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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fly Signs Weston Peick

Courtesy of Fly Racing

September 26, 2014 – Boise, ID – FLY Racing is proud to announce a renewed partnership with privateer standout, and now Joe Gibbs Racing rider, Weston Peick. Peick has been a part of the FLY Racing family for five years with many more to come. Peick will compete in the full AMA 450 Monster Energy Supercross series as well as the full AMA MX Sports Outdoor National Series aboard his Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha.

Craig Shoemaker, CEO of Western Power Sports/FLY Racing, had this to say about the renewed partnership “We are excited to continue our relationship with such a hard working athlete and great FLY Racing family member. I am excited to see what Weston can do with this new opportunity.” Watch for Weston in FLY Racing’s full line of Professional Race Equipment soon.

View FLY Racing’s full line of helmets, racewear, protective gear, and casual by visiting www.flyracing.com

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Yamaha Extends Relationship with JGRMX

Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Corp.

Cypress, CA.  September 22, 2014 — Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is pleased to announce the extension of our relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGRMX) through a new contract that will see the successful team race YZ450Fs in both the AMA Supercross and Outdoor series for at least the next two years. On top of that, Yamaha is proud to welcome two new riders to the Yamaha JGRMX family.

After an illustrious amateur career, Justin Barcia started off his professional career with a bang, winning the AMA Rookie of the Year award in 2009. He followed that early success with two 250SX East Coast Championships. That same success followed Barcia when he moved up to the 450 Class, as he won two 450SX Supercross races in his first season and took home the 2013 AMA 450 Class Rookie of the Year award. Already a proven winner with an intensity that is unrivaled, Barcia is looking forward to the start of the 2015 Season.

“I have met everyone over at Joe Gibbs Racing and already feel like part of the family, I am excited to start riding and training for the 2015 season,” said Justin Barcia, who has been recovering from ankle surgery earlier in the season.

Joining Barcia on the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team is perennial underdog fan favorite Weston Peick. A long-time Yamaha rider Weston had a breakthrough season in 2014 and looks forward to carrying that momentum into the 2015 season now that he’s back on a YZ450F.

“I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team. With Barcia and Peick under the tent and the improved 2015 YZ450F at their disposal it should be a very exciting year,” said Yamaha Motor Co. Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Justin Hill to Red Bull KTM for 2015 Season

Courtesy of Red Bull Ktm

Murrieta, CA – The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is excited to announce it has signed Justin Hill to race the 250 SX West Supercross Series and the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship for the 2015 season.

Hill hails from the state of Oregon where he lived throughout his amateur motocross career. It was at a young age that Hill became recognized as an upcoming star after securing multiple amateur motocross titles which led to a factory ride in his rookie season in 2013. During that season he earned two top five finishes in the 250 SX West Supercross Series.

In 2014, Hill landed on the podium five times in the 250 SX West Supercross Series. His first professional career win was at the San Diego Supercross. He also took a win at the Las Vegas East/West Shootout. Hill was sitting inside the top ten in points in the 250 Motocross class earlier this season before a shoulder injury sidelined him at Millville forcing him to sit out the remainder of the series.

“Obviously Justin’s improvement in the past year caught our eye,” stated Red Bull KTM Factory Team Manager Roger De Coster. “We saw him take two wins in the Supercross series and saw a lot of potential in his outdoor results as well. We are excited to have him join our team this season and feel he will complement our other rider, Marvin Musquin, very well giving the Red Bull KTM Team a competitive rider on each coast in the Supercross series.”

Hill was equally excited about signing with Red Bull KTM, stating, “I’m really happy to get the opportunity to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and work with Team Manager Roger De Coster. I’ve always been a big fan of Roger and what he has accomplished throughout his career. I’m looking at this as a fresh start with an exciting brand and an opportunity to join a race-focused company which is a perfect fit for me.”

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Boyesen Announces 2015 Rider Support Program

Courtesy of Boyesen

LENHARTSVILLE, PA.  – Boyesen Engineering is pleased to announce our 2015 Factory Racing Direct Rider Support program for the upcoming 2015 race season.  Boyesen’s Factory Racing Support is one of the world’s most generous rider support programs, and exists to provide riders with direct access to special support offers, and all-access technical product support without using a third party provider. When you are sponsored by Boyesen, we take pride in assisting your racing efforts directly.

ABOUT BOYESEN ENGINEERING:
THE BOYESEN LEGACY… For more than 40 years Boyesen has specialized in the design and manufacturer of high-performance parts for pros and amateur racers alike. From Boyesen’s innovative, industry-leading 2-stroke performance intake systems, to the Race-Proven Supercooler performance water pump system, Boyesen continues to set the standard for motocross and off-road performance.

HOW TO APPLY:
We would like to invite all MX and Offroad riders to submit your application for Boyesen’s Direct Factory Rider Support.  The process is simple and easy. Visit Boyesen.com and access our Factory Support application found under SPECIAL PROGRAMS – Rider Support. Fill out your application on our website and you will receive your final support account confirmation at the email address that you provided during signup.

Factory Racing Direct Signup Application: http://www.boyesen.com/rider_support.php

SOCIAL PROMOTIONS:
As part of our direct support system, we are making our new social media channels available for riders to self-promote. Using Instagram, you can promote yourself by tagging #factoryflyers and represent Boyesen in a fun and professional way. On Facebook, reach out and join the growing number of riders who are using our Facebook page as a place to promote their riding and racing activities.

Don’t forget to follow and tag us on social media while racing, training, or just having fun.
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/BoyesenEngineering
Instagram:  @boyesenfactoryracing
Twitter:  @boyesenracing
Web:  www.boyesen.com

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

AMA Announces 2015 National Numbers

Courtesy of AMA 

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the professional competition numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2015 season.

All riders use the assigned professional number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion runs the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class other than the class where the championship was earned, the rider must use the assigned professional number.

2015 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross
*Career Numbers
**New Career Numbers for 2015
1 – 450MX: Ken Roczen
1 – 250MX: Jeremy Martin
1 – 450SX: Ryan Villopoto
1 – 250SX West: Jason Anderson
1 – 250SX East: Justin Bogle
2*: Ryan Villopoto
3*: Eli Tomac
4*: Blake Baggett
5*: Ryan Dungey
6**: Jeremy Martin
7*: James Stewart
9*: Ivan Tedesco
10*: Justin Brayton
11*: Kyle Chisholm
12*: Jake Weimer
14**: Cole Seely
15*: Dean Wilson
16*: Zach Osborne
17**: Cooper Webb
18*: David Millsaps
19**: Justin Bogle
20*: Broc Tickle
21: Jason Anderson
22*: Chad Reed
23: Weston Peick
24*: Brett Metcalfe
25*: Marvin Musquin
26*: Michael Byrne
27*: Nicholas Wey
28: Jessy Nelson
29*: Andrew Short
30: Christophe Pourcel
31: Alex Martin
32: Justin Hill
33*: Joshua Grant
34: Malcolm Stewart
35: Kyle Cunningham
36: Matthew Goerke
37: Joey Savatgy
38: Matthew Bisceglia
39: Fredrik Noren
40: Shane McElrath
41*: Trey Canard
42: Ben Lamay
43: Matthew Lemoine
44: Zachary Bell
45: Vince Friese
46: Phillip Nicoletti
47: Martin Davalos
48: William Hahn
49: James Decotis
50: Adam Cianciarulo
51*: Justin Barcia
52: Mitchell Oldenburg
53: Jimmy Albertson
54: Ryan Sipes
55: Kyle Peters
56: Cole Thompson
57: Jackson Richardson
58: Killian Rusk
59: Dakota Tedder
60: Jake Canada
61: Michael Leib
62: Anthony Rodriquez
63: Chris Blose
64: AJ Catanzaro
65: Scott Champion
66: Christopher Alldredge
67: Dean Ferris
68: Christian Craig
69: Ronnie Stewart
70: Nicholas Schmidt
71: Cole Martinez
72: Blake Wharton
73: Gannon Audette
74: Zachary Williams
75*: Josh Hill
76: Evgeny Mikhaylov
77: Justin Starling
78: Preston Mull
79: Jace Owen
80: RJ Hampshire
81: Tommy Weeck
82: Jacob Baumert
83: Levi Kilbarger
84: Jesse Wentland
85: Landon Powell
86: Zackery Freeberg
87: Cody Gilmore
88: Dakota Alix
89: Brady Kiesel
90: Topher Ingalls
91: Chris Howell
92: Cade Clason
93: Dillian Epstein
94*: Ken Roczen
95: Nick Gaines
96: Sean Collier
97: Darryn Durham
98: Gavin Faith
99: Paul Coates
800*: Mike Alessi
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Monday, September 8, 2014

180Decals Announces "Sponsor All" Program

Courtesy of 180 Decal

180Decals is excited to introduce their ‘SponsorAll’ program. Anyone can sign and return this contract for an instant sponsorship.

No need to send resumes and wait to hear back.

In addition, they are launching their 2015 graphic kits, helmet kits, jersey lettering, seat covers, neck brace kits and apparel. Plenty of new designs and choices including their 2014 Motosport.com team kit Jimmy Albertson used to preform many of his famous "boner air" maneuvers over the finish line in the LCQs.

Check out all their products and programs at www.180Decals.com

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Renthal Opens 2015 Racing Support

Courtesy of Renthal

Renthal is now accepting rider support applicants for the 2015 racing season. For nearly thirty years, Renthal has run a successful amateur rider support program here in the United States which has seen so many of the sports elite stars come up through.

Support at the grassroots level is very important to us as it helps riders achieve their dream of turning pro and helps make the transition from amateur to pro more seamless. To apply for sponsorship from Renthal you must visit our dedicated sponsorship website at www.renthal.com/support, which allows you to upload all your information and attach a resume in Word or PDF format.

Sponsorship is available for all disciplines of racing, whether you ride motocross, offroad, ATV, roadrace or something in between, we are looking for riders who can represent us in a professional manner on and off the track.

For more information about Renthal's amateur support program, please visit www.renthal.com/support or contact us at (877) 736-8425 , or via e-mail, info@renthalsupport.com. Support riders, make sure to tag @Renthal_Moto on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook posts during the event!

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MCR Re-Signs Mike Alessi

Courtesy of MCR


SPOKANE, WA – Smartop MotoConcepts Racing [MCR] is pleased to announce the re-signing of Mike Alessi for the 2015 race season. Alessi will remain in the 450 class for the racing season ahead.

 “MCR as team are considering multiple options and opportunities for the 2015 racing season,” said team owner Mike Genova. “Mike Alessi’s epic rides in the Canadian Nationals this summer created a huge rise in attendance for those events. His accomplishments and expertise, coupled with consideration in the World Motocross series, allows for many great opportunities. Those options include the upcoming AMA Supercross season, AMA Pro Motocross, Canadian Motocross, and a very strong interest for a World GP partnership.”

 “We are excited for and believe in Alessi’s talent, determination, commitment, experience, and consistency on and off the track. We have no doubts in his potential for success in any one of these series,” says Genova. “We are still negotiating each series and will select the option that is in the best interest of MCR and its future partners.”

Alessi is charged up for the 2015 season after an exciting Motocross season in Canada and a much improved Supercross season throughout 2014."It's great to be offered the opportunity to work with Smartop MotoConcepts Racing again in 2015. I feel really at home on this team. The support Mike Genova gives me is second to none. I plan on working very hard in the off season to improve this year. With the teams’ great deal of interest on a global scale, I am looking forward to a very exciting year ahead of me," said Alessi.

MCR is currently in discussions with multiple top tier riders to fill the additional position available on the team for the 2015 season.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

ONE INDUSTRIES, TAG METALS AND SIXSIXONE CHOOSE HOOKIT FOR ATHLETE SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND ATHLETE INDEX TOOLS TO TRACK AND MEASURE THEIR ATHLETES’ SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Courtesy of HookIt

ONE INDUSTRIES, TAG METALS AND SIXSIXONE CHOOSE HOOKIT FOR ATHLETE SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND ATHLETE INDEX TOOLS TO TRACK AND MEASURE THEIR ATHLETES’ SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

San Diego, Calif. – September 4, 2014, ONE INDUSTRIES, TAG Metals and SixSixOne, known for revolutionary moto graphics and innovative gear, helmets, gloves, casual wear, accessories and protective gear in the motocross and mountain bike categories use San Diego-based Hookit to develop athlete support programs as well as athlete index tools to track and measure their athletes’ social engagement.  Through custom index dashboards created exclusively for ONE INDUSTRIES, TAG Metals and SixSixOne Hookit effectively monitors, quantifies and ranks athletes’ exposure and activity in social media for each brand.
Hookit is the most powerful and comprehensive platform to manage and maximize the value of athletes and sports marketing programs.  Hookit’s proprietary platform tracks 15M pieces of data every day from hundreds of verified sources to track and compare athletes based on their fan base and exposure in social media, how often they do their sport, how much they travel, and their competition results at events.
“Not only do we use Hookit’s customized dashboard to monitor athletes’ metrics, which allows us to better position our sports marketing strategy, but we also use Hookit for part of our grassroots amateur athlete programs to identify future talent that may be seeking support,” said Brian Jellig, Director Of Marketing for ONE INDUSTRIES.
Designed as a one-stop digital tool Hookit technology can filter through applications making it easy to reward the top influencers with discounts on product depending on their reach, commitment and performance in the sports they represent.
For more information contact Brian Jellig. Connect at http://www.oneindustries.com, http://www.tagmetalsracing.com, http://www.sixsixone.com.  Connect with ONE INDUSTRIES, 661 & Tag Metals on social: @oneindustries, @661protection, @tagmetalsracing.

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About ONE INDUSTRIES
ONE INDUSTRIES is a leading producer of Motocross racewear, apparel, graphics, accessories, protective gear and components for motocross and mountain bike riders around the world. ONE, SixSixOne, TAG Metals, and Sunline are high-energy, boundary pushing brands that are synonymous with excellence amongst enthusiast riders everywhere. ONE sells its products through premium specialty retailers and distributors worldwide.
About Hookit
Hookit is a digitally connected platform of tools and services created to support and connect athletes, brands and sports. Nearly 1M athletes worldwide use Hookit to track their progression, promote themselves, build their personal brand, and earn deals from their favorite brands. The newly launched Hookit Score essentially measures the value of any athlete at any level. Updated daily scores range from 1-10,000, and are based on athletes’ commitment, performance and reach in their sport. Brand partners are provided with powerful tools to discover, manage and reward amateur and professional athletes who actively support their brand. For more information visit
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Hookit Announces Joshua ost as new Director of account managers and Erin Aschow as new account manager

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Hookit Announces Joshua ost as new Director of account managers and Erin Aschow as new account manager

Solana Beach, CA – September 4, 2014 –
Hookit continues to strengthen its organization with today’s announcement of Joshua Ost as Director of Account Managers and Erin Aschow as Account Manager.

Ost brings over 10 years of sales and account management experience to Hookit.  In his position he will manage the account managers to effectively streamline the workflow of the existing brand partners and assist in the development of new clients, while acting as a key member of the growing sales and marketing team.

He comes to Hookit from TransWorld Media where he acted as the project manager working closely with key clients and the sales and marketing departments to ensure projects were completed on time and within budgets.  He was also responsible for assisting in the development of integrated marketing initiatives working closely with sales and marketing to deliver go-to market strategies for all publications.  Prior to that Ost worked on the sales development team and in online marketing for TransWorld Media, during his over 10 years with the company.

Aschow comes to this position with a strong background in sales, business development and social media with Analysts International, Penn Elcom, and acted as an artist relations manager for Mesa Boogie Ltd where she was responsible for retaining influential artists to include many big-name musicians to represent the company’s line of products.

“During Joshua’s tenure in media, he has gained valuable experience in sales, marketing, and the ever evolving digital space,” said Marc Fiore, Hookit’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Joshua brings years of industry knowledge and Erin comes to this position with valuable sales and social media experience that will complement our marketing team.  We are excited to have both of them join our team.”

Ost will be based out of Solana Beach, California and will report to Fiore.  Aschow will act as an Account Manager reporting to Ost.

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About Hookit
Hookit is a digitally connected platform of tools and services created to support and connect athletes, brands and sports. Nearly 1M athletes worldwide use Hookit to track their progression, promote themselves, build their personal brand, and earn deals from their favorite brands. The newly launched Hookit Score essentially measures the value of any athlete at any level. Updated daily scores range from 1-10,000, and are based on athletes’ commitment, performance and reach in their sport. Brand partners are provided with powerful tools to discover, manage and reward amateur and professional athletes who actively support their brand. For more information visit
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