Monday, August 30, 2010

Dungey 2010 National Champion

Courtesy of Suzuki
Brea, Calif. – August 30, 2010 – History has been made. Ryan Dungey is the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Champion, securing his second title of the year this weekend at Southwick MX in Massachusetts. The 20-year-old rookie has gained enough points in the series with his complete domination of the 450 motocross class to take home the trophy with two races still left on the schedule. Dungey claimed the 2010 AMA Supercross title in May, making him the youngest rookie racer ever to do so, and now has added the Pro Motocross championship to his list of accomplishments, making him the only rookie ever to clinch both titles. Dungey has been unstoppable on his Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450 and has taken home the win in the past nine races in a row and won 16 out of 20 motos

"What Ryan has done, no one has ever done before including McGrath, Stewart, Carmichael," Team Manager Roger DeCoster said. "No one has ever won both the Supercross and a National Championship back to back as a rookie. It's pretty impressive. Sometimes, because Ryan is such a subdued nice guy, you don’t really realize what a big thing that he has done. I expect more and more perfection, but you look back and see that he is doing things that no one has ever done before – it's pretty impressive."

Dungey went into Southwick focused on racing his best race, like always. He lined up at the gate determined to give his best performance on the sandy, technical track in Massachusetts, and at the start of moto 1, Dungey started near the front of the pack. He moved into second place and stayed there most of the race. During the last lap, Dungey was battling for the lead when the opportunity to move up presented itself. Dungey and his RM-Z450 took the lead with less than a lap to go and took the win.

With the championship in view, Dungey lined up for moto 2 focused on finishing strong again. Dungey moved into the lead early in the race and by the time the checkered flag flew, he was more than 24 seconds ahead of second place. Dungey clinched the title by ending the day 151 points ahead of second place with only two races left on the schedule.

"This feels great," Dungey said after the race. "It’s a lot of hard work and a lot of long weeks in the off season to prepare for this, but its all the better when you pull it off and win the championship. It's not all me, everyone on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team put in 110 percent into everything they do and that’s all I could ever ask. We work well together and enjoy working together at the same time. It makes it fun."

"The Suzuki family is ecstatic to add this championship to our trophy case," Rod Lopusnak, Suzuki’s National Sales Manager for the Motorcycle Division, said. "Looking back at the last year, it is hard to find one word other than ‘Champion’ to express what Ryan, the RM-Z450, and Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki have accomplished in their rookie season!"

"Congratulations to Ryan Dungey for his awesome, record-breaking rookie season!" Yoshimura R&D of America Vice President Don Sakakura said. "Ryan's courage, superior skills, and diligent conditioning were instrumental in his dominating motocross season, accomplishments which Ryan will surely cherish for a lifetime. His Suzuki RM-Z450 performed flawlessly all season long, and we must offer sincere appreciation to the Suzuki engineering team abroad, as well Roger DeCoster and his team of race technicians."

"It's been a perfect season; probably a season we will remember for the rest of our lives," DeCoster said. "It's never happened before – a rookie has never won back to back championships. Ryan has done it."

Dungey has made history winning a total of four national titles in the past two years. Ryan won two titles in 2009, the AMA Supercross Western Regional Lites and the 250 Motocross championships, both on the RM-Z250, as well as being the hero of Team USA at the Motocross of Nations in Italy. Now with the 2010 Supercross and the Motocross title in his possession, Dungey was named the captain of Team USA and hopes to keep the Motocross of Nations championship in the U.S.

The next AMA Pro Motocross race takes place at Steel City in Delmont, PA, on September 4th. Dungey, despite having clinched the title, will be focused on battling for the lead there.

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2011 Arenacross Schedule Announced

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports
AURORA, Ill.  – Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series schedule, which includes 14 stops, begins at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., January 8 and concludes at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on April 9.

The 2011 AMA Arenacross Series schedule includes a new stop at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Ark., and welcomes back four cities, each of which have previously hosted AMA Arenacross Series races in the past, including Toledo, Ohio (February 4-6), Wichita, Kan. (March 4-6), Greenville, S.C. (March 12-13), and Rockford, Ill. (April 1-3). Central Arkansas Verizon Arena (formerly Alltel Arena) will make its AMA Arenacross Series debut on March 26 for the 12th race of the 14 race season. Since its inception in 1999, the 18,000 seat multi-purpose arena located just off the Arkansas River is host to the Arkansas Diamonds of the Indoor Football League and accommodates NCAA basketball tournaments, concerts, rodeos, and auto racing events.

"The 2011 season should prove to be one of the most competitive in the history of the AMA Arenacross Series," stated Jayme Dalsing, director of Arenacross, Feld Motor Sports. "With the return of three-time champion Josh Demuth defending his title and 19 year old Arenacross phenom Tyler Bowers looking for redemption, we are expecting a season packed with excitement."

Following a several year hiatus, Toledo and Wichita will welcome the series back with newly constructed state-of-the-art venues to house the racing action. Opening its doors in winter of 2010, Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena, has the largest indoor seating capacity in Kansas, and is home to the Wichita Thunder CHL ice hockey team. Toledo’s Huntington Center, which opened fall of 2009, is the nation’s first energy and environmentally efficient (LEED certified) sports arena and is home to the Toledo Walleye ECHL ice hockey team.

As part of excitement for the 2011 season, Des Moines’ Wells Fargo Arena, home of the traditional season opener, will now host the final race of the series, where a new champion will be crowned.

Reigning AMA Arenacross Series champion Demuth will stage his title defense amid a pool of young, fresh talent ready to steal his crown. Demuth raced a notable 2010 season, winning six races and earning an additional nine podium finishes. The Babbitt’s Kawasaki squad equipped with Demuth, Bowers, and Chad Johnson lead the field with a combined total of 18 wins. Bowers lead the field with nine race wins, but due to a late season injury, was forced to sit out the last two races. Despite the injury, Bowers was third place in the season standings, trailing teammates Johnson and Demuth, respectivel.

"I’m going to defend my title just like I have in the past," said Demuth. "There's always going to be a rider or two that makes you push it to the limits. My teammates Tyler [Bowers] and Chad [Johnson] are those riders. Having two great riders like Chad and Tyler as your teammates creates a pretty serious rivalry in the truck, but it's very healthy and much needed to keep us on our toes all year long. My plan is to stick with what I have learned in the past in order to get me through another arenacross season. From the fans to the friends, arenacross racing has always been my favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again soon."

"I’ve already got my program in line and I’m not by any means going to take it easy on the competition this year," stated Bowers. "I came so close to winning the title last year, I’m pretty upset, so I’m coming into the season hungrier than ever. It felt great to have a good team behind me last season. I felt nothing but support and dedication from them. I’ve worked hard this summer, and the time I spent sidelined has motivated me for the year to come. Like I said before, I’m hungrier than ever."

2011 AMA Arenacross Series Schedule

Date City Venue
January 8-9 Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center
January 15-16 Kansas City, Mo. Kemper Center
January 22-23 Dayton, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
January 28-30 Denver, Colo. Denver Coliseum
February 4-6 Toledo, Ohio Huntington Center
February 11-13 TBA
February 18-20 Reno, Nev. Livestock Event Center
February 26-27 Sacramento, Calif. Arco Arena
March 4-6 Wichita, Kan. Intrust Bank Arena
March 12-13 Greenville, S.C. Bi-Lo Center
March 18-20 Council Bluffs, Iowa Mid-America Center
March 26-27 Little Rock, Ark. Verizon Wireless Arena
April 1-3 Rockford, Ill Metro Center
April 9-10 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena

For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to
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X-Brand Goggles Captures Two on the Podium at Southwick!

Courtesy of XBrand Goggles

X-Brand Goggles Captures Two on the Podium at Southwick!

Using the latest in goggle technology, X (EKS)Brand Goggles riders Mike Alessi and Matt Georke finished second and third in the 450 class at the Southwick AMA motocross national. KTM’s Mike Alessi, using his signature goggle, had finishes of 3-4 to earn second overall on the day while Motoconcepts Yamaha’s Matt Georke made his return from injury and had moto scores of 6-3 to get third.
Special mention goes out to Georke’s teammate, Kyle Chisholm who finished right off the box in getting fourth overall. So that means X-Brand goggles went 2-3-4 on the day in the 450 class. It was a great day in the sand to wear EKS and you can get the exact same goggles that these guys are wearing by visiting
Southwick Results
2- Mike Alessi, KTM 3-4
3- Matt Georke, Yamaha 6-3
4- Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha 4-6
13- Ryan Sipes, Yamaha 32-8
19- Vince Friese, Yamaha 37-16

For more information on EKS(X) Brand goggles, please visit
EKS(X) Brand Goggle is a product of over 25 years of eyewear experience. The world-class design of the GOX goggle has all of the necessary features that a high-end goggle requires to keep you seeing your way clear to the finish line.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bel-Ray Unveils New Powersports Line

Courtesy of Bel-Ray
FARMINGDALE, NJ – August 26,  2010 – Bel-Ray Company, Inc.  – a leading USA-based lubrication manufacturing company unveiled its reformulated line of Powersports products now available for immediate shipment.
By developing products to meet the changing demands of today’s sports machines, Bel-Ray offers a complete line of Powersports products for motorcycles, scooters, quads, and watercraft.  The products have been designed for enhanced performance and durability while providing protection from dirt, corrosion, water, and high temperatures.
The versatile line of Powersports products performs in many types of engines: air-cooled or liquid-cooled 4T engines, 4T single cylinder engines, multi-valve racing engines, power valve 2T engines, and V-Twin engines.  Whatever the application, Bel-Ray has the products that will help maximize anti-wear protection and horsepower, and provide consistent clutch performance, better starts, and a longer clutch life.
Daryl Brosnan, CEO of Bel-Ray, had this to say, “We’ve taken our long-standing tradition of innovation and built upon it with advanced product formulations and new packaging to provide customers with the highest quality products available. We are continuing the tradition, started by my brother Kurt Kiefer in the 1970s, of race-driven product development.  We are staying true to our roots by introducing new technology to meet the changing demands of engine designs and the challenging performance standards of today’s racers.”
The new packaging has been meticulously designed with consumers in mind.  The contemporary ergonomically shaped bottles are equipped with a pullout spout for easier use and better control.  Some products have been renamed to make their purpose more apparent. Easy-to-read booklet style labels provide product information in numerous languages to help support distribution of the products to more than seventy-six countries around the world.  Bel-Ray’s commitment to environmental sustainability is inherent in the new package design and recycled materials are used where possible.
Founded in 1946, Bel-Ray, a privately held, woman owned business, is recognized as a leader in the specialty lubricants industry for setting high standards of quality and performance with products formulated for the motorcycle, automotive, aviation, energy, food, marine, military, mining, OEM, Industrial steel, and textile industries.
Bel-Ray’s superior Powersports line delivers top quality Made-in-the-USA products to motorcycle and recreational vehicle enthusiasts around the world.  From the development of superior application-specific products, to value-driven pricing, and outstanding customer service, Bel-Ray is fully committed to being a provider of “Total Performance Lubricants” today, and well into the future.
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Ian Trettle to Compete Last 3 Nationals

Courtesy of Suzuki
Corona, CA - August 26, 2010 - Rockstar Energy Suzuki is happy to announce that 2010 Amateur Motocross Champion Ian Trettel will be racing the team’s RM-Z250 for the final three Nationals of the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross season. “I look forward to seeing Ian compete at the professional level,” said Rockstar Energy Suzuki Team Manager Bill Keefe. “Ian has put in strong and consistent performances in the past two Amateur Championship events, and they have earned him the opportunity to ride in the pro ranks.”
Ian is moving up from the championship-winning Rockstar Makita Suzuki Amateur program, after a very long and successful career as a Suzuki amateur rider. At this year’s events in Ponca City and Lorretta Lynn’s Ranch, Ian garnered two championships and a pair of runner-up finishes. “We’re proud to see Ian take the next step to race in the pro class, and wish him the best,” said American Suzuki Motor Corp.’s Amateur Race Support Manager Pat Alexander.
In preparation for his move to the pro class, Ian put in some testing time aboard the Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250 at the team’s test track in California. “I think this team is going to be a great fit for me,” said Trettel. “I’m feeling very comfortable on the bike, and I’m excited for this opportunity to finish out the season with Rockstar Energy Suzuki.”
Ian’s first race will be the upcoming Rockstar Energy Southwick National in Southwick, MA. Look for Ian and his #990 Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250 to mix it up with the rest of the pro class!
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About Suzuki: The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.
Canidae All Natural Pet Foods: CANIDAE Pet Foods was founded out of love for pets, the importance of family, and the belief in having fun and enjoying life and CANIDAE is excited to be able to share with the passionate fans of Supercross and Motocross racing our philosophy of “Responsible Pet Ownership” through proper nutrition and care featured at and on our racing site at
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mega Series, PAMX, AMA Pro-Am Triple Sanction and Contingency for Steel City National Weekend Sept 3-5

Courtesy of MX Sports

Mega Series, PAMX, AMA Pro-Am Triple Sanction and Contingency for Steel City National Weekend Sept 3-5
Morgantown, WV (August 23, 2010) - Bellco and MX Sports, in association with Victory Sports, the PAMX and the AMA Fall Classic Series, announce a massive triple-sanction weekend packed with contingencies during the Steel City Raceway Pro National from Sept 3 - 5. On Friday, Sept. 3, riders can compete for PAMX Grand Championship Series points. On Sunday, Sept. 5, the Thor Mega Series presented by Dunlop rolls into town, paying points alongside the PAMX Fly Racing State Championship Series presented by Western Powerports and the Fall Classic Series, which pays AMA Pro-Am points and features a $3000 purse. And in between, the best riders in the world compete on Saturday, Sept. 4, in round 11 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
"This is going to be an amazing weekend, we expect great weather and we know we're going to get great racing," says Sam Gammon of Victory Sports. "With Mega Series points, we'll see some of the fastest riders coming from the south, and with PAMX points, we'll see the fastest riders from the North. And there's Pro-Am points, too, as well as a real chance to race on the exact same national track as the pros."
"We're really excited about triple sanctioning with these great series," says Tim Cotter of Bellco and MX Sports. "And this is a rare opportunity to race on the same track riders like Dungey, Short, Pourcel, Canard, Fiolek and Patterson will race on during the weekend. Race hard on Friday, watch some great racing on Saturday, then race again yourself on Sunday!"
Sunday's race will pay contingency from Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, as well as points in the Thor Mega Series presented by Dunlop, the PAMX Fly Racing Pennsylvania State Championship Series presented by Western Powersports, and the AMA Pro-Am and Two-Stroke MX tours.
For more information, check out for the Steel City pro national weekend schedule, or visit for Mega Series info, and for the PAMX series.

About Steel City Raceway
Located in Delmont, Pennsylvania, just east Pittsburgh, Steel City Raceway is a premiere motocross racing facility, hosting both professional and amateur events, for both motorcycle and ATV competitors.   Since 1986, Steel City has hosted some of the nation's most prestigious motocross events, including the U.S. World Motocross Gran Prix in 1987 and the annual AMA Pro Motocross National since 1988.  Bellco, Inc., manages and produces all events at Steel City Raceway.  For more information, please visit

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Launches 2011 Clothing Line

Courtesy of One Industries

ONE is a mindset, a way of life, capturing the essence of freedom, dedication, passion and a thirst for being the best.
Every color, stitch and buckle of the 2011 product line is precision crafted by our design team, then pressure tested by our world-class athletes.  We consider every detail to produce the most stylish and highest quality products available on dirt.  So when you combine our technical expertise with our genuine love and devotion to the sport, you get products backed by both passion and performance and forever fueled by a constant pursuit of progression.
The concept is simple, blur the lines between life and our passion for riding, meld them into ONE.
Check out the new "I AM ONE" video and new products at
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MSR 2011 Rider Support is Open

Courtesy of MSRMX
Corona, CA - MSR MX is proud to announce the opening of our 2011 Sponsorship season. We will be accepting resumes from now until October 31st. Motorcycle and ATV riders of all disciplines are encouraged to apply for Sponsorship.

Resumes can be sent through email

or Postal mail to:

Attn. Rider Support
1055 Montecito Dr.
Corona, CA 92879

This season we will also be accepting resumes through our website, For more information please click on the following link

We will not review any resumes after the cut-off date of October 31st.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing everyone’s resume.
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Tonight on DMXS Radio

Courtesy of DMXS Radio
Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Championships can be summed up in one word in my book. That word is simply "family." It can be used in the conventional sense with moms and dads supporting their children’s dreams, or a wife holding the pit board as her husband isn’t finished chasing his. Family can also define the best our sport has to offer that week as a collective family reunion held every year where the racing is just part of the experience. Either way, our family is the most important thing after the last checkered flag waves at the end of the day. This year our motocross family lost Ashlee Sokalski, and as her loved ones and friends said their final goodbyes to this beautiful young racer this week, we wanted to add our heart-felt condolences for their loss. Godspeed, Ashlee.

JDR Motosports KTM rider PJ Larsen won the 2010 Australian Motocross Nationals Pro Lites title in dominating fashion. We’ll catch up with our good friend tonight to see what he has planned for 2011 and beyond.

MX Sports' Davey Coombs had a scheduling conflict last week while traveling to Dilla, but we wanted to get the nationals point man right back up to the plate. There is a ton to talk about with the return of Stewart last weekend and the surprising turn of events in the Lites class that has the championship back up for grabs.

While we try and stay as objective as we can, there is no secret as fans of the sport that we just love us some Bam Bam Barcia. Knowing him since he was knee high to a grasshopper and the great family behind him makes him easy to pull for. In keeping with our love and respect for the women in this sport, we’ve lined up Lorraine Barcia for a glimpse behind the scenes into the ascent of the young prodigy. As one of the well-respected moms in the sport, she has played an integral part in Justin’s entire career and we look forward to catching up with her tonight.

Greg "Shut up or I’ll punch you in the face" DiRenzo is one of the most unique and colorful characters that our sport has seen in quite some time. He’s a mix of Tony Soprano, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Robert De Niro, and Mr. Clean. He’s not Trey Canard’s trainer anymore, but he’s still his #1 fan and follows the sport closely. We’ll see if we can do this interview without pissing him off.

Jessica Patterson has won the US Women’s Motocross Championship five times, but this year wants it back. She has refined her entire program in preparation for this title fight. We’ll catch up with JP$ as she prepares for their next race at Southwick after the break.

Concept 2 Rower’s Greg Hammond is an animal on the world’s most elite indoor rower, but he’s not afraid to spread the pain. Our sport does not have a bigger fan and their rowers are in the gyms of our fastest riders. That’s a pretty good combination and speaks to Concept 2’s commitment to fitness. They are offering a discount to any rider or alternate that qualified to race at LL’s and Greg will be on to discuss the details further. You can hit him up at directly for information on their rowers or check out for the product lineup.
Wednesday Night 8-10pm EST
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Southwick & Heal Clothing Honor Doug Henry

Courtesy of Heal MX Clothing
Monroe, CT-  HEAL Clothing (Helping Extreme Athletes Live) and Southwick MX-338 are teaming up to bring you a special offer to watch the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Championship race at Southwick with Doug Henry on Saturday, August 28th beginning at 7:00 a.m.EST.  Southwick is naming a section of their famous sand track after the AMA Hall of Fame member Doug Henry.  To celebrate this unveiling at the race, HEAL has made a limited edition t-shirt with the track sections logo and name on it HEAL Clothing’s online store.

The purchase of this shirt at the VIP price of $75, will allow attendees the opportunity to watch the racing in a private area along the newly named part of the track honoring the legendary Doug Henry.  Henry will be available for photo and autographs in the special area.  Food and beverage provided by Great Brook Farms will be served in a covered area that only people that have purchased a VIP shirt package can enter.

"I’m looking forward to being in an intimate setting to watch the race with fans for the first two motos of the pro races.  I’m humbled by the honor Southwick is providing, the fans going above and beyond to watch a sport they love," said award-winning Doug Henry.

All the proceeds from the sales of these t-shirts will be donated to the Road 2 Recovery to help injured motocross athletes.  Shirts can be purchased through HEAL Clothing.

About Doug Henry
Doug Henry is a multi AMA Champion in motocross/supercross as well as an X Games Gold Medalist.  Doug is known for his comeback after a career ending injury to win a championship and revolutionize the sport of Motocross by pioneering the 4-Stroke bike to be competitive in both motocross and supercross.

About HEAL Clothing:
HEAL (Helping Extreme Athletes Live) is an action sports apparel line that is based on providing donations to help injured action sports athletes with money raised in sales of their clothing.  HEAL donates to help non-profits that look after injured action sports athletes such as Road 2 Recovery and Athlete Recovery Fund.
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Unadilla Race Report...Arma Energy SNX

Courtesy of ARMA Energy SNX
Carlsbad, CA – The ARMAEnergy SNX backed Kyle Regal, (Merge Racing Honda) went 8th/6th for 5th place overall on Saturday at the 41st annual Unadilla MX National in Upstate New York. Regal’s 5th place finish solidifies his 8th place overall Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship points standings.
Unadilla was prepped for the rain but fortunately the sun came out allowing perfect racing conditions. Hailing from Texas, Regal exemplifies the true meaning of a privateer. From paying his own way, to driving to all the races in his Sprinter, to supplying his own mechanic with absolutely no factory support, Regal was the 7th fasted in the 450 qualifiers with a 2:08:087 lap time right behind Mike Alessi and Josh Grant. Regal was stuck in the pack with a poor start in the first moto having to battle his way up to the front finishing an impressive 8th.
Regal was then able to battle out of the pack in the second moto after another tough start. He was hanging tough with Andrew Short and Kevin Windham to eventually finish with a solid 6th place finish. The 8th/6th finish for Regal for a 5th overall should open some eyes for this consistent privateer. 
 "ARMA is proud to support Kyle and his racing efforts. He exemplifies the true meaning of what a privateer stands for and shows how much he wants to win", said ARMA spokesman Scott "Hollywood" Sepkovic.
Look for Kyle and fellow ARMA teamrider JLaw returning to the dirt this weekend at the AMA Southwick National Motocross in Southwick, MA.
ARMA Energy SNX can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.  Stay tuned for the launch of the new ARMA website very soon.
ARMA Energy SNX is a revolutionary new energy snack product that produces the same amount of energy as a premium energy drink. This great tasting snack is comprised of almonds, peanuts and trail mixes, full of protein, and is energy-coated with caffeine, taurine, and B-vitamins. ARMA is the ideal snack to fuel your energy and feed your hunger for action sports and daily use.
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Trey Canard Joins the Fly Racing Family

Courtesy of FLY Racewear

Trey Canard Joins the Fly Racing Family
Fly Racing is proud to announce the signing of Trey Canard to a two-year helmet and racewear endorsement agreement. Canard, the 2008 Eastern Region Lites Supercross Champion, will compete in the 2011 and 2012 AMA Supercross and Outdoor series in the 450 Class wearing Fly Racing’s Evolution and Kinetic Racewear lines, as well as its Formula MX and F2 Carbon helmets.

“I'm very excited to be a part of the Fly motocross family,” said Canard. “It is a great company and I believe our mindsets are in the same place. Their gear is great and I'm really looking forward to being in the 2011 gear!”

Fly Racing’s Owner, Craig Shoemaker, had this to say about the new partnership: “Fly Racing is proud and excited to have Trey Canard as the newest member of the Fly Racing Family. He is a class act on the track and off, and shows great speed and character for his young age. We welcome Trey and his family to Fly Racing and look forward to many great things ahead.”

Fly Racing products can be found at your local dealer. For more information, and to view its exciting 2011 line-up of racewear, helmets, casual wear and hard parts, visit

You can also find Fly Racing on Facebook. Follow Fly Racing on Twitter. Watch Fly Racing on You Tube.
About Fly Racing
Established in 1996, Fly Racing began as a manufacturer of motorcycle handlebars and helmets. The brand has quickly developed into one of the fastest growing off road motorcycle riding apparel and hard part brands in the powersports industry. Fly Racing develops high quality products for the competitive and demanding North American market and is distributed in 40+ countries.
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Unadilla Race Report...Troy Lee Designs Racing

Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs Racing
AMA Motocross - New Berlin, NY
After a few weeks off the entire team returned to New Berlin, New York healthy and ready to race. Ben Townley was coming off an injury he suffered at Washougal and Wil Hahn was back after shoulder surgery nearly two months ago. Cole Seely even spent some time on the sidelines with a broken nose and he was back at Unadilla as well.
The 450 motos did not go the way Ben Townley planned.

After climbing as high as third in the championship standings two rounds prior, Ben was looking to make up some ground on his competitors at a venue that he is quite fond of. BT fought with Andrew Short for the first part of moto one as he tried to make his way into the top five. By the mid-way point in the race Ben seemed to lose his drive and slipped several spots to seventh by the end of the moto. His second moto would prove to be more frustrating and Townley would cross the stripe in ninth position for sixth overall on the day.

"This definitely wasn't the result I was looking for today," said a disappointed Townley. "I put on a bit of a charge right at the beginning but then I just couldn't find a way around Short and it stalled me out a bit. The second moto wasn't much better. I was really hoping to do well here because I do like this track. All I can do is look forward and prepare for next weekend. I love that facility as well and I need to get back up to the front."

Wil Hahn and Cole Seely were both returning from injury as well. Seely posted one of his better motos all year in the first go-round with a ninth. Hahn could only get to fourteenth by the end of the race. The second moto Cole didn't get the start he needed to capitalize on his first moto finish and he would spend the entire race making passes towards the front. Wilbur would do likewise and get to eleventh at the checkers while Cole could only get to eighteenth at the finish. Wil Hahn just cracked the top ten with 14-11 motos for tenth. Cole Seely posted 9-18 moto scores to get a twelfth overall on the day.

As the series moves to New England and the infamous MX338 in Southwick there is much to be hopeful for. All of the TLD riders, including Florida resident Tarah Gieger, love the sandy conditions. Look for great things out of the team next weekend.

Follow the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda team at
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Team USA: Dungey, Short and Canard

Courtesy of  MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Last Saturday, prior to the start of Round 9 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship from Unadilla Valley Sports Center, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced three of American motocross' biggest names to complete the lineup of Team USA for the 2010 Motocross of Nations from Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Colorado. Reigning Motocross of Nations champion and current 450 Class points leader Ryan Dungey will return as the team captain in the MX1 class aboard his Rockstar/Makita Suzuki while GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard (MX2) and Honda Red Bull Racing's Andrew Short (MX3) make their respective debuts at the world's biggest professional motocross event.

Team USA for the 2010 Motocross of Nations.
Courtesy Steve Cox/Racer X

Team manager Roger DeCoster, who has won 16 MXoN titles as a rider and 20 as a team manager for the United States, and assistant team manager Mitch Payton selected the trio for the 62nd running of the event based on each rider's performance throughout the 2010 season up to this point. With a five-year winning streak in tact, Dungey, Canard and Short will look to make it six-in-a-row while competing on American soil at the same facility that has hosted a round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship since 2006.

"I believe this is one of the strongest teams the U.S. has ever fielded," said DeCoster. "Each of these riders have earned their spot on the team thanks to tremendous efforts thus far in the championship. With his win last year, Ryan (Dungey) will lead the team in MX1 while Canard and Short will serve as strong complements in MX2 and MX3."

Dungey made his 450cc motocross debut at the Motocross of Nations last season in his first selection to Team USA. He capped off the event with a win in the final moto, solidifying the United States' fifth straight win. This season, he's dominated the premier class of American motocross as a rookie, winning eight consecutive races to put himself in position to claim the world's most prestigious motocross title. He also won this season's event from Thunder Valley.

Current 450 Class points leader Ryan Dungey will head the team in MX1.
Courtesy Steve Giberson/

"It's always an honor to be a part of this team," said Dungey. "It was an amazing experience last year and I can't wait to be a part of it again. We have a great team with Andrew (Short) and Trey (Canard) and I think it'll give us a great chance to take the win again."

For Canard, the selection to Team USA is his first. So far in 2010, Canard has experienced a breakout season. Prior to this year, he had never won an overall event in the motocross discipline, but after capturing his first career victory last month, he's gone on to win four straight events. Now with three rounds remaining, he sits in position to claim the 250 Class title in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

250 Class contender Trey Canard will make his MXoN debut in MX2.
Courtesy Steve Cox/Racer X

"Man this is just incredible," said Canard. "I was lucky enough to be a spectator at the 2007 Motocross of Nations from Budds Creek and I knew then that this is something I wanted to be a part of someday. Words can't express how proud I am to be a part of this team."

After eight years of professional motocross competition, the 2010 Motocross of Nations will serve as Short's first chance to compete for his country on a global stage. After finishing second in the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Class standings, he has been a staple at the front of the field again this year, boasting four podium finishes through nine rounds, each of them in the runner-up spot. Additionally, Short has a moto win to his credit and leads the 450 Class in holeshots with eight. As a Colorado native, Thunder Valley will serve as a home race for the current championship runner-up, making it the perfect site to make his Team USA debut.

Andrew Short will compete in MX3 during his first MXoN appearance.
Courtesy Steve Giberson/

"I'm really excited to race in Colorado," said Short. "We have a great team here with myself, Ryan (Dungey) and Trey (Canard) and I think we have a great chance at going out there and winning. I've always dreamed of being a part of Team USA and it's really special to be selected this season."

Thunder Valley Motocross Park, located in the city of Lakewood, just a short drive from downtown Denver, is the third U.S. venue to host a Motocross of Nations, joining Unadilla in 1987 and Budds Creek Motocross Park in 2007. The event commences on the weekend of September 25-26, just two weeks following the conclusion of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

For event and ticket information about the 2010 Motocross of Nations from Thunder Valley, log onto Camping, VIP Packages and General Admission tickets are available.

For tickets and fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log on to

For more information about the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5750.

About the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the world's most prestigious motocross series. The Series is managed and produced by MX Sports Pro Racing, whose mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the promotion of professional championship racing events nationwide.

The series is also produced in conjunction with Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, a global business that encompasses national and international action sports events, multimedia production and a consumer-based lifestyle brand.

Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a vast network of athletes, fans, brands and properties.

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America. AMA Pro Racing operates a full schedule of events and championships across every spectrum of motorcycle competition.
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Unadilla Race Report...Rockstar Suzuki

Courtesy of Rockstar Suzuki
New Berlin, NY – The Rockstar Energy Unadilla National drew fans from all over to watch racers Tommy Hahn, Hunter Hewitt, and newcomer to the Rockstar Energy Suzuki fold Austin Howell battle it out with the other competitors at the historic Unadilla track. The tack conditions were nearly perfect, and the race offered fans plenty of excitement as the racers worked their way around the difficult and technical course.

Tommy Hahn earned a hard-fought top-ten finish in the 450 class after going 10-11 in his motos. Hahn rode hard, but was visibly running out of steam by the end of each moto due to difficulties with his flight into the area that left him exhausted when it came time to race. "I didn't get to the hotel until about one in the morning, so I didn't have much energy all day," said Hahn. "We'll have to come back at Southwick and show everyone what I've got." Tommy named Southwick one of his favorite tracks on the circuit, so watch for him to put down some very fast laps aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450.

Making his professional debut in the 450 class was Austin Howell, who was racing at the Loretta Lynn's Amateur Nationals just a week before the Unadilla National. The young California native put in a hard charge, and turned in impressive 18-15 scores to take 18th overall in his first race as a pro.

Hunter Hewitt struggled in the hotly contested 250 class, finishing 37th in moto 1 and 22nd in moto 2. Like Hahn, Hunter is hoping to improve on his results at the upcoming race in Southwick.

Moto-X 338 in Southwick, MA, is the next destination on the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship calendar, and the Rockstar Energy Suzuki riders are all looking forward racing at the notoriously difficult and physically demanding track. The race will take place on Saturday, August 28th. The Suzuki RM-Z machines and the Rockstar Energy Suzuki riders are set to battle!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jason Anderson is the AMA Racing Motocross Horizon Award

Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Thirty-five American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) members have joined the ranks of the 2010 AMA Racing national champions following a week of bar-to-bar racing at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

"More than 1,400 qualifying riders worked through nationwide qualifiers for a chance to come to Loretta's to win an AMA Racing National No. 1 plate at the world's biggest week in motocross, and when the dust settled 35 remained," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "MX Sports, the organizer of this event, put on another great week of racing in conditions that ranged from brutal heat to sloppy mud and gave our members a stellar track for deciding our 2010 AMA Racing amateur national motocross champions."

One of the most impressive riders of the week was AMA Racing Motocross Horizon Award winner Jason Anderson from Bernalillo, N.M. The Monster Energy Team Green Kawasaki rider won four of his six motos in the 450 A and 250 A/Pro Sport classes and took the national championship in 450 A. A DNF in the final 250 A/Pro Sport class, following two class wins earlier in the week, likely cost Anderson a second No. 1 plate.

"I'm really excited to win the Horizon award," said Anderson, who's also backed by Pro Circuit, Fly Racing, Volcom, Oakley, Sebastien Tortelli and Coach Seiji. "So many big names have won it, and I'm just exited to be one of them."

Anderson's final moto wasn't without drama, however. He had to race back from dead last to fifth to secure the championship.

"The week went really well at the beginning, and then on the last day, I had my bike break and the last moto I crashed three times on the first lap," Anderson said. "I was mad at myself for getting myself in that situation, but I just put my head down and charged through the pack. I was just pinned everywhere. I had a million people cheering me on. My last pit board said I had to get one more guy, so I wasn't sure I had one it until it was all over."

The AMA Racing Youth Motocrosser of the Year was Cooper Webb. Webb, from Newport, N.C., raced a Honda Red Bull JGR Racing CRF150R to a national championship in the SuperMini 1 class with two moto wins and a second. In the SuperMini 2 class, Webb finished second overall with a win and two thirds.

"This is the biggest achievement I've done," said Webb, who's also backed by Triangle Cycle, Thor, Smith, Kenda, Decal Works and FMF. "I won the first two motos, and then during the mud race, I had clutch problems, but still managed to get second. I'm really honored the AMA selected me for this. It's what I've been working for, as far as my goals, training, going to school and right now, I feel like this is one of my biggest achievements."

In the Vet ranks, Keith Johnson earned the AMA Racing Vet Motocrosser of the Year. Johnson, from Carver, Mass., took the Vet 35+ championship over Loretta Lynn legend Kevin Walker, from Gray, Tenn., who claimed his record 14th AMA Racing national championship No. 1 plate in the Senior 40+ class.

Rockstar Suzuki teammates Gannon Audette and Ian Trettel were two other high-profile champions. Audette, from Cairo, Ga., won the 450 A/Pro Sport class with three wins. Florida-based Trettel topped the 250 A class with a second and two moto wins.

A full list of the 2010 champions from the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL, is below. For complete results from the week of racing, see

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship finals have been organized since their 1982 founding by MX Sports. A list of past champions includes such superstars as Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, James Stewart, Kevin Windham, Ryan Dungey, and more.

2010 AMA Racing National Motocross Champions

250 A
Ian Trettel

250 A / Pro Sport
Zackery Freeberg.

450 A
Jason Anderson

450 A / Pro Sport
Gannon Audette

250 B Stock
Brad Frace

250 B Mod
Justin Bogle

450 B Stock
Justin Bogle

450 B Mod
Chris Plouffe

Alexah Pearson

250 C Stock
Ryan Breece

250 C Mod
Broc Gourley

450 C
Sean Baxley

Collegeboy B/C (17-24)
Tyler Bereman

Jr. 25+
Robbie Reynard

Vet B/C 30+
David Jones

Vet 35+
Keith Johnson

Sr. 40+
Kevin Walker

Sr. 45+
Doug Dubach

Masters 50+
Matt Tedder Sr.

51 (4-6) Stock Multi Spd
Dylan Varn

51 (4-6) Stock Shaft Drv
Steel Gately

51 (4-6) AMA 1 Stock
Gage Linville

51 (7-8) AMA 2 Stock
Jackson Turpin

65 (7-9) Stock
Jordan Bailey

65 (10-11) Stock
Jake Pinhancos

65 (7-11) Modified
Luke Purther

85 (9-11) Stock
Austin Forkner

85 (9-11) Modified
Austin Forkner

85 (12-14) Stock
Chris Alldredge

85 (12-14) Modified
Steven Gretchen

Super Mini 1 (12-15)
Cooper Webb

Super Mini 2 (13-16)
Jace Owen

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C
Luke Renzland

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C
Joey Savatgy

Girls (12-15)
Amanda Maheu

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 rights 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 the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit
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Cooper Webb is the AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year

Courtesy of American Honda
Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced today that Cooper Webb, a 14-year-old Honda rider, has been awarded the AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year Award. Once a year, this honor is granted to the top youth competitor who not only demonstrates an ability to perform on the track, but is also judged to be a role model among his young peers. Cooper has repeatedly proven that he meets all these requirements and so he was selected to receive this prestigious award.

Keith Dowdle, Assistant Manager HRCA, said, "Cooper has been a part of the American Honda/Red Bull JAMS program for four years and during that time he has proven to be a talent both on and off the track. Cooper has appeared in several American Honda advertisements and in a number of our dealer convention videos. He is well spoken and does a great job of promoting our CRF150R product line. Manufacturers want riders who are not just fast on the track but can also communicate well regarding the product line, and Cooper is great in both roles. We are very proud of him and we are thrilled that the AMA has recognized him for his skills on and off the track."

Hailing from Newport, N.C., Webb has been racing a Honda Red Bull Racing CRF150R in 2010, and has earned more than 40 national championship plus other accolades since he began his racing career 10 years ago.

For more information, contact: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (310) 783-3745.

©2010 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Von Zipper Grabs 6 at Loretta Lynns

Courtesy of Von Zipper

(Irvine, CA) VonZipper claimed 6 championships on the week crushing last years total of two. To add to the 6 championships, VonZipper had three runner up’s and four 3rd place results for a total of 13 podium finishes.
In the A class #33 Gannon Audette won 4 out of his 6 moto’s. Audette won 450 A ProSport and finished 2nd in 250 A. Also in the 250 A class VZ had Justin Starling in 6th, Cole Martinez in 7th, A.J. Catanzaro in 9th, and Jake Loberg in 10th. That’s half of the top ten in the A class!!!

In the B class VonZipper had the podium on lock down. Brad Frace won 250 B stock with VZ teammate Kyle Peters in 2nd. Then in 250 B modified VonZipper went 2, 3, 4 with Kyle Peters, Jessy Nelson, and Brad Frace collecting medals all week.

The little ladies of VZ won both championships for the week. Amanda Maheu won Girls (12-15) and Alexah Person won Women (14+) while Jenn Burton won moto one but crashed out of moto two ending her chances at a championship.
The little groms of VZ held it down with 7 top tens. Nick Gaines almost won his last moto of the week and finished 3rd in Supermini (12-15) then 4th in Supermini (13-16). The littlest grom on the VZ team, Gage Linville dominated the 51 (4-6) stock class winning every moto and the championship.

Top Ten Finishes
Mitch Alcorn   Matt Bisceglia
Vann Martin   Jimmy Evans
Shane Durham   Drew Drennan
Kade Walker   Dylan Slusser
Keith Tucker   Dustin Pipes
Andrew Pierce   David Buller
Chase Sexton   Jace Kessler
Jake Loberg   Tommy Maxey
A. J Catanzaro   Chad Scogins
Cole Martinez   Brady Kiesel
Justin Starling   Grant Ransdell

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VonZipper is in the business of promoting lifestyle and personality in the form of quality sunglasses, goggles, soft goods and accessories. Our message is a positive manifesto to the alternative mindset, where it is your God given right to scream your individuality at the top of your lungs. With our unique mix of products, advertising, personalities and relationships, we are here to spread the gospel of the good life.
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Loretta Lynn's Wrap Up

Courtesy of MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The 29th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL came to a close on Saturday afternoon at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. After a solid week of racing, 35 class champions were crowned. They emerged victorious from 1,406 finalists, who in turn had emerged from an initial qualifying field of more than 20,000 amateur motocross athletes. Each championship class ran three long motos-some in scorching heat, others in muddy conditions-on a rough and complicated ranch track that is off-limits for motocross riders the other 51 weeks of the year.

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship finals have been organized since their 1982 founding by MX Sports. A list of past champions includes such superstars as Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, James Stewart, Kevin Windham, Ryan Dungey, and more.

Earning the 450 A class title along with the AMA's prestigious Horizon Award was Team Green Kawasaki rider Jason Anderson. The New Mexico-based rider won four of his six motos during the week; a DNF in the 250 A/Pro Sport class after winning the first two motos likely cost him the title there. That victory instead went to his teammate Zack Freeberg, leaving Anderson with one last chance to take a title in the 450 A class. After starting the moto with an astonishing three crashes on the first lap, Anderson settled down and worked his way up from last to fifth to clinch the championship.

The two other A-class winners were Rockstar Suzuki teammates Gannon Audette and Ian Trettel. Audette, a Minnesota native who is now based in Cairo, Ga., topped the 450 A/Pro Sport division with a three-moto sweep, while the Florida-based Trettel topped the 250 A class with 2-1-1 moto scores. Winning the last two motos, Trettel topped Audette-the first-moto winner here-both times to take a title of his own.

As a testament to the competitiveness of the field, only two riders managed to take a pair of class wins: Team Green Kawasaki rider Justin Bogle (450 B Stock and 250 B Modified) and Suzuki rider Austin Forkner (85cc 9-11 Stock and Mod). Bogle, who hails from Oklahoma, was the only rider all week to go undefeated, sweeping all three motos in both of his classes and setting himself up as a top prospect in 2011.

Other B-class champions included California's Chris Plouffe (450 B Modified), Texan Brad Frace (250 B Stock) and another Californian, Tyler Bereman, in the College-Age (17-24) group. And in one of the best stories of the week, Vet +30 B/C rider David Jones took the title on a 2004 Kawasaki KX125 two-stroke motorcycle.

The AMA Vet Rider of the Year Award went to Massachusetts' Keith Johnson, who topped Kevin Walker to take the Vet +35 title. Walker in turn took his record-extending fourteenth Loretta Lynn's title in the Senior +40 class, as the Tennessean topped California's Doug Dubach. Dubach himself responded with the Senior +45 title on his DRD-backed Yamaha. The winner of the Masters +50 class was Monster Energy Kawasaki-backed Matt Tedder, the father of four young riders, two of whom are currently on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship tour.

The minicycle divisions featured many interesting storylines. There was North Carolinian Cooper Webb's rise to the top on the Joe Gibbs Racing-powered Honda Red Bull Racing CRF150, giving the four-stroke a win in the highly competitive SuperMini 1 class-this after losing the SuperMini 2 class title with a last-lap gaffe that opened the door for the very fast Jace Owen to snatch up the title on his Rockstar Suzuki. There was also the emergence of Vermont's Dakota Alix to the national stage in the SuperMini classes, as well as the lost week of heavily-favored Adam Cianciarulo, who suffered crashes and DNFs on his Monster Energy Kawasakis and did not take a single moto win on the week.

In other 85cc racing, West Virginia's Steven Gretchen topped the 85cc (12-14) class on his American Suzuki-backed RM80, and Oregon's Christopher Allredge raced his Yamaha to the 85cc (12-14) Stock championship.

In the Women's classes, California's Alexah Pearson took home the title in the big-bike class, while Utah's Amanda Maheu topped the minicycle division.

Photos are available upon request by emailing MX Sports Media Coordinator Brandon Short at

For video recaps of the entire week of action from Loretta Lynn's, head over to to watch the daily episodes of MX Sports Center, hosted by Jason Weigandt and Kevin Kelly.

For complete results, including the Junior minicycle and other amateur results, or for more information about dates and how to qualify for next year's event at Loretta Lynn's log on to

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships
Produced by MX Sports, Inc., the 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

About MX Sports
MX Sports, Inc. is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the 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

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Courtesy of Red Bull

Melting Pot of Motocross to Feature Post-Apocalyptic “dream track” designed by
James Stewart, Travis Pastrana, Ronnie Renner, David Knight and Geoff Aaron

Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2010 – This October, the stars will align to create one of most unique and challenging tracks motocross has ever seen. Five of the world's best motocross athletes will come together to design and build a "dream track" blending several two-wheel off-road disciplines. The athletes - James Stewart, Travis Pastrana, Ronnie Renner, David Knight and Geoff Aaron - will bring to life a track that unites design elements from supercross, motocross, endurocross, freestyle and trials. Each of the five riders will contribute a portion to the total design, and the result will be a mash-up of everything they’ve always wanted to put into a race track, but were never allowed to do. This motocross melting pot will be known as Red Bull Metallicross, and will be held at the venerable Pala Raceway on Saturday, October 23.

With some of the best talent in motocross serving as designers, the track will definitely be revolutionary, but it will also have a theme to bump the excitement up a few more notches. As Red Bull Metallicross implies, it will not only feature top-level motocross action, but “metal” music as well. Rock and metal bands will perform on the track in-between each round of racing, and the event will culminate with a special performance by a top heavy metal group.

Red Bull Metallicross is open to pros and amateurs alike, but the track will not be for the faint of heart. The track will be as unforgiving as it will be revolutionary, and will feature: a nearly two story drop into the first turn; a 12-foot-high step-up; dirt-to-concrete whoops; a creek crossing; stretches of sand; a stair set made of railroad ties; explosions and geysers of flame. The racing format will also add some new wrinkles and twists to traditional racing. There will be several heat races, a last chance qualifier and wildcard elements that will keep the fans riveted to the action on the track and give every rider a true chance to prove themselves.

“When I was approached to help design a section of the Red Bull Metallicross track, I jumped all over it,” said Stewart. “I have always had some pretty crazy thoughts about obstacles and elements to a track. Now with this special event it gives me the blank canvas I need to put these crazy elements together. You can look forward to some wild stuff that will take each athlete's absolute best to navigate and survive.”

“Metallicross is going to be the raddest event ever. I'm pumped to be a part of something so revolutionary to the sport,” said Renner. “We have a chance to help design our own real life video game…this event is going to be all-time!”

Aspiring racers will have the chance to earn a spot in the main event during one of two regional qualifier events. The top 10 riders from each qualifier will move on and pit themselves against some of the best professionals in the world at the Red Bull Metallicross main event. Qualifiers will take place at the following locations:

September 25: E-Street MX, Riverfront Track, Sacramento, Calif.
October 2: Pala Raceway, Pala, Calif.

“Pala Raceway is honored to host Red Bull Metallicross, as we know from previous events how far Red Bull pushes the envelope,” said Ryan Ouellette, president MXMPI/Pala Raceway. “While we are in the middle of getting ready for the Pala National, we can hardly wait to begin construction on the course and progress the sport.”


James Stewart
2007 and 2009 Supercross and 2008 AMA Motocross champion (perfect 24 for 24 season).

Travis Pastrana
17-time X Games medalist (11 gold), 2000 AMA 125cc Motocross champion, 2001 125cc East Supercross champion and 2006 Red Bull X-Fighters series champion. First rider to complete a motorcycle double backflip.

Ronnie Renner
X Games gold medalist, Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City winner and Guinness World Record holder for Highest Air on a Motorcycle.

David Knight
Two-time World Enduro Champion and two-time Grand National Cross Country Champion, two-time Red Bull Last Man Standing winner.

Geoff Aaron
Ten-time AMA Trials Champion, 2009 AMA EnduroCross Champion, and 73 career National wins.

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WPS/Fly Racing Constructs On Site MX Test Track

Courtesy of WPS / Fly Racing

WPS/Fly Racing Constructs On Site MX Test Track

In celebration of 50 years of doing business in the powersports industry, WPS and Fly Racing recently completed construction of an on site motocross test track and proving grounds at its Boise, Idaho headquarters. “We needed a more efficient way to test and develop Fly Racing products that allows us to gather instant feedback,” stated Craig Shoemaker, President and Owner of WPS and Fly Racing. “Having a motocross track right here at our Boise facility will not only enable us to develop new products easier and bring them to market quicker, it also allows us to conduct our own photo shoots on sight.”
Using a hands-on approach, Shoemaker, along with his brother Jamison (long time employee and resident photographer), logged countless hours on the company’s bulldozer and front-end loader, shaping and sculpting the track into a top-notch facility. In addition to its use as a test track, Shoemaker decided to pass along the benefits of an on sight motocross track to its employees through scheduled company ride days. “We’re a company that rides motorcycles and that’s filled with motocross enthusiasts, so we decided to give something back to our employees through scheduled track days. It’s been a huge hit and a lot of fun for our employees to ride dirt bikes together—not to mention a great way to build team spirit and morale. A special thanks to everyone who helped make this track a reality, and to Tallon Vohland at Acerbis for sending us the track markers.”
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Rockwell Athletes Flashin’ Gold at X!

Courtesy of Rockwell Time
Rockwell Athletes Flashin’ Gold at X!

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 6, 2010) Rockwell athletes Matt Buyten and Ashley Fiolek both brought home gold medals this past weekend at X Games 16. Buyten edged out fellow Rockwell athlete Ronnie Renner in the Moto X Step Up competition and took gold after clearing a height of 33’ 6’’. Renner put up a fight and posted a 32’ 6’’, good enough for silver. When asked what this win means to him, Buyten replied, “It means everything. Every year it’s a dogfight. These guys out here are amazing. Everyone makes it look easy, but it’s not. That landing sucks. I’ve got a chiropractor and massage appointment lined up for Monday.”

Rockwell’s Ashley Fiolek also came home with some golden hardware. Fiolek laid down some fast laps on her CRF and topped the Women’s Super X, adding another gold to her collection. After taking the win two years straight, Ashley will be looking to three-peat in 2011.

Rockwell Team riders Justin Brayton and Chris Blose finished 2nd and 6th respectively in the Men’s Super X while Ricky James finished 9th in the Super X Adaptive.

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