Donny-Schmit-Heroes-Legend-4-11-13April 11, 2013 – Encinitas, CA - As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series begins to wind down, racers and loyal fans travel to the Minneapolis Metrodome for round 14 of the 2013 season. Along with the series comes another stop of the Legends and Heroes Tour, which will honor a Minnesota local, the late Supercross and World Motocross champion, Donny Schmit.

Donny Schmit was born in Minneapolis on January 17, 1967. Donny stared his two-wheel career at Millville, Minnesota on a Honda XR75, but his early race results were certainly no hint of things to come. Fellow racers made note of Schmit’s cowboy boots and a kidney belt wrapped around his waist about three times because he was so thin. “Everyone called him ‘Peanut’ because he was just a little guy,” said Donny’s wife, Carrie. “He was such a little kid he used a milk crate to hold himself up on his bike at the starting line.”

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the next member of the induction class of 2012. Jimmy Ellis, the 1975 AMA Supercross 250cc National Champion, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 AMA Legends Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-17.

“It would be hard to argue that any motorcycle racing activity has reached as many fans as AMA Supercross,” said Tom White, a member of the board of directors of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the Hall of Fame. “Today, stadiums sell out for AMA Supercross events across America, but it is important to remember that in 1975 the AMA Supercross Series Championship featured just four rounds. The featured event of that series was the Los Angeles Coliseum finale, which was televised nationally. Jimmy Ellis won the event. Ellis won all four rounds of the series in 1975. Jimmy, congratulations for being a pioneer in one of the greatest motorsports in the world and welcome to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

Irvine, CA (April 26, 2012) – Motorcycle-Superstore.com announces they are a sponsor of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross by Lucas Oil Series, which opens on May 4th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to the racing action in store for the evening, the event will also feature a “Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk.” To top it off, one lucky fan will be chosen from the crowd to win a Cody Webb autographed Motorcycle-Superstore.com team Bell Moto-9 helmet.

“EnduroCross is my favorite form of racing,” says Cody Webb, Factory Beta Racing team rider and former AMA Trials champion. “EnduroCross is as gnarly as it gets and Vegas is the best show of the bunch. I can’t wait to put my Superstore helmet on the podium!”

The Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com will include some of the top racers in the world, not only from EnduroCross but also from the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. It will take place inside the Orleans Arena Concourse when the gates open at 7:00 PM.  The following riders are planning to be on hand:

Ever wonder how far you could go with your motocross skills if only you had the right tools? What level could you reach if you had the very best training and equipment at your disposal? Stop wondering, “What if?” and make it a reality with Sebastien Tortelli’s 2012 Motocross Training Camp, and end your week with a VIP Supercross experience in Southern California.

Live and train like a factory pro racer with two-time World Motocross Champion “Seb” Tortelli – owner of Champ Factory MX Schools – for an entire week and hone your skills on some of the best tracks in Southern California. For plenty of aspiring racers, it sounds like the ultimate fantasy, but with backing from KTM, JT Racing and Freegun-Underwear, this one of a kind experience is now a reality. The former Supercross star is hosting four weeklong training packages in January and February of 2012, timed to coincide with the Southern California rounds of the AMA Supercross series.

“I am so excited to be able to offer the ultimate 2012 Supercross ‘dream week’ to a small group of riders,” Tortelli said. “They will live and train just like their heroes, ride the same So Cal tracks they ride and enjoy behind the scenes VIP access to meet the best racers on race day!”

Each of four sessions is limited to ten riders and includes:

* Riding and training with Seb Tortelli and the Champ Factory trainers at different Southern California tracks: Starwest, Glen Helen, Milestone and Pala.
* Use of a 2012 KTM motorcycle: 450 SX-F, 350 SX-F or 250 SX-F.
* Use of a factory mechanic and KTM race hauler.
* LA Fitness gym training with weights, yoga, spinning, sauna and pool.
* VIP pass for AMA Supercross.
* Meet KTM’s and Ryan Dungey and Roger DeCoster
* Ground transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).*
* Four-star hotel in Temecula, California and meals.

* Package price does not include airfare.

Dates for Tortelli’s Motocross Training camps and coinciding Supercross rounds are as follows:

* January 15-22 – Los Angeles Supercross
* January 29-February 5 – Anaheim II Supercross
* February 5-12 – San Diego Supercross
* February 10-17 – San Diego Supercross

2012 Motocross Training Camp Schedule
Sunday – Champ Factory team will pick you up at LAX and bring you to the four-star hotel in Temecula, California to settle in. Before dinner we will meet to introduce the Champ Factory team, your fellow riders and crew. We will discuss riding levels and goals for the week.

Monday - Breakfast and then departure to Starwest Raceway where your 2012 KTM of choice and your factory mechanic await. After an on-track warm-up we work on riding technique until 1:00 P.M. Drinks and lunch are provided. In the afternoon we head to L.A. Fitness gym for a cycling workout and stretching. Back to the hotel and then dinner in town.

Tuesday – Breakfast and then departure to Milestone MX for riding from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Milestone has three fully-prepped tracks to fit every level of rider. Lunch and drinks at the track. After practice, back to the gym for pool time*, sauna and stretching, then return to hotel for dinner and a good night of rest.
*U.S. pools do not require Speedos; board shorts are fine.

Wednesday – Gym in the morning for spin class and yoga. We will have lunch at Southern California’s famous Wahoo’s fish taco. Afternoon is casual with conferences to go over nutrition and training schedules for each rider. We will review goals, answer questions and discuss the Champ Factory online training.

Thursday – Breakfast and then departure to the legendary Glen Helen Raceway for a training session. The KTM factory rig and mechanics await you for a full day of riding on this amazing track. On the way back we will stop at the superstore of motocross – Chaparral Motorsports. Be ready to shop! Then back to the hotel and dinner and a highly recommended good night of sleep.

Friday - KTM support will be ready for our arrival at Pala Raceway, home of the AMA Motocross race circuit, for our last day of riding. Sprints and motos will finish this amazing week. In the afternoon, we visit the KTM North America headquarters for a visit of the motocross and off-road race shops.

Saturday – Travel to the Supercross venue, see the factory riders in the pits, watch practice, walk around in the heart of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross paddock and hang out at the KTM VIP tent. Meet riders such as Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin and the reigning champion Ryan Villopoto.

Sunday – The last day of your Champ Factory vacation. Ground transportation to LAX and a fond farewell from your factory KTM friends.

All details subject to change without prior notification.

Sign up now on www.champfactory.com. Limited space available.
Rider price is $2,999 (airfare not included).
Accompanying rate available at $1,230 (airfare not included).