NPG Press Release

NPG Supports AMA Pro Racing Announcement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2008) – The National Promoters Group (NPG) released an official statement in support of today’s announcement made by AMA Pro Racing at the Daytona International Speedway.

AMA Pro Racing announced that the Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG) has purchased the rights to all AMA Pro Racing motorcycle racing properties, including the venerable AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF.

An official statement was immediately released by the NPG’s president Carrie Coombs Russell who represents the 12 track owners that are currently under contract to produce the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF.

“We are pleased with today’s announcement that AMA Pro Racing is turning things over to a company with the success and racing heritage that the Daytona Motorsports Group brings to our sport. The NPG and its 12 track owners continue their commitment to the long-term growth of AMA Motocross and look forward to developing a successful working relationship with DMG. The NPG has been instrumental in raising the level of professionalism of motocross racing in the U.S. but we also realize our job is not done. We have developed an aggressive and comprehensive plan that encompasses all areas of the series. From competitive issues to event site upgrades to overall fan interaction, the NPG will implement a series of programs designed to improve the overall look and feel of AMA Motocross. We feel strongly about our direction and future success for our series, its riders, teams and sponsors. In time we will learn of the inner workings of the business arrangements made by AMA Pro Racing with DMG and how our two organizations can capitalize on each other’s strengths. This was a positive announcement for motocross in the U.S. and we’re looking forward to another great summer of racing.”

The 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF – Series Schedule:

May 24-25                   Glen Helen Raceway Park                            San Bernardino, Calif.

May 31-June 1            Hangtown Motocross Classic                         Rancho Cordova, Calif.

June 7-8                      Freestone County Raceway                          Wortham, Texas

June 14-15                  High Point Raceway                                     Mt. Morris, Pa.

June 28-29                  Thunder Valley Motocross Park                     Lakewood, Colo.

July 5-6                       RedBud Track N’ Trail                                   Buchanan, Mich.

July 12-13                   Budds Creek Motocross Park                        Budds Creek, Md.

July 19-20                   Unadilla Valley Sports Center                         New Berlin, N.Y.

July 26-27                   Washougal Motocross Park                           Washougal, Wash.

August 16-17               Spring Creek Motocross Park                        Millville, Minn.

August 23-24               Motocross 338                                             Southwick, Mass.

August 30-31               Steel City Raceway                                      Delmont, Pa.

Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Media Manager Tony Gardea via email tony@nextlevelsportsinc.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.

For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.

Credential requests for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF must be submitted via email to tony@nextlevelsportsinc.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF should contact Next Level Sports Management at 949-365-5750 or email tony@nextlevelsportsinc.com.

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