The final round of the AMA Big 6 series was held this past weekend at Pala MX. The laps were hovering in the 9 min range for the pros. The course consisted of some great MX track sections and high speed hard packed Off-Road sections. Timmy holeshot the race, he and Colton Udall had a good moto going for the final 45 min race finishing a JCR/Honda 1-2 for the moto. Over the 2012 season Timmy and Colton split time on Eric Siraton prepped Honda CRF450R’s and X’s. Timmy won 5 of the 8 rounds and secured his AMA D-37 Big 6 championship by winning the final moto of the year.

“It was great to finish up the 2012 Big 6 series with a Championship following up our recent Baja 1000 Championship. I’m looking forward to next weekends Johnny Campbell Christmas Classic and then a few weeks off for some much needed Family time. The D-37 crews did an amazing job putting together all 8 rounds of the series. The tracks were always prepped and watered well. The Big 6 community is the backbone of Off-Road racing and the 2013 season looks to be the best yet. I want to thank Eric Siraton for always going above and beyond, Johnny Campbell for his support all year, John Parkinson for having my back all year, my wife and kids for always supporting me and my teammate Colton Udall for pushing me to be the best I can be.” — Timmy Weigand

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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.

Johnny Campbell throws his support behind FMX legend Todd Potter and the result is a BIG WIN at this weekend’s Glen Helen round of the Red Bull X Fighters.

The Red Bull Signature Series will be televised nationally on Saturday, May 26 on NBC at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT so mark your DVR’s you don’t want to miss this.

Competing on a Honda CRF450R was a clear advantage. Todd’s natural talent and passion for riding were undeniable to the packed house of over 15,000 enthusiasts.

With this win Todd takes the points lead. The next stop on the X Fighters series is Istanbul, Turkey June, 16th 2012. Link to event

Torrance, CA: American Honda is pleased to announce that GEICO Honda rider Justin Barcia will ride for the American Honda Racing team and race a factory Honda-prepared CRF450R at the remaining four rounds in the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship.

“I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to ride the Honda CRF450R in the 450 class,” said Barcia. “I can’t thank GEICO Honda team owners Rick Zielfelder and Jeff Majkrzak enough for allowing me to take advantage of this opportunity. I raced the CRF450R to the overall win at the Bercy Supercross last year and I felt great competing on the bike, so I’m excited to now get the chance to race several rounds in the Motocross series on it. I’m also really looking forward to working with the factory Honda team. I feel I’ve grown a lot as a professional racer over the past three years and this whole experience is only going to help me develop my skills even more.”

American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe welcomes Barcia to the Honda starting line-up. “Justin has been a part of the Honda family for many years now, having entered the professional ranks through Honda’s amateur support program,” said Kehoe. “He has a lot of experience racing Honda motorcycles and he’s earned a lot of success in both his amateur and professional careers. Trey Canard showcased his talents aboard the factory-prepared Honda CRF450R last year when he filled in for six Supercross rounds, and obviously that was a significant career opportunity for him, while Cole Seely enjoyed racing several Supercross’ with the team this year. We are pleased to work with Honda-supported teams and give the younger Honda riders the chance to gain valuable experience riding for the factory team when opportunities arise.”

For more information, contact American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (310) 783-3745.

Torrance, CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round one of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and WMA Women’s Motocross Championship over the weekend at the Hangtown Motocross National held in Sacramento, CA, and Honda newcomer Chad Reed dominated the 450 Class, taking the overall victory on his Honda CRF450R.

With American Honda Racing’s Trey Canard and Josh Grant unable to compete at the opening round due to injuries they sustained during the Supercross season, veteran Honda racer Kevin Windham made his return to the factory Honda squad aboard an American Honda Racing-prepared CRF450R. Making a strong impression at his Motocross season debut with the team, Windham catapulted out of the start gate in moto one, grabbing the holeshot and maintaining the lead for six laps—much to the delight of the crowd. As the race went on, Windham relinquished several spots before finishing moto one in sixth position. The likeable Honda racer made up a few spots in moto two, finishing in fourth place to earn fourth overall.

“I had very little time to prepare for outdoors because I was off the bike while I waited for some internal bleeding to stop after my crash at the final race of the Supercross season,” said Windham. “However, I feel like today went really well and I’m happy with fourth overall. We came out here pretty much still a work in progress and just gave it our all. I’m happy about getting the holeshot in the first moto and that I held it for six laps. I know I have the bike to win and pretty soon I’ll get the legs to be able to hold onto the lead.”

Reed put in a dominating performance aboard his TwoTwo Motorsports factory-Honda-prepared CRF450R, finishing runner-up in the opening moto and taking the moto two win for the overall opening round victory. “I had so much fun out there today,” said Reed. “The last time I was really good outdoors and won the title I had this same feeling. I really want to thank American Honda for their support and for giving me a factory race bike. I plan to ride the wheels off this thing all season long and do my best to win the championship.”

In the 250 Class Championship, defending Hangtown event champ Eli Tomac raced his GEICO Honda CRF250R to third in moto one and secured fourth spot in moto two for fourth overall. Teammate Justin Barcia charged hard after getting a midpack start in moto one to finish the opening race in sixth place. Barcia blitzed the moto two start, grabbing the holeshot. Unfortunately, he crashed out of the race while leading, which gave him 13th place for the weekend. Honda privateer Darryn Durham went 10-9 for eighth overall, while Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely went 7-13 to finish 10th overall.

In the Women’s Motocross Championship, American Honda Racing’s Ashley Fiolek grabbed great starts with her Honda CRF250R in both motos and finished each race in the runner-up spot for second overall. Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Tarah Gieger went 4-7 for fourth overall, while fellow Honda rider Kasie Creson finished eighth overall.

250 Class Overall Results

1. Blake Baggett 2-1

2. Dean Wilson 1-3

3. Tyla Rattray 5-2

4. Eli Tomac (Honda) 3-4

5. Marvin Musquin 4-6

6. Gareth Swanepoel 9-5

7. Kyle Cunningham 8-8

8. Darryn Durham (Honda) 10-9

9. Broc Tickle 13-7

10. Cole Seely (Honda) 7-13

250 Class Championship Points (after 1 of 13 rounds)

1. Blake Baggett 47

2. Dean Wilson 45

3. Tyla Rattray 38

4. Eli Tomac 38

5. Marvin Musquin 33

6. Gareth Swanepoel 28

7. Kyle Cunningham 26

8. Darryn Durham 23

9. Broc Tickle 22

10. Cole Seely 22


450 Class Overall Results

1. Chad Reed (Honda) 2-1

2. Ryan Dungey 1-2

3. Ryan Villopoto 3-3

4. Kevin Windham (Honda) 6-4

5. Brett Metcalfe 5-5

6. Davi Millsaps 4-7

7. Tommy Hahn 8-8

8. Christophe Pourcel 7-11

9. Ricky Dietrich 11-9

10. Christian Craig (Honda) 14-10


450 Class Championship Points (after 1 of 13 rounds)

1. Chad Reed 47

2. Ryan Dungey 47

3. Ryan Villopoto 40

4. Kevin Windham 33

5. Brett Metcalfe 32

6. Davi Millsaps 32

7. Tommy Hahn 26

8. Christophe Pourcel 24

9. Ricky Dietrich 22

10. Christian Craig 18


WMA Overall Results

1. Jessica Patterson 1-1

2. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 2-2

3. Stephanie Laier 3-3

4. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 4-7

5. Jacqueline Strong 7-5

6. Tatum Sik 8-6

7. Mariana Balbi 13-4

8. Kasie Creson (Honda) 10-8

9. Sayaka Kaneshiro 9-10

10. Elizabeth Bash 14-9


WMA Championship Points (after round 1 of 8)

1. Jessica Patterson 50

2. Ashley Fiolek 44

3. Stephanie Laier 40

4. Tarah Gieger 32

5. Jacqueline Strong 30

6. Tatum Sik 28

7. Mariana Balbi 26

8. Kasie Creson 24

9. Sayaka Kaneshiro 23

10. Elizabeth Bash 19