AMA Sports names award nominees

Candidates recognized for going “above and beyond”

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Nov. 06, 2008
The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 AMA Sports end-of-year-awards.

The awards winners will be announced at the AMA Sports Awards Banquet at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala. on Nov. 22.

The AMA says the nominees are being recognized for going “above and beyond” during the 2008 season and are among the best in all of AMA Sports’ racing divisions.

Tickets to the AMA Sports Awards Banquet are available online at http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/ for $85.

AMA Sports Award NomineesAMA Sports Athlete of the Year Ricky Dietrich nominee was second overall in the 2008 International Six Days Enduro.

AMA Sports Athlete of the Year Nominees
Ricky Dietrich, Menifee, Calif. - ISDE
Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa. - Motocross
PJ Larsen, Stanley, N.C. - Motocross
Jason Raines, Belfair, Wash. - Hare Scrambles
Stephen Vanderkuur, Davison, Mich. - Ice Race, Flat Track

AMA Sports Vet/Senior Rider of the Year Nominees
Doug Dubach, Tustin, Calif. - Motocross
Rex Fisher, Warren, Ore. - Flat Track
Jeff Fredette, Beecher, Ill. - ISDE

AMA Sports Female Rider of the Year Nominees
Ashley Fiolek, Saint Augustine, Fla. - Motocross
Amanda Mastin, Whitehouse, Ohio - Enduro, ISDE
Leslie Porterfield, Dallas, Texas - Land Speed Racing

AMA Sports Youth Rider of the Year Nominees
JR Addison, Bucyrus, Ohio - Flat Track
Anson Maloney, Cedar Ridge, Calif. - Hare Scrambles
Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga. - Motocross
Clint Shobert, Wolfforth, Texas - Road Race

AMA Sports Journalist of the Year Nominees
Dick Lague
Mark Kariya
Shan Moore

AMA Sports Motocross Organizer of the Year Nominees
Freestone County Raceway
MX Sports
Unlimited Sports MX Inc..
Victory Sports

AMA Sports Off-Road Organizer of the Year Nominees
NEPG (National Enduro Promotions Group)
Pro-Motion Motorsports LLC
Racer Productions

AMA Sports Track Racing Organizer of the Year Nominees
Belleville Enduro Team Inc.
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds
Pioneer MC