Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RacerTV Premieres All-New Racer X News and Highlight Show

Courtesy of Racer X

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (June 24, 2014) – RacerTV, the West Virginia-based motorsports television production company, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its ever-expanding online broadcast network lineup on RacerTV.com. Premiering this Tuesday, June 24, The Racer X Show with Greg White, presented by Chaparral Motorsports, features news and highlights from the world of motocross, off-road and road racing, focusing on motorcycle, ATV and Side-by-Side disciplines.
The weekly news and highlight show will be posted Tuesday evenings on RacerTV.com and covers top professional racing series such as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), GEICO Motorcycle Endurocross Series, AMA Pro Flat Track Series, Mtn. Dew AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship (ATVMX) and so much more.
Hosted by television and online personality Greg White, The Racer X Show will bring viewers unique insight from the previous weekend’s racing, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and information that only this show can offer.
“The goal of The Racer X Show is to not only bring highlights and information from the top racing series in the world, but to get fans connected with the people that make this sport work from promoters to racers and teams, and key people from within the industry,” said The Racer X Show host Greg White. “There’s such a need for a one stop shop of all things racing in the U.S. and the Racer X Show is here to provide it.”
Greg White has been a presenting motorcycle television for 16 years. Over the years White has worked on a variety of motorcycle racing shows, including AMA Supercross and Arenacross, the AMA Pro Superbike Series, World Superbike, MotoGP, AMA Pro Flat Track and more. He continues to commentate on Fox Sports 1 coverage of the MotoGP World Championship and currently hosts “Greg’s Garage”, a powersports lifestyle show.
“We are really excited to be able to bring racing highlights back to the masses,” White added. “Being a part of the RacerTV.com and Racer Productions family is an amazing experience. The knowledge, of all forms of racing, that lives inside this building is invaluable.”
Coming up on this Tuesday’s Racer X Show premiere: an update on James Stewart’s provisional suspension, highlights from the High Point Pro Motocross National, the Snowshoe GNCC, ATVMX’s Ohio National, EnduroX from Sacramento, the Superbike Shootout from Auto Club Speedway, and information about the FIM ENI World Superbike Championship. For more details tonight’s show follow @TheRacerXShow and @GregWhite on Twitter. 
For more information on RacerTV and its programming, please visit www.racertv.com. For advertising inquiries for RacerTV.com, please contact Tim Crytser: tim@racerxonline.com.
About RacerTV
RacerTV is a motorsports television production company and online broadcast network that features high quality racing broadcasts, original content shows and live streaming racing events. RacerTV features both off-road and motocross racing events in the motorcycle, ATV and Side-by-Side divisions. RacerTV is proudly supported by AMSOIL, Can-Am, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and Chaparral Motorsports. More information on RacerTV can be found by visiting www.RacerTV.com.
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Deft Family Now Accepting Resumes On MxSponsor

Courtesy of MX Sponsor

MxSponsor is pleased to announce Deft Family has opened their 2014 sponsorship program and is accepting applications. Deft Family chose to use MXSponsor for its sponsorship needs because it caters to their specific audience. To be a part of the Deft Family rider support team, please fill out your profile to the best of your ability with results, photos, videos and send electronically through MXSponsor.com.
How to Submit a Resume to Deft Family:
To submit a sponsorship resume, riders must go to www.MXSponsor.com where they can sign up for free. 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. MXSponsor.com is the fastest and easiest way to be sponsored in the motocross industry.
About MXSponsor.com
Since launching in 2005, MXsponsor.com is the only sponsorship website exclusively dedicated to the motocross industry and works for racers of all age and skill levels that are looking to get sponsored.  There are currently 60,000+ Motocross riders using MxSponsor to connect with the largest brands in the industry. Hundreds of thousands of sponsorship connections have been completed since 2005.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

James Stewart Tests Positive at 2014 Seattle SX

Courtesy of  Yoshimura Suzuki

CHINO, CA (June 19, 2014) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart has reported that he received notification from the FIM on June 17th, 2014 that a WADA test administered to him on April 12th, 2014, after the Seattle AMA/FIM Supercross, showed a positive result for a substance on the WADA 2014 Prohibited List. The medication in question is and has been prescribed to Stewart by his physician to treat a long-term condition.

Stewart, with the full support of Yoshimura Suzuki Racing, is willingly communicating with WADA and taking all appropriate steps to resolve this matter and plans to be at the starting gate at the Tennessee National in Blountville, TN on June 28th, 2014.
About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.
About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.
Team Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D, Suzuki Motor of America, Dunlop, Motorex, Showa, Renthal, D.I.D., Excel, Seven, Hinson Clutch Components, Works Connection, Vortex, Matrix, Twin Air, NGK, Mechanix Wear, RG3, Shorai, GET, Moto Tassinari, N-Style, Renegade Fuels, and Renegade Rentals.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

High Point National Notes

Courtesy of MX Sports

38th Annual UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National
presented by United Bank and Coastal Drilling East
High Point Raceway - Mt. Morris, Pa. - June 14
  • High Point will host its 38th Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National.
  • The UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National is the only round in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The High Point National is located only 15 miles from MX Sports headquarters in Morgantown, West Virginia, serving as the home race of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
  • High Point Raceway also hosts a round of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series.
  • High Point and Hangtown share the distinction of having the most international winners, with seven different riders combined across the 450 and 250 Classes.
  • For the last six seasons, the 450 Class winner at High Point has gone on to win the championship.
  • Ryan Dungey currently holds second place on the All-Time Race Wins list with 28 career wins. Ricky Carmichael is at the top with 76 career wins.
  • Hometown hero Darryn Durham will not compete in his home state of Pennsylvania for this year's High Point National due to injury.
  • Jeremy Martin has swept five of the first six motos in the 250 Class, putting Yamaha on-track to capture its first 250 Class championship since 1992. Yamaha riders Cooper Webb and Christophe Pourcel sit second and third respectively through the first three rounds

450 Class Stats

  • The first 450 Class race was held at High Point on May 29, 1977. Tony Distefano won on a Suzuki.
  • This will be the 38th time the gate will drop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point.
  • In 2011, Ryan Villopoto became the sixth different rider in history to win in both the 450 Class and 250 Class at High Point.
  • Chad Reed is the only rider in history to get his first career wins in both the 450 Class and 250 Class at High Point.
  • Five different riders have won the 450 Class at High Point in the last seven years.
  • Four of the last seven High Point winners are all former Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions and will be lining up in the 450 Class Saturday.
  • Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider at High Point, with six-consecutive victories from 2002-2007.

Wins by brand at High Point

Honda - 11
Suzuki - 10
Yamaha - 8
Kawasaki - 7
KTM - 1

Last win by brand at High Point

Kawasaki - 2013
KTM - 2012
Suzuki - 2010
Honda - 2004
Yamaha - 2001

First time winners at High Point

Damon Bradshaw, 1990 - Yamaha
David Vuillemin, 2000 - Yamaha
Chad Reed, 2009 - Suzuki

Riders to win at High Point in both classes

Ryan Villopoto
Chad Reed
James Stewart
Ricky Carmichael
Jeff Emig
Doug Henry

Brand Sweeps at High Point

Kawasaki; Ryan Villopoto and Blake Baggett - 2011
Kawasaki; James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto - 2008
Honda; Damon Bradshaw and Scott Sheak - 1997
Kawasaki; Jeff Emig and Kevin Windham - 1996
Yamaha; Damon Bradshaw and Jeff Emig - 1993
Honda; Jeff Stanton and Brian Swink - 1991
Honda; Jeff Stanton and George Holland - 1989
Honda; Ricky Johnson and Micky Dymond - 1986

2014 Current Stats

450 Class Point Standings - After 3 of 12 rounds

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 141
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 129
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 111
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 110
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 89
  6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 78
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 77
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 74
  9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 74
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 61

Overall Wins

Ryan Dungey - 1
Ken Roczen - 2

Moto Wins

Ken Roczen - 3
Ryan Dungey - 1
Josh Grant - 1
James Stewart - 1

Overall Wins by Brand

KTM - 3

Laps led (total)

Ken Roczen - 59
James Stewart - 17
Josh Grant - 16
Brett Metcalfe - 3
Trey Canard - 2
Justin Barcia - 1
Ryan Dungey - 1
Total: 99

Holeshot Winners (total)

Josh Grant - 2
Ken Roczen - 1
Ryan Dungey - 1
Jake Weimer - 1
Trey Canard - 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race at High Point was held May 29, 1983, exactly six years after the track hosted its inaugural event. Mark Barnett won on a Suzuki.
  • This will be the 32nd season the gate will drop for a 250 Class race at High Point.
  • Marvin Musquin is looking to become the third rider in history to claim back-to-back 250 Class wins at High Point, joining Ricky Carmichael and Micky Dymond.
  • KTM's first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross victory came at High Point, when Kelly Smith took the overall in the 250 Class during the 2000 season.

Wins by brand at High Point

Kawasaki - 12
Honda - 9
Suzuki - 5
KTM - 3
Yamaha - 2

Last win by brand at High Point

KTM - 2013
Honda - 2012
Kawasaki - 2011
Yamaha - 2002
Suzuki - 2001

First time winners at High Point

Erik Kehoe, 1985 - Suzuki
Brian Swink, 1991 - Honda
Tim Ferry, 1995 - Suzuki
Scott Sheak, 1997 - Honda
Kelly Smith, 2000 - KTM
Chad Reed, 2002 - Yamaha
Mike Alessi, 2005 - KTM
Tyla Rattray, 2010 - Kawasaki

2014 Current Stats

250 Class Point Standings - After 3 of 12 rounds

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 140
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 114
  3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 93
  4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 91
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 90
  6. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 85
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 82
  8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 81
  9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 65
  10. Matt Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Honda, 63

Overall Wins

Jeremy Martin - 2
Blake Baggett - 1

Moto Wins

Jeremy Martin - 5
Blake Baggett - 1

Overall Wins by Brand

Yamaha - 2
Kawasaki - 1

Laps Led (total)

Jeremy Martin - 72
Blake Baggett - 11
Jessy Nelson - 8
Christophe Pourcel - 5
Total: 96

Holeshot Winners (total)

Zach Bell - 3
Justin Bogle - 1
Jeremy Martin - 1
Jessy Nelson - 1

Past Winners

Mt. Morris, Pa.

450 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
June 8, 2013 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
June 9, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
June 11, 2011 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
June 12, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
June 13, 2009 / Chad Reed, Australia / Suzuki
June 15, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 27, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 28, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 29, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 30, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 25, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 26, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 27, 2001 / David Vuillemin, France / Yamaha
May 28, 2000 / David Vuillemin, France / Yamaha
May 30, 1999 / Greg Albertyn, South Africa / Suzuki
May 24, 1998 / Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, GA / Honda
May 25, 1997 / Damon Bradshaw, Boise, ID / Honda
May 26, 1996 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
May 28, 1995 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Yamaha
May 29, 1994 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
May 30, 1993 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
May 24, 1992 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
May 26, 1991 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
May 27, 1990 / Damon Bradshaw, Charlotte, NC / Yamaha
May 28, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
May 29, 1988 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
May 24, 1987 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Kawasaki
May 25, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
May 26, 1985 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
May 27, 1984 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
May 29, 1983 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Honda
May 30, 1982 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
May 24, 1981 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 25, 1980 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
July 8, 1979 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
July 29, 1978 / Jim Ellis, E. Hampton, CT / Honda
May 29, 1977 / Tony DiStefano, Morrisville, PA / Suzuki

250 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
June 8, 2013 / Marvin Musquin, France / KTM
June 9, 2012 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / Honda
June 11, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
June 12, 2010 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki
June 13, 2009 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
June 15, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 27, 2007 / Joshua Grant, Riverside, CA / Honda
May 28, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 29, 2005 / Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, CA / KTM
May 30, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 25, 2003 / Michael Brown, Johnson City, TN / Kawasaki
May 26, 2002 / Chad Reed, Australia / Yamaha
May 27, 2001 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
May 28, 2000 / Kelly Smith, Ludington, MI / KTM
May 30, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 24, 1998 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 25, 1997 / Scott Sheak, Germantown, NY / Honda
May 26, 1996 / Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA / Kawasaki
May 28, 1995 / Tim Ferry, Palm Harbor, FL / Suzuki
May 29, 1994 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Honda
May 30, 1993 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
May 24, 1992 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki
May 26, 1991 / Brian Swink, Fenton, MI / Honda
May 27, 1990 / Jean-Michel Bayle, France / Honda
May 28, 1989 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda
May 29, 1988 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
May 24, 1987 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
May 25, 1986 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
May 26, 1985 / Erik Kehoe, Granada Hills, CA / Suzuki
May 27, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
May 29, 1983 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki

500cc Motocross

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
May 26, 1985 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
May 27, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
May 29, 1983 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda
May 30, 1982 / Darrell Shultz, Trinidad, CA / Honda
May 24, 1981 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
May 25, 1980 / Chuck Sun, Sherwood, OR / Honda
July 8, 1979 / Gaylon Mosier, Huntington Beach, CA / Kawasaki
July 9, 1978 / Rick Burgett, Sandy, OR / Yamaha
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Fox Racing Re-Signs Ken Roczen

Courtesy of Fox Head Inc

IRVINE, CA (June 6, 2014) – Today Fox Head Inc. announces the re-signing of premier class rider Ken Roczen to its stable of championship athletes. The friendly and out-going motocross athlete is highly regarded as a top prospect in the pits and will continue to help Fox innovate and elevate the worlds most advanced motocross gear.
During the past few years Roczen has captured the 2011 FIM MX2 World Championship, was a member of the 2012 MX of Nations (Team Germany) and in his first year as a pro rider captured the 2013 AMA 250SX West Championship. 2014 saw him elevate to the 450SX class where he finished third as well as being awarded the 2014 Rookie of the Year. Currently he is leading the 450 Outdoor Series after two rounds.
“Having been with Fox since I was 11 years old, I’m very happy to keep such a solid and long relationship with the Fox Racing family” said Roczen.
“Our relationship with Ken, like the relationship of Fox and Ricky Carmichael, began at an early age. Just as with the GOAT we look forward to supporting Ken throughout his career,” said Fox Founder, Geoff Fox.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Kenny continue his career with Fox.” Mark Finley, Global Category Director (MX) further stated, “His on track success combined with his involvement in the development and testing of our products is integral to our brand success”.
Roczen began his tenure with the brand in 2005 at the age of eleven as a Fox Brigade amateur athlete. Accomplishments include multi-time MX Champion of Thuringia, 2007 Junior World Champion- 85cc, 2005 German Youth Motocross Champion- 85cc and 2004 Youngest German Champion of All Time-85cc.
At the age of 15 Ken Roczen was the youngest rider to ever win a MX2 race. He has won the MX of Nations MX2 class four times in a row. Since coming to the USA to continue his racing career in the AMA series Ken has won six 250SX main events, two 250MX overalls, two 450SX main events and one 450MX overall. And he is just getting started.
Be on the look out for big things to come from Ken Roczen and Fox Head Inc.
For more, visit foxhead.com
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

AMA announces U.S. World Trophy Team for 2014 International Six Days Enduro AMA News

Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the U.S. World Trophy Team for the 89th International Six Days Enduro, the world's premier off-road world championship event. Leading the U.S. riders in San Juan, Argentina, Nov. 3-8, will be Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell.
Antti Kallonen, who guides KTM's off-road racing teams in North American competition, will manage the U.S. ISDE team.
"Our Trophy team is a strong, experienced team that will work well together toward our goal of winning the World Trophy," Kallonen said. "Despite our loss of Team Captain Kurt Caselli, our team is motivated and ready to step up and win for Kurt. Kurt, along with his dad, was the most influential person to push the AMA-led effort and the U.S. team to the next level. This year's race being in South America means there is no home advantage for the European teams, and I'm expecting us to take advantage of this and provide a strong result."
In 2013, the U.S. World Trophy Team finished second, equaling its finish from 1982. The U.S. squad has never won the prestigious event.
"It is a longstanding American dream to win Six Days," said AMA Off-Road Manager Chuck Weir. "Last year, our riders showed us what they can do on the world stage. For 2014, we're ready to take our game to the next level. Our goal is no less than a team world championship at the ISDE this November."
Brown, from Bluff City, Tenn., will serve as team captain.
"I'm honored to once again represent the United States at the ISDE, and I'm humbled to serve as team captain this year," said Brown, who races Husqvarna motorcycles. "I hope to make Kurt proud in Argentina and help lead the U.S. riders to a world championship."

Mike Brown, 2014 U.S. World Trophy Team captain
Robert, from Scottsdale, Ariz., was the top-finishing American in 2013 and the KTM rider is expected to play a significant role in the U.S. effort this year.
"I'm excited to return to Six Days to compete against rest of the world," Robert said. "We have a great team put together and the conditions in Argentina are expected to be similar to what we see on the West Coast. I'm looking forward to great results."
Mullins, from Hickory, N.C., also will race a KTM at Six Days. Osborne, from Abingdon, Va., and Duvall, from Williamstown, W.Va., will race Honda motorcycles.
Brown, Robert, Mullins, Osborne and Duvall were members of the U.S. World Trophy Team in 2013. New to the U.S. World Trophy Team is Russell, from Kingston, Ohio. Russell, a KTM rider, made his Six Days debut in 2013 when he was a member of the U.S. Junior Trophy Team.
The World Trophy Team is one of three premier teams that represent the United States at the ISDE. The others are the Junior Trophy Team, which fields four riders younger than 23 years old, and the Women's Trophy Team, which fields three female riders. In addition, several club team members represent the United States at the event.
The AMA will announce the full contingent of U.S. riders following qualifier rounds this weekend in Idaho City, Idaho, and June 14-15 in Wellston, Ohio.
For more information about the U.S. ISDE effort, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/internationalcompetition/isde.
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