MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In honor of Veterans Day, MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoter’s Group (ATVPG) introduce an initiative with the Veteran Tickets Foundation to recognize the sacrifices made by our service men and women by offering free admission to any round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX). For the first time ever, active and retired military veterans can watch the on-track excitement of the world’s premier ATV motocross series at no cost.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert endurance race over the past weekend in Mexico, and came away with one class victory and an impressive third-place finish it the UTV class. Team UXC Racing / Can-Am racer Michael Swift rode the entire 833-mile course alone to win Class 26 aboard his Outlander™ 4×4 ATV. Cory Sappington also finished the race, earning third overall in Class 19 (UTV) with his Desert Toyz / Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side vehicle.
“I’m very pleased with Michael Swift’s Class 26 win, considering the fact that he raced the entire Baja 1000 solo and it was said to be one of the most grueling courses in the history of the race,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Despite a few challenges in the UTV race, I was thrilled to learn Desert Toyz driver / owner Cory Sappington earned the first Baja 1000 podium for the Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side.”
Three Can-Am Outlander ATV and Grand National Cross Country racers made up the competitors for class 26. They consisted of Team UXC Racing / Can-Am team members Michael Swift and Don Higbee, who each raced alone on separate ATVs, as well as Penland Racing / Can-Am pilot Mike Penland and his squad. Swift, who won the 2013 GNCC U2 class championship on an Can-Am Renegade 4×4, held the lead for much of the race and finished with a total official time of 33:12:39.176, averaging 26.6 mph. Higbee, who reached the finish almost seven hours behind Swift, earned the second-place award and both a finisher’s medal and iron man recognition from SCORE.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Following another successful racing season, MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoter’s Group (ATVPG), are pleased to announce the 2014 schedule for the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA. The 9-round series kicks off March 22 and 23 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga., and concludes on August 9 and 10 with the historical Loretta Lynn’s season finale in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Many of the series’ traditional stops will return in 2014, including Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn., Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Ill., Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania’s High Point Raceway, RedBud in Buchanan, Mich., and New Berlin, New York’s legendary Unadilla.
DELMONT, Pa. – Round 7 of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, saw clear skies and nearly perfect race conditions as the series made its return to Steel City Raceway on Saturday. Defending champion Chad Wienen captured his fifth consecutive win of the season, while Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick made his return to the podium with a second place finish and Thomas Brown rounded out the overall podium.
Although laps times were close, Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer’s Wienen grabbed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award during morning practice.
Morgantown, W. Va. (January 9, 2013) – Racer Productions announces today a change in the 2013 Grand National Cross Country Series schedule. After 29 remarkable years at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the oldest race on the GNCC circuit will not return to the schedule in 2013.
“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Loretta Lynn’s venue will not be on the GNCC schedule for 2013,” said GNCC Event Director, Dean VanLeeuwen. “Loretta’s has given us nearly 30 years of good racing and we’re looking forward to possibly returning to the ranch in the future.”
Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG announce today the 2013 schedule for America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series – the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. The ten-race series kicks off March 23 and 24 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga., and wraps up August 10 and 11 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
The series will be returning to many of the ATV racing community’s favorite venues, while adding two more for 2013. Round 4 heads to Indiana’s hotbed of racing at Wildcat Creek MX, while Round 6 stops at Birch Creek Motorsports in Danville, Va.
Morgantown, W. Va. – The ATVPG is pleased to announce the success of this year’s 88 Live to Ride Benefit Auction, held at the final round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series at Loretta Lynn’s. Kicking off with a spaghetti dinner on Friday evening, the night’s auction raised an all-time high of over $33,000 for 88 Live to Ride, Inc.
Debi Bartosek, President of 88 Live to Ride, said, “I would like to thank everyone who attended the dinner and auction at Loretta’s. Special thanks to ITP and Root River Racing for sponsoring the dinner, and to Stan “Big Daddy” Digby and his family for preparing and serving up the delicious spaghetti dinner.”
There was a wide and varied list of items to be auctioned and guest auctioneer, Rodney Tomblin, used his experience on the microphone to coax higher bids out of the audience. Some of the more memorable items were the hand crocheted blanket with AMA ATVMX Emblem, made by Jen Richards, that topped out at $3,000; Joel Hetrick race gear that went for $2,000; Jeremiah Jones jersey $1,650; PEP shocks $2,000; John Natalie one day riding school, jersey and a day of boating $3,650 and of course, the Podium Backdrop which fetched a whopping $8,000. All in all, this was the best auction ever raising over $33,000 for 88 Live to Ride, Inc.
The auction wouldn’t be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers – sincere thanks to: Erica, Chris & McKenna Peters; Lisa & Maci Devenport; Freida Rozelle; Missy & Maddie Guyer; Laura & Jeff Rastrelli and Debi Bartosek.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the auction: Motogems Jewelry; Scrapped Homemade Creations; Salon 11; One Dog Mom; ApronStrings Catering; Fly Racing; PEP; Baldwin Motorsports; 88 Live to Ride; Nac’s Racing; JB Racing; ATVA Promoters Group; Coop’s Designs; SSi Decals; Quad Tech; Survival Straps; BeautiControl; Janssen Motorsports. Individual donations were received from Freida & Gary Rozelle; Carol Lee Bettis; Steve Lloyd; Todd Sweigart; Joel Hetrick; Cody Gibson; Joe Byrd; Jen Richards; John Natalie; Krista Marie, The Farm; Nancy Beer, Heather Byrd; Mamaw Digby; Nick Moser; Jeffrey Rastrelli; Brent Sellers; Thomas Brown, Josh Upperman, William W., Debi Bartosek, Allie Kobar and Bbeca Ison.
Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG are pleased to announce the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series top ten AMA Pro ATV class finishers, as well as the 2012 Rookie of the Year. Once again, the top ten and specialty award winners are invited to attend the Season Celebration, alongside champions in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, at the South Coast Winery, in Temecula, Calif. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
On Sunday, September 9, teams and riders of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, along with many members of the motocross industry, will gather to celebrate the title winners in the Pro ATV Class, 450 Class, 250 Class and WMX Class. FUEL TV and NBC host Jason Weigandt, along with trackside public address announcer Tim Cotter, will emcee the festivities. The two familiar voices of motocross will take a look back at each round of the two- and four-wheeled motocross championships and the highlights that shaped how the titles unfolded in each division.
Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports has announced that there will be $20,000 in payouts for the 5th Annual GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge. The August 16-18 event in Carlisle, IA draws hundreds of competitors from across the country for one of the most intense endurance ATV and UTV races around.
The GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge features three different endurance races throughout the three-day gathering of ATV and UTV enthusiasts. The adult ATV Challenge features a 10-hour race in which 14 classes compete simultaneously. The winning Pro Class team will be awarded $6,000 while the Pro-Am winners will receive $3,000. Top honors in the Pro Utility Ironman class will earn the winning rider $2,500, while the Ironman class winner will get $1,500. Other class winners will be awarded $500.
UNADILLA; NEW BERLIN, NY — Lambeau Field, Wrigley Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Augusta National. All are iconic venues for their respective sports. For ours there may be no more recognizable name than Unadilla. This storied facility in central New York has been host to countless epic battles on two wheels and four since just after the Earth cooled. Its rolling, flowing, “natural” yet spectacular layout is a favorite of competitors and spectators alike.
This hallowed ground in mid-July with Holeshot, QuadCross MX and Turf Tamer tires at the eighth round of the 2012 ATV MX National Championship Series. Many of these athletes can be applauded for scoring numerous podium finishes. Because in the words of Vince Lombardi, “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?”