Mount Morris, PA -- The United States Motorsports Association (USMA), High Point Raceway, MX Sports and series title sponsor Lucas Oil, hosted public officials from Pennsylvania and West Virginia, who attended to help celebrate the 40th running of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship - High Point Nationals at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA. Two states share in the economic benefits of the track, which is located just across the West Virginia border in Greene County, PA.
Pennsylvania State Senator Camera Bartolotta recognized the event with an Official Citation from the Pennsylvania State Senate. Ron Bane, City Councilman for Morgantown, WV., honored the event and it's impacts to their city by renaming Morgantown "Moto-Town" for the day. The Tri-State region hosted thousands of motocross fans, who flocked to the area to see one of the most popular forms of motorsports in America. For several of the Public Officials it was their first time visiting the track and attending a professional motocross event.
"It was an exciting day watching unbelievable athletes compete. I was honored to be there in support of the 40th Anniversary of this event, which provides tremendous benefits to the 46th District and Pennsylvania overall," said Senator Bartolotta. "I was impressed with the size, scope and professionalism of the event. It was my first time at a motocross race and High Point Raceway, but it definitely won't be my last. Already looking forward to next year."
In addition to Senator Bartolotta other public officials in attendance included: Nate Regotti - Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania State Representative Pam Snyder; Ron Bane - City Councilman for Morgantown, WV.; Greene County Board of Commissioners Blair Zimmerman (Chairman of the Board); Commissioner Dave Coder; and Robbie Matesic - Department of Economic Development Director for Greene County. The officials have already scheduled an exploratory meeting to discover ways to further support next year's race.
The event was part of the USMA's i2 Campaign, which Introduces and Informs Local, State and Federal Officials of the benefits motorsports events provide. The USMA encourages all racetracks, sanctioning bodies and race teams to participate in the USMA i2 Campaign and invite their local officials to a racing event. If you want support to create an invite or the best ways to establish relationships with your local officials please contact the USMA's Government Affairs Department. firstname.lastname@example.org