World MX GP (Round 12 Belgium) Results


It’s the Grand Prix of Wallonie. Mickael Pichon (1/2 in MX1) and Antonio Cairoli (1/1 in MX2) take top position in Nismes.

MX1 results:

1. Mickael Pichon – 1/2

2. Josh Coppins – 2/3

3. Stefan Everts – 5/1

4. Pascal Leuret – 3/11

5. Ken de Dijcker – 11/4

MX1 points:

1. Stefan Everts – 496

2. Josh Coppins – 458

3. Ben Townley – 390

4. Joel Smets – 377

5. Mickael Pichon – 346

MX2 results:

1. Antonio Cairoli – 1/1

2. Andrew McFarlane – 3/4

3. Cedric Melotte – 6/2

4. David Philippaerts – 2/7

5. Alessio Chiodi – 7/3

MX2 point standings:

1. Andrew McFarlane – 416

2. Antonio Cairoli – 404

3. Alessio Chiodi – 378

4. David Philippaerts – 341

5. Cedric Melotte – 321

Courtesy YouthStream & Team Suzuki MX Press

Advanstar annouces new arenacross series in 12 major markets

Advanstar annouces new arenacross series in 12 major markets

Bigger Air … Better Tracks … More Speed … Coming Soon to a City Near You!

FORT WORTH, TX – July 20, 2005 – Advanstar Communications – a leading
publisher of print, event, and online media for the powersports,
off-road, and automotive aftermarket industries — today released the
schedule for its 2005-2006 Arenacross Championship Series.

The Arenacross Championship Series will kick off its national professional and amateur racing tour at the
Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on November 4-6, 2005
in conjunction with the 25th Annual Cycle World International
Motorcycle Shows Presented by Toyota Trucks.

Four of the 12 race Arenacross series events will be held in
conjunction with the flagship International Motorcycle Shows brand,
Advanstar will offer a Mega Motorcycle Weekend to fans, racers,
sponsors, and supporters alike. Through discounted combo ticket
pricing, special racing features and event promotions, the latest
accessories and merchandise for sale, and even more branding and
exposure opportunities for sponsors, enthusiasts of all ages are in
store for action, value, and excitement like never before.

“Advanstar’s commitment to building a breakthrough Arenacross Championship Series,
including an all-star race program produced by a hand-picked veteran
staff, will enable us to capture the hearts and minds of fans, riders
and teams at every stop along the way,” said Mike Kidd, Race Director
for Advanstar Communications. “Backed with strong industry support, we
have designed and created our new series to enhance Arenacross racing.
From opening ceremonies to the final checkered flag, that’s exactly
what we’ll do,” Kidd added.

The complete Arenacross Championship Series race schedule is as follows:

  • Nov 4-6, 2005* Ft. Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth TX
  • Nov 11-13, 2005 The Family Arena, St. Louis MO
  • Nov 18-20, 2005* Denver Coliseum, Denver CO
  • Dec 2-4, 2005 The E-Center, Salt Lake City UT
  • Dec 9-11, 2005* Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA
  • Dec 16-18, 2005 Glendale Arena, Glendale AZ
  • Jan 6-8, 2006 Sovereign Center, Reading PA
  • Jan 13-15, 2006 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem NC
  • Jan 20-22, 2006 Cricket Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • Jan 27-29, 2006 Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Arena, Augusta GA
  • Feb 3-5, 2006* Target Center, Minneapolis MN
  • Feb 10-12, 2006 Tulsa Convention Center Arena, Tulsa OK

*Indicates round in conjunction with the 25th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® Presented by Toyota Trucks


Advanstar Powersports Group is the biggest producer worldwide for trade
and consumer shows in the powersports industry, including the single
largest aftermarket trade-only event: the Dealernews International
Powersports Dealer Expo. In addition to Dealer Expo, Advanstar’s
powersports shows encompass nearly every product in all segments of the
industry. ACI’s Big Twin East and West shows represent the passion of
Big Twin, bringing together the manufacturers, builders, and buyers who
power the marketplace. Targeting motorcycle markets across the country,
Advanstar’s Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by
Toyota Trucks draws more than 600,000 powersports consumers. Newly
launched Arenacross Championship Series will debut in Fort Worth, Texas as stop one of a 12-event indoor dirt
bike race series for competitors, racers, and fans of all ages. The
powersports group also publishes leading trade publications Dealernews
magazine and American Big Twin Dealer, as well as event-associated
consumer publications Powersports Magazine, Hollister Guide, and
Sturgis Guide.

Advanstar Communications is a leading worldwide media company providing
integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and
Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and
consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 55 expositions and
conferences, 55 publications and directories, 75 electronic
publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing
products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to
delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar
to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” Advanstar has roughly 1,000
employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America
and Europe.

For more info, please contact Ryan Marshall, Marketing Manager, (817) 595-5844 or e-mail [email protected]

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All new indoor karting track set to open in Corona

All new indoor karting track set to open in Corona

Indoor kart racing is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing forms
of recreation in the United States. That,s what has prompted several
key people from the motorcycle industry to create Pole Position Raceway in Southern California. The public kart track will be located in Corona
which is consider to be the world,s epicenter of off-road motorcycle
racing. No where else on the planet is there such a concentrated group
of aftermarket companies, performance shops, factory test tracks, and
key race-related companies. In fact, half of the top AMA Supercross and
Motocross racers call this area home during the winter testing time.

Pole Position Raceway will be located near the HWY 15 & 91 junction
inside a state-of-the-art entertainment facility on 2.8 acres. It will
also include all sorts of racing memorabilia such as historic bikes,
race cars, riding gear and more.

“There won’t be any place like this in the world for motorcycle fans.
This is a track for racers by racers, and anyone can join in on the
action. We have 55 brand new electric karts that have twice the
horsepower of the karts found at most facilities around the country.
These are certainly not the karts you remember driving as a kid. They
accelerate harder, are more evenly matched, and provided the closest
racing found anywhere in the state” said Ken Faught, President of P2R.

“One of the coolest features is our ProScore electronic scoring which
allows you to measure your skills against everyone who has ever driven
at Pole Position Raceway” said Jason Williams, CEO of the
multi-million-dollar complex. “You will be able to check your speed
against seven-time AMA Supercross Jeremy McGrath, freestyle legend Mike
Metzger, land speed record holder Jason McVicar, and some of the
world’s fastest motorcycle and car racers.”

The team who created Pole Position Raceway and it’s European-style road
course also includes Jeremy McGrath (All-time AMA Supercross Champ),
Greg Albertyn (3-time World MX Champion), Dick Burleson (8-time ISDE
Gold Medalist), Kerry Peterson (5-time World Hillclimb Champ), Mike
Metzger (X-Games Gold Medalist), Steve Hatch (National Enduro Champ),
Trevor Vines (X-Games freestyle rider), Brent Harden (future off-road
star), Jeff Fox (President and CEO of Parts Unlimited), Eric Phipps
(owner of Works Connection), Paul Thede (founder of Race Tech), Dr.
John Edwards (KTM Paris-to-Dakar rally team physician), Erich Broesel
(industry-leading designer), Mitch Politi (owner of Sand Obsession
calendars), Bob Weber (Vice President of Troy Lee Designs), and several
other well-respected motorsport enthusiasts.

The facility is expected to open this September and will host dozens of
key industry functions every year. Pole Position Raceway also offers a
conference room with state-of-the-art audio/video equipment for company
meetings, private parties and other social events. There’s also a large
gaming area filled with video games, air hockey, pool tables and more.
For more information be sure to check out when it launches in late August.

For more info, please contact Ken Faught, phone 909/376-9090

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Brett Downey Safety Foundation making the sport safer

The Brett Downey Safety Foundation has the goal of making the sport of
motocross as safe as possible. To that end, the Foundation is starting
a pilot program, involving five mx tracks in Southern California. These
tracks include: Perris Raceway, Starwest MX, Glen Helen, Lake Elsinore
MX Park and Cahuilla Creek MX.

The Foundation will provide Track Safety Kits. The kits include: flags
and vests for the Certified flaggers (trained and certified for passing
a test with guidelines closely resembling those set forth by the AMA
for their Pro Marshall Program in road racing), two-way radios,
whistles, enter and exit signs, and helmets for each flagger. If the
tracks remain compliant, each track will ultimately receive a 8×10
poster indicating it is a track that is following the safety
guidelines. We all know riding motorcycles has inherent risks. The
Foundation is trying to minimize those risks.

The Foundation is also making a DVD to assist in training and
certifying flaggers and will, ultimately, offer its services at each
Supercross and National Motocross event to train and certify the
flaggers at the events, again, using guidelines the AMA has established
for the Pro Marshall Program, only modifying them for

Also, the Foundation will be creating a brochure to be distributed at
local motorcycle shops. The brochure will have “rider etiquette”
included. This will consist of what each rider should expect while at
practice tracks and during races. It will include what each flag means,
and have tips of what other riders are expecting. It will be drafted
with the input of the manufactures and pro riders, as well as promoters
of various types of motocross events.

In order to implement its ideas, the Brett Downey Safety Foundation
invited representatives from each of the tracks, as well as
representatives from each motorcycle company, to a meeting at the Troy
Lee Designs facility on May 2, 2005.

At that meeting, the Foundation provided its ideas of what it will take to make the sport safer for all involved.

  • Establish and post track rules in a visible place
  • Use only certified flaggers trained using the guidelines of the AMA for its Pro Marshalls
  • Provide an adequate amount of flaggers, considering the size and layout of each track
  • Enforce the wearing of safety gear
  • Provide emergency medical technicians
  • Provide adequate track preparation, including sufficient watering and grading of the tracks and inspecting the track for debris
  • Clearly mark track direction, including entry and exit points
  • Break up practices by engine size and ability

At the May 2 meeting, Jeff Emig delivered a great presentation on
behalf of the Brett Downey Safety Foundation. The Foundation then
requested each track undertake the proper measures to implement the
above guidelines within 30 days.

Within the past two weeks, representatives of the Foundation have gone
to each of the tracks to determine their willingness to implement all
of the guidelines. Each track representative has indicated they ARE
willing to implement these guidelines. The Foundation also received
great feedback and support from representatives of Kawasaki and Suzuki,
who were present at the meeting as well.

Each track will have 30 days from the visit to implement the
guidelines, at the end of which each will receive the 8×10 poster
indicating compliance, or be required to return the track kits. At that
time, the Foundation will be creating the brochure and providing them
to the surrounding motorcycle dealers.

The Foundation will need your help in ensuring each track is complying.
Any questions or comments should be directed to Kenny Morris at [email protected]

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website:

World MX GP (Round 11 South Africa) Results

Sun City

Josh Coppins (1/1 in MX1) and David Philippaerts (2/1 in MX2) score big in Sun City.

MX1 results:

1. Josh Coppins – 1/1

2. Stefan Everts – 2/2

3. Steve Ramon – 3/3

4. Jon Barragan – 7/4

5. Joel Smets – 5/6

MX1 points:

1. Stefan Everts – 455

2. Josh Coppins – 416

3. Ben Townley – 368

4. Joel Smets – 349

5. Steve Ramon – 304

MX2 results:

1. David Philippaerts – 2/1

2. Billy Mackenzie – 3/3

3. Antonio Cairoli – 11/2

4. Alessio Chiodi – 4/5

5. Andrew McFarlane – 6/4

MX2 point standings:

1. Andrew McFarlane – 378

2. Antonio Cairoli – 354

3. Alessio Chiodi – 344

4. David Philippaerts – 305

5. Cedric Melotte – 267

Courtesy YouthStream & Team Suzuki MX Press

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