Latest at Supercross.com: Yamaha video on 450, Bench Warmer trading cards, Pastrana’s latest adventure, MXSports & Breast Cancer Awareness, MX Press releases
Here’s the latest news that’s come into Supercross.com today. Thanks everyone that contributed this, including Yamaha, Lynch Archer PR, Bench Warmer, Red Bull, MXSports, and Pirelli.
Yamaha’s new YZ 450 f – video with James Stewart and a few other ‘stars’
You’ll like this : ) Kudos to Yamaha! Includes Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Erin Bates, and more.
Who was there: Bench Warmer Trading Cards’ Founder and CEO Brian Wallos, Jo Garcia – Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Year, Jennifer Korbin – HBO/Cinemax’s Lingerie, Katarina Van Derham from Entourage, Camille Anderson from Wedding Crashers, Cassandra Jean from One Tree HNill, Megan Hauserman from Megan Wants a Millionaire, Cecille Gahr, also from Megan Wants a Millionaire, Deal or No Deal Case Openers Lisa Gleave, Lisa Lakatos, Anya Monzikova, and Claudia Jordon. Bench Warmer Trading Card models Shay Lyn, Mary Riley, Sandra Taylor, Cat Miller, Tabitah Taylor, Denyce Lawton, Amber Smith, Brittany Herrera, Nikke Ziering, Jessica Hall, Flo Jalin, and Kari Ann Peniche.
This event was held at the Empire in Hollywood. Again to donate to L. A. schools, to celebrate Brian Wallos birthday, and …. if you want to see some of the most beautiful women around, check out the link above : )
Travis Pastrana’s Great Divide Biking Adventure
When the sun broke over the Rocky Mountains this morning, Travis, along with his friends Special Greg and Eric Roner, set out to conquer the “Great Divide Trail.” The 2,493 mile trail begins in Montana and continues South along the Rockies before ending in New Mexico. Pastrana will ditch the familiarity of his motorized vehicles for a full-suspension mountain bike supplied by Giant Bicycles.
The trip will take approximately 39 days and Travis will make scheduled stops at post offices along the way. New gear, supplies and underwear will be exchanged for autographed postcards from Travis to randomly selected fans. Yes, you heard correctly, Travis will be sending out postcards to fans selected from his Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/travispastrana
Disconnected from technology, Travis has reverted to the old school methods of “snail mail” to communicate with fans throughout his journey.
Follow Travis’s journey by checking out www.travispastrana.com for updates.
Steel City Motocross Finale to Host the Race to Cure Breast Cancer
This weekend in Steel City marks not only the finale of one of the finest motocross seasons in history, but a weekend of hope in the race to cure breast cancer. The Steel City event will go PINK for all the lost, survivors and those who are currently in need.
“This is a milestone for American Women’s Motocross,” commented Carrie Coombs, Vice President and CFO of MX Sports. “This is the first year that women have been fully incorporated into the AMA Pro Motocross Championships. To celebrate their accomplishment, we want to recognize a very important issue to women all over the country – breast cancer.
“To show their support for not only their fellow athletes, but for all women in general, our pro athletes, both men and women, will express their support for this cause this weekend at the Steel City National Pink Race – the first ever professional motocross race dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.”
An entire weekend of fundraising will be held including the inaugural Mystery Rider Auction. Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Ryan Villopoto and Ashley Fiolek have stepped up far greater than originally expected donating priceless personal items and committing to match the sale price of their item up to $1000. These items are sure to tremendous hit for all fans. The auction is scheduled to take place at the tower during intermission between the first and second motos. Items will be revealed shortly before the auction begins.
In addition to the intermission auction, a day of activities in support for the cure will be held. Fans will have the opportunity to win exclusive raffle items from Lucas Oil, Monster, Scott USA, FMF, Kawasaki, No Fear, Pro Circuit, Spy, DVS, Red Bull, Von Zipper, Joe Gibbs Racing, Makita, Motorose.com, Cycle News, Applied Racing, Pro Armor, Maier USA, Troy Lee Designs, Shock Doctor, Utopia, AMA Pro Racing Merchandise, Asterisk, Dunlop, Racer X, Carl Stone and many more. In addition to the industry, riders such as Davi Millsaps, Sherri Cruise, Jessica Patterson and more have generously donated autographed memorabilia.
All items will be displayed at the Breast Cancer Awareness booth in the Sponsor Village. Winners will be announced prior to the final moto of the day. Fans that visit the Breast Cancer Awareness wearing PINK (clothing) will be awarded one free raffle ticket. Also during their visit to the booth fans may pick up a limited edition Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Bracelet, get a temporary tattoo and much more all in support in the race for the cure.
All proceeds from the fundraiser support the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-day Walk which is a 60-mile walk to raise money for breast cancer. The net proceeds will support the combined efforts of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) Breast Cancer Fund in their mission to fund access to care and a cure for breast cancer.
Stop by the Breast Cancer booth in the Sponsor Village and show your support!
To Donate Today, Visit: http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/Walk/PhiladelphiaEvent2009?team_id=70610&pg=team&fr_id=1297
Tickets are available are available at the box office or online at www.steelcitymx.com and www.allisports.com
Thursday through Saturday tickets: Adults – $50, Children (6-11) – $35,
5 and Under – Free; Friday through Saturday tickets: Adults – $45,
Children (6-11) – $30, 5 and Under – Free; Saturday tickets: Adults –
$30, Children (6-12) – $20, 5 and Under – Free
New England Legend John Dowd Lands on Southwick Motocross Podium with the Help of Pirelli Scorpion MX Soft Tires
Under consistent rain and treacherous conditions, MX-338 lived up to its billing as one of the most difficult circuits on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule. Known for producing spectacular rides over the years, last Saturday’s MX-338 Motocross National was no different as semi-retired privateer John Dowd made his annual appearance at the national that he calls home. The Pirelli-backed 44-year old veteran showed what experience at the “Sandbox” can do, overcoming most of his considerably younger competition to land on the overall podium.
Dowd started the day with an impressive performance in practice and qualifying, posting the fourth fastest time overall and giving him a good gate pick for each of the motos. The track was a mixture between sand and mud with the considerable amount of moisture it absorbed, but the Scorpion MX Soft tires worked flawlessly, showcasing the outstanding versatility of Pirelli’s premier off-road tire.
As the gate dropped on moto one, the Ludlow, Mass. native earned a start within the top 10, but a bobble on the second lap dropped him within the top 15 where he battled for the majority of the moto. He mustered a late surge over the final six laps to work his way up to 10th, giving him an opportunity at a solid overall finish for the day.
In the second moto, Dowd got an even better start and took advantage of the good track position early, moving from eighth to fourth within seven laps. Quoted as saying he only had a good 20 minutes in him, the two-time Southwick winner continued to move forward, finding himself in second place on lap 10 and closing in on the leader. The multiple-second deficit proved too large to overcome and Dowd settled into the runner-up spot, bringing home the stellar moto result that vaulted him to third overall on the day.
The performance allowed Dowd to keep his permanent number of 16 for another year and gave Pirelli its best result of the 2009 season. Fellow Massachusetts rider Robby Marshall brought home fifth.
Additionally, newcomer Taylor Futrell helped promote the caliber of the privateer by finishing fifth overall in the 250 Class where he ran up at the front of the pack for most of the day.