According to track manager Ralph Pittello, operations manager Diane Peebles-Pittello was excited to have such a high-performance company like KICKER, which has shown so much support for the sport of motocross, as a title sponsor.
Though KICKER has been involved in AMA events for many years, specifically the Motocross Championship and Supercross, this will be its first venture as a title sponsor.
In addition to the 11th round of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, this year’s event will also feature the Women’s Motocross National and a free concert performance.
Celebrating its 32nd consecutive year of playing host to a Moto Championship event, Southwick actually held its first races in 1972. Last year KICKER-sponsored rider Ricky Carmichael capped off his storied career with a Southwick victory, his eighth win in eight Motocross division races there. KICKER rider Ryan Villopoto finished second to Ben Townley in the Motocross Lites division.