Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Matrix Concepts Announces 2015 Teams

Courtesy of Matrix Concepts

Matrix Concepts is pleased and proud to announce its association and sponsorship with the best teams and fastest riders on the planet. As the world leader in garage and track necessities, the best teams choose Matrix products in the pits including (stands, cans, ramps, mats, tie-downs, toolboxes, and accessories.) Look for these Matrix products under the tents at all 2015 Supercross and outdoor national events.
Chad Reed
Josh Grant
Josh Hansen
Andrew Short
Justin Brayton
Justin Barcia
Weston Peick
Ken Roczen
Broc TIckle
James Stewart
Blake Bagget
Eli Tomac
Justin Bogle
Malcolm Stewart
Jordon Smith
Matt Bisceglia
RJ Hampshire
Jason Anderson
Zach Bell
Zach Osborne
Martin Davalos
Darryn Durham
Jessy Nelson
Shane McElrath
Fredric Noren
Colt Nichols
Tommy Hahn
Jeremy Martin
Cooper Webb
Anthony Rodriguez
Aaron Plessinger
Jake Weimer
Dakota Tedder
Scott Champion
Cole Martinez
Zack Freeberg
Cheyenne Harmon
Kyle Cunningham
Cade Clason
In conjunction with the first SX of the season, visit to receive a 15% discount on your entire order. Use code SX15 at checkout.
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DC Shoes Announces $10,000 Challenge for Supercross

Courtesy of DC Shoes

AURORA, Ill. - Feld Motor Sports® announced today that DC Shoes, the official and exclusive footwear and title sponsor of the DC Shoes Defy Convention Last Chance Qualifier Race, will post a $10,000 bonus at each Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race in 2015.

Entering their fifth year as a sponsor of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship, DC Shoes will pay any rider - in either the 250SX or 450SX Class -- $10,000 if they win DC Shoes Defy Convention Last Chance Qualifier Race then go on to win the Main Event. DC Shoes strives to reward riders that display a 'never say never' attitude, defying convention on how one would normally reach the Main Event.

"We're stoked to be back at Monster Energy Supercross this year with the DC Defy Convention LCQ Challenge," said Jeff Taylor, SVP of Global Brand and Marketing, DC Shoes. "There's nothing better than a come-from-behind win and this challenge gives race fans a whole new way to root for their favorite riders."

For more than 10 years DC has supported some of the sport's greatest names, including Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael, and DC's current moto team includes top riders like four time  Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto and fan favorite Trey Canard. Fans can look for DC to have a strong on-site presence at the live events with a unique interactive brand experience in the pits that will highlight its elite supercross/motocross team and heritage in the sport.
Headlining the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television package will be the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. EST. FOX Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 will broadcast 3 races live. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app will live stream each race.

As a precursor to the live television, don't forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live, which will stream on from 12:50 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. local race time each Saturday during the season. Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live webcast.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Davi Millsaps Signs with LKI

Courtesy of LKI

Australian action-sports clothing brand LKI is proud to welcome supercross legend Davi Millsaps to the team.

The factory-backed Monster Kawasaki rider has secured a two-year deal to wear the LKI casual clothing range and will be an instrumental part of the brand's launch into the US marketplace.

Coming straight off his momentous victory at the 2014 Monster Energy Cup, Millsaps will be a crowd and title favourite when he lines up for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship starting in January.

With a Davi Millsaps signature clothing range available in the new year, LKI is extremely proud to have him as part of the family.

"We're so excited to have signed such a respected and inspirational athlete such as Davi," says LKI founder Jason Daniel. "It's a huge coup for us and we're looking forward to forming a great partnership."

Millsaps says he is stoked to sign with an Australian company as he looks forward to spreading the LKI brand in his home country. “I am really pumped to be a part of the LKI team,” He says. “I am looking forward to building a long term future with LKI as they tap into the US market”.

Keep up-to-date with Millsaps' season by following his progression on the LKI social media outlets:

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Motorcycle Superstore Announces Partnership With Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team

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Motorcycle Superstore Husky Rockstar team
Medford, OR (December 29, 2014) Motorcycle Superstore is pleased to announce their partnership with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team for both the 2015 Supercross and Motocross season.

Jason Anderson, the 2014 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion, will headline the four-man Factory Husqvarna effort and will compete in the 450 class in both Supercross and Motocross. Team members Martin Davalos, Zach Osborne, and Zach Bell will also compete in both disciplines but in the 250 class. Bell and Osborne will race the 250 West series in Supercross and Davalos will race the 250 East along with selected 450 Supercross events. Bell and Osborne will compete in the 250 class in the outdoor Motocross series while Davalos will join Anderson in the 450 class.

“We look forward to working with Motorcycle Superstore throughout the 2015 race season,” said Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager Dave Gowland. “Superstore is well known as the retail leader in online gear, parts, apparel and accessories, so it’s great to join our two names together for what promises to be a solid year of racing.”

During the Supercross season, will present a sweepstakes that will reward the winner with a new Husqvarna FC 250 complete with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics. Additional prizes include AIROH helmets, Fly Racing gear, FMF exhaust, Pro Taper hard parts, Matrix Concepts products and Bel-Ray products. Consumers will be able to sign up at every Supercross event by simply stopping by the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory transporter inside the pits during the fan experiences.

“We are excited and looking forward to being part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. They have an outstanding line-up of riders for 2015 who should post some impressive results,” explained Scott Huddleston, V.P. of Marketing for Motorcycle Superstore. “Our association with this team is more than just a sponsorship as we plan to engage the fans with a sweepstakes program and giveaways throughout the year. The Motorcycle Superstore brand will be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing consumer area at each event and part of a series of “How-To” videos starring the team riders and their mechanics.”

To enter the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Sweepstakes presented by, look HERE.

About Motorcycle Superstore is the leading online retailer in the motorcycle industry. Serving motorcycle riders for more than 16 years, specializes in the largest selection of motorcycle and powersports helmets, riding apparel, parts, accessories and tires at the best prices and shipped free to your home on orders over $89. Powered by a dedicated staff of motorcycle enthusiasts, continues to impress customers by constantly raising its online shopping standards. Visit

For more information about Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory team, look HERE.

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2015 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Boasts Largest Television and Digital Footprint Ever

Courtesy of Feld Entertainment

AURORA, Ill. (December 29, 2014) -This Saturday, the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season will kick off at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., with the largest media package in the sport's history. Over 100 hours of domestic programming across the FOX Sports channels leads the domestic television distribution. Beginning with this Saturday's live coverage from the season opener in Anaheim on FOX Sports 1 at   7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 ET, the championship features several major media milestones in 2015, including the first-ever live network race on FOX Broadcast Channel on April 25.

"This is an exciting time for Monster Energy Supercross as we enter the 2015 season with the most robust media package in history, spanning across multiple platforms with new cutting edge content," said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports.  "The global television distribution has hit record numbers, and the first ever race on Fox Broadcast Channel elevates the sport to an entirely new level."
  • While FOX Sports 1 will air 12 races live beginning at 7:00 p.m. local race time, FOX Sports 2 will carry three live races and FOX Broadcast Channel will air the East Rutherford race live on Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT.
  • Once again, every race will be streamed live on FOX's Sports Go app.
  • Monster Energy Supercross Behind the Dream has expanded to an 8-episode series in 2015, exclusively on FOX Sports 1. Never before have viewers been given such a personal look into the lives of the sport's athletes who lay it all on the line over the course of 17 weekends. From training routines, to family dynamics, to triumphs and hurdles, viewers will be provided with an insider's perspective of what it takes to be successful in the world's premier off-road motorcycle championship --- on and off the track.  The first episode will air on Sunday, January 18 and will focus on #WhosNext in the sport, in addition to a roundtable discussion with some of the legends of Monster Energy Supercross at the epicenter of pressure - Anaheim, California.
  • Monster Energy Supercross continues to grow its global television footprint as nearly 200 countries will televise the season, including live coverage in Australia (ESPN).  Some of the additional key Monster Energy Supercross international distribution partners include FOX Sports LatAm (Latin America), OSN (Middle East), and AB Moteurs (France). 
  • 2014 was the inaugural year of Monster Energy Supercross on the American Forces Network (AFN), bringing each race to U.S. installations, U.S. embassies, and other U.S. consulates in 175 countries. Beginning with this weekend's Anaheim opener, U.S. military members will be treated to the highly anticipated three-hour live broadcast.
  • The revamped Race Day Live exclusive digital show featuring Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer, is back in 2015 at every race with over three hours of live streaming coverage every Saturday from 12:50 to 4:30 p.m. local time on  The live stream will provide viewers an inside look at the sport, including interviews, practice, qualifying, and other exclusive content only viewable on
  • Other major announcements about the television and digital distribution to Monster Energy Supercross will be coming soon. 
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on to and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig or 630-566-6305.

About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®.  Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment. Official Monster Truck Series only at Monster Jam. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ARMA Energy / / Yamaha Team Announcement

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Murrieta, Ca.- ARMA Energy / / Yamaha is proud to announce their 2015 SX team.
  ARMA Energy / / Yamaha Team Announcement
Debuting Yamaha’s revised 2015 Yamaha YZ 450F will be #53 “Top Jimmy” Albertson, while Mitchell Oldenburg will contest the 250 East Coast Series. The #52 of Oldenburg will also race the premier class in certain West Coast rounds aboard the powerful YZ250F.
This all-new SX team effort has been spearheaded by Jimmy Sloan, who has partnered with Albertson. Sloan is no stranger to motocross, as he provides the best racing/practice facilities in California since acquiring and reviving Milestone MX and Perris Raceway in recent years. His passion to the sport has made Milestone MX the premier SX practice track for the hardworking “Pro Privateers” as well as upcoming racers. Both tracks cater to all levels/bike size of riding and invite you to visit.

We welcome ARMA Energy back to the top level of our sport! ARMA Energy had gained instant popularity for their unique great-tasting energy drinks, and under new ownership, redistribution of product has already begun.

There is mutual excitement with joining forces with the team for 2015, as they have been a major force of support not only for Albertson, but the whole off-road industry. is a leader in online “One Stop Shopping” for your motorcycling and ATV needs, including OEM parts and gear. Fans worldwide have also been enjoying Motosport’s  video productions of many aspects of racer’s lives on You Tube. Their additional “Title Support” for several SX teams shows the company’s dedication to “giving back” to the MX/SX community!

Rounding out the title sponsors is Yamaha Motor USA. Yamaha has always been revolutionary in motocross. The original “Monoshock” concept was brought to the public in the 70’s by Yamaha. Doug Henry took the championship in the 90’s on the all new YZ400 four-stroke in the midst of decades of two-stroke dominance, once again “raised the bar” for the competition. Currently Yamaha’s superior engine & chassis design of the 250 & 450 four-stroke MX machines will once again have other manufacturers eventually succumbing to their industry leading advancements. While Yamaha has history of “ground-breaking” advances in new technology, they have not forgotten their “roots,” as they still are one of the few manufacturers that allow enthusiasts to enjoy brand new YZ two-strokes in 50, 80, 125, and 250cc models. The 2015 Yamaha contingency has been announced! We are proud to join the “bLU cRU”, and our sponsoring authorized Yamaha dealer, “Wheels in Motion.”

The Team: Jimmy Albertson, a fan favorite privateer competed in 14 main events last year including a win in a semi event and four LCQ victories in the 450 class. When asked about his new role as a partnered team owner, he responded, “I have assisted in building two start-up teams, and my own program since going pro, so to have the opportunity to join Jimmy Sloan in our own effort is super exciting.”
  ARMA Energy / / Yamaha Team Announcement
Mitchell Oldenburg will enter his third year in the pro ranks.  He achieved four top ten 250 SX results in 2014.  Albertson recognized his talents and work ethic, and hired the overlooked “underdog.” Mitchell commented, “To finally be on a team, and not worry about travel and bike problems is such a relief. I am so excited to be part of this team.”

Jim Lewis of Merge Racing Technologies will handle engine and suspension development. Rider mechanics are Gregg Albertson and Taylor Knight. Sloan and Albertson will co-manage marketing responsibilities.

Team Sponsors: FMF Racing, FLY Racing, and Dunlop tires will continue their long-term relationships with Albertson. Rekluse clutches will also continue support as they debut their new “Torque Drive” clutch to meet the most punishing demands of Supercross and motocross.
Strong new supporters of the team effort include MIKA Metals handlebars, Reflex levers  and  X-Trig clamps  in the “controls” department. The “power” department will feature Hot Cams, Vertex Pistons, DT1 Filters and VP Fuels.

The custom Yamaha “look” complimented with added strength, function, and durability will be due to Acerbis plastics, 180 Decals, Motoseat, Works Connection, and Bolt Hardware. Rounding out the bike package will be Talon hubs and Excel rims assembled by Dubya Wheels, and finished off with Brembo braking, RK chains, and Talon sprockets.

Industry leaders Scott Goggles and Alpinestars Boots, along with the new 2015 FLY Racing gear and helmets will provide the protection for the racers.

Casual to Diehard fans we welcome you!

Hope to see you at the races!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Ryan Sipes Partners with AirGroup Radiant Logistics

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Flaherty, KY - Sipes Racing, Inc. is excited to announce its new partnership with AirGroup Radiant Logistics as the title sponsor of the AirGroup/Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna Racing Team for 2015, featuring team rider Ryan Sipes.

Sipes, a four-time 250 supercross main event winner who raced for five Factory Supercross and Motocross teams over his eleven-year career, transitioned to off-road racing in 2014. For 2015, Sipes has put together his own race team and will focus on the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series as well as select AMA National Enduro and Pro Motocross Championship events.

Sipes is proud to announce AirGroup Radiant Logistics as his title sponsor, stating, “I’m ecstatic to be working closely with a core company like AirGroup.  Besides assisting with all my shipping needs, which are numerous when you run a race team, they are stepping up in support to help take my racing effort to a whole new level.  I am going up against the best riders on elite factory teams.  The support I receive from AirGroup is essential to my success.”

Jack Morrison, Manager of Off-Road Racing at AirGroup, said, “AirGroup has assisted Ryan’s racing efforts for several years, and we can see that Ryan is as dedicated to the industry as a whole as he is to his individual racing efforts.  We feel that Ryan’s motocross history, as well as his recent off-road endeavors, align well with our efforts to continue industry support and the support of our clients within the motorcycle community.  We are happy to be a part of his team.”

Sipes continued, “Running my own race team gives me the freedom to choose who I represent and promote.  I put everything I have into my racing and I strive to partner with companies who approach things the same way.  AirGroup supports the sport of off-road racing to the fullest extent, and that’s very important to me.  I’m really excited to continue my relationship with such a great company.”
Sipes will also stay with Rockstar Energy Drink for 2015.  “I’ve been with Rockstar for a few years now and it just keeps getting better.  The support I receive from them is priceless to my program.  Their dedication to winning is contagious!  I’m happy to be working with my Rockstar family again and really proud to wear that star on my helmet.  I love being a Rockstar athlete,” said Sipes.
James Hanson, Global Motocross Manager, said, “Rockstar Energy Drink is very pleased to continue our relationship with Ryan Sipes for the upcoming 2015 GNCC season.  We consider Ryan to be a member of our family and were ecstatic to see him pick up his first podium in the woods at Ironman.  We know that 2014 was a learning season as Sipes was up against riders who have been racing on those courses their entire lives.  It’s going to be very exciting to see his improvements next year as he fights for his first win!”

Sipes will race Husqvarna Motorcycles in 2015, specifically the FE 350 in GNCC/Enduro and the FC 450 in Pro Motocross.

Stated Sipes, “Husqvarna has a rich heritage of winning off-road and motocross races, being one of the pioneers of the sport.  I am excited to be a part of that legacy!  The bikes are amazing and more than capable of winning.  I look forward to keeping the Husqvarna brand out front and ahead of the competition.”

“We are thrilled to have a solid rider like Ryan choose to race on a Husqvarna!  He has a great personality and we are confident he will represent the brand well,” said Timmy Weigand, Husqvarna’s Off-Road Team Manager.

In 2014, as a rookie in the GNCC series, Sipes had a solid season and ended the year with an impressive podium finish in the final round at Ironman GNCC.  He also raced nine rounds of the Pro Motocross Championship Series, with his best finish being a fourth place overall at the Indiana National.

You can see behind the scenes of Ryan’s transition into off-road racing in the video series “Chapter 2,” presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, at
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FIM Announces Penalty in James Stewart Case

Courtesy of FIM

On 12 April 2014, Mr James Stewart, Jr. underwent an anti-doping test conducted by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, held at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington. The urine sample obtained from Mr Stewart revealed the presence of a prohibited substance (amphetamine) listed in the category S6. Stimulant under a) Non-specified Stimulants and prohibited in competition under the FIM Anti- doping Code (CAD) in force.

On 17 June, in accordance with Article 7.6.1 CAD, the FIM provisionally suspended Mr Stewart with effect from 20 June pending the CDI’s decision adjudicating on the merits of the case. Since then, Mr Stewart has been provisionally barred from participating in any competition. The case was referred to CDI and Mr Anand Sashidharan of India was appointed by the Director of the International Commission of Judges (CJI) as CDI Single Judge to hear the case.

In consideration of Article 8.1.1 CAD and Article 3.3.2 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, Mr Stewart was heard by the CDI during a Hearing at the Best Western Hotel at Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, on 23 October 2014.

The CDI has now issued its decision. On the merits, the CDI found that it was undisputable that Mr Stewart had committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1 CAD which states in particular that “[i]t is each Rider’s personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited substance enters his or her body(...)”. The CDI further found that this was the first anti-doping rule violation recognised against Mr Stewart.

Taking into consideration all the evidence adduced, the CDI considered that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Stewart had established how the prohibited substance had entered his body. Accordingly, the Judge was able to apply Article 10.5.2 of the CAD. Considering all the circumstances and having regard to Mr Stewart’s degree of fault and negligence, the CDI Single Judge came to the conclusion that the appropriate sanction to be imposed on Mr Stewart was a period of ineligibility of 16 (sixteen) months. The CDI further ruled that the period of ineligibility would commence on 12 April 2014 (date of the collection of the sample). Consequently, the period of ineligibility imposed on Mr. James Stewart will end on 11 August 2015 at midnight.

In accordance with Article 10.8 of the CAD, the CDI ruled that Mr Stewart is disqualified from all competitions in which he participated (including the four rounds of the 2014 national Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series) subsequent to the collection of the sample (12 April 2014) and all results he obtained in those competitions are cancelled with all the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. The FIM will therefore modify the rankings of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, accordingly.

An appeal against the decision of the CDI may be lodged by the parties before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (Switzerland) within 21 days of the date of receipt of the CDI decision pursuant to Article 13.6 of the 2014 FIM Anti-Doping Code.

The full reasoned decision was notified to Mr Stewart on 12 December 2014 and will be published on the FIM website in due course.
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Rocky Mountain ATVMC 2015 Announces Sponsorships and Contests

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PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is actively involved every year with a variety of sponsorships and contests relating to Monster Energy Supercross. As Anaheim 1 rapidly approaches, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is pleased to announce its plans for the 2015 supercross season.
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing team will continue to support pro supercross riders Kyle Partridge and Bracken Hall. Their passion for the sport and determination to excel continue to demonstrate their ability to compete on an elite level. Attendees of events throughout the season will be able to visit the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing rig in the pits and meet the riders face to face.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has extended its partnership with Feld Motor Sports, the promoter of Monster Energy Supercross. This partnership will involve a continued presence on the track, on the jumbotron display and on television spots. This sponsorship will greatly benefit both parties as it helps provide the basis by which supercross can operate as a high-level professional sport while reminding fans of the value that the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC brand provides.

While in the pits meeting Partridge and Hall, attendees will also have an opportunity to enter into the $500 gift card giveaway, a popular contest that will return in 2015. This giveaway will be open to all Monster Energy Supercross attendees at an event. The only requirement is to visit the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing semi before the race and submit an entry. Two winners will be drawn during each night show.

The inaugural year of RMFantasySX proved to be a huge success. The easy-to-use interface and simple rule set made it convenient to participate, and the weekly and season prizes made every round thrilling. The fantasy supercross challenge will return in 2015 with additional excitement and more prizes (including FMF/JGR race-prepped Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 bikes). This year, the introduction of group play (complete with group rankings and message boards) along with partnerships with and will take RMFantasySX to a new level. Individuals interested in participating may sign up now at Picks will open on Sunday, December 29.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is known for their exhilarating contests. One that will return in 2015 is the popular Ultimate Supercross Experience, a contest which sends winners to one Monster Energy Supercross round of the year with pit passes, food and swag. This contest provides winners not only with an opportunity to attend a supercross event for free but also an unforgettable VIP experience. Some rounds also include an exclusive opportunity to walk the track or a special dinner with MX legend Jeff Emig.

“Supercross relies on the spirit of its riders and the passion of its fans. We believe that by giving back to the community through sponsorships and contests, we can do our part to keep supercross as strong as ever,” said Dan Thomas, CEO of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.
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Tickle Joins Roczen at RCH Racing

Courtesy of RCH Racing

RCH Factory Racing has re-signed Broc Tickle to ride the Suzuki RM-Z450 alongside 2014 AMA Motocross Champion Ken Roczen for the 2015 FIM/ AMA Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Tickle (25) showed great promise in 2013 and also this season in the USA until being sidelined in March following a practice crash at the Toronto Supercross, where he sustained fractures of the T-6 and T-7 vertebrae, two broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Since then, the Michigan rider has fully recovered from his injuries, making it an easy decision for team owners Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael to include Tickle as part of the organizations 2015 rider line-up; giving RCH a potent one-two punch heading into next month’s season-opener at Anaheim in California on January 3rd.

Said Tickle: “I'm really excited to be back with RCH for 2015. We’ve had an awesome two years together and for Carey and Ricky to bring me back after my injury really shows what kind of guys those two are. They stuck with me and kept a spot for me. We were heading in the right direction until I got hurt in Toronto. I’m glad all that’s behind us and I feel great. I've been riding and getting ready for the Supercross season for the last month and I'm really pumped with the progress we’re making. All of the work the team has done building and testing with Ivan Tedesco over the summer has definitely paid off. The bike is amazing.

“I'm also really excited that Thor, Bell, X Brand and Sidi will be my personal sponsors for 2015,” continued Tickle. “Some of these are brands I've worked with in the past with great success and some are new to me. I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with all of them and having a breakout year with RCH Factory Racing.”

After winning the 2011 Supercross Lites West title for Monster Energy Pro Circuit, Tickle made the jump from the 250 to the team’s big bike the following season. A fifth-place finish in the final 2012 Supercross point standings and a ninth-place in the Outdoor-series netted-him a new opportunity for 2013 with RCH: The new combination proved to be a consistent mix for Tickle and RCH, with a solid first season paying-off in-the-form of eighth-place finishes in both Supercross and Motocross seasons.

Last season, Tickle kick-started the 2014 campaign with back-to-back eighth-place finishes at Anaheim One and Phoenix before a pair of incidents in heat races at A2 and Oakland kept him from competing in each race’s 450 SX Main Events. From there, Tickle only finished outside the top-eight once over the next six stops, including a career-best fourth-place-showing at Daytona International Speedway before the injury in Toronto.

“I’m very excited to be bringing Broc back for a third year with the team,” explained Hart. “He was showing major gains each week last year leading up to the Toronto Supercross. We’re all looking forward to picking-up where we left off - and having a very successful year of Supercross and Motocross.”

RCH Factory Racing has seen steady progress since Hart and Carmichael formed a joint venture in 2013 and achieved the pairing’s first podium-finish in April of this year at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Always trendsetters in the paddock, RCH continues to show the way with unique marketing initiatives and partnership activations, consistently influencing the feel and dynamic of the pit area. Tickle’s No. 20 RM-Z450 will showcase sponsorship from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Jimmy Johns, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Bel Ray, Suzuki and Rockford Fosgate.

“We’re glad to have Broc back with RCH for 2015,” said Carmichael. “We were really happy with the progress he was making last year. You could see his confidence building as he got better every week. We all know he got hurt in Toronto but, up until then, he put together some solid races and had the finishes to show for it. We’re looking forward to having him around this year so he can finish what he started last season. I know that’s at the forefront of Broc’s mind, as well.”

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DHY Becomes New Jersey Race Tech Service Center

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In order to meet the demands for top of the line Race Tech products and services in the Northeast Region, Race Tech has teamed up with DHY in Deptford, NJ to become the latest Race Tech Service Center. With two technicians on staff trained and qualified to provide installs and support, DHY is ready to help assist you to experience the Gold Valve Advantage.

DHY has been family owned for over 30 years and is a Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Victory, Slingshot, and KTM dealer along with providing a full service department in house. DHY's passionate staff loves motorcylces, has been a top 100 dealer for many years, and will service Dirt, Offroad, Street, Road Race, Touring, ATV, and UTV suspension.

Craig Miller from DHY is excited to team up with Race Tech. "Doing suspension is something we have always been interested in, and we often boxed up our customer's suspension and sent it out for service. We wanted to raise the bar in our area compared to other dealers, and no other dealers in the area offer in house suspension tuning."

"There are other suspension companies we could have chosen, but Race Tech sets themselves apart from the others by doing all types of suspension, not just dirt bikes or street bikes. They also do tons of testing and back their settings. Plus, with Gold Valves you get product for your money instead of using stock components for similar money," Craig continued.

"We have been hard at work at our headquarters in Corona, CA continuing to push the limits of suspension to ensure that only the highest quality products and services leave our doors. These efforts have brought us continued growth and an increased demand. Our customers on the east coast have been asking for us to provide the same great suspension products we offer at Race Tech to them on a local level, so we have strategically been selecting a handful of RT Centers to meet their needs. The crew at DHY understands the importance of both a proper install and providing a great experience for their customers, so we are excited about working with them," stated Race Tech's Director of
Marketing, Chris Riesenberg.

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Yoshimura Release on James Stewart Suspension

Courtesy of Yoshimura 

Yoshimura Suzuki Racing is reporting that James Stewart has received notification from the FIM with a penalty regarding his anti-doping violation. The news came eight months to the day from the test at this years’ Seattle Supercross event where he tested positive for amphetamines from his prescribed Adderall. The ruling lays out a punishment that severely affects the entire 2015 season for James and the Yoshimura Suzuki team. Suzuki Motor of America and Yoshimura Racing will continue their unwavering support for Stewart during this difficult period and like all the fans hope to see him line up at the gate as soon as his ineligibility is lifted.

“I’m extremely disappointed to say the least,” said Stewart. “We plan to appeal as I personally feel that the punishment far outweighs the situation; especially since I received both WADA and USADA approvals that prove I’m not cheating. I’m bummed for everyone involved: my family, my team, my sponsors, the promoters and most of all the fans. Unfortunately, I’ve had to be very quiet in regards to this situation but I’ll be telling the full story in the next couple weeks so everyone can understand what we’ve been going through. Thank you all for your continued support.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s James Stewart has announced plans to be at the season-opening round of the 2015 AMA Supercross Championships on Saturday, January 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to support his team, teammate, sponsors and fans.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WPS Adds D'Cor Visuals to Offroad Product Offerings

Courtesy of WPS

WPS has added another hot new brand to its offroad catalog, this time the D’Cor Visuals line of dirt bike graphics, backgrounds, decals, and seat covers. Created by industry veteran Danny Dobey, D’Cor Visuals has quickly established itself as a leader in the motocross graphics market. As the official graphics sponsor for Monster Energy Kawasaki, Geico Honda, Star Racing Yamaha, and the Yamaha Factory ATV race team, D'Cor Visuals offers “motocross graphics done right.”

D’Cor Visuals products are available now from WPS. For information about WPS and its growing list of brands and product offerings, visit:
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cycle River Yamaha Announces 2015 Team

Courtesy of Cycle River Yamaha River Yamaha has formally announced their 2015 team. Returning to the team in the 450 Class will be Ben LaMay. LaMay raced just four rounds of Monster Energy Supercross last year due to injury, finishing a season-high 12th in Las Vegas. Finally 100 percent outdoors, LaMay finished twelfth overall in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

Alex Martin returns for his second full season with the team. The Minnesota native finished eighth overall in the 250SX East Region and twelfth overall in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. He will race the 250SX West Region in 2015.

Joining Martin in the West Region will be Kansas native and former Rock River Powersports supported amateur rider Greg Gehrer. In the 250SX East Region, Luke Renzland will make his rookie debut for the team. Renzland raced the final three nationals with the team following Loretta Lynn’s. All three riders will race the 250 Class in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. returns for its second year as title sponsor.

(All photos by Ryne Swanberg)
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Announces WPS and Fly Racing As Newest Premier Sponsors of Series

Courtesy of MX Sport

Morgantown, W.Va. - Dec. 3, 2014 - The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship announced today a partnership with Western Power Sports (WPS) and FLY Racing as new premier-level partners of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. WPS and FLY Racing have been long time supporters of the athletes who compete in Pro Motocross.

"We couldn't be happier to partner with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and have the opportunity to help bring a new level of excitement to the sport of Pro Motocross,"said WPS and FLY Racing CEO Craig Shoemaker. "Our shared enthusiasm and vision for the sport of motocross - to elevate the fan experience - is something we are excited to be a part of going forward."
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off May 16th with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif. Tickets for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship are available at .
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Acerbis and RCH Sign Deal

Courtesy of Acerbis

Acerbis, the world leader in high-quality aftermarket motorcycle plastic and accessories, is pleased to announce their support for the RCH Race team and their new rider Ken Roczen as the official plastic and handguard sponsor during the 2015 racing season. The team will be utilizing Acerbis plastic kits, X-Brake front disk guard, and the full line of protective handguards throughout the season.

"Carmichael and Carey Hart not only on their endeavor to bring home a Supercross championship to the RCH team with Ken Roczen, but also getting their input for future Acerbis product development. This is a win-win for both sides and we're looking forward to the 2015 season," said Acerbis sales manager Tallon Vohland

To learn more about the Acerbis products the RCH Race Team uses, visit

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AMA Announces Award Nominees

Courtesy of AMA

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The American Motorcyclist Association is announcing the nominees for 2014 year-end awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that excelled in AMA competition and recreational activity during the previous twelve months.

All AMA members are invited to help select the winners of the competition categories, including the prestigious AMA Athlete of the Year honors.

The awards will be presented at the 2014 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Aladdin Shrine Event and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

"AMA-sanctioned events are the gold standard of motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle racing," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "These are the greatest grassroots motorsports disciplines in the world. The racers and organizers nominated for these awards have all exhibited poise, dignity and excellence, while helping to advance the AMA's mission to promote and protect motorcycling."

AMA members can vote at through Sunday, Dec. 7. All AMA members who vote will be entered in a drawing for AMA-branded gear.

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