AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Lone Star State will offer American Motorcyclist Association motocross racers a lot of competition events over the next three months, with a full district championship schedule that will qualify them for the AMA District 20/41/42 Championship at Cycle Ranch MX in Floresville, Texas, Nov. 9-10.

“Some of this country’s best motocross racing is in the great state of Texas,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “Fall provides excellent conditions for racing, and we can expect a lot of close battles not just for a state title, but to qualify for a spot on the line at the finale.”

Now in its third year, the AMA District 20/41/42 Championship will take place at Cycle Ranch MX, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. The final race will feature riders who qualified through AMA District Championship Series in District 41 (Northeast Texas), District 20 (Southeast Texas) and District 42 (West Texas). More information is available at www.texasmotocrossalliance.com.

Josh-Creamer-ITP-Tires-Off-Road-7-10-13Ontario, California, July 10, 2013 – Team ITP racers won seven classes and earned a total of 21 podiums at round seven of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National in Pennsylvania. At round six of the UTV Rally Raid Northern Series, Kyle Chaney (JB Racing / ITP) drove his ITP Terracross-equipped side-by-side vehicle to victory in Oliver Springs, Tenn.

“Our ITP ATV racers once again put in an outstanding effort, winning seven classes and recording numerous podium finishes. After seven rounds in the books, our riders are in the running for several class championships and that fact alone validates the performance and design of our tires,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Team ITP racer Kyle Chaney put in an outstanding performance in wet, muddy conditions to win another off-road event with Terracross tires.”

Villopoto-Motocross-7-4-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reaches its halfway point this Saturday, July 6, with Round 7 of the 12-race series. Held at the famed RedBud MX track in Buchanan, Mich., the Red Bull RedBud National serves as the centerpiece of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, drawing spectators from all over the Midwest to witness the most prestigious motocross racers in the country do battle in the rolling hills of Southwestern Michigan.

Heading into the second half of the season, 2011 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto and defending 450 Class Champion Ryan Dungey share the first six overall victories with three wins, respectively. Although each rider holds three overall wins, it’s Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto who tops the championship standings by a 12-point margin over Red Bull KTM’s Dungey. En route to his current points lead in the 450 Class, Villopoto has captured nine moto wins-the most of the season-as well as the distinction of being the only rider to win a moto at every race. While Dungey only has three moto wins under his belt, the Minnesota native is the only rider to finish atop the podium at each round of the championship thus far. Dungey looks to defend his two-race overall win streak against Villopoto this Saturday at RedBud

Motorcycle-Superstore-Loretta-4-18-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – MX Sports and Motorcycle-Superstore.com are pleased to announce the posting of over $60,000 in contingency for racers who have qualified for the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL, held Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, August 3 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

To participate in the contingency program, racers must be wearing a Motorcycle-Superstore/Bell Moto 9 Helmet – available only through the Motorcycle-Superstore.com Rider Support Application Program. Contingency will be available to every class except the 51cc Stock Limited and Shaft Drive, 51cc AMA Stock 1 and Stock 2 classes.

“We introduced the Motorcycle Superstore/Bell Helmets program to the amateur motocross racers at last year’s Loretta Lynn’s,” said Tim Clark, director of sports marketing for Motorcycle Superstore. “It proved to be a great success and we certainly enjoyed handing out those gift certificates to the top amateur racers.”

American Suzuki Motor Corporation is offering Suzuki amateur motocross racers the chance to attend the first-ever Suzuki Camp Carmichael – a special riding school with legendary Motocross and Supercross racer Ricky Carmichael at his private training facility in Tallahassee, Florida.

The event is being run in conjunction with Suzuki’s recently-announced $4.2 million Motocross Contingency Program and scheduled for the week prior to the 2012 Winter National Olympics (Mini O’s). For racers that will be going to Mini O’s afterwards, there will be space reserved for Suzuki Camp Carmichael riders at Gatorback.

Said Carmichael: “I’m really excited to team up with Suzuki and have the opportunity to put together such a great program as Suzuki Camp Carmichael. Suzuki’s RM and RM-Z product is the best out there and the Camp is a great chance for riders of all ages to race, have fun, earn contingency and hone their skills at my track. I’m really looking forward to my upcoming Daytona Amateur Supercross event and the Suzuki Camp Carmichael later this year.”

Sonoma, CA – Bold. Complex. Solid structure with a smooth finish. These words aptly describe the style and personality of seven-time National Supercross and Motocross champion Ricky Johnson, and the same qualities are now captured in his signature red wine. To commemorate 25 years since the climax of RJ’s illustrious career, Highway 12 Winery is proud to release the latest of the MX wine series, the “Bad Boy Red.”

“It’s an honor and a lot of fun to have my racing career celebrated with my own wine,” said Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson. “I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do and will celebrate along with friends and family this holiday season.”

The blend of 2009 Sonoma Valley varietals in Bad Boy Red was personally selected by RJ, who worked directly with Highway 12 Winery’s Paul Giusto to craft a blend that suits his taste and style.

“We are thrilled to have RJ as a part of our MX wine series,” stated Paul Giusto from Highway 12 Winery. “This release has been four-plus years in the making and it’s cool to see it come to life – the fans are loving it!”

RJ(From the back of the label)
By the 80′s, American motocross racers had escaped the shadows of their European counterparts. In 1986, Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson had emerged as the most dominant rider on the planet. With one championship already, he would go on to win six more Supercross, 250cc and 500cc classes. His bulldog determination and outspoken persona made him a fan favorite while his personal style provided another nickname: “Too Hip.”

This 2009 blend from the Sonoma Valley includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot showcasing the intensity that mirrors that of the Bad Boy. This full-bodied wine with hints of cedar and spice supported by jammy lushness and velvety tannins, was selected personally by RJ to celebrate 25 years since his rise to the top.

Only 400 bottles of this limited edition Sonoma Valley red will be released and is available exclusively online at www.nexternal.com/gos for $40/bottle. Order now to get your hands on a bottle of Bad Boy Red!

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the members of the U.S. team that will compete at the FIM Motocross of Nations, Sept. 17-18, at Saint Jean D’Angely, France. The 2011 team will include Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett.

“America’s talent pool for motocross racers is the deepest in the world,” said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther. “As demonstrated by their performances in this summer’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships, these three riders are among the best that the United States has to offer. We’re confident they will do their country proud at this prestigious event.”

Perennial U.S. Team Manager and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Roger DeCoster will manage the team in its hunt for a record 22nd Motocross of Nations Championship.

Riders in the Motocross of Nations compete in either MX1, featuring mostly 450cc four-stroke machinery; MX2, featuring mostly 250cc four-stroke bikes; or the Open class. The U.S. team will announce each rider’s designated class closer to the event.

The Motocross of Nations is one of the most high-profile motorsport events in the world. It features national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country. The event emerged in post-war Europe in 1947 and has run uninterrupted since that time. The United States is the all-time leader in Motocross of Nations overall victories with 21. Great Britain is second with 16.

The United States is the reigning champion of the Motocross of Nations, winning in 2010 when the event was held in Lakewood, Colo.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Motocross racers in the Southern California region have another opportunity to earn Pro/Am points prior to the season opener of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship at Hangtown on May 21. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome Pala Raceway’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships Area Qualifier on April 9-10 as a sanctioned Pro/Am event.

“Although we understand this is short notice, we wanted to alert our prospective pros in Southern California about this new sanction status for the April 9-10 event,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship opener at Hangtown will be here before you know it. Don’t miss this last chance to qualify to enter.”

Pala Raceway is roughly 25 miles east of Interstate 5 on Hwy 76. More information about the track can be found at PalaRaceway.com.

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