Video Highlights: Round 2 AMA Motocross 2011 Texas

Video Highlights: Round 2 AMA Motocross 2011 Texas

AMA National Motocross Series, Round 2 at “Freestone”. In the premier Motocross class, Chad Reed was the overall winner, scoring both moto wins on the number 22 Honda. In the 250 MX Lites class, Tyla Rattray, number 28, was the overall winner on his PC Kawasaki.

There are two classes in AMA professional motocross: the 250cc Lites class, and the “Motocross” class, which can run engine sizes from 251cc to 500cc. Most riders race 450cc machines in Motocross, with KTM also having a 350cc machine.




Video courtesy of MXSports

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Chad Reed – winner of the Motocross Class, and points leader

The 250 MX Lites class is ultra-competitive – so many riders can win a moto! Should be an exciting season!

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World Record 100,000 Fans Make Red Bull X-Fighters Brasilia the Biggest FMX Competition Ever

World Record 100,000 Fans Make Red Bull X-Fighters Brasilia the Biggest FMX Competition Ever

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Nate Adams of the United States pulled off the best tricks on Saturday to win the second stop of the 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Brasilia in front of the greatest crowd in FMX history. Robbie Maddison was defeated by Adams in the final showdown in the Brazilian capital city that was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Andre Villa took third place.

BRASILIA (Brazil) – 600 truckloads of dirt (257,797 cubic feet) was used to turn the “Esplanada dos Ministerios“ in the heart of Brasilia into the playground for the best FMX athletes of the age. Adams, who with the victory now has four career wins, said: “I’ve never seen so many people in one spot before. I’m just speechless.” The 27-year-old American defeated Aussie Robbie Maddison, who also happens to be his neighbor in Temecula, in the final

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The giant kickers and the enormous crowd of 100,000 spectators caused some of the riders problems with nerves. Norwegian Andre Villa was among the favorites after finishing the as the series runner-up last year. He was forced to dismount from his bike in the semi-final. Levi Sherwood, the 19-year-old from New Zealand, also suffered a similar fate, ending up in fourth place.

Brazil’s local hero Gilmar Flores was unable to advance beyond the first round and ended up 11th. Nate Adams now moves into the overall lead in the Red Bull X-Fighters after the first two rounds with 165 points. The series leader coming into Brasilia, Dany Torres, from Spain, was not able to take part due to injuries.

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The remaining stops in the global series include: Rome (June 24), Madrid (July 15), Warsaw (August 6) and Sydney (September 17).

Final Results – Red Bull X-Fighters Brasilia: 1. Nate Adams (USA), 2. Robbie Maddison (USA), 3. Andre Villa (NOR), 4. Levi Sherwood (AUS), 5. Eigo Sato (JAP), 6. Javier Villegas (CHI), 7. Adam Jones (USA), 8. Blake Williams (AUS), 9. Beau Bamburg (USA), 10. Gilles Dejong (BEL), 11. Gilmar Flores (BRA)

Overall standings (after 2 of 6 events): 1. Nate Adams (USA) 165 Points, 2. Andre Villa (NOR) 145 Points, 3. Robbie Maddison (AUS) 110 Points

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Motocandy Girl of the Month: Lindsey Johnson

Motocandy Girl of the Month: Lindsey Johnson

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The lastest Motocandy Girl of the month, as voted on by the fans of Supercross.com, is Lindsey Johnson. Lindsey was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. Lindsey was also on the Teen Choice Awards in 2010. She submitted a picture to FOX TV and was picked out of 30,000 people! Lindsey said, “It was such an amazing experience and got to meet so many famous people including: Zac Efron, Ellen Degeneres, Katy Perry, Betty White, the cast ofTwilight and more!” Learn more about Lindsey from her interview with Motocandy and check out her photo gallery.

Lindsey’s Profile

Age: 19

Birthplace: Ft. Worth, TX

Height: 5′

Weight: 92 lbs

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Hazel

Favorite Rider: Ryan Dungey

Websites:

Twitter: @LindseyJohnson

Motocandy Girls

What was your first modeling gig?


When I was 14 and they had a modeling gig going on at the mall, so I went and tried it out and the photographer loved me and asked if I was interested in doing professional modeling. That’s when it all got started.

What do you do besides model?


I love to travel, I love to work with kids!

What do you want to be?


I’m considering going to school for physician’s nursing or computer tech. I love them both and I don’t know right now which one I’m going to pick. Thinking about going with computer tech.

Do you attend school and what for?


No, I don’t attend school at the moment. I’m trying to focus on modeling right now.

Favorite thing about the moto industry?


My favorite thing about the moto industry has to be the talent of the riders, 8 or 10 years back only one or two riders would win every race, today anyone can win because the talent is so good!

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Do you ride? If so, what and favorite place?


Yes I ride, my dad built me a tricked out BBR honda 230. My favorite place to go ride is Bulcher Muenster, TX (where they had the Red Bull last man standing)

Do you have any pets?


Yes, I have a chiweenie name Lexy, shes my baby! I have two gecko lizards, I also have a Jack Russel named Rocket, and a pug named Spike!

Worst pick up line ever or worst approach from a guy?


I think there all bad except if its from Zac Efron 😉

What is a good pick up line or way for a guy to approach a pretty girl?


Asking if I wanna go to a supercross race! 😉

What is your favorite cologne?


Hollister

Who is your favorite rider?


My favorite 450 rider would have to be Ryan Dungey, because hes a really down to earth and really nice guy. My favorite 250 lites rider would have to be Justin Barica, because he never gives up.

What other sports do you like?


I love wakeboarding, hockey, baseball, football and all kinds of motor sports!

Lindsey Johnson’s Photo Gallery


Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki Grabs a Top Five and a Top Ten at Freestone Motocross

Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki Grabs a Top Five and a Top Ten at Freestone Motocross

WORTHAM, TX – Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki had a strong showing on their Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki RM-Z450s in the second round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at the Rockstar Energy Freestone National in Wortham, TX. Conditions were tough as usual in Texas, with high temperatures and humidity throughout the day, but the Suzuki riders were up for the challenge. Ryan Dungey rode strong, scoring a convincing second in the first moto, and led every lap of the second moto until a fuel problem hit with just two laps to go, resulting in a DNF (did not finish). Teammate Brett Metcalfe had a solid performance in the Texas heat as well, scoring a fourth-place overall for the day.

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Dungey started the day strong, claiming the fastest time in the morning timed practices. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider didn’t have the best of starts in the first moto, but he rode strong and powered his RM-Z through the field to cross the line for a convincing second-place finish. In moto two, Dungey blasted out of the gate just behind his teammate and quickly moved into the lead by the end of the first lap. Dungey led for the next 14 laps and built a 20-second plus lead until the extreme temperatures caused the fuel in his RM-Z to boil. The unfortunate end result was that fuel was expelled through the vent system, which depleted his fuel supply, robbing him of the moto win and the overall victory. Dungey was credited with a 25th-place finish in the second moto and an eighth-place overall for the day.

“Overall, I felt awesome all day,” said Dungey. “My Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked really hard and it’s just too bad we had the issue in the second moto. It’s a bummer for the team and myself – for all of us together, as we’re all in it together. I feel bad because we all work too hard for something like this to happen. We just need to keep looking forward; keep moving in the right direction and keep our heads down. We have a lot of racing left, so we have a lot to be thankful for. We have a weekend off and we’re gonna do a little testing and see if we can’t improve on a few areas and be ready for High Point. It’s a great track; it’s got some hills and elevation and the dirt’s awesome there. It’s a fun track and I was able to get a win there last year, so I’m really looking forward to it. ”

Teammate Brett Metcalfe started the day with a solid practice aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider had a good start in the first moto but struggled a bit and went down a couple times, which resulted in a ninth-place finish. In moto two, the awesome power of his RM-Z blasted Metcalfe out of the gate as he pulled the holeshot, just in front of Dungey. Metcalfe rode solid until the end, crossing the line for a third-place finish. His 9-3 moto finishes gave him a fourth-place overall for the day.

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“I was feeling pretty good coming into Texas after my fifth at Hangtown,” said Metcalfe. “I knew the heat and humidity in Texas is always tough, so my main goal was to get two good starts and put my Rockstar Makita Suzuki up front and then if the heat was a factor, I could back it down from there. I was able to achieve that and actually got the holeshot in the second moto – My Yoshimura Suzuki crew put together a real good package for the start today, so that was really good. I struggled in the first moto and went down twice. And that was after I was up in the front early, so that was a disappointment. I was able to rebound strong and have a really strong second moto and got a third there and a fourth overall. That was a good little boost for me and now I’m sitting fifth in the points. I’m really thankful to the whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team today, as it was a really good day for us. I’m going to take advantage of this off-week and go back to California and do some testing and get ready for High Point. I like that track and last year I was able to get a podium there, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team’s next event is the third round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday, June 11th, at the Rockstar Energy High Point National in Mt. Morris, PA.

Photos by Simon Cudby


JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – Freestone MX

JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – Freestone MX

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Tye Simmonds earned 12th overall after turning in 13-12 moto results at the second round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series at Freestone MX Park.

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Simmonds put together a mid-pack start in the first 450 moto rounding the first lap in 17th place. He was able to close the gap on a few riders ahead and inched his way slightly closer to the top ten. By the end of the first moto he had climbed up to 13th place.

In the second moto Simmonds pulled a better start and came around the first lap in 14th place. In the next few laps he put on a charge and was able to pass Christophe Pourcel and Michael Byrne and was handed another position when Tommy Hahn fell. By lap six he was sitting in 11th position. Around the tenth lap Simmonds began to struggle with the heat. The warm and humid Texas weather began to take its toll and Simmonds had to slow down his pace to finish the moto. He only lost one position before the checkered flag flew and he crossed the line in 12th place.

“I am glad to be finishing closer to the top ten, but I am upset that my endurance wasn’t there at the end of the second moto. I was strong in the first half but died off at the end and I need to focus on my conditioning at the end of the moto so I do not give up any positions,” remarked Simmonds.

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The next event for the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team is the High Point Motocross National on June 11th where Simmonds teammate PJ Larsen plans to return to racing action after recovering from a wrist injury during the Supercross season.

Photos courtesy Hoppenworld.com


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