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McGrath to Compete in 2012 LEGP

McGrath to Compete in 2012 LEGP

Nov 6th, 2012

Lake Elsinore, CA - Storm Events, organizers of the historic Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, is pleased to announce that local Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath will be competing in this year's race for the first time ever. The 44th-annual event will take place on Nov. 10 and 11.

"I have always had to travel or race somewhere else during my career when the Grand Prix was scheduled," McGrath said recently. "I am really looking forward to riding the event for the first time this year. I am excited to see all the different classes compete during the weekend. It should be a great event for racers and fans!"

The Murrieta-raised moto legend will be racing a 1973 Honda Elsinore in the Prix's vintage class. It will be one of several classes in which McGrath will participate in order to "be a part of history," he said.

McGrath will be available throughout the weekend to sign autographs at his EMCE Sports trailer, where official Lake Elsinore Grand Prix souvenirs, newly released EMCEE merchandise and McGrath team gear will be available for purchase.

EMCE Sports, an event company directed by McGrath and produced by Lawrence Lewis, helps to promote the motocross industry locally in Southern California.

"All of us at EMCE Sports are very excited to be partnering with the team at the Storm Stadium," Lewis said. "The Elsinore Grand Prix is such an iconic piece of American racing. It's an honor to be involved and help improve on an already amazing competition. We hope to provide an experience for the fans that is truly unique and free to enjoy at the Stadium headquarters."

"Storm Events is extremely excited to partner with a motocross industry superstar like Jeremy and his team at EMCE Sports," said Bruce Kessman, Storm Events general manager. "Every year, we look to preserve the legacy of this great race - a large part of the city's history - while infusing it with updated elements, like this partnership with McGrath, to keep it relevant well into the future. From McQueen to McGrath, this is a race with great history and a bright future for all of its loyal riders." For more information on the Grand Prix, visit lakeelsinoregp.com or Facebook.com/LakeElsinoreGrandPrix. Bruce Kessman, Storm Events General Manager, is available at 951-245-4487 ext. 206. For interviews with McGrath or EMCE Sports, please email lew@EMCESports.com.

About EMCE SPORTS: The team at EMCE Sports has been working together in the motocross industry for close to 20 years developing quality events, films and competitions worldwide under the name Clutch Films. Our goal with EMCE Sports is to continue that tradition while keeping our events close to home, where family and friends can enjoy them. We look forward to providing the highest quality production at the local level and competing alongside our supporters. Visit EMCESports.com.

About the Lake Elsinore Storm: Storm Baseball is the Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Storm Events is an event company. To view the 2012/'13 Storm Events schedule, visit stormevents.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.