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Brandon Short - Media Manager
MX Sports Pro Racing Announces “Win a 450” Recipient
to Benefit the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center
Congratulations to Frank Artusa, Lucky Winner of a 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (September 2, 2016) – MX Sports Pro Racing announced today that the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, raised more than $25,000 to benefit the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, an emergency care facility available at each round of the championship to racers and crew at no cost. The contribution was made via a raffle initiative surrounding the 2016 season called “Win a 450,” where one lucky recipient wins a 450cc motorcycle of his or her choice from one of the championship’s competing manufacturers – Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, or Yamaha.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship public address announcer Greg White picked the raffle winner this past Saturday during the season-ending Ironman National, from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The winner was Frank Artusa, of East Rockaway, New York, who selected a 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 as his bike of choice.
“The amount of support we receive from not only MX Sports Pro Racing but the entire racing community never ceases to amaze everyone at Asterisk,” said Tom Carson, Asterisk Director of Motorsports. “We know how strong the motocross community is, but it is humbling to see how much our services are appreciated by event staff, the riders and the fans. The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center was created out of our love for the sport and the competitors who lay it on the line each week. This donation will allow us to continue to provide the very best medical care to these incredible athletes and we thank everyone for participating in the ‘Win a 450’ program.”
The bike will be made to look identical to the championship-winning RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing machine ridden by newly crowned champion Ken Roczen. The bike includes an RCH Racing graphics kit and a Suzuki motorcycle stand.
“I was really excited to hear Frank [Artusa] chose a Suzuki and it’s pretty cool to know he will receive a bike that looks identical to my RM-Z450,” said Roczen. “My 2016 Suzuki has been awesome and I know Frank is going to love riding it. The ‘Win a 450’ program is great because of the support it gives to Asterisk, who keep us safe and healthy each and every week. Knowing we have such incredible care at the races available to us at any moment gives me peace of mind as a rider and let’s me focus on going as fast as I can on the track. We are all grateful to the service provided Asterisk Mobile Medical Center.”
The Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit is an emergency care facility available at each Lucas Oil Pro Motocross event to racers and crew at no cost. The full 53-foot hospital trailer is staffed with qualified and experienced medical personnel and offers specialized equipment for our sport's unique injuries. The Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit is provided to the racing community by Asterisk. Their operating budget is made possible by MX Sports Pro Racing, Road 2 Recovery Foundation, private donors and initiatives such as “Win a 450”.
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana's Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, Kawasaki, Motorcycle Superstore, FRAM, KTM, Oakley, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, ProGrip, EBC Brakes, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.