Washougal MX Park Celebrates 30 Years of American Motocross with Motosport.com Washougal Retro National – Late July Tradition Will Recall the Nostalgia of the Original Extreme Sport – MX Sports News Release
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (June 22, 2010) – For three decades, the Pacific Northwest has been a staple of American motocross and to celebrate the 30 years of hosting an AMA-sanctioned outdoor national, Washougal Motocross Park and MX Sports Pro Racing announce the inaugural retro-themed event at the famed Southern Washington track. On Saturday, July 24, the Motosport.com Washougal Retro National, round eight of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, will commence with the world’s best riders continuing their battle for the most prestigious motocross championship in the world.
As the original action sport, motocross has become one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the country and for nearly 40 years, American motocross has been the stage for epic races and even greater memories. Throughout that weekend, vintage will be the name of the game at Washougal. Teams and riders will be in the retro spirit with vintage plastics adorning the motorcycles and “old-school” gear featuring the colors and patterns of decades past being worn by the world’s fastest competitors.
“There isn’t a better way to celebrate 30 years of Washougal Motocross than to host a retro national,” said Washougal Motocross Park’s Brian Barnes. “This race has such a strong history that the opportunity for the stars and teams of today to pay homage to the legends of the past was simply too good to pass up.”
To celebrate the riders and bikes of decades past, Washougal Motocross Park will showcase an exhibition for the fans featuring several of the most well known riders in American MX history as well as the machines that have helped make this such a legendary event over the past 30 years.
A large collection of former race bikes will also be on display and Washougal Motocross Park will supply several displays recalling the illustrious history of the lone motocross national in the Pacific Northwest. Fans are also encouraged to lend their support to the retro national by wearing their very own vintage motocross apparel and bright colors that were so popular in the sport throughout the last three decades.
The stars of American motocross hit the track on Saturday, but the retro activities start Thursday and continue through Friday with the popular and competitive amateur days. Hundreds of the region’s fastest and most passionate riders will take to the track before the pros and get the weekend off to a strong start.
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.