Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
THE TOYOTA/YAMAHA/JGRMX TEAM LOOKS FOWARD TO HANGTOWN
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 17, 2013) – The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series kicks off tomorrow, May 18 in Sacramento, Calif. at the 45th annual Hangtown Motocross Classic. Justin Brayton is prepared and ready to race. After missing much of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series due to shoulder surgery, Josh Grant is anxious to make his return to racing. Tomorrow’s race will be the first time the teammates have competed together since Grant’s crash and subsequent surgery on Feb. 2 at the Anaheim III Supercross in Anaheim, Calif.
In another return to racing former 125SX West Champion Travis Preston will race the season opener on a Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team prepared Yamaha YZ450F. Preston, who retired after the 2009 season has been coaching and training racers through his Travis Preston MX Schools. Preston won what is now known as the 250SX West title in 2002, and is now 35 years old. He will display the number 111 during the Hangtown race. He has no plans to race any additional professional events and will resume his full-time coaching duties after this weekend.
The first motos from Sacramento will air live on FUEL TV as well as stream live from allisports.com starting at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The NBC Sports Network will broadcast the second motos on May 21 at 12:30 a.m. (EST).