Friday, May 28, 2010

MX Sports and NPG Donate to the AMMC

Courtesy of MX Sports
MORGANTOWN, W.V. - As a sign of appreciation for the continued support of the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center (AMMC), MX Sports Pro Racing, in partnership with the National Promoters Group (NGP), provided a donation of $20,000 to the AMMC at the season opening round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship last weekend at Hangtown.

The AMMC has served as an integral part of AMA Pro Motocross for many years, providing the world's best riders with unprecedented on-site medical attention at the most renowned events on the planet.

"Asterisk is a part of the foundation of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship," said MX Sports Vice President Davey Coombs. "The dedication of Doc Bodnar, Tom Carson and their entire staff is second to none. Their presence at the track gives a tremendous sense of confidence and security for all the riders on the track as each of them know the series is in good hands."

"This commitment and financial contribution from MX Sports and the NPG is how we are able to support the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship," stated Tom Carson, Director of the AMMC. "Our relationship with MX Sports and NPG is a safety partnership for the racers and this check will directly support the 2010 championship."

Doctor John Bodnar, affectionately known as "Doc" throughout the industry, accepted the check on behalf of the AMMC and was quick to acknowledge the efforts of his crew. Asterisk provides the racing community with the most complete mobile trauma facility in the world, but everything else including the crew is supported entirely by donation.

Bodnar's excitement was obvious and summed up his emotions by simply saying "this is really great!"

The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with the Flagstar Bank Freestone National from Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas. Gates drop on Saturday, June 5 beginning at 1 p.m. CST. Live coverage of the first motos of the 450, 250 and WMX classes can all be seen on live-stream at 450 Class coverage can be seen on SPEED that evening at 9 p.m. EST, followed by 250 Class coverage just a few hours later at 12 midnight EST.

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

For more information about the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5750.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Matrix Concepts, LLC Launches New Line of Personalized Racing Stands, Ramps, Worx Mats, Utility Cans and Tie Downs

Courtesy of Matrix

Matrix Concepts, LLC Launches New Line of Personalized Racing Stands, Ramps, Worx Mats, Utility Cans and Tie Downs

Matrix Concepts, LLC Launches New Line of Personalized Racing Stands, Ramps, Worx Mats, Utility Cans and Tie Downs
Matrix Concepts is used and endorsed by the following pro and amateur teams for the 2010 season:
a. Factory Monster Energy Kawasaki MX
b. L&M Yamaha
c. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green
d. Rockstar Makita Suzuki Amateur Team
e. Factory Suzuki Offroad (Mats, tiedowns, cans and ramps)
f. Factory Rockstar/Makita Suzuki MX (Mats only)
g. Fun Center Suzuki
h. J-LAW Racing (select product)
i. Star Racing (select product)
j. AMPRO Offroad Yamaha
k. Xtreme Rockstar Suzuki Amateur Team
l. Troy Lee Designs Honda
m. Bud Racing Rockstar/Kawasaki Racing Europe
Matrix Concepts is proud to launch our unique line of personalized off road stands, ramps, work mats, utility cans and tie downs. Your name, your number, your style. Whatever you want/however you want it!
Available June 1, 2010 at your local dealer!
If your dealer doesn’t have the Matrix Concepts line, let him know he can get it from our USA Distribution network that includes:
• Parts Unlimited and Matrix Concepts
For more information and to view this unique product line, visit us at:
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2010 N-Style Pit Mats

Courtesy of N-StyleNow available in 45x70, rubber, oil resistant, highest quality and most durable.  The most efficient pit mat produced within the industry.  Long lasting, easy to maintain, without any replacement parts.  can be used in garage, track, and or pits.  Available in Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, N-Style, Fifth Dragon and Monster Energy.  Customized shop, team pit mats available.  Call your inside sales rep for more details.

MSRP $99.99

Call N-Style at 800-831-9043 and or log onto

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Courtesy of Suzuki Press

Team Suzuki Press Office - May 26.

The sixth round of 15 in the 2010 FIM Motocross World Championship sees the factory Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1 team head to California and the circuit of Glen Helen for the first US Grand Prix of the century and the first of the MX1/MX2 era.

Clement Desalle and Steve Ramon will fly out with other members of the squad today (Wednesday) 10 days after competing in Catalunya, Spain. The two Belgians hold fourth and sixth positions in the standings respectively with their RM-Z450WS' and have placed a Suzuki on the podium in four of the five races run so far this season.

After back-to-back events in Portugal and Spain the team packed up the necessary equipment last week and the riders seized the free weekend to train and recuperate after a hectic period of the calendar. Desalle was able to rest his right shoulder and Ramon could recover from aches and pains courtesy of his Qualification fall at Agueda and his unwilling first corner crash at Bellpuig.

The meeting at Glen Helen will represent the first US Grand Prix since 1999 and the first trip to the hillside venue at San Bernardino since 1992. The winner of the 500cc contest 20 years ago was none other than current Team Manager Eric Geboers, who now returns to the West Coast hoping to again celebrate victory, but in a slightly different form.

"Obviously it is special to go back there and the sport has changed a lot both technically and in the way it is organised in the last 20 years so we will see a different kind of Grand Prix," Geboers said. "We have not done too badly this season so far but my feeling is that both Steve and Clement have more to offer both in terms of their performances and the results we are taking; I hope we can pick it up in the United States."

The Grand Prix is the first of two fly-aways on the 2010 schedule and the trip across the Atlantic has added significance for the Belgian crew thanks to their new partnership with Rockstar Energy. "We have such a lot of respect for the people at Rockstar Energy and it is fantastic to be associated with a company like that," commented Geboers. "Going to the US means that the Rockstar management will be able to get close to the team and see what we are all about."

For the riders, Glen Helen is a chance to tackle one of the most renowned circuits in the USA. The fast climbs and drops of the layout under the Californian sun east of Los Angeles is a tantalising prospect for Desalle who competed in a round of the AMA Nationals in 2009. "I am so excited to go," the Portuguese Grand Prix winner said. "The track will be new for me but I have watched every AMA national for many years there, so I feel like I know Glen Helen a little bit."

Ramon is no stranger to the American soil but acknowledges the novelty of the event: "I was there in 2002 to do some practicing but I was not on the full track. I like it. Depending on the weather it can be hard underneath with loose dirt or sand on the top. I am looking forward to going there as it is new on the calendar and something different."

A rapid retreat will await the team after their US adventure with the Grand Prix of France at St Jean d'Angely set to occur the following weekend. The weather forecast predicts fine conditions for the weekend with Sunday set to be particularly hot with temperatures tipped to hit the low 30s.
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Courtesy of Suzuki Press Room

Team Suzuki Press Office - May 26.

A trip across the Atlantic and a historic first US Grand Prix is the next challenge for Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 as the mythical circuit of Glen Helen will host the sixth round of the 2010 FIM Motocross World Championship and its first GP event since 1992.

Ken Roczen and Arnaud Tonus will excitedly prepare for their inaugural major race meeting on American soil in which they both will aim to place the RM-Z250 in the winner's circle once more.

Roczen in particular will be eager to inflate his growing army of new fans and also reverse some of the misfortune his suffered last week at the Catalan GP when he missed out on his first overall victory with an electrical problem in the second moto at Bellpuig. The sixteen year old and his Teka-backed team have been superlative this season so far and have only dropped out of the top three once in the nine motos of 10 completed. With his first 2010 chequered flag obtained in the opening outing in Spain, Roczen is geared-up for more spoils on arguably the largest stage for the sport in the world.

"I have raced in the US before but on nothing like the scale we will find at Glen Helen," said the flamboyant and fiercely-talented German. "It was good to have a week off and now we will go to America to pick up exactly where we left off in that first moto in Spain. We will probably have a couple of days in Los Angeles before heading to the track and I'm hoping for a fun trip and weekend before we rush back for France."

Stylish Arnaud Tonus is also eager to make his American Grand Prix debut (although he did star at the 2007 Motocross of Nations at Budds Creek in which he won the Ricky Carmichael Award) and after some bad luck with a first corner incident in Spain is looking to get back inside the top five and collect the decent results that have elevated him to sixth in the standings. "I am really looking forward to this GP and it is a little bit of a dream to be racing at Glen Helen," the Swiss said. "I want to work on my starts and we will have to get used to the dirt and the track. It seems a little bit sandy and hard-pack with those long up-hills but I can't wait to get over there."

Roczen is second in the World Championship table and 26 points adrift of Marvin Musquin. Tonus needs eighth points to reach the top five. The Grand Prix of France at St Jean d'Angely will occur just seven days later and will mean a frantic dash back to Europe for the German team.

Glen Helen is renowned for its history and status as a centre-point for Californian motocross. The steep hillside drags will offer some scenic images and memories for the Grand Prix riders, the vast majority of whom have yet to compete on US shores in a meeting under an FIM banner. The weather forecast for the weekend predicts sunny and hot conditions.

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Motocross/Supercross team owner to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association
The AMA is pleased to announce the first member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2010: accomplished race team owner Mitch Payton (below, left, in the above photo of last year's AMA Team USA). Payton, whose Pro Circuit teams have collected 26 AMA Pro Championships in Motocross and Supercross since 1991, will be among the legends of motorcycling honored at the 2010 induction ceremony at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas this Nov. 19.

"In AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross, one team is perhaps more synonymous with winning than any other, Pro Circuit, and the motive force behind that team is one of the industry's most driven individuals, Mitch Payton," said Jack Penton, incoming AMA director of operations and a Hall of Famer himself. "Payton is an architect of not only championship teams, but champions, having developed some of this sport's greatest racers."

Payton's parents, James and Norma Payton, introduced him and his brother, James Jr., to motorcycling at a young age. By the time he was 10, Payton was competing in family enduros and a few years later was racing competitively in AMA District 37. In 1977, at the age of 17, Payton was one of the district's top desert racers and won the 125 class in that discipline. Unfortunately, the next year Payton's racing career was cut short by injury.

Instead of allowing discouragement to turn him away from motorcycling, Payton refocused his efforts on the business side of the sport. At 18, he bought and ran a local Husqvarna shop. His skill and reputation as a tuner grew, and his parts were being used by some of the biggest motocross teams of the mid-1980s. Then, in 1991, Honda asked Payton to run its 125 team. Payton accepted, and over the next 19 years, racing other brands as well, his teams won more championships than any other.

Tom White is chairman of the Hall of Fame Motocross/Supercross committee, and the company he founded, White Brothers, was one of the first distributors of Payton's products.

"I've known Mitch from when he was racing to when he was starting his company," White said. "It is one of my proudest moments to see somebody who overcame what some might see as a major disability and not only build the best motorcycles, but to be able to pick the riders and bring them up to a level of performance that makes them better than they ever thought they could be. Mitch Payton is absolutely what the Hall of Fame is about -- recognizing the people who have made the best and most lasting contributions to motorcycling."

Payton, an AMA Life Member, said that he's honored by his induction into the Hall of Fame. But, he said, he recognizes the legends he looked up to in his youth are the true heroes of the sport.

"I look around the industry, and there are a few guys I hold in real regard," Payton said. "One is Malcolm Smith. When I was a kid, we'd go to Malcolm's shop, and I was the 10-year-old punk who would bother the guys at the counter for stickers and sit on all the bikes. Another is Roger DeCoster. Those guys are just awesome.

"So, to be in the same Hall of Fame, for that honor, I'm really proud about that," Payton continued. "It's there forever. It means that anyone looking back on history years from now will see what you've done."

Payton, and the other members of the class of 2010, will officially be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame this Nov. 19 as part of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend. In addition to the induction ceremony, the weekend includes the 2010 AMA Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, Nov. 20, featuring some of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles. The AMA Racing Championship Banquet closes out the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 21, where AMA Racing amateur champions of all ages will be recognized for their 2010 accomplishments

The event will be held at the Las Vegas Red Rock Resort, a world-class spa, hotel and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. The facility's expansive ballrooms will provide a stunning backdrop for the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, which is certain to be memorable for the 2010 inductees, champions, families, friends and fans. More information is available online at

Lodging reservations can be made now at An announcement regarding ticket information will be made after June 1.

Located on the park-like campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made lasting contributions to protecting and promoting the motorcycle lifestyle. Its members include those who have excelled in racing, road- and off-road riding, pushed the envelope in motorcycle design, engineering and safety, and championed the rights of riders in both the halls of government and the court of public opinion.

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Committee includes nine members in addition to the chairman. There are eight sub-committees, each representing a different aspect of motorcycling.

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Tomac / Millsaps / DC / Beams / Freestone MX on DMXS Tonight!

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Tomac / Millsaps / DC / Beams / Freestone MX on DMXS Tonight!

The picture perfect day at Hangtown was a suitable backdrop for the drama that unfolded at the opening round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.  The crafty Frenchman and the rest of the class were introduced to Geico Powersports Honda’s Eli Tomac, who put on a masterful performance in his professional debut to secure the overall.  We have been closely following Eli’s amateur career since the beginning and could not be happier for the entire Tomac family. 

Factory Red Bull Honda’s Davi Millsaps finished on the podium at the opener after putting in an inspired ride that reminded everyone that he’ll be battling all summer long.  After finishing third in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, Davi is looking to carry that momentum and consistency outdoors.

Davey Coombs was on hand in Sacramento and will help us break down the day with some good old fashioned bench racing.  We will also get the latest on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series that resumes after the Memorial Day weekend break.’s Robb Beams is well respected in our sport and continues to work with great riders like Ashley Fiolek, Ian Trettle, and Adam Cianciarulo.  Robb  will be on to discuss his exclusive 10-Week Performance Program specific for Ponca and the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the legendary Loretta Lynn ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.  We will also be taking questions from our chat room so make sure to tune in for some great training advice.

Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas is the next stop for the boys of summer tour and Tony Miller will give us a behind-the-scenes tour of his facility as he prepares for a very busy month.  They will be having their North Texas Night Series race on Friday evening on a separate track, the AMA Lucas Oil National on Saturday, and an amateur day on Sunday on the big boy track. Check out  for all the details. Tony is one of the nicest guys in our sport, and a true southern gentleman.  We’ll try to class up the place for his interview.
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Get the RacerX App at the I Store

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The world's leading motocross and supercross website,, comes to your iPhone and iPod Touch through the free Racer X App! You can get the app in the Apple App Store by searching for Racer X, or by clicking right HERE.

 Features include:

Breaking news, weekly features, rider columns, and more load quickly and are easy to read.

All of our Racer X Films are delivered right to your iPhone.

The sports most active Twitter feed keeps you up to date, especially on race day.

Listen to the Racer X Podcast on your iPhone.

Exclusive photo galleries after every major professional race.

If something big happens in the sport, we'll alert you so you know about it first.

Want to know what the app looks like before downloading? Take a look at some screenshots below:

News Tab

YouTube Tab

Podcast Tab

Photos Tab

Download the Racer X App right HERE
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rockwell Time Race Report...Hangtown

Courtesy of Rockwell Time
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 25, 2010) Rockwell Time Team riders had a great showing at the first round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series this past weekend at the Hangtown Motocross Classic.  Crowds packed in to witness the start of another great season of rubbin’ and racing.  Mike Alessi proved that his new 350 SX-F has the ponies to run with the 450’s and used his new ride to grab the win in the second 450 moto.  The win coupled with his third place finish in the first moto gave Alessi second overall for the day; putting Alessi one spot behind 2009 Champ Chad Reed.  Fellow Rockwell Team rider Davi Millsaps also proved that he will be a serious threat this season and ran up front in both 450 motos.  Davi’s 3-2 moto scores earned him third overall. 
Rockwell Time Lites riders Jake Weimer, Justin Barcia, and Broc Tickle all put in some great rides at Hangtown.  Although Weimer planned to be on the box, his 4-8 moto scores were impressive against the stacked 250 field and he finished the day with a fourth overall.  Justin Barcia took the fifth spot with 5-7 moto scores and Broc Tickle ended his day 7th overall with 11-5 moto scores.
Don’t miss the Rockwell riders Rockin’ at Round 2 at the Freestone National on June 5th.  If you are ready to Rock Rockwell, check out us out at: 
Use our motocross promo code "DIAL" to receive a solid discount on all watches and apparel. 
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Boyesen Race Report...Hangtown

Courtesy of Boyesen
The 2010 AMA/Lucas Oil pro motocross nationals kicked off this weekend in Sacramento California at Hangtown Motocross Park. Boyesen wanted to congratulate our sponsored riders for their performances this past weekend. Riders were using a variety of Boyesen products including Supercooler water pumps, Quickshot 3’s and Factory Racing Clutch covers.  For more information on these high quality products visit us at
AMA Motocross Round 1
Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic 
1st      Chad Reed                  Monster Energy Kawasaki
6th       Ben Townley             TLD Honda
15th     Dan Reardon              Valli Yamaha
18th     Michael Byrne           Valli Yamaha
19th     Nick Wey                   Monster Energy Kawasaki
22nd    Weston Peick             Rock River Yamaha
23rd     Kyle Cunningham     Valli Yamaha
27th     Terren O’dell             Rock River Yamaha
29th     Steve Clarke              Suzuki City
40th     Sean Hackley            Privateer
8th      Will Hahn                   TLD Honda
20th    Phil Nicoletti               Alessi Racing KTM
22nd    Cole Seely                  TLD Honda        
30th     Matt Lemoine            Suzuki City
31st     Tevin Tapia               Champion KTM    
34th     Scott Champion        Privateer
40th     Drew Yenerich          Rock River Yamaha
3rd       Tarah Gieger              TLD Honda
5th       Alexah Pearson           Rock River Yamaha
6th        Elizabeth Bash           Tisco Honda   

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Trey Canard Race Report...Hangtown

Courtesy of Trey Canard
Rancho Cordova, Calif. (May 22nd, 2010) GEICO Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard rode to a third place overall finish at the Rockstar Hangtown Motocross Classic, the first round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Canard turned in a solid morning practice, landing him in the top three in qualifying times.  He continued his strong performance in Moto 1, grabbing the holeshot, but eventually fell back a few spots, finishing the Moto in 7th place.   Moto two turned out better for Canard, as he battled back through the entire 30 minute Moto to finish 2nd.  Canard ended the day on the podium with a third place points finish. 

With a great deal of hype surrounding the high level of talent in the 250-class Lites field, Canard proved that he will be one of the top racers to contend with all season.  "It was an all-around pretty good weekend for me" said Canard, "My starts were great, but the first Moto definitely didn’t go the way I would have hoped.  I rebounded in the second Moto though, which means a lot for me."  

Trey Canard will head to Wortham, TX on June 9th for the Freestone National, the second round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series.  He stands in third place in overall points.

Canard’s 2010 team title and personal sponsors include:  GEICO Powersports, Factory Connection Racing, Fox Racing, Kicker, MYPLASH Visa and Orbea Bicycles.
For more Trey Canard news and photos visit, or follow Trey on Twitter at 
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TLD Race Report...Hangtown

Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs
t was a busy weekend for the TLD crew as they had riders in all three classes of competition at the season opening round of the AMA motocross championship. When the day was done every rider on the team had something promising to build from for the next eleven rounds.

Ben Townley fought through a case of nerves as the gate dropped for his first 450 national in two years. The former world champion ran near the front all moto long and gave up one spot near the end of the race when he stalled his bike in a tight corner. The second moto was even more encouraging as BT made a charge to the front of the pack that saw him pass into second and begin to close in on the race leader. A small mistake near the twenty-minute mark would cost him several positions and a shot at an overall podium finish. His 6-7 motos were good enough for a sixth place finish overall.

"I was quite nervous before the start of the race," said Townley at the days end. "I'm feeling pretty good about my speed though and I think by the time I hit round two or three my fitness will be where it needs to be in order to race for wins. I'm really happy with the team at the moment and now that the first round is out of the way I feel like we can really focus on the task at hand. It was a good start for me."

Will Hahn and Cole Seely represented TLD well in the 250 division. Cole spent much of the first moto in sixth position until a fall forced him out of the race. Wil suffered a bad start but fought all the way to 13th by the motos end. The second moto started with a big Wil Hahn holeshot. Wil led for a couple laps and then spent the race dicing with the worlds best 250 riders at the front of the pack. He would score a 6th in moto two giving him eighth overall on the day. Cole didn't get the start he needed but he managed to work into 17th and earn a handful of points by the end of the race. Both 250 riders are looking fast and ready to race at the front, they just need to get good starts and stay on two wheels.

Tarah Gieger scored the team's only podium finish of the day, a fact she was quick to point out to her male teammates. The star WMX rider rode consistently all day long and earned third overall with her 2-6 motos scores. Tarah was certainly not content with a third and she is already looking forward to another shot at a win in Texas.

"I really didn't get a chance to ride the way I know I can," Tarah explained. "I couldn't get comfortable with the track all day and I hit a stalled rider in the second moto that knocked me down and had me riding from the back the whole race. Texas is a good track for me and I'm looking forward to getting out there."

The TLD/ Lucas Oil/ Honda team will set up at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend for the GP round in California. Ben Townley will use the event as another stepping stone towards his goal of winning the 2010 AMA national championship. Look for the #101 flying around the hilly circuit in San Bernardino this weekend. The rest of the team riders will focus on preparing for the next round of the AMA series in Freestone, Texas in two weeks time.

The Troy Lee Designs Lucas Oil Honda race team would like to thank all of the companies that have supported our racing efforts over the years. They include Lucas Oil, American Honda, Red Bull, PPG, Wings for Life, Alpinestars, Avia, Couts Heating and Cooling, Dunlop, Epic Action Video Cam, Leatt Brace, McQueen Racing, Oakley, Pacific Collision, Pro Circuit, Rossignol, Santa Cruz, Selle Italia, Skullcandy, All Sport Dynamics, Cycra, Fasthouse, Flexfit, Hinson Clutch, Hot Wheels, Kahne Racing, Light Speed, Muc-Off, N Style, Nameplate, ODI, Primm, QTM, Renthal, RK Chain, Excel, Twin Air, Vasser Racing and VP Racing.

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Grand Opening at Moto X of Watkins Glen

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This Memorial Day Weekend is the grand opening of Moto-X Of Watkins Glen. Bringing motocross back to the historic racing town, the newest track in the region is a high quality offering running races with the WNYRacing motocross district. This weekend features open practice on Saturday and Monday, WNYRacing points race on Sunday, holeshot awards, door prizes and a party in the pits presented by Lanes Yamaha, 7S Cycle Supply and Steve Mathewson's Suspension after practice on Saturday at 6PM. Gates open Friday and you can stay all weekend for a $10 gate fee.

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MX Legend Doug Henry Comes to Extremity Games 5

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Mount Pleasant, MI – 4-time AMA Motocross Champion, and multiple X Games medalist Doug Henry will be joining fellow Adaptive Motocross racers at the 5th annual Extremity Games (eX5) this Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010 at Baja Acres in Millington, Michigan.

Known to many as a legend of motocross, Doug Henry has been riding and racing in Adaptive Action Sports events since a crash that left him paralyzed in 2007. Since then, Henry has been finding ways to do what he loves most, while recovering from his back injury. Most recently, Henry won a bronze medal in the Adaptive Snocross race during the 2010 Winter X Games.

“The exposure from Extremity Games and Adaptive X Games has opened a lot of eyes, and has given guys, like myself, an opportunity to do what we love to do”, says Henry.

Extremity Games, in partnership with Adaptive Action Sports, not only awards and recognizes exceptional athletes competing with limb loss or limb difference, but also serves as a qualifier for the Moto X, Super X Adaptive races at the ESPN® Summer X Games 16. The Super X Adaptive Finals will be televised live on ESPN in late July/early August.
Henry went on to say that he is excited to come out and watch the athletes complete, as well as hanging out with fans and fellow racers. “I think there is some sort of bond for someone who’s been injured and still wants to do what they love to do”, says Henry. “I hope to get some inspiration from these guys, and inspire some of them at the same time.”

To find out more on Extremity Games, visit

About Extremity Games
Extremity Games is organized by the Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN). Established in 2009, ADN’s mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. ADN organizes Extremity Games, as well as Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors men and women who have overcome physical challenges to become elite athletes and superior role models. See more at

About Baja Acres
Baja Acres is a motocross track in Millington, Michigan focused on providing a safe, fun, and challenging environment for all motocross athletes. Moreover, with quality service and innovative ideas, Baja Acres hopes to increase recognition and growth for racers and the motocross industry. For more information on Baja Acres, please visit their website at
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Courtesy of Warthog Racing


Newbury Park, CA.  The 2009 MX Sports/AMA Motocross Team of the Year is back with a vengeance (although we were never gone, actually) and is committed, as always, to helping make Motocross/Supercross the sport by which all other professional motorsports are measured. 

If you are a professional motocross racer that is talented and have something to prove, we have the perfect racing platform to ensure you are never again overlooked.  Confused Clothing/Warthog Racing will take you places you’ve always wanted to go, but have never been – the remaining 11 rounds of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship!!

And it’s much easier than you think: Just meet us at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, TX on June 5th, 2010 with your bike ready to race, your mind focused on your goals, and a small monetary contribution to keep the team (and you) rolling across this great nation of ours.  We will provide you with the following so that you are better able to live your Motocross dreams:

ü Transportation of your motorcycle to the rest of the 2010 series in the Confused Clothing/Warthog Racing semi-tractor/trailer.  It’s bad to the bone, certainly amongst the most unique and largest rigs to ever grace the dirt with a wrap that is off-the-hook, as designed by our never-say-never sponsor Smooth Industries . . .

ü A fantabulous pit setup under the Confused Clothing/Warthog Racing canopy including MotoStands colored to match your brand of bike, courtesy of our great sponsor MotoConcepts . . .

ü Custom team graphics for your bike from MotoConcepts, personalized to your individual sponsors.  Please allow 2 weeks from the time you submit your final sponsor list for delivery . . .

ü If required, you will have access to one of our highly trained technicians to act as your mechanic, primarily selected from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), our long-time partner.  This support is provided as a component of a joint program between MMI and Warthog Racing to help you and their technicians to a superior future . . .

ü Feed and water you at the races, with delicious fixings cooked up by Chef YamSquatch and friends . . .

ü Hospitality for your family and support team under the Confused Clothing hospitality tent . . .

ü Periodic marketing of your racing and life successes as part of the Confused Clothing/Warthog Racing team marketing program . . .

ü Access to our sponsors and their products, on a mutually agreeable basis (meaning as agreed by our sponsors, you, and Confused Clothing/Warthog Racing) . . .

And most importantly, life and racing lessons provided by Team Manager and the Privateers’ Best Friend Chris Parsons (aka YamSquatch/Yammy).  If you are open to being the best professional racer you can be, the man we affectionately refer to as Yammy will help you make your racing dreams come true.  It won’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile in life ever is.  This is your chance, so take it . . . call or email Team Manager Chris Parsons TODAY at (352) 274-1036 and

Make YOUR OWN BETTER TOMORROW just like our past and current standout RIDERS such as Heath Voss, Jarred Browne, Chris Blose, Kyle Cunningham, Adam Chatfield, Antonio Balbi, Ben Evans, Jimmy Albertson, Jeff Alessi, Weston Peick, Jesse Casillas, Justin Sipes, Alex Martin, Manu Rivas, Mariana Balbi, Tatum Sik, Elizabeth Bash, Vicki Golden, Sherri Cruise, Sarah Whitmore, Jackie Ives, Vince Friese, Eric Sorby, Branden Jesseman, Tyler Bowers, Tyler Bright, Josh Clark, Chris Gosselaar, Sean Collier, Ricky Renner, Nick Pappas, Bobby Bonds, Ryan Mills, Cody Gilmore, Sean Hackley, Gavin Gracyk, Jake Canada, Cole Siebler, Daniel Blair, Vincent Blair, Kyle Partridge, Jase Lewis, Dennis Jonon, and too many other talented riders to list . . .



This year’s effort is being made possible by: Title Sponsor Confused Clothing Company -- The Next Big Thing in Action Sports Lifestyle Apparel; The Warthog Racing Academy -- Daring to Make a Difference; DeCal Works -- Supplying the Highest Quality Bike Graphics and Other Team Decals to Warthog Racing Since 2003; MotoConcepts -- Changing the Sport by Offering World-Class and Game Altering MotoPads and Injection-Molded Bike Stands; Smooth Industries, the Team’s Designer of Choice and the creator of the World Famous Warthog Racing Head Logo; Bryan McDonald, of -- Providing Sport-Changing Rider Coaching; Vertex Pistons, -- The Best Things from Italy Since Pizza; Vortex Bars and Sprockets -- Parts that Make Riders Rocket; Ti-Lube/Ti-Fuels for Off-the-Chart Performance Race Gas and Lubricants; K&N High Performance Air Filters and Oil Filters -- More Air Flow, Equals More Horsepower; C&L Companies; Jardine Exhaust -- Settle for Nothing Less than the Best; Dana K. Business Parks -- The OG Benefactor to the Sport; Gateway Cycles of Kentucky – Kawasaki’s are Us for Half the Team; Devol Engineering -- Holeshot Devices and Lots of the Best Bike Bling; Liquid Performance -- Best-in-Class Engine Coolant, Cleaning Products, Chain Lube, and Contact Cleaner; X-Brand Goggles by EKS -- Providing a Better Rider Experience; -- The Best Products at the Best Prices; The -- Benefactor for Actions Sports Participants; -- Fantabulous Photography by the Great Michael Moore; Zoo Ministries -- Spiritual Services by the Reverend Shippy, Your Personal Stairway to Heaven; Fly Racing Gear -- High Quality Gear and Race Support; Western Power Sports -- Everything an MXer Could Ever Want Comes from WPS; -- Dude is the Rep of the Decade in Our Industry; HotCams -- High Performance Cams, Caviar Quality at Wal-Mart Prices; PivotWorks -- Ultra Performance Bearings and Other Great Stuff; Cylinder Works -- OEM Replacement Cylinders at a Fraction of the Cost; HotRods -- High Performance OEM Replacement Rods and Cranks that are Better than the Originals; Cometic -- The Best Gaskets and the Prices Won’t Put You in the Casket; Honolulu Hills Raceway -- Providing Small Town Hospitality to All Who Come to Ride -- Darrell, Charlie, and Darin – We Salute You; MB2 Raceway -- Karting at its Best, In Both Sylmar and Thousand Oaks, CA, Blonix -- Exceptional Motor Modifications, Compliments of Master Mike Foster; Dr. D. -- Hour Meters that are Miraculous; -- Website Implementation Services for; Sensational Kwala -- Grips from Oz that Brings Ohs and Ahs; Motion Pro -- Pitboards that that Last Forever; Husker Offroad -- Supported by The Ultimate Benefactor Doc Samani; LifeTrack -- Saving Lives in MX; -- a Large Warthog Racing Supporter and the Most Innovative Fantasy SX/MX Game in the Sport; RacerX -- led by the Wonderful DC, Who Helped Get the Warthog Racing Experiment Off the Ground Years Ago; Transworld Motocross – Supporting Warthog Racing with Vigor and Vim; Dirt Rider, -- with Pete Petersen Picking Up What We Lay Down They Never Miss Our Beat; Motocross Action Magazine -- Always Nearby to Document the History-Making Efforts of the Team; Cycle News -- Following the Warthog Adventure Week-by-Week; and Finally, -- Led by the Energetic and Award-Winning GuyB; The Warthog Nation -- A Member Organization for Teams, Sponsors, Fans, and Any Other Person, Place, or Thing that Supports the Inspired Mission of Warthog Racing -- “Helping Change the Sport for the Better, Forever, and for Everyone in It”; Team Benefactors Include Mike Genova, Andy James, Pete Nauditt, Rob Hale, Jake Beckett, and Don Elledge of Edgile Consulting – Providing IT Consulting Beyond Compare; Special Thanks to MX Sports and Feld Motorsports for Supporting Our Cause; And The Mole - for Being, Well, The Mole; As for “The Other Dana Kay”, Have Her Please Take a Bow, for There Would be No Warthog or Warthog Racing Without Her, She is that Stupendous, Really.

May I Kindly Suggest to the Readers (If You’ve Gotten This Far) That You Support Our Sponsors by Buying Two of Everything. Thank You and See You‘all at the Races!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Kawasaki Launces Mobile Web Site

Courtesy of Kawasaki
RVINE, Calif. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., today announced the launch of its mobile Web site, taking advantage of technologies available to reach active, on-the-go powersports products consumers.  The site, which has all the capabilities the company’s desktop Web site, is available for immediate use, and is addressable at

"As consumer usage of digital media has evolved over the past few years, we have also progressed our capabilities," said Chris Brull, Kawasaki’s marketing communications director. "The mobile site is a better way to serve the needs of an active online audience," said Brull.

"Our consumers are increasingly accessing the Web through mobile devices, and the mobile Web site is another way that Kawasaki is engaging them on their platform of choice," said Brull.  "We have been focusing on digital communications during the past few years, and this is another example of using the right technology to reach the right audience, " he said.

According to Brull, the site will give potential customers quick access to complete product details, including images, specifications, MSRP, and unique videos. The mobile site will provide updated, real-time information on an auto-refresh basis that’s updated in sync with the desktop site.

Brull cited the respected Pew Research Center’s 2009 Internet & American Life Project  research showing that 32 percent of Americans have used mobile phones to access the Internet, and 46 percent of those mobile users indicate that on- the-go availability of information is very important to them.

The broad application of Kawasaki’s mobile site will also allow dealership and trade show personnel to quickly access product information in the field and engage customers on a timely basis.  Customers will be able to opt-in to have the company’s ongoing promotions relayed directly to them through text alerts, via their mobile unit.

Other features of the new outreach tool include the ability for customers to receive immediate information when new products are announced. And, if they wish to follow-up with a local dealer, the site will automatically populate the dealer locator section with up to 10 dealerships in close proximity to the zip code provided by the user.

The site provides interfaces to immediately access Kawasaki’s Facebook and Twitter profiles, as well as its YouTube channel.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,475 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,300 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, "Let the good times roll.™", is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at
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Honda Kicks-off MX Opener On Top

Courtesy of American Honda
Torrance, CA: The 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and Women’s Motocross Championship kicked off at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova on Saturday May 22. Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps, Andrew Short and Ashley Fiolek showed great speed at the opening round of the season aboard their CRF450R and CRF250R machines. GEICO Powersports Honda newcomer, 17-year-old Eli Tomac, scored his first-ever AMA Motocross overall victory in his AMA professional debut.

In the 450 class, Millsaps got away to flying starts in both motos on his CRF450R and challenged for the lead. Finishing the first moto in third and going one better in moto two with a second place finish, the Red Bull athlete kicked his Motocross season off to a great start with a third overall. Teammate Short was on target for a good result in moto one when he crashed after being hit hard in a turn, finishing in 15th place. He rebounded to nab fifth spot in race two, rounding out the weekend in 10th overall. Brett Metcalfe put in a strong showing in his 450-class debut for the GEICO Powersports Honda team, going 5-4 to finish fourth overall. Another Honda racer making his return to racing after a long bout with injuries was Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Ben Townley. He too was among the top contenders, finishing 6-7 for sixth overall on his CRF450R.

In the 250 class, Eli Tomac made an epic professional debut on his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R, winning a moto and scoring the overall victory. In the opening race, Tomac had a strong lead when he made an error in the closing stages of the race and finished third. With his first-race jitters behind him, he engaged in a battle for the lead in the second moto with his more experienced teammate, Trey Canard, before going on to win and clinch the overall victory.

“I am beyond happy right now,” said Tomac. “I think I am actually in shock and not sure how to feel about winning. I didn’t expect this. The first moto was purely lost due to a rookie error but I made sure I didn’t make the same mistake in the second moto. I was feeling it by about the 20-minute mark, but I held on right to the end and I’m really happy right now. The GEICO Powersports Honda team has been so supportive and helpful, and I can’t thank them and my parents enough for getting me this far.”

After getting the holeshot and finishing moto one in seventh spot, Canard rallied hard to take second in moto two and end the weekend third overall. Justin Barcia charged hard with two solid come-from-behind races after getting mid-pack starts to go 5-7 for fifth overall on his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R. Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Wil Hahn was fastest out of the start gate, grabbing the holeshot in moto two, and finishing eighth overall (13-6).
In the Women’s Motocross Championship, two-time champion Ashley Fiolek finished second overall on her Honda Red Bull Racing CRF250R. Challenging for the lead in both motos, Fiolek finished moto one in third and moto two in second spot. Tarah Geiger went 2-6 in her debut ride for the Troy Lee Designs Honda team to finish third overall and Elizabeth Bash—sponsored by Trey Canard Racing on a Honda CRF250R—nabbed sixth overall.

AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Round 1 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)
1. Chad Reed (1-3)
2. Mike Alessi (4-1)
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda (3-2)
4. Brett Metcalfe, Honda (5-4)
5. Josh Grant (2-10)
6. Ben Townley, Honda (6-7)
7. Ryan Sipes (7-8)
8. Ryan Dungey (10-6)
9. Ken DeDycker (8-11)
10. Andrew Short, Honda (15-5)

450 Class Championship Standings
1. Chad Reed 45
2. Mike Alessi 43
3. Davi Millsaps 42
4. Brett Metcalfe 34
5. Josh Grant 33
6. Ben Townley 29
7. Ryan Sipes 27
8. Ryan Dungey 26
9. Ken DeDycker 23
10. Andrew Short 22

250 Class (Moto Finish)
1. Eli Tomac, Honda (3-1)
2. Christophe Pourcel (1-3)
3. Trey Canard, Honda (7-2)
4. Jake Weimer (4-8)
5. Justin Barcia, Honda (5-7)
6. Dean Wilson (10-4)
7. Broc Tickle (11-5)
8. Wil Hahn, Honda (13-6)
9. Tommy Searle (2-31)
10. Tyla Rattray (8-16)

250 Class Championship Standings
1. Eli Tomac 45
2. Christophe Pourcel 45
3. Trey Canard 36
4. Jake Weimer 31
5. Justin Barcia 30
6. Dean Wilson 29
7. Broc Tickle 26
8. Wil Hahn 23
9. Tommy Searle 22
10. Tyla Rattray 18

WMX Class (Moto Finish)
1. Jessica Patterson (1-1)
2. Ashley Fiolek, Honda (3-2)
3. Tarah Gieger, Honda (2-6)
4. Mariana Balbi (9-3)
5. Alexah Pearson (5-5)
6. Elizabeth Bash, Honda (8-4)
7. Vicki Golden (4-10)
8. Sayaka Kaneshiro (7-9)
9. Tatum Sik (10-7)
10. Jacqueline Strong (14-8)

WMX Class Standings (Round 1 of 8)
1. Jessica Patterson 50
2. Ashley Fiolek 42
3. Tarah Gieger 37
4. Mariana Balbi 32
5. Alexah Pearson 32
6. Elizabeth Bash 31
7. Vicki Golden 29
8. Sayaka Kaneshiro 26
9. Tatum Sik 25
10. Jacqueline Strong 20

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

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Yoshimura Podiums in Two Classes at Hangtown

Courtesy of Yoshimura
Chino, Calif. – Yoshimura riders were on the podium in both classes they competed in on Saturday at the first round of AMA Motocross racing at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, California. Davi Millsaps made his intentions of being a contender in the 2010 season known as he put himself on the podium in each moto and rode to a third-place overall finish in the hotly contested 450 class. Ashley Fiolek, the defending Women’s Class Champion, was on the podium after both motos and finished third overall in the Women’s class.

Davi Millsaps shot out from the start and settled into second place in Moto 1 of the 450 class. He stayed up front for the entire race, slipping to third just before the checkered flag. His Yoshimura-powered Honda CRF450 had plenty of power on the track’s elevation changes and worked well throughout the moto. Moto 1 didn’t go as easily for Yoshimura’s Ryan Dungey and Andrew Short, though. Short fell near the start of the race and worked his way back up from last place to finish 15th. Dungey also had a rough start and stalled his bike, working his way up from near 20th place to finish in 10th. Matt Moss, in his U.S. racing debut, had some issues as well in Moto 1. Moss missed the entire Supercross season due to injuries sustained at the end of last year, and he has not fully recovered. He finished Moto 1 in 27th place.

In Moto 2 of the 450 class, Millsaps again had plenty of power and pull, putting himself near the front of the pack. His bike kept the other racers at bay and Millsaps cruised across the finish line in second place. He landed on the podium after all the points were tallied with his 3-2 finishes, putting him in third overall. Andrew Short had a better time in Moto 2 and came across the finish in fifth place, with Ryan Dungey right behind him in sixth. Short ended his day in 10th overall, and Dungey ended up 8th overall. Moss had a run-in with another rider in the second moto and finished the day in 33rd place overall.

In the Women’s Class, Ashley Fiolek came out of the starting gate ready to race. She took third in Moto 1 against a class of very talented female racers. In the second moto, Fiolek improved her results by taking second in the race and ended up third overall for the day.

Overall Results, Round 1
450 Class
1. Chad Reed
2. Mke Alessi
3. Davi Millsaps
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Josh Grant
6. Ben Townley
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Ryan Dungey
9. Ken DeDycker
10. Andrew Short

Overall Results
Women’s Class
1. Jessica Patterson
2. Tarah Geiger
3. Ashley Fiolek
4. Vicki Golden
5. Alexah Pearson
6. Sara Price
7. Sayaka Kaneshiro
8. Elizabeth Bash
9. Mariana Balbi
10. Tatum Sik
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lessi/Thomas Bring Home Wins for X (EKS) Brand Goggles

Courtesy of EKS Brand
This past weekend at the opening round of the AMA motocross series, KTM’s Mike Alessi debuted his brand new KTM 350 as well as the new Alessi-signature line of X (EKS) Brand GOX goggles. It was a successful debut as Mike went 4-1 for second overall in the 450 class.

His holeshot and runaway victory in the second moto was a tour-de-force performance and Mike was more than happy afterwards “I’m pumped on the day, it was the best I could have hoped for considering I hadn’t raced against these guys in almost a year. We have something to build on here and my EKS Brand goggles worked great all day.”

Motoconcepts Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes was one of the surprises of the day in the 450 class as he went 7-8 in his debut on the 450. Sipes used the X (EKS) Brand GOX and Flat-out goggles to achieve these results.

In the GNCC series, America’s toughest off-road series, Monster Energy/Andrews Cycle’s Jason Thomas won the XC2 class using X (EKS) Brand goggles and with the win tightened up the points chase. He’s now in second and not far behind the leader. X (EKS) Brand goggles Josh Strang had a tough day and finished in seventh but he remains in the points lead in that series.

For more information on EKS(X) Brand goggles, please visit

EKS(X) Brand Goggle is a product of over 25 years of eyewear experience. The world-class design of the GOX anf Flat-out line of goggles have all of the necessary features that a high-end goggle requires to keep you seeing your way clear to the finish line.

450 Motocross Results for X (EKS) Brand Goggles:
2. Mike Alessi 4/1 KTM
7. Ryan Sipes 7/8 YAM
16. Kyle Chisholm 16/15 YAM
17. Matt Goerke 11/40 YAM

250 Motocross Results for X (EKS) Brand Goggles:
17. Travis Baker 23/10 YAM

GNCC XC1 Results for X (EKS) Brand Goggles:
7. Josh Strang (Suz)

GNCC XC2 Results for X (EKS) Brand Goggles:
1. Jason Thomas (Yam)
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