Sorento resident, Dawson Chestnut made his dream come true. The 20-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro National Motocross Championship, which will be held Saturday, June 1, in Lakewood, CO.
Chestnut has won many races in the last 16 years and he competes nearly every weekend. He will make the long journey to Lakewood, CO, along with his dad, mom and girlfriend.
Chestnut has many sponsors who help provide support in many ways to the races, and gave him the opportunity to pursue his dreams. He would like to thank God, his mom and dad, T PJ Racing, DS Construction and Karcherme.
Also supporting him are Engine Ice, Lucas Oil Products, Rekluse Motorsports, Monarch Heavy Haul, Bike Bandit, AMA Racing, Pirelli MX, Fly Racing, WPSFLYRep, Boyce Excavating 1939, Bob Bruhn Construction, MD Industrial Power Washing, SicWicks, ATVs and More, Pro MX Goggles, VP Racing Fuels, and more.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world's fastest professional motocross racers competing aboard state-of-the-art motorcycles on the roughest, toughest racetracks in the world.
Motocross racing is the original extreme action sport, where champions, such as Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath and Travis Pastrana made their mark on the sport of motocross.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is recognized as the world's premiere professional motocross championship. The 12-round series began in California with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in mid-May. The championship includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America with events in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, New York, Maryland and Indiana. Professional competition is divided into two classes, the 250 class for 150 to 250cc machines and the 450 class for 251 to 450cc machines.
Professional motocross competitions are conducted on natural terrain courses that feature a variety of obstacles, which include a unique blend of jumps, hills and berms. The race format for each class consists of two, 35-minute races "motos," with the scores from each moto combined to determine the overall winner. Motocross has been recognized as one of the most physically demanding sports in the world.
These athletes paved the way for modern legends, such as Jeff Stanton, Damon Bradshaw, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig and of course Ricky Carmichael, who became know simply as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time), after his amazing run at the pinnacle of his career landed him ten consecutive AMA Pro Motocross championships.
Motocross fans are a unique breed of action sport consumer, including edgy, energetic, enthusiastic and athletic. Motocross is a lifestyle sport, and for 12 weekends each summer, the best athletes on the planet do battle on the toughest racetracks in the country, as thousands of fans witness every second of the action.