MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that $6.5 million in prize money and contingency will be on the line for this season’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships in the United States.
Thanks to the support of the six competing manufacturers, the combined total of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) contingency and pro purse results in a record sum of prize money for this competition , one of world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing championships outside of the world championships proper.
Anchored by the factory and factory-supported efforts of Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha, the 40-rider fields in both the 450 Class and 250 Class will compete for a share of $5.79 million in OEM contingency. Additionally, nearly $1 million in pro purse money will be available.
The 12-round AMA Motocross Championships kick off at Hangtown, in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, May 19, and the series runs until August 25 with the final round in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule:
May 19 – Hangtown Motocross Classic; Sacramento, Calif.
May 26 – Glen Helen National; San Bernardino, Calif.
June 2 – Thunder Valley National; Lakewood, Colo.
June 16 – High Point National; Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 23 – Tennessee National; Blountville, Tenn.
June 30 – Southwick National; Southwick, Mass.
July 7 – RedBud National; Buchanan, Mich.
July 21 – Spring Creek National; Millville, Minn.
July 28 – Washougal National; Washougal, Wash.
August 11 – Unadilla National; New Berlin, N.Y.
August 18 – Budds Creek National; Mechanicsville, Md.
August 25 – Ironman National; Crawfordsville, Ind.