Anticipation Builds as Inaugural Legends Race at Season Ending Bud Light Ironman National Nears
12-Rider Field Led by Former Champions Carmichael, Emig, Stanton and Cooper
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (August 19, 2015) - As the days continue to count down to the season-ending Bud Light Ironman National, Round 12 of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, so does the anticipation for the inaugural Legends Race. Serving as the precursor to the second annual National held at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, this Saturday, August 22, the Legends Race will feature a 12-rider lineup of racing veterans and former champions.
This one-of-a-kind event will kick off the pro action at Ironman Raceway on Saturday afternoon, with the opening ceremonies scheduled for 12 Noon ET. The newest venue in the world''s most prestigious dirt-bike racing series will not only serve as the final battleground of the summer-long championship, where the captivating battle for the Gary Jones Cup in the 250 Class will come to a memorable conclusion, but also a rare opportunity for the sport''s most successful names to showcase their talents years after they hung up their racing boots.
Headlining the field of riders for the Legends Race are four former Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Class Champions - Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton and Guy Cooper. Additionally, beloved veterans and National winners Kevin Windham, Robbie Reynard and Tim Ferry will surely be in contention for victory, while Todd DeHoop, Jason Thomas, Tom Hofmaster, Junior Jackson and John Grewe round out the star-studded lineup.
Legends Race Roster
Ricky Carmichael - 10-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion
Jeff Emig - Three-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion
Jeff Stanton - Three-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion
Guy Cooper - 1990 250 Class National Champion
Kevin Windham - 17-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National Winner
Robbie Reynard - Five-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National Winner
Tim Ferry - Three-Time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National Winner
Todd DeHoop - 28 Career Top-10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Finishes
Jason Thomas - Five Career Top-10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Finishes
Tom Hofmaster - 25 Career Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Starts
Junior Jackson - Five Career Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Starts
John Grewe - One Career Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Start
The Legends will practice in the morning and be available at the Legends and Heroes display in Sponsor Village at 10:45 a.m. for an autograph session. Immediately following opening ceremonies, the gate drops on the Legend Race at 12:25 a.m.
In addition to the professional action on the track, the Bud Light Ironman National will also feature a full slate of amateur competition, bookending the pros on Friday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. A two-moto format is scheduled for both days, with the Women''s Motocross Championship (WMX) finale highlighting Friday''s racing and the Hoosier State Championship taking place Sunday.
All information about the festivities surrounding the Bud Light Ironman National can be found by visiting IronmanProMX.com.
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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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