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News from February 2006

Daytona Supercross (and more) TV coverage

Courtesy AMA Pro Racing Fans of AMA championship motorcycle racing will get their fill of action in March when SPEED fires up 12 hours of race coverage from Daytona Beach, including eight hours of live coverage, culminating with the broadcast of the 65th running of the Daytona 200 by Honda, the opening round of the [...]

Pre-season world MX warm-up, Pernes les Fontaines, France

Pernes les Fontaines, France One of the first big pre-season races in Europe Defending World Motocross Champion Stefan Everts from Belgium seems in good form. MX1 class results 1. Everts 2. Coppins 3. Demaria 4. Sword 5. Leok 6. Bill 7. Pichon 8. Strijbos 9. Ramon 10. Leuret 11. Pourcel 12. Tortelli MX2 class results [...]

25 point penalty assessed to Ricky Carmichael (Illegal fuel)

Pickerington OH: AMA Pro Racing has announced that Ricky Carmichael has been penalized 25 points for using illegal fuel at round six of the AMA Supercross Series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego CA on February 11. Fuel samples from eight motorcycles were collected at the San Diego round and the sample from the motorcycle [...]

American Honda vacates AMA Boards

From American Honda Torrance CA: For more than 30 years, American Honda has maintained a seat on the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Board of Trustees. Unfortunately, recent actions taken by the AMA have caused American Honda to question its continued participation on both the AMA Board of Trustees and the Paradama (AMA Pro Racing) Board [...]

2006 World Motocross & Supermoto Calendars

2006 World Motocross GP Calendar 2 April – Flanders – Zolder 16 April – Spain – Bellpuig 23 April – Portugal – Agueda 7 May – Germany – Teutschenthal (includes Women’s World Cup) 21 May – Japan – Sugo 4 June – Bulgaria – Sevlievo 11 June – Italy – Montevarchi 18 June – Great [...]

Makita Suzuki’s Tony Berluti honored by Mechanix Wear

BREA CA: American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) congratulates veteran mechanic Tony Berluti, who was awarded the Mechanix Wear Outstanding Achievement Award at round five of the AMA Supercross Series in Anaheim CA on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. Berluti works on the Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 that Ivan Tedesco put on the podium at that race in [...]

Update on James Marshall / San Diego

The info below is from the web-site HelpJames.org. Please visit it by clicking on this link – you can make a positive difference in a young man’s life. On February 11th, 2006, James Marshall was tragically injured in round 6 of the Amd Mobile Supercross series in San Diego. Running in 5th place in Heat [...]

Josh Demuth BooKoo Arenacross Champion

Tulsa, OK: Mike Kidd Entertainment Group brought the action of the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championsip Series Brought to you by Toyota to the Tulsa Convention Center Arena for the final round of racing where the champion will be crowned. Current points leader, Josh Demuth, on the Team Babbitt’s Enxus Oil Kawasaki was looking to [...]

Kevin Crine Memorial Fund

Professional motocross racer Kevin Crine was killed in an auto accident near the tiny village of McKendree MD on Wednesday morning, February 8. He was 32. Crine was a regular in AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross Championships. His highest career national ranking was 14th in the AMA 250cc Motocross Championship in 1995. Crine also rode [...]

Kawasaki USA Racing Team Family Member passes away after battle with cancer

Karla Asch, age 15, daughter of Kawasaki Racing Team member Rick Asch, passed away early Sunday after a long battle against cancer. Rick Asch left the pit area at Angel Stadium early Saturday when he got the call that his daughter’s condition worsened. The team was busy readying for Saturday’s practice sessions in preparation for [...]