MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 31, 2012) – One day after the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, comes to a close at the Lake ElsinoreNational on September 8, the celebration will continue on Sunday evening. MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports, will host the fourth annual Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season Celebration from South Coast Winery, in Temecula, Calif., honoring this summer’s champions and recognizing the many moments that made 2012 a memorable and exciting season. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
On Sunday, September 9, the teams and riders of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the AMA ATV Motocross Championship, along with many members of the motocross industry, will gather to celebrate the title winners in the 450 Class, 250 Class, WMX Class and Pro ATV Class. FUEL TV and NBC host Jason Weigandt, along with trackside public address announcer Tim Cotter, will emcee the festivities. The two familiar voices of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross will take a look back at each round of the two- and four-wheeled motocross championships and the highlights that shaped how the titles unfolded in each division.
Headlining the several awards that will be handed out that evening are the coveted Edison Dye Motocross Cup for the 450 Class, the Gary Jones Motocross Cup for the 250 Class, and the Gary Denton Motocross Cup for Pro ATV. Each trophy will be awarded to the rider and team that claimed each respective championship. Additionally, the Women’s Motocross Cup will be presented to the rider and team that captured the WMX Class title.
All four of the respective 2012 champions will have his and her chance in the spotlight, receiving their own trophy and distinguished medal to commemorate their achievement and serve as the ideal complement to the exclusive number one plates that will adorn their bikes the following season. MX Sports Pro Racing will also recognize the 2012 Sportsperson of the Year, which is given to the rider that exhibited the determination and class often identified with the most renowned names in the sport, as well as hand out Rookie of the Year accolades to the top first-year rider in each class.
Moreover, the Team Manager of the Year, Motocross Team of the Year, and Transport Driver of the Year will give credit to people behind the scenes of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. These are the individuals whom make it possible for the world’s best riders, and a nation full of avid motocross fans, to enjoy a premier global competition in one of the toughest sports on the planet.
South Coast Winery is located in the heart of Temecula’s wine country at:
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92592
For additional information about South Coast Winery, log onto www.wineresort.com, or call (951) 587-9463.
Overnight accommodations are not available at South Coast Winery. However, downtown Temecula and the surrounding area offer a variety of hotel options within 15 miles of the venue. For a full list of area hotels, please click here.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli Sports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. Alli Sports includes: the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the Red Bull Signature Series; Alli Media, which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop, an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. Alli Sports is owned by NBC Sports. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in the United States, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization sanctions professional motorcycle racing competition, which includes, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA Pro Road Racing, and AMA Pro Flat Track. Visitwww.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBC Universal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and post-fight coverage, specials and events you won’t see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, lubricants and problem-solving performance additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.