Ronnie Renner can drive the wheels off of just about anything. It may be true that with age comes a cage, but the multi-time X Games Gold Medalist isn’t slowing down, that’s for sure. Recently Renner was spotted doing some UTV Motocross out at Milestone MX in Southern California. Anyone who thinks you can’t “moto” a UTV needs to take lessons from Renner.
For whatever reason, the Mannequin Challenge has been taking over the Internet lately. We’ve seen challenges in offices, classrooms, gyms and even bathrooms, but this is dirt bike mannequin challenge is the best one we’ve seen yet. Check it out.
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports today unveiled the 2014 Monster Energy Cup track design that is inspired by five time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup will be held at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 18, and will feature the world’s top riders.
WORCS Round Four, a bit different than most WORCS races, would consist of two laps of winding, sandy trails, rock climbs, and dune areas without the typical motocross section found at WORCS races. The course would challenge the almost 70 side-by-sides lining up for the race with many cars having their race end early.
Charlotte, N.C. – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD officials are honored to announce that the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion will be the recipient of the Inaugural Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy, named in honor of the late championship racer, innovator, and promoter, Mickey Thompson.
Born December 7, 1928, in San Fernando, Calif., Thompson was an integral player in the West Coast drag-racing scene of the 1950’s. His most notable achievement during this time was the creation of the first slingshot dragster in 1954.
However, it was during Mickey’s time managing the Lion Drag Strip near Long Beach, Calif., he created some of the most innovative improvements in racing safety. The development of the ‘Christmas Tree’ starting lights that are implemented throughout drag racing today, took the human starter out of the equation. During the same period, it was Mickey’s idea to fill barrels with water to help absorb a car’s energy during a crash; the same safety technique is now used in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition years later.
This news is announced just as Musquin, a two-time MX2 World Champion, achieved the highlight of his U.S. racing career with the overall win in the 250 Motocross class at Unadilla Raceway. His teammate, Ken Roczen, also earned a career first after taking a 250 Motocross class win in the first moto at Unadilla.
Morgantown, W.Va. (July 20, 2012) – AMSOIL, the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s, is once again offering a unique program for those fortunate qualifiers at this year’s event. The AMSOIL Generator Oil Change Program will be available free of charge to all race teams attending this year’s National.
AMSOIL realizes it’s been a busy summer of racing and qualifying for this year’s event. While riders are working hard at keeping their bikes in race ready condition, sometimes things can get overlooked. Most manufacturers recommend changing generator oil after the first 50 hours of use and every 150 hours after that. With the hot and dusty conditions each team faces every summer, changes should occur even more often. That’s where AMSOIL is looking to help out the riders. Not only will the company ensure a convenient oil change at each rider’s respective campsite, AMSOIL lubricants and filters will also provide generators with added protection in these difficult conditions.
Mechanicsville, Md. – Sometimes in motocross, it’s not always the rider who wins the races that ends up taking home the overall win. For Joel Hetrick at round four of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, two second place finishes was enough to put the sophomore rookie on top of the podium at Budds Creek MX, where he scored his first overall win of the 2012 season.
Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha’s Chad Wienen continued his five-race win streak in Moto 1 as he made his way out front immediately and went on to lead all twelve laps of the race. But it was Baldwin Motorports/PEP’s Josh Upperman who grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award and led for a brief moment before Wienen put himself into the lead. Hetrick put in a solid second place finish, coming in less than three seconds behind Wienen. Upperman worked hard to fend off TBROWN Yamaha Racing/Moto-X-Perts rider Thomas Brown to maintain third place in Moto 1, while Brown finished a close fourth after getting off to a rough start.
ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Joe Byrd landed the fastest lap time in the morning qualifying sessions and the veteran made his way up to fifth place after getting off to a bad start in Moto 1. Motoworks/Can-Am rider John Natalie began the race inside the top five until he overshot a corner, causing him to go off the track and lose a significant amount of time and positions. The Ironman was able to work his way back into a sixth place finish, despite his early fumble.
Washington, Ga. – The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicked off Saturday at Aonia Pass MX Park in Washington, Ga., providing some of the best racing in series history, pitting the fastest ATV Motocross racers in the country against one another for two twenty-plus minute motos. After an eight-month hiatus from racing due to a season ending injury in 2011, Wienen Motorsports/SSi/Walsh/Yamaha-backed Chad Wienen began the season in a winning fashion, going (1-1) for the overall and the early points lead.
In the opening moto of the Pro ATVMX class, it was Baldwin Motorports/PEP’s Josh Upperman who grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award and led the early part of the race. It wasn’t long before Wienen powered his new Yamaha ride into the lead, though, passing Upperman through the fan-filled finish line section.
While the rest of the field was viewing the track on the site lap, Motoworks/Can-Am’s newest addition, Joel Hetrick, was waiting behind the gate while his crew worked to fix a mechanical issue on the ATV. Earlier in the day, Hetrick grabbed the ATVRiders.com fastest Qualifier Award over a stacked field of veteran riders, and after finally fixing the ATV in time for the gate drop, Hetrick proved it wasn’t a fluke as he caught and passed the front-runners and pressured Wienen for the lead spot. Hetrick finally made a bold attempt to pass Wienen for the lead, but in doing so, the nineteen-year-old went off the track and was forced to sit the rest of the moto on the sidelines.
Morgantown, W.Va. (February 28, 2012) – The ATV Promoter’s Group (ATVPG) is pleased to announce the addition of SSi Decals, a leading supplier of ATV decals and graphics kits, as an associate sponsor of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. As part of its support of ATV Motocross, SSi Decals will once again sponsor the SSi Decals Holeshot Award for pro racers at all 10 rounds of the series.
“SSi Decals is fully committed to the ATV industry and proud to be an associate sponsor of the 2012 ATVMX Series,” said Ian Harris, owner of SSi Decals. “We are excited to elevate our role in the series this year and believe we offer the best product on the market when it comes to decals. Our support of the ATV industry extends to all ages and rider-levels.”
The added incentive of the SSi Decals Holeshot Award is just one of the many ways in which SSi Decals supports the sport of ATV Motocross. Sponsoring riders such as Chad Wienen, John Natalie, Thomas Brown, Nick Denoble, Josh Upperman, Joe Byrd, Mark Madl, Derek Swartfager, John VenJon, and Ronnie Higgerson, as well as a host of amateur riders, SSi Decals has a strong presence in the ATV Motocross industry.
For more information on SSi Decals products, visit their website at www.ssidecals.com.
The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicks off its 10 race series March 24 and 25 at Aonia Pass MX Park in Washington, Ga. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.