MORGANTOWN, WV- Details for Friday afternoon's Monster Energy Fan Fest from Moto X-338, the official preview of the Moto-X 338 Motocross National, have been revealed and motocross fans throughout New England will have the chance to take advantage of their only opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars of the sport. A casual, laid-back setting will greet enthusiasts as several memorable activities are schedule to help them indulge in the atmosphere surrounding the national all free of charge. Gates open at 3 p.m. ET.
Kicking off the afternoon will be a media ride featuring the Star Yamaha and Valli Motorsports teams with their riders Darryn Durham, Michael Hall, Matt Lemoine, Lucas Moraes, Broc Tickle, Jimmy Albertson and Kyle Regal. Joining the men on-track will be WMX Class competitors Sara Price and Sarah Whitmore.
Following the riding at 4 p.m. ET, the pits will open for all in attendance to take their chance to interact with the riders on hand and receive autographs as well as take advantage of special tours a handful of Factory teams are offering through their race rigs. While fans mingle, the band Ten Man Push, the official band of motocross, will provide a live performance.
The track comes alive once again to bring the afternoon to a close as the always entertaining pit bike national brings bar-banging action to the masses on a smaller scale.
With a full slate of teams preparing for Saturday's race, fans can be sure to see the impressive machines of the 250, 450 and WMX classes on display as well as the chance to catch the series' biggest names making their way into town. You never know who might show up!
All proceeds from this weekend's Moto-X 338 Motocross National will be distributed for charitable cause, a trait that sets Southwick apart from other tracks in the country. Groups benefiting from the race include the Southwick Recreation Department, Southwick School Department and American Legion 338, among others.
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.
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
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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.