With the Midwest’s premier outdoor motocross national under its belt, Thunder Valley Motocross Park is setting its sights on the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations, the world’s biggest professional motocross event, commencing on September 25-26. In just eight weeks, the entire motocross world will converge on the scenic mountainside landscape for what is sure to be an epic competition amongst the planet’s most talented motocross athletes.
As the world’s premier motocross series’ continue in both the United States and Europe, the fastest riders from all over the globe are primed and ready to lead their countries into the Mile High City for quite possibly the most challenging and deeply talented Motocross of Nations in history.
Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of the United States, is leading the way in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, boasting seven consecutive victories in eight rounds of competition. Last year, the 20-year-old rider raced to the overall title in the MX1 class at the MXoN from Franciacorta, Italy, while leading Team USA to victory and so far in his first season on a 450cc bike has taken the sport by storm, becoming only the second rookie to win the Monster Energy Supercross title and sitting in position to become the first rookie in the history of the sport to win the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross titles back-to-back. As the reigning MXoN champion, Dungey is expected to return as America’s team leader and if he does, the target will undoubtedly be on his back. However, if his current success is any indication, Dungey is more than ready.
Just one year after claiming the MX1 FIM World Championship, Red Bull KTM’s Antonio Cairoli, of Italy, is on his way to capturing a second consecutive world title. Through 10 rounds of competition in 2010, Cairoli has posted four overall wins including taking the victory at the USGP from Glen Helen in May. Last year in front of his home country, Cairoli held off American Motocross Champion Chad Reed to take the win in the opening moto of the MXoN. As a likely two-time champion, Team Italy will almost certainly tab Cairoli as its captain and with the new KTM 350cc machine proving to be a winner, he will look to make a little history of his own on the smaller bike.
After a stellar debut season in the U.S., Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel, of France, sits atop the 250 Class standings in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The 2007 MX2 World Champion has two overall victories through eight rounds and has won at least one moto at all but one event while already wrapping up his second consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Lites Eastern Regional title earlier in the season. After taking a year away from the MXoN to heal from lingering injuries, Pourcel is looking forward to a return to global competition in 2010 as the rumored team leader for France in MX1.
Slated to sit alongside Pourcel at Team France is reigning MX2 FIM World Champion Marvin Musquin. The 20-year-old Red Bull KTM rider has dominated in his title defense, leading the way with seven overall wins in 10 rounds, including a dominating performance at the USGP. Last year in Italy, he was the top MX2 rider at the MXoN, defeating several of the world’s premier MX1 riders along the way and with an impending move stateside, the world’s premier motocross event on U.S. soil would serve as an ideal site for a formal introduction to American fans.
Additionally, domestic and international stars like Ben Townley, Gautier Paulin, Brett Metcalfe, David Philippaerts, Dean Wilson, Ken Roczen, Tyla Rattray and many more are expected to be selected participants headlining teams from over 35 nations in a global invasion of the stars of motocross from Lakewood.
Tickets, VIP Packages and camping reservations are available now! General Admission prices start at just $45 while VIP Packages are available for as little as $200. Camping spaces are going fast and cost just $150. Log onto www.tvmx.net today to get a head start on the competition and reserve a spot for the world’s biggest professional motocross competition.