Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announced today that Rob Fox has joined the company as manager of amateur motocross support. A racer himself, Fox has extensive experience within the motorcycle industry, working in a wide variety of roles for both businesses and race teams.
“Fox brings a new depth to our capabilities, thanks to his wide-ranging experience in the industry,” said Broc Glover, Dunlop’s senior manager of off-road motorcycle racing. “He is well known and highly respected within the amateur motocross racing community, and those ties fit in perfectly with our Team Dunlop and amateur support efforts.”
Unlimited Sports MX is excited to announce that for the second year in a row Toyota will be the Official Vehicle of the 42nd Annual Thor Winter Olympics, held at Gatorback Cycle Park Nov. 25 – 30.
“With Toyota’s reputation in the industry, we are proud to have them as a partner at this exciting event,” said Wyn Kern, president of Unlimited Sports MX. “We will have on display many of Toyota’s new and redesigned vehicles, and we look forward to having attendees experience these products first hand. “
One of the premier Amateur motocross racing events, the Thor Winter Olympics is presented by Pro Circuit and brings together the best amateur riders from around the world. During six days of supercross and motorcross racing, riders battle it out to see who will be crowned this year’s Olympiad Champion.
Check out the complete event schedule and more information on our website at http://unlimitedsportsmx.com
The last event of the year for Freestone Raceway is actually not at Freestone; its in Haines City, Florida. For the second year in a row, the class champions of the AMA Spring Championship are invited to ride at the 100 acre spread of James Stewart's (aka: the Ponderosa) for the JS7 Champions Ride Day this Wednesday, November 20th. Additionally, a few riders were chosen as "Hard Luck" invitees that might have missed a championship if not for some adversities.
Dunlop has extended the special rebate of up to $50 with the purchase of four Geomax® tires until December 31, 2013. Eligible purchases include a wide range of Dunlop’s Geomax® off-road line. In addition to this rebate, purchasers of three or four tires will also receive a pair of race style Geomax tire stickers for every tire purchased—as many as eight tire stickers!
This rebate covers the Geomax MX11™, MX31™, MX51™, MX51FA™ and MX71™. With one tire purchased the rebate is $10; for two tires $20; for three tires $30 and for four Geomax tires the rebate tops out at $50. This consumer mail-in rebate will be paid in the form of a Visa® Prepaid Card, and the offer is valid on tire purchases made between September 1 and December 31, 2013.
The Troy Lee Designs team blew through Las Vegas this weekend for the Monster Energy Cup. The crew flew the Seven racewear colors during the weekend and the different look brought the boys a mixed bag of luck on the track. Cole Seely turned heads on his solo 450 ride this year while amateur standout Justin Hoeft left Vegas banged up and bruised.
In the first main event Seely had a bad start and had to fight through traffic to finish the in 14th. It was a tough finish but he knew he had the speed to be near the front. He got off the gate a little better the second time out and put his CRF450 in 7th by the end of the moto, giving him some confidence going into the final race. In the last main event he worked from a mid-pack start to 5th at the checkers! Cole’s consistent finishes garnered him 6th overall for the weekend and some momentum heading into his final season as a 250 rider.
The third annual Monster Energy Cup took place Saturday from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., where one million dollars was up for grabs. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Austin Forkner repeated his 2012 performance as he grabbed both holeshots and ran away with both Super Mini race wins to take his second-consecutive Monster Energy Cup Super Mini championship. The Amateur All-Stars class was a crapshoot as the top riders swapped race scores with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Zac Commans taking second overall. The Cup class was full of drama as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer took first and third in Race 1, but were unable to finish Race 2 and 3. Dean Wilson made his return to racing with ninth overall despite a crash in Race 1.
Seven was derived from Troy Lee & James Stewart’s passion for speed, performance and style. It’s a brand created to take athletic racewear to heights never before reached. Seven is racewear designed around the athlete and his highest performance demands.
The 2014 Seven racewear line will make its highly anticipated debut at this weekend’s Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas.
Seven athletes James Stewart, Jace Owen and Max Markolf will team up with Team TLD athletes Cole Seely, Malcolm Stewart, Jessy Nelson and Justin Hoeft at MEC. These significant seven will take to the track in the 2014 Rival racewear kits.
THE AMATEUR OPEN OF MOTOCROSS will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Arizona Cycle Park in Buckeye, Arizona (Dec 4 thru 8). It has become the amateur, motocross, family vacation spot…..of December! Over the past decade, THE AMATEUR OPEN graduates that have gone on to become the top Pros of today, include riders like Trey Canard, Dean Wilson, Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Blake Wharton, Zack Osborne, Jason Anderson, and the list goes on. Will you be next?
ERV BRAUN, the voice of Supercross and president of BRAUN ENTERTAINMENT, has announced plans to produce their first amateur motocross event in Southern California, titled THE MX ONE. The inaugural MX ONE was held at Durhamtown, Georgia in February of 2012, but was devastated by torrential weather. MX ONE was created to migrate to different racetracks annually, similar to what Suzuki did when they promoted the RM Cup events at numerous venues. The second running of THE MX ONE is scheduled for the last six days of 2013 at Perris Raceway, Perris, California. The nationally formatted event will have an early move-in date Thursday (Dec 26), when Perris Raceway will open its gates at 2PM, for early arrivals. A pre-event warm-up practice will be run Friday (Dec 27) from 10AM to 3PM. THE MX ONE will begin Saturday (Dec 28), and will have a full practice in the morning with racing starting in the afternoon. All racers must be signed in and practice no later than Saturday morning to be entered in the event. Racing is scheduled to run through Tuesday (Dec 31) or until the completion.
The closest amateur, national, motocross event to California that Braun Entertainment currently produces, is THE AMATEUR OPEN OF MOTOCROSS in Phoenix, Arizona. This year “THE AMATEUR OPEN celebrates its 10th anniversary at The Arizona Cycle Park, the first week of December.
Evans waterless coolant will once again be the coolant choice for the Vintage Adventurer’s next world record attempt. Australian motoring enthusiast Rod Wade, aka the Vintage Adventurer, is preparing to set a new world record in the Ocean to Ocean Driving Challenge as he drives his 1930 Ford Model A, against the clock from New York to California. The journey begins on Columbus Day (October 14th) when Rod fills a bottle with water from the Atlantic Ocean, just off Staten Island. A mere 60 hours later the water will be poured into the Pacific Ocean when the team arrives at Venice Beach, Los Angeles. That’s when the clock will stop and a new world record will be set.