World’s Fastest Motocross Riders Showcased All Summer Long
Exclusively on SPEEDTM and NBC Sports
Schedule Highlighted by Multiple Live Broadcasts
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (April 29, 2010) – After introducing the most innovative domestic television package in motocross history last season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, return with exclusive coverage from SPEED and NBC Sports for the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. All 12 rounds from the world’s most renowned motocross circuits will be broadcast directly into millions of homes throughout the U.S.
For the second year in a row, NBC Sports will showcase the only motocross action on live broadcast network television for three rounds: the Rockstar Energy High Point National on June 13, the Rockstar Energy RedBud National on July 3, and the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National on August 15. High Point, RedBud and Unadilla are three of the best known circuits in the motocross world.
‘The introduction of live races on SPEED and NBC was one of the most significant moments in American motocross history,’ said MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. ‘We are extremely excited for their return in 2010 and we can’t wait to continue the tremendous growth the sport has achieved in recent years by being brought into millions of additional homes.’
In addition to the trio of live events on NBC broadcast network television, SPEED will serve as the exclusive cable home of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, featuring a pair of live events with the Washougal Motocross National on July 24, as well as the championship finale on September 11. All seven remaining rounds of the series can be seen on SPEED via same-day coverage, with exception of the season-opening Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic, which will air next-day on Sunday, May 23, as a result of SPEED’s previous commitment to NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend programming.
The highly-talented 250 Class will also have an exclusive home on SPEED, with seven rounds shown via same day, back-to-back coverage with the 450 Class. The remaining five rounds can be seen on the Sunday following each national.
Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic SPEED May 23 6 p.m. EST
Freestone Motocross National SPEED June 5 9 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy High Point National NBC Sports June 12 3:30 p.m. EST
Budds Creek Motocross National SPEED June 19 9 p.m. EST
Thunder Valley Motocross National SPEED June 26 11 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy RedBud National NBC Sports July 3 3:30 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Spring Creek National SPEED July 17 9 p.m. EST
Washougal Motocross National SPEED July 24 7 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Unadilla National NBC Sports Aug. 14 3 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Southwick National SPEED Aug. 28 9 p.m. EST
Steel City Motocross National SPEED Sept. 4 9 p.m. EST
Pala Raceway SPEED Sept. 11 7 p.m. EST
*BOLD indicates LIVE coverage
Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic SPEED May 23 5 p.m. EST
Freestone Motocross National SPEED June 5 Midnight EST
Rockstar Energy High Point National SPEED June 13 6 p.m. EST
Budds Creek Motocross National SPEED June 19 8 p.m. EST
Thunder Valley Motocross National SPEED June 27 Noon EST
Rockstar Energy RedBud National SPEED July 4 4 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Spring Creek National SPEED July 17 8 p.m. EST
Washougal Motocross National SPEED July 24 8 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Unadilla National SPEED Aug. 15 4 p.m. EST
Rockstar Energy Southwick National SPEED Aug. 28 10 p.m. EST
Steel City Motocross National SPEED Sept. 4 8 p.m. EST
Season Finale SPEED Sept. 11 8 p.m. EST
The gates will drop and the bikes will roar in the shadow of the California capital of Sacramento in just over three weeks with the 42nd annual event from legendary Hangtown on Saturday, May 22.
For tickets, fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
For more information about the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (949) 365-5750.