Wienen-ATV-MX-7-9-13DELMONT, Pa. – Round 7 of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, saw clear skies and nearly perfect race conditions as the series made its return to Steel City Raceway on Saturday. Defending champion Chad Wienen captured his fifth consecutive win of the season, while Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick made his return to the podium with a second place finish and Thomas Brown rounded out the overall podium.

Although laps times were close, Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer’s Wienen grabbed the Fastest Qualifier Award during morning practice.

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group would like to congratulate Kevin Windham on his decision to retire from an illustrious career in professional racing. Windham, a longtime competitor in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, announced his retirement during opening ceremonies of the Anaheim Supercross on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The GEICO Honda rider made the decision to call time on his career after meeting with family, friends and his team.

“Without a doubt Kevin Windham will be remembered as one of the most popular athletes the sport has ever known,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President, Davey Coombs. “He was not only an exceptional rider, but a great role model who was always generous with his time and the fans. He has provided countless great races and memories, as well as nearly forty career wins. By any measure, he was one of American motocross racing’s greatest heroes. We truly appreciate his efforts, both on the race track as a competitor and off the track as a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

Torrance, CA: Round 11 of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing was hosted this past Saturday at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA. Fans lined the fence this Labor Day weekend to see Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac put together a commanding performance, grabbing the overall win with 1-1 finishes. Teammate Justin Barcia also had a solid ride aboard his CRF250R, taking home third overall with 2-3 scores.

The Race
Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton rode his way to a 10th-place finish overall with 12-10 scores. In moto one, Brayton got a mid-pack start and maintained his position the majority of the race to finish 12th. In the second race, he grabbed a better start and was running in the top five heading into the first turn. After surrendering a few positions within the first couple laps, Brayton went down and fell back to 10th.

In the 250 class the Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda squad had another impressive showing with Tomac wrapping up another overall win and Barcia rounding out the podium in third. In moto one, Barcia took the early lead and ran up front the majority of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap race until being passed by Tomac with three laps remaining. Tomac secured the win, followed by Barcia in second place. In the second moto, Tomac launched to a good start, quickly overtaking the lead and opening up a nice gap in front of the rest of the pack. He rode well the entire race to take the moto win and the overall victory. The day’s efforts allowed him to cut his points deficit in half, so he now sits in second place a mere 14 points behind the points leader heading into the final round at Lake Elsinore. Barcia also put together a solid performance, riding in third the entire race to finish third overall with his 2-3 scores.

“I am so pumped right now,” said Tomac. “It is a great feeling to finally have all your hard work pay off and everything come together to get back on the top of the podium. To cut Baggett’s lead in half in one day is really encouraging and if we can do the same thing next weekend we have a shot at pulling this thing off.”

“I had a chance to really make a move but couldn’t quite put it together,” said Barcia. “It was pretty hot and humid in the first moto and then it rained and was extremely slippery in the second moto. All I can do is ride the best I can and finish strong, which is what I have been trying to do so it’s a little frustrating that I haven’t been able to put it all together. With all of us so close in points now next weekend is going to be a wild race.”

The Focus: DID
D.I.D has been a longtime Honda racing team sponsor and puts what it learns in competition into the OE products it supplies to Honda and other manufacturers. Spokes, rims and drive chains take an unbelievable beating in the world of professional motocross, which is why the Honda team puts its trust in D.I.D to provide components that can take the constant abuse.

Delmont, PA – Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider Ken Roczen finished 2nd overall in the 250 Motocross class after earning 3-2 moto finishes at the eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Steel City Raceway. His teammate, Marvin Musquin, also had an impressive ride finishing 5th overall for the day.

In the first moto, Roczen leaped out to a great start sitting inside the top three at the end of the first lap. Musquin was not far behind in 5th position. The two Red Bull KTM teammates held their pace and put together two solid rides to remain in their position and earn top five finishes in the first moto. Roczen finished 3rd overall while Musquin finished 5th for the first moto.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 30, 2012) – After serving as title sponsor of the Hangtown and High Point rounds earlier this season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports, announce that FMF Racing will serve the same role for this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. This Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend tradition in Delmont, Pa., will be officially known as the FMF Steel City National.

Steel City Raceway has been hosting the world’s best riders since 1989, and this weekend the stars of the sport will converge on the facility to continue their season-long battle for supremacy.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The final break in action of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, leads into a two-week run to the finish that will kick off this weekend with the series’ return to Pennsylvania. The Labor Day Weekend tradition that is the Steel City National will commence on Saturday, September 1, marking the championship’s final appearance on the East Coast, with the 11th of 12 rounds this summer.

Delmont’s Steel City Raceway has delighted fans for over two decades with its captivating layout and close proximity to Pittsburgh. This weekend’s 24th annual event is sure to be memorable as newly-crowned 450 Class Champion Ryan Dungey sets his sights on a ninth-consecutive win. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett is inching closer to his first career professional title, targeting his fifth victory of the summer.

Morgantown, W. Va. (September 22, 2011) – Red Bull is set to invade Western Pennsylvania in just over a week as Red Bull RE-MX comes to Steel City Raceway Saturday, October 1, to kick off round six of the Fly Racing PA State Championship Series presented by In the Blood Tattoos.

Saturday’s festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with organized practice on the famous Steel City racetrack. Riders can enjoy the National track until 3 p.m. when Red Bull RE-MX will take over the track for an epic afternoon of race-battles. Red Bull RE-MX is a team-based competition, consisting of four members per team: one A-class rider, one B/C-class rider, one 85cc rider and one 65cc rider. Each team will race head-to-head around the track in a relay-style sprint to the finish. Check out this video of the 2010 Red Bull RE-MX at Bremen MX Park for a preview of October 1st.

This double elimination tournament is full of action and excitement for riders and spectators alike. Highlighting some of the top amateur racers and industry supporters in Pennsylvania, Red Bull RE-MX is sure to produce high energy racing for the fans to cheer on. Red Bull Wiiings Team will be on site sampling ice cold Red Bull to everyone in attendance on Saturday, while the Red Bull MXT will also be stationed at the track to provide audio and visual entertainment. See below for a sneak peek of the Red Bull MXT.

DELMONT, Pa. – Thousands of fans lined the fences surrounding Delmont’s Steel City Raceway on Saturday, as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship celebrated Labor Day Weekend with the Steel City Motocross National. The penultimate round of the 12-race season featured stellar battles throughout the day, and following two grueling 250 Class motos, the first champion of the 2011 season was crowned, as Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson, of Scotland, posted a 1-1 moto sweep, to take his second win of the season, and secure his first-career professional title. In the 450 Class, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., raced to his third win of the season with a perfect day of his own, extending his lead in the 450 Class standings.

In the opening 250 Class moto, Wilson assumed the top spot out of the gates, and never looked back. A slight challenge from GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, of Cushing, Okla., kept Wilson honest early, but he eventually pulled away from the field to win by nearly 10 seconds.

In Moto 2, Wilson once again found himself at the front of the field early. However, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac was eager to claim his first win of the 2011 season, and slipped by shortly thereafter. Tomac opened up a comfortable advantage over Wilson, but it wouldn’t last long. On Lap 6, Wilson erased the deficit, re-passed Tomac, and effectively ran away from the competition, savoring the closing laps to become the 24th different 250 Class champion in AMA history, and just the third internationally-born rider.

“This is the greatest day to me,” said Wilson, who statistically has been the best rider in the entire series this summer. “I went to sleep when I was young dreaming about winning an outdoor championship. Now, it’s a dream come true. I was feeling really good today. In the first moto, I got the holeshot, and in the second moto, I didn’t get a good start, but I got lucky and found a hole that helped me pass a lot of people. It’s just the greatest feeling. I went by the pits and saw on my pit board that I was the 2011 MX Champion, and it gave me goose bumps. I just went out there and rode the way I know how to. I actually didn’t want to win it this weekend, because my parents aren’t here to share it with me.”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Only two rounds remain in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, and on the heels of a captivating round of competition last weekend, the 450 Class championship remains tight heading into this Saturday’s second to last event of the summer from Steel City Raceway. Current points leader, and Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Ryan Villopoto, along with Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, lead the world’s best riders into the Steel City Motocross National on September 3, from Delmont, Pa.

Currently, just eight points separate two of the sport’s rising stars and budding rivals. While Dungey boasts three wins opposed to his counterpart’s pair of victories, it is Villopoto’s impressive consistency and overall podium results at all 10 rounds of the championship this season that have given him the edge heading into the final two weekend’s of action.

At last weekend’s Rockstar Energy Southwick National, Dungey appeared ready to close the gap on Villopoto, dominating en route to the first moto win and putting the pressure on the points leader. However, following an unforeseen problem, Dungey’s bike did not arrive trackside until the gate had already dropped on the second 450 Class moto. As a result, the defending series champion was forced to fight from nearly a full lap behind to salvage as many points as possible. With his challenger’s misfortune, Villopoto rode a smart race, posting 2-4 moto scores to secure second overall. Even with the win out of reach, Dungey put forth arguably the most impressive ride of the entire season to finish seventh in the final moto and claim third overall, ultimately losing just one point to Villopoto in the end.

While the title fight experienced a slight shift, it was Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe who stole the spotlight. The eight-year veteran put together a consistent pair of motos in rainy conditions to break through for his first career victory, ending the season-long dominance by Villopoto, Dungey and TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed.