MORGANTOWN, W.V. - Unadilla MX and MX Sports Pro Racing are pleased to announce additional information for the upcoming Unadilla Retro Motocross National, round 9 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which will be held on Saturday, August 15.
Gates open for amateur racers on Thursday, August 13 at 12 noon and include a limited schedule of classes for Vintage motorcycles in addition to the normal amateur program. Unadilla MX and MX Sports Pro Racing is also encouraging all of the fans to get into the retro spirit by wearing a piece of vintage motocross clothing over the course of the weekend. The retro celebration kicks-off with Friday's Monster Energy Fan Fest, which begins at 4 p.m. and includes the chance for fans to meet their favorite Unadilla legends as well as many current superstars, including members of GEICO Powersports Honda and Jagermeister KTM.
Following Fan Fest, a special outdoor screening of the Motocross Files will be presented, courtesy of the noted producer Todd Huffman. Viewing will take place in the amateur pit area.
Headlining the list of activities for race day on Saturday is the inauguration of the Unadilla "Walk of Fame," a special area on site dedicated to the most famous riders who have participated at Unadilla over the past 40 years. The first inductee will be announced during opening ceremonies.
Additionally, there will be a special area in the Sponsor Village aptly named the "Retro Village." The Retro Village will be home to a special display of historical Unadilla photographs, courtesy of the Robinson family and famous New England Motocross photographer Paul Buckley. Also hosted in the Retro Village will be a display of Unadilla event posters from the past four decades, as well as a significant display of over 50 vintage motocross bikes.
Fans that stop by the Racer X display will be able to pick up a free special commemorative event poster, which is being produced in limited supplies and available on a first come, first serve basis. The poster will serve as a great event souvenir and will feature photographs of many of the Unadilla legends who will be present throughout the weekend.
Tying together all of the old school festivities will be a large contingent of past Unadilla legends who will be on hand for bench racing and signing autographs. These Legends and Heroes include Tony D, Jimmy Weinert, Jojo Keller, Jeff Emig, John Dowd, Danny LaPorte, Erik Kehoe, Mike Fisher, Broc Glover, Barry Higgins and many more.
Lastly, many of the current superstars and teams are expected to join in the retro spirit with throwback color schemes and graphics. At least one factory team has already confirmed that they will be adorned in special colors. To cap off the stellar event and in the spirit of the old school, fans won't want to miss the special FMF 2-Stroke Invitational that will take place during intermission. Currently, Jimmy Weinert, Danny LaPorte and John Dowd are all slated to compete in the intermission show.
For additional information on this event and 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, including purchasing tickets to the event, pleaser log onto www.allisports.com.
For more information, please contact Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.
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Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship." For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit www.LucasOil.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.