9/16/2015

2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey to Appear on ESPNs SportsCenter

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (September 15, 2015) - After one of the most successful seasons in the history of motocross, Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey will be recognized for his accomplishments with a special appearance on ESPN''s iconic daily sports news program SportsCenter, filmed in Bristol, Connecticut.

For the second time in his career Dungey won both the Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship titles in the same season in 2015, clinching both before the completion of each respective championship. As a result of his success, Dungey was nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete, ultimately winning the fan-voted award and notching a significant mainstream milestone not only for himself, but for the sport as a whole.

With arguably the most memorable season of his career complete, Dungey will now have the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the headquarters of "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" and be a part of its flagship program.


Ryan Dungey celebrated his third 450MX AMA National Championship in 2015.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Dungey will initially be featured on the 3 p.m. ET broadcast of SportsCenter on Wednesday, September 16, which runs from 3-6 p.m. ET, so viewers should stay tuned throughout the entirety of the program. On Thursday, September 17, Dungey and his Red Bull KTM will once again be featured on SportsCenter with a special segment slated to air during the 6 p.m. ET broadcast.

In addition to SportsCenter, ESPN''s X Games editorial team will shadow Dungey throughout his day on the ESPN campus in Bristol. A variety of content with the champ will be featured on the site in the ensuing days, so fans should continue to check out the page.

A strong social media presence will come from Dungey''s visit to ESPN as well. Fans are encouraged to follow the various ESPN channels of social media (ESPN, SportsCenter, X Games), from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world''s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana''s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York, Indiana and Utah. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, Bud Light, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, Kawasaki, MotoSport, Utah Sports Commission, FRAM, KTM, Oakley, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Dunlop, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex and MotionPro. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
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