The following release is from MX Sports: MX Sports Prepares for 2009 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship DELMONT, Pa. (August 30, 2008) -- With the significant changes in the operating and management structure of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF, MX Sports would like to announce the following information and timeline as it pertains to the 2009 racing season. MX Sports is in the process of assembling a team of leaders for 2009, which will include Carrie Russell, John Ayers, Nick McCabe, Tony Gardea, Kristen Young, and Marc Peters. This professional team offers a diverse set of proven management skills. Ayers will continue his role of Operations Director while McCabe will oversee commercial development and the strategic plan. Gardea will focus on event and series public relations and Peters (of Petersbuilt tracks) will focus on working with the promoter track teams to ensure a consistent track maintenance program. In addition, Kristen Young will help develop the marketing and promotions of the series. Russell will oversee the entire program. This team will work closely with the NPG Promoters and the race teams, (both OEM and Private), as well as sponsors and media. MX Sports is developing a detailed five-year strategic plan that includes a complete review of all aspects of the sport, while respecting the historical traditions of Motocross. The initial report and subsequent changes in competition structure is scheduled to be released during the U.S. Open of Supercross in early October. Representatives from this team will be available at this event to discuss the changes and meet with the media. In addition, the 2009 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship schedule will be released by mid-September.

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