NBC Sports to air 70-plus hours of 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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** NBC & NBCSN to Televise All 12 Races of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season

** Qualifiers, Moto 1s and Moto 2s Available Live, On-Demand and Commercial-Free with “Pro Motocross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold

** Race Coverage Begins Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Presentation of the Hangtown Classic

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 2, 2018 – NBC Sports and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will combine to showcase more than 70 hours of 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship programming, including all 12 races, beginning Saturday, May 19, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, Calif. Race coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC and NBCSN will combine to present every Moto 2 from all 12 races of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App will live stream all television coverage. In addition, NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will superserve the passionate Motocross fanbase with more than 50 additional hours of programming, including live, commercial-free coverage of every qualifier, Moto 1 and Moto 2 from every race, and full event replays from the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Live coverage of the opening 450 Class and 250 Class Motos from all 12 rounds of the season will also be featured on MAVTV.

Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all telecasts on NBCSN. Weigandt will be joined by analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, while Will Christien will serve as the pit reporter for all telecasts.

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.

NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.


Date Event Time Network
Sat., May 19 Hangtown Classic* – 2nd Motos 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., May 26 Glen Helen National – 2nd Motos 6 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., June 2 Thunder Valley National – 2nd Motos 4 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., June 16 High Point National – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBC
High Point National – 2nd Motos 4 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., June 23 Tennessee National – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., June 30 Southwick National* – 2nd Motos 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 7 RedBud National – 2nd Motos 3:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., July 8 RedBud National** – 2nd Motos 5 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 21 Spring Creek National* – 2nd Motos 12 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 28 Washougal National* – 2nd Motos 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 Unadilla National – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBC
Unadilla National*– 2nd Motos 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 18 Budds Creek National – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 26 Ironman National** – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBCSN

*Same-Day Delay
**Next-Day Delay


Date Event Time
Sat., May 19 Hangtown Classic Qualifiers 1:10 p.m.
Hangtown Classic Moto 1 (250) 4 p.m.
Hangtown Classic Moto 1 (450) 5 p.m.
Hangtown Classic Moto 2 (250) 6 p.m.
Hangtown Classic Moto 2 (450) 7 p.m.
Sat., May 26 Glen Helen National Qualifiers 1:10 p.m.
Glen Helen National Moto 1 (250) 4 p.m.
Glen Helen National Moto 1 (450) 5 p.m.
Glen Helen National Moto 2 (250) 6 p.m.
Glen Helen National Moto 2 (450) 7 p.m.
Sat., June 2 Thunder Valley National Qualifiers 11:40 a.m.
Thunder Valley National Moto 1 (250) 2 p.m.
Thunder Valley National Moto 1 (450) 3 p.m.
Thunder Valley National Moto 2 (250) 4 p.m.
Thunder Valley National Moto 2 (450) 5 p.m.
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.
Sat., June 23 Tennessee National Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Tennessee National Moto 1 (250) 1 p.m.
Tennessee National Moto 1 (450) 2 p.m.
Tennessee National Moto 2 (250) 3 p.m.
Tennessee National Moto 2 (450) 4 p.m.
Sat., June 30 Southwick National Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Southwick National Moto 1 (250) 1 p.m.
Southwick National Moto 1 (450) 2 p.m.
Southwick National Moto 2 (250) 3 p.m.
Southwick National Moto 2 (450) 4 p.m.
Sat., July 7 Red Bud National Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Red Bud National Moto 1 (450) 1 p.m.
Red Bud National Moto 1 (250) 2 p.m.
Red Bud National Moto 2 (450) 3:30p.m.
Red Bud National Moto 2 (250) 4:30p.m.
Sat., July 21 Spring Creek National Qualifiers 11:10 a.m.
Spring Creek National Moto 1 (250) 2 p.m.
Spring Creek National Moto 1 (450) 3 p.m.
Spring Creek National Moto 2 (250) 4 p.m.
Spring Creek National Moto 2 (450) 5 p.m.
Sat., July 28 Washougal National Qualifiers 1:10p.m.
Washougal National Moto 1 (250) 4 p.m.
Washougal National Moto 1 (450) 5 p.m.
Washougal National Moto 2 (250) 6 p.m.
Washougal National Moto 2 (450) 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11 Unadilla National Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Unadilla National Moto 1 (450) 1 p.m.
Unadilla National Moto 1 (250) 2 p.m.
Unadilla National Moto 2 (450) 3 p.m.
Unadilla National Moto 2 (250) 4 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 18 Budds Creek National Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Budds Creek National Moto 1 (250) 1 p.m.
Budds Creek National Moto 1 (450) 2 p.m.
Budds Creek National Moto 2 (250) 3 p.m.
Budds Creek National Moto 2 (450) 4 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 25 Ironman Qualifiers 10:10 a.m.
Ironman National Moto 1 (250) 1 p.m.
Ironman National Moto 1 (450) 2 p.m.
Ironman National Moto 2 (250) 3 p.m.
Ironman National Moto 2 (450) 4 p.m.



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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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.

Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll


Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.