Husqvarna-10-26-11Husqvarna Factory Racing has announced its intention to be a major player in the FIM World Motocross Championship series from the 2014 season with a full factory team in the paddock for both MX1 and MX2 classes.

In the MX1 class it will be South African born Tyla Rattray and Australian Todd Waters who will wear the Husqvarna colors while in the MX2 class Romain Febvre of France and Alexandr Tonkov of Russia are to represent the new team.

Rattray, former MX2 World Champion with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, has spent recent seasons competing in the AMA SX and MX competitions in the US and in 2011 he was second overall in the AMA 250 MX class. Now 28, he first relocated from South Africa to Germany in 2000 to compete internationally and qualified for his first GP races in 2001 at just 15.

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.”

Murrieta, CA – Champ Factory, with the support of KTM North America, is excited to announce its winter training camps. These unique camps, offered from January through February 2013, allow riders to experience what it feels like to be a factory rider for a week.

Champ Factory trainer, Sebastien Tortelli, has put together the ultimate training camp package to help provide professional level instruction to upcoming riders while also providing them the chance to experience VIP status at a southern California Supercross round.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that 2012 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) fund-raising shirts are now available for purchase.

Proceeds from the shirts support the U.S. effort in the ISDE in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 24-29. To buy a shirt, just visit the AMA’s online store at > ISDE Team Info > Buy An Official T-Shirt.

Antti Kallonen, who is managing the U.S. ISDE team with assistance from Robert Pearce, said that plans are coming together nicely for the 2012 effort.

“With a number of pieces in place, this year’s ISDE program is being built on a strong foundation,” Kallonen said. “Funding and planning are going well, and we have a number of exciting prospects for the World and Junior World Trophy Teams this year. From the club teams to the riders racing for the world title, we intend to field a strong, competitive effort across the board in 2012.

Concord, CA (March 14, 2011) – Although former motocrosser Danny “Magoo” Chandler passed away just days before he was due to be presented with a custom Sprinter van that would have been specifically adapted to his needs, his legacy lives on. His friend Chris Carter, founder of Motion Pro, purchased the van and Danny’s daughter Kayleigh directed that all the proceeds go to the Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

“We wanted all the folks who donated so generously to get the van ready for Magoo to know that the money didn’t just get pocketed or swallowed up in ‘administrative’ fees,” says legendary Brad Lackey. America’s first MX champ and his wife Lori had been spearheading the effort to get Magoo this van. “Unfortunately Danny passed away before we could deliver the van to him.” In fact the Sprinter had been purchased and was in the process of getting modified to hand controls so that Chandler would be able to drive himself to his motocross schools and safety clinics when he passed away at age 50 on May 4, 2010. “Although we weren’t able to give Magoo his van, we felt that Wings For Life was a great cause for the fund to support and that is the way his daughter wanted it.”