Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Returns to Budds Creek

June 7, 2012

 The fastest riders on the planet and the world’s most prestigious motocross championship is making its annual visit to the state of Maryland for the fifth round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

 The renowned Red Bull Budds Creek National from Mechanicsville’s legendary Budds Creek MX Park will commence on Saturday, June 16, giving motocross fans throughout Southern Maryland, in addition to the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas, the opportunity to witness one of the most physically-demanding, yet captivating forms of racing. One of the longest-running events of the entire 12-race championship, the Budds Creek National will celebrate its 23rd year of world class motocross racing in Southern Maryland.

While former champions James Stewart and Ryan Dungey headline the field of competitors set to converge on Budds Creek, the Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross team will also have its fair share of support thanks to the beloved coach’s longstanding success and influence on professional football throughout the region.

  • Team Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX: Housed alongside the famed Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR effort, the JGRMX team continues to rise as one of the premier teams in the sport of motocross. Entering its fifth season of competition, JGRMX has seen moderate success at the sport’s highest and most competitive level, but more importantly, has shown a consistent line of progression in competitiveness.

 Led by Joe’s son, Coy, the team has taken advantage of the resources available with its NASCAR effort to develop some of the most reliable and state-of-the-art racing parts in the sport, making the Yamaha machines exceptionally fast and establishing JGRMX as one of the most sought-after rides in motocross.

Additionally, lead rider Davi Millsaps has provided the team with its most successful season to date, finishing second in the winter AMA Supercross Championship.

With such a strong start to 2012 behind them, Millsaps and the entire JGRMX team are looking to carry the momentum into the national motocross championship this summer, taking the next step to hopefully capturing the toughest, yet most coveted title in the sport. With the influence of a Hall of Fame coach behind them, the team has the tools necessary to be one of the sport’s most dominant forces.

Budds Creek MX Park has always challenged the world’s best riders with a captivating mix of technicality, high speed, and big air. This season should be no different and is sure to produce some intense competition that will keep the thousands of fans in attendance on their feet all afternoon long.

For video highlights of last year’s action from Budds Creek, please follow the links below:

http://youtu.be/h97pzlAm4KE

http://youtu.be/hglIFljMYns

For a preview of this year’s event, please follow the link below:

http://youtu.be/YN4qZDqYUsg

The gate drops on the Red Bull Budds Creek National on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

Tickets for all rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com.

For additional information please visit AlliSports.com/motocross also, “like” the American Motocross Facebook page, “follow” @AmericanMX on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and information on the latest Lucas Oil Motocross news and developments.

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MX Sports Pro Racing

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