MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 3, 2012) – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports, have announced the broadcast schedule for the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, set to commence on Saturday, May 19, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif. Featuring a total of 82 hours of competition from the Nationals, both NBC Sports and FUEL TV will combine to showcase live coverage at all 12 rounds of Lucas Oil Motocross.
"We're proud to announce that the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has a home with one of the biggest names is sports broadcasting," said Mark Carter, General Manager of Motocross, Alli Sports. "NBC Sports' programming will provide the most complete coverage the series has ever seen, with virtually the entire series broadcasts based around the network. Combine that with our continued relationship with FUEL TV and we're looking forward to the most comprehensive broadcast package that Lucas Oil Motocross has ever had."
In addition to its coverage of each round of the Nationals NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will present exclusive programming beyond the motos, including a pre-season preview show, mid-season recap, weekly highlight shows following each round, and a post-season recap to close out the 2012 package. NBC will showcase three rounds with live network coverage at the Red Bull Budds Creek National, Red Bull RedBud National, and Red Bull Unadilla National.
FUEL TV became an integral partner of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship last season, as the exclusive broadcast provider of the opening motos at all 12 rounds. For 2012, FUEL TV returns in the same role, bringing live coverage of all first motos to any enthusiasts unable to make it to the Nationals in person. At the Red Bull Budds Creek National on Saturday, June 16, FUEL TV will debut its first live second moto broadcast with the 250 Class. In addition to the FUEL TV broadcasts, first motos will once again be streaming live online at AlliSports.com.
"We've worked diligently since 2009 to elevate the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to new heights, and with this new and improved broadcast schedule, our goals are being met.," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "We appreciate the continued support for Lucas Oil Motocross and the opportunity to grow the series and build even more prestige by having a broadcast home with NBC Sports."
In the booth, the longtime tandem of veteran announcer Jason Weigandt and three-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Jeff Emig, will once again team up to bring event play-by-play and analysis to the viewers at home. Weigandt's vast knowledge of the sport meshes seamlessly with the years of competitive experience Emig possesses to make them one of the most well-rounded broadcast partnerships in all of motorsports. On the track, Georgia Alberston will provide the latest breaking news from the pits and the starting gate, while also interviewing riders before and after they hit the track. NBC Sports' and BMX veteran Jamie Bestwick returns as well, reporting from the field at select rounds.
|2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Broadcast Schedule|
|2012 Pre-Season Show||May 9||NBCSN||1:00 AM||Season Preview|
|Hangtown National||May 19||FUEL TV||4:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|May 19||NBCSN||12:00 AM||250/450 Second Motos|
|May 21||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|May 23||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|Freestone National||May 26||FUEL TV||2:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|May 26||NBCSN||12:00 AM||250/450 Second Motos|
|May 30||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|May 30||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|Toyota Thunder Valley National||June 2||FUEL TV||3:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|June 2||NBCSN||5:00 PM||450 Second Moto|
|June 2||NBCSN||12:00 AM||250 Second Moto|
|June 4||NBCSN||3:00 PM||450 Second Moto Re-Air|
|June 5||NBCSN||3:00 PM||250 Second Moto Re-Air|
|June 6||NBCSN||1:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|High Point National||June 9||FUEL TV||1:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|June 9||NBCSN||5:00 PM||450 Second Moto|
|June 9||NBCSN||6:00 PM||250 Second Moto|
|June 13||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|June 15||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|Red Bull Budds Creek National||June 16||FUEL TV||1:00 PM||250 First Moto|
|June 16||NBC||2:00 PM||450 First Moto|
|June 16||FUEL TV||3:00 PM||250 Second Moto|
|June 16||NBCSN||4:00 PM||450 Second Moto|
|June 18||NBCSN||3:00 PM||450 Second Moto Re-Air|
|June 19||NBCSN||11:00 PM||Highlight Show|
|Mid-Season Review Show||July 3||NBCSN||11:00 PM||Mid-Season Recap|
|Red Bull RedBud National||July 7||FUEL TV||1:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|July 7||NBCSN||4:00 PM||250 Second Moto|
|July 8||NBC||1:30 PM||450 Second Moto|
|July 9||NBCSN||5:00 PM||250 Second Moto Re-Air|
|July 15||NBCSN||11:00 PM||Highlight Show|
|Spring Creek National||July 14||FUEL TV||2:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|July 14||NBCSN||4:00 PM||250/450 Second Motos|
|July 21||NBCSN||4:30 PM||Highlight Show|
|July 23||NBCSN||2:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|CAT Washougal National||July 21||FUEL TV||4:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|July 21||NBCSN||11:00 PM||450 Second Moto|
|July 22||NBCSN||11:00 PM||250 Second Moto|
|July 24||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|July 24||NBCSN||1:30 AM||Highlight Show|
|Southwick National||August 11||FUEL TV||1:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|August 13||NBCSN||4:00 PM||250/450 Second Motos|
|August 15||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|Red Bull Unadilla National||August 18||FUEL TV||12:30 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|August 18||NBC||3:00 PM||450 Second Moto|
|August 18||NBCSN||4:00 PM||250 Second Moto|
|August 22||NBCSN||1:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|August 27||NBCSN||3:00 PM||250 Second Moto Re-Air|
|Steel City National||September 1||FUEL TV||1:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|September 1||NBCSN||3:00 PM||250/450 Second Motos|
|September 5||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|September 5||NBCSN||12:30 AM||Highlight Show|
|Lake Elsinore National||September 8||FUEL TV||4:00 PM||250/450 First Motos|
|September 8||NBCSN||11:00 PM||250/450 Second Motos|
|September 12||NBCSN||3:00 PM||Second Motos Re-Air|
|September 12||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Highlight Show|
|2012 Season Highlight Show||September 26||NBCSN||12:00 AM||Season Recap|
|*BOLD indicates LIVE programming|
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MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road powersport 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.
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