As part of Memorial weekend celebration, Freestone County Raceway, LLC. is honored to have the return of Motorex Oils as the title sponsor to the 11th Annual AMA Texas State Motocross Championship at Freestone Raceway on Sunday & Monday, May 26th and 27th.
" We are excited to be the title sponsor of this annual event once again" said Shand Garcia of Motorex Oils. "We began this relationship four years ago and since Freestone offers such as turn-key operation, long-term relationships is just the best way to stay cost effective as a sponsor. The Texas motocross community is rich with history and there is a ton of pride that comes along with state championship bragging rights."
Troy Lee Designs is proud to announce the signing of Cole Seely to the TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda Race Team for 2014.
Seely has had an incredible 2013 season so far, starting off at the Anaheim 1 Supercross season opener with a podium finish, then landing on the box again at Anaheim 2 and Oakland.
As Memorial Weekend is the official start to summer, the girls of summer will be headed to Freestone Raceway for the AMA Womens Motocross Cup (WMC).
To give greater value to the riders and families, the AMA Womens Cup for 2013 will be a three moto format starting on Saturday, May 25th. The first moto's for every Womens Cup class will be held on Saturday. Then on Sunday, May 26th, all mini classes will race for their championships with the 2nd and 3rd moto's being concluded. The final day will be on Monday, May 27th when all the WMC big bike classes hitting the Freestone national track their 2nd and 3rd moto's.
"We are excited to continue the Women's Cup" said Tom Shields, Event Director. "As women's racing evolves, many realize that the female demographic wants something to call their own. The meet gives every rider a class to compete in."
In a racing discipline that has seen exponential growth, Monster Energy Kawasaki is prepared to battle for a championship in the 2013 AMA EnduroCross series. Returning riders Taylor Robert and Justin Soulé both reached the podium last season and will concentrate exclusively on EnduroCross in 2013 racing the KX™250F.
Last year Robert dominated the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) capturing his first professional championship for Kawasaki. He finished in the top-five in six of the eight rounds of the 2012 AMA EnduroCross series including three podiums on his way to third overall in the championship standings. Thus far in 2013, Robert has won two of three WORCS rounds and finished on the podium at the Enduro Del Verano in Argentina. With his focus on EnduroCross, he will also travel to the four X Games stops featuring Enduro X in Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Los Angeles. Past X Games medalist Soulé finished on the podium twice last season despite dealing with an injury at the second round. Looking for redemption, he will join Robert at X Games Los Angeles, and will line up behind the gate at the first round of the AMA EnduroCross Championship in May.
For the first time since 2008, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series, returned to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in snowy Minneapolis, MN, for round 14, and the Honda Red Riders were there for battle. For the second week in a row Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia finished just shy of the podium with a fourth-place overall. Teammate Trey Canard finished a respectable seventh place. In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn posted another second-place finish and continues to hold the points lead heading into the final round in Las Vegas.
For the second consecutive week, Justin Barcia finished just shy of the podium with a fourth-place overall in the main event. Following a fourth in his heat race, Barcia got off to a sixth-place start in the main event. He charged through the pack before tucking into fourth, which is where he finished.
“I’m not completely happy with how tonight went,” stated Barcia. “The track was pretty tough and had a lot of different lines. I’m tired of getting fourth; I want to be on the podium and I want to win. I know I can, so I have some things I need to work on heading into Seattle.”
Getting off the line to a less-than-desirable start, teammate Canard sat in 10th after the first lap. He began working his way forward until going down in a corner, which caused him to lose a few positions. He was able to recover and finish a respectable seventh-place overall. “I am grateful to be leaving here healthy and moving onto the next race,” Canard stated. “Starts are so important and I didn’t get the best ones tonight which made it difficult. I gave all my effort, which is all I can really do.”
Round 14 of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross returned to Minneapolis Saturday night for the first time since 2008. The track had a few challenging sections, which included a difficult rhythm section coming out of the first turn, a massive seventy foot triple, and a split lane; the first the riders have seen all year which provided one last ditch effort to pass before the finish line.
ONE Industries riders and Rockstar Energy Racing teammates Davi Millsaps and Blake Wharton had equally impressive nights; both won their heat races and left the Metrodome, for the last time, with third place finishes.
Rick Zimmerman has joined Dunlop as Original Equipment Account Executive, Motorcycle Tire. For the past 11 years, Zimmerman has worked in a number of automotive OEM Sales and Program Management positions with ever increasing responsibility. Zimmerman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from The University of Akron, lives with his wife and son in Akron, Ohio, and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and rider.
“We’re very happy to have Rick on our team,” said Mike Buckley, Senior VP Sales/Marketing & R&D. “Rick has a tremendous amount of experience on the OE side of the business, and his expertise as well as hands-on riding experience will help us make our already strong OE program even stronger.”
“I’ve always been a fan of Dunlop,” said Zimmerman, “as well as a customer! My riding experience told me long before I came here that Dunlop makes high-quality tires for discerning riders, and I’m thrilled to be a part of that process now.”
Reporting live from Shawnee, Oklahoma: FMF Global Elite Athlete, Ronnie Mac has, in his own words "completely changed the tee shirt game" as of today with his new FMF signature model shirt. This tee, which is harvested from farm fresh cotton and ringspun from an 1800's "Cotton Gin" features an all over Belt-Printed image of overalls on the front. Utilizing "Dirt Ready Inks" with a highly expandable "Beer Belly Zone", this shirt is raising the bar on innovation and definitely resonating within elite Oklahoma fashion circles. When we asked Ronnie Mac about this tee shirt he had this to say: "Well, it is technically a tee shirt but to me, this is my Race Replica jersey and I'm really excited to offer it to the community. I really believe that if you're wearing overalls, it increases your confidence, from farming, to riding, to beer drinking, to girls, you literally can do anything. It's that feeling of wearing overalls that I wanted to be able share." It looks like Ronnie Mac has achieved his goals with his first FMF signature shirt ever, which is available now.
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