AMA Texas Winter Series Heads to WhitneyWednesday, February 20, 2008 | 6:43 AM
Whitney, Texas (February 20, 2008) - This coming weekend, February 23-24, is the final round of the FMF/Honda of Houston AMA Texas Winter Series. With over $450,000 in factory and product contingency, it is sure to be the best amateur racing in the U.S. Lake Whitney MX Park has served as the finale for the series for 8 years now and with so much at stake, riders will most likely take advantage of this being the Whitney Season Opener.
The top awards will go to the amateur riders with the most accumulative points in the series. Add to that the number of entries from each round to each class, and you have one of the most competitive points countdowns for amateurs in a series. First place will be awarded the BELL GOLDEN HELMET Award (one-of-a-kind BELL Trophy shown), second place will receive the SCOTT USA SILVER GOGGLE Award and third will get the RENTHAL BRONZE BAR Award. First will receive two (2) BELL helmets, second will get eight (8) pair of SCOTT goggles and third will receive two pair of RENTHAL handlebars. Each one of the podium awards will additional receive a one year contract from the respective companies and trackside support when available.
Going into the last round, Andrew Segovia of Spring, TX was leading (580 Pts), followed by Troy Blount from Magnolia, TX (543), third is Kyle Regal from Kemp, TX (529), fourth is held down by Andrew Pierce of Huffman, TX (527). Rounding out the top five is Chase Marquier from New Castle, OK (510). Other riders in the hunt include Dylan Metheny, Zach Conover, Stephen Wagley, Cade Moore and Kyle Swanson respectively.
Other series awards will include the ALPINESTARS Vet Horizon Award. The top scoring Vet amateur rider will receive one pair of Alpinestars of the riders choice. The leader in the Vet division going into round four is Alan Johnson. In the Girls 65-85cc, the winner of that class will receive the VFM RACING MX Eliminator Award. Going into the last round, Kaitlyn Morrow is on top with Sierra Bragg only five points behind.
To save $5 per entry, you can still pre-register at www.LakeWhitneyMX.com. You can also find the series points and weekend schedule at www.FreestoneMX.com. The weekend also serves as the first Loretta Lynn area qualifier in the region.
Freestone County Raceway
Freestone County Raceway (FCR) is located in Wortham, Texas on the 1150 acre Miller Ranch, six miles west of I-45 at exit #213. FCR is one hour south of downtown Dallas and 2 1/2 hours north of downtown Houston. Freestone County Raceway was established in 2000 and promotes the largest, richest series in the state of Texas on a per round basis with the AMA Texas Winter Series. Freestone also has one of the most astonishing motocross track that runs under the umbrella of stadium quality lights. Addtionally FCR promotes the Texas Night Series and Round 3 of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship.