AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the U.S. riders who competed at the annual FIM Trial des Nations world championship. On Sept. 7-8 in La Chatre, France, the U.S. men’s team finished an impressive third in the International Trophy division at the event, while the U.S. women’s team also represented America well, finishing seventh.

The U.S. men’s team, which competed in the International Trophy division and finished behind Germany and the Czech Republic, included Pat Smage from Wisconsin, Bryan Roper from Arizona, Ray Peters from New Mexico and Eric Storz from California. For the U.S. women’s team, the competitors were Caroline Allen from Massachusetts, Caroline Altman from Maine and Rachel Hassler from New Mexico.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the U.S. Junior Motocross Team for its overall title at the 2013 FIM Junior Motocross World Championships in Jinin, Czech Republic, on Aug. 10-11. The Czech Republic team finished second, and Spain was third in the team-based competition.

In addition to the team title, U.S. rider Aiden Tijero, from Danville, Calif., earned the individual world championship in the 65cc class at the event, which broke participation records with 231 entries and 41 countries taking part.

Rock River Racing rider Chase Sexton, from La Moille, Ill., was the top-finishing U.S. rider in the 85cc class, finishing fourth overall, while Cernics Racing’s Jarek Balkovic from Camp Hill, Pa., led the U.S. team among 125cc riders, finishing sixth overall.

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.

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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.

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12LAS VEGAS – The fastest amateur arenacross riders converged on Las Vegas’ South Point Arena this weekend for two days of competition for the 14th Annual  AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC). The on-track action kicked off on Friday with practice, qualifying, and the first four Main Events of the weekend. Festivities concluded this afternoon with the remaining 23 classes. In the end, a total of 26 riders were crowned AMA National Champions, while several others received highly coveted distinctions.

Competitors of all ages, skill levels, and gender provided great competition for those in attendance. Arguably the most-watched class of the weekend, the expert class, featured an intense battle for the win on Friday night with Texas rider Cheyenne Harmon piloting his Honda to a national title. Additionally, the rest of the top 10 finishers in the class earned their 250SX Class endorsement, making them eligible for competition for the 2014 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Another class with a lot on the line was the Supermini Junior (9-15), which was won on Sunday afternoon by Texas rider Justin Cooper aboard a Yamaha. In addition to national titleholder Cooper, the remaining two podium finishers, Hunter Budd and Wesley Banks, punched their ticket to October’s Monster Energy Cup, for its Supermini competition on Saturday, October 20, from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.

A total of 540 riders took a chance at victory at ANAC in 2013, featuring one of the most talented fields of competitors in history. Following a full slate of Main Events, a total of 19 different riders earned championships, 18 of which were crowned AMA National Champions. Cooper had the most successful weekend, taking home a total of four national titles, while his younger brother, Reed, also earned a pair of championships. Additionally, Harmon, California rider Zach Thinger, Michigan rider Jacob Williamson, and Texas rider Max Cleveland each earned a pair of national championships.

A current and former legend of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, joined Carmichael himself on Sunday afternoon to watch the races unfold. Former five-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Buddy Antunez, the winningest rider in arenacross history, and reigning three-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers supported ANAC alongside Carmichael, cheering on the riders and offering prestigious guidance to the competitors. Between the three, there are combined 13 Monster Energy Supercross and AMSOIL Arenacross titles that have been won. Bowers was also celebrating his breakthrough 250SX Class victory from Saturday night’s Eastern Regional Championship Main Event at the Monster Energy Supercross season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium, just a few weeks removed from winning his 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross title.

2013 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship Champions
*Denotes AMA National Champion

Supermini (9-15)*: Justin Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Yamaha
Pit Bike*: Cody Spencer – Burleson, Texas – Kawasaki
50cc (4-8)*: Cole Bader – Quakertown, Pa. – Cobra
Expert*: Cheyenne Harmon – Olivia, Texas – Honda
Supermini Junior (9-15)*: Justin Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Yamaha
Pro Sport*: Cheyenne Harmon – Olivia, Texas – Honda
AX Lites Intermediate*: Jacob Kennedy – La Plata, N.M. – Suzuki
65cc (7-9)*: Reed Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Cobra
AX Lites Novice*: Zach Thinger – Roseville, Calif. – Kawasaki
Over 35*: Matt Cleveland – Mabank, Texas – Suzuki
Girls (7-13)*: Kayce Holmgren – Boulevard, Calif. – Kawasaki
50cc (4-6)*: Dane Morales – Huntington Beach, Calif. – Cobra
Supermini Senior (13-16)*: Justin Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Yamaha
AX Intermediate*: Jacob Williamson – Swartz Creek, Mich. – Yamaha
Beginner: Bridger Seay – Santo, Texas – KTM
Schoolboy Junior (12-16)*: Justin Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Yamaha
85cc (7-11)*: Zach Easter – Kingston, Ohio – KTM
AX Novice*: Zach Thinger – Roseville, Calif. – Kawasaki
50cc (7-8)*: Reed Cooper – Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Cobra
Over 30*: Matt Cleveland – Mabank, Texas – Suzuki
85cc (12-15)*: Hunter Budd – Keller, Texas – Kawasaki
Collegeboy (16-24)*: Trevor Conover – Juniata, Neb. – Kawasaki
Over 25*: Charlie Buffum – Peoria, Ill. – Kawasaki
65cc (10-11)*: Kaleb Carman – Rochester, Minn. – KTM
Women*: Amanda Brown – Pasadena, Md. – Honda
Schoolboy Senior (13-16)*: Jacob Williamson – Swartz Creek, Mich. – Yamaha
Over 40*: Steve Thinger – Roseville, Calif. – Kawasaki

Monster-Supercross-Logo-1-22-13AURORA, Ill. (May 2, 2013) – Feld Motor Sports announced today that TwoTwo Motorsports’ fundraising team is the recipient of MX for Children’s inaugural Jackpot Challenge Team Award for the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season.

The widely popular TwoTwo Motorsports team, which is owned by two-time 450SX Class Champion Chad Reed, raised nearly $12,000 for children’s hospitals in 2013. Koen McLeod, of Canada, was the highest fundraiser on the TwoTwo Motorsports team, and, as a result of his charitable efforts, he was awarded a trip to Las Vegas for the highly anticipated Monster Energy Supercross season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.

“I have participated in MX for Children events since their inaugural fundraiser in Seattle in 2006,” said Chad Reed, owner of TwoTwo Motorsports. “I’m honored to win this Jackpot Challenge team award because I think it is so great to see my young fans getting out raising money to help sick kids.”

Monster-Supercross-Logo-1-22-13SEATTLE – Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returned to the West Coast for the 15th race of the season on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 53,862 inside Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia posted a wire-to-wire performance to win his second career 450SX Class Main Event. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen captured his third 250SX Class victory in four races in the Western Regional Championship’s return to competition.

Barcia raced to the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award to begin the 450SX Class Main Event, with MotoConcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi and Slaton Racing Honda’s Vince Friese in tow. Villopoto positioned himself in the top five, while a first-turn pileup claimed both Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and TwoTwo Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed.

Kawasaki-Villopoto-Supercross-4-8-13AURORA, Ill. (April 8, 2013) – Despite winning the title in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, for the past two seasons, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto has never experienced the sort of dominance he’s carrying in to Saturday’s first visit to Minneapolis since the 2008 season. The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be the sight of the 14th race of the championship, which will signify the highly anticipated return of the world’s fastest riders to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

Broadcast coverage of the 450SX Class can be seen via next-day coverage on CBS, beginning at 12 noon EST. Coverage of the 250SX Class can be seen on SPEED at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Media day is Thursday, April 11, from Noon-2:00 p.m., featuring Red Bull KTM riders Ryan Dungey, a Minnesota native, and Marvin Musquin. Additionally, MyPlash/Metal Mulisha/Star Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin, a Minnesota native, will be on hand.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The seventh race of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, signified the 2013 season’s move east with 54,036 fans in attendance inside Cowboys Stadium. For the third time this season, reigning back-to-back champion Ryan Villopoto posted a dominant effort en route to victory aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki, leading every lap of the Main Event. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson won the opening race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, which will be in action for the next eight stops.

Championship leader Davi Millsaps edged out Villopoto to claim the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award at the start of the 450SX Class Main Event, but a little more momentum helped Villopoto slip past his Rockstar Energy Racing-mounted rival just a few feet later. Not long after, TwoTwo Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed made an aggressive move to steal second from Millsaps, which allowed Villopoto to open an early gap.

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.