STI-Outback-9-5-13The STI Outback is a true “all conditions” performer. Job one for STI’s hardworking design and production team was to create the most versatile tire on the market. That goal was scored with a model that provides the comfort and control of dedicated hardpack trail rubber, while still delivering the grip and cleanout capabilities of a deep, open-lugged bogger.

Now add in a few things we learned about durability while earlier developing the bulletproof Roctane XD. The result is a tire that lives up to its name — if you’re going way out and want to get back, get outfitted with Outback. Its 6-ply bias carcass and robust rim guard provides exceptional reliability while remaining surprisingly light.

The Outback’s tread design is responsible for many of this tire’s capabilities. The tread pattern’s center “V” design provides OEM-like ride on hard surfaces, while deep, dimpled lugs aggressively dig into loose, soft terrain. Wraparound shoulder lugs supply controlled side bite.

Tim-Shelman-WORCS-Racing-6-19-13WORCS Racing recently announced the promotion of Tim Shelman to director of operations for the series.

“WORCS gains a valuable asset in Tim Shelman. They say timing is everything and the timing could not be better. I have known Tim since 2003 and not a day goes buy that he is not excited about racing,” Sean Reddish Owner/WORCS racing said. ” Tim has worked with me over the past two years and has become an important part of our team. He is a straight shooter and honest to a fault but most of all he is extremely outgoing and fun to be around. Combine this with his experience as a top Pro ATV racer and promoter he is the right guy to take over as the Director of WORCS Racing. Tim is in charge of all WORCS racing programs and will be the point man on race weekends. He will make our team more complete and we look forward to a bright future with Tim at the helm. Having Tim on board will help me develop more of our business and work more directly with our incredible sponsors.”

“I am proud to be taking more of a leadership role in WORCS Racing. Having been a part of WORCS since 2003 as a racer, then the last few years as the announcer, my commitment level to the success of this series has always been unwavering,” Shelman said. “Now taking the position of Director of Operations and working hand and hand with my wife Maria, I believe I can make this great series even better. This is a customer based business, and owning a construction company  for the past 20 years has taught me that regardless of the product, customers need to feel appreciated spending their hard earned cash. Taking the reins of this iconic race series is what was meant to happen on all accounts. Saying that I am excited to be “Point man” for WORCS Racing is an understatement.”

TUALATIN, OR – MotoSport.com and AMA ATV MX Champion John Natalie, Jr., join teams  to tackle the fierce challenge of racing in the 2013 Mountain Dew AMA Pro Racing ATV MX National Championship series. The MotoSport.com/Motoworks/DWT racing team is ready to contest all rounds of the series with only one goal – the 2013 Championship.

MotoSport.com is a long-time supporter of ATV racing and stood behind many impressive and hard working riders over the years. We’re always looking out for good opportunities to continue this effort.  John Natalie, Jr.’s involvement with ATV racing spans more than 20 years. His dedication is without question as he’s won countless races including several Championships. His 2012 team is dissolved but his passion for racing remains unquenched. He wants to be back on the track this year.

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.

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am DS 450 ATV Pro class racer Josh Creamer finished second overall at round eight in Unadilla, N.Y., in a successful return to the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. He was joined on the Pro class podium by defending AMA ATV MX champion John Natalie, who finished third overall. Natalie’s Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick finished fourth while Canadian Can-Am X-Team racer Richard Pelchat took seventh on his DS 450.

“It was another great weekend of racing, as our Can-Am riders battled hard to earn two spots on the Pro podium in Unadilla, N.Y. Josh Creamer had a memorable return to the AMA ATV MX National series convincingly winning the first moto and ending up second overall. Motoworks / Can-Am pilot John Natalie earned a hard-fought third-place finish and kept himself in the championship points race with only two rounds remaining,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Joel Hetrick just missed the podium, finishing fourth, but gained some valuable points in his pursuit to remain in the top three in the Pro class points race.”

IRVINE, Calif. – The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) announced that Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. will be the “Official ATV and Side x Side” of the PBR.

Kawasaki branding and advertisements will be featured during PBR’s television broadcasts on four major networks, along with prominent in-arena and chute signage, as well as PA announcements and JumboTron® spots.

Fans will be able to experience more about Kawasaki ATVs and Side x Sides through special promotions at select PBR events.

Morgantown, W.Va. (December 19, 2011) – The ATVPG announces today the 2012 Supplemental Rules and Class Structure for America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series – the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series.

The class structure has undergone minor changes in both the youth and amateur categories. Highlights include splitting both the Girls (8-15) and the 90 Modified (8-15) classes into two separate age groups, accordingly.

“We recognize the continued growth in youth ATV racing,” said Sam Gammon, Director of ATVPG. “We feel that splitting the Girls and 90 Modified classes will give younger racers a safe platform to compete as they progress in both age and skill level.”

Another change comes in machine eligibility for the 90 Production (8-15) class. The Production class will be limited to shifter machines only.

“In order to reflect the evolving technology of machines, we will continue to develop our class structure in order to maintain a fair and balanced level of competition,” Gammon added.

The 2012 Supplemental Rules and Class Structure will be tentative and open to public comment through the end of the year. Questions regarding rules and classes should be directed to info@atvmotocross.com.

Click here to view 2012 Supplemental Rules

Click here to view 2012 Class Structure

The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicks off its 10 race series March 24 and 25 at Millcreek Raceway in Pell City, Ala. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.

Morgantown, W. Va. – Racer Productions is proud to announce the 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Youth Overall champions in both the ATV and bike disciplines. Congrats out to Newfield, New York’s Hunter Hart for claiming the ATV Youth Championship title and Bedford, Indiana’s Austin Lee for taking the Youth bike championship.

Hunter Hart dominated the ATV 90 Open (8-11) class all season long, sweeping every round except for his home state race at Unadilla when he sat out with a broken arm. Hart healed up and continued to edge out tough competition including Cody Collier, Blaine Martin, Zachary Jones, Josh Simmons and Charlie Welch – all who contested Hart for the Overall lead until the final round of racing. Hart, an 11-year-old sixth grader, goes down in GNCC Racing history as the youngest Youth Overall champion on the circuit.

On the bike side, Austin Lee won 11 of 13 races to claim the Super Mini (12-13) class championship over Ohio’s Kevin Sutphin, the runner-up. While concentrating on beating out his class competition, Lee battled with front-runners of Super Mini (14-15) Levi Keller and Anthony Stone for the Overall Youth title. The championship came down to the final two races at the first-ever Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn’s GNCC double-header, and Lee performed under pressure with first and second place scores in the final two races, giving him the 2011 Youth championship title.

“GNCC Youth racers are the future of the sport and Racer Productions would like to congratulate all Youth competitors on a well-done 2011 season!” said Trail Boss Jeff Russell.

Youth ATV racers compete on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. for one hour on a specially designed course throughout the woods, mimicking the very same obstacles that GNCC Pros see in the afternoon race. Youth bikes compete for 90 minutes, beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings and also follow the same course format as the Youth ATVs.

Austin Lee, Hunter Hart and the rest of the 2011 GNCC Champions will be honored at this year’s GNCC Awards Banquet December 2 and 3 in Morgantown, W. Va. at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center. The top 10 ATV racers in each class will receive awards on Friday, December 2 and the bikes will celebrate on Saturday, December 3. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. each night and advanced reservations are required. For more information on the banquet or to reserve a room at the Waterfront Place Hotel, please visit the 2011 Awards Banquet Page.

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,500 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

Renthal has officially opened up their Rider Support program for 2012.  2012 will see Renthal’s 24th year of their support program in the USA which has seen so many of the sport’s elite stars come up through.

Renthal has been involved with supporting riders at the amateur level longer than any of our competitors and our handlebars and chainwheels have won more national championships than all of them combined.  We understand the importance of offering support at the grassroots level and that having a direct connection between the racers who use our products and us is imperative.

To apply for sponsorship with Renthal, you must visit our dedicated sponsorship website at www.renthalsupport.com, which allows you to upload all your information directly from our support site and attach a resume in Word or PDF format.  For those riders who are a member of the Hookit website, you can visit our homepage at http://www.hookit.com/members/renthal/home/ for up to date information and news.

Sponsorships are available for all disciplines of riding, so whether you ride MX, Offroad, ATV, Roadrace or anything in between, we’re looking for riders to represent us in a professional manner on and off the track.

Valcourt, Québec –Can-Am X-Team pro ATV racer Chase Snapp won both the 2011 Texhoma Quad Racing Association Pro and Pro-Am class championships aboard the Can-Am DS 450 ATV. With two convincing wins at the TQRA finale held at Valley MotorSports in Tuskahoma, Okla., Snapp held off defending TQRA Pro champion and fellow Can-Am X-Team racer Hunter Miller for the Pro and Pro-Am titles.
“Chase has had a great season aboard the Can-Am DS 450, winning two TQRA titles and finishing sixth overall in the AMA ATV MX series,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “In just his first full season as a professional, we’ve witnessed Chase grow into a fast, confident racer who has developed the skills to compete with anyone on the motocross track. I congratulate him and his family for their hard work, dedication and success.”
After starting the TQRA season with a DNF in the Pro class, Snapp went on a tear and won eight out of the next nine rounds and notched seven 1-1 moto sweeps aboard his Can-Am DS 450. His 219 points outpaced Miller’s 192 points in the chase for the Pro class (Open Expert) overall. The same two racers battled it out for the Pro-Am class title as well, with Snapp again taking the championship. Snapp posted five 1-1 moto sweeps and won seven of 10 events to win the Pro-Am class by 16 points.
The TQRA post-season awards banquet is scheduled for October 16, 2011, at GattiTown Fun Center in Warr Acres, Okla.

For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.