KENNESAW, GA — Yamaha WaterCraft, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and Feld Motor Sports today announced it is has joined forces with Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, as the exclusive boat and personal watercraft sponsor. Building on Yamaha Motorcycles’ close collaboration with Monster Energy Supercross and the company’s rich performance heritage, Yamaha WaterCraft will showcase its best selling line of high performance sport boats and personal watercraft at the tour stops beginning on February 22, 2014 in Atlanta through the racing finale in Las Vegas on May 3, 2014.
Irvine, Calif. (February 24, 2014) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki continued their dominance of the 250SX class in Atlanta by capturing their fourth straight main event win on Saturday. In front of his hometown crowd at the Georgia Dome, Martin Davalos became the third consecutive rider to achieve his first professional win following Justin Hill in San Diego and Adam Cianciarulo in Dallas. Cianciarulo bounced back from qualifying through the LCQ to finish second and remain in the points lead, while Blake Baggett fought through the field to finish fifth. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto led nine laps of the 450SX main event but a mistake with five laps remaining dropped him to finish in second place.
RENO, Nev. – The eighth round of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, came to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday night in Reno, Nev., inside the Livestock Events Center as the final 10 riders that will compete in the Race to the Championship were determined. After a pair of dramatic Arenacross Class Main Events, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider captured his sixth overall victory to solidify his position atop the championship standings. For the second straight evening, Factory Connection Honda’s RJ Hampshire dominated the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class to sweep the division Main Events in AMSOIL Arenacross debut weekend.
During the eigth episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) in the SCORE spotlight will be France’s Yves Morizot of Stand 21 and USA’s Josh Lahaye of Cryo Heat.
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced that Masafumi “Masa” Nakagawa will succeed Takeshi “Tak” Teranishi as president of the company, effective April 1. Nakagawa, who spent six years at KMC’s Irvine headquarters in the late 1990s, will transition to his new position when Teranishi, who joined KMC in 2009, leaves to assume the presidency of Kawasaki Motors Corporation Japan.
PERRIS, Calif. – Team USA launched its 2014 Speedway World Cup preparations with a series of private training sessions at Perris Raceway in late January and February. Ten invited riders took part with team manager Billy Hamill and captain Greg Hancock spending time coaching their fellow squad members.
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop is pleased to announce its Elite Team Dunlop lineup for the 2014 season, which has grown from 18 to 20 young stellar amateur motocross racers. Since its inception in 2007, the Team Dunlop program has continued to feature a diverse range of up-and-coming motocross stars, and 2014 will be no different. All 20 Team Dunlop National riders receive special tire support, preferred treatment service at select races, plus advertising and promotional opportunities in national media and on the Team Dunlop website.
Irvine, Calif. – The seventh round of AMA Arenacross saw two nights of racing at Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers raced to his fifth overall win on Friday by tying with Zach Ames. Bowers was rewarded the overall by winning the second main event and the head-to-head bracket races for additional championship points. Saturday night saw Ames win the first main event and finish third overall with a 1-5 score, while Bowers stayed consistent to take second overall finishing 2-3. Colt Nichols held his spot in the top-10 championship standings by finishing sixth on Friday and eighth on Saturday. Vicki Golden joined Team Babbitt’s in Nampa and qualified for both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites class and scored her first point.
Last week just before earning his second of back-to-back Supercross wins, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing extended the contract with multi-time Supercross/ Motocross Champion James Stewart for another year.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross is set to give away over $73,000 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year’s two-day event. Following Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda, amateur racing kicks off Sunday, March 9, and continues on Monday, March 10 at the historic Daytona International Speedway.