Saturday, October 31, 2009

AGV Introduces NEW Off Road Helmet

Courtesy of AGV Helmets

AGV Helmets introduces new motocross helmet.
Click the link below for more information.
AGV MTX Off Road Helmet

Press Releases DNA Shred Stix Announces Title Sponsorship for Star Racing Yamaha

Courtesy of DNA Beverage

CARLSBAD, CA – October 29, 2009 – Star Racing Yamaha has announced their alliance with DNA Beverage Corporaton’s “DNA Shred Stix” to compete in the 2010 Supercross and Motocross season. Star Racing’s lineup is competitive and includes Nico Izzi, Martin Davalos, and Broc Tickle who are each aiming for the 2010 Lites Title.
“DNA Shred Stix is a perfect fit for us and they will help take us to the next level,” said Bobby Regan, owner of Star Racing. “DNA Beverage Corp. has a history in this sport and they understand how it all works. Our brands complement each other well and we share a passion and desire to win championships.”
"We are excited about DNA Shred Stix being the title sponsor of Star Racing Yamaha,” said Geoff Armstrong, vice president of marketing at DNA. “Star is putting together a competitive lineup this year and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with them.”
Izzi, Davalos, and Tickle are sure to make it an exciting and competitive season this year. Stop by the pits to see the new DNA Shred Sticks Star Racing Yamaha team and grab a new DNA Shred Stix.
The partnership and title sponsorship was brokered by Wasserman Media Group on behalf of Star Racing.
About DNA BEVERAGE Corporation:
DNA Shred Stix (meat snacks) and DNA Energy Drink are both products of DNA Beverage Corporation, which is an action sports based company. DNA Energy Drink and DNA Shred Stix are both high quality products manufactured to exact standards to achieve superior taste. DNA Energy Drink comes in Citrus, Sugar Free Citrus, and Lemon Lime flavors. DNA Shred Stix meat snacks come in Original, Pizza, and Spicy Jalapeno flavors.
DNA Energy Drink and DNA Shred Stix remain true to its action sports roots. We support athletes, artists, and events on the local and national levels. We also support our accounts and local shops through our grass roots marketing programs. For more info go to
Grass Roots Beverage Company is a Florida Statewide Distributor and is 100% Owned by DNA Beverage Corporation. Originally created to service DNA Energy Drink® in a limited market, Grass Roots has grown into full Florida statewide operation with satellite warehouses in Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers servicing several brands. For more info on distribution go to

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Friday, October 30, 2009

MX Sports Pro Racing Announces 2010 Women’s Motocross Class National Numbers

Courtesy of MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.V. - Just under two months removed from the conclusion of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, MX Sports Pro Racing has already turned its attention towards 2010, making a number of improvements in the program.
One of the first things to get a make-over is how WMX racers earn and score a prestigious national number. The new WMX national number selection process will assign national numbers based on final point standings from the previous season, rather than allowing riders to randomly choose their numbers, which was the case in 2009 and prior.
The new rule is stated as follows:
Riders participating in the 2009 WMX race season will be assigned numbers based on final championship standings. Riders not participating in the 2009 WMX race season may request numbers. Numbers 100-119 are reserved for visiting international riders.
"MX Sports is excited to help continue growing the Women's Motocross Class," said Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Director Jeff Canfield. "By changing the national number process to an assignment-based system rather than selection, we hope to make it easier for everyone, especially the fans, to identify the riders."
Below are the final standings from the 2009 Women's Motocross Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship and the coordinating assigned national numbers for the 2010 season:
Position Name 2009 Points 2010 National Number
Ashley Fiolek

Jessica Patterson

Sherri Cruse

Sara Price

Elizabeth Bash

Vicki Golden

Sarah Whitmore

Mariana Balbi

Penni Cyrus

Jacqueline Strong

April Zastrow

Tatum Sik

Ashley Boham

Kimberly Kocher

Sayaka Kaneshiro

Alyssa Fitch

Jackie Ives

Tarah Gieger

Nicole Madsen

Hailey Larson

Danielle Sawicki

Julie Anne Parizek

Allison Vrba

Tressa Rau

Heidi Cooke

Haruna Masu

Jessica Smith

Lindsey Scheltema

Ayla Cabus

Lindsey Palmer

Taylor Miller

Krisa Sweeney

Samantha Farr

Brittany Gagne

Lauren Volentir

Katelyn Crowley

Christina Reed

Vanessa Florentino

Kristine Wright

Elissa Grzincic

Jennifer Mead

Maria Forsberg

In addition, MX Sports has announced that 250cc two-stroke motorcycles will be eligible for competition in the WMX Class for the 2010 season. The class engine displacement will be 122-250cc.
For more information, please contact Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.
For fan and racing information on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log onto
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.
Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.
Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship." For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at

EPIC Action Video Cam Accepting Resumes for 2010 with Introduction of new Wide Angle Camera!

Courtesy of Epic Action Cam
EPIC Action Video Cam Accepting Resumes for 2010 with Introduction of new Wide Angle Camera!

Oceanside, CA (October 20, 2009) EPIC Action Video Cam is currently accepting resumes and applications from athletes across the U.S. to become Brand Ambassadors for their popular line of digital video cameras. EPIC currently sponsors such notable teams as the Troy Lee Design’s/Lucas Oil/ PPG/ Honda Race Team and the GT Bicycles Factory MTB and BMX teams, as well as numerous top athletes throughout numerous disciplines of Action Sports, Motorsports and Active Sports.

EPIC Action Video Cam’s are mini digital video camera’s that can quickly mount to any athlete’s equipment, including helmets, motorcycles, cars/ trucks, bicycles, surfboards and more, for point-of-view video and photo capturing. The EPIC comes with a 2GB SD Card and 2 AAA Energizer Lithium batteries, giving user “out of the package” ability to shoot over 1-hour of nonstop video and sound. Also included are numerous attachments for different mounting options and a waterproof case to keep dirt and water out.
EPIC Action Video Cam has recently introduced their new WIDE ANGLE camera which gives athletes a 168 degree view.
Interested parties can apply for sponsorship through, or by submitting a resume directly to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About EPIC Action Video Cam
Weighing only 2.5 ounces and measuring under three inches, the EPIC Action Video Cam contains everything you need to become a YouTube action hero. Now you can easily broadcast your EPIC adventures for your friends, family… the entire world! You simply set it, shoot it, and share it with our exclusive YouTube Action Upload web link button. No matter your sport, land or sea, the EPIC is available with multiple attachments to easily anchor, strap or mount to capture all the adventure from your point of view. The EPIC Action Video Cam…full digital integration, complete adrenaline renovation.

Revive Your Ride With Decal Works

Courtesy of Decal Works
DeCal Works new Semi Custom T-7 design is the cure for Ho Hum Graphics Syndrome! This new industry shattering design works like life paddles, reviving your motorcycles cosmetic failures and adding a new layer of skin. Why not start the 2010 season off right and give your race machine a clean bill of health with a fresh set of customizable Semi Custom T-7 graphics and T-7 number plate backgrounds only from DeCal Works! Bodywork in need of rehab? Have DeCal Works professional staff mount your new graphics to a set of their premium quality replacement plastic. There is no additional cost for mounting and plastic is available in OEM and exciting optional colors.
Visit to create your Semi Custom T-7 graphics and T-7 number plate backgrounds using the new interactive DeSign Studio which allows you to select and view your custom colors right on line before you buy.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

MotoConcepts Racing Signs Dan Reardon and Ryan Sipes for 2010

Courtesy of Moto Concepts
MotoConcepts Racing Signs Dan Reardon and Ryan Sipes for 2010
 Spokane, Wash. (October 29, 2009) – MotoConcepts Racing is excited to announce the signing of former Australian Champion Daniel Reardon and former Factory KTM rider Ryan Sipes. Both of these riders join MotoConcepts Racing for the 2010 AMA Supercross/Motocross race series.
 Reardon is currently in Australia participating in the 2009 Super X Series. He will complete the series before joining the team in early December to begin testing and training on his new Yamaha YZ450F which he will be riding during 2010. Reardon has proven he has the speed to run up front. Before suffering injuries this summer, he was a consistent top five threat as he secured sixth overall at both Hangtown and Freestone. Recently at the 2009 US Open in Las Vegas, Reardon also showed his talent on a tight Supercross track taking third overall. 
 Sipes has settled into California where he begins testing and training on his YZ250F. The Kentucky native battled through injuries in 2009 before returning to the last few rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Outdoor Nationals where he proved again, why he was one of the top riders. In only four rounds, Sipes compiled enough points to finish 21st overall and finished the year off with an impressive fourth overall at Steel City.
 “This is an exciting time for MotoConcepts Racing,” stated Team Owner Mike Genova. “We have added two excellent riders to our team and they help complete a 2010 squad that will represent our sponsors very well and be extremely competitive on the track. With the support we receive from Yamaha and the talent of our riders, we look forward to great race results,” continued Genova.
 Team Manager Steve Lamson had similar feelings regarding the 2010 MotoConcepts Race Team. “We have put together a great looking 2010 team that has a lot of talent and experience,” stated the former 2-time Champion Lamson. “The new Yamaha bikes are really strong and the opportunity for a high level of success is very motivating as we prepare for Anaheim one.”   
 Reardon and Sipes join Jeff Alessi (250 W), Vince Friese (250 E), and Matt Goerke (450) as the 2010 members of MotoConcepts Racing. The team is still actively looking to add another rider, stay tuned for more information.    
All interested team sponsor enquires please contact Alison Turner 805-214-1106.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Impulse Graphx Sale for D6, MDRA, PAMX Racers

Courtesy of Impulse Graphx
The economy is still low yet we still have to race if we plan on getting anywhere in MX so Impulse GraphX is giving a discount of up to 20% off to our local guys, if you race once a year or not everyone gets the same discount! Mini O's is expensive enough not to mention we're about 1000+ miles north of Gainsville, FL so for all D6, MDRA, and PAMX racers save some money and show up at Mini O's looking fresh to grab those potential 2010 sponsors attention!

Semi-Custom Full Bike Kits w/ Numbers:
$205.00 $175.30 SHIPPED!
Full-Custom Bike Kits w/ Numbers:
$257.00 $219.50 SHIPPED!
Pre-Printed Backgrounds:
$57.00 $47.00 SHIPPED!
Leatt Brace Decals:
$47.00 $39.00 SHIPPED!

*this discount is not available in our online store
*all graphics use 18mil mx vinyl

Less than 3 weeks left to place an order for MINI O's!
* we have more styles than the ones listed online, we can email you images of the ones not listed

We are still accepting resumes for the 2010 season! Our 'A' class team is almost filled so get them in now!

Monster Energy Supercross Goes Pink for Anaheim 3 Race to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Monster Energy Supercross Partners Up With Komen For The Cure To Fight Breast Cancer

Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
AURORA, Ill. (October 28, 2009) - Feld Motor SportsSM announced today Monster Energy® Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will partner with Komen For The Cure to host the first-ever breast cancer awareness race at Anaheim's Angel Stadium Saturday, February 13. Contributions will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk.

Monster Energy® Supercross will undergo a "pink" theme during its stop at Anaheim's Angel Stadium. The excitement of this event has riders, industry reps, press and staff displaying pink in support of this special event.  Fans are encouraged to join the fight and wear something pink to the Anaheim event.

"We decided to join in the fight to end breast cancer because it affects so many of the women in our industry," said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports?. "As a community we wanted to make a difference to help fight the disease. Holding our event in February will help to raise awareness year round, not just during the month of October."

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S. and breast cancer knows no boundaries-be it age, gender, socio-economic status or, more broadly, the state of the economy. Monster Energy® Supercross fans recognize the need for continued support of charitable causes as both a broad effort and for personal reasons alike.

Working with Feld Motor Sports, Shasta Johnson will join thousands of other dedicated men and women for the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® requires months of physical and financial preparation, challenge and triumph.

"Monster Energy® Supercross fans have shown an unprecedented outpouring of support in my efforts to raise awareness and funds this year, encouraging me to continue in 2010," said Shasta Johnson. "It is very rewarding to know my commitment has brought so many people in our industry together in support of my team's bold efforts to raise funds to end breast cancer. The fans really are phenomenal."

For more information on the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig or 630-566-6305.

About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Breast Cancer 3-Day, the organization has invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1.877 GO KOMEN.

Press Releases "The Carlsbad USGP: 1980" Sneak Peek This Weekend at Monsters of Motocross Presented by Lucas Oil

Courtesy of Vital MX
The story of LOP privateer Marty Moates' special day in the upcoming film has never been told like this before.
FULLERTON, CALIF. (October 26th, 2009) – The documentary about the historic day in American motocross history, "The Carlsbad USGP:1980" will have a short, sneak peak this Saturday at Lucas Oil's "Monsters of Motocross" event prior to the films 2010 release in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the race. From the producer's of "The Motocross Files", "One Chance to Win", and "Bob Hannah's 1981 Massacre at Saddleback" comes their newest project.
Over three years in the making, Pipeline Digital Media has secured rights for the original ABC Wide World of Sports television broadcast to up-convert to high-definition. This footage plus dozens of interviews from people who were there and additional photographs and footage taken will bring life to the story that until now has only been told in print or by word of mouth by those witnesses to Marty Moates unbelievable ride that hot June day in 1980. The producers of secured interviews from Brad Lackey, Andre Malherbe, Danny LaPorte, Andre Vromans, Chuck Sun, Gavin Trippe, Laurens Offner, Bob Hannah, Larry Grismer and many, many more in addition to the late Marty Moates' family, brother David and mother Jackie.
"We are very proud to be working on a project that is so important to American motocross history", said Todd Huffman one of the producers and the film's director. "To show a small piece of the film to a core audience like those at the '2009 Monsters of Motocross' this Saturday will be very special." Huffman added.
The sneak peak will be shown during the main event part of "The Monsters of Motocross" this Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts in San Bernardino, CA. Bob "Hurricane" Hannah is the the event MC as they honor Tony "D" DiStefano with the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award. Larry Huffman will also be hosting the Tony D roast. This event raises money for spinal cord injury research and the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
For "Carlsbad USGP:1980" film sponsorship or other inquiries please contact: Pipeline Digital Media at 714-626-0885.
The 2009 Monsters of Motocross is sponsored by Lucas Oil, Kawasaki Motors, American Suzuki, Dunlop, Leatt Brace, Honda of Houston, Mechanix Wear, SixSixOne, Matrix, Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery, Troy Lee Designs, LA Sleeve, FMF, Motion Pro, Badco, Hannah Racing Products, United Sourcing, QAV Productions, The Early Years of Motocross Museum, Vintage Iron, Motocross Action Magazine, Moto Retro Magazine and Cycle News.
The 2009 Monsters of Motocross event is slated for Saturday night, October 31st in San Bernardino. Visit for more information or to buy tickets.
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DEFT Family Launches Online Store

Courtesy of Deft Family
Temecula, CA (October 26, 2009) DEFT Family, a united family of athletes, artists and creative Individuals, is proud to announce the much anticipated release of the online store.
The new online store features the latest gear from DEFT Family including an array of t-shirt designs as well as the limited edition LA glove designed for Summer X Games 15.  “This time last year DEFT was just barley a sparkle in our eyes” said Nate Adams, Founder of DEFT Family.  “We’re really excited about how the last 12 months have gone, our online store is now up and running and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.” continued Adams.
This is the first product release of many more to come for the holiday season.  Check it out at
DEFT Family represents a united family of athletes, artists, and creative individuals inspired by the underground lifestyle to smash boundaries and define our future. Started by a core crew of friends influenced by music, art, culture, sport, faith, and fashion, each member of DEFT Family is gifted in their own way, and driven to push through limits unknown.
DEFT Family products are created by DEFT Family members to deploy individual expression and personality. Committed to bringing you high-quality products combined with a fresh and unique look, DEFT Family is not just a brand, it’s a lifestyle…
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2010 National Enduro Schedule Announced

Courtesy of AMA
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today the schedule for the 2010 AMA National Enduro Championship Series. In addition to welcoming many favorite venues back to the schedule, the 2010 season will take the championship to Maine for the first time in decades.

"This schedule has shaped up to be one of the best ever," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "The National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) has worked hard the last few years to take this series to the next level, and we're looking forward to reaching even greater heights in 2010."

The National Enduro title was first awarded in 1923, and is one of the longest-running national motorsports championships in the world. The championship series features AMA Racing-sanctioned events and is one of the premier off-road racing series in the country, giving both amateur competitors and the country's fastest enduro racers a showcase for their talents.

One of the highlights for many racers this summer will be the return to the national schedule of the Jack Pine Enduro. The Jack Pine dates to the first year of the championship when the race crowned the first-ever national champion. Oscar Lenz won the title that year.

"With the Jack Pine once again being part of the national schedule, the return of the historic Alligator Enduro -- which will celebrate its 60th running this year -- and our trip to the challenging woods of the Northeast, we're looking forward to a special year in 2010," said the NEPG's Alan Randt. "We believe we've put together a program that offers our racers and fans variety, exposure and, of course, the challenging terrain and great riding that they demand."

Randt says that the NEPG will continue to hone some of the improvements it has introduced to the series the last two years, including electronic scoring.

"There are challenges in collecting scores from all the checks, some of which can be 20 miles out, and delivering final results in a timely manner," Randt says. "But with computer technology and cell phone coverage being what they are these days, typically if we have a strong enough signal we can provide nearly real-time scoring."

Randt says that other improvements for 2010 include a more consistent pro purse, and additional factory involvement.

This year's championship will begin on Jan. 31 in the Manchester State Forest near Wedgefield, S.C. The 10-round championship will wrap on Oct. 2 in Matthews, Ind. The full schedule is below. For updates, see and

2010 AMA National Enduro Championship Series Schedule

Round 1
Jan. 31
Johnny McCoy
LOC: Manchester State Forest - Wedgefield, S.C.
GPS: 33.86N 80.50W

Round 2
Feb. 21
Cherokee Cycle Club
Garrett McKey
LOC:  Greensboro, Ga.

Round 3
March 4
Daytona Dirt Riders
Steve Pettenger
LOC: Daytona Beach, Fla.

Round 4
March 28
Lubbock Trail Riders
Kelly Simmons
LOC: Glass Ranch - Kalgary, Texas

Round 5
April 18
Paul Traufler
LOC: West Point, Tenn.

Round 6
May 16
Missouri Mudders
Michael Silger
LOC: St. Joe ORV Park - Park Hills, Mo.

Round 7
June 20
Inyan Kara Riders               
Paul Douglas
LOC: Upton, Wy.
GPS: 44° 05'47N  104° 37'091

Round 8
July 25
Lansing Motorcycle Club
Jeff Hunt
LOC: Moorestown, Mich.

Round 9
Aug. 22
Seacoast Trail Riders
Peter Anania
LOC: North Berwich, Maine

Round 10
October 2
Muddobbers MC
Doug Spence
LOC: Matthews, Ind.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.


Yamaha Redirects Motorcycle Racing Efforts for 2010

Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Corp.
Cypress California - Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S. announced today that it will be re-directing both its Road Racing and Supercross / Motocross motorcycle racing efforts for the 2010 season.
For Supercross and Motocross, Yamaha partner L&M racing will continue to compete in the 450 class with defending AMA World Supercross Champion James Stewart aboard the all-new YZ450F. Additionally, other satellite teams will soon be announced to further compliment and strengthen Yamaha’s off-road racing efforts.
For Road Racing, we will continue to partner with Championship-winning Graves Motorsports who will now assume additional responsibilities for Team Yamaha within the current AMA class structure.
This new direction for our racing efforts for the 2010 season has unfortunately resulted in the elimination of some internal race department positions at Yamaha’s Cypress headquarters.
Racing remains the true life blood and heritage of Yamaha Motor Company and it is with this spirit of challenge that we will continue to race and enable continuous improvement of our products and unparalleled fan enjoyment for years to come.

Shock Doctor/KTM rider Mike Brown earned his first career WORCS Championship in the Nevada desert after a hard fought battle with the series runner-up Ricky Dietrich.

Courtesy of KTM
WORCS Series - 10th round Mesquite, NV
Shock Doctor/KTM rider Mike Brown earned his first career WORCS Championship in the Nevada desert after a hard fought battle with the series runner-up Ricky Dietrich.

"We tested quite a bit on Saturday and had a really good set up going into the race on Sunday," commented Brown's mechanic Andrew Langston. "We gauged Mike's speed based on last year's winner and felt very confident heading to the line Sunday afternoon."

Brown chose a far outside gate pick for the start of the race. "The gate did not drop within the first five seconds and that caught a lot of people off-guard when they held the gate longer," stated Brown whose reaction time off the start put him in 10th around the first corner. Dietrich also suffered from the long gate drop and got caught in the gate causing him to start in the tail end of the pack. Brown's Shock Doctor/KTM teammate Justin Soulè had a great start rounding the first turn within the top five.

While Soulè stayed out front quickly moving into the top three, Brown had moved up from 10th to 8th position by the end of the first lap while Brown's competitor for the title, Dietrich, sat in 14th. "I was riding really tight the first couple laps," said Brown. "I know with sand courses like this one, you can sometimes hurt the bike when you push it to its limits. I think with the championship on the line, I was almost being too cautious." Around the third lap, the 6th and 7th place riders pitted and allowed Brown to move into 6th place with Dietrich closing in. Dietrich managed to get around Brown after the pit dropping Brown to 7th place. A few corners later Brown hit a branch, injuring his nose and causing him to lose one more position. It was at this point that Brown saw the championship slipping and turned on the gas and began to charge forward.

"Mike took 20 seconds off his lap times on the last few laps. You could tell he was not playing it safe anymore and he was determined to charge through the pack and win the championship," commented Langston. Meanwhile, Dietrich had encountered a problem of his own and Brown passed by him while Dietrich was recovering from a crash. Brown went on to pick off a few more positions and eventually climbed to 5th place at the race end, securing his first WORCS Championship. Soulè also ended his season on a strong result finishing in 4th position and securing 3rd overall in the series.

"I am proud of both Shock Doctor/KTM riders today. A championship and a 3rd overall in the series are great results for the Shock Doctor/KTM team. Everyone worked really hard to get a strong finish at the end of the season and we hope to return next year and finish the same way," stated Shock Doctor/KTM Team Manager Antti Kallonen.

1. Taylor Roberts
2. Bobby Garrison
3. Nick Brozovich
4. Justin Soulè - KTM
5. Mike Brown - KTM

Red Bull/KTM's Taddy Blazusiak Clinches EnduroCross Championship Title

Courtesy of KTM
Red Bull/KTM's Taddy Blazusiak Clinches EnduroCross Championship Title
Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak earned his fourth win of the season and the championship title when he crossed the checkers first at the 5th round of the EnduroCross Series in Denver, CO.

Blazusiak's day started well when he earned the fastest lap time during the afternoon qualifying session putting him in the number one spot heading to the night show. "I thought everyone was riding well during practice and was happy to come out with the fastest practice time," commented Blazusiak.

In the main event, Blazusiak nailed the $500 Girardi Wealth Management holeshot award, but did not escape the first lap without pressure. Christini/KTM rider Geoff Aaron managed to get around Blazusiak near the end of the first lap. Blazusiak quickly countered back by jumping over the finish line tire section only to collide with Aaron in the next corner. Blazusiak stayed up while Aaron hit the ground. Back out front, Blazusiak charged forward and took an easy win over the rest of the field to clinch the EnduroCross Championship one round early.

Although Blazusiak holds the EnduroCross Title, there is still a $50,000 bonus for winning all three rounds of the Geico Triple Crown that can be his if he comes out on top at the final round.

Be sure to join KTM and the KTM Ultimate Fan Experience at the final round of the EnduroCross Series in Las Vegas, NV on November 21, 2009. For tickets and more information on the KTM Ultimate Fan Experience Program please email

Taddy Blazusiak: "I think this was the best race of my life. It went better than I even hoped it would. From setting the fastest Hot Lap to winning my heat to getting the win in the main, just about everything went perfectly. It's a massive relief to have secured the title before the final in Vegas and I'm so pleased the championship's mine. Getting the holeshot in the main was exactly what I wanted to do. The track was pretty fast so it was important to be up front early on. I must have changed places with Geoff Aaron about three times during the first lap. I'd been jumping the tyre section all night, which Aaron hadn't, so I knew it was my chance to pass him. Unfortunately we came together and he went down.

"Colton Haaker was riding really well and was with me for a few laps after that. I could see exactly where he was and just kept my own pace. The track was great fun, not too technical and quite fast. I'm so pleased that the championship's mine. The pressure is off now, which is great because I can really focus on the Indoor Enduro World Cup race this coming weekend now, as well as going to final round of the Endurocross championship in Vegas and just going for it. If I win there I'll get $50'000, which would be a great end to the series. The important thing is that I have the championship. I have to say a big thank you to all of my sponsors and my mechanic."

1. Taddy Blazusiak - KTM
2. Colton Haaker
3. Damon Huffman
4. Geoff Aaron - Christini/KTM
5. Kyle Redmond
6. Bobby Prochnau - KTM
7. Jamie Lanza
8. Patrick Smage - KTM
9. Cory Graffunder
10. Cody Webb - KTM
11. Ryan Rodgers

Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak

Taddy: “I think this was the best race of my life."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Justin Weeks Update

Great news in the condition of young pro motocross racer Justin Weeks!
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Leatt® Introduces New Brand Identity New logo further establishes company’s dedication to safety

Courtesy of Leatt

Leatt® Introduces New Brand Identity
New logo further establishes company’s dedication to safety

Valencia, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2009) – Leatt®, the company that invented the Leatt-Brace®, is evolving its brand and is showcasing a new logo. Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Leatt is a market leader for design and safety in sports protection.

Dr. Leatt created the cutting edge product for which the company is now well-known; the Leatt-Brace®, after witnessing many crash related neck injuries that could have been prevented. Developed with the assistance of several physicians and biomedical engineers, Dr. Leatt’s brace is used by various motorcyclists, cyclists, water sports athletes, and kart and auto racers. The brace functions together with a quality full-face helmet and helps reduce neck forces in the event of a crash. Using Leatt’s® patented Alternate Load Path Technology™, the brace functions to bring the rider’s head to a controlled stop and channels the impact forces away from the neck.

“The new logo is another significant step in our progress as a company,” said Dr. Chris Leatt, founder and CEO of Leatt®. “We are excited about our future and are always looking at new and innovative ways to embrace the competitive riders and other customers who use our products. It is a totally new logo, but with the same brand dedication, quality and performance that has gained notoriety. Leatt® always strives for optimum performance engineering."

The Leatt-Brace® is worn by professional athletes worldwide, ranging from Mike Day, the Olympian BMX racer, to Ryan Dungey, the 2009 AMA Lucas Oil Outdoor Motocross series champion.

Formed from three letter L's, the new logo is crafted together to form a triangle, symbolizing the actual Leatt-Brace®, which at the same time, embraces the people who use it. Moving forward, the company’s product line will grow beyond its current reputation for being the one-stop-shop for neck braces. The new slogan, ‘Engineered for Performance,’ is prominently echoed in its appearance. Leatt® products are tough, well-made and durable, which is all housed under the appropriate new look. No safety device can protect from all injury, but an embraced rider’s safety is improved wearing Leatt®.

Starting with the 2010 product collection, consumers will see the new brand identity. Expect More, because competitors do, and so does Leatt®.

About Leatt
Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Leatt® Corporation designs and markets all types of personal protective equipment, for motor sports and other high-impact activities. Utilizing biomedical engineers and industrial designers, Leatt is dedicated to extensive product testing, development and innovations in safety. Engineered for Performance, products are based on the patented Leatt-Brace® neck protection system. Braces include the Moto-GPX brace, for sports where the torso is unrestrained, and the Moto-R-brace, for sports where the torso is restrained. Products are sold through global distributors and retailers, and are available for purchase at the online shop.

For more information, visit

2010 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Schedule Announced

Courtesy of MX Sports
Morgantown, W.Va. (October 23, 2009) -- MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., in conjunction with the ATVA, formally announced the 2010 schedule for the  ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 2010 series will kick off March 27-28 at Millcreek Raceway in Pell City, Ala. and conclude at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. August 14-15. New to the series is longtime AMA Pro Motocross Championship facility Spring Creek Motocross Park scheduled to host their first ATV national in Millville, Minn., June 12-13.
"We're excited to host our very first ATV Motocross National at Spring Creek," said seasoned AMA National Motocross promoter John Martin. "Minnesota and Wisconsin have an active community of quad participation, so once riders find out the top Pro and amateur riders are coming to town, it's going to draw an amazing group of local talent and fans."
Another addition to the schedule is an eleventh points-paying amateur round.  Last year's season consisted of 10 amateur rounds and 11 pro rounds - the difference being the pro-only opening round in Glen Helen, San Bernardino, CA.  For the first time in years, the tour will not open in California.
"Since 2004, Glen Helen Raceway has hosted the opening round of the Championship Series and we hope to return when the economy for our motorsports industry rebounds," said ATVPG Director, Sam Gammon.
With the addition of the 11th amateur round, the amateurs will have one more throw-away, i.e., the best 8 out of 11 races will count towards series championship points.  All rounds will continue to count towards the Pro and Pro-Am class championships.

2010 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Schedule
Rd 1
March 27-28
Millcreek Raceway
Pell City
Rd 2
April 17-18
Ballance Moto X
Bowling Green
Rd 3
May 1-2
Birch Creek
Rd 4
May 15-16
Sunset Ridge MX
Rd 5
May 29-30
Steel City Raceway
Rd 6
June 12-13
Spring Creek Motocross Park
Rd 7
June 19-20
Muddy Creek
Rd 8
July 3-4
Pleasure Valley
Rd 9
July 17-18
New Berlin
Rd 10
July 31-Aug 1
Rd 11
August 14-15
Loretta Lynn Ranch
Hurricane Mills

For more information about the series, visit, or email
About MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.  An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.  Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts.  For more information, please visit
About ATVA
The All-Terrain Vehicle Association is the national membership organization for dedicated and enthusiastic ATV riders and owners. Whether you enjoy using your ATV for racing, trail riding, or back-country hunting, the ATVA can help you get more fun out of your ATV. Named Official Fitness Consultant To Team Rock River Powersports

Courtesy of Coach Seiji
Austin, TX -, a motorsports specific fitness services provider has inked an agreement with the rapidly growing Rock River Powersports Team of Jefferson, WI. Head Coach Seiji Ishii will be providing personalized online fitness training programs at discounted rates as well fitness consulting services to Rock River Powersports team members. Coach Seiji will also make himself available to team members at the major amateur national events for consultations regarding training, mental issues, nutrition and other elements that effect riding performance.

Coach Seiji has already started working with team rider Jamsion DuClos. "Seiji's on-line program is pretty amazing. He is in contact with Jamison daily via email and phone, and Jamison is really enjoying the program."  - Mike DuClos, father and Rock River Powersports owner.

"Mike DuClos has engineered an impressive amateur motocross team and support presence in a very short time period, no doubt powered by his intense passion for the sport. I look forward to helping him and his team achieve their fitness and racing related goals. His passion for the sport and his team combined with my passion for training should prove to be a great combination that produces great performances out on the track." - Seiji Ishii, head coach.

You can learn more about Rock River Powersports at Learn more about Coach Seiji and his services at

MIni O's Sign-Up Now Open

Courtesy of RacerX

Sign up is now open for 38th Thor Winter National Olympics Presented by Pro Circuit.

The race date is November 23rd - 28th at the famous Gatorback MX Park.

Please see for details.

KTM’s 2010 ATV Contingency, Racer Support Program Efforts Doubled Double Contingency Rewards Totals $1.3 million for 2010 Racing Season; Orange Brigade Program Announced

Courtesy of KTM
MURRIETA, Calif ­­─ Covering 13 national and regional racing series and more than 170 racing classes, KTM is proud to announce its double championship rewards 2010 ATV contingency program that puts $1.3 million up for grabs for novice racers to experienced professionals. In addition to the massive contingency effort, KTM’s popular amateur grassroots racer support program returns for the 2010 racing season buoyed by a new Orange Brigade dealer support program.
KTM ATV racers are encouraged to sign up for the double rewards contingency program at to have an opportunity to stake claim to their share of the $1.3 million. Once all race series schedules are finalized, racers will be able to log on and review the eligibility requirements, race classes covered and earn KTM Cash.
“This is the most comprehensive ATV contingency program to date,” KTM’s ATV Product Manager Chris Vogtman said. “Our double rewards program for 2010 reinforces KTM’s commitment to the ATV product, its racers and the sport. We didn’t leave out any race classes with this program. And, outside of the $1.3 million offered, that is what we are most proud of. We didn’t pick and choose what classes to cover in the 13 series. Any class our ATV can compete in is covered and that’s the way it should be.”
For the second year running, the grassroots amateur ATV racer support program offers racers the opportunity for rider support packages. The racer support program, like the contingency program, is intended for all racer skill levels and riding disciplines. Racers are encouraged to submit their rider résumé to, fax 951-600-8866 or by mail at ATTN: ATV Racer Support 38429 Innovation Court, Murrieta, CA, 92563.
In addition to the racer support program, KTM is set to launch its ATV Orange Brigade dealer-assist program that will allow racers the opportunity to ride for and receive support from an Orange Brigade dealer.
“The Orange Brigade dealer-assist program will provide a good foundation for racers to build a relationship with the dealer and receive support,” Vogtman said. “A successful race program starts at the dealership and ends at the race track. The Orange Brigade program will help racers achieve their racing goals. More Orange Brigade details and dealer locater will be available very soon.”
The ATV contingency program, which pays out to fifth place in many racing series, covers the following race circuits: AMA ATV Motocross, Grand National Cross Country, WORCS, New England ATV MX, Mid-South Hare Scramble Winter Series, Extreme Dirt Track Nationals, ITP QuadCross, Texhoma Quad Racing (TQRA), World ATV Motocross Championship Series, TORN (Texas XC), Best In The Dirt (BITD), OMA Nationals and D37 Big Six Grand Prix.
Become part of KTM’s Orange Brigade ATV community on Facebook at
About KTM
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in “Ready to Race” street and off road motorcycles and ATVs.

Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.

Ice Race Grand Championships Promise Fun On Track and Off

Courtesy of AMA
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Racing's first champions of 2010 will be crowned next Jan. 23-24 following some of the most intense competition you'll find on two wheels: the 2010 AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships, taking place at the unforgettable Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

"Last year was one of the best ever for the AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships, and we're looking forward to building on that success in 2010," said American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "As we see every year, while the racers always have tough competition in each other, they also battle the extreme winter weather that always provides an extra challenge for both competitor and machinery."
The AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships, which are promoted by Baja Acres MX, feature riders from 4 years old to 50-plus competing on bikes that range from lightly modified off-road machines to full-on, purpose-built ice racers. Riders will battle for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates in a number of classes.

"We are very excited to be hosting the 2010 AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships for the second year in a row at the beautiful Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich.," said Baja Acres MX's Patrick Grzebinski.

The top riders at the event also will compete for the AMA Racing Ice Racer of the Year award, given to the most impressive rider on the ice, while the youth riders will chase the honor of AMA Racing Youth Rider of the Year.

The venue will also provide some highlights for competitors, family and fans. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a major winter destination, with seasonal activities that will keep everyone occupied between races. Soaring Eagle's facilities include a neighboring field of 100 acres and an impressive snow hill. The hotel includes more than 500 rooms and suites, fine dinning and buffets, a massive gaming area, and "Kid Quest" child care, in addition to other amenities.

To learn more about the event, see or call the Baja MX office at (989) 871-3356. About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.

KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak clinches 2009 Geico Powersports EnduroCross Championship with a win in Denver

Courtesy of Endurocross
KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak clinches 2009 Geico Powersports EnduroCross Championship with a win in Denver
A win at the Vegas final could earn Blazusiak a $50,000 bonus for winning all three rounds of the Geico Triple Crown

Photos by: Tony Scavo

DENVER, CO (October 24, 2009) –  Taddy Blazusiak has proven to be tough to beat in the 2009 Geico EnduroCross series presented by E3 Spark Plugs and tonight, he survived an early battle with Geoff Aaron and race long pressure from Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker to take the win.  Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Damon Huffman rounded out the podium.    

Blazusiak, arguably the world’s top “Extreme Enduro” rider in the world right now started the day by setting the fastest lap time during the afternoon qualifying session, which puts the riders on the track by themselves for a single hot lap to determine heat race starting positions.  Zip Ty – Husquvarna’s Cory Graffunder had set a seemingly unbeatable 1:08.163 lap time after Blazusiak predicted a 1:10 would be the fasted time possible.  Then Blazusiak pulled off a 1:07.117 to take the top spot.  Geoff Aaron proved that he has indeed been improving his speed by setting the third fastest time with a 1:08.650. 

Blazusiak collected the $500 Girardi Wealth Management holeshot award and it seemed that he may have an easy race until Aaron went past at the end of the first lap.  Blazusiak then made an aggressive pass by jumping over the finish line tire section and colliding with Aaron in the next corner.  Aaron unfortunately hit the ground and with that, the only rider with a chance to beat Blazusiak in the championship was a long way back.  Lucas Oil / Kawasaki backed Colton Haaker and Husqvarna’s Graffunder battled over second for a few laps before Haaker took control of the spot.  He managed to keep Blazusiak honest until closing stages of the main event.  Huffman worked his way up from a sixth place start to take the final spot on the podium and Aaron charged b to the finish and took forth by passing FMF / Am-Pro Yamaha’s Kyle Redmond through the final obstacle just in front of the finish line. 

Blazusiak clinched the 2009 Geico Powersports EnduroCross championship by opening up an insurmountable 36 point lead over Geoff Aaron.  Huffman holds a scant one point lead for third over Colton Haaker.  Haaker took over the points lead in the chase for the E3 Spark Plugs’ EnduroCross Pro Junior Championship, the series within a series that allows riders aged 16-21 to compete for an AMA number one plate.  Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder came into the Denver round with a narrow three point lead but finished ninth tonight and now finds himself ten points behind. 

Blazusiak now has a chance to win the $50,000 Geico Powersports Triple Crown bonus if he can close the season with a win at the Vegas final on November 21st.  Ironically, it was Blazusiak that passed the Isle of Man’s David Knight at the 2007 Las Vegas final to keep him from winning the $50,000.  You can bet that there will be several riders on hand to do the same to Blazusiak and Knight himself has even said that he may be there to do so.  

Denver Colorado, Geico Powersports AMA EnduroCross Expert Main Event Results
  1. Taddy Blazusiak         KTM
  2. Colton Haaker             Kawasaki
  3. Damon Huffman         Kawasaki
  4. Geoff Aaron                 Christini / KTM
  5. Kyle Redmond            Yamaha
  6. Bobby Prochnau         KTM
  7. Jamie Lanza               Kawasaki
  8. Patrick Smage            KTM
  9. Cory Graffunder          Husqvarna
  10. Cody Webb                 KTM
  11. Ryan Rodgers Yamaha

Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena will host the final round of the 2009 GEICO EnduroCross series on Saturday, November 21st.  Tickets are available at