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Series Wortham June race news 2009-05-14

Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National Returns for Third Year of Bar-Banging Action Deep in the Heart of Texas MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 14, 2009) - Since joining the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule in 2007, the Flagstar Bank...

Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National Returns for Third Year of Bar-Banging Action Deep in the Heart of Texas

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 14, 2009) - Since joining the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule in 2007, the Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National has become one of the most highly anticipated and toughest races of the year. The event returns for its third season on Saturday, June 6 at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas.

The sprawling, sandy layout of Freestone Raceway has lent itself to some of the most exciting racing of the past two seasons thanks to the dedication from promoter Tony Miller and his staff. The combination of a fast layout, loose dirt and the Texas sun provides a new challenge for the competitors, one that is a test of both rider and machine.

For 2009, Miller is accommodating the continued increase in popularity of the race by providing additional infield viewing areas. He has also added a technical element to the track with the inclusion of a tunnel jump. As fans make their way in and out of the infield, the world's fastest riders will be racing right over them.

Additionally, the Freestone Motocross National will partner with Flagstar Bank to serve as the title sponsor for the event. The event will officially be titled the Flagstar Bank Freestone Motocross National Presented by Yamaha, Berkey's Plumbing, and Kicker Audio.

A Midwest-based company, Flagstar Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in providing residential mortgages throughout the country. The company also provides banking services for customers in Michigan, Indiana and Georgia.

"We are excited about the opportunity to serve as the title sponsor of the Freestone event and become a part of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship," said Vice President of Correspondent Lending Michael Baker. "This serves as a great opportunity at exposure for Flagstar. Tony Miller has produced one of the finest facilities in the country and there is no doubt that the national on June 6 will be a memorable experience for everyone involved."

Last season, the Freestone Motocross National proved to be a true test of endurance and will as the world's best riders battled it out on the perfectly prepped layout and under the notorious Texas sun. Eventual champions James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto both overcame some tough starts and bits of adversity to rise to the occasion and triumph over their competitors in some of the most exciting action of the 2008 championship.

-credit: ama

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Drivers James Stewart , Ryan Villopoto