Thursday, October 31, 2013

AXO Announces 2014 Contingency Program

Courtesy of AXO Sport

AXO America, Inc. is proud to announce contingency programs for the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and the 2014 Amsoil Arenacross series. AXO’s contingency program is the product of our idea of giving back to our riders for their unparalleled work and support to us not only as a brand, but as a community.  In order to fulfill this opportunity, we will give our full attention and support to our Supercross and Arenacross riders including both professionals and amateurs. Racers of any age or class will be able to qualify for our contingency program.

The Monster Energy Supercross contingency program will pay out cash to all those riders that make the main event. There will also be significant championship bonuses for first through tenth place. In order to qualify for Supercross contingency racers must minimally wear AXO jersey and pants.

The Amsoil Arenacross contingency program will pay out AXO credits and additional product discounts. The AX and AX Lites classes will receive AXO credit and all of the amateur classes will receive additional AXO product discounts. In order to qualify for the AX and AX Lites classes contingency racers must minimally wear AXO jersey and pants and/or AXO boots. To qualify for the discounts in all amateur classes riders do not need to be wearing AXO, although it is encouraged. The additional discounts are provided to help those racers get into top of the line, high quality gear at little to no price.

“I am really excited to kick off this new program for 2014 season. I want to show riders that AXO is committed and dedicated to helping them reach their racing goals and these new contingency programs are going to do just that.” said Vicki Mitchell, AXO Rider Rep.

AXO is still accepting resumes for 2014 sponsorship, which will help riders become a part of this great new program. To apply for sponsorship please send a resume to If you have any further questions about the contingency programs or AXO’s rider support program please email or give us a call at (661) 257-0916.  Both contingency programs will be run through Feld Motorsports and additional information will be available to riders from Feld.   Was this post helpful? Add yours to our service or subscribe to our feed above.

Bel-Ray Announces Partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles

Courtesy of Bel-Ray

World-renowned global lubricants company Bel-Ray Company, Inc. is excited to announce an agreement with Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH that will make Bel-Ray products lubricant of choice for all new Husqvarna machines. In addition, Bel-Ray will become the presenting sponsor of the Husqvarna’s global factory-supported racing efforts.

Husqvarna has endorsed Bel-Ray’s technology-proficient lubricants for all current and future Husqvarna models, including the recently announced 2014 model range. Husqvarna customers around the world can be confident knowing that the machines they are riding are not only the most technologically advanced, but that they possess the latest in lubrication technology to keep them performing at their maximum efficiency.

Bel-Ray’s complete line of powersports lubricants will be used as the first fill and OEM recommendation on each Husqvarna motorcycle. These products include Bel-Ray’s Works Thumper Racing Synthetic Ester 4T Engine Oil, Blue Tac Chain Lube and Moto Chill Racing Coolant, each of which offers exceptional performance and extended reliability.

A variety of products from Bel-Ray’s extensive line of specialty powersports lubricants will also be used in the production of new Husqvarnas and recommended for all lubrication points on the machines and for further service and maintenance at the worldwide Husqvarna dealer network. Husqvarna factory racing groups, including the Bel-Ray Factory Husqvarna Racing Team and Husqvarna racing subsidiaries, will immediately begin using Bel-Ray products in their racing efforts and  begin seeing the improved performance Bel-Ray lubricants provides.
For nearly 70 years, Bel-Ray products have proven their value by setting the highest standards of quality and performance. As a leader in lubrication technology, Bel-Ray products have been engineered to protect while delivering performance for applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, food, marine, military, mining, motorcycle, OEM, powersports, steel and textile and other industries served by the Powersports, Marine, Industrial and Mining Divisions.

Proven performance and protection are the hallmark of Bel-Ray specialty lubricants.  Powersports enthusiasts worldwide can take advantage of these products distributed to thousands of dealers via Bel-Ray’s vast distribution network with partners in 71 countries.

Bel-Ray will work closely with Husqvarna subsidiaries in their national and regional racing programs. Bel-Ray’s racing efforts date back to the origins of the powersports line with Kurt Kiefer, the son of company founder Bill Kiefer, traveling the world and supporting national and world championship racers at a time when few lubricant companies supported the pioneers of the sport. With this strong racing heritage, Bel-Ray has continued assisting riders, helping them achieve their racing goals.

“Bel-Ray is proud to be a part of the re-vitalization of the Husqvarna name and brand,” said Bel-Ray Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Liquori. “Much like Bel-Ray, Husqvarna has a rich history as one of the legacy companies in motorcycling.  The synergy created by the Bel-Ray-Husqvarna partnership is founded on a common desire to provide great machines made to run better and longer by using a premium product.  We look forward to great things!”

Stefan Pierer, KTM AG CEO said he very much welcomed the sponsorship partnership with Bel-Ray. “Both of our companies enjoy a high international profile and we need a strong partner for both production and racing support. Husqvarna and Bel-Ray are high-tech companies with a passion for racing and a strong heritage in top competition. Our shared passion and obvious synergies make this a very natural cooperation. We at Husqvarna very much look forward to big achievements together with Bel-Ray.”

For more information on Bel-Ray products for the mining, industrial and powersports industries, please visit or call (732) 938-2421.
Bel-Ray Company, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is a privately held, woman-owned business serving the lubrication needs of powersports, industrial and mining customers worldwide. Bel-Ray is recognized as the leader in the specialty lubricants industry for setting high standards of quality and performance with products formulated for the motorcycle, automotive, aviation, energy, food, marine, military, mining, OEM, industrial steel, and textile industries. “Flex Your Engine” with Bel-Ray’s superior Powersports line that delivers top quality, Made-in-the-USA products to motorcycle and recreational vehicle enthusiasts around the world. Bel-Ray products are available at powersports dealers worldwide. Visit for a complete dealer listing. Find the right lubricant for your equipment with Bel-Ray’s Lubricant Advisor. Like us on or follow us on Twitter/Bel_Ray.
Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH, with its headquarters and state-of-the-art production hub at Mattighofen in Austria manufactures top of the range offroad sports motorcycles for the highest level of motocross and enduro racing. The recently re-launched brand started the motorcycle production in 1903 in Sweden and was a major protagonist in the pioneering era of motocross in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s with racing legends on both sides of the Atlantic choosing Husqvarna machines for top competition. Today Husqvarna Motorcycles distributes his machines worldwide with a net of 14 subsidiaries and 43 importers. The Husqvarna model range includes a full line-up of enduro and motocross bikes powered with top performance high-tech two stroke and four stroke engines.

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Courtesy of Husqvarna

Alongside the full 2014 motocross and enduro model range Husqvarna Motorcycles will unveil a previously unreleased prototype motorcycle at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition, being held in Milan, Italy.
  The official ‘world first’ unveiling of this exciting prototype motorcycle will take place at the Husqvarna booth, hall 18, during a press conference scheduled for November 5th at 4pm.The prototype will offer a visual incite into the future evolution of the brand.

Husqvarna will have the full line of motocross and enduro bikes on show at EICMA, all developed and built in the modern production plant in Mattighofen, Austria. EICMA offers fans of the originally Swedish brand the chance to view and enjoy the 2014 Husqvarna model range for the first time.
The motocross range features six top-level performance machines, starting with the TC85 minicross for youth racers. The two-stroke TC125 and TC250 models ensure machinery for all and sit perfectly alongside the four-stroke FC250, FC350 and FC450 models.

The enduro range consists of seven models, with the increasingly popular two-stroke TE125, TE250 and TE300 models and high-performance four-stroke FE250, FE350, FE450 and FE501 bikes.

Check into the press area on the Husqvarna Motorcycles website to find all relevant media information:

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Friday, October 18, 2013

"3rd Annual ClubMX Open House"

Courtesy of Club MX

We will be posting updates about our open house as it nears! Please keep checking back in for them! Hope to see you all here!

ClubMX Training Facility will be hosting our 3rd annual open house Oct. 26-27. A fun filled weekend full of riding some of the best tracks in the world, prepped to perfection.
-Both motocross tracks fully prepped, holding organized practice Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm, $25 per rider. Watered and groomed to perfection, flaggers and medical on site.
-Free ranger tours of the facility, brought to you by Jenks Polaris
-Facility open for display all day Saturday.
-New ClubWake Cable Park will be open to view as its still under construction
-New MX Sports Nutrition Club House will be open for viewing
-Pit bike race on our fully prepped supercross track with a $500 purse sponsored by Pro Motion Suspension.
-DJ playing music and giving away gifts all day Saturday, from ClubMX and our sponsors.
-Club pro rider introduction at 12:00, followed by autograph signing with;
Zach Osborne
Phillip Niccoletti
Alex Martin
Jace Owen
Shane McElrath
Kyle Peters
Andy Dagget
Cade Clason
Max Groom
AJ Catenzaro
Vince Friese
Justin Brayton

-Osborne's Gieco Honda bike on display
-Brayton's JGR Yamaha bike on display
-Niccoletti's N-Fab Yamaha bike on display
-Catenzaro/Friese TFMW Honda bike on display
-McElrath's TLD Honda bike on display
-Martin's Rock River Yamaha bike on display
-Peter's AG Jupiter Motorsports Honda on display

-Introduction of our bran new professional team we are proud to be apart of, and have the rig and bikes on display all day.
-Free catered dinner after riding for riders and all guests brought to you by The Factory Metal Works.
-EventMix Adult Refreshment Bar will open at Dinner time and brought to you by EventMix Event Promotions!
-Media Coverage from all major media outlets
-BMX pond jump
-live band Saturday night, 'One More Hero' and fire pit near stage
-FREE admission and FREE camping
-Vendors displaying products and giving away goodies
-Free Vending! Call or email to reserved space
-Beach Volleyball games
-Basketball games
-ClubMX Chapel Service Sunday morning

Twitter: #ClubOpenHouse

*We will continue updating the event as more plans come together, keep posted for further info

ClubMX Training Facility
857 Croft Jones Road, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 Was this post helpful? Add yours to our service or subscribe to our feed above.

Mike Lafferty returning to KTM, retiring after 2014

Courtesy of KTM

Lafferty began his professional career aboard KTM motorcycles nineteen years ago after signing his first contract with the late KTM President Rod Bush. “I had a great relationship with Rod and he really believed in me since the beginning. I can’t thank him enough for his support back then and for KTM for sticking behind me for the past 20 years,” stated Lafferty.
Throughout the past two decades, Lafferty has racked up 70 AMA National Enduro wins and is tied with Dick Burleson for the record of most National Enduro Championships, with both riders holding 8 titles. Lafferty switched to the Husaberg brand four years ago after KTM acquired the brand and needed a solid off-road ambassador to help gain ground in the off-road segment.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed racing for Husaberg the past few years, but I always knew, I wanted my 20th and final year of racing to be on KTM,” reported Lafferty. “Luckily, KTM agreed and I am thankful for the opportunity to spend one more year aboard the factory team.”
Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager, Antti Kallonen, remarked, “I’m looking forward to Mike’s return to KTM as a member of our factory team line-up. As it is Mike’s last year racing full-time, it gives great motivation to me and our entire team to work hard and help him achieve the goals he has set for himself in his final retirement year.”

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

MotoConcepts Signs Kyle Cunninghmam for 2014 Season

Courtesy of MotoConcepts

MCR Press Release
MCR is proud to welcome Kyle Cunningham to the 2014 SX/MX team roster. Cunningham, an experienced 250 rider will be riding a MCR 250. "I'm very excited to join Team MCR for the 2014 SX/MX season. After reviewing their program I feel working together will be a great opportunity for both of us. It's clear the team is dedicated to running a first‐class program which I look forward to being a part of."
Team MCR agrees with Cunningham's sentiments and believes with the proper bike and setup, combined with a supportive and positive team atmosphere, Cunningham can obtain greater success than previously achieved during his professional career. To aid in this effort, Cunningham will be training alongside fellow teammate Mike "Holeshot" Alessi with emphasis on improving his starts.
Team owner Mike Genova says he has had his eye on Kyle for the past few years and offered this comment to the recent addition to the team: "Kyle is a guy that has proven to run with top riders. He's a nice, respectable kid with remarkable work ethic. That's what we're about at MCR ‐ overachieving, hard‐working, good guys. "
Cunningham will be running the #30 plate at the first race of the 2014 Supercross season in Anaheim, California on January 4.
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