• The Motocross Of Nations has been canceled and will be held on October 27 in Bellpuig, Spain. Most of the riders have already traveled to the U.S. for the race so, most of the teams will still compete at the World Cup race at Glen Helen this weekend. The race will be on Sunday, September 29 and will consist of three twenty-minute motos. Etnies riders in the race will be Tim Ferry, representing the U.S., and Grant Langston, representing South Africa.
• Buddy Antunez will be returning to Arenacross for the 2003 season. He finished 7th overall in the 125 Nationals.
• Clifford Adoptante, Casey Johnson and Rich Taylor are filming for the new Charlie’s Angels movie in Long Beach for the next week-and-a-half.
The 2003 National numbers are in. PICKERINGTON, Ohio—AMA Pro Racing has announced today the top National Numbers for 2003 AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross competitors. Noteworthy in the list this year is that both current national champions, Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart Jr., will not be wearing No. 1. Carmichael will continue to use his trademark No. 4, and James Stewart will again carry No. 259.
(The National Number list is determined based on five criteria. Current National Champions can carry No. 1. Former National Champions can choose numbers 2-9. Riders ranked in the Top 10 in combined Supercross and Motocross points can choose a Career Number from 10-999 [as indicated below]. Riders outside the Top 10 in combined points are assigned consecutive numbers through 99 based on year-end points. Riders outside the Top 99 can keep their 2002 racing numbers by renewing their AMA Pro Racing licenses for the 2003 season before November 20.)
2003 AMA SUPERCROSS/MOTOCROSS NATIONAL NUMBERS
3 Michael Brown, Piney Flats, TN
10* Larry Ward, Florence, SC
15* Timmy Ferry, Largo, FL
23* Kyle Lewis, Henderson, NV
27 Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, MI
31 Buddy Antunez, Temecula, CA
33 Sean Hamblin, Sun City, CA
42 Grant Langston, S Africa
51 David Pingree, Temecula, CA
58 Bobby Bonds, Bakersfield, CA
59 Casey Johnson, Lake Elsinore, CA
60 Travis Elliott, Alvin, TX
63 Darcy Lange, BC, Canada
68 Michael Brandes, Lake Elsinore, CA
77 Scott Sheak, Corona, CA