Geico-Endurocross-New-4-10-13Irvine, CA – The temperatures will likely be in the triple digits in Ontario, California for this weekend’s GEICO AMA EnduroCross, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil. And the action on the track will be extremely hot as well but race fans will get to enjoy a cool beverage and cool temperatures inside the air conditioned Citizens Business Bank Arena. Speaking of being hot, Mike Brown is coming into round three of the series with the Championship lead but will need to fight off a pack of riders including Taddy Blazusiak, Taylor Robert, Colton Haaker, Cody Webb and Cory Graffunder among others.

Malcolm-cover-6-26-13Encinitas, CA – It’s true: Malcolm Smith, perhaps the most well-known and accomplished motorcyclist on the planet, is finally telling his story – all of it.

From his childhood in Canada and southern California, to his first motorcycles and racing exploits, to his legendary ISDT run and the classic documentary On Any Sunday, to his Baja and African rally achievements, to his successful businesses and charity work, and to his family and many friends all over the world, Malcolm! An Autobiography is the story of Malcolm Smith.

“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally time to do it. The timing seems right, too. I just turned 72, I’m slowing down a little, I’m spending more time with my family, and I’ve got more perspective than ever… So here we go! I’m sure you’ll love reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
- Malcolm Smith

Irvine, CA – After a long summer break, the stars of EnduroCross will be back in action in Ontario, California this coming weekend. KTM’s Mike Brown, the X Games Gold Medalist will be joined on the track by Beta’s Cody Webb and Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder the Silver and Bronze Medalist respectively. And the defending GEICO EnduroCross champion, Taddy Blazusiak will be back for blood after a fourth place finish at X Games left him out of the medal presentation. And these are just a few of the riders that will be fighting for the podium.

Lucas Oil, Rockstar backed Colton Haaker won the Vegas opener but then had two terrible events so he will want to prove that he can win again. Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert has been dominating the WORCS series and just wrapped up the championship and is now focused on EnduroCross. His Monster Kawasaki teammate, Justin Soule finished second in Las Vegas but then suffered a serious shoulder injury at round two in Sacramento and he will be back on the track. You can add GEICO Honda’s Geoff Aaron and Kevin Rookstool to the list of podium contenders along with Husqvarna’s Kyle Redmond, Canada’s Bobby Prochnau and Zip Ty Racing supported Gary Sutherlin.

Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith, JN Roberts and 13-time Baja 1000 champ, Larry Roeseler for the ride of a lifetime September 13-16, 2012 in celebrating the extraordinary life of Edison Dye, the father of American Motocross in exclusive setting of JN’s 1,400 acre ranch near Helena, Montana.  The event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause, the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation, (www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org). Once again Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to support the education of the children at the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Off-road racing icon Malcolm Smith and famed national champion dirt-tracker Mert Lawwill will be honored as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends at the annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 16-17.

“Just say the names ‘Malcolm’ and ‘Mert’ and the motorcycling community knows exactly who you are talking about,” said Jeff Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “These two legends starred together in the influential 1972 motorcycling movie ‘On Any Sunday,’ and we’re very excited that they will star together again on our induction ceremony stage.”

Smith, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was a pioneer in off-road motorcycling. He’s famous for his accomplishments in the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medal winning rides in International Six Day Enduro competitions.

He gained fame beyond the motorcycling community when he appeared in “On Any Sunday.” The scenes of Smith and Lawwill play-riding with popular actor Steve McQueen showed people across the country just how fun motorcycling could be. The movie helped launch an explosion in the popularity of off-road motorcycling in America.

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, CA (September 15, 2011) – Johnny Campbell, the Baja racing legend will take his first crack at competing in an EnduroCross this coming Saturday, September 17th. The GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, presented by Lucas Oil, will make a first time appearance inside the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California and Campbell will be competing in the Vet class. The top two finishers in the Vet class earn a spot in the EnduroCross Grand Championship, which is a winner take all AMA Amateur Championship and will take place during the EnduroCross finals in Las Vegas on November 19th.

Campbell, who is now 40 years old owns and manages the JCR Honda off road racing program, which continues to be a dominant force in Baja with Quinn Cody, Colton Udall, David Kamo and Kendal Norman, who is also the current AMA Hare & Hound Champion and a regular EnduroCross competitor.

The Ontario EnduroCross will be jam packed with cool events taking place: The Baja Designs night race, Husqvarna dealer meeting, KTM Experience, Traxxas RC Car demo and the world’s top off road motorcycle racers competing on the crazy obstacles that make up the EnduroCross track, there will be plenty of action.

Admission to the EnduroCross pit area is free all day and the arena is also open with free admission during the daytime practice and qualifiers, which get started on Saturday morning. The top 30 Expert riders also do individual Hot Laps during the midafternoon, so make a day out of it and check it out in person.

Tickets are available at John Burr Kawasaki, Malcolm Smith Motorsports Kawasaki, Corona Motorsports Kawasaki, Del Amo Motorsports Kawasaki, and Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00463FF87A3CCF. More information for all of the GEICO EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.

2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Los Angeles, CA July 31, 2011 Staples Center     (Expert only during X-Games)
Everett, WA August 13, 2011 Comcast Arena
Indianapolis, IN August 26, 2011 Pepsi Coliseum    (Friday during MotoGP weekend)
Ontario, CA September 17, 2011 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, CO October 1, 2011 National Western Complex
Boise, ID October 22, 2011 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV November 19, 2011 Orleans Arena      (Double Main event)

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.

 

Irvine, CA (September 12, 2011) – KTM has created the first-ever KTM EnduroCross Experience for two rounds of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, presented by Lucas Oil. At this coming weekend’s Ontario, California round as well as the Las Vegas final in November, the first 20 KTM riders to enter the amateur classes will receive a FREE one hour riding session courtesy of KTM on the Friday before the race. And it gets better as the factory KTM riders will be on the track to provide instruction and riding tips to help navigate the difficult EnduroCross obstacles.

“Just riding around an EnduroCross track is extremely tough so getting riding tips from Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown is an amazing opportunity to learn how to tackle the obstacles”, stated Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marketing for EnduroCross. “These guys are currently first and second in the series standings so we are really excited about KTM pulling this program together for their loyal customers”. To top it all off, the participating riders will also get a KTM t-shirt and photo from their track session.

There are still a few openings for the Ontario event and you can find out more at www.EnduroCross.com and then follow the links to register for the race and then click the KTM EnduroCross Experience button. You do need to be entered in one of the amateur classes to be eligible.

Admission to the EnduroCross pit area is free all day and the arena is also open with free admission during the daytime practice and qualifiers, which get started on Saturday morning. The top 30 Expert riders also do individual Hot Laps during the midafternoon, so make a day out of it and check it out in person.

Tickets are available at John Burr Kawasaki, Malcolm Smith Motorsports Kawasaki, Corona Motorsports Kawasaki, Del Amo Motorsports Kawasaki, and Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00463FF87A3CCF. More information for all of the GEICO EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.

2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Los Angeles, CA July 31, 2011 Staples Center     (Expert only during X-Games)
Everett, WA August 13, 2011 Comcast Arena
Indianapolis, IN August 26, 2011 Pepsi Coliseum    (Friday during MotoGP weekend)
Ontario, CA September 17, 2011 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, CO October 1, 2011 National Western Complex
Boise, ID October 22, 2011 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV November 19, 2011 Orleans Arena      (Double Main event)

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a waterhole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.

 

Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts for the ride of a lifetime August 24-29, 2011 and help celebrate their 70th birthday in the exclusive setting of JN’s backyard. Set on JN Roberts’ 1,400-acre ranch in Montana, the event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org. Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to benefit the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation and the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  This six day trip is open to anyone who loves to ride dirt bikes and would love to celebrate Malcolm’ and JN’s birthday with them.  Experience the thrill of a lifetime riding with JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith for several days in the Rocky Mountains.

This is the second annual “Rocky Mountain Road Trip” the event will be held at JN’s private ranch, located about 30 minutes from Helena, Montana. The ranch features nearly 20 miles of single-track riding through beautiful Rocky Mountain forest.  Like last year the riders will also join Malcolm and JN on the Saturday ride in the nearby Helena National Forest.  After three exhilarating days of riding with the two legends, the caravan will return to Southern California on Monday, August 29.

About the Fundraiser
Each rider will pay his or her own way, and will be asked to make a $1,000 donation directly to the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation. In return, riders receive a tax deduction receipt.  100% of the proceeds will go directly to the education fund for the Hogar de Ninos El Oasis Children’s Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  The first student from the orphanage to graduate from college under Malcolm’ education program is Daniella Hernandez, 22.  She graduated this spring from Navojoa University earning her teaching credentials, with a minor in psychology.  Navajoa University is located in Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico.

About The Ride
JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith are two of the greatest ambassadors in the history off-road racing, beign the first motorcycle to cross the line in the Baja 1000 in 1967, countless desert races, numerous ISDE medals, international rallies and many more achievements too numerous to list. In addition to the single-track trails through woods and river crossings, JN also has a 2.5 mile motocross track. Although this is a working ranch, it is motorcycle friendly… Instead of opening gates, JN has fitted his ranch with ramps to jump over the cow fences. Joining in the festivities will be JN’s son, Jimmy Roberts and the El Oasis Orphanage Marketing Director, Daniel Ixcot.

For more information and to register for the ride contact Jim Filanc 951-966-3150 jim@racingforlife.org