MX Sports Announces 2-Stroke InvitationalSaturday, May 30, 2009 | 12:22 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.V. - MX Sports Pro Racing, in cooperation with FMF, an industry leader in motocross and off road exhaust systems, presents the inaugural FMF 2-Stroke Invitational series, which will be held in conjunction with selected rounds of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
The 2-Stroke races will be held at four events over the course of the summer: RedBud, Spring Creek, Unadilla, and Budds Creek. Each race will utilize a one moto format and any and every 2-stroke motorcycle is eligible to compete, including all displacements ranging from 125cc to 500cc.
"MX Sports Pro Racing recognizes both the tradition of the 2-Stroke as well as the unique sound that so many motocross fans have long associated with, and we are very excited about these events," said Nick McCabe of MX Sports Pro Racing. "The FMF 2-Stroke Invitational will certainly be a fan favorite, and something all-new for 2009 at these specific events."
MX Sports Pro Racing and FMF are also issuing a call out to all former past champions and legends who wish to take to the track again and compete in these unique and fun events.
"2-strokes are easy to work on, inexpensive to own and a blast to ride," boasted FMF founder Don Emler. "FMF hasn't forgotten most of us ride because it puts a smile on our face. When the idea came along for the 2-Stroke invitational, FMF jumped at the opportunity to get back to the basics."
The 2-stroke invitational is a part of the Legends & Heroes tour that will travel with the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship throughout the 2009 season. The tour will feature vintage displays, photos and videos of motocross history as well as former motocross champions in attendance to greet the fans and sign autographs.
All four events of the 2-Stroke Invitational are by application and pre-entry only. Further Information regarding the FMF 2-Stroke Invitational is available at www.mxsportsproracing.com
For more information, please contact Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.
For fan and racing information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com.
About MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.
Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.
Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship." For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit www.LucasOil.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
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