MORGANTOWN, WV – April 29, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, wish to congratulate Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto on claiming his third consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, title.
In winning the premier Supercross Class title this year, Villopoto also secured himself a place in the history books, becoming just the third rider to win three consecutive supercross titles. Additionally, his big win on Saturday at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium gave the three-time champ his ninth win of the season and 33rd win of his career. Villopoto will now attempt to secure his 10th win of 2013-a career-best achievement-this weekend at the season finale at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.
“Not only did RV prove himself to be the best supercross rider of 2013, he can now be counted among the all-time greats as one of the few athletes ever to win this prestigious title three consecutive times,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “To have accomplished what only Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael have done in the 40-year history of supercross is a testament to his skills and dedication, as well as that of his mechanic Mike Williamson and the whole Monster Energy Kawasaki team.”
Villopoto will make his return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship next month, joining defending champ Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and a deep field of 450 Class contenders. The series kicks off May 18 with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif.
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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 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 Octane Academy; Alli Media, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes content through a variety of channels; and Alli enterprises consisting of E-commerce, event merchandise and branded licensed product. 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.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form the 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, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. The 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, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
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.