FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brandon Short - Media Manager
Long List of Returning Sponsors Gear Up to Provide Support
For 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 11, 2018) – The highly anticipated new season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is rapidly approaching, and today MX Sports Pro Racing and NBC Sports Group announced the impressive contingent of sponsors that will provide support to the world’s most prestigious championship during the 2018 campaign.
“The support this Series gets from the motocross industry is substantial, and NBC is very thankful to renew every sponsor from last year’s Series - a testament to the quality of racing and content” said Chris Stiepock, Vice President for NBC Sports Ventures.
Spearheading series support of American motocross for its landmark 10th season is Lucas Oil, a name that has become synonymous with virtually all forms of racing, and has helped elevate the global presence of the Pro Motocross Championship for the past decade. As a complement to the series sponsorship, the iconic branding of Red Bull as the Official Energy Drink of the Nationals has also broadened the reach of the championship since 2012, and its support will continue in the form of title sponsorship at a trio of events – the season opening Hangtown Motocross Classic, the High Point National, and the RedBud National. Additionally, Red Bull will tap into the moto lifestyle with the return of MX Nation on NBC Sports Network, which will provide an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the Nationals.
The longtime support of Pro Motocross from GEICO Motorcycle will continue in the form of military recognition. In association with VetTix.org, the Official Insurance Provider of the Nationals will donate 100 tickets to veterans and their families for the GEICO Budds Creek National. Additionally, GEICO will host an exclusive VIP area for military families at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, the Glen Helen National, and at Budds Creek.
Western Powersports, the official Distributor of Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories will host an improved dealer appreciation tent with trackside viewing at each event showcasing their FLY Racing Product. FLY Racing is entering its fourth season as the Official Motorcycle Riding Apparel and Helmet of the Series. For the second straight year, Garmin will serve as the Official Point of View Camera and 360 Camera of the Nationals. They are excited to showcase the unique 360-degree perspective of the Ultra High Definition VIRB action camera each and every week on the broadcasts and on social media.
On the track, the series’ Official Online Retailer MotoSport.com will recognize the rider who gets the best start out the gate each and every moto with the coveted MotoSport.com Holeshot, and it will also provide title sponsorship of the MotoSport Washougal National for the first time. In honor of the grit and determination of every Pro Motocross competitor, Deltran Battery Tender, the Official Battery Charger of the Nationals, will once again sponsor the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award, which is given to the rider that gains the most positions from start to finish in a single moto in the 450 class at each round of the championship, invoking the unparalleled mental fortitude of the award’s legendary namesake.
Fans of American motocross will have a couple different opportunities to engage with supporting sponsors as well. As the Official Motorcycle Tire of the Nationals with its SCORPION MX tire, global powerhouse Pirelli will not only continue to provide advice and insight to fans via technical specialists inside the Sponsor Village at each round, but it will also launch its biggest giveaway initiative to date, giving 12 lucky winners throughout the season FREE motorcycle tires for a year. Eligible entrants simply need to complete the sign-up form located at Pirelli’s vending space inside the Sponsor Village. For those fans that are also interested in the more virtual side of the sport, the MX vs ATV video game franchise will be serve as the Official Video Game of the Nationals, featuring its latest installment MX vs ATV All Out by appropriately sponsoring the virtual track map for each round of the championship.
Western Powersports, the official Distributor of Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories will host a dealer appreciation tent with trackside viewing at each event showcasing their FLY Racing Product. FLY Racing is the Official Motorcycle Riding Apparel and Helmet for the Series.
Also returning as series sponsors for the 2018 season:
FMF – Official Exhaust
100% – Official Eyewear and Goggle
KMC Wheels – Official Truck Wheel
VP Racing Fuels – Official Racing Fuel
Alpinestars – Official Boot
Pivot Works – Official Bearing
Vertex – Official Piston
Motion Pro – Official Specialty Tool
Official manufacturer sponsors:
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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.