AURORA, IL – January 10, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, now underway, Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) has returned to serve as the official technical institute of Monster Energy Supercross for the next two years.
As part of MMI’s involvement with Monster Energy Supercross, they will once again reward the top-performing mechanic at the conclusion of each supercross race with the MMI Top Tech award of $500. Top Tech award recipients, who against all odds, helped their rider qualify for the main event will be showcased at the closing of the night’s racing action. At the conclusion of the 17-race season, the championship’s top technician will be awarded the prestigious MMI Champion’s Mechanic award.
“We are excited to have MMI back on board to commemorate the performance of Monster Energy Supercross’ top technicians through the MMI Top Tech award,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross. “Monster Energy Supercross is the ideal platform for MMI to showcase the exciting programs offered through their institution, so we are pleased to help connect aspiring mechanics to their goals of working in the realm of motor sports.”
Throughout the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season, MMI will also be offering fans the opportunity to win a Suzuki GSX-R600 street bike. For additional information on how to register, fans can visit the MMI kiosks throughout the concourse and pits at Monster Energy Supercross races. Fans can also learn more about the sweepstakes by visiting www.facebook.com/MMImotorcycle.
The successful alliance between Monster Energy Supercross and MMI has launched the careers of several aspiring supercross/motocross mechanics. Of the top teams in supercross, nearly 25% of their mechanics are MMI graduates.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig email@example.com or 630-566-6305.
About Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI):
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), is a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), a leading provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, collision repair, diesel, marine and motorcycle technicians. With campuses located in Phoenix, Ariz. and Orlando, Fla., MMI is supported and equipped by all six major motorcycle manufacturers – American Honda, American Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA and Yamaha Motor Corp. USA. Visit www.uti.edu for more information.
About Feld Motor Sports®:
Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com