Greg White, Ashley Phillips to emcee 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing Championship Banquet
November 08, 2011
well-known motorsports announcers, Greg White and Ashley Phillips, are
teaming up to emcee the 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing
Championship Banquet at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las
Vegas, Nev., on Sunday, Nov. 20. White and Phillips will combine their
talents for the afternoon gala celebration of the year's finest American
Motorcyclist Association (AMA) amateur racers.
"I am excited to
co-host this year's AMA Racing Championship Banquet with Ashley
Phillips," said White, a longtime motorcycle enthusiast. "Being able to
meet the nation's best amateur motorcycle racers and share such a great
moment of accomplishment is something special."
White, who has
worked motorcycle races for SPEED, CBS, FOX and FOX Sports, has been a
motorcycle racing commentator for SPEED TV for the past 14 years. In
addition, he has also hosted over 200 shows, including "2 Wheel Tuesday"
and "Copart Sold in Seconds."
Phillips has been a live event floor announcer for Monster Energy AMA
Supercross, an FIM World Championship. She has been an avid race fan
since the age of 5.
"To be a part of the AMA Legends and
Champions weekend in Las Vegas is a huge honor," said Phillips, who was
Miss Arenacross from 2006 though 2008, during which time she became a
live show announcer who also served as commentator on the "Fan of the
Week" segment on SPEED.
"2011 has been a year of many great
champions, and I can't wait to recognize their accomplishments alongside
Greg White," she said. "I get chills thinking about the room packed
with the greatest amateur racers in the world, sitting with their
families and teams. Nov. 20 can't come fast enough for me."
AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman was also enthusiastic about the coming event.
"We are delighted to have two such talented individuals on stage as we
salute this year's AMA champion athletes," Dingman said. "The banquet is
the perfect way to cap off an entire weekend of activities that honor
the legends and champions of motorcycling."
The AMA Visa Card
Racing Championship Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20, is just one part of the
exciting 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Legends & Champions
weekend. The three-day gala kicks off on Friday, Nov. 18, with the AMA
Visa Card Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM.
The Class of 2011 includes longtime motocross promoter Stu Peters,
roadracing champion Doug Polen, noted magazine editor Phil Schilling,
industry leader Fred Fox and motorcycle pioneer Norbert Schickel.
Roadracing legend Kenny Roberts and motocross icon Roger DeCoster will also be
honored as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends during the ceremony.
Saturday, Nov. 19, features the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance, showcasing some of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.
Tickets for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Concours are available at this online registration form: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e3rn4juk2e3f80c1. Tickets for the AMA Visa Card Racing Championship Banquet may be ordered over the phone by calling (800) 262-5646.
The AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend also includes the
final round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series on
Saturday evening, Nov. 19. EnduroCross tickets are available at www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/endurocross or by phone at (888) 234-2334.
The AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend will be held at the
Las Vegas Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa -- a world-class spa, hotel
and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and
family-friendly attractions. The facility's expansive ballrooms provide a
stunning backdrop for this three-day event, which is certain to be
memorable for the 2011 inductees, champions, families, friends and fans.
Room reservations are available by calling (866) 767-7773. Online room
reservations are available at RedRockLasVegas.com.
More information about the Motorcycle Hall of Fame can be found at MotorcycleMuseum.org.