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American Motorcyclist Association announces new AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships
2018 to feature four state championship events
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.
"We are excited to finally share this big, new addition to the AMA racing calendar," AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. "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 qualify to compete in Sunday's racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, an AMA Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Sequatchie, Tenn.
The top ten overall finishers at AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships--that are not pre-selected for the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro--will qualify to be placed in one of the top ten 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 Man's starts, timed sections, GPS navigation and course changes, among other things.
From agonizing hill climbs to endless rock fields and log crossings, extreme off-road tests a rider's skill and the machine's capabilities over some of the most challenging terrain that venues have to offer.
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 .
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