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News from August 2011

Silly Season 2012, Unadilla and Championships in Sight

Wow what a great weekend of racing. Both the 250′s and 450′s saw the championship leaders get one step closer to 2011 championships. Some notes of quick interest from this weekend were the rides of Justin Barcia and Justin Bogel. Barcia was in it to the last lap on the second moto before his brain [...]

New Law Legalizes the Sale of Kids’ Off-Highway Vehicles

With the overturning of a federal law that created a de facto ban on the sale of kid’s off-highway vehicles (OHVs), the real winners are the families and children who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. “Families across the nation are breathing a sigh of relief now that kids’ off-highway vehicles [...]

2011 East Supercross Lites Champion Justin Barcia to Race Monster Energy Cup

GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia throws his name into mix for the first ever Monster Energy Cup. It’s a combo supercross / motocross race that will be held on October 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. And oh yeah, there is a potential 1,000,000 dollars on the line! Here is more info from promoter [...]

Clement Desalle Out for Remainder of the 2011 World Motocross Championships

Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s World MX1 star, Clement Desalle, will miss the final three rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The 22 year old Belgian fractured a bone in his left shoulder at Balen during the Belgian MX Championship. Desalle, who won last week’s Grand Prix of the Czech Republic and was just 48 points [...]

Mike Alessi Earns 5th at Unadilla Motocross National

Red Bull/KTM Factory motocross and supercross rider Mike Alessi put together two solid motos to earn a top five finish at the ninth round of the AMA Pro Motocross National Championship Series held at Unadilla Raceway. Alessi turned the fourth fastest practice time early in the day which gave him the confidence boost he needed [...]

JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report from the Unadilla MX National

JDR/J-Star/KTM motocross riders PJ Larsen and Tye Simmonds had an off day at the ninth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series after both suffered from poor starts and mid-race crashes that set them back in both motos. Simmonds was up first in the 450 class. He got an average start around 20th place. [...]

Matrix Concepts Riders Take 6 Out of the Top 7 at Unadilla MX National

Congratulations to Matrix Concepts’ Ryan Villopoto from Factory Kawasaki for taking the overall win. Along with Ryan Dungey from Factory Rockstar Suzuki, who stayed very persistent with a second place finish this weekend. Matrix Concepts’ Justin Barcia did well with a solid 3rd on his first race with the Geico Honda 450. Chad Reed of [...]

Gareth Swanepoel Climbs Championship Ladder in Unadilla

The historic Unadilla Valley Sports Center hosted round 9 of the 12 round Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship this weekend in New Berlin, NY. DNA Shredstix/Star Racing/ Yamaha racer, Gareth Swanepoel, came out guns blazing in the opening moto of the Lites class. The South African hole-shot the race and lead current points leader [...]

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Has Solid Outing at Unadilla MX National

As the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Series got back underway after a two-week break, the TLD crew was anxious to put in some solid finishes. After a couple difficult and frustrating weekends of racing, Seely, Craig and Baker were all looking for redemption in upstate New York. Christian Craig Christian Craig started the day off [...]

2011 FIM Junior Motocross World Champions crowned in Italy

It was very hot and sunny in Cingoli, Italy, as the 2011 FIM Junior World MX titles were awarded. There are three new Junior Motocross World Champions. Joseph Prada Garcia (65cc, ESP, KTM), Pauls Jonass (85cc, LAT, KTM) and Joseph Savatgy (125cc, USA, Suzuki). These three new champions received beautiful gold medals from Dr. Wolfgang [...]