Friday, July 30, 2010

SPY Announces Strategic Partnership with Ken Block and 43 Racin

Courtesy of Spy Optical

SPY Announces Strategic Partnership with Ken Block and 43 Racing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Carlsbad, California – July 30, 2010 –SPY joins the Block party! Consummating a relationship that has over 10 years of history, SPY has joined an elite stable of brands to support and promote Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team.
Block began his career in rally with a bang in 2005, being named the Rally America Rookie of the Year. He continued racing in the national series with much success and a long list of podium finishes. Then in 2010, Block moved on to the big leagues, racing all over the globe in the World Rally Championship with the newly formed Monster World Rally Team. This was history in the making, since Block is the first American to ever campaign a WRC program.
The partnership establishes Ken Block as an official Ambassador for the SPY brand in the sport of Rally and aligns the brand with one of the best marketing machines action sports has ever seen. “The SPY brand was born of motor sports and our history with Ken runs deep,” says Matt Harkins, VP - Brand Management for SPY. “We surround ourselves with athletes who look good going fast and Ken does that better than most. This partnership solidifies a longstanding relationship and positions us all to drive forward into greatness and have lots of fun in the process!”
Look forward to Ken rocking SPY in and out of races and SPY signature style to grace the now infamous Gymkhana video series. Coming Summer 2011, SPY will release a signature collection of product that reflects the spirit of all things Block. Stay tuned to for more details.
"I’ve been wearing SPY sunglasses for a while; I have always been a big fan of their frames,” says Ken Block, “So I am really stoked that I finally get to design my own pair. As with everything related to myself and the team, I really value the ability to have a say in the look and feel of the products that represent us. That said, this is going to be an awesome project.”
Look for Ken to hit the X Games by storm this weekend in LA in both the Rally Car Racing event and the all-new Super Rally event, where drivers race door-to-door moto-x style around the track instead of against the clock. It will be a rally royal rumble at the Coliseum this Saturday. Rally is expected to be the most anticipated event in the X Games schedule and SPY and Ken Block will be making lots of noise. Check out all the events on
SPY is the brand that invites you to Live Thru Our Lens…
SPY Optic was created by a passionate group of action sports and motor sports enthusiasts who quickly attracted the attention of the world’s best athletes. Based in Southern California, at the crossroads of an emerging Action Sports culture in the mid-nineties, the SPY brand was born. The Cross, a symbol commonly used to denote faith, is for SPYa signal rather than a symbol. Representing our unique position as a nexus entity immersed in Boardsports, Motor sports, Fashion and Culture. SPYis the Brand that invites the world to “Live Thru Our Lens.”

The SPY brand has supplied not only the fashion to suit your passion; it has been a market leader in eyewear related technology. The SPY Scoop® venting system combats lens fogging by promoting airflow between the lens and the wearer’s face. SPY’s polarization treatments supersede existing eyewear standards with its premium injected Trident polarized lenses. The lenses effectively eliminate more than 99 percent of blinding glare for precise, unobstructed vision. Look for SPYto keep pushing the boundaries for both taste & technology! Stay on top of all the biz at
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AGV athletes Travis Pastrana and Ashley Fiolek win Gold at X Games 16

Courtesy of AGV 
Costa Mesa, Calif. – All at AGV helmets would like to congratulate Ashley Fiolekand Travis Pastrana for their outstanding performances at the X Games 16 on Thursday evening.

Travis added another medal to his legend by wining his 7th X Games Gold Medal when he returned to the Freestyle competition and dominated his competition, crowning the night with a double-backflip treat for the fans. After this impressive win, TP199 will continue his campaign for gold in the Speed & Style as well as the 2 rally competitions.
Winning another gold medal at the X Games was big on Ashley Fiolek’s agenda this year. A Two-time Women's Motocross Champion Ashley, who was also nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award for the second year in a row, loves winning and wanted to repeat her X Games success of 2009. Mission accomplished!

"Everyone at AGV helmets is very proud of what TP and Ashley achieved last night. From the R&D team to the people building the helmets, to the marketing and sales teams across the world, we are feeling very privileged to be associated with two such amazing personalities. Thanks to Ashley and Travis, we won our first 2 gold medals at X Games, we know this is only the beginning. It’s good to be back in dirt!" said Roberto Sadowsky, Head of

Operations for AGV Dainese USA.
Part of the Dainese group, AGV helmetsare the results of 64 years of hard work in finding the best solution in terms of safety and design. A tradition carried on by some of the most important riders of all times who helped AGV to make motorcycling history. Among them Giacomo Agostini, Angel Nieto, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Gennady Moiseev, Randy Mamola, Johnny Cecotto, Ezra Lusk, as well as Formula 1 racing drivers such as Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Today the legend is carried on by the 9 times MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, who is wearing an AGV helmet since the beginning of his thrilling career,2008 250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli, Davi Millsaps, Ashley Fiolek, 2008 FIM MX1 World Champ David Philippaerts and motocross freestyle legend Travis Pastrana.
In the United States, AGV helmets are distributed by Parts Unlimited.
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Ashley Fiolek Wins Back-To-Back X Games Gold

Courtesy of American Honda
Torrance, CA: American Honda congratulates Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ashley Fiolek on winning the 2010 X Games Women’s Moto X Super X gold medal at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, July 29. Fiolek topped the competition just as she did last year to win back-to-back X Games gold.

Millions of X Games viewers worldwide watched Fiolek dominate the race by getting a good jump out of the start gate and racing her CRF250R into the number one spot on the opening lap. Setting the pace out front, Fiolek led every lap en route to clinching her second consecutive X Games gold. In addition, Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tara Gieger took the silver medal making it a one-two finish for Honda at the hugely popular annual action sports event.

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

©2010 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Grant and Brayton Take Gold and Silver at XGames 16

Courtesy of JGRMX
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.  – In 1972 would-be promoter Mike Goodwin held the first supercross race in the Los Angeles Coliseum. He coined the event "supercross" as his vision was to make the growing sport of motocross more spectator and TV friendly by bringing the action into easily accessible football stadiums, so he named the event a hybrid of the Superbowl and motocross. A 16 year-old named Marty Tripes won the event and would go on to become a motocross legend. Last night X Games 16 brought supercross back to its roots in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Josh Grant, who suffered a crash last year at X Games 15 breaking both his feet in his heat race was looking for redemption this year in Los Angeles. Both Josh Grant and Justin Brayton qualified easily for the main event. When the gate fell for the final, it was two-time Super X Gold Medalist Josh Hansen in the lead with Grant and Brayton giving chase. On lap two of 15 Brayton was passed by fellow Yamaha rider Ivan Tedesco, but stayed close to the third-place rider. Over the ensuing laps Grant, along with Tedesco and Brayton started to reel in Hansen. Grant closed in and made his move for the lead on lap 11 with Brayton re-passing Tedesco as well as getting by Hansen for second. When the checkered flag flew it was the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team riders claiming X Games Gold and Silver Medals.

The event was broadcast live on ESPN to a worldwide audience. Josh Grant will compete for his second Gold Medal at X Games 16 in the Best Whip competition tomorrow, July 30, with live coverage of the final beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. (EST) on ESPN.
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2010 ISDE Team Announced

Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the riders who will contest the 85th International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) for AMA Team USA. The World Trophy Team will headline the U.S. effort. This year, taking on the best off-road racers in the world Nov. 1-6 in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, are: Destry Abbott, Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Jimmy Jarrett, Timmy Weigand and Nathan Woods.

"With the ISDE in Mexico this year, AMA Team USA is looking forward to competing so close to home, and this is the team that can put us on the box in 2010," said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Chuck Weir. "These riders are hungry for success at off-road racing's crown jewel event, and each one of them is committed to doing what's necessary to win at this storied international competition.

"Our team announcement was delayed this year due to some international concerns regarding the location," Weir continued. "However, the Federation International de Motocyclisme, which sanctions this world championship event, recently finalized its report following a site visit. The report found the location suitable for this competition, and we are permitted to proceed. All systems are go for AMA Team USA at the 2010 ISDE."

The World Trophy Team is one of three premier teams that represent the U.S. at the ISDE. The other premier teams are the Junior Trophy Team, which fields four riders younger than 23-years old, and the Women's Trophy Team, which fields three riders. In addition, several club team members represent the United States at the event.
The AMA Team USA Junior Trophy Team will include Ian Blythe from Sedalia, Colo.; Cory Buttrick from Logan, Ohio; Nick Fahringer from Englewood, Ohio; and Taylor Robert from Scottsdale, Ariz. Blythe will ride a KTM 250 SXF in the E1 class. Buttrick will ride a KTM 450 XC-W in the E2 class. Fahringer will ride a Husaberg FE450 in the E2 class. Taylor will ride a Yamaha YZ450F in the E2 class.

The AMA Team USA Women's Cup Team will include Nicole Bradford from Avon, Colo.; Amanda Mastin from Whitehouse, Ohio; and Kerrie Swartz from Moore, Okla. Bradford will compete on a KTM 250 EXC. Mastin will race a Yamaha YZ250F. Swartz will ride a KTM 200 XC. All of the Women's Cup Team riders will compete in the E2 class.
Although it is not a recognized class by the FIM, AMA Team USA also designates a Senior Club Team of veterans from the club team members. This year, the club team will feature Billy Burns from Dorset, Vt.; Jeff Fredette from Beecher, Ill.; and Donald Williams from Minden, Nev.

Riders at the ISDE compete in one of three displacement classes: the E1 class, which features 100cc to 125cc two-stroke and 175cc to 250cc four-stroke motorcycles; the E2 class, which features 175cc to 250cc two-stroke and 290cc to 450cc four-stroke motorcycles; and the E3 class, which features 290cc to 500cc two-stroke and 475cc to 650cc four-stroke motorcycles.

Veterans anchor World Trophy effort

Abbott, from Peoria, Ariz., is an AMA Team USA veteran and World Trophy Team co-captain. In addition to the ISDE, Abbott contests the AMA Racing National Hare & Hound Championship Series for Monster Energy Kawasaki. The 37-year-old five-time AMA National Hare & Hound Champion is a four-time ISDE Gold Medalist and will represent the U.S. on the Trophy Team for the sixth time. Abbott is competing on a Kawasaki KX450 in the E2 class.

"The ISDE continues to be one of my all-time favorite events," Abbott said. "I look forward to it every year, and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish as a team. This year's team is extremely strong, and consists of five riders who know what to expect and what it takes to conquer this event and bring home a gold. Our rookie ISDE guy this year is Mike Brown, whose reputation speaks for itself. I know he's wanted to compete in the ISDE for a while, and I also know what he's capable of, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he accomplishes."

Abbott added that while the team expects to benefit from the event being held in the Americas this year, success will require a strong commitment from everyone involved.

"The fact that the ISDE is being held in Mexico this year has really helped with overall support," Abbott said. "The manufacturers are 100 percent behind us and believe we can do something special, but it's still going to be a lot of work and we all need to ride our best. For those who have never had the opportunity to attend, it's by far one of the coolest events to watch. It's the closest you'll ever get to see the best off-road riders in the world, so I'm hoping a lot of Americans try and make it down to support us."

Caselli, from Palmdale, Calif., is the other co-captain of the World Trophy Team and is returning to the team for the fourth time. The 26-year-old Caselli, who races off-road events for the KTM/FMF Racing factory team, has placed the ISDE near the top of his racing program the past few years. Caselli will race a KTM 250 EXC in the E1 class.
Caselli battled for the overall lead at the 2008 ISDE before crashing out on day three. In 2007, Caselli also led a significant portion of the event before ultimately winning the E3 class. In 2006, Caselli was a member of the championship Junior Trophy Team.

Brown, from Bluff City, Tenn., is a new rider this year. Brown, who currently competes in off-road events for the FMF/KTM factory team, is an accomplished national-caliber motocross racer. Brown won the AMA 125cc National Motocross Championship title in 2001. Brown will race a KTM 250 EXC in the E1 class.

Weigand, from Santa Clarita, Calif., replaced an injured Woods on AMA Team USA in 2009 and returns to the team for the second time. Weigand rides for Johnny Campbell Racing and is the 2009 AMA Racing Western Regional Hare Scrambles Champion. Weigand will race a Honda CRF450R in the E2 class.

Jarrett, from Salem, Ohio, also brings several years of experience to the team. Jarrett races the GNCC Series for GEICO Monster Kawasaki. This will be the Ohioan's sixth year representing the U.S. on the Trophy Team. Jarrett will race a Kawasaki KX450 in the E2 class.

This will be second trip to the ISDE for the 30-year-old Woods, who races WORCS for Team FMF Suzuki and competes in the AMA Endurocross series. Woods, from Paso Robles, Calif., will race a Husaberg FE570 in the E3 class.

Club teams out in force

While the Trophy Team, the Women's Trophy Team and the Junior Trophy Team are critical pieces of the U.S. effort, they are only a part of the AMA Team USA contingent that makes the trek to the annual event. Club team riders also will ride on the team.

The following riders were selected as club team members: Michael Berenbak from Reno, Nev.; Chase Bishop from Monterey, Tenn.; Jordan Brandt from Boulder Creek, Colo.; Sam Buffa from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Fred Hoess from Stanhope, N.J.; Nolan Irwin from Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jeremy Ketchum from Gallatin, Tenn.; Zachary Klamfoth from Canal Winchester, Ohio; Mike Monroe from Helena, Ala.; Duell Murphy from Huntington, Ind.; Wallace Palmer from Mullica Hill, N.J.; Cory Pincock from Pleasant View, Utah; Cody Schafer from Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Anthony Simontacchi from Rohnert Park, Calif.; Brian Sperle from Hayward, Calif.; Shawn Strong from Alpine, Utah; Jarkko Vainio from Park City, Utah; and Lars O. Valin from Eureka, Mo.

The AMA Team USA ISDE effort would be impossible without the support of various companies. These include Arai, Spectro, Motion Pro and KLIM.

America's motorcyclists can help support Team USA, and look good while doing it, by buying an official Team USA ISDE T-Shirt. All proceeds support the massive effort to transport the riders, bikes and crew to and from Portugal. To buy a shirt, just visit the AMA's online store at > Gear > Apparel > 2010 ISDE T-shirt.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shock Doctor at Loretta Lynn's

Courtesy of Shock Doctor
MINNEAPOLIS, (July 26, 2010) - For the second consecutive year, Shock Doctor Eject - the official emergency helmet removal system of MX Sports - will be available to riders at Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by Amsoil, Aug.1- 8.
"MX Sports is pleased to continue working with Shock Doctor and the Eject System to increase awareness about motocross safety," said Tim Cotter, director of MX Sports. "We share their commitment to keep riders protected and enhance the enjoyment of the sport."

The Eject System uses a tiny air bladder and inflation device, and is easily installed in any helmet. When the bladder is inflated and expands inside the helmet, it gradually pushes the helmet off the racer's head. This method is safer than pulling the helmet off, which can increase the possibility of further injury by putting strain on the neck and spine. The Eject System is currently used by drivers and riders in major racing segments, and is required in the professional Indy Racing League, AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross.

"At Shock Doctor, our goal is to bring technology and protection together to improve the experience for sports enthusiasts at all levels," said Bill Best, vice president of product development at Shock Doctor. "The Eject Helmet Removal System is a true technology breakthrough and is growing in popularity across several disciplines. Eject helps EMTs better assist a crash victim and reduces the risk of further neck and spine injuries. The support of MX Sports is helping professional and amateur riders alike experience the safety benefits of Eject."
Shock Doctor staff will be on site during rider check-in/registration on Sunday, August 1, providing Eject information, demonstration and sales so all riders who don't have Eject installed in their helmets can do so prior to and also during the entire event. For more information on Eject, visit
"MX Sports strongly encourages riders to equip their helmet with Shock Doctor's Eject Helmet Removal System," said Cotter. "The emergency medical teams at the Loretta Lynn National have been trained and equipped with Eject inflation devices in the unlikely event that a rider sustains an injury that requires the helmet to be removed."

Attracting more than 20,000 racers from around the globe, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, produced by MX Sports, is recognized as the biggest amateur motocross championship in the world.

About Shock Doctor
Shock Doctor is the market and technology leader in mouthguards. The company transformed and elevated the mouthguard industry by introducing innovative, shock absorbing, superior fitting self-custom mouthguards. In addition to a full line of patented, technologically advanced mouthguards, Shock Doctor offers a comprehensive line of sports protection products for hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, martial arts and boxing, lacrosse and motorsports. Shock Doctor products are sold at major and independent sporting goods retailers throughout the U.S. and in select international markets, as well as through the company's web site, Shock Doctor is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.
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Twin Air at Loretta Lynn's

Courtesy of Twin Air
Perkasie, PA – Twin Air products will be available to racers competing in the 2010 AMA Amateur National Championships. Twin Air will be represented on vendor row, across from the Fox Hut from Saturday July 31st thru Saturday August 7th.

All riders are invited to visit the Twin Air booth to receive their Twin Air BIO Factory Pre-Oiled filter for only $20. From Air Filters to Air Box Covers to Oil Filters, Twin Air has all the filtration products you need to achieve maximum performance and protection.

For more information on this promo event, please contact Twin Air USA at or 800-749-2890.
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Troy Lee Designs and Shock Doctor Partnership

Courtesy of Shock Doctor & Troy Lee Designs
Revolutionary Troy Lee Designs Premium Protection with Shock Doctor Technology Kick Off Collaboration

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports apparel and design, and Shock Doctor, Inc., the leader in mouthguard technology and team sports protection products, announced a new Premium Protection line for the motorsports market.

Troy Lee Designs will introduce a line of Premium Protection Products, debuting in the fall of 2010, including protective shirts, shorts, pants, chest and joint protection -- all of which will feature Shock Doctor Technology.

"The amount of R&D that has gone into this collection of Premium Protection Products is mind blowing," said Troy Lee Designs' founder, Troy Lee. "Shock Doctor Technology 'inside' will become a difference maker in Premium Protection. Motocross protective gear has never seen a combination of technology and design like this before. This product is all branded 'Troy Lee Designs' and distinctly features Shock Doctor Technology."

"We were looking for a leadership brand that was a good fit with Shock Doctor and was aligned with our high standards of design and quality," said Tony Armand, President and CEO of Shock Doctor. "Troy Lee Designs is an ideal choice. In addition to controlling their own distribution, which provides an outlet to expose more riders to Shock Doctor Technology, the new product line will offer greater protection and a safer riding experience to more enthusiasts."

"The Shock Doctor team has been working for more than two years on design criteria for this collection," said Bill Best, vice president of product development. "We then refined these concepts through rider testing to ensure we met rider standards. We are thrilled to be working with Troy Lee Designs to provide Premium Protection Products that meet a real need in the market."

About Troy Lee Designs:

Troy Lee Designs has worked for the fastest racers in the world for 30 years. Beginning as a Painter/Designer, the Troy Lee Designs brand now encompasses all things motorsports. From Design, to Helmets, Technical Motocross and Mountain Bike apparel, Sportswear and now Premium Protection; Troy Lee Designs is a global leader.

About Shock Doctor:

Entering the Motocross market just two years ago, Shock Doctor has created noteworthy awareness by developing ground-breaking products including the Eject® helmet removal system, motorsports protective apparel and a series of high-tech custom bags. The company has supported rider safety, teams and education including sponsorship of programs and athletes such as: Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda Team, The Shock Doctor KTM Factory Off-Road Team; Factory Connection Racing; Joe Gibbs Racing Team; Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit; Action Sports Medicine Foundation; and the Loretta Lynn National Motocross Championship.

Shock Doctor is the market and technology leader in mouthguards. The company transformed and elevated the mouthguard industry by introducing innovative, shock absorbing, superior fitting self-custom mouthguards. In addition to a full line of patented, technologically advanced mouthguards, Shock Doctor offers a comprehensive line of sports protection products for hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, martial arts, boxing and lacrosse. Shock Doctor products are sold at major and independent sporting goods retailers throughout the U.S. and in select international markets, as well as through the company's web site, Shock Doctor is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Tonight on the Pulp MX show

Courtesy of Pulp MX
This week on the ever-thrilling Pulpmx Show, we have Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed, the booming baritone of SX and MX announcer Rob Buydos on the line and perennial top privateer Jason Thomas will be joining hosts Steve Matthes and Kenny Watson in-studio.

With the announcement that he’s pulled out of the rest of the nationals, Reed will join us from Australia to talk about the decision, his future and his thoughts on what has been his most disappointing year of his career. Rob Buydos is the guy that all of us has heard and is a walking encyclopedia of motorcycle knowledge; he’ll join us to talk a little nationals.

Jason Thomas came to Las Vegas for a little R&R and will be in studio all show to talk about the nationals, the X-Games, Dade City and offer his opinion on a number of topics. Matthes and Watson are both getting back from the recent Washougal national and Kenny can actually talk about this race as he saw it. And he can talk about showing his cheeseburger tattoo to everyone.

What you’ll want to do is visit tonight at 6PM PST/9PM EST and click on the show banner. That will take you to the live stream of the show and that’s where you can also text-chat with other listeners or download the Ventrilo program, plug in your headset and you can voice-chat with others.

There will also be tons of giveaways tonight and throughout the season as we reward our loyal listeners with a discount on a purchase at, EKS(X) Brand Goggles, Rockwell watches and much more!

You can access the show archives on ITunes as well as the archive will be up the next day on

So be in front of your computer tonight at 6PST/9EST for an entirely new way to get your moto information. See you there!

The PulpMX show is brought to you by EKS(X) Brand goggles,, JGR Motors and Suspension and Rockwell Watches

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Washougal Race Report...KTM

Courtesy of KTM
Washougal, WA – Jagermeister/KTM rider Mike Alessi’s 11th place overall race result does not do justice for the effort and speed he brought to the Washougal Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship round over the weekend.
Alessi was running practice times within the top five before crashing and tweaking his knee in the first practice session on Saturday morning. He took it easy in the second practice and eventually was credited with 13th gate pick going into moto one.

When the gate dropped for the first moto Alessi came around the corner in 10th place. He rode strong throughout the moto and was able to make up four positions to move into 6th place before the checkered flag.

In the second moto Alessi had a good jump but, oddly enough, came together with his brother Jeff Alessi in the second corner and once restarted was way back at the tail end of the pack. He spent the first half of the moto picking up every position he could and once he had passed about half of the pack he made another mistake that sent him to the ground. Now even more determined Alessi put on a hard charge and ran lap times consistent with the 2nd place runner. He eventually finished 13th for the second moto unable to make up the time lost from the crashes.

"I felt a lot more comfortable today and was glad to finally put down some good lap times. I have suffered from too many crashes over the past few weeks and have found myself at the back of the pack too many times. I need to work on riding more relaxed to help keep it on two wheels. I am just disappointed with my results lately and am more determined than ever to show that my KTM belongs on the podium," commented Alessi.

His FMF/KTM teammate Tommy Searle had a decent showing in the 250 class in only his second week back from injury. Searle rode to a solid 10th place finish in moto one but turned heads in the second moto when he went from about 13th to 7th. His moto scores earned him 8th overall for the day. "I am still working on my endurance since returning from my shoulder injury. Each day I feel better and I am getting stronger in the end of the race. I hope to be back within the top five at the next round," remarked Searle.

Overall Results 450 Class –
1. Ryan Dungey (1-1)
2. Andrew Short (2-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe (3-5)
4. Thomas Hahn (7-3)
5. Nick Wey (10-6)
6. Ryan Sipes (5-11)
7. Kevin Windham (9-9)

8. Kyle Chisholm (8-10)
9. Dan Reardon (12-7)
10. Kyle Cunningham (11-8)
11. Mike Alessi (6-13)
12. Josh Grant (4-16)
13. Justin Brayton (17-4)
14. Weston Peick (16-12)
15. Ben Evans (15-18)

Overall Results 250 Class –
1. Trey Canard (1-1)
2. Christophe Pourcel (2-2)
3. Tyla Rattray (4-3)
4. Blake Wharton (5-4)
5. Dean Wilson (6-6)
6. Jake Weimer (3-11)
7. Eli Tomac (7-9)
8. Tommy Searle (10-7)
9. Vince Friese (12-12)
10. Martin Davalos (22-5)
11. Nico Izzi (9-18)
12. Darryn Durham (38-8)
13. Tommy Weeck (15-14)
14. Travis Baker (8-37)
15. Les Smith (17-13)
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Monster Energy @ the X Games

Courtesy of Monster Energy
July 25, 2010 – Corona, CA – Expect non-stop action as Monster Energy athletes hit events across Moto, BMX, Skate and Rally at X Games 16, beginning this Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, August 1. It’s all going down center stage in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and in and around STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.
A total of eight Monster riders are competing in Moto events.  In Best Trick, Kyle Loza will be defending as the three-time Moto X Best Trick Gold medalist—after a recent wrist surgery, could we see the bike flip and the first-ever four-peat in the event? He’ll face Monster Energy Teammate Blake “Bilko” Williams, an always-exciting rider with loads of swagger.
Hitting the track as defending 2008-2009 Super X Gold Medalist will be John Hansen, who’s playing triple duty as a competitor in Super X, Speed & Style, and Best Whip—it should be a great show. Also lining up in Super X is Nick Wey, a rider with speed and perseverance that’s always a force on the track.
A methodical trick machine, Nate Adams will hit the Speed & Style course as the event returns to the X line-up. He’ll also do work in Freestyle Motocross, joined by the defending gold-medalist “Bilko” and serious threat Adam Jones, who’s already won at X Fighters this year.
Sarah Price will battle as she combines speed and rhythm on July 29 in Super X Women, a semi-new event that’s gaining more interest, fans, and excitement constantly—these girls are powerhouses!
In BMX Vert the number one threat will be Monster’s Jamie Bestwick, who’s often called the best BMX Vert rider ever and is a five-time X Games Vert gold medalist.
In BMX Park two time X Games gold medalist and four-time medalist Scotty Cranmer will be back for more hardware, but he’ll have to contend with the legendary Dave Mirra, a medal-collector who’s been practicing hard lately and contest-mainstay Ryan Guettler.  Andy Buckworth, a young buck from Australia with loads of flip variations like the double front, will battle in BMX Big Air.
Mirra and Ken Block are playing double duty behind the wheel as they both compete in Rally Racing and the all-new Super Rally, which sees four cars on the track at the same time. Mirra, known for his legendary BMX career, has become a threat as he pushed a different pedal to the metal. And Block, now a WRC driver, will be hot off the line and nimble through the turns as he seeks redemption and his first-ever Gold in the event he’s medaled in every single year.
Expect more major action as Skate Big Air and Skate Big Air Rail Jam competitors take to the MegaRamp inside the iconic Coliseum. Jake Brown will come in with big plans after the memorable gold medal last year and perhaps more-memorable slam two years ago, while his Monster teammate Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG) will translate his vert skills and smoothness to the Big Air ramp. The Quebec tech-wizard will also compete in Skate Vert Trick (as the defending Gold medalist) and also Skate vert alongside Alex Perelson, a young force on the ramp with a proven 900. Perelson will also look to make a big impression as he competes in Skate Park.
Visit for more on all these athletes as they compete in X Games 16, plus the coverage of Monster’s activities during the four-day event.
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Washougal Race Report...American Honda

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Torrance, CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round eight of the 2010 AMA Motocross Championship at Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, WA on Saturday, July 24, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short and Kevin Windham impressed the crowd by running up front aboard their CRF450R race machines while GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard scored the trifecta in taking his third-straight overall 250-class victory aboard his CRF250R.

In moto one, Short pulled off the holeshot and led Honda’s charge through the first turn with teammate Kevin Windham and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe hot in tow. Short kept control out front until a series of small errors on lap five shifted the Honda racer into the number two spot where he remained until the race’s end. The start of the second moto mirrored the first with Short nabbing the holeshot—his eighth holeshot this season—and racing away to an early lead before surrendering a spot at the midway point. Short’s 2-2 results put him second overall for the round. Davi Millsaps’ replacement Windham was fast out of the start gate and was up front banging bars with the frontrunners early on in both motos until the veteran racer gave up a few spots to go 9-9 and end the round seventh overall.

"The Honda Red Bull Racing team really has my race bike dialed in for getting awesome starts," said Short. "The team did an amazing job and I had a lot of speed this weekend. I get great starts in almost every race and I’m quick to pull a good lead but I need to find that extra something within me to hang on out front until the very end. I absolutely love Washougal and this is one of those tracks that I really look forward to racing every year."

In other 450-class action, Metcalfe scored his third overall podium of the season by going 3-5 to finish the day third overall. Launching to a solid first-moto effort aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF450R, Metcalfe later put in a heroic effort to rally back from 25th place in moto two to take the checkers in fifth spot, earning him a spot on the overall podium the hard way. Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Ben Townley was up front in the thick of the action in moto one when he crashed hard while negotiating the whoops. The CRF450R racer bruised his shoulder in the fall and was not able to participate in the second moto but is expected to be back racing at round nine in three weeks’ time.

In the 250 class, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard absolutely dominated the competition, grabbing both holeshots on the day and leading every lap of racing to successfully clinch his third-straight overall victory. Aboard his CRF250R, the likeable Honda racer was unstoppable out front, setting a blistering pace and putting solid gaps between himself and his nearest competitors.

"I struggled at the start of the season to get everything figured out but things have really started to come together now," said Canard. "I’m in a really good place mentally, which I think has made all the difference, and my goal with four rounds to go is to stay out front and earn as many points as I can by winning motos."

Blake Wharton put in a solid performance aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R going 5-4 to end the round fourth overall. Teammate Eli Tomac fared well going 7-9 to finish seventh overall while Justin Barcia finished in 16th position (32-10).

450 Class (Moto Finish)
1. Ryan Dungey (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Honda (2-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Honda (3-5)
4. Tommy Hahn (7-3)
5. Nick Wey (10-6)
6. Ryan Sipes (5-11)
7. Kevin Windham, Honda (9-9)
8. Kyle Chisholm (8-10)
9. Dan Reardon (12-7)
10. Kyle Cunningham (11-8)

450 Class Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 368
2. Andrew Short 273
3. Brett Metcalfe 257
4. Josh Grant 238
5. Ben Townley 223
6. Mike Alessi 219
7. Chad Reed 204
8. Ryan Sipes 166
9. Kyle Chisholm 158
10. Kyle Regal 157

250 Class (Moto Finish)
1. Trey Canard, Honda (1-1)
2. Christophe Pourcel (2-2)
3. Tyla Rattray (4-3)
4. Blake Wharton, Honda (5-4)
5. Dean Wilson (6-6)
6. Jake Weimer (3-11)
7. Eli Tomac, Honda (7-9)
8. Tommy Searle (10-7)
9. Vince Friese, (12-12)
10. Martin Davalos, (22-5)

250 Class Championship Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel 340
2. Trey Canard 302
3. Dean Wilson 294
4. Tyla Rattray 286
5. Justin Barcia 212
6. Blake Wharton 209
7. Broc Tickle 209
8. Eli Tomac 200
9. Jake Weimer 195
10. Martin Davalos 163

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Scott Sports Hires New MX Marketing Coordinator

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Ketchum, ID - Scott Sport’s Motosport Division expansion continues with the hiring of Kevin Strikwerda as the MX Marketing Coordinator. Strikwerda will be responsible for driving the SCOTT brand in Motosports.

Strikwerda, a ten-year industry veteran, brings with him a broad background in marketing, sales, and product development. Most recently, Strikwerda was Marketing Manager for Pro Taper. "I am very excited to have Kevin as part of the Scott team," said Adam Greene, US Marketing Manager for Scott Sports. "Our marketing efforts are essential to the continued growth of the motosport division and I'm confident Kevin’s proven success and extensive experience will help us tremendously."

"It's very exciting to have joined Scott Sports at a time when the company is uniquely positioned for exceptional growth," says Strikwerda. "I feel my marketing experience and understanding of the motocross market will contribute to the growth of Scott’s market share in motosports".

For more information on SCOTT products, please visit
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Dragon Racing Fuels Announces 2010 Loretta Lynn Contingency Program

Courtesy of Dragon Race Fuels
Dragon Racing Fuels is pleased to announce their continuing support of the Amateur future superstars of our sport by having your racing fuel available for pickup at the track and the ability to access a solid program that pays them for the results they are achieving. Chuck Newton, president of Newton Oil Company and parent company of Dragon Racing Fuels, states "Our Amateur rider’s deserve a superior product and compensation for their excellent results, so we will be trackside to give them what "Fuels Their Passion".

Now you have two ways to purchase your race fuels. Either contact Dragon Racing Fuels direct at (800) 286-2500 or at (866) 586-7278 and place your order for what type of Legend Series Fuel you would like and how much fuel you would like to purchase. Place an additional order for a fuel jug and spout or bring your own to the Dragon Racing Fuels pit area and pick up your order! Dragon Racing Fuels makes your racing campaign easier and allows you to focus on the podium! For expedited service, contact Dragon Racing Fuels immediately and have your order on the truck for your use right when you get to the track.

Dragon Racing Fuels offer superior increase in throttle response, torque and horsepower in their entire Legend Series Race Fuels. Formulated by race fuel legend, Jim Meiser, Dragon Racing Fuels has introduced 3 new state of the art formulations with superior performance for the motorcycle market. Now you can access these exciting products for your personal and professional use through the new Dragon Racing Fuels Program.

Dragon Racing Fuels will be trackside at the 2010 Loretta Lynn National Championship and will pay out contingency to the following classes:

1. Super Mini’s 10. 250 A Stock
2. 65 stock (7-9), (10-11) 11. 250 C Mod
3. 65 Mod (7-9), (10-11) 12. 250 B Mod
4. 85 Stock (7-11), (12-14) 13. 250 A Mod
5. 85 Mod (7-11), (12-14) 14. 450 C Stock
6. School boy 15. 450 B Stock
7. College boy 16. 450 C Mod
8. 250 C Stock 17. 450 B Mod
9. 250 B Stock

For more detailed information and to receive your Dragon Racing Fuels 2010 Contingency form, please go to or by calling (800) 286-2500.

Contact Dragon Racing Fuels today and start making a difference immediately in your racing future!
Dragon Racing Fuels is solely manufactured by Performance Products Inc, a division of Newton Oil Company Inc, out of Lafayette, Indiana. Dragon Racing Fuels can be purchased from elite distributors nationwide from Florida to California. Stay tuned for upcoming exciting news from Team Dragon Racing Fuels.
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Renthal Support on Location at Loretta Lynns

Courtesy of Renthal
Renthal will be on hand once again at the 29th Annual AMA Amateur National Championships in Hurricane Mills, TN for the entire week from Monday August 2nd through Saturday August 7th.

Renthal will have a complete inventory of handlebars, chainwheels, grips, chain and accessories for all support riders who will be attending the event. All participants of the event are welcome to stop by and check out all the products on display.

For more information about Renthal’s amateur support program, please visit or contact us at (877) 736-8125, or via e-mail,
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

JGR to Support Cooper Webb @ Loretta Lynn's

Courtesy of JGR
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 22, 2010) – JGRMX Engine and Suspension Services will be trackside at the 29th Annual Amateur National Motocross Championships held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. to support amateur sensation Cooper Webb and assist other JGRMX Engine and Suspension Services customers.  This year’s event will be held Aug. 2 – 7.

At just 14-years old Cooper Webb is among the most decorated athletes in amateur motocross.  His trophy case includes 49 amateur national titles and he is looking to add two more in Tenn.  He will contest the Super Mini 1 (12-15) and Super Mini 2 (13-16) divisions.  Young Cooper, who resides in Morehead City, N.C. has been training and testing at the JGRMX test facility with Josh Grant and Justin Brayton in preparation for the race.

"The entire Webb family works relentlessly toward Cooper’s goal of becoming a top professional, and I am proud to be able to help them with suspension and engine settings," said JGRMX team owner Coy Gibbs.

"We worked closely with Cooper testing various settings on our outdoor track, and we feel confident we have a strong initial set-up going into the event.  We will be working closely with Cooper at the race to make any necessary adjustments," said Spencer Bloomer, JGRMX’s Research and Development Technician.

JGRMX provides engine and suspension tuning services for riders of any recent make and model off-road motorcycle.  JGRMX can run a suspension dynamometer cycle and resulting performance graph both before and after modification showing a clear path toward the desired individualized goal of the rider.  Learn more at    
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Què viva Red Bull X-Fighters!

Courtesy of Red Bull
Què viva Red Bull X-Fighters!

Since the victory over Holland in the final of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the entire country of Spain has been in permanent party mode, and with the fourth stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 coming to Madrid’s Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas on July 22 and 23, the celebrations are set to continue. Among the favorites for the win at the traditional two-day event in the most beautiful bullfighting ring on the planet will be not only overall leader Andrè Villa and local hero and fans’ favorite Dany Torres, but also the international stars such as Levi Sherwood from New Zealand and Australia's Robbie Maddison.

MADRID (ESP) - The fact that the locals in Madrid know how to have a good time will come as no surprise to the Red Bull X-Fighters, for whom the Spanish capital has become somewhat of a second home as it plays host to the highlight event of the most prestigious FMX tour in the world year after year. On July 22 and 23, the finest freestyle motocross riders on the planet will return once again to the legendary Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas to show why FMX and Madrid simply belong together.

The points situation in the overall standings going into this year’s event is just as close as it was in 2009, with the three stops in Mexico City, Giza and Moscow producing three different winners. Thanks to consistent performances, reigning Red Bull X-Fighters Champion Nate Adams has managed to reduce the gap to standings leader Andrè Villa, winner of the first event of the season in Mexico City, to just 20 points, while his win on Moscow’s legendary Red Square just a few weeks ago means that Levi “Rubber Kid” Sherwood is right back in the fight for the title with 175 points. Hot on his heels are Robbie Maddison and Adam Jones, who impressed at the second stop of the season in Egypt to take the win under the gaze of the Great Sphinx of Giza. The situation is so tight that a win could see any one of the riders in the top five assume the overall lead after the event in Spain.

Yet, when it comes to the passionate Spanish fans packed into Las Ventas, there is one man who is a favorite for the win year after year – local hero Dany Torres. Pushed on by tens of thousands of Spaniards screaming their lungs out, Torres always manages to step it up a level in front of his home fans and took his first win of the 2009 season last year in Madrid. Following an operation on his broken hand, the 23-year-old is raring to go after making his comeback in Moscow just a few weeks ago and will be looking for a repeat of his incredible victory in 2009. Earlier this week, Torres took to the air in the bullfighting ring in the old Spanish town of Chinchon, south of Madrid (see attached images).

Qualifying and the Wild Card event will take place this evening, while the World Tour competition is scheduled to take place on Friday evening in front of a sell-out crowd of 25,000 fans.

The live event webcast on Friday, July 23 will be at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on Red Bull Web TV at

For more information, please visit
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Honda Announces CRF150 Cup

Courtesy of MX Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (July 21, 2010) -In association with American Honda, MX Sports Pro Racing announces the introduction of the Honda CRF150 Cup. The Honda CRF150 Cup is a pair of special races held in conjunction with the final two rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, held at Steel City and Pala Raceways, in Pennsylvania and Southern California, respectively.  The races, which will be held the same day as both nationals and on the exact same track as the pros, will take place on September 4 (Steel City) and September 11 (Pala) and are designed as a platform to showcase the next generation of motocross talent.
These special races will feature significant support from American Honda as well as the Honda Riders Club of America (HRCA).  The back-to-back competitions will boast some of the most talented amateur motocross riders in the country, allowing the future stars of American motocross a unique opportunity to ride and compete on the same tracks as the world's fastest riders in front of thousands of motocross fans, plus a global television and internet audience.
The rules governing the Honda CRF150 Cup stipulate that all competitors must adhere to AMA-sanctioned Supermini (12-16) provisions, and contains a special stipulation that allows girls ages 12-16 the ability to participate. All riders must be aboard 2007 or newer Honda CRF150R or CRF150RB models.
In support of this exciting competition, American Honda has posted a significant contingency payout for each event, with over $11,000 in Honda Red Rider Rewards contingency up for grabs.
Visit for Honda Red Rider Rewards program details and payout information. Entries will be strictly limited to the first 30 riders who register. The race schedule includes a practice session and one 15-minute moto.
These races are an exciting opportunity for youth riders to race in front of the large crowds and spectacular tracks that are part of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. MX Sports Pro Racing is pleased to work with American Honda and the Honda Riders Club of America in offering young athletes and their families a chance to participate in the world's most prestigious and competitive motocross tour.
For more information, including registration forms and the official rules, please visit and click on Honda CRF 150 Cup, located under the Schedule tab, or please email
For tickets and fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log on to
For more information about the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5750.

About the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the world's most prestigious motocross series. The Series is managed and produced by MX Sports Pro Racing, whose mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the promotion of professional championship racing events nationwide.
The series is also produced in conjunction with Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, a global business that encompasses national and international action sports events, multimedia production and a consumer-based lifestyle brand.
Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a vast network of athletes, fans, brands and properties.
The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America. AMA Pro Racing operates a full schedule of events and championships across every spectrum of motorcycle competition.
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Tonight on DMXS Radio

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Travis Pastrana is still finding ways to surprise us even after all the years and a seemingly unsurpassable list of accomplishments. Travis will compete in five X-Games events this summer, which is of course a record on its own merit, as he continues to add to his already legendary status. He may be the most popular action sports star on the planet, but he always has time for his DMXS Radio crew and we’ll talk about X and more tonight.

It’s almost time for the annual pilgrimage of the best amateur riders as they descend on the legendary Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in beautiful Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, for the 29th AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by our friends at Amsoil. The hallowed motocross proving grounds are ready to test the skill and endurance of every class and age of rider that survived the grueling process to qualify for the most coveted amateur race in the world. We have been fortunate enough to be a part of this event for many years and look forward to our annual MX vacation which is just a few days away. We’ll break down the classes and week of racing on our Vurb Moto Loretta Lynn’s Spectacular Motocrossalooza with a few special guests tonight.

There hasn’t been as much anticipation for an amateur rider moving up through the ranks for several years, and if you’ve seen him ride or race, then you know the foreshadowing is certainly deserved. Minibike sensation Adam Cianciarulo may come in a small package, but he will absolutely shred a track or anyone that doubts his destiny. AC will check in with us on his way to Ponca tonight.

Jason Anderson is now a Team Green rider after a bizarre turn of events last summer that had him leaving KTM on short notice. He’s never looked back and is one of the top pro prospects coming out of Loretta’s this year. We’ll see what his plans are for the rest of the summer and see if he has any idea where he’ll land for 2011.

Brandon Mays showed up and killed it at his qualifier after some had assumed he had given up riding for a budding rapping career. He’ll be at the ranch this year trying to reclaim some lost glory, and there are even some rumors that he might already have a ride lined up in the near future. Brandon’s a great kid and was the victim of one of the cruelest DMXS prank calls of all time, but he’s a good sport and we’re glad to have him back on.

Racer X Virtual Trainer’s Tim Cryster is on his way to California for the Laguna race but will use his cellular device to contact us about all the fun and goodies they have planned for Loretta’s, including some ultra macho Concept 2 rowing challenges that will test even the buffest participants. Look for fitness gurus Tim, Robb Beams, and Concept 2’s Greg Hammond at Loretta Lynn’s this year on vendor’s row. Stop by for some info, back rubs, funnel cakes, and fried Twinkies. You can check out Tim’s site at for more info and tips.
Wednesday Night 8-11pm EST
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Millville Race Report...Honda

Courtesy of Honda
Torrance, CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round seven of the 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and Women’s Motocross Championship at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN on Saturday, July 17, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, Kevin Windham and Ashley Fiolek led the way aboard their CRF450R and CRF250R race machines while GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard captured his second-straight overall 250-class victory aboard his CRF250R.

With Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps out with an injury, veteran Honda racer Windham joined Short on the team to contest the 450 class aboard the CRF450R. In moto one, Windham got away to a flying start, grabbing the holeshot and racing to an early lead which he held for seven laps. Windham surrendered a few spots before the race’s end, including a spot to Short, to finish moto one in a solid fifth position. Once by Windham, Short continued to press hard among the leaders and eventually finished third. In moto two it was Short who was fastest out of the starting gate, grabbing the holeshot before fellow Honda racer Ben Townley got by aboard his Troy Lee Designs CRF450R to take the lead. Short retaliated with a series of aggressive maneuvers to regain control of the lead on lap two. A lap later, Short surrendered the lead and ultimately finished moto two in third place—putting him second overall for the round. Windham was never far away, taking the checkers in fourth spot for fourth overall.

"It feels so good to be back racing motocross," said Windham. "I was pumped to get such a good start and holeshot the first moto. I came into the first round not knowing where I stood in terms of race speed as I haven’t raced motocross in the 450-class since 2007. I personally was hoping for a top-ten finish, so to get fourth overall is awesome. It was definitely a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do at the next round."
In more 450-class action, privateer Honda racer Kyle Regal scored another solid result aboard his CRF450R, going 8-2 to finish the round third overall. Townley placed fifth overall with 4-5 moto finishes and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe went 16-6 to get ninth overall.

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard made it two wins in a row in the 250 class, going 2-1 aboard his CRF250R to clinch his second consecutive overall victory. From start to finish, Canard battled back and forth for the lead in moto one before settling for the number two spot. Come moto two, the Honda Red Rider got away to a good start and quickly moved into the top spot, where he soon extended a lengthy lead he would never relinquish, clinching the overall victory. Teammate Justin Barcia joined Canard on the moto two podium and his 16-3 moto finishes put him eighth overall. Blake Wharton raced his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R to sixth overall (5-7) and teammate Eli Tomac went 13-11 to end the round 11th overall.

"I’m so happy right now," said Canard. "It was tough work in the heat and humidity but I got the job done and I’m really happy about that. It’s nice to be able to make it two in a row for the GEICO Powersports Honda team."
Ashley Fiolek finished moto one in third position but retaliated in moto two to dominate the competition and clinch her third moto win of the season and finish second overall for the round. Fastest out of the start gate in both races, Fiolek held off the competition to claim both holeshots. Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tara Gieger joined Fiolek on the podium, going 2-4 to end the round third overall.

450 Results
1. Ryan Dungey 1-1
2. Andrew Short 3-3 (Honda)
3. Kyle Regal 8-2 (Honda)
4. Kevin Windham 5-4 (Honda)
5. Ben Townley 4-5 (Honda)
6. Josh Grant 2-10
7. Ryan Sipes 9-7
8. Kyle Chisholm 7-9
9. Brett Metcalfe 16-6 (Honda)
10. Nick Wey 11-11

450 Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 318
2. Andrew Short 229
3. Ben Townley 223
4. Brett Metcalfe 221
5. Josh Grant 215
6. Chad Reed 204
7. Mike Alessi 196
8. Kyle Regal 157
9. Ryan Sipes 140
10. Kyle Chisholm 134

250 Results
1. Trey Canard 2-1 (Honda)
2. Dean Wilson 6-2
3. Tyla Rattray 4-4
4. Jake Weimer 3-5
5. Christophe Pourcel 1-10
6. Blake Wharton 5-7 (Honda)
7. Broc Tickle 7-6
8. Justin Barcia 16-3 (Honda)
9. Tommy Searle 11-9
10. Alex Martin 8-15 (Honda)

250 Point Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel 296
2. Dean Wilson 264
3. Trey Canard 252
4. Tyla Rattray 248
5. Broc Tickle 209
6. Justin Barcia 201
7. Blake Wharton 175
8. Eli Tomac 174
9. Jake Weimer 165
10. Martin Davalos 147

WMX Results
1. Jessica Patterson 1-2
2. Ashley Fiolek 3-1 (Honda)
3. Tarah Gieger 2-4 (Honda)
4. Vicki Golden 4-3
5. Sarah Whitmore 9-5
6. Mariana Balbi 8-6
7. Sara Price 7-7
8. Jacqueline Strong 6-8
9. Penni Cyrus 10-10
10. Erica Cook 11-12

WMX Point Standings
1. Jessica Patterson 194
2. Ashley Fiolek 174
3. Tarah Geiger 149
4. Vicki Golden 121
5. Sara Price 120
6. Mariana Balbi 110
7. Sarah Whitmore 102
8. Alexah Pearson 96
9. Tatum Sik 94
10. Erica Cook 84

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