Series Organizers Release AMA Rulebook for Upcoming Season
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (April 13, 2010) - The 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship introduced revolutionary changes to American motocross with a premier television package, the integration of women’s motocross, and the move to make all 12 rounds of the nationals one-day events. After a successful year in which these elements helped usher in a new era for the most prestigious motocross championship on the planet, MX Sports Pro Racing seeks to uphold many of the traditions that have made the sport great for four decades.
The 2010 AMA Rulebook outlines the details of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. After an incredible season in which the 250-class title came down to the final moto of the season and a record number of first-time winners broke through in the premier 450 class, it was clear that the sport’s roots are stronger than ever. As a result, the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto format returns, providing the opportunity for the world’s best riders to compete again on the most challenging, yet safest, motocross tracks in the country
Additionally, the fast 40 for both the 250 and 450 classes will be quicker than ever, as 90 riders across each class will battle it out to lay down the fastest lap possible and qualify for the final motos.
“We want to provide a clear, consistent rulebook for the riders and the teams,” explained MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. “While we took a lot of ideas and suggestions into consideration for the upcoming series, we feel that the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is already on the right track, and the best way to move forward is to stick with what we know and what our fans have come to expect. Discussions regarding the progression of the sport will continue throughout the upcoming season, because we will never stop trying to come up with ways to make the series work better for the riders and the fans.”
Reigning 450-class champion Chad Reed and defending 250-class title holder and premier-class rookie Ryan Dungey will lead the way in a star-packed 450 division, while 250-class runner-up Christophe Pourcel of France leads lineup of very fast newcomers in the that division. The action kicks off on Saturday, May 22, with the 42nd Annual Rockstar Energy Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
For tickets, fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
For more information about the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at email@example.com or by telephone at (949) 365-5750.
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. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. 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. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.