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MMI Titled as Technical Institute of Supercross

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
With the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, now underway, Feld Motor Sports announced today that Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) has returned to serve as the official technical institute of Monster Energy Supercross for the next two years.

As part of MMI’s involvement with Monster Energy Supercross, they will once again reward the top-performing mechanic at the conclusion of each supercross race with the MMI Top Tech award of $500. Top Tech award recipients, who against all odds, helped their rider qualify for the main event will be showcased at the closing of the night’s racing action. At the conclusion of the 17-race season, the championship’s top technician will be awarded the prestigious MMI Champion’s Mechanic award.

“We are excited to have MMI back on board to commemorate the performance of Monster Energy Supercross’ top technicians through the MMI Top Tech award,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross. “Monster Energy Supercross is the ideal platform for MMI to showcase the exciting programs offered through their institution, so we are pleased to help connect aspiring mechanics to their goals of working in the realm of motor sports.”

Throughout the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season, MMI will also be offering fans the opportunity to win a Suzuki GSX-R600 street bike. For additional information on how to register, fans can visit the MMI kiosks throughout the concourse and pits at Monster Energy Supercross races. Fans can also learn more about the sweepstakes by visiting www.facebook.com/MMImotorcycle.

The successful alliance between Monster Energy Supercross and MMI has launched the careers of several aspiring supercross/motocross mechanics. Of the top teams in supercross, nearly 25% of their mechanics are MMI graduates.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dhartwig@feldinc.com or 630-566-6305.

To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook and Twitter, log on to www.facebook.com/supercrosslive and twitter.com/supercrosslive.
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