Friday, July 31, 2009
DeCal Works Support Rig will again be at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Nationals. DeCal Works is proud to be the official decal sponsor of Loretta Lynn’s and their Support Rig and display can be found behind the starting gate area. Everyone attending the Loretta Lynn’s National, sponsored and non-sponsored racers are welcome to stop by the DeCal Works Support Rig for “business” and “fun”. Our team will be at hand to support you with any DeCals questions you may have as well as offer a place to rest and enjoy daily entertainment on the Rig’s big screen TV with movies, video games and more.
DeCal Works will also be providing complementary bottles of water to all riders going to and from the line.
Good luck and Happy Racing to All! Have Fun!
About DeCal Works:
Founded in 1989 by Ron and Janeen Joynt, DeCal Works has been the industry leader in pre-printed backgrounds and custom graphics for over 19 years. With a passion for racing, DeCal Works has since its early days, focused all its attention in supporting amateur and privateers riders.
“DeCal Works, The Original”
RiderDown Foundation at Loretta Lynn’s – The Passion Tour Rolls On!
This year we’ll be raffling off a custom Loretta Lynn’s ’09 edition helmet, designed and painted by HotHedzDesigns, a pair of Asterisk children’s Germ knee braces, a Leatt Sport neck brace, an RXR chest protector and more! All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the RiderDown Foundation in support of its efforts to assist injured riders and their families. Raffle tickets are only $2 and will be available throughout the week. The drawing will be held Thursday. Stop by the RDF booth for more details!
Want to get in better shape? Check this out – Concept2 Indoor Rowers has donated a brand new Model D rower to RiderDown and we will be holding a silent auction for this machine to raise money for our injured riders in need. Bids will be taken at the RDF booth or you can bid via email to email@example.com (make sure to mention the rower in the subject line). Here’s a link for more info on the rower itself: Concept2 Model D Rower. It is the same rower used by Milsaps Training Facility, KTM Muscle Milk, MotoSport Kawi, Kurt Caselli, Heath Voss, Destry Abbott, Travis Pastrana, RacerX staff and more!
And if you’re feeling it, for the 3rd year in a row the guys at Concept2 and RacerX Virtual Trainer will be giving away rowers to the winners of the 500M challenge! There will be a men’s and a women’s division and the competition will be tough! Last year the head to head row off in the ladies class was tight!
Also, keep an eye out for our friend David Bulmer,that crazy media guy from across the pond. He’s been travelling to all of the Outdoor Nationals with some of the crew from VurbMoto and running a lap at each track to raise money for charity. RiderDown Foundation and Wings for Life are fortunate to have his generous support! Give him a cheer!
"We're pleased to be able to help support the RiderDown Foundation at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals," said Event Director Tim Cotter. "RiderDown's diligent work has helped many racers and their families recover from injuries and the associated medical costs.”
“We are extremely thankful for all the support that the great folks at MX Sports provides to RDF and the injured riders we help,” says Bruce Vermeulen, President of the RiderDown Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity and willingness to help. We’ll be at Loretta’s all week, so if you are in Tennessee stop by and find out how you can get involved!”
About RiderDown Foundation:
With a nationwide network of volunteers ready to lend support and assistance to injured riders, RiderDown is actively giving back to the off road community. As a non-profit, 501©3 charitable organization, RiderDown has been delivering on its mission of “Helping Riders Up” since 2005. Dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV racers who have been injured while riding, proceeds are used to provide assistance to riders and their families when faced with medical expenses and related issues. The medical bill review team they work with has saved injured riders thousands of dollars on excessive and/or unnecessary medical charges and their “Angels” visit injured riders in the hospital and at home, offering a friendly voice during difficult times. To find out more about RiderDown and ways you can help, go to www.RiderDown.org or contact them and info@RiderDown.org.
About MX Sports:
MX Sports, Inc. is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
HotHedzDesigns does custom helmet painting and design from Clarks Summit, PA. Stop by the RiderDown booth at Loretta’s to meet us and check out our work. For more information, go to www.hothedzdesigns.net or myspace/hothedzdesigns. Check them out!
Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and manufactured carbon fiber racing oars, then went on to create the world’s first airresistance indoor rower. Dreissigacker Racing Oars are now used by more than 70 percent of the rowing community. The Concept2 Indoor Rower has been redesigned and upgraded four times since the Model A was introduced in 1981. The Model D and Model E build on Concept2’s years of experience in designing and using rowing machines. For more information about Concept2, visit www.concept2.com.
WHAT: Summer X Games 15
WHEN: July 30 — August 2, 2009
WHERE: Los Angeles, California
WHO: More than 200 of the best action sports athletes including motocross champion and Oakley athlete James Stewart. It was announced in a press conference today that Stewart has signed on with Team San Manuel and, in addition, will compete in ESPN’s X Games 15 in July and the Moto X World Championships in the spring. Stewart began racing at the age of four and has raced motorcycles his entire amateur and professional career (dating back to 1993). In 2007, Stewart dominated the World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, successfully winning both championships. In 2008, Stewart was the AMA Motocross Champion with a “perfect season” – winning 24 of 24 races – only the second rider in the history of the sport to do so. This will be the first X Games appearance for Stewart.
The X Games, the premier action sports event in the world, will be held July 30 through August 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
The X Games features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing. Practice and elimination for the events will be held July 28-39, 2009. X Games 15 will be covered live on ESPN’s family of networks, including ABC, as well as across ESPN’s many digital media assets including EXPN.com and ESPN360.com. The event has been held in Los Angeles for six years, and will remain in the city through at least 2009.
POPULARITY OF X GAMES
X Games 14 was ESPN’s most-viewed X Games among households, men 18-49 and 25-54 as well as persons 18-49 and 25-54. In addition, ABC’s X Games 14 was up double digits year-to-year among households an increase of 14% overall from X Games 13. In a continued effort to expand the X Games franchise globally, the first five minutes of X Games 14 aired live simultaneously on ESPN in the U.S. and across 12 ESPN International networks around the globe reaching 125 countries. Action sports fans in Australia, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, India, Israel, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, South America, and the U.S. shared in the excitement as the world’s leading action sports event kicked off its annual competition. EXPN.com saw more than 500,000 unique users to X Games content during the four-day event, and ESPN360.com compiled a total of 4,538 hours spent viewing X Games content.
Oakley athletes to compete in Summer X Games 15:
Poster Signings at the Rolling O Lab:
Oakley Rolling OLab will be located directly adjacent to the street skating course at Xfest. XFest takes place at the Home Depot Ceneter in Carson, California.
Ricky Carmichael: 11:30-12:30
James (Bubba) Stewart: 11:30-12:30
Bob Burnquist: 12 – 1pm or 3:30 -4:30
Mike Mason / Levi Sherwood / Bilko: 2 – 3pm
Bel-Ray to Title Sponsor
Darryl Atkins at X Games 15
July 30, 2009 – Farmingdale, NJ – Bel-Ray is
proud to announce that 7-time New Zealand MX and SX
Champion, Darryl Atkins, will be competing at X Games
on a Bel-Ray sponsored Honda CRF 450, Saturday,
August 1, 2009, live on ABC from 3–6 pm EST.
Atkins will be one of 20 riders invited to race for gold at
X Games 15 as he goes head-to-head with some of the
best SuperMoto riders in the world like James Stewart,
Jeff Ward, Brandon Currie and Micky Dymond. He has
been absent from the SuperMoto scene for the last six
months as he announced his retirement at the beginning
of the 2009 season. At X Games 15, Atkins returns to show the world he still has the speed and determination
to stand atop the podium with the help of Bel-Ray lubricants. His pit area will provide the opportunity for fans
to get a signed autographed poster from Darryl himself and talk about the Bel-Ray products he is using.
“I’m excited to have Bel-Ray as my title sponsor for X Games,” says Atkins. “This is giving me a great
opportunity to build a one-of-a-kind X Games specific bike. After dominating the AMA SuperMoto Unlimited
Series, and winning my last National, I feel very confident going into X Games 15. I’m right where I want to be
jumping back into pro racing where I left off, and look forward to the festivities!”
Bel-Ray’s Channel Marketing Manager, Carter Olcott, adds, “When Darryl approached us to title sponsor his
X Games SuperMoto efforts, we jumped at the chance to back him 100%. Darryl is a professional on and off
the track and the ideal representative for our brand and he still has the speed to bring home gold in front of
the millions that will be watching on ABC.”
Originally from New Zealand, Atkins is no stranger to the world of competition. After a 1994 car accident
that left him with detached nerves in his neck, Atkins surprised his doctors by returning to racing capturing
multiple national MX, SX and SuperMoto Championships in New Zealand and the United States. More
recently, he raced for the Factory Aprilia SuperMoto Team through 2008 and had several race wins under
Bel-Ray has been a part of the motorcycle industry for more than 30 years. Bel-Ray is one of the world’s
most recognized high performance lubricant brands thanks to outstanding products like the unique Bel-Ray
Thumper 4-Stroke Racing Motor Oil, Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube, and the exceptional Bel-Ray Foam
Filter Oil. Bel-Ray’s innovative research and development continue to provide motorcycle customers with
lubrication solutions that help reduce consumption, increase machine life, and provide long-term value.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTA CT:
Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
Channel Marketing Manager
Bel-Ray Company, Inc. • P.O. Box 526 • Farmingdale, NJ 07727 USA • Tel +1 (732) 938 2421 • Fax +1 (732) 938 4232 • www.belray.com
DEFT FAMILY debuts 2010 Glove Collection at Summer X Games 15
Temecula, CA (July 30, 2009) DEFT FAMILY, a united family of athletes, artists and creative
individuals and one of the newest brands to hit the action sports industry, are proud to debut their
2010 glove collection at Summer X Games 15.
The DEFT FAMILY will debut their new line with a hand-picked team of some of the most well known athletes in the industry. The team consists of co-owner of DEFT FAMILY and Freestyle Motocross phenom, Nate Adams, FMX superstar, Todd Potter as well as X Game contenders Tarah Geiger, Christian Craig, Myles Richmond and Taka Higashino. In addition, BMX dirt rider, TJ Ellis will be sporting the new gear at the ASA Big Air Triples event during X Games.
The 2010 collection will be available in Winter 09, exclusively at www.deftfamily.com. The DEFT FAMILY website will go live after X Games with product updates, team rider profiles, blogs and videos. As part of the launch, DEFT FAMILY will offer a limited edition LA glove available for purchase found only at www.deftfamily.com.
ABOUT DEFT FAMILY
DEFT represents a united family of athletes, artists and creative individuals inspired by the underground lifestyle to smash boundaries and define our future. DEFT was started by a core crew of friends; each gifted in their own Way, united as DEFT FAMILY. Each influenced by Music, Art, Culture,
Sport, Faith and Fashion. DEFT products are created by DEFT FAMILY members to deploy individual expression and personality. Committed to bringing the costumer high quality products combined with a fresh look, DEFT FAMILY is a brand and a lifestyle…
WE ARE DEFT.
After receiving an outpouring of support from the motocross community last season, the breast cancer fundraiser that supports the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk will return to Steel City in 2009. As the world's best riders compete on the track for the coveted championships, the planet's most loyal and passionate fans will lend a helping hand to find a cure for breast cancer at the Steel City Motocross National, the series finale of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
A variety of activities are scheduled for all in attendance at Steel City over Labor Day weekend. Fans will have the opportunity to go online and name the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk Crew team of Cam Johnson, Pat Bonner, and Shasta Johnson as well as support the cause by wearing a limited edition Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship bracelet. Additionally, an auction and raffle will be held on race day, September 5, for a chance to win exclusive autographed motocross memorabilia donated by the supporters within the industry. The auction will take place during intermission and the raffle winners will be announced following the final moto of the day. Fans are encouraged to join the racers in a show of support and awareness by wearing pink on race day.
Fight Breast Cancer... Donate Today
The Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk is a 60-mile walk over three days to raise money for breast cancer. The net proceeds will support the combined efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) Breast Cancer Fund in their mission to fund access to care and find a cure for breast cancer. Shasta's team be serving as a crew members, giving their all in service to the walkers for three days.
For more information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto www.allisports.com
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Summer is in full effect and it’s that time of year again for X Games 15 to kick off with four full days of action packed pursuit of gold. From July 30th-August 2nd X Games 15 will be hosted at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Spy’s athletes will be competing in four disciplines this year: Moto X Freestyle, Moto X Step Up, Moto X Super X-Men and Supermoto. Be on the lookout for team riders to be riding with Spy’s all new Klutch moto goggle.
Be sure to check out Spy’s latest sunglasses at The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles. Spy will be on site as part of the gifting suite along with DC and partners. This is DC’s second consecutive year of officially taking over The Standard as the Summer X Games 15 commence.
Support the Spy team riders and watch them take on the world’s best.
Thursday, July 30th
7-8pm Moto X Step Up Final Staples Center
Saturday, August 1st
1:30-2pm Moto X SuperMoto Final Home Depot Center
4:30-5:45pm Moto X Super X Men’s Final Home Depot Center
7-8pm Moto X Freestyle Final Home Depot Center
Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg
**Jeremy McGrath will be meeting with fans and signing autographs at X Games 15 at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Saturday, August 1st. Look for him at the Loop’d booth area in FanFest from 12 noon to 12:45.
For the complete X Games 15 competition schedule click here.
For a live telecast schedule click here.
Team Dunlop Announces New Support Programs for Riders
Win a One-Week Camp at Millsaps Training Facility, Outdoor National Tickets or Submit Sponsorship Applications for 2010 Team Dunlop Racer Support
Buffalo, NY. July 29, 2009 - Dunlop Tires is proud to announce a new round of Team Dunlop support programs for its youth-oriented online community. This newest assortment of opportunities for young riders includes the chance for four individuals to win a one-week camp at Millsaps Training Facility (MTF), ticket giveaways for upcoming rounds of the AMA National Motocross series and the opportunity to submit sponsorship applications beginning September 1st to become a member of the elite Team Dunlop amateur support racing squad in 2010.
Team Dunlop is one of the nation’s premier rider support programs, providing chosen riders with special tire support, preferred-treatment service at select races, plus advertising and promotional opportunities in national media as well as the Team Dunlop online community. To get full details about how to become a member of Team Dunlop, win a free one-week camp at MTF, or win free tickets to National Motocross events, visit the Team Dunlop online community at TeamDunlop.com
About Dunlop Tires
Dunlop Tires is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com
About Loop’d Network
Team Dunlop is a part of the Loop’d Network (www.loopd.com), an action sports and youth-lifestyle online network. Loop’d provides a place for athletes to browse and share content, connect with brands, promote themselves and interact with over 500,000 registered members from across the globe.
Since the Salt Lake City round of Monster Energy Supercross, Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto and Josh Hill have been putting the newest editions of Thor’s riding apparel to the test and achieving tremendous success. Mitch Payton’s Pro Circuit stable has also donned Thor’s latest gear throughout the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with Christophe Pourcel, Jake Weimer, Tyla Rattray and Austin Stroupe logging hard laps and winning races.
Out in the deserts and woods of the U.S., off-road competitors Mike Brown, Destry Abbot, Charlie Mullins and Mike Lafferty have put the products to the ultimate test of endurance and have been rewarded with championship caliber efforts.
The ramps and jumps of freestyle motocross have also seen considerable action on behalf of Thor’s daredevils: Robbie Maddison, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and part-time showstopper Travis Pastrana, who have flipped and twisted their way to the top and are ready to attack X Games this weekend for their shot at gold.
All of this will culminate on Saturday, August 1 with the official drop of the Thor 2010 gear lineup. From casuals to gear, accessories to protection, Thor has a wide variety of premium products ready to continue the progression of motocross apparel. The leader in gear for over 40 years, Thor’s newest lineup keeps the legendary tradition and pushes the boundaries of development.
Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant Announces Sponsorship of the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships as the Offici
Merritt Island, Florida, – July 30, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) - CycleLogic Products, Inc., the manufacturer of Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is proud to announce a strategic sponsorship with MX Sports, Inc., which owns, manages and produces the Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, as the exclusive coolant and antifreeze product through 2012.
Available worldwide, Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is the top selling brand of coolant and antifreeze in the U.S. motorcycle and powersports industry.
Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is biodegradable, phosphate free & non-toxic; while reducing operating race temperatures by as much as 50oF. Engine Ice also offers boil protection to 256oF and freeze-up protection to -27oF. Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is premixed with de-ionized water to protect your water cooling system from scarring, scaling and to effectively provide prolonged optimum operating temperatures. Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is ecologically safer than regular coolants for wildlife and the environment.
“CycleLogic Products, Inc. and our product Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant have been long time supporters of the Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and when the opportunity presented itself to us to be an Official Sponsor of such a long standing and prestigious event, we couldn’t refuse.” – David A. Kimmey, President, CycleLogic Products, Inc.
About CycleLogic Products, Inc.: Based in Merritt Island, Florida, CycleLogic Products Inc. is the manufacturer of Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant, the World’s premier coolant and antifreeze product and also ProClean1000 products, the premier “Clean, Care, Chrome” products of the motorcycle industry. Racers using Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant have won hundreds of championships at most every level, amateur and professional in motocross, road racing, karting, auto racing and more. Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is distributed by Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky, Western Powersports and more, see http://www.engineice.com/distribution.html for additional distribution channels.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Cypress California, July 29, 2009 -
Joe Gibb's Racing's Josh Grant will also be competing in the Moto X Super X event on a YZ450F and already has a custom built YZ250 all prepped and ready to go for Moto X Best Whip.
Graves' Yamaha rider and two-time AMA Supermoto Lites Champion Brandon Currie will be looking to put his YZ450F on the box and earn his first X Games medal on Saturday afternoon in the Moto X SuperMoto final.
In Moto X Freestyle multi-time X Games Gold medalist Nate Adams and his YZ250 are coming into X Games 15 100% healthy and back in gold medal form after a very successful pre-season. Red Bull Experiment pioneer and all around incredible athlete Robbie Maddison will also be going for the gold in Moto X Freestyle on a YZ250.
Last year's Moto X Super X Women winner Tarah Gieger has been laying low, healing up and getting prepared to repeat last year's performance in this years Moto X Super X Women's Final.
"X Games is without a doubt one of the biggest events we do all year and with the caliber of talent we have competing this year, we're definitely looking forward to taking home some gold", said Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division Manager.
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Rome, Ga. - One year ago, Tarah Gieger made women's motocross history by becoming the inaugural gold medalist in the Women's Moto X competition at the ESPN X Games. Injured since May with a broken wrist suffered at the FIM World Motocross Championship, Gieger will make her 2009 U.S. motocross debut on Saturday inside The Home Depot Center defending her gold medal aboard Pirelli Scorpion MX tires.
Pitted against some of the world's toughest riders last year in five-time WMA champion Jessica Patterson and perennial front-runner Sherri Cruse, Gieger outlasted the competition and kept the bike on two wheels to take the biggest win of her young career.
The Puerto Rican native will showcase Scorpion MX hard 90/100-21 front tires and Scorpion MX Hard 120/80-19 rear tires made especially for four stroke machines. The top-quality structure and unmatched durability give Gieger an advantage on the hard-packed, slick surface she and her competitors will face Saturday afternoon.
The newly-named Women's Moto X Super X gets underway Saturday, August 1 at 6:15 p.m. from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Television coverage of the festivities can be seen on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycle and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli's Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.
July 29, 2009 — THQ Inc. today announced that motocross champion James “Bubba” Stewart will be sponsored by THQ during ESPN’s X Games 15 from July 30 to August 2, and will appear as a featured rider in the upcoming MX vs. ATVTM ReflexTM video game. THQ’s sponsorship of James Stewart coincides with his highly anticipated, inaugural appearance in the X Games, where he will be competing in the Best Whip, Super X and Supermoto events.
“The MX vs. ATV series has always delivered the ultimate motocross experience, and the latest title is definitely dialed in,” said James Stewart. “It’s a pleasure to be included as a playable rider in MX vs. ATV Reflex, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the game when it comes out this Holiday season.”
Fans will have the opportunity to play MX vs. ATV Reflex as James Stewart, and other top riders in professional motocross, throughout a wide variety of races and competitions. MX vs. ATV Reflex is the fourth iteration of the best-selling off-road racing franchise, and is scheduled to be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™ in Holiday 2009.
About James “Bubba” Stewart
James Stewart Jr., known as James “Bubba” Stewart, is a professional motocross racer and the first African-American to dominate in the sport. After racking up a record-breaking 11 American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National titles, James Stewart was named Rookie of the Year in his debut pro season in 2002. Two years later, he won both the AMA 125 East Supercross Championship and the AMA 125 Motocross National Championship. In 2007, Stewart won his first AMA Supercross Championship, and in 2008, he became the second rider in history after Ricky Carmichael to complete a perfect motocross season – 24 wins in 24 races. He capped off this perfect season with the 2008 AMA Speed Athlete of the Year award. On May 2, 2009, Stewart won his second AMA Supercross Championship. For more information on James Stewart, please visit www.js7.com.
About MX vs. ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV Reflex marks the highly anticipated return of the best-selling off-road racing franchise and features the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine, Rider Reflex control system and real-time terrain deformation. The Rider Reflex control system provides unparalleled precision and fluidity by separating machine steering from body positioning, which allows the independently controlled rider to shift his weight, perform death-defying stunts and avoid potentially devastating wrecks. Unprecedented terrain deformation creates ever-changing courses as off-road vehicles carve lines and deep ruts that have a real-time impact on gameplay and remain persistent through the full length of each race. Grip tight and hang on, MX vs. ATV Reflex is scheduled to be in stores Holiday 2009. For more information on MX vs. ATV Reflex, please visit www.mxvsatv.com.
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Renthal will have inventory of handlebars, chainwheels, grips, chain and accessories for all support riders who are attending the event.
All participants of the event are welcome to stop by and check out all the products on display.
For more information please contact Renthal Support at (800) 749-2890 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renthal is a worldwide leader in manufacturing and design of motorcycle handlebars, chainwheels, grips and accessories for the off-road, street, and ATV markets. Currently Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, and Suzuki all specify Renthal handlebars as stock for their performance off-road motorcycles. Renthal’s world class manufacturing and engineering facility is located in Stockport England, which makes Renthal unique in that it’s one of the few companies that manufactures product in-house. This ability to control the entire manufacturing process from start to finish ensures that the end user is receiving the highest quality product available. Renthal’s handlebars and chainwheels have won more US and worldwide titles, 142 and 111 respectively, than any of its competitors combined since. Renthal was incorporated in 1969 in Northern England by two friends and is celebrating 40 years of making quality products for moto-enthusiasts.
Bakersfield, Calif., July 29, 2009 - Top Women's Professional Motocross Racer and X Games Silver Medalist Sherri Cruse will be racing a Circle K themed
20-year-old Cernic's/AXO rider Sherri Cruse will be competing in the Women's Super X event in X Games 15, the biggest and most prestigious action sports competition on the planet. She will be looking to trade in her 2008 Silver medal for Gold. Women's Super X will include ten of the top women motocross racers in the world competing for the gold medal and the largest ever women's racing prize purse.
The competition will take place on Friday, July 31st, and Saturday, August 1st at the Home Depot Center sports complex in Carson, California. Seeding will take place on Friday from 6:00 to 7:00pm, with the main event at 6:15 on Saturday. The main event will be carried live on ESPN Saturday, August 1st.
"I am excited to be representing Circle K/Thirstbuster at the X Games" said Cruse "The Circle K graphics look great and their added support will help me go for the Gold Medal".
"This is a great opportunity for RWR and Circle K", stated owner Rick Ware. "Sherri defines the type of competitor and professionalism that we encompass in our organization."
Mark Bell, Marketing Director for Circle K West Coast agrees. "The X Games is a great venue for Circle K and to have such a talented rider like Sherri join us and Rick Ware Racing is an honor, as nearly 3,000 stores in the US will be cheering her on."
As Cruse joins the Rick Ware Racing team, she is surrounded by Championship titles. RWR has won the past three AMA Arenacross titles, two WMA Motocross Championships and seven Bowman-Gray Modified Titles in the
Sherri is also sponsored by: Cernic's, AXO, Dunlop Tires, Von Zipper, Pro Circuit, Race Tech Suspension, Troy Lee Designs, Motion Pro, Zip Ty Racing, Throttle Jockey, Roxy, Excel America, KG Motorsports, ODI, Cycra Racing, Rekluse, Leatt Braces, and MMI.
For more information on Rick Ware Racing visit www.circlekracing.com and for Circle K visit www.circlek.com
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1. Kyle Loza
2. Todd Potter
3. Nixey Danielson
1. Josh Grant
2. Todd Potter
1. Todd Potter
2. Jeremy Stenberg
3. Andre Villa
4. Nixey Danielson
1. Justin Brayton
2. Cody Cooper
3. Christian Craig
4. Josh Grant
1. Vanessa Florenti
2. Tarah Gieger
STARS COME OUT TO CHEER AND JEER TRAVIS PASTRANA AT RED BULL TOASTED Action Sports Icon Celebrated in Hollywood on Eve of X Games
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 28, 2009) – Travis Pastrana is one of the most successful and most beloved figures in action sports, but tonight it was time to put Travis on the hot seat. A full house of fans, athletes and celebrities gathered at the Avalon Hollywood to pay tribute (and to poke a little fun), at all that Pastrana has contributed to the world of action sports at Red Bull Toasted. The event was a surprise to Pastrana until he arrived at the venue in a restored English double-decker bus, but the presenters were more than ready to give Travis a ribbing (with love, of course).
Travis took his licks in good spirits, saying “It was epic to have so many of my friends and family come out tonight. When Red Bull does something, they do it huge. It was a roast and it was funny, but there was a lot of respect. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Going into X Games, all I’ve been thinking about over and over is Best Trick, the Rodeo 720, if you will, and tonight distracted me in a really good way.”
Red Bull Toasted featured special appearances by several iconic friends and family members of Pastrana. Video montages showcased his life and career – his highlights and even his goofier moments. Roasting and toasting Travis included: Arj Barker (Flight of the Conchords), Tony Hawk (skateboard legend), Sal Masakela (Host of E! Daily 10), Brian Vickers (Red Bull Racing NASCAR driver), Greg Giraldo (comedian and Comedy Central roaster), Dan Levy (comedian), Ryan Sheckler (skateboarder and star MTV’s Life of Ryan), the cast members from MTV's Nitro Circus, including Andy Bell, Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and Jolene Van Vugt, Kelley James (singer), Debbie Pastrana (Travis’ mother), Robert Pastrana, (Travis’ father) and Carey Hart (motocross star).
Fellow athletes in attendance included Robbie Maddison, Ronnie Renner, Mat Rebeaud, Ashley Fiolek, Tarah Gieger, Levi Sherwood, Lance Coury, Ian Walsh, Sandro Dias, Daniel Dhers, Kevin Robinson, Parks Bonifey, Corey Bohan and Corey Martinez, in addition to Vickers and Sheckler.
Highlights of the night included a fierce thrashing of every celebrity in the room by comedians Dan Levy and Greg Giraldo, most of which cannot be repeated without a “bleep.” Kid Rock (via video) recounted a New Year’s Eve party which ended with Travis BASE jumping from his suite in the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, a bewigged Troyer made a surprise appearance on-stage and almost every roaster made a point to describe Travis’ amazing motocross ability…and complete lack of skills with women.
The guests in attendance were also the first to hear “what’s next” in Travis’ career. He was passed the torch – or in this case, the steering wheel – and will be the star of the 2009 Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. New Year’s Eve event, live on ESPN. Look for more details on how Travis will take over New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles in the coming months.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Check out the fresh new design at http://www.Amateurmx.com - with top 10 Amateur MX National Rider Rankings on the front page, with complete Rider Rankings out tomorrow with the Ponca & Loretta's Preview issue of Amateur MX Magazine.
As well, we will be doing race updates, photos & video from Ponca City and Loretta's starting Weds. evening. Make note of the results link for Ponca City, which is already up.
Perkasie, PA (July 28, 2009) - Twin Air products will be available to racers competing in the 2009 AMA Amateur National Championships. Twin Air will be represented on vendor row, across from the Fox Hut from Saturday August 1st thru Saturday August 8th.
All riders are invited to visit the Twin Air booth to receive their Twin Air BIO Factory Pre-Oiled filter for only $20. From Air Filters to Air Box Covers to Oil Filters, Twin Air has all the filtration products you need to achieve maximum performance and protection.
For more information on this promo event, please contact Twin Air USA at email@example.com or 800-749-2890.
Valencia, CA - Factory Effex, Inc. is excited to announce a newly formed multi-year licensing agreement for the use of Monster Energy Trade Marks.
Factory Effex has had the great opportunity to work with the Hansen Beverage Company and Monster Energy drink over the years for the use of Monster branded motorcycle graphics kits and sticker sheets. Monster has recently announced a very limited licensing opportunity to select companies within the motorcycle off-road segment, choosing Factory Effex to be the primary partner for a complete range of motorcycle and ATV graphics kits for all late model's and brands.
"Factory Effex has built its brand and product offerings over the years through these license partnerships," says Vice President Scott Gilly. "Having finally secured a multi-year agreement that enables Factory Effex to be the only source for a complete line of Monster Energy branded motorcycle graphics and select sticker kits, really allows us to be a part of something big.
Monster Energy has positioned themselves as a world leader in the highly competitive energy drink market, and has aligned themselves within the motorcycle industry to be one of, if not the most visible brand's by today's standard.
We're very excited to be a part of it."
Factory Effex is now going through a complete make over of its Monster Branded product offerings with new designs and graphics kits coming to the market as early as August 2009.
Keep an eye out for fresh new designs from the world leader in motorcycle graphics and seats covers.
For additional information regarding this press release, Factory Effex media relations can be reached at (661) 255-5611, ext. 101.
Factory Effex is a Valencia, CA based company specializing in graphics, seat covers and decals along with Wheels and Hard Parts components for motocross bikes. For a complete list of Factory Effex's products please visit our website at www.factoryeffex.com.
24922 Anza Drive Unit D Valencia Ca. 91355 Phone 661-255-5611 Fax 661-255-1253
Next week the world’s biggest motocross event will commence in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. for the legendary Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships from Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Pirelli Tire will be on hand to support the 28th running of the race with full service from its race semi August 4-8.
Pirelli-sponsored riders will receive first class treatment and full tire service throughout the five-day national while the company will provide special event pricing for all nationally-qualified competitors at the event.
“I want to congratulate all riders and their families for their commitment and hard work it takes to qualify,” stated Pirelli Motocross Manager Josh Whitmire. “To better serve the riders competing at Loretta’s we will have our best motocross tire technicians on site the entire week. In addition to our technical advise we will offer our premium Pirelli Scorpion MX tires at special pricing to assure each rider is on a new set of tires when the gate drops.”
All competitors are invited to stop by the Pirelli semi to learn more about the Scorpion MX family of tires. Scorpion MX tires have won 51 World Motocross Championships and Pirelli Tire has been winning races for 100 years.
Since 1982, the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championships has been the world’s premier event in the sport of motocross, hosting the sport’s biggest stars for nearly three decades. Each year, thousands of hopefuls throughout the country battle through area and regional qualifiers for their chance at a coveted title.
Rider resumes for the 2010 season will be accepted throughout the week at Loretta Lynn’s and all interested participants will receive a personal introduction to the Pirelli family.
Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycle and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.
Image via WikipediaCourtesy of XGames 15
X Games 15 features the return of the most exciting racing on two wheels as the world's top motorcycle racers will vie for Supermoto Gold. Although race promoter Gavin Trippe gets credit for creating the concept of a hybrid roadracing/motocross competition for the original "Superbikers" race for ABC's Wide World Of Sports more than 30 years ago, it is the French who have really embraced the concept and have made the sport of "Supermotard" their own in recent years. In fact, 2007-2008 Supermoto World Champion Adrien Chareyre has just confirmed he will be coming from France to compete on the track at the Home Depot Center.
Adrien Chareyre will defend his X Games Supermoto title.
As he says, "the intent for opening the dealership was to fill a cultural void and create a cool place to hang out, eat, sleep, and breathe European motorcycles. Chareyre should feel right at home with his X Games team!" The fact that his team will be competing just up the road from Lima's home turf makes his commitment even deeper.
The X Games makes a seventh appearance in Los Angeles July 30-August 2 with events staged at the STAPLES Center, the Home Depot Center, and the Event Deck at LA Live. Events on tap this year are BMX Street, Moto X Best Whip, Women's Moto X Racing, Moto X Speed & Style, and BMX and Skateboard SuperPark.
To purchase X Games 15 tickets ( Click). Ticket are $10 - $20. Thursday, July 30 is Kids Day with FREE admission to all the practice sessions at the Home Depot Center.
X Games Venues: STAPLES Center, BMX and Skateboard Big Air, Moto X Best Trick and Step Up will be featured. The Home Depot Center features X Fest, the ultimate action sports festival featuring sponsor & industry booths, BMX and Skate Vert competitions, interactive parks, athlete appearances, demos and new-to-the-X Games BMX and skateboard SuperPark. Competitions to include BMX and Skateboard Vert, Moto X Men's and Women's Racing, Moto X Speed & Style, Moto X Freestyle, Skateboard and BMX SuperPark, and Rally Car Racing.
X Games on TV: A total of Twenty (20!!!) hours of live X Games programming will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC - all showcased in high-definition and aired July 30-August 2.
X Games Online: ESPN International, Xgames.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN360.com, SportsCenter, and ESPN2's X Center will also provide coverage. For additional X Games 15 info go to www.Xgames.com.
"The top amateur riders have prepared themselves extensively for the rigors they will find on the track at Loretta's," said Jeremy Meyer AMSOIL Race Program Manager. "But in all of that preparation, something as simple as changing the oil in their RV generator might have been pushed aside. The oil in most RV's at Loretta's has been pushed well beyond its intended use, so AMSOIL is providing a helping hand during a time when a team's focus should be on winning."
If you are interested in having your generator serviced during your stay at Loretta Lynn's, you may pre-register by going to www.amsoil.com/generatorcontact.aspx.
The cost of the program is free, and the Amsoil crew does the work for you. They just need to know the brand name and model number, along with the oil filter number to ensure the proper products are being used in your generator.
If you don't wish to pre-register, a registration table will be in available at the AMSOIL Arena when you pick up your rider packets, or you can stop by the AMSOIL Trailer at anytime during the week.
MXSports Pro Racing is pleased to announce that Sunoco is the Official Race Fuel for the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by Amsoil, held August 2nd through August 8th at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.
"The Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships is one of the most popular and well managed amateur organizations in racing and Sunoco is proud to partner with them to help support the thousands of grassroots racers that they represent," said Rob Marro General Manager of Performance Products and Automotive Events, Sunoco, Inc. "We look forward to growing this partnership in the future. "
The involvement of Sunoco Racing Fuels is a multi-yearpartnership between the company and MX Sports.
"We are honored to bring Sunoco Race Fuel into the Loretta Lynn family," said Tim Cotter, Event Director for the Amateur National. "Their name is synonymous with high performance fuels in nearly every discipline of racing."
"We are very happy for the opportunity to further enhance our relationship with the AMA competitors, particularly the amateurs," Marro added. "We were able to develop a program with the AMA Pro Road Racers that provided a value to both the organization and also to the competitors by providing a safe, high quality, competitive fuel at a price significantly lower than the competitors had previously paid. We look forward to working with the Amateur National Motocross Championships to develop a similar program for the amateur motocross racers with the goal of making racing at this level safer and more affordable."
About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships
Produced by MX Sports, Inc., the Air Nautiques/AMA National Motocross Championships is the world's largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. Approximately 25,000 racers attempt to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,386 available gates at the finals. The National event, christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", is held the first week of August annually. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship title, most of today's top motocross and Supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn's. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com
Image via WikipediaCourtesy of James Stewart
Stewart confirms Best Whip, Super X and Supermoto
July 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Defending Supercross Champion James Stewart confirms that he will be competing in X Games 15 in Best Whip, Super X and Supermoto racing. “I’m pumped to have a chance to attend and compete,” says Stewart. “I have always wanted to do the X Games, but this is the first time that it has actually worked out contract and schedule wise.”
In fact just hours before showtime, Stewart and his team are hard at work in California dialing in his hybrid roadracer/dirtbike Yamaha YZ450F Supermoto race machine. “Obviously I’m at home on a supercross track but I’ve never raced Supermoto before so this is all new to me. I can’t wait though; it’ll be a blast!” As for Best Whip, “That’s in the bag,” he laughs.
“Honestly, I’m pleased that James is finally making his debut at X Games,” offered former AMA Supercross and Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, an X Games Step UP Gold medalist in his own right and the winningest rider in motocross and supercross history. “X Games fans deserve to see the best of the best so it’s a natural that guys like Stewart, Josh Grant and Kevin Windham would be there. They benefit from tremendous exposure and being able to position themselves with the other elite athletes that X Games attracts.” Today the former motorcycle champion is pursuing a NASCAR career behind the wheel of the #4 KHI All-Stars Monster Energy Chevrolet Silverado.
Team Manager Larry Brooks says James will be racing the same Yamaha YZ450F that took him to this year’s Supercross season title. “But we haven’t decided yet if he will do the Best Whip on the 4-stroke or compete aboard a YZ250 2-stroke.”
The L&M San Manuel Band of Mission Indians-sponsored team is approaching X Games 15 with the same single-minded determination they used to capture the 2009 AMA Supercross championship. “Although James has never raced a Supermoto event before now, he was incredibly fast in our first test and he plans to be a major factor at the X Games,” says Brooks.
Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division Manager, had this to say about his team: “We are very excited for people to see James Stewart competing in multiple classes at X Games. Its a great way for more of them to witness his talents. We also have Brandon Curry racing Supermoto and Nate Adams has added his name to the competition.” Josh Hill currently is injured.
“This is important to the entire team and James even had the X Games built specifically into his contract for this year. Let’s face it, in terms of media value alone for team sponsors like San Manuel, the X Games reaches even more fans than the Supercross and Motocross seasons together,” concludes Brooks. “A chance for James to show his amazing talents on live television before the world is invaluable. Our entire organization is really looking forward to it.”
The fun begins this Thursday as fans can see Stewart in the Best Whip competition starting at 5:15 at the Staples Center and in the Supermoto Final Saturday, August 1 starting at 1:30 at the Home Depot Center.
X Games 15 Competition Schedule
The X Games makes a seventh appearance in Los Angeles July 30-August 2 with events staged at the STAPLES Center, the Home Depot Center, and the Event Deck at LA Live. Events on tap this year are BMX Street, Moto X Best Whip, Women’s Moto X Racing, Moto X Speed & Style, and BMX and Skateboard SuperPark.
To purchase X Games 15 tickets ( Click). Ticket are $10 - $20. Thursday, July 30 is Kids Day with FREE admission to all the practice sessions at the Home Depot Center.
X Games Venues: STAPLES Center, BMX and Skateboard Big Air, Moto X Best Trick and Step Up will be featured. The Home Depot Center features X Fest, the ultimate action sports festival featuring sponsor & industry booths, BMX and Skate Vert competitions, interactive parks, athlete appearances, demos and new-to-the-X Games BMX and skateboard SuperPark. Competitions to include BMX and Skateboard Vert, Moto X Men’s and Women’s Racing, Moto X Speed & Style, Moto X Freestyle, Skateboard and BMX SuperPark, and Rally Car Racing.
X Games on TV: A total of Twenty (20!!!) hours of live X Games programming will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC - all showcased in high-definition and aired July 30-August 2.
X Games Online: ESPN International, Xgames.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN360.com, SportsCenter, and ESPN2’s X Center will also provide coverage. For additional X Games 15 info go to www.Xgames.com