MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship approaching, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, welcome the Air National Guard as a new addition to the world’s most prestigious series. As a reserve component of the United States Air Force, the Air Guard’s new partnership with American Motocross will help expand its initiatives within the motocross community.

The Air National Guard is composed of over 106,700 members spanning across 54 U.S. states and territories including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and the District of Columbia. With more than 140 units throughout the country and surrounding territories, the ANG gives members the opportunity to serve their country and community at a local unit while also pursuing their personal, educational and career goals.

“The Air National Guard is excited to partner with the (Lucas Oil) AMA Pro Motocross Championship because the series is indicative of who we are as an organization,” said Captain Rondal Perry, Division Chief of ANG Recruiting Marketing and Resources. “Their fans are an excellent cross-section of patriotic Americans from all walks of life who enjoy being a part of an adrenaline-filled experience, just like those of us in the Air Guard.

“Partnering with motocross allows the Air National Guard to educate the general public about the ANG,” Perry added. “With the Air National Guard having over 200 unique career fields to choose from, we invite those who are eligible to be a part of an elite ANG team in their own local community. As the AMA Pro Motocross riders must have precision skill and quick reflexes, we are honored to illustrate the precision skill of our pilots, engineers, medics and battlefield airmen with the tenacity and drive it takes to succeed. Getting any kind of message out there about the Air Guard and its opportunities is always a great thing.”

The Air Guard’s on-site presence at each of the 12 rounds of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will be truly unique. At 10 events, the ANG’s one-of-a-kind unlimited hydroplane racing boat is sure to draw a crowd. Much like motocross, hydroplane racing is one of the most unique forms of motorsports, showcasing turbine-powered boats that can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

The remaining two races on the schedule will showcase the Air National Guard Rise to the Challenge Tour. The mobile unit allows participants to simulate real-life Air Guard missions carried out by airmen worldwide through a series of games and challenges to test their mechanical, electronic, observational and spatial aptitudes. Additionally, attendees can learn about the career opportunities and benefits that come with being a member of the Air Guard.

Fans interested in learning more about the Air National Guard can call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG, visit GoANG.com, or speak directly with an onsite recruiter at any of the 12 rounds this summer.

The 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicks off on Saturday, May 21 from the Rockstar Energy Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Tickets are on sale at www.allisports.com, Special discounts and incentives are available for advance ticket purchasers.

For more information on the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.

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