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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Expands Amateur Racing Program for 2019 Season


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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Expands
Amateur Racing Program for 2019 Season
All 12 Nationals to Host Amateur Days for the First Time

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (January 21, 2019) - MX Sports Pro Racing and National organizers have announced an expanded amateur racing program for the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. For the first time, amateur competitors from all over the country will have the opportunity to race during a National weekend at all 12 rounds on the schedule, which will undoubtedly help the continued growth of the amateur racing component of the world's most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series. 

During the 2018 season nearly 10,000 racers participated in the amateur racing programs, which were hosted at 11 of the 12 rounds of the championship. RedBud, Spring Creek, and Unadilla boasted some of the most impressive entry totals, with each surpassing more than 1,500 riders. For 2019, The Wick 338 will join the amateur racing program, marking the first time local competitors will have the chance to race on the famed sand track prepared for a National since it returned to the schedule in 2016. 

All 12 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals will include Amateur Racing programs during the 2019 season.
- Jessica Ten Hagen

"The amateur racing program is part of the foundation of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and it plays one of the most important roles in all of American motocross," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "Amateur racing is the lifeblood of the sport, as it not only helps foster the continued development of future stars, but also gives enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, male or female, a chance to pursue their passion. MX Sports Pro Racing and all of the National organizers are fully committed to supporting the thousands of amateur racers across the country by providing them with an unparalleled platform to be an integral part of every National weekend."

In addition to expanding the program to include every round of the championship, the 2019 season will also include additional days of racing at select events. In total, the amateur racing program featured 24 days of action in 2018. With the addition of The Wick 338, that figure is destined to approach closer to 30 days next summer.

Moreover, the introduction of Jacksonville, Florida's WW Motocross Park into the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will open the doors for the racing hotbed of the southeast. Florida and its bordering states host one of the densest populations of motocross enthusiasts in the country, and the chance to compete on a world-class track in the area will be an opportunity few will pass up.

Nearly 10,000 Amateur racer entries competed during 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National weekends, including 1,850 at RedBud MX.
- Jessica Ten Hagen

"Motocross is special in that the fan base is composed, by and large, of individuals who are active participants," added Coombs. "In fact, this is a lifestyle for a significant number of our audience, and it's imperative to the continued success of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship that we recognize the investment our fans give to the sport. Without them this wouldn't continue to be the preeminent motocross championship on the planet, and the National organizers wouldn't have the opportunity to continue building on the legacy of their storied events." 

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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, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of six competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. The 12-round series begins just outside California's famed Hangtown in May, and ends at Indiana's Ironman Raceway in August. The summer-long championship includes stops at America's premier motocross racing facilities, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV, and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem solving additives, all made in America. More information can be found at  

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