New lineup for CLS in 2011

Team CLS Kawasaki Pro Circuit will have two new faces on their KX250F Kawasaki next season, after Tommy Searle and Max Anstie have signed with Kawasaki’s official team in the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship.

The team has had a great season in which they recorded their first Grand Prix win last month in Sweden with Steven Frossard; the Frenchman is still in contention for the MX2 podium with four more races to go, but the team has been seeking a replacement as Steven will be forced to move to the MX1 class next year due to the age limit rule.

Runner-up in the 2007 and 2008 MX2 World Championship before moving to the USA, Tommy Searle has battled for two seasons against the Kawasaki Pro Circuit riders in the US series and is delighted to be joining them next season in the Green family. “I’m very excited and happy about this opportunity to join Team CLS Kawasaki and Pro Circuit; they have proved on both continents how competitive they are. They offered me the possibility to race the US Supercross on the West Coast and then compete again in the MX2 World Championship next year; that’s a fantastic programme that I will prepare closely with the team this winter” said the 20 year old Englishman who started his career with Kawasaki ten years ago in the UK schoolboys series before starting his GP career on green bikes in 2006.

His teammate will be Max Anstie, another of the best young British prospects who has also raced in the USA this season after started his professional career there. Only seventeen years old and son of former GP winner Mervyn, Max was a promising Team Green rider in Europe before he moved to the US two years ago, twice winning the prestigious Bercy Supercross on an 85cc Kawasaki. Max will focus on the GP scene in 2011 after signing a two year contract with CLS Kawasaki Pro Circuit.

For Jean Jacques Luisetti who created the team five years ago, it’s another step forward for his squad. “At the beginning of its history our team was mainly French, but thanks to Kawasaki we have never stopped growing since our debut on the GP scene. Our venture with Pro Circuit has further upped our status in the World Championship; it’s exciting to have such a great connection with Mitch Payton. We are proud to see Tommy racing for us next season on both sides of the Atlantic, and with Max we will have one of the fastest kids on our bikes; I’m convinced that they will come to the GPs even stronger after racing two years in the US, and the team is ready for this great challenge in the World and French MX2 championships.”

Owner of Pro Circuit and boss of the most successful MX2 team in the USA, Mitch Payton is confident for next season. “I am very excited to have Tommy in the team, and I think we have a good chance to win the world title with him. It is great to see how we are working together with Harry Nolte and the CLS people in Europe to make this project work. During our first year of cooperation we have already got great results, and for sure we’ll be even stronger in the future.

For Steve Guttridge, the European Race Planning Manager at Kawasaki Motors Europe this announcement brings back great memories. “It’s really exciting for me to see these two riders coming back to Kawasaki; they grew up in Team Green Kawasaki in the UK so I know both pretty well and I know how good they can be. Both riders have a great potential for the World Championship, and we are pleased with the collaboration we started this season with Mitch Payton and Pro Circuit. Together with CLS we have put together a team of very competitive and talented people, all working for the same objectives – to build one of the most professional team in the paddock.”

Next season the team will get a stronger support from Monster Energy, who is since many years the main sponsor of Kawasaki Pro Circuit in the United States. “Monster Energy is very excited and proud to be apart of the new look CLS Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki team for 2011” said Monster Energy Sports Marketing Manager Jamie Dobb. “Both Tommy and Max have built huge followings throughout their short careers and they are extremely popular riders, so Monster Energy is pleased to become part of their continued efforts through our partnership with the CLS Pro Circuit team for the upcoming ‘2011 Motocross championship season. CLS-Pro Circuit have a highly successful track record as one of Motocross’s premier teams and will provide a solid platform for Monster Energy as we continue to develop our brand image globally.”


2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: Saturday Results

2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: Saturday Results

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Saturday’s Results – HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. – Appropriately enough, the final day of action at the 2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship from Loretta Lynn’s was a beautiful one, under sunny skies with a large crowd on hand to witness the nation’s fastest amateur competitors compete for national championships on the last day of racing. A loaded schedule on Saturday thanks to rain earlier in the week resulted in 21 motos, each of which crowning an overall winner and awarding new number one plate.

Day 5 Results

450 C – Overall

Sean Baxley, Westminster, Md., Yamaha*

Kyle Durham, Owensboro, Ky., Suzuki

Ricky Miller, Lexington, N.C., Honda

250 A/Pro Sport – Overall

Zackery Freeberg, Clearwater, Fla., Kawasaki*

Ian Trettel, Silver Springs, Fla., Suzuki

Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Honda

Supermini 2 (13-16) – Overall

Jace Owen, Charleston, Ill., Suzuki*

Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Honda

Dakota Alix, Jay, Vt., Suzuki

450 B Modified – Overall

Chris Plouffe, Castaic, Calif., Honda*

Bogen Cochran, Calhoun, Ga., Kawasaki

Chad Crawford, Warrenton, Mo., Kawasaki

85 (9-11) Modified – Overall

Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Suzuki*

Rookie White, Winchester, Calif., Suzuki

Tristan Charbonneau, Tenino, Wash., Yamaha

Vet B/C 30 Plus – Overall

David Jones, Cleveland, Ohio, Kawasaki*

Robert Novak, Bridgehampton, N.Y., Honda

Randy Salamon, Brunswick, Ohio, Honda

250 C Stock – Overall

Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Yamaha*

Colby Mullins, Canton, Ga., Kawasaki

Jacob Grzebinski, Millington, Mich., Suzuki

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C – Overall

Joey Savagty, Thomasville, Ga., Suzuki*

Jesse Wentland, Elk River, Minn., Yamaha

Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki

250 A – Overall

Ian Trettel, Silver Springs, Fla., Suzuki*

Gannon Audette, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki

Zackery Freeberg, Clearwater, Fla., Kawasaki

250 B Stock – Overall

Brad Frace, Weatherford, Texas, Kawasaki*

Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha

65 (7-9) Stock – Overall

Jordan Bailey, Orlando, Fla., KTM*

Brock Papi, Canonsburg, Pa., KTM

Carter Halpain, Luccock, Texas, KTM

65 (10-11) Stock – Overall

Jake Pinhancos, Rochester, Mass., KTM*

Joey Crown, Metamora, Ill., KTM

Luke Purther, Oak Hills, Calif., KTM

Women (14 Plus) – Overall

Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha*

Erica Cook, Austin, Texas, Yamaha

Marrissa Markelon, Trumbull, Conn., Kawasaki

85 (12-14) Modified – Overall

Steven Gretchen, McMechen, W.V., Suzuki*

Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., Suzuki

Chase Bell, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki

85 (9-11) Stock – Overall

Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Suzuki*

Tristan Charbonneau, Tenino, Wash., Yamaha

Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki

Supermini 1 (12-15) – Overall

Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Honda*

Dakota Alix, Jay, Vt., Suzuki

Nick Gaines, Ringgold, Ga., Kawasaki

Senior 40 Plus – Overall

Kevin Walker, Gray, Tenn., Yamaha*

Doug Dubach, Tustin, Calif., Yamaha

Michael Treadwell, Tolland, Conn., Kawasaki

250 C Modified – Overall

Broc Gourley, Boonville, Ind., KTM*

Colby Mullins, Canton, Ga., Kawasaki

Cody Bristlin, Deer Park, Wash., Suzuki

250 B Modified – Overall

Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Kawasaki*

Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Jessy Nelson, Templeton, Calif., Honda

450 A – Overall

Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Kawasaki*

Austin Howell, Red Bluff, Calif., Suzuki

Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Honda

College B/C (17-24) – Overall

Tyler Bereman, Atascadero, Calif., Yamaha*

Dylan Cox, Whitesville, Ky., Kawasaki

Chris Plouffe, Castaic, Calif., Honda

* Denotes AMA Amateur National Champion


Musquin, Pourcel, Boog Announced as French Motocross of Nations Team

The French Federation had a long list of potential members, thanks to the strong level of the Motocross riders who are involved at the highest level in the World and US Championships. Marvin Musquin, leader of the MX2 series, Christophe Pourcel leader of the ‘Lites’ US Motocross series and Xavier Boog the best French representative in the main class will wear the ‘blue, white and red’ jersey.

As usual Marvin Musquin will be involved in the MX2 class aboard his factory KTM, while Xavier Boog will enter the Open class on his 450 Kawasaki. It’s also a 450 Kawasaki that Christophe Pourcel will ride for the Nations, a first racing experience for him in the MX1 class; former World Champion and then US Supercross Champion on a 250, Christophe regularly train on a 450 and will be back among his former GP rivals fort this event.

“Last year it was a great experience to ride for the first time this event, and I’m delighted to be part again of the French team. This event is unique, and gives us an opportunity to be all together racing for the same goal; last year was great, and I’m sure that we’ll have again a very good relationship with Xavier and Christophe. I met him in Glen Helen, we are a strong team and we will go to Denver for another podium result” said Marvin who won twice the MX2 class last year in Italy. Xavier will be the rookie in the team, as he never raced the Nations. “I was selected once for the European Motocross of Nations, but never for the ‘real’ Nations and a dream came true. I’m happy that the French Federation keeps me in the team despite my knee injury in Lommel; it’s going better every day and I will be back racing in Brazil. The Nations is such a big event that I will be the first one to inform the manager if I didn’t feel ready to go there, but at the moment I’ve a strong motivation to be back at my best level.” Marvin and Xavier never raced alongside Christophe Pourcel, but the third member is highly motivated for the MXON. “When Olivier Robert the French manager came to the US and spoke with me about the Nations, he didn’t need to convince me as I wanted to do this race. I’m strongly motivated to be back in the French team and happy to race the MX1 class” explained Christophe who knows perfectly the track of Thunder Valley, and will lead his teammates there.

For Olivier Robert, the French trainer, the goal will be to get at least a podium as they often did in the past. “I’m delighted to see Christophe back in the French team, four years after Matterley Basin in 2006. He is stronger than ever, and his teammates show during the Grand Prix how fast they are. For sure Xavier had an injury last week, but he will do several races and we’ll see if he is back to his best level. All the riders must be in perfect shape for this event, and hopefully we have some other top riders who could replace any of them in case of problem. We just need to finalize everything early due to the fact that the event will be organized in the US; we must announce the final team at least on Friday 24th of September, but of course the riders will fly there earlier to be ready for the event” revealed Olivier who did already nine MXON as French trainer and enjoyed the podium six times so far.

The French team

Marvin Musquin (250 KTM Red Bull Factory) MX2 rider: 20 years old, 2009 MX2 World Champion and leader of the 2010 MX2 series. Won thirteen MX2 Grand Prix. Member of the 2009 French Team, second in Franciacorta (Italy)

Christophe Pourcel (450 Kawasaki Pro Circuit) MX1 rider: 21 years old, 2006 MX2 World Champion, 2009-2010 US Supercross ‘lites’ Champion on the East Coast, leader of the US Motocross ‘lites’ series. Won four MX2 Grand Prix MX2. Member of the 2006 French Team, fifth in Matterley Basin (Great Britain

Xavier Boog (450 Kawasaki KRT) Open class rider: 22 years old, 2010 MX1 French Champion and currently seventh of the MX1 World Championship. Won one MX3 Grand Prix. Never race the MX of Nations.


GRP Amateur National Days at Pala Raceway

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Gateway Race Promotions is proud to announce the GRP Amateur National Days at Pala Raceway on September 4th and 5th, being held on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Pala National Track. This will be the first time the Pro National Track lay out will be raced on and its your opportunity to say you raced where Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, and Kevin Windham will be doing battle just one week later.

GRP is extremely excited about the new contingency program we were able to work out with Pala Raceway for Pala Raceway Member Contingency. Over $20,500 worth of Practice Ride Passes will be up for grabs, with Hole Shot Awards and Fastest Lap Time awards also available for Pala Raceway Members to win. See the pay out schedule below.

The GRP Amateur National Days will have tons of prizes from DC Shoes, No Fear, Spy, FMF, Bel Ray, ARMA, and the Red Bull Wing Team will be on site for with free Red Bull Energy Drinks. Plus more sponsors are coming on board to make the event a huge success.

Pre Entries are $50 per Entry; Post Entries are $65 per entry. Entry includes transponder rental. Credit Cards will need to be held onto as deposit for Transponder rental return. Classes will be limited to the first 42 riders signed up per class. No Refunds or Rain Checks, all sales are final.

There will be Event Awards for Class Champions, 30% Trophies for each class race, and 100% Pro Payback in the 250 Pro, 450 Pro, Women Pro, Vet 30+ Pro, and Vet 40+ Pro.

Results will be scored by www.mylaps.com transponders and done the day of the event. For a class to be eligible for Championship awards a minimum of 10 riders must race the event.

We plan on having long motos for each class, minimum of 15 minutes for Amateur Classes and 20 minutes for Pros, and will be utilizing double
gates and a unique split schedule for Saturday and Sunday Classes.

We want to make the program run smoothly and allow riders to get the most out of their days racing. All Vet riders, Women, and Armed Forces Classes will run on Saturday. All 250 and 450, 85cc, 65cc, 50cc, School Boy, College Boy and Superminis race on Sunday.

50cc and 65cc classes may run a modified track due to the steepness of several hills on the National Track. This will be determined before
their practice session.

National Track Practice is available September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday leading up to the Amateur National Days. Practice fee is $25 for Full Size bikes, and $20 per mini bike. Split Practices in the afternoon session (3pm-6pm) to allow minis track time.

Spectator gate fees are $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Dry Camping is available Friday night and Saturday night for $20 per Night.

E-mail [email protected] or call 1-888-PALA-MX1 [1.888.725.2691] for additional information.

All Pala Raceway Practice Tracks will be closed due to the National Construction and Amateur Race on the National Track during racing events.

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2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: Friday Results

2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship: Friday Results

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Friday’s Results – HURRICANE MILLS,- Tenn – As the rain subsided and the track was drained, racing resumed at the 2010 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship from Loretta Lynn’s. Several classes held up by Mother Nature concluded their respective second motos on Friday morning before giving way to the first championship-crowning motos of 2010. By day’s end, 14 AMA Amateur National Champions were awarded the coveted number one plate while a large contingent of other riders awaited their opportunity at amateur racing history during the final, action-packed day on Saturday.

Day 4 Results

85 (12-14) Modified – Moto 2

Alexander Frye, Huntingtown, Md., Suzuki

Bodie Colangelo, Tampa, Fla., Suzuki

Steven Gretchen, McMechen, W.V., Suzuk

Supermini 1 (12-15) – Moto 2

Dakota Alix, Jay, Vt., Suzuki

Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Honda

Daniel Baker, Crittenden, Ky., KTM

Senior 40 Plus – Moto 2

Kevin Walker, Gray, Tenn., Yamaha

Doug Dubach, Tustin, Calif., Yamaha

Michael Treadwell, Tolland, Conn., Kawasaki

250 C Modified – Moto 2

Broc Gourley, Boonville, Ind., Kawasaki

Jacob Grzebinski, Millington, Mich., Suzuki

Colby Mullins, Canton, Ga., Kawasaki

250 B Modified – Moto 2

Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Kawasaki

Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Brad Frace, Weatherford, Texas, Kawasaki

450 A – Moto 2

Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Kawasaki

Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Honda

Shane Durham, Butler, Pa., Suzuki

College B/C (17-24) – Moto 2

Chris Plouffe, Castaic, Calif., Honda

Tyler Bereman, Atascadero, Calif., Yamaha

Dylan Cox, Whitesville, Ky., Kawasaki

Vet 35 Plus – Overall

Keith Johnson, Carver, Mass., Kawasaki*

Kevin Walker, Gray, Tenn., Yamaha

Dan Moore, Yakima, Wash., Suzuki

85 (12-14) Stock – Overall

Christopher Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Yamaha*

Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., Suzuki

Chase Bell, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki

450 B Stock – Overall

Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Kawasaki*

Austin Politelli, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

Joey Peters, Asbury, N.J., Yamaha

51 (7-8) AMA 2 Stock – Overall

Jackson Turpin, Locust Grove, Ga., Cobra*

Parker Mashburn, Stephenville, Texas, Cobra

Jack Rogers, Brookeville, Md., Cobra

51 (4-6) AMA 1 Stock – Overall

Gage Linville, Cordele, Ga., Cobra*

Robert Hailey III, North Las Vegas, Nev., Cobra

Cody Russell, Clermont, Fla., Cobra

51 (4-6) Stock Multi-Speed – Overall

Dylan Varn, Plant City, Fla., Honda*

Vincent Valente, Kissimmee, Fla., Honda

Cameron McInerney, Pittsfield, Mass., Honda

51 (4-6) Stock Shaft Drive – Overall

Steel Gately, Fort Pierce, Fla., Yamaha*

Lukas Lewis, Locust Grove, Ga., Yamaha

Deacon Kozel, Harrisonburg, Va., Yamaha

450 A/Pro Sport – Overall

Gannon Audette, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki*

Lowell Spangler, Lebanon, Pa., Kawasaki

Bryce Vallee, Escondido, Calif., Yamaha

65 (7-11) Modified – Overall

Luke Purther, Oak Hills, Calif., KTM*

Joey Crown, Metamora, Ill., KTM

Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Cobra

Girls (12-15) – Overall

Amanda Maheu, Clinton, Utah, Yamaha*

Brandy Richards, Havasu, Ariz., Kawasaki

Kylie Fasnacht, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Suzuki

Junior 25 Plus – Overall

Robbie Reynard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Yamaha*

Clark Stiles, Tanner, Ala., Honda

James Evans, Elizabeth, Pa., Kawasaki

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C – Overall

Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha*

Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha

Claudio Leocata, Miami, Fla., Yamaha

Senior 45 Plus – Overall

Doug Dubach, Tustin, Calif., Yamaha*

Barry McCarty, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki

Scott Fredericksen, Pensacola, Fla., Kawasaki

Masters 50 Plus – Overall

Matt Tedder Sr., Surfside, Calif., Kawasaki*

Craig Pickett, Linden, Mich., Honda

Mark Hyde, Pataskala, Ohio, KTM

* Denotes AMA Amateur National Champion


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