AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) will become one of the newest sponsors of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. This multi-year agreement is MMI’s first sponsorship of AMSOIL Arenacross.
At the core of MMI’s support of the world’s most intense racing is the MMI/Ricky Carmichael Scholarship, which awards $20,000 to help a deserving recipient attend the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional motorcycle technicians. Additionally, MMI’s presence will be seen at the races through track signage, jumbotron commercials, PA announcements, and exhibit space at the Monster Energy Track Party.
“I have been fortunate to make a career and achieve my dreams through motorcycle racing, and the MMI/Ricky Carmichael Scholarship will provide an aspiring motorcycle technician the opportunity to follow his dreams,” said five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. “This is a great way for the fans of AMSOIL Arenacross to pursue a career as a motorcycle technician”
“Feld Entertainment® is excited to announce for the first time that Motorcycle Mechanics Institute has signed a multi-year agreement with AMSOIL Arenacross,” said Ryan McSpadden, Vice President of Sales for Feld Entertainment. “We are looking forward to expanding MMI’s commitment to the motorcycle technician into AMSOIL Arenacross.”
With rigorous, hands-on training that integrates technologies and procedures used by dealerships across the country, MMI’s core program is considered the industry gold standard for motorcycle technician education. With campuses in Phoenix, Ariz., and Orlando, Fla., MMI’s specialized curriculum features partnerships with the industry’s most recognizable brands, including brands commonly used in AMSOIL Arenacross competition Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.
“Many of the technicians participating in AMSOIL Arenacross received their education at MMI and it has correlated to success out on the track,” added Mike Muye, Director of AMSOIL Arenacross. “Thanks to MMI’s support, one of the fans attending a round of action during the 2014 season could very well become a future technician in AMSOIL Arenacross.”
“MMI bridges our students’ love for motorcycles into rewarding careers,” said Jocelyn Omen, Market Segment Manager, Universal Technical Institute. “Through the partnership with AMSOIL Arenacross, we can share our passion for motorcross with some of the most fervent racing enthusiasts around, as well as open the door to potential students looking to gain the professional training and experience necessary to work on the industry’s most prestigious brands.”
AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, will have all 12 rounds of the arena-based North American off-road motorcycle series broadcast on FOX Sports 1, including re-airs on Fox Sports 2. The all new AMSOIL Arenacross was re-vamped in 2013 and is the official feeder system to Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Live timing and scoring from each round of the AMSOIL Arenacross season returns for the 2014 season! To follow the intense racing action live, log onto www.Arenacross.com.