Lucas-Oil-MX-Nationals-5-9-12MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, wish to congratulate Feld Motorsports on a successful 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. Following the crowning of three-time supercross champion Ryan Villopoto last week, two more athletes emerged victorious as champions to complete a historic season, which came to an exciting conclusion Saturday night in Las Vegas with main events for the Eastern and Western Regional 250SX divisions.

GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn secured the first Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship of his career with a podium finish at Saturday’s season finale. Then Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen finished second to defending champ Eli Tomac in their showdown, allowing him to capture the first Western Regional 250SX Championship of his career, as well as the first-ever supercross title for KTM as a brand

Honda-LogoTorrance, CA: The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series came to a dramatic close Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV before 39,504 race fans.

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia finished fifth, wrapping up his rookie year fourth overall in the championship points chase. It was an unbelievable night for Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn, who secured his first-ever 250 Supercross Championship with a second-place-overall finish in the main event. Although his teammate wasn’t able to bring home the West championship, Eli Tomac rode an incredible race, taking home his fifth main-event win of the season.

450 Race
450 Supercross rookie Justin Barcia had a successful 2013 season, winning two main events, earning three more podium finishes and placing in the top five seven additional times. With the fourth-quickest qualifying time in practice, Barcia got a less-than-desirable start in his heat race but put together an incredible come-from-behind charge to finish fourth. In the main event, he jumped off the line to a mid-pack start and was able to work his way into fifth overall, which is where he finished.

SAN DIEGO – The sixth race of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, signified the final California stop of the 2013 season on Saturday night, with 55,361 spectators in attendance inside Qualcomm Stadium. For the second time this season, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps captured the victory with a wire-to-wire performance that extended his lead in the 450SX standings. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac won his fourth Western Regional 250SX Class race of the season, closing his deficit in the championship.

Millsaps pulled an advantage out of the gate of the 20-lap Main Event to secure the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, with Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Broc Tickle and TwoTwo Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed in tow. Championship contenders Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, and Trey Canard, who sit second through fourth in the points, all started outside the top five, with Canard crossing the line outside the top 10 on the opening lap.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., raced to his second-consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, 450SX Class Main Event win at O.co Coliseum before a record crowd of 46,896. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, of Germany, won his first Western Regional 250SX Class race of the season, snapping Eli Tomac’s three-race win streak.

Villopoto jumped out to an early lead, scoring the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award. JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, of Cornelius, N.C., and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., followed Villopoto in second and third, respectively. A huge crash in turn two collected TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart and Team Honda/Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia. Stewart and Reed re-entered the race near the back of the pack and Barcia was forced to withdraw from the race.

German teenager and Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen had another great weekend in Rd. 3 of the SX Lites West on Saturday night in the competition’s second visit to Anaheim when he again finished second overall in the 250SX class at Angel Stadium. Roczen is currently second overall in the points.

Roczen was second out of the gate in the start of the second 250SX heat and a couple of corners into the lap had taken over the lead. He went on to lead all six laps of the heat to claim his third consecutive heat race win of the season.

The young German also got away well in the main event and was second at the first corner. He hung on to the wheel of leader Cole Seely for the first half of the race but in lap nine made a mistake and allowed Eli Tomac to overtake. Two laps later, Roczen was able to reel in Cole Seely to regain his second position then maintained his pace to carry it right through to the finish.

Torrance, CA: Honda Red Riders came out strong Saturday night at round one of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series, taking home five of the top ten positions in the 450 Supercross class. Fans filled the stands of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, to see Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and Justin Barcia occupy the top spots all night aboard their all-new CRF450Rs. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac started the season exactly where he left off in 2012, on top of the podium.

The Race
The much-anticipated return of Canard was nothing short of amazing as he posted a second place finish in his qualifying heat race. In the main event—his first main in nearly a year—Canard launched into the first turn to grab a second place start. Throughout the entire 20-lap main event, Canard stuck right with the leader looking for a place to attack. With four laps remaining he made his move to take over the lead, which he held until the final lap when he was passed and finished second—a remarkable performance for a young man who a year ago suffered a broken back that nearly ended his career.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce professional numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2013 season.

All riders must use the assigned professional number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion must run the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class outside of the class where the championship was earned, a rider who holds a No. 1 plate in another class must use the assigned professional number.

Buffalo, NY: Team Dunlop is now accepting applications online exclusively though Hookit.com for the 2013 team from September 1 to January 31. Team Dunlop is one of the nation’s most respected amateur Motocross and Off-Road racer support programs. As a Team Dunlop sponsored rider, you will be offered special pricing on select Dunlop off-road tires and a social network to communicate and interact with other motocross and off-road riders. The Team Dunlop website also provides members with monthly contests and technical information on various MX tracks around the country.

Since it’s founding in 2007, many Team Dunlop members have had great success in their professional careers after graduating from the program. In 2012 alone, Team Dunlop alumni wrapped up four National championships including Justin Barcia with his second East Lites Supercross Championship, Eli Tomac with his first West Lites Supercross Championship, Blake Baggett with his first 250 Motocross Championship and Ashley Fiolek clinching her fourth Women’s Motocross Championship.

For more information and specific requirements for the Team Dunlop sponsorship program visit www.teamdunlop.com powered by Hookit. The all-new Hookit.com allows you to quickly create your online profile and resume by allowing you to add your spots, events, photos and videos.

Torrance, CA: Round 11 of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing was hosted this past Saturday at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA. Fans lined the fence this Labor Day weekend to see Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac put together a commanding performance, grabbing the overall win with 1-1 finishes. Teammate Justin Barcia also had a solid ride aboard his CRF250R, taking home third overall with 2-3 scores.

The Race
Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton rode his way to a 10th-place finish overall with 12-10 scores. In moto one, Brayton got a mid-pack start and maintained his position the majority of the race to finish 12th. In the second race, he grabbed a better start and was running in the top five heading into the first turn. After surrendering a few positions within the first couple laps, Brayton went down and fell back to 10th.

In the 250 class the Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda squad had another impressive showing with Tomac wrapping up another overall win and Barcia rounding out the podium in third. In moto one, Barcia took the early lead and ran up front the majority of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap race until being passed by Tomac with three laps remaining. Tomac secured the win, followed by Barcia in second place. In the second moto, Tomac launched to a good start, quickly overtaking the lead and opening up a nice gap in front of the rest of the pack. He rode well the entire race to take the moto win and the overall victory. The day’s efforts allowed him to cut his points deficit in half, so he now sits in second place a mere 14 points behind the points leader heading into the final round at Lake Elsinore. Barcia also put together a solid performance, riding in third the entire race to finish third overall with his 2-3 scores.

“I am so pumped right now,” said Tomac. “It is a great feeling to finally have all your hard work pay off and everything come together to get back on the top of the podium. To cut Baggett’s lead in half in one day is really encouraging and if we can do the same thing next weekend we have a shot at pulling this thing off.”

“I had a chance to really make a move but couldn’t quite put it together,” said Barcia. “It was pretty hot and humid in the first moto and then it rained and was extremely slippery in the second moto. All I can do is ride the best I can and finish strong, which is what I have been trying to do so it’s a little frustrating that I haven’t been able to put it all together. With all of us so close in points now next weekend is going to be a wild race.”

The Focus: DID
D.I.D has been a longtime Honda racing team sponsor and puts what it learns in competition into the OE products it supplies to Honda and other manufacturers. Spokes, rims and drive chains take an unbelievable beating in the world of professional motocross, which is why the Honda team puts its trust in D.I.D to provide components that can take the constant abuse.

Delmont, PA – Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider Ken Roczen finished 2nd overall in the 250 Motocross class after earning 3-2 moto finishes at the eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Steel City Raceway. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, also had an impressive ride finishing 5th overall for the day.

In the first moto, Roczen leaped out to a great start sitting inside the top three at the end of the first lap. Musquin was not far behind in 5th position. The two Red Bull KTM teammates held their pace and put together two solid rides to remain in their position and earn top five finishes in the first moto. Roczen finished 3rd overall while Musquin finished 5th for the first moto.