Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross season. Log onto Arenacross.com, the official website of AMSOIL Arenacross, to see the schedule and purchase tickets.

The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season will kick off on Friday, January 3, with two nights of action from Worcester, Mass., and the DCU Center. From there, the schedule will travel throughout the country, across 11 additional states before crowning a champion on Saturday, April 5, from EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced the schedule for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season kicks off on Friday, January 3, with two nights of racing from Worcester, Mass., and the DCU Center. From there, the championship travels throughout the country, across 11 additional states before crowning a 2014 champion. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, August 9. Cross Club Members, Inside Dirt Subscribers and past AMSOIL Arenacross ticket purchasers will be able to capitalize on an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, July 30. For more information and to become a Cross Club member for free, visit http://www.arenacross.com/CrossClub/.

The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season is highlighted by visits to every time zone in the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts to the golden state of California. In addition to familiar stops like Baltimore and Tulsa, Okla., the championship will also make its first visits to cities like Nampa, Idaho, and Hidalgo, Texas, as well as some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations like Reno, Nev., Albuquerque, N.M., and Salt Lake City.

Ryan-Villopoto-Oakley-Bomb-7-26-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After a one-week break in the schedule, the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, resumed last Saturday with the Peterson CAT Washougal National in Washougal, Wash., for Round 8 of the 12-race series. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto emerged victorious in the 450 Class, topping Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey with a 2-1 moto score for the day. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac swept both motos of competition to claim his third win of the season, elevating himself to within one point of Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen in the championship standings.

Villopoto’s success began early on when he captured the fastest qualifying lap time of the day with a time of 02:07.9. Villopoto now possesses four Oakley Bomb Awards through the first eight rounds. In the 250 Class, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen put in a fast lap time of 02:08.7 during timed qualifying to earn his second Oakley Bomb Award of the season.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — With voting completed for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the inductees who will be formally elevated to the Hall of Fame: multi-time AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, multi-time desert racing champion Danny Hamel, K&N co-founder Norm McDonald, multi-time roadracing champion Randy Renfrow and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

“The Greatest of All Time, an AMA and Baja racing standout, a well-known industry business veteran, a multi-talented AMA roadracer and a visionary couple of motorcyclists who started the Ride for Kids program and raised millions of dollars from fellow riders — I can’t think of a more wide-ranging and well-deserving class of inductees,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the AMHF, which oversees the Hall of Fame.

RCU-Off-Road-7-3-13CONCORD, Ohio (July 3, 2013) – Cometic Gasket, Inc., – a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock,custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment, motorsports and powersports industrieswill assume a leading role in sponsoring the sold out July 3 Ricky Carmichael University (RCU) at Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich.

RCU began in 2010 as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for riders of all ages and skill levels to learn from The-Greatest-of-All-Time, Ricky Carmichael. Carmichael will be flanked by an all-star lineup of instructors including four-time champion Jeff Emig, six-time AMA Motocross and Supercross Champion Jeff Stanton, four-time AMA and US Open Champion Grant Langston and three-time 125cc titlest Ivan Tedesco.

James-Stewart-Lucas-Oil-AMA-6-28-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart and GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac proved to be the fastest of the morning at the Red Bull Budds Creek National for Round 5 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. However, 450 Class competitor Mike Alessi and Wil Hahn, of the 250 Class, stepped up for the start of racing as each rider swept the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in both motos of their respective classes.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program recognizes the 450 and 250 Class riders who lay down the quickest lap time of the day in timed practice. In the 450 Class, Stewart captured his first Oakley Bomb Award with a lap time of 1:58.0. Tomac wasn’t far off, as his fastest lap in the 250 Class came in at 1:59.0.

Each rider was awarded the one-of-a-kind Oakley Bomb trophy and now has one point towards the season tally that determines an overall winner in the Fastest Lap Program at series end.

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that the television broadcast of the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross, Featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, race from Kansas City on SPEED won a Bronze Telly Award. The 34th Annual Telly Awards, which awards outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, received 12,000 entries from all 50 states.

“This is a major accomplishment for the AMSOIL Arenacross, and this could not be achieved without the help and support from everyone involved with the sport – from the riders and teams to our production crew,” said Michael Prince, vice president, Feld Motor Sports.

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13Rocky Mountain ATV/MC announced today that their RCU (Ricky Carmichael University) Red Bud MX Giveaway has concluded.  Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will sponsor the five giveaway winners at this years’ RCU installment at the Red Bud MX Track in Buchanan, MI on July 3, 2013.

Winners:
Brennan P. – MO
Jake H. – TX
Seth C. – IN
Zoe E. – IA
Derek E. – PA

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A dominant AMA Supercross and motocross champion nicknamed “The GOAT” (The Greatest Of All Time), a pair of riders who helped raise tens of millions of dollars in search of the cause of and cure for pediatric brain tumors, and a founder of one of the aftermarket’s most recognizable brands are among the motorcyclists who are on the 2013 ballot for possible elevation to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Multi-time AMA champion Ricky Carmichael, the Ride for Kids’ Mike and Dianne Traynor, and K&N co-founder Norm McDonald are among the nominees on the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame ballot that includes racers, designers, tuners, and ambassadors for motorcycling in consideration of elevation to motorcycling’s highest honor.

THUMB-2014-RM-Z450-6-17-13BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) continues its introduction of 2014 vehicles by announcing the 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. The company recently announced the expansion of the Suzuki Boulevard cruiser line.

For 2014, the Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 feature updated ECM ignition programs that improve starting, as well as race-inspired Champion Yellow-and-black graphics to best fit each bike’s high-performance character. These upgrades show Suzuki’s continued commitment to the already-strong performance of its RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, facts proven in part by Cycle World magazine’s repeat acknowledgement of the RM-Z450 as Best Motocrosser in 2011 and 2012. And in 2013, both the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 was chosen by Transworld MX as their bikes of the year. The RM-Z450 was also selected as the class-leader by RacerX.