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.
Traverse City, Mich.– About a month ago, Radar Tires racer Luke Johnson earned a season-best result of fourth place at the TORC: The Off Road Championship while competing at Bark River International Raceway. This weekend Johnson and his fellow Radar Tires racers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris look to charge to the front of the PRO Light field at the Throwdown in the U.P. Part 2.
The AGM Shock Shaft Jaws are designed to work with any vice, acting as a clamp to hold the shaft of the shock absorber during servicing to help prevent shaft rotation. The tool’s precision machined design provides a very firm and secure grip, and the firm hold help protect the shaft surface from scarring.
Designed to decrease critical rotating mass, Weddle Industries now offers 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum Spools for Mendeola MD and Weddle HV transaxles. These lightweight spools weigh only 7.76 pounds, almost half the weight of a standard diff. Also available are MD/HV Mini Spools (MD-527) that install in the existing differential housing.
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.
Minneapolis – Iron Mine Motorcross Park, in Cedar City, Utah hosted WORCS Racing Round 6 for the first time and Polaris Factory Racers, once again filled the Podium. Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000, captured his first win of the season at the Cedar City race.
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.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Following its hugely successful debut at X Games Austin, the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series returns to competition at the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend.
The TRAXXAS trucks will be making their way to the popular Toronto IndyCar circuit for the second consecutive year after debuting in great style in 2013. The trucks will race twice in Toronto – at 2:20 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday – just as they did last season when Justin Lofton and Sheldon Creed won races on the 1.755-mile (2.84 km) circuit.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am DS 450 racer Jeffrey Rastrelli earned his first career Pro class podium by finishing third at round seven of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series held in New York. Rastrelli, also the Pro-Am class winner, and three other Can-Am DS 450 Pros secured four of the top-seven finishing spots in Pro class at Unadilla Motorsports Park in New Berlin, N.Y.