Dunlop-12-7-11Buffalo, NY: Team Dunlop is currently accepting applications for the 2014 team exclusively through its Team Dunlop community site, which is powered by Hookit. Sponsorship applications are being accepted until January 31. Being a Team Dunlop member also provides riders with personal profiles for self-promotion, monthly contests and technical information on various MX tracks around the country.

Team Dunlop is one of the nation’s most respected amateur Motocross and Off-Road racer support programs in the U.S. As a Team Dunlop sponsored rider, you will be offered special tire support and a social network to communicate and interact with other motocross and off-road riders.

Zach-Osborne-Off-Road-8-9-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, concluded its 12-race series last Saturday in Lake Elsinore, Calif. with the second running of the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National. Despite his absence at the season finale, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart wrapped up the $25,000 Motorcycle-Superstore.com Holeshot Championship, while the Toyota/JGR/Yamaha team stepped up to sweep both 450 Class holeshots at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.

For the fourth consecutive round, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac laid down the fastest lap time of the 250 Class timed qualifying sessions with a time of 02:09.1, earning the final Oakley Bomb Award of the season. Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Josh Grant earned his second Oakley Bomb Award of the year with a fast lap of 02:09.6 in the 450 Class timed qualifying sessions.

Villopoto-Lake-Elsinore-MX-8-22-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Following 11 rounds of grueling competition on the most challenging and demanding tracks in the country, the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will come to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday with the 2nd Annual Red Bull Lake Elsinore National in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Although the 250 and 450 Class titles have already been decided, there is still plenty on the line as riders look to capture the final overall victory of the season at Round 12. For Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, a win at Saturday’s finale would allow the 2012 450 Class Champion to move into second place in all-time race wins in the 450 Class, where he currently sits tied with Bob Hannah at 27 career wins, three of which he earned in 2013. A fourth victory this season would also allow Dungey to maintain an undefeated record at the Lake Elsinore National.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto has put forth a dominant season, winning 16 of the first 22 motos to clinch the 450 Class Championship one round early. Villopoto has enjoyed seven overall wins through the first 11 rounds this season, putting him in a three-way-tie with Mike LaRocco and Gary Jones at 11 all-time career wins. Furthermore, an overall victory at Saturday’s Lake Elsinore National would put Villopoto among the top 10 all-time race winners in the 450 Class.

MX-Nationals-Miller-Motorsports-8-19-13TOOELE, Utah – Over 21,000 fans were on hand to witness a historic day at Miller Motorsports Park for Saturday’s Built Ford Tough Utah National, where two champions were crowned at the inaugural event in Tooele, Utah. By virtue of a 1-1 moto sweep, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto captured his second career 450 Class Championship, while GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac clinched his first ever 250 Class title at Round 11 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

Villopoto began the day with his third consecutive Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1 of the 450 Class, immediately putting a gap on the rest of the field. Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton jumped into the second place position early on, with Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart close in tow. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard made his way into third, where he maintained a comfortable position throughout the first moto.

Villopoto and Dungey finished first and second respectively in Moto 1, thus extending the championship chase into Moto 2.

Villopoto-Oakley-bomb-8-16-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto emerged victorious from last Saturday’s Built Ford Tough Unadilla National, which took place in New Berlin, N.Y., as Round 10 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Villopoto proved to be the most versatile rider of the day as he captured the Oakley Bomb Award, both Motorcycle Superstore holeshots and both 450 Class moto wins, en route to his fifth overall victory of the season.

Villopoto captured the fastest qualifying lap time of the 450 Class at Unadilla, with a time of 02:16.3, grabbing his sixth Oakley Bomb Award through the first ten rounds. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac laid down the fastest lap time of the day, topping Villopoto and the others with a time of 02:15.6. Tomac currently holds the lead with seven Oakley Bomb Awards this season.

Villopoto-MX-8-16-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will make its inaugural visit to the greater Salt Lake City area this Saturday, August 17, for the debut of the Built Ford Tough Utah National from Tooele’s state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park. The new event will serve as the penultimate round of the 12-race series, which features the most talented field of competitors in over four decades of competition.

The Built Ford Tough Utah National will be the first professional outdoor motocross event to be held in the state of Utah since 1973. The event will take place on a brand-new motocross track constructed in the northeast corner of MMP’s East Road Course. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto looks to continue his success this season by becoming the first 450 Class winner at the new venue, which could result in the points leader clinching his second 450 Class Championship with one round to go in the series.

Villopoto-Start-motocross-8-12-13NEW BERLIN, N.Y. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, descended upon central New York’s historic Unadilla MX on Saturday for the annual Built Ford Tough Unadilla National. New Berlin’s scenic property hosted the tenth round of the 13-race championship, marking the series’ final stop on the East coast before heading west for the last two rounds of competition.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took another step toward capturing the 450 Class Championship after sweeping both motos at Unadilla. It was a flawless day for Villopoto, beginning with his impressive performance in the morning’s timed qualifying session where he laid down the fastest lap time in the 450 Class.

From there, Villopoto captured the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1 of the 450 Class to grab an early lead over Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey. Dungey was accompanied in the early laps by BTO Sports.com/KTM’s Andrew Short and N-FAB/TiLube Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry. Kiniry soon ran into issues that forced the New York native to pull off in Moto 1, while Short eventually dropped outside the top five.

James-Stewart-Motocross-7-29-13MILLVILLE, Minn. - The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its lone visit to Minnesota on Saturday for the ninth round of the season from Millville’s Spring Creek MX Park. With temperatures cooler than usual in the Midwest, the Red Bull Spring Creek National produced plenty of exciting race action for the 31st annual event.

After a five-year winning streak at Spring Creek, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey missed the center of the podium on Saturday. However, a Moto 2 win in the 450 Class gave Dungey’s hometown fans a reason to cheer for the Minnesota native. In the end, it was Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart who captured the overall win at the Red Bull Spring Creek National, his first of the 2013 season.

As the gate dropped for Moto 1 of the 450 Class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia grabbed the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot down the championship’s longest start straight, where he battled with his teammate Trey Canard for the early lead. Red Bull KTM’s Dungey began the moto with the lead pack but a couple mistakes in the early moments caused the reigning champion to drop back as far as 11th place in the first moto.

Thumb-Red-Bull-Spring-Creek-7-24-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (July 24, 2013) – Last round at the Peterson Cat Washougal National, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto capitalized on a 2-1 moto split over Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey to capture the 450 Class win in his home state of Washington. This Saturday, July 27, Dungey will face Villopoto on his home turf for the Red Bull Spring Creek National in Millville, Minn. for Round 9 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

The popular Spring Creek MX Park has been challenging the world’s best riders for more than three decades and this season’s 31st Annual National will feature a full day of live television coverage across FUEL TV, NBC and NBC Sports Network, as well as live coverage of all four motos on Allisports.com.

Villopoto-motocross-7-22-13WASHOUGAL, Wash. – Heading into Round 8 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, Poulsbo native Ryan Villopoto carried a winless record in his home state of Washington. On Saturday, Villopoto went head-to-head with this season’s biggest rival, Ryan Dungey, where he captured his first ever overall victory at Washougal for the 33rd Annual Peterson CAT Washougal National.

Perhaps Villopoto’s 450 Class victory was a personal milestone for the 2011 450 Class Champion, but it also served as an end to Dungey’s five-year win streak at Washougal. Villopoto and Dungey split moto wins for the day, providing an exciting afternoon of racing at the championship’s only stop in the Pacific Northwest.