Mr. Vito Ippolito elected President of the FIM (Federation Internationale Motocycliste)

The 123rd FIM Congress ended in Salvador, Brazil on October 21, 2006.
And Mr. Vito Ippolito was elected FIM President on Monday the 16th
October. Mr. Ippolito is Venezuelan; he is 54 years old and married
with 3 children. He has been President of the FMV (Venezuelan
Federation) since 1992, he was member of the FIM Road Racing Commission
from 1984 until 1990, and he was FIM Vice-President from 1990 to 1996,
and then FIM Deputy President since 1997. He was also President of the
ULM (Union Latino-Americana de Motociclismo) from 1984 until 1998. He
was manager of the team Venemotos whose rider Carlos Lavado became 250
Grand Prix World Champion in 1983 and 1986. Vito Ippolito is the first
non-European elected President of the FIM since its foundation in 1904.



With big applause, Mr. Francesco Zerbi, President of FIM from 1995 to
2006, has been unanimously appointed FIM Honorary President.



“I would like to first thank President Zerbi for all that he has done
for all the motorcycle world,” Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, President of
Youthstream, said, “Under his management all motorcycling specialties
have made tremendous improvements, now billions of people are able to
watch all the different motor sports on television, circuits are more
spectacular, safer with more comforts to receive the fans, teams are
more and more professional and the top riders are making salaries like
movie stars. Thanks President Zerbi’s view Motocross now is a very well
known sport and the SuperMoto World Championship and the Motocross
Women World Cup have been born.



Giuseppe Luongo continued by saying, “I want to congratulate Mr. Vito
Ippolito for his election as President of FIM and we wish him all the
best for his future management of FIM. We are sure FIM is in very good
hands and it will continue to develop the motorcycling all around the
world. We confirm our continuing co-operation and loyalty to FIM’s new
administration.”



“I take this occasion to thank also Mr. Guy Maitre and all his FIM
staff for their great co-operation during these years as well as Mr.
Wolfgang Srb and all the CMS.”



Courtesy Youthstream





The FIM is the world governing body of motorcycling.

M.O.R.E. & Damzl Inc. 1st Annual Powder Puff Race

M.O.R.E. & Damzl Inc. 1st Annual Powder Puff Race

Racing for the fight against Breast Cancer – October 14, 2006





#1415 Race Report – Lauren Brogger (driver) & Lindsey Lovell (co-driver)



By: Lindsey Lovell



This weekend was definitely one of the best times of my life. Friday we
arrived in Barstow, CA. I was able to prerun with Geoff & Mo of
Giant Motorsports which was a big help. Nick Tonelli(owner of the
Beehive race truck) & Lauren Brogger (driver) got there and we
cruised over to tech. After tech, the boys worked out a few bugs on the
truck. We headed back to main pit and enjoyed the campfire with friends
& family.



Saturday was here! How exciting! Lauren & I got suited up and
jumped into the truck, and then we headed off to the staging area.
Excited & nervous, we weren’t sure what to expect of the other
racers. The green flag dropped as we proceeded down main, it was a
feeling you can’t experience by words. Lauren had never raced, neither
had I but she was a natural right off the bat!



We dropped down in the first turn, got stuck in a sand wash but not for
long. The rest of the first lap was pretty much just getting used to
the feel of the course, “shake down” pit stops, and random spectators
washing our windows. (Thanks guys!) This was the first time the truck
had been out since being linked, so pit stops were definitely a must
even if there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. Now very comfortable
with the course, on our 2nd lap it was clean, fun, and faster. On our
3rd lap we had a few difficulties. Lauren noticed something had to be
wrong. She asked how my tires looked. They looked fine and she agreed
on her side as well. Nick and the guys flagged us down (couldn’t hear
much of anything on the radio) and as we came in to stop, they told us
we had a flat on the front right tire. They fixed the tire within a few
short minutes and had us back on our way. On the same lap around mile
marker 15, I happened to be looking back to watch for other race
vehicles when I saw a black object fly out of the back! I told Lauren
then radio-ed it in. Around mile marker 17, we pulled over to ask the
F.A.I.R. guys what we lost. As we stopped the truck had stalled and one
of the guys was yelling, “You don’t even have a battery!” They tried
and tried to fix us. We called Nick on the race cell phone and let him
know our exact location. The F.A.I.R. guys even tried to charge the
truck up with power from a battery and then tow start us. Didn’t work,
the starter had broke. The whole battery and battery mount was what I
saw flying out! Nick & Cody came to the rescue in no time; they
rigged up Cody’s battery with bungee cords & tie-downs. All the
guys push started us and sent us on our way to the finish line. Taking
it easy for the last three miles, we crossed the finish line in 4th
place! What an experience! I’ve never had so much fun in my life!



Thanks to all the pit support from our friends & family. Thank you
Andrew! Thanks Nick & the Tonelli’s, Cody, Lauren Brogger!



M.O.R.E. has reported that they raised over $51,000 for Breast Cancer
at this event! Proceeds will go to the Cedar Sinai Hospital Breast
Cancer Research Center.







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Results: Las Vegas, US Open Supercross (Stewart wins)

Las Vegas


Supercross results:



James Stewart KAW

Ricky Carmichael SUZ

David Vuillemin HON

Kevin Windham HON

Michael Byrne KAW

Tim Ferry KAW

Chad Johnson

Ivan Tedesco SUZ

Heath Vos HON

Cole Siebler

Kyle Partridge

Danny Smith HON





Supercross 250 results:



Josh Grant HON

Jake Weime HON

Thomas Hahn HON

Ben Townley KAW

Steve Boniface HON

Troy Adams

Justin Brayton

Chris Gosselaar KAW

Sean Hackley

Mathhew Lemoine

Kelly Smith

Marvin Musquin





KTM Junior Supercross Challenge results:



Mark Worth

Jerry Robin

Tyler Kirschner

Davy Pootjes

Ashton Hayes

Tyler Rosa

Ryan Miller

Jacob Edison

Brandon Tolsma

Mason Bryan

Ricky Beaton

Senett Ferris

Troy Archer

Jeremy Crookshank

Rookie White

Casey Kinney

Blake Green





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Friday



Supercross results:



James Stewart KAW

Ricky Carmichael SUZ

Kevin Windham HON

Ivan Tedesco SUZ

Tim Ferry KAW

Michael Byrne KAW

David Vuillemin HON

Josh Demuth HON

Chad Johnson

Keith Johnson

Brock Sellards HON

Cole Siebler SUZ





Supercross 250 results:



Josh Grant

Chris Gosselaar

Justin Brayton

Jake Weimer

Sean Collier

Steve Boniface

Troy Adams

Kelly Smith

Matt Georke

Ben Townley

Josh Hansen

Eric Sorby





KTM Junior Supercross Challenge results:



Ashton Hayes

Ricky Beaton

Davy Pootjes

Jerry Robin

Mark Worth

Senett Ferris

Rookie White

Tyler Rosa

Jacob Edison

Tyler Kirschner

Ryan Miller

Brandon Tolsma

Mason Bryan

Troy Archer

Jeremy Crookshank

Casey Kinney

Blake Green





Results courtesy Live Nation





Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael signs car racing contract

AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael has signed a multi-year car
racing contract, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. RC will be with
the MB2 team, which is owned by Bobby Ginn, and based in North Carolina.



Visit this link at Akron Beacon Journal to read all the details.





And, from Daytona International Speedway comes word that RC definitely
will be racing the Daytona Supercross on his limited motorcycle racing
calendar for 2007.



RC says “That’s probably one of my most favorite races that I do all
year. I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’ve got it penciled in on
my Supercross schedule. I’m looking forward to it. I love that race.
That’s my favorite race.”



When RC captured his record fifth Daytona Supercross By Honda in 2006
breaking Jeff Stanton’s mark, he admitted he was a little bit
distracted by the intimating 31-degree high banks of DIS.



“When we go there for that race, we park our transporters coming up for
the tri-oval there,” Carmichael said. “It’s hard for me to focus on the
motorcycle race because it’s such a dream of mine to get out there in a
stock car on that track. Especially this year, when I wanted to get
something going in NASCAR, that’s all I could think about the whole
time I was there. Man, I would just love to get in a stock car out
there.”

Watch some video?

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We have published free video clips on YouTube.com. Here’s the link to check ’em all out:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=racerace





Also, the same videos in better quality (and iPod ready) are available for $1.99

at Supercross.com’s Video & Podcast Center.






So, what’s new?





Ricky Carmichael riding at Suzuki’s secret supercross track in southern California.



Watch ‘Yamaha Says’ about 2007 – we asked Keith McCarty, Larry Brooks, Mike K., Grant Langston, Nate Ramsey, Terry Beal, Chad Reed, Bob Starr, Jim Perry and Broc Hepler to finish this sentence: “2007 is going to be … “



See Ryan Dungey & Ivan Tedesco riding at Suzuki’s supercross track in southern California.



Watch Chad Reed preparing for supercross 2007!



See James Stewart, from 2006, doing the biggest jump we’ve seen in a while.



Check out Grant Langston, #8, Team Yamaha, on his factory YZ 450F.



See Nate Ramsey – Team L & M Supercross 2007 on his YZ 450F.



Broc Hepler on his new factory Yamaha for 2007, along with Josh Hill.



How about the entire Pro Circuit Kawasaki team with Villipoto, Metcalfe, Townley, and Gosselaar?



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