Dunlop-12-7-11Buffalo, NY: Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announced today that Rob Fox has joined the company as manager of amateur motocross support. A racer himself, Fox has extensive experience within the motorcycle industry, working in a wide variety of roles for both businesses and race teams.

“Fox brings a new depth to our capabilities, thanks to his wide-ranging experience in the industry,” said Broc Glover, Dunlop’s senior manager of off-road motorcycle racing. “He is well known and highly respected within the amateur motocross racing community, and those ties fit in perfectly with our Team Dunlop and amateur support efforts.”

Dunlop-12-7-11Buffalo, NY: Dunlop has extended the special rebate of up to $50 with the purchase of four Geomax® tires until December 31, 2013. Eligible purchases include a wide range of Dunlop’s Geomax® off-road line. In addition to this rebate, purchasers of three or four tires will also receive a pair of race style Geomax tire stickers for every tire purchased—as many as eight tire stickers!

This rebate covers the Geomax MX11™, MX31™, MX51™, MX51FA™ and MX71™. With one tire purchased the rebate is $10; for two tires $20; for three tires $30 and for four Geomax tires the rebate tops out at $50. This consumer mail-in rebate will be paid in the form of a Visa® Prepaid Card, and the offer is valid on tire purchases made between September 1 and December 31, 2013.

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that Dunlop, the industry leader in tires, will provide trackside support at the upcoming AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC) on Sunday, May 5, from Las Vegas’ South Point Casino. The annual race hosts the world’s top amateur AMSOIL Arenacross racers in two full days of action that will determine which riders will earn a coveted #1 plate as an AMA National Champion.

Dunlop will provide competitors at the ANAC with access to a wide variety of arenacross and supercross-specific tires from its Geomax line. Based out of Dunlop’s state-of-the-art support rig, two full-time technicians will be on hand to assist riders with the same support that top Monster Energy Supercross racers like reigning champion Ryan Villopoto and rookie standout Justin Barcia receive.

Dunlop would like to congratulate Team Dunlop alumni Justin Barcia and Blake Baggett for being selected to represent the U.S.A. at the 2012 FIM Motocross of Nations in Lommel, Belgium. On September 30, the Dunlop-sponsored team will join Team Manager Roger DeCoster and team captain Ryan Dungey as they work towards a record 23rd Motocross of Nations Championship for the United States. Barcia will compete in the open class aboard his Honda CRF450R, while Baggett will contest in the MX2 class aboard his Kawasaki KXF250.

In the 2012 Supercross Lites East series, Barcia dominated the competition, maintaining his points lead throughout the entire nine rounds to clinch his second championship title. He won six races including Arlington, Atlanta, St. Louis, Daytona, Toronto and finally Las Vegas where he also won in the East/West Shootout. Baggett has also had a successful year, being the current points leader in the 250 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. His consistency has paid off, making his way to the podium at eight of the nine rounds completed.

Buffalo, NY: Dunlop is pleased to announce that two of its elite Team Dunlop members will participate on the 6-member U.S. team as it defends the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship. Austin Forkner and Michael Mosiman, who are both in their second year as Elite Team Dunlop members, will represent the United States in Sevlievo, Bulgaria on August 26th aboard their Dunlop-equipped machines.

This is not the first time Team Dunlop members have appeared on the U.S. Jr. Motocross team. Chase Bell and Mark Worth helped lead Team USA to victory in the 2011 FIM Junior MX World Championship. Team Dunlop alumni and current 2012 Supercross Lites West Champion Eli Tomac also raced for the United States, winning the 125cc Jr. World Championship in 2009.

“Being selected to represent the United States in the Junior MX World Championship is a really special experience,” stated Tomac. “It is like the Motocross des Nations but for amateurs, so knowing you are part of an elite group of kids selected to go is an awesome feeling.”

Dunlop congratulates both riders on their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in Bulgaria.

PASO ROBLES, CA (September 21, 2011: Factory Beta racer Cody Webb has moved up to 3rd place in the points after his podium finish at Round 4 of the Geico AMA Endurocross series. Webb started out the night with the fastest time in practice, followed by being 8th quickest in qualifying after a bobble. The California native then transferred directly into the main event from his heat race.

All of the regulars filled the main event gate on a course that was faster than previous tracks as lap times were in the 45 second range. Webb came around the first turn in 7th spot and one by one began to pick off riders, After trailing Kyle Redmond for a couple of laps, Webb made the pass just before the white flag to secure a solid 3rd place finish. Webb now sits 3rd in points, only 8 points behind KTM’s Mike Brown.

“The Ontario race worked out very well. I put myself into podium contention at the start of the race, but was riding tight for the first few laps and slightly fell off the pace of the front runners. I eventually got into a groove and found some rhythm once again on my factory 350 RR. After settling in I capitalized on mistakes from the other riders and made a pass into third right before the white flag. I was very happy with my third place finish considering I was not completely pleased with how I was riding. I’m very excited to now be running third overall in the standings and am looking forward to continuing my ” Webb explained.

Webb’s sponsors include Factory Beta Racing, Dunlop Tires, Kal Gard Lubricants, AXO, Gaerne, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, CV4, Rekluse, Works Connection, TU-Bliss, and DVS.

American Beta is the sole US importer of high quality Beta motorcycles. Beta motorcycles are handcrafted in Florence, Italy offering a complete range of Off Road competition, Dual Sport as well as class-leading Mototrial motorcycles.

For more information, go to www.americanbeta.com.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) congratulates the U.S. Junior Motocross Team for its title at the 2011 FIM Junior Motocross World Championships in Cingoli, Italy, on Aug. 13-14. The teams from Great Britain and Italy finished second and third, respectively.

In addition to the team title, U.S. rider Joey Savatgy earned the individual world championship in the 125cc class at the event.

Savatgy, who is supported by Rockstar Energy Suzuki, was joined on the team by Yamaha amateur support rider Chris Alldredge from Powell Butte, Ore., in the 125cc class; Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green riders Mark Worth from Queen Creek, Ariz., and Chase Bell from Cairo, Ga., in the 85cc class; and Gabriel Jairala from San Antonio, Texas, and Derek Drake from San Luis Obispo, Calif., competing in the 65cc class on KTM 65s.

Other U.S. riders were Rockstar Suzuki Josh Mosiman from Sebastopol, Calif., and Red Bull/Yamaha sponsored Matt Bisceglia from Weatherford, Texas, both in the 125cc class. In the 85cc class were Rockstar Suzuki rider Michael Mosiman from Sebastopol, Calif., and Suzuki rider Tyler Rosa from Perris, Calif.

“Winning back-to-back team world championships is an unbelievable accomplishment that requires a tremendous amount of effort from everybody involved,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow, referring to the 2010 title the team won in France. “The riders represented the United States with honor, and I am so proud of each one of them. This accomplishment could not have happened without the support from our sponsors: Cernics Racing, Dunlop Tires, Monster Energy Team Green Kawasaki, Yamaha Motor Corporation, KTM and Bonamigo Suzuki.”

The title race went down to the closing moments of the final 125cc moto, which Savatgy won despite suffering a flat tire with four laps to go.

“Obviously the event was a success for our team,” said U.S. Team Manager Ryan Holliday, Kawasaki Team Green’s motocross supervisor. “The goal was to win, and we accomplished that. Each rider played a part in the team’s victory, and it was great to see everyone work together for a common goal. It was fun to be a part of this, and hopefully the riders will have great memories of this experience.”

Bell finished second in the 85cc class with a 3-1 moto score, just losing out on the overall to Latavia’s Pauls Jonass. Another notable ride was put in by 65cc rider Jairala, Bigelow said. Jairala struggled with poor starts but remained focused on the team title, finishing 9-16 in his motos and 10th overall.

“After track watering during intermission, all the 65cc riders found the conditions less than perfect,” Bigelow said. “Jairala came into the mechanic’s area with his goggles full of mud. He pulled back onto the track in 35th place with just 10 minutes to go, and it all seemed lost for the U.S. team. If it weren’t for Jairala’s fierce competitiveness and his ability to move past 19 riders by the end of the race, we wouldn’t have made it to the podium.”

As for Savatgy, he made it clear that he won’t forget his world championship anytime soon. The Thomasville, Ga., rider was thrilled with both his individual accomplishment and the team effort that brought home the world title.

“Winning the world championship was a big deal, and if I could explain feelings I would, but it is probably one of the most memorable wins of my amateur career,” Savatgy said. “The feeling when I crossed that finish line and knew I had won was amazing, a loss for words. Especially knowing that I just rode the last four laps with a rear flat, I never in a million years would of guessed that I could ride four laps with a flat tire and still be able to win the overall.

“Of course, we had a great team, and everyone put in an amazing effort, an effort in which was good enough for the team overall,” he added. “The competition over there, like the year before, was stacked. There were so many fast kids, and to come out on top is a good feeling.”

For more about AMA team competition in international championship events, see AmericanMotorcyclist.com/Racing/.

The JCR/Honda racers rode to victory at the 2011 Glen Helen 12 Hour endurance race this past weekend, winning in dominating fashion by lapping the entire field. The average lap time was around 20 minutes on a 10.5-mile course consisting of 2 motocross tracks, extreme single track, silt, dust, and rocky down hills.

“The 12 hour this year went flawless, perfect bike, great riders, and an excellent pit crew. I wish every race was this great! Thanks JCR/Honda” — Colton Udall

“It’s a true testament to the quality of a Honda product. We cleaned the 0X race bike up after the Baja 500, checked the valves, changed the oil, put in a new clutch and raced it wide open for 12 hours flawlessly. During the race we performed minor maintenance to the bike, like wheel and air filter changes to keep the bike cruising to the finish.” — Eric Siraton

“The Glen Helen 12 hour is a great race and test of product durability. The only products I trust to withstand the harsh environment of endurance racing are Honda, Lucas Oil, Dunlop Tires, Pro Circuit, IMS, DID, BRP, Renthal, Hinson, VP, Works Connection, Scotts Performance, Acerbis, Honda genuine brakes, AME and Dirt Digits. I’m really proud of our team. The racer’s and support crew’s top notch effort in conjunction with the mighty CRF450X is a winning combination” — Johnny Campbell

Photo Credit : Ryan Sanders