Ever wonder how far you could go with your motocross skills if only you had the right tools? What level could you reach if you had the very best training and equipment at your disposal? Stop wondering, “What if?” and make it a reality with Sebastien Tortelli’s 2012 Motocross Training Camp, and end your week with a VIP Supercross experience in Southern California.

Live and train like a factory pro racer with two-time World Motocross Champion “Seb” Tortelli – owner of Champ Factory MX Schools – for an entire week and hone your skills on some of the best tracks in Southern California. For plenty of aspiring racers, it sounds like the ultimate fantasy, but with backing from KTM, JT Racing and Freegun-Underwear, this one of a kind experience is now a reality. The former Supercross star is hosting four weeklong training packages in January and February of 2012, timed to coincide with the Southern California rounds of the AMA Supercross series.

“I am so excited to be able to offer the ultimate 2012 Supercross ‘dream week’ to a small group of riders,” Tortelli said. “They will live and train just like their heroes, ride the same So Cal tracks they ride and enjoy behind the scenes VIP access to meet the best racers on race day!”

Each of four sessions is limited to ten riders and includes:

* Riding and training with Seb Tortelli and the Champ Factory trainers at different Southern California tracks: Starwest, Glen Helen, Milestone and Pala.
* Use of a 2012 KTM motorcycle: 450 SX-F, 350 SX-F or 250 SX-F.
* Use of a factory mechanic and KTM race hauler.
* LA Fitness gym training with weights, yoga, spinning, sauna and pool.
* VIP pass for AMA Supercross.
* Meet KTM’s and Ryan Dungey and Roger DeCoster
* Ground transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).*
* Four-star hotel in Temecula, California and meals.

* Package price does not include airfare.

Dates for Tortelli’s Motocross Training camps and coinciding Supercross rounds are as follows:

* January 15-22 – Los Angeles Supercross
* January 29-February 5 – Anaheim II Supercross
* February 5-12 – San Diego Supercross
* February 10-17 – San Diego Supercross

2012 Motocross Training Camp Schedule
Sunday – Champ Factory team will pick you up at LAX and bring you to the four-star hotel in Temecula, California to settle in. Before dinner we will meet to introduce the Champ Factory team, your fellow riders and crew. We will discuss riding levels and goals for the week.

Monday - Breakfast and then departure to Starwest Raceway where your 2012 KTM of choice and your factory mechanic await. After an on-track warm-up we work on riding technique until 1:00 P.M. Drinks and lunch are provided. In the afternoon we head to L.A. Fitness gym for a cycling workout and stretching. Back to the hotel and then dinner in town.

Tuesday – Breakfast and then departure to Milestone MX for riding from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Milestone has three fully-prepped tracks to fit every level of rider. Lunch and drinks at the track. After practice, back to the gym for pool time*, sauna and stretching, then return to hotel for dinner and a good night of rest.
*U.S. pools do not require Speedos; board shorts are fine.

Wednesday – Gym in the morning for spin class and yoga. We will have lunch at Southern California’s famous Wahoo’s fish taco. Afternoon is casual with conferences to go over nutrition and training schedules for each rider. We will review goals, answer questions and discuss the Champ Factory online training.

Thursday – Breakfast and then departure to the legendary Glen Helen Raceway for a training session. The KTM factory rig and mechanics await you for a full day of riding on this amazing track. On the way back we will stop at the superstore of motocross – Chaparral Motorsports. Be ready to shop! Then back to the hotel and dinner and a highly recommended good night of sleep.

Friday - KTM support will be ready for our arrival at Pala Raceway, home of the AMA Motocross race circuit, for our last day of riding. Sprints and motos will finish this amazing week. In the afternoon, we visit the KTM North America headquarters for a visit of the motocross and off-road race shops.

Saturday – Travel to the Supercross venue, see the factory riders in the pits, watch practice, walk around in the heart of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross paddock and hang out at the KTM VIP tent. Meet riders such as Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin and the reigning champion Ryan Villopoto.

Sunday – The last day of your Champ Factory vacation. Ground transportation to LAX and a fond farewell from your factory KTM friends.

All details subject to change without prior notification.

Sign up now on www.champfactory.com. Limited space available.
Rider price is $2,999 (airfare not included).
Accompanying rate available at $1,230 (airfare not included).

This Saturday, October 15th, at 2:00 PM EST. (10:00 AM PST.) don’t miss Round 12 of the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The E3 Sparkplugs Duel in the Desert, Presented by GEICO will feature intense racing action from the Pro-4 and Pro-2 divisions at SpeedWorld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ.

The close point battles in both division makes this CBS Sports Spectacular presented by Toyota one of the most thrilling events of the season. The Pro-4 Championship Chase is as exciting as ever and Carl Renezeder is the new points leader as he has surged ahead of defending champion, Rick Huseman. Huseman is only 11 points behind Renezeder and has 6 wins on the season, making the podium in every race except for 2. Kyle LeDuc is the wild card as he has 3 wins on the season and was the #1 Qualifier and Race Winner in Round 11.

San Bernardino, Calif. – (Aug. 15, 2011) – Team General Tire’s unstoppable off-road force is at it again, tearing up the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino during Round 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Aug. 6 and 7. Young-gun Dawson Kirchner topped the podium in Super Lite on Saturday, with teammates Robby Woods taking 2nd in Pro 2, Carl Renezeder grabbing 2nd in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker taking home 2nd in Limited Buggy. On Sunday, Renezeder walked away with 3rd in Pro 4, Woods took 2nd in Pro 2 and Kirchner returned to the podium to take 3rd in Super Lite.

With 17 trucks revved at the starting line of the Super Lite race Saturday, many of them piloted by seasoned racers, one might say 18-year-old Dawson Kirchner had the cards stacked against him. But he wasn’t giving up without a fight. Starting in the second row, he shot off to an early lead, leaving his competition in a cloud of dust. While the other racers scrambled to catch up, Kirchner didn’t break his concentration the entire race. The crowd’s excitement was palpable and a big rollover in turn two had viewers on the edge of their seats.

The race saw two restarts and plenty of spin-outs, but none of this seemed to phase Kirchner. Holding his position from start to finish, he piloted to a first-place win – his second of the season.

“I may not be the most experienced racer on the track,” said Kirchener after he took the podium in front of a roaring crowd Saturday. “But one thing I have no shortage of is determination. I couldn’t have done this without the support of Team GT, and I’m very excited to see what the future has in store for us.”

Robby Woods in Pro 2, Carl Renezeder in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker in Limited Buggy all raced to 2nd place finishes Saturday.

Stay tuned for more Team GT wins throughout the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt.

LAKE FOREST, CA – Perhaps it was because of the bright lights on those warm summer nights, or the realization that the number of rounds of racing left in the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season were quickly dwindling toward zero, or maybe it was just tough competition with an abiding desire to win – whatever the reason, the Pro-4 and Pro-2 classes left a lot of fiberglass on the track on the way to the checkered flag both days last weekend at Glen Helen.  Fans saw close battles, tons of passing, tempers as hot as the midday August sun, plenty of drama, and an abundance of great racing.  Some drivers ended up on the positive side of it all, some incurred the negative, but the majority left the track on Sunday night with both.

“We definitely didn’t have a great weekend, but it could have been a lot worse,” expressed Carl Renezeder, driver of the number 17 Lucas Oil/General Tire/Team Associated Ford F150s in Pro-2 and Pro-4.

With both trucks in serious need of quality time with their respective lead mechanics come Monday morning, it’s remarkable that Renezeder was able to turn such carnage into respectable results.  He was knocked sideways in the air, landed on, rode the k-rail for several feet, traded paint on both sides of both trucks, yet somehow managed to stay rubber-side down, with the nose pointed forward at the end of all four races.  He missed the podium in both of the Pro-2 races, which meant he took a hit in the overall points, finishing sixth on Saturday and fourth on Sunday.  He climbed on the podium both days in Pro-4, but never on the top spot, which also hurt him in the points.  He made a last-lap pass to finish second on Saturday, and then limped a right-rear flat around to a third-place finish on Sunday.

Renezeder was the first driver is short course history to win the Pro-2 and Pro-4 championships in the same season (2009), and he’s looking to repeat this year.  If Glen Helen is any indication of how the rest of the season will play out, then it’s definitely going to be a tough fight to the end.  Unquestionably, Renezeder and his crew are up for the challenge.

Five rounds of racing remain in the championship chase this season, and the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup will round out the year.  Two thirds of the races are in the books, and the teams have a seven-week break to think about how they’re going to attack the remaining third of the season.  Rounds 11 and 12 will take place the weekend of September 24-25 at Speedworld Motorsports Park in Surprise, Arizona, then the series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 5-6 before rounding out the season in Chandler, Arizona at Firebird International Raceway the weekend of December 10-11.

(photos © HighRev Photography)

San Bernardino, Calif.  - The intense racing of the Yamaha Quad-X Series comes to Glen Helen Raceway this weekend to kick off the second half of the season with back-to-back races on Saturday and Sunday. Come to see some of the best ATV racers in the southwest battle for victory on one of Southern California’s most esteemed racetracks.

Last year’s champion – Yamaha-mounted Dustin Nelson – has been perfect throughout the first half of the season, taking 4 consecutive race wins in the 450 Pro Production class, including his most recent win at Speedworld MX in Surprise, Arizona. Hot on his heels, however, has been Beau Baron. The Honda rider has kept himself within striking distance of Nelson, but an unfortunate mechanical problem at the last round leaves Baron 20 points back. Dirkie Baard, Ethan Thatcher, and Josh Row have also put in strong finishes and are looking to get to the top spot.

The Pro class won’t be the only source of great racing throughout the weekend. From 50cc to Pro/AM, the Yamaha Quad-X Series brings together racers from all skill levels on all different kinds of ATVs. As with all Quad-X events, free overnight camping at the track will be available.

Fans of Glen Helen Raceway on Facebook will be able to download a special $1 off coupon. Simply log on and click the Coupon tab!

Keep track of all the latest news and updates at www.quadxseries.com

TOOELE, UTAH – Team Toyo® Off-Road driver, Kyle LeDuc, scored his second consecutive Pro 4 Unlimited class victory this past Saturday during Round 7 of the Lucas Oil® Off-Road Series (LOORS) race at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.  His Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R equipped #99 Rockstar / Makita / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 was the truck to beat all weekend.  LeDuc qualified second on Saturday morning before taking the victory, and then qualified first during Round 8 on Sunday before going on to take second place that day.  His previous Pro 4 Unlimited class victory came during Round 6 at Glen Helen in May.

“Saturday’s win was the result of hard, clean racing, while setting a fastest lap of the race — all on my Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires,” said LeDuc.  “During Sunday’s race, I came from the back of the field twice to capture an exciting second place.  My fans were on their feet for that one.”

In addition to his wins and top qualifying spots in Pro 4 Unlimited, LeDuc qualified first on Saturday in the Pro Lite Unlimited class with off-the-shelf Toyo Open Country M/T tires.

Also capturing a second place podium finish on Saturday was Jeremy McGrath driving his Monster Energy / Ready LIFT / Toyo Tires Pro 2 Unlimited Ford truck.  A part of the Stronghold Motorsports stable, McGrath beat 12 other competitors on his Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.

“Congratulations to Kyle LeDuc on scoring his second consecutive Pro 4 win, and to Jeremy McGrath for his Pro 2 class podium,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “It was a great weekend for Team Toyo.”

To learn more about Kyle LeDuc, Jeremy McGrath and the Open Country line of light truck tires, log onto www.toyotires.com.  Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of premium replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks.  Connect with the community at www.facebook.com/toyotires and www.twitter.com/toyotires.

It went wire-to-wire and down to the last lap as the top two women’s teams battled it out for 12 straight hours!

The 12-hour endurance race at Glen Helen Raceway always seems to take place on the hottest day in June.  As temps soared into the 90′s, the riders would take on another challenge with not only racing, but by trying to stay hydrated and healthy all day long.

The all women’s team of Blais Racing Services on their KTM 280 XCF-W would take the lead after the drop of the banner at approximately 7:40am, as their competitors, sponsored by AS Racing, would lose the ribbon during their first lap.  The 20-minute lead by the Blais Racing team of Shayla Fulfer, Sarah Kritsch and Tricia Lane would last until the afternoon as the AS Racing team was reeling them in little by little, at one point with only a 10-minute gap, down to 8 minutes, down to 2 minutes then taking over the lead at about 2:00pm in the afternoon.  The AS Racing team headed by long-time desert champ, Anna Cody, was starting to turn some fast lap times.

As the Blais Racing girls stayed consistent, even though they were in a solid second place for a few hours, they never gave up the fight and rode hard until the very end.  With team leader Chris Blais at the helm, his famous words were spoken throughout the day, “It’s never over until the checkered flag. Anything can still happen.”

With only a few laps to go, the AS Racing team would swap bikes and take their second bike out of the impound area, since their first bike was starting to have some issues.

During the very last lap as the white flag waved (indicating 1 more lap to go), something would happen with the bike of the AS Racing team, causing them to be stuck on the side of the trail.  (We had heard later that the clutch gave out).  Tricia Lane of the Blais Racing team would bring home the victory, crossing the finish-line as the checkered flag waved some twelve hours later just after 7:40pm.

“It was a great battle all day long, all the way down to the end.  We all wanted to win and we all pushed really hard,” Chris Blais said. “The girls rode awesome and the bike worked flawlessly.  We had a lot of support in our pit today with family members and friends and it was just a fun time no matter what.  I want to thank our friend and KTM mechanic, Anthony DiBasilio, who came out to help us on his day off to make sure everything was perfect with our bike.  We are all very proud of the whole entire team.  Great job to our riders; Shayla, Sarah and Tricia! Congrats also to the AS Racing team for a great showing and for some awesome riding by their women’s team as well.”

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

LAKE FOREST, CA – Carl Renezeder will close out the first half of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season this weekend when he competes in rounds seven and eight at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City.  The world-class facility has added a permanent short-course track this year, giving the drivers another new track to enjoy.

“The fans were amazing in Utah last year,” commented Renezeder, driver of the Lucas Oil/General Tire #17 Pro-4 and Pro-2.  “It was the first time we’d been to that part of the country; they were so excited to have us there.  Now that we have a dedicated track, the fans will be able to watch from a much closer proximity and get an even better perspective of what we do.”

This Sunday, June 12th, at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern) don’t miss the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The 4 Wheel Parts Off Road Nationals Presented by E3 Sparkplugs will feature intense racing action from the Pro-2 and Pro-Lite divisions from Round 6 at Glen Helen International Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.

The famous Glen Helen facility is known around the world for intimidating natural terrain features which forces its contenders to “sack up” and only the most daring and fearless are left standing after the dust settles. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pro-2 division shares many of the same challenges and is equally as competitive with the world’s best short course drivers facing off against name brand talent like Carl Renezeder, Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCahren  and Brian Deegan all in this very exciting display of door-to-door racing competition.

Glen Helen’s Short Course Track is tight and fast. Five corners featuring tight hairpin corners, steep banked turns, and high speed sweepers to big air table tops and a deep un-rhythm whoop section, Every CBS Sports fans and motorsports enthusiasts tuning in will be treated to the best off road racing action and truck loads of carnage.

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This special CBS Sports Presentation will also feature the Pro-Lite Truck Class where the lighter and smaller counterparts to the Pro-2 division battle and smash it out. A stacked field of wheel-men like Chris Brandt, Brian Deegan, Kyle LeDuc, Cameron Steele, and Rodrigo Ampudia race wide open and all out. The Pro-Lite competition is some of the fiercest racing in motorsports today.

Tune into CBS this Sunday at 11:00 AM PST. / 2:00 PM EST. for all the best action from Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Round 6.