Ah, Television!

Ah, Television!

Ah, Television! - Photo 1 of 2How can you not love television? And, more importantly, cable and satellite television? I can not say that I spend much time watching ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox. If I turn on the TV, then I am watching ESPN, Speed, Fuel, History, Investigation Discovery, Palladia and VS. I really do not get to spend a lot of time watching TV, but I sure am glad that it is there. Especially since 1997, when RePlay TV first introduced DVR technology, and I first became able to digitally record and watch the races. As busy as I am I always make sure I watch the races. Because SPEED covers Supercross and Motocross by tape delay I usually watch them at my convenience rather than at 6pm on Sunday night. As Lee Corso might say – Not so fast, my friend!



Feld Motorsports unveiled the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross television schedule yesterday. Seven races will be aired live on Speed: Anaheim 1, Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Seattle and the Las Vegas season finale. That is more live coverage than Supercross has ever had. As great as all that is, live coverage is geared toward the person who is already a fan. There just is not much difference in live television coverage and tape delayed television coverage. The really big deal is that CBS will have nine hours of coverage during the 2011 season. It starts with a preview show the day after Christmas at 3pm EST. They also have two other specials airing: a Supercross Legends special that will air mid-season and a season wrap-up special that will air the day after the finale in Las Vegas. Six races will air on CBS in 2011: Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis and Salt Lake City. That is a lot of great exposure for the sport.



Ah, Television! - Photo 2 of 2Needless to say that since I live on the east coast I will be up late quite a few Saturday nights in 2011. It will also be a good excuse to invite a few friends over and introduce them to the wonderful world of Supercross! See you at the races!


For the entire Monster Energy Supercross television schedule:

http://www.supercross.com/features/2011-monster-energy-supercross-season-television-schedule


Motocandy Joins Supercross.com

Motocandy Joins Supercross.com

You have probably seen the logo and the models, but you still find yourself asking, “What is Motocandy? Is it just an MX Barbie-like girl on a decal? Is it clothes? Is it videos? FOR THE LOVE OF McGRATH, WHAT IS IT?!”

I’m Gina, founder and creator of Motocandy. In the past I’ve done several things which have included: shirts, jerseys, decals, posters, and I’ve even featured models. Today, I still have the online store, but we are focusing more on the Motocandy Girl of the Month and the Motocandy blog. When I say “we” I’m talking about Alexis. She is on board helping me with all of the above. If you’ve seen the videos, you’ve seen Alexis and probably won’t be forgetting her anytime soon.

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Alexis and I at ‘A Day in the Dirt #13’

Motocandy and Supercross.com are working in collaboration to bring new content to the site. There will be a Motocandy section, where you will get to see who we are and what we do. I’m a Mom of 2 girls ages 8 and 12. Alexis is in school for a degree in Broadcast Journalism and currently rides a CRF 250, but I prefer something with a roll cage.

So what can fans expect to see? We are introducing the “Motocandy Girl of the Month.” Every month girls (18 and over) can submit their photos to become “Motocandy Girl of the Month.” This will be a great opportunity for girls to increase their exposure in the industry.

Along with the “Motocandy Girl of the Month” we are introducing the Motocandy Blog. Our blog will have interviews with industry models, riders (with a strong focus on amateurs), event coverage with a new angle, maybe even some of us Motocandy girls just hi-jacking someone’s desert toy. There’s no saying what we will come up, so you won’t want to miss it – expect the unexpected!

Alexis and I look forward to making new friends, delivering fun, interesting content and bringing something new to the industry. As Alexis would say “That’s a Braaap, see ya soon!”


2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Television Schedule

2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Television Schedule

Seven live races on SPEED, nine hours on CBS Headline 2011

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Feld Motor Sports announced the broadcast schedule for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. The 16-race lineup that will be once again be airing on SPEED and CBS Sports, features seven live races, the most in the history of the championship.

The season gets off to a fast start by showcasing the first two races of the season from Anaheim and Phoenix live on SPEED TV. Following these two live-broadcasts, CBS Sports will showcase the Los Angeles and Oakland races. The remaining live broadcasts take place at San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Seattle and the season finale from Las Vegas while CBS showcases the world’s best riders at Houston, Dallas, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.

“This is a huge step in the growth of Monster Energy Supercross,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations, Feld Motor Sports. “Feld Motor Sports, SPEED and CBS have had a strong relationship for many years and this is a sign of the tremendous success the sport has brought to both networks.”

In addition to the most complete broadcast schedule in the history of the sport, CBS Sports will also air three one-hour specials. The first CBS Sports special, the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview, will air this Sunday, December 26 at 5:00pm ET. Supercross greats Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, and Jeff Stanton will highlight the highly anticipated story lines emerging as the 2011 season draws near. The second CBS Sports special, AMA Supercross Legends – The Races, is scheduled to air February 27 at 12:00pm ET. And the final CBS Sports special, the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Recap, will air on May 8 (time TBD), following the season finale in Las Vegas.

In the booth, the veteran duo of Ralph Sheheen and Jeff Emig return to provide the color commentary and analysis while Erin Bates brings all the breaking news from the track during each night of action.

2011 Monster Energy Supercross Television Schedule

Air Date Featured Race Network Time

Dec. 26 – N/A – CBS (Preview) – 5:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 8 – Anaheim, Calif. – SPEED (LIVE) – 10:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz. – SPEED (LIVE) – 9:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif. – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

Jan. 30 – Oakland, Calif. – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 6 – Anaheim, Calif. – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 13 – Houston, Texas – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 19 – San Diego, Calif. – SPEED (LIVE) – 10:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 26 – Atlanta, Ga. – SPEED (LIVE) – 7:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 27 – N/A – CBS (Legends) – 12:00 p.m. ET

March 12 – Indianapolis, Ind. – SPEED (LIVE) – 7:30 p.m. ET

March 20 – Jacksonville, Fla. – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET

March 27 – Toronto, Canada – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET

April 3 – Dallas, Texas – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

April 10 – St. Louis, Mo. – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

April 16 – Seattle, Wash. – SPEED (LIVE) – 6:00 p.m. ET

May 1 – Salt Lake City, Utah – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET

May 7 – Las Vegas, Nev. – SPEED (LIVE) – 10:00 p.m. ET

May 8 – N/A – CBS (Season Recap) – Time TBD


KTM Christmas Ride Day 2010 with Andrew Short and PJ Larsen

KTM Christmas Ride Day 2010 with Andrew Short and PJ Larsen

KTM had a special Ride Day at Cahuilla Motocross park in southern California. What was cool about it? Supercross and MX stars Andrew Short and P J Larsen were on hand, along with many of the top KTM off road racers, test rider Michael Sleeter, and freestyle MX’er Ronnie Renner. If you brought a KTM to ride, you got in for free!

The track was perfect. Hundreds of people showed up. KTM introduced their new 2011 250 and 350 EXC models. The video shows Christy introducing the event, and Tom explaining about the new bikes. And you’ll see Andrew Short and PJ Larsen in person, and on the track! There was even a BBQ!


Husqvarna’s Young Guns Win Baja’s Los Ancianos Tecate Enduro

Husqvarna’s Young Guns Win Baja’s Los Ancianos Tecate Enduro

Zip-Ty Racing’s Bobby Garrison Edges Cory Graffunder As Team Husqvarna Tops Toughest Enduro

Zip-Ty Racing Husqvarna teammates Bobby Garrison and Cory Graffunder closed out their 2010 racing season with a 1-2 sweep of the Tecate Enduro last weekend in Baja Mexico. A 4-time Tecate winner, Team captain Ty Davis also won the Senior class and Team Husqvarna topped the overall team standings as well. “We had a pretty good day,” says Davis. “I think we showed exactly what Team Husqvarna is capable of!”

“Capable” is an understatement of what it took to win in Tecate. Billed as one of the toughest Enduros in North America, this year’s event drew many of the country’s top off-road racers and teams to the Baja peninsula. The sponsoring club, San Diego-based Los Ancianos adopted the new AMA National Enduro Series timing format (vs. a Hare Scrambles format) to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary. The crafty club members (membership requirements dictate you must be over the age of 30 and Los Ancianos means “the old ones” in Spanish), made sure 90 miles of virgin single-track was up to their historic standards for being challenging.

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Ty Davis

“It was great to return to the Enduro format,” says Ty, a 4-time Tecate Champion (1994, 1998, 2001, 2007). “The conditions were perfect… If you like it chilly and wet,” he jokes. However his TEi250 excelled in the tight, twisty sections and Ty not only won his class, but finished 9th overall against the bigger 450cc machines ridden by many of 240 Enduro entrants.

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2011 TEi250. See the entire Husqvarna Motorcycle lineup http://heroesridehuskys.com/pages/11motorcycles.html

Speaking of the big bore bikes, Garrison and Graffunder blazed the way to the top two spots on their matching TC450s. “It is really cool here… reminds me of where I grew up in Canada with the sage brush and hills,” says the youngster from Kamloops, British Columbia, Graffunder. “I have never been to Baja before… it is pretty amazing!”

Accompanying Cory on his trip to Baja was his Zip-Ty Racing Husqvarna teammate Nick Burson. The multi-time District 37 champ and defending U.S. Desert Racing #1 plate holder swapped his usual open class mount for a TC250 and finished 15th Overall. However the man of the hour was former motocrosser Bobby Garrison, the Tecate Enduro overall winner who had no problem adapting to the enduro format by conquering all three loops and six special-test sections.

Garrison just edged team mate Graffunder by less than 8 seconds after the three loops were totaled. “The pressure was on, Cory and I couldn’t let Ty beat us,” laughs Garrison.

“In addition to the Zip-Ty Husqvarna team topping the Tecate Enduro results, our National Sales Manager Revelle Harrison and After Sales Manager Andy Jefferson also competed. How’s that for “field work’ by our managers? This is a great way to set the tone for Team Husqvarna in 2011,” concludes Corey Eastman, Husqvarna’s National Marketing Manager.

Husqvarna Motorcycles: Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

Husqvarna Motorcycles, a part of the BMW Group since October 2007, are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Varese, Italy since 1987.

Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC

Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC is part of BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America is located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Throughout 2010, Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Enduro, GNCC, Endurocross, National Hare & Hound, the AMA Hare Scrambles Series, and WORCS competition. Husqvarna team riders have competed in the premier classes of each series aboard 2010 Husqvarna TXC 450, TXC 510, and WR 300 off-road models.


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