Tickets for 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship On Sale Now

26 11 2014

Special Incentives Available for Advance Ticket Purchasers

MORGANTOWN, WV – November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are pleased to announce that advance tickets for each round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, are now on sale and available for purchase at promotocross.com.

The on-track excitement of the 2015 season kicks off on Saturday, May 16 as Northern California’s popular Hangtown Motocross Classic returns as opening round of America’s most prestigious professional motocross championship. The schedule continues throughout the summer months, making such legendary stops as Thunder Valley, High Point, RedBud, Budds Creek, Washougal, Spring Creek and Unadilla. Glen Helen returns to the schedule once again, while Muddy Creek Raceway and Miller Motorsports Park celebrate three years of hosting a round of the Pro Motocross Championship. For the first time in the series’ history, the championship schedule will culminate in Crawfordsville, Indiana with the second annual Ironman National on Aug. 22.

Fans across the country will have the opportunity to watch arguably the most competitive field of racers in history engage in battle for the coveted 450 Class and 250 Class titles. Defending 450 Class Champion Ken Roczen will look to hold off a stacked field of former champions including Ryan Dungey, James Stewart and Chad Reed, in addition to proven contenders such as Eli Tomac, Trey Canard and Justin Barcia, plus many more.

The 250 Class will be a showcase of the sport’s brightest young stars, with reigning title holder Jeremy Martin headlining a long list of riders like his teammate Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, Justin Bogle, to name a few, in what is sure to be a captivating showdown all summer long.

Ticket information for every round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.promotocross.com. Don’t miss the chance to receive great deals and promotions on advance ticket purchasing during this holiday season. Follow Pro Motocross on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exclusive deals and information, and add your favorite racetrack to stay up-to-date on specific promotions and information.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products   

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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Veterans Eligible for Free Admission to Each of the 12 Rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

11 11 2014

Tickets Available Through Nonprofit Organization VetTix.org

MORGANTOWN, WV – November 11, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In honor of Veteran’s Day, MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group (NPG) are proud to announce the continuation of an initiative with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, where active and retired military veterans will once again have the opportunity to attend any round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, at no cost.

For 2015, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross has donated 50 General Admission tickets for each of the 12 rounds of the Nationals to the Vet Tix foundation. Tickets will be available to all military veterans two weeks prior to each event through VetTix.org.

“The donation of free tickets has dramatically widened the range of ways that veterans can relax, enjoy themselves, share smiles with their families and loved ones, and for some, be re-integrated into civilian life,” said CEO and Founder of Vet Tix Michael Focareto.

Major sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League, and National Hockey League have also partnered with Vet Tix, as have World Wrestling Entertainment and Professional Bull Riders. Lucas Oil Pro Motocross was one of the first prominent motorsports properties in the country to offer this one-of-a-kind service to all veterans of the armed services and is proud to enter its fourth year of partnership with the nonprofit organization.

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The entire motocross community would like to thank the individuals who have served,
as well as those who are currently serving, to protect our freedom in America.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Vet Tix, based in Phoenix, is a national nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families. The concept of Vet Tix was developed in 2008 by U.S. Navy veteran Michael Focareto. Since then, the organization has given away more almost 1.2 million tickets to veterans nationwide.

All active and retired military veterans can create an account on VetTix.org to receive emails and reminders about when Lucas Oil Pro Motocross tickets become available. More information about Vet Tix can be found at VetTix.org.

The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off Saturday, May 16, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California. The world’s best riders will compete over the course of 12 rounds of action on the most renowned motocross tracks in the country. Tickets will go on sale series-wide beginning on Monday, November 24. Stay tuned for special promotions and discounts throughout the holiday season.

For additional information, please visit our new URL ProMotocross.com and LIKE the Pro Motocross Facebook page and follow @ProMotocross on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products   

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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Motocross Community Mourns the Loss of Unadilla Co-Founder Peg Robinson

5 11 2014

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Pays Tribute to Peg and Her Great Legacy

MORGANTOWN, WV – November 5, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – On Sunday Nov. 2, 2014, the motocross community lost an important pillar with the passing of Peg Robinson, co-founder of the legendary Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, New York. On behalf of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group (NPG) extend their deepest condolences to the Robinson family during this difficult time.

Although Peg was not in the public eye, she and her husband Ward were the driving force behind Unadilla’s storied history and continued success. Those who worked closely with Peg at the races often referred to her as the “woman behind the scenes” who kept events running smoothly and efficiently, paying close attention to detail and keeping everyone on task, from riders and teams, to event staff, media and everyone in between.

Since Ward and Peg Robinson began hosting major motocross events in 1970 on their family farm in upstate New York, Unadilla has been synonymous with motocross.

“The whole Robinson family was always involved, but Peg was the one that really got things done. Ward was the one everyone knew as the promoter, but if you wanted something done right away, you went to her,” said five-time 500cc World Champion and renowned Red Bull KTM/USA Motocross of Nations Team Manager, Roger DeCoster, who has been visiting Unadilla since the early 1970s. “Peg was the foundation of the family, and it’s very sad that she will not be there when we return next year. She was a great lady, always very polite, and she just did a lot of great things for motocross over the years. We will miss her very much.”

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(Pictured above) Ward and Peg Robinson were the driving force behind Unadilla’s great success.
The motocross community will truly miss Peg’s great contribution.
Photo: Robinson Family

Unadilla hosted its first major race on October 18, 1970, the second round of the first-ever Trans-AMA Series. They hosted their first Inter-AMA Championship race in 1971 and with each event, Unadilla continued to host some of the world’s best racers, helping to set the stage for the facility’s long history with international motocross events. On July 30, 1978, Unadilla hosted their first of many 250cc United States Grand Prix of Motocross events, and they would continue hosting the 250cc USGP through 1992.

When the AMA started its own U.S. National Motocross Championship in 1972, Unadilla was on the schedule, jointly hosting an outdoor national and an Inter-AMA race. Gary Jones was the top American and second overall. Unadilla joined the AMA Motocross schedule permanently in 1993.

“The second generation of the Robinson family, as we know them, got their know-how from their father, Ward, but they got their strength and stamina from mom, Peg,” said Rita Coombs of MX Sports Pro Racing. “Sometimes it’s harder than you think to help, love and support someone with a dream as big as Ward’s, but here we are today, and Unadilla is one of the best-known and respected motocross tracks of all. We will truly miss seeing her at the races.”

The family will be accepting condolences from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the HJT Funeral home in Edmeston, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peg’s memory to the Edmeston Emergency Squad.

Surviving are her loving husband Ward; her children Jill Robinson, Greg and Linda Robinson; her grandchildren Alex and Nick Robinson; her siblings Barbara Fallis, Jerry and Patty Schrag; her in-laws Van and Carol Robinson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products   

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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MX Sports Pro Racing Congratulates 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductees

21 10 2014

Class of 2014 Recognized During Second Annual AIMExpo in Orlando

MORGANTOWN, WV – October 21, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  MX Sports Pro Racing would like to congratulate all seven of the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees that were recognized over the weekend for their achievements and contributions to motorcycling. The AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on Friday evening at the Orange County Convention Center’s Chapin Theater in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the second annual American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo).

Among the seven inductees recognized on Friday were two past AMA Motocross National Champions, Pierre Karsmakers and Mike LaRocco, both of whom were in attendance to receive their honors.

Karsmakers was one of the first European motocross heroes to bring his expertise to America, moving here in 1973. A three-time motocross champion in his native Holland, Karsmakers came to the United States when professional motocross racing was just starting to catch on. Signed to race for Yamaha, Karsmakers won the brand its first 500cc AMA Motocross National Championship.

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Pierre Karsmakers, pictured above, made a great impact on American Motocross history.
Photo: Racer X Archive

One year later Karsmakers claimed the inaugural AMA Supercross Championship in 1974 (though at the time it was called the Yamaha Super Series of Stadium Motocross). Karsmakers continued racing in America until he retired in 1979, and arguably his greatest contribution was teaching his American competitors the importance of race-testing, physical fitness and general riding technique.

Mike LaRocco was raised in Indiana and won his first National Championship at the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur Nationals, then turned professional in 1987 as a Yamaha support rider. Over the next 19 years he was a constant contender in both AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross, collecting national championships in AMA 500cc Motocross and AMA 250cc Motocross, as well as a World Supercross title.

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Mike LaRocco, pictured above, has made a seamless transition from factory racer to Team Manager.
Photo: Racer X Archives

Along the way, LaRocco raced for several brands but he ended his career in 2006 with Factory Connection Honda-now known as the GEICO Honda Team. Since 2010, LaRocco has managed the GEICO Honda Supercross/Motocross Team, which has won a title each year he has been involved.

Additionally, lifetime motorcycling advocate and enthusiast Tom White was recognized for his achievements and contribution to the sport of motocross. White was an acclaimed dirt track racer who ignited his passion for motorcycling at the age of 15. By the time he was in his early 20s, White was ranked among the top 100 motorcycle racers in America, earning AMA National No. 80. Soon after, he founded White Brothers Cycle Specialties in 1975, which became one of the top off-road motorcycle accessory companies in America. When White sold the company in 2000, the firm listed more than 30,000 products.

Today, White feeds his passion by racing motocross, working as a race announcer, and serving as owner and curator of the Early Years of Motocross Museum in Villa Park, California, which features 160 motorcycles and related displays.

White’s lasting contributions also include the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the person or persons who have made the largest impact on the growth of motocross in America, and creating the World Veteran MX Championship and the World Four-Stroke Championship, which has become the World Two-Stroke Championship.

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Class of 2014 Inductees l-r: Scott Summers, Rob Muzzy, Tom White, Pierre Karsmakers,
Mike LaRocco, Byron Hines; not shown: George Barber.
Photo: Courtesy of AMA

Other members of the Class of 2014 include: race tuner and innovator Byron Hines; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park; and legendary tuner, engine builder and team owner Rob Muzzy.

Also honored was AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend William “Willie G.” Davidson. Willie G. is the grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson and is responsible for many of the innovative motorcycle designs that ushered in a new era for the iconic company.

MX Sports Pro Racing congratulates all of the inductees to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and thanks them for their important contributions.

The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing kicks off on Saturday, May 16 with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California. For more information on the series, please visit www.promotocross.com.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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MX Sports Pro Racing Congratulates 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions Ken Roczen and Jeremy Martin on a Successful Season

26 08 2014

Roczen Earns First Career 450 Class Title in His Rookie Season

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  MX Sports Pro Racing wishes to congratulate newly crowned 450 Class Champion Ken Roczen and 250 Class Champion Jeremy Martin, along with their respective teams – Red Bull KTM team and Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha – on a successful 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season.

In a highly anticipated championship battle that went down to the last moto of the 12th and final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen maintained his composure to capture his first career 450 Class title at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin clinched his first career title one round early in Indiana, where he finished the season in a strong manner with a 1-1 sweep at Utah’s finale.

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Roczen became the first German native to win an American motocross title.
Photo: Simon Cudby

With five overall wins and eight moto wins, the most of anyone in the 450 Class, Roczen was the most consistently dominant rider in the premier division. The German native surrendered the season-opening victory to his teammate Ryan Dungey, but a 1-1 sweep at round two projected Roczen into a position to take over the championship points lead at round three and he maintained possession of the points leader’s red number-plate background for the duration.

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Ken Roczen was able to clinch his first career 450 Class title in the final moto at the season finale.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Roczen is the first German native to win a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title and is the 23rd different 450 Class champion in the series’ 43-year history. Additionally, he joins an elite group of riders who hold the distinction of winning the title in their rookie season, including Dungey (2010), Ricky Carmichael (200) and Jean-Michel Bayle (1991).

Jeremy Martin put forth an impressive performance en route to his first career title in the 250 Class, where he controlled the championship points lead and red number plate background through all 12 rounds. The 21-year-old began his sophomore professional season on fire in the 250 Class after sweeping the first five motos in a dominant fashion. Martin tallied five additional moto wins to total 10 for the season, while capturing five overall wins, the most of anyone in the 250 Class, and even two holeshots. Additionally, Martin led 41 percent of all laps in the 250 Class.

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Congratulations to Jeremy Martin and the entire Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team!
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was a banner year for Martin, the Star Racing team and Yamaha, who each experienced important milestones during the 2014 season. In addition to race-specific highlights for the Yamaha, Jeremy Martin’s 250 Class title gave the brand its first AMA Motocross Championship in this division since Jeff Emig’s title in 1992, which is perhaps the most impressive feat of them all.

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It was a banner year for Jeremy Martin, the Star Racing team and the Yamaha brand.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Both Roczen and Martin will return in 2015 to defend their respective Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship titles. The opening round will take place Saturday, May 16 in Rancho Cordova, California with the Hangtown Motocross Classic. For more information, please visit www.promotocross.com.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Roczen Crowned Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion in Utah

24 08 2014

Canard Earns First Career 450 Class Victory
while Martin Dominates 250 Class

TOOELE, UT – August 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The 12th and final round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, signified the series’ second ever visit to Miller Motorsports Park, just outside of Salt Lake City, for the Zions Bank Utah National on Saturday. With a title yet to be decided in the premier 450 Class, the spotlight was on the Red Bull KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey over the final two motos of the summer as 20 points separated the teammates entering the afternoon. Roczen was a fixture at the forefront of the field all afternoon, but ultimately rode patiently to ensure he would clinch the title in his first season of 450 Class competition with a fourth-place finish, ending the summer with a 14-point advantage over Dungey.

Out front on the 450 Class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard continued his strong close to the season and was dominant en route to his first career win, posting a 1-1 effort to become the division’s 62nd different winner. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin capped off his championship-clinching effort from a week ago with a decisive outing of his own, posting his third 1-1 effort of the season to finish out 2014 with a class-leading five victories.

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Roczen became the first German native to win an American motocross title.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Canard, undoubtedly the hottest rider in the series coming into Utah, kept the momentum going in the opening 450 Class moto, surging past GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac off the start and holding off Roczen to earn the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. As the riders slotted into position, Canard, Roczen, Dungey and Tomac immediately established a four-rider breakaway that would last the entirety of the moto. Canard withstood constant pressure from Roczen throughout the early stages of the moto, but as they began to make their way through lappers, Roczen almost went down after contact with another rider, allowing Canard to open a comfortable lead and dropping Roczen into the clutches of his teammate in third.

While Canard comfortably pulled away out front, Roczen, Dungey and Tomac did battle for the podium. On Lap 14, Dungey made the pass on Roczen for second, only to give the position back a few laps later when a lapper altered his line. As that sequence of events unfolded, Tomac encountered his own misfortune and lost touch with the leaders. Dungey fought back and was able to re-pass Roczen with two laps remaining. Out front, Canard cruised to his third moto win in his last four attempts, nearly seven seconds ahead of Dungey, who gained two valuable points on Roczen in third. Tomac was fourth with Toyota/Yamaha/N-FAB/JGRMX’s Josh Grant rounding out the top five.

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Canard was in a league of his own in Utah.
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was more of the same from Canard in Moto 2, once again capturing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award ahead of Roczen. The duo set a torrid pace on the opening lap to open a small gap on their rivals, while Dungey overcame a start outside the top five to move into third by the end of the opening lap. While Canard maintained control of the lead, Dungey soon began to put pressure on his teammate for second and after applying pressure for a few laps, was able to make the move on Lap 5. Dungey closed in to within a couple seconds of Canard, but could never mount a serious challenge.

Canard capped off his perfect day nearly eight seconds ahead of Dungey in second, while Tomac also made his way past Roczen to finish third.

Canard won four of the last five motos to close out the season on a high note. He earned his first career moto win at Unadilla two weeks ago and finished second overall in the two rounds leading into Utah. The victory came in his 26th career 450 Class start.

“I’ve gotten more comfortable [the last few weeks]. It’s no secret we made bike changes and it was instant for me in gaining more confidence,” explained Canard. “I really have to attribute that to the team and I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve been through such a roller coaster career I thought that if I didn’t win today then it would be hard to win [ever]. I just wanted to put two motos together to give us [momentum] going into next year.”

Dungey’s consistent 2-2 effort landed him second overall, while Tomac (4-3) earned the tiebreaker over Roczen (3-4) to grab the final spot on the podium.

Roczen is the first German native to win a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title and is the 23rd different 450 Class champion in the series’ 43-year history. Additionally, he joins an elite group of riders who hold the distinction of winning the title in their rookie season, including Dungey, Ricky Carmichael and Jean-Michel Bayle.

“I’ve been trying to play it cool [all weekend] but I’m not going to lie, I’ve been really nervous about today,” said Roczen. “I just didn’t want to talk about it and [wanted to] go out there and ride. I just pumped myself up for the motos and went, but it was honestly hard to put it out of my mind. I just went out there and did what I needed to do and made it happen, which is a huge accomplishment.”

Roczen’s title triumph was the second ever for KTM in the 450 Class and was the brand’s second premier division crown in three years. It’s also the first 1-2 championship sweep for the team.

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Dungey was strong on Saturday, but couldn’t overcome the points deficit.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Despite already clinching the 250 Class title last weekend, Martin didn’t let up on Saturday. After his teammate Cooper Webb grabbed the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the opening moto, Martin applied consistent pressure after starting second and was able to make the pass for the lead on Lap 5. Once in front, Martin was untouchable and opened a comfortable margin that he was able to maintain throughout the remainder of the moto.

Behind the Yamaha duo out front, the battle for the final spot on the podium was an exciting one. Strong starts by Rockstar Energy Racing teammates Joey Savatgy and Jason Anderson allowed the pair to jockey for the position early, but Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett soon made their presence felt by surging to the front. Musquin fought his way into third on Lap 4, but lost it to Baggett just one lap later. Although Musquin kept him honest for the entirety of the moto, Baggett withstood the pressure.

Martin took his ninth moto win of the season over 14 seconds ahead of Webb, with Baggett in third and Musquin fourth. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Chris Alldredge recorded a career-best fifth-place finish in just his third career pro start.

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Martin bookended the 2014 season with 1-1 victories.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Savatgy grabbed another strong start in the second moto, claiming the Motosport.com Holeshot Award over Martin. However, it didn’t take long for Martin to assume the lead and check out on the field. Savatgy soon came under fire from Musquin and GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, while Baggett and Webb also began their marches toward the front.

Musquin took over second from Savatgy on Lap 3, bringing Bogle with him. The duo did battle for six laps before Bogle got the best of the Frenchman, which allowed both Webb and Baggett to close in. On Lap 10 Musquin lost a pair of spots to the hard-charging tandem, dropping to fifth. As Webb looked to assume control of the final podium spot, Baggett found a way by and set his sights on Bogle.

Martin won by nearly 18 seconds over Bogle, who held of Baggett in third. Webb followed in fourth to ensure his spot on the overall podium.

“I found something with my bike setup that helped last week and I think that played a key factor in how comfortable I felt and how well I did today,” said Martin. “To be able to go 1-1 today was nice because it shows why I won the championship. I got good starts and chose good lines and it all worked out really great. I wanted to really enjoy it today and I did.”

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Baggett wrapped up the runner-up spot in the 250 Class championship.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Baggett’s 3-3 scores earned the runner-up spot in the overall classification and also clinched second in the final 250 Class championship standings over Webb, who tied Baggett in points for the afternoon but finished third overall (2-4) following the second moto tiebreaker.

“I showed up and rode my bike to the best of my abilities today. Some days I do that and some days I don’t. It’s as simple as that,” explained Baggett. “The track was much better this year and I was able to fight my way to the front. I just charge all the way to the checkered flag and where I end up is where I end up. Today that was good enough for second.”

The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule was released in conjunction with the season finale and will kick off with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, California, on May 16.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Zions Bank Utah National
Miller Motorsports Park – Tooele, Utah
August 23, 2014
Round 12 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (1-1)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-3)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (3-4)
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-5)
  6. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Ky., KTM (9-6)
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-12)
  8. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda (10-9)
  9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (13-7)
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (12-8)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 532
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 518
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 468
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 334
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 319
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 302
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 290
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 259
  9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda, 207

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (3-3)
  3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (2-4)
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (6-2)
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (4-5)
  6. Chris Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Kawasaki (5-8)
  7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (8-7)
  8. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (10-6)
  9. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda (7-9)
  10. R.J. Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (9-11)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 500
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 421
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 419
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 408
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 368
  6. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 355
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 276
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 260
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 252
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 230

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

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MX Sports Pro Racing Announces 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

23 08 2014

All 12 Championship Rounds Return to 2015 Schedule

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 23, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  On the eve of the conclusion of what’s been an incredibly successful season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announce the 2015 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The world’s most prestigious motocross racing series will kick off at Hangtown in Sacramento, California, on May 16, visiting the nation’s premier motocross facilities throughout the summer and making a return to all 12 venues that made up the 2014 schedule.

The anticipated return to Southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, along with the addition of the brand new Ironman Raceway in Indiana, proved to be a significant boost to the series’ continued growth and both venues will once again be included on the 2015 schedule. Glen Helen will serve as the schedule’s second stop, maintaining its Memorial Day weekend spot, while the Indiana National, previously serving as the penultimate round in 2014, will become the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship finale for its second annual event. Tennessee’s Muddy Creek Raceway and Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park both return for a third consecutive year in June and August, respectively.

The longstanding tradition of the sport’s most storied venues will also continue in 2015, including Thunder Valley, High Point, Budds Creek, RedBud, Spring Creek, Washougal and Unadilla.

“With the final round of 2014 upon us, the opportunity was ideal to reveal the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule. We have a great line-up of racing circuits that are both diverse and challenging, and the feedback from our competitors and race teams has been terrific,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “We look forward to continuing with the best race organizers in the entire sport, the ones that make up the National Promoters Group, as well as all of our major sponsors in 2015.”

Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale beginning November 1, 2014 at ProMotocross.com. Watch for promotions and offers that will roll out continuously leading up to the start of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

May 16              Hangtown Motocross Classic    Sacramento, Calif.
May 23             Glen Helen National                   San Bernardino, Calif.
May 30             Thunder Valley National             Lakewood, Colo.
June 6              Tennessee National                   Blountville, Tenn.
June 13            High Point National                    Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 27            Budds Creek National                Mechanicsville, Md.
July 4               RedBud National                        Buchanan, Mich.
July 18             Spring Creek National                Millville, Minn.
July 25             Washougal National                   Washougal, Wash.
August 8          Unadilla National                        New Berlin, N.Y.
August 15        Utah National                             Tooele, Utah
August 22        Indiana National                         Crawfordsville, Ind.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will conclude this Saturday, August 23, with the Zions Bank Utah National at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

For additional information on the series, please visit www.promotocross.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.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. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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