MX Sports Introduces the 125cc All Star Series to AMA Pro Motocross for 2018

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4/17/2018 10:32 AM

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (April 17, 2018) - The beloved sound of 2-stroke motorcycles will return to American motocross this summer as MX Sports Pro Racing has announced the introduction of the 125 All Star Series. This new support program will be featured at a total of seven rounds of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, beginning with the season opening Hangtown Motocross Classic on May 19th.

The 125 All Star Series will consist of six qualifying rounds and a climactic finale at the season-ending Ironman National on August 25th. In addition to bookending the National schedule, this one-of-a-kind 2-stroke showcase will also visit Thunder Valley (June 2), High Point (June 16), The Wick 338 (June 30), Washougal (July 28), and Budds Creek (August 18). Each All Star event will feature a one-moto format, and will be contested during opening ceremonies at the designated Nationals.

The Dirt Diggers will help open the 125 All Star Series at the 50th Annual Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic, the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season opener on May 19th.

"The resurgence of market interest for 2-stroke based motorcycles, and our recent experience with 2-stroke support classes at national events presents us with opportunities for developing a more formal program for these products for 2018 and beyond," explained Roy Janson, Director of Competition for MX Sports Pro Racing.

"The 125cc 2-stroke machine in particular is experiencing an increased level of interest and popularity, due in part to the role it plays in our sport for amateur riders," Janson continued. "These motorcycles provide an appropriate transitional machine with size and performance characteristics consistent with the size and skill sets of many young athletes. Additionally, there is continued interest in these machines with our fans based on the important historical role these 2-strokes played in the development, growth and evolution of our sport."

The 125 All Star Series is open to current production-based 125cc 2-stroke machines, as well as non-current production models from the final three years of production for manufacturers who no longer produce 125cc models. To be eligible to compete riders must be a minimum 16 years of age, with an AMA skill classification of "B" or higher. Current and former AMA Pro Motocross-licensed riders are eligible to compete, so long as they are not participating in the professional classes at that event.

To apply for race entry, submit the 125 All Star Series Entry Form directly to the appropriate event promoter noted on the Form.

The beloved sound and smell of 2-stroke motorcycles return to Washougal as one of the seven Nationals hosting a 125 All Star Series race. - Rich Shepherd

Tickets to each round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on now on sale and can be purchased by visiting ProMotocross.com.

2018 125 All Star Series Schedule

May 19 Hangtown Motocross Classic Sacramento, Calif.
June 2 Thunder Valley National Lakewood, Colo.
June 16 High Point National Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 30 Southwick National Southwick, Mass.
July 28 Washougal National Washougal, Wash.
August 18 Budds Creek National Mechanicsville, Md.
August 25 Ironman National Crawfordsville, Ind.

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4/17/2018 10:33 AM

Cool.

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4/17/2018 10:33 AM

whoa...this is good news.

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4/17/2018 10:35 AM

and will it be televised on live stream?

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4/17/2018 10:35 AM

Wrong for me to be more excited for this than the fart fart classes?

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4/17/2018 10:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2018 10:38 AM

annndddd cue the news release about the NBC Gold app showing coverage of these said popular and interesting races.....




hello??? is this thing on?????

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

4/17/2018 10:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2018 10:43 AM

Now just add a two moto race to each Triple Crown SX and we have a real event!


250 Race 1
450 Race 1
125 Race 1
Track prep
250 Race 2
450 Race 2
Intermission & Track Prep
125 Race 2
250 Race 3
450 Race 3

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4/17/2018 10:41 AM

WOOOHOOO

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4/17/2018 10:43 AM

Baby steps in the right direction.

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4/17/2018 10:44 AM

It should be interesting on how someone is picked for an entry as I am sure a few hundred will apply.

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4/17/2018 10:51 AM

Good things are happening in moto !

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

4/17/2018 10:58 AM

I do love 2ts. I love them so, so much. A piece of my heart will be forever pumping 927, but this move seems a bit archaic. Two or three years ago I would have said the opposite. If the idea is to bathe in nostalgia then its understandable how this came about. If the idea is to bring back the 2t then I don't really follow anymore. To me, the strokes don't matter when doing something new and forward looking. I'm feeling electric, but I guess one company does not a circuit make. Maybe next year they can fork over enough "influence" to at least be the side show.

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4/17/2018 10:59 AM

Hell yeah!

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4/17/2018 11:00 AM

Photo

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4/17/2018 11:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2018 11:01 AM

'SLOW CLAPS'

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4/17/2018 11:05 AM

Trudare69 wrote:

Wrong for me to be more excited for this than the fart fart classes?

Nope.

Wonder if it's going to be broadcast on TV with the regular classes.

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4/17/2018 11:10 AM

Can we expect that RV is gonna be there with his new 125? w00t

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4/17/2018 11:17 AM

RV won them all already

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4/17/2018 11:25 AM

they should have never been "gone" in the first place........

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4/17/2018 11:33 AM

Track and Trail wrote:

I do love 2ts. I love them so, so much. A piece of my heart will be forever pumping 927, but this move seems a bit archaic. Two or three years ago I would have said the opposite. If the idea is to bathe in nostalgia then its understandable how this came about. If the idea is to bring back the 2t then I don't really follow anymore. To me, the strokes don't matter when doing something new and forward looking. I'm feeling electric, but I guess one company does not a circuit make. Maybe next year they can fork over enough "influence" to at least be the side show.

Its bridging the gap from supermini’s to 250f’s. Let the young guns cut their teeth on a 125 until they are strong enough to safely ride 250’s.

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4/17/2018 11:33 AM

Track and Trail wrote:

I do love 2ts. I love them so, so much. A piece of my heart will be forever pumping 927, but this move seems a bit archaic. Two or three years ago I would have said the opposite. If the idea is to bathe in nostalgia then its understandable how this came about. If the idea is to bring back the 2t then I don't really follow anymore. To me, the strokes don't matter when doing something new and forward looking. I'm feeling electric, but I guess one company does not a circuit make. Maybe next year they can fork over enough "influence" to at least be the side show.

Two strokes are fun and entertaining. That’s what racing is all about for the vast majority of us fans. We aren’t curing cancer.

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4/17/2018 11:40 AM

E bikes have a long long way to go still until you can just fill up and go again. Like swap batteries gncc pit stop style E bikes will stay a novelty.

Bring on the 125's!!

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4/17/2018 11:44 AM

SWEET!

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4/17/2018 11:45 AM

Yes!!!

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4/17/2018 12:09 PM

Gonna be sweet! Only thing I can nitpick is "modern" rule. Has to be a more modern bike of they're still in production OR within three years of the final productions?


"Additionally, there is continued interest in these machines with our fans based on the important historical role these 2-strokes played in the development, growth and evolution of our sport"- Emphasis on the growth

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4/17/2018 12:14 PM

bowser977 wrote:

It should be interesting on how someone is picked for an entry as I am sure a few hundred will apply.

All who you know of course! Same as the other races

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4/17/2018 12:14 PM

Awesome!

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4/17/2018 12:16 PM

Is Joey no longer involved?

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4/17/2018 12:17 PM

How badass would it be to see Bubba screaming around the track on a 125 again. He wouldn’t need to train for it,
just go have some fun

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4/17/2018 12:23 PM

good for the sport...long over due!
hope its on TV with the national motos

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