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

ATV Pro Motocross National set for Glen Helen

SAN BERNARDINO — The fastest four-wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) racers in America will make their return to the world-famous Glen Helen Raceway on March 8 for the opening round of the 2009 ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited.

The Glen Helen race will feature the top professional ATV riders in the country competing on a closed course featuring jumps, bumps, corners and the infamous Glen Helen hills.

Riders will compete on custom-built 450cc machines from top manufacturers such as Can-Am, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha.

Competitors stand to rake in six-figure incomes from the large purse and contingency bonuses, all while competing for the most coveted honor in ATV racing: The AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Pro riders will practice Saturday and race Sunday.

Fans are invited to come early each day to tour the open pro pits and attend free autograph sessions, while also checking out the best amateur riders in the nation, who will be racing all weekend.

The event takes place at Glen Helen Raceway, located north of San Bernardino in the area of Devore.

The area rests against the side of a large mountain onto which Glen Helen has carved its 256-acre raceway facility.

Glen Helen is on county property and shares its venue with other county organizations, such as Glen Helen Regional Parks, Blockbuster Pavilion and the Sheriff Training Center.

The pro class will race in two 20-minute races Sunday, with the best combined scores of both races determining the overall winner.

Big story of the weekend is defending AMA Champion Dustin Wimmer of Center Valley, Pa.

The 21-year old Rockstar/Yoshimura Suzuki rider won an impressive five Nationals in 2008 to take home his first championship.

Honda rider and 2008 runner-up Joe Byrd returns ready to reclaim the number one spot he lost to Wimmer last year.

Wimmer’s teammate “Digger” Doug Gust enters his 21st season as a Pro, but he’s still a top competitor after finishing third in points last season.

Top teams in full force include Can-Am’s squad of John Natalie, Jr., Jeremy Lawson, Cody Miller and Brandon Smith.

Kawasaki’s Josh Creamer and Chad Wienen will challenge for wins this season, as well as New Jersey’s Pat Brown, who rides for Yamaha.

Glen Helen is located in the Glen Helen Regional Parks & Recreation Area, Devore, in San Bernardino County (within 60 miles of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

From Los Angeles and San Diego, take Interstate 15 North, then Interstate-215 South to Devore Exit and follow signs.

The ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV 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 National ATV 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. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.

The ATV Association ("ATVA") is the official sanctioning body of the amateur division of the AMA ATV 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. Each round attracts hundreds of racers who compete for bragging rights to 1 of 35 amateur national titles. For more information, please visit www.atvaonline.com.

The ATVPG is composed of the individual promoters that host the AMA ATV 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, visit www.atvmotocross.com.

About the ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited
The ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship 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 Pro series and 10-round amateur 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 in the Pro ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots racing and fun that makes people love to go to the races. 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 ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship 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. 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 ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship 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.


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