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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 30, 2011) - MX Sports Pro Racing announced today that Motorcycle-Superstore.com will be the title sponsor of the Women’s Motocross Championship (WMX) for the 2011 season. In addition, the WMX Rulebook and License Applications for the 2011 WMX program are now available online at the MX Sports Pro Racing website at www.mxsportsproracing.com.
The 2011 WMX Series kicks off May 21 at the Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Reigning series champion Jessica Patterson and her DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha team lead a list of talented women into the eight-race championship, including the likes of Ashley Fiolek, Tarah Gieger, Vicki Golden and Mariana Balbi.
“The WMX Class continues to grow each season,” said MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. “Over the last three seasons, the quality of racing and the depth of talent has increased to the point where the Motorcycle-Superstore.com Women’s Motocross Championship has clearly emerged as the world’s premier series for women riders.”
As the headline class sponsor, Motorcycle-Superstore.com will also offer Holeshot Award checks for each WMX moto, adding one more incentive to generate stronger competition.
“Professional Women’s motocross is breaking through the glass ceiling, especially now with the support some of the top riders are receiving through the factory teams,” explained Sequoyah Munroe, Marketing Supervisor for Motorcycle-Superstore.com. “Our goal is to help increase the exposure of women’s motocross by supporting the series, the riders and their fans.”
Ticket info for every round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the special early bird ticket sales! For more information on the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.
2011 Motorcycle-Superstore.com WMX Schedule
May 21 Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic Rancho Cordova, Calif.
May 28 Rockstar Energy Freestone National Wortham, Texas
June 25 Thunder Valley National Lakewood, Colo.
July 2 Rockstar Energy RedBud National Buchanan, Mich.
July 16 Spring Creek National Millville, Minn.
Aug. 27 Rockstar Energy Southwick National Southwick, Mass.
Sept. 3 Steel City National Delmont, Pa.
Sept. 10 Pala National Pala, Calif.
For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact MX Sports Pro Racing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the world’s most prestigious motocross series. The Series is managed and produced by MX Sports Pro Racing, whose mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the promotion of professional championship racing events nationwide.
The series is also produced in conjunction with Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, a global business that encompasses national and international action sports events, multimedia production and a consumer-based lifestyle brand. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a vast network of athletes, fans, brands and properties.
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America. AMA Pro Racing operates a full schedule of events and championships across every spectrum of motorcycle competition.
The Dodge City 300 was the biggest race in America during the 1910s. It brought out all the factory teams and was the one race where East Coast and West Coast riders came together to race against one another. The race went away after 1921. In the 1950s the race was renewed, this time as a 200-Mile AMA National Championship.
This photo is from the ill-fated 1953 race. Held on July 5th, race day temperatures reached 105 degrees. Only eight riders of the starting 40 were able to complete the race, the heavy dust whipped up by strong winds, combined with the heat, caused many riders to drop out and many motors to fail. Indian-mounted Bill Tuman took the win.
While running in third at the 140-mile mark, Billy Huber was overcome by heat stroke and crashed heavily. Huber died the following morning.
Front row riders at the start of the race are Chuck Basney (27), Paul Goldsmith (3), Hugh McAfee (89), Eugene Thiessen (4), Roy Dearing (33), Everett Brashear (25), Billy Huber (7), John Gibson (22), Al Gunter (54) and Burt Raush (62). On the second row you can see Claude Dawson (15), Gene Smith (96) and Billy McConnell (65).
This is a great cause to support.