Monster Energy Teams With Can-Am

New Sponsorship Features Can-Am Maverick UTV in 2013 International FMX Contest/Demo Tour and MB Motorsports Off-Road Racing Season

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, Inc. – the largest organizer and promoter of international freestyle motocross events – today announced a new sponsorship agreement with BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.) making Can-Am the official UTV sponsor of the Monster Energy Tour, presented by General Tires, for the 2013 season.

"We are proud to be supported by Can-Am," states 2013 Monster Energy tour organizer, racer and seasoned promoter, Marc Burnett. "Having Can-Am as a new official UTV sponsor is an awesome endorsement... and we look forward to having them with us on our upcoming worldwide tours and performing at special Can-Am-sponsored events. We're pumped!"

The ambitious 75-stop 2013 international tour kicks off in March in San Felipe, Mexico 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 the high-flying dirt bikes, the 2013 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 General Tires, will headline state fairs, car shows, motorcycle rallies, concerts, rural raceways, casinos, rodeos, hotel and resort events - even the upcoming 2013 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 2013 tour include: Beau Bamburg, Matt Buyten, James Carter, Bryce Hudson, Kenny Bell, Rich Kearns, Myles Richmond, Derek Garland, John Distler, Todd Potter, Mike Mason, Dustin Miller and Lance Coury. At all stops there will be free video game playing stations, Monster Energy gear and autograph sessions with top tour athletes and favorite riders like Nate Adams and Kyle Loza. parent company, MB Motorsports, will also be adding the new Can-Am Maverick 1000 UTV to its championship racing team and competing at three SCORE races – the San Felipe 250, Baja 500 and Baja 1000. MB Motorsports will also be racing the Can-Am Maverick at the BITD, Vegas to Reno Race and the Mint 400 and two additional races (TBD).

Driving the new high-performance 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 and the Maverick UTV a serious contender all throughout the 2013 Off-Road Racing season.

"We are pleased to have Marc and the whole team on board," states Philippe Girardin, Can-Am Marketing Manager. "We wish them the best of luck in 2013 aboard their new Can-Am Maverick.''

Companies supporting the 2013 Monster Energy Tour include: General Tires, Can-Am, UNI, IMS, Beard Seats, Big Gun Exhaust, Race Tech, PJ1, Dragon, OGIO, Etnies Shoes, HJC Helmets, SMP Clothing, Factory UTV, SIMPSON, Fox Shocks, Yukon Gears, Auto Meter, Hella Inc., COD Fabricating, CBR Performance Products, WD-40 and Heat Shield Products.

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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