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Monster Energy Teams With A&A Truck and Off-Road

New Sponsorship Features A&A Truck and Off-Road in 2014 International FMX Contest/Demo Tour and MB Motorsports Off-Road Racing Season

| Source:, Inc.

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, Inc. – the largest organizer and promoter of international freestyle motocross events – today announced a new sponsorship agreement with Specialty Aftermarket Equipment and Accessories marketer, A&A Truck and Off-Road, making it an official sponsor of the Monster Energy Tour (now presented by A&A Truck and Off-Road) for the upcoming 2014 season.

"We are proud to be supported by A&A Truck and Off-Road," states 2014 Monster Energy tour organizer, racer and seasoned promoter, Marc Burnett, "Having A&A Truck and Off-Road as a new official sponsor is an awesome endorsement…. and we look forward to having them with us on our upcoming worldwide tours and off-road race competitions as well as performing at special A&A Truck and Off-Road sponsored events. We're pumped!"

The ambitious 2014 international tour, hitting 70-plus events, kicks off on March 14th at the Mint 400 in Las Vegas and visits every corner of the United States – with venues from California to Maine – showcasing some of the world's best FMX athletes performing incredible jumps and gravity-defying airborne stunts.

Along with high-flying dirt bikes, the 2014 tour will now also include champion race driver, Marc Burnett, doing aerial backflips in the all-new high-performance Can-Am Maverick™ 1000 UTV.

Appearing as a stand alone event in select cities, as well as an enhancement to numerous NASCAR and IRL events, the Monster Energy Tour presented by A&A Truck and Off-Road, will headline state fairs, car shows, motorcycle rallies, concerts, rural raceways, casinos, rodeos, hotel and resort events and special Wal-Mart store performances – as well as the 2014 Fiesta Bowl Block Party on New Year's Eve.

In addition to the Monster Energy-backed athletes appearing at select tour stops, other athletes committed to the 2014 tour include top freestyle X-Game riders and Gold Medalists Matt Buyten, Lance Coury and Bryce Hudson plus Metal Mulisha riders, to name but a few. At all stops there will be a free Events Pavilion with Monster Energy gear giveaways, autograph sessions with top tour athletes and favorite riders, and entries for a drawing to win a new 2014 Can-Am Maverick UTV. parent company, MB Motorsports, will also be sponsored by A&A Truck and Off-Road in racing the championship racing team's new Can-Am Maverick 1000 UTV at five SCORE races – the San Felipe 250, Imperial Valley 250, Baja 500, the SCORE Desert Challenge and Baja 1000 – as well as two BITD races, the Mint 400 and Vegas to Reno.

Driving the new high-performance Monster Energy and A&A Truck and Off-Road sponsored Can-Am Maverick UTV, will be championship bike and truck racer, Marc Burnett, a former Baja 1000 winner and a two-time Baja 500 winner. He also took home first place in Class 6 at the San Felipe 250 in 2011 and first at the 2008 Baja 1000 making Burnett a serious contender all throughout the 2014 Off-Road Racing season.

Chris Patti, Vice President of U.S. Sales for Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., (parent company of A&A Truck and Off-Road) stated, "We are the largest distributor in the automotive specialty aftermarket. We bring a lot of value to our jobber customers with great product selection and fast delivery."

"The end customers are automotive enthusiasts, much like the customers and enthusiasts in the Powersports industry," notes Patti, "and we look forward to our partnership with Marc and his team as a way to grow in this exciting space."

Jason Shatrowskas, General Manager of A&A Truck and Off-Road's Powersports unit went on to say, "A&A was born from a racing heritage... and it has become a diversified retailer of Powersports accessories and equipment, Speed and Performance products, Automotive Aftermarket accessories and Truck and Off Road products... and our Powersports business is extremely proud and very excited to be sponsoring Marc and his team over the coming months."

Companies supporting The 2014 Monster Energy Tour presented by A&A Truck and Off-Road also include: ION Shoot/Share, Can-Am, General Tire, Lincoln Welders, Fox Racing Shox, UNI, Lucas Oil, Hella, Eibach Spring, Heatshield Products, Aeromotive, Etnies, Dragon Optical, ORW, SMP, WD-40, Beard Seats, Auto Meter, HJC Helmets, Factory UTV, All Road Sat, Bullet Liner, Moto-Gate, Big Gun Exhaust and OMF Wheels.

About A&A Truck and Off-Road

Based in Dallas, Pennsylvania, A&A Truck and Off-Road is a seller and marketer of specialty aftermarket truck and off-road equipment and accessories. Through its affiliation with A&A Auto Stores, it sells through 18 retail locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A&A is a subsidiary of Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., a division of LKQ, the largest nationwide provider of alternative collision replacement parts and a leading provider of recycled engines and transmissions and remanufactured engines. Keystone offers a broad product line of over 300,000 SKUs from over 800 suppliers. Keystone operates five distribution centers and 20 non-inventory stocking cross-docks in the United States and Canada. For more information visit and

About, Inc. / MB-Motorsports

Known for its innovative techniques and state-of-the art event technology,, Inc., formed in 1997, is the largest international organizer and promoter of freestyle motocross and produces FMX contests and demonstrations for every industry and audience, bringing the thrill of today's extreme sports to virtually any venue – with an enormous focus on youth oriented events. Recently, the Monster Energy Tour, presented by General Tires, has appeared at hundreds of major races, competitions and sporting events that include NASCAR, Daytona 500, CART/IRL, Indianapolis 500, AMA Superbike, NHRA and on network television shows such as "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Steel Dreams," "M80" and various Fuel TV productions. Parent company, MB-Motorsports, founded by SCORE champion off-road rider Marc Burnett, also sponsors a number one championship off-road truck racing team. For more information visit the world's largest motocross website at

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