Dunlop Returns as Official Tire of AMA Pro Motocross

**Dunlop Continues Relationship as the Official Tire of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (June 17, 2009) - Dunlop Tire, one of the most successful brands in motocross, is continuing its first class support of the sport by renewing its relationship with the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and MX Sports Pro Racing as the series' official tire.

The choice tire of factory teams Honda Red Bull Racing, GEICO Powersports Honda, Jagermeister KTM and Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM, Dunlop's presence in the pits is second to none and its support of the world's most prestigious motocross championship is invaluable.

"We at Dunlop take a lot of pride in our support of motocross," said Dunlop Motorcycle Vice President Mike Buckley. "The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the world's best riders and the most challenging tracks on the planet and our product is a proven winner on each of those levels. By being the official tire, we can show our dedication to the success of not only our own product and our teams, but to the sport as well."

With its stellar amateur program that has produced such recent graduates as Ashley Fiolek, Blake Wharton and Justin Barcia, Dunlop's ties to the sport of motocross run deep and its success goes even deeper. Additionally, the company has achieved over 100 championships in off-road motorcycle racing.

Fans can check out the Dunlop support rig at each of the 12 rounds of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and get all the details on the premium GEOMAX and D-Series family of tires made just for the sport of motocross.

For more information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.

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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

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, Maloof Money Cup, 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

Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, 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, greases, and problem-solving 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.

Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.

Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship." For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit

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