Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13Ricky Carmichael, Inc. announced today that Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will be an Official Sponsor of RCU (Ricky Carmichael University) for 2013.  As an avid supporter of Powersports and supplier of motocross gear for over 28 years, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is proud to be a part of the high octane fun and motocross education that RCU brings to mx students each summer.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will receive high visibility at the event with on-track signage and class interaction affirming their tenure and expertise in supplying riders with everything they need to maximize their off-road riding experience.  DanThomas, CEO of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC said, “We’re thrilled to be involved in such a fun and educational event.  Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is a leading supplier of off-road gear and having this visibility reflects our commitment to the off-road industry.”

Honda-Team-Manager-Dan-Betley-5-15-13Torrance, CA: American Honda proudly announces Dan Betley as the new Honda Muscle Milk team manager beginning with the opening round of the 2013 Motocross season at the Hangtown Classic in Sacramento, CA. Betley successfully filled the role during the 2013 Supercross season as he led the team to two victories and six additional podiums.

Since he began his career with Honda in 1989, Betley has held multiple positions within the race team, including his most recent as Engine Development and R&D specialist. He has worked with many high profile motocross champions such as Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael, making him highly qualified for the role as team manager.

“Dan has been with Team Honda for many years and has played an important role in the team’s success,” explained Honda Race Team Director Ray Conway. “It seems natural for him to move up to Team Manager and he has done a great job filling in during the 2013 Supercross season.”

“I’m looking forward to transitioning into my new role,” explained Betley. “It’s a challenging job but I got a good feel for what it entails while filling in during the 2013 Supercross season and I’m grateful Honda chose me to continue as team manager. We have two extremely talented riders in Trey Canard and Justin Barcia and a great team behind them, so I am looking forward to a successful Motocross season.”

Monster-Cianciarulo-Off-Road-5-9-13Irvine, Calif. – (May 9, 2013) – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ rider Adam Cianciarulo will be on the gate for the entire 2013 AMA Pro Motocross season with today’s announcement that the 16-year-old rider will make his professional debut on May18th at Hangtown. Cianciarulo will race for one of the most decorated teams in AMA motocross history as he joins the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki stable riding the No. 292 Kawasaki KX™250F.

“I can’t wait for the season to start,” said Cianciarulo. “This is something I’ve been dreaming about since I saw my first ever supercross race when I was 4 years old. To be able to race for Mitch Payton and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team is an honor. I am looking to learn a lot this year because everyone knows how good this team is and I know my job is to put more number one plates on the door of the truck.”

Monster-Energy-Villopoto-4-29-13Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto joins an elite group of riders after clinching his third-consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Saturday night. Villopoto secured the title  by earning his ninth win of the season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. He joins supercross legends Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath, and Ricky Carmichael as the only riders to win three straight supercross championships. The Washington native overcame a points deficit as high as 27 points at the beginning of the season, but knocked off five straight wins to take over the points lead.

“This is an amazing feeling,” said Villopoto. “Every year I have a goal of winning a championship and we all worked hard to accomplish that goal. Everyone on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team worked hard in the off-season and during the week to make sure we could run the No. 1 plate again next year. Even though we will be celebrating tonight, the work has already started to earn the outdoor title as well. ”

With 33 supercross wins, Villopoto is the winningest rider on a KX in the 450SX class and currently sits fifth on the all-time SX win list.

Carmichael-School-4-11-13Tallahassee, Fla. - Ricky Carmichael University is proud to welcome former champion and teammate Ivan Tedesco to the 2013 Ricky Carmichael University faculty lineup. Tedesco will join the recently announced Grant Langston and returning instructors Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton and Ricky Carmichael in teaching students at the RedBud Campus Wednesday, July 3, as a part of the Independence weekend celebration of moto at the famous motocross facility.

As a three-time champion, Tedesco’s addition to the RCU lineup now brings the championship total to 32 amongst this year’s faculty. Led by 15-Time champ, RC, the accomplished panel of instructors bring years of racing and training expertise to the lesson plan, while also providing classroom-based knowledge to students.

KTM-Logo-2-14-12Murrieta, CA – KTM is excited to congratulate its amateur racing champions that won a combined 45 titles over the four week amateur racing extravaganza that took place during the month of March.

The four-week stint of amateur racing launched at the Millcreek Spring Championship then headed to sunny Florida for the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross event. From there the KTM amateur racing truck headed to Texas for the final two events: Oak Hill International GNC and the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The penultimate round of the 2013 season for AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, also signified the third round of the inaugural Race to the Championship on Saturday night. Kansas City’s Sprint Center was the site of an incredible night of action in which Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers raced to his 10th overall victory of the season with a sweep of the night’s Arenacross Class Main Events. In the Arenacross Lites Class, Letko KTM’s Tanner Moore, who hails from nearby Auburn, Kan., broke through to capture his first win of the season in front of the hometown crowd.

In the evening’s opening Main Event for the Arenacross Class, it was Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith who grabbed the holeshot and the early lead, closely followed by Bowers, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Zach Ames, and Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Jeff Gibson. Prior to the conclusion of the opening lap, Bowers passed Smith for the lead and asserted himself at the front of the field. Just a few laps later, both Ames and Gibson made their move on Smith as well, dropping the KTM rider to fourth.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Saturday night marked one of the most important moments in the history of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, as the inaugural Race to the Championship kicked off from inside Verizon Arena. The top 10 riders in the Arenacross Class standings will do battle over the final five nights of competition and after a pair of captivating Main Events, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Zach Ames grabbed the early advantage by capturing his second overall victory of the season. Motosport.com/JBR/Spinechillers Racing KTM’s Steven Mages won the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Main Event.

In the opening Main Event of the night, Mosites Motorsports Kawasaki’s Michael McDade looked as if he would bounce back from his recent misfortune to make an early move in the Race to the Championship. McDade controlled the entire 12-lap Main Event, while Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM teammates Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson put themselves in good position heading into the second Main Event with strong second and third-place results, respectively. Championship points leader Tyler Bowers followed in fourth, battling his way forward from a mid-pack start aboard his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki machine. Ames followed in fifth.

AURORA, Ill. – The new AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, heads to Texas this weekend with two nights of racing from Cedar Park, located minutes outside of Austin, and its second visit to the Cedar Park Center. After capturing his fifth overall victory of the season last weekend in Tulsa, Okla., Babbitt’s Monster Energy/ASMOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers will lead the field into action, carrying a 38-point lead into Friday and Saturday night.

Once again, the two Main Event format proved to play a major role in the outcome of last Saturday’s overall results. After winning his 10th Main Event of the season, Bowers was forced to overcome an eight-rider inversion heading into the second Main Event. The points leader chose an inside starting position on the second row, and Bowers emerged with a podium spot out of the first corner. After making quick work to move into second, Bowers set his sights on Mosites Motorsports Kawasaki’s Michael McDade. The duo opened a lead on the field with McDade holding off Bowers to claim his third Main Event win of the season. However, by virtue of finishing first and second, Bowers earned the overall. Bowers added to his lead in the points by claiming his second Head-to-Head Bracket Racing showdown of the season and the championship point that comes with it.

AURORA, Ill. – GoPro, the world’s most versatile camera, has extended its involvement with Feld Motor Sports® by becoming the Official and Exclusive Sports Camera of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The growing company will partner with AMSOIL Arenacross for the first time in 2013 and its sponsorship initiatives are already in full effect at all rounds of the championship.

During each unprecedented SPEED broadcast of AMSOIL Arenacross, fans at home will enjoy the “The GoPro Track Preview,” a rider’s perspective of each track, captured with GoPro’s brand new HERO3 camera mounted to the riders’ chest or helmet. This immersive experience gives fans a feel for what it’s like to be a professional arenacross racer, navigating the technical obstacles while maintaining high speed. The GoPro Track Preview airs during each AMSOIL Arenacross broadcast on SPEED during the entire 2013 season.