Thursday, September 30, 2010

TLD Racing Signs Travis Baker

Courtesy of TLD Racing
The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Team is excited to announce the signing of Travis Baker to a multi-year deal to ride West Coast Supercross and the Lucas Oil Outdoor National Series.

"I used to race with Travis' Dad back in the day, and Travis rode for us back when he was on 80's," says team owner Troy Lee. "He is a determined kid from a great family and we are really happy to have him on our team."

"My amateur career went pretty well," said Travis. "I walked away with quite a few championships, and a lot of second places my last year. And now this year was my first year as a pro. I think I showed some good speed, but I had a few crashes which had me out for a few rounds. But I know I can build on that, and keep working to be up front and have a solid season this year."

"I know I can be in the top five at every race, and I want to try and grab some podiums," Travis says. "I've learned a lot in the past year and I'm pretty excited for next year. I'm gonna work hard and go for it; try my hardest and have fun."

"I wore TLD gear a long time ago, so I know the gear is great. I'm really excited to be wearing it again and working with Troy. He always has the best designs."

The team is already making preparations for the 2011 AMA Supercross Series. Watch for updates on Travis and the team at:

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pant Saggin Dezigns now at Shopping Malls

Courtesy of Pant Saggin Desizns
Over the last few years Pant Saggin Dezign (PSD), a clothing company that
represents the new generation, has been vending all over the country 
at different amateur and pro national events. PSD has officially graduated to the malls
and will be available for purchase in Journeys stores across the country.

 "People have always wanted a reliable place to get our stuff so it will
work out great knowing there is a Journeys in almost every mall" said Co
Owner Curt Flaitz.

PSD has a jam-packed tour schedule and seems to be involved in everything;
from concerts and TV shows, to motocross and skateboarding events. Keep an
eye out for Celeberty host Nick Cannon of MTV's Wild'N Out, MTV's Real World
cast members Jemmey and Knight, as well as the many top athletes affiliated
with PSD that will be rocking their gear.

There are a lot of new things coming from the PSD headquarters this year, so
keep updated at

For video, photos and news check out or

PSD apparel can be found at or

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Team Mental Racing to Offer Holeshot Award at KROC

Courtesy of MXPTV

Team Mental Racing, which is a clothing and accessories company based out of New Jersey, will be giving away $100 cash holeshot prizes for both 250 and 450 A Pro classes Sunday at the 34th annual Kawasaki Race of Champions at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.
Note: Riders must sign up at Team Mental Van either Saturday or Sunday morning to collect the holeshot cash.
Check out Mental Racing’s website at
(New site will be up and running later this week.)

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Raceway Park Prepares for the 34th Annual Race of Champions

Courtesy of Raceway Park
Old Bridge Township’s Raceway Park is getting ready for the 2010 edition of the Team Green Motocross Race of Champions, the east coast’s most prestigious Fall Classic Motocross Race. Over $8,500 in cash will be awarded, $20,000 worth of Kawasaki contingency is up for grabs, and THREE FREE BIKES will also be awarded to three lucky Youth and Amateur competitors.

The event, sponsored by the Kawasaki Motor Corp USA and its participating Kawasaki dealers will take place starting on Friday, October 1st with an open practice from 10 am to 4 pm. The weekend continues on Saturday, October 2nd with a full day of Amateur and Semi-Pro racing featuring some of the best riders in the Northeast. Finally, Sunday October 3rd brings in the Pro Riders for the AMA Pro-Am Motocross Race with nearly $8,500.00 cash up for grabs in the 2 premier Pro-Expert classes. Sunday will also offer special races throughout the day (see "more" below) where three bikes will be given away in addition to the TRAXXAS DAS-FOR-CASH EVENT and an interview and autograph session with three time AMA Motocross Lites Champion & Monster Energy Kawasaki team member, RYAN VILLOPOTO.

Throughout the years, fans at Raceway Park have cheered motocross immortals like James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Tim Ferry, Michael Byrne, Jeff Emig, Ryan Hughes, Mike Kiedrowski, Johnny O’Mara, Jeff Ward, Mike Larocco, Donnie Schmidt, Dammon Huffman and dozens more as they race to the checkered flag to etch their names into the KROC record books. One of today’s biggest motocross stars, Ryan Villopoto, will be joined by dozens of Kawasaki Team Green Support racers from all over the USA and over 600 other motocross racers.

For many of the KROC Motocross Competitors, the race has evolved into much more than an annual special Englishtown MX event. For those who seek to become a part of its mystique, winning this event has become a must-do to complete any great rider’s resume of event wins.

This year's edition of the famed event features intense racing as riders from all over the country chase their share of the $10,000+ Pro-Expert purse and over $20,000 in manufactures contingency postings and, more important, a spot in KROC history.

Four lucrative bonus events are guaranteed to increase the level of excitement for fans and riders during the weekend. The all new TRAXXAS DASH-FOR-CASH Winner Take All event will feature the fastest Pro-Expert Racers competing in a one lap dash for a brand new Traxxas Slash R/C Truck and radio along with the cash. The very best trophy class racers from Saturday’s KROC Amateur classes will qualify to return on Sunday to compete in the "IRONMAN CLASSIC", "MINI CYCLE SHOOTOUT" AND "KESSLER CUP" events. All three of these classes will be awarding brand new Kawasaki KX Motocross bikes. (Visit website for details.)

The complete 34th Anniversary Event Schedule is as follows: Friday, October 1st gates open at 8 AM for early participant pit parking. Open practice on the actual race track will take place from 10-4 pm and early sign-up for Saturday’s racing will take place all day Friday. Saturday, October 2nd gates open 6:00 AM with sign up from 6-9:30 AM. Practice starts 8:30 AM with Trophy Class and Semi-Pro racing from 11:00 AM. Sunday, October 3rd is the feature day; gates open at 7:00 AM with practice at 9:00 AM. Pre-elimination qualifiers 10:30 AM. Pre-Race Ceremonies with Rich Trevelise beginning at 12:00 PM. Feature racing including the KROC special exhibition event begins at 1:00 PM. Autograph sessions, vendors, and new Kawasaki Motorcycle displays all afternoon. Tickets on sale at the gates only. No advance tickets needed. For more information call Raceway Park (732)-446-7800 or go to

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bel-Ray Launches New Website

Courtesy of Bel-Ray
FARMINGDALE, NJ - Bel-Ray Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance lubricants, unveiled its newly designed website today ( The new website features an exciting new design and numerous feature enhancements that embody an innovative vision and commitment to the growing needs of a more demanding consumer looking for information in no more than one or two mouse clicks.  Enhancements include easy navigation, instant access to MSDS and PDS, expanded product information, the ability to translate web pages on demand using Google translator, e-commerce and improved internal search features.

Bel-Ray’s Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Liquori, had this to say, "The design and functionality of the website is of paramount importance to us.  It’s our window to the world. We’ve invested heavily in showcasing our products and technical information in a way that is intuitive to our customers who tend to be savvy and sophisticated in their approach to information. By extending our commitment to quality and innovation to the website we have achieved a web presence that is second to none."

Founded in 1946, Bel-Ray is a woman owned business with a presence in more than 100 countries around the world.  Recognized as a leader in the specialty lubricants industry for setting high standards of quality and performance with products formulated for the motorcycle, aviation, energy, food, marine, military, mining, OEM, steel, and textile industries, Bel-Ray stands at the forefront of the industry.

Bel-Ray’s superior Powersports line delivers top quality Made-in-the-USA products to motorcycle and recreational vehicle enthusiasts around the world. From the development of superior application-specific products, to value-driven pricing and outstanding customer service, Bel-Ray is fully committed to being a provider of Total Performance Lubricants today and well into the future.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yamaha Announces 2011 Contingency Program

Courtesy of Yamaha
Cypress California, September 14, 2010 - Yamaha Motor Corporation., USA is proud to announce its 2011 YZ & WR Contingency program. Over the years Yamaha has focused on making contingency money available to every rider who makes an investment in a new Yamaha YZ or WR model. Whether you race Motocross, Supercross, Off-Road, Enduros, Hare Scrambles, Grand Prix, or Flat Track, Yamaha’s got contingency money for you, and all you need to do to be eligible is own a 2010 or 2011 Yamaha YZ or WR.
Finding a contingency paying race won’t be hard as there are over 90 race events and series covered with over 430 individual races across the entire United States.
Detailed information will be posted by October 1st, 2010, so you can sign up and win your chunk of Yamaha’s $3 Million dollar 2011 contingency. Please visit Yamaha’s official website at Here you can find detailed event, race and individual payouts. The program period runs from January 1, 2011 thru November 30, 2011.
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DC Launches Gymkhana THREE, Part 2

Courtesy of DC Shoes
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – DC and Ken Block are proud to announce the release of the newest video in the widely successful Gymkhana franchise with Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l'Autodrome, France. Following up Part 1; The Music Video Infomercial, this action-packed video focuses on the acclaimed raw driving style seen in the original Gymkhana Practice. DC Co-Founder/Chief Brand Officer and World Rally Championship driver, Ken Block scoured the globe to find the "Ultimate Playground," an amazing location that allowed Ken to take Gymkhana to a new, groundbreaking level in his Ford Fiesta. Check out the craziest Gymkhana video yet now live at

"The stunts I perform in Gymkhana THREE, Part 2 are without a doubt the craziest stuff I have ever attempted behind the wheel," said Ken. "We knew in order to out do the previous films, we'd really have to take it to the next level, and since you can't kickflip a car, the location needed to allow me to do things never done before in car. Sure, I've seen people drift banks, but never ones this steep, and never head on. I treated the Autodrome's 51-degree wall like a quarter pipe and it was awesome. Awesomely sketchy! Who knew you could do a wall ride in a car?"

Shot in Linas, just south of Paris, France at l'Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, the 1.58-mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts Ken did were completely unknown until he actually attempted them. Look for insane moves throughout the video including the ultimate trick- a 360 alley-oop performed at the top of the bank, as well as a 1440 (that’s 4, 360 degree spins!) in the rain, new multi directional Segway donuts, 360 bank spins and tire-killing donuts, to name a few.

"The originality and performance in this video is truly next level," said DC’s President, Anton Nistl. "We are so proud of the entire Gymkhana series and we’re excited to show the public the next chapter in creativity and innovation from DC and Ken Block. Recent accolades have placed DC as the most successful footwear and apparel company to ever market in the digital marketing space. Not to mention that Gymkhana TWO is also considered to be the biggest viral automotive ad of all time. These are both huge accomplishments for us."

A "star" of the video in its own right, the Gymkhana THREE 2011 Ford Fiesta was spec’d out and designed specifically for this project.  Built by Olsbergs Motorsport Evolution, the Fiesta features a heavily-modded Duratec 2.0l engine that produces a staggering 650 horses with 660 lb-ft of torque. All this power in a 2,425 lb chassis creates a super-car beating power-to-weight ratio.  Running from a stop to 60 mph in a staggering 1.9 seconds beating even the Bugatti Veyron, the car’s speed is only one part of the package. What makes Ken’s Fiesta unique is how it is intended to handle and slide on tarmac—like a rally car on gravel.

The overall design and livery featured on the Fiesta is an evolution of Ken’s current MWRT competition cars. Main features include Ken’s signature paint drip graphic as well as the personalized KB logo treatment including Ken’s signature "Block" lettering and # 43 graphic designed by famous graphic illustrator, toy designer and street culture artist, Huck Gee. Ken’s newest DC apparel, footwear and accessories, which can be seen in both parts of the Gymkhana THREE Project, were also inspired by the colors and graphics of Ken’s racing cars.

The DC x Ken Block Gymkhana video franchise now consists of seven videos including Gymkhana Practice, Bonus Edit, TWO, 2.1; the educational anniversary video, Hot For Words, and now the two part Gymkhana THREE Project. A viral internet sensation, these videos have had more than 70 million views online and received numerous awards. Most recently the Gymkhana TWO video was named one of Ad Age’s "Top 10 Viral Ads of All Time", a huge honor for DC and Ken; won a 2010 People’s Telly Silver Award, presented by YouTube; earned a Bronze Pencil at the One Show Entertainment Awards in the "Online Branded Entertainment" category, and was #4 on Ad Age’s list of top viral videos of 2009.

For more information on the Gymkhana THREE Project including behind the scenes photos and info on Gym3: Part 1 and Gym3: Part 2 visit

About DC:
Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1993, DC quickly grew to a leader in performance skateboarding shoes and renowned action sports brand. Today DC stands as a global brand whose product line has expanded to include men’s, women’s and kids’ skateboarding and lifestyle shoes, apparel, snowboards, snowboard boots, outerwear, and accessories.

As one of the cornerstones of its marketing strategy, DC has built a world-class team of professional skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross and rally athletes that exemplify and enhance DC’s brand, develop its signature products, and support its promotional efforts. DC is a subsidiary of Quiksilver, Inc.

About Ken Block:
Ken Block’s rally career began in 2005. His skill and car control became quickly apparent and Block aptly nabbed Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship. Since then, Block has continued to race in the series, boasting a healthy number of podium appearances, as well as X Games medals. In addition to his performance in the car, Block has been a driving force in shedding light on the sport within the United States. Block co-founded DC Shoes, a worldwide leader in performance skateboarding shoes and a renowned action sports brand. His keen branding and marketing acumen not only elevated DC to their current eminent status, but has allowed Block to achieve global fame as a national rally driver through his wildly successful viral video campaigns. Ad Age named his "Gymkhana TWO" the No. 4 Viral Video of 2009. In January 2010, Block signed with Ford Motor Company to campaign both the Rally America series and the World Rally Championship, being the first American to do so.

About DC x KB Gymkhana Videos:
The Gymkhana franchise launched in November 2008 with the release of the Gymkhana Practice video and to-date the series consists of seven videos including, Gymkhana Practice, Bonus Edit, TWO, 2.1, the educational anniversary video, Hot For Words, and now the two part Gymkhana THREE Project – Gymkhana THREE, Part 1; The Music Video Infomercial and Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l'Autodrome, France. Together the videos have been viewed more thank 70 million times virally and have received numerous awards.

Gymkhana Practice -
Gymkhana Bonus -
Gymkhana "Hot For Words" –
Gymkhana Two The Infomercial - 
Gymkhana 2.1, Block vs. Dyrdek -  
Gymkhana THREE, Part 1 -
Gymkhana THREE, Part 2 –
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fly Rcaing Joins Forces with Coach Seji

Courtesy of Fly Racing
Fly Racing is pleased to announce it has joined forces with motorsport fitness consultant Seiji Ishii, better known as "Coach Seiji." As part the new alliance, Fly Racing will be the exclusive riding apparel provider to Coach Seiji and, allowing both personal training and online coaching clients to view and sample Fly Racing’s exciting line of racewear, helmets, and other products.
Said Coach Seiji, "Fly Racing has come a long way in a short time by constantly improving and never settling for ‘good enough.’ Their riding and racing apparel continues to evolve in functionality, durability and style. I’ve seen this through Fly's sponsorships of Jason Anderson and Andrew Short. I am excited to forge a strong relationship with Fly Racing and their parent company Western Power Sports. My dealings with Rod Reynolds and Max Steffens have been nothing short of stellar and their company's values and support of both racers and the sport are exemplary. I hope to be able to aid them as much as they will aid me, and my clients. I hold the company, their owner and their race support staff in the highest regard."
Likewise, Fly Racing’s Amateur Motocross Support Manager, Rod Reynolds, is thrilled about the possibilities the new partnership will offer both parties: "We are excited to have Coach Seiji join the Fly Racing Family. We will try to use his expertise and opinions to help further develop and improve our current designs, and continue to come out with new and innovative designs for the future."
Fly Racing products can be found at your local dealer. For more information and to view its exciting 2011 line-up of racewear, helmets, casual wear and hard parts, visit
You can also find Fly Racing on Facebook. Follow Fly Racing on Twitter. Watch Fly Racing on You Tube.

About Fly Racing
Established in 1996, Fly Racing began as a manufacturer of motorcycle handlebars and helmets. The brand has quickly developed into one of the fastest growing off road motorcycle riding apparel and hard part brands in the powersports industry. Fly Racing develops high quality products for the competitive and demanding North American market and is distributed in 40+ countries.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rockwell Time 2011 Rider Support Program Open

Courtesy of Rockwell Time
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 7, 2010) - Rockwell Time is accepting sponsorship applications for the 2011 moto season through the Rockwell Nation Community.

Please visit the Rockwell Nation at and submit your application for sponsorship. Rockwell Nation allows us to easily manage and keep track of our sponsorship program to better serve you and your sponsorship needs throughout the year.

If you haven't already done so, please setup your free account on and build your online profile with photos, videos, results and some personal information. is a great tool designed specifically for athletes and brands and provides excellent exposure and benefits to help you further your career.

If you are new to the sponsorship process, please take a look at some of their sponsorship articles to better familiarize yourself with the process.
  • Sponsorship 101 - What to know before you start applying
  • What Companies Want - Tips from the brands themselves
  • I'm Sponsored, Now What? - Learn what's expected of you now that you're sponsored
  • How to Get in the Media - Tips to get in front of the media (Local newspaper to the national mags)

Best of luck with your 2011 season! We're looking forward to hearing from you.  

To check out all of Rockwell’s watches, upcoming events, and athletes, head to:

Rockwell Time, proudly based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the premier brand of action-sports lifestyle watches. Top athletes in Supercross, wakeboarding, MMA, BMX, snowboarding, the NBA, and the NFL rock Rockwell.   Attending over 80 events and supporting several industry charities each year, Rockwell is committed to everyone who shares our lifestyle and joins our brand family.  Come rock with us at the track, court, cage, lake, or field.

For more information on Rockwell and our entire line of watches and apparel, please visit

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Steel City Report: American Honda

Courtesy of American Honda
Torrance CA: Honda Red Bull Racing’s Kevin Windham came out on top at round eleven of the AMA Motocross Championship at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA on Saturday, September 4, aboard his CRF450R. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard made it a double victory for Honda by clinching the 250-class victory aboard his CRF250R.
Despite not competing in the premier 450 Motocross class for years, Windham showed that at 32 years of age he still has what it takes to win. In moto one the 16-year racing veteran battled for the lead with GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe before taking control of the race and setting the stage for a Honda podium sweep. Windham came out on top, Metcalfe nabbed second and Troy Lee Design’s Ben Townley clinched third place aboard his CRF450R. In the second moto Windham moved into an early lead but relinquished a spot on lap four. The Honda racer held off a determined charge by Metcalfe once again to take the checkers in second place, which earned him the overall victory (1-2).
"This win is definitely up there with some of my greatest career moments and I’m stoked to have the opportunity to be out here racing," said Windham. "I’m learning to cherish each and every one of these moments with each passing year as I’m not getting any younger and you never know when the next opportunity will come again. The Honda Red Bull Racing team was awesome this weekend and I really had to work hard to keep Metcalfe honest in both motos."
The battle for second place in the championship got even hotter for Windham’s teammate Andrew Short, who came into Steel City with a three-point lead over Metcalfe in the series points standings. Short continued to rip off fast starts in both motos but his 4-5 moto results versus Metcalfe’s 2-3 tally saw the pair switch spots in the overall standings. Short’s hunt to regain second in the championship chase will be played out at the final round next weekend at Pala Raceway, CA.
Metcalfe’s 2-3 finishes at Steel City gave him second overall at the round. Despite suffering a broken nose during the first moto, Townley still finished third, but a first-turn pile-up in moto two took him out of the competition. Still his third place finish in moto one (plus a 37th in moto two) gave him 10th overall.
In 250cc competition, Canard made a perfect sweep of both motos, pulling off a pair of flawless rides to score his fifth overall victory this season aboard his CRF250R. With just seven points separating Canard from the points leader with one round to go, his campaign toward winning his first-ever Motocross Championship will be decided at the final round next weekend. Teammate Eli Tomac had a good showing, going 4-5 aboard his CRF250R to finish just shy of the overall podium in fourth place. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia nabbed sixth (10-6) and Blake Wharton finished seventh (9-7) aboard his CRF250R while Wil Hahn got eighth (5-11) aboard his Troy Lee Designs Honda CRF250R. Rounding out the top ten, Honda privateer Darryn Durham went 8-10 to secure 10th overall.
In the Women’s Motocross Championship, Ashley Fiolek showed good speed from the get-go aboard her CRF250R, going 1-2 to take second overall for the round. In the opening moto, Fiolek grabbed the holeshot and went on to lead every lap of the race en route to taking victory. In moto two, she put in a solid chase for the lead that included a spectacular charge in the closing turns of the race. Unfortunately Fiolek went down with a turn to go but still managed to take the checkers in second spot to put her second overall. Tarah Gieger went 4-7 aboard her Troy Lee Designs Honda CRF250R for sixth overall.
450 Overall Results
1. Kevin Windham 1-2 (Honda)
2. Brett Metcalfe 2-3 (Honda)

3. Justin Brayton 5-4
4. Andrew Short 4-5 (Honda)
5. Mike Alessi 7-7
6. Ryan Dungey 40-1
7. Nick Paluzzi 10-8
8. Kyle Chisholm 14-6
9. Robert Kiniry 9-11
10. Ben Townley 3-37 (Honda)
450 Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 493
2. Brett Metcalfe 356
3. Andrew Short 351

4. Mike Alessi 301
5. Ben Townley 291
6. Josh Grant 260
7. Kyle Chisholm 238
8. Ryan Sipes 211
9. Chad Reed 204
10. Kyle Regal 201
250 Overall Results
1. Trey Canard 1-1 (Honda)

2. Christophe Pourcel 2-2
3. Tyla Rattray 3-4
4. Eli Tomac 4-5 (Honda)
5. Broc Tickle 7-8
6. Justin Barcia 10-6
7. Blake Wharton 9-7 (Honda)
8. Wil Hahn 5-11 (Honda)
9. Dean Wilson 17-3
10. Darryn Durham 8-10 (Honda)
250 Point Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel 443
2. Trey Canard 436
3. Tyla Rattray 402
4. Dean Wilson 387
5. Justin Barcia 317
6. Eli Tomac 296
7. Blake Wharton 285
8. Broc Tickle 259
9. Martin Davalos 229
10. Jake Weimer 195
WMX Overall Results
1. Jessica Patterson 2-1
2. Ashley Fiolek 1-2 (Honda)
3. Mariana Balbi 3-4
4. Alexa Pearson 7-3
5. Sara Price 5-5
6. Tarah Gieger 4-7 (Honda)
7. Vicki Golden 9-6
8. Sherri Cruse 6-9
9. Jacqueline Strong 8-10
10. Sarah Whitmore 11-11
WMX Point Standings
1. Jessica Patterson 335
2. Ashley Fiolek 313
3. Tarah Gieger 261

4. Vicki Golden217
5. Sara Price 212
6. Mariana Balbi 207
7. Sarah Whitmore 178
8. Alexa Pearson 172
9. Tatum Sik 152
10. Jacqueline Strong 136
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Steel City Notes and Stats

Courtesy of MX Sports
Series Statistical Report
FMF Steel City National
Steel City Raceway - Delmont, Pa., September 4
  • Steel City is the second of two rounds held in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The renowned facility has hosted an AMA Motocross event since 1989.
  • The Steel City track is one of the most picturesque on the circuit and features one of the most technically challenging layouts of the 12 national events.
  • Ryan Dungey and Ashley Fiolek clinched their respective 250 and WMX Class titles at Steel City last season.
  • Ryan Dungey's nine straight victories are the most ever by a rookie and the most ever by a rider that didn't achieve a sweep of all 12 rounds.
  • Dungey's nine wins ties the rookie record set by Ricky Carmichael.
  • Dungey has swept both motos at the last five rounds and has captured 16 of the last 18 motos. He boasts an average finish of 1.9 and remains the only rider in the class to capture more than one moto win.
  • With his ninth win in the 450 Class, Dungey sits 13th on the all-time wins list and has more 450 Class victories than he did through three years of 250 Class competition.
  • Dungey possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 450 Class at 1.9 and best average start at 3.0.
  • Andrew Short has the most holeshots in the class with eight.
  • Through 10 rounds of his rookie season, Ricky Carmichael had seven overall wins. He went on to win the final three rounds to bring the total to nine.
  • Through 10 rounds of his rookie season, Ricky Carmichael had 12 moto wins. Dungey has 16.
  • Dungey currently boasts an 11-moto winning streak. Carmichael's longest in his rookie season was five.
  • Throughout his entire rookie season, Carmichael had five moto sweeps. Dungey has seven through 10 rounds.
  • Only Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and GEICO Powersports Honda riders have won 250 Class motos in 2010. Each team boasts five overall victories.
  • Tyla Rattray has only one moto win this season, and has surprisingly has led just one lap. Both of his overall wins have come from a pair of runner-up efforts.
  • Of the five different winners in 10 rounds of the 250 Class, four were first-time winners in 2010.
  • Three of Mitch Payton's four Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders have won an overall in 2010.
  • Canard possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 250 Class at 4.1. Pourcel holds the best average start at 4.5.
450 Class Stats

  • The first 450 Class race held at Steel City was September 4, 1994. Mike LaRocco won on a Kawasaki.
  • This will be the 17th time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Steel City.
  • Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Jeff Emig and James Stewart have won at Steel City in both classes. Ryan Dungey will look to join that group.
  • Ricky Carmichael won five consecutive races at Steel City from 2002 to 2006.
  • From 1989-1993, Steel City hosted the 500cc National Championship. Kawasaki won all five races with Jeff Ward winning from 1989-1992.
  • Suzuki and Kawasaki have swept Steel City in both the 450 and 250 classes twice, Honda has done it once.
  • After an eight year drought at Steel City, Kawasaki has gone back-to-back with wins and stands as the winningest manufacturer at the track.
  • Tommy Hahn became just the second first-time winner at Steel City last season.

Wins by brand at Steel City
Kawasaki - 6
Suzuki - 4
Honda - 4
Yamaha - 2
First Time Winners at Steel City
Grant Langston, 2007 - Yamaha
Tommy Hahn, 2008 - Kawasaki
Last win by brand at Steel City
Kawasaki - 2009
Yamaha - 2007
Suzuki - 2006
Honda - 2004
Riders to win Steel City in both classes
James Stewart
Ricky Carmichael
Kevin Windham
Jeff Emig

Brand Sweeps at Steel City
Kawasaki: Mike LaRocco, Robbie Reynard - 1994
Honda: Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson - 1995
Suzuki: Ricky Carmichael, Broc Hepler - 2005, 2006
Kawasaki: Tommy Hahn, Christophe Pourcel - 2009
Past Winners at Steel City
September 5, 2009    Tommy Hahn, Decatur, TX                        Kawasaki
August 31, 2008        James Stewart, Haines City, FL                 Kawasaki
August 26, 2007        Grant Langston, South Africa                    Yamaha
September 3, 2006    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Suzuki
September 4, 2005    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Suzuki
September 5, 2004    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Honda
August 31, 2003        Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Honda
September 1, 2002    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Honda
September 2, 2001    Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS                Suzuki
September 3, 2000    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Kawasaki
September 5, 1999    Greg Albertyn, South Africa                      Suzuki
September 6, 1998    Doug Henry, Oxford, CT                           Yamaha
August 31, 1997        Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA                          Kawasaki
September 1, 1996    Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA                          Kawasaki
September 3, 1995    Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA                   Honda
September 4, 1994    Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN                 Kawasaki
2010 Stats

450 Class Point Standings - After 10 of 12 rounds
  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 468
  2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 317
  3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 314
  4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 273
  5. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 271
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
  7. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 216
  8. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
  9. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 201
  10. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 194
450 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey - 9
Chad Reed - 1

450 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey - 16
Mike Alessi - 1
Josh Grant - 1
Chad Reed - 1
Andrew Short - 1
450 Class Wins by Brand
Suzuki - 9
Kawasaki - 1
450 Class Laps Led
Ryan Dungey - 157
Andrew Short - 56
Brett Metcalfe - 25
Ben Townley - 20
Mike Alessi - 19
Josh Grant - 19
Chad Reed - 16
Kevin Windham - 7
Clement Desalle - 4
450 Class Holeshots
Andrew Short - 8
Brett Metcalfe - 3
Ryan Dungey - 2
Kevin Windham - 2
Mike Alessi - 1
Justin Brayton - 1
Chad Reed - 1
Ryan Sipes - 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first race was held at Steel City on October 1, 1989. Jeff Matiasevich won on a Kawasaki.
  • This will be the 22nd time the gate will drop at Steel City for a 250 Class race.
  • Three riders have won back-to-back races at Steel City: Robbie Reynard (93-94), Kevin Windham (96-97), and Broc Hepler (05-06). James Stewart won three in a row (2002-2004).
  • Robbie Reynard and James Stewart are the winningest riders at Steel City with three victories each.
  • Suzuki has won three of the last five races at Steel City. Kawasaki has won two of the last three.
Wins by brand at Steel City
Kawasaki - 10
Suzuki - 6
Yamaha - 3
Honda - 2
First time winners at Steel City
Jeff Matiasevich, 1989 - Kawasaki
Last win by brand at Steel City
Kawasaki - 2009
Suzuki - 2008
Yamaha - 1997
Honda - 1995

Past Winners at Steel City
September 5, 2009    Christophe Pourcel, France                       Kawasaki
August 31, 2008        Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN                 Suzuki
August 26, 2007        Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA                   Kawasaki
September 3, 2006    Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA                      Suzuki
September 4, 2005    Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA                      Suzuki
September 5, 2004    James Stewart, Haines City, FL                 Kawasaki
August 31, 2003        James Stewart, Haines City, FL                 Kawasaki
September 1, 2002    James Stewart, Haines City, FL                 Kawasaki
September 2, 2001    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Kawasaki
September 3, 2000    Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD                Suzuki
September 5, 1999    Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL                   Kawasaki
September 6, 1998    Robbie Reynard, Norman, OK                   Suzuki
August 31, 1997        Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA             Yamaha
September 1, 1996    Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA             Yamaha
September 3, 1995    Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA             Honda
September 4, 1994    Robbie Reynard, Moore, OK                     Kawasaki
September 5, 1993    Robbie Reynard, Moore, OK                     Kawasaki
September 27, 1992 Jeff Emig, Highland, CA                           Yamaha
September 29, 1991 Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK                       Suzuki
September 30, 1990 Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA       Honda
October 1, 1989        Jeff Matiasevich, La Habra Heights, CA     Kawasaki

2010 Stats

250 Class Point Standings - After 10 of 12 rounds
  1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 399
  2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 386
  3. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 364
  4. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 363
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 291
  6. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 262
  7. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 259
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 232
  9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 210
  10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195

250 Class Overall Wins
Trey Canard - 4
Christophe Pourcel - 2
Tyla Rattray - 2
Eli Tomac - 1
Dean Wilson - 1

250 Class Moto Wins
Christophe Pourcel - 9
Trey Canard - 6
Justin Barcia - 2
Tyla Rattray - 1
Eli Tomac - 1
Dean Wilson - 1
250 Class Wins by Brand
Honda - 5
Kawasaki - 5
250 Class Laps Led
Christophe Pourcel - 101
Trey Canard - 91
Dean Wilson - 40
Justin Barcia - 35
Eli Tomac - 35
Wil Hahn - 13
Tommy Searle - 2
Tyla Rattray - 1
250 Class Holeshots
Eli Tomac - 5
Christophe Pourcel - 4
Trey Canard - 3
Wil Hahn - 3
Dean Wilson - 3
Justin Barcia - 1
Nico Izzi - 1

WMX Class Stats

2010 Stats

WMX Class Point Standings - Thru 6 of 8 Rounds

  1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 288
  2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 266
  3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 229
  4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 190
  5. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 180
  6. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 176
  7. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 169
  8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 138
  9. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 135
  10. Erica Cook, Natalia, Texas, Yamaha, 113
WMX Class Overall Wins
Jessica Patterson - 5
Ashley Fiolek - 1
WMX Class Moto Wins
Jessica Patterson - 8
Ashley Fiolek - 4
WMX Class Wins by Brand
Yamaha - 5
Honda - 1
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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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MSR Accepting Resumes Through

Courtesy of MSRMX
Corona, CA - The 2011 sponsorship season is upon us and MSR would like to announce that we are looking for riders to join our successful program. The resume acceptance period will begin on September 1st and run through October 31st. We will be accepting resumes again EXCLUSIVELY through, Postal Mail and email (

"We have used MXSponsor’s system in the past and have had great success with our program, we would like to thank all of our team riders from this past season and look forward to supporting them in the future," states MSR’s Marketing Manager Randy Valade. "MXSponsor is a motocross only website and is very core to the sport, this is what MSR is all about and has been since the 1970’s."

"We are very excited to have MSR on board with us again for another season. They have been around since 1971 and have really done great things for the motocross community. We have received nothing but complements and praise towards MSR from team riders and users of our website, and we thank them for there dedication to there team riders and the sport of motocross." says founder of Rich Maychrich.

All resumes must be in by October 31st in order to qualify. And remember, we are looking for riders of all skills and sizes to represent the MSR brand. We look forward to receiving your resumes. When signing up on , please include promotional code TR11 to receive 10% off of your account, and to be prioritized for sponsorship with this brand.

How to Submit a Resume to MSR:

To submit a sponsorship resume to MSR, riders need to sign up, free, at Once here, riders can build their online profile, upload action photos and videos, post race results and submit their profile resume to nearly 200 motocross companies. is the fastest and easiest way to be sponsored in the motocross industry and is the exclusive sponsorship partner of MSR.

To submit a resume to MSR directly, click here.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Courtesy of Bel-Ray


SAN DIEGO, CA – August 27, 2010 – Bel-Ray Company, Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with Pala Raceway.
Bel-Ray is the official lubricants sponsor of Pala Raceway and will host and participate in several key events throughout the season.  The partnership signifies a renewed focus on the motocross and off-road markets for Bel-Ray, just in time for the fall launch of Bel-Ray’s re-engineered product line.
“Bel-Ray intends to be the #1 choice in Motocross lubrication and the new products serve up cutting edge next generation technology” says Bel-Ray Chief Operation Officer Jennifer Liquori. “The partnership with Pala Raceway will help us get word out where it matters most – right at the track.”
Bel-Ray has a long-standing tradition of total performance lubricants, and has been a leader in the motorcycle lubrication industry for over thirty years. All Bel-Ray products undergo rigorous laboratory and field testing to assure that they meet the highest standards of performance and protection. Consumers can be confident that their motorcycle, ATV or watercraft will perform better, last longer, and be protected from engine failures and costly repairs.
Pala Raceway is Southern California’s newest racetrack destination and features several tracks, amenities, and an onsite parts & service shop. Pala will host the AMA Pro Motocross National Finale, the Red Bull Metalicross and the Troy Lee Designs “Day in the Dirt” Motocross GP.
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Factory Connection Looking for 2011 Riders

Courtesy of Factory Connection
Barrington, NH – Factory Connection (FC) Suspension is now accepting applications for its 2011 amateur support program. 
Please visit to apply for sponsorship online. 
The application period ends on December 31, 2010.
Steve Ross, FC's General Manager commented, "We have worked hard to develop an online application that should enable us to respond to applications in a timelier mannerSponsoring riders has always been important to FC and we are excited to roll out an electronic in-house sponsorship program.  As the year progresses we will be looking for sponsored riders to provide feed back and results through this online application. If a rider does not have the ability to complete the online application we will still accept paper resumes at the New Hampshire location."
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Twin Air 2011 Rider Support Open

Courtesy of Twin Air

Perkasie, PA (September 1, 2010) –  Twin Air is now accepting resumes for the upcoming 2011 race season, and we want you as our rider!  To apply for sponsorship submit a resume to us through one of the following methods:
- Sponsorhouse
- MX Sponsor
- Or mail us a hardcopy to:
Twin Air USA
Attn: Rider Support
410 E Walnut St. #2
Perkasie, PA  18944
Twin Air is the premier foam filter on the market today.   With more World and AMA Championships than any other filter on the market; Twin Air continues to set the standard for clean air.   For more information visit  or call 800-749-2890.

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Courtesy of HookIt  
AN DIEGO, CA –, the largest social network for lifestyle sports, today announces the launch of the 2011 sponsorship season for its major sports like motocross, auto, BMX, mountain bike, skate and snow. provides its members and brand partners from across the globe a connection point, sponsorship management tools and resources to obtain their goals.

This fall brings the launch of several new programs on, including:

Sponsorship Hub - The new sponsorship ‘Hub’ features premiere sponsorship opportunities for its members while providing information for how athletes can increase their self-promotion and marketability. has worked with its brand partners to compile a wealth of sponsorship resources available on the network for athletes. The goal for athletes is to offer tools to help them promote themselves and their accomplishments on and sites like Facebook and Twitter to increase their value to brands. For more information, visit

Brand Insider Program - Several new additions have been made to this program to better connect athletes with brands when not eligible for sponsorship to receive exclusive access to news, deals, product promotions and updates from their favorite brands. For more information, visit

Brand Hits™ - This newly expanded feature allows marketers and team managers to precisely measure how much exposure they are receiving on as well as on athlete profiles to identify which sponsored athletes or Insiders are driving the most visibility for their brand. Brand Hits are tracked and plotted on an interactive graph and allow brands to monitor their exposure on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Loretta Lynn’s Rider Directory - The most prestigious race in amateur motocross just wrapped up in early August - the 2010 AMA Amateur National Championships in Tennessee. Nearly 70% of the qualifying riders are on providing an instant connection for brands to find and connect with some of the fastest up and coming motocross riders in the country to invite into their programs. For more information and to view these riders, visit

FUEL TV Unsponsored - FUEL TV and teamed up to launch an online community for aspiring amateur athletes in skate, surf, snow, motocross, BMX and wake their potential 2 minutes of fame – and some serious exposure – on FUEL TV, which is now broadcast in 30 million homes nationwide. In order to be eligible, any ‘Unsponsored’ athlete must submit their video online at

"The social media movement has forever changed how athletes and brands will interact and provide value for each other. It has been important for us to stay at the forefront and provide innovative solutions created specifically for athletes and brands," said Scott Tilton, CEO of "We are really excited to introduce these new programs, which are just the beginning of a ton of new things coming in 2011."

Traditionally, sponsorship season begins as the competition season wraps up when athletes have fresh results and accomplishments heading into the off-season. Sponsorship levels and agreements vary by company, but can range anywhere from product discounts to free products and beyond (based on talent and marketability). Just a few of the hundreds of participating brands offering athlete support for 2011 on include Monster Energy, No Fear, Pro-Tec, Scott USA, Freestyle, Osiris, Oneal, Spy Optic, Rockwell, Kicker, Dunlop Tires, AXO, Fuel Clothing, Twin Air, Renthal, SixSixOne and Globe. For a complete list, visit

After providing nearly a decade of online services, is the authority in online sponsorship and marketing tools and hosts profiles for some of the most talented up and coming riders, athletes and drivers in the world. Rather than dealing with small sites with limited traffic and audience reach, provides a global platform with access to more than 600,000 registered members and 400 brands across all action, motor and active sports.

About is the largest and most active social network for lifestyle sports with features and services created for athletes and brands.  For Members:  We are a place to hook up with friends, brands and deals on products. For Brands: We are a place to hook up with a core audience of athletes and enthusiasts to market and/or sell your products. For more information, visit
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