The FIM World Motocross Championship Comes to Glen Helen Raceway

  • Round 3 of the FIM World Motocross Championship comes to Glen Helen Raceway this weekend, May 14th and 15th.
  • Antonio Cairoli looks to defend his MX1 title as well as repeat his victory in the 2010 USGP at Glen Helen.
  • The 2011 AMA Rising Star Ken Roczen will battle with the 2010 MX2 champion Marvin Musquin for the 2011 USGP title.
  • American Doug Dubach looks to defend his 2010 victory as well as his home soil in the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup United States.
  • Tickets still available on www.glenhelen.com or at the gate. Special pay-per-view package available on www.mx-life.tv for $7.15 (includes GP of United States and GP of Brazil).

San Bernardino, Calif. May 12, 2011 -- Glen Helen Raceway is abuzz preparing for this weekend's Round 3 of the FIM World Motocross Championship. From the pits to the track, trucks are humming, tents are being raised, and the Monster Energy Stage is ready to entertain. The tireless crew at Glen Helen has been working nonstop to prep the dirt on the track, alter the course, and get ready for four days of the best racing to hit U.S. soil this year. Right out of the gate, Talladega looks incredible--wider than usual and climbing up the hill. One of the steepest climbs and descents in motocross, Mt. St. Helen is sure to give the international field a challenge. Everything on the track has been tweaked to showcase the best of competition, the best of the international talent, and the best of Glen Helen Raceway.

Steven Frossard leads the pack in the MX1 thanks to his consistent performance over the first two rounds. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider finished second in Bulgaria and fourth in the Netherlands and is looking to secure his first Grand Prix victory at Glen Helen. He'll have to contend with last year's USGP winner Antonio Cairoli, however, as the Italian champion looks to defend his 2010 victory and regain the top spot in the World MX1 standings. Cairoli is fourth overall despite experiencing injury-related setbacks in Round 1.

TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda Team's Christian Craig will be leading a fleet of American privateers in the MX1 class in an attempt to defend their home turf and battle for the prestigious Marty Moates award. The Moates Cup, along with a $5,000 prize courtesy of Lucas Oil, will go to the top American at the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States. Last year's Moates Cup winner was the young Zach Osborne, who will be competing in the MX2 class along with TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda's Travis Baker.

Osborne and Baker will have to deal with the German phenom Ken Roczen and the reigning MX2 champion Marvin Musquin. Roczen and Musquin are long-time rivals, and are both popular in Europe and in the states. Musquin is the defending champ of the Grand Prix of the United States, and is making his first appearance in the 2011 World MX2 Championship after returning from an injury. Ken Roczen is the current series leader, and was recently named the Rising Star of the 2011 AMA Supercross Season.

The FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup United States, which is the second round of the Veteran Motocross World Cup, will also take place Saturday and Sunday. After Saturday's practice sessions the biggest names in Veteran Motocross will take the stage for the first of two motos. Sunday's Grand Prix action will be prefaced by the second moto of the VMX, after which the top three vets will take to the podium for the awards ceremony. Last year's VMX champ Doug Dubach took to the track yesterday for some testing, along with MX1 entrant Dennis Stapleton and WORCS MX leader Bobby Garrison. Dubach is looking to repeat last year's performance this weekend as one of the eight Americans attempting to defend their home turf against the 18 other riders from 10 different countries.

There are many options still available for fans wishing to attend the Grand Prix weekend at Glen Helen Raceway. Sunday-only tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-12 (children under 6 are free). Adult Weekend Passes (Thursday-Sunday) are $70 and children 6-12 are $35 (children under 6 are free). Experience the USGP in style, as VIP Packages are still available as are camping reservations. For more information or to purchase tickets visit your local Yamaha Dealer or visit https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=487&cartID;=2eb5ccae-e37d-4323-a1c8-0bb88b6d5891.

Fans that cannot make it to Glen Helen for the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States can watch live streaming footage on . MX-Life TV offers free content including race footage from previous years and rider interviews from before and after the races. Fans can also purchase a special "Overseas Package" for the cost of 5 Euros (equivalent to $7.15), which will include coverage of the Grand Prix of the United States and the Grand Prix of Brazil.

For more information on the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States and the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup United States visit www.glenhelen.com or www.motocrossmx1.com. Follow Glen Helen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenhelenraceway for the latest news and updates.

Glen Helen Raceway: Glen Helen Raceway is the premier Off-Road Racing facility in Southern California and is known as a world class racing facility. The 256 acre facility located near the San Bernardino County town of Devore, has featured Motocross, Sand Drags, Short and Long Course Buggies & Trucks, AMA 125/250 MX Nationals, Pro ATV Racing, Off Road G.P. and Endurance races, and the FIM United States Grand Prix, World Championship Motocross event