Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG are pleased to announce Mtn. Dew as the title sponsor of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series.

“We’re very excited to have Mtn. Dew as the title sponsor of ATVMX this season,” said Series Director, Dean VanLeeuwen. “Mtn. Dew is one of the biggest names in its industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board to bring a whole new degree of exposure to the sport of ATV motocross racing.”

As a part of Mtn. Dew’s partnership with the ATV national series, the “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will be set up at all 10 rounds to provide fans a place to watch the AMA Pro races refreshed and in style. The “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will house cold Mtn. Dew products during both AMA Pro motos, while showing live timing and scoring on the Mountain Monitor.

Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG announce today the 2013 schedule for America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series – the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. The ten-race series kicks off March 23 and 24 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga., and wraps up August 10 and 11 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

The series will be returning to many of the ATV racing community’s favorite venues, while adding two more for 2013. Round 4 heads to Indiana’s hotbed of racing at Wildcat Creek MX, while Round 6 stops at Birch Creek Motorsports in Danville, Va.

Murrieta, CA – It is with great excitement that KTM announces the release of the second generation KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle. The new model has been developed through collaboration with the Red Bull KTM Team and both the US and Austrian based Research & Development Departments. Each special edition model will come with a limited edition sticker that lists a model number for the unit out of the 555 models produced.

The 450 SX-F Factory Edition model was well received by consumers last year after selling out in only a few short months. It received further success after Dungey won the Phoenix Supercross in only the second race of the season and just a few months later when Dungey rode the machine to victory claiming KTM’s first premier class championship in the 450 Motocross Series.

Morgantown, W.Va.  – Upon conclusion of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship season, the ATVPG is pleased to announce the Amateur Awards Ceremony to take place Saturday, November 24, at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center in Morgantown, W. Va.

Formerly held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., this year’s celebration will take place in the heart of Morgantown. The all-new facility boasts first-class accommodations, with plenty of activities throughout town.

Morgantown, W. Va. - MX Sports and Ricky Carmichael are proud to welcome former champion and fitness guru Johnny O’Mara to the 2012 Ricky Carmichael University faculty lineup. O’Mara will join returning instructors Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton and Mrs. Carmichael in teaching students at the Lake Elsinore Campus Monday, September 10, following the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, in Lake Elsinore, CA.

As a two-time champion, O’Mara’s addition to the RCU lineup now brings the championship total to 27 amongst this year’s faculty. Led by 15-Time champ, RC, the accomplished panel of instructors bring years of racing experience to the lesson plan, while also providing classroom-based knowledge to students.

“It’s a honor to have the opportunity to join Ricky and the team in helping riders who want to excel in our sport,” O’Mara said. “I’ve wanted to do this sooner but my scheduling hasn’t allowed until now, so I’m excited to spend the weekend at Lake Elsinore with my friends, past champions and all the RCU students!”

Buchanan, Mich. - With nine rounds of racing complete, AMA Pro ATV points leaders Chad Wienen and John Natalie have perpetuated the title chase all the way to the season finale after splitting moto-wins at the penultimate round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Series at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich. Wienen proved strong as he outlasted the defending champion in a two-moto format, taking the overall win and extending his points lead with one round remaining.

Wienen once again grabbed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award with a 2:10.9 time. When the gate dropped for Moto 1, it was Motoworks/Can-Am’s John Natalie who took the SSiDecals Holeshot Award, with TBROWN Yamaha/Moto-X-Perts’ Thomas Brown close in tow. Brown made the move past Natalie to take over the early lead but Natalie quickly stole it back for what turned into a dominant Moto 1 for the defending champ.

Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha’s Wienen began Moto 1 just outside the top five but worked his way into the third place position where he battled with his Yamaha Racing teammate Thomas Brown, eventually passing Brown with two laps to go. Brown was able to hold on for a third place finish in Moto 1.

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am DS 450 ATV Pro class racer Josh Creamer finished second overall at round eight in Unadilla, N.Y., in a successful return to the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. He was joined on the Pro class podium by defending AMA ATV MX champion John Natalie, who finished third overall. Natalie’s Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick finished fourth while Canadian Can-Am X-Team racer Richard Pelchat took seventh on his DS 450.

“It was another great weekend of racing, as our Can-Am riders battled hard to earn two spots on the Pro podium in Unadilla, N.Y. Josh Creamer had a memorable return to the AMA ATV MX National series convincingly winning the first moto and ending up second overall. Motoworks / Can-Am pilot John Natalie earned a hard-fought third-place finish and kept himself in the championship points race with only two rounds remaining,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Joel Hetrick just missed the podium, finishing fourth, but gained some valuable points in his pursuit to remain in the top three in the Pro class points race.”

Torrance, CA: American Honda is pleased to announce that GEICO Honda rider Justin Barcia will ride for the American Honda Racing team and race a factory Honda-prepared CRF450R at the remaining four rounds in the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship.

“I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to ride the Honda CRF450R in the 450 class,” said Barcia. “I can’t thank GEICO Honda team owners Rick Zielfelder and Jeff Majkrzak enough for allowing me to take advantage of this opportunity. I raced the CRF450R to the overall win at the Bercy Supercross last year and I felt great competing on the bike, so I’m excited to now get the chance to race several rounds in the Motocross series on it. I’m also really looking forward to working with the factory Honda team. I feel I’ve grown a lot as a professional racer over the past three years and this whole experience is only going to help me develop my skills even more.”

American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe welcomes Barcia to the Honda starting line-up. “Justin has been a part of the Honda family for many years now, having entered the professional ranks through Honda’s amateur support program,” said Kehoe. “He has a lot of experience racing Honda motorcycles and he’s earned a lot of success in both his amateur and professional careers. Trey Canard showcased his talents aboard the factory-prepared Honda CRF450R last year when he filled in for six Supercross rounds, and obviously that was a significant career opportunity for him, while Cole Seely enjoyed racing several Supercross’ with the team this year. We are pleased to work with Honda-supported teams and give the younger Honda riders the chance to gain valuable experience riding for the factory team when opportunities arise.”

For more information, contact American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (310) 783-3745.

In the AMA Pro Motocross series we’ve seen the consistency of TwoTwo Motorsport’s Chad Reed pay off as he leads the points over Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who has had the speed to win on any weekend but just hasn’t had the consistency of Reed.  In the Lites class, it’s been all about the dominating performance of the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team with their riders handing over the red plate like a hot potato after each round.  Dean Wilson has managed to keep the points lead heading into the off weekend over Blake “El Chupacabra” Baggett who sits 2nd in points and their teammate Tyla Rattray sitting 3rd.  In the WMX series, Ashley Fiolek ripped off two massive holeshots this past weekend at Red Budd to go 1-1 for the overall and extend her points lead over 2nd place.

In the FIM World Motocross series we have seen the Red Bull Teka KTM team consistently up front and new red plate holder Antonio Cairoli working his way back into the top spot of the series standings after an impressive win at the Swedish round.  Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle sits 2nd in points as the series heads to Germany this weekend.  Speaking of Germany, this weekend’s race will see hometown kid Ken Roczen looking to expand his points lead in the MX2 class over his Red Bull Teka KTM teammate Jeffrey Herlings.

North of the border in the Monster Energy Canadian Motocross nationals, after 4 of 9 rounds have been completed, it has been total domination by the Yamaha Red Bull Blackfoot Fox Racing squad of Colton Facciotti and Dusty Klatt in the MX1 class with both riders sitting 1-2 in the points respectively.  In the MX2 class it’s more of the same with Blackfoot’s Tyler Medaglia holding a healthy points leads over his nearest rival.

Switching to offroad racing, in the Can-am GNCC series it’s been a close battle between FMF Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang and FMF KTM’s Charlie Mullins after 8 rounds.  The two have battled non-stop thus far and sit atop the Leaderboard heading into this weekend’s round in Ohio.

In the WORCS series, FMF KTM’s Kurt Caselli has been the most consistent up front, and with the most wins (2) leads Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert by comfortable margin in the Pro 1 class.  The WORCS series is currently on “Summer Break” and will resume racing in late August in Washington state.

All of the riders mentioned in this article use Renthal handlebars, sprockets and grips on their quest to earn titles in their respective disciplines.  With 153 World Titles and 132 US titles, Renthal Builds Championships.

Source: www.Renthal.com

GoPro has been releasing footage of action from the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series this season all shot with GoPro HD Hero cameras. In its newest installation, this video covers the 6th round of Motocross action from the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross at Redbud in Buchanan, MI.

Watch highlights of your favorite MX athletes, including exclusive GoPro helmet cam footage from Nick Wey, Shane Sewell, Michael Byrne, Kyle Cunningham, Alex Martin, and Scott Champion as they tear up the track at Redbud!

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