Buchanan, Mich. — Ricky Johnson and Bryce Menzies earned two more victories for Mopar® and Ram Truck on Sunday, May 27 in the finale of the two-day event for the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich.

“It was another fantastic weekend for Mopar and Ram with Ricky Johnson and Bryce Menzies winning today, along with Andrew Caddell, Rob MacCachren and Ricky Johnson winning yesterday,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “To earn five more wins against the world-class competition in TORC is a true testament to the power of Mopar engines and the reliability of the Ram Truck. We look forward to contending for many more wins this season, as well as the championship in each of the three PRO classes.”

Johnson, who was victorious in the opener at RedBud on Saturday in his Mopar Ram, has now won all four PRO 4 rounds this season and extended his win streak to eight races dating back to last year. The defending class champion started sixth on Sunday, after the six-truck inversion and gained a spot on the start and two more on the second lap to work his way into third.

Sonoma, CA – Bold. Complex. Solid structure with a smooth finish. These words aptly describe the style and personality of seven-time National Supercross and Motocross champion Ricky Johnson, and the same qualities are now captured in his signature red wine. To commemorate 25 years since the climax of RJ’s illustrious career, Highway 12 Winery is proud to release the latest of the MX wine series, the “Bad Boy Red.”

“It’s an honor and a lot of fun to have my racing career celebrated with my own wine,” said Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson. “I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do and will celebrate along with friends and family this holiday season.”

The blend of 2009 Sonoma Valley varietals in Bad Boy Red was personally selected by RJ, who worked directly with Highway 12 Winery’s Paul Giusto to craft a blend that suits his taste and style.

“We are thrilled to have RJ as a part of our MX wine series,” stated Paul Giusto from Highway 12 Winery. “This release has been four-plus years in the making and it’s cool to see it come to life – the fans are loving it!”

RJ(From the back of the label)
By the 80’s, American motocross racers had escaped the shadows of their European counterparts. In 1986, Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson had emerged as the most dominant rider on the planet. With one championship already, he would go on to win six more Supercross, 250cc and 500cc classes. His bulldog determination and outspoken persona made him a fan favorite while his personal style provided another nickname: “Too Hip.”

This 2009 blend from the Sonoma Valley includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot showcasing the intensity that mirrors that of the Bad Boy. This full-bodied wine with hints of cedar and spice supported by jammy lushness and velvety tannins, was selected personally by RJ to celebrate 25 years since his rise to the top.

Only 400 bottles of this limited edition Sonoma Valley red will be released and is available exclusively online at www.nexternal.com/gos for $40/bottle. Order now to get your hands on a bottle of Bad Boy Red!

With the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 just around the corner, a new video chronicling the career of iconic dirt bike racer Johnny Campbell is being released. The documentary film entitled True Champion: The Johnny Campbell Movie, is directed by Ryan Ray and narrated by Troy Adamitis telling the story of how Johnny Campbell evolved from a young rider into a multi-time desert racing champion.

The movie by Seven Films talks with family, friends and competitors about Campbell’s career, but it also features other well-respected dirt bike and truck racers Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Johnson, as well as some conversations with the late, great Bruce Ogilvie. The video features plenty of racing action that ranges from  remote deserts and beaches in Baja to the scorching heat of the Nevada desert, showing just how much stamina and courage is required to pilot a race bike at speeds over 100 mph.