MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (November 7, 2013) - Following another extremely successful racing season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announce the 2014 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Making its highly anticipated return to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, the Glen Helen National will kick off the season Saturday, May 24 in San Bernardino, Calif. The 12-round series will then make stops throughout the summer at premier motocross facilities in the country, while introducing a brand new venue in Indiana before concluding with the Utah National in Tooele, Utah on August 23.
Joining the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for the first time is the Midwest’s Indiana National in Crawfordsville, Ind., serving as the penultimate round in 2014. Lucas Oil Pro Motocross’ newest venue has played host to a round of the Grand National Cross Country Series for nearly 20 years.
Many of the series’ traditional stops return in 2014, including Hangtown, Thunder Valley, High Point, Budds Creek, RedBud, Spring Creek, Washougal and Unadilla. Additionally, following two highly successful inaugural events, both the Tennessee and Utah Nationals return to the 2014 schedule. The world-class venues included in the 2014 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.
“It has long been our goal to present the most legendary, spectacular tracks in American motocross on the schedule, as well as mixing in a few new facilities to add diversity to the schedule and new challenges for the best riders in the world,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “In 2013 we presented new rounds in Tennessee and Utah, both performed even better than we hoped. Now we look forward to yet another new venue in Indiana, as well as the return of the iconic Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California as the 2014 opener. Adding those events in with such premier motocross tracks as RedBud, Unadilla, Washougal, Hangtown and more, and you have the makings of an exciting summer of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross for fans all over the country.”
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of professional motocross racing, attracting the world’s most talented athletes to compete on the country’s toughest and most scenic motocross tracks.
Reigning 450 Class Champion, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, will look to defend his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship crown during the 2014 season, while 250 Class Champion Eli Tomac makes his move to the 450 Class. Additionally, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey will be joined by former world champion Ken Roczen in the 450 Class, while former champions James Stewart and Chad Reed, along with Trey Canard, all hope to return to the top of the leader board. Add in Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia, Villopoto’s Kawasaki teammate Jake Weimer, Toyota/JGR Yamaha’s Josh Grant and Justin Brayton, plus a talented pack of up-and-comers and you have what must be considered one of the most competitive fields in motocross history.
Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale Thursday, November 7 at our new URL ProMotocross.com. Keep an eye out for promotions and offers that will roll out continuously leading up to the start of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
Glen Helen National | San Bernardino, Calif.
Hangtown Motocross Classic | Sacramento, Calif.
Thunder Valley National | Lakewood, Colo.
High Point National | Mt. Morris, Pa.
Tennessee National | Blountville, Tenn.
RedBud National | Buchanan, Mich.
Budds Creek National | Mechanicsville, Md.
Spring Creek National | Millville, Minn.
Washougal National | Washougal, Wash.
Unadilla National | New Berlin, N.Y.
Indiana National | Crawfordsville, Ind.
Utah National | Tooele, Utah
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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 a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series, World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro and Octane Academy founded by Ford and Alli Media, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes content through a variety of channels. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.
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. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, 12 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
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.