Outperformer-Mike-Schultz-Bike-7-16-13Porter, TX. (July 16, 2013) – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced “Monster” Mike Schultz as the subject of its second Outperformer mini-documentary series for the 2013 season. Schultz, a championship racer with an impressive list of wins under his belt, is a pioneer in the field of adaptive action sports.

The five minute documentary tells Schultz’ story of Outperformance, including the motivations that drove him to triumph following a devastating accident; inspiring others to return to extreme sports following potentially career ending injuries; and how he became one of the best in his field both as a racer and inventor.

GNCC-Racing-Logo-4-17-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – RacerTV returns in 2013 with coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series and the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship. This year’s platform features a 15-week television package on NBC Sports Network, as well as a full-schedule of racing on RacerTV.com – all brought to viewers by this year’s television sponsors AMSOIL, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and Can-Am.

This year’s 15-week television package on NBC Sports Network begins this weekend, April 14 and runs through November. NBC Sports Network will air 13 episodes of GNCC Racing, as well as an additional two episodes of ATV Motocross Nationals.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association honored the accomplishments of hundreds of AMA champions from all motorcycle racing disciplines on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Aladdin Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The banquet celebrated the 2012 racing season and announced the recipients of a number of special awards that recognize the best of the best.

Speaking at the banquet, AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman thanked all AMA competitors for their contributions to the sport of motorcycling and congratulated them on an unforgettable year.

MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce a corporate partnership with Foremost Insurance Group becoming the latest sponsor of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team and the KTM Ride Orange Demo Ride Program.

The partnership blossomed through combined interests of the two companies. Both companies are motorcycle-focused with an emphasis on grassroots initiatives. While the KTM brand has been widely recognized for its offroad heritage and success, Foremost is an insurance company that offers specialized offroad vehicle insurance coverage, along with motorcycle, boat, home and much more.

Red Bull KTM Factory riders, Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen, launched the partnership off to a great start after both riders’ finished on the podium at the opening round of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series.

AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sportsannounced today that AMSOIL signed on as the name-in-title sponsor of the newly-named AMSOIL Arenacross for the next three years. Arenacross is the world’s premier form of enclosed off-road motorcycle racing, providing captivating competition on one-of-a-kind man-made dirt layouts filled with jumps, turns and other challenging obstacles.

AMSOIL, based in Superior, Wis., joined arenacross prior to the start of the 2011 season. With a defined role as the “Official and Exclusive Oil & Lubricant of Arenacross,” AMSOIL received unprecedented exposure in a new demographic, further strengthening its ties to off-road motorcycle racing, which began back in 1999. The opportunity to take a lead role in one of the most exciting forms of racing on the planet was a logical progression. AMSOIL is also an official sponsor of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Monster Energy Cup.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the next member of the induction class of 2012. Jimmy Ellis, the 1975 AMA Supercross 250cc National Champion, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 AMA Legends Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-17.

“It would be hard to argue that any motorcycle racing activity has reached as many fans as AMA Supercross,” said Tom White, a member of the board of directors of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the Hall of Fame. “Today, stadiums sell out for AMA Supercross events across America, but it is important to remember that in 1975 the AMA Supercross Series Championship featured just four rounds. The featured event of that series was the Los Angeles Coliseum finale, which was televised nationally. Jimmy Ellis won the event. Ellis won all four rounds of the series in 1975. Jimmy, congratulations for being a pioneer in one of the greatest motorsports in the world and welcome to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

Fullerton, CA – After airing four successful pilot episodes in August 2011, “The Moto Show With Jim Holley” (TMS) has been picked up to run on SPEEDTV.com as featured content (in addition to YouTube). Existing and new episodes of the weekly television web show will be hosted on an exclusive TMS page at www.speedtv.com/feature/the-moto-show. The player graphics and look are consistent with TMS’ own online presence and will include advertising tied in with the player and series.

“SPEED’s online initiatives include hosting entertaining content that viewers won’t find on the regular network,” commented Mark Mitchell, Executive Director at SPEED Digital Media. “‘The Moto Show’ is unique, well-produced and offers our motorcycle racing viewers something special. We want to work with the producers to build this property for the benefit of our viewers, advertisers and the motorcycle industry as a whole.”

“It’s great that SPEED.com has recognized the value and potential of TMS by hosting it on their site,” said Todd Huffman, series creator and Executive Producer at Pipeline Digital Media. “With the awareness of the SPEED.com audience, ‘The Moto Show’ will continue to gain traction and grow into the important motorsports media property as intended.”

Producers plan to be ready with new episodes of TMS for SPEED.com for the 2012 Supercross season, working closely with the motorcycle industry to keep up to date with relevant guests and unique content on the program. Bringing on advertising and sponsorship partners are the next steps to a firm re-launch schedule for The Moto Show. Producers will be working together with SPEED.com to develop entertaining must-see episodes, and building traffic to provide an ideal platform for marketers to reach motorcycle enthusiasts.

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ celebrated its 30th anniversary with the premiere of the short film “Grassroots” at the Oakley Theater in Foothill Ranch, Calif. on September 7, 2011 to a packed audience of Team Green alumni and friends. The celebration kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with guests arriving on the green carpet to enjoy food and drinks prior to the start of the film.  Following the film there was a panel discussion about the dynamic history of Team Green, hosted by RACER X contributor Steve Matthes.

The 22-minute feature celebrates the past, present, and future of Team Green and stars current team members Adam Cianciarulo, Destry Abbott, Darian Sanayei, Justin Soule’, Chad George, and Stilez Robertson. Former and current Team Green managers who helped create and grow the program including Dave Jordan, Bruce Stjernstrom, Ron Heben, and Kawasaki’s present Senior Manager of Racing, Reid Nordin were part of the panel discussion following the screening, which also included Davey Coombs. Many Team Green athletes and alumni from the program’s rich 30-year history were also in attendance.

Irvine, CA – Monster Energy is a big part of motorcycle racing and they have been a big part of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series presented by Lucas Oil from the beginning. With new events in Southern California and Boise Idaho as well as the Experts being included in X Games 17, 2011 will take EnduroCross to a whole new level. Monster Energy will be out in full force with the Monster Energy Kawasaki team of Justin Soule, Taylor Robert and Destry Abbott battling for the top of the podium to hang out with the beautiful Monster Girls.

“Monster is a big part of EnduroCross and they do a great job getting their local retailers involved with pre-event PR in the stores”, stated Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marking for EnduroCross. “It is so cool to go into a local convenience store and see a huge window sticker featuring one of the top EnduroCross riders blasting out at you”, Bryson continued.

Check out the schedule below and make plans to see an EnduroCross event in person where you will see some of the most exciting racing imaginable. And make sure you show up early as the pits are always open and you can mingle with the top riders and teams and maybe even a few of those Monster girls.

Tickets for X Games 17 are available now at all Ticketmaster locations and the box office at STAPLES Center. Tickets information for the remaining EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.

2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Los Angeles, CA July 31, 2011 Staples Center     (Expert only during X-Games)
Everett, WA August 13, 2011 Comcast Arena
Indianapolis, IN August 26, 2011 Pepsi Coliseum    (Friday during MotoGP weekend)
Ontario, CA September 17, 2011 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, CO October 1, 2011 National Western Complex
Boise, ID October 22, 2011 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV November 19, 2011 Orleans Arena      (Double Main event)

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.

June 29, 2011 – Fullerton, CA – Pipeline Digital Media – the producers of “The Motocross Files” and “Epic Ride” – are proud to announce “The Moto Show with Jim Holley.” The all-new roundtable discussion show, dedicated to motorcycle racing news and entertainment, is currently in pre-production and will make its official debut to web viewers in August, 2011 exclusively on YouTube.com.

“The Moto Show with Jim Holley” (TMS) is a weekly 30-minute video broadcast featuring exclusive coverage of all things motorcycle-related – dirt, street and everything in between. Former Supercross World Champion Jim Holley will highlight the cast of the all-new show, and joining him in hosting will be Cycle News Editor, Paul Carruthers, and Motorsports Announcer, Laurette Nicoll. TMS will cover the wide spectrum of motorcycle racing, featuring in-studio guests, event updates and news as well as information on new bikes, product reviews and plenty of other surprises.

Pipeline Digital Media producers are headed in a bold new direction with plans to broadcast TMS exclusively on the internet. With content that will appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks, this format will allow viewers around the world to view episodes of TMS at any time. Because of this global reach, TMS has the potential to cultivate an audience much larger than anything a domestic cable carrier could.

“With the current technology available and how motorcycle people were using it, we felt it was time to produce a show like this,” said Todd Huffman, series creator and executive producer at Pipeline Digital Media. “Our goal is to build on this platform to not only offer weekly news-talk content, but to also provide in-depth motorcycle entertainment you won’t find anywhere else. We won’t be breezing across the top of motorsports news like traditional cable networks do, but bringing details, personalities and perspectives to race fans everywhere.”

TMS host Jim Holley is no stranger to the motorcycle racing community or being on camera. As a factory Yamaha rider, Holley won the first Supercross World Championship in 1985 as well as Ultracross titles in 1988 and 1989. He parlayed his talents on a motorcycle into a successful career as a Hollywood stuntman, with films like The Italian Job and Wild Hogs to his credit. More recently Holley has been the voice of live webcasts during the AMA Supercross Championship for Feld Motor Sports as well as the on-screen talent for SupercrossLive.com’s behind-the-scenes coverage. His knowledge and enthusiasm for motorcycle racing and his personable demeanor make him a fan favorite, and his role as host of TMS will put him in a well-deserved spotlight.

“It’s a great opportunity to host this ground-breaking series about something I have loved since I was a kid, watching my dad, Al Holley, race flat track around Southern California,” Holley commented. “I love the concept of the show and look forward to having some fun with Paul, Laurette and all of our guests.”

The motorcycle industry has already started showing support for this groundbreaking new series. Companies such as Matrix Concepts, Motion Pro Products and Pacific Panel Products are already getting involved to decorate the TMS set.