Honda-LogoTorrance, CA: The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series came to a dramatic close Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV before 39,504 race fans.

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia finished fifth, wrapping up his rookie year fourth overall in the championship points chase. It was an unbelievable night for Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn, who secured his first-ever 250 Supercross Championship with a second-place-overall finish in the main event. Although his teammate wasn’t able to bring home the West championship, Eli Tomac rode an incredible race, taking home his fifth main-event win of the season.

450 Race
450 Supercross rookie Justin Barcia had a successful 2013 season, winning two main events, earning three more podium finishes and placing in the top five seven additional times. With the fourth-quickest qualifying time in practice, Barcia got a less-than-desirable start in his heat race but put together an incredible come-from-behind charge to finish fourth. In the main event, he jumped off the line to a mid-pack start and was able to work his way into fifth overall, which is where he finished.

Donny-Schmit-Heroes-Legend-4-11-13April 11, 2013 – Encinitas, CA - As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series begins to wind down, racers and loyal fans travel to the Minneapolis Metrodome for round 14 of the 2013 season. Along with the series comes another stop of the Legends and Heroes Tour, which will honor a Minnesota local, the late Supercross and World Motocross champion, Donny Schmit.

Donny Schmit was born in Minneapolis on January 17, 1967. Donny stared his two-wheel career at Millville, Minnesota on a Honda XR75, but his early race results were certainly no hint of things to come. Fellow racers made note of Schmit’s cowboy boots and a kidney belt wrapped around his waist about three times because he was so thin. “Everyone called him ‘Peanut’ because he was just a little guy,” said Donny’s wife, Carrie. “He was such a little kid he used a milk crate to hold himself up on his bike at the starting line.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his best result of the season so far at round five of the AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship on Saturday night.

Stewart demonstrated tremendous speed and skill as he raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a solid fourth-place finish as the series visited Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for the third and final time this year.

The Anaheim 3 Supercross saw Stewart once again claim rights to the fastest qualifying time in the premier 450 class. Despite nursing an injured knee from round one, Stewart has been the fastest qualifier at four of the season’s five events. And in Saturday night’s eight-lap heat race, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider again showed formidable speed, overcoming a poor start and picking his way through the field to finish a promising third.

Irvine, Calif. – On the season’s second trip to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took his first win of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. After qualifying in first position, Villopoto dominated his heat race and was ready to put his KX 450F on top of the box. He took control of the main event and once in the lead, rode uncontested to his first win of the new year. His teammate Jake Weimer rocketed to the holeshot in the 450SX main event and finished fifth after leading the first lap. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray started the 250SX main event within the top-10 and made his way to finish in eighth place, while teammate Martin Davalos was involved in a first lap pile-up and recovered to finish 12th.

Buffalo, NY: Team Dunlop is now accepting applications online exclusively though Hookit.com for the 2013 team from September 1 to January 31. Team Dunlop is one of the nation’s most respected amateur Motocross and Off-Road racer support programs. As a Team Dunlop sponsored rider, you will be offered special pricing on select Dunlop off-road tires and a social network to communicate and interact with other motocross and off-road riders. The Team Dunlop website also provides members with monthly contests and technical information on various MX tracks around the country.

Since it’s founding in 2007, many Team Dunlop members have had great success in their professional careers after graduating from the program. In 2012 alone, Team Dunlop alumni wrapped up four National championships including Justin Barcia with his second East Lites Supercross Championship, Eli Tomac with his first West Lites Supercross Championship, Blake Baggett with his first 250 Motocross Championship and Ashley Fiolek clinching her fourth Women’s Motocross Championship.

For more information and specific requirements for the Team Dunlop sponsorship program visit www.teamdunlop.com powered by Hookit. The all-new Hookit.com allows you to quickly create your online profile and resume by allowing you to add your spots, events, photos and videos.

Riverside, CA - Meet your favorite Supercross heroes this Thursday at Malcolm Smith Motorsports! Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Kevin Windham and many more top riders of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship will be on hand to meet and greet Supercross fans and sign autographs. Come out between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for your chance to meet the stars of the 2012 season. Register early for a priority VIP wristband!

Where: Malcolm Smith Motorsports, 7599 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

When: Thursday, January 5, 2012 – 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Who: The who’s who of Supercross heroes!

Factory Red Bull KTM
Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen

Factory Yamaha JGR
James Stewart, Davi Millsaps

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer

Morgantown, W.Va. (December 13, 2011) - MX Sports is pleased to announce the return of the third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship (RCSX) to the legendary Daytona International Speedway, following Saturday’s Daytona Supercross event. For the first time ever, RCSX has expanded to a two-day racing format, taking place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, 2012.

“We are thrilled to be back on the storied grounds of Daytona for the third year in a row,” says Tim Cotter, director of MX Sports. “Each year we learn a little bit more and that’s why we’ve decided to expand the racing program to a two-day format, something that’s never been done before. Amateur racers are a dedicated group and we’re committed to giving them a quality event with the utmost track time.”

Amateur racers once again have the unprecedented opportunity to compete on one of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world only one day after the fastest professionals in the world. With over 800 entries last year, RCSX has expanded to two full days of amateur racing-featuring longer races and practices with more class options to give racers even more track-time over the course of the weekend. Due to the expansion of racing, Ricky Carmichael University will not take place in Daytona this year.

“There is no other racing facility in the world like Daytona International Speedway,” said 15-Time Champion, Ricky Carmichael. “I’m excited to be back at my racing home for another year of RCSX. Two days of racing is going to give amateur racers even more seat time on the Daytona Supercross track and I’m looking forward to watching some good racing!”

MX Sports organizes the event by utilizing over 30 years of experience operating the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. The class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event.

Amateur riders and their families are encouraged to come down early and camp on the Daytona infield, where hookups are available. Move in, sign up and camping begin on Saturday, March 11, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night in the Daytona Supercross. Amateur racing takes place on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12. Although Ricky Carmichael University is not taking place in conjunction with RCSX this year, riders should standby for details on where and when RCU will take place in the future.

The third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, 2012, following the Daytona Supercross on Saturday night. For more information on the event, visit www.mxsports.com.

Torrance, CA: American Honda announced today that American Honda Racing fill-in rider Kevin Windham has raced his final event for the 2011 Motocross season and will now turn his efforts toward preparing for the 2012 Supercross Championship. Windham has done a stellar job aboard his factory Honda–prepared CRF450R, filling in for injured Honda riders Trey Canard and Josh Grant during the first half of the 450 Class Motocross Championship. The fan favorite scored a string of top-10 finishes, including finishing just shy of the overall podium in fourth place at Hangtown, Budds Creek and Thunder Valley.

“I would like to thank both American Honda Racing and GEICO Honda for allowing me the opportunity to fill in for Canard and Grant while they were on the mend,” said Windham. “I would also like to thank all the fans at the races for cheering so loudly with every lap I raced. It was always factory Honda’s plan to have me around until their riders came back. I got so overwhelmed by the warm reception I was receiving at all the nationals that I thought I could race them all. The racer inside of me wants to be behind every starting gate that drops. However, throughout the season it has become obvious to me why I stepped away from racing the Motocross Championship a few years back. I feel that I’m struggling through the grueling Motocross season and it’s bringing me down mentally. Riding at less than 100 percent is a great way to bring on an injury. It is a must to always have your head in the game. I’ve had a blast at Motocross and now can start recharging my batteries for the 2012 Supercross season. I still want to focus on making 20 years as a professional racer by making it to 2014.”

American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe praised Windham’s efforts throughout the Motocross season. “Kevin has done a tremendous job for the team at the first seven outdoor rounds,” said Kehoe. “I’ve always been a K-Dub fan and I’m proud of Kevin and his willingness to fill in on the factory team in times of need, even if it is on a part-time basis. The whole team has had a lot of fun working with Kevin. We respect his professional-life decisions about how and where he wants to focus his racing efforts, plus the fact he has a young family to take care of and a lot going on in his home life that requires much of his time and energy. We are fully supportive of his decision to now focus solely on training and preparing for the 2012 Supercross season.”

Kawasaki recently introduced its new 2012 KX450F to the media at Red Bud Track and Trail in Buchanon, Mich. The bike features a new launch control system and a number of other updates from the previous version.

The new 2012 KX450F definitely has big shoes to fill considering the 2011 model was the Supercross Championship-winning bike.

A number of dirt bike journalists took the new KX through its paces at the Red Bud Track. Check out all of the new features as they talk about the new bike in the video below to get their take on the new KX450F.