MORGANTOWN, W.V. - On the eve of the final round of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Steel City, the pre-event Monster Energy Fan Fest will provide motocross fans in Western Pennsylvania a unique chance to get a rare sneak peek of the following day's racing action, as well as the chance to meet many of the stars of the series in a laid back and open setting.
Riders and teams who will take part in the event include JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha along with team riders Cody Cooper and Christian Craig as well as Factory Yamaha and the series' most recent winner Matt Goerke. Joining these athletes will be a few of the stars of the Women's Motocross Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, as well 250 Class points leader Ryan Dungey, who is scheduled to sign autographs beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Additionally, courtesy of series sponsor Dunlop Tires, Trials legend and National Champion Geoff Aaron will be performing a special demonstration on both Friday night (scheduled for 5 p.m.) as well as during the races on Saturday. Aaron's performances are always a major hit with fans, and his riding abilities are amazing to watch.
Gates open at 4 p.m. ET and all fans are welcome to attend free of charge and take advantage of their chance to get up close and personal with the stars of the sport. Hundreds of cutting-edge and factory-built motocross bikes will be on display, and there is no telling who might make an appearance. The event will also feature pit bike racing and a free concert, courtesy of the Official Band of Motocross, Ten Man Push.
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
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.