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2003 Motocross schedule announced

AMA Pro Racing announces 2003 Motocross Championship schedule. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing announces the schedule for the 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship - the world's most prestigious national motocross series. The ...

AMA Pro Racing announces 2003 Motocross Championship schedule.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing announces the schedule for the 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship - the world's most prestigious national motocross series. The series will open in Southern California in May and conclude near Pittsburgh in late August. A total of 12 rounds will again make up the championship.

Glen Helen Raceway will open the series in San Bernardino, Calif., on May 11. The series then moves to Northern California and the annual Hangtown Classic near Sacramento on May 18. High Point Raceway, in Mt. Morris, Pa., hosts the first race in the East again this year. That event will take place on May 25.

It's old-school motocross when the championship visits Motocross 338 in Southwick, Mass., on June 8. This rough and sandy circuit harkens back to the early days of motocross and fans enjoy the feel and intimacy of the good old days of the sport on this timeless track. The series then moves close to the nation's capital when it comes to Budds Creek, Md., on June 15. The championship moves to the Midwest for the rounds at Red Bud Track-N-Trail in Buchanan, Mich., and Kenworthy's MX Park in Troy, Ohio, on back-to-back weekends. Red Bud runs July 6 and Kenworthy's on July 13.

The internationally renowned Unadilla, historically the site of many AMA races, is slated to run on July 20. The grueling four-week stretch of races in July concludes on the lush and loamy hills of Washougal, Wash., on July 27.

The homestretch of the series begins at Spring Creek Motocross Park on Aug. 17, in Millville, Minn. Broome-Tioga Sports Center, about 20 miles north of Binghamton, N.Y., plays host to round 11 of the 12-race series on Aug. 24. The series again wraps up on Labor Day weekend at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa., on Aug. 31.

"With the growing popularity of motocross each year, AMA Pro Racing receives numerous requests and inquiries about additions or changes to the schedule," said Duke Finch AMA Pro Racing's motocross manager. "We work closely with each of our motocross promoters to pick the best date for their event considering local activities that could impact the success of the events, then balance that with team travel patterns, weather and the historical dates for each national."

The AMA U.S. Motocross Championship will enter its 32nd season in 2003. The AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross Series are among the most prestigious in championships in motorcycle racing worldwide. Six different manufacturers field full factory racing teams and numerous support teams in the championships. Riders from all across the world come to race in the AMA championships to compete with the tops riders in all of motocross.

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