. The seven-round championship will wrap up on Oct. 31 in Jericho, Utah. The complete schedule is below.

2009 AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series Schedule

Round 1
January 25, 2009
Desert M/C
Gary Cyr
(909) 865-3935
desertmotorcycleclub@yahoo.com
www.desertmc.com
LOC: Johnson Valley OHVA, Lucerne, CA

Round 2
February 8, 2009
Four Aces MC
Richie Wohlers
(805) 573-5128
richie@fouracesmc.org
www.fouracesmc.org
LOC: Spangler Hills, Ridgecrest, CA

Round 3
March 15, 2009
Roadrunner Off-Road Racing
Kirk Hester
760-275-9852
captain@dc.rr.com
http//groups.msn.com/RoadRunnerOffRoadRacing/
LOC: Superstition OHVA, El Centro, CA
GPS: 32 54'7.23"N 115 47'15.86"W

Round 4
April 26, 2009
Vikings MC
Nick Balderas
714-775-6880
balderas4@sbc.global.net
www.vikingsmc.org
LOC: Lucerne Valley, CA

Round 5
September 26, 2009
Utah Desert Foxes
Steve Rij
801-964-8773
steve.bmp@att.net
www.utahdesertfoxes.com
LOC: Wendover, NV

Round 6
October 25, 2009
100's MC
Ryan Sanders
9495849395
ryan.sanders@district37ama.org
www.100smc.org
LOC: Lucerne Valley, CA

Round 7
October 31, 2009
Sageriders MC
Kari Christman
435-650-0411
dezchik111@yahoo.com
www.sageriders.com
LOC: Jericho, UT

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different roads on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit
www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com.


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