Thunder Valley Celebrates Five Years with Only Professional Motocross Night Race

MORGANTOWN, W.V. - After last seasons history making night race, Thunder Valley Motocross returns for another nighttime running, hosting round five of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The nighttime race, along with an elevation of 6,100 feet makes the track one of the most unique venues on the circuit, and a true challenge for the world's best riders.

Without the help of lighting giant Musco, the Toyota AMA Pro Motocross National would not be possible. Last season, a remarkable seven lighting trucks were strategically placed throughout the sprawling mountainside facility to provide the necessary luminosity for the 1 ½ mile circuit layout. For 2009, track promoter David Clabaugh has enlisted the use of an additional pair of Musco trucks to ensure that every inch of the layout is properly lit, making for ideal racing conditions.

"Competition is of the utmost importance," explained Clabaugh. "I want to be sure that there are no gaps or dimly lit areas on any portion of this track. We are now using a total of nine Musco lighting truck and I feel very confident that come Saturday, June 27, this place will be bright and the racing will be outstanding."

The track, which is known as a great venue for the fans, has dramatically improved the viewing areas, providing more comfortable accommodations on the hillside and bringing back the popular Jumbotrons that help fans see every bit of the on-track action. An extended VIP section will provide premier viewing and amenities, making it the place to be for when the gates drop.

On Friday, June 26, Sun Enterprises, Denver's premier motorcycle dealership, will host the Monster Energy Fan Fest. The massive warehouse will welcome several of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship's top teams including Honda Red Bull Racing, Monster Energy Kawasaki, Jagermeister KTM, GEICO Powersports Honda and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki whose riders will be signing autographs. Fan Fest will also feature a day-long block party on Pearl St., providing an exciting preview of Saturday night's national. Sun Enterprises is located at 877 N. Washington, Denver, CO, 80229.

Fans can check out the Dunlop support rig at each of the 12 rounds of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and get all the details on the premium GEOMAX and D-Series family of tires made just for the sport of motocross.

For more information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.

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