Ashley Fiolek Throws 1st Pitch At Pirates Game

Ashley Fiolek to Throw Out First Pitch at Tonight’s Pirates Game


Ashley Fiolek to Throw Out First Pitch and Tonight’s
Pirates Game

DELMONT, Pa. (September 4, 2009) – In conjunction with the American Motocross Festival, the season finale of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, defending Women’s Motocross champion and current WMX Class points leader Ashley Fiolek will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to throw out the honorary first pitch at tonight’s Pittsburgh Pirates game versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fiolek was selected for the special occasion and will take part on behalf of Honda Red Bull Racing and the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship.

“I’m honored to be invited to throw out the first pitch and represent the entire motocross community as well as MX Sports as a member of Honda Red Bull Racing,” boasted Fiolek, who currently has a 41-point lead in the WMX Class standings. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I just hope the pitch makes it to the catcher.”

Fiolek’s incredible story and exceptional talent on a motorcycle has been a significant boost to the exposure of women’s motocross and the sport as a whole. American Motocross has reached new heights throughout the 2009 season and continues to grow as a part of mainstream sports, transcending into Major League Baseball this evening.

Tonight’s game from PNC Park in Pittsburgh begins at 7:05 p.m. ET. The American Motocross Festival kicks-off tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. ET from Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa.

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.

For fan and racing information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, including television coverage of the 250 Class, log onto

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

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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

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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