LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) welcomed a full house of AMA champions and their families, friends and fans to the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday, Nov. 20, for the AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing Championship Banquet. The banquet celebrated racers' championship seasons and awarded a number of special awards that acknowledge the standout performances of top competitors.
AMA National Champion Athlete of the Year Russell Bobbitt
Atlas Brace Technologies brings safety, innovation, comfort, and design all into one neck brace. The Atlas Brace design features a dual chest and back support, which distributes the force of an impact onto a larger surface area, while at the same time transferring the pressure off of the sternum and spine area. Suspension was also designed into the front chest supports to absorb impact and prevent possible injuries.
To provide extreme rider comfort, the Atlas Brace features 3-Axis adjustability and an open-ended rear design, which allows the brace to flex and follow body movements, instead of restricting them. To find more info on the Atlas Brace please visit:
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Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has partnered with Strider Sports International to release a Yamaha branded Strider Bike for toddlers. For the initial introduction, the bike will only be available exclusively at authorized Yamaha dealerships.
The perfect gift for children 18-months through 5-year-olds, the STRIDER helps toddlers safely learn balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops amazing confidence and bike handling skills. The officially licensed Yamaha Strider features authentic Yamaha and GYTR® stickers and a Yamaha #1 number plate.
The Johnny Campbell Racing Team of Kendall Norman, Quinn Cody and Logan Holladay sealed another chapter in Baja racing history this past weekend by securing the overall victory in the 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. Armed with the No. 1x JCR Honda Racing CRF450X, the three riders covered the exceptionally rough and rugged 705-mile course in the fastest time of all 278 starters in the race to give Honda its 22nd overall motorcycle win in the world-famous Baja 1000 race, and also its 15th consecutive victory. It was the sixth overall career Baja 1000 win for Norman and his fifth straight, while Cody picked up his fourth career Baja 1000 overall motorcycle victory and his third straight. For Holladay, a Hollywood stunt rider, it was his first SCORE Baja race win.
Tentative Area Qualifier and Regional Championship Schedules Announced for
2012 Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch
Morgantown, W. Va. (November 21, 2011) - MX Sports, producer of the 2012 Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil, announces the tentative 2012 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship Schedules. Taking place in 32 states throughout the country, this season's schedule of 50 Area Qualifiers will begin February 18-19 and run through Memorial Day weekend. The 12 Regional Championships will take place in six major geographical regions throughout the United States during the month of June.
November 21, 2011 (Wortham, Texas) - Bell Powersports is proud to announce it's support of the 12th Annual FMF/Honda of Houston AMA Texas Winter Series and the return of the BELL GOLDEN HELMET AWARD.
This award will be going to the top scoring amateur rider in the series. The winner will receive two Bell Moto 9 helmets FREE in addition to a one year contract with Bell Powersports and trackside support at events which Bell Powersports attends. The winner will also receive a one of a kind, custom Tagger Design painted BELL helmet as the trophy.
2011 Tagger Design Bell Golden Helmet Trophy
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) announced today that the company is proud to provide support for their amateur riders competing on the Suzuki RM-85 and RM-Z models in the 40th annual 2011 Thor Winter National Olympics to be held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, FL, the week of November 21-26.
Also known as the “Mini O’s,” the highly anticipated Thanksgiving-week event attracts amateur riders from around the world. ASMC will be paying contingency in all the premier classes at the Mini O’s, and will also have their Amateur Support Truck on hand to provide parts-and-service as- sistance. Details on ASMC’s 2012 Suzuki Contingency Program will be announced and available soon on www.suzukicycles.com.
Five outstanding motorcyclists took their place in history Friday, Nov. 18, at the 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, held here at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.
Hosted by actor and motorcyclist Perry King, the event kicked off the AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend. It honored the Hall of Fame Class of 2011: magazine editor Phil Schilling, motocross promoter Stu Peters, industry leader Fred Fox, motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel and roadracing champion Doug Polen.
In addition to the class of 2011, the induction ceremony recognized the outstanding careers of two existing Hall of Fame Legends: world champion racing icons Roger DeCoster and Kenny Roberts.
Jeff Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money to support the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, welcomed a sold-out crowd to the induction ceremony and voiced appreciation for their support.
"The vision of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony is only possible with partnership," Heininger said. "You need only to look around this room tonight and see the realization of this vision. I'm honored to be a part of this effort."