Toyota Launches Web Site to Move Amateur Riders ForwardThursday, May 25, 2006 | 1:24 PM
Torrance, Calif. – (May 25, 2006) – The Toyota Motocross (TMX)
Athlete Program Web site www.toyotacross.com goes live today, giving
young hopefuls the opportunity to sign up for a chance at a
professional motocross sponsorship with Toyota and a full ride with
Motoworld Racing PPG Yamaha for 2007.
TMX is designed to support motocross on a grassroots level by moving riders forward from the amateur ranks to the professional level. The opportunity to earn a professional ride with the Motoworld Racing PPG Yamaha Team and Toyota sponsorship for 2007 will be based on various performance-based qualifications; only a select few will qualify for consideration and only one lucky rider will take the sponsorship prize
TMX is a great way for amateur racers to increase their exposure, receive Toyota promotional benefits and, for one select rider, may provide a path to move into the Pro level. The selected rider will not only receive an opportunity to ride with Motoworld Racing PPG Yamaha in 2007, but will also be sponsored by Toyota, receive use of a Toyota truck and be provided additional benefits, including a trainer, sports psychologist and media training.
The TMX Athlete Program is open to all racers participating in AMA-sanctioned amateur races between April 1 and July 31, 2006. Racers may sign at www.toyotacross.com under the Toyota Athlete Program section.
The rider selected via the TMX Athlete Program will join additional TMX Team members in 2007. Toyota will work with additional Lites teams to place and sponsor amateur riders for the 2007 Supercross/Motocross season. These teams and riders will be announced later in the year. Participation in the TMX Toyota Athlete Program is subject in all respects to the Official Program Rules available on the TMX Toyota Athlete Program website.
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