Amateur Racing Program Returns to the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 14, 2012) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters' Group (NPG) announce the 2012 Amateur Days schedule that will run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Amateur racing has long been the core of motocross in America, featuring the future stars of Lucas Oil Motocross and offering fans over the years a rare chance to catch a glimpse of future stars like Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Trey Canard and many more.

Whether it’s fulfilling the thrill of competition or simply enjoying a ride on the sport's premier racetracks, motocross enthusiasts from all over the country can get their fix. In some cases, the same hallowed ground that will host the sport’s biggest names will be open to the public.

“Motocross is a family sport and the Amateur Day Program emphasizes that,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “On any given weekend, hundreds of young riders and their families come to the track together and, more often that not, compete together simply out of love for the sport, and also a chance to be a part of the big show.”

The 2012 Amateur Day schedule will begin on Thursday, May 17, during the opening weekend of the season at the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento. From there, amateurs from all over the country will have the one-of-a-kind chance to ride the same track as the Lucas Oil Motocross athletes during a National weekend for the remaining 11 rounds of the season.

2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Amateur Days Schedule*
Date(s) Track Day(s) Details
5/17, 5/18 Hangtown Thursday & Friday Racing
5/25, 5/27, 5/28 Freestone Friday, Sunday & Monday Fri - Night Racing, Sun & Mon – Racing
6/2 Thunder Valley Sunday Open Practice
6/8, 6/9 High Point Friday & Sunday Fri – Practice, Sun – Racing
6/15, 6/17 Budds Creek Friday & Sunday Fri – Practice, Sun – Racing
7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8 RedBud Thursday-Sunday Thurs – Practice, Fri – Racing, Sat – Night Racing, Sun – Racing
7/12, 7/13, 7/14 Spring Creek Thursday, Friday & Sunday Thurs – Practice, Fri & Sun – Racing
7/19, 7/20 Washougal Thursday & Friday Racing

*Riders should check with each specific track for specific list of classes and schedules, which are subject to change.

The 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will commence this weekend, kicking off on May 19 with the legendary FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic.

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