Celebration Will Recognize the Champions and Achievements of 2011 Season
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 23, 2011) – One day after the checkered flag falls at the Traxxas Pala National on September 10, bringing the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship to a close, the celebration will continue on Sunday evening. MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, will host the third annual American Motocross Season Celebration from Pechanga Resort & Casino, in Temecula, Calif., celebrating this summer’s champions, and the many moments that made 2011 one of the most memorable seasons in history. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. PST.
On Sunday, September 11, the teams and riders of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the AMA ATV Motocross Championship by DWT, along with many members of the motocross industry, will gather to honor the title winners in the 450 Class, 250 Class, WMX Class and Pro ATV Class. The festivities will be emceed by SPEED and NBC host Jason Weigandt, along with trackside public address announcer Tim Cotter. The two respective voices of American Motocross will take a look back at all each round of the two- and four-wheeled motocross championships, and the highlights that shaped how the titles unfolded in each division.
Headlining the several awards that will be handed out that evening are the coveted Edison Dye Motocross Cup, for the 450 Class, the Gary Jones Motocross Cup, for the 250 Class, and the Gary Denton Motocross Cup, for Pro ATV – with each trophy being awarded to the rider and team that claimed each respective championship. Additionally, the Women’s Motocross Cup will be presented to the rider and team that captured the WMX Class title.
All four of the respective 2011 champions will have their chance in the spotlight, receiving their own trophy and distinguished medal, commemorating their achievement, and serving as the ideal complement to the exclusive number one plates that will adorn their bikes the following season. MX Sports Pro Racing will also recognize the 2011 Sportsman of the Year, which is given to the rider that exhibited the determination and class often identified with the most renowned names in the sport, as well as hand out Rookie of the Year accolades to the top first-year rider in each class.
Moreover, the Team Manager of the Year, Motocross Team of the Year, and Transport Driver of the Year will give credit to people behind the scenes of American Motocross. These are the individuals that make it possible for the world’s best riders, and a nation full of avid motocross fans, to enjoy a premier global competition in one of the toughest sports on the planet.
Prior to the festivities on Sunday evening, the Road 2 Recovery Golf Tournament will take place from the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course. The biggest names in American Motocross will hit the links, with friends and teammates, to enjoy some friendly golf competition and have some fun away from the track.
The Pechanga Resort & Casino is located mere minutes from Pala Raceway at:
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
For reservations, and additional information about Pechanga Resort & Casino, log onto www.pechanga.com, or call 1-888-PECHANGA.
For additional information about the American Motocross Season Celebration, please contact MX Sports’ Kelly Kirby at Kelly@mxsports.com, or call at 304-284-0080.
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. 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, 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 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli TV Productions 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. Visit www.allisports.com.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants 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, lubricants and problem-solving performance 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. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.
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.