MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 9, 2012) – Just one week following the announcement that it will become the Official Exhaust of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, FMF Racing has taken the next step in its support of the Nationals by becoming the title sponsor of the season-opening Hangtown Motocross Classic next weekend, in addition to the High Point National on June 9, the fourth round of the season.
Officially, the races will be known as the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic and the FMF High Point National, respectively. The pair of venues hosts two of the most storied events on the Lucas Oil Motocross schedule, with a total of 73 nationals between the two in 40 years of competition.
"It's so exciting to be part of this legendary championship," said Donnie Emler Jr., Brand and Marketing Director for FMF Racing. "Being the official exhaust sponsor and having the event title for two of the series' most prestigious rounds gives us the opportunity to showcase our product, athletes and give back to a sport that we love. Since 1973 FMF and my father's vision has been about producing the best product right here in the USA and supporting the sport of motocross."
The FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic will kick off the highly-anticipated 2012 season next Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. EST from Prairie City OHV Park in Sacramento, Calif. Live coverage of the opening motos of the 250 Class and 450 Class can be seen on FUEL TV and streaming live online at AlliSports.com. The same-day broadcast of the final motos on NBC Sports can be seen later that night, at 12 midnight EST.
Television coverage from the FMF High Point National, in Mt. Morris, Pa., will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 9; live on FUEL TV and AlliSports.com with the opening motos. The second moto of the 450 Class will also be showcased live, beginning at 5 p.m. EST on NBC Sports, while the final 250 Class moto can be seen the same day, at 6 p.m. EST on NBC Sports.
Tickets for all rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found atwww.allisports.com.
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MX Sports Pro Racing
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.
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.
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.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and post-fight coverage, specials and events you won't see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
FMF Racing founder and owner, Don Emler, had a simple vision for the company when he started it in his garage back in 1973: Provide top-level U.S. racing equipment at the grassroots level. Thirty nine years later, FMF racing is known for delivering the world's top performance exhaust products, as well as premium custom apparel for the entire motorsports market, which includes all of its enthusiasts and fans. From Supercross, Motocross, Off-Road, Endurocross, FMX & Freeriding, all the way to Streetbike & Pavement Racing. Don's vision continues to guide the family operated company, which has expanded into a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. FMF houses the world's best design and production teams in the U.S.A. under one roof.
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.