The 2011 season kicks off on Saturday, May 21 with the historic Hangtown Motocross Classic, which is held at the Prairie City Off-Highway Vehicle Park in Sacramento, Calif. The series will once again travel the country and conclude on Saturday, September 10, at Pala Raceway, which is just north of San Diego.
“We’re fortunate to boast the best motocross facilities in the world in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship,” said MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. “Several of our tracks have hosted national events for nearly four decades, including such legendary race tracks as RedBud, Unadilla, High Point and more, while our newer facilities present the vision of the future for American Motocross. The 2011 season – which will be the 40th year of this tour – is going to be another epic chapter in American Motocross.
“We have also been exploring several new facilities in the Southeast,” added Coombs. “The area is one of the most popular regions of the country for off-road motorcycles, and it is the hope of MX Sports that we will be able to announce a new addition to the schedule for 2012.”
Each stop of the 12-round championship will showcase the premier 450 Class, featuring reigning national champion Ryan Dungey, along with the 250 Class, which will crown a new champion in 2011 with the graduation of 2010 title holder Trey Canard into the premier division.
Additionally, the Women’s Motocross Championship will be included at eight rounds of the series – Hangtown, Freestone, Thunder Valley, RedBud, Spring Creek, Moto-X 338, Steel City, and Pala. Led by defending champion Jessica Patterson, who claimed her record sixth title last season, the nation’s fastest females will add to the excitement of the 2011 championship series.
2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule:
May 21 Hangtown Motocross Classic* Sacramento, Calif.
May 28 Freestone Raceway* Wortham, Texas
June 11 High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 18 Budds Creek Motocross Mechanicsville, Md.
June 25 Thunder Valley Motocross* Lakewood, Colo.
July 2 RedBud* Buchanan, Mich.
July 16 Spring Creek Motocross* Millville, Minn.
July 23 Washougal MX Park Washougal, Wash.
August 13 Unadilla New Berlin, N.Y.
August 27 Moto-X 338* Southwick, Mass.
September 3 Steel City Raceway* Delmont Pa.
September 10 Pala Raceway* Pala, Calif.
2011 Ticket sales and pricing will be released shortly, with special early-bird discounts available on all advance purchase ticket sales. It’s the perfect gift for the family moto enthusiast.
For more information on the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.