Irvine, Calif. – It was nearly a perfect day and night for the Monster Energy Kawasaki and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teams at Daytona International Speedway as KX™ dominated the Daytona Supercross. Starting in qualifying, Kawasaki held down the top-three spots in the 250SX class as well as the top-two spots in the 450SX class. In the night show Blake Baggett and Martin Davalos each won a 250SX heat race while Ryan Villopoto and Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports Dean Wilson also swept the 450SX heats. In the Main events it was a Baggett who grabbed the 250SX win with his teammates Adam Cianciarulo and Davalos filing out the podium. In the 450SX main, Villopoto returned to his winning ways, leading wire-to-wire to grab his third win of the year.
The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by AMA kicks off March 8 and 9 in Bunnell, Florida, for the inaugural running of the Moose Racing Mud Mucker GNCC. The opener sets the stage for a potentially epic season of racing in both the XC1 Pro and XC2 Pro Lites classes, as the champions of each division — Russell (XC1) and Grant Baylor (XC2) — are return to defend their titles.
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop’s new Geomax® MX32TM and MX52TM tires have dominated AMA Supercross and Motocross, and these next-generation tires have now made their mark on the international FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship. This series is especially competitive for tire manufacturers, with five brands actively competing. Yet it was Dunlop that came out on top at the opening round, and decisively so.
Formerly known as MX1, the MXGP series features 450cc four-stroke machines, while the 250cc class retains its MX2 title. The opening round in Losail, Qatar, saw Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Gautier Paulin take the overall win (3-1) aboard his KX450F, while Max Nagl followed right behind to earn second overall (1-4) riding his Team HRC Honda CRF450R—with both Dunlop-sponsored riders using race-spec MX32 tires front and rear. Paulin’s Monster Energy Kawasaki teammate Steven Frossard finished a strong fourth on the day aboard the same tires, barely missing a podium sweep for Dunlop.
Corona, CA – Though long-term planning and organization is usually imperative for racing in Baja, the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, didn’t have that luxury for the 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 on Saturday, March 1st, in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Every year, race fans flock to Daytona Beach, FL, for one of the biggest and most fun events of the season: Daytona Bike Week. To boost that fun factor even higher, Honda has established the Honda Daytona Kick-Off Party as one of the must-do happenings during Bike Week.
SAN DIEGO — With all of the final touches put together in post production, tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show will feature special highlights from last week’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held last Saturday in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
During the ninth episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) tonight in the SCORE spotlight will be footage from the start and finish of the grueling 219-mile race along with interviews from some of the fastest finishers along with race Grand Marshall Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and SCORE female SCORE Trophy Truck racer Heidi Steele of San Clemente, Calif.
San Felipe, Mexico — When the dust settled and the rain stopped in the elapsed-time race, Mexico’s Gus Vildsola Jr. was declared the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner for the second straight year at Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a challenging, weather-shortened 219-mile course that started and finished in San Felipe on the northern portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
Originally scheduled to cover 274 miles, SCORE was forced after the race had started early Saturday morning to significantly re-route the course because an area called the summit was impassable because of the torrential rain that pelted the northern section of the race course Friday and during the night on Saturday. The race will air as a one-hour special in late April in the United States on the CBS Sports Network. With necessary penalties assessed the results were made official early Sunday morning following data tracking review by SCORE race officials.
PAYSON, UT – The 2014 GNCC season will begin on March 8 with the Moose Racing Mud Mucker in Bunnell, Florida. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC rider Josh Strang will return to compete in the XC1 Pro motorcycle class.
(Agua Dolce, Calif.) From the very onset of Baja motorsports, motorcycles have always held a special place in NORRA Mexican 1000 history. Indeed, the inaugural running of NORRA’s Mexican 1000 in 1967 was born from a yearning to find out what vehicle could run down the exotic Baja peninsula faster – two wheels or four? With that heritage in mind, NORRA today announced two additions to its 2014 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 created better address the needs of their two-wheel and powersports (ATV/UTV) competitors.
San Felipe, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will ride in two classes to lead 64racers who have combined for 159 class wins among nearly 200 racers entered in Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 67, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in both Class 30 and Class 60 in the season-opener of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series.
The SCORE season opener will be held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 125 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.