Executive Director of KTM North America’s Career Spans Five Decades
MORGANTOWN, WV – May 28, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MX Sports Pro Racing, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, salute Selvaraj Narayana on being named recipient of the 2020 AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award. The native of India, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this month, currently serves as Executive Director of KTM North America, and has enjoyed a highly successful and influential career within the motorcycle industry that spans five decades.
Over the course of his time within the industry, which began in the 1970’s, Narayana has left a significant impact on the off-road motorcycle community. Notably, he has played an instrumental role in creating many of the racing initiatives for KTM, including developing the beloved KTM Junior Supercross program. Narayana’s influence on the Austrian brand’s ascension to become a formidable and perennial contender for any racing championship it competes in is undeniable, and his fingerprints can be found on virtually every single championship trophy the orange brigade has hoisted.
“Sel Narayana is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished figures in the history of off-road motorcycle racing here in the U.S. He ventured overseas chasing the dream of working in motorcycles, and over the course of the past five decades he has left an indelible impact on both KTM and the industry as a whole,” said Roy Janson, MX Sports Pro Racing Competition Director. “Thanks to Sel’s contributions, a once fledgling European manufacturer has become a racing powerhouse, resulting in a dramatically more dynamic consumer marketplace. His immense experience and knowledge spans half a century, and his impact on the industry cannot be overstated.”
During his many years at KTM, Narayana has served a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the brand’s global business outside of racing, from parts and accessories to apparel, dealer development, sales, and service. Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Directors of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) as well as the Board of Trustees for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). He received the MIC Chairman’s Award and the AMA Supercross Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, along with the Mickey Thompson Award of Excellence in 2009. He has been a member of the American Motorcyclist Association since 1969.
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How to Watch Pro Motocross
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is televised on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and MAVTV, and is exclusively streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold subscription service. Every round features live coverage of the first motos of the 450 Class and 250 Class on MAVTV, while second moto coverage of most rounds can be seen on NBC Sports Network. Exclusive network broadcast coverage can be seen on NBC, with live coverage of the second 450 Class moto from three select rounds. Live and on-demand coverage, including an exclusive live stream of qualifying, can be seen on NBC Sports Gold via the “Pro Motocross Pass” for a one-time purchase of $59.99.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of six competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. The 12-round series traditionally begins in May and ends in August for a summer-long championship that includes stops at America’s premier motocross racing facilities, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem solving additives, all made in America. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
Source: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.