Lucas Oil to Sponsor James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship
Wortham, TX (March 8, 2014) – Lucas Oil is proud to announce sponsorship of the fourth annual James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship, which kicks off on Tuesday, March 17, 2014 in Wortham, TX. The My Lucas Oil activation team will be on-site for the event to facilitate the podium and distribute awards, including Lucas Oil product prizes for top finishers in every class.
The Spring Championship takes place on the former Lucas Oil AMA Pro National Motocross track. Jason Witt, head of Athlete Support with Lucas Oil’s amateur team, the Lucas Oil Legion, says, “We’ve been trying to get back to Freestone since the last Pro National was held there in 2012. We’ve been lucky to maintain a relationship with the track. We had some involvement with the FMF Texas Night Series last year. But we’re very excited about getting back there this year and once again having a hands-on presence at this much-talked about event.”
Earning the AMA designation of one of five amateur “majors,” the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship finds itself amongst prestigious company, stacking up to national events like Loretta Lynn’s, Mini-O’s, and Mammoth MX, and attracting competitive MX riders from across the country.
“In 2014, we’re seeing a renewed commitment to motocross, and in particular, amateur motocross. Lucas Oil has signed on for another five years as title sponsor of the Pro National outdoor series, which will be aired on their own television network MAVTV. And now, with their support, we’ve been able to expand our grassroots program, and really invest our time and energy into the future of MX,” says Witt.
New this year, the Women’s Motocross class competes on Saturday for the national title. This race is one of eight events in the WMX Championship series, which culminates at the Winter Olympics in Gainesville, FL in November.
As in the past two years, all of the 46 class champions in 2014 will be invited to join James “Bubba” Stewart for the exclusive “JS7 Champions Ride Day” in Haines City, FL just before the Mini O’s at Gatorback Cycle Park. Additionally, a few select riders will be chosen as “Hard Luck” riders and extended special invitations for their efforts.
Gates open on Monday, March 17th at 6am. Racing will being on Wednesday, March 19th and run until Saturday March 22nd. Early registration remains open until 11pm on Monday, March 10th.
About Freestone County Raceway LLC:
Freestone County Raceway (FCR) was established in 2000 and is located on the 1150 acre Miller Ranch. Freestone Raceway (pro national track) was established in 2007. FCR promotes events and series like the AMA Texas Winter Series, the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship, AMA Women’s Championship, AMA Texas State Championship, Texas Night Series and boasts the brightest lighting of any motocross track in the country.
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is the leading manufacturer of petroleum additives and oils for high performance engines. Founded by trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989, today Lucas Oil sponsors a variety of motorsports racing events. Founder of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, they are also the 2013 title sponsor of the AMA Pro Motocross Series.
About My Lucas Oil:
My Lucas Oil is an online distributor of Lucas Oil Products. Founded in 2010 by Jason Witt, My Lucas Oil supports the athletes through the Lucas Oil Legion, their athlete support program, and by activating on Lucas Oil’s behalf at racing events across the country.