AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to recognize 36 new AMA national champions following a tremendous week of motocross racing at the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 28 through Aug. 4.

“The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the country’s premier amateur motocross event, and the riders who raise AMA No. 1 plates over their heads here can count themselves among the best of the best,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “We congratulate all the riders for excelling on the national stage, and we once again thank our promotional and organizational partner MX Sports for providing an exceptional experience for thousands of AMA members, from track prep to the awards ceremonies.”

Among the most decorated racers over the week of competition was AMA Motocross Horizon Award winner and Amsoil/Factory Connection Honda rider Matt Bisceglia from Weatherford, Texas. Bisceglia swept all three motos in the Open Pro Sport class and scored two firsts and a second in the 250 A class for two national titles.

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group would like to congratulate Kevin Windham on his decision to retire from an illustrious career in professional racing. Windham, a longtime competitor in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, announced his retirement during opening ceremonies of the Anaheim Supercross on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The GEICO Honda rider made the decision to call time on his career after meeting with family, friends and his team.

“Without a doubt Kevin Windham will be remembered as one of the most popular athletes the sport has ever known,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President, Davey Coombs. “He was not only an exceptional rider, but a great role model who was always generous with his time and the fans. He has provided countless great races and memories, as well as nearly forty career wins. By any measure, he was one of American motocross racing’s greatest heroes. We truly appreciate his efforts, both on the race track as a competitor and off the track as a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

Morgantown, W.Va. (September 12, 2012) – The top 10 Pro Class finishers in the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series joined the likes of the top riders from the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, this past Sunday for the annual Season Celebration in Southern California.

South Coast Winery, located in Southern California’s wine country of Temecula, was the setting for the festivities, as the industry gathered to celebrate not only the 10-round AMA ATV Motocross Championship, but also the three classes that make up the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series.

Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha’s Chad Wienen highlighted the ATV portion of the celebration, collecting his first-ever, as well as Factory Yamaha’s first-ever, AMA Pro ATVMX championship award, in addition to earning the distinguished Gary Denton Motocross Cup for his Wienen Motorsports team. After winning six of 10 rounds this season, Wienen also played an important role in helping Yamaha secure the 2012 Manufacturer’s Cup.

Timmy Weigand put in a dominating performance at this weekend’s Glen Helen Big 6 Grand Prix race. The JCR/Honda rider is riding better than ever and it showed this weekend as Timmy swept the day, winning all 3 motos he raced convincingly. Colton was also on fire and would take home a well deserved 2nd place. With Glen Helen’s rich history and signature elements it makes for an amazing GP that is fun to watch and race with lap times just under 13 minutes. The course totaled 8 miles and consisted of the MX track, REM track, surrounding ridge tops, pavement section thru the Glen Helen pavilion, back over the east ridge and thru the Lucas Oil truck track. Congratulations to the Prairie Dogs MC on their 22nd annual Grand Prix.

Colton and Timmy will join up with David Kamo, all pictured above, for the San Felipe 250 this coming Saturday. Colton Udall has won the San Felipe 250 for the past two years in a row and is confident in his team, bike and knowing they are the team to beat. With factory supported presence from the green and orange teams this is shaping up to be a Baja season for the record books!

Check out video from JCR Honda’s 2012 Photo Shoot:

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St. Clairsville, OH -Chris Borich made a thrilling, last-lap pass on Brian Wolf to take an exciting, come-from-behind victory at the ITP Powerline Park GNCC, round 12 of the 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Series in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

The win marked the seventh time this year the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider has graced the top step of the podium and it increased his already hefty lead in the series standings to a massive 36 points over Adam McGill with two rounds remaining on the schedule.

Dustin Canipe got the ball rolling by grabbing the holeshot at the start of the two-hour race, and by doing so, the Honda rider claimed the $250 Motosport.com Holeshot Award. It wasn’t long, however, before Wolf put his GT Thunder-backed Honda into the lead, eventually stretching his advantage to 40 seconds by the end of the opening lap.

And while Wolf ran solo out front, McGill and his Foremost Insurance/Warnert Racing Can-Am teammate Chris Bithell battled Borich for second – all three riders taking a turn at the runner-up spot.

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.