Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park News Release
Lake Elsinore, Calif. – January 11, 2012 – MX Sports Pro Racing announced today that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will be the final venue of the 12-round 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship on September 8th. The brand-new facility opened on December 4th, 2011 and immediately came to the forefront as the premier motocross facility in Southern California.
“A successful search has landed the AMA Motocross finale at what we feel is the ideal location for a national event in Southern California,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “This is a brand new facility that was built from the ground up to host such an event, and offers riders one of the best layouts of any track in the country. We like to close out the summer where the sport of motocross thrives, and we believe we’ve found the perfect place in Lake Elsinore Motocross Park.”
Motocross and Lake Elsinore have been synonymous since the 1960s when the Grand Prix racers took over the town’s streets. The track first opened in 1999, but was shut down in 2010, and left a gaping hole in the Southern California motocross landscape. The park was resurrected last year by Vision Quest Enterprises owners – Tom, Gio and Joe Nanci. They put a very large investment on the line that caught the attention of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship promoter – MX Sports.
“We have put a ton of time and effort into making our track into a national caliber facility,” said Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Owner Tom Nanci. “Knowing that our track will be holding not just any national, but the 2012 finals, is our biggest indicator that we have succeeded. We are so excited to be part of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship this year, and look forward to the coming years ahead.”
The track was designed by Marc Peters to create a place for all skill levels to come and have fun. The Main track, which will be home to the event, offers a challenging mix of elevation changes, off-camber turns, step-ups and jumps. The 100-acre riding facility is impressive to look at with white board fencing, concrete spectator paths and well-placed overlooks that allow spectators a great view of the action.
“We’re very excited to be hosting the final round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championships,” said Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Track Manager Chad Azevedo. “To bring in one of the biggest races of the year in our first year of operation is a huge testament to what we’ve been able to accomplish, and we look forward to bringing even more for our fans in the future.”
Currently Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park has 4 tracks open – Main, Vet, Peewee and Minibike. A new track for ATVs, UTVs and short course trucks is currently under construction, which will open the park to a new segment of off-road enthusiasts. On the drawing board are a swimming pool and a lake to complete the envisioned Southern California off-road destination experience.
The track is open Tuesday – Sunday, from 9am to dusk. Ticket prices and special events can be found at www.racele.com. Follow L.E.M. on Twitter and Like L.E.M. on Facebook for up to the minute information. Contact Chad@RaceLE.com to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is the premiere motorsports facility in Southern California. Located off of the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore, California, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park features four different MX tracks, designed by pro track designer Marc Peters, which are suitable for riders ranging from beginner to pro. Visit http://www.raceLE.com for more information on events and fees, and become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/racele for fan-only specials and promotions.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. 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.