FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2017 WMX Championship Schedule Announced
Eight-Round Circuit to Conclude at Loretta Lynn Ranch
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 20, 2017) – MX Sports Pro Racing, along with the American Motorcyclist Association and participating race organizers, are pleased to announce the 2017 Women’s Professional Motocross Championship (WMX) schedule. The 2017 WMX schedule has been re-designed to allow the world’s best female racers an opportunity to compete at eight unique events throughout the course of six months.
Continuing tradition from years past, the 2017 WMX Championship will kick off alongside Daytona Beach’s “Bike Week” festivities on Monday, March 13 with the Eighth Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on the historic grounds of Daytona International Speedway.
Following the season opener, the WMX racers will headline two other premier amateur motocross events, the Freestone Spring Championship on Saturday, March 25, and the California Classic at Pala Raceway on Sunday, April 9.
“We are very excited to have the most robust schedule in recent memory,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “With stops at the most premier events in America, our elite athletes will race in front of more people and experience more media exposure than ever before.”
For the first time ever, the WMX championship will take place during the AMSOIL Arenacross season finale held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, May 7. Recognized as the largest race on the Arenacross circuit, the WMX competitors will be able to showcase their talents in front of a unique crowd and many of the industry’s top personnel.
The next few rounds will take place in conjunction with the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. WMX racers will hit the track on Thursday, May 18 at the Hangtown Classic for their first moto, which will take place concurrently with the Pro Motocross media day. The fifth round will conclude with the second moto on Friday, May 19. The WMX Championship continues with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series on Friday, June 3, at the Thunder Valley National, and then again on Friday, June 16 at the High Point National.
Finally, a WMX National Champion will be crowed Saturday, August 5 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Held on the fifth and final day of racing at the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Championship, the WMX division will race for the coveted championship in front of fans from across the world as they battle it out at the eighth and final round of the 2017 season.
Racers must meet the WMX Eligibility and Criteria in order to hold a license in 2017 and all licensing must be completed before participating at an event. Please refer to the WMX Eligibility and Criteria before applying for a WMX license.
|2017 WMX Schedule|
|Mar 13||Mon||Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross||Daytona Beach, FL|
|Mar 25||Sat||Freestone Spring Championship||Wortham, TX|
|Apr 9||Sun||California Classic Motocross Championship||San Diego, CA|
|May 7||Sun||Vegas Arenacross||Las Vegas, NV|
|May 18/19||Thurs/Fri||Hangtown Classic||Rancho Cordova, CA|
|June 2||Fri||Thunder Valley National||Lakewood, CO|
|June 16||Fri||High Point National||Mt. Morris, PA|
|Aug 5||Sat||Loretta Lynn Ranch||Hurricane Mills, TN|
For more information on the WMX Championship, please visit the official website at www.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also, follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
About Women’s Professional Motocross Championship
The Women’s Professional Motocross Championship (WMX), an AMA National Championship, features the world’s fastest female outdoor motocross racers. The 8-round series begins with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway in March and concludes at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in August. It includes stops at premier motorsport facilities across America, with events in Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Tennessee. These top female pro racers compete in a two-moto format on machines ranging from 125cc to 250cc. The WMX series is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, a West Virginia-based company and industry leader in power sports event production. For more information, please visit www.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101.