District 5 News
The AMA One-Event Pass is now available for just $20. This option is for the new racer of any age who wants to participate in one competition event. This option satisfies AMA membership status for the sake of insurance coverage but comes with a lower price so that it’s more palatable to those who may not yet be ready to commit to an annual AMA membership. As a bonus, those who have purchased a one-event pass can upgrade to an AMA Competition Plus or AMA Competition membership for just an additional $29 during the six-month grace period. Ask for this pass on the day of your first AMA event.
The AMA is pleased to deliver on a lower-priced AMA Youth Membership designed to introduce new riders to the sport of amateur motorcycle racing. This $29 option is designed for the racer who is age 11 or younger. While an AMA Youth Membership has limited benefits (years don’t count toward AMA Life Member status, nor does it include AMA Roadside Assistance) AMA Youth Members can compete in AMA-sanctioned events and experience the fun and thrills of organized motorcycle competition. You can sign up for a Youth Membership at any AMA sanctioned motorcycle event.
The AMA is offering a new "AMA Family Membership" for only $98. The $98 AMA Family Membership incudes up to five AMA memberships for one price. While only the primary membership account receives the full benefits of AMA membership, all family members receive their own card and, importantly, can compete in AMA-sanctioned events. Plus, AMA Roadside Assistance is included. An AMA Family Membership is currently only available by calling the AMA. Please call (800) 262-5646 to take advantage of this great value.
For the 2014 Amsoil Arenacross series, there will be a whopping total of over $900,000 in OEM contingency awards given away throughout the series. Check out this flyer for additional information on how you could take some home with you.
Looking for an easy path to find all your Yamaha parts and accessories...look no further. Read more...
Feld Motor Sports® and FOX Sports announce today a five-year agreement to telecast Feld’s premier motor sports stadium and arena properties Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Monster Jam®, AMSOIL Arenacross and the Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 beginning in January 2014. Read more...
Our partners over at Feld Entertainment wanted us to remind everyone, the "Dragons" show, presented by Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in Pittsburgh November 6th thru the 10th. Tickets are still available but have been going fast and can be purchased online by clicking HERE. The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been thrilling audiences across the US since 1919. Noting the changing times, during the 1950's the circus opted to forego the typical portable circus tents as venues and instead performed their shows in existing venues, stadiums and arenas. The viewing public can look forward to all of the spectacle one would expect from such an experienced outfit.
Join or renew your AMA membership by December 31st and you have a chance to win either a Tucker Rocky Road Glide or a 2013 Yahahe Super Tenere. Click on the image below for more information.
Hey race fans...the second round of the Amsoil Arenacross series is coming to Baltimore, Maryland, January 10-12, 2014. Professional riders will be competing on the 10th and 11th, the amateurs will be showing off their skills on the 12th. For event times, directions, ticket and seating information, please visit the Baltimore Arenacross site by clicking HERE. If you want to try your chance at competing, clicking HERE will take you to the registration page.
Thanks to everyone who came out for 4th annual Allegheny Cup at Rocket Raceway this past weekend. The weather was perfect and so was the racing. Check out the following video from MXPTV.
Perfect weather in the forecast with ZERO percent chance of rain!! http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/Three+Springs+PA+USPA1636:1:US
We are thrilled to represent the sport of motocross and our sponsors as we provide an exciting weekend of racing at the Allegheny Cup!
Thanks for all of your support! The only variable left WAS the weather and we are thrilled with this forecast.
Just like at the 2012 awards banquet, District 5 will be giving away Monster Jam tickets at the 2013 District 5 awards banquet in January. The Monster Jam show will be coming to Pittsburgh February 14-16, 2014. Stay tuned as more giveaways will be announced soon.
Feld Motor Sports® has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross season. Log onto Arenacross.com, the official website of AMSOIL Arenacross, to see the schedule and purchase tickets. Read more...
District 5 will not be having a race at Latrobe Speedway this coming Friday night August 16th. Please contact District 5 President Chris Higgins if you have any questions or comments.
The Allegheny Cup represents national level amateur racing condensed into a two day weekend at Rocket Raceway in Three Springs, PA.
This District 5 points paying event allows local riders to measure their skills against some of the nations best at a very reasonable price point. No qualifiers or additional charges apply, and FREE weekend camping is available. Also, children under 5 are FREE as well!!
The sponsor page and prize schedule will be finalized in the next couple of weeks!
We hope to see you out at Rocket during their many open practices prior to the event and then seeing how you measure up against some of the best talent in the nation!!
If you're looking for racing results for the 2013 Loretta Lynn Amateur Motocross Championships, look no further. Click HERE and you will be able check on your favorite rider.
We are sorry to inform our members that District 5 will not be having a race on Friday August 2nd at Latrobe Speedway. This decision and announcement was given to us by District 5 President, Chris Higgins. We are very sorry for this late notice. Please check back for future announcements.
This weekend, Rocket Raceway has a full schedule of practice and racing. On Saturday practice will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm with sign-up for Sunday racing 3:00pm to 5:00pm. On Sunday, registration is from 7:00am to 9:00am with riders meeting at 9:30am. Check out the Rocket Raceway website for more information. This is a bikes only event.
If you are wondering how your favorite rider is doing at the Ponca City Amateur Motocross Championships, please click HERE.
Go behind the scenes with Trey Canard, Jimmy Albertson, Andrew Short, and Brett Cue at FLY Racing’s 2014 collection photo shoots.
Congratulations to Kadin Keefer who won the $250.00 Coverdell Education Savings Account at Latrobe Speedway this past Friday night. Kadin, who is from Tarrs, Pa, is one of District 5's top 50cc class 3 riders. Stay tuned as District 5 will be be giving away more Coverdells at the 2013 awards banquet in January.
Next stop: Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, July 28-Aug. 3
The AMA congratulates the AMA Regional Motocross Champions who will race for AMA national No. 1 plates at the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 28 through Aug. 3. Read more...
Thanks to a private donor who understands the high cost of sending a child to college, Friday night July 19th at Latrobe Speedway, District 5 will be giving away a Coverdell ESA valued at $250.00. All 50cc and 65cc riders with an AMA and District 5 membership are eligible. A drawing will be held and a name will be chosen during intermission.
The District 5 "Under the Lights" motocross series will resume Friday, July 19th. This will be the make-up date for the event that was scheduled on June 28th but was cancelled due to the wet weather. We will be working on adding an additional date to the schedule to keep an 8 round series. We will post the date when it is decided on.
The AMA has introduced a new format for the motocross results section on their website. It's currently in beta testing but so far it looks pretty awesome. Check out the new results section by clicking HERE.
This weekend, July 6th and 7th, Steel City Raceway will be hosting round #7 of the AMA ATV Pro National Championship presented by Mt. Dew. Come see your favorite ATV riders as they battle their way around Steel City Raceway. For all event information including the weekend schedule, click HERE.
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Tonights racing event at Latrobe Speedway which was scheduled for June 28th will be rescheduled at a later date. The track is too muddy and with more wet weather predicted for the Latrobe area the track will not be in good shape for the entire weekend. Please check back as we will be posting the make-up date for this round of the District 5 Under the Lights Series.
Suzuki Motor of America Inc. (SMAI) continues its introduction of 2014 vehicles by announcing the 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. Read more...
As a reminder, AMA and District 5 members will have the opportunity to win a Go Pro 3 White Edition camera in addition to a 16mb memory card. The camera to be given away is pictured below. The winner will be selected by random draw at the final round of The Under the Lights Series at intermission. You do NOT have to be present to win.
Hey folks...check out the newest message from District 5 President, Chris Higgins. Read here...
Nick Rosa, better known as a premier sponsor of Latrobe Speedway and provider of quality Can Am Quads and Spyders has ventured into the two wheel market!
Located a short distance past the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport on Route 30 East, Nick and his team accepted an offer from Cobra Motorcycles to become a dealership and full service provider to all Cobra mini bikes and quads.
In addition, Nick is an authorized discount provider of VP Race Gas, sells a wide variety of parts, helmets, boots and accessories and even sells enclosed trailers.
Whether you want to take to the summer roads on a Can Am Spyder, hitch your quad or bike in a quality trailer, get service done on a complex four-stroke quad or need a State of PA inspection, Nick Rosa Powersports will be sure to get you in and out as quickly as possible! Check them out at www.nickrosatrailers.com or give them a call at 724-532-1400.
Sean Hilbert of Cobra Motorcycles meets up with Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit to talk about their new working relationship to step up the mini cycle field another level with Corba’s revolutionary CX65 model, that has been earning championships at the amateur national level. Also, watch top Cobra riders such as Ryder DiFrancesco, Brock Bennett, Jett Reynolds, Haiden Deegan, and Miles Higgins take to the track at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California.
For anyone who missed the WMX at High Point Raceway on Saturday, District 5's very own Tonya Mantsch ran two very strong motos as she went up against the world's best women's motocross riders. Click HERE to see a picture of Tonya on the starting line looking very focused as she gets ready to do battle.
Hey show fans...Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are coming to town in November featuring the Dragons and Feld Entertainment will be giving District 5 complimentary tickets to give out at one of our up and coming Latrobe Speedway events. They claim this is the greatest show on earth so stay tuned for more information as we just got word of this a few days ago.
Due to the rain that came through the Latrobe area this afternoon, the races that were scheduled for tonight have been rescheduled. In order for the track to be suitable for safe racing, the event is being rescheduled for Sunday, June 9th.
Sunday's schedule is as follows:
Gates open at 8:00am
Rider registration begins at 8:00am
Riders meeting will be held at 9:30am
Practice begins immediately following riders meeting
Race #1 kicks off following practice
The AMA is inviting all motorcyclists to take part in an E15 “Fuel for Thought” lobbying day on Wednesday, June 19, at the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., to help educate lawmakers about the need to research the possible harmful effects of E15 fuel on motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle engines. Read more...
Thanks to Racer Productions and Rita Coombs, all riders who sign up to race tomorrow evening at Latrobe Speedway will receive a $5.00 discount coupon for the High Point motocross national on Saturday.
Hey race fans...this Saturday June 8th, High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, will be hosting round #4 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. For information including race times and directions, click HERE.
Under The Lights continues this Friday night with wonderful additions to our program!
District 5 is proud to assist MX Sports in the promotion of The High Point National Motocross with discount coupons being made available as prizes during our Friday evening of racing!
Additionally, Mark Greenwald has come to us with a wonderful sponsorship discount on t-shirts featuring his own modern artistic design. Mark Greenwald at www.343graphix.com has incredible creative talent and we are proud to offer t-shirts for only $10!! Thanks Mark for helping us out!!
Famous model and AMA professional sports personality Janina-Marie Tatar will be at Latrobe Speedway working the 30 second board for us before doing the same on Saturday at The High Point National!
We are proud of Pittsburgh's Janina-Marie Tatar and hope everyone enjoys a professional model to start their races!
A new page has been added to the District's website called the "President's Corner" which is a periodic message from the District 5 President, Chris Higgins. Click the menu page at the top or click HERE to read the current message from the District 5 President.
KTM recalls offroad two-stroke motorcycles of the model year 2013 to exchange throttle by authorized dealers! Read more...
"You asked, we answered! This week practice at Latrobe Speedway will be on Wednesday May 22 3:30pm til dark and then again on FRIDAY MAY 24 4PM TIL DARK! Start the Memorial Day weekend with us on Friday night, and then celebrate all weekend long with your family and friends! No practice Sunday May 26th. See you there!!" For more information please head on over to Latrobe's website by clicking HERE.
QUAD RIDERS!!!! Rocket Raceway is hosting a quad race this weekend!! The quads LOVE this track and the camping area is large enough to accommodate a lot of people! One of the most picturesque tracks in the world with panoramic viewing for spectators. Fortune Favors the Bold~Ride The Rocket!!
Rocket Raceway in Three Springs, Pennsylvania is described as being one of the best tracks in the country by Thumpertalk subscribers! Home of The Allegheny Cup and under new management, Rocket has some of the nicest primitive camping and peaceful surrounds to get away from it all!
We look forward to seeing many of you race at Rocket www.rocketraceway.com
To be eligible, you need to be an AMA District 5 member and a current AMA member! The winner will be selected by random draw at the final round of The Under the Lights Series at intermission. You do NOT have to be present to win. The prize is one (1) GoPro 3 White Edition camera and 16 mb memory card.
This Friday night marks the third round of the AMA District 5 Under the Lights Series!! We have good weather in the forecast and remember to fill out your District 5 membership information and hit print before you arrive to save time if this is your first race of the year.
Competitors only need to compete in 5 of 8 rounds to be eligible for year end banquet awards and the winner of the series is based upon your best 6 out of 8 possible rounds! In other words, if you show up for the rest of the series, it's possible to win the overall!
District 5 and its members would like to send their sincerest condolences to Craig McClellan and his family on the passing of Craig's son Andy. Andy, who was 27 years old was a well known staple to the motocross community and could regularly be seen working at the High Point and Steel City nationals. Craig McClellan was a long time referee for District 5 and is currently the referee for PAMX.
Hey Supercross fans!! The 2014 Monster Energy Supercross schedule has been announced featuring East Rutherford, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan. For a complete listing of when and where, click HERE.
- New prize announcements!!
- New T-Shirt design!!
- New Outdoor schedule!!
Check back soon for details...
High Point National Raceway is home to many historic battles in both professional and amateur motocross. High Point Raceway is also holding the final Lorretta Lynn's Area Qualifier in PA for 2013 this weekend! Practice starts on Friday and racing continues throughout the weekend.
For more details, head on over to http://www.mxsports.com
District 5 offers Arena Cross on Friday night and outdoor racing for District 5 points at Rocket Raceway this weekend! Rocket is the host of The Allegheny Cup and has seen some great racing! This weekend will be no different with excellent weather in the forecast. If you are travelling to Rocket, please be sure to use the written directions in the sidebar of their website www.rocketraceway.com. Some of the GPS systems take you through roads that are impassable. Have a great weekend!