MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports announce today the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will enjoy exclusive coverage across NBC Sports, SPEED and FUEL TV, with 60 hours of original programming, including 28 hours of live coverage. The domestic broadcasts will reach more than 120 million viewers across the three networks.
NBC Sports’ coverage is spread over three months, including a pair of live broadcasts. NBC’s third season of Motocross broadcasts begin with the Rockstar Energy High Point National June 12, continuing with the Rockstar Energy RedBud National on July 2 and the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National on August 13.
As a longtime supporter of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, SPEED will once again carry significant coverage for 2011 with 21 hours of programming. The network will showcase every final moto of the 250 Class Championship, in addition to two live broadcasts of the Peterson CAT Washougal National on July 23, and the season-ending Pala Motocross National on September 10.
“We are proud to continue our strong relationship with both NBC and SPEED,” said MX Sports Pro Racing Vice President Davey Coombs. “They have been incredible partners for the past two seasons and their support has helped American Motocross reach millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world. Now with the addition of FUEL TV this season, we are even more excited about what the future will hold.”
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship adds FUEL TV to the broadcast family for 2011, with more than 39 hours of total coverage on the network. FUEL TV will bring Motocross fans 24 hours of live programming, allowing them the chance to watch the stars of the 250 and 450 classes go bar-to-bar during the opening moto from each race. In addition, FUEL TV will also air 12 weekly one-hour highlight shows, plus a season preview, midseason and recap shows.
The series’ widely-popular online coverage will continue as well, allowing enthusiasts to log onto the official website of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship to catch all the opening-moto action at www.allisports.com/motocross.
“Every moto enthusiast now has the opportunity to be a part of the entire day of racing, whether they choose to watch the television broadcast or the live stream, or a combination of the two,” said Mark Carter, GM of Strategic Partnerships for Alli Sports. “We’re providing more robust coverage this season, and giving our fans a choice of how they watch moto racing. This is a huge step forward for the sport.”
Bringing the action into homes across the country is a talented lineup of veteran television personalities. Since joining the motocross broadcast team in 2009, Jason Weigandt has provided colorful play-by-play of all the on-track excitement. He returns to fulfill the same role in 2011 alongside another familiar name in former AMA Pro Motocross Champion Jeff Emig. “Fro,” as many like to call him, gives viewers an insider perspective as to what is taking place in the riders’ heads with analysis only a former champion could provide. Rounding out the three-person team is longtime trackside reporter Erin Bates. With considerable knowledge of the sport, Bates will bring viewers the latest breaking news and developing storylines from the starting gate and the pits.
Saturday’s Rockstar Energy Hangtown National, the opening round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, can be seen beginning at 4 p.m. EST on FUEL TV, with coverage of the opening 250- and 450-Class motos. Remaining broadcasts of the final motos of each class will air back-to-back on SPEED this Sunday, May 22, beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
|2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship TV Broadcast Schedule|
|2011 Pre-Season Show||19-May||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Season Preview|
|Rockstar Energy Hangtown
|21-May||FUEL TV||4:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|22-May||SPEED||11:00 a.m.||450 Second Moto|
|22-May||SPEED||12:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|26-May||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Rockstar Energy Freestone
|28-May||FUEL TV||2:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|28-May||SPEED||10:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|28-May||SPEED||11:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|2-Jun||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Rockstar Energy High Point
|11-Jun||FUEL TV||1:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|11-Jun||SPEED||10:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|12-Jun||NBC Sports||4:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|16-Jun||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|MotoTees.com Budds Creek National||18-Jun||FUEL TV||1:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|18-Jun||SPEED||10:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|18-Jun||SPEED||11:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|23-Jun||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National||25-Jun||FUEL TV||3:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|25-Jun||SPEED||11:30 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|26-Jun||SPEED||2:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|30-Jun||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Rockstar Energy RedBud National||2-Jul||FUEL TV||1:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|2-Jul||NBC Sports||5:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|2-Jul||SPEED||10:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|7-Jul||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Spring Creek Motocross National||16-Jul||FUEL TV||2:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|16-Jul||SPEED||11:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|17-Jul||SPEED||6:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|21-Jul||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Peterson CAT Washougal National||23-Jul||FUEL TV||4:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|23-Jul||SPEED||7:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|23-Jul||SPEED||8:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|28-Jul||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Mid-Season Review Show||11-Aug||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Mid-Season Recap|
|Rockstar Energy Unadilla National||13-Aug||FUEL TV||12:30 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|13-Aug||NBC Sports||3:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|13-Aug||SPEED||9:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|18-Aug||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Rockstar Energy Southwick National||27-Aug||FUEL TV||1:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|27-Aug||SPEED||10:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|27-Aug||SPEED||11:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|1-Sep||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Steel City Motocross National||3-Sep||FUEL TV||1:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|3-Sep||SPEED||8:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|3-Sep||SPEED||9:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|8-Sep||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|Pala Motocross National||10-Sep||FUEL TV||4:00 p.m.||250/450 First Motos|
|10-Sep||SPEED||7:00 p.m.||450 Second Moto|
|10-Sep||SPEED||8:00 p.m.||250 Second Moto|
|15-Sep||Fuel TV||10:00 p.m.||Highlight Show|
|2011 Season Highlight Show||22-Sep||FUEL TV||10:00 p.m.||Season Recap|
|*BOLD indicates LIVE programming|
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