MX Sports Pro Racing recently announced the introduction of the 125 All Star Series, which will be run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and will be hosted at seven rounds. The AMA Pro Racing-sanctioned series opens with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento on May 19.
The series will have six qualifying rounds with the finale at the Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on August 25. The five other rounds, in addition to the opener and final round, are Thunder Valley, High Point, The Wick 338, Washougal, and Budds Creek. Each 125 race will feature a one-moto format, and will be contested during opening ceremonies at each of the seven venues.
“The resurgence of market interest for two-stroke-based motorcycles and our recent experience with two-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 two-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 two-strokes played in the development, growth, and evolution of our sport."
The 125 All Star Series is open to current production-based 125cc two-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 race in the class, riders must be a minimum of 16 years of age and have an AMA skill classification of “B” or higher. Current and former AMA Pro Motocross-licensed riders are also eligible to compete, so long as they are not participating in the professional 250 or 450 classes at that event.
|May 19||Hangtown Motocross Classic||Sacramento, CA|
|June 2||Thunder Valley National||Lakewood, CO|
|June 16||High Point National||Mt. Morris, PA|
|June 30||Southwick National||Southwick, MA|
|July 28||Washougal National||Washougal, WA|
|August 18||Budds Creek National||Mechanicsville, MD|
|August 25||Ironman National||Crawfordsville, IN|