FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 2018 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS “HIGH POINT NATIONAL” LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON NBC, NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
Live Race Coverage on NBC Begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, Continues on NBCSN at 4 p.m. ET
Comprehensive Coverage – Qualifiers, Moto 1s and Moto 2s – Available Live, On-Demand and Commercial-Free with “Pro Motocross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2018 – NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday with live coverage of the High Point National from Mount Morris, Pa., on NBC, NBCSN, and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live-streaming product. Saturday’s live coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET with Moto 2s, shifts over to NBCSN at 4 p.m. ET, and can be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
In addition, NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will super-serve the passionate Motocross fan base with live, commercial-free coverage of every qualifier, Moto 1 and Moto 2 of the High Point National.
Defending series champion Eli Tomac has dominated the 450 Class this year, winning every Moto through the first three events of the 2018 season, including a 1-1 finish at Thunder Valley on June 2. Jeremy Martin, who won this event last season in the 250 Class, picked up his first win of the season at Thunder Valley in the 250 Class.
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage of the High Point National alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and pit reporter Will Christien.
In the U.S., NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku and online at NBCSportsGold.com. Fans in the U.S. and in 13 international territories (UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan) can purchase “Pro Motocross Pass” for $54.99. Click here for more information.
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LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TELECAST SCHEDULE
|Sat., June 16||High Point National – 2nd Motos||3 p.m.||NBC|
|High Point National – 2nd Motos||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS GOLD SCHEDULE
|Sat., June 16||High Point National Qualifiers||10:10 a.m.|
|High Point National Moto 1 (450)||1 p.m.|
|High Point National Moto 1 (250)||2 p.m.|
|High Point National Moto 2 (450)||3 p.m.|
|High Point National Moto 2 (250)||4 p.m.|
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, GoPro, 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.
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ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product —launched in 2016 with a “Cycling Pass,” which included the 2016 Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Monument Classics such as the Paris Roubaix, and more. In addition to its “Cycling Pass,” which this season includes more than 25 races, NBC Sports Gold includes “Track and Field Pass,” offering access to more than 25 major events; “Rugby Pass,” including every Aviva Premiership Rugby match, select Women’s Rugby World Cup matches, the entire NatWest 6 Nations Championship and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, and Champions Cup; “Pro Motocross Pass,” featuring the entire 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season, which is available in the U.S. as well as 13 international territories; “Premier League Pass” giving fans in the U.S. exclusive access to 130 live Premier League matches plus the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S.; “Blazers Pass” live streaming of select Portland Trail Blazers matchups throughout the season; and an international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass,” giving fans in 13 international countries access to every home game during the 2017 season. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media. Click here for more information.