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News from December 2006

Kawasaki & Monster Energy Team Up

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is pleased to announce a significant motorcycle racing partnership with Monster Beverage Company. Over the past two years, Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki has scored five AMA Lites class titles, earning industry-wide respect for the Monster Energy branded energy drink producers. This new sponsorship agreement will give Kawasaki’s professional motocross, off-road, road [...]

Vancouver, Canada Supercross Results

BC Place The ‘big three’ were ‘the show’ once again: Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart. They are the very best supercross riders in the world. Tonight, it was Ricky Carmichael coming out on top. Carmichael passed Stewart for the lead positing with about five laps to go, holding it until the checkered flag. [...]

Marty Moates – First American winner of the US 500 Grand Prix of MX – 2006

Suddenly, sadly, tragically, Marty Moates took his own life Thursday, December 7th. Marty was a man of many talents, and well-liked by all in the industry. He was the first American to ever win the famous ‘Carlsbad Grand Prix’ in 1980, the annual gathering of the best from Europe and America for the 500 World [...]

Ivan Tedesco injury update from Suzuki

Team Makita Suzuki Racing’s Ivan Tedesco Hopes to Overcome Three Broken Bones Before Anaheim SX Courtesy American Suzuki BREA, Calif., American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) announced today that Team Makita Suzuki Racing’s Ivan Tedesco suffered three broken bones in his left hand after competitor James Stewart landed on him during practice at round one of [...]

Toronto, Canada Supercross Results

Rogers Centre (Formerly SkyDome) Before the race, in practice, Ivan Tedesco and James Stewart tangled – and Ivan came out on the worse end – he most likely has a broken bone in his hand. The ‘big three’ were ‘the show’ – Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart. Chad Reed, riding in his first [...]

FIM Off Road Awards 2006 (World Motocross & Supermoto)

Monaco (Monte-Carlo): It’s the annual year end ceremonies for World Motocross & SuperMoto, held at the Salle des Etoiles.Courtesy Youthstream The successful 2006 season deserved a top celebration for the many Champions and all the people who worked for the success of Motocross and SuperMoto. Stefan Everts was the most awarded rider of the night: [...]

Ricky Carmichael – 2006 AMA Pro Racing Athlete of the Year

Courtesy AMA Pro Racing The 32nd Annual AMA Pro Racing Championship Banquet returned to The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday. Hosted by Jamie Little and Todd Harris, the star-studded evening honored the leading riders who have competed in AMA Supercross, Motocross, Superbike, Flat Track, Supermoto and Hillclimb. The highlight of [...]

Finland Wins 2006 ISDE, USA wins Junior Trophy Team

The 81st International Six Days Enduro wrapped up near Taupo, New Zealand today, with the Finnish team coming out on top. Host New Zealand finished seventh. As expected, there was little any of the 31 nations competing could do to throttle back the flying Finns from taking the Trophy Team win. The theme of the [...]

AMA to launch professional ATV Motocross championship in ’07

Courtesy AMA Pickerington OH – The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Pro Racing have announced the creation of a new professional ATV racing championship set to begin with the 2007 season. The series will be based on motocross style competition and will feature 450cc machines. An expansion to include a 250cc-based class is expected [...]

2006 International Six Days Enduro set to go in New Zealand

Courtesy Terry Stevenson, Andy McGechan, Geoff Osborne It is the greatest show on turf and it’s in New Zealand for the first time! Sunday’s Opening Ceremony formally kicked off the 2006 International Six Days Enduro in Taupo, New Zealand, and it is just hours away from blast-off with 600 riders from 31 countries nervously making [...]