Morgantown, W.Va. (August 24, 2011) - The ATVPG is pleased to announce the success of this year's 88 Live to Ride Benefit Auction, held at the final round of racing at Loretta Lynn's in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 88 Live to Ride Foundation, in conjunction with ATVMX and the ATV racing community, raised nearly $25,000 to go towards medical supplies and other equipment for riders who have been injured at the races.
Some of the evening's largest purchases included a Can-Am DS450 ATV - donated by the Motoworks/Can-Am team as well as the 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Championship podium backdrop, going for a combined $16,000. John Natalie's second moto jersey brought in $1,000 and the Media AllStars RC Truck topped out at $650.
"I'd like to thank everyone for their support of 88 Live to Ride's auction held at Loretta Lynn's this year. I am still overwhelmed at the amount of money, close to $25,000, that was raised in such a short time," said Debi Bartosek, President of 88 Live to Ride.
A special thanks to this year's donators: Motoworks/Can-Am, PEP, Chad Wienen, JB Racing, Harlen Foley, Emsco, SSI Decals, DWT, Hetrick Racing, ATVMX, Baldwin Motorsports, Yamaha, Susan Brown, Jeffrey Rastrelli, Nancy Beer, Media AllStars, Root River Motorsports, ITP, Jeremiah Jones, Paula Stockton, 88 Live to Ride, Jeremy Lawson, Grandma Digby, PJ Lawson, Fly Racing, Rath Racing, ATVA Youth Contingency Program, KG Clutch, Walsh Racecraft and FMF.
"The auction itself couldn't have happened without all the wonderful donations we received; the volunteers that helped set up and kept things running smoothly; Rodney Tomblin's excellent job of auctioneering and all the people who opened their wallets and their hearts to support our mission. It's hard to express the amount of gratitude that I have for everyone who was a part of this year's benefit auction," Bartosek added.
The 2011 AMA ATVMX Championship Series wrapped up at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, crowning thirty-five champions in both amateur and pro racing. The top ten amateur racers in each class will be recognized at this year's end-of-the-season celebration October 29, 2011. For more information, visit www.atvmotocross.com.
About the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.