JAKKS Pacific and Rekluse Join World’s Most Prestigious Championship – MX Sports News Release
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (June 17, 2010) – With the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship officially underway, MX Sports Pro Racing welcomes a pair of new sponsors to the world’s most prestigious motocross championship. Through unmatched support and stellar initiatives, JAKKS Pacific, a world-renowned toy maker, and Rekluse, a well known and respected aftermarket brand, add to the growing legacy of American motocross.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular children’s toy licenses in the world. Among its portfolio is the MXS brand, a top Toy Motocross product line that has dominated the motocross sports toy category for nearly a decade. With a focus on authenticity and performance, MXS features top riders past and present like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, James Stewart and Chad Reed in addition to top bike manufacturers like Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki. MXS is the official toy motorcycle sponsor of the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series.
“We are VERY excited to sponsor the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Series.” said Jason Eddy, Senior Marketing Director of JAKKS. “MXS has been a top selling toy motocross brand for years and we are proud to continue our support of the motocross sport and its riders. This brand is also a great way for fans of all ages to support their favorite rider with our authentic toy replicas. Since our toys include fully articulated riders and bikes with realistic sound effects, fans can recreate the exciting action they see at the races, anywhere!” For more info on MXS, check out www.mxstoys.com.
Rekluse, an innovator of performance clutch products for the motorsports industry, becomes a partner of the MotorcycleUSA.com Women’s Motocross Championship for 2010. Highlighting their support of the premier women’s motocross series in the U.S., Rekluse will offer $100 for the “Top Rekluse Rider” at all eight rounds of the championship. Any WMX competitor showcasing Rekluse products along with clutch covers or specifically-designated sticker placements will be eligible and riders have the chance to sign up for support all season long at www.rekluse.com. Additionally, Rekluse will serve as the event title sponsor at the Spring Creek round on July 17. The Rekluse Roadshow will also be on hand to provide on-track service and technical support for the WMX at rounds three and five.
“We are very excited to be a part of the 2010 WMX Series,” said Al Youngwerth, founder and president of Rekluse Motor Sports. “Rekluse has previously been a part of the WMX, supporting top riders like Sherri Cruse and Jacqueline Strong. Being a WMX series sponsor allows us to extend our support to the series and to offer contingency for racers that ride Rekluse. The Rekluse Roadshow will be attending select WMX series events, supporting Rekluse racers, displaying and demonstrating Rekluse’s latest motocross products.”
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues this weekend with the MotoTees.com Budds Creek National from Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Md., on Saturday, June 19. Gates drop at 1 p.m. EST.
For tickets and fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log on to www.allisports.com.
About the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the world’s most prestigious motocross series. The Series is managed and produced by MX Sports Pro Racing, whose mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the promotion of professional championship racing events nationwide.
The series is also produced in conjunction with Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, a global business that encompasses national and international action sports events, multimedia production and a consumer-based lifestyle brand.
Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a vast network of athletes, fans, brands and properties.
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America. AMA Pro Racing operates a full schedule of events and championships across every spectrum of motorcycle competition.