Makita is official power tool of Lucas Oil MX championship

MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, announced today that Makita Industrial Power Tools has been named the Official Power Tool of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

As a well-established member of the motocross community through its title sponsorship of the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki Factory Race Team, Makita is taking its support of the sport to the next level by assuming the role of a supporting series sponsor.

"Since 2005, when we showed up at the motocross races with our Makita rig, our commitment to the fans, the teams and the motocross discipline has continued to grow each year," said Brent Withey, Makita brand director. "When you look out in the parking area - it's all about lifted trucks with tool boxes in the back. That's our customer, the one with a power tool in his hand all week and a hand on the throttle all weekend."

In addition to the action on the track, Makita will deliver its Experience More Tour, a mobile rig displaying the company's tools that will be on-hand at each round of the series.

The 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicks off on Saturday, May 21, from the Rockstar Energy Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Tickets are on sale at Special discounts and incentives are available for advance ticket purchasers.

For more information on the 2011 tour, visit

From a press release. Posted by Mary Slepicka