– Defending event and series champions
Eli Tomac and Zach Osborne lead a world-class field into the Red Bull
Hangtown Classic on Saturday, May 19 at Sacramento, CA. This kicks off the
first of 12 rounds of extreme motocross racing in the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro
Sanctioned by AMA
Pro Racing, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series features the world’s fastest
outdoor motocross racers competing astride the best factory bikes on
America’s toughest tracks. The combined results of two 30-minute motos
in both the 450cc and 250cc classes will determine individual champions at
After two stops in
California, the series moves to Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Washington state, New York and Maryland before closing
at Crawfordsville, Indiana, with the Ironman National on August 25.
The Lucas Oil Pro
Motocross Series again will be a fixture on MAVTV, NBC and NBC Sports
Network with 36 hours of live coverage and more than 70 hours of Pro
Motocross content via broadcast and digital platforms including Lucas Oil
Racing TV (LORTV) - the first streaming TV motorsports network.
Live coverage of
the opening 450cc and 250cc motos from all 12 rounds will be featured on
MAVTV with expanded HD broadcast feeds to most subscribers. NBCSN will
carry live second moto coverage at five events and will air both a
mid-season recap show and an exclusive one-hour year-end highlight show.
TV coverage of the
series will be hosted by veteran play-by-play announcer Jason Weigandt,
with commentary from former series champion Grant Langston and insights
provided by Will Christien, who will join the team as trackside
The series that
over its 47-year history has produced such champions as Bob Hannah, Jeremy
McGrath, James Stewart, Kent Howerton, Ryan Villopoto and, of course, Ricky
Carmichael, winner of a record 10 consecutive titles, is poised to make
household names of a few new riders in 2018, including, perhaps, a couple
of pro rookies.
Enzo Lopes of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and 16-year-old Garrett Marchbanks of
Coalville, Utah, both will make their pro debuts at the Hangtown Classic.
Lopes, the 2014
Brazilian Motocross and Arena Cross champion, will ride an
Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki in place of the injured Jimmy
Decotis. Marchbanks, the 2014 AMA Youth Motocross “Racer of the Year,”
will be astride a Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki.
In addition to
Lopes, the international field also will include Marvin Musquin of La
Reole, France, runner-up for the 450cc championship a year ago on a Red
Bull KTM, and Dean Wilson of Glasgow, Scotland, who finished two spots
further back on a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna.
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LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS SERIES