In celebration of the rich heritage of the Kawasaki/Monster Energy Pro Motocross National Presented by Centra Bank, this weekend High Point Raceway will host the first of three Motocross Legends Tour events scheduled for this summer’s AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF. During opening ceremonies this Sunday, legends including Roger DeCoster, Jeff Stanton, Broc Glover and Denny Swartz are scheduled to run a parade lap on vintage motorcycles. DeCoster, the five-time World Motocross Champion and current team manager of the Makita Suzuki factory team, will ride alongside his star rider, 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael.
“This solidifies the Motocross Legends Tour, because Roger DeCoster is the legend of this sport, says Parts Unlimited’s Rob Buydos, who is organizing the event. “We’re gathering our urns around the two-stroke. So get a spot at the fence to take in the succulent smell of the sweet nectar of pre-mix.
Fittingly, DeCoster will take his lap on a two-stroke, piloting a Makita Suzuki replica RM-250, fitted with a number-one plate. He and other riders including Stanton, Glover, Swartz, Steve Lamson, Mike Fisher, David Hand and Tom Carson will put in a lap leading up to the first moto of the day, Sunday at 1 p.m.
Parts Unlimited will also host a vintage bike show at High Point on Saturday evening. Everyone and anyone is encouraged to bring out their vintage bikes, including classes for minis, proper vintage, evolution and modern. “There are awards for the top bikes, and entering opens you up for the possibility of having your steed used in opening ceremonies by one of the legends, if you approve, says Buydos.
Motocross Legends Tour events are also scheduled for the Monster Energy/Kawasaki National at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan on July 1, and at the Monster Energy/Kawasaki National at Steel City in Delmont, PA on August 21.
The 31st Annual Kawasaki/Monster Energy National Motocross at High Point Raceway, presented by Centra Bank, runs Friday May 25th through Sunday May 27th in nearby Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Amateur motocross racing as part of the AMA Pro-Am Series takes place on Friday. Moto-X-Country racing takes place on Saturday, along with pro practice and timed qualifying. Pro racing is Sunday starting at 1 pm — rain or shine. Sunday’s gate admission is $30 for adults and $15 for kids 6-11. Family seating is available. For more information, log on to www.racerproductions.com or call 304-284-0084.
Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Media Manager Tony Gardea via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 949-922-2662.
For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition, www.amamotocross.com offers live timing and scoring at@theWireLIVE!.