February 7, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Douglas Neubauer
Phone: (614) 856-1900 X1335
PICKERINGTON, OHIO -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that AMA Sports and FMF Racing have signed an agreement extending FMF Racing’s title sponsorship of the AMA FMF Racing National Enduro Series through the 2005 season, and adding FMF Racing as the title sponsor of the AMA FMF Racing National Hare and Hound Series.
“We’re very happy to expand our title sponsorships with AMA Sports,” said Don Emler, President of FMF Racing. “We’ve enjoyed our first three years sponsoring the AMA National Enduro Series, and look forward to the next three years. We also believe that the AMA National Hare and Hound Series is the world’s premier desert-racing series.”
“FMF Racing has helped the National Enduro Series gain more recognition,” said Bill Amick, Vice President of AMA Events & Entertainment. “In turn, our oldest championship program has helped to showcase FMF Racing’s product line. Having such a respected manufacturer and distributor of accessories and apparel for the off-road market as title sponsor is a great fit, and adding our National Hare and Hound Series to the package extends our relationship into the desert-racing market.”
The ten-round 2003 AMA FMF Racing National Enduro Series will open on February 16 in Coalinga, California. Championship contenders will include five-time champion Mike Lafferty of Millville, New Jersey, and FMF-sponsored six-time champion Randy Hawkins, runner-up to Lafferty in 2002.
In the opening round of this year’s six-event AMA FMF Racing National Hare and Hound Series, held January 26 in Lucerne Valley, California, Russell Pearson of Las Vegas was the overall winner. Other contenders in 2003 will be defending and three-time champion Ty Davis of Hesperia, California, FMF-sponsored two-time champion Destry Abbott of Peoria, Arizona, and Brian Brown of Boise, Idaho, also an FMF rider.
2003 AMA FMF RACING NATIONAL HARE AND HOUND SERIES
April 12: Delta/Jericho, Utah (Sageriders MC)
April 27: Lucerne Valley, California (Vikings MC)
May 10: Jericho, Utah (Sugarloafers)
September 5: Wells, Nevada (High Desert Racing)
October 19: Winnemucca, Nevada (Wild Rockies)
2003 AMA FMF RACING NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES
February 16: Coalinga, California (Salinas Ramblers MC)
February 23: Forest Hill, Louisiana (Acadiana Dirt Riders)
March 16: Greensboro, Georgia (Cherokee Cycle Club)
May 18: Park Hills, Missouri (Missouri Mudders)
June 8: Wellston, Ohio (Appalachian Dirt Riders)
July 20: Marquette, Michigan (Up Sandstormers)
July 27: Del Norte, Colorado (Superfly Race Productions)
August 10: Harrison, Michigan (Buzzard Motorcycle Club)
August 31: Clinton, South Carolina (Greenville Enduro Riders)
September 28: New Waverly, Texas (Trail Riders of Houston)
Issued February 7, 2003
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