Monster Energy MXGP of Americas’ official presentation a great success

MONACO (Principality of Monaco), 20 January 2016 – Youthstream president Mr. Giuseppe Luongo and Youthstream Director Mr.David Luongo were invited to Concord, North Carolina, USA, to attend the national media presentation of the Monster Energy MXGP of Americas, which is set to take place at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway stadium in Concord on September 2-3 2016. Both Mr. Giuseppe Luongo and Mr. David Luongo were very pleased to be there especially because it is the first time MXGP, the world’s premier international motocross championship, will go to Charlotte and ZMAX DRAGWAY. 

At the presentation they had the opportunity to meet the Monster Energy MXGP of Americas’ event organisers, Marcus Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., and the Motocross Champion Jeremy McGrath as well as many of the major national media representatives.

During the presentation it was also announced that Monster Energy will be the title sponsor of the MXGP of Americas in addition to the Monster Energy MXGP of The USA, the season finale, which will take place at the amazing Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, America.

With the extra support from Monster Energy, a leading manufacturer of energy drinks and a worldwide marketing giant, the Monster Energy MXGP of Americas and with the knowledge that North Carolina is a prominent area of motorsport in the USA, mostly due to its epic rounds of Nascar, it is obvious the motocross grand prix has great potential to attract a wide and enthusiastic audience and is bound to be a great success.

Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream said “It’s a pleasure and honor to work together with Speedway Motosports Inc. and to bring MXGP to this outstanding venue. The area of the ZMAX Dragway is perfect to build a spectacular race track where the best motocross riders in the world can race in front of thousands of spectators who will be seated comfortably in the grandstands. The event will be followed live worldwide by a massive TV audience. We want to thank Monster Energy for their support, the cooperation with SMI is fantastic, so I am sure that all together we will organize an event which will remain in the memory of all the fans”.

“At Speedway Motorsports, Inc., we are always committed to bringing world-class events to our facilities, and there is no bigger motocross event in the world than the Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas,” said Marcus Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.  “Youthstream, the owner of MXGP, is an excellent partner with a grand vision.  Not only will we have an opportunity to host competitors and fans from three continents and 16 countries, we’ll be able to showcase our facility and Charlotte on the world stage with the Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas.”

The unique race course will be built across the four lanes of zMAX Dragway, giving spectators an up-close view of the daredevil action. It will take several tons of dirt and gravel to build the foundation of the course, which will begin following the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 22-24, 2016.

The one-mile course, built by Youthstream’s best know how, features 15 jumps that will send riders soaring 25 to 30 feet in the air, 12 tight turns and seven switchbacks that can deliver spills and lead changes, and straightaways where riders’ speeds will top 55 MPH.

“It’s going to be an amazing race course and an amazing weekend,” said Motocross Legend Jeremy McGrath. “The course is going to be tough and tight, fans are going to see those crazy jumps out there. If they’ve never been to a motocross event, this is one to see!  And, it will be cool to show off Charlotte to the world circuit.”


Tickets for the Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas begin at $59 for weekend tickets and two-day paddock passes.  Special hotel offers for the Monster Energy MXGP of Americas are available and camping is available in adjacent lots with ticket purchase. Visit for weekend details, hours and to purchase tickets.


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Picture from left to rightCoy Gibbs (JGRMX Motocross Team Owner), Giuseppe Luongo (Youthstream President), Jeremy Mc Grath (Motocross Champion) and Marcus Smith (President/CEO SMI, President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway)


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