News 29 May 2010

AMA MX: MX Sports and NPG donate $20,000 to AMMC

As a sign of appreciation for the continued support of the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, AMA Pro Motocross Championship promoter MX Sports Pro Racing, in partnership with the National Promoters Group (NGP), provided a donation of $US20,000 to the AMMC at the season opening round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship last weekend at Hangtown.

The AMMC has served as an integral part of AMA Pro Motocross for many years, providing the world’s best riders with unprecedented on-site medical attention at the most renowned events on the planet.

“Asterisk is a part of the foundation of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship,” said MX Sports vice president Davey Coombs. “The dedication of Doc Bodnar, Tom Carson and their entire staff is second to none.

“Their presence at the track gives a tremendous sense of confidence and security for all the riders on the track as each of them know the series is in good hands.”

Carson, director of the AMMC, was thrilled with the donation.

“This commitment and financial contribution from MX Sports and the NPG is how we are able to support the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship,” he stated. “Our relationship with MX Sports and NPG is a safety partnership for the racers and this check will directly support the 2010 championship.”

Doctor John Bodnar accepted the check on behalf of the AMMC and was quick to acknowledge the efforts of his crew.

Asterisk provides the racing community with the most complete mobile trauma facility in the world, but everything else including the crew is supported entirely by donation. Bodnar’s excitement was obvious and summed up his emotions by simply saying “this is really great!”

The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with the Flagstar Bank Freestone National from Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas.

Live coverage of the first motos of the 450, 250 and WMX classes can all be seen on live-stream at, before the 450 Class’ second moto can be seen live on Fuel TV early Sunday morning in Australia. Check your local guides for details.