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.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Bell Helmets is proud to announce they are the Official Helmet sponsor and the presenter of the Holeshot Award for this year’s Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 27 through August 2.
Renthal will be on hand once again at the 33rd annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Championships in Hurricane Mills, TN for the entire week from Monday July 28th through Saturday August 2nd.
IRVINE, CA – KTM already has some heavy firepower in the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship with Taddy Blazusiak, (five-time GEICO EnduroCross champion) and Taylor Robert, (former Junior EnduroCross and WORCS champion) competing full-time for the 2014 championship. But for the upcoming Atlanta round, they will be joined by some of the biggest names from the East Coast off-road scene. KTM officials confirmed this week that Kailub Russell (2013 GNCC XC1 Champion), Steward Baylor (former GNCC XC2 and National Enduro Champion) and his younger brother, Grant Baylor (current GNCC XC2 Champion) have all committed to compete.
Torrance, CA: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series made its eighth stop this past Saturday in Millville, MN, for the annual Spring Creek National, and Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac stole the show with a dominant 1-1 performance en route to his first career win in the premier 450 class. For the fourth consecutive week, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard put together two solid rides, landing just shy of the podium in fourth with 4-3 marks.
During the day’s opening race, Canard launched his CRF450R off the line to a fourth-place start. The front-runners quickly separated themselves from the field, but Canard struggled in the tricky sand whoops and was unable to close the gap, taking the checkered in fourth. In the second moto, he got off the line in fifth place but dropped back in the pack. Luckily, the race was red flagged due to a start-gate malfunction, giving him another chance to get back up front.
Irvine, Calif. – The Kawasaki Team Green KX Racer Support Program returns to Team Green Dealers with added benefits for 2015. The Racer Support Program benefits racers with an incentive package when purchasing select KX models from July 8, 2014 through February 28, 2015 with incentives ranging up to $1,500. To apply for the Racer Support Program, candidates must stop by their local Kawasaki Team Green dealer with a current, one-page resume and ask to fill out an application. The dealer will then submit the application package to Kawasaki Team Green for further review. Monetary incentives vary by model and supplies are limited. Eligible bikes include any new, not previously registered 2014 or 2015 models from the KX line.
Beta USA reported that team National Enduro rider Cory Buttrick suffered an injury last Saturday following a crash in a local race and will be off the bike for a few months while he recovers. Buttrick came up short on a triple and suffered a fractured sternum, three broken ribs, and two collapsed lungs.
Buttrick is now comfortably home healing up and expects to be out for 6-8 weeks with hopes of returning at the Colorado National Enduro or the following round.
Beta USA wishes Cory a speedy recovery and safe return to the National Enduro Series.
Photo: Shan Moore
Torrance, CA: The excitement continued this past Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in southern Maryland for round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and the Honda Red Riders fought through the hot and humid conditions to post solid results. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac continues to impress, landing on the podium for the third consecutive week with a third overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard picked up a strong fourth-place finish with 3-4 scores aboard his Honda CRF45R.
When the gate dropped for moto one of the 450 class, Canard grabbed a second-place start and then took over the early lead. With a crowd of competitors in tow, Canard led the first four laps before relinquishing two positions to finish third. During the final race of the day, he launched off the line to a fourth-place start, moving into third by lap two. He fought hard to maintain his position, ultimately taking the checkered in fourth. His 3-4 marks landed him fourth overall for the day.
Irvine, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – The Northeast summer heat and humidity pushed temperatures above 90-degrees on Saturday as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made their annual stop to Budds Creek in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Blake Baggett beat the heat and put the hurt on the competition in the second moto to take the win by more than 14 seconds securing his third overall win of the season. Justin Hill and Dean Wilson both had one top-10 moto on their way to seventh and 12th, respectively. In the 450 class, Brett Metcalfe battled within the top-10 all day and finished eighth overall.
The GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship is heading to Atlanta and the East Coast of the U.S for the first time since 2009! EnduroCross’ high-paced action and wild obstacles expect to attract a large crowd and a host of new riders from the south. The Gwinnett Center will host the EnduroCross regulars and local racers on Saturday, August 23rd.