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AMA Announces New AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships

| 24 November 2017 12:15 pm

AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association
Photo by Shan Moore
PICKERINGTON, OH, NOV. 24, 2017

New for 2018, the American Motorcyclist Association will sanction four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships in the states of Texas, Michigan, California and Pennsylvania, and will recognize the overall winner of each event as an AMA state champion.

Ben Kelley competing in a 2016 extreme off-road event. Next year will feature four state championship events.

Ben Kelley competing in a 2016 extreme off-road event. Next year will feature four state championship events.

“We are excited to finally share this big, new addition to the AMA racing calendar,” said AMA off-road racing manager Erek Kudla. “This has been in the works for a few years now and came together as a result of the hard work of many clubs who will be hosting these extreme events. My hope is that the top Amateurs lined up at these races will eventually become some of the best professional extreme off-road racers in the world!”

The top three overall finishers in each of the four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships will have their entry fees waived and will qualify to compete in Sunday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, an AMA Grand Championship, scheduled for August 18 and 19 in Sequatchie, Tennessee.

The top 10 overall finishers at AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships who are not preselected for the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro will qualify to be placed in one of the top 10 rows for Saturday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro.

In 2017, the AMA introduced extreme off-road racing into the AMA rulebook and recognizes it as a form of racing that includes obstacles that take a high level of technical skill to navigate.

Courses are made up of a minimum of 50-percent natural, off-road terrain and may include manmade obstacles as well. Extreme off-road features Le Mans-style starts, timed sections, GPS navigation, and course changes, among other things.

From agonizing hillclimbs to endless rock fields and log crossings, extreme off-road racing tests a rider’s skill and the machine’s capabilities over some of the most challenging terrain that venues have to offer.

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For more information on the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro and AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Extreme-Off-Road.

Rev-Limiter Extreme Enduro
January 13-14: Hosted by MotoKolors Racing at Rocky Ridge Ranch in Decatur, Texas.

Mad Moose Hard Enduro
June 18: Hosted by UP Sandstormers Motorcycle Club in Marquette, Michigan.

Last Dog Standing
June 9: Hosted by the Prairie Dogs Motorcycle Club at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

Tough Like RORR
June 30-July 1: Hosted by Reading Off-Road Riders in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

About the American Motorcyclist AssociationAMA Logo 200 0001
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit, member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling-rights and event-sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/mobile-join.

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