Friday, October 26, 2012

Old School Photo

On This Day in Motocross: October 26, 1975, Honda's teenaged superstar Marty Smith wins his first Trans-AMA race in Herman, Nebraska. He will finish fourth in the series behind veterans Roger DeCoster, Gerrit Wolsink and Tony DiStefano.

Article from American Motocross

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Photo: Keeping score: The way it was at Martinsville

There was a time, in the not-so-long-ago past, when racing fans didn't know they needed luxury boxes, scanners, mobile-phone apps or massive video monitors to enjoy an afternoon at the race track.

Read entire article on nascar.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

News: ‎James Stewart talks about getting ready for Supercross 2013

James Stewart is back on the Suzuki in preparation of Supercross.. See the video below.

How do you think James will fair?  How many races do you think he will win?

Video from Cycle News.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News: BIKE HELMET COMPANY DROPS Lance Armstrong


The bike helmet company that crafted Lance Armstrong's $15,000 helmet for the 2010 Tour de France -- and launched a full line of Lance Armstrong helmets -- has DROPPED the disgraced cyclist in the wake of the doping scandal, TMZ has learned.


A rep for Giro Helmets tells TMZ, "We will not be continuing our sponsorship of Lance Armstrong moving forward. We continue to support the cancer community through our association with LIVESTRONG."

Giro's not the first company to boot Armstrong -- Nike announced it would no longer be sponsoring him either, claiming Armstrong "misled" the company for more than a decade.

FYI -- the U.S. Anti-Doping released a report last week, detailing Armstrong's direct involvement in what it called "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

Armstrong -- who's been banned from pro cycling for life -- still denies the doping allegations.

Article from TMZ.com

News: Bell Star Infusion NV now on SALE

The Bell Star Infusion NV in both White and Matte Black are now on sale for $499.95 reduced from $789.95.


The Star Infusion NV is the non-ventilated version of the Star Infusion and comes in a standard non-vented configuration with a positive eyeport seal to keep dust out for those that race on dirt. The helmet can be adapted to a top forced air model using Bell’s innovative kit system for those drivers that decide they want to use an external forced air unit. Based on the Star Infusion design and built on innovations first developed in the Bell Infusion, the Star Infusion NV is the ultimate in forced air helmet technology. Developed with feedback from the world's best NASCAR, Late Model and Modified drivers, the SA2010/FIA8858 Star Infusion is a great choice for racers who want a non-ventilated helmet with the option of using a forced air system if needed.



The Star Infusion NV is certified to the Snell SA2010 and the FIA8858 standard. The FIA8858 certification requires the helmet to be tested for use with Head and Neck Restraint Devices. Bell's M6 terminal hardware is incorporated into the helmet and accepts Head and Neck Restraint anchor system hardware. (We recommend consulting with the Head and Neck Restraint manufacturer to select an anchor system that allows the user to index the hardware in the proper location for use with the device.) The Star Infusion NV is compatible with FIA8858-2010 and is recognized by the FIA for use outside of North America.

Developed with Bell’s Air Chamber Technology
Sold in Non Ventilated Configuration
Can be Easily Adapted to a Top Forced Air Configuration (kit sold separately)
Ultra-lightweight Carbon Composite Shell Technology
Standard Eyeport
Positive Seal Visor System
Recessed Face Piece for Seamless Radio Integration
Available in White and Rubberized Matte Black
287/3MM SRV Shield (SRV-1 Pivot System)
E-max Plus Multi-density Liner
E-max Multi-density Liner
Pro-Plus Style Custom-Fit Interior System
M6 Terminal Hardware for Head & Neck Restraint Device Anchor Systems
FIA8858-2010 Certification
Snell SA2010 Certification


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News: Monster Energy Cup – Live TV in USA, Australia, Middle East, and Africa


Monster Energy Cup International Television Package Takes Race to the Next Level.

Saturday’s race will air live in the United States, Australia, Middle East, and Africa. All the info and more is below …

Feld Motor Sports announced today that the second-annual Monster Energy Cup, from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, will be broadcast to 124 countries around the globe and live domestically on SPEED Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. PST.

SPEED will provide the broadcast to an additional 45 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including Canada and South America.  ESPN International will broadcast the race live – for the first time ever – to 78 countries in Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Check local listings for exact time and channel.

“The Monster Energy Cup will showcase the sport’s top racers in a way that has never been done before – on an international television stage to 124 countries, most of which will be live,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “Our expansion past North America with the live broadcast in Australia, the Middle East and Africa is a huge step forward in making the Monster Energy Cup one of motorsports’ elite properties while highlighting the riders, teams, and sponsors on a world stage. The sport has seen an influx of international riders and we are especially pleased to bring the Monster Energy Cup live to Australia.”

The 2012 Monster Energy Cup features an all-new track design inspired by five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track design will consist of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world. New to this year’s track will be a 200’ banked sweeping turn that will be built in the stands, two 11 rider starting gates split by 220’ before they converge at the apex of the 300’ start straight and the joker lane that riders will have to race through at least once during laps 2-10. After racing through these sections of the track, fans will be treated to equally exciting racing lanes that are built into the Monster Energy Fan Zone, which is located outside of the stadium. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and any rider that wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million

Article from Supercross.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

Old School Photo of the Day

On This Day in Motocross: October 15, 1978, Yamaha's Bob "Hurricane" Hannah, now at the peak of his dominance, wins the Trans-AMA race at Lake Sugar Tree, Virginia. He will go on to win the series title over Yamaha teammate "Rocket" Rex Staten. Graham "Rolls" Noyce of England rounds out the podium and the nicknames! (Tom Zimberoff photo from the following week's St. Peters, Missouri race.)

Article from American Motocross

Friday, October 12, 2012

Old School Photo of the Day

On This Day in Motocross: October 12, 1980, Suzuki factory rider Kent Howerton, the reigning AMA 250cc National Motocross Champion, wins the Trans-USA round at Braselton, Georgia, and with it the championship in the four-race series. Howerton beat out Yamaha's Broc Glover by just two points, with the back-from-injury Bob "Hurricane" Hannah finishing third. (Photo from the Vintage Factory.)


Article from American Motocross

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Video: Ryan Dungey 2012 Motocross Season Recap

If you are a Ryan Dungey fan or just a fan of KTM you will like this short re-cap of the series.



One of the biggest stories of last year's offseason was Ryan Dungey, the 2010 champion of the 450 Class, taking a leap of faith to join Red Bull KTM. With a few of the heavy hitters sidelined, the 2012 season was set up to be a showdown between Dungey and James Stewart.

Everything changed at Thunder Valley though, and Dungey ripped off ten overall wins in a row to recapture the #1 plate. Relive the highs and lows of an incredible season for Dungey that included intense battles with Mike Alessi, a pit stop at Southwick, and the first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross title for KTM.

Video from the official Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Youtube channel 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News: Honda MXGP Riding Videos

Honda Pro Racing have shared Part 1 in their new series of motorcross riding and technique videos!

Honda World Motocross is pleased to present a series of videos with motocross riding lessons from Rui Gonçalves and Evgeny Bobryshev in how to improve your technique on different types of obstacle and terrain.  Today we present you with lesson one: Riding hills.  MX1 racer Rui Gonçalves explains the best way to tackle big hills on an old-school style track.


Whether you ride a 50cc fun bike or a big 450, these videos are aimed at all riders looking for extra tips on making improvements to their riding skills, while seeing how the pros do it in style aboard their factory CRF450R machines.

(Please note Honda World Motocross accepts no liability for injury incurred while attempting to carry out the riding lessons provided in these videos. These lessons are for guidance only and interpreted solely at the viewers own risk.)

Read entire article on Hondaworldmotocross.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

News: No More Kawasaki Team Green Off-Road


It looks as though Kawasaki has pulled the plug on its Team Green off-road program.

"The rumors are true," said Team Green Off-Road Manager Jason Smigel. "We'll finish out the year with the remaining four EnduroCross races, but then that will be it."

Budgets and the economy appear to the main culprit in the demise of one of the strongest and largest off-road racing programs in the country, and one that's been around since 1987, when Kawasaki's Team Green Off-Road program really got rolling with riders like Larry Roeseler and Ty Davis coming on board.

Complete article on Cycle News.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MotoGP™ to race in Texas in 2013 at the Circuit of The Americas™

Circuit of The Americas today announced that the world’s premier motorcycle racing World Championship, MotoGP™, will join its roster of racing events next spring with the three-day series set for April 19-21, 2013, at the purpose-built Grand Prix venue.

Read the entire article on www.motogp.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Video: 2012 Motocross of Nations Highlights

Germany won their first ever Motocross of Nations with the team of Ken Roczen, Max Nagl and Marcus Schiffer putting in solid results to narrowly beat the home team of Belgium. The American team of Ryan Dungey, Blake Bagget and Justin Barcia struggled in the sandy conditions but still managed to take third. Check out the highlights below: