Springville, IN – Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell extended his win-streak to five-in-a-row on Sunday at round five of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, in Springville, Indiana. Russell now sits third on the All-Time Bike Wins list in GNCC Racing after his 27th career win today, surpassing Ed Lojak who claimed 26 wins through his storied career.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Racer Productions, along with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), is pleased to announce that the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis will be an AMA-sanctioned National Championship in 2014.
“American off-road motorcycle competition is stronger when the AMA and GNCC works as one, and we’re pleased to partner with Racer Productions to recognize GNCC as an AMA National Championship Series in 2014,” said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. “Without question, in terms of rider participation and media exposure, the GNCC series is the premier off-road racing series in America. We are proud to see them return as an AMA-sanctioned series, and we look forward to supporting Racer Productions and honoring GNCC class champions with AMA national No. 1 plates in 2014.”
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — There will be more opportunity to race vintage motocross in 2014, thanks to an expansion of the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series. The seven-round series will roll through Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana from May to October.
“Vintage motocross is evolving at an exciting pace,” said AMA Motocross Operational Coordinator Alex Hunter. “We learned a lot in our first year, and we are putting those lessons to work in 2014.”
AURORA, Ill. – Brian White Racing has revealed its five-rider lineup for the 2014 season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The BWRengines.com/SSI Decals/Fly Racing Honda squad will consist of returning riders Maxx Malatia and Kyle White along with a trio of talented up-and-comers in Brandon Marley, Malachi Messenger, and Logan Skaggs.
“Last year was by far our most successful season to date and with the talent and work ethic I am seeing from our new and returning riders, I expect 2014 to once again surpass our previous seasons,” said Brian White. “As the engine and suspension tech for the team I really wanted to get a head start and begin testing as soon as possible. We built a pre-production version of the new Honda back in August and have been working alongside Adrian at Ride Engineering to develop the new bike to work exactly how we need for arenacross. We have brought aboard a few great new relationships including SSI Decals and Fly Racing so overall I am very excited going into our third season as a full time AMSOIL Arenacross team and I am looking forward to many more to come.”
Irvine, CA. (January 30, 2013) – The tenth annual GEICO MiniMotoSX, Fueled by Monster Energy will take place during the Monster Energy Supercross finals weekend in Las Vegas. On Sunday May 5th, you can put your own gear on and hit the track inside the Orleans Arena. This is the largest Mini Bike race in the world and you can expect over 300 riders to compete for AMA number 1 plates and the largest purse in Mini Bike racing. There is a $3,000 purse on the line for each of the two expert main events and an additional $3,000 for the World Final.
“Racing Mini Bikes is a lot of fun and I am proud of the fact that we have created the largest Mini Bike race in the world and made it to year ten” said Eric Peronnard, the co-creator of MiniMotoSX. “Mini Bike racing is not as popular as it was a few years ago so I am not sure we will make it to eleven but we will build another great track and hope to remind everybody just how much fun it is to race Mini Bikes and generate enough excitement to keep going for the future.”
Morgantown, W. Va. – MX Sports announces today the National Classes, Supplemental Rules and all-new Limited Class Clarification chart for the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s.
Classes that were previously categorized as Stock or Modified will now be referred to as Limited and Non-Limited divisions, according to machine modifications that are eligible in each class.
The all-new Limited Class Clarification chart is designed to clarify which items on the machine should remain stock and which items can be modified. To view the 2013:
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association, in partnership with MX Sports, is pleased to announce the 2013 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule that will be the first steps to the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch on July 28-Aug. 3 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
“It’s every amateur motocross racer’s dream to win an AMA national No. 1 plate at Loretta Lynn’s,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “Whether you are a returning superstar or a first-time racer, the dream is rooted in success in the area qualifier program. We’re excited to once again work with MX Sports to present one of 2013’s most-anticipated schedules.”
Ontario, CA – The 2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, presented by Lucas Oil made a first time stop at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California and KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took the win in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd. Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker took second ahead of factory Beta backed Cody Webb. Kyle Redmond finished fourth and Geoff Aaron finished fifth.
The afternoon got started with the 30 Expert riders doing a single lap against the clock running in reverse order of the current point standings to determine gate picks for the heat races. There is a lot of bragging rights on the line and Blazusiak was the final rider to take the track and set the fast time ahead of Mike Brown and Haaker.
Blazusiak, Brown and Aaron each won their heat races to take the best gate picks for the main event. Wally Palmer was among the top riders not make the main after a nasty tumble during his heat race. Jacob Argubright, Kevin Rookstool, Ryan Sandoval and Matt Oppen were among the other riders to miss the cut for the main event.
Blazusiak jumped to the front of the field at the start followed closely by Aaron and Haaker. Aaron stalled his bike on the first lap and then Haaker immediately closed in on Blazusiak and stayed close for the first half of the race before slowly losing touch. Redmond, Gary Sutherlin and Webb were equally close to Haaker and it appeared that any one of them could have taken second before Haaker started to pull a little gap. Sutherlin made a mistake to fall from contention and Webb applied pressure to Redmond to finally make the pass just before the white flag; taking the final podium spot. Aaron managed to work his way back up to fifth ahead of Monster Kawasaki’s Justin Soule. Sutherlin held on for sixth ahead of Brown, who had a pretty tough main event and lost a lot of ground to Taddy in the championship after coming into this event in second. Keith Sweeten, the youngster from Oregon finished ninth ahead of Destry Abbott and Rory Sullivan, who is a very accomplished Motocross and Off Road rider made his first main event after three years of trying finished 11th after a big crash in the rocks.
In addition to the Expert class, EnduroCross events include Open Amateur, Vet 35+ and TrialsCross classes. The top two finishers in each class also earn a spot in the Vegas Grand Championship Finals for each respective class. The Vet class was won by Todd Sciaqua over Kurt Nicoll and Baja Legend Johnny Campbell. The Amateur class was won by Eric Rhoten with Matt Crouch and Max Gerston rounding out the podium. The TrialsCross class had an amazing finish with Andrew Oldar making a last second pass on Mike Damm that ended with both of them crashing as they crossed the finish line. Twelve year old Ty Cullins took third.
GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Presented by Lucas Oil Ontario, California Expert Main Event Results
- Taddy Blazusiak
- Colton Haaker
- Cody Webb
- Kyle Redmond
- Geoff Aaron
- Justin Soule
- Gary Sutherlin
- Mike Brown
- Keith Sweeten
- Destry Abbott
- Rory Sullivan
Denver, Colorado will be the next stop for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series on Saturday, October 1st. This is the home race for Geoff Aaron and the GEICO Honda rider won the event last year.
Tickets information is available at www.EnduroCross.com.
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.
The 12-hour endurance race at Glen Helen Raceway always seems to take place on the hottest day in June. As temps soared into the 90’s, the riders would take on another challenge with not only racing, but by trying to stay hydrated and healthy all day long.
The all women’s team of Blais Racing Services on their KTM 280 XCF-W would take the lead after the drop of the banner at approximately 7:40am, as their competitors, sponsored by AS Racing, would lose the ribbon during their first lap. The 20-minute lead by the Blais Racing team of Shayla Fulfer, Sarah Kritsch and Tricia Lane would last until the afternoon as the AS Racing team was reeling them in little by little, at one point with only a 10-minute gap, down to 8 minutes, down to 2 minutes then taking over the lead at about 2:00pm in the afternoon. The AS Racing team headed by long-time desert champ, Anna Cody, was starting to turn some fast lap times.
As the Blais Racing girls stayed consistent, even though they were in a solid second place for a few hours, they never gave up the fight and rode hard until the very end. With team leader Chris Blais at the helm, his famous words were spoken throughout the day, “It’s never over until the checkered flag. Anything can still happen.”
With only a few laps to go, the AS Racing team would swap bikes and take their second bike out of the impound area, since their first bike was starting to have some issues.
During the very last lap as the white flag waved (indicating 1 more lap to go), something would happen with the bike of the AS Racing team, causing them to be stuck on the side of the trail. (We had heard later that the clutch gave out). Tricia Lane of the Blais Racing team would bring home the victory, crossing the finish-line as the checkered flag waved some twelve hours later just after 7:40pm.
“It was a great battle all day long, all the way down to the end. We all wanted to win and we all pushed really hard,” Chris Blais said. “The girls rode awesome and the bike worked flawlessly. We had a lot of support in our pit today with family members and friends and it was just a fun time no matter what. I want to thank our friend and KTM mechanic, Anthony DiBasilio, who came out to help us on his day off to make sure everything was perfect with our bike. We are all very proud of the whole entire team. Great job to our riders; Shayla, Sarah and Tricia! Congrats also to the AS Racing team for a great showing and for some awesome riding by their women’s team as well.”