MMI began its support of Monster Energy® Supercross six years ago and has been an integral part of the bonus program where they award the $500 MMI Top Tech award to a technician during each AMA Supercross class main event of the season.
“Monster Energy® Supercross has an incredible fan base that truly knows and understands the sport and what it takes to work as a technician on a professional supercross team. Only the best of the best make it to this level,” said Terry Emig, director of Event Marketing and Motorsports at MMI. “As a technical training school, it is important to provide recognition for the technicians, the guys who get very few accolades but have a tremendously difficult job.”
In addition to their Top Tech program, MMI has worked with seven-time Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath to create the MMI/Jeremy McGrath Scholarship. The MMI/Jeremy McGrath Scholarship is designed for students with a passion for working on motorcycles to submit an application and a two-minute DVD expressing why they should receive the scholarship. For the first time, the 2009 scholarship funds will be divided among first, second and third place recipients in the amounts of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000, respectively.
The MMI/Jeremy McGrath Scholarship enters its sixth season of association with Monster Energy Supercross. Last year, Tyler Sherbert, of Star, NC was awarded the scholarship and has since enrolled to attend school at MMI’s Orlando, Fla. campus. Previous recipients include Matthew Langham (2007), Mary Morgan (2006), Todd Hunn (2005) and Eric Salava (2004).
“MMI has been a long-standing supporter of supercross and a sponsor that does more than just look to increase brand awareness with the fans;” said Mike Travi, Feld Motor Sports/Director of Client Development. “MMI offers Monster Energy® Supercross fans an opportunity to get career training that will last them a lifetime.”
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About Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), is a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), a leading provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, collision repair, diesel, marine and motorcycle technicians. With campuses located in Phoenix, Ariz. and Orlando, Fla., MMI is supported and equipped by all six major motorcycle manufacturers -- American Honda, American Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA and Yamaha Motor Corp. USA. Universal Technical Institute, Inc. also offers specialized technical education programs at eight other campuses across the country through several well-known brands -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information, visit www.uti.edu.
About Feld Motor Sports Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.