With less than 50 days until the first gate drop of the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced the continued partnership with global beverage powerhouse Monster Energy ahead of the new season. As the “Official Energy Drink” of American motocross, the iconic and infamous green “Monster Claw” will be a fixture at all 11 Nationals and will bring an enhanced fan experience to the sport’s premier motocross championship, further complemented by an all-star lineup of athletes on the track.
“There’s simply no denying that for more than two decades Monster Energy has provided an unprecedented level of support to off-road motorcycle racing that has helped elevate the sport’s presence and popularity on the global scale,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Today, motocross and Monster Energy essentially go hand in hand and that relationship has established a unique and indelible legacy that has ultimately benefited everyone in the industry, whether you’re a fan, a racer, a manufacturer, a team owner, a promoter, or a business. That’s a truly special distinction to have and we’re privileged to have such a dedicated and passionate partner in Monster Energy as a premier sponsor of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.”
Monster Energy will once again serve as the “Official Energy Drink” of the
AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
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Monster’s on-site presence at the races is second-to-none and the augmented activation in the sponsor village, the paddock, and the racetrack will be a cornerstone of its support for the 2023 season. Additionally, its hugely popular digital content arm will continue to produce captivating behind-the-scenes content, taking fans behind the scenes and deeper into the storylines of the championship as it unfolds.
“For more than 20 years Monster Energy has been the biggest advocate for motocross and we remain committed to elevating the sport as much as possible, both through our support of the world’s biggest racing series and the teams and athletes that make this one of most the exciting motorsports on the planet,” said Dave Gowland, Vice President, Motorsports Marketing, Monster Energy. “The AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the foundation of American motocross and is integral to our continued push to shine the spotlight on off-road motorcycle racing. We’re also extremely passionate fans and cannot wait to see what the 2023 season has in store this summer.”
Monster Energy athletes Eli Tomac (right, #3) and Chase Sexton (left, #23) will look to continue their rivalry that defined a historic 2022 title fight in the 450 Class.
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On the starting gate this summer will be a star-studded lineup set to carry the Monster Energy flag into action on the most hallowed grounds in motocross. A dynamic lineup of established veterans, rising stars, and the most promising young talent in the sport will be headlined by reigning and four-time 450 Class Champion Eli Tomac and 2021 titleholder Dylan Ferrandis at Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing. The 450 Class will also feature 2022 championship runner-up Chase Sexton at Team Honda HRC and the Nationals-winning duo at Monster Energy Kawasaki, Jason Anderson and Adam Cianciarulo. In the 250 Class, a formidable group will have championship aspirations at Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing, led by perennial contender Justin Cooper as well as reigning Rookie of the Year Levi Kitchen, Stilez Robertson, Jordon Smith, Nate Thrasher, and top rookie prospect Haiden Deegan. The storied Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad will be anchored by the breakout rider from 2022, Jo Shimoda, as well as Austin Forkner, Seth Hammaker, and Cameron McAdoo, along with rookies Ryder DiFrancesco and Jett Reynolds. Rounding things out is Team Honda HRC rookie Chance Hymas.
Following a runner-up finish in the 250 Class last summer, Monster Energy athlete
Jo Shimoda has title aspirations for the 2023 season.
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The 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, presented by AMA Pro Racing, will commence on Saturday, May 27, from Southern California’s Fox Raceway. The 11-round campaign will travel to 10 different states, with visits to iconic venues like Hangtown, Thunder Valley Motocross Park, High Point Raceway, RedBud MX, The Wick 338, Spring Creek MX Park, Washougal MX Park, Unadilla MX, Budds Creek Motocross Park, and Ironman Raceway.
For information about the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:
Available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s premier motocross racing series – the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. MX Sports Pro Racing is an industry leader in off-road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators.
Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com for more information.
The AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, while sanctioning comes from AMA Pro Racing.
More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
The SuperMotocross World Championship™ is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series that combines the technical precision of stadium racing with the all-out speed and endurance of outdoor racing. Created in 2022, the SuperMotocross World Championship combines the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship into a 31-event series that culminates in a season-ending two round playoff and SuperMotocross World Championship Final.
Visit SuperMotocross.com for more information.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.
Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
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Source: MX Sports Pro Racing