Red Bud LIVE on NBC

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Will Air LIVE
on NBC for the 4th of July

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (July 2, 2009) – As America celebrates Independence Day this weekend, the world’s greatest riders and the most prestigious motocross series on the planet come together again to provide racing on live network television.

In cooperation with Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, MX Sports Pro Racing presents the second of three exclusive races on NBC Sports. The Monster Energy Motocross National at RedBud, round six of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, will be broadcast to millions of households live on NBC Sports, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET, with the final 450 Class moto.

In addition to being one of the most historic and best attended races on the schedule, RedBud also serves as the halfway point of the 2009 season and the site of round two of the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross. Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Chad Reed sits atop a highly competitive 450 Class championship battle and carries the momentum of winning the first round of the three-race Triple Crown. He enters southwestern Michigan looking to score the jackpot and the chance at a $25,000 bonus at the season finale in September.

Chasing after Reed, the 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion, will be Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ivan Tedesco and Andrew Short, Joe Gibbs Racing MX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Josh Grant and Cody Cooper, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Timmy Ferry and off-road specialist Ricky Dietrich, along with many more.

Host Jason Weigandt, analyst and motocross legend David Bailey, along with trackside reporters Jamie Bestwick and Tiffany Simons, will bring the millions watching at home all the action.

For more information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.

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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 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at

Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, 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, greases, and problem-solving 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.

Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.

Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.” For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit

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. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at