Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Courtesy of Blue Buffalo/ Slater Skins Racing

The BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins / Yamaha Race Team proudly announces the addition of Larry Brooks as 2016 Race Team Manager.

Born close to the epicenter of American motorcycle racing industry in Southern California, Larry began riding and racing at a very young age. His inherent competitive nature had him winning races and championships while still in the amatuer phases of his career. That quickly translated into a successful racing career when he turned professional in 1985 winning three “125 Supercross Main Events” in his Rookie Year, then claiming the “Under 21 World Champion” title in his first full year as a pro. Larry earned “Rookie of the Year” honors the year following. He then continued on to claim several wins, championships, and “Top Privateer” rider titles over the course of nearly a decade. His success as a rider and desire to win eventually transferred, as he became one of the youngest and most successful team managers in the sport. Larry has been fortunate to work with some of the most talented and decorated racers in the history of Supercross and Motocross.
Larry_Brooks_Blue BuffaloLarry Brooks.
“I’m excited to get back to the races and begin helping to build the BLUE Buffalo/Slater Skins program into a top tier race team and I really think we’re going to surprise people with our results with a young, talented group of riders.” – Larry Brooks (BLUE Buffalo Race Team Manager)
“We are very excited to have the leadership and experience that Larry Brooks brings to our Blue Buffalo Racing Team. With the great marketing success we had in our first year of racing, this year should be even better. The Team has a group of guys that have a real passion for winning and we look forward to a very successful year.” – Dave Petrie (President / BLUE Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research)

“We have a long history of working with Larry here at Yamaha. He helped guide two different Yamaha supported teams to a total of five Supercross Championships, and will surely be a huge asset to this young, developing team. No doubt the learning curve will steepen quickly by the time the 250 Eastern Region Supercross season gets going!” – Mike Guerra (Racing Department Manager / Yamaha, USA)

“We are very excited to have Larry Brooks join our race team. Larry brings his knowledge of Five Supercross Championships managing riders like McGrath, Stewart, and Reed all on Yamaha and a 125 Outdoor National Championship with Grant Langston. Larry’s no nonsense approach is exactly what we need to take our team to a higher level.” – John Slater (BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins Race Team Owner)

“Larry Brooks’ relentlessness is the purity in all of us who do this with a life’s passion. He’ll be vital to our program’s growth in 2016 and beyond.” – Tyler King (BLUE Buffalo / Slater Skins Marketing Director)

About Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo, located in Wilton, CT, is the nation’s leading natural pet food company, and provides natural dog food, natural cat food and treats under its BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics and BLUE Freedom lines. Paying tribute to its founding mission, the company, through the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research, is also a leading sponsor of pet cancer awareness and of critical studies of pet cancer, health, treatment and nutrition at top veterinary medical schools across the United States. For more information about Blue Buffalo, visit the company’s website at
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Cobra Trackside Support at Mini Os

Courtesy of Cobra

HILLSDALE, Mich – For 25 years now the American made Cobra competition mini cycles have been tearing it up at the Thor Winter Olympics, aka the Mini Os, at the legendary Gatorback MX Park in Gainesville, Florida, capturing an unprecedented amount of titles, podiums and awards at the longstanding Thanksgiving week event.

And once again Cobra Moto is providing its racers – from the team kids to all the up-and-comers racing Cobra Moto bikes – a professional level of factory support that legions of racers and their dads (and moms) have come to know as the industry standard as we approach three decades of Cobra Moto racing at the Mini Os!

“Along with Bel Ray, Dunlop, CARD, Haas, Liquid Performance, SKF and Pro Circuit, Cobra Moto congratulates all its racers on a great season and wishes everyone the best of luck this week at the Mini Os,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Please make sure you stop by the Cobra Moto hauler and let us know how you’re doing and, more importantly, if there’s anything we can do for you.”

Action at the Mini Os gets underway today with supercross practice and qualifying. Stay tuned to Cobra Moto’s Facebook page for updates from Gainesville throughout the week.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Area Qualifier, Regional Dates Announced for Loretta's

Courtesy of MX Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va - MX Sports, producer of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, is pleased to announce the 2016 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule.

The qualifying program takes place in 33 states throughout the country, starting with the 54 Area Qualifiers that begin in February and run through the end of May. The 13 Regional Championships will run in eight major geographical regions throughout the United States, taking place in late May and through the month of June.

"Together with the AMA we have assembled an Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule that will minimize the travel time for our rider base. It has been the goal to provide Area Qualifier opportunities within 150 miles from every rider, and in most cases we were able to accomplish this goal," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. "The Area Qualifier and Regional Championship organizers are the backbone of the Amateur National, and we continue to see improvements in both the facilities and organizational skills of the promoters that participate in the program."

The Area Qualifiers serve as the first step in qualifying for the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship. The Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the National Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a Regional Championship are eligible to race the National the week of August 1-6.

"With so many outstanding race tracks and AMA motocross organizers to choose from, you would think the selection process for the Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule would be an easy task, but I can assure you it is not," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "All that work pays off, however, because the racers are treated to exceptional tracks and facilities in great locations all across America. With the schedule now complete, the AMA and our promoting partner, MX Sports, can move our focus on working with the organizers to provide the best race experience possible at each of these events."

This year's lineup once again includes the many National-caliber tracks that have become such an integral part of the Road to Loretta's. From the historic Unadilla MX and High Point Raceway in the Northeast, to Washougal in the Northwest. The tour will also return to many other favorites such as the Southeast's Muddy Creek Raceway, RedBud MX in the Mid-East and Thunder Valley MX Park in the South Central region.
Brand new additions to the 2016 Regional Championship schedule include Texas' Oak Hill Raceway in the South Central region and Wisconsin's Motozone in the North Central region. Both tracks have played an integral part of the National program for years serving as Area Qualifiers, but will now host the youth regionals for their respective region.

"We here at Oak Hill Raceway are extremely excited to be hosting this year's South Central Youth Regional," said Oak Hill Raceway owner Jeff Oldenburg. "We have been hosting Area Qualifiers off and on for almost 20 years, and have been participating at Loretta Lynn's Ranch since 1982.  We promise to give the riders the best event possible." 

To view the 2016 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule, click HERE.

The 2016 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take
place Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

For additional information, visit the series official website at or call (304) 284-0101. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news following this announcement.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

OGIO Expands Into New Headquarters

Courtesy of  Ogio  

(November 9, 2015) – OGIO International announces the grand opening of its new Draper, Utah headquarters scheduled for November 16, 2015. At 25,000 square feet, the new office is nearly double the size of OGIO’s previous headquarters resulting from the company’s impressive growth over the past five years.

OGIO’s fresh office space is designed to accentuate the company’s strong design, marketing and sports-inspired culture. The unique architectural design, artistic furnishings and abundance of collaborative discussion areas will undoubtedly spark OGIO’s creative juices to design more adrenaline-pumping collections for decades to come.

“The blueprints of our new headquarters were carefully selected to align with our creative DNA and collaborative spirit. We wanted the new workspace to embody the elements of a design studio, encouraging and inspiring unparalleled creativity,” commented Tony Palma, OGIO’s CEO.

“Architectural designs fused with environmentally conscious materials and lighting are the showcase of our new office.”

OGIO’s headquarters feature an impressive showroom for retail customer meetings and consumer focus groups. The showcase will include various sports and lifestyle segments that OGIO designs their best-in-class collections for. In addition, the new headquarters boasts an on-site fitness center to support the company’s healthy and fit culture.

Cascading lighting, monolith design features, unique work stations constructed from reclaimed steel structure beams, and ergonomic award-winning seating are additional carefully selected features designed to match the creative DNA of OGIO.

“Utah is proud to have such a long-standing and dynamic global company located here and thriving in our great state,” said Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

OGIO just celebrated its 27th anniversary and has experienced significant growth since its inception. The company now comprises a team of sixty-five talented individuals.

About OGIO
OGIO International, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that carved a reputation as a designer of adrenaline-driven collections of bags and apparel born from our sports heritage. We built this reputation by crafting our collections from high performance materials surrounding intelligent design features that provide the ultimate combination of protection, comfort and organization. OGIO’s Sports collections include Golf, Motor Sports and Endurance Sports, while our Lifestyle collections bring a unique flair for travel, business and casual use. All of OGIO’s collections are uniquely styled to raise adrenaline levels at first glance.

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VetTix to Offer Free Admission to Veterans at Lucas Oil Pro Motocross

Courtesy of MX Sports

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - In the spirit of Veterans Day, MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters Group (NPG), in partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, have announced that the initiative to provide free admission for military veterans will return for the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. All available tickets will be made available through, a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) tax-exempt organization.

A total of fifty tickets to each of the twelve rounds that make up the 2016 Nationals will be donated to Vet Tix and made available at no cost to both active duty, retired military veterans, and families of those KIA. Tickets to each round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will become available two weeks prior to its respective date on the schedule via

"Lucas Oil Pro Motocross has been a huge supporter of Vet Tix and our military community for several years now. Attending these events provides an exhilarating atmosphere for our military families, which create countless memories that they previously would not have been able to experience," said Brandi Shannon, chief of community relations. "Vet Tix looks forward to partnering with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross again in continuing to thank our military across the country."

Vet Tix boasts partnerships with nearly all major sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League, and National Hockey League. Additionally, respected sports entertainment franchises World Wrestling Entertainment and Professional Bull Riders have also worked with Vet Tix to provide veterans and their families to opportunity to attend marquee events across the country for free.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross was and remains one of the first prominent motorsports properties in the country to offer this one-of-a-kind service to all veterans of the armed services, and is proud to enter its fifth year of partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation.

Vet Tix is a national nonprofit organization based in Phoenix that provides free tickets to veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families. U.S. Navy veteran Michael Focareto developed Vet Tix in 2008, and since then the organization has given away more than 1 million tickets to veterans nationwide.

All active, retired military, honorably discharged veterans and families of those KIA can create an account on to receive emails and reminders about when 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship tickets become available. More information can be found at

The 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will kick off on Saturday, May 21, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in from Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento, California. The fastest riders on the planet and the world's most prestigious off-road motorcycle championship will continue its 44th season by visiting the country's most iconic facilities before crowning a pair of champions from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on August 27.

Tickets to the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale beginning on Monday, November 23. Stay tuned for special promotions and discounts throughout the holiday season. 

2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule 

May 21 Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City SVRA Sacramento, California
May 28 Glen Helen National Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, California
June 4 Thunder Valley National Thunder Valley MX Park Lakewood, Colorado
June 18 High Point National High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
June 25 Tennessee National Muddy Creek Raceway Blountville, Tennessee
July 2 RedBud National RedBud MX Buchanan, Michigan
July 9 Southwick National Southwick MX Park Southwick, Massachusetts
July 16 Spring Creek National Spring Creek MX Park Millville, Minnesota
July 23 Washougal National Washougal MX Park Washougal, Washington
Aug 13 Unadilla National Unadilla MX New Berlin, New York
Aug 20 Budds Creek National Budds Creek MX Park Mechanicsville, Maryland
Aug 27 Ironman National Ironman Raceway Crawfordsville, Indiana
For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.comand LIKE the Pro Motocross Facebook page and follow @ProMotocross on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.
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Third Annual Military Appreciation Race Returns to San Diego's Petco Park for 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Season

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

Third Annual Military Appreciation Race Returns to San Diego's Petco Park for 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Season
Sixth Race of Championship Will Support USO San Diego
ELENTON, Fla.(November 11, 2015) - On a day in which America honors the service and sacrifice made by the men and women of the United States Military, Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship's second visit to San Diego's Petco Park during the 2016 season will also mark the third annual Military Appreciation Race on February 13. The world's premier off-road motorcycle racing series will continue its commitment to supporting members of the Unites States Armed Forces by partnering with United Service Organizations (USO) San Diego, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving active-duty, reserve, guard and military families throughout California's southernmost county.
**Members of the military can receive $10 off on tickets by using the code SDUSO (additional fees may apply). Additionally, all military members will receive free access to the Party in the Pits with valid identification (limit one entry per ID). **
Petco Park will once again host the Military Appreciation Race on February 13.
Photo: Simon Cudby

The entire 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Championship will be broadcast live on the American Forces Network (AFN). The Department of Defense operates the American Forces Network or AFN. AFN, a worldwide radio and television broadcast network reaches a half million American active duty, uniformed service personnel and their families overseas, stationed on U.S. military bases, at U.S. embassies and US consulates in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.  AFN is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), a field office of the Defense Media Activity (DMA).
In two years the Military Appreciation Race has emerged as one of the most anticipated races on the entire Monster Energy Supercross schedule, recognized throughout the racing industry with military inspired riding gear and motorcycle graphics. The entire supercross racing community has paid its respects to the men and women who serve our country, and as a result over $82,000 has been raised in support of San Diego's military community through donations and auctions featuring race-worn gear from the Military Appreciation Race.
To commemorate the new partnership with USO San Diego, Feld Motor Sports will donate $5,000 to the non-profit. Additionally, the hugely popular rider auction will continue for a third year, featuring exclusive one-of-a-kind gear worn by the stars of the sport at this special race, including Eli Tomac, whose brother Greg is an officer in the U.S. Air Force, last year's winner Trey Canard, reigning Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, James Stewart and more.
Trey Canard is the defending Military Appreciation Race winner.
Photo: Simon Cudby
"USO San Diego is honored to be the beneficiary of the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Military Appreciation Race and its supportive Monster Energy Supercross community," said Arne Nelson, USO San Diego Chief Executive Officer. "The funds raised will provide much-needed support for our free programs and services offered to the region's Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and their families. See you there!"
The USO has provided much needed service to members of the military and their families for nearly 75 years, with more than 160 locations around the world. USO San Diego aims to enhance the quality of life for military service members and their families by establishing cooperative relationships between the military community and supportive civilian community. USO San Diego is a premier USO Charter Center providing morale and support services, in addition to a home away from home for all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2014, USO's services reached the military community over 260,000 times with the San Diego Downtown Center and San Diego's Neil Ash Airport Center assisting over 154,000 service members.
"The Military Appreciation Race has become an integral part of Monster Energy Supercross in just two years. San Diego has long been one of the most anticipated stops of the championship and with Petco Park sitting the heart of downtown's picturesque bayfront there couldn't be a better setting to celebrate our service men and women," said Dave Prater, Director of Supercross. "We are very excited to have a new, highly renowned partner in the USO. They are one of the most recognized names in military non-profits and we look forward to supporting their efforts with the close-knit supercross community."
Home to Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres, Petco Park hosted its inaugural Monster Energy Supercross race last year with Team Honda HRC's Trey Canard taking the historic win. The Military Appreciation Race will be the second of two visits to the venue, as San Diego will hold a pair of championship races for the first time in the 32 years that it has been a part of the schedule. The San Diego area is home to several military installations, which makes this stop of Monster Energy Supercross a perfect fit to honor to the men and women that have served the country.

The military-inspired gear worn by the world's best riders will be put up for auction following the Military Appreciation Race.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Tickets to the Military Appreciation Race at Petco Park are on sale now and start as low as $20! Additionally, tickets to the first race at Petco Park on January 16 are also on sale. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 619-795-5555, or at the Petco Park Box Office. For additional race and ticket information, log onto
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig or 630-566-6305.
About Feld Motor Sports
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, and AMSOIL Arenacross. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment. Official Monster Truck Series only at Monster Jam. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit
About the USO San Diego
Since 1941, USO San Diego's mission is to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families. USO San Diego served the San Diego military community more than 260,000 times in 2014 through our centers, programs, and services. With our two centers, USO San Diego Downtown Center and USO Neil Ash Airport Center, we create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and the civilian community. Our volunteers are incredibly dedicated, donating more than 34,000 hours of their time in 2014. USO San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization relying on the generosity of volunteers and donors. To learn more about USO San Diego and our patriotic mission, please visit
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC to Partner with Unlimited Sports MX for 2nd Year to Offer Race Gas Program to Racers at the Mini O’s

Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Payson, UT (November 10, 2015) – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has announced that it is partnering for the 2nd year in a row with Unlimited Sports MX to offer their Race Gas Program for all competitors who register during the 44th Thor Winter Olympics. The Race Gas program provides a $20 gift certificate to each competitor. The event will take place November 23-28 at the Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, FL.

The 44th annual Thor Winter Olympics – also known as the Mini O’s – are a continuation of a long-standing Thanksgiving race tradition that offers events in both motocross and supercross for amateur racers. Considered by some as the start of the amateur season, individuals come from all over the world to participate in this prestigious event and showcase their racing skills. Racers with the highest scores in each class or division are presented with their respective Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the conclusion of the event. The Mini O’s continue to be a favored tradition among amateur racers and their fans.

After a successful year during their first year of sponsorship, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will once again offer the Race Gas program. As the main element of the sponsorship, the Race Gas program offers a $20 gift card to every participating racer.

“Unlimited Sports MX is pleased to announce that Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will again be part of the Mini O’s this year,” said Wyn Kern of Unlimited Sports MX. “Rocky Mountain ATV/MC supports every racer at the Mini O’s with their Race Gas card, and that shows just how committed they are to the sport.”

“We are excited to be back for our 2nd year as a sponsor for the Thor Winter Olympics,” said Dan Thomas, CEO of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. “The Mini O’s are a great opportunity for the future racers of our sport to come and show what they are made of, and we are proud to support each rider as they compete in this distinguished event.”
For more information about the Thor Winter Olympics or to pre-enter, please visit

About Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is the trusted online source for high quality riding gear, parts and accessories for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, dual sport bikes and street motorcycles. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has provided low prices and unparalleled customer service for over 30 years. With a fit-guarantee apparel exchange, free 3-day shipping and a price match guarantee, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC continues to deliver a premier shopping experience for the powersports enthusiast. For more information, visit

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC on Social Media
Facebook: RMATVMC
Instagram: @RMATVMC
Twitter: @RMATVMC
Google+: Rocky Mountain ATV MC
YouTube: RockyMountainATVMC

About Unlimited Sports MX
One of the premier race organizers in America, Unlimited Sports MX has been hosting amateur races for over 20 years. In early 2013, Unlimited Sports MX joined the American Motocross Championships, an alliance made up of a group of race organizers that host premier amateur and professional motocross events across the country. Check out the complete event schedule and more information on their website at

Unlimited Sports MX on Social Media
Facebook: Unlimited-Sports-MX
Instagram: @Gatorback_Cyclepark
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Ride Engineering Partners With Smartop MotoConcepts Racing

Courtesy of Ride Engineering

Costa Mesa, CA (November 10, 2015) – Ride Engineering, the leader in aftermarket performance products, is proud to support Smartop MotoConcepts Racing for the 2016 race season. 

Team riders Mike Alessi, and Vince Friese will be using Ride Engineering triple clamps, anti-twist bar mounts, linkage arms, brake calipers, brake lines and other Ride components on their MCR450’s as they prepare for, and race, the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross season. 

“We were thrilled to hear from Tony Alessi that the MCR team wanted to use Ride products after testing at various tracks. The partnership, testing and racing development is great for our brand,” mentioned Ride Engineering President Adrian Ciomo. “Smartop MotoConcept Racing runs a great program.  Mike Genova and Tony have improved their bikes over the years and Ride is excited to be a part of the team.”

You can purchase the same products used on the MCR bikes online For more information about Ride Engineering, and to see all of the latest racing news, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To join Smartop Motoconcepts Racing and other top racers on the Ride Engineering team, please visit to learn more about our Rider Support program.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Thor sign Star Racing Yamaha

Courtesy of  Thor Racing

POWAY, CA – Thor is proud to announce the addition of the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team for the 2016 race season.The team has an incredibly talented roster, including 2015 AMA 250 West Region Supercross Champion Cooper Webb, 2015 AMA 250 National Motocross Champion Jeremy Martin, race winner Aaron Plessinger, the always consistent Alex Martin, and the promising rookie Mitchell Harrison.

“Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha is aiming high for the 2016 season. We are pleased to be working with Thor and confident that our collaboration with them will lead to great success,” said team manager Brad Hoffman.

The Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team looks to be a very serious nationwide threat with racers competing on both the East and West Coasts in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and then heading outdoors to defend their 250 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Motorcross Championship.

“Signing the Yamalube/Star Racing team is an exciting new change for us,” said Thor MX. “They are a young, talented team that has become a powerhouse in the 250 class, winning two titles last season. We can’t wait to see what this team has in store for the upcoming seasons, and we’re excited to be involved.”

The Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team will make their Thor MX debut in Italy, at the Genova Supercross on November 7.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show

Santa Monica, Calif. – The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the most influential touring consumer motorcycle shows in the U.S., shift into gear Saturday, October 31 through Sunday, November 1 in Portland, OR. The 2015-2016 IMS Shows feature the world’s leading manufacturers including BMW, BRP|Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Royal Enfield, Slingshot, Star, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, and Yamaha. These top brands will be on-hand to display their North American lineups, as well as the leading aftermarket parts and accessory brands. From seasoned veterans to casual enthusiasts, the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® are the ultimate destination to experience the powersports culture, talk to  brand and industry experts, shop the marketplace, or even demo that new model you’ve had your eye on. IMS Shows are designed for fun, entertainment and commerce.

Tracy Harris, Senior Vice President Powersports Group, UBM Advanstar: “As we begin our 2015-2016 Tour, IMS continues to be a powerful force in the motorcycle industry.  For 35 years, we have led the way  driving trends in the marketplace and influencing consumers. From the veteran rider to the casual fan, our Show is the annual gathering place where consumers come to make important decisions on when, where, why and how to be a part of the rider lifestyle.”

Scott Hall, Motorcycle Product Manager, Progressive® Insurance: “As the #1 motorcycle insurance company, we understand the passion of our audience and have raised our own bar by adding the Progressive® Parlor® to the tour, as well as teaming up with Movember and bikers across the country to raise money and awareness for men’s health. During our first three tour dates, head to Flo’s Chop Shop to get a fresh, clean shave or a beard trim and Progressive® will donate $10, as well as match your donation dollar for dollar.”

Key features from the 2015-2016 IMS Tour include: 

‘Marketplace presented by Cycle Gear’ – Featured at each stop on the IMS Tour, the ‘Marketplace presented by Cycle Gear’ is an interactive retail space for motorcycle parts and accessories.  This unique Show activation offers attendees the opportunity to touch, test and/or try the newest top parts, accessories and gear while interacting with factory specialists from leading manufacturers.  This top-of-the-line experience, led by presenting sponsor Cycle Gear, includes products and representatives from Arai Helmets, Dunlop/Goodyear, Dynojet, Heidenau Tires, HJC America, K&N Engineering, Mustang Motorcycle Products, National Cycle, Performance Machine, Rinehart Racing, Shoei Safety Helmet Corp., Tourmaster/Cortech, Twisted Throttle, Vance & Hines and Yuasa Battery.  Additionally, Bell Helmets, Chatterbox, Dainese, and EagleRider will be joining the tour in the Retail Pavilion showcase, selling direct to consumers.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition – Back for a seventh year, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition, is the largest touring custom bike competition in the U.S. offering the most in cash and prizes in America. With more than 400 custom-built bikes on display at IMS Tour stops across the country, the competition hosts four classes including: Freestyle, Modified Harley-Davidson, Modified Custom and Modified Street. Contestants are encouraged to enter at any of the IMS Shows for a chance to win a piece of $100,000 in cash and prizes. Four cash prize winners will be chosen at each show, with the inaugural U.S. Championship Round held in Chicago, IL, February 12-14, 2016.  This highly anticipated competition is proudly sponsored by J&P Cycles and Harley-Davidson.*

Stunt Shows featuring Team No Limit with legendary rider Jason Britton – Back with fresh stunts and new motorcycles for the 2015-2016 Tour season, the stunt show includes television star and riding icon, Jason Britton and Team No Limit, to perform new thrilling shows throughout the weekend.

The Progressive® Welcome Center – A place to gather information on the Progressive® Parlor®, pick up a free bag for all of the IMS Show takeaways and collect VIP Gifts – reserved specifically for Progressive’s loyal customers.

Progressive® Parlor® – Designed to pay homage to the hand-built motorcycle movement, this new, family-friendly pit-stop from IMS title sponsor Progressive®, is part workshop and part social space brought together to celebrate those who live to ride.  Easily recognizable by a large flag inspired by Progressive® riders around the world, the activation invites attendees to race against fellow bikers on the all new Slot Track that features attractions from iconic Historic Route 66; or stop by Flo’s Coffee Grinder for a complimentary cup.

Live art by Makoto Endo – One of the most unique motorcycle artists in the world, Japanese-born Makoto Endo will be performing live Ivy-Illustration art each day at the Progressive® Parlor®. Throughout the Show, Progressive®will be giving away the Makoto Endo prints via sweepstakes that attendees can enter onsite.

Race America Slot Track – The ever-popular race track returns to the IMS Tour for 2015-2016 with an entirely new skin featuring Historic Route 66-America’s Mother Road, and some of the most classic road trip icons in U.S. history. Located in the Progressive® Parlor®.

Flo’s Coffee Grinder – A place to take a load off from all the Show action and fuel up with a cup of coffee on us, courtesy of Flo. At Flo’s Coffee Grinder, attendees can chat in-person with Progressive® agents about vehicle and policy questions, and don’t forget your special gift when you take a few minutes to get a quote. Located in the Progressive® Parlor®.

Progressive® Custom Motorcycle Displays – Progressive® has teamed up with renowned builders Pat Patterson/Led Sled Customs and Dustin Kott/Kott Motorcycles to collaborate on the custom design and build of two completely unique bikes for the IMS Tour. Located in the Progressive® Parlor®.

Progressive® Custom – Formally known as the Premiums Bar, the newly re-designed space offers four t-shirts for lucky winners to select from, one of which is from Cleveland-based, GV Art & Design; a kick stand puck or a bandana. Located in the Progressive® Parlor®.

Flo’s Chop Shop – Keeping riders looking fresh on and off the road, stop by Flo’s Chop Shop for a free beard or mustache trim, straight razor line up, boot shine or manicure with special Flo nail polish. Flo’s Chop Shop offers personal tune-ups from some of the best names in the business including The Shed Barbershop out of Austin, TX and Shinola, out of Chicago, IL, among others (select cities).  Located in the Progressive® Parlor®.

Progressive® Main Stage – Our Main Stage presentations attract thousands of attendees to see the top motorcycle racers, riding instructors, technical seminars, daredevil stunt riders, adventure touring legends, bike designers, industry influencers and custom builders along with A-list and moto celebrities. Q&A from the audience following the presentations is encouraged. Stage highlights for the current Tour include Director Mark Neale and the making of “Hitting the Apex” narrated by Brad Pitt (select cities); Doug Danger (select cities), Glen Heggstad/Earth Ride (select cities), Scott Russell “Mr. Daytona” (select cities), Yamaha Champions Riding School (select cities) and Jason Britton/Team No Limit, among others.

Progressive® School of Rock  Supporting our next generation of riders, the Progressive® School of Rock returns for a 3rd Tour, featuring high-energy, live performances on the Progressive®  Main Stage adding the perfect mix of music and motorcycles to the IMS Shows.

21 Helmets Inked – Stop by and see this exclusive installation of 21 Helmets, a See See Motorcycles custom helmet show.  This is the 1st nationwide tour of 21 Helmets and will feature one-of-a-kind helmets designed by 21 tattoo artists from across the country.

Allstate® Kids Zone – Designed to engage the youngest of riders, this feature was created with unique pedal-less bicycles on a pre-set course to give children an unforgettable two-wheeled experience.

Demo Rides (select cities) – Licensed motorcyclists who bring their own riding gear (including a helmet) can test ride the hottest new bikes from BRP|Can-AM, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Suzuki, Victory and Yamaha on Saturday and Sunday, during daylight hours in Portland, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Phoenix.

Supermoto Racing (Sacramento) – Supermoto USA hosts action-packed racing all weekend.

Vintage Club Displays – Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to look into the past and see the very best of classic and retro motorcycles along-side new models on the Show floor, courtesy of local vintage motorcycle clubs and owners.

Ultimate Powersports Giveaways – Enter to win a chance at one of the powersports vehicles, which include an Indian Scout and an RM Z250 Suzuki, among others. Winners will be announced following the conclusion of the Tour in March of 2015. Full contest rules and prizes available upon request or at

Free motorcycle parking and gear check (select cities) – Complimentary motorcycle parking and gear check will be available for all riders who bring their motorcycles to the show.

The 2015-2016 Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® 10-city Tour schedule:
  • NEW CITY: October 31-November 1, 2015 | Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
  • NEW CITYNovember 6-8, 2015 | Cal Expo Center, Sacramento, CA
  • November 20-22, 2015 | Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
  • December 11-13, 2015, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
  • January 8-10, 2016, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL
  • January 22-24, 2016, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
  • January 29-31, 2016, I-X Center, Cleveland, OH
  • February 5-7, 2016, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • February 12-14, 2016, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • NEW DATE: February 20-21, 2016 | University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Media Days are scheduled to take place in Long Beach and New York, showcasing the latest new vehicles and product debuts.

*Entry space for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition in each city is limited. Interested custom builders should log on to for more information. Full contest rules and prizes available upon request.

Features and show features are subject to change.  Please visit for city specific details.

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