Two-time defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Supercross Class Champion Ryan Villopoto and recently appointed Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren participating in the first pitch ceremonies on July 22 at Angel Stadium, home of the opening race of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross, season.

Check out the video of the first pitch from Angel Stadium below:

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AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that Dianna Dahlgren will return as Miss Supercross during the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season that begins January 5 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium.

The 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Championship will mark Dahlgren’s third season in the Miss Supercross role. A fan favorite, Dahlgren will serve as the sport’s spokes model and pit reporter and she will interact with the fans during the entire 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season.

“It means the world to me to have the opportunity to once again serve as Miss Supercross, and I want to thank Feld Motor Sports for bringing me back for the third year,” said Dahlgren. “The last two Monster Energy Supercross seasons have been amazing, and heading into 2013, it appears that we may see the sport’s deepest field of completion ever.”

Liam Doran is the newest face of the Monster Army on U.S. soil. The up-and-coming British Rallycross driver has made a name for himself overseas, showcasing an aggressive approach to competition, in addition to a brash, confident personality that’s a perfect fit for the Monster Energy brand.

Doran has helped make the Monster claw a more prominent symbol throughout Europe, and now, he’s bringing his talents stateside for X Games 17 this weekend. With his Rallycross experience, Doran is arguably the most versatile driver in the field, and he’ll be looking to win gold inside his Citroen named “Black Mamba.”

What are your thoughts on competing at X Games for the first time?
I’m really excited about it. I’ve watched them for a long time and as a kid, I was always involved in extreme sports, so I know what they’re all about. I’m really happy to finally be competing and I hope to win as well.

Kawasaki is gearing up for its 2011 off-road racing season. The dirt bike off-road team is gearing up for action. Monster Energy Kawasaki off-road racers Destry Abbott, Justin Soule, and Taylor Robert recently sat down to talk about the upcoming season at a photo shoot.

The racers were on hand riding, posing before getting dirty on the track, and talking about everything coming in the upcoming season of racing.

Check out the action from the recent photo shoot in the video below:

Casey Currie Monster Energy BFGoodrich Baja 1000 InterviewThe four-wheeled vehicles are getting ready to head off the line at roughly 11:30 PST this morning, with SCORE telling us that the last count was 301 total entries for the 43rd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The motorcycles went off the line at about 6:30 a.m., so there will be a five-hour gap between the trucks and the ATVs, side-by-sides and bikes.

Just before the start of the trucks this morning, Monster Energy and BFGoodrich released an interview with Monster Energy’s own 2010 TORC Pro Light Champion Casey Currie. Currie is about to compete in the Baja 1000 race on the BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions “Baja Challenge” (BC5) race team! For the race, Currie will be joined by Chad Gilsinger, Bud Brutsman, Jason Scherer, Lars Wolfe and Kyle Tucker. Together they will tackle the 1061-mile course that runs down some of the roughest terrain in North America.

How to read the sidewall of a tire is the subject of Yokohama Tire Corporation’s second installment of Tire Tips, a series of short educational videos designed to help consumers learn more about tires. Like the first Yokohama Tire Tips video, which displayed the importance of properly inflated tires and debuted June 6 to coincide with Tire Safety Week, the latest video is hosted by off-road racing champion and TV commentator Cameron Steele.

“Most consumers don’t fully understand what all the numbers and letters mean on a tire’s sidewall,” said Fred Koplin, Yokohama Tire director, marketing communications. “Cameron and Yokohama employee Paul Algarin explain everything in an entertaining way that’s easy to follow and understand. That’s the reason we are producing these videos: to teach consumers about all aspects of tires, including care and maintenance.”

Robby Gordon was in contention for the overall win at the 2010 SCORE Baja 500 race in Ensenada, Mexico, but a busted transmission cost him an hour and half in repair time (or replacement time). He still managed to finish 13th overall.

Here’s a video recapping Gordon’s 2010 Baja 500 race.

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