FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brandon Short - Media Manager
MX Sports Pro Racing and Vet Tix Renew Partnership to Provide Free Admission to Military Veterans at Pro Motocross Championship
A Total of 700 Tickets to 2018 Season Available Via Veteran Tickets Foundation
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 4, 2018) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the Veteran Tickets Foundation have renewed their seventh year of partnership for the upcoming 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Collectively, the parties will come together to provide an opportunity for military veterans to obtain free admission at all 12 rounds of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, with a select number of tickets available at VetTix.org, a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) tax-exempt organization.
A total of 50 tickets per event will be donated to Vet Tix, totaling in 600 for the season across all 12 rounds of the championship. These will be made available to both active duty and retired service men and women at no cost. Each set of tickets will be made available two-four weeks prior to every respective round of the season, and can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis through VetTix.org. The first three rounds including the Hangtown Motocross Classic, Glen Helen National and Thunder Valley are currently available.
Additionally, GEICO Motorcycle, a longtime supporter of both Pro Motocross and the military, will leverage its partnership of the championship to provide an additional 100 tickets for the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National. The renowned insurance provider will also host a VIP hospitality area for military veterans and their families, who simply need to show a valid military ID for complimentary access at select rounds on the schedule – the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic, Giant RV Glen Helen National, and GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National.
"We’re thrilled that our longstanding partnership with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue into the 2018 season. The opportunity to attend an AMA pro motocross event has become a highly anticipated and sought-after opportunity for our veterans and their families,” said Mike Focareto, CEO of Veteran Tickets Foundation. “The initiative alongside MX Sports Pro Racing provides what would otherwise be an unattainable opportunity for many of our veterans to experience the thrill of the this captivating sport alongside their family and friends. Together, it’s the least we can do to show our immense gratitude for their service.”
Vet Tix carries valued partnerships with virtually all major sporting leagues and organizations, including marquee brands like Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and National Hockey League. Additionally, Vet Tix works alongside sports entertainment franchises like World Wrestling Entertainment and Professional Bull Riders, as well as motorsports organizations like the NHRA, Grand National Cross Country Series, ATV Motocross National Championship and several racetracks that host NASCAR and IndyCar events.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was one of the first prominent motorsports properties in the country to partner with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, and has provided this service to veterans of the armed forces for the seventh year running.
“As one of the pioneering racing organizations to partner with Vet Tix, it’s an honor to continue this relationship for another season in appreciation of our service men and women,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “This initiative thrives with the sole purpose of providing lasting memories for our veterans and their families. The Veteran Tickets Foundation continues to be an invaluable partner of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and we’re invested in keeping this special tradition going for years to come.”
Based in Phoenix, the Veterans Tickets Foundation was founded by U.S. Navy veteran Michael Focareto in 2008, and has been providing free tickets to veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families ever since. Over the course of nearly a decade, the organization has given away well over 1 million tickets to veterans nationwide.
All active and retired military veterans can create an account on VetTix.org to receive emails and reminders about when tickets to the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship become available. Additional information can also be found at VetTix.org.
The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will kick off on Saturday, May 19, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento, California.
|2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule|
|May 19||Hangtown Motocross Classic||Prairie City SVRA||Rancho Cordova, California|
|May 26||Glen Helen National||Glen Helen Raceway||San Bernardino, California|
|June 2||Thunder Valley National||Thunder Valley MX Park||Lakewood, Colorado|
|June 16||High Point National||High Point Raceway||Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania|
|June 23||Tennessee National||Muddy Creek Raceway||Blountville, Tennessee|
|June 30||Southwick National||Southwick MX Park||Southwick, Massachusetts|
|July 7||RedBud National||RedBud MX||Buchanan, Michigan|
|July 21||Spring Creek National||Spring Creek MX Park||Millville, Minnesota|
|July 28||Washougal National||Washougal MX Park||Washougal, Washington|
|August 11||Unadilla National||Unadilla MX||New Berlin, New York|
|August 18||Budds Creek National||Budds Creek MX Park||Mechanicsville, Maryland|
|August 25||Ironman National||Ironman Raceway||Crawfordsville, Indiana|
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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 Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
The Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national non-profit that supports the military community by providing free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of those killed in action, allowing them to attend sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than 2.8 million free event tickets to over 500,000 verified VetTixers, giving back to those who have given so much. Military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate into their families, communities, and eventually, into civilian life. Attending events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interest and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Visit VetTix.org to learn more, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.