San Diego, CA – “It has been a roller coaster since I started racing pro at the end of 1999 at Millville,” says veteran racer Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco in announcing his retirement from RCH Soaring Eagle Suzuki this weekend. “I have had a lot of success… and a lot of failure. However, the one thing I can do is to walk away from this deal knowing I gave it my all every time I got on my motorcycle. In the end that’s all you can ask of a person — give it your all.”
Valcourt, Québec, July 29, 2014 – Can-Am DS 450 racers recorded numerous podiums competing in both the AMA-sanctioned Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series in Michigan and round six of the New England ATV Motocross series in Massachusetts. Joel Hetrick earned third place in the Pro class at the Red Bud MX National, while fellow Pro Travis Moore earned second in the NEATV-MX series Pro ranks.
Torrance, CA: As the only stop in the Pacific Northwest, the Washougal National is known as one of the most scenic tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. With weather that complemented the beautiful facility, this past Saturday was a great day for racing. Just one week after scoring his first career 450 victory, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac had another impressive showing, grabbing second overall with a pair of seconds. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard finished seventh overall, while teammate Fredrik Noren scored a career-best finish of eighth.
Canard nabbed a top-five start in moto one and quickly moved into second on lap two. He was able to fight off the advances of another rider for multiple laps before surrendering the position and taking over third. Canard relinquished one more spot during the 30-minute plus two-lap race, taking the checkered flag in fourth. In moto two, he got off the line to a less-than-desirable start and then crashed. He remounted in 39th and swiftly began moving his way through the field, putting together a noteworthy come-from-behind performance to finish 11th, which landed him seventh overall.
AUBURN, Indiana – An innovative piece of off-road racing history will be auctioned for a good cause this Friday, August 1: The Class 8 Baja-winning 1976 Ford F-100 campaigned by Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Frank “Scoop” Vessels will go on the block. All proceeds from the truck’s sale will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is housed in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
IRVINE, CA – Round three of the 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship took place in Sacramento and you can watch a full one hour show on MAVtv this coming Saturday, July 26th at 11:00 AM ET. It will also re-air later on Saturday and again on Monday June 28th.
ENSENADA BAJA CA MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced SATMODO has joined BAJA RALLY 2.0 as the Official Satellite Communications Provider for Baja CA’s very first and only navigation based rally raid for motorcycles.
“Communication is the cornerstone of any safety plan and we rely on the team at SATMODO to arm our team with equipment to support our plan”, explained rally creator Scotty Breauxman, “And by giving our riders an incredible deal on a sat phone rental, SATMODO is really contributing to the growth of this young new event.”
HILLSBORO, N.H. – SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting returns to the dirt track for more high-speed action and has signed on to the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season as the “Official Automotive Lighting Sponsor.” This sponsorship marks the third year SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting has partnered with Global Rallycross.
“We are looking forward to being a part of the fast-paced and exciting Red Bull Global Rallycross season this year,” said Brian Noble, Marketing Manager, SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting. “We appreciate the opportunity to get up close and personal with both drivers and fans at the track because they share our enthusiasm for automotive lighting.”
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop announces today that TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed will finish out his season without Dunlop support. Reed will be released from his Dunlop contract to pursue an opportunity to expand his relationship with TwoTwo Motorsports’ primary sponsor.
“Dunlop always encourages the expansion of our sport, especially in the case of a sponsor from outside the motorcycle industry who has the ability to put motorcycle racing in front of a larger audience,” said Mike Buckley, senior vice president of sales, marketing and R&D. “Chad is a great competitor, and we wish him well for the 2014 season.”
Minneapolis – At Round 5 of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series, Cody Rahders took his fifth win in a row in the Stock XP class with his Polaris/Cognito Motorsports RZR 900 and finished the day with a win in the Production 1000 class in his Cognito Motorsports/Polaris RZR XP 1000.
With the start inverted four positions for the Stock XP class, Rahders would work his way into second by the end of lap two and was in the lead by the end of lap three. He would maintain a one-second lead to the end of the race and seal his fifth win in a row.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is preparing to descend into its final month of competition this weekend as the world’s fastest riders make their anticipated return out west and the annual visit to the scenic Pacific Northwest. The Motosport.com Washougal National, presented by Peterson CAT, will serve as the ninth round of the season this Saturday, July 26, and in an effort to add to the excitement of the series’ anticipated return to Washougal MX Park, the Huffman family has introduced a “Celebrate Our Heroes” theme to the festivities, honoring all of our country’s service men and women.