Fox Raceway Ride Day Provides Sneak Peek of
50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Stars of American Motocross Gear Up for Landmark Summer of Competition

 
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 25, 2022) – The anticipation and excitement surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, moved one day closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday as the biggest names in American motocross converged on Southern California’s Fox Raceway, site of Saturday’s Honda Fox Raceway I National, for an exclusive ride day. A pair of 30-minute sessions apiece for riders in both the 250 Class and 450 Class served as a proverbial sneak peek of the impending 2022 season, which included the best look yet at the riders generating headlines entering the summer.
 
The ride day provided the first official opportunity to see the number one plates adorning the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing machine of reigning 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis and the Team Honda HRC ride piloted by defending 250 Class Champion Jett Lawrence.. The international duo took the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by storm one year ago and will look to accomplish one of the sport’s toughest challenges this season, a successful title defense.
Defending 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis will look to hoist
the Edison Dye Cup for a second consecutive season.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X
Reigning 250 Class Champion Jett Lawrence enters the summer as
the hottest rider in the division following a title-winning supercross season.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X
The preseason riding session also marked the first time the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing trio of Aaron Plessinger, Ryan Dungey, and Antonio Cairoli took to the track together. Dungey’s anticipated return to competition after his retirement in 2017 has been one of the biggest stories of the two-week transition from Monster Energy Supercross to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Likewise, Cairoli’s long-awaited U.S. debut has the industry buzzing about the prospects of what one of Europe’s most decorated racers can do against the star-studded Pro Motocross contingent at the opening two rounds of the summer.
 
It was also a welcome sight to see several riders make their return from extended layoffs, whether it was recovery from injury or a much-needed break to return to full health. Plessinger’s recovery from a broken arm has him eager to rekindle the speed he showed last season, while Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen appears healthy and motivated after a brief sabbatical from competition that dated back to March. In the 250 Class, a slew of riders were back on track, including the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki duo of Seth Hammaker and Cameron McAdoo, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Stilez Robertson, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Levi Kitchen, and reigning Rookie of the Year Max Vohland aboard his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine.
Three-time 450 Class titleholder Ryan Dungey will make his return to
the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this summer.

Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X
The excitement of Antonio Cairoli's debut on American soil can be felt around the world.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X
Rounding things out were the debuts of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Shane McElrath, who will lead the charge for the team’s 450 Class efforts to start the season, and Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Nick Romano, who will make a surprise move to the pro ranks this summer after a stellar amateur career. Fellow Star Racing rider Matt LeBlanc hit the track as well, as he prepares to test the waters of Pro Motocross at the opening two rounds before chasing continued success this August at the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
 
The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off with its own Memorial Day weekend celebration this Saturday, May 28, at Fox Raceway. A full slate of live coverage of all four motos will air on both MAVTV Motorsports Network and MAVTV Plus, beginning at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.
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Stream the 50th Anniversary season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in its entirety live and on-demand via MAVTVPlus.com. MAVTVPlus will provide worldwide streaming coverage for the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events for a subscription fee of $6.99 USD Monthly or $99 USD Annually. Use discount code PROMX10 for $10 USD off your Annual subscription (Valid until 5/29/22) OR discount code PROMX50 to receive 50% off your first month subscription (Valid until 6/29/22).


Now available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.

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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 seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. 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 title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem-solving additives, all made in America. Broadcast coverage will be showcased live all season long on MAVTV Motorsports Network and the MAVTV Plus streaming service, with three rounds broadcast live on NBC Network. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Lucas Oil Products was founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as the top selling additive line in the United States. Additionally, Lucas Oil offers a premium line of motor oils, greases, fuel treatments, industrial lubricants, and problem-solving additives to help firmly establish Lucas Oil as a prominent figure in the marketplace. It has provided title sponsorship of the world’s prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series since the 2009 season. For more information, visit www.LucasOil.com.
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MAVTV Motorsports Network is available on most cable, satellite, and digital television providers. MAVTV Plus provides worldwide live streaming for all Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events for a yearly subscription of $99, or for $6.99 a month.

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