AMA Racing announced today the schedule for the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF. Several significant changes to the schedule have been made for 2008, all in the interest of improvement.
According to Doug Neubauer, AMA Vice President of Racing, the 2008 schedule was a collaborative effort created with the input of riders, race teams and the National Promoters Group (NPG). “We set out to accomplish several objectives when producing the schedule for next season,” said Neubauer. “Included among those things was a tighter, more compact season, additional time off for the riders and teams between the end of the AMA Supercross Series and the beginning of AMA Motocross, and an improved flow as the series travels around the nation.”
Additionally, the season will now kick-off in Southern California on Memorial Day weekend and end on the east coast on Labor Day weekend, both dates recognized as the traditional beginning and end of the summer holiday season, respectively.
The Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, CA has also been moved to avoid conflict with the AMA Superbike Championship event held at nearby Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. According to AMA Racing, this change was the result of fan input.
The 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF schedule:
May 25 – Glen Helen Raceway Park, San Bernardino CA
June 1 Hangtown Motocross Classic, Sacramento CA
June 8 Freestone County Raceway, Wortham TX
June 15 High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris PA
June 29 Thunder Valley Motocross Park, Lakewood CO
July 6 Red Bud Track & Trail, Buchanan MI
July 13 Budds Creek Motocross Park, Budds Creek MD
July 20 Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin NY
July 27 Washougal Motocross Park, Washougal WA
Aug. 17 Spring Creek Motocross Park, Millville MN
Aug. 24 Motocross 338, Southwick MA
Aug. 31 Steel City Raceway, Delmont PA