Season-Ending AMA Awards Banquet Caps Successful Season
When Yamaha’s Grant Langston and Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto take the stage to receive their AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites Championship hardware, along with Suzuki’s Rookie of the Year Ryan Dungey, fans and media alike will be reminded of a racing season that saw wire-to-wire championship battles, a series record in attendance, an expanded promotional presence that included live web video streaming and the return of nationwide TV coverage on SPEED.
‘On behalf of the NPG, I’d like to formally congratulate our AMA Motocross Champions and Rookie of the Year winners,’ said Carrie Coombs Russell, NPG President. ‘Their competition, as well as those of the other riders in the series, really made for some good stories this summer. It all played out very well on TV, on the internet and in the media.
‘The success we had as a series this season really paid off in raising the awareness of the series, both nationally and internationally. We were able to move our sport forward. And with the help of our riders, teams and sponsors, we look forward to carrying that momentum from this off season and well into next summer.’
A four-man battle in the AMA Motocross class culminated in a final shootout at the season-ending race at Glen Helen in
One of the most competitive seasons on the track also translated into success for the series in terms of attendance and marketing exposure. A record 379,064 fans attended the 12-race series this summer (a 33% increase over last year’s previous record), with a strong turnout of 40,756 at the inaugural event in
And with the current crop of youthful talent like Villopoto and Dungey blended together with a veteran group lead by Langston and
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