Back to Europe one more time this year!

Back to Europe one more time this year!

December 3rd I got on a plane to head to Monte Carlo, Monaco, to co-host the annual FIM Off-Road Awards.




The flight went well, my luggage made it, and the room I stayed in was beautiful! The Awards night went perfectly, and I must say my dress was a hit : ) . (But you get to vote on it right here – do you like it, YES or NO?)

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It was so much fun to see all my friends from the Grand Prix Motocross series again, and hang out a little bit and have some fun. I did get to catch up with World MX2 Motocross Champion Tyla Rattray, and talked to him about his decision to come to the United States and race. He says he won a FIM World MX GP championship, and now its time to come tackle one in the AMA series. I can’t wait to see how he does. (You can watch the video of Tyla interview with me here.)




Sunday after the event my boyfriend Travis and I packed into our rental car, and for the next few days visited places like Zurich, Switzerland, Lake Como & Venice, Italy (it’s a bit crazy in Venice – the town is literally under water right now). After a few days of sight seeing & battling mother-nature we got on our flight to fly to London, England for ‘Race of Champions’!




I had never been to the event before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. All I kept hearing was ” Wow, you are so lucky to get to go there!” So my excitement was building! I couldn’t wait! Unfortunately the person I was looking to cheer for, Mr. Travis Pastrana, was forced to pull out this year, due to a very sudden and unfortunate hip injury. (Get well soon Travis!)

The R.O.C. promoters had the pressure on, and two days to fill some big shoes and quick! A driver named Tanner Foust was asked to drive for the U.S team in Travis’ place and immediately said ‘Yes’ and jumped on the earliest flight he could to get to London.




The morning of the event we got on a shuttle from the hotel to the fabled Wembley Stadium. The weather was great for this time of the year in London (and by that I mean it wasn’t raining!). After arriving at the stadium I was able to attend a lunch with all the R.O.C. staff, VIPs, and all the Champions.

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After the luncheon we headed to the Drivers Lounge. That was almost surreal. Where else can you see all these different champions from all their respective disciplines? It’s the only competition in the world where stars from Formula One, World Rally Championship, NASCAR, sports cars and touring cars compete against each other, going head-to-head in identical cars! The competition was close is in so many races, which made for an all around great event. But I must say witnessing seven-time Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher bumped out early by NASCAR’s Carl Edwards was something really impressive. Again, almost surreal to see these guys racing together on the same track. I mean come on! How cool is that!?!? (Here’s a link to watch Carl talk about the ROC. And here’s a link to watch the video of Carl giving a ‘shout-out’ to Tim Ferry!)

After another historic Race Of Champions event congratulations are in order for Sebastien Loeb, who was awarded the ‘Champion of Champions’ title. Loeb beat out David Coulthard in a close battle.




The whole event though, is something very special, unique, and fun. If I had one word to sum up the Race of Champions it would be UNREAL. You have to witness it once in your life! Put it on your bucket list! You won’t regret it!





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p.s. Here’s a short video of Tanner Foust explaining how he was chosen to replace Travis Pastrana at the ROC

p.p.s. Here’s a short video of World Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton : ) (Thanks ROC!)

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Riders numbers & Schedule for 2009 AMA/FIM Supercross Series

Riders numbers & Schedule for 2009 AMA/FIM Supercross Series

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Courtesy AMA Pro Racing





#1 Chad Reed: AMA/FIM World Supercross Champion

#1 Trey Canard: AMA Supercross Lites East Champion

#1 Jason Lawrence: AMA Supercross Lites West Champion





2* Ryan Villopoto – Poulsbo WA

3* Mike Brown – Gray TN

4* Ricky Carmichael – Havana FL

7* James Stewart – Haines City FL

8* Grant Langston – Clermont FL

9* Ivan Tedesco – Tallahassee FL

10* Ryan Dungey – Belle Plaine MN

11* Travis Preston – Hesperia CA

12* David Vuillimen – Murrieta CA

13* Heath Voss – Mico TX

14* Kevin Windham – Centerville MS

15* Tim Ferry – Largo FL

16* John Dowd – Ludlow MA

17* Robbie Reynard – Oklahoma City OK

18* Davi Millsaps – Tallahassee FL

19 Jake Weimer – Rupert ID

20 Nico Izzi – Saint Clair MI

21 Cody Cooper – Tallahassee FL

22* Chad Reed – Tampa FL

23* Kyle Lewis – Henderson NV

24* Brett Metcalfe – Lake Elsinore CA

25* Nate Ramsey – Menifee CA

26* Michael Byrne – Newnan GA

27* Nic Wey – Dewitt MI

28 Josh Summey – Huntersville NC

29* Andrew Short – Smithville TX

30 Jeff Alessi – Victorville CA

31 Ryan Sipes – Vine Grove KY

32 Sean Hamblin – Murrieta CA

33 Josh Grant – Riverside CA

34 Matt Goerke – Lake Helen FL

35 Paul Carpenter – Ithaca NY

36 Kyle Cunningham – Fort Worth TX

37 Antonio Balbi – Riverside CA

38 Kyle Chisholm – Valrico FL

39 Trey Canard – Elk City OK

40 Daniel Reardon – Menifee CA

41 Matthew Lemoine – Pilot Point TX

42 Jake Moss – Temecula CA

43 Broc Tickle – Holly MI

44 Andrew McFarlane – Menifee CA

45 Jason Thomas – Melrose FL

46 Austin Stroupe – Corona CA

47 Jimmy Albertson – Ozark MO

48 Thomas Hahn – Alvord TX

49 Justin Brayton – Murrieta CA

50 Wil Hahn – Decatur TX

51 Martin Davalos – Cairo GA

52 Robert Kiniry – LaFayette NY

53 Jason Lawrence – Carlsbad CA

54 Matt Boni – Geneva FL

55 Ryan Clark – Waddell AZ

56 Eric Sorby – Lake Elsinore CA

57 Jacob Marsack – Berlin MI

58 Phillip Nicoletti – Cochecton NY

59 Troy Adams – Homosassa FL

60* Broc Hepler – Kittanning PA

61 Blake Wharton – Pilot Point TX

62 Sean Collier – Valencia CA

63 Chris Blose – Phoenix AZ

64 Jeff Gibson – Blacklick OH

65 Shaun Skinner – Stuart FL

66 Steve Boniface – Corona CA

67 Josh Hansen – Murrieta CA

68 Michael Blose – Phoenix AZ

69 Tucker Hibbert – Goodridge MN

70 Michael Willard – Thornville OH

71 Justin Sipes – Vine Grove KY

72 Bryan Johnson – Cairo GA

73 Gavin Gracyk – Blissfield OH

74 Branden Jesseman – New Brighton PA

75* Josh Hill – Yoncalla OR

76 Kevin Rookstool – Klamath Falls OR

77 Steven Clarke – Cairo GA

78 Billy Laninovich – Lake Elsinore CA

79 Cole Siebler – Emmett ID

80 Tyler Bright – Lexington NC

81 Kyle Summers – Colorado Springs CO

82 Jack Carpenter – Ithaca NY

83 Dusty Klatt – Riverside CA

84 Jarred Browne – Nuevo CA

85 Sean Borkenhagen – Huntington Beach CA

86 Travis Sewell – Westville IN

87 PJ Larsen – Stanley NC

88 Bobby Bonds – Maricopa CA

89 Marc De Reuver – Lommel, Belgium

90 Kelly Smith – Ludington MI

91 Chad Charbonneau – Litchfield NH

92 Ryan Morais – Murrieta CA

93 Kevin Johnson – Albuquerque NM

94 Jacob Morrison – Wareham MA

95 Ben Lamay – Anchorage AK

96 Tyler Wharton – Pilot Point TX

97 Juss Laansoo – Chatsworth GA

98 Kyle Tobin – Climax GA

99 Jase Lewis – Carrollton GA

101* Ben Townley – Tallahassee FL

800* Mike Alessi – Victorville CA



*Denotes rider’s career number

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SERIES SCHEDULE

The 2009 AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, schedule includes three new cities and four new stadiums. The 2009 Supercross season begins January 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA and concludes at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas May 2.

The calendar is announced simultaneously by the FIM, the AMA and the main Series promoter Feld Motor Sports. Some changes were made for 2009. The round in Indianapolis will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium. Rounds will also be held in the New Orleans Superdome, in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and in Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. The round in Toronto, Canada, will take place on March 28.

  • January 3, 2009 – Anaheim CA – Angel Stadium
  • January 10, 2009 – Phoenix AZ – Chase Field
  • January 17, 2009 – Anaheim CA – Angel Stadium
  • January 24, 2009 – Houston TX – Reliant Stadium
  • January 31, 2009 – San Francisco CA – AT&T Park
  • February 7, 2009 – Anaheim CA – Angel Stadium
  • February 14, 2009 – San Diego CA – Qualcomm Stadium
  • February 21, 2009 – Atlanta GA – Georgia Dome
  • February 28, 2009 – Indianapolis IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
  • March 6, 2009 – Daytona Beach FL – Daytona International Speedway
  • March 14, 2009 – New Orleans LA – Superdome
  • March 21, 2009 – St. Louis MO – Edward Jones Dome
  • March 28, 2009 – Toronto, Canada – Rogers Centre
  • April 4, 2009 – Jacksonville FL – Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • April 18, 2009 – Seattle WA – Qwest Field
  • April 25, 2009 – Salt Lake City UT – Rice-Eccles Field
  • May 2, 2009 – Las Vegas NV – Sam Boyd Stadium

The joint efforts of Feld Motor Sports, the AMA and the FIM, and Daytona International Speedway have again set the riders’ and teams’ stage for an exciting 2009 AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship season. For many riders and teams, Anaheim will once again be the start of their quest for the supercross grail. For the many supercross fans all over the world, it will be the beginning of another thrilling season. In the end, only one rider will be standing and he will be crowned the 2009 World Champion. With the consolidation of the AMA/FIM Series this past season into one unified World Championship, supercross has reached world status. The next challenge will be to export Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, events worldwide – from FIM President Vito Ippolito.

The AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, is the pre-eminent supercross championship on the planet. For 2009, the AMA is very proud to partner with Feld Motor Sports and Daytona International Speedway to showcase the international stars, teams and stadiums that make this championship the most exciting, best-attended and widely viewed competition of its kind anywhere in the world – from Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO.

Tickets are available to most sold out event thru secondary ticket reseller GetSeats.com

 


Supercross Races at Reliant Stadium

Reliant Stadium is hosting Supercross 2009 on the following dates:

This year the Inside Line Experience fund-raising for Children begins at Reliant Stadium. The funds are dedicated to research for hydrocephalus – the #1 cause of brain surgery in kids. Checkout the Inside Line Experience for more information about the event.


Inside Line Experience will also be raising funds at the Toronto and Seattle AMA Supercross races.




Before coming to Houston the riders will be at Angel Stadium, and returning there after Houston.




Nearly 50,000 fans were at the Supercross event in 2008, and we expect an even larger crowd this year, with Dallas/Irvine not on the schedule. Not sure why Dallas is not on the schedule, but when we find out we’ll let you know (check the forum area for news and information regarding the possibility of next years schedule).




Last year Kevin Windham took the win (his first since 2005)




Race Results at Reliant Stadium in 2008 for AMA Supercross :




1. Kevin Windham, Hon


2. Chad Reed, Yam


3. Tim Ferry, Kaw


4. Josh Hill, Yam


5. Andrew Short, Hon


6. Nathan Ramsey, Yam


7. Charles Summey, Yam


8. Davi Millsaps, Hon


9. Nick Wey, KTM


10. David Vuillemin, Suz







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Supercross Races at Chase Field

Chase Field is hosting Supercross on the following dates:





Chase Field is a covered stadium, and parking is sometimes an issue, so you will want to do some scouting around or ask some questions in our forum about arrangements at this venue. From some of the fan pictures however, it looks like a great show.




Before and after the race at Chase Field, the riders are at Angel Stadium.




If you have to get ready, then you are not ready…” — James Stewart




This is the track that James Stewart won his first Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship race in front of 46,121 fans (Jan 12, 2008)




Chad Reed tells us that a typical Phoenix track is slick and dry.




The race results at Chase Field AMA Supercross Class for 2008 were:




1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki


2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha


3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda


4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda


5. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda


6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki


7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha


8. Josh Hansen, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha


9. Charles Summey, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha


10. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki



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Supercross Races at Angel Stadium

Supercross Races at Angel Stadium

Angel Stadium is hosting Supercross Races in 2009 on the following dates:




Tickets are Available now for the Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA




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Angel Stadium has always been a great place to see the Supercross races, and for 2009 opening day is hosted in Anaheim California. The breaks in the dates send the riders off to Pheonix (Chase Field) and Houston (Reliant Stadium).



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Below is a fan photo of the track in Angel Stadium in 2007, from the upper seats.



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Have Comments about the Angel Stadium shows in the past? Jump into our Forum area and let us know your experience.



Directions to Angel Stadium from Google Maps



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