Dungey-MX-for-Children-9-27-13MX for Children is pleased to announce Helmets for Hydro and More!, our 4th annual Supercross/Motocross memorabilia  auction benefiting hydrocephalus research at leading Children’s Hospitals including: Toronto’s SickKids,  Seattle Children’s, Utah’s Primary Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children’s, Pittsburgh Children’s and Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital. The auction begins on Sept. 24 on eBay.

Supercross stars such as Chad Reed, Ashley Fiolek, Trey Canard, Kevin Windham, and PGA Golf Tour Professional Rickie Fowler have personally signed and donated helmets and other sporting memorabilia for this auction helping to continue to raise funds for hydrocephalus research — the #1 cause of brain surgery in children which affects one million people in the United States.

Buffalo, NY: Team Dunlop is now accepting applications online exclusively though Hookit.com for the 2013 team from September 1 to January 31. Team Dunlop is one of the nation’s most respected amateur Motocross and Off-Road racer support programs. As a Team Dunlop sponsored rider, you will be offered special pricing on select Dunlop off-road tires and a social network to communicate and interact with other motocross and off-road riders. The Team Dunlop website also provides members with monthly contests and technical information on various MX tracks around the country.

Since it’s founding in 2007, many Team Dunlop members have had great success in their professional careers after graduating from the program. In 2012 alone, Team Dunlop alumni wrapped up four National championships including Justin Barcia with his second East Lites Supercross Championship, Eli Tomac with his first West Lites Supercross Championship, Blake Baggett with his first 250 Motocross Championship and Ashley Fiolek clinching her fourth Women’s Motocross Championship.

For more information and specific requirements for the Team Dunlop sponsorship program visit www.teamdunlop.com powered by Hookit. The all-new Hookit.com allows you to quickly create your online profile and resume by allowing you to add your spots, events, photos and videos.

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. – The 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday with its return to Southern California. After 12 weekends of competition spanning all over the country, the inaugural round from Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park served as a fitting season finale, crowing a pair of National Champions at day’s end.

While Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., closed out the season with his 10th consecutive victory in the 450 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., took center stage by winning his fifth 250 Class race of the season and securing his first career professional title. In the Women’s Motocross Championship, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Ashley Fiolek, of St. Augustine, Fla., overcame a five-point deficit coming into the weekend to claim her fourth title in five years.

With a track that had never been raced on prior to Saturday, there was an even playing field for the riders as the gate dropped on the first 450 Class moto. As the competitors rounded the first turn, MotoConcepts Suzuki’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., grabbed the holeshot and proceeded to open up an early lead. Dungey slotted himself in third, but made quick work of Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray, of South Africa, to set his sights on the lead.

Torrance, CA: This past Saturday, Washougal MX Park in Washougal, WA, hosted round eight of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton posted a fifth in moto one, Tommy Hahn finished sixth overall and Ashley Fiolek swept both motos for the WMX overall win.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac went 1-2 on the podium for a third consecutive week.

The Race

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Tommy Hahn rode his way to a sixth-place finish after going 7-7 in both motos. After posting the third-quickest times in practice, Hahn was forced to work his way through the pack in moto one after getting a less-than-desirable start. He put together a hard charge, making his way into seventh. In moto two, Hahn jumped to a good start, eventually surrendering a few positions to finish in seventh.

Teammate Justin Brayton put together a noteworthy first moto with a solid ride for the entire 30-minute-plust-two-lap race, finishing in fifth. Unfortunately, after getting off to another good start in moto two Brayton went down hard and was unable to continue the race.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac delivered impressive performances for a third consecutive week, topping the podium with 1-2 finishes. In moto one, Barcia ran in second a majority of the race, followed by Tomac. Both riders eventually made the pass on the leader to finish the race 1-2. In the second moto, Barcia launched to a good start, quickly opening up a gap on the rest of the pack. He led a majority of the race until a slight mistake caused him to surrender the top position. He finished second, followed by Tomac. Justin Bogle placed seventh overall with 9-5 finishes, followed by Wil Hahn with 5-10 finishes.

“It feels awesome to be in the top spot and to have closed up the points gap a little,” said Barcia. “In moto one I had to ride really hard to get around Marvin but I finally got sick of the roost and made the pass. In the second moto I got the holeshot and rode up front most the time until Blake caught up and passed me. I haven’t had the best of luck here the last few years so it’s great to come out of here on top.”

“Today was overall a good day,” stated Tomac. “In the first moto I stayed up front with Justin throughout the race and once we got by Marvin we settled into a nice pace and rode to the finish. In the second moto I didn’t get as good of a start and spent way too much time trying to get through to the front but was able to make my way up to third.”

In the WMX class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Ashley Fiolek topped the podium once again with 1-1 finishes. In moto one, Fiolek grabbed the holeshot and rode unchallenged to the checkered flag, then in the second race she once again launched to a great start but was quickly pressured by other riders. After moving into second, Fiolek was able to capitalize on a mistake by the leader, which allowed her to regain the front position. She currently sits third overall in the championship standings, a mere 11 points off the leader.

The Focus: Throttle Jockey

The sponsorship relationship between graphics supplier Throttle Jockey and Honda Racing began in 1998 and has continued to the present. Honda wanted the best product and superior service, and Throttle Jockey stepped up and delivered. Throttle Jockey is an official Honda Licensee and offers custom graphics for Honda models, and also manufactures custom graphics and seat covers for race teams and dealerships all over the United States and overseas.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Ryan Dungey 2-1

2. Mike Alessi 1-2

3. Andrew Short (Honda) 4-3

4. Jake Weimer 3-5

5. Broc Tickle 6-4

6. Tommy Hahn (Honda) 7-7

7. Kyle Chisholm 8-10

8. Christian Craig (Honda) 10-9

9. Weston Peick 9-11

10. Josh Grant 17-6

 

450 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)

1. Ryan Dungey 383

2. Mike Alessi 303

3. Jake Weimer 280

4. Andrew Short 247

5. Broc Tickle 220

6. Justin Brayton 183

7. Josh Grant 169

8. James Stewart 151

9. Brett Metcalfe 142

10. Kyle Chisholm 137

 

250 Class Overall Results

1. Justin Barcia (Honda) 1-2

2. Eli Tomac (Honda) 2-3

3. Blake Baggett 6-1

4. Marvin Musquin 3-4

5. Ken Roczen 4-7

6. Blake Wharton 7-6

7. Justin Bogle (Honda) 9-5

8. Wil Hahn (Honda) 5-10

9. Ryan Sipes 8-8

10. Jason Anderson 10-9

 

250 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)

1. Blake Baggett 355

2. Justin Barcia 344

3. Eli Tomac 323

4. Ken Roczen 305

5. Marvin Musquin 256

6. Wil Hahn 218

7. Blake Wharton 185

8. Jason Anderson 168

9. Jessy Nelson 144

10. Travis Baker 134

 

WMX Class Overall Results

1. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 1-1

2. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 3-2

3. Mariana Balbi 4-3

4. Jessica Patterson 2-8

5. Sara Pettersson 5-4

6. Jacqueline Strong 9-5

7. Hailey Larson 8-6

8. Kasie Creson 7-7

9. Alexah Pearson 6-9

10. Amanda Brown 10-11

 

WMX Class Championship Points (after 6 of 8 rounds)

1. Jessica Patterson 236

2. Tarah Gieger 234

3. Ashley Fiolek 225

4. Mariana Balbi 193

5. Jacqueline Strong 176

6. Kasie Creson 174

7. Sara Pettersson 173

8. Sayaka Kaneshiro 137

9. Alexah Pearson 127

10. Sade Allender 118

July 20, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – The crew at ESPN’s X Games is getting ready to dump a few tons of dirt on the floor of the STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles! The Moto X events are coming, and this year they’re all in one place, and taking place on all four days of X Games 17. A total of seven different motorcycle events including Freestyle, Step Up, Women’s Racing and Enduro X are slated to take place at the STAPLES Center starting on Thursday, July 28.

Moto X events kick off with Step Up and Best Whip on Thursday evening followed by Friday night Freestyle events. Ashley Fiolek and the fastest women in the world will take on an arenacross-style Moto X Racing course on Saturday night, and on July 31, history will be made with the very first Enduro X event, starring extreme enduro sensation, Taddy Blazusiak.

In the AMA Pro Motocross series we’ve seen the consistency of TwoTwo Motorsport’s Chad Reed pay off as he leads the points over Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who has had the speed to win on any weekend but just hasn’t had the consistency of Reed.  In the Lites class, it’s been all about the dominating performance of the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team with their riders handing over the red plate like a hot potato after each round.  Dean Wilson has managed to keep the points lead heading into the off weekend over Blake “El Chupacabra” Baggett who sits 2nd in points and their teammate Tyla Rattray sitting 3rd.  In the WMX series, Ashley Fiolek ripped off two massive holeshots this past weekend at Red Budd to go 1-1 for the overall and extend her points lead over 2nd place.

In the FIM World Motocross series we have seen the Red Bull Teka KTM team consistently up front and new red plate holder Antonio Cairoli working his way back into the top spot of the series standings after an impressive win at the Swedish round.  Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle sits 2nd in points as the series heads to Germany this weekend.  Speaking of Germany, this weekend’s race will see hometown kid Ken Roczen looking to expand his points lead in the MX2 class over his Red Bull Teka KTM teammate Jeffrey Herlings.

North of the border in the Monster Energy Canadian Motocross nationals, after 4 of 9 rounds have been completed, it has been total domination by the Yamaha Red Bull Blackfoot Fox Racing squad of Colton Facciotti and Dusty Klatt in the MX1 class with both riders sitting 1-2 in the points respectively.  In the MX2 class it’s more of the same with Blackfoot’s Tyler Medaglia holding a healthy points leads over his nearest rival.

Switching to offroad racing, in the Can-am GNCC series it’s been a close battle between FMF Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang and FMF KTM’s Charlie Mullins after 8 rounds.  The two have battled non-stop thus far and sit atop the Leaderboard heading into this weekend’s round in Ohio.

In the WORCS series, FMF KTM’s Kurt Caselli has been the most consistent up front, and with the most wins (2) leads Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert by comfortable margin in the Pro 1 class.  The WORCS series is currently on “Summer Break” and will resume racing in late August in Washington state.

All of the riders mentioned in this article use Renthal handlebars, sprockets and grips on their quest to earn titles in their respective disciplines.  With 153 World Titles and 132 US titles, Renthal Builds Championships.

Source: www.Renthal.com

Torrance, CA: How much of a race is determined in the first fractions of a second?

With the level of competition in both Supercross and Motocross being so closely matched, getting the right start can literally determine the outcome of a race. And grabbing the holeshot is a huge advantage.

Just ask American Honda Racing’s Trey Canard, Josh Grant and Ashley Fiolek how important the start really is. We did.

Check out the “Art of the Holeshot” video shown below: