Anyone who watches those “barn find” TV shows understands how exciting it can be when you stumble across a truly great find. For any powersports enthusiast, a mint condition Honda CR500 still in the crate is something worth getting excited about. Now the only question is: will they build it or leave it in the box and keep it as a piece of motorcycle history?
After a career-ending and life-threatening Supercross crash, Trey Canard has rebounded from the injuries and plans to race again. Below is the description of and teaser for an upcoming film on his recovery called REvival41.
Trey Canard’s crash last season was one that most riders don’t come back from. But #41 knew he had a higher calling. When others doubted and the pain progressed, he knew he was destined to race again. This is the story of Trey’s year-long journey from back injury to the starting gate of the 2013 Supercross season as he strives to put #41 back on top.
REvival 41 tells the story of Trey’s comeback, his attempt to reconcile the tragedy of his past and the pain of his present, with his unshakeable belief for the future. It’s the human struggle to persist, continue and hope in the face of overwhelming pain.
Boise, ID – The penultimate round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series took place inside the Idaho Center, just west of Boise and the packed house witnessed racing on the toughest EnduroCross track yet. The difficult track created a lot of action and KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took another win despite a last lap crash that allowed Beta’s Cody Webb to get within striking difference. Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder withstood pressure from multiple riders to earn the last podium position.
Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker finally managed to stand on top of the results for the MVP Racing Hot Laps. The top 35 riders in the night show do a single lap against the clock to earn the best picks for the heat races. Haaker had finished second at the previous two rounds but this time he managed to set the fastest time ahead of Webb and Mike Brown. Blazusiak had two minor crashes during his lap and finished 17th.
Haaker won the first heat race over Ryan Sandoval. Blazusiak took the holeshot and won heat two over Webb despite a bad gate pick. Graffunder won heat three over GEICO Honda’s Geoff Aaron. In the semi’s, Kyle Redmond, Justin Soule and Gary Sutherlin won to get the only spots in the main. Then in the LCQ, Bobby Prochnau and Jamie Lanza took the last two spots for the main. Taylor Robert, second in the championship points coming into this event missed qualifying for the main. “This was a really tough track and it was difficult to race because you had to focus on getting through the obstacles”, Robert said. Destry Abbott, Bryan Roper, Bobby Garrison, Eric Rhoten and Keith Wineland were also among the riders that missed the cut. KTM’s Mike Brown chose to call it a night after the heat race due to an unknown illness that has been bothering him for the last few weeks.
Denver, CO – Red Bull KTM rider Taddy Blazusiak led every lap of the fifth round of the AMA EnduroCross Series to take the win in front of a packed stadium at the National Western Complex. His KTM teammate, Factory FMF/KTM rider, Mike Brown, earned the final podium spot with a 3rd place result.
Blazusiak set the bar in the late afternoon after earning the fastest lap time in the hot lap session. Brown also turned a decent time during the hot laps to earn the fifth fastest time of the evening.
In the night show, Brown was up first in the second heat of the night. He launched off the line to grab the holeshot and take the early lead. He checked out on the rest of the field and went on to lead every lap to take the win and a transfer spot to the main event.
SOUTHWICK, Mass. – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its annual stop in New England on Saturday, hosting the ninth round of the season from Moto-X 338. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., continued his dominance in the 450 Class, capturing his seventh consecutive win, but needed a pit stop in order to do so. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., raced to his fourth victory of the summer, extending his lead in the championship.
MotoConcepts Suzuki’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., grabbed the holeshot in the opening 450 Class moto, while Dungey quickly worked his way forward from a third-place start. The points leader paced his main championship rival for five laps before making a pass for the lead and pulling away for the moto win.
In Moto 2, Dungey once again found himself slotted behind Alessi, who captured the holeshot. This time, Dungey wasted no time taking over the top spot, crossing the line at the front of the field at the conclusion of the opening lap. After opening up a multi-second lead, Dungey tipped over on Lap 6, losing the lead to Alessi.
August 15, 2011 – Fullerton, CA – After the inaugural shoot on Wednesday night in a packed studio of guests, cast members, sponsors and crew, “The Moto Show with Jim Holley” went into it’s “hyper” post-production phase to get the show uploaded to YouTube for the weekend. While there were a few technical (and creative) delays, the show was live by around 12:00pm PST on Saturday, August 13 and the positive reviews began streaming in.
“Jim, Paul, Laurette, the guests and our entire crew did a fantastic job getting this new project off the ground,” said Todd Huffman, series creator and Executive Producer at Pipeline Digital Media. “The end results seem to show it based on responses from viewers. We all learned a lot and it will only get better.”
Based on initial PR, and the flurry of industry buzz on Facebook and enthusiast forums, views of TMS began generating Saturday afternoon on YouTube. By Sunday evening, viewership had crossed the pond to Europe, and also spread to Australia, Brazil and South Africa. In only its first weekend, views are rapidly approaching 3000, which is encouraging considering the word will only continue to spread over the next few weeks.
GoPro has been releasing footage of action from the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series this season all shot with GoPro HD Hero cameras. In its newest installation, this video covers the 6th round of Motocross action from the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross at Redbud in Buchanan, MI.
Watch highlights of your favorite MX athletes, including exclusive GoPro helmet cam footage from Nick Wey, Shane Sewell, Michael Byrne, Kyle Cunningham, Alex Martin, and Scott Champion as they tear up the track at Redbud!
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GoPro recently released footage of the season opener for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross at Hangtown in Prairie City, CA. Watch highlights of all popular MX athletes, including exclusive GoPro helmet cam footage from Kyle Chisholm, Darryn Durham and Michael Byrne as they battle for glory.
GoPro is stoked to be onboard for its second year as the official supporter of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
GoPro says its attendance at the track will be stronger than ever, as several riders will be sporting the pocket-sized HD HERO cameras on their helmets at any given round, while several of GoPro’s professional shooters capture one-of-a-kind perspectives as the world’s best motocross riders go bar-to-bar throughout the summer.
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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Scores of youngsters shared their passion for riding off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Kids Just Want to Ride! video contest, which ended April 24.
The videos feature young riders who point out the absurdity of a federal law that will effectively ban the sale of kid-sized bikes and ATVs at the end of 2011 due to the lead content of some parts. Each video features one or more kids promising not to “eat my motorcycle!”
“The AMA sponsored the Kids Just Want to Ride! video contest to show how real children, and real families, will suffer when the de facto ban on the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and ATVs goes into effect at the end of the year unless federal law is changed,” said Jessica Irving, AMA grassroots coordinator.
“Lawmakers need to see first-hand the faces of the children who will be hurt by the lead law — the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008,” Irving said. “That law must be changed with the passage of H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert came out to the WORCS race in Lake Havasu, Arizona, determined to win. Known as one of the most technical courses of the series, the Lake Havasu course is littered with obstacles including deep pockets of sand, rock-filled corners, and a lagoon jump. On both days of the double-header weekend, Robert rode with fury, pushing past the entire field to command consecutive wins.
Kawasaki caught up with the off-road team in Lake Havasu and watched the excitement unfold. Check out the exclusive video below: