Sunday, June 25, 2017

ANSTIE SECURES MAIDEN MXGP CLASS PODIUM RESULT IN ITALY

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER CLAIMS THIRD OVERALL AT HOT AND CHALLENGING MXGP OF LOMBARDIA
Going from strength to strength in his debut season in the MXGP class, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie wrapped up round 11 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship by claiming third overall at the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy. In the MX2 category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Thomas Covington went 4/3 for third overall. 

Kicking off the weekend at the sandy Ottobiano track on a high, Anstie got third during Saturday’s MXGP qualifying moto. Confident he could push for a top three GP result the Brit was faced with a mountain to climb after hitting the start gate in moto one. 

Resuming the race from the back of the pack, Max put his head down and started making passes. Charging hard until the end the Brit finished moto one in an impressive fifth place. Able to show more of his impressive race pace in moto two, Max got off to a good start and rode a lonely race for third at the flag. 

Enjoying a great feeling aboard his FC 450 machine despite tough conditions, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl put in two solid motos for fifth overall at the GP of Lombardia. Earning seventh in moto one and then fourth in moto two, the German collected 32 valuable points and moved up to eighth in the class’ provisional championship standings. 

Putting in a solid performance in the Italian heat, Gautier Paulin was the third Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider to earn a spot inside the top six in the GP’s final standings. Getting third in moto one the Frenchman battled his way from a bad start in moto two to finish 10th. Earning 31 points Gautier moved back to second in the series’ points standings. 

In the MX2 category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Covington got off to a great start winning the class’ qualifying moto. Starting the first race outside the top 10, the American pushed hard and made a series of crucial passes for fourth at the chequered flag. With a better start in moto two Tomas was able to demonstrate his speed in the sandy track. Getting third in moto two he earned a spot on the MX2 podium. 

For Covington’s teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen the GP of Lombardia proved tougher than the young Dane had expected. Securing 10th in moto one Thomas came back stronger to get sixth in moto two. 

Battling through the Italian heat, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Conrad Mewse collected 14/20 results for 18th overall at the GP of Lombardia. 

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 12 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Agueda, Portugal on July 1/2. 

Max Anstie“We’ve all been working really hard and I’m happy we’re making big steps forward. It’s been a great GP for us and I’m happy I earned my first podium result in the class. My start in the first moto was far from ideal. I hit the gate at the start and had to push really hard to make up the time lost. Despite the heat and the rough track I felt good on my bike so managed to get fifth at the line. Then in moto two my start was a lot better. After finding myself in third I tried to keep my head down and do my job. I’d like to thank all our team members for their hard work and dedication. It’s been a team effort and we’ll continue pushing hard for better results.” 

Max Nagl“To be honest, we all struggled with the intense heat. Especially on Saturday conditions were far from ideal. I pushed hard in the qualifying moto to get fourth. Getting a good gate pick for the final motos gave me some extra confidence. My start in moto one wasn’t bad at all and I managed to make a few passes soon after. Everything was working well and I was able to do my own race for seventh at the finish. Trying to push hard I also wanted to save some energy for the second moto. I had a better start in moto two and as the race was going on I felt I could push even more. I ended up fourth for fifth overall and I’m satisfied with that. We were very close to the podium and we also managed to find a good suspension setup which will be of use in the races to come.” 

Gautier Paulin“I had a good start to my weekend in Italy. My lap times were good even from free practice and I was feeling great on my bike. Unfortunately, a crash during the qualifying moto reduced the chances for a good gate pick for the final motos. Despite that, my start was good in moto one and I quickly managed to put myself in a good position. It was a tough moto and I’m happy with getting third. My start wasn’t that good in moto two and I could not manage to get the speed I hoped for. Getting 10th in moto two I finished sixth overall at the GP. My bike is working great at the moment and I’m really looking forward to the next GP in Portugal.” 

Thomas Covington: “Overall, it’s been a great GP for me. Despite the warm conditions, this is something I’m used to from back in the days when I was racing in the US. The weekend started with me getting a start to finish win in qualifying. Feeling strong I was looking forward to the final motos. In the opening race I didn’t get a perfect start and was racing in 12th for a little while. I put my head down and managed to make a few passes for fourth at the chequered flag. Then in moto two my start was a lot better and I got a good race pace for third at the end. It felt good to get on the podium again. The goal is to continue pushing hard for more podium results.” 

Thomas Kjer-Olsen“My riding was good throughout the weekend. In the opening moto I was feeling good and was battling for the top six before I had a small issue losing the side panel from my bike. Then in moto two I started inside the top 10 and slowly found my way up to sixth. My pace was good in the sandy track but I could not get the speed I hoped for. It’s good that I managed to retain third in the championship and not it’s full steam ahead to the following GP in Portugal.” 

Conrad Mewse“It was a really physical GP and we all suffered with the extreme heat. Coming from the UK I’m not used to racing in these conditions. I did my best throughout the weekend and I’m really happy with my starts in both motos. In moto one I was racing as high as fifth after a few laps, before dropping to 14th. It was a similar scenario in moto two. I started strong inside the top eight but run out of energy and had to settle for 20th at the line.” 

Results – FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 11 

MXGP - Overall 
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 50pts; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 44; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36… 5. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 32; 6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 31… 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13… 18. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 7 

MXGP - Race 1 
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 35:16.580; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:34.956; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:52.368… 5. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:59.051… 7. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 36:07.540… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 35:22.628… 20. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 35:35.875… 28. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 37:07.768… 31. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 14 laps, 32:12.934 

MXGP - Race 2 
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 35:31.111; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 36:03.932; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:08.218; 4. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 36:17.332… 10. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 37:05.589… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 35:33.028; 15. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 35:34.713… 25. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 36:33.761 

MX2 - Overall 
1. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 47pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 40; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 38… 9. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 26… 14. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 10… 16. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10; 19. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 8 

MX2 - Race 1 
1. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 18 laps, 34:07.314; 2. Benoit Paturel (Yamaha) 34:19.618; 3. Julien Lieber (KTM) 34:32.990; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:34.667… 10. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:08.793; 11. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:23.429… 13. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 35:39.885; 14. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 35:42.024 

MX2 - Race 2 
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 18 laps, 34:31.700; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 34:43.035; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:47.565… 6. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:18.571… 11. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 35:52.729… 20. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 35:24.504… 28. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 21:07.599; 29. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 17:41.202 

Championship Standings (After Round 11) 

MXGP 
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 431pts; 2. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 364; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 361… 8. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 255… 12. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 216… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 123… 19. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 75… 24. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 21… 31. Evgeny Mikhaylov (Husqvarna) 10… 34. Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) 6 

MX2 
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 454pts; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 416; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 343… 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 263… 19. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 98… 21. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 72… 24. Brian Hsu (Husqvarna) 60… 26. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 51… 32. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 26… 34. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 14; 35. Karel Kutsar (Husqvarna) 14… 42. Ivan Petrov (Husqvarna) 1… 46. Aaron Tanti (Husqvarna) 1




 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

DOUBLE SILVER FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING AT TENNESSEE NATIONAL!

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

2ND FOR ANDERSON, 2ND FOR OSBORNE
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team battled mud and a sticky track and the Tennessee National on Saturday, the 5th round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, held in Blountville, Tenn. 450 rider Jason Anderson had strong day and almost claimed the victory in the class, while teammate Zach Osborne maintained his lead in the 250 class and had an impressive day at his home track. Dean Wilson and Martin Davalos both had strong days with top-10 finishes in the 450 class.
Jason Anderson was second at the start of the first 450 moto and immediately started putting pressure on the leader. He made an impressive inside pass to take over the lead shortly after the start of the race then started battling for the position with Justin Barcia. The two riders swapped positions multiple times before Anderson solidified the lead near the end of the first lap. He extended his lead to over 11 seconds with 12 minutes to go in the race and held on to take the win. He was top-five at the start of the second moto and looking aggressive. He made the move into third before the end of the first lap and set his sights on the top-two. A small mistake got him off his rhythm but he rebounded quickly and started charging in fourth. He was riding hard and made his way to second in the fourth lap. Digging deep, he tried to make up time on the leader but still rode extremely strong to finish second. The 1-2 finish gave him second overall on the day. He is currently third in 450 rider point standings.
“I qualified first overall,” said Anderson. “My weekend went pretty well. I got a good start the first moto and just rode my own race up front and got another moto win. I felt like I had a holeshot the second moto, but then I got bumped in the first corner and came out around fifth and worked my way up. I tried to catch Eli, but I couldn’t hold it the entire time."
Zach Osborne pulled a top-10 start in the first 250 moto and was eighth by the end of the first lap. He started making moves and made it to seventh the following lap before closing in on sixth and making the pass in lap four. He continued to charge and inched closer to Shane McElrath in fifth before making a successful pass to overtake the position. He held strong until the end to finish fifth. He was top-five at the start of the second moto and wasted no time as he charged into third before the end of the first lap. He made a great corner pass to overtake second then set his sights on the lead. Staying within striking distance, he followed the leader until he was ready to make the pass. Taking advantage of a mistake made by the leader, he made the pass for the lead with 18 minutes to go and started pulling away. He held strong to the finish to take the moto win. The 5-1 finish gave him 2nd overall on the day and maintains his lead in 250 rider point standings.
“Today was a good day,” said Osborne. “I started off really well. It wasn’t ideal conditions for my riding, but it came around in the motos. I just tried to work my way up after my start in the first moto and ended up fifth. I got off to a really good start in the second moto and made a couple passes in the beginning to pull away to a comfortable lead for a win and a second overall. It’s nice to come out of here with some more points gained on my competitors and I’m just going to keep rallying."
Dean Wilson was mid-pack at the start of the first 450 moto and navigated his way into 13th by the end of the first lap. He put on a huge charge and made the pass for eighth with three minutes to go and held strong to the finish. He was ninth at the start of the second moto and easily navigated into sixth by the fourth lap. Setting his sights on the top-five, he battled in a group of riders and and made an excellent pass on Trey Canard to overtake fifth in lap five. He went down shortly after and remounted in 10th.  He pushed back up to seventh where he finished. The 8-7 finish gave him 5th overall on the day. He is seventh overall in 450 rider point standings.
“I felt like my riding was really good this weekend,” said Wilson. “I didn’t have a great start the first moto and wasn’t moving forward too much, but I put on a really good charge midway through the race. I caught up to the pack and made some passes. I was in eighth, and had seventh, six, fifth and fourth all right in front of me. I made a really good effort but it was hard to pass. I got a pretty good start in the second moto. I feel like I could have ended up third, but made a mistake and crashed around the finish corner and went back to 10th, but then came back to 7th. I got fifth overall, which is good. I’m happy with my riding, I just need to put it all together."
Martin Davalos started farther back in the pack in the first 450 moto, but immediately started catching up. He was 15th by the second lap and continued to push. He charged up to 11th where he finished. He was 10th at the start of the second moto and charged to seventh by the fourth lap. He rode hard and made his way into fifth with 10 minutes to go before going back one more spot to finish sixth—his best finish so far this year. He went 11-6 for 8th overall on the day. He is currently 13th in 450 rider point standings.
“I had a pretty decent weekend,” said Davalos. “I feel like I’m moving in the right direction. I put on a good charge in the first moto and ended up 11th. I got a better start in the second moto and just put my head down and dug deep. I passed Bogle for fifth, but then made a mistake and ended up sixth. That gave me eighth overall, and I’m pretty pumped about the second moto. It’s a learning process for me, and obviously my riding is getting better and better. I’m looking forward to Redbud—it’s one of my favorite tracks."
Teammate Michael Mosiman was unable to race due to an injury sustained in the second moto at the High Point National.
The team will now make its way to the RedBud National, the sixth round of the series, being held next weekend in Buchanan, Mich.
Tennessee National Results:250 Class Overall Results1. Aaron Plessinger, YAM (1-2)
2. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (5-1)3. Austin Forkner, KAW (3-3)
4. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW (2-5)
5. Alex Martin, KTM (6-11)
6. Colt Nichols, YAM (11-7)
7. Shane McElrath, KTM (6-11)
8. Joey Savatgy, KAW (11-7)
9. Jeremy Martin, HON (13-6)
10. Mitchell Harrison, YAM (10-10)
250 Class Rider Point Standings1. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (207)2. Alex Martin (176)
3. Jeremy Martin (171)
4. Aaron Plessinger (165)
5. Austin Forkner (159)
6. Adam Cianciarulo (147)
7. Joey Savatgy (144)
8. Colt Nichols (124)
9. Dylan Ferrandis (118)
...
14. Michael Mosiman, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (64)
450 Class Overall Results1. Eli Tomac, KAW (2-1)
2. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (1-2)3. Blake Baggett, KTM (3-3)
4. Weston Peick, SUZ (4-4)
5. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (8-7)6. Justin Barcia, SUZ (5-10)
7. Justin Bogle, SUZ (12-5)
8. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (11-6)9. Cooper Webb, YAM (9-9)
10. Broc Tickle, SUZ (6-12)
450 Class Rider Point Standings1. Blake Baggett (195)
2. Eli Tomac (191)
3. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (176)4. Marvin Musquin (161)
5. Broc Tickle (139)
6. Justin Bogle (137)
7. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (137)8. Weston Peick (112)
9. Cooper Webb (112)
10. Josh Grant (106)
...
13. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (96)

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant Supports Team USA Masterkids

Courtesy of Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant

Nine rider team to compete in France this July

Merritt Island FL, June 23, 2017 -  Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant, the premier choice for powersports coolant and antifreeze, it pleased to announce their support of the United States team competing at the MX Masterkids Championship event in France taking place in July.
 
"Competing for your country in a foreign land is a racing experience few get to have during their careers," said David Kimmey, the owner of CycleLogic Products, the producer of Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant. "These young racers get to have that experience early in their career, and we are glad to be able to help support it."
 
The 2017 team will consist of:
  • Jonathan Getz
  • Emile Lacher
  • Tyler Cole
  • Julien Beaumer
  • Mark Fineis
  • Talon Hawkins
  • Jack Chambers
  • Ethan Mann
  • Colton Eigenmann
 
Similar to the Motocross of Nations, the MX Masterkids draws riders and teams from more than 25 countries to compete. The 2017 version marks the 15th anniversary of the event and will take place in Verdun, France July 14-16, 2017.
 
Follow Engine Ice on social media to get updates leading up to and during the event.
 
"Right out of the bottle" Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is ready to provide dependable horsepower and is proven to reduce operating temperatures. The key to horsepower is not losing it, and Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is engineered to maintain optimum operating temperature and reduce power loss from excess heat.

Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is biodegradable, phosphate free, non-toxic, and typically reduces operating race temperatures, effectively keeping boil-over temperatures to 256°F or less and freeze-up protection to -26° F. Factory or privateer, highly modified or stock, all machines benefit from using Engine Ice.

For more information on Engine Ice, please visit www.engineice.com

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

RedBud announces its 2017 MX National title sponsor

Courtesy of Red Bud MX

RedBud MX, “America’s Motocross Track,” has named Rockford Fosgate as the title sponsor for the upcoming (July 1) round of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship at RedBud.
Well-known throughout the powersports, automotive and marine industries as an innovative leader in both design and function, Rockford Fosgate continues its relationship with RedBud Motocross properties, this year elevating to the status of title sponsor for America’s premier motocross track on the world’s No. 1 professional motocross racing circuit.
"We are pleased to be back at RedBud for our second year and thrilled to be the title partner," said Rockford Corporation CEO Bill Jackson. "As powersports continues to be an even greater focus of our business, we believe this event is a fantastic platform to showcase our products and connect with the entire industry."
Rockford Fosgate made a big splash when, for the first time, it joined RedBud as a presenting sponsor for the 2016 MX National. So fans of Rockford Fosgate can expect an even larger activation effort from the industry-leading audio giant, including several Rockford Fosgate display demos with Polaris RZRs, as well as on-site kitted audio displays in a Yamaha YXZ and Harley Davidson bagger. Rockford Fosgate will also bring out its renowned Sound Lab Experience and all the RedBud fans are encouraged to hear and feel thousands of watts of incomparable Rockford Audio – above the din of 40 thumping four-stroke race bikes just a few steps away!
“For as long as I can remember Rockford Fosgate audio systems have been the choice of top pro motocrossers from RedBud to Hangtown – and everywhere in between,” said RedBud’s Tim Ritchie. “Even before Rockford Fosgate got involved with sponsoring motocross events, racers ran Rockford Fosgate product in everything from their personal rides to their wake boats.
“Rockford Fosgate has always had that cool, cult following within the dirt bike industry … so it’s a natural to have them on board this year as our title sponsor at RedBud.”
For more information on RedBud MX and the upcoming Rockford Fosgate RedBud MX National, round six of the 2017 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, visit: www.redbudmx.com


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MTA DISTRIBUTING ANNOUNCES LIQUI MOLY 4T OFF-ROAD MOTOR OIL

Courtesy of MTA Distributing




Corona, CA – MTA Distributing (Motorcycle Tires and Accessories) is pleased to announce the addition of Liqui Moly’s high-performance 4T conventional and fully synthetic off-road oils from Germany. Liqui Moly's line of products for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, and snowmobiles is exclusively distributed nationwide by MTA Distributing.
“Liqui Moly supplies supreme top quality products from Germany”, said Sebastian Zelger, export director N.A. at Liqui Moly. “We offer more than just oils—our line includes a complete range of chemical products, such as additives and service sprays for motorcycles.”
Liqui Moly is at home in the automotive aftermarket and available everywhere from all major wholesalers. “On the other hand the motorcycle sector is a world unto itself with its own distribution channels”, continued Mr. Zelger. To date, Liqui Moly has been selling its motorcycle products at the regional level. MTA Distributing will now make them available nationwide for the first time.
Liqui Moly's presence is also reflected in the MotoGP series where all teams in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes around the world run exclusively with Liqui Moly oil—produced 100 percent in Germany. 
Liqui Moly’s commitment to the powersports industry in North America is clearly shown in the sponsorship of the MotoAmerica series and the Canadian Superbike Championship. 



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U.S.A. Quadcross of European Nations Team Announced

Courtesy of ATV Motocross 

Chad Wienen, Joel Hetrick and Thomas Brown Nominated to Race in Italy
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 22, 2017) – The ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) and MX Sports Pro Racing is pleased to announce the three riders who will represent the United Sates at the 2017 Quadcross of European Nations (QXON) in Marche, Italy, on September 22-24. 
For the first time ever the United States will be represented at this prestigious event by its top ATVMX athletes.  Chad Wienen, Joel Hetrick and Thomas Brown will team up to compete in the unique three-day event at the Tittoni of Cingoli track. The team will compete against other countries in a format of three 25-minutes motos, all combined for an overall score. Professional motor specialist, Mark Baldwin, will serve as the team manager as the trio looks to bring home the U.S.A.’s first QXON win.
To help make this trip possible, Wienen, Hetrick and Brown are offering a riding school next Thursday, June 29, at Meadow Valley MX in Millville, Minnesota as a fundraiser. All skill levels are invited to attend and receive personal instruction from the industry’s top riders. The school will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the cost is $500. For more information on the riding school or to register, please email quadmxusa@gmail.com.
In addition, donations can be made to the 88 Live to Ride Foundation to support the team. Every $100 donation will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Rock River Arms customized Team USA 1911 handgun, and the drawing will take place at the season-ending ATVMX banquet on November 18. The 88 Live to Ride Foundation will also promote future riding schools and other raffles to help raise money.
For more information on the QXON event, visit the website HERE. Join the conversation on the team’s Facebook page and follow the official Instagram.
About the Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship: 
The Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com









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NITRO WORLD GAMES TO AIR LIVE THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 24, AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON NBC

Courtesy of Nitro World Games

Event Returns for Second Year Featuring the World’s Best Action Sports Athletes
Todd Richards to Host the Primetime Broadcast with Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana to Co-Host


 
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2017 – NBC Sports will present Nitro World Games, the revolutionary action sports competition returning to Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium for its second year. Showcasing the world’s best athletes in the sports of FMX, BMX, Skate and Scooter, NBC will televise coverage of the Nitro World Games this Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
 
Among the more than 80 athletes scheduled to compete are 2016 winners Gregg Duffy, Capron Funk, Levi Sherwood, Elliot Sloan, Colton Walker and Ryan Williams. Other competitors include FMX riders Josh Sheehan, Clinton Moore, Taka Higashino and Javier Villegas, BMX riders TJ EllisKurtis Downs and Jacob Bailey, and skateboarders Jake BrownRony Gomes and Mitchie Brusco. The scooter competition field also includes Corey Funk, Jordan Clark and Will Barlow.
 
Todd Richards will return to Salt Lake City to host NBC Sports’ primetime Nitro World Games broadcast on NBC for the second year in a row. Richards will be joined once again by action sports icons Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana as co-hosts. Hawk will also be the competition’s main skate commentating expert while Pastrana will focus on all things moto.  TJ Lavin and Jimmy Coleman will team up for BMX coverage, while reporter Laurette Nicoll will get athlete interviews from the course floor throughout the night.  
 
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the Nitro World Games. Viewers can also tune-in via Live Stream on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Brands such as Transworld and Vital BMX will be broadcasting live coverage from their social platforms, among numerous other sports and entertainment brands across the globe.
 
In addition, further event coverage and highlights will be available on NitroWorldGames.comFollow Nitro World Games onInstagram and Facebook.
   
 
-NBC SPORTS GROUP-
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kylie Fasnacht Wins High Point - Crowned WMX Series Winner

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Kylie Fasnacht Wins High Point - Crowned WMX Series WinnerThe Onsia Sound Art Women's Motocross Championship - Round Seven
MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (June 21, 2017) - Originally scheduled as the opening act on Friday for Saturday's Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Onsia Sound Art Women's Motocross Championship (WMX) didn't quite go as planned. Mother Nature dumped enough rain on Thursday night to make the track unrideable on Friday, where officials had to make the tough decision to postpone Friday's planned racing activities and reschedule the WMX to take part in Saturday's main event.
Kylie Fasnacht clinched the Onsia Women's Motocross Championship this weekend at the High Point with a pair of Moto wins. This is Fasnacht's 3rd year in a row to win the WMX title.
Kylie Fasnacht clinched the Onsia Women's Motocross Championship this weekend at the High Point with a pair of Moto wins. This is Fasnacht's 3rd year in a row to win the WMX title.
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This was an opportunity that all the women appreciated - to race in front of the largest crowd so far in their series and to be included with the male's professional event. In Moto One Kawasaki Team Green's Kylie Fasnacht didn't waste any time, rocketing off the line and taking the Lucas Oil Holeshot Award and the lead at the end of lap one. Not far behind Fasnacht was Shelby Rolen and Canada's Eve Brodeur.

Kylie Fasnacht collected all the hardware this weekend at High Point including the 2017 WMX National Championship #1 plate.
Kylie Fasnacht collected all the hardware this weekend at High Point including the 2017 WMX National Championship #1 plate.
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By lap three, Fasnacht had stretched out her lead but there was a great battle going on for second with Brodeur passing Rolen. There was great racing throughout the field; Amanda Brown and Marissa Polencheck were battling for the fourth spot while Eden Netelkos, Mikayla Inman and Brittney Bebout were duking it out for the sixth position.

Marissa Polencheck took 3rd overall in the WMX Pro class, her best performance to date.
Marissa Polencheck took 3rd overall in the WMX Pro class, her best performance to date.
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Brodeur blew a berm on lap six and collected twenty feet of sponsor banners in her rear wheel, which quickly ended her race and allowed Rolen to secure second place. "It was a rough first moto for me, after battling for second for a couple of a laps and then tipping over," explained Brodeur. "I started battling with Amanda [Brown] and Shelby [Rolen] and then at some point I got caught up in the banners and that was the end of my moto."

Fasnacht took top honors on the day including clinching the WMX title one race early. Shelby Rolen finished 2nd and Marissa Polencheck rounded out the podium in 3rd.
Fasnacht took top honors on the day including clinching the WMX title one race early. Shelby Rolen finished 2nd and Marissa Polencheck rounded out the podium in 3rd.
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"Downtown" Brown was riding her best race to date and took advantage of Brodeur's mistake, moving into third and holding that spot to the finish. "I was pushing as hard as I could to keep Marissa [Polencheck] from passing me. I was finally in a good position when I realized that Eve [Brodeur] tipped over in the off camber," said Brown. "She managed to get her bike going right before I passed her, then it became a battle. I believe I passed her and she passed me back, it was a great battle. Then Eve flew off the track and I passed her again. After a couple of minutes, I realized I was in third place!"

Amanda Brown finished third in the first WMX moto on Saturday, and had an early celebration with her dad on Father's Day Weekend.
Amanda Brown finished third in the first WMX moto on Saturday, and had an early celebration with her dad on Father's Day Weekend.
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Fasnacht continued increasing her lead and took the first moto win followed by Rolen, Brown and Polencheck. Inman, with her best race to date, won the battle for fifth, followed by Bebout, Carter Daughtrey, Eden Netelkos, Cheyenne McGuin and Tiffany Fanala rounding out the top ten.

Carter Daughtrey finished 7-8 in Saturday's motos for an eighth overall finish in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
Carter Daughtrey finished 7-8 in Saturday's motos for an eighth overall finish in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
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In Moto Two, it was Rolen who nailed the start, collecting the $100 Lucas Oil Holeshot award. She was followed by Fasnacht, Brodeur and Brown. Fasnacht made quick work of Rolen and started controlling the lead. By lap four, Polencheck started putting the pressure on Brown and made the pass for fourth. "I had a great day at High Point," said Polencheck. "The fans were awesome and it was great to be at the front of the pack racing for a podium position. Plus, my dad was there so it made for a great Father's Day weekend."

Cheyenne McGuin rounded out the top 10 overall in Saturday's WMX race, Friday evening she had the chance to meet the fans and sign autographs.
Cheyenne McGuin rounded out the top 10 overall in Saturday's WMX race, Friday evening she had the chance to meet the fans and sign autographs.
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The second moto top five were Fasnacht, Rolen, Brodeur, Polencheck, and Brown. Netelkos, Inman, Daughtrey, Bebout and Taylor Schuck rounded out the top ten.

Jaden Carlson currently sits 9th in the points championship standings.
Jaden Carlson currently sits 9th in the points championship standings.
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Even though there is still one more round in the WMX series, Kylie Fasnacht clinched the 2017 title with her two wins at High Point Raceway. "It was so great to ride the same track as the guys and on the same day, plus the fans were going crazy out there. And to clinch the WMX title - It's a day I won't soon forget."

Mikayla Inman went 5-7 on the day for a fifth place finish overall at High Point Raceway.
Mikayla Inman went 5-7 on the day for a fifth place finish overall at High Point Raceway.
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The final round for the 2017 Onsia WMX series is set for Saturday, August 5, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The race will be held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and will conclude the week-long event.

The WMX riders were invited to sign autographs during the Pizza Party Friday evening, pictured above is Marissa Polencheck signing some fans t-shirts.
The WMX riders were invited to sign autographs during the Pizza Party Friday evening, pictured above is Marissa Polencheck signing some fans t-shirts.
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For more information, please visit the official website at ww.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also, follow the official FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
Event Results:
  1. Kylie Fasnacht (KAW) 1-1
  2. Shelby Rolen (KAW)2-2
  3. Marissa Polencheck (KTM) 4-4
  4. Amanda Brown (HON) 3-5
  5. Mikayla Inman (KTM) 5-7
  6. Eve Brodeur (KTM) 12-3
  7. Eden Netelkos (KAW) 8-6
  8. Carter Daughtrey (YAM) 7-8
  9. Brittney Bebout (YAM) 6-9
  10. Cheyenne McGuin (YAM) 9-13
Series Points Standings:
  1. Kylie Fasnacht (326)
  2. Eve Broduer (242)
  3. Shelby Rolen (238)
  4. Amanda Brown (206)
  5. Jamie Astudillo (171)
  6. Carter Daughtrey (134)
  7. Marissa Polencheck (132)
  8. Mackenzie Tricker (124)
  9. Jaden Carlson (116)
  10. Carrie Killebrew (113)
About Women's Professional Motocross Championship
The Women's Professional Motocross Championship (WMX), an AMA National Championship, features the world's fastest female outdoor motocross racers.  The 8-round series begins with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway in March and concludes at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in August. It includes stops at premier motorsport facilities across America, with events in Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Tennessee. These top female pro racers compete in a two-moto format on machines ranging from 125cc to 250cc. The WMX series is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, a West Virginia-based company and industry leader in power sports event production. For more information, please visit www.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101.
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Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
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