Lone SoCal Stop is Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season Finale
MORGANTOWN, WV – August 23, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, has hit the home stretch and today, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports, announce that Red Bull will serve as the title sponsor for the inaugural Lake Elsinore National, on September 8, officially titled the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.
The brand new, state-of-the-art Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will host the world’s best riders for the final round of the summer, signifying the Nationals’ one and only stop in the motocross hotbed of Southern California.
“It’s great to see Red Bull step up and sponsor the newest race on the motocross schedule,” said newly-crowned 450 Class Champion and Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey. “We’re all looking forward to seeing what Lake Elsinore has to offer and obviously returning to Southern California is a big deal for not just the fans, but the teams and riders as well.
“As a first-year Red Bull athlete, it’s been awesome to be a part of everything they do and I understand first hand why they are such a big deal all over the world. They pull out all the stops when it comes to supporting their athletes and their events, so I’m sure our first race at Elsinore will be one to remember.”
Dungey secured his second 450 Class crown in three seasons last Saturday at the Red Bull Unadilla National, but with captivating title fights unfolding in both the 250 and WMX Classes, champions are sure to be crowned in front of the thousands of fans expected to be in attendance. A full slate of racing kicks off at 1 p.m. Pacific, with live television coverage of the first 450 and 250 Class motos on FUEL TV and online at AlliSports.com.
The 2012 season was the first for Red Bull as a premier supporter of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. In addition to its support of the entire Red Bull KTM team, which features former world champions Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen along with Dungey, Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, and Team Honda’s Ashley Fiolek, the reigning WMX Class Champion, Red Bull also served as the title sponsor of the Budds Creek National in June, the RedBud National in July, and last weekend’s Unadilla National, each of which featured live coverage on NBC.
“Red Bull has been a tremendous addition to the Nationals this summer,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “Their logo and their presence are iconic and this season was the first of what will be a long relationship with the brand. Finishing off the summer as title sponsor of the championship’s Southern California homecoming is a fitting ending to their new commitment to the sport.”
Countless man hours have gone in to developing the newest venue in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship since Lake Elsinore was announced as the final round of the 2012 season back in January. The finishing touches are currently being put in place before the fastest riders on the planet take to the track for the first time in just a couple weeks. Fans and riders alike will enjoy multiple elevation changes, spectacular obstacles, lush landscapes, and easy access. Ample sight lines will provide incredible viewing from virtually any point on the track.
On-track activities for the inaugural Red Bull Lake Elsinore National kick off on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific with practice and qualifying. Opening ceremonies commence at 12:30 p.m. Pacific, with the first gate drop scheduled for 1 p.m. Pacific.
Tickets for the final two rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com.
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MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road powersport 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, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. Alli Sports includes: the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the Red Bull Signature Series; Alli Media, which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop, an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. Alli Sports is owned by NBC Sports. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in the United States, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization sanctions professional motorcycle racing competition, which includes, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA Pro Road Racing, and AMA Pro Flat Track. Visit www.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and post-fight coverage, specials and events you won’t see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
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.