Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will host the final round of the Nationals. Photography By: Kit Palmer

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will host the final round of the Nationals. Photography By: Kit Palmer

The mystery as to where the final round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship will be held is no longer a mystery, as MX Sports Pro Racing, the producer of the series, announced today that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, in Lake Elsinore, California, will host the final round of the 12-race championship on Semptember 8.

The Lake Elsinore site will replace the nearby Pala Raceway venue, which hosted the final round the past two years. A falling out between Pala Raceway and MX Sports Pro Racing had the motocross producer looking for a new site.

"A successful search has landed the AMA Motocross finale at what we feel is the ideal location for a national event in Southern California," said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. "This is a brand new facility that was built from the ground up to host such an event, and offers riders one of the best layouts of any track in the country. We like to close out the summer where the sport of motocross thrives, and we believe we've found the perfect place in Lake Elsinore Motocross Park."

Motocross and Lake Elsinore track first opened in 1999 but was shut down in 2010, but the park was resurrected last year by Vision Quest Enterprises owners - Tom, Gio and Joe Nanci.

"We have put a ton of time and effort into making our track into a national-caliber facility," said Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park owner Tom Nanci. "Knowing that our track will be holding not just any national, but the 2012 finals, is our biggest indicator that we have succeeded.  We are so excited to be part of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship this year, and look forward to the coming years ahead."

"We're very excited to be hosting the final round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championships," said Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Track Manager Chad Azevedo. "To bring in one of the biggest races of the year in our first year of operation is a huge testament to what we've been able to accomplish, and we look forward to bringing even more for our fans in the future."

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Track Manager Chad Azevedo. Photography By: Kit Palmer

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Track Manager Chad Azevedo. Photography By: Kit Palmer

Currently Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park has four tracks open - Main, Vet, Peewee and Minibike. A new track for ATVs, UTVs and short course trucks is currently under construction, which will open the park to a new segment of off-road enthusiasts. On the drawing board are a swimming pool and a lake to complete the envisioned Southern California off-road destination experience.

The track is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9am to dusk. Ticket prices and special events can be found at www.racele.com. Follow L.E.M. on Twitter and Like L.E.M. on Facebook for up to the minute information.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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