Series Sponsor Gives Thanks to United States Military Members
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 12, 2016) – With less than two weeks remaining until the official start of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters Group (NPG) have announced that tickets to the first two rounds of the season are now available through VetTix.org, a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. Additionally, series sponsor GEICO Motorcycle has donated an extra 50 tickets to the opening GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic and FMF Glen Helen National, bringing the total to 100 free tickets for members of the military.
The tickets donated to Vet Tix are made available at no cost to both active duty and retired military veterans. Tickets to additional rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will become available two weeks prior to its respective date on the schedule via VetTix.org.
GEICO Motorcycle, a longtime supporter of the United States Military, leveraged its partnership of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to take advantage of a new avenue in its continued outreach with the military via Vet Tix. It serves as another perfect way for GEICO to give thanks to the service and sacrifice made by our veterans, particularly in two of the most densely populated military regions in the country.
In addition to GEICO’s donation of 50 tickets, the insurance provider will host a special hospitality area at both Hangtown and Glen Helen, providing free access to any attendees that show a valid military ID.
Vet Tix boasts partnerships with nearly all major sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League. Additionally, respected sports entertainment franchises World Wrestling Entertainment and Professional Bull Riders have also worked with Vet Tix to provide veterans and their families to opportunity to attend marquee events across the country for free.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross continues to serve as one of the first prominent motorsports properties in the country to offer this one-of-a-kind service to all veterans of the armed services, and is proud to enter its fifth year of partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation.
Vet Tix is a national nonprofit organization based in Phoenix that provides free tickets to veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families. U.S. Navy veteran Michael Focareto developed Vet Tix in 2008, and since then the organization has given away more than 1 million tickets to veterans nationwide.
All active and retired military veterans can create an account on VetTix.org to receive emails and reminders about when 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship tickets become available. More information can be found at VetTix.org.
The 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will kick off on Saturday, May 21, with the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic from Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento, California. The fastest riders on the planet and the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle championship will continue its 44th season by visiting the country’s most iconic facilities before crowning a pair of champions from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on August 27.
2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
|Hangtown Motocross Classic||Prairie City SVRA
Glen Helen Raceway
Thunder Valley MX Park
High Point Raceway
Muddy Creek Raceway
Southwick MX Park
Spring Creek MX Park
Washougal MX Park
Budds Creek MX Park
San Bernardino, CA
Mt Morris, PA
New Berlin, NY
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana’s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, Kawasaki, Motorcycle Superstore, FRAM, KTM, Oakley, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, ProGrip, EBC Brakes, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veteran Tickets Foundation is a national 501(c)3 non-profit foundation supporting our military community. Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of KIA to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Our military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate back into their families, their communities and eventually civilian life. Attending these events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration processes, Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. Please visit our website www.VetTix.org.