Race Corner: Motocross Season And MX-5 Update

Posted by Battery Tender | May 1, 2018 0 Comments

Race Corner: Motocross Season

Motocross Season

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Season is ready to Kick off May 19th at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California!

If you are new to Motocross they are great outdoor events with plentiful family activities. From up close and personal track access and viewing to fun fan village interactions. Perfect for all ages!

"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. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest as well as the fastest every weekend; it’s where legends like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto were built.

Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross is the pinnacle of pure motocross. The 12-round 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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, New York, Maryland and Indiana. The pro riders meet up on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc bikes, and one for 450cc machines.

Each track presents its own unique blend of jumps, hills, corners and whoops, but all the races run under the same format: two 30-minute-plus-two-lap motos (races) per class, with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner. The competition also tests fitness, as motocross at this speed is arguably the most physically demanding sport in the world." ~Pro Motocross

If you are on site be sure to stop by the fan village and throw a punch at the Battery Tender® Punching Bag! Who ever packs the biggest punch of the day will be the grand prize winner of many fine Battery Tender® products. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see if you are the lucky winner!




The Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich once again did not disappoint at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Young gun Nikko Reger clinched both races of the weekend and gained major series points! 240 passes were recorded throughout Saturdays race. Reger qualified 11th and quickly made his way to the front. Todd Lamb finished 2nd and Nathanial Sparks in 3rd. Both races from Barber Motorsports Park are available on Mazda’s YouTube page YouTube.com MAZDA USA

The series will take a break in May and will join forces with Indy Car at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 22nd and 23rd. Updates will be available via Twitter.com/GlobalMX5Cup with results to be posted with news and updated photos at mx-5cup.com

Topics: Race, motocross, dirtbike, motocross race