Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto joins an elite group of riders after clinching his third-consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Saturday night. Villopoto secured the title by earning his ninth win of the season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. He joins supercross legends Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath, and Ricky Carmichael as the only riders to win three straight supercross championships. The Washington native overcame a points deficit as high as 27 points at the beginning of the season, but knocked off five straight wins to take over the points lead.
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."
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.
The RM Overalls Tee Is Available Here: http://apparel.fmfracing.com/shop/ronnie-mac-overalls-tee
Amateur motocross racers in Southern California will have a spring break to remember this April 4-7. Hesperia's Competitive Edge Motocross Park will host the first FMF California Classic, an AMA-sanctioned event that will establish a tradition for great racing, excellent track conditions and top-level talent.
"With amazing weather, great track conditions and a welcoming atmosphere, Southern California offers some of the best motocross racing in the country, and springtime is one of the best times of the year to race here," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "We expect a large crowd at the AMA-sanctioned FMF California Classic. I can't think of a better way to spend your spring break than ripping around a motocross track."