Motosport.com Holeshot Award in 450 Class Moto 2 Vaults Eli Tomac to First Career Premier Division Victory at Spring Creek

21 07 2014

Pourcel Asserts His Presence at the Front of the 250 Class
with Multiple Awards

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 21, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its return to Minnesota on Saturday for the eighth round of the 2014 season. The legendary Spring Creek MX Park in Millville hosted the La Crescent Wine & Spirit Spring Creek National in what ended up being an memorable afternoon for the eventual winners, with GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac capturing his first career 450 Class win and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin claiming victory for the first time at the facility owned and operated by his parents.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who achieve the series’ specialty awards all summer long. Each week, MX Sports Pro Racing will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

For the fourth time in 2014, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen posted the fastest lap of practice in the 450 Class, earning the Oakley Bomb Award and cementing his advantage in the quest to earn the Elite Oakley watch. Roczen narrowly edged out his hometown teammate Ryan Dungey for the top time, with his 2:04.326 surpassing Dungey’s 2:04.479 by just a tenth of a second. Roczen was able to carry that momentum into the opening moto, leading the bulk of the laps, but in the end was not a factor for the overall win.

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Ken Roczen laid down the fastest lap of the 450 Class to claim his fourth
Oakley Bomb Award of the season.
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

In the 250 Class the story stayed the same, as Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel not only secured his seventh Oakley Bomb Award in eight attempts, but also claimed the Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch. His time of 2:05.784 was almost a full second ahead of the second place time set by Martin. With four rounds remaining, the most awards another rider could achieve is five, guaranteeing Pourcel’s status as not only the best qualifier in the 250 Class, but arguably the entire series. The Frenchman has a keen sense for laying down a fast lap and he’s set the standard in the division for speed throughout the summer. However, Pourcel’s accolades in Millville didn’t end there.

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Christophe Pourcel earned his seventh Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Award in eight races, wrapping up the ultimate reward – the Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

At Spring Creek, Pourcel’s uncanny ability to position himself at the front of the field translated into a pair of Motorsport.com Holeshot Awards, giving him a class-leading five holeshots this season. He generated the most speed out of the long Spring Creek start straight and was able to maintain the momentum into the sweeping right first turn to cross the holeshot line first in each moto and control the early tempo in each race. As a result of his pair of strong starts, Pourcel remained at the forefront of the 250 Class to finish fourth overall following 3-6 moto scores.

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In the 450 Class, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey raced to his fifth Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season in the opening moto. As the Minnesota native looked to make an early statement, he engaged in battle with his teammate Roczen out front and eventually settled for third following a crash. Dungey rebounded from his slight misfortune in Moto 2 to challenge Tomac for the win and ultimately finish second, securing the runner-up spot overall.

The start of the second moto was the key to Tomac’s success in securing his first career 450 Class win. The rookie was tested after the initial start in which he earned the holeshot was red flagged, but he lined up again and proved it wasn’t a fluke, edging out Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton at the line. With nothing but clear track ahead of him, Tomac seized control of the moto to complete what ended up being a dominant breakthrough afternoon for the Colorado native, sweeping each of the day’s motos.

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Eli Tomac put forth an impressive performance at Spring Creek,
beginning with great holeshots.

Photo: Christian Munoz / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

One week after he claimed the first moto win of his career, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson had his resiliency tested in the opening 250 Class moto at Spring Creek. As the field roared through the first turn, Anderson found himself on the ground with several other riders following a wild incident. The New Mexico native was able to get back on the bike and return to action, eventually crossing the line in 36th on the opening lap. No doubt motivated by the adversity he already faced, Anderson put on an impressive charge through the field on one of the series’ most demanding tracks, ultimately overcoming 25 riders en route to an 11th-place effort and earning him his first RC Hard Charger Award of the season. Anderson’s fortunes were much better in Moto 2, where he started 10th and fought his way onto the podium in third, landing him sixth overall. Honorable mention goes out to GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig who managed to overcome a dead-last start of 40th in the opening 450 Class moto to pass 21 riders and finish inside the top 20 in 19th.

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen
Budds Creek – James Stewart
Spring Creek – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel
Budds Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Spring Creek – Christophe Pourcel

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Eli Tomac

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Bogle
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrick Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)
Budds Creek – Dean Wilson (+21)
Spring Creek – Jason Anderson (+25)

Round 9 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal, Washington, for the Motosport.com Washougal National on Saturday, July 26.

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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.

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Dungey Uses Motosport.com Holeshot Award as Springboard to Victory at Budds Creek

15 07 2014

Dean Wilson Passes 21 Riders to Take Home First RC Hard Charger Award

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With six rounds down and six more to go, the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its annual stop in Maryland for the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National. The 25th annual stop at the legendary facility presented the toughest weather conditions to date in 2014, providing an opportunity for some new riders to emerge at the forefront of the 250 and 450 Classes. In the end, each division’s leading title contender outlasted his respective points leader to put the momentum in their favor heading into the second half of the season. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett each made their return to the top of the podium and earned their third consecutive victory at Budds Creek.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

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James Stewart enjoyed the first gate pick in Moto 1
after landing the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap

Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

With a legacy highlighted by his raw, world-class speed, Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart surprisingly landed his first Oakley Bomb Award of the 2014 season at Budds Creek with a time of 1:57.748. Stewart acknowledged the challenge that lied ahead on the difficult, rutted track, but was happy to be back amongst the top riders in the 450 Class with hopes of continuing that dominance into the motos. Following Stewart’s time was Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen with a time of 1:58.217, once again establishing himself at the forefront of the division.

For the sixth time in seven rounds this season, the fastest rider in the 250 Class was Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel, who held the distinction of being the only 250cc rider to break the 2:00 minute mark with a time of 1:59.331. Pourcel praised the track, referencing the good prep and the nice day that was on hand for racing. Watching his lap times on the timer mounted on his handlebars, Pourcel was able to monitor his progress and capture the Oakley Bomb Award on his last lap of qualifying. Behind him was Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson who put in a great time of 2:00.105 and parlayed that effort to earn his first career win in Moto 1.

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Christophe Pourcel extended his dominance as the fastest qualifier with his sixth
Oakley Bomb Award of the season
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

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The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX trio of Grant (33), Brayton (10) and Nicoletti (38)
attacked the first corner for a spectacular day of holeshots
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

At Budds Creek, it was a pack of Yamaha’s that raced to the front of the pack and around the first turn of the opening 450 Class moto. When the gate dropped, all three Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX riders were at the forefront, with the Justin Brayton taking the Motosport.com Holeshot Award for the first time this season ahead of his teammates Josh Grant and Phil Nicoletti. However, Brayton was unable to maintain the pace of the lead pack, ultimately finishing 14th. In Moto 2, Yamahas were once again first to the turn, but Dungey found a way to sneak up the inside and got a great drive up the hill to earn his fourth Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season. The two-time series champion never looked back, going wire-to-wire to earn his second overall victory of the season.

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Jeremy Martin (19) grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

In the 250 Class, Pourcel got the jump off the gate, leading the pack around the first turn, but it was GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle on the inside lane who powered up the hill past Pourcel to take the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 1, ultimately finishing fourth. In Moto 2, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin fought hard using the inside lane to get in front of a first turn pile up that caused multiple riders to go down. Powering up the hill, Martin secured his fourth Motosport.com Holeshot Award and began to pull away from the rest of the riders. Baggett later caught Martin, who settled for second overall on the day with 2-2 results.

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

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Dean Wilson (15) made a valiant charge through the pack in Moto 2,
passing 21 riders to finish 16th and receive his first RC Hard Charger Award of the season
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

After getting caught up in a first turn incident caused by Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson put his head down in the second 250 Class moto to claw his way forward from a 37th starting spot to finish 16th, passing 21 riders along the way. Although Wilson did not go down after the first turn pileup, the bike was in need of attention from his team in the mechanics area. Wilson sat nearly one minute behind the leaders and 10 seconds back of the first rider ahead of him once he returned to action. Other honorable mentions go to Musquin, who went from 34th to 14th after his second moto crash and Soaring Eagle/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco, who came from dead last in the first 450 Class moto to go from 38th to 19th. Additionally, privateer Chris Proscelle was impressive, climbing from 39th to 20th in the second 450 Class moto.

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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.

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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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Savatgy Goes From “Worst to First” to Capture RC Hard Charger and Motosport.com Holeshot at RedBud

8 07 2014

Roczen Makes Presence Felt on His Path to Victory

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached the halfway point this past weekend in Buchanan, Michigan, for the Red Bull RedBud National. The 4th of July weekend tradition showcased the world’s best motocross racers taking to one of America’s most renowned tracks, housing the infamous “LaRocco’s Leap,” in hopes of gaining valuable championship points. Fans filled the grounds to watch a day of top-notch racing while celebrating Independence Day.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The biggest surprise of the weekend came from Rockstar Energy Racing’s Joey Savatgy, making a noticeable return to form in his second season as a pro. After injury kept him out of the entire AMA Supercross season and the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Savatgy has gradually worked his way back into contention in the 250 Class. This past weekend, the reigning Rookie of the Year experienced the highs and lows of the sport in the course of two motos, earning the RC Hard Charger Award and a Motosport.com Holeshot Award along the way.

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Joey Savatgy (43) earned the RC Hard Charger Award and a MotoSport.com Holeshot
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

Savatgy fought harder than anybody to earn his result in the opening 250 Class moto, experiencing misfortune on the opening lap and crossing the line in dead last, 40th place. Despite the early adversity, Savatgy refused to quit and fought his way past 21 riders to finish an impressive 19th, rightfully earning the RC Hard Charger Award.

Likely motivated by his effort in Moto 1, Savatgy then went on to grab the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2, earning the very rare distinction of starting dead last in one moto and first in the next, and earning $500 in bonus money for his efforts. It was the kind of outing Savatgy needed to get back into the swing of things and potentially turn his season around.

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

In the 450 Class, the fourth gate pick proved to be enough for Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey as he raced to the line quicker than the top three qualifiers in Moto 1. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard fought hard with Dungey down the straight and into the first corner, but Dungey was able to stay hard on the throttle and take the line away from Canard while also taking away the $500 award with him. However, it was Dungey’s teammate Ken Roczen that would ultimately take control, making his way from deep inside the top 10 to pass each and every rider on his way to the front.

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Ken Roczen (94) posted a 1-1 sweep in the 450 Class, grabbing a MotoSport.com Holeshot Award along the way. Fredrik Noren (80) made a memorable debut  aboard the Team Honda Muscle Milk factory effort.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X 

Roczen continued his charge in Moto 2, leading the 40-rider bunch into the first turn of Moto 2. After a little close competition, Canard seized the opportunity again to quickly take the lead away from the rookie. Canard did everything he could to hold off Roczen and the duo battled it out until the Red Bull KTM finally found the inside and powered away from Canard to cap off a dominant day.

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Matt Bisceglia (96) claimed a MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in the 250 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 250 Class saw two fresh faces leading the eager pack early in each moto. GEICO Honda’s Matt Biscegila had a great jump in Moto 1 and raced hard with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett to the line. Biscegila put the power to the ground to take his first MotoSport.com Holeshot Award, taking home the $500 prize to complement Savatgy’s effort in Moto 2.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

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Ken Roczen claimed yet another Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Award
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Some recent track changes and added sections were said to make for better racing and faster lap times for the 2014 national at RedBud. With the new sections offering various types of dirt and traction, tire selection would leave mechanics and riders scratching their heads. However, that did not seem to pose a challenge for the 450 Class points leader Roczen. The Red Bull KTM rider set the fastest lap in practice, posting a 2:02.848. Roczen parlayed the top time into a win for the second time this season and is the only rider to qualify fastest and then secure the overall in either class thus far.

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Christophe Pourcel is 5-for-6 with fastest times this season
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 250 Class saw Frenchman Christophe Pourcel continue his supremacy of practice, posting yet another chart topping time of 2:03.517. Capturing another Oakley Bomb trophy, Pourcel will add a RedBud title to his stack of others from the 2014 season. Pourcel is 5-for-6 with fastest times, but is still in search of a moto win. At RedBud, Pourcel crashed in the first moto while leading and eventually pulled off with a DNF, forcing him to have a bad gate for Moto 2 where he started outside of the top 10 and ultimately finished 11th. He ended up 16th overall for his worst outing of the season.

Only days after Team Honda Muscle Milk announced he would be the replacement rider for an injured Justin Barcia, Swedish rider Fredrik Noren made a memorable debut aboard his factory ride by earning his second RC Hard Charger Award along with Savatgy. Noren battled his way from a 38th starting spot to finish 17th, matching the 21-rider total he achieved at Thunder Valley earlier this season.

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrik Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)

Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Mechanicsville, Maryland, for the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National on Saturday July 12.

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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Ken Roczen Earns First Career 450 Class Victory at Round Two of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

1 06 2014

Hangtown MX Hosts 46th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic

SACRAMENTO, CA – June 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its second and final stop in the state of California on Saturday for round two of the 12-race championship series. The 450 Class saw an all-new winner as rookie Ken Roczen captured his first career victory in the premier class, while Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin extended his winning-streak to two-in-a-row at the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

After last weekend’s season opener at southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held the early points lead in the 450 Class, but his teammate Roczen trailed close behind with a pair of second place finishes in his 450 Class debut. The two were poised to do battle at Hangtown but Roczen heightened the pace to a level that the veteran Dungey just couldn’t match on Saturday.

And it all began in the morning’s timed qualifying sessions, where Roczen laid down the fastest lap in qualifying and had the luxury of first gate choice in Moto 1. Roczen would soon build off that momentum in Moto 1, but first it was the two-time 450 Class Champion of Dungey that earned the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award before Roczen stole back the lead on the opening lap.

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It was a big day for Ken Roczen and the KTM brand in the 450 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby

Roczen created a gap over Dungey that couldn’t be matched in the first moto, en route to his first career Pro Motocross 450 Class moto win. Behind Dungey was Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, who jumped in behind the KTM duo early on. Canard was followed by his teammate Justin Barcia in fourth, while Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart rounded out the top five in Moto 1.

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Ryan Dungey captured the MotoSport.com holeshot in Moto 1
Photo: Simon Cudby

In Moto 2, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer claimed the MotoSport.com Holeshot, immediately followed by his teammate, Brett Metcalfe. Metcalfe wasted no time in getting himself out front, followed by Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey. Metcalfe and Barcia went back and forth for the lead early on but Roczen eventually staked his claim on the lead and never looked back.

Dungey followed suit, where he quickly settled into the second place position behind Roczen. Despite a valiant charge, the round one winner finished in the runner-up position, where he surrendered his early points lead after two rounds of racing.

“Today was pretty good, I got good starts which helped out. The first and second moto kind of played out the same, got into second and Kenny [Roczen] was riding really well today. I know I can improve in a few little areas, but overall it wasn’t too bad. It’s going to be a long year.”

It was a big day for Roczen and the KTM brand, as the world champion from Germany earned his first career overall in the 450 Class, giving KTM its first 450 Class win at Hangtown throughout the event’s 46-year history. As the 2013 250 Class winner as well, Roczen adds his name to a select list of riders to ever win the Hangtown Motocross Classic in both classes. Roczen will carry the red number plate background and the points lead into round three next Saturday.

“I really had a good time out there,” Roczen said. “It was good racing, I don’t think I have anything to complain about. I always have done well at Hangtown and I have good memories here. This weekend I was comfortable on the bike and once you have that little bit you need, it’s going good.”

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450 Class Podium: (left) Trey Canard, Ken Roczen, (right) Ryan Dungey
Photo: Simon Cudby

As the second moto wore on, the racing action became more intense as former 450 Class Champion James Stewart began pushing his way through the pack, eventually getting around Metcalfe and Barcia for third. And Canard soon followed, making up nine positions to overtake fourth place from Barcia by the end of the second moto. Canard ran down Stewart on the final lap and although he wasn’t able to make the pass on Stewart in Moto 2, the Shawnee, Oklahoma native was able to secure third overall with 3-4 moto scores with an impressive charge in the second moto.

“I was trying to do the best that I could and I got more and more comfortable as the race went on,” Canard said. “It feels good to ride a motorcycle that you’re comfortable on and having fun. Every point is going to count come August so I’m going to make the best of every moment while I’m out there.”

Stewart finished the day with 5-3 moto scores to capture fourth overall for the day, followed by Barcia in sixth with 4-5 scores. California native Westin Peick put in a season-best sixth place finish aboard his RCH Racing/Soaring Eagle Suzuki.

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Factory Yamaha swept the 250 Class podium: Martin (19),
Webb (37) and Pourcel (not pictured)
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was once again a marquee day for Factory Yamaha racing in the 250 Class, as the brand swept all three positions on the overall podium. Coming off Yamaha’s first 250 Class victory in exactly one decade at the opening round, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin once again led the way with his second straight victory-and 1-1 sweep-of 2014.

“This is what I’ve been focusing on,” Martin said. “Great motos today, my teammate and I went 1-2 and the Yamahas were strong. It was pretty cool for Yamaha that we swept the podium. I don’t think it’s been done in a long time.”

Martin was once again joined atop the podium by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, who seemingly picked up where he left off as a front-runner at the opening round.

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The 250 Class action was some of the most exciting racing of the day
Photo: Simon Cudby

In the first moto, Webb battled with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle for the second place spot, a battle that sent the Newport, North Carolina rider to the ground once. Webb bounced back, though, eventually passing Bogle to capture second place in Moto 1. There was no catching Martin, though, as he gapped the rest of the field by nearly 20 seconds.

GEICO Honda’s Zach Bell captured the MotoSport.com Holeshot in the first moto, where he hung on for a top five finish behind Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill, who took fourth in Moto 1.

While he’s been extremely close in the first three races, Martin captured his first MotoSport.com Holeshot of the season in Moto 2, where he led every lap start to finish. The top two positions unfolded just as they did in the first moto, but the turn of events came in the third place position with Valli Motorsports/Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel. Pourcel, who hasn’t raced a full season of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross since 2011 in the 450 Class, captured a season-best third place finish in Moto 2, which was good enough to earn the Frenchmen third overall for the day.

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250 Class Podium: (left) Christophe Pourcel, Jeremy Martin, (right) Cooper Webb
Photo: Simon Cudby

Justin Hill put forth a consistent effort to capture fourth overall with 4-6 moto scores, while California native Jessy Nelson rounded out the top five with moto finishes of 7-5 aboard his Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda machine.

Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Lakewood, Colorado for the Toyota Thunder Valley National on Saturday, June 7.

For tickets and additional information, please visit AlliSports.com/motocross 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.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic
Prairie City SVRA – Sacramento, California
May 31, 2014
Round 2 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-1)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (3-4)
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (5-3)
  5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (4-5)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (8-6)
  7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-8)
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (6-9)
  9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (10-7)
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (11-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 94
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 89
  3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda – 72
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 66
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki – 61
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda – 52
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 52
  8. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 52
  9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 51
  10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha – 43

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (8-3)
  4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (4-6)
  5. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda (7-5)
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM (10-4)
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (9-7)
  8. Zach Bell, Cairo, Ga., Honda (5-12)
  9. Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda (13-8)
  10. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (3-35)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 100
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha – 88
  3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha – 63
  4. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 51
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 50
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM – 49
  7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 48
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., Kawasaki – 48
  9. Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda – 45
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 43

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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Asterisk Mobile Medial Center Returns to All 12 Rounds of 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

30 05 2014

MX Sports Pro Racing Announces Monetary Contribution
to Asterisk for 2014

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center (AMMC) are pleased to announce the renewal of their long time agreement that will see the AMMC at every 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, event. To support this effort, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a contribution of more than $110,000 to the AMMC for 2014.

The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, and its dedicated staff, has been a mainstay at every Pro Motocross event for more than a decade, in providing on-site emergency medical services to professional motocross riders.

“We would like to thank MX Sports Pro Racing for their continued support and generous donation to enable the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center to be present at all 12 rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Tom Carson, Asterisk’s Director of Motorsports and a former professional motocross racer. “MX Sports has supported us for the last fourteen years-since our inception-to ensure the best possible medical attention and rider safety. We have been partners from the beginning in making sure this level of care is a standard at all professional motocross races. We are excited for the season to be underway and look forward to more great racing like everyone witnessed at the Red Bull Glen Helen National opener.”

“Having the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center at each round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship means our athletes and race teams know that they will have the best medical services available to them,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “Dr. John Bodnar, the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center’s Medical Director, and the rest of the doctors, trainers and nurses-and also, of course, Tom Carson-have long served the paddock and the race tracks.”

The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is an emergency care facility available at each AMA professional Motocross and Supercross event to staff, participants, and crew at no cost. The full 53-foot hospital trailer is staffed with qualified and experienced medical personnel and offers specialized equipment for our sport’s unique injuries. The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is provided to the racing community by Asterisk. Their operating budget is made possible by Feld Motorsports, MX Sports Pro Racing, AMA Racing, Road 2 Recovery Foundation, Joe Gibbs Racing MX Team, and Pro Circuit, as well as individual riders and private donors.

To help support the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, please visit: www.themedicrig.com.

Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Sacramento, California for the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic on Saturday, May 31.

For tickets and additional information, please visit AlliSports.com/motocross 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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Red Bull KTM Leads The 450 Class Into This Weekend’s GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic in Northern California

28 05 2014

Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen Sit 1-2 in the 450 Class,
Jeremy Martin Leads 250 Class

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 28, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, got under way last Saturday with the Red Bull Glen Helen National in San Bernardino, California, where Minnesota natives Ryan Dungey and Jeremy Martin secured season-opening victories. Now, heading into round two of the 12-race championship this weekend in Sacramento, California, Dungey will wear the coveted red number plate background to indicate his points lead in the 450 Class, while Martin will sport the 250 Class version of the leader’s red plate.

Taking place at the Prairie City OHV Park, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will embark upon the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic this Saturday, May 31, as the fastest professional motocross racers in the world are poised to challenge for their respective titles at one of the oldest stops on the national circuit.

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Ryan Dungey kicked off his 2014 title chase in a favorable position out front
Photo: Christian Munoz

While Red Bull KTM’s Dungey secured the overall victory at the opening round just last weekend, the Belle Plaine, Minnesota, native has an onslaught of competitors right on his heels. For example, Dungey’s Red Bull KTM teammate and 450 Class rookie Ken Roczen has proven to be a contender early on with a second overall at round one. In fact, Roczen led a majority of the second moto before Dungey, who is a two-time 450 Class Champion, made a last-lap pass for the win. As a former world champion hailing from Apolda, Germany, Roczen will is a young addition to this class worth keeping an eye on.

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Ken Roczen may be a 450 Class rookie in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
but he looks strong in the premier division
Photo: Christian Munoz

And don’t count out the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX veteran Josh Grant, who led Moto 1 from start to finish at Glen Helen. While Grant experienced a big crash in the second moto, the California native made a big statement right out of the gates. He’s also proven in the past that he loves the Hangtown track-he made his professional debut here exactly ten years ago, leading his first-ever race right out of the gate.

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia was a heavy favorite for a podium finish at the opener; however, a broken chain in Moto 1 left the Monroe, New York, native with a 34th place finish. Barcia bounced back with a fourth in the second moto, and he looks to improve his results at Hangtown. But there was no disappointment from his Team Honda Muscle Milk teammate Trey Canard, who kicked off the season with an overall podium finish. Canard’s moto scores of 7-3 were enough to place the Shawnee, Oklahoma, rider in third place for the day.

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Trey Canard heads into the second round with third place in the championship points
Photo: Christian Munoz

Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s newest member, Brett Metcalfe, who is filling in for the injured 450 Class Champion, Ryan Villopoto, had a great showing at the first round with his new team, securing fourth overall. Metcalfe, the reigning Canadian Motocross Champion, has been slated as another contender this season.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart finished just outside the top five at the season opener, where he experienced a minor crash in the first moto. Stewart, a former 450 Class Champion, is expected to be in championship contention this season. TwoTwo Motorsports/Discount Tire Racing’s Chad Reed enters the 2014 season fresh off an injury and the former 450 Class Champion is admittedly easing himself back into competition, where he is expected to be a front-runner upon full recovery.

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Jeremy Martin’s perfect day at round one proved
that he will be a strong 250 Class contender

Photo: Christian Munoz

In the 250 Class, the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha duo of Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb put forth an impressive performance at last Saturday’s opener. Martin swept the entire field, grabbing both MotoSport.com holeshots before dominating each moto for the win. Martin will have his hands full with teammate Cooper Webb, who finished as a consistent runner-up last weekend in Southern California. It was the first 1-2 finish for Yamaha in a 250 National since 1998.

In addition to the Yamaha duo above, the 250 Class has a strong field of talent competing for the championship. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, who grabbed third place in Moto 1 at Glen Helen, put his KTM in the mix early on but the Edgewood, New Mexico, native experienced mechanical issues in the second moto. Then there’s Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, who also claimed a third-place moto finish. Baggett is a former 250 Class Champion and knows what it takes to get the job done through 12 rounds.

In the end, it was Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/Honda’s Cole Seely who claimed the final podium position at the opener. Seely made a big statement that he is ready to compete for the 250 Class title this season.

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Cooper Web had an impressive performance at Glen Helen
Photo: Christian Munoz

Former 250 Class Champion and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson sustained a knee injury at round one and will not be competing this weekend at Hangtown. Additionally, GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne will be sitting out, due to a thumb injury.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Sacramento, California, this Saturday, May 31, for the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

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, 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.

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Ryan Dungey and Jeremy Martin Emerge Victorious at Season Opening Red Bull Glen Helen National

25 05 2014

Glen Helen Raceway Hosts Lucas Oil Pro Motocross

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – May 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More than 27,000 fans witnessed a historical afternoon of racing at Saturday’s 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, season opener, which took place in San Bernardino, California. The 450 Class winner Ryan Dungey and 250 Class winner Jeremy Martin emerged victorious in their respective classes, making history as the first Minnesota natives to sweep the winner’s circle at the sixteenth running of the Red Bull Glen Helen National.

 

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Ryan Dungey made a big statement at the opening round
Photo: Simon Cudby

The Glen Helen National made its highly anticipated return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit since 2009, when Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey captured the 250 Class win en route to claiming the 250 Class Championship the same year. Dungey, also a two-time 450 Class Champion, made a statement at the season opener as he topped the highly competitive field with 3-1 moto scores.

Dungey’s stiffest competition came from his Red Bull KTM teammate Ken Roczen, who finished in the runner-up position in his Pro Motocross 450 Class debut.

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Josh Grant captured the first holeshot of the season,
along with the Moto 1 victory in the 450 Class

Photo: Simon Cudby

It was Riverside, California’s Josh Grant who kicked off the season opener in a big way as the Toyota/JGRMX Yamaha rider captured the $500 MotoSport.com Holeshot Award and led Moto 1 from start to finish. Grant’s newest JGRMX teammate, Phil Nicoletti, joined the front-runner early on in Moto 1 before Roczen made the move for second place. Roczen made a valiant charge toward Grant’s lead at the end, where he finished less than one second behind the JGRMX rider for second place, while Dungey came in third.

The Red Bull KTM duo of Dungey and Roczen were neck-and-neck heading into the second moto and things only became more exciting as the gate dropped and the battle ensued. Roczen got off to a great start and Dungey filed in close behind, but as the race wore on, the veteran Dungey closed the gap on the leader. With only a few corners to go, Dungey made the pass on Roczen for the lead and held on to capture the Moto 2 win.

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Red Bull KTM teammates Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey battled all day long
Photo: Simon Cudby

Dungey’s 3-1 moto scores were enough to secure his first overall win at Glen Helen in the 450 Class, where he now leads the early points chase heading into the second round next weekend.

“It was really just a game of cat and mouse the whole time,” Dungey said. “I felt like the win was there early on, but I just needed to make that pass happen [on Roczen]. It was good to go 1-2 with a teammate and it was a good day for KTM.”

While Roczen led fifteen of the sixteen laps in Moto 2, the former world champion finished second place in the moto and second overall for the day.

“I’m happy about my riding today,” Roczen said. “I want to take it week by week and just keep making progress. We’re going to go to Sacramento 100 percent focused and to just ride as good as we can.”

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Trey Canard kicked off the season with third place overall in the 450 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard carried himself to a podium finish in the second moto, where a 7-3 score gave him third overall for the day.

“One thing that’s for sure about this series is that it’s long,” Canard said. The biggest thing you can do is just focus on yourself and try to go out there and win the race. My goal is to get maximum points each week and where the cards fall, they will.”

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450 Class podium: Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen
Photo: Simon Cudby

Australia’s Bret Metcalfe made his first appearance aboard the Monster Energy Kawasaki squad on Saturday, where he will fill in for the injured 2013 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto this season. Metcalfe, who is the reigning Canadian Motocross Champion, proved his merit by claiming fourth overall for the day, just ahead of Grant, who ran into issues in Moto 2 that dropped him back to fifteenth. Grant’s 1-15 score was good enough to land fifth overall in front of his hometown crowd.

In the 250 Class, it was a big day for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team, who saw two of the three podium finishes in the division. In his sophomore year of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross competition, Millville, Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin secured his first career victory with a 1-1 sweep for the day. Martin had an exceptional day all around, as he captured the $500 MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in both 250 Class motos. From there, Martin accomplished an impressive feat as the 21-year-old led every lap of 250 Class racing across both motos at the opening round.

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Jeremy Martin had a flawless day at Glen Helen with a 1-1 moto sweep
Photo: Simon Cudby

Martin was joined atop the podium by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, of Newport, North Carolina. Like Martin, Webb put forth a consistent effort, where he finished with a pair of second places to claim the runner-up position for the day.

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Cole Seely finished third overall with 4-4 moto scores
Photo: Simon Cudby

While Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely didn’t get the best starts, the southern California native quickly put himself into the top five in both motos. Seely battled with Webb in the first moto, where the duo flip-flopped for the second place position. Rockstar Energy KTM’s Jason Anderson interjected himself into the mix, where he finished third in the first moto. In the end, Seely finished the day with third overall after scoring a consistent showing of 4-4.

Jeremy Martin heads into the second round as the points leader in the 250 Class for the first time in his professional motocross career.

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250 Class podium: (left) Cole Seely, Jeremy Martin, (right) Cooper Webb
Photo: Simon Cudby

Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Sacramento, California for the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic on Saturday, May 31.

For tickets and additional information, please visit AlliSports.com/motocross 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.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull Glen Helen National
Glen Helen Raceway – San Bernardino, California
May 24, 2014
Round 1 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (3-1)
2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (2-2)
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (7-3)
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (4-5)
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, (1-15)
6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-9)
7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (6-6)
8. Malcom Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (8-8)
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (10-7)
10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (9-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM 45
2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM 44
3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda 34
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki 34
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha 31
6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM 30
7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki 26
8. Malcom Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki 25
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki 24
10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki 23

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-2)
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (4-4)

*The final 250 Class results are currently unavailable.

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha 50
2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha 44
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (4-4) 36

*The final 250 Class results are currently unavailable.

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, 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.

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NBC Sports Group and MAVTV Present more than 63 Hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Coverage

22 05 2014

NBC Sports Live Extra To Live Stream Races on NBC and NBCSN

STAMFORD, CT – May 22, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, and MX Sports Pro Racing, announced today the complete programming schedule for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to deliver every race of the season and more than 63 hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship programming. Coverage begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on MAVTV with the Red Bull Glen Helen National from San Bernardino, California. Coverage on NBCSN begins Sunday at 1 a.m. ET.

In addition to television coverage, all races that air on NBC and NBCSN will be live streamed through NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Race coverage airing on MAVTV will be live streamed on ProMotocross.com.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide another year of exceptional coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Eric Grilly, President, Alli Sports. “The enthusiasm and commitment that motocross fans demonstrate through their viewership excites us as we continue to present the series through our distribution channels.”

Offering motocross fans extensive access to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, NBCSN will air more than 20 hours of race coverage throughout the year and 15 hours of exclusive race recaps. NBC will present more than six hours of live coverage, including the Red Bull Tennessee National, Red Bull RedBud National and Red Bull Unadilla National. MAVTV will present all 12 rounds of live Moto 1 coverage to enthusiasts unable to attend the races in person, as well as an additional 24 hours of original programming.

Jason Weigandt, who enters his sixth year as the voice of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all telecasts on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV. Weigandt will be joined by analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Georgia Lindsay will serve as the pit reporter for all telecasts.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
All races that air on NBC and NBCSN will be live streamed through NBC Sports Live Extra (@liveextra), NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. The vast majority of races will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TELECAST SCHEDULE

 

DATE TIME EVENT NETWORK
May 24 4 p.m. Pro Motocross

Glen Helen Moto 1’s

MAVTV
May 25 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Glen Helen Moto 2’s

NBCSN
May 31 4 p.m. Pro Motocross

Hangtown Moto 1’s

MAVTV
May 31 6 p.m. Pro Motocross

Hangtown Moto 2’s

NBCSN
June 7 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

Thunder Valley Moto 1’s

MAVTV
June 7 5 p.m. Pro Motocross

Thunder Valley Moto 2.s

NBCSN
June 14 Noon Pro Motocross

High Point Moto 1’s

MAVTV
June 14 2 p.m. Pro Motocross

High Point Moto 2’s

NBCSN
June 28 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Tennessee Moto 1’s

MAVTV
June 28 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

Tennessee Moto 2’s – 450 Class

NBC
June 28 6 p.m. Pro Motocross

Tennessee Moto 2’s – 250 Class

NBCSN
July 5 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

RedBud Moto 1’s

MAVTV
July 5 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

RedBud Moto 2’s – 450 Class

NBC
July 5 4 p.m. Pro Motocross

RedBud Moto 2’s – 250 Class

NBCSN
July 12 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

RedBud Moto 1’s

MAVTV
July 12 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

RedBud Moto 2’s

NBCSN
July 19 2 p.m. Pro Motocross

Spring Creek Moto 1’s

MAVTV
July 19 6 p.m. Pro Motocross

Spring Creek Moto 2’s

NBCSN
July 26 4 p.m. Pro Motocross

Washougal Moto 1’s

MAVTV
July 26 6 p.m. Pro Motocross

Washougal Moto 2’s

NBCSN
August 9 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Unadilla Moto 1’s

MAVTV
August 9 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

Unadilla Moto 2’s – 450 Class

NBC
August 9 4 p.m. Pro Motocross

Unadilla Moto 2’s – 250 Class

NBCSN
August 16 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Indiana Moto 1’s

MAVTV
August 16 5 p.m. Pro Motocross

Indiana Moto 2’s – 450 Class

NBCSN
August 17 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Indiana Moto 2’s – 250 Class

NBCSN
August 23 3 p.m. Pro Motocross

Utah Moto 1’s

MAVTV
August 23 6 p.m. Pro Motocross

Utah Moto 2’s – 450 Class

NBCSN
August 24 1 p.m. Pro Motocross

Utah Moto 2’s – 250 Class

NBCSN

*All times ET and subject to change.

ALLI SPORTS

Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sport Group, 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. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 12 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.

AMA PRO RACING

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.

LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS

Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants 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, lubricants and problem-solving performance 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. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.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.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Partners With The Great American Food Drive to Help Americans in Need

21 05 2014

Great American Food Drive to Attend All 12 Rounds of the Championship

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 21, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group (NPG) announced today a partnership with the Great American Food Drive (TGAFD) a national food drive benefitting Food Banks across the country, for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

As a part of its 2014 America’s Food Drive National Tour, the Great American Food Drive will visit 25 events in 18 different cities, including every round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this season. TGAFD will provide a donation booth at each National where fans can bring non-perishable food items to be distributed locally. All of the food and 100 percent of the monetary donations collected will be donated to the nearest local food banks or local food pantries to each National.

“We believe that it is important that the members of the local community who attend our events can have confidence that their food or monetary donations will stay right in their own hometown, making a difference in the lives of their neighbors who are in need of emergency food assistance,” said Chris Plumtree, President and CEO of The Great American Food Drive.

Plumtree added, “We are all very grateful to the tremendous efforts of our National Partners Lucas Oil, Protect the Harvest, Comcast-NBC, and Printscape, as well our new National Partner MX Sports in helping us in our cause to help Americans in need of assistance.”

Some of the food banks that will benefit from the national tour include the Sacramento Food Bank of California, The Food Bank of Central and North East Missouri, The Food Bank of the Rockies in Colorado, Gleaners of Indiana, The Red Cross Food Pantry of Bowling Greene and Franklin, Kentucky, The Food Pantries of Morgantown, West Virginia, The Greene County Food Bank, and many others. The Great American Food Drive® strives to bring Americans together on a local and national level to form a united front in the fight against hunger in America.

The Great American Food Drive (TGAFD) is a national food drive helping Americans who are in need of food assistance. For more information, please visit the Great American Food Drive website at www.americasfooddrive.org or the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TGAFD.

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.

About Great American Food Drive®

We partner with major sporting and performance events, and host food drives at these events to benefit local community food banks. The best part is that all of the food and 100% of the monetary donations collected at all of our Great American Food Drive® events are donated to the nearest local food bank in the town where the event was held. We believe that it is important that the members of the local community who attend our events can have confidence that their food or monetary donations will stay right in their own hometown, making a difference in the lives of their neighbors who are in need of emergency food assistance. The Great American Food Drive® strives to bring Americans together on a local and national level to form a united front in the fight against hunger in America!

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 http://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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Glen Helen Raceway Returns to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross This Weekend With Highly Anticipated Season Opener

20 05 2014

Historic Stats and Information Regarding the Glen Helen National

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 20, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, kicks off in just a few days with the highly anticipated Red Bull Glen Helen National in San Bernardino, California. The season opener, taking place this Saturday, May 24, will serve as an industry homecoming for the motocross-rich Southern California area, as Glen Helen Raceway returns to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule for the first time since 2009.

Glen Helen Raceway held its first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National in 1993, where it served as the final round of the championship during its inaugural season. Glen Helen then moved to become a Mother’s Day staple from 1996-2003, hosting the opening round in six of those years, before returning to the final stop of the championship from 2004-2007. Glen Helen returned to hosting the opening round in 2008 and 2009, and will once again serve as the opening round in 2014 for the sixteenth running of the Glen Helen National.

Not all the hype surrounds the return of Glen Helen to the National schedule, though, as three former Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Class Champions will line up to reclaim the #1 plate following the news of reigning 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto’s absence. Villopoto suffered a serious knee injury in the closing stages of the recent AMA Supercross Championship, forcing him to take the summer off for surgery and rehabilitation. Leading the way will be two-time 450 Class Champion Ryan Dungey, last year’s runner up. Joining Red Bull KTM’s Dungey will be the 2008 450 Class Champion James Stewart, aboard his Yoshimura Suzuki and TwoTwo Motorsports/Discount Tire Racing’s Chad Reed, who claimed the 450 Class title in 2009.

Of the current riders lining up at this weekend’s season opener, Haines City, Florida’s James Stewart is the only rider to have won in the 450 Class at Glen Helen, where he won in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Stewart has claimed two wins in the 250 Class at Glen Helen in 2002 and 2004.

While Dungey has yet to compete in the 450 Class at Glen Helen, the 2009 250 Class Champ is the last rider to secure a win there in the 250 Class.

Two Southern California natives, Mike Alessi of the Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing team, and Toyota/JGRMX/Yamaha’s Josh Grant, will make an appearance in front of a hometown crowd this weekend. In 2009, Grant and Alessi each swapped a second place moto score, finishing atop the last National podium held at Glen Helen. While Alessi has never won a National at Glen Helen, he has finished second in four consecutive attempts, once in the 250 Class (2006) and three times in the 450 Class (2007-2009).

With 2013 250 Class Champion, Eli Tomac of the GEICO Honda team, having moved into the 450 Class this season, the door is now open to any one of a number of top title contenders. Two former 250 Class Champions and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammates Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett will return to the class this season in hopes of becoming the next multi-time 250 Class Champion since Ryan Villopoto’s three-year streak from 2006-2008.

Additional notes and stats for Glen Helen:

  • Glen Helen held its first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National in 1993, where it used a unique one-moto format.
  • Doug Henry won Glen Helen’s first National in the 125cc class, while Mike LaRocco won the 250cc class.
  • Mount Saint Helens drops about 200 feet in elevation, which equals 20 stories.
  • Ricky Carmichael is the all-time leader in wins at Glen Helen with eight career victories, three in the 250 Class and five in the 450 Class.
  • In 15 years of Nationals, 10 different riders have emerged victorious in the 450 Class.
  • Eleven different riders have won in the 250 Class and the class will feature its eighth straight new winner in 2014.
  • Every manufacturer but KTM has won in both the 450 Class and 250 Class at Glen Helen. KTM has yet to win a 450 Class race here.
  • In the 250 Class, Kawasaki has won 10 of the 15 races held at Glen Helen, where they enjoyed a seven-year winning streak from 2002-2008.
  • Four riders have won at Glen Helen in both classes: Ricky Carmichael, Grant Langston, James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto. Ryan Dungey is the only rider who can attempt to join that list with a 450 Class win this weekend.
  • Ryan Dungey became the first rider to win in the 250 Class on a Suzuki during the 2009 race at Glen Helen.
  • In 2009, Ryan Villopoto won his first 450 Class race in his first career start.
  • A total of five international riders have won at Glen Helen: Grant Langston (250 Class & 450 Class), Mickael Pichon (450 Class), Sebastien Tortelli (450 Class), Stephane Roncada (250 Class).
  • Three riders have won at Glen Helen to capture the very first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race they ever entered: Sebastian Tortelli (1999), Grant Langston (2001), James Stewart (2002).

Previous Glen Helen National Winners:

DATE

Aug 1, 1993

May 12, 1996

May 11, 1997

May 10, 1998

May 9, 1999

May 4, 2000

May 13, 2001

May12, 2002

May 11, 2003

Sep 12, 2004

Sep 11, 2005

Sep 10, 2006

Sep 9, 2007

May 25, 2008

May 23, 2009

450 CLASS

Mike LaRocco

Jeremy McGrath

Jeff Emig

Mickael Pichon

Sebastien Tortelli

Ricky Carmichael

Tim Ferry

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael

James Stewart

Grant Langston

James Stewart

Ryan Villopoto

250 CLASS

Doug Henry

Kevin Windham

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael

Stephane Roncada

Grant Langston

James Stewart

Mike Brown

James Stewart

Grant Langston

Ryan Villopoto

Ben Townley

Austin Stroupe

Ryan Dungey

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off this Saturday, May 24, in San Bernardino, California for the Red Bull Glen Helen National. For more information or to purchase tickets for this weekend’s event, please click HERE.

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, 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.

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