USADA: Pro Motocross

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With a new racing season officially underway, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that it has renewed its agreement with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to provide anti-doping testing and educational support services for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. This summer will mark the seventh season USADA has been affiliated with the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, overseeing the prohibited use of banned substances as it pertains to performance enhancement. The 2020 season begins on Saturday, May 16, with the longest running national in America, the Hangtown Motocross Classic, from Prairie City SVRA in Rancho Cordova, California.

“Since 2014 we have worked in close partnership with USADA to develop a comprehensive and effective anti-doping program that maintains the competitive integrity of the world’s most prestigious motocross championship,” said Roy Janson, MX Sports Pro Racing Competition Director. “Over the past six years, this program has continued to evolve, with advances in technology and awareness of performance-enhancing substances. The new program will establish specific guidelines, regulations, and penalties that are relevant to the sport of motocross.”

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Each season, USADA educates members of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship community, in particular team managers and riders, with an open forum that details the latest practices surrounding anti-doping control services. From the latest list of banned substances, to new testing procedures and recommended practices for athletes to protect themselves from potentially consuming a contaminated product, USADA takes a hands-on, full-service approach to its anti-doping program for Pro Motocross.

“We know that anti-doping is as important to our athletes and to the sport of motocross as any other major sport, and we’ve gone to great lengths to provide our riders and teams a program that addresses their needs,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “In working with USADA, we have been able to protect the sanctity of the sport, working in the best interest of our competitors, and continue to refine the anti-doping measures to ensure all races are conducted on an even playing field.”

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs. Information on the World Anti-Doping Agency Code or the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is available at http://www.usada.org.

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Giveaway: Dean Wilson

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Dean Wilson has been quite quiet since he dislocated his hip at the Monster Energy Cup towards the end of October, but he reappeared on YouTube moments ago with a great opportunity for younger rider. Wilson’s giving away a TC 65! It does not get much better than that, huh? The competition is explained in the video below, so just watch it to find out exactly what you need to do to enter. Good luck!

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MX Nation: Episode Four

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In a sport that requires significant buy-in to compete, many aspiring pros have to put down their bikes simply because it gets too expensive. Increasingly, riders with full factory support have the advantage over privateers and are the ones winning the most races. The love for the sport will always prevail and so the passionate ones will get creative to chase their dreams as long as they can. – Red Bull

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New Calendar: 2020 Pro Motocross

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (September 25, 2019) – MX Sports Pro Racing, in partnership with NBC Sports, has unveiled the 12-round schedule for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The 49th season of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will once again visit 11 different states over the course of the summer, beginning with the legendary Hangtown Motocross Classic on May 16, and concluding with the Ironman National on August 29.

The most talented collection of riders on the planet will battle it out over the course of 24 motos across the 450 Class and 250 Class, pushing both their physical and mental limits in the most grueling conditions found in any motorsports championship. Their quest to capture the most coveted titles in motocross, the Edison Dye Cup (450 Class) and the Gary Jones Cup (250 Class), will bring these exceptional athletes to the most storied racetracks in the world, many of which boast legacies that span more than four decades.

From mid May through the cusp of the end of summer in August, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will visit every corner of the United States, including the motocross hotbeds of the southwest, in Southern California, and the southeast, in North Florida. Additionally, the schedule will travel to the densely populated motocross region of the northeast, in New England and Central New York, as well as the scenic Pacific Northwest, on the border of Washington and Oregon. Not to be outdone, the championship will also journey into the heart of the country, from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes.

For well over four decades the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has defined American motocross, providing the ultimate showcase of grit, talent and determination each and every summer,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “We’re proud to present a schedule that features the most dynamic collection of venues this country has to offer, many of which have been a part of this sport since its inception, and one that also brings us to nearly every major region of the continental U.S., which provides an opportunity for most of our fans to make the pilgrimage to a world-class motocross National.”

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has served as the world’s preeminent motocross competition since 1972, and over the span of five decades it has maintained its distinction as the most difficult championship to win in all of racing.

With three consecutive 450 Class titles to his credit, reigning champion Eli Tomac will look to make even more history next summer, seeking to become one of just two riders to hoist the Edison Dye Cup for four straight seasons. He’ll welcome a new challenger to that title defense under the Monster Energy Kawasaki tent, where newly crowned 250 Class Champion Adam Cianciarulo will step up onto the big bikes as a teammate to Tomac, joining the likes of a deep list of fellow contenders that includes Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, Cooper Webb and more.

With Cianciarulo’s departure from the 250 Class, the title vacancy opens the door for a wide-open battle to claim the Gary Jones Cup, where Jeremy Martin, the lone former champion in the division, will battle it out alongside a promising group of up and coming talent, led by Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing teammates Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Cooper.

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Final Product: Pro Circuit

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There has been a lot of footage of the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team trying to blow Adam Cianciarulo’s title-winning KX250 up after the race at Ironman. Did that thing actually give up in the end though or are Mitch Payton’s machines that reliable? Playing on that, the PC outfit shared the following video on social media that quite simply contains the answer.

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…but did it blow up??? #findoutyourself

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MX Nation: Season Five

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Red Bull’s MX Nation series is back for a fifth season! Interestingly, it seems as though the storyline will follow the importance of motocross in the American culture and the impact that recent Motocross of Nations results have had on the industry rather than following guys through the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. That is quite clear in the trailer for season five below.

Video: Red Bull Motorsports | Lead Image: KTM Images/Simon Cudby

GoPro: Ironman

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What is it like to win a national championship in the United States? Very few people actually get to experience that. This GoPro footage, which Adam Cianciarulo captured during the first moto at the final round of 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, is the closest that most of us will get. Embrace it! Clips from Mitchell Falk and Dean Wilson are also below.

Adam Cianciarulo (Moto One)
Mitchell Falk (Moto One)
Dean Wilson (Moto Two)

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All Results: Ironman MX

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That is a wrap, folks! The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series drew to a close at the popular Ironman circuit in Indiana earlier today. What happened in the 450MX and 250MX classes? View all of the results and final championship standings below this text.

450MX Championship Standings
250MX Championship Standings
450MX Overall Classification
250MX Overall Classification
450MX Moto Two (16:42)
250MX Moto Two (15:42)
450MX Moto One (14:12)
250MX Moto One (13:12)
450MX Combined Qualifying (11:10)
250MX Combined Qualifying (10:20)

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Race Kawasaki

Injury Update: Hunter Lawrence

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Hunter Lawrence has had a tricky time of it since he first travelled across to the USA, as he has broken his collarbone a total of three times. An even bigger blow was experienced earlier this week, however, as he tore his ACL and meniscus without even crashing. Lawrence released the following statement on social media.

“When it rains it pours… Been a very rough past month, two days ago whilst training long-story short, my foot hit the ground and twisted the wrong way and as of now looks to be a torn ACL, meniscus and mild sprain to the MCL. To say I’m gutted is an understatement… Bit of a rock bottom moment for the year. I don’t doubt I will be back. Nothing but another little bump in our road to success. Plan now is simple, rehabilitation and get back to 100%. Thank you to all of my supporters, sponsors and team. Appreciate you guys so much. Not how we wanted to end the year, but hey… Sh#t happens. I will be back.”

Lawrence only returned from a broken collarbone at Budds Creek last week and finished twelfth overall via a tenth and a thirteenth in the two motos. The good news is that his contract with GEICO Honda runs into next year, so there is no problem though.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: GEICO Honda