AMA: Ramsey Wins AMA 125 Supercross Shootout
5 May 1999PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Having won both the 125cc title in the eastern region of the 1999 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) U.S. Supercross Series and then the 125cc Shootout at the series finale in Las Vegas, Kawasaki pilot Nathan Ramsey now has his sights set on the outdoor races of the Mazda Truck Motocross Nationals.
Ramsey -- a native of Hixson, Tenn., who now lives in Corona, Calif.-- earned his 99 Supercross championship with five wins and two additional podium finishes in the eight-race series, securing the title back in March. For the 125cc Shootout, Ramsey then beat the best riders from both the eastern and western 125cc Supercross Series May 1 in Vegas. "Ive learned a lot over the past few years, and I was really confident," said Ramsey. "I knew that everything would come together this year, I just had to make it happen."
Prior to this year, the 25-year old Ramseys highest season-end ranking was third-place in the 1996 AMA 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Series. Ramsey started racing in 1989, competing in amateur motocross and Supercross, and turned pro in 1993.
His next challenge: the 1999 125cc AMA Mazda Truck Motocross Nationals. "I just want to do some testing on the Kawasaki, get ready, and put together a great year." The Mazda Truck Motocross Nationals kicks off May 9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (909) 880-1733 or on race day at Glen Helen Raceway.