AMA Racing has announced that televised coverage of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF will return to SPEED for the 2007 season – with selected events carried live.
"This is a monumental step forward for AMA Motocross," said AMA President, Rob Dingman. "One of our primary objectives for the series has been to dramatically improve its television coverage and we're confident that returning it to the SPEED network will help accomplish that goal. We're also thrilled to be able to present several events on a live basis."
2007 broadcast plans call for three of the series' 12 events to be telecast live. Dingman said that it is possible that additional live events could be added depending on viewer response. Motocross class races not carried live will air on the following Saturday or Sunday with Motocross Lites coverage at times to be determined. Live telecasts will be hour-long shows featuring highlights from Moto One and all of Moto Two.
Coinciding with SPEED's television coverage is a comprehensive webcast package to be produced by Racer X Illustrated
The 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship begins May 19-20 at the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, California. The championship will conclude Sept. 8-9 at Glen Helen Raceway, also in California.