MORGANTOWN, W.V. - MX Sports, in conjunction with the NPG, are pleased to announce the 2009 schedule of amateur racing events, which are held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. These events, which are a long-standing tradition of the series, are organized to allow local motocross racers the opportunity to ride a world class facility.
"When I was making my way up through the ranks, I was one of those kids out there on any given national weekend," explained Ricky Carmichael, 10-time AMA Pro Motocross national champion. "Jeff Stanton, Damon Bradshaw-there were so many top guys that I was a fan of back in those days, and it was cool to see all of them racing on the same track, knowing that I had just been out there as well."
For the first time in over ten years, all 12 rounds of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will feature amateur events. With a variety of classes available to cover men and women of all ages and skill levels, the 2009 nationals' amateur days offer something for every rider.
2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Amateur Days Schedule*
Date(s) Event Day(s)
May 21-24 Glen Helen Thursday, Friday, Sunday (Quads)
May 28-29 Hangtown Thursday, Friday
June 5-7 Freestone Friday (Night), Sunday
June 14 High Point Sunday
June 28 Thunder Valley Sunday
July 2-5 RedBud Thursday, Friday (Night), Saturday (Night), Sunday
July 16-17 Spring Creek Thursday, Friday
July 26 Washougal Sunday
Aug. 14-16 Unadilla Friday, Sunday
Aug. 21-23 Budds Creek Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Aug. 30 Moto-X 338 Sunday
Sept. 6 Steel City Sunday
*Riders should check with each specific track for specific list of classes and schedules, which are subject to change.
Motocross is unique to other professional sports in that it is rare that fans and local participants get the opportunity to enjoy the exact same facility, on the same weekend, as the top professionals in the world.
"Throughout the years, top American riders like Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham have grown up attending and competing in the amateur days at the outdoor nationals," said Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Director of Operations John Ayers. "With our onsite camping and a festival-like atmosphere, these events allow families the chance to enjoy the best that American Motocross has to offer. The chance to ride and compete on a track that is prepared for National Championship, including all the banners, sponsors and special touches is a special and rare treat."
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.
For fan and racing information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
About MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. For over 26 years MX Sports has been an industry leader in off road powersport promotions and marketing. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports 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.
Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.
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.