MORGANTOWN, W.V. - Since joining the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule in 2007, the Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National has become one of the most highly anticipated and toughest races of the year. The event returns for its third season on Saturday, June 6 at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas.
The sprawling, sandy layout of Freestone Raceway has lent itself to some of the most exciting racing of the past two seasons thanks to the dedication from promoter Tony Miller and his staff. The combination of a fast layout, loose dirt and the Texas sun provides a new challenge for the competitors, one that is a test of both rider and machine.
For 2009, Miller is accommodating the continued increase in popularity of the race by providing additional infield viewing areas. He has also added a technical element to the track with the inclusion of a tunnel jump. As fans make their way in and out of the infield, the world's fastest riders will be racing right over them.
Additionally, the Freestone Motocross National will partner with Flagstar Bank to serve as the title sponsor for the event. The event will officially be titled the Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National Presented by Yamaha, Berkey's Plumbing, and Kicker Audio.
A Midwest-based company, Flagstar Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in providing residential mortgages throughout the country. The company also provides banking services for customers in Michigan, Indiana and Georgia.
"We are excited about the opportunity to serve as the title sponsor of the Freestone event and become a part of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship," said Vice President of Correspondent Lending Michael Baker. "This serves as a great opportunity at exposure for Flagstar. Tony Miller has produced one of the finest facilities in the country and there is no doubt that the national on June 6 will be a memorable experience for everyone involved."
Last season, the Freestone Motocross National proved to be a true test of endurance and will as the world's best riders battled it out on the perfectly prepped layout and under the notorious Texas sun. Eventual champions James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto both overcame some tough starts and bits of adversity to rise to the occasion and triumph over their competitors in some of the most exciting action of the 2008 championship.
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.
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.
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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 RacingAMA 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.