EnduroCross-2013-Munich-Podium-7-1-13Munich, Germany – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert won his first ever Enduro X Gold medal at X Games Germany. He had to survive one of the toughest Enduro X courses ever as well as outlast a tough field of International riders. In the end, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez took the Silver medal and Poland’s Taddy Blazusiak earned Bronze.

Several days of rain forced the event to be delayed by a day and the wet dirt produced an rutted course that proved to be extremely difficult, especially an uphill rock section that had all of the riders stuck or crashing at some point. Robert passed KTM’s Mike Brown on the first lap by cleanly climbing the rock uphill while Brown got stuck. But Robert also had his problems with the climb and was forced off the side of the section twice and crashed hard on the penultimate lap. The crash allowed Gomez to close to within striking distance but Robert blitzed the last lap to get the win.

“It was really hard because the mud still came up through all the dirt. Pretty much every obstacle was wet, and when they get wet, they get really slippery” Robert said.

Kawasaki-Am-Motocross-6-28-13Irvine, Calif. – The second of two days of mini racing saw Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green back on top of the podium at the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross. Stilez Robertson took top honors on Wednesday by winning the 85cc 7-11 final and after finishing fourth on Tuesday, his 4-1 score gave him the overall AMA No.1 plate and championship in the class. Carson Mumford battled his teammate and finished in the runner-up spot while Sean Cantrell finished second in the 85cc 12-13 to take the overall championship in the class with a 1-2 score.

Family Affair
Stilez made the jump to the KX™85 for the 2013 season and after a slow start at the spring nationals, he was ready to prove himself at Mammoth. As the youngest member of Team Green, Stilez went out and bested his teammates and competitors in the 85cc 7-11 class to capture his first 85cc AMA championship. The Robertson family is a perfect example of the many motocross families that make up the amateur racing community. Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother all work together through the highs and lows and no matter the outcome they put family first.

Villopoto-Kawasaki-Off-Road-5-28-13Irvine, Calif. – At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto battled to keep his moto win streak alive by finishing 1-1 at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colo. Villopoto has a perfect 100 points after the first two rounds. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray finished in the top 10 for the second week in a row in eighth place, while Dean Wilson followed close behind in 10th overall. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer overcame a crash to finish 14th. In the 250 class Blake Baggett fought hard to finish fifth and was joined by teammate Martin Davalos in seventh and Justin Hill in 12th.

Following a dominant weekend in Hangtown at Round 1, Villopoto carried that momentum into Colorado. The keys for Villopoto this weekend were patience and confidence. After qualifying first, he did not have the greatest start in the first moto but picked off guys early and began to the study the front-runners. Villopoto watched their lines while sitting in third and was able to move into the lead in the latter part of the 30 minute moto. His 1-1 moto score for the second consecutive week solidifies him as the one to beat this season.

Monster-Energy-Villopoto-4-29-13Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto joins an elite group of riders after clinching his third-consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Saturday night. Villopoto secured the title  by earning his ninth win of the season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. He joins supercross legends Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath, and Ricky Carmichael as the only riders to win three straight supercross championships. The Washington native overcame a points deficit as high as 27 points at the beginning of the season, but knocked off five straight wins to take over the points lead.

“This is an amazing feeling,” said Villopoto. “Every year I have a goal of winning a championship and we all worked hard to accomplish that goal. Everyone on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team worked hard in the off-season and during the week to make sure we could run the No. 1 plate again next year. Even though we will be celebrating tonight, the work has already started to earn the outdoor title as well. ”

With 33 supercross wins, Villopoto is the winningest rider on a KX in the 450SX class and currently sits fifth on the all-time SX win list.

Geico-Endurocross-New-4-10-13Irvine, CA (April 26, 2013) – Moose Racing started as an off-road brand and the company has been a major partner of EnduroCross for several years. So the GEICO AMA EnduroCross team is proud to continue the relationship for 2013. Moose will have several top riders representing the brand as they contend for the championship including Beta Factory Cody Webb and Monster Kawasaki’s Justin Soule.

Parts Unlimited, the major motorcycle distributor and owner of Moose Racing will also be hosting their product showcase at the Orleans Hotel on Friday night before the opening EnduroCross round. So you can expect a large contingent of Parts Unlimited dealers to make the short walk over to the Arena in time for the 8:00 PM opening ceremonies.

Villopoto-Toronto-Supercross-3-24-13Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto made it four-in-a-row as he claimed his seventh win of the Monster Energy Supercross season in Toronto, Canada. In front of a packed crowd at Rogers Centre, Villopoto extended his lead to 12 points over second place in the championship standings.

Villopoto was unstoppable all day, taking the top qualifier, winning his heat, and eventually racing to the main event victory. The champ continued to add to his career wins total, giving Villopoto a tally of 31 victories in the 450SX class.

It was another solid night for Chad Reed, starting up front in the main event and claiming an impressive fourth-place finish. It was his ninth top-five finish of the season, helping him maintain fourth in the points standings.

Corona, CA – Robby Bell, Steve Hengeveld and David Pearson are ready to carry the momentum of recent wins south of the border next week at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. They’ll split seat time as usual aboard their THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki KX450F, meticulously prepared by Bob Bell of Precision Concepts, in the first of three SCORE races.

While this will be the first race SCORE has produced under the helm of new owner Roger Norman, the THR trio expects no surprises in the one-loop, 254-mile course that employs a mix of new and old tracks.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The penultimate round of the 2013 season for AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, also signified the third round of the inaugural Race to the Championship on Saturday night. Kansas City’s Sprint Center was the site of an incredible night of action in which Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers raced to his 10th overall victory of the season with a sweep of the night’s Arenacross Class Main Events. In the Arenacross Lites Class, Letko KTM’s Tanner Moore, who hails from nearby Auburn, Kan., broke through to capture his first win of the season in front of the hometown crowd.

In the evening’s opening Main Event for the Arenacross Class, it was Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith who grabbed the holeshot and the early lead, closely followed by Bowers, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Zach Ames, and Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Jeff Gibson. Prior to the conclusion of the opening lap, Bowers passed Smith for the lead and asserted himself at the front of the field. Just a few laps later, both Ames and Gibson made their move on Smith as well, dropping the KTM rider to fourth.

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.

In yesterday’s King of the Motos race, Cody Webb was able to hold off last year’s winner Graham Jarvis for the win (check out highlights of last year’s event here).

Webb, on the #247 Beta, was the overall King of the Motos winner after completing the 160 miles of race course for two laps with an elapsed time of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 38 second.

Jarvis was in the mix with Webb until a flat tire he sustained on his Husaberg pushed him off the pace and he had to settle for second. Rounding out the podium in the pro class was the Kawasaki-mounted Taylor Robert.