At the conclusion of the 40th Annual Mini Olympics amateur races held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Florida, Dunlop-sponsored rider Jeremy Martin earned the Dunlop Silver Tire Award. Martin earned the award for being the top points-scoring A-class rider in a combined tally of Supercross and Motocross races at the Mini-O event. Young Jeremy took the overall win in the 250 A/Pro Stock class and earned an impressive 11 podium finishes during the course of the week. The Dunlop Silver Tire award has been given to the top scorer at the Mini-O’s for more than 20 years, and Martin joins a host of outstanding riders.

This year’s Silver Tire trophy was in fact a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork designed and created by renowned custom bike builder Jesse Rooke. Fittingly enough, Rooke himself came from a background in motocross racing during his early years.

“I was so surprised that I was the Silver Tire Award winner—I didn’t know what to say,” Jeremy later stated after accepting the honor. “The minute I first saw all the awards sitting on the table, I liked the Silver Tire Award best because it was such a cool design, and also because of all the past riders who had won it. When they handed it to me I couldn’t believe how heavy it was—I had a hard time holding it with one hand! It’s so cool to be honored this way, and I hope that one day I’ll be as successful as all of the other Dunlop Silver Tire Award winners!”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, introduce Makita Industrial Power Tools, a leader in the power tool market, as the Official Power Tool of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

As a well-established member of the motocross community through its title sponsorship of the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki Factory Race Team, Makita is taking its support of the sport to the next level by assuming the role of a supporting series sponsor.

“Since 2005, when we showed up at the motocross races with our Makita rig, our commitment to the fans, the teams and the motocross discipline has continued to grow each year,” said Brent Withey, Makita Brand Director. “When you look out in the parking area – it’s all about lifted trucks with tool boxes in the back. That’s our customer, the one with a power tool in his hand all week and a hand on the throttle all weekend. Our partnership with motocross is an awesome opportunity for fans to experience Makita’s leading innovation.”

Motocross is a part of Makita’s growing presence in racing and action sports, both as a sponsor and as a power tool of choice in the pits. Makita and its long term partnership with Factory Suzuki has yielded over 20 championships in supercross, motocross, superbike, ATV, and amateur motocross – including Ryan Dungey’s historic 2010 championship run in supercross and motocross.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Makita as the Official Power Tool of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship,”said Mark Carter, GM of Strategic Partnerships for Alli Sports. “The brand has been one of the most familiar names in the sport for many years and because of the tremendous respect they’ve generated in the industry, going into partnership with them was a natural progression.”

In addition to the action on the track, Makita’s presence will also be felt throughout the summer with its Experience More Tour. The one-of-a-kind mobile activation rig will be present at each round, allowing motocross fans an opportunity to experience and feel Makita’s innovation through interactive displays and hands-on tool demonstrations. Furthermore, Makita will be extending the reach of motocross throughout its extensive dealer network as well as to jobsites across America.

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 tour, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.

For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact Media Manager Brandon Short via email at media@mxsportsproracing.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.