Dungey-MX-for-Children-9-27-13MX for Children is pleased to announce Helmets for Hydro and More!, our 4th annual Supercross/Motocross memorabilia  auction benefiting hydrocephalus research at leading Children’s Hospitals including: Toronto’s SickKids,  Seattle Children’s, Utah’s Primary Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children’s, Pittsburgh Children’s and Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital. The auction begins on Sept. 24 on eBay.

Supercross stars such as Chad Reed, Ashley Fiolek, Trey Canard, Kevin Windham, and PGA Golf Tour Professional Rickie Fowler have personally signed and donated helmets and other sporting memorabilia for this auction helping to continue to raise funds for hydrocephalus research — the #1 cause of brain surgery in children which affects one million people in the United States.

Spy-Del-Moto-Derby-6-14-13CARLSBAD, Calif. — The second annual SPY Del Moto Derby Invitational—the only motocross event in San Diego County Fair history—saw Kyle Partridge take the holeshot and hold the lead from start to finish to claim the SPY Del Moto Derby crown, and the $2,500 prize in the highly contested Pro/Am Division.

“We’re so happy with the riders and fans that came out for this one-of-a-kind event,” said Kyle Krause, SPY motocross team manager. “We had some incredible racing and it was awesome to see all the kids hanging with SPY team riders McGrath, K-DUB and Barcia. You can bet we’ll be bringing the thrill of motocross racing back to the coast again next year.”

The unique San Diego County Fair venue, which sees over 90,000 visitors per day, showcased amateur and professional arena-style motocross racing in 450cc and 250cc classes, as well as 65cc and 85cc for young riders. Fans were also treated to a track walk, mini-truck race, Best Whip competition, 2-Stroke Challenge race with Jeremy McGrath, and the opportunity to test the new SPY Happy Lens™ during an all-day Happy demo. Professional motocross racers Kevin Windham, Jeremy McGrath and Justin Barcia were also on hand to sign autographs during the SPY MX athlete autograph session and cheer on their fellow SPY team riders.

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.”

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce professional numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2013 season.

All riders must use the assigned professional number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion must run the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class outside of the class where the championship was earned, a rider who holds a No. 1 plate in another class must use the assigned professional number.

Irvine, CA (April 26, 2012) – Motorcycle-Superstore.com announces they are a sponsor of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross by Lucas Oil Series, which opens on May 4th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to the racing action in store for the evening, the event will also feature a “Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk.” To top it off, one lucky fan will be chosen from the crowd to win a Cody Webb autographed Motorcycle-Superstore.com team Bell Moto-9 helmet.

“EnduroCross is my favorite form of racing,” says Cody Webb, Factory Beta Racing team rider and former AMA Trials champion. “EnduroCross is as gnarly as it gets and Vegas is the best show of the bunch. I can’t wait to put my Superstore helmet on the podium!”

The Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com will include some of the top racers in the world, not only from EnduroCross but also from the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. It will take place inside the Orleans Arena Concourse when the gates open at 7:00 PM.  The following riders are planning to be on hand:

Riverside, CA - Meet your favorite Supercross heroes this Thursday at Malcolm Smith Motorsports! Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Kevin Windham and many more top riders of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship will be on hand to meet and greet Supercross fans and sign autographs. Come out between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for your chance to meet the stars of the 2012 season. Register early for a priority VIP wristband!

Where: Malcolm Smith Motorsports, 7599 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

When: Thursday, January 5, 2012 – 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Who: The who’s who of Supercross heroes!

Factory Red Bull KTM
Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen

Factory Yamaha JGR
James Stewart, Davi Millsaps

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ celebrated its 30th anniversary with the premiere of the short film “Grassroots” at the Oakley Theater in Foothill Ranch, Calif. on September 7, 2011 to a packed audience of Team Green alumni and friends. The celebration kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with guests arriving on the green carpet to enjoy food and drinks prior to the start of the film.  Following the film there was a panel discussion about the dynamic history of Team Green, hosted by RACER X contributor Steve Matthes.

The 22-minute feature celebrates the past, present, and future of Team Green and stars current team members Adam Cianciarulo, Destry Abbott, Darian Sanayei, Justin Soule’, Chad George, and Stilez Robertson. Former and current Team Green managers who helped create and grow the program including Dave Jordan, Bruce Stjernstrom, Ron Heben, and Kawasaki’s present Senior Manager of Racing, Reid Nordin were part of the panel discussion following the screening, which also included Davey Coombs. Many Team Green athletes and alumni from the program’s rich 30-year history were also in attendance.

Torrance, CA: American Honda announced today that American Honda Racing fill-in rider Kevin Windham has raced his final event for the 2011 Motocross season and will now turn his efforts toward preparing for the 2012 Supercross Championship. Windham has done a stellar job aboard his factory Honda–prepared CRF450R, filling in for injured Honda riders Trey Canard and Josh Grant during the first half of the 450 Class Motocross Championship. The fan favorite scored a string of top-10 finishes, including finishing just shy of the overall podium in fourth place at Hangtown, Budds Creek and Thunder Valley.

“I would like to thank both American Honda Racing and GEICO Honda for allowing me the opportunity to fill in for Canard and Grant while they were on the mend,” said Windham. “I would also like to thank all the fans at the races for cheering so loudly with every lap I raced. It was always factory Honda’s plan to have me around until their riders came back. I got so overwhelmed by the warm reception I was receiving at all the nationals that I thought I could race them all. The racer inside of me wants to be behind every starting gate that drops. However, throughout the season it has become obvious to me why I stepped away from racing the Motocross Championship a few years back. I feel that I’m struggling through the grueling Motocross season and it’s bringing me down mentally. Riding at less than 100 percent is a great way to bring on an injury. It is a must to always have your head in the game. I’ve had a blast at Motocross and now can start recharging my batteries for the 2012 Supercross season. I still want to focus on making 20 years as a professional racer by making it to 2014.”

American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe praised Windham’s efforts throughout the Motocross season. “Kevin has done a tremendous job for the team at the first seven outdoor rounds,” said Kehoe. “I’ve always been a K-Dub fan and I’m proud of Kevin and his willingness to fill in on the factory team in times of need, even if it is on a part-time basis. The whole team has had a lot of fun working with Kevin. We respect his professional-life decisions about how and where he wants to focus his racing efforts, plus the fact he has a young family to take care of and a lot going on in his home life that requires much of his time and energy. We are fully supportive of his decision to now focus solely on training and preparing for the 2012 Supercross season.”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The halfway point of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship from RedBud featured an exciting day of action across all three classes of competition, as the world’s best riders celebrated Independence Day with an American Motocross tradition. Hoping to gain ground in the 450 Class standings, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was forced to overcome adversity in the first moto of the day, and put forth an inspired ride to claim this week’s Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award.

After a solid start in Moto 1, Villopoto looked to put himself in position to move forward, and challenge at the front of the field. However, a slight mistake forced him to the ground in front of many of his competitors. After avoiding additional contact and collecting his breath, Villopoto remounted, sans helmet visor, and began his pursuit of the field. The Kawasaki rider crossed the line in 37th out of 38 riders, several seconds behind the next position on the track.

Despite the early disadvantage, Villopoto promptly surged through the field throughout the near 36-minute moto. He passed several of the class’ top riders like Ricky Dietrich, Nick Wey, Kevin Windham and Christian Craig, and even with the loss of his bike’s silencer, Villopoto kept pushing forward. In the end, he worked his way by an incredible 28 riders to finish ninth.

In Moto 2, Villopoto was determined to make up for his previous error, and subsequently grabbed the lead prior to the completion of the opening lap. From there, he fended off Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey to lead wire-to-wire and secure third place on the overall podium with his 9-1 moto scores.

Villopoto will be presented with the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award at next Saturday’s pre-race riders’ meeting prior to the Spring Creek Motocross National, providing well-deserved recognition for his efforts in front of his peers.

Tickets for the upcoming Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship are on sale now at www.allisports.com. Special discounts and incentives are available for advance ticket purchasers.

For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact Media Manager Brandon Short via email at media@mxsportsproracing.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.

Photo: Courtesy Hoppen World

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