Venue to Host Second Round of 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – It was announced today that Thunder Valley Motocross Park, host of the second round of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, has signed Rockwell Watches to serve as title sponsor of the Thunder Valley National scheduled for Saturday, May 25, in Lakewood.
Thunder Valley Motocross Park has hosted a round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship since the 2005 season. The 2013 campaign signifies the earliest the track has ever been in the championship, moving up one round from last season. In its eight seasons as a stop in the world’s most prestigious motocross series, Thunder Valley has been the sight of many memorable moments, including the first ever motocross national to be run at night during the 2008 season.
“I’m excited to welcome Rockwell Watches as the title sponsor of this year’s Thunder Valley National,” said promoter David Clabaugh. “They have become a familiar name in the sport in recent years and their support will be invaluable to the success of this season’s event.”
Since Rockwell was founded in 2007, the Utah-based company has been a fixture in the world of motocross. Rockwell has provided sponsorship support to both teams and riders that have included 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Class Championship runner-up Mike Alessi, veteran rider Davi Millsaps, and 1995 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion Jeremy McGrath. The brand continues to be one of the most recognizable names in the pits thanks to the support it provides to the sport and its athletes.
“Becoming the title sponsor of a National is just a natural progression for Rockwell,” said Danny Wilson, Director of Branding for Rockwell. “We’ve been avid supporters of this sport from the very beginning and this is a tremendous opportunity to take our commitment to motocross as a whole to a new level. It’ll be an amazing event.”
The Rockwell Watches Thunder Valley National will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend celebration with an action-packed day of racing at one of the most picturesque, yet challenging tracks in the world. Thanks to its near mile-high elevation, Thunder Valley Motocross Park provides and added element of difficulty for both teams a riders. Due to the thinner air, the motorcycles must be adjusted to perform at their peak despite trying atmospheric conditions. Additionally, riders’ stamina will be tested in the high altitude over the course of a pair of 30-minute motos to crown an overall winner.
Racing from the 2013 Rockwell Watches Thunder Valley National begins at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 25, with competition in both the 250 Class and 450 Class.Brandon@nextlevelsportsinc.com.