Tuesday, January 27, 2015

VP Introduces C50 Fuel

Courtesy of  VP Fuels

SAN ANTONIO, TX – VP Racing Fuels today introduced C50™, a truly revolutionary racing fuel designed exclusively for 50cc 2-stroke motorcycles.  “C50 is the result of extensive testing with Cobra Moto, the premier manufacturer of 50cc bikes,” said Steve Burns, VP’s Founder and Director of R&D.  “With this fuel, the same winning technology that powers the top factory Supercross riders is now available to young amateur riders who represent the next generation of champions.”
“In a stock 50, C50 race fuel exceeded expectations,” said Phil McDowell, Chief Engineer for Cobra Moto. "In more than 10 years of testing 50cc motorcycles at Cobra, I’ve tried over 40 different race fuels and this is the first one that works."

“C50 showed measurable improvement across all performance parameters - more horsepower, more torque and better throttle response,” Burns added.  “It also enabled us to achieve a consistent, reliable tune which was eye-opening, given that OEMs have told us they’ve never before had a race fuel for a 50cc bike that worked well every day in varying conditions.”

C50 is unleaded and pre-mixed with a top quality JASO FD-rated, certified premium oil at a 50:1 ratio, so no measuring or mixing is required.  It’s also ethanol-free, which prevents the damage that occurs with ethanol-blended street gas which fouls carburetors, degrades rubber and plastic parts, and goes bad after just a few weeks in storage.

C50 will work well in Cobra motorcycles and all other 50cc 2-stroke competitive racing applications.
For technical questions about C50 or advice on tuning, contact VP’s Tech Support staff at 812-878-2420 or motorcycletech@vpracingfuels.com.

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, GNCC, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Pirelli World Challenge and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive™ performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.
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DP Brakes Announces 2015 Sponsorships

Courtesy of  DP Brakes

BUFFALO, NY. - DP Brakes, world leader in sintered braking technology, has announced its MX/SX and off-road sponsorship lineup for 2015.

Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes and Clutches North America, said, “We are very proud to once again be sponsoring an impressive list of high profile teams, and individual riders, for the upcoming racing season. The lineup is proof of our commitment to the sport.”

According to Mills, teams and riders are as follows:
Mitch Payton’s Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Team (15th Consecutive Season)
Dave Antolak’s Tuf Racing’s Husqvarna AX Team (19th Consecutive Season)
Randy Hawkins Am Pro Yamaha Team, KR4/FAR Racing’s Husqvarna Team, Shane Watts Dirt Wise KTM Team, KTM Support rider’s Steward Baylor and Trevor Bollinger, Callan May, Lucas Statom, Steve Leivan, Ryan Lojak, Masters A Champ Vance Earl, and Elite Masters Champ Thomas Ebersole and runner up Al Chuppa, plus many others.
Team FMF/RPM KTM and #1 Endurocross rider Cody Webb and #1 WORCS Pro-Am Ty Tremaine.
National Hare Scrambles
Brian Garrahan Racing Team and Jason Raines Racing Team.
National Enduro
Team Gas Gas/Sherco, Rich Lafferty Racing and Women’s National Champ Shawn Davidson.

“Many of these competitors have chosen to use DP Brakes year after year, and have provided us with great feedback so we can maintain our leadership in sintered brake technology. We wish them all the best in 2015,” stated Mills.

For more information on the complete line-up of DP brake pads, shoes, clutch kits, and rotors contact DP Brakes North American Headquarters/Tony Mills International Inc. at 4401 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, (716) 681-8806, or visit them on the web at www.dp-brakes.com
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Chaparral to Host A3 Pre-Party

Courtesy of  Chaparral

San Bernardino, CA — Chaparral Motorsports will be turning back the clock on January 29 in anticipation of the A3 Supercross race by hosting a Throwback Thursday pre-party and Bike Night with legendary riders such as seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, 1980 Supercross Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Mike “Too Tall” Bell, six time Motocross Champion Broc Glover and two-time World MX champion Sebastien Tortelli. In addition to meeting racing luminaries of yesterday, fans will also have a chance to get autographs from the rising stars of today with Yoshimura/Suzuki’s Blake Baggett, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Darryn Durham, Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps, and sponsored Thor riders Jason Anderson, Tyler Bowers, and Arnaud Tonus scheduled to be in attendance as well. Open to the public, the free event will run from 5-8pm and is guaranteed to be a thrilling night.

Hosted in conjunction with Thor, Parts Unlimited, and Moose Racing, companies will pack the Chaparral parking lot with their big rigs and displays with product demonstrations from Icon, Cobra, Michelin, Yuasa, Starbrite, Saddlemen, Alpinestars, MagnaFlow, Renthal, and Biltwell. Inside and outside the store Chaparral Motorsports will be buzzing with excitement. Everyone is encouraged to ride their motorcycles to the event for the first ever ChapMoto Winter Bike Night. Chaparral will give away free Alpinestars T-shirts as holeshot prizes to the first 250 people that ride their motorcycle to the event. There will be plenty of entertainment for the entire family, with a Throwback Gear Contest, stunt show, giveaways, a Q&A session with the riders and special guests, and huge savings for shoppers with throwback pricing on select brands.

To help fill out the throwback vibe of the night Chaparral encourages all those planning on attending to show up in their old riding gear as there will be a Best Dressed in Throwback Gear contest with the winner receiving a $250 ChapMoto.com gift card. Stunt rider Tony Carbajal will be heating up the parking lot with smoky burnouts and wheelies, while inside the Q&A session will give the audience the chance to chat with the riders and hear their stories and favorite moments from past and present. And for those that love a good deal, for one night only Chaparral will have very special throwback pricing on select brands.

The blast-from-the-past themed pre-party and Bike Night will be an exciting evening for Supercross fans as it will reunite the winning combination of Chaparral Motorsports, Jeremy McGrath, and top ten AMA National rider and world class team manager Larry Brooks. As many Supercross fans will recall the combination of Chaparral Motorsports, Jeremy McGrath, and Larry Brooks proved to be a highly successful one as the group was the first privateer team in history win a National AMA Supercross Championship, winning three total together (1998, 1999, and 2000).

The event will be held at CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS at 555 South H Street, San Bernardino CA 92410.
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Dungey Carries Monster Energy Supercross Points Lead into Championship's Final Stop in Anaheim

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

Webb Leads Western Regional 250SX Class Back to Angel Stadium 

AURORA, Ill. (January 26, 2015) -This Saturday night in Anaheim, California, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey will lead the world's best racers back to the third and final Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Angel Stadium in 2015, just one week after taking over the points lead in at the previous race in Oakland, California. In the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Cooper Webb maintains his hold on the points lead and will lead the field into Anaheim.

Saturday night's race will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST.

Live coverage from Anaheim will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.

Media Day will take place Thursday, January 29, at 12 Noon PST at Angel Stadium featuring Cycle Trader/Rock River Yamaha, Team Yoshimura Suzuki, and Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM

On Saturday, January 31, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 12:50 p.m. PST/3:50 p.m. EST to 4:50 p.m. PST/7:50 p.m. EST

Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night's race:

  • How will Ryan Dungey respond to gaining control of the points lead? Will he be able to win the third race at Anaheim for the second time in his career?
  • Can Ken Roczen rebound from a crash in Oakland, where he finished 15th and lost control of the points lead, to sweep Anaheim and join the elite group of James Stewart and Chad Reed as the only riders to win all three races in Anaheim in the same season?
  • Can Trey Canard go back-to-back? It would be the first time Honda has won consecutive 450SX Class races since Kevin Windham won St. Louis and Seattle in 2008. Canard could also become the first back-to-back winner of the 2015 season.
  • Could there be a fourth different 450SX Class winner in five races?
  • Can Justin Barcia, Cole Seely, Davi Millsaps or Andrew Short earn their first podium result? They are the only riders in the top 10 in the 450SX Class standings yet to do so.
  • Will Jason Anderson be able to give Husqvarna its first win in its return to the sport, also earning his first career 450SX Class victory by doing so?
  • Will the momentum of his first podium of the season thrust Chad Reed into contention for a win, just two weeks after a black flag disqualified him from the second race at Anaheim?
  • Can Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki get its first win of the season before the West Coast swing is over?
  • Will the brewing tension between Western Regional 250SX Class title contenders Cooper Webb and Tyler Bowers erupt in Anaheim and result in a major swing in the championship battle?
  • Can Malcolm Stewart follow up his first career 250SX Class win with another strong performance?

Team Honda's Trey Canard became the third different winner in the first four races of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, passing Discount Tires/TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed on Lap 6 and riding to his first win since Arlington, Texas, back in 2011. With a win this weekend, Canard can give Honda its first back-to-back wins since Kevin Windham did so in 2008 with victories in St. Louis and Seattle. It was a huge way for Canard to bounce back from a controversial race in Anaheim the previous weekend, when he and Reed had a pair of incidents that ultimately resulted in a black flag for the Australian rider and an 11th-place finish for Canard. As fate would have it, the battle for the win in Oakland came down to Canard and Reed, but this time there was clean racing between the two riders, who have both moved past their conflict.

Canard captures his first 450SX Class Main Event win since 2011 in Oakland
Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

"I don't know what to say," said Canard following the win in Oakland. "I didn't think I would be on the podium after the first few laps; it was busy out there. It has been a long haul to get here on top of the podium, and I am really happy about it."

Heading into Oakland, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John's Factory Suzuki's Ken Roczen held a 12-point lead in 450SX Class standings over Dungey, but a crash off a triple jump after passing Reed for second on Lap 1 forced Roczen to reenter the race at the tail end of the field. Battered and bruised, Roczen salvaged a 15th-place finish but gave up his points lead in a 16-point swing that fell in Dungey's favor. It also signified the first time this season that Roczen failed to lead a lap in the Main Event. His first two wins of the season came in Anaheim, and the German rider, who has never finished off the podium in his five career starts in Anaheim, hopes to become the third rider in history to sweep all three races with a win this weekend.

Dungey turned in his second consecutive runner-up finish and now has a four-point lead in the 450SX Class standings. The most consistent rider in the field, Dungey is the only rider to finish within the top five at every race this year. Dungey is a past winner at the third race in Anaheim, putting his KTM atop the podium during the 2013 season and he hopes to earn his first victory of the season by repeating that success.

450SX Class points leader, Ryan Dungey (82 points)
Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

"All things considered, tonight's track was really tough," said Dungey after the race in Oakland. "I wanted to make up some ground on Trey [Canard] for the lead, but it didn't work out. It's nice to take over the points lead, but the season is still young."

Reed's comeback from the black flag he received in the incident with Canard in Anaheim, which is a disqualification from the race, resulted in a season-best third place effort, which moved him into 10th overall in season standings. Reed can pass Jeremy McGrath and James Stewart on the all-time win list in Anaheim with a victory this weekend.

After starting the season in 20th place, GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac turned in his third consecutive top-five finish with a fourth in Oakland. Tomac earned the first 450SX Class win of his career at the second race of the season in Phoenix, and his resurgent consistency since then has helped him climb all the way to fourth in the championship standings.

In his first full year of 450SX Class competition, Team Honda's Cole Seely earned a season-best fifth place in Oakland, which was his first top-five finish in the class since a podium result Indianapolis last year. Seely has rebounded from a pair of 14th-place finishes at the start of the season to post back-to-back top-10 efforts and move into seventh in the 450SX Class championship.

The sequel to Webb versus Tyler Bowers played out Saturday night in Oakland during the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event. Stemming from a pass by Webb on the last lap of the second race in Anaheim the week prior that forced Bowers' Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki off the track while leading, Bowers responded in Oakland with a forceful pass on Webb while the pair battled through the field in the Main Event. The heavy contact forced Webb to the ground and outside the top 10, but he bounced back with a torrid run through the field, re-passing Bowers en route to a runner-up finish.

Western Regional 250SX Class's Malcolm Stewart earns his first career win in Oakland
Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

Out front, GEICO Honda's Malcolm Stewart, who made his 36th career start on Saturday, was victorious in Oakland, picking up the first Main Event win of his career. Stewart, who led the race in the early stages, was passed by Red Bull KTM's Justin Hill and followed in second place. Stewart would capitalize on a mistake and eventual crash by Hill to retake the lead on Lap 7 and ride to victory.

"This is a big moment for me," said Stewart. "First of all, I want to thank my brother. I want to thank these fans out here tonight; I am an Oakland Raiders fan, so you guys are great. I knew I could do it, and tonight it finally paid off."

Cycle Trader/Rock River Yamaha's Alex Martin finished on the podium with a third place for the first time in his career.

Webb holds and eight-point lead in the championship standings over Bowers, and all eyes will be on the newfound rivals and training partners on Saturday night. With his win, Stewart moved up one spot in the standings and currently sits sixth.

During the first two visits to Angel Stadium this season, Roczen compiled a pair of dominant performances in which he led 39 of the 40 laps across both 450SSX Class Main Events to take a pair of easy victories. The first Western Regional 250SX Class race, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM's Jessy Nelson raced to the first win of his career. Two weeks later, Webb made the dramatic last-lap pass on Bowers to claim his second victory of the season and take over the championship lead.

This weekend's race will mark the 66th Monster Energy Supercross race in Anaheim.

450SX Class Results: Oakland
  1. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  5. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
  6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha
  7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
  8. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  10. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna

450SX Class Season Standings
  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 82
  2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 78
  3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 68
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 64
  5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 62
  6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha, 58
  7. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 45
  8. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 44
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 44
  10. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 42

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Oakland
  1. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  2. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  4. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
  5. Zach Bell, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna
  6. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  8. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki
  9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM
  10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings
  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 86
  2. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 78
  3. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 71
  4. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 69
  5. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 65
  6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 64
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 54
  8. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 49
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 47
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 47

Past Winners in Anaheim

450SX Class

January 15, 2015       Ken Roczen
January 3, 2015         Ken Roczen
February 1, 2014       Chad Reed
January 18, 2014       Chad Reed
January 4, 2014         Ken Roczen
February 2, 2013       Ryan Dungey
January 19, 2013       Ryan Villopoto
January 5, 2013         Davi Millsaps
January 7, 2012         Ryan Villopoto
February 5, 2011       James Stewart
January 8, 2011         Ryan Villopoto
February 13, 2010      Ryan Villopoto
January 23, 2010       Ryan Dungey
January 9, 2010         James Stewart
February 9, 2009       James Stewart
January 17, 2009       James Stewart
January 3, 2009         Josh Grant
January 5, 2008         Chad Reed
January 19, 2008       Chad Reed
February 2, 2008       Chad Reed
January 6, 2007         James Stewart
January 20, 2007       James Stewart
February 3, 2007       James Stewart
January 7, 2006         James Stewart
January 21, 2006       Ricky Carmichael
February 4, 2006       Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2005         Kevin Windham
January 22, 2005       Ricky Carmichael
February 5, 2005       Ricky Carmichael
January 3, 2004         Chad Reed
January 17, 2004       Chad Reed
January 31, 2004       Kevin Windham
January 4, 2003         Chad Reed
January 18, 2003       Ricky Carmichael
February 1, 2003       Ricky Carmichael
January 5, 2002         David Vuillemin
January 19, 2002       Mike LaRocco
February 2, 2002       Ricky Carmichael
January 6, 2001         Jeremy McGrath
January 20, 2001       Jeremy McGrath
February 3, 2001       Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2000         Jeremy McGrath
January 15, 2000       Jeremy McGrath
January 9, 1999         Ezra Lusk
February 6, 1999       Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996       Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995       Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994       Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993       Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992       Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991       Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990       Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989       Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987       Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986       David Bailey
February 2, 1985       Broc Glover
January 28, 1984       Johnny O'Mara
January 29, 1983       David Bailey
January 30, 1982       Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981       Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979   Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978   Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977   Bob Hannah
December 4, 1976     Marty Smith

250SX Class 
January 15, 2015    Cooper Webb        
January 3, 2015      Jessy Nelson
February 1, 2014    Dean Wilson
January 18, 2014    Cole Seely
January 4, 2014      Jason Anderson
February 2, 2013    Ken Roczen
January 19, 2013    Eli Tomac
January 5, 2013      Eli Tomac
January 7, 2012      Cole Seely
February 5, 2011    Joshua Hansen
January 8, 2011      Joshua Hansen
February 13, 2010   Trey Canard
January 23, 2010    Jake Weimer
January 9, 2010      Jake Weimer
February 7, 2009    Jake Weimer
January 17, 2009    Ryan Dungey
January 3, 2009      Jake Weimer
January 5, 2008      Ryan Dungey
January 19, 2008    Ryan Dungey
February 2, 2008    Jason Lawrence
January 6, 2007      Ryan Villopoto
January 20, 2007    Ryan Villopoto
February 3, 2007    Ryan Villopoto
January 7, 2006      Andrew Short
January 21, 2006    Grant Langston
February 4, 2006    Grant Langston
January 8, 2005      Nathan Ramsey
January 22, 2005    Ivan Tedesco
February 5, 2005    Ivan Tedesco
January 3, 2004      Ivan Tedesco
January 17, 2004    Ivan Tedesco
January 31, 2004    Ivan Tedesco
January 4, 2003      Travis Preston
January 18, 2003    James Stewart
February 1, 2003    James Stewart
January 5, 2002      Travis Preston
January 19, 2002    David Pingree
February 2, 2002    Brock Sellards
January 6, 2001      Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001    Ernesto Fonseca
February 3, 2001    Ernesto Fonseca
January 8, 2000      David Pingree
January 15, 2000    Tallon Vohland
January 9, 1999      Casey Johnson
February 6, 1999    Nathan Ramsey
January 27, 1996    Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995    Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994    Damon Huffman
January 9, 1993      Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992    Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991    Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990    Michael Craig
January 28, 1989    Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987    Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986    Tyson Vohland
February 2, 1985    Mike Healy

Tickets are available at the Angel Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800) 745-3000, or online at www.SupercrossLive.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the Main Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Supervalue seats start at $20. Fans can also get in to the Pits for FREE from 12:30-6 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium's pit entrance (valid only with event ticket).

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 SupercrossLive.com 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 www.SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on to www.facebook.com/supercrossLivewww.Twitter.com/supercrossliveand www.instagram.com/supercrosslive. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/supercrosslive. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dhartwig@feldinc.com or 630-566-6305.

About Feld Motor Sports®
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Motorcycle Superstore Partners with The Privateer Journey

Courtesy of Motorcycle Superstore

MEDFORD, Ore – Motorcycle-Superstore.com is proud to announce our partnership with the ultimate privateer Supercross racing support program, The Privateer Journey (TPJ). Led by founder and team manager Ted Parks, The Privateer Journey provides transportation and logistical support for up and coming racers. Any rider who has traveled the Supercross circuit, pitting out of the back of their van and feeling like a privateer can attest to the toll it can take - in addition to having to compete at every race. TPJ offers a full factory experience to the equation that allows these young, up and coming racers to focus on the task at hand: Qualifying for races and gaining valuable experience as they live out their dream.

"The Privateer Journey has been a labor of love for me the past few years," explains Ted Parks, Sr. "Now that our program has a little experience to build from, it is a real joy to have Motorcycle Superstore, one of the industry's most recognizable online retail stores, on board and providing support for these kids. These guys ride their hearts out week in and week out and it is a real honor to be working with each of them, so make sure to come by and say hi to them at the races, they'll really appreciate the support."

TPJ riders own their own bikes and pay their own way into each round. They don't have a factory ride just yet - but they are hoping to catch someone's eye while they are learning the ropes. These are the guys that are on the bubble each and every weekend so a trip to the Main Event is not guaranteed, but the experience of battling against the best Supercross riders in the world, representing the underdog in every way makes the TPJ riders endearing to anyone who has aspired to be a part of something bigger. These are the working class racers and Motorcycle-Superstore.com is happy to help them as they make their dreams of racing Supercross a reality.

"We are pleased to be supporting The Privateer Journey team run by Ted Parks for 2015," says Scott Huddleston, Motorcycle-Superstore VP of Marketing. "Motorcycle Superstore appreciates the amount of hard work Ted is putting in to support riders who do not receive anything from the factory teams. The riders on The Privateer Journey team are chasing their dream of being in the main event each weekend and eventually getting off of privateer-island and onto a factory race team like former TPJ rider Weston Peick. As riders ourselves, we are proud to be a part of this program."

There are both 450 and 250 Class racers under the TPJ awning. The 450 riders include Nick Schmidt (Suzuki 450), Teddy Parks (Suzuki 450), Adam Enticknap (Honda 450), Chad Cook (Honda 450), Dustin Pipes (Suzuki 450) and Justin Sipes (Kawasaki 450). The 250 West racers include Chad Gores (Honda 250), Dylan Lemburg (Suzuki  250) and Shawn Yarbrough (Kawasaki 250) while Ronnie Hapner and Killian Auberson, from Switzerland, are set to compete in the 250 East rounds.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gannon Audette Returning to Team Legends and Heroes

Courtesy of The Legends and Heroes Tour

Gannon Audette is returning to Team Legends and Heroes in 2015 to contest the 250SX East Region of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, the team has announced.

“Gannon is an exceptional rider and person. He proved to us that not only did he have the determination, but more importantly the heart, with nine events, eight shows, seven mains and a finish of 8th place at the final round at the Las Vegas Supercross”, states Alex Moroz, General Managing Partner of the Legends and Heroes Moto Museum tour.

After suffering season-ending injuries at the East Region opener in Dallas in 2012 and 2013, Audette, a two-time Loretta Lynn Amateur National Champion, compeleted his first season of supercross last year, finishing seventeenth in the East Region. Audette’s best finish was an eighth last year at the season finale in Las Vegas, as the team mentioned above.

Audette and his mechanic, Brandon Schultz, will travel to all the East Coast rounds with the Legends and Heroes Moto 1 Museum rig.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BTOSports.com Partners with Marriott; Get 15% Off

Courtesy of BTO Sports Racing

Camarillo, CA – Team BTO Sports is proud to announce its partnership with The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego for the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross round in San Diego, CA.  This marks the eighth year of this successful partnership between Team BTO Sports and the Residence Inn by Marriot San Diego.

Located at 1865 Hotel Circle South in Mission Valley, The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego is minutes from downtown San Diego and Petco Park, where this year’s Monster Energy Supercross round will be held on February 7.

To celebrate this partnership, The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego is offering Supercross fans 15 percent off any room during the race weekend. Just mention “BTOSPORTS” when you call and reserve your room for this discount.

To book your room today, please call 619-881-3600 and ask for the Sales Department. This is not an online offer, so pick up the phone and call today to make sure you have a room for the San Diego Supercross weekend.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Monster Energy Supercross Behind the Dream Back for Another Season

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

AURORA, Ill. (January 15, 2015) -Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Monster Energy Supercross Behind the Dream has expanded to an eight-episode series in 2015, exclusively on FOX Sports 1 beginning this Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 AM EST / 7:30 AM PST.

Never before have viewers been given such a personal look into the lives of the sport’s elite athletes, who will do whatever it takes in the name of victory and championship glory over the course of 17 weekends. From training routines and 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, both on and off the track.

Feld Motor Sports will document the personalities that make up Monster Energy Supercross throughout its duration, focusing on the storylines that develop lap-after-lap and race-after-race, on the track, in the team paddock, and even at home. The first episode, which airs this Sundayon FOX Sports 1, will feature an epic season-preview roundtable discussion with Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael, Brian Deegan, and Davey Coombs on the eve of the Anaheim opening race.

“The riders will lay it on the line for 17 race weekends, and Monster Energy Supercross Behind The Dream will give fans a perspective of what it will take to be the next champion,” said Michael Prince, vice president of television, Feld Motor Sports. “Monster Energy Supercross Behind the Dream tells the story behind the race action. The riders and teams put in countless hours of
training and development to show up to each race better prepared than the 21 other riders on the starting gate, and we capture what the fans don’t see at the races.”

Airdate Time Featured Rider
Episode #1 January 18 10:30am EST / 7:30am PST #WhosNext Preview
Episode #2 February 1 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST Ken Roczen
Episode #3 February 15 10:30am EST / 7:30am PST Ryan Dungey
Episode #4 March 1 TBA Davi Millsaps
Episode #5 March 15 TBA TBA
Episode #6 April 12 TBA TBA
Episode #7 April 26 TBA TBA
Episode #8 May 10 TBA TBA

The 2014 five-episode Monster Energy Supercross Behind the Dream documentary series is now available for download on iTunes. The entire series can be downloaded, as well as the individual episodes from iTunes, by clicking: http://geni.us/supercross.

The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television package includes the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. EST. FOX Sports 1 is broadcasting 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 is broadcasting three races live. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app is live-streaming each race.

As a precursor to the live television race coverage on the FOX family of networks, don’t forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live, which will stream onSupercrossLive.com from 12:30 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 www.SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on towww.facebook.com/supercrossLivewww.Twitter.com/supercrossliveand www.instagram.com/supercrosslive. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/supercrosslive.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bell Helmets Named Official Helmet of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Racing Team

Courtesy of Bell Helmets

Bell Helmets, an industry leader in helmet technology and innovation, and Pro Circuit Racing, the most winning team in supercross and motocross, today announced a partnership, in which Bell will be the official helmet for the 250 team.

“Bell has 60-years of experience innovating powersports and bicycle head protection, plus incredible resources from its sister companies Riddell and Giro, which has culminated into the revolutionary custom-fit technology and Moto-9 Flex,” said Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit Founder & Team Manager.

“Our long-standing relationship with Bell, plus its major advancement in technology and safety gave us the ultimate confidence to re-align our riders with the leader in off-road helmets.”
The 250 team lineup of Adam Cianciarulo, Joey Savatgy, Chris Alldredge, Tyler Bowers and Arnaud Tonus will wear both Bell’s radically advanced Moto-9 Flex, and Custom-Fit Moto-9.

“We’re proud to align ourselves with Pro Circuit, a prestigious and successful team with a well respected history in the sport,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “With the high level of competition and increased attention on safety, it’s essential that riders are wearing a helmet that offers the highest level of protection.”
Adam Cianciarulo race action shot
Moto-9 Flex manages energy across a wide array of impact scenarios with its progressive layering system, which utilizes three densities of foam for low, mid, and high-speed impacts. The helmet also has a “slip zone” in the liner, which gives subtle movement between the layers designed to reduce rotation energy transfer from some angular impacts. Riders will also find comfort with the “Adaptive Fit” system, which uses a segmented EPO layer to conform to the rider’s head, plus the helmet incorporates a Velocity Flow Ventilation system, designed to give maximum ventilation and temperature control.

Custom-fit Moto-9s are engineered from a high-tech process of digital mapping, and the use of a proprietary 3D-imaging program, which measures the unique contour of a rider’s head. The process matches the interior of the helmet to the rider’s exact specifications, optimizing stability and increasing overall comfort.

For more information: www.bellhelmets.com
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nick Wey Partners with Holeshot

Courtesy of Holeshot

Phoenix, AZ – Just days before the Monster Energy AMA Supercross arrives in Phoenix, the upstart drive system innovators at HoleShot announced they will be a season-long sponsor for veteran and fan-favorite Nick Wey on his #27 Kawasaki entry in the 450-cc class.

“We designed our products to surpass the performance demands of professional competition, so this is a natural fit and great opportunity to demonstrate when we say ‘Race Tested, Ride Ready,’ we mean our product will exceed the demands of competitors and hobbyists alike,” said AJ Whisler, CEO of HoleShot.

Wey and the Pro Circuit powered Mafia Moto Crew Kawasaki will provide HoleShot’s sprockets its professional motorcycle racing debut at Chase Field on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, which is the second of 16 races that are part of the AMA Supercross season that culminates in May and is considered the world’s premier stadium motorcycle circuit.

“Nick ran our sprockets through a battery of tests before agreeing to do the deal, which is perfectly understandable since we’re a new brand,” add Whisler. “He can speak to his experience during those tests, though I’ll just say that our sprockets exceeded his expectations, and it’s especially nice to be able to welcome Nick to our team during our hometown MX event.”

“I was intrigued by HoleShot because the engineering, detail, and design of the products really takes sprockets to an entirely new level,” said Wey who has always been well-known for his meticulous attention to detail and demand for performance. “I have used a lot of different products over my career and quality and function of HoleShot sprockets is better than any sprocket I have ever had on my race bike."

The state-of-the-art HoleShot sprocket offers a series of unique attributes, including zero oscillation, industry-leading radiused teeth, milled i-beam spoke construction, 2-sided radial mud pack relief and unparalleled detail-to-weight reductions. The combination is not available in any other brand of sprocket.

The 520, 428 and 420 version of the sprockets are available online at Motorcycle Superstore for all late model Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki and KTM brands, as are HoleShot chains that feature European alloys and construction, high stress limits, KSJ bushing technology for less initial stretch, and tight fit master links for reliability.

For more information on HoleShot chains and sprockets, or to become a dealer, please visit getholeshot.com or call 623-322-4590.
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BTOSports.com KTM, Bubba Burger to Continue Partnership in 2015

Courtesy of BTO Sports Racing

Camarillo, CA – Team BTO Sports is proud to announce that BUBBA burger, makers of delicious and juicy all natural burgers, has re-signed with the team for the upcoming 2015 Supercross and Outdoor Motocross season. This marks the third year of this successful partnership between the two.

“The entire BUBBA burger team is excited to continue our sponsorship of BTO Sports during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series” said Andy Stenson, Vice President of Marketing for BUBBA burger. “We have found the Supercross fans love our burgers and other BUBBA products.  We really look forward to seeing the fans at the track in 2015!”

“We are very excited to continue with BUBBA burger for the third year in a row” Team BTO Sports team owner Forrest Butler said. “We are looking forward to another year of fueling the fans at the races with the best tasting and juiciest burger at the track.”
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 WMX Championship schedule and rules announced on brand new RaceWMX.com website

Courtesy of MX Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 5, 2015) - MX Sports Pro Racing, along with the AMA and participating race organizers, announced today the 2015 Women's Motocross (WMX) Championship schedule and supplemental rules. The eight round WMX series begins in March with three of the nation's premier amateur motocross events before making its highly anticipated return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship weekend with five rounds taking place one day apart from a Pro Motocross National.

Additionally, the WMX Championship is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website, RaceWMX.com, which features exclusive information regarding the Women's Motocross Championship and its athletes.

The 2015 WMX Championship once again kicks off alongside Daytona's "Bike Week" festivities in March with the 6th Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on the historic grounds of Daytona International Speedway. Following the season opener in Daytona, the WMX will headline two premier amateur motocross events with the Freestone Spring Championship on Saturday, March 21, and the California Classic at Glen Helen Raceway on Sunday, April 12.

"The WMX competition gave a real boost to these three amateur events in 2014 and we look forward to hosting the premier women athletes once again next season," said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter.

The remaining five rounds of the WMX Championship will take place in conjunction with select rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The WMX will race a two-moto format on the premier national motocross tracks either one day before, or one day after the National.

Round four of the WMX Championship will take place on Friday, May 15, alongside the opening round of the Pro Motocross schedule with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California. Additionally, the WMX will be showcased on the Sunday after the Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway, and the Friday before the High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.

The penultimate round of the WMX Championship will take place during one of the biggest and most festive Pro National weekends of the year with the RedBud National. The WMX will take to the RedBud National motocross track on Sunday, July 5 to cap off the July 4th Weekend in Buchanan, Michigan.

Finally, a WMX Champion will be crowned on Friday in Crawfordsville, Indiana alongside the Pro Motocross Championship finale at the Ironman National.

"The 2015 WMX schedule gives the premier women's motocross athletes a great opportunity to be a part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship's local media campaign alongside the men's teams," said Jeff Canfield, Director of Racing for MX Sports Pro Racing. "Pro National weekends are more than just Saturday's racing and we're excited to host the WMX at five rounds."

Riders must meet the WMX Eligibility and Criteria in order to hold a license in 2015 and all licensing must be completed prior to participating at the event. Please refer to the WMX Eligibility and Criteria before applying for a WMX license.


The WMX Championship will kick off March 8 and 9 with the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway. For more information, please visit the official website at www.RaceWMX.com or follow Race WMX on Facebook.com/racewmx and Twitter @RaceWMX.   Was this post helpful? Add yours to our service or subscribe to our feed above.