20 Years of Invaluable, One-of-a-Kind Service for the Sport of Motocross
MORGANTOWN, WV – June 17, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit will remain an elite feature of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, for the upcoming 2020 season. The longstanding partnership between the Mobile Medical Unit and the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series has and will continue to allow athletes to receive the preeminent on-site medical treatment for the sport of motocross.
During its 20 years as the pioneering on-site medical service provider in American motocross, the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit has become synonymous with this incredible and exhilarating form of motorsport. For two decades, this team of healthcare professionals, led by Medical Director John “Doc” Bodner, MD, as well as lead physicians Paul Reiman, MD, and Christopher Alexander, MD, has served as an invaluable asset to the well being of the international contingent of racers who lay it all on the line for a shot at victory over the course of each summer. The Mobile Medical Unit delivers critical on-site medical care to not only the competitors, but also event personnel, crew members, and more at every stop of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, doing so at no cost to its recipients.
The Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit provides unparalleled on-site care at the Nationals, providing added peace of mind and confidence for the world’s fastest riders.
Photo: Jeff Kardas
“It’s amazing to think that 20 years have passed since we formally introduced this revolutionary service to the sport of motocross, and we’re proud to continue to serve these athletes with the very best medical service available. This sport often requires a uniquely specific response to incidents out on the track, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that we’re able to tend to any scenario with immediacy and expertise,” said Tom Carson, Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit Chief of Staff. “One of our biggest goals is to provide a sense of comfort and peace of mind for these riders, allowing them to focus on the task at hand out on the track. We’re pleased to continue the longstanding partnership with MX Sports Pro Racing and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and we look forward to providing this complementary service for the competitors for another season.”
The centerpiece of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit is the state-of-the-art, custom-built hospital trailer, staffed with qualified and experienced medical personnel. It features specialized equipment for the sport’s unique injuries, and also houses a trio of all-terrain safety vehicles that are properly equipped to allow for immediate response to any incident on the track, regardless of location.
While the on-site services provide the foundation for the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, equally as important is its continually evolving Concussion Program. Led by Dr. Reiman, this program has stood at the forefront of concussion research for the sport of motocross since its inception, and has become increasingly vital to the well being of the athletes as more is learned about the injury. Each year, Dr. Reiman works alongside leading research organizations to better understand the dynamics of concussions, and their occurrence in motocross, which has resulted in groundbreaking treatment, testing standards and advances in head protection for not only the riders competing at the professional level, but across the industry.
The 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will get underway on Saturday, July 18, with the Cirlce K Ironman National from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
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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.