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2006 schedule announced

2006 AMA MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has announced its schedule for the 2006 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF. The championship will again consist of 12 rounds...

2006 AMA MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has announced its schedule for the 2006 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF. The championship will again consist of 12 rounds beginning with the Hangtown Classic on May 20-21 and culminating at Glen Helen in Southern California on Sept. 9-10.

Round seven will again be held at Thunder Valley Motocross Park near Denver. Last year's inaugural event at the facility was an immediate success generating a large, enthusiastic crowd, excellent racing and strong local sponsor support for the event. Overall series sponsorship also remains strong with FMF set to return as presenting sponsor.

Reigning champion Ricky Carmichael plans to defend his title in 2006. Carmichael posted another phenomenal motocross season this year by going undefeated and missed out on recording another perfect season by only two motos. Had he not crashed in the first moto at Southwick and again during the first moto at Unadilla, Carmichael would have likely achieved his third perfect AMA Motocross season by winning all 24 motos in the 12 event series. No other racer has ever accomplished a perfect season in the AMA Motocross Championship.

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