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AMA Press Release

October 21, 2003

Contact: Douglas Neubauer
Phone: 614-856-1900

-- To be bestowed at inaugural AMA Sports Awards Banquet, presented by Naughton Insurance --

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- With the initial nominations already announced, excitement is high as AMA Sports delivers the final nominations in a series of special awards that will be presented throughout the evening of November 21, 2003, at the Las Vegas Hilton. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, it’s not too late as your presence is welcome and encouraged.

The evening includes a reception presented by MX Sports and Racer X Illustrated, dinner, a souvenir program, memorabilia and seating for the awards ceremony, which Speed Channel personality Greg White and veteran race announcer Tim Cotter will serve as our masters-of-ceremonies. The ticket sale deadline has been extended to November 5; for tickets contact Sue Mason at (614) 856-1900, extension 1244, or at

And the final nominees are:

2003 AMA Sports Photojournalist of the Year: Steve Bruhn, Bill Lanphier, Tony Scavo.

2003 AMA Sports Website of the Year:,,

2003 AMA Sports Motocross Organizer of the Year: Echeconnee Off-Road Park; MX Sports; Washougal.

2003 AMA Sports Youth Rider of the Year: Michael Martin, Lockford, CA; Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, CA; Jay Sallstorm, Mankato, MN; Patrick Smage, Elkhorn, WI.

2003 ATVA Pro Rider of the Year: Shane Lee Hitt, Buckhannon, WV; Bill Ballance, Oakland, KY; Jeremiah Jones, Bowling Green, KY.

2003 ATVA Vet/Senior (30+) Rider of the Year: Scott Morris, Reidsville, NC; Bryan Hulsey, Villa Ridge, MO; Jeffrey Thompson, Spring Grove, PA.

2003 ATVA Female Rider of the Year: Angela Moore, East Springfield, PA; Hollie Shartzer, Cambridge, MN; Traci Cecco, Shamokin, PA.

Attendees staying at the Las Vegas Hilton will receive a special room rate of $79. The deadline time has been extended, so call (800) 732-7117 soon and mention the AMA Sports Awards Banquet.

Issued October 21, 2003

About the American Motorcyclist Association Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world`s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists` interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.

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