Out of all the things we have learned over the years of being in the extreme sports world there are 2 things that really have stuck with us!
First is the fact that if someone says “you will be fine, TRUST ME” then you need to run the other way and make a mental note to never trust that person ever again. (Especially if there were cameras rolling when this “trust me” was said).
The Second thing is to never ever ever get behind the wheel with anyone that has the last name “Godfrey”. Poor Natalie learned one, well probably both of these rules the other day when Tanner Godfrey of the Godfrey Clan took her on a ride in his RZR 1000.
Oh and did we mention that Tanner was paralyzed from the waist down a few years ago in a motocross accident and now has to drive with one hand on the steering wheel and the other on a pole that pushes the gas and the brake. Check out the video below!
There is nothing worse then sitting in a movie theatre and watching one of the best movie previews you have ever seen only to see at the end that the movie comes out in summer two years from now. Well thats the same feeling we got after watching Monster Energy Cup this past weekend in Las Vegas! Anaheim 1 cant come soon enough for us, first and foremost to watch a healthy Davi Millsaps take the top spot on the podium was awesome, and who knows what would have happened if Trey Canard wouldn’t have wrecked, but hey thats racing right? We cant forget about Eli Tomac taking the second spot on the podium either. All three of these dudes made this race amazing to watch, and once you throw Ken Roczen, James Stewart, and a trained and ready Chad Reed into the mix who knows who is going to take the championship this year.
Being a stand alone event the Monster Cup tends to act as a testing field for everyone that is on new teams and new machines. So we cant wait to see what happens at A1 this year. Here are a few pictures from last weekend we got down at Sam Boyd Stadium.
This video pretty much has everything that anyone would ever want in a video, super rad car, some amazing riding, oh and one of the hottest chicks to ever grace us with her presence. Thanks Dirtshark for knowing what it takes to make an amazing video.
Eearlier this week Husqvarna & Rockstar Energy announced their full line up of riders who will compete in the upcomoing 2015 AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships. Husqvarna announced its return to the AMA Pro Racing in May earlier this year, and it looks like they have been busy ever since. The team consists of Martin Davalos, Zach Bell, Zach Osborne, and last but defiantly not least the reigning 250 West Supercross Champion Jason Anderson.
The ever-thrilling, single most exciting Supercross/Motocross event of the year, the Monster Energy Cup, is set to return to Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 18th, 2014. This event always promises to be more exciting than the last. With racers and race fans, alike, counting down the days to Energy Cup, the reasons are endless as to why this is the event of the year.
For the riders, the stakes in Vegas are higher than ever, with one million dollars up for grabs for a single event win. Monster Cup brings the world’s fastest professionals from around the world to compete but the world’s fastest amateur and super mini riders are invited to race the event, as well. The event brings these amateurs into the spotlight and for those that can get past the nerves and the hype of the event truly shine as the stars of tomorrow.
As for the stars of today, the best of the best are set to head to the line to compete for one million dollars cash in 2014. Last year’s champion, James Stewart is set to return to defend his championship. Red Bull/KTM rider, Ryan Dungey is ready to set his mistakes aside from the 2013 race and redeem himself this year. 2014 Motocross Champion, Ken Roczen plans to return to Monster Cup to improve his third place finish from last year. Another rider who has been out with injuries and surgery more than anyone in the last few years is Trey Canard. After a strong Motocross season and a triumphant fifth place finish in his first race back from injury, during the 2014 Supercross season, Canard will definitely be one to watch.
All the young gun superstars from the 250 class will be show casing their talents at Monster Cu, with riders like; Jeremy Martin, Cooper Webb, Jessy Nelson, Cole Thompson, Blake Baggett, Dean Wilson, Jason Anderson, Zach Bell, Justin Hill, Marvin Musquin, Joey Savatgy, among others.
The 2014 event looks to be more exciting than the last, with an ever-challenging track design and, the infamous split start, but, with split lanes running down the entire length of the stadium before coming together at the opposite end. There will continue to be the three main event format, with the joker lane set up as a triple section. The riders are obligated to take the joker once during each moto.
With Ricky Charmichael’s most intense track design yet, the best of the best set to show up in Vegas and one million dollars on the line, Monster Cup 2014 is sure to be the event of the year. For tickets and more info, you can visit www.monsterenergycup.com.
As tornado warnings and rain storms swept across North America over this past weekend, the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships took over Indiana Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana for Round Eleven of the series. The rain and mud made for some tough track conditions at the brand new venue, but, the infields continued to fill with race fans, as the racers battled on track for vision and survival.
In Moto one it was Ken Roczen who took the Motosport.com holeshot award, followed by privateer rider, Mitch Oldenburg and Trey Canard. Championship contender, Ryan Dungey had some troubles out of the gate, going off the track and barely managing a top ten start.
As Dungey went to work on making his way through the pack, Canard managed to get by privateer rider, Mitch Oldenburg, putting his Muscle Milk Honda into second position.
Just short of the halfway point, Mitch Oldenburg went down in the deep mud. He was able to remount and rejoin the Moto in seventh position. As Dungey made his way into third position, the number forty-one of Trey Canard also went down. By the time Dungey had made his way into second position, series points leader, Ken Roczen had already logged a twenty-seven second lead.
With four minutes left, Eli Tomac was able to complete the pass on Brett Metcalfe, to put his GEICO/Honda into fourth position.
Ken Roczen took the first Moto one win with a thirty-eight second lead over teammate Ryan Dungey. Dungey was able to hold onto second position, after making his way through the pack. Trey Canard was able to minimize the damage if his mid Moto crash, taking third in Moto one.
In Moto two, Trey Canard and Ken Roczen led the pack into turn one. As Canard and Roczen set to battle over the lead, Dungey was stuck working his way back through the pack from just outside the top ten, once again.
As the Moto pressed on, Dungey continued to struggle, seemingly making his way backwards. The twenty-two of Chad Reed was the rider who was able to make the passes, making his way from tenth to sixth.
After making a small mistake with ten minutes remaining on the clock, Ryan Sipes managed to hold onto third position.
Trey Canard managed to hold on to the lead after capturing the Motosport.com holeshot, taking his second win of the season. Roczen was unable to get by Canard, but still managed to take the overall for the weekend. Fill-in rider, Ryan Sipes was able to minimize the damage of his mid-Moto crash and still put his bike up on the final step of the podium.
Ryan Dungey struggled in Moto two, barely managing a ninth place finish. His 2-9 was good enough to earn him third overall for the day, but allowed Roczen to extend his points lead to twenty points, with only one round to go.
In the 250 class, it was the number fifty of Jessy Nelson who captured the Motosport.com holeshot award. Championship contender, Jeremy Martin followed Nelson into turn one. As Nelson looked to pull away on Martin, championship contender, Blake Baggett went down early in the Moto.
The day looked promising for Jeremy Martin, as Blake Baggett continued to experience issue after issue. As the Moto pressed on Baggett was only able to make his way back to fourteenth, allowing Jeremy Martin to clinch his first ever championship title.
Marvin Musquin was able to capitalize on the muddy track conditions to take third in Moto one. Jeremy Martin did not press the issue for the lead, and stayed clean to take second in Moto one. Jessy Nelson was able to hold out in the mud to claim his first ever motocross Moto win.
In Moto two, it was Jessy Nelson who captured the Motosport.com Holeshot award, once again. Joey Savatgy looked to put the pressure on Nelson, early in Moto two.
In Moto two, Blake Baggett found himself outside the top ten, once again, trying to fight his way back through the pack.
It was a battle of the Frenchman in the three and four positions, as Musquin and Pourcel swapped the number three position back and forth.
Just before the halfway point, Joey Savatagy was able to get by Nelson, as he went down for a quick second. As Savatgy and Nelson exchange mistakes and passes, battling it out for the lead, Musquin was able to close in on the battle. Pourcel was able to move in on the battle, following Musquin by Nelson, pushing Nelson back to third position.
With thirteen minutes left on the clock, the battle for the lead closed to a three-way battle between Savatgy, Nelson and Musquin. Musquin was able to get by Nelson, followed by Pourcel, pushing Nelson back to fourth.
As the clock began to tick down, the Frenchmen went to work chasing down Joey Savatgy. Musquin was able to maneuver his way around the forty-three of Joey Savatgy.
Pourcel was able to make the pass on Savatgy, pushing Savatgy back to third. Pourcel unable to make the pass on Musquin, claimed secon position in Moto two. Musquin fought through the mud to claim the top step of the podium in Moto two.
Musquin’s 3-1 was good enough to earn him the overall at the brand new venue, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Joey Savatgy’s 4-3 earned him second overall, while Jessy Nelson earned himself the final step of the podium with a 1-8 finish.
Next week the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series will head to Tooele, Utah for the final round of the series. With Jeremy Martin crowned as the 2014 250 Champion, the spotlight will.be on Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey as the teammates battle it out for the premier class championship.
450 RESULTS – INDIANA 1. Ken Roczen (1-2) 2. Trey Canard (3-1) 3. Ryan Dungey (2-9) 4. Ryan Sipes (10-3) 5. Andrew Short (8-4) 6. Chad Reed (7-6) 7. Eli Tomac (4-10) 8. Josh Grant (12-5) 9. Fredrik Noren (9-8) 10. Matt Goerke (6-11)
450 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 1. Ken Roczen – 494 2. Ryan Dungey – 474 3. Trey Canard – 418 4. Brett Metcalfe – 304 5. Eli Tomac – 281 6. Andrew Short – 278 7. Weston Peick – 268 8. Josh Grant – 243 9. James Stewart – 226 10. Chad Reed – 185
250 RESULTS – INDIANA 1. Marvin Musquin (3-1) 2. Joey Savatgy (4-3) 3. Jessy Nelson (1-8) 4. Christophe Pourcel (9-2) 5. Cooper Webb (6-5) 6. Dean Wilson (8-6) 7. Alex Martin (7-7) 8. Jeremy Martin (2-15) 9. Jason Anderson (5-10) 10. Blake Baggett (14-4)
250 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 1. Jeremy Martin – 450 2. Blake Baggett – 381 3. Cooper Webb – 379 4. Marvin Musquin – 374 5. Christophe Pourcel – 355 6. Justin Bogle – 331 7. Jason Anderson – 270 8. Cole Seely – 244 9. Jessy Nelson – 238 10. Dean Wilson – 204