MX Sports Pro Racing Announces 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule: VIP Tickets Available on Black Friday
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (November 24, 2009) – After one of the most thrilling seasons in AMA Motocross history, MX Sports Pro Racing is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule.
Beginning in 1972, the AMA Pro Racing-sanctioned U.S. outdoor national championship has served as the most prestigious motocross championship on the planet, consistently showcasing the world’s best riders.
The 2010 season will commence on Saturday, May 22, 2010, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic just outside Sacramento, Calif. From there, the series will travel throughout the country before coming to a dramatic conclusion on Labor Day Weekend with the Steel City Motocross National on September 4, 2010, in Delmont, Pa.
Each stop of the 12-race series will feature the premier 450 Class, which was won by Chad Reed in 2009, as well as the ultra-competitive 250 Class, which will be wide open as a result of ’09 champion Ryan Dungey’s move up to the premier 450 Class.
The Women’s Motocross (WMX) will also be a highlight at eight rounds of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championships, led by reigning champion Ashley Fiolek. In addition to the premier racing classes, fans can also expect unique motocross-related entertainment and attractions to be added as the season approaches.
‘The 2009 season was a transitional year for AMA Motocross, with lots of positive changes, and there’s more to come,’ said Davey Coombs, vice president of MX Sports. ‘We feel the 12 circuits the tour is visiting now make up the very best tracks in the country, though we continue to search for new opportunities and areas to visit in the near future-especially in the southeast. It is our goal to be there in 2011, as the facilities we are eyeing are continuing to build their infrastructure and racing circuits.’
Also returning for 2010 is one of the strongest media, promotional and television packages in two-wheel racing, produced in conjunction via partnerships at both SPEED TV and NBC. In addition, races will also be streamed live via the series website, which is located at www.allisports.com.
A special feature that new for 2010 is the opportunity for fans to purchase VIP tickets for each event beginning the day after Thanksgiving; Friday, November 27. These season VIP tickets will be on sale at www.allisports.com (visit the motocross section) and available for every event on the schedule. VIP ticket benefits vary by track, but generally include such special features as an all day pit pass, a special viewing area, VIP parking, catered lunch, complimentary event program and many other special benefits. These are the best seats in the house and are available only in limited quantities, thus they will sell out quick.
‘For the first time in the history of the series, our fans can purchase event tickets to every round through one convenient source and in partnership with a leading nationwide ticket provider’ said Nick McCabe of MX Sports. ‘VIP tickets represent the best seats at the track and we are pleased to make them easier to access and purchase on a worldwide level’.
2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
Hangtown Motocross Classic Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, Calif.
Freestone Raceway Wortham, Texas
High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, Pa.
Budds Creek Motocross Mechanicsville, Md.
Thunder Valley Motocross Lakewood, Colo.
RedBud Buchanan, Mich.
Spring Creek Motocross Millville, Minn.
Washougal Motocross Washougal, Wash.
Unadilla Valley Sports Center New Berlin, N.Y.
Moto-X 338 Southwick, Mass.
Steel City Raceway Delmont, Pa.
For more information, please contact Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
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Lucas Oil Products
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AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.