Lucas Oil “Dunks for Downey” at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Hurricane Mills, TN (Jul 26, 2017) – Lucas Oil Products, Inc. kicks off year one as presenting sponsor of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch with “Dunks for Downey,” using a dunk tank to generate proceeds benefiting the Brett Downey Safety Foundation.
Brett Downey Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has pioneered the standardized use of safety lights, flagger instruction, and track guidelines to ensure the safety of all riders at amateur motocross events across the nation. “Rider safety is something we can all agree upon,” said Jason Witt, founder of the Lucas Legion Rider Support Program. “With the dunk tank we not only combat the notorious Tennessee heat, but we shed light on a cause that we sometimes take for granted until tragedy strikes. Lucas Oil is dedicated to focusing on safety in a positive way that brings us together and keeps our riders safe.”
At the Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, dunks start at a minimum of $5, with higher quotas set for high-profile dunkees. Every entry receives a free bottle of the Lucas Oil Product of your choice, and all entries over $100 receive a Lucas Oil SC28 Remote Control Mini Truck. Fans, riders, and sponsors alike can nominate the individuals they want to see in the dunk chair and help raise the funds necessary to reach dunk quotas for a good cause. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards the Brett Downey Safety Foundation, promoting rider safety at amateur events nationwide.
“With the help of Lucas Oil, we will be able to bring rider safety to the spotlight at Loretta’s,” said Ricky Rickords, Brett Downey Safety Ambassador. “The demand for our services is at an all-time high and Dunks for Downey is the perfect way to benefit the foundation as we continually seek expansion.”
About Lucas Oil: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. is the world leader of high performance lubricants and problem solving additives and produces and markets more than 270 unique formulations in more than forty countries. Products include engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives and car-care products. In the USA, Lucas Oil is sold in more than 30,000 auto parts stores displaying the biggest variety of shelf products of any oil company, and at every truck stop nationwide. Lucas Oil has two major plants in the United States: the original one in Corona, California, which also houses Lucas Oil Corporate Headquarters, Lucas Oil Production Studios, Team Lucas, LucasOilRacingTV and MAVTV, plus a state-of-the-art, 350,000-square-foot oil products facility in Corydon, Indiana.
About Brett Downey Safety Foundation: Founded in response to the tragic death of young Brett Downey at a motocross track, the Brett Downey Safety Foundation provides motocross safety material for track owners/promoters, caution flaggers, riders, and parents. They send safety ambassador Ricky Rickords to national and local events to assist with all safety needs. Rickords organizes and leads onsite safety meetings with caution flaggers and riders, and implements the operation of fleets of safety lights at no cost to track owners and promoters so that safety is always a priority.
About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,446 available positions at the National. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.