Yesterday, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) filed a complaint against the Federal government to challenge the arbitrary closure of, “Trail 38,” a high value single-track motorcycle trail in Wyoming. The BRC Legal Program is representing a local AMA District club and local users in the case. “Though the trail mileage is small, the stakes are high,” said J.R. Riggins, a plaintiff in the suit and Wyoming dirt bike rider. “The Forest Service apparently thought it could fly under the radar and close this trail without meaningful analysis or public process. We are calling their bluff,” Riggins concluded.
ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Baja Rally announced the addition of a new contingency prize program offered by BAJA RALLY Supporting Sponsor ICO RACING. The fastest eligible rider each day will win ICO’s latest innovation, the Rallye CAP.
“It’s great news for rally riders that we can have an “all-in-one” instrument to measure distance, speed, time and now a compass heading”, explained BAJA RALLY creator Scotty Breauxman, “I think ICO has changed the game with this innovation and it’s awesome they are supporting our BAJA RALLY riders with a contingency program.”
Factory Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong tasted victory once again, this time at the Snow Shoe National Enduro in Grand Junction, Colorado. DeLong started his day out strong, nearly sweeping the first four tests of the day. With a healthy lead, Andrew cruised in the final test of the day aboard his FE 350, capturing the overall win by 20 seconds.
It’s been a few years since the WORCS series visited the lush green scenery and tight, wooded trails of the American Northwest, but many saw it as a welcome change from the last couple rounds of wide-open (quite literally as far as the throttle was concerned) desert. Personally I have always enjoyed the races north of the Oregon border- the terrain is enjoyable and the green surroundings are surely a welcome change from the browns and yellows of Southern California- though I’ve never enjoyed particularly good results in the trees. It’s not for a lack of trying, it’s more down to my relationship with trees in general: I’m doing my best to ride smoothly in between them but their roots, branches and trunks just always seem move themselves right in my way. Joking aside, I’ve never quite been able to find the speed necessary to run with the fastest riders in the tighter terrain, but as we headed north I felt my skill on the bike in general had improved since the last time I raced in the forest and there was the added impetus of a championship battle with Gary Sutherlin; I needed to beat him.
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop congratulates the Team Dunlop members and other Dunlop-equipped riders who turned in championship-winning performances at the 33th running of the prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship taking place July 28 to August 2, at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. The talented Team Dunlop Elite squad racked up nine titles aboard their Geomax-fitted race machines. In addition to Team Dunlop’s excellent results, a strong showing by other Dunlop-equipped racers garnered 25 championships for a combined total of 34 of a possible 36 national titles won by Dunlop-fitted riders.
IRVINE, Cal. – The N-Fab, AmPro Yamaha team has confirmed that Jordan Ashburn and Becca Sheets will compete at the upcoming Atlanta round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship. And sister Yamaha team of Raines Riding University / Atlas Yamaha has confirmed that Ricky Russell will also be racing.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – After its final off week of the 2014 season the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, prepares for its stretch run to the respective titles in the 450 and 250 Classes. While Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen (450 Class) and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin (250 Class) continue to lead the way atop the standings, their challengers and the rest of the field in the series will look to close the gap at the Red Bull Unadilla National. Legendary Unadilla in New Berlin, New York, will host the 10th stop of the 12-round season this Saturday, August 9, and will also serve as the final round in 2014 to be featured on national network television on NBC.
IRVINE, Calif. – The GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship race format includes an exciting “Hot Lap” showdown for the top six pro riders, putting them on the track, one-at-a-time for a sprint lap against the clock. The fastest of the fast get first gate picks and a bonus championship point to boot. For the upcoming Atlanta round, Girardi Wealth Management decided to up the ante by posting a $2,000 bonus to the rider that sets the fastest time.
ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXCIO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced that Quinn Cody will be leading a rally navigation training class specifically for the Baja Rally competitors August 30-31 in the high desert of Southern California. This class will include over 500 km of true Dakar style road books and special classroom instruction at the beginning and end of each day. This is a perfect opportunity for Baja Rally Competitors to get some solid rally navigation experience and give their bikes a shakedown before the Rally.