WORTHAM, Texas  – Freestone Raceway was the site of the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, on Saturday with an afternoon full of fiercely-contested competition. Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., narrowly swept the day’s motos to claim his second consecutive overall victory in the 450 Class. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac also recorded a pair of moto wins to grab his second career overall victory.

Stewart capitalized on strong starts in the 450 Class, working his way into the lead prior to the conclusion of the opening lap in each moto. Behind him, Red Bull KTM’s Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., asserted himself in both motos, setting his sights on passing Stewart for the lead multiple times.

However, despite being faster than his rival throughout a significant portion of each moto, Dungey was unable to find a way to get past Stewart. The duo was separated by mere bike lengths throughout the combined 34 laps of racing across both motos, but the lead position never changed hands. Regardless, the two former champions provided captivating competition that kept the fans cheering all afternoon long.

“I thought my day went good,” said Stewart, who’s 18th-career win ties him for fourth on the all-time wins list. “It was a tough one, but fun. I got two good starts, made quick passes, and set the tone with a good pace. Ryan rode really well, but I did my own (thing) out front. I knew he’d be there the whole time. I felt like we were even today and if he had gotten out front, he could have done the same thing.”

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to recognize two premier motocross events in the state of Texas this fall. Both the AMA Texas State Championship, which will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas, and the AMA District 20/41/42 Final, scheduled for Oct. 29-30 at 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park in Conroe, Texas, will offer AMA racers excellent tracks and top competition from all across the Lone Star State.

“Motocross racers in Texas are some of the most dedicated in the country,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “For these competitors, this fall will prove to be one of the most action-packed in recent memory. This will be a rare opportunity to compete in two premier races back-to-back, taking on some of the region’s best racers. Some serious bragging rights will be earned at both Freestone and Three Palms this fall. I sincerely hope all of our racers support both these events and show the country why Texas is among the nation’s top motocross states.”

The 9th Annual AMA Texas State Championship meet will be held on the world-class Freestone County Raceway in the epicenter of the state. The championship race is located on the same track that has hosted rounds of the AMA Pro Racing National Motocross Championship. Freestone is recognized as one of the top motocross tracks in the country. The AMA Texas State Championship at Freestone is a winner-take-all weekend and does not require qualifiers. More information and online pre-entry can be found at FreestoneMX.com.

New in 2011 is the AMA District 20/41/42 Final, which will take place at 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park in southeast Texas. The AMA District 20/41/42 Final will feature riders who have qualified through AMA District Championship Series in District 41 (Northeast Texas), District 20 (Southeast Texas) and District 42 (West Texas). The 3 Palms facility features a range of challenging terrain, as well as top-notch facilities for competitors and fans. More information and event sign up is available at ThreePalmsESP.com.

The full schedule for both premier races, as well as the individual AMA District Championships, is below.

AMA Texas State Championship
Nov. 5-6: Freestone County Raceway, Wortham, Texas. FreestoneMX.com

AMA District 20/41/42 Final
Oct. 29-30: 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park, Conroe, Texas. ThreePalmsESP.com

AMA District 20 Championship Series
Aug. 13: 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park, Conroe, Texas. ThreePalmsESP.com
Aug. 27: Cowboy Badlands, Beaumont, Texas. CowboyBadlands.com
Sept. 25: Cornerstone MX, Waller, Texas. CSMXPark.com
Oct. 9: Cycle Ranch MX, San Antonio, Texas. CycleRanchMX.com

AMA District 41 Championship Series
Sept. 4: Underground MX Park, Kemp, Texas. UndergroundMXPark.com
Sept. 18: Johnsonville MX Farm, Yantis, Texas. (903) 217-7965
Sept. 25: Buffalo Creek Motocross, Canton, Texas. BuffaloCreekMX.com
Oct. 16: River Valley, Boyd, Texas. RiverValleyMotocross.com

AMA District 42 Championship Series
Sept. 25: Andrews MX, Andrews, Texas. AndrewsMX.org
Oct. 23: Andrews MX, Andrews, Texas. AndrewsMX.org

For more information about AMA-sanctioned competition events, see AMARacing.com.

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray proved his mettle in Texas overcoming blistering heat to win the 250 class overall with a 2-1 finish at Round 2 of the AMA Motocross Championship at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas. While the sandy track at Freestone County Raceway would prove challenging in its own right, the biggest obstacle that faced all the racers was the overbearing heat and humidity that not even a steady wind could phase. Dean Wilson came out of the gate swinging, gapping the field to win the first moto, but a third-place finish in the second moto left him in the runner-up position behind teammate Rattray. Blake Baggett got good starts in both motos, but crashes left him with a 7-16 and ninth-place overall.  Broc Tickle overcame a rough first moto, going 39-5 to finish in 12th place.  Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan

Villopoto grabbed a podium finish in the first moto, but the overwhelming heat took its toll during the second moto, leaving him with a 3-5. The finish was good enough for his second-consecutive podium finish. Jake Weimer continued to show steady improvement since his return to the KX™450F to finish 6-7 and take sixth-place overall.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 26, 2011) – The Rockstar Energy Freestone National, Round 2 of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, will commence this Saturday, May 28, from Wortham, Texas. Broadcast coverage of the event will kick off at 2 p.m. EST with live first motos of the 450 and 250 classes on FUEL TV.

Coverage will continue domestically on Saturday night, with back-to-back final moto broadcasts of both classes on SPEED. The 450 Class begins at 10 p.m. EST, with the 250 Class following at 11 p.m. EST. Live coverage of the second motos can be seen internationally in Europe, Australia and Brazil. The list below shows the times for Motors TV, SPEED Australia and ESPN Brazil.

Motors TV (Europe): 22:00
SPEED Australia: 7:00 on May 29
ESPN Brazil: 18:15

Prior to the Rockstar Energy Freestone National, FUEL TV will cap off an exciting opening round of American Motocross last weekend. The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Highlight Show from Hangtown will air tonight at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The one-hour highlight package will review the memorable Rockstar Energy Hangtown National, which was won by TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett.

For easier access, here are FUEL TV channels from some major television providers:

DIRECTV – Channel 618
DISH Network – Channel 156
Verizon FiOS – Channel 198
AT&T U-verse – Channel 536

*Check local listings for cable operators

Festivities for Saturday’s Rockstar Energy Freestone National begin at 9:30 a.m. EST with practice and qualifying. Opening ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Tickets for the upcoming Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship are on sale now at www.allisports.com. Special discounts and incentives are available for advance ticket purchasers.