Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship Offered to Rocky Mountain ATV - MC AMA
Amateur National Motocross Championship Competitors $2000 to be Presented to Recipient
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 10, 2016) - Thousands of amateur racers take part in the Road to Lorettas every year in an attempt to secure just one of the 1,482 available gate positions. Former Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross champion, Aaron Plessinger, is pleased to announce the Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship, in order to help assist these racers and give back to the National event that started his professional motocross career.
Aaron Plessinger first came onto the racing scene in 2004 in both the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series. After testing out off-road racing, Plessinger decided to fully devote himself to the 13-round GNCC series where he won four championships ranking from 65cc divisions to the Super Mini class. At the same time, Plessinger was also competing in the AMA Amateur National where he attended the prestigious event every year from 2004-2014 with the exception of 2010.
Plessinger then shifted his focus to motocross where he equally excelled and clinched two Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Championships while participating part-time in the GNCC series. Plessinger made his professional debut in 2015. In 2017, Plessinger will be contesting for the 250cc Supercross East and Motocross titles aboard his Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha-backed machine.
The Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship puts the spotlight on dirt bike riders that excel in the classroom and on the racetrack. Composed of two options for both motorcycle off-road and motocross competitors, Aaron Plessinger will be donating a total of $2,000, with $1,000 going to each division. However, a recent partnership with Aaron''s grandmother and aunt will raise the total motocross portion to $2,000.
To help amatuer motocross racers and give back to the event that started his professional career, Aaron Plessinger and MX Sports are pleased to announce the Aaron Plessinger Race Scholarship.
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MX Sports encourages all riders to participate in this unique opportunity. To qualify participants must submit an essay detailing "What racing means to me." In addition to the essay, a race resume and an academic report or transcript must be sent in as well.
Applications will be accepted now through Friday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The review process will be spearheaded by MX Sports'' Roy Janson, Racer X''s Andrew Frederickson and the American Motorcyclist Association''s Kip Bigelow. The lucky recipient will be announced Saturday, November 26, Mini Olympics held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, Florida.
The 2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur Motocross National Championship is set to return to the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch July 31-August 5.
For additional information on the AMA Amatuer National, please visit the official website at www.mxsports.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 the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world''s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 55 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 37 classes for the 1,482 available positions at the National. Christened "The World''s Greatest Motocross Vacation," the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America''s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,000 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
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