Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2010 Supercross Schedule Announced

Press Release from AMA
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Feld Motor Sports(SM) announced today the schedule for the 2010 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, that begins Jan. 9 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., and concludes May 8 at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. Since its beginning in 1974, Monster Energy® Supercross has played in some of the world's largest markets and most prestigious venues, and the 2010, 17-stop season adds to the sport's rich heritage.

"The 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, was arguably the best season of all time, combining parity on the track and drama off the track, and we expect 2010 to build off of that excitement," said Charlie Mancuso, president, Feld Motor Sports. "The championship will continue its rich history at many of the legendary stadiums that have made Monster Energy® Supercross so strong, in addition to the new tour stop at the new state-of-the-art Cowboys Stadium."

The newest addition to the tour will be the inaugural stop at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which is a short drive from the old Texas Stadium. Monster Energy® Supercross held its first race at Texas Stadium in March 1, 1975, with subsequent races through 1977. From 1983-2008, Texas Stadium was one of the marquee stops on the Monster Energy® Supercross schedule. With the establishment of the new Cowboys Stadium, a new area of tradition will be built off of the historic 30 races held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman added: "AMA Supercross is the premier competition of its kind on the planet. The AMA is pleased to once again be working with the FIM and Feld Motor Sports for the 2010 season to provide the world's stage where the best of the best will battle for championship honors. Since the beginning, AMA Supercross has grown in stature and significance. Today, the consolidated championship attracts the top riders from all over the globe. It's going to be another incredible season of competition."

"Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, can bow on a glorious past which results in the rich history it presently has," said Wolfgang Srb, President of the FIM Motocross Commission. "We are proud to count Monster Energy® Supercross amongst the 49 FIM World Championships. The 2009 season was most entertaining and kept the fans thrilled until the end. The FIM considers 2010 as a transition year and is confident that Feld Motor Sports will export Monster Energy® Supercross to new international horizons as of 2011. The fans that are supporting Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship worldwide deserve it."

After a successful 2009 return to Salt Lake City, Monster Energy® Supercross will bring the action back to Rice-Eccles Stadium May 1. With the loyal support and commitment from the Utah Sports Commission, Monster Energy® Supercross will make its sixth stop at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

"After looking at the 2010 AMA Supercross schedule, it's exciting to see where we will be competing at next year," said 2009 Monster Energy® Supercross champion James Stewart. "Most of the events will be similar to last year, but this year we're going to go to the new Cowboys Stadium, and it's the newest and biggest stadium in the United States. It's going to be fun to compete in the billion dollar Cowboys Stadium. Also, I look forward to returning to the venues that I created winning memories at during the 2009 season."

2010 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Schedule

January 9: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
January 16: Chase Field, Phoenix, Ariz.
January 23: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
January 30: AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.
February 6: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
February 13: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
February 20: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.
February 27: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
March 6: Daytona Int'l Speedway, Daytona, Fla.*
March 13: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
March 20: Cowboy Stadium, Arlington, Texas
March 27: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.
April 10: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
April 17: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
April 24: Quest Field, Seattle, Wash.
May 1: Rice-Eccles, Salt Lake City, Utah
May 8: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.

* Not a Feld Motor Sports event. This date is independently promoted by Daytona International Speedway and the International Speedway Corp.

For more information on the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com.
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Press Release from Feld Entertainment

AURORA, Ill. (June 23, 2009) - The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced today the invited rider list at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena October 9-10, featuring the world's top supercross racers for the two-night showdown.

After revising the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open race format two years ago to a one-class-one-champion program, the invitations were extended to not only the world's top AMA Supercross class riders but also to the world's top AMA Supercross Lites class riders.

Sixty-five invitations went out to the sport's biggest names, including reigning AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, former two-time AMA Supercross class champion Chad Reed as well as the AMA Supercross Lites class champions Christophe Pourcel and Ryan Dungey.

Tickets for the 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open are available at Carter Powersports in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, www.ussx.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

For more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, please log on to www.ussx.com.

2009 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Invited Rider List

  • 1. James Stewart
  • 2. Chad Reed
  • 3. Andrew Short
  • 4. Josh Grant
  • 5. Kevin Windham
  • 6. Ryan Villopoto
  • 7. Ivan Tedesco
  • 8. Davi Millsaps
  • 9. Mike Alessi
  • 10. Josh Hill
  • 11. Matt Boni
  • 12. Ryan Dungey
  • 13. Jason Lawrence
  • 14. Christophe Pourcel
  • 15. Michael Byrne
  • 16. Austin Stroupe
  • 17. Jake Weimer
  • 18. Tyla Rattray
  • 19. Tommy Searle
  • 20. Nico Izzi
  • 21. Ryan Morais
  • 22. Blake Wharton
  • 23. Trey Canard
  • 24. Dan Reardon
  • 25. Brett Metcalfe
  • 26. Heath Voss
  • 27. Tim Ferry
  • 28. Nick Wey
  • 29. Paul Carpenter
  • 30. Kyle Chisholm
  • 31. Broc Hepler
  • 32. Ben Coisy
  • 33. Tommy Hahn
  • 34. Tyler Bowers
  • 35. Troy Adams
  • 36. Ryan Sipes
  • 37. Justin Brayton
  • 38. Will Hahn
  • 39. Chris Blose
  • 40. Branden Jesseman
  • 41. Matt Lemoine
  • 42. Matt Georke
  • 43. Jeff Alessi
  • 44. Daniel Blair
  • 45. Darran Durham
  • 46. PJ Larsen
  • 47. Steven Clarke
  • 48. Kyle Cunningham
  • 49. Broc Tickle
  • 50. Ben Evans
  • 51. Martin Davalos
  • 52. Jeff Gibson
  • 53. Brock Sellards
  • 54. Josh Demuth
  • 55. Chad Johnson
  • 56. Nathan Skaggs
  • 57. Gray Davenport
  • 58. Michael Willard
  • 59. Codi Adams
  • 60. Keith Johnson
  • 61. Willy Browning
  • 62. Nathan Ramsey
  • 63. Billy Laninovich
  • 64. Jason Thomas
  • 65. Jake Marsack
  • 66. Jake Moss
  • 67. Vince Friese
  • About Feld Motor Sports

    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 www.feldentertainment.com.

    About Rockstar Energy Drink

    "ROCKSTAR is the world's most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles - from athletes to rock stars.

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available in eleven amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, and Roasted Light Vanilla. ROCKSTAR ENERGY SHOTS are available in Wild Berry and Tropical Punch flavors.

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom."

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    Yoshimura Redesigns Website

    Press Release from Yoshimura

    Chino, Calif. - June 30, 2009 - Yoshimura R&D of America has just re-launched its website with a new look and additional special features that cater to the needs of Yoshimura’s customers as well as the media.

    The new site highlights the company’s 55-year history and keeps enthusiasts up to date on product and racing news. The expanded racing section carries race reports plus rider profiles for Rockstar Makita Suzuki Road Racing and ATV teams as well as the Honda Red Bull Supercross/Motocross team. Riders seeking sponsorships can also get their contact information here.

    Yoshimura’s home page gives easy access to the company’s well-stocked video archives. Visitors can quickly access detailed product information and how-to instructions. In addition, there are exclusive interviews with Mat Mladin, Tommy Hayden, Dustin Wimmer, Doug Gust and Gary Jones as well as industry celebrities like Rockstar’s Mike Kelso and Wayne Hinson of Hinson Clutches. Want to see what is inside the Yosh race trailer or a sneak peak in the dyno room? How about getting a private ATV lesson with Kory Ellis? Check it out!

    The media center sets you up with wallpapers, newsletters and links to Yoshimura’s YouTube, myspace, facebook and twitter pages. A press room has been set up for easy media access to all Yoshimura’s race reports and press releases.

    The product section remains unchanged where visitors can discover the various pipe options for their bike as well as see what new products are being designed or just released. New features include a convenient PDF download of Yoshimura’s Book of Speed catalog and the option for consumers to order replacement parts for their exhaust systems.

    The interface has a fresh new look sporting Yoshimura’s signature red and black colors and has been designed with easy navigation in mind.
    Please visit www.yoshimura-rd.com for a full tour.

    Red Bull High Rise: Ronnie Renner Aims to go Higher, this time in Chicago

    Press Release from Red Bull
    CHICAGO, IL (June 30, 2009) – Chicago’s renowned skyscrapers will share the sky with motocross superstar Ronnie Renner on Saturday, July 25. The Windy City will watch as Renner attempts to break his own Guinness World Record for the highest air ever attained on a motorcycle at Red Bull High Rise. He will go sky-high at Butler Field prior to Chicago’s annual Venetian Night, adding a new spin to an old tradition.

    Renner is a respected freestyle motocross veteran whose credentials include a gold medal in Step-Up at the 2007 Summer X Games and the Step-Up world record. He set his original quarterpipe big air world record by jumping an amazing 59 feet, 2 inches in July, 2008. In 2009, he will attempt to beat this record by launching sky-high onto a massive custom-built steel landing ramp measuring 64 feet wide and 30 feet tall.

    Why Chicago? Why not? “While I was thrilled with being able to set the initial world record last year, I know I can push myself to achieve a better height, and Chicago is one of the best places to be in the summer,” said Renner. “Plus it added another component to my training regimen – I need to train my stomach to prepare for Chicago cuisine; especially the deep dish pizza!”

    Renner has been training at the exclusive Red Bull Compound in Southern California in preparation for his big night on a modular quarterpipe built specifically for him. The Compound is a one-of-a-kind training facility that Red Bull provides its athletes to equip them with the support they need in order to achieve their wildest dreams.

    Renner’s jump completes yet another amazing chapter of world-firsts, following the record-shattering performances of fellow motocross sensation Robbie Maddison and BMX star Kevin Robinson. Maddison jumped the length of a football field in front of thousands on New Year’s Eve 2007, clearing 322 feet in Las Vegas. Last June, Robinson soared 27 feet above the lip of a huge quarterpipe (54 feet above the ground) in New York’s Central Park to set the BMX big air world record.

    Presented by the City of Chicago, the 52nd Annual Venetian Night is expected to draw more than half a million people to the lakefront. In addition to
    Renner’s world record attempt, the evening kicks off at 7:45 p.m. with the Chicago Fire Department's Air/Sea Rescue re-enactment. Immediately following at 8:15 p.m. the boat parade begins, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. People of all ages begin to stake out spots along the lakefront in the early morning to ensure a good view of this popular event. Admission to the event is free.

    Red Bull High Rise is free and open to the public. Renner’s world record attempts will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Butler Field. Parking is limited – it is recommended to walk, bike, or the CTA. For CTA information, visit www.transitchicago.org or call 1-888-YOUR-CTA.

    For more information about the event, visit www.redbullusa.com/highrise. For hi-res images, free for media use, visit www.redbull-photofiles.com.

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    Two Brothers Golden Muffler ViralVideo Challenge

    Press Release from Two Bros Racing

    Two Brothers Racing set to award inaugural Golden Muffler.

    Powersports enthusiasts across the globe can now compete online in the industry’s first viral video contest. The best videos selected in nine categories could win the Grand Prize: A Two Brothers Racing Top Level Exhaust System of their choice and two tickets to the Red Bull US MotoGP at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

    “The Golden Muffler Viral Video Awards contest is going to be great,” Two Brothers Vice President Jeff Whitten said. “We’re all video junkies and love to see movies of our customers using their TBR products. We can’t wait to see what comes in the mail.”

    To enter, contest participants submit their own videos promoting the Absolute Top Level performance and style of Two Brothers Racing products. All videos meeting the length and format requirements will go to the TBR table of judges to see if they're good enough to win.

    “Whether it’s captured on the sidelines of a stunt show, from a bike-mounted cam at a race or just a crazy skit set in a home shop, I know our customers can give us some good video, “ Whitten said. “Besides, we’ll make them famous!”

    All videos chosen to be uploaded to the TBR YouTube site will receive (on top of supreme online popularity) a custom “Two Brothers Racing Golden Muffler Awards” tee shirt.

    Categories include:
    - Best Picture (Grand Prize)
    - People’s Choice (most viewed on YouTube)
    - Best Action
    - Best Drama
    - Best Comedy
    - Best Animated
    - Best Actor
    - Best Actress
    - Most Original

    Videos need to be 120 seconds or less, no larger than 950 MB and in QuickTime format. Send videos on CD or DVD to Two Brothers Racing - 401 South Grand Avenue - Santa Ana - CA - 92705. Don’t cheat! See the official rules online at www.twobros.com and get to shooting!

    Two Brothers Racing
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    Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Texas

    Press Release from Red Bull

    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 27, 2009) – Just as the setting sun was calming the blazing daytime heat, eleven of the world’s best freestyle motocross riders turned it right back up at Red Bull X-Fighters Texas. Nate Adams defeated defending event winner and 2008 series champion, Mat Rebeaud before a capacity crowd of more than 22,000 fans in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Speaking of historic, Australian rider Cam Sinclair nailed the first-ever double backflip in a competition run, sending the fans into a frenzy. Thomas Pag├Ęs of France suffered a hip injury in an unsuccessful attempt at the first front flip in a competition run.

    “Red Bull X-Fighters is the very top of FMX,” said Adams. “There is nothing like winning against such world-class athletes, and in front of my fellow Americans. I’m really happy I am healthy and riding well. It was all-around a great weekend for me.”

    “There has never been a double backflip in competition before,” said Sinclair, who suffered bruised ankles from the hard landings. “I don’t really care about the fact I was eliminated in the semis – I’m just happy I’m more or less healthy.”

    Japan’s Eigo Sato now leads the overall standing of the international series with 215 points, closely followed by Rebeaud (210 points) and Robbie Maddison (145 points).

    The scene was authentic Texas, replete with Rodeo Queens, bull riding and even the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, who many say contributed to the heat. Supercross legend and current TORC off-road truck driver Ricky Johnson got the evening started by tearing into the purpose-built venue with a special passenger – Fort Worth Mayor Michael Moncrief, who welcomed the fans to the second-straight Red Bull X-Fighters held in his town, followed by members of the Red Bull Air Force, who made a high-speed drop-in onto the course.

    The course was a genuine challenge for the riders, presenting them with more than 15 different jump combinations, thanks to the 850 truckloads of dirt that were sculpted in the three weeks leading up to the event.

    Red Bull X-Fighters Texas Results:
    1. Nate Adams (USA) 100 points
    2. Mat Rebeaud (SUI) 80 points
    3. Cameron Sinclair (AUS) 65 points
    4. Eigo Sato (JPN) 55 points
    5. Robbie Maddison (AUS) 45 points
    6. Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 35 points
    7. Dany Torres (SPA) 30 points
    8. Adam Jones (USA) 25 points
    9. Andre Villa (NOR) 20 points
    10. Thomas Pages (FRA) 15 points
    11. Jeff Kargola (USA) 10 points

    The Texas stop is the third of five international Red Bull X-Fighters events in 2009, starting with the traditional kick-off at the 45,000-seat Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City in March. Calgary hosted Canada’s first Red Bull X-Fighters on May 30 at the Calgary Stampede. Next up is the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, which will enjoy its eighth-consecutive year with a stop on July 16-17. The series wraps up with a visit to London’s Battersea Power Station on August 22.

    Red Bull X-Fighters was created in 2001, debuting in Valencia, Spain at the bullring where the legendary ‘Mad’ Mike Jones claimed victory. Since that historic night, Red Bull X-Fighters events have taken place in the world’s most iconic locations, including the famous bullrings in Madrid and Mexico City, Slane Castle in Ireland, the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, a massive stone quarry in Wuppertal, Germany and the Stadion X-Lecia in Warsaw, Poland.

    Red Bull X-Fighters Texas will be broadcast on ABC on Sunday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m., immediately following the British Open golf tournament.

    For additional information on Red Bull X-Fighters, please visit www.redbullxfighters.com and for hi-res images, free for media use, visit www.redbull-photofiles.com.
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    Press Release from American Suzuki

    Team Suzuki Press Office - June 30.

    Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing's Chad Reed battled the elevation as well as his competitors at Colorado's Thunder Valley MX Park and came away with his overall championship points lead in tact.

    The two-time AMA Supercross champion finished in fourth place overall, thanks to third and seventh-placed moto finishes. Rockstar Makita Suzuki team mate Michael Byrne was right there with Reed, finishing in fifth place overall. The Australian rode two impressive motos, bringing home sixth and fourth finishes.

    Finally, a very injured Mike Alessi attempted to race the first moto but crashed early and was unable to finish. Alessi recently had successful surgery on his broken kneecap and hopes to resume racing full-time as soon as possible.

    In the 250 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey finished with identical results to his 450 class team mate Byrne. In the first moto, Dungey overcame a bad start to go from 21st to sixth place on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250. In the second moto, the Minnesotan fared better on the start and brought home a fourth-place finish. Dungey is currently second overall in the championship points standings.

    Chad Reed:

    "I got a good start, actually a great start, in the first moto, then I went out and rode like crap out there. It's pretty disappointing. I've been struggling all day long. In the second moto, I was still struggling. I'm dealing with some personal issues that I just have no control over and it's tough. But I've got to say thanks to all the guys at the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team."

    Michael Byrne:

    "It was a pretty good weekend for us. I had a good practice again this week, which was good for me. I was a little bummed in the first moto because I was in third at one point and then some guys got by me. But I'm still making progress, so I can't be too disappointed. I have to look at where I'm coming from. In the second moto, I rode strong. I just need to work on a little more speed so I can run with the guys at the front."

    Mike Alessi:

    "I wanted to get back in the championship because there's still a lot of races to go and motos to be raced and the championship isn't out of reach. So I just wanted to try and get some points this weekend. In the first moto, I got a great start - I think I was second or third right off the gate, but a few guys got past and they were running a fast pace. I was trying to stay with them but I went down and my first thought was my knee. I thought about trying to make the second moto, because that's just my mentality - even after I crashed I tried to do a few laps -- but it just hurt too much."

    Ryan Dungey:

    "It was a tough race and the altitude definitely played a part, but everybody had to deal with it - no excuses. Where I really threw it away was on the starts. I just couldn't get off the line like I wanted to and that set me back. But overall, I came out of this race healthy and I finished both motos, even though I've struggled here in the past. Now I'm just looking toward Red Bud."

    AMA Motocross 450 Class Top 10:

    1. Ivan Tedesco (Honda)
    2. Andrew Short (Honda)
    3. Thomas Hahn (Kawasaki)
    4. Chad Reed (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
    5. Michael Byrne (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
    6. Josh Grant (Yamaha)
    7. Ricky Dietrich (Kawasaki)
    8. James Albertson (Yamaha)
    9. Kyle Summers (Yamaha)
    10. Jake Moss (Honda)

    Championship points: http://www.suzuki-racing.com/championship_points.aspx?SRS_ID=2

    AMA Motocross 250 Class Top 10:

    1. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
    2. Christophe Pourcel (Kawasaki)
    3. Tommy Searle (KTM)
    4. Justin Barcia (Honda)
    5. Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki)
    6. Broc Tickle (Yamaha)
    7. Brett Metcalfe (Honda)
    8. Blake Wharton (Honda)
    9. Tyla Rattray (Kawasaki)
    10. Darryn Durham (Yamaha)

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    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    2010 Suzuki's

    Press Release from Suzuki
    Championship winning performance…..ready for you today.

    2010 Suzuki RM-Z250
    Suzuki races to win, period. And, thanks to the hard work of Ryan Dungey in the U.S., the RM-Z250 is the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast Champion for 2009. But winning goes beyond the champagne. For the 2010 RM-Z250, Suzuki applied lessons learned on the track to turn up the speed, handling and confidence you’ll get racing every day, anywhere in the world.

    Suzuki racing technology is everywhere you look: advanced Suzuki fuel injection is fitted for the first time on a four-stroke 250cm3 Suzuki motocross machine. Further engine modifications boost peak power without giving up any of the low-end or midrange that has made the RM-Z250 the choice of top riders everywhere. Chassis updates improve handling with key suspension upgrades making the new RM-Z250 the perfect weapon for motocross racers worldwide. And there’s the eye-catching slim, aggressive styling that causes the RM-Z250 to stand out at any track.

    Think of the 2010 RM-Z250 as the perfect racing package.

    Championship winning performance, now improved beyond the reach of the competition.

    Fuel Injection
    Derived from the pacesetting RM-Z450’s superlative system, the RM-Z250’s battery-less injection features a 43mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage, a 16-bit computer and unique capacitor-assisted starting system. A durable, lightweight magneto-generator powers the fuel injection after starting. Because all engine systems are related in performance, a new muffler is fitted to optimize the benefits of fuel injection.

    Power at the Top
    Engine modifications for the RM-Z250 maintain its impressive low-to-midrange power but add a thrilling high-rpm rush to the mix—precisely what expert-level riders want in a potent 4-stroke racing engine. Revised cam timing works in conjunction with updated intake ports to boost power and torque at the top of the power band. A new, stronger connecting rod and mirror finishing permits maximum engine speed increased to a stunning 13,500 rpm. Crankshaft modifications similar in spec to the championship-winning RM-Z450 increase rigidity and strength. The 249cm3 engine continues to use a DOHC, 4-valve head design with lightweight titanium valves riding in an advanced pent-roof cylinder head and semi-dry-sump lubrication system reduces internal friction. With a top-end rush like no other, the RM-Z250’s engine has to be experienced to be believed.

    Chassis Updates
    In the search for handling perfection, the RM-Z250’s twin-spar aluminum alloy frame has been redesigned with several key components to optimize rigidity balance and improve traction at high speed. The lower frame tube has thicker walls, 3.0mm versus 2.5mm, while the side rails are slightly shallower. Connecting the 19-inch rear wheel and the lightweight chassis is a new swingarm with an improved center brace for increased rigidity that also more concentrates its mass for enhanced suspension action and greater traction. To prove that Suzuki understands the importance of details, new footrest brackets are designed to prevent mud clogging.

    High-Performance Suspension, Updated
    Thoroughly revised spring and damping rates inside the inverted Showa 47mm fork and piggyback single shock result in improved handling for a wide range of riders. Carefully chosen modifications improve traction and rider confidence at high speed without sacrificing the RM-Z’s legendary quick-turning ability. Modifications to the rear suspension linkage that reduce thrust backlash also improve traction and make for more consistent performance.

    Radiator Louvers
    Improved radiator louvers direct more cooling air to the twin side-mounted aluminum alloy radiators for lower engine temperatures. They are joined to the outer bodywork for increased strength without adding weight.

    Color Coded
    For 2010, the RM-Z250’s number plates have a black background to conform to rules for competition numbers. It’s one less thing to worry about so racers can concentrate on winning.

    2010 RM-Z250 Technical Specifications
    Overall Length 2,170 mm (85.4 in.)
    Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in.)
    Overall Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in.)
    Wheelbase 1,475 mm (58.1 in.)
    Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in.)
    Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
    Curb Weight 104.5 kg (230.4 lbs.)
    Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
    Bore 77.0 mm
    Stroke 53.6 mm
    Displacement 249 cm³
    Compression Ratio 13.4:1
    Fuel System Fuel Injection
    Lubrication System Suzuki Advanced Sump System
    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
    Primary Reduction Ratio 3.210 (61/19)
    Gear Ratios 1st 2.153 (28/13)
    2nd 1.764 (30/17)
    3rd 1.470 (25/17)
    4th 1.238 (26/21)
    5th 1.090 (24/22)
    Final Reduction Ratio 4.000 (48/12)
    Front Suspension SHOWA 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil
    Rear Suspension Swingarm, link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
    Caster 30°20’
    Trail 140mm (5.5 in.)
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Front Tire Size 80/100-21
    Rear Tire Size 100/90-19
    Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gal.)
    Body Color Sold Black/Champion Yellow No. 2 (GY8)

    *Product Specifications Subject to Change

    2010 Suzuki RM-Z450

    A racing legend, improved

    2010 Suzuki RM-Z450
    Two years ago, Suzuki stunned the world with the first fuel-injected motocross racebike. It was more than unique…it was a winner. Around the globe, the RM-Z450 helped racers collect wins and trophies, fiercely competing in venues from the World MX1 series to America’s AMA Supercross championship.

    Now the question: Is there any way to improve on this incredible success? Sure there is. But you have to be Suzuki to do it.

    Take a close look at the 2010 RM-Z450, a thoroughly updated, cutting-edge open-class motocrosser that’s more potent than ever. Across-the-board engine upgrades boost power from awesome to awe-inspiring. Detailed frame and suspension modifications improve an already sharp-turning racebike. As a racer, you want quick, laser-accurate steering and confidence-inspiring high-speed handling in one package. And you want a high performance machine whose racing pedigree enables it to be competitive right out of the crate? Here is Suzuki's answer!

    When Suzuki introduced the first fuel-injected motocrosser in history, it jumped way ahead of the pack.

    With the new 2010 RM-Z450, your competitive advantage just got that much bigger.

    Powered Up!
    Suzuki’s engineers have carefully developed the RM-Z450’s powerful 449cm3, DOHC, 4-valve engine to increase power throughout the rev range. Always known for its incredible midrange grunt, the 2010 RM-Z450 also has arm-stretching high-rpm power. A combination of revised cam profiles and reworked cylinder-head porting give the RM-Z450 amazing idle-to-redline thrust. An improved camchain tensioner provides more consistent performance. Also a modified throttle linkage makes the low-speed response more progressive. How’s that? More power and better manners.

    Fuel Injection, Pioneered and Improved
    For 2010, the RM-Z450’s electronic fuel injection is improved with a reversed throttle valve movement. Such a simple alteration pays handsomely: The fine fuel-air mist from the 12-hole fuel injector is directed away from the throttle valve for a more uniform mixture producing increased power and enhanced throttle response.

    Chassis Dynamic
    Everywhere you look, the RM-Z450’s twin-spar aluminum alloy frame has received detail improvements to optimize rigidity balance. It starts with the head stock, which is now a two-piece design that’s 9mm taller than before. Further back, the sections at the rear of the frame, which are made up of extruded and cast members, are now wider for increased rigidity. More strength comes from a wider upper frame bridge beneath the saddle, while material wall thickness was strategically designed to save weight.

    High-Quality Showa Suspension
    The RM-Z450 employs race-bred, state-of-the-art Showa suspension front and rear. For 2010, both ends of the bike are given suitably revised spring and damping rates—the new rates work together with the chassis’ optimized rigidity balance to improve handling. 47mm inverted forks provide optimum wheel travel and can be adjusted for compression as well as rebound damping for maximum rider adjustability. A Showa piggyback reservoir rear shock offers both high- and low-speed compression damping adjustment along with rebound damping and spring preload adjustments. Working through Suzuki’s superlative rising-rate linkage system—now with revised link-bearing tolerances for precise handling performance—the shock provides 310mm of wheel travel delivering maximum traction.

    2010 RM-Z450 Technical Specifications
    Overall Length 2,190 mm (86.2 in.)
    Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in.)
    Overall Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in.)
    Wheelbase 1,495 mm (58.9 in.)
    Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in.)
    Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
    Curb Weight 112.5 kg (248.0 lbs.)
    Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
    Bore 96.0 mm
    Stroke 62.1 mm
    Displacement 449 cm³
    Compression Ratio 12.2:1
    Fuel System Fuel Injection
    Lubrication System Suzuki Advanced Sump System
    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
    Primary Reduction Ratio 2.625 (63/24)
    Gear Ratios 1st 1.800 (27/15)
    2nd 1.471 (25/17)
    3rd 1.235 (21/17)
    4th 1.050 (21/20)
    5th 0.909 (20/22)
    Final Reduction Ratio 3.846 (50/13)
    Front Suspension ` SHOWA 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil
    Rear Suspension Swingarm, link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
    Caster 29°40’
    Trail 130mm (5.1 in.)
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Front Tire Size 80/100-21
    Rear Tire Size 110/90-19
    Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gal.)
    Body Color Sold Black/Champion Yellow No. 2 (GY8)

    *Product Specifications Subject to Change

    2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

    Heart of a champion, a taste for adventure.

    2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
    Racing improves the breed; Suzuki has proven that time and time again. Now it’s time to rewrite the rules for the serious off-road rider. Introducing the 2010 Suzuki RMX450Z.

    Descended from the Championship winning RM-Z450, the first motocross bike to offer high-performance Suzuki fuel injection, the RMX450Z is a serious off-road bike for serious trail riders. Its powerful and torquey 449cm3, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine shares all core technology with Suzuki’s winning open-class motocrosser. Its frame, suspension and bodywork are all nearly identical to the RM-Z450’s—maintaining that model’s slim, aggressive styling. Only changes to make the RMX450Z a superior trail machine have been made—maximum performance – no compromises.

    That’s like taking your hard-core motocross machine out onto the trail.

    Only better. Much better.

    Fuel Injection
    Suzuki pioneered fuel injection for motocrossers, and the RMX450Z shares all key technologies with the stunning RM-Z450. Fuel injection improves fuel efficiency, throttle response and reduces emissions, allowing the RMX450Z to be “green sticker” eligible in the state of California. On every trail in the world, the RMX450Z’s fuel injection provides unmatched smoothness of power delivery and trail-ready reliability thanks to a KEIHIN throttle body with progressive linkage. This advanced fuel injection system also eliminates the need for re-jetting at higher elevations. To best suit the RMX450Z to life on the trail, the airbox features a hinged lid for quick air-filter maintenance and better protection from dust. Suzuki’s vast experience with motorcycle fuel injection both on and off-road help make this among the best systems available.

    Electric Start
    The trail is no place to wear yourself out kick-starting a bike, so the RMX450Z comes with an electric starter, energized by a compact battery centrally located to reduce its influence on weight distribution and balance of the bike. To charge the battery and power the RMX450Z’s lights, a larger magneto-generator is fitted. It’s a win-win situation.

    Engine & Transmission
    Suzuki has made minimal modifications to the all-conquering RM-Z450’s potent four-valve, DOHC engine for the RMX450Z. This lightweight engine now features a modified inlet tract along with revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power. Wider gear ratios in the 5-speed constant-mesh transmission that work with revised primary and final-drive ratios are ideally suited for a broad range of conditions, from scaling steep trails to high-speed open-terrain riding.

    The addition of a coolant reservoir tank increases on-trail reliability, while a relocated filler cap improves access. Because the trail can be a rocky place, a new engine protector plate is fitted. No stone was left unturned.

    State of the Art Chassis
    Suzuki’s light and effective aluminum alloy twin-spar frame construction is used in the RMX450Z, employing both cast and extruded sections for the utmost benefits of both: low weight, high rigidity, and high durability. The RMX450Z’s aluminum alloy swingarm is derived from the RM-Z450’s to maintain ideal balance, while the rear suspension linkage benefits from reduced free play. Its geometry combines the RM series’ renowned turning-on-rails abilities with optimized handling performance that all serious trail riders want.

    World Class Suspension
    Derived from the RM-Z450, the RMX450Z’s trail ready suspension features the same phenomenal action as the race bike. The RMX450Z suspension utilizes high performance rebound and compression damping adjustable Showa forks combined with a Showa piggyback reservoir style rear shock featuring two-way adjustable compression damping with adjustable rebound damping and preload adjustments. Spring rates have been optimized for off-road riding. Every aspect of the RMX450Z’s performance envelope has been carefully considered for serious off-road riding without compromising a millimeter of quality.

    Superior Ergonomics
    Sit on an RM-Z450. Now go sit on the new RMX450Z. Feels just about the same, right? That’s right. With an ideal riding position resulting from the motocross-developed seat, slim bodywork and low-profile aluminum alloy fuel tank, the RMX450Z allows the rider to concentrate on the terrain. A comfortable rider is a fast rider.

    Instruments You Need
    A durable, ultra-compact enclosure houses a full-function instrument cluster on the RMX450Z—and can be configured for two modes, standard and sport. The sport mode simplifies the display so the rider can concentrate on terrain; it shows the timer, tripmeter, average speed and tire-diameter correction. In the standard mode, the display also shows speed, time, two trip lengths, and voltage. An integrated tire diameter calculator allows precise fine tuning for different tires to ensure accuracy of the speed and distance displays. The RMX450Z also features a low fuel level warning light for confident off-road riding anywhere you go.

    2010 RMX450Z Technical Specifications
    Overall Length 2,185 mm (86.0 in.)
    Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in.)
    Overall Height 1,260 mm (50.0 in.)
    Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
    Ground Clearance 320 mm (12.6 in.)
    Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
    Curb Weight 123.5 kg (272.3 lbs.)
    Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
    Bore 96.0 mm
    Stroke 62.1 mm
    Displacement 449 cm³
    Compression Ratio 11.6:1
    Fuel System Fuel Injection
    Lubrication System Suzuki Advanced Sump System
    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Starter Electric and Manual
    Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
    Primary Reduction Ratio 2.708 (65/24)
    Gear Ratios 1st 2.153 (28/13)
    2nd 1.611 (29/18)
    3rd 1.250 (25/20)
    4th 1.000 (19/19)
    5th 0.826 (19/23)
    Final Reduction Ratio 3.923 (51/13)
    Front Suspension SHOWA 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil
    Rear Suspension Swingarm, link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
    Caster 29°18’
    Trail 130mm (5.1 in.)
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Front Tire Size 80/100-21
    Rear Tire Size 110/100-18
    Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gal.)
    Body Color Sold Black/Champion Yellow No. 2 (GY8)

    *Product Specifications Subject to Change

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    Rockwell Time Welcomes X Games Gold Medalist Matt Buyten

    Press Release from Rockwell Time

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT (June 25, 2009) Rockwell Time is pleased to announce the newest member to its team, FMX rider Matt Buyten. After grabbing the IFMA Rookie of the Year award in 2003 and multiple X Games Gold medals since then, Matt has been on a tear. Rockwell Time is proud to have Matt on the team and wishes him the best of luck at the upcoming X Games in Los Angeles. Oh, and which is Matt’s favorite Rockwell watch you ask? It’s no surprise that it’s the 50mm Phantom. Weighing in at 12 ounces, measuring 50mm wide, and having ceramic inner links, the 50mm is a solid choice. Nice pick Matt!

    You can check out Matt’s favorite, the 50mm, and the rest of Rockwell’s lineup at: www.rockwelltime.com

    KTM Announces New Factory Service Program

    Press Release from KTM

    Murrieta, CA - As part of KTM North America's 'Just Went Factory' promotion, KTM is opening up its race department tricks to all KTM customers with the Factory Service Program.

    Owners of current model KTM SX, XC, XC-W and EXC bikes can now get their bikes tuned by factory technicians to the same specifications normally reserved for factory riders. The engines and/or suspension will be individually hand-tuned to produce performance equal to the bikes that the KTM factory team riders race each weekend.

    Each engine or suspension set will be dialed in by the same technicians who produce the factory bikes week in and week out. All orders are to be placed through an official KTM dealer. The KTM dealer will arrange for the customer's engine or suspension to be shipped to the racing headquarters of KTM North America, Inc. where all work will be done.

    Please visit your local KTM dealer to learn more about this great opportunity to give your bike a factory upgrade.

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    KTM Red Bull Romaniacs Race Services 2009

    Press Release fromKTM
    Newly concluded KTM spares-, and mechanics- service for Red Bull Romanaics Rallye 2009.

    The big orange brother will be watching and assisting YOU right on site! With pride, we'll be able to offer you the full support-package of the world's leading Rallye bike manufacturer. Should you plan to enter the Red Bull Romaniacs Rallye on a KTM Enduro-bike built no later than 2008, here comes your "no-brainer" deal!

    In a cooperation between the world's leading Rallye-Bike manufacturing brand - KTM - and the mastermind of the Red Bull Romaniacs Rallye - Martin Freinademetz - a unique and new support package could be set up:

    Perfectly trained KTM Rallye mechanics will be there right on site in order to support and assist you in any mechanical issue you should face during the RBR Rallye.

    Spares for any KTM -Bike built no later than make 2008 will be stored and available and can be purchased without any cash-involvement, all this to be dealt with after the race through your frien dly KTM dealer of choice and trust.

    A highly professional, pimped KTM race truck with tents will be waiting for you, your bike and any of the service-customers in order to fresh all this up for the next stage of the Rallye.

    So what services can a customer expect in detail? There will be competent KTM Rallye staff available from 1 hour before the start until 22:00 every day in the main paddock. Those great folks will be assisting you in rather easy tasks, such as changing levers, oil, mousses or filters, but they're also ready to help out in rather sketchy issues, such as identifying and fixing engine-, and electricity bugs or changing brakeline-hoses as well as oil filters. After all, they'll perform a final all-round-checkup on your bike every evening and make sure each and any skrew will be sitting tight and solid so that you can fully rely on it while clicking into 5th gear in flatout-mode during next day's stage.

    On top of that, a service vehicle, fitted with mechanics and basic spares, will be at each of the daily DS Ps (designated service points), where there will be 15 minutes of a daily break in order to refresh (wo-)man and machine during every stage of the Rallye. So even far out there, you'll be not alone at all with this package! Those guys will even transport your personal stuff out to those DSPs in your box, on your behalf - every day and as a part of this deal.

    For all this race service performances, available to all inscribed and paid-up participants of RBR 2009, we ask for an overall fee of no more than € 250 net VAT. Any possibly needed spares will come on top and will be accounted through your KTM dealer of choice after the race.

    So if you'd like to become a part of the great orange family, please proceed and book this service until latest July 30, 2009 by filling out and sending in the attached form(s) in cooperation with your nearest KTM dealer of trust.

    By the way: The Red Bull Romaniacs Rallye still offers available slots for this coming-up 2009 edition for all riders who'd like to face this challenge of a lifetime.

    There are still some free starting-slots with-, or without accommodation packages in all classes, from pro-, to experts-, hobby-, and tourist-class (reaching from € 650 to € 1.480 per rider) still available, and even a budget-saving 50/50 payment model is being offered. Get your lo-down on all this and sign up now for Red Bull Romaniacs @ www.redbullromaniacs.com .

    Please mind: This awesome Race-Service offered by the folks of KTM and Red Bull Romaniacs on above is not going to make you any faster on the Rallye-tracks, but it'll make you way more professional and organized in the paddock. You'll be a lot faster back in your hotel and/or at the hotel bar ;-) with a working, serviced bike waiting for the next stage in the paddock. Either way - and in any way: this will

    Check out the form and additional info on below and make sure to be amongst the first in line.

    Believe us: It's worth it, as you'll figure out latest in the paddock of Sibiu, when all your buddies will be catered like kings, while you might end up not even being allowed to enter the orange family's service areas.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Thunder Valley 450 class Rider List

    Press Release from MX Sports

    The following is the 450cc class rider list for the Toyota National at Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood,CO round 5 of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

    9 Ivan Tedesco Murrieta CA
    18 David Millsaps Murrieta CA
    21 Cody Cooper New Zealand
    22 Chad Reed Australia
    26 Michael Byrne Australia
    27 Nicholas Wey Murrieta CA
    29 Andrew Short Smithville TX
    33 Josh Grant Riverside CA
    37 Antonio Balbi Brazil
    42 Jake Moss Australia
    45 Jason Thomas Melrose FL
    47 James Albertson Ozark MO
    48 Thomas Hahn Decatur TX
    57 Jacob Marsack Allenton MI
    59 Troy Adams Homosassa FL
    63 Chris Blose Phoenix AZ
    71 Justin Sipes Vine Grove KY
    73 Gavin Gracyk South Bloomfield OH
    75 Josh Hill Murrieta CA
    80 Tyler Bright Burlington NC
    81 Kyle Summers Discovery Bay CA
    86 Travis Sewell Westville IN
    94 Jacob Morrison Wareham MA
    95 Ben LaMay Anchorage AK
    102 Christopher Gosselaar Victorville CA
    114 Justin Brayton Murrieta CA
    128 Ross Johnson Olympia WA
    130 Kyle Keylon Brooksville FL
    138 Michael LaPaglia Murrieta CA
    157 Sean Hackley Jr. Ovilla TX
    169 Ty Conner Alvin TX
    191 Jared Van Bebber Placeville CA
    229 Jeff Loop Claremont CA
    233 Justin Berry Edmond OK
    272 Taylor Painter Granbury TX
    283 Kyle Glass Hudsonville MI
    284 Cody Drewek Sachse TX
    336 Dennis Jonon Spring Hill KS
    338 Jason Lawrence Carlsbad CA
    351 Shane Sewell Westville IN
    376 Ray Leybovich Woodbourne NY
    383 Robert Fitch Jr. Denver CO
    395 Benjamin Ritter St Marys PA
    397 Taylor Robert Scottsdale AZ
    407 Adam Chatfield Menifee CA
    425 Jarred Browne Nuevo CA
    447 Deven Raper Murrieta CA
    455 Lucas Moraes Menifee CA
    466 Kerry Moore Sanger TX
    482 Cory Green Nowata OK
    501 Scotty Wennerstrom Lindale TX
    511 Nathan Whitlow Beavercreek OR
    539 Ricky Dietrich Merifee CA
    604 Joel Barnowski Boisc ID
    605 Jesse Casillas Jamul CA
    616 Kyle Phenix Houston TX
    624 Travis Tillery Prescott AZ
    631 Weston Peick Wildomar CA
    641 kody Bill Caldwell IA
    656 Brandon Kunkel Wildomar CA
    659 Justin Freund DeSoto MO
    662 Travis Bannister Calhan CO
    685 Bret Pike Pueblo CO
    689 Avery Rogers Phoenix AZ
    745 Charles Whittelsey Murrieta CA
    749 Roberto Castro
    Costa Rica
    768 Cole Shondeck Colorado Springs CO
    790 Robert Imondi Rifle CO
    800 Michael Alessi Victorville CA
    801 Jeff Alessi Victorville CA
    810 Jeff Crutcher Belton MO
    825 Darin Guerrie Grand Junction CO
    907 Jeffrey Curry Saginaw MI
    911 Tyler Bowers Danville KY
    928 Bobby Garrison Sparhs NV
    939 Cole Mort Glendive MT
    940 Matthew Karlsen Denver CO
    967 Cody Tithof Perris CA
    978 Brandon Brower Sandy UT
    979 Ben Coisy France