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.

Geico-Endurocross-New-4-10-13Irvine, CA – The third of four 2013 Global X Games events will take place in Munich, Germany this weekend and Enduro X will again be a major part of the show with live TV coverage planned for ABC. The Enduro X event will take place on Saturday evening Munich time, which translates to 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The same show is scheduled to include Freestyle Moto X. Check your local listings or http://xgames.espn.go.com/xgames/events/2013/munich/schedule/

“The X Games has helped expose the world to the exciting sport of Enduro X and live ABC coverage for the Germany event will be awesome” said Eric Peronnard, the creator of EnduroCross and ESPN Enduro X sport organizer. “We have another great venue inside the Olympic Stadium and it should be another exciting course to challenge the riders”.

2013-EX-Sacramento-Ruiz-6-10-13Corona, CA – June 10, 2013 – Factory Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder hit the road for round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series with one thing on his mind – podium. After starting the season with a modest seventh-place finish at the opening round, Graffunder was determined to improve his results, and he was able to do just that with a third-place finish, on the podium, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

The battle for third in the main event turned out to be an intense one. Graffunder had his hands full getting around his former teammate, Kyle Redmond, who held third for much of the main. Cory then had the challenge of fending off a hard charging Taddy Blazusiak for the final podium position. Graffunder proved to be unstoppable on his factory Husqvarna TXC310R, and would not be pressured into making any mistakes.

Wienen-ATV-MX-off-road-6-10-13DANVILLE, Va. – The 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, once again put on a show for ATVMX fans despite undesirable weather conditions at Round 6. After steady rainfall prior to the weekend, the weather finally cleared for Saturday’s Pro race. The Bob “Smitty” Smith Memorial ATV National showcased tight racing all afternoon in Danville, Va., where series points leader and defending champion Chad Wienen claimed his fourth consecutive overall win of the season.

“I wish the weather was something we could control but I’m just really glad we have our mud set up dialed in and we have our machines working really well. You never know what is going to happen in the mud but I’m always thrilled to come out of a weekend that can go any which way on the box and still holding onto the red plate,” said Wienen.

Two-time national champion Joe Byrd snagged the moto 1 SSi Decals Holeshot award aboard his Joe Byrd Quad Riding School Dasa machine in front of a raging field. “I knew the start was going to be crucial and that I had to get a great jump. My machine was set up well and was really hooking up to pull me to top of the hill first,” said Byrd.