Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and GEICO Team Up for Military Appreciation at Budds Creek
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and GEICO Team Up
in Support of the Military at Budds Creek National
A Total of 150 Tickets Donated to Veterans and Active Military for VIP Experience
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (August 16, 2017) - The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, and GEICO have joined forces to provide free tickets and a VIP experience for all military personnel and their families at this Saturday''s GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National, the penultimate round of the 2017 season.
Sitting just a short drive from Washington, D.C., Joint Base Andrews, and other military installations throughout the region, Budds Creek Motocross Park provides an ideal setting for the world''s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing championship. The event honors and recognizes the sacrifices of our service veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. Through an initiative with VetTix.org and GEICO, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has donated 150 tickets to members of the military in advance of Saturday''s race. All armed service personnel, veterans, and their families attending the race will be provided with a VIP experience at the GEICO Military Hospitality tent, which features premier viewing of the action on the track and complementary food and refreshments.
GEICO has always been a strong supporter of the military, and its continued partnership with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship provides a platform to create this initiative in one of the most unique settings in sports. In addition, the championship''s extended partnership with the Veterans Ticket Foundation (VetTix) ensures members of the military have a chance to see the world''s fastest riders in action at every event across the country.
The GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National commences this Saturday, August 19, with practice and qualifying rounds beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Motos for both the 450 Class and 250 Class kick off at 1 p.m. ET. Broadcast coverage from Budds Creek begins on MAVTV with live coverage of the opening motos at 1 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage of the final 450 Class moto on NBC at 3 p.m. ET. The final 250 Class moto will air via tape delay on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET. Additionally, all the action from Budds Creek, including final practice, can be seen as it unfolds on NBC Sports Gold, with live, commercial-free coverage (subscription required).
All armed service personnel, veterans, and their families attending the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National will be provided with a VIP experience at the GEICO Military Hospitality tent.
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
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. The 12-rounds 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, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO''s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.
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