|2||Cooper Webb||Newport, NC||Yamaha YZ450F|
|3||Eli Tomac||Cortez, CO||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|4||Blake Baggett||Grand Terrace, CA||KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition|
|6||Jeremy Martin||Carlsbad, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|10||Justin Brayton||Mint Hill, NC||Honda CRF 450|
|12||Jacob Weimer||Huntington Beach, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|14||Cole Seely||Newbury Park, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|15||Dean Wilson||Clermont, FL||Husqvarna FC450|
|19||Justin Bogle||Cushing, OK||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|20||Broc Tickle||Holly, MI||KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition|
|21||Jason Anderson||Rio Rancho, NM||Husqvarna FC450|
|22||Chad Reed||Dade City, FL||Husqvarna FC450|
|25||Marvin Musquin||CLERMONT, FL||KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition|
|33||Joshua Grant||Wildomar, CA||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|34||Weston Peick||Menifee, CA||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|39||Kyle Cunningham||Willow Park, TX||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|48||Henry Miller||Rochester, MN||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|51||Justin Barcia||Greenville, FL||Yamaha YZ450F|
|55||Vince Friese||Cape Girardeau, MO||Honda CRF 450|
|58||Matthew Bisceglia||Weatherford, TX||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|60||Benny Bloss||Oak Grove, MO||KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition|
|69||Tyler Bowers||lake elsinore, ca||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|72||Joshua Hansen||Lake Elsinore, CA||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|73||Brandon Scharer||Gardena, CA||Yamaha YZ450F|
|80||AJ Catanzaro||Reston, VA||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|84||Scott Champion||Orange, CA||Yamaha YZ450F|
|90||Dakota Tedder||Surfside, CA||KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition|
|91||Alex Ray||Milan, TN||Yamaha YZ450F|
|94||Ken Roczen||Clermont, FL||Honda CRF 450|
|120||Todd Bannister||Colorado Springs, CO||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|145||Travis Smith||Lancaster, CA||KTM 450 SX-F|
|178||Ronnie Ford||Paducah, KY||Husqvarna TC250|
|181||Dustin Pipes||Fresno, CA||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|185||Damon Back||Roosevelt, UT||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|211||Tevin Tapia||Menifee, CA||Honda CRF 250|
|214||Vann Martin||Houston, TX||Honda CRF 450|
|256||James Milson||Granbury, TX||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|262||Connor Pearson||Rocklin, CA||KTM 450 SX-F|
|282||Theodore Pauli||Edwardsville, IL||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|330||Cade Autenrieth||Hemet, CA||KTM 450 SX-F|
|447||Deven Raper||Mesa, AZ||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|471||Logan Karnow||Vermilion, OH||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|509||Alexander Nagy||Richmond, IL||KTM 450 SX-F|
|523||Miles Daniele||Clovis, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|526||Colton Aeck||Simi Valley, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|542||Johnnie Buller||Dinuba, CA||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|608||David Pulley||Lake Elsinore, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|645||Cheyenne Harmon||Newark, TX||Yamaha YZ450F|
|722||Adam Enticknap||Lompoc, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|723||Tyler Enticknap||Lompoc, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|877||Dylan Bauer||Spring Creek, NV||Yamaha YZ450F|
|907||Ben Lamay||Wasilla, AK||Honda CRF 450|
|914||Brice Klippel||Bradford, TN||Honda CRF 450|
|918||Michael Akaydin||Louisville, KY||Kawasaki KX 450F|
|976||Josh Greco||Kearns, UT||KTM 350 SX-F|
|981||Austin Politelli||Murrieta, CA||Honda CRF 450|
|1||Justin Hill||Yoncalla, OR||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|11||Kyle Chisholm||Valrico, FL||Yamaha YZ250F|
|17||Joey Savatgy||Thomasville, GA||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|23||Aaron Plessinger||Hamilton, OH||Yamaha YZ250F|
|26||Alex Martin||Millville, MN||KTM 250 SX-F|
|28||Shane McElrath||Canton, NC||KTM 250 SX-F|
|29||Martin Davalos||Clermont, FL||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|30||Mitchell Harrison||Tallahassee, FL||Husqvarna FC250|
|32||Christian Craig||Orange, CA||Honda CRF 250|
|35||Austin Forkner||Richards, MO||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|40||Chase Sexton||Clermont, FL||Honda CRF 250|
|42||Dakota Alix||Jay, VT||KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition|
|52||Mitchell Oldenburg||Alvord, TX||Yamaha YZ250F|
|53||Bradley Taft||Nixa, MO||Yamaha YZ250F|
|54||Phillip Nicoletti||Bethel, NY||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|62||Justin Cooper||Huntington, NY||Yamaha YZ250F|
|63||Hayden Mellross||Clermont, FL||Yamaha YZ250F|
|67||Justin Hoeft||Castaic, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|68||Justin Starling||Deland, FL||Husqvarna FC250|
|75||Noah McConahy||Spokane, WA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|77||Ryan Surratt||Corona, CA||KTM 250 SX-F|
|81||Chase Marquier||Newcastle, OK||Husqvarna FC250|
|92||Adam Cianciarulo||New Smyrna Beach, FL||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|122||Chris Howell||Spokane Valley, WA||Husqvarna FC250|
|124||Robert Fitch||Watkins, CO||KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition|
|137||Martin Castelo||Murrieta, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|138||Blake Lilly||Wildomar, CA||Husqvarna FC250|
|141||Robbie Wageman||Newhall, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|149||Tallon LaFountaine||Banning, CA||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|150||Austin Walton||Sparks, NV||Yamaha YZ250F|
|160||Jess Pettis||Prince George, Canada||Yamaha YZ250F|
|170||Michael Leib||Menifee, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|188||Gage Schehr||Murrieta, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|217||Ryan Breece||Athol, ID||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|226||Dimitri Rolando||Corona, CA||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|240||Bryce Stewart||Canyon Lake, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|246||Chance Blackburn||Newman Lake, WA||KTM 250 SX-F|
|271||Kyle Fry||Whittier, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|277||Kordel Caro||Costa Mesa, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|321||Bradley Lionnet||Menifee, CA||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|383||Casey Brennan||Albuquerque, NM||Yamaha YZ250F|
|388||Brandan Leith||Eagle Mountain, UT||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|422||Philipp Klakow||Rodgau Germany||Husqvarna FC250|
|424||Tyler Custer||Creston, CA||KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition|
|427||Deegan Vonlossberg||Palmdale, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|448||Broc Shoemaker||Pasadena, CA||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|497||Brock Leitner||Summerland, Canada||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|651||Jake Hogan||Acton, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
|715||Kele Russell||Seabeck, WA||Husqvarna FC250|
|767||Mason Wharton||Brush Prairie, Wa||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|792||Bracken Hall||Rock Springs, WY||Kawasaki KX 250F|
|805||Carlen Gardner||Paso Robles, CA||Honda CRF 250|
|820||Dalton Oxborrow||Lehi, UT||KTM 250 SX-F|
|902||Killian Auberson||Corona, CA||KTM 250 SX-F|
|973||Jean-Baptiste Marrone||Husqvarna FC250|
|992||Jean Ramos||Corona, CA||Yamaha YZ250F|
MX vs ATV – Social Profiles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THQ Nordic Announces MX vs ATV All Out to Release Worldwide
On March 27 2018
Pre-Order Now for a Jump on the Competition Come Race Day!
Check Out MX vs ATV All Out First Gameplay Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/yIQyq0FEWLk
Karlstad, Sweden, Vienna, Austria and Phoenix, AZ – January 5, 2018. – THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios today announces the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience, MX vs ATV All Out, will launch worldwide on March 27, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.
In MX vs ATV All Out, players start out on their own, private compound where they earn valuable upgrades while honing their racing skills – upgrades include gear, parts, MX bikes, ATVs and UTVs! Players can choose to explore massive open-world environments or compete in Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, and Tag events on all the biggest tracks with many top pro riders from around the world. All of this plus an insane stunt system in freestyle mode, two-player split-screen, and 16-players competing online.
Players who pre-order MX vs ATV All Out at participating retailers will receive the Champion’s Pass – instant access to gear, parts, vehicles and vehicle upgrades valued at 100,000 Moto Coins. That’s like earning enough in-game cash to fully upgrade two, brand new bikes – the equivalent of eight hours of top, in-game performance – before you even twist the throttle!
Players who pre-order MX vs ATV All Out from PlayStation™ Store or Xbox Store will get FOUR DAYS Early Access prior to the game’s release. That’s FOUR DAYS to refine their racing skills and earn Moto Coins while exploring open worlds or racing in events.
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About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest, Biomutant and many more.
THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.
The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany; Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona; Mirage Game Studios AB based in Karlstad, Sweden; Foxglove Studios AB based in Stockholm, Sweden; Black Forest Games based in Offenburg, Germany, Pieces Interactive based in Skoevde, Sweden, and Experiment 101 based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jordon Smith is another young pro rider doing everything he can to transfer his success in the amateur ranks over to the SuperCross pro level. Jordon exploded on to the pro scene midway through the 2015 Supercross season where he surprised many by scoring his first top five in just his second race.
Since then it’s been a rollercoaster for the young rider with many highs and many lows. Now, Jordon has gotten a breath of fresh air with a new team and is looking very comfortable with the changes. We caught up with him as he preps with his new team for the up and coming season.
Thanks so much for doing this Jordon. How are you doing today? I’m doing pretty good, thanks! Just working my way home for Christmas!
Okay for some of us who don’t know, where does Jordon Smith come from and how old were you when you started working on this career? I grew up in North Carolina, started riding in my grandpas field when I was 4 and I also did my first race when I was 4. I started out racing woods races and didn’t start racing motocross until I was 5.
When was the first time you realized that you could make a living out of riding a motorcycle? I don’t really know exactly when I thought I could maybe make this a living. I think it really probably didn’t click until I actually signed with Geico as an amateur in 2012.
What kind of role did Geico Honda play in you turning pro and did everything go as expected once you did reach the top level? Geico helped me out tremendously as an amateur! I won a lot of titles when I first joined the team and then unfortunately broke my femur at the end of 2013. They stuck behind me the whole time through the good and the bad. When I turned pro I had pretty high expectations and I would say that I got close to those expectations at times but I also had very many disappointing weekends too.
How would you describe your 2016 season and how did it hold up to your expectations? To my expectations I would say 2016 was a little bit disappointing. I had some good races where I was running up front but that is where I wanted to be every weekend. I worked hard enough that I knew I belonged with those guys up front. I just couldn’t quite get it to happen every weekend like I wanted.
Surely that podium at San Diego boosted your confidence though. The podium at San Diego was great! Like I said I knew I belonged up front with those guys, it was just a matter of doing it and proving it to myself. Unfortunately, I got hurt about a week after that in a practice crash and that kind of stopped the momentum of the season a little bit.
How did the TLD KTM deal come about, did everything end well with Geico? I think everything ended well with Geico. Ziggy and Jeff are awesome and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunities that they gave me in my career. We both kind of parted ways mutually and we are all still going to be friends at the races. Once I knew that I wasn’t going to be riding for them in 2017 I had to start calling around and looking for a job. I had multiple places to go but I felt like TLD Red Bull KTM was a good place for me to go and a place that I would feel comfortable at. I think the opportunity to get to work closely with Roger, Ian, and all of the guys with KTM. Along with Tyler, Luke, Wayne, and my mechanic Kristian at TLD, it was an opportunity I definitely couldn’t pass up and I’m going to try to make the best of it.
You’ve had some ups and downs in the last year, do you feel like you kind of have a fresh start going with the new team?Yeah for sure. It’s kind of sparked a new fire and I’m feeling more confident coming into this season than I ever have. I think it’s time for me to start running up front every weekend.
With these big changes taking place, how is your off-season going… or lack there of? The off-season has been going pretty good. I got to do a few races with the team when I first got on the bike. So that was good to be able to work with them in a race environment. For the races to go as well as they did too I think said a lot for how this year should go.
How was Red Bull Straight Rhythm? You looked very comfortable on the new bike. Yeah I absolutely did. That is always one of the most fun races of the year for me. It’s different and I like different. It’s something that we can go into and don’t really have much pressure. Pure fun and it’s just you versus one other guy.
What’s your week-to-week schedule like right now as we near crunch time going into Anaheim although you won’t be racing until East Coast correct? Yeah I have been out in California doing some testing and riding with the team for the past few weeks. That has been going really good and I’m looking forward to watching my teammates when they start west coast. I think that we are all riding very well right now but really we won’t know until that gate drops and it’s time to go racing.
What are your goals for the 2017 season? Like I said, its time for me to start running up front every weekend. I feel like I’m a really good started and should start in the top 5 every single race. My bike is good enough for me to be a podium guy every week so it’s time for me to get it done!
Alright well good luck to you this year, who would you like to thank? Thanks! I would like to thank TLD Red Bull KTM, GoPro, all of the guys on the team that go in there every day to make it possible for me to go race my dirt bike. All of the people at MTF for the great tracks and facility they provide me with. Of course my family for helping me get to where I am today!
Interview Bubb Lannan
Supercross Rider Matt Bisceglia Interview10 minutes with Supercross Rider Matt Bisceglia
Young Supercross Rider Matt Bisceglia shined brightly as an amateur.
So brightly in fact that Matt Bisceglia was picked up by Geico Honda’s program to finish out his amateur career and transfer right over to compete on top-notch equipment in the big leagues.
Just one year ago, Matt found himself injured and unsure of a ride, but was able to bring it together to do well in Supercross. His efforts were rewarded, as he was able to land a fantastic fill in ride for the 2016 outdoor season. Now, Matt is gearing up for the 2017 season aboard an all-new bike. We caught up with him earlier this week to find out what he’s all about.
Hey Matt, thanks for taking time out of your schedule for this. So first of all how are you doing today?
Anytime! I’m doing well today. I just had a long day of riding and then hit the gym. Making progress for Anaheim.
Okay for some of us who don’t know, where does a rider like you come from and how old were you when you started riding?
I was born in Portland, Oregon. I lived there till I was 10 years old, then moved to Texas where my home base has been ever since. I have been riding 18 years now. Pretty crazy to think I have been riding for that long when you think about it!! I got my first bike on my 3rd birthday and I am now 21.
When was the first time you thought that riding a motorcycle would be your career?
MB: I had always dreamed of making it to the level I am at now, but I never thought it could be a reality until I won’t my first few amateur titles and got the support that led me to where I am now.
Did everything go as expected when you hit the pro ranks?
MB: I wouldn’t say it went really as expected. There were a lot more speed bumps than I would have liked. I didn’t really know how gnarly the pro ranks were going to be until I did my first few races.
Obviously you had a bit of a roller coaster last season with injury and team changes. Sum up some of the emotions that you had to deal with as you found yourself on a 450 by summer time.
MB: Last year (2016) was definitely crazy to say the least. I had a couple of injuries that weren’t my fault, and then went into Supercross really unprepared. I still ended up on the podium in one round, but didn’t have a whole season like I would have liked to. Finding myself riding for Yoshimura Suzuki over the summer was so insane. It was such an awesome group of people to work with and be around. I used the opportunity as well as I could, and I ended up doing good enough to land myself a great spot for this year. I couldn’t be happier with the summer I had!
You’ve landed a spot on JGR Suzuki, which will be your third Suzuki team in a year. How did this come about and do you feel a little bit more secure this time around?
A: Yes I definitely landed an amazing ride this year. I have always tried to be an easy rider to work with, so especially over the summer the Yoshimura Suzuki guys were all really happy with what I was able to do, and how I was to work with. When this deal came up with JGR, it helped me a lot with them not only switching to Suzuki but also Yoshimura. It all came together smoothly and everyone was stoked to have me on board!
Sounds like everything is finally falling in place for you. How is the team chemistry going? Have you gotten any advice from Coach Gibbs?
A: The team chemistry has been awesome! I really enjoy the people I am working with. I work closely with Yoshimura and JGR, so it’s so rad for my situation! I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting coach yet. I have met Coy, and I can’t wait for the opportunity to meet Joe!
Okay well other than team changes, how is your off-season going, are you excited to be back on the 250?
A: My off-season was long. My deal came together a bit late. I have been riding Supercross for barely the last month. I am enjoying being on a 250 again!
What’s your week-to-week schedule like right now as we near crunch time going into Anaheim?
A: As of now, I am just riding as much as I can! I have recently started working with Buddy Antunez. We have been working together well! I have also been putting in work off the track with my trainer Johnny, so I have been busy just getting ready in the short time I have!
What are your goals coming into the season now that you have a steady program?
My goals are to be consistent all year. I really am working hard to get my first win. My main goal is to be in the hunt for a championship at the end of the year!
Last one, clear up the pronunciation of your last name for everybody. Matt Bisceglia
Okay well good luck to you this season. Anybody you would you like to thank?
I want to thank my whole JGR Suzuki team! Yoshimura, Vexea, Suomy, Sidi, Scott, Tagger designs, and all of the team sponsors that support the whole team and myself!!
interview – Bubb Lannan
Supercross Rider Wil Hahn is an extremely talented motorcycle rider.
He’s now decided to retire at the young age of 26.
Unfortunately, Supercross is a tough sport and the body can only take so many beatings. Wil was smart enough to realize when enough was enough. We were able to catch up with Wil recently. He now has a new job and is still going to be busy at the races. Read what he had to say about his new job, injury, and the future.
Thank you Wil for lending us your time, lets start with a little background. Where does a rider like you come from and when did dirtbikes start to play a role in your life?
For me, riding dirtbikes started in a small town in Kansas. My Father rode but never really raced. He had a friend named Ken Voss that rode locally and suggested we tried it out. Well obviously my Older Brother Tommy started before me so whatever the big brother was doing, I wanted to join in and do it with him!
When did you start to realize that you could make a living riding a motorcycle?
I actually quit at one time and came to California and stayed with my brother. He was starting to prep for his rookie year in Supercross and he kind of talked me back into it. He suggested that I gave it my all and started training correctly. He helped me surround myself with good people and that’s what I did and never looked back.
Wow, explain the relationship you have with your brother, and surely it has helped you as you made your way to the pro ranks.
Tommy and I’s relationship has always been good. He’s always treated me good, took me riding, and took me to get-togethers when we were young, even when he didn’t want to. As far as the riding goes, for me it was the golden ticket. I was always chasing Tom and trying to be on his level. He showed me the way and as he made mistakes, he made sure I didn’t do the same. I loved it and am truly thankful for it cause without him I never would have progressed the way I did.
Take us through the last few years of your career. Sum up some of the emotions as it was obviously quite a bit of a roller coaster.
Obviously I’ve been through injuries my entire career. The only year I made it through injury free was my rookie year in 2008, so coming off my title in 2013, I moved up to the 450 and was starting to really come alive and get great results. I ended up having a really bad crash in St. Louis and it ended my year. The following year, I was lucky enough to sign with Kawasaki Factory Team.
I had a blast and the guys there treated me great. The problem was, I wish I could have gotten them some better results in return for all their hard work, but I wasn’t able to do that so that’s life. It wasn’t lack of effort on either of our parts. I just want to thank them for the awesome support through injuries and tough times. I’ll be forever thankful for the opportunity.
Being known as one of the most positive guys in the sport is most likely a good thing, but did it ever put any pressure on you to hide your emotions, especially when struggling with the injuries?
No not at all. I’ve always been a believer that your attitude can really affect how you heal, feel, and all of the above that contributes to that. Not only that I’m a happy dude, yeah it sucks you broke some bones, but there is someone out there having a way worse day than you. Even when you feel sorry for yourself, don’t get me wrong there were some dark times in my life, it wasn’t always smiles…
How was the Australian Supercross experience, were you glad to race there before retirement?
I loved it, Troy Carroll and his team and family treated me great! The racing was awesome and I was able to go out on my terms and make some new friends doing so….
What was the deciding factor or factors in your decision to hang up the boots? How did it come about?
It wasn’t just one single thing. All the injuries stacked up. How can you expect to be on a level you want to be at while taking 3 months off every 6 months? The constant playing catch up really weighed on me. Also I have had a lot of concussions in my career. Concussions are something I needed to be realistic about and face. We all need to be aware of it. Bones can be fixed the brain cannot…
Do you have a sense of relief as everyone is training and stressing for A1 and you can kind of sit back and see it from the other side for once?
Yes and no…. there is a feeling you get in the off-season when you feel progress in your bike and body that’s unreal… it feels great. Now, I’m testing and helping the progress of the bikes here at Geico Honda but with no pressure on me. To possibly help another rider has now filled that void with happiness.
How did you find your way back to Geico Honda?
I left here on great terms (in 2014). These guys are my family…if they fired me tomorrow I’d still have the same love for them. I’m lucky that I’ve kept that and when the option came up, Jeff And Ziggy welcomed me back with open arms…
Do you see yourself being a part of the sport for a long time?
I’d like to think so. This is still my passion and what I know. Not having gone to college and what not, it is essentially what I have my degree in. With that being said, yeah I see myself being here for the long haul.
This question is most likely way to early to ask but have you kicked around the idea of doing a few races here and there or are you done for good?
I’m very open to doing some races but on my terms and only if the Team would be ok with it. Although, right now I’m happy knowing I don’t have to go racing. Right now I’m enjoying having a social life and a life outside of racing. When you’re a athlete, Friday nights are early nights at home eating right and going to bed. Its nice to go out and have a drink and let the hair down and relax a bit…even if I do still feel guilty at times.
Gotta let the hair down from time to time! Okay well thank you Wil for doing this. Good luck in all your future endeavors!
Thanks for your time!
Interview – Bubb Lannan