MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (November 15, 2012) – Following another extremely successful racing season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports Group, announce the 2013 schedule for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Kicking off Saturday, May 18th at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, just outside of Sacramento, Calif., the series will make stops at the premier motocross facilities in the country, while introducing two new venues to the schedule. The 12-round championship will conclude August 24th at the Lake Elsinore National in Southern California.
Joining the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for the first time is the Southeast’s Bristol National at Muddy Creek Raceway, located minutes outside the world-renowned racing town of Bristol, Tenn. The other new venue will be announced in the coming weeks.
The world’s best riders will once again do battle for 12 rounds this summer at the sport’s most iconic facilities, in addition to a pair of new venues.
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Many of the series’ traditional stops return in 2013, including Thunder Valley, High Point, Budds Creek, RedBud, Spring Creek, Washougal, Southwick, and Unadilla The world-class venues included in the 2013 season will provide returning fans and new guests the chance to witness the fastest racers on the planet in head-to-head competition, while enjoying a day outside interacting with elite series sponsors.
“We are very proud to continually bring Lucas Oil Pro Motocross to the most iconic tracks in the sport’s history, as well as new markets and racing facilities, which both provide excellent fan amenities and race circuits that will showcase the top riders in the world,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “This series has experienced tremendous growth in the past five years and we look forward to the continued success in both increasing live audiences and television viewers from across the globe.”
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of professional motocross racing, attracting the world’s most fit and talented athletes to compete on the country’s toughest and most scenic motocross tracks. Combined with an ever-increasing television package on NBC, NBC Sports, FUEL TV and live stream viewing on AlliSports.com, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues to grow with each season.
KTM’s Ryan Dungey will lead the charge in the 450 Class for 2013, looking for his third premier class title in four years.
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Reigning class champions – Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of the 450 and 250 Classes respectively, look to defend their Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship crowns during the 2013 season. The series is expected to draw the fiercest competition next season, as athletes from all over the world descend on the legendary Hangtown Motocross Classic on May 18th to begin the summer-long battle for supremacy.
Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale Thursday, November 29th, at AlliSports.com. Purchase your tickets before December 24th for $20 off series merchandise and a chance to win the Moto Swag Pack, complete with ticket upgrades, series merchandise, and products from series sponsors etnies and FMF. Additional ticket promotions and offers will roll out continuously leading up to the start of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Kawasaki rider Blake Baggett will defend his inaugural pro title against the rising stars of the sport in the 250 Class.
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2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
|May 18||Hangtown Motocross Classic||Sacramento, Calif.|
|May 25||Thunder Valley National||Lakewood, Colo.|
|June 1||Bristol National||Blountville, Tenn.|
|June 8||High Point National||Mt. Morris, Pa.|
|June 22||Budds Creek National||Mechanicsville, Md.|
|June 29||Moto X 338 National||Southwick, Mass.|
|July 6||RedBud National||Buchanan, Mich.|
|July 20||Washougal National||Washougal, Wash.|
|July 27||Spring Creek National||Millville, Minn.|
|August 10||Unadilla National||New Berlin, N.Y.|
|August 24||Lake Elsinore National||Lake Elsinore, Calif.|
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