Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AMA Pro Racing Announces Structure and Personnel Changes

Courtesy of AMA Pro Racing
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - AMA Pro Racing announces today the restructuring of its corporate infrastructure and other changes in personnel.

AMA Pro Racing Managing Member, David Atlas has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.  Atlas will now have day to day operational control of AMA Pro Racing with Managing Member and President Roger Edmondson moving to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer position.  This will enable Edmondson to focus on the overall direction of AMA Pro Racing and its vision for the future.

Atlas brings thirty years of motor racing experience to his new role, having been actively engaged with various sanctioning groups, racing teams and in driver management.  Atlas was one of the original AMA Pro Racing managing members and will now focus on the day-to-day operational aspects of the AMA Pro Racing operation. 

As the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edmondson will continue to provide the vision and direction for AMA Pro Racing.  Roger's extensive history in motorcycle racing gives him a unique perspective on class creation and where the sport will grow and develop with his very unique understanding of the latest trends in the business. 

AMA Pro Racing confirms the departure of Roy Janson from the company.  Janson, who has been in the sport for forty years, will be relocating back to his home in Ohio for non-threatening health reasons. Janson will continue to be available to AMA Pro Racing as an independent contractor/consultant.

Joining the AMA Pro Racing operation will be racing and communications veteran John Szymanski as the Director of Public Relations and overall communications.

Szymanski brings over thirty years of racing experience having worked with teams, drivers, tracks and major manufacturers in a variety of roles within the sport.  He will provide a consistent and thorough face to the PR role with AMA Pro Racing.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at  

JLaw to Run No Fear MX Gear No Fear steps up and says “Yeah, we got JLaw’s back.”

Courtesy of No Fear
CARLSBAD, Calif. – One thing about the motocross community that’s no doubt endearing to its loyal members is the compassion companies show to the sport’s fallen riders. And while many injure themselves participating in the sport we all come together, some fall in other ways – such as 2008 WSX Lites champion Jason “JLaw” Lawrence.

One company has stepped up and chosen to back the fallen star with sponsorship assistance for the upcoming 2010 competition season. No Fear MX gear and casual apparel is confident Lawrence is on track to getting his act back together and returning to the high level of competition he enjoyed through amateurs and into the pro ranks.

“I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me, for a company as important to the MX industry as No Fear to have my back,” said Lawrence. “This gives me hope for another chance, something to work hard for.”

No Fear and Lawrence enjoyed a long-standing relationship through Lawrence’s highly successful amateur racing career. Teaming up for multiple amateur MX national titles, Lawrence did his part to elevate the No Fear brand amongst the dirt-covered teens that frequent Anytown, USA, MX tracks. His punk rock style even back then lent itself powerfully to No Fear’s aggressive attitude and contemptuous brand image built in motocross and throughout the action sports world.

“No Fear still believes in Jason as a racer. But, more importantly, we believe in him as a person and welcome him back to the No Fear family,” said company founder Mark Simo. “We’re looking to give him a second chance, lend him a hand in his recovery process and supply him with some sick gear and support as he works hard to return to the greatness he enjoyed in 2008.”

Added Crown AMG’s Scott Sepkovic: “I’m looking forward to Jason making a positive change in his life. And the fact that No Fear has come on board, in talking to Jason, has certainly helped that process along.”

 About Crown Athlete Management Group
Crown Athlete Management Group is a comprehensive marketing, branding and athlete management firm focused on the future of action sports. For sponsorship opportunities or media information please contact ( or by phone at (760) 918-9382.

Please visit us online at

MXPTV Podcast With Justin Weeks

Courtesy of MXPTV
MXPTV chats with Justin Weeks, who recently suffered a severe injury while riding a couple of months ago and is on the road to recovery right now.  Justin talks about his progress and the overwhelming support he has received over the past couple months.

Click here to listen.

Bob Hannah Challenges Industry To Help Danny "Magoo" Chandler

Courtesy of RacerX
FULLERTON, CALIF. - At this year's "Monsters of Motocross Presented by Lucas Oil", event master of ceremonies and 7-Time National Champion Bob "Hurricane" Hannah announced his support of the "Magoo Van Fund $100,000 Challenge" by presenting the 1982 500cc World Champion, "Bad Brad" Lackey with the first $5,000 donation. This check will be the first of (20) slots the Hurricane and Brad will fill on a weekly updated ad that is being generously donated by Cycle News.

The campaign is simple: Bob Hannah is challenging those current and retired pro riders, industry executives, and other capable individuals to commit at least $5,000 towards Brad Lackey's exhaustive efforts to build and purchase a new special needs van for motocross legend Danny "Magoo" Chandler. Those who commit will have their names added alongside Bob and others in the weekly Cycle News ad until all (20) slots ae filled and the $100,000 goal is attained.

Since the challenge was announced on Saturday night, nine (9) positions have already been filled, including: Terri & Bob Hannah, Terry Knott, Bob Fox, Bruce Lockwood, Glen Helen Raceway Park, Cheryl & Mark Barnett, Linda & Jimmy Weinert, and Pipeline Digital Media.

"We applaud Bob's challenge along with all the other generous donations, auctions and support," said Brad Lackey, America's First Motocross World Champion. "We'll get Danny his new ride sooner than later so he can continue his work with kids and schools on motorcycle safety. It will be great also for his fans to see him at more of the races," Lackey added.

"This is only happening because Brad Lackey is making it happen," explained Bob Hannah at the Monsters of Motocross event in front of 450+ people. "I'm only asking those that can afford to do this, to step up and help take care of one of our own. Let's get this van for Magoo finished," Hannah concluded.

All the donations for this challenge campaign are tax deductible with 501(c)(3) status.

To take the Hurricane's challenge:
Contact: Brad & Lori Lackey

To watch Brad Lackey's emotional video and learn more about the Danny Chandler Van Fund or make another type of donation for the project visit:


RFAbout Athlete Recovery Fund
Mission: To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skateboarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

KTM and Jägermeister Announce Partnership

Courtesy of KTM/Jagermeister

Murrieta, CA - KTM Motorsports and Jägermeister are proud to announce the start of a partnership that lists the number one selling imported liqueur in America as the title sponsor of the 2010 motocross team.
KTM and Jägermeister first began their relationship in 2009 as Jägermeister stepped up as a corporate sponsor for the MDK/KTM Factory Team. "Besides the obvious answer that the corporate company colors match well, there are many reasons we are proud to extend our relationship with Jägermeister. Top on the list being the demographic of their customers and their enthusiasm for keeping the sport of motocross alive while supporting the lifestyle of our main enthusiasts," commented KTM President Jon-Erik Burleson.

For 2010 KTM will focus on the motocross series. The new team created from the KTM and Jägermeister partnership will be appropriately titled as the Jägermeister/KTM Factory Racing Team which will debut with sole team rider Mike Alessi in May of 2010 under leadership from Team Manager Casey Lytle.

"KTM is taking a direction opposite of the competition - a motocross only team for 2010," remarked Lytle. "Jägermeister is the most fitting sponsor for the direction that KTM would like to take in the motocross community. KTM's direction is to focus on interacting with our customers on all levels. Together KTM and Jägermeister have laid out plans for multiple events in the coming year that will focus around motocross riding with active involvement from our customers."

Alessi's dare-devil approach to motocross riding and constant interaction with his fans goes hand-in-hand with the lifestyle of Jägermeister consumers. "From music tours to trikes and Jagerettes to tap machines, Jägermeister continuously seeks new and innovative ways to integrate the brand into our consumer's lifestyle," stated Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. "We are excited to continue building momentum with the KTM partnership and our increasing participation in the motocross arena."

The first event will be the kick off of the Jägermeister and KTM relationship at the Jägermeister/KTM Christmas Party to be held Friday, December 11, 2009 at Pala Raceway. This Christmas celebration is sure to be a hit. While all enthusiasts are invited out, all KTM riders will receive special treatment with a pass to ride FREE for the day if they show up with their KTM. Jägermeister will bring a live band and the celebration for the holiday and this great relationship will take off.

About Jägermeister
Jägermeister, which translates to "master hunter", is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe of 56 herbs, blooms, roots and fruits from around the world.  Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was first developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY Jägermeister is available in the following sizes in the United States: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L. DRINK RESPONSIBLY

About KTM
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in "Ready to Race" on and off road motorcycles and ATVs. Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation.  With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.

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Courtesy of Oneal 

With the teaming of Shane Esposito and Steve Garnett, brought speed and constancy
to Wilson’s already solid team line up. Shane Esposito leaving the line in 22nd start position, handing the bike to Steve Garnett at mile mark 78 in 6th spot! Steve known for his solid riding and many class 30 wins with Jim O’Neal, took over and hunted down the Beta team of Cameron Corfman (Junes over all Baja 500 winner) over the infamous summit, moving the team to 5th over all, stretching the class 21 lead to 45 min at Borrego Junction. Team riders and Mexican connection Septien/Rojas split up the 200 plus miles of the brutal whooped out sand sections of  San Felipe.
From there team riders Garnett/ Wilson split riding duties to Mike Blackman. Blackman taking on lights/Gas and Mikes Sky Ranch loop, aced his section and again handing the bike to Wilson were he took the bike  to the coast where Brian Pernard was waiting. Brian not only rode the coast but handled the bike prep. duties on the 07 450x Honda. Esposito was waiting in the meadow at Ojos 40 miles out from the finish,  Brian handed off to Esposito with a solid cushion. Esposito brought the bike in 5th over all, 15:43.08 Hrs. 42.81 MPH. 40 plus minutes ahead of the next class 21 bike of  Bill Boyer. 
The win clinched the championship for Wilson Racing and Powersport Performance

 Powersports Performance rider list                                  Sponsors 

 Rider of Record: Ronnie Wilson                                         Kenda Tire
                            Shane Esposito                                        O’Neal USA
                            Steve Garnett                                           CHM Exhaust
                            Francisco (Poncho) Septien                     No Toil Filters
                            Gerardo Rojas                                          Seal Savers
                            Brian Pinard                                             Precision Concepts
                            Mike Blackman                                       ZLT Grafix
                                                                                             Iron Man Sprockets

2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule Announced VIP Tickets Available on Black Friday

Courtesy of MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.V. - After one of the most thrilling seasons in AMA Motocross history, MX Sports Pro Racing is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule.

Beginning in 1972, the AMA Pro Racing-sanctioned U.S. outdoor national championship has served as the most prestigious motocross championship on the planet, consistently showcasing the world's best riders.

The 2010 season will commence on Saturday, May 22, 2010, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic just outside Sacramento, Calif. From there, the series will travel throughout the country before coming to a dramatic conclusion on Labor Day Weekend with the Steel City Motocross National on September 4, 2010, in Delmont, Pa.

Each stop of the 12-race series will feature the premier 450 Class, which was won by Chad Reed in 2009, as well as the ultra-competitive 250 Class, which will be wide open as a result of '09 champion Ryan Dungey's move up to the premier 450 Class.

The Women's Motocross (WMX) will also be a highlight at eight rounds of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championships, led by reigning champion Ashley Fiolek. In addition to the premier racing classes, fans can also expect unique motocross-related entertainment and attractions to be added as the season approaches.

"The 2009 season was a transitional year for AMA Motocross, with lots of positive changes, and there's more to come," said Davey Coombs, vice president of MX Sports. "We feel the 12 circuits the tour is visiting now make up the very best tracks in the country, though we continue to search for new opportunities and areas to visit in the near future-especially in the southeast. It is our goal to be there in 2011, as the facilities we are eyeing are continuing to build their infrastructure and racing circuits."

Also returning for 2010 is one of the strongest media, promotional and television packages in two-wheel racing, produced in conjunction via partnerships at both SPEED TV and NBC. In addition, races will also be streamed live via the series website, which is located at

A special feature that new for 2010 is the opportunity for fans to purchase VIP tickets for each event beginning the day after Thanksgiving; Friday, November 27. These season VIP tickets will be on sale at (visit the motocross section) and available for every event on the schedule. VIP ticket benefits vary by track, but generally include such special features as an all day pit pass, a special viewing area, VIP parking, catered lunch, complimentary event program and many other special benefits. These are the best seats in the house and are available only in limited quantities, thus they will sell out quick.

"For the first time in the history of the series, our fans can purchase event tickets to every round through one convenient source and in partnership with a leading nationwide ticket provider" said Nick McCabe of MX Sports. "VIP tickets represent the best seats at the track and we are pleased to make them easier to access and purchase on a worldwide level".

2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
May 22 Hangtown Motocross Classic Rancho Cordova, Calif.
May 29 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, Calif.
June 5 Freestone Raceway Wortham, Texas
June 12 High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 19 Budds Creek Motocross Mechanicsville, Md.
June 26 Thunder Valley Motocross Lakewood, Colo.
July 3 RedBud Buchanan, Mich.
July 17 Spring Creek Motocross Millville, Minn.
July 24 Washougal Motocross Washougal, Wash.
Aug 14 Unadilla Valley Sports Center New Berlin, N.Y.
Aug 28 Moto-X 338 Southwick, Mass.
Sept 4 Steel City Raceway Delmont, Pa.
For more information, please contact Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli TV Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at

Lucas Oil Products

Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, greases, and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.

Forrest Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, founded Lucas Oil Products in 1989 after he spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet. They experienced firsthand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their equipment.

Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship." For more information on Lucas Oil, please visit

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at

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LeoVince Expands Dealer Direct Sales.

Courtesy of Leo Vince
LeoVince USA

LeoVince Expands Dealer Direct Sales.

RICHMOND, CA - November 24, 2009 - (Motor Sports Newswire) - LeoVince expands dealer direct sales, marketing and events support and new staff for the Unlimited exhaust.

LeoVince USA has added six new staff members to its in-house team. After the news of creating a single distributor relationship with Tucker Rocky, LeoVince recently bolstered its staff with three new in-house sales positions. Todd Lewis, Chris Hayer and Drew Patterson join LeoVinces sales staff.

In addition to this they have also added Rick Marlin, former CEO and President of Suomy USA & Gearbox international to head their sales team. Other additions include former AMA Pro Supermoto rider Ronnie Jones as the interactive marketing coordinator and Louis Del Campo as a laser technician and customer service representative.

Tim Calhoun, EVP, states  "LeoVince is now supporting itself through direct sales, in addition to working with Tucker Rocky in the U.S. market and Thiebolt in Canada. We offer the best service in the exhaust sector and to ensure we are able to continue that level of support we needed to create some new positions both to make sure our dealer network is supported properly and our sales and market share continue to grow in 2010.'

LeoVince is a division of Sito Gruppo Industriale based in Monticello d'Alba, Italy. Sito is the largest exhaust manufacturer in Europe. LeoVince USA brands include SBK for sportbikes, Scoot for scooters, X3 for off-road and ATVs and Sito for low-cost OEM replacement. LeoVince products are sold dealer direct and distributed to U.S. motorcycle dealers by Tucker Rocky.


EnduroCross Finale - Blazusiak and Brown Win Heats - Aaron Earns 2nd Overall

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Courtesy of KTM Racing
EnduroCross Finale - Blazusiak and Brown Win Heats - Aaron Earns 2nd Overall
Red Bull/KTM rider Taddy Blazusiak came to the Orleans Arena for the final round of the EnduroCross Series with the Championship wrapped up and the goal of winning the final round and a $50,000 Triple Crown prize.

Judging from the afternoon practice laps and first heat, it looked as if it might be his night. Blazusiak had the second fastest hot lap of the afternoon behind his teammate Shock Doctor/KTM rider Mike Brown.

Brown and Blazusiak were split up in the first two heat races. Brown started heat number one with a holeshot and an amazing battle with Christini/KTM rider Geoff Aaron. Brown and Aaron switched the lead position multiple times before Brown made the pass stick taking the win and the first qualifying position into the main.

Blazusiak was up next in heat number two. Blazusiak had a great jump off the gate but hit a plant in the first corner and went down. Another rider fell on top of him and the two struggled to get back up. Luckily, Blazusiak kept the bike running and once he regained composure he put on an impressive charge through the pack. By the second lap Blazusiak had moved from last to 2nd position and was closing in on lead rider Gary Sutherlin. Another lap down and Blazusiak caught Sutherlin in the rocks and made the pass for the lead. He pulled on the field and finished the race approximately a ½ lap ahead of the next closest rider.

The third member of the team, Shock Doctor/KTM WORCS rider Justin Soulè also made an appearance at the final round of EnduroCross. Unfortunately, Soulè crashed in his heat and semi and wasn't able to qualify into the main event. As a consultation he was entered into the highly popular night race, an event where the stadium lights are turned off and the riders have to race only by headlights. Soulè started up front alongside Husaberg rider Joakim Ljunggred. The two rode side by side for the first half lap until Soulè got held up in the rock section. Soulè lost a few positions getting through the rocks and was able to charge back through and finish the race in 4th position.

In the main event, Blazusiak had a decent start rounding the first corner in 3rd place while Brown's wheel spun on the gate and caused him to have a last place start. Blazusiak quickly moved into 2nd position at the tire jump and was soon side by side with Ricky Dietrich. As they came to the right hander after the tire straight Dietrich moved over and into Blazusiak. With no where to go Blazusiak hit the ground hard causing injury to his leg. "I knew something was wrong as soon as I crashed but I am a racer and I came to win, so I was not going to retire early," commented Blazusiak. He soon recovered and was back on track in 7th place. Out front, Dietrich had taken the lead followed closely by Aaron.

As the race continued, Brown continued to put pressure on the field working as hard as he could to move up in position from his poor start. Brown spent a lot of time trying to get around stuck riders in the treacherous rock section. "The rock section was tough because so many riders got held up there and I would lose time each lap trying to get around them or waiting for them to pick themselves up so I could get by," remarked Brown. At the end of the race, Brown eventually passed up to 9th position where he finished for the night. "I love racing EnduroCross because you never know what will happen. I had great lap times all night but if you don't have luck to go with your speed in the main event you can find yourself in the back of the pack."

Blazusiak passed a few riders after his first crash before he had a second encounter with the ground. After the second crash, Blazusiak put forth a remarkable effort to try and catch the top three but fell short of that goal in the eight lap race. Aaron maintained his 2nd place position to end the season with a podium finish while Blazusiak crossed the line in 5th. After the event Blazusiak had his leg examined for what looks like a possible ACL tear on his right knee. "I will go in for further examination when I return home. I am bummed with how the evening turned out but am still happy to have the championship and plan to return to defend my title in 2010." Blazusiak will be joined once again by Mike Brown as the two KTM Factory riders contending the AMA EnduroCross series next season.

Results - US Endurocross Rnd 6 ‘09

1 Ricky Dietrich Kawasaki United States
2 Geoff Aaron KTM United States
3 Damon Huffman Kawasaki United States
4 Colton Haaker Kawasaki United States
5 111 Tadeusz Blazusiak KTM Poland

Final Standings `09

1 111 Tadeusz Blazusiak KTM Poland 161
2 Geoff Aaron KTM United States 134
3 Damon Huffman Kawasaki United States 115
4 Colton Haaker Kawasaki United States 111
5 Cory Graffunder KTM United States 96

Mike Brown and Enduro Cross Champion Taddy Blazusiak

Enduro Cross Champion 2009 - Taddy Blazusiak, POL

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Feld Motor Sports Launches the Dawn of a Whole New FMX with Nuclear Cowboyz Tour

Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports? announced today the launch of the inaugural Nuclear Cowboyz?15-City tour, featuring the world’s top freestyle motocross riders in a never-before-seen action packed, record-breaking theatrical freestyle motocross production.

The Nuclear Cowboyz tour has assembled the world’s greatest cast of freestyle motocross riders, including Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Nate Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Ronnie Faisst, Todd Potter, Beau Bamburg, Nixey Danielson, Jim McNeil, Dustin Miller, Matt Buyten, Brian Foster, Jimmie McGuire and Jackson Strong. These legends of freestyle motocross will synchronize awe-inspiring tricks, like the amazing front flip, while attempting to break world records in a heart pounding two-hour scripted performance.

“Nuclear Cowboyz truly is the dawn of a whole new freestyle motocross experience with the best FMX riders in the world performing together in one explosive theatrical production,” says Kenneth Feld, Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment, Inc. “Nuclear Cowboyz will ignite the arena floor with freestyle motocrossers defying gravity in this post-apocalyptic atmosphere, leaving the audience with an unbelievable and unprecedented adrenaline-rush. This Feld Motor Sports production is going to be the greatest, most exciting freestyle motocross show ever produced.”

The Nuclear Cowboyz tour is creating a new frontier in freestyle motocross by combining the high-octane sport and the high caliber of entertainment production for which Feld Entertainment is known. The story line rips wide open when the Nuclear Cowboyz reunite after chaos rocks their world. The sparse population divides into two tribes which operate without governance and compete for supremacy of their new world.

“Fans will be blown-away by this new freestyle motocross performance format which includes a special appearance by Derek Guetter presenting an extraordinary back-flipping quad,” says Charlie Mancuso, President of Feld Motor Sports. “New creative elements are integrated throughout the show and include the exclusive Nuclear Cowgirlz™ dancers, the latest pyrotechnics and pulsating hard rock music, exotic acrobatic fire presentations, sky-high stilt walkers, astonishing fire-breathers and the famed “Grindergirl.”
Creating the powerful world of Nuclear Cowboyz includes:

· Barry Lather (Director and Choreographer) – returns to Feld Entertainment from his most recent work with Rihanna’s Girl Gone Bad Tour, soul artist Estelle and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars;   

· Micky Dymond (Rider Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator) – A two-time AMA Motocross Lites class National Champion, Dymond brings his racing skills to choreograph the world’s greatest Freestyle Motocross riders;

· Todd Jendro (Sr. Operations Director) – brings more than 25 years of two-wheel expertise and directs all of Feld Motor Sports’ two wheel properties, including Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross, and Freestyle Motocross.

· Brian Wallenbeck (Director Freestyle Motocross) – brings five years of proficient industry operations knowledge and directs the freestyle motocross property for Feld Motor Sports.

· Jesse Blevins (Lighting Designer) – has overseen spectacular lighting scenery for a variety of performers and performances including his latest for this year’s No Doubt Tour with lead singer, Gwen Stefani;

· Rick Papineau (Scenic Designer) – Vice President of Scenic Elements for Feld Entertainment who creates props, scenic elements and special effects for all corporate touring shows;

· Dawna Oak (Costume Designer) – brings veteran experience in managing the exotic and breathtaking costumes for the thousands of performers from Feld Entertainment’s numerous productions.

History will be made January 2nd when Feld Motor Sports debuts Nuclear Cowboyz at Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena. The non-stop, aerial amazement of this new frontier in freestyle motocross will travel to 15 North American cities in 2010.

2010 Nuclear Cowboyz? Tour Schedule
January 2                      Pittsburgh, Pa.              Mellon Arena
January 8-9                   Richmond, Va.              Richmond Coliseum
January 16-17                Boston, Mass.              TD Garden
January 23                    Dallas, Texas                American Airlines Center
January 30                    Houston, Texas             Reliant Stadium
February 6                    Indianapolis, Ind.           Lucas Oil Stadium
February 13                   Atlanta, Ga.                   Georgia Dome
February 19-20              Tampa, Fla.                   St. Pete Times Forum
February 26-27              East Rutherford, N.J.     IZOD Center
March 6-7                      Birmingham, Ala.           Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex
March 12-13                  San Diego, Calif.           Sports Arena
March 20-21                  Tacoma, Wash.             Tacoma Dome
March 26-28                  Anaheim, Calif.              Honda Center
April  2-3                       Ontario, Calif.                Citizens Bank Arena
April 17-18                    Rosemont, Ill.                Allstate Arena

Tickets are available for the 2010 Nuclear Cowboyz tour, please visit,,

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, Nuclear Cowboyz? 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

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FMF Indoor Motocross Winter Series Opens This Week in North Carolina

Courtesy of Victory Sports 
Riders throughout the southeast will continue a tradition this weekend (Nov 27-28) as they pack up the leftover turkey and head out to the opening event of the 2009-2010 FMF Indoor MX Winter Series. The WNC Ag Center in Fletcher (Asheville), NC is host to this weekend’s event, which will feature 34 classes of riders on bikes and ATVs.

Since 1992 this AMA sanctioned event has featured bar-to-bar racing between some of the nations up and coming pros as well as fast amateur riders. The event is arenacross racing in tight quarters, which makes for a super exciting show. Four year old pee-wees on the tiny bikes to the pros it will an action packed event. Last year there were 39 pro riders in each class, which qualified down to the best 15 for the main event. The spectators got their money’s worth as Zach Osborne, Tyler Bright, Robbie Horton, Jim Chester, Joshua Thomas, and Jim Neese battled for the win. Osborne took the win, but it was Horton who hung tough and won the series championship.

It will be two full days of racing with a full program each day. Practice is at 12:00 noon and the main events are at 7:00pm both days.

For more info visit:

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich Wins Vegas EnduroCross Final Colton Haaker wins E3 Spark Plugs Junior Championship

Courtesy of Endurocross
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 21, 2009) –  After a close second place finish at the opening round, Ricky Dietrich, the defending EnduroCross Champion suffered an injury at round two of the 2009 Geico EnduroCross Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs and was not a factor in the championship.  But tonight, Dietrich played the role of spoiler.  KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak had the $50,000 Geico Triple Crown bonus on the line if he could win the Vegas final.  But Blazusiak did not get a great start and went down hard while trying to make up time on the first lap. 

Muscle Milk KTM’s Mike Brown set the fastest hot lap to get the day started.  Blazusiak had the second fastest time ahead of Sherco mounted Graham Jarvis, a top trials rider from the UK that is proving his ability at EnduroCross type events on both sides of the pond. 

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbot competed in the Baja 1000 the day before and made the long drive to Vegas pay off by collecting the $500 Girardi Wealth Management Holeshot award to start the main event.  His lead was short lived however as there was a lot of bumping and banging during the first lap and most of the field got stuck in the in the large rock pile.  Christini KTM mounted Geoff Aaron took the lead and appeared to be on his way to his second main event win of the season but Dietrich pushed hard to close the gap and made a pass for the lead on lap six.  Aaron held onto second while Damon Huffman won a race long battle with Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker for the final podium position.  Taddy Blazusiak recovered from his first lap crash to finish fifth but has an extremely sore knee. 

Blazusiak had already clinched the 2009 Geico Powersports EnduroCross championship and Geoff Aaron finished second ahead of Huffman.  By finishing fourth overall in the series, Colton Haaker won the inaugural E3 Spark Plugs’ EnduroCross Pro Junior Championship, the series within a series that allows riders aged 16-21 to compete for an AMA number one plate.  Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder finished fifth overall and second in the chase for the Junior Championship. 

The Las Vegas EnduroCross final also played host to three classes of Amateur Grand Championships.  Riders qualified by finishing in the top two at the previous five rounds to earn a place in the Amateur finals in Las Vegas.  Geico backed Eric Rodgers won the Open Amateur title.  Sixteen year old Ryan Sandoval won the TrialsCross title and Joe Kopp, the former Grand National Dirt Track champion won the Vet Grand Championship. 

Las Vegas, NV, Geico Powersports AMA EnduroCross Expert Main Event Results
  1. Ricky Dietrich            Kawasaki
  2. Geoff Aaron               Christini KTM
  3. Damon Huffman        Kawasaki
  4. Colton Haaker           Kawasaki
  5. Taddy Blazusiak        KTM
  6. Cody Webb               KTM
  7. Bobby Prochnau       KTM
  8. Cory Graffunder         Husqvarna
  9. Mike Brown                KTM
  10. Graham Jarvis           Sherco
  11. Destry Abbott            Kawasaki
All six rounds of the 2009 Geico AMA EnduroCross will air on the Lucas Motosports Hour on the Versus Network starting in October.  For more information and air times, check
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole… and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor version of extreme off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. The GEICO Powersports AMA EnduroCross series, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, will be captured by the Versus Network, to be aired on the popular grassroots racing program; The Lucas Motorsports Hour. With its excitement and unpredictability, the EnduroCross championship has always down to the wire and this year will be no different as the series starts and finishes at Vegas’ Orleans Arena! Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO Powersports AMA Endurocross “Live” - and be sure to log-on to for local airing dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour.

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Kenda USA signs on as sponsor of the 2010 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series Presented by Moose Racing

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Kenda Tire has signed a multiyear contract with the NEPG to be a strategic partner of the AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series. For 2010 Kenda will be raising their brand awareness by participating as the Official Tire of the series, as well as the main sponsor of the Kenda Pro rider Purse. Kenda will continue to expand their involvement in the series over the upcoming years, promoting their innovative products to the sport of Enduro. 

NEPG President Alan Randt: “We are proud to have Kenda on board not only as a sponsor, but as a long term partner of the series, their help will let us continue to raise the bar of off-road racing”

Kenda North American Marketing Manager Gus Niewenhous: “As the NEPG continues to raise the professionalism of the National Enduro Series, Kenda wanted to be a major part in helping to reward the riders. We’re looking forward to a great relationship with the series and its riders.” 

For more information on Kenda motorcycle tires visit:

About Kenda: Kenda is a leading manufacturer of Automotive, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV, industrial, and trailer tires.  Since their beginnings in 1962, they have operated on core values of honesty, innovation, quality, and customer service.   For the past forty years, Kenda has continued to develop and expand its product selections to meet ever-changing market demands. Learn more at

For more information about the NEPG email Alan Randt at  For more information as a competitor in the 2009 AMA National Enduro Series email Chuck Weir at

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Friday, November 20, 2009

O’Neal and MotoConcepts Yamaha Join Together for 2010!

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November 20, 2009
Simi Valley, CA
O’NEAL, established in 1970 has chosen to support and partner with MotoConcepts Yamaha Racing for 2010! 

The MotoConcepts Yamaha team is packed with talent featuring Matt Goerke and Daniel Reardon in the Premier 450 class.  Both Matt and Daniel earned considerable success during the last racing Season.  Matt earned the overall victory in the 2009 Outdoor National race at Southwick while Australian Champion Daniel, was a regular feature on the podium throughout the entire season.
The following top lites class riders from MotoConcepts Yamaha will also be racing with O’NEAL’s Hardwear Protective apparel and All New O’NEAL 8 Series Helmets throughout the 2010 Racing Season; Ryan Sipes, Vince Friese and Travis Baker. 
Sipes, has earned his reputation as a talent to watch having achieved numerous impressive finishes in professional Supercross and Outdoor events in recent seasons.  Both Friese and Baker have torn up the competition in the amateur ranks each earning several Lorreta and Mini O titles! 
For all of the MotoConcepts Yamaha riders the training is relentless as the clock ticks towards the start of the 2010 Supercross Series.
MotoConcepts is a leader in innovative manufacturing techniques and has created an entire line of Moto essentials that are “Must Haves” for the true enthusiast/racer.  Check out today.
O’NEAL Racing has been at the forefront of the Motocross industry since 1970!  O’NEAL has been, and will always be the ultimate in quality products for racing!  Check out and learn all about O’NEAL’s 40 full years of non-stop product development.

Jeff Alessi is a proud member of the MotoConcepts Yamaha Racing Team.  Jeff will be continuing his relationship with Alpinestars for the 2010 racing season and will be wearing Alpinestar boots and racing apparel in all events.

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DeCal Works Opens 2010 Racer Support

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DeCal Works would like to take a moment to congratulate all the racers / riders on an outstanding 2009 season.  For 20 years DeCal Works has been a staple in the motocross industry providing racer support to privateers of all proficiency levels. DeCal Works would like to remind all previous support racers to renew their racer support status as well as invite any and all new applicants to be a part of their 2010 racer support program. The world may be going through some crazy changes, but the sacrifices, commitment and devotion that motorcycle racers continually demonstrate are proof that we are a family bonded by success. To become DeCal Works newest member of the family or to simply re apply, visit today. It is quick and easy and only takes about 5 minutes.

While visiting the site, take some time to check out the New Interactive Design Studio that allows you to select your colors and view your graphics and numberplate backgrounds prior to print. With DeCal Works exciting new T-7 Semi Custom Graphic Series leading  the way for 2010 and a large selection of colors to choose from, you are going to become very addicted to this industry exclusive feature. As always whenever you purchase DeCal Works graphics and add quality replacement DeCal Works plastics to your order, DeCal Works experienced staff will professionally mount your graphics for no extra charge. Visit today to see their full 2010 lineup. Gift cards are available 365 days a year and dealer inquiries are always invited.


Courtesy of Suzuki
BREA, CA (November 20, 2009) - In 2009, American Suzuki dominated racing by earning six major national championships from Superbike to Motocross to ATV. American Suzuki is proud to announce The Suzuki Champions Tour, a unique display designed to get Suzuki consumers up close and personal with the Championship winning bikes and ATVs at this years International Motorcycle Show. This unique display is a once in-a-lifetime chance for consumers to sit on some of the winning machines for a photo opportunity like no other.
"2009 was a record year for Suzuki racing" said Rod Lopusnak, Suzuki National Sales Manager. "Our racing drives performance and innovation from Superbikes to ATV's to Motocross. As an enthusiast and rider myself, it's great to give consumers a taste of what makes us #1!"
Suzuki's power-packed Champions Tour display will feature the five high-tech machines that produced a record six titles to Suzuki. Consumers can throw a leg over a Mat Mladin race replica 2009 GSX-R1000 like the one that earned his 7th AMA Superbike Title. Fans can straddle Ryan Dungey's Western Supercross Lites and MX Lites winning RM-Z250 or climb on the first Fuel-injected 450 to win an MX Championship with Chad Reed. Four-wheeled enthusiasts get to sit on top of both Dustin Wimmers AMA ATV Pro MX and Chris Borich's GNCC ATV title winning QuadRacer R450.
"We build Championship winning technology into each Suzuki ATV and motorcycle. Suzuki products pack a punch. 2010 race season is around the corner. And we plan to come out strong." emphasized Suzuki's Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi.
With 10 remaining IMS shows on the schedule, the next chance for consumers to check out this display will be at the IMS show in San Mateo, CA November 20-22. For more information on the International Motorcycle Show tour visit To learn more about Suzuki events visit, join SuzukiScoop on Facebook or follow us on Twitter where you can win prizes, receive updates or get the latest info on Suzuki.

2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Schedule Announced

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2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Schedule Announced
Morgantown, W.Va. (November 19, 2009) - Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, have announced the final schedule and locations for the 2010 Can-Am GNCC tour. The 13-round series schedule mimics the highly successful 2009 Schedule except for Round 6 of the series, the location of which is yet to be announced.
The series begins for the second year in a row at the West Gate River Ranch in River Ranch, Florida as part of Daytona Bike Week from February 27 to March 2, and will conclude with the series favorite, the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on October 23-24.
Rd. 1 Feb 27-Mar 2    West Gate River Ranch,  River Ranch, FL
Rd. 2 Mar 6/7            The General,  Washington, GA
Rd. 3 Mar 20/21         Steele Creek,  Morganton, NC
Rd. 4 Apr 10/11          Big Buck,  Union, SC
Rd. 5 Apr 24/25          Loretta Lynn's,  Hurricane Mills, TN
Rd. 6 May 8/9            TBA
Rd. 7 May 22/23         Mountain Ridge,  Somerset, PA
Rd. 8 Jun 5/6             The John Penton,  Millfield, OH
Rd. 9 Jun 26/27         Snowshoe Resort,  Snowshoe, WV
Rd. 10 Sep 11/12       Unadilla, New Berlin, NY
Rd. 11 Sep 25/26       The Titan, Lafayette,TN
Rd. 12 Oct 9/10          Power Line Park,  St. Clairsville, OH
Rd. 13 Oct 23/24        The Ironman,  Crawfordsville, IN
For more information, check out the official series website at or call 304-284-0084.
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed.  For more information, please visit

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Racer Productions Announces 2010 Grand National Cross Country Proposed Pro Rules

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Racer Productions Announces 2010 Grand National Cross Country Proposed Pro Rules
Morgantown, W.Va. (November 19, 2009) - Racer Productions, producers of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, has announced the proposed rules for the 2010 tour in the XC1 and XC2 pro classes.
These proposed pro rules are tentative, and will not be finalized until the GNCC Rider Meetings that follow the GNCC Awards Banquet on December 4-5. This allows the GNCC community time to view the rules and allow for a public comment period.
The most significant proposals highlighted are for the bike classes. Racer Productions has established a minimum age requirement that will be implemented over a one-year grace period. The 2010 minimum age requirement for the XC2 Pro Lites class will be 15 years old and 17 years old for the XC1 Class. In 2011, these ages will increase to 16 and 18 years old for the respective classes.
The second proposal for bikes allows the use of 250 two-strokes in the XC2 Pro Lites Class. This change is consistent with the AMA Amateur Racing Rulebook.
The proposed rules can be viewed by clicking here.
After the banquet rider's meeting the tentative amateur rules will be posted for public comment as well.
To provide suggestions or comment on the proposed rules, please email Technical Manager Jeff Canfield at Jeff Canfield, Race Director for MX Sports Pro Racing, has been recently assigned to the position of Technical Manager for GNCC Racing.
The 2010 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with the West Gate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida, which runs February 27 through March 2, as part of Bike Week.
For more information, check out the official series website at or call 304-284-0084.
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed.  For more information, please visit

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Give the Gift of Giving with Heal Clothing

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Gift Certificates Now Available!

HEAL Clothing (Helping Extreme Athletes Live) now offers gift certificates for the holiday season Not only can you buy a great gift for someone but you will be helping injured athletes of action sports this holiday as well.  Gift certificates are available at any price and can be emailed to you or the recipient of the gift.

So you can give two gifts when buying a gift certificate from HEAL Clothing this holiday season!!  Just click on the image below to head to the store and purchase a gift certificate.

Gift Certificate

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