Geico-Endurocross-New-4-10-13Irvine, CA – The extremely popular KTM EnduroCross Experience will be back for 2013. Amateur and Women’s class entries competing with a KTM motorcycle at the Ontario, California and Everett, Washington GEICO AMA EnduroCross events will be eligible to sign up for FREE hands on instruction from the KTM factory team. On Friday evening, the day before the event, Taddy Blazusiak, the four time and defending EnduroCross champion and Mike Brown, the 2013 EnduroCross points leader will work with the riders to show them how to navigate the gnarly obstacles. The riders get the opportunity to ride specific sections multiple times and get feedback from the KTM team. The hour plus session is capped off with a KTM t-shirt and photo emailed to them.

“This is definitely one of those bucket list experiences” stated Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marketing for EnduroCross. “The riders that have participated the past few years are blown away by how hands on Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown are in helping them learn how to hit the obstacles” Bryson continued.

Murrieta, CA – Champ Factory, with the support of KTM North America, is excited to announce its winter training camps. These unique camps, offered from January through February 2013, allow riders to experience what it feels like to be a factory rider for a week.

Champ Factory trainer, Sebastien Tortelli, has put together the ultimate training camp package to help provide professional level instruction to upcoming riders while also providing them the chance to experience VIP status at a southern California Supercross round.

Sumter, SC – The 17 year-old, Steward Baylor, continues to impress off-road fans with his fast-speed and technical abilities on his KTM motorcycle at such a young age. Today he stepped up his game again when he took his first-ever pro career AMA National Enduro Series win.

Baylor has been setting records throughout his teenage years in the GNCC Series and he was most recently crowned the GNCC XC2 Lites Champion in 2011. He took the past two and half months that made up the off-season and trained hard to come out to the opening round of the AMA National Enduro Series in Sumter, SC and make himself and his Ride PG/KTM Team a threat for the championship.

The Georgia native was impressive from the start to the end of the race. He took three of the six special test wins in order to claim his first victory. He was strong in each section only making a mistake in the fourth test where he hit his head on a tree branch that he wasn’t able to duck under. Luckily, he was okay and came back to finish second fastest in the fifth special test and first in the final test.

“It feels great to come out to the first round and get the win,” remarked Baylor. “I have been training really hard over the past year to increase my sprint speed and I think it shows today. I’d like to thank my team and my family for their help to get me to this level in my racing.”

Joining Baylor on the podium was 8-time National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty finishing in the runner-up position and fellow KTM rider Charlie Mullins who put his FMF/KTM on the final podium step.

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).