Red Bull has signed on as title sponsor of the inaugural Lake Elsinore National, the closing round of the 2012 AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which will take place on September 8. The brand new, state-of-the-art Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will host the world's best riders for the final round of the summer, celebrating the Nationals' one and only stop in the motocross hotbed of Southern California.
"It's great to see Red Bull step up and sponsor the newest race on the motocross schedule," said newly-crowned 450 Class Champion and Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey. "We're all looking forward to seeing what Lake Elsinore has to offer and obviously returning to Southern California is a big deal for not just the fans, but the teams and riders as well.
"As a first-year Red Bull athlete, it's been awesome to be a part of everything they do and I understand firsthand why they are such a big deal all over the world. They pull out all the stops when it comes to supporting their athletes and their events, so I'm sure our first race at Elsinore will be one to remember."
Dungey secured his second 450 Class crown in three seasons at the Red Bull Unadilla National, but with captivating title fights unfolding in both the 250 and WMX Classes, champions will be decided in front of the thousands of fans expected to be in attendance. A full slate of racing kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT, with live television coverage of the first 450 and 250 Class motos on FUEL TV and online at AlliSports.com.
The 2012 season was the first for Red Bull as a premier supporter of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, serving as the title sponsor of the Budds Creek National in June, the RedBud National in July and the Unadilla National in August, each of which featured live coverage on NBC.
In addition to its support of the entire Red Bull KTM team, which features former world champions Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen along with Dungey, Red Bull also supports Team Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart and Team Honda's Ashley Fiolek, the reigning WMX Class Champion.
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