FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Glen Helen Raceway Kicks Off New Saturday Nationals and Announces Details of Monster Energy® Fan Fest
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 13, 2009) - Just a week and a half remains until the season-opening race of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships. Round one, the 14th Annual South Point Hotel & Casino Motocross National, will take place on Saturday, May 23 in San Bernardino, Calif., at famous Glen Helen Raceway.
Gates for the South Point Hotel & Casino Motocross National open to the public at 8 a.m. on May 23, followed by on-track festivities at 8:30 a.m. with practice and qualifying for the 450 Class, 250 Class, and the brand new WMA Class. Opening ceremonies celebrate the official start of the 2009 season at 12:30 p.m. with final motos for all three classes beginning at 12:50 p.m.
Prior to the excitement of race day on Saturday, Glen Helen will host the inaugural Monster Energy® Fan Fest on Friday, May 22. Fan Fest allows motocross fans the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sport's top riders as well the chance to meet the Legends and Hero's of the past, including Gary Jones, Doug Dubach, Chuck Sun, David Bailey, and Broc Glover.
Monster Energy® Fan Fest officially kicks off at 4 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m., but early attendees can catch a glimpse of the world's best riders on-track during an exclusive one hour riding session from 3-4 p.m. The stars of the 450, 250, and WMA classes will all be logging laps in preparation for Saturday's big event. Autograph signings and live interviews will follow throughout the pit area from 4-5 p.m.
In addition, fans can witness hill climbing legends Robbie and Brett Peterson, who will provide a nitro-fueled hill climb demonstration up Mount St. Helen. There will also be a large display of vintage motocross bikes as well as a number of other attractions and vendors.
Tickets are available are available at the Glen Helen box office, or online at www.glenhelen.com. Wednesday-Saturday General Admission: $45, children ages 6-12 for $30, children 5 and under free. Saturday General Admission: $35, children ages 6-12 for $25, children 5 and under free. Additional options can be found online.
For more information regarding Monster Energy® Fan Fest, please contact Glen Helen Raceway at 909-384-9342.
For more information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.
For fan and racing information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
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 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 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 www.allisports.com.
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 www.LucasOil.com.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 www.amaproracing.com.