AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A dominant AMA Supercross and motocross champion nicknamed “The GOAT” (The Greatest Of All Time), a pair of riders who helped raise tens of millions of dollars in search of the cause of and cure for pediatric brain tumors, and a founder of one of the aftermarket’s most recognizable brands are among the motorcyclists who are on the 2013 ballot for possible elevation to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Multi-time AMA champion Ricky Carmichael, the Ride for Kids’ Mike and Dianne Traynor, and K&N co-founder Norm McDonald are among the nominees on the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame ballot that includes racers, designers, tuners, and ambassadors for motorcycling in consideration of elevation to motorcycling’s highest honor.

2014-THUMB-Kawasaki-KX-6-17-13Kawasaki unveiled today its 2014 KX250F and KX450F to the world. Both bikes have seen some pretty major changes in the last few years, including more adjustability with the motor and suspension fine-tuning. The two flagships motocross bikes return for Kawasaki in 2014 with the KX250F receiving the lion’s share of upgrades for the new model year. Below is a breakdown on each model for 2014.

2014 KAWASAKI KX250F
As Kawasaki notes, no other 250cc motocross bike in the modern four-stroke era has earned more championship titles in AMA Supercross and Motocross than the Kawasaki KX250F. The KX250F features a plug-and-play adjustable ECU, a narrow frame, Separate Function Fork (SFF) fork and slim ergonomics. For 2014, the KX250F also gets a the Launch Control device introduced on the KX450F. The system adjust the ignition timing in first and second gear to help control traction and reduce wheel spin when starting on slippery surfaces. The system is controlled by pushing a button on the left handlebar of the KX250F.

Delong-Gncc-husqvarna-3-18-13Corona, CA – March 18, 2013 – A mere four days after having dominated the opening round of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, XC2-class racer Andrew DeLong backed it up with another victory, this time at The General GNCC in Washington, Georgia.

Much like the season opener in River Ranch, Florida only days earlier, the win was a tough fight for DeLong. This time he had Grant Baylor to duel with in the battle for the XC2 class lead. True to form, DeLong let his training do the talking. With two laps left, AD came in for fuel, where his mechanic, Joe Maurer, said, “It’s time to see who’s in shape!”

An all-out sprint in the last laps of the three-hour race saw DeLong with a 23-second lead at the white flag. He pushed hard to the finish, leaving Baylor and factory motocross racer Zach Osborne to battle for second.

According to a recent report, Travis Pastrana will be adding a new form of competition to his list of motorsports activities – Pastrana is headed to NASCAR. Pastrana started out as a young Supercross and motocross racer, but he is mostly known for his freestyle motocross career that really took off with the success of ESPN’s X Games. In recent years, Pastrana has battled in the rally racing circuit, winning titles from 2006-2009 .

According to the report, Pastrana will compete in the Nationwide tour in 2011 as both a driver and team owner under Pastrana-Waltrip Racing.  Although he is technically not yet approved to race just yet (though there isn’t expected to be any issue with that), he plans to race in seven events in 2011 and jump up to at least 20 races in 2012.