MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports announce today the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will enjoy exclusive coverage across NBC Sports, SPEED and FUEL TV, with 60 hours of original programming, including 28 hours of live coverage. The domestic broadcasts will reach more than 120 million viewers across the three networks.
NBC Sports' coverage is spread over three months, including a pair of live broadcasts. NBC's third season of Motocross broadcasts begin with the Rockstar Energy High Point National June 12, continuing with the Rockstar Energy RedBud National on July 2 and the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National on August 13.
As a longtime supporter of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, SPEED will once again carry significant coverage for 2011 with 21 hours of programming. The network will showcase every final moto of the 250 Class Championship, in addition to two live broadcasts of the Peterson CAT Washougal National on July 23, and the season-ending Pala Motocross National on September 10.
"We are proud to continue our strong relationship with both NBC and SPEED," said MX Sports Pro Racing Vice President Davey Coombs. "They have been incredible partners for the past two seasons and their support has helped American Motocross reach millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world. Now with the addition of FUEL TV this season, we are even more excited about what the future will hold."
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship adds FUEL TV to the broadcast family for 2011, with more than 39 hours of total coverage on the network. FUEL TV will bring Motocross fans 24 hours of live programming, allowing them the chance to watch the stars of the 250 and 450 classes go bar-to-bar during the opening moto from each race. In addition, FUEL TV will also air 12 weekly one-hour highlight shows, plus a season preview, midseason and recap shows.
The series' widely-popular online coverage will continue as well, allowing enthusiasts to log onto the official website of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship to catch all the opening-moto action at www.allisports.com/motocross.
"Every moto enthusiast now has the opportunity to be a part of the entire day of racing, whether they choose to watch the television broadcast or the live stream, or a combination of the two," said Mark Carter, GM of Strategic Partnerships for Alli Sports. "We're providing more robust coverage this season, and giving our fans a choice of how they watch moto racing. This is a huge step forward for the sport."
Bringing the action into homes across the country is a talented lineup of veteran television personalities. Since joining the motocross broadcast team in 2009, Jason Weigandt has provided colorful play-by-play of all the on-track excitement. He returns to fulfill the same role in 2011 alongside another familiar name in former AMA Pro Motocross Champion Jeff Emig. "Fro," as many like to call him, gives viewers an insider perspective as to what is taking place in the riders' heads with analysis only a former champion could provide. Rounding out the three-person team is longtime trackside reporter Erin Bates. With considerable knowledge of the sport, Bates will bring viewers the latest breaking news and developing storylines from the starting gate and the pits.
Saturday's Rockstar Energy Hangtown National, the opening round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, can be seen beginning at 4 p.m. EST on FUEL TV, with coverage of the opening 250- and 450-Class motos. Remaining broadcasts of the final motos of each class will air back-to-back on SPEED this Sunday, May 22, beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
*All first motos will also air live on Allisports.com
2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship TV Broadcast Schedule
Event Date Channel Time (EST) Show
2011 Pre-Season Show
19-May FUEL TV 10:00 p.m.
Rockstar Energy Hangtown National
21-May FUEL TV 4:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
22-May SPEED 11:00 a.m. 450 Second Moto
22-May SPEED 12:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
26-May FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Rockstar Energy Freestone National
28-May FUEL TV 2:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
28-May SPEED 10:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
28-May SPEED 11:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
2-Jun FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Rockstar Energy High Point National 11-Jun FUEL TV 1:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
11-Jun SPEED 10:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
12-Jun NBC Sports 4:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
16-Jun FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
MotoTees.com Budds Creek National
18-Jun FUEL TV 1:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
18-Jun SPEED 10:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
18-Jun SPEED 11:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
23-Jun FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National
25-Jun FUEL TV 3:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
25-Jun SPEED 11:30 p.m. 450 Second Moto
26-Jun SPEED 2:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
30-Jun FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Rockstar Energy RedBud National
2-Jul FUEL TV 1:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
2-Jul NBC Sports 5:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
2-Jul SPEED 10:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
7-Jul FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Spring Creek Motocross National
16-Jul FUEL TV 2:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
16-Jul SPEED 11:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
17-Jul SPEED 6:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
21-Jul FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Peterson CAT Washougal National
23-Jul FUEL TV 4:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
23-Jul SPEED 7:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
23-Jul SPEED 8:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
28-Jul FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Mid-Season Review Show
11-Aug FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Mid-Season Recap
Rockstar Energy Unadilla National
13-Aug FUEL TV 12:30 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
13-Aug NBC Sports 3:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
13-Aug SPEED 9:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
18-Aug FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Rockstar Energy Southwick National
27-Aug FUEL TV 1:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
27-Aug SPEED 10:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
27-Aug SPEED 11:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
1-Sep FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Steel City Motocross National
3-Sep FUEL TV 1:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
3-Sep SPEED 8:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
3-Sep SPEED 9:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
8-Sep FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
Pala Motocross National
10-Sep FUEL TV 4:00 p.m. 250/450 First Motos
10-Sep SPEED 7:00 p.m. 450 Second Moto
10-Sep SPEED 8:00 p.m. 250 Second Moto
15-Sep Fuel TV 10:00 p.m. Highlight Show
2011 Season Highlight Show
22-Sep FUEL TV 10:00 p.m. Season Recap
*BOLD indicates LIVE programming
For more information or tickets for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, visit www.allisports.com/motocross.
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