Facility Will Host Series Finale in 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 3, 2010) – MX Sports Pro Racing, in conjunction Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, are pleased to announce that Pala Raceway, located in Southern California, will join the prestigious Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and will serve as the season finale for the 2010 season.
Pala Raceway is one of the newest motocross playgrounds in Southern California. Based just outside the sport’s hotbed in Murrieta and Temecula, Pala is focused on providing the best riding facility possible to the thousands of motocross riders in the region. Whether young or old, a novice or a veteran, Pala Raceway offers a variety of tracks for all riders with the mission of eventually becoming the motocross Mecca of California.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Pala Raceway to the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule,” said MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. “Ryan Ouellette, in conjunction with The Pala Band of Mission Indians, has built an incredible venue for motocross competition. They have placed a strong emphasis on making their track a truly world class facility, and thus, we felt it was the ideal location to host the 2010 season finale.”
Since opening its gates to the motocross community, Pala has quickly become one of the most popular sites for all riders, including the same pro competitors that will hit the track in just four months. Recently, it was selected as the site of the new DC Shoes Motocross Training Facility.
“We are very proud to have been selected to host a round of this prestigious series” said Ryan Ouellette of Pala. “We fully expect to pull out all the stops on this event and have already assembled a strong team to help us build out the facility, including former racer Ryan Hughes, who has a tremendous amount of global racing experience. It is our goal to turn this event into a rich Southern California motocross tradition for years to come.”
“The NPG is pleased to welcome Pala Raceway as our newest member,” added RedBud Motocross’ Amy Ritchie, of the National Promoters Group (NPG). “Not only is Pala a first class destination with the resort and casino, but it is also headed up by real motocross enthusiasts, all of whom have a deep passion for the sport. These guys are going to fit right in, and I can’t wait to see the facility and the event.”
The 12th and final round of the season will mark the series’ triumphant return to the heart of motocross country and will allow the diehard fans in Southern California the coveted opportunity to watch a pair of champions be crowned for the first time since 2007.
For tickets, fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
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.