PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome Moto Armory as the presenting sponsor of the 2012 AMA Motocross Vintage Grand Championships, presented by Moto Armory, taking place at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 20-22 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

“Moto Armory is the leader in commercially available museum-quality vintage motocross bike restorations, which makes them a perfect fit for the AMA Vintage Grand Championships,” said AMA Director of Operations Jack Penton. “Their display is wonderful eye candy for racers of all ages, and their presence at the AMA Motocross Vintage Grand Championships, presented by Moto Armory, will elevate the event and bring additional support to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

Belvidere, IL – When the time came for the seven-time PRO  off-road champion to finally get a chance to race in the heart of NASCAR country, Taylor Racing knew that nothing but his “A-Game”  would do. The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway would host the first ever PRO short-course race in the Southeast.

Along with the top drivers in the sport that were ready to do battle in Charlotte, several key supporters of Scott Taylor’s race team were on hand to witness this epic weekend of racing. A large contingent from Miller Electric, RoushYates Engines, Impact Racing, and BFGoodrich Tires were all on hand, and Scott Taylor made his supporters proud with a great performance during Round 5 action.

The track was built around and inside the.5 mile clay based circle track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The layout consisted of four high speed jumps on the actual oval, while the infield hosted a long rhythm section, a couple of mogul fields, two sets of small jumps, and a six foot tall jump that would send the truck over a thirty foot gap before landing on solid ground. It was a great combination of requiring plenty of horsepower and a well set-up suspension.

RENO, NV— A showdown looms this weekend on the dirt track of Glen Helen Raceway May 21 and 22 in what could be a decisive weekend in the hotly contested 16-race SuperLite Series Championship. Red-hot racer Jacob Person will battle two formidable hometown favorites — overall points leader RJ Anderson and veteran podium-placer Chad George — before a notoriously vocal, and packed, San Bernardino stadium.

But while Anderson, George and Person make up the race’s likely frontrunners, the unpredictable nature of SuperLite, illustrated by Jacob Person’s dramatic sweep of first-place at his hometown Surprise, Ariz. stadium in SuperLite rounds 3 and 4, leaves the door open for a talented cast of aggressive racers hungry for the podium. Person, who had not won a SuperLite race in his career, dominated the competition for back-to-back wins in Arizona in mid-April, and in one weekend catapulted himself into the hunt for the overall points championship.

The razor-thin margins separating SuperLite’s elite in the overall points standings, will have each racer pinning the pedal to the floor over challenging moguls, through tight turns and entering Glen Helen’s gravity-defying jumps.

Walker-Evans-sponsored Anderson won the first stop of the series and has not relinquished his grip on the points lead since. But Kawasaki’s Chad George, who narrowly missed taking the championship last season, sits right behind him in second, 15 points off the lead. Tightly packed behind Anderson and George, sit Las Vegas’s Pat Clark (third), followed by Person. Only seven points separate Clark and Person.

A big weekend like Person’s performance in Arizona could upset the points rankings and launch a racer into prime position for a podium finish in the championship. Watch for talented young drivers like Wyatt Kirchner, currently 15 points out of third place, and Torchmate-sponsored Dawson Kirchner to race fast and hard, shooting for a top finish to push them up in the points standings.

Expect the hometown crowd to erupt in vocal support for Anderson and George — two drivers with families deeply rooted in the Southern California off-road tradition.

But before the races begin, the SuperLite stop in Glen Helen will get off to a somber start, as the entire SuperLite family pays tribute to a fellow competitor, friend, exceptional athlete and world-class person.

Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who piloted the General Tire SuperLite truck to one win and a top-five position in the first four stops of the series, died tragically last month while riding the “Rip To The Tip” adventure motorcycle ride in Baja. The entire Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will launch its two-day race weekend at Glen Helen Raceway with a special opening ceremony tribute to begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 21.

Kargola first rose to prominence as a world-famous motocross athlete, but proved equally skilled at desert racing and short-course stadium dirt contests. He is being remembered by the SuperLite family as a humble, fun-loving, generous person with a thousand-watt smile.

The SuperLite series, part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, takes to the track at Glen Helen Raceway on May 21 and 22 at in San Bernardino, Calif.  For more information on The SuperLite Championship Series or the series’ popular “Arrive & Drive” program please visit www.superlitechampionship.com.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, and for tickets, visit: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com.

Before a hometown crowd, Jacob Person put on a display of dirt track dominance that had his orange-shirted cheering section out of their seats and shouting themselves hoarse, as he knocked down back-to-back wins for the SuperLite Championship Round 3 and 4 weekend at Speedworld Off Road Park.

Piloting the Geiser Bros. Design and Development-sponsored SuperLite race truck, Person swept the podium’s top spot in front of a packed stadium. He led a group of three racers who are establishing themselves as the next generation of off-road stars — RJ Anderson, Chad George and CJ Greaves — to take the two wins.

“Two in a row couldn’t get any better. I got the first position right in the first corner, and you know, I couldn’t ask for anything better. Everybody’s helped me get to this point… Mickey Thompson Tires hooked up, gave me the drive right away. I mean nobody else even had anything else for me. SuperLite Series is putting on the best of the best,” said Person.

Person’s wins this weekend were the first of his SuperLite career. His dominance at Speedworld was a remarkable turnaround from his 10th and 12th place finishes in rounds one and two, landing him in the hunt for the overall points championship with 12 races remaining in the season.

Maxxis is offering lucrative cash contingencies totaling more than one million dollars to all ATV and motorcycle racers in seven major U.S. race series.

You read it correctly – cash! Not just discounts, coupons or free product, but cold, hard cash. Payouts are available for first through third place in most classes!

“Maxxis has a long history of supporting ATV and motorcycle racing, and we’re going big again this season,” said Scott Perkins, marketing specialist for Maxxis’ Specialty Tire division. “We know that riders’ expenses keep increasing, and cash payouts can go a long way to help.”

Payouts range from $25 all the way up to $500 for the pro class in certain series. Riders can earn cash in the following series: ATV Motocross Nationals; Extreme Dirt Track Nationals; GNCC ATV and MC; Maxxis New England ATV – MX; Mid America XC Racing ATV and MC; OMA Nationals ATV and MC; and WORCS ATV and MC.

Riders must run Maxxis tires on all four wheels for ATV and on the front and rear for motorcycle, and must display the specified number of Maxxis decals on their vehicles. Full instructions are on the contingency application forms. To view or download forms, please visit

http://www.maxxis.com/MotorcycleATV/Contingency-Programs.aspx.