WPSA Powersports ATV Championship Tour Releases 2006 Rulebook
The WPSA PowerSports ATV Championship Tour released its 2006 Rulebook today. The Rulebook, as well as the 2006 Supplementary Regulations, can be downloaded in PDF format at PowerSportsTour.com. The Tour kicks off the 2006 season May 20 at the Daniel Boone MX in London, Ky.
Mirroring existing rules used nationally in ATV racing, the PowerSports ATV Championship Tour Rulebook also includes new rules governing both its QuadMX and QuadTerrain Challenge Series. Both Series will run Championship events throughout the United States, and will be telecast on ESPN2.
The Tour will award Drivers’ Championships in all of its classes, including Professional, Amateur and Youth, as well as Manufacturers’ and Rookie of the Year Championships for its Professional classes. There are several other new rules aimed at improving competition and safety.
“We are pleased to announce the availability of our WPSA ATV rulebook online,” said PowerSports Entertainment, Inc. CEO Rick Murphy. “We believe it is important that our rulebook be consistent with other sanctioning bodies so that riders have more opportunity to race their existing equipment. We also think our fresh ideas will please the competitors and the TV audience alike.
“Exciting racing action will be great for fans at the venues and showcasing our Tour ATV professionals on TV will help grow the sport. The WPSA rulebook is an important step in that direction,” added Murphy. “We’re looking forward to the start of the season.”
Operated by PowerSports Entertainment, Inc., the Tour is sanctioned by the World PowerSports Association, North America’s largest and most respected powersports sanctioning body, and promoter of ATV and snowmobile racing on both the regional and national level. WPSA also sanctions the ATV Tour’s sister series: the PowerSports Snowmobile Championship Tour.
The ATV Championship Tour will host 10 events this season at seven venues. All 10 races will be telecast on ESPN2 in midday, one-hour, weekend timeslots. The television schedule represents a first for ATV racing, and follows a successful run of Snowmobile Championship Tour television events. Television shows begin airing on June 3 and will run through Sept. 10.
The ATV Tour will operate two racing series at each venue this season: the “QuadMX Series” and the “QuadTerrain Challenge Series.” QuadMX will consist of professional and pro-am sport MX racing on pro-style, big-air MX racing circuits. The QuadTerrain Challenge comprises professional and pro-am sport utility racing on purpose-built all-terrain racing circuits. ATVs allowed to compete will include stock, near-stock utility-type, and modified.
About the PowerSports ATV Tour
The PowerSports ATV Tour is North America’s newest ATV racing tour and features the greatest show on dirt. The Tour is North America’s premier form of ATV racing, with its jumps, gyrations and dirt-slinging racing action. The Tour is sanctioned by the World PowerSports Association, North America’s largest and most respected snowmobile sanctioning body, and promoter of ATV and snowmobile racing on both the regional and national level.