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."
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green continued to wrap up titles at the AMA Freestone Spring Championship at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas. Team Green picked up five championships on Friday, with Garrett Marchbanks leading the way on his KX™ 85. Marchbanks earned both the 85 cc 9-11 Stock and Mod titles, while Austin Forkner collected the Supermini 2 13-16 crown. Also winning titles on a KX were Cody Allison in the 35+ A class and Carson Ledford in the 250 C Mod class.
Overnight thunderstorms delayed the racing at the AMA Freestone Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas, but they didn’t dampen the spirits of the Kawasaki riders competing. The first two races of the day saw Kawasaki mounted riders grab wins with Darian Sanayei taking the 250 Amateur Open victory and Tanner Stack emerging victorious in the 85/150cc Mod. class. Later in the day it was Carson Ledford standing on top of the box after the 450 C Stock race.
Live coverage is coming from many angles once again for the 3rd Annual James Stewart AMA Spring Championship from Freestone Raceway. Freestone will have LIVE webcasting at www.FreestoneMX.com for those sitting at their computers. If you are mobile and own an iPhone, you can download the FREE "FreestoneMX" App.
Freestone will have LIVE Social Media going on everywhere. Follow the event at Twitter @FreestoneMX, Facebook.com/FreestoneMX and Instagram - FreestoneMX and at the end of each day and if that is not enough, subscribe to the Freestone YouTube Channel and watch the FMF Power Play of the Day video.
Starting on Tuesday, March 19th, listen in as each class goes for their 1st moto gate pick. Then come back each day at 8am to listen in as racing begins on Wednesday. At the end of each day of racing, listen into the Live Round Table presented by Red Bulletin Magazine at 6pm each day starting on Tuesday.
If you want to watch the live timing and scoring, you can also login at www.FreestoneMX.com to view the race order, lap times, gap between each rider and many other items as the event is occurring.
The fourth and final day of racing at Oak Hill MX saw Team Green take home an additional four championships, bringing the total to 13 at the GNC International Motocross Final. On Sunday, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green rider Austin Forkner won his second championship of the week in the Supermini 12-16 class on his KX™100, while Sean Cantrell won the 85 12-13 Mod championship on his KX™85.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green welcomes in Spring by heading to the first amateur national of the season at Oak Hill MX for the GNC International Motocross Final in Decatur, Texas. With 55 classes, many with multiple divisions, the motos began first thing Wednesday morning. Kawasaki riders raced hard all day at the front of the field and finished with 22 podium results. Team Green’s Austin Forkner was one of six moto winners who set themselves up for a great week of racing. He took the win in the Supermini 14-16 class.
Two weeks following the Daytona 500 at the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monster Energy AMA Supercross took over the infield. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto captured his fifth main event win on the grueling, unique track and claimed the points lead for the first time this season. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson was the fastest rider in the 250SX class and battled to fourth place, while teammate Justin Hill came through the pack to finish strong in sixth. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer recovered from a crash to finish 13th.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green is preparing to start the 2013 amateur motocross national season. Each day two members of Team Green will be introduced, counting down the days until the GNC International Motocross Final at Oak Hill, March 13-17, 2013.
Capturing two titles in 2012 aboard his KX85 in the 85 7-11 class, Garrett is one of the most determined riders on the team and puts all his efforts into racing. Watch for him out front of the 85cc classes.
Evans starts his sixth year with Team Green in 2013. The Pennsylvania native is not one to be messed with on his KX450F. Competing in multiple Vet classes, he is another rider looking to take home numerous championships throughout the year.
On Monday two more Team Green riders will be featured as we continue the countdown to the first amateur national of the season.