Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship gears up for historic 50th anniversary season in 2022

Press release | January 12, 2022

MX Sports Pro Racing Unveils Commemorative Logo for Summer Campaign

This is a press release from MX Sports…

Morgantown, WV (January 12, 2022) – As the new year begins, preparations are officially underway for the 50th anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Working with each respective national event organizer, AMA Pro Racing sanctioning body and longtime title sponsor of the series Lucas Oil, MX Sports Pro Racing will celebrate the historic legacy of the most prestigious dirt bikes in the world, starting with the introduction of a new commemorative logo for the 2022 season.

“After two years of challenges to successfully set up a championship calendar, we are incredibly looking forward to the season ahead of us this summer. We will have the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this legendary championship in style and to honor the people and places that have helped elevate American motocross to the forefront of the sport on a global scale,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “We also want to use this season as an opportunity to recognize the entities that have played a vital role in our ability to build on this indelible legacy over the past 14 years since MX Sports Pro Racing was given the role of series organizers.”

The 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship logo serves as a symbol of five decades showcasing the world’s best motocross talent, marked by a laurel wreath made up of 50 leaves surrounding the series’ anniversary and longevity number (1972-2022 ). Additionally, gold now complements the series’ fundamental blue colorway as part of the 2022 season’s “golden anniversary.” The Lucas Oil brand provides a premier accent piece featuring the colorway. the company’s familiar red as well as four stars that serve as a nod to America’s role in uplifting the sport through its most distinguished championship.

When the series was first introduced in 1972, it formalized a permanent, stand-alone national championship for homegrown talent to show off their prowess under the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) banner. It didn’t take long for the Pro Motocross Championship to transform into a truly global competition between national and international athletes, and over the past 50 years it has brought top riders from six continents to the United States on a quest of success and fame. , competing on the most hallowed grounds in all of motocross.

The 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series. Photo: Align Media

Fittingly, the 50th anniversary will serve as the most significant representation of the global influence of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, as a pair of international riders will wear the number one plate in the 450 and 250 classes for the first time in history. . Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis is only the third European 450 class rider to be reigning champion, while Australian Jett Lawrence enters uncharted territory as the first titleholder in the 250 class of the ‘Land Down Under’ .

While most of the attention is rightly focused on the collection of talent-rich athletes preparing to embark on the grueling 24-bike journey this summer, many of the venues that will make up the 2022 calendar have been part of of the legacy of American motocross in the past. half century. Whether it’s New York’s legendary Unadilla MX or California’s legendary Hangtown Classic, both predating the Pro Motocross Championship, Michigan’s famous RedBud MX, Massachusetts’ infamous The Wick 338 or the iconic High Pennsylvania’s Point Raceway, these tracks have played just as pivotal a role in the rise of American motocross as the hundreds of riders who have stepped on the podium since that inaugural 1972 season. It’s a rare juxtaposition that makes the Lucas Oil Championship Pro Motocross one of the most distinguished competitions in motorsport.

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Historic venues, like New York’s legendary Unadilla MX, will be celebrated as they extend their legacy in the historic 2022 season. Photo: Align Media

The 50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off Memorial Day weekend, May 28, for the proverbial start of summer and travels across the country to the sport’s hottest venues for 12 thrilling rounds, ending September 3 over Labor Day weekend.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com

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