The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule includes stops at a number of legendary MX tracks.
Following another extremely successful racing season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports Group, announce the 2013 schedule for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Kicking off Saturday, May 18th at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, just outside of Sacramento, Calif., the series will make stops at the premier motocross facilities in the country, while introducing two new venues to the schedule. The 12-round championship will conclude August 24th at the Lake Elsinore National in Southern California.
Joining the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for the first time is the Southeast's Bristol National at Muddy Creek Raceway, located minutes outside the world-renowned racing town of Bristol, Tenn. The other new venue will be announced in the coming weeks.
The world's best riders will once again do battle for 12 rounds this summer at the sport's most iconic facilities, in addition to a pair of new venues.
(Courtesy Simon Cudby)
Many of the series' traditional stops return in 2013, including Thunder Valley, High Point, Budds Creek, RedBud, Spring Creek, Washougal, Southwick, and Unadilla The world-class venues included in the 2013 season will provide returning fans and new guests the chance to witness the fastest racers on the planet in head-to-head competition, while enjoying a day outside interacting with elite series sponsors.
Ryan Dungey will have some tough competition in 2013 while fighting to defend his 450 class title.
"We are very proud to continually bring Lucas Oil Pro Motocross to the most iconic tracks in the sport's history, as well as new markets and racing facilities, which both provide excellent fan amenities and race circuits that will showcase the top riders in the world," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "This series has experienced tremendous growth in the past five years and we look forward to the continued success in both increasing live audiences and television viewers from across the globe."
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of professional motocross racing, attracting the world's most fit and talented athletes to compete on the country's toughest and most scenic motocross tracks. Combined with an ever-increasing television package on NBC, NBC Sports, FUEL TV and live stream viewing on AlliSports.com, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues to grow with each season.
KTM's Ryan Dungey will lead the charge in the 450 Class for 2013, looking for his third premier class title in four years.
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Reigning class champions - Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey
and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett
, of the 450 and 250 Classes respectively, look to defend their Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship crowns during the 2013 season. The series is expected to draw the fiercest competition next season, as athletes from all over the world descend on the legendary Hangtown Motocross Classic on May 18th to begin the summer-long battle for supremacy.
Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale Thursday, November 29th, at AlliSports.com. Purchase your tickets before December 24th for $20 off series merchandise and a chance to win the Moto Swag Pack, complete with ticket upgrades, series merchandise, and products from series sponsors etnies and FMF. Additional ticket promotions and offers will roll out continuously leading up to the start of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Kawasaki rider Blake Baggett will defend his inaugural pro title against the rising stars of the sport in the 250 Class.
(Courtesy Simon Cudby)
2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
May 18 Hangtown Motocross Classic Sacramento, Calif.
May 25 Thunder Valley National Lakewood, Colo.
June 1 Bristol National Blountville, Tenn.
June 8 High Point National Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 22 Budds Creek National Mechanicsville, Md.
June 29 Moto X 338 National Southwick, Mass.
July 6 RedBud National Buchanan, Mich.
July 20 Washougal National Washougal, Wash.
July 27 Spring Creek National Millville, Minn.
August 10 Unadilla National New Berlin, N.Y.
August 17 TBA TBA
August 24 Lake Elsinore National Lake Elsinore, Calif.
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MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious professional motocross series - the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport 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. Visit www.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal 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.
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.