Lucas Oil Pro 2022 Motocross Championship schedule released
MX Sports Pro Racing has unveiled the 12-round program for the 50th anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
The 2022 ‘golden season’ of one of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will begin and end during the holiday weekends that mark the proverbial start and end of summer, starting at through Memorial Day, in May and ending on Labor Day. , in September.
“This is arguably the most important season in American motocross history,” said Davey coombs, president of MX Sports Pro Racing. “If we’ve learned anything over the past two years it’s that nothing is given, but through so many uncertainties our sport has continued to bring joy, excitement and drama. captivating to those who share a passion for motorsport. With our 50th anniversary upon us, we hope to begin what looks like a new era and a new start for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. One that will see a return to fan-filled paddocks and the kind of close, personal atmosphere that has kept our sport on its own in terms of accessibility. “
The 12-round championship will once again travel to 10 different states as part of its journey to crown a pair of AMA National Champions, continuing the legacy of the world’s most famous venues into the series’ fifth decade. The battle for the Edison Dye and Gary Jones Cups kicks off in a familiar location on May 28 in the heart of Southern California industry for Fox Raceway I National.
The first month of the season will also feature the iconic Hangtown Motocross Classic on June 4 in Northern California, followed by the annual mile-high visit to Colorado on June 11 for the Thunder Valley National. The Father’s Day tradition of sports at High Point National will mean the first tour of the East Coast on June 18 in Pennsylvania.
After the first of two breaks during the season, runners will return to the track on July 2 for one of the greatest Independence Day traditions in all sports, RedBud National in Michigan. Mid-season 2022 will take place on the famous sands of Massachusetts, The Wick 338 for Southwick National, on July 9, while the second half of the championship begins July 16 in Minnesota with Spring Creek National. A second quartet of events will end with a return to the west on July 23, where the scenic Pacific Northwest is home to Washougal National.
The final championship break will precede a four-round streak to end the season, which begins August 13 with the legendary Unadilla National from New York. A trip just outside the nation’s capital awaits you on August 20 with Budds Creek National in Southern Maryland, followed by the penultimate round on August 27 in motorsport-mad Indiana for the ‘National Ironman. The summer will end where it started in Southern California on September 3 with the Fox Raceway II National.
After a historic season in which international riders first won class titles 450 and 250, Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis and Australian Jett Lawrence will lead the way in the 50th anniversary campaign as reigning champions . This charismatic duo are two leaders among an unprecedented depth of talent currently competing in American motocross, paving the way for what is set to be a summer to remember worthy of such a landmark season.
“For five decades we have had the privilege of watching the world’s best motocross talent compete in the sport’s most coveted championship series right here on American soil,” added Coombs. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Record Book represents a who’s who of off-road motorcycle racing and tells the story of the pioneering legacy of the riders, manufacturers and circuits that helped make the United States the epicenter of amateurs and professionals motocross We can’t wait to see what the next 50 years have in store for us.