Irvine, CA – After a long summer break, the stars of EnduroCross will be back in action in Ontario, California this coming weekend. KTM’s Mike Brown, the X Games Gold Medalist will be joined on the track by Beta’s Cody Webb and Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder the Silver and Bronze Medalist respectively. And the defending GEICO EnduroCross champion, Taddy Blazusiak will be back for blood after a fourth place finish at X Games left him out of the medal presentation. And these are just a few of the riders that will be fighting for the podium.

Lucas Oil, Rockstar backed Colton Haaker won the Vegas opener but then had two terrible events so he will want to prove that he can win again. Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert has been dominating the WORCS series and just wrapped up the championship and is now focused on EnduroCross. His Monster Kawasaki teammate, Justin Soule finished second in Las Vegas but then suffered a serious shoulder injury at round two in Sacramento and he will be back on the track. You can add GEICO Honda’s Geoff Aaron and Kevin Rookstool to the list of podium contenders along with Husqvarna’s Kyle Redmond, Canada’s Bobby Prochnau and Zip Ty Racing supported Gary Sutherlin.

Corona, CA – July 16, 2012 – Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder rode to another podium finish at the eighth round of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS), finishing third at the newly added Pala round in Southern California. With just two rounds remaining, his third place keeps him within sight of the PRO 2 Championship, of which he is seven points behind.

“Today was one of those races you are just happy to get behind you,” Cory explained. “My Husky worked great, but the course was just a really long motocross track. There wasn’t much off-road to it. My goal was to finish as strong as possible and salvage as many points as I could.”

The addition of the Pala event was a mid-season changeup as the WORCS series was unable to secure the resources to safely host the Gorman, California event. After carding a respectable finish on one of this year’s faster courses, Cory looks forward to a more technical track at Anza where he hopes to close up the points chase

“I really excel in the tight difficult events,” Graffunder said. “The next round has the potential to be a bit tighter, so I am hoping to use it to take over the championship lead. I plan to come out strong in Anza!”

Cory returns to racing at the ninth round of the WORCS series on Sunday, August 12 at Cahuilla Creek MX Park in Anza, California.

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Corona, CA – Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder rolled into Central, Utah only a few points out of the lead in the Pro 2 class of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS), and was able to take a valuable step forward in the championship by taking the win on the technical Utah course. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, FAR Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong ended his day on the podium, as well, taking second in the XC2 class at the Snowshoe GNCC.

Cory Graffunder knew that the win was mandatory to keep his Pro 2 championship hunt alive in the WORCS series. Recovering from a mid-pack start, which included taking a row of banners for a joyride, Cory pushed his TXC511 to the front of the Pro 2 class (and 6th overall position) midway through lap two, and never looked back.

“This was a fun course,” Cory said. “It was really rough and wet. I think we crossed that creek about six times each lap! The water was awesome, and the terrain suited my style. The win here is great, and I’m looking forward to the last three rounds.”

With three rounds remaining, Cory now sits just five points out of the lead in Pro 2 with a good shot at taking his first WORCS title.

Cory Graffunder returns to racing this weekend, LIVE on ESPN2, in the Summer X Games Enduro X event! Check your local listing for show times and details.

With the temperature well above the century mark, training, hydration and planning were added to the formula of speed and talent as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert took round five of the WORCS Series in Surprise Arizona. Robert, an Arizona native, was well equipped to deal with the 105 degree temperature at the Speedworld course as he went 1-1 and extended is points lead in the WORCS Series.

While many of the top Pro riders struggled with the heat Robert rode with his usual speed, cutting a blistering 9:07 fastest lap to outdistance the all-star field of racers. Quick pit stops and teamwork were also a factor as Robert finished more than a full minute ahead of the rest of the field in both races to take the overall.

“I like it this track because it’s challenging,” said Robert. “The heat didn’t bother me today and I’m looking forward to the next round in Adelanto. Kawasaki has built me a great motorcycle and the team is the best in off-road right now. We’re working really hard this year to win races and stay focused on the WORCS Championship.”

FOX athlete Josh Frederick overcame adversity and tough track conditions in the Arizona desert to finish in second place of the fourth round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) and keep the series points lead, while his teammate Dillon Zimmerman rode to a solid top five finish.

Slick conditions were the order of the day due to abundant water on the course. The hard-packed sand left pools of water standing and made a slippery mess in many areas, but Frederick was in control as he charged off the start in third place.

Frederick kept a fast and steady pace going into the first couple of laps and was able to move into the No. 2 spot. Frederick held his position for several laps and took over the first spot when the leader pulled into the pits.

Frederick was soon under fire from the competition, and due to a recent illness, fatigue got the best of him, and he fell back. Despite feeling under the weather, Frederick held strong and finished in second place.

“We did a lot of testing for this track and our FOX suspension worked awesome. Im really excited with the positive outcome,” Frederick said.

FOX athlete Zimmerman also put in a strong effort and came out in the No. 4 spot off the starting line. Zimmerman rode a smart and consistent race and finished in fourth place for the day.

“My FOX suspension was perfectly dialed in, and it really helped to get me through some of the rough spots today and not get to beat up,” Zimmerman said.

Round five of the 2012 WORCS series will be held from May 11-13 at Racetown 395 MX Park in Adelanto, Calif.

FOX is pleased to announce the return of its ATV Grassroots sponsorship program for 2012. The grassroots race program is a great opportunity for amateur racers of all levels to receive huge discounts on FOX products for the 2012 race season. We will accept applications for the 2012 season from October 15, 2011 through March 15, 2012. Please send your resumes to psgrassroots@foxracingshox.com and be sure to include basic information like contact info, racer results, and your plans for the 2012 season.

For the past four years, FOX has owned the top step of the podium at AMA/ATVA Nationals, GNCCs, and WORCS series events. Amateur riders who ride on FOX suspension systems will also get trackside support, running the same technology that has led riders like Chris Borich, John Natalie, Josh Frederick, Josh Creamer, Dustin Wimmer, and more to several championships over the last few years.

The 2012 FOX grassroots team will have the option of upgrading their new Gen II FLOAT X EVOLs to the Kashima-coated version that our factory-level riders have been testing for the past year with great success. Our Kashima-coated air sleeves and reservoirs reduce friction on the key surfaces of the shock absorber, resulting in a smoother action throughout the stroke of the shock.

With the 2012 season, FOX brings more support by utilizing a few of its key dealers for the ordering process. FOX is pleased to announce that Brothers Motorsports in Minnesota, Dirt Works in Missouri, Southside Sales and Service in Massachusetts, Janssen Motorsports in Wisconsin, Honda East in Ohio, and Temecula Motorsports in California will be assisting them with your orders.
See you on the podium!

FOX is pleased to announce the return of its ATV Grassroots sponsorship program for 2012. The grassroots race program is a great opportunity for amateur racers of all levels to receive huge discounts on FOX products for the 2012 race season. We will accept applications for the 2012 season from October 15, 2011 through March 15, 2012. Please send your resumes to psgrassroots@foxracingshox.com and be sure to include basic information like contact info, racer results, and your plans for the 2012 season.

For the past four years, FOX has owned the top step of the podium at AMA/ATVA Nationals, GNCCs, and WORCS series events. Amateur riders who ride on FOX suspension systems will also get trackside support, running the same technology that has led riders like Chris Borich, John Natalie, Josh Frederick, Josh Creamer, Dustin Wimmer, and more to several championships over the last few years.

The 2012 FOX grassroots team will have the option of upgrading their new Gen II FLOAT X EVOLs to the Kashima-coated version that our factory-level riders have been testing for the past year with great success. Our Kashima-coated air sleeves and reservoirs reduce friction on the key surfaces of the shock absorber, resulting in a smoother action throughout the stroke of the shock. Kashima-coated reservoirs are also available to enhance the performance of the PODIUM X rear shock.

With the 2012 season, FOX brings more support by utilizing a few of its key dealers for the ordering process. FOX is pleased to announce that Brothers Motorsports in Minnesota, Dirt Works in Missouri, Janssen Motorsports in Wisconsin, Honda East in Ohio, and Temecula Motorsports in California will be assisting them with your orders.
See you on the podium!

Triumph Motorsports and Leatt have both been long standing supporters of the WORCS series, it was only a matter of time before these two came together to serve the ATV rounds. Triumph has been trackside for WORCS for 4 years now and knows what racers need, safety equipment like Leatt is one of those needs.

Leatt Braces are neck and head injury protection. Whether you are mountain biking or racing MX, Leatt is the brace for you. Leatt has put commitment, passion and dedication into the development of the revolutionary Leatt-Brace® and continues with every new product being developed at Leatt®. In 2001 Dr Chris Leatt witnesses the death of fellow rider, Alan Selby. He’s moved to begin designing his first neck brace prototypes. By 2007 Leatt was Awarded Product of the Year. Leatt has recently came out with more great products like hydration systems and chest protectors.

Triumph will not only sell the brace at the ATV WORCS events but they will be servicing the braces and collecting coupons for free products and discounted items. Triumph is going to provide help with fitment, replacing or upgrading parts, or even simple questions. FREE DEMOS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE!!

“I am excited to have Leatt aboard our trackside program. We are the only company trackside that services as many parts as we do. It only seemed fitting that we would bring out the best protection possible. Selling the brace out at the track and having racers be a little safer will be very rewarding. We will be at all the remaining ATV rounds with products in hand, so come by and check us out.” - Say’s Anthony Martin of Triumph Motorsports

Check out http://www.worcsracing.com/ for an ATV WORCS schedule or visit http://www.triumphmotorsports.com/ ,  http://www.leatt-brace.com/ for more info.

Valcourt, Québec, March 21, 2011 – Chad Wienen, Team Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 racer, continued his commanding performance this weekend at the AMA ATV Motocross national race near Pell City, Alabama, going 1-1 on both Pro-class motos to take the overall. Wienen won the first moto by 18 seconds and the second moto by 12 seconds.

“We at BRP were very impressed by Chad’s performance this weekend,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “It is clear the off-season training by Wienen and the hard work Motoworks has put into its DS 450 program are coming together nicely at this early stage in the season.”

On Friday of last week, just before a weekend of racing, off-road dirt bike racer Nathan Woods passed away after sustaining serious issues after a crash while practicing for the WORCS race. The WORCS Series sent out this press release that day:

Today off-road Racing lost one of the greatest off-road Champions ever to throw a leg over a Dirtbike.

Nathan Woods while practicing for the tomorrows WORCS race passed away.

He will be missed, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Mrs Woods his Two sons Little Nate and Braxton and the entire Woods Family

God Speed #54