AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

AMA-logo-230Editor’s Note: The AMA has been fighting for lowering the content of ethanol in fuel in regards to motorcycles and other powersports vehicles. See their recent press release on the subject below.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it should stop increasing the amount of required ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply and, instead, lower the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2017.

The comments submitted to the EPA were accompanied by the signatures of 18,162 motorcyclists, all-terrain-vehicle owners and others who are concerned that increased amounts of ethanol in their fuel could void warranties, damage engines and harm other components on their vehicles.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the mandated amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain, despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

The EPA’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations call for 18.8 billion gallons of biofuel for 2017, up from 18.11 billion gallons this year. The obligations for 2015 were 16.93 gallons.

The AMA opposes any increase in the Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

AMA-Rocky-Mountain-Amateur-Motocross-12-4-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 4, 2013) – MX Sports is proud to welcome Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as the title sponsor of the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross race – the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL. The 2014 National will take place July 27 – August 2 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., following a full schedule of Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships throughout the country.

The Loretta Lynn’s race, which was founded in 1982 at the home of country music icon Loretta Lynn, will celebrate 32 years of racing in 2014. As the most prestigious amateur motocross race in the world, Loretta Lynn’s serves as the last step in the graduation of young athletes to the professional ranks of AMA Motocross and Supercross.

“We are excited to be a part of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s,” said Dan Thomas, CEO of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. “So many stars in our industry have come through these ranks; we are thrilled to be involved with the next generation and be able to invest in the future of our sport!”

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — There will be more opportunity to race vintage motocross in 2014, thanks to an expansion of the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series. The seven-round series will roll through Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana from May to October.

“Vintage motocross is evolving at an exciting pace,” said AMA Motocross Operational Coordinator Alex Hunter. “We learned a lot in our first year, and we are putting those lessons to work in 2014.”

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. team of Ryan Dungey, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia finished second behind the team from Belgium at the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany, on Sept. 29. Competing against the best motocross racers in the world, the American riders came close to their goal, but ultimately fell short of a world title.

“We congratulate Belgium for a stellar world championship performance at the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “As one of the most high-profile and prestigious motorsports events, the FIM Motocross of Nations attracts the best motocross racers in the world, and the U.S. team is honored to compete with such talented racers. We thank U.S. riders Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac, as well as long-time U.S. Team Manager and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Roger DeCoster, for giving it their all. We look forward to next year and another opportunity to reclaim the Chamberlain Trophy.”

Each rider at the Motocross of Nations competes in two motos, each of which combines two classes. In individual results, Dungey finished sixth and seventh riding in the MX1 class. Tomac finished 16th and second riding in the MX2 class. Barcia finished fourth and 11th in the Open class.

Caselli-Hare-Hound-Champion-8-26-13Panaca, NV – Factory FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli wrapped up his third consecutive AMA National Hare & Hound Championship one round early at the ninth round of the series held in the Nevada desert.

This round was unique from the other Hare & Hound races as it was ran as a point-to-point race instead of the typical multi-loop race. This meant that the riders started at one point and raced to the final point at the finish while their pit crew chased them along the way for support.

Caselli took the holeshot off the start and began to stretch his lead. “My bike started up right away and I was able to get a good jump off the start,” stated Caselli. “I rode a smart race, and luckily, made no mistakes. The course was very well marked for this event which allowed me to continue to pull out front.”

bobbitt-Rattlesnake-Husaberg-7-31-13Cross Fork, PA – Husaberg Factory rider Russell Bobbitt proved he is recovering well after his most recent injury as he dominated the eighth round of the Rekluse AMA National Enduro Series winning three of the six special tests to claim his first victory of the 2013 season.

Bobbitt, who suffered an injury two months ago, returned to full strength a week ago when he won the fifth round of the OMA Series. Now one week later, he arrived to the track eager to see if he could repeat that victory in the National Enduro Series.

He started the day well securing the win in the first three special tests. At the end of the fourth test he had already accumulated a nearly one minute lead over the rest of the field. Behind him fellow Husaberg riders Mike Lafferty and Nick Fahringer were battling for second place. Lafferty held the spot until the end of the fifth test, which Fahringer won, taking over second place.

Wienen-ATVMX-off-road-7-29-13BUCHANAN, Mich. – The 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, sanctioned by AMA, has been filled with action packed racing and full of excitement. This weekend RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich. hosted Round 9 of the 10-race series and it proved to be no different as the series crowned Chad Wienen the 2013 Pro National Champion after going 1-1 for the overall win of the weekend.

After going 1-1 for the day, Wienen not only took his eighth overall win of the season but secured his second consecutive National Championship a round early aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer machine.

Casey-Martin-ATV-MX-7-22-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – At the end of each season, the Rookie of the Year is awarded to the highest placing rookie in the AMA Pro ATV class. With only two rounds remaining in the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, the battle for Rookie of the Year has been as enticing as the championship chase.

A rider is eligible to receive this esteemed award if he is in his first full year of competition in the ATV Pro MX circuit. The rider who scores the most championship points in the AMA Pro division is award Rookie of the Year.