MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (November 28, 2012) — MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that professional women’s motocross racing will again be featured at the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. WMX racing will be hosted at three select rounds next summer, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic (Sacramento, Calif.), the High Point National (Mt. Morris, Pa.) and Moto-X 338 National (Southwick, Mass.) selected to compose what will be officially known as the Women’s Pro Motocross Triple Crown.

“The number of 2013 events featuring women’s pro motocross has been reduced from past years due to operational demands associated with both the live events and the television and internet broadcasts for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Roy Janson, Director of Competition for MX Sports Pro Racing. “This limits the ability to feature women’s pro motocross as often as we did during the 2012 season. Even though there will be fewer events featuring women’s professional motocross racing, MX Sports is pleased to be able to include the competition at these three great venues.”

Morgantown, W. Va. - MX Sports and Ricky Carmichael are proud to welcome former champion and fitness guru Johnny O’Mara to the 2012 Ricky Carmichael University faculty lineup. O’Mara will join returning instructors Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton and Mrs. Carmichael in teaching students at the Lake Elsinore Campus Monday, September 10, following the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, in Lake Elsinore, CA.

As a two-time champion, O’Mara’s addition to the RCU lineup now brings the championship total to 27 amongst this year’s faculty. Led by 15-Time champ, RC, the accomplished panel of instructors bring years of racing experience to the lesson plan, while also providing classroom-based knowledge to students.

“It’s a honor to have the opportunity to join Ricky and the team in helping riders who want to excel in our sport,” O’Mara said. “I’ve wanted to do this sooner but my scheduling hasn’t allowed until now, so I’m excited to spend the weekend at Lake Elsinore with my friends, past champions and all the RCU students!”

Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports is proud to announce Specialized Bicycle Components as a supporter of the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil. For over thirty years, the National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s has been known for its unique race awards, and this year is no different as Specialized is awarding each National Champion with a p.series bike.

“We’re excited to give away a brand new p.series bike to every single class champion at this year’s National because we believe that these riders are the best at what they do and after a year of sweating it out at Regionals and Areas they deserve it!” said Sean Estes, Specialized Public Relations Manager. “Specialized’s commitment to fun on two­ wheels runs deep – whether your right grip twists or not – we’ve got your back!”

Morgantown, W.Va. (July 24, 2012) - MX Sports is pleased to welcome back Sunoco, a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality race fuels, as a supporting partner of the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Sunoco has expanded their involvement this year to increase benefits to Team Sunoco members, while also giving back to the racers and families that have been loyal to Sunoco while traveling and racing amateur motocross.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 7, 2012) – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports, announced today that Kawasaki will become an Official Motorcycle Manufacturer of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Additionally, Kawasaki will also play an integral role at the track, on television, and on the web.

Located in Irvine, Calif., Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., is one of the most successful names in Lucas Oil Motocross history, garnering a combined 24 titles in the 250 and 450 classes in 40 years of competition. Last season, the brand was the bike for both Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions, in Ryan Villopoto (450 Class) and Dean Wilson (250 Class).

“We are exceptionally proud of our racing heritage and the 24 championships we have shared with a very talented group of athletes,” said Chris Brull, Kawasaki’s Director of Marketing. “Kawasaki’s involvement with the Nationals provides a way to both support the growth of the sport and reinforce our commitment to racing enthusiasts.”

Morgantown, W. Va. (April 19, 2012) – After much anticipation, MX Sports and Ricky Carmichael are thrilled to announce the 2012 return of the highly regarded Ricky Carmichael University (RCU), now expanding to the west coast and for the first time ever, hitting European dirt for an exclusive stop in the UK.

“Due to the success of the amateur supercross, we were forced to expand RCAMSX to two days and unfortunately we weren’t able to hold RCU in Daytona anymore,” said Carmichael. “But we’re excited to be able to give students on the west coast and around the world the opportunity to take part in RCU. It’s amazing to see this turn into an international event!”

Europe’s inaugural RCU event will take place at Fat Cat Moto Parc in Doncaster, UK on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19, where students have the opportunity to learn from 15-Time Champion Ricky Carmichael. The crew will head to Lake Elsinore on Monday, September 10, following the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Former champions Jeff Emig and Jeff Stanton, as well as Ricky’s mother and lifetime trainer, Mrs. Jeannie Carmichael, will join Carmichael in teaching this once in a lifetime riding school. The knowledgeable and experienced panel of instructors will teach students everything from proper body positioning, to utilizing organized drills focusing on flat turns, rhythm sections and improved braking techniques.

RCU is an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity for motocross riders, young and old, to get personalized one-on-one training with the The-Greatest-of-All-Time—Ricky Carmichael—and his team of instructors. Stay tuned for details on the UK’s inaugural RCU event or contact RCUEurope@rickycarmichael.com.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced today that Lucas Oil will continue its commitment to the sport of motocross as title sponsor of the Pro Motocross Championship with a multi-year deal. The 2012 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will kick off in May from Hangtown, in Sacramento, Calif., with a 17-week, 12-round series spanning the United States.

Since emerging on the motocross landscape in 2009, Lucas Oil has quickly become an integral partner and driving force in the growth of the series and the sport. In three short years, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has generated its largest audiences to date – onsite, online and on-air. The growth has been fueled by the strategic partnership between MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, providing an unparalleled broadcast platform. With television broadcasts produced by Lucas Oil’s production arm, the world-class shows have reached a greater audience year-after-year. For the 2012 season, that trend will continue, generating an even greater reach with over 58 hours of original race programming airing across NBC and NBC Sports Network, including 10 hours of live racing.

“The decision to renew our commitment to the Pro Motocross Championship was fairly easy to make,” said Lucas Oil Executive Vice President Bob Patison. “Lucas Oil has seen significant growth in its motorcycle product category over the last three years, and we believe the nationals have played an important role in fueling this growth. MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports have proven to be good marketing partners and we look forward to continuing on with this relationship.”

“Lucas Oil believes in this championship more than ever and they are showing it by extending their support and adding even more resources to the nationals,” added Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “The marketing expertise and brand recognition they bring to our series has helped us make great strides these past three seasons, with 2012 and beyond shaping up to be an even more exciting era for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.”

Coinciding with Lucas Oil’s multi-year extension, Alli Sports and MX Sports are presenting a larger series rebranding effort, which includes new and updated series logos, and overall look. The new initiative will be seen throughout the entire season – at the races, on the web, and on-air.

“We’re excited to kick off Lucas Oil’s renewal with a new look that will excite the fans as we work together to bring the series and the Pro Motocross Championships experience to a wider audience,” said Mark Carter, GM Motocross, Alli Sports. “Lucas Oil has been a tremendous partner, and we’re looking forward to continue working together in the coming years as we build on the growth the series has seen since they came on the scene three years ago.”

Download the brand new 2012 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship logos here and here.

Tickets for all rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com.

For additional information please visit AlliSports.com/motocross also, “like” the American Motocross Facebook page and “follow” @AmericanMX on Twitter for exclusive content and information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship action.

For media information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please contact MX Sports Pro Racing via email at media@mxsportsproracing.com.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports announce that the brand new Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will become the new home of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, in Southern California. On the heels of announcing the 2012 series schedule and advance ticket sales for next summer, both parties are pleased to welcome the completely renovated Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park as the host site of the season finale, set to take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Located in the hotbed of the motocross industry, and about an hour outside of the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Diego, Lake Elsinore serves as an ideal location for fans of the sport across the entire southern portion of the state. It’s also well-known to students of the sport’s history as the site of the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, which was featured prominently in the epic motorcycle racing documentary film On Any Sunday back in 1971 – one year before the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was born.

“A successful search has landed the Pro Motocross finale at what we feel is the ideal location for a national event in Southern California,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “This is a brand new facility that was built from the ground up to host such an event, and offers riders one of the best layouts of any track in the country. We like to close out the summer where the sport of motocross thrives, and we believe we’ve found the perfect place in Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.”

Morgantown, W.Va. (December 13, 2011) - MX Sports is pleased to announce the return of the third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship (RCSX) to the legendary Daytona International Speedway, following Saturday’s Daytona Supercross event. For the first time ever, RCSX has expanded to a two-day racing format, taking place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, 2012.

“We are thrilled to be back on the storied grounds of Daytona for the third year in a row,” says Tim Cotter, director of MX Sports. “Each year we learn a little bit more and that’s why we’ve decided to expand the racing program to a two-day format, something that’s never been done before. Amateur racers are a dedicated group and we’re committed to giving them a quality event with the utmost track time.”

Amateur racers once again have the unprecedented opportunity to compete on one of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world only one day after the fastest professionals in the world. With over 800 entries last year, RCSX has expanded to two full days of amateur racing-featuring longer races and practices with more class options to give racers even more track-time over the course of the weekend. Due to the expansion of racing, Ricky Carmichael University will not take place in Daytona this year.

“There is no other racing facility in the world like Daytona International Speedway,” said 15-Time Champion, Ricky Carmichael. “I’m excited to be back at my racing home for another year of RCSX. Two days of racing is going to give amateur racers even more seat time on the Daytona Supercross track and I’m looking forward to watching some good racing!”

MX Sports organizes the event by utilizing over 30 years of experience operating the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. The class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event.

Amateur riders and their families are encouraged to come down early and camp on the Daytona infield, where hookups are available. Move in, sign up and camping begin on Saturday, March 11, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night in the Daytona Supercross. Amateur racing takes place on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12. Although Ricky Carmichael University is not taking place in conjunction with RCSX this year, riders should standby for details on where and when RCU will take place in the future.

The third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, 2012, following the Daytona Supercross on Saturday night. For more information on the event, visit www.mxsports.com.

Morgantown, W. Va. — MX Sports, producer of the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil, announces today the Class Structure and Supplemental Rules for the 2012 National Championship, taking place July 29 – August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

The class structure has undergone minor changes in both the youth and amateur categories. Highlights include the addition of the Two-Stroke (16+) class to the amateur lineup, providing two-stroke enthusiasts a chance to compete on equal footing in a class designed for adult-aged riders-with no A, B or C class specification.

“MX Sports realizes that there’s still a large following of two-strokes in the motocross community, which is why we have added the Two-Stroke (16+) class,” said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. “Since the class is open to any riding level, we think we will see a considerable amount of participants who simply enjoy racing two-strokes jump on the opportunity to compete against one another on a level playing field.”

The addition of the Mini Sr. (12-14) Stock and Mini Sr. (12-14) Modified classes will pit 85cc two-stroke motorcycles against 150cc four-stroke machines for the first time in Loretta Lynn MX history.

“The newly added Mini Sr. classes reflect the ongoing evolution of machines and we feel that the new class structure will maintain fair and balanced racing across the board,” said Cotter.

Another change comes in the machine eligibility for the 51cc (4-6) Stock Limited class. The 2012 Supplemental Rules provide a complete list of machines that are eligible for the new Limited class.

Click HERE to view the 2012 Supplemental Rules.

Click HERE to view the 2012 National Classes.

The 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil will take place Sunday, July 29 – Saturday, August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, visit the series website at www.mxsports.com.