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  1. Courtesy of KTM



    KTM Enduro Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won the 2017 FIM Enduro2 World Championship. Battling his way through a challenging final round of the series in Zschopau, Germany, a second-place finish on day one and a fifth-place result on day two was more than enough for the talented Spaniard to secure the coveted E2 title adding to a long line of Enduro World Championship wins for the Austrian manufacturer.

    Josep Garcia put in a worthy championship winning performance during the eighth and final round of the FIM Enduro World Championship to secure the title in only his first season in the senior ranks. The KTM 250 EXC-F mounted rider carried a healthy, 13-point championship advantage into the event, which he further extended before wrapping up the E2 title. A crash on Friday night’s Super Test put Garcia on the back foot, but the young Spaniard held his composure and claimed the runner-up position at the end of day one.

    With a 15-point lead going into the second and final day, all Garcia needed to do was secure a handful of points and not make any mistakes. He did exactly that and in placing a solid fifth claimed his first ever world championship title with six wins throughout the season. The 20-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding year, as he also captured a second consecutive E1 class overall win at the International Six Days Enduro that was held in France in early September. Last year’s runner up in E2, Nathan Watson, suffered a tough final round of the EWC series, but was able to secure an impressive third position in the EnduroGP championship aboard his KTM 350 EXC-F.

    Josep Garcia: “I can’t describe how this feels right now. I want to thank all my team for believing in me this year. It has been my first year in the senior class of the world championship and the racing has been so close all year. To get to the end of the season and win the title is unbelievable. This weekend has gone very well. The conditions have been tough, especially on day two, but I have enjoyed the event and I did what I had to do. It feels amazing to be world champion. Thanks again to everyone that has supported me. Now I just want to take it all in and enjoy the moment.” 

    Fabio Farioli (KTM Enduro Factory Racing Team Manager): “It’s a really great feeling to see Josep achieve this championship. First of all, from my side he is still young and I was pushing quite a lot to get him into the senior class, as he was not convinced he was ready, but it was definitely the right decision that we made together. He is a really talented rider and he was always pushing, but even when the races were not so good he was reacting well. He has a strong character with a good mindset and this is important to achieve success in Enduro. If he crashed early in a weekend he would slowly take back the time and he’s a real fighter, which has really paid off for this final result. He has a great following, and a positive attitude, which is incredibly important as part of our team – he really is a new era of rider and there is something special with him. His father told me he wanted to be a world champion on a motorcycle since being around five years old and he has finally achieved his dream; it will be fantastic to see how he can grow in the future. Enduro is such a core part of KTM – since the beginning of KTM’s involvement with racing we’ve enjoyed a lot of success thanks to our strong team, talented riders, and of course everyone involved from Research and Development, to Motorsport who work hard with us to achieve these goals.”

    Results FIM EnduroGP World Championship 2017 – Round 8 of 8

    Day 1
    EnduroGP
    1. Steve Holcombe (GBR), Beta, 53:42.03 min 
    2. Christophe Nambotin (FRA), KTM, +20.39 sec 
    3. Loic Larrieu (FRA), Yamaha, +28.55 
    4. Matthew Phillips (AUS), Sherco, +37.00 
    5. Giacomo Redondi (ITA), Honda, +1:30.55 
    Other KTM 
    6. Jaume Betriu (ESP), KTM, +1:53.96 
    9. Nathan Watson (GBR), KTM, +3:00.72 
    10. Marco Neubert (GER), KTM, +3:32.41 

    Enduro2 
    1. Daniel McCanney (GBR), Husqvarna, 54:03.71 min 
    2. Josep Garcia (ESP), KTM, +11.66 sec 
    3. Jamie McCanney (GBR), Yamaha, +13.10 
    4. Davide Guarneri (ITA), Honda, +22.28 
    5. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT), Husqvarna, +1:16.97 
    Other KTM 
    7. Daniel Sanders (AUS), KTM, +2:20.05 

    Enduro Women 
    1. Maria Franke (GER), KTM, 40:33.98 min 
    2. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM, +0.17 sec 
    3. Jane Daniels (GBR), Husqvarna, +5:24.85 
    4. Juliette Berrez (FRA), Yamaha, +13:05.98 

    Day 2 
    EnduroGP 
    1. Steve Holcombe (GBR), Beta, 58:27.64 min 
    2. Loic Larrieu (FRA), Yamaha, +30.34 sec 
    3. Christophe Nambotin (FRA), KTM, +44.74 
    4. Matthew Phillips (AUS), Sherco, +2:35.94 
    5. Giacomo Redondi (ITA), Honda, +2:37.87 
    Other KTM 
    6. Jaume Betriu (ESP), KTM, +3:07.71 
    8. Marco Neubert (GER), KTM, +5:00.03 
    9. Christian Brockel (GER), KTM, +5:43.97 

    Enduro2 
    1. Jamie McCanney (GBR), Yamaha, 59:38.66 min 
    2. Daniel McCanney (GBR), Husqvarna, +4.03 sec 
    3. Eero Remes (FIN), TM, +1:02.64 
    4. Davide Guarneri (ITA), Honda, +1:04.12 
    5. Josep Garcia (ESP), KTM, +1:04.30 
    Other KTM 
    11. Daniel Sanders (AUS), KTM, +3:38.34 

    Enduro Women 
    1. Maria Franke (GER), KTM, 44:10.58 min 
    2. Jane Daniels (GBR), Husqvarna, +2:05.14 min 

    Final Championship Standings 

    EnduroGP 
    1. Steve Holcombe (GBR), Beta, 350 points 
    2. Loic Larrieu (FRA), Yamaha, 302 
    3. Nathan Watson (GBR), KTM, 259 
    4. Matthew Phillips (AUS), Sherco, 252 
    5. Christophe Nambotin (FRA), KTM, 222 
    Other KTM 
    7. Jaume Betriu (ESP), KTM, 203 

    Enduro2 
    1. Josep Garcia (ESP), KTM, 350 points (2017 Enduro2 World Champion) 
    2. Jamie McCanney (GBR), Yamaha, 344 
    3. Eero Remes (FIN), TM, 309 
    4. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT), Husqvarna, 274 
    5. Danny McCanney (GBR), Husqvarna, 254 
    Other KTM 
    8. Daniel Sanders (AUS), KTM, 187 

    Enduro Women 
    1. Maria Franke (GER), KTM, 141 points 
    2. Jane Daniels (GBR), Husqvarna, 122 
    3. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM, 119 
    4. Jessica Gardiner (AUS), Yamaha, 69 
    5. Mireia Badia (ESP), Husqvarna, 48 
    Other KTM 
    7. Sanna Karkkainen (FIN), KTM, 34 





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  2. Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATVMC



    PAYSON, UT (October 19, 2017) – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will continue its sponsorship of the prestigious Thor Winter Olympics (often referred to as the “Mini O’s”). This will mark the fourth year of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s partnership with Unlimited Sports MX to help sponsor the event. As in previous years, one of the key components of this sponsorship includes providing a $20 gift card to each racer.
     
    Now in its 46th year, the Mini O’s is one of the primary amateur motocross events during the year. Its emphasis on both MX-style and SX-style tracks gives it a unique spot in the amateur circuit. In line with the Olympics terminology, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are presented to competitors who post the highest combined scores in both MX and SX disciplines for their class.
     
    Taking place over an entire week, the event has become a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition among MX families. The Mini O’s will continue to be hosted at the Gatorback Cycle Park – the same venue that has hosted the event since its inception in 1971.
     
    Each racer who pre-registers in at least one class will receive one $20 gift card for the event. This is provided through Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s Race Gas program, which provides no-strings-attached gift cards that can be used for any product on the RockyMountainATVMC.com website.
     
    “With the Thor Winter Olympics approaching once more, it’s great to know we have the support of sponsors like Rocky Mountain ATV/MC,” said Wyn Kern of Unlimited Sports MX. “Their commitment helps us make the Mini O’s the best it can be, and their Race Gas program is a great way to give back to the riders themselves.”
     
    “We’re excited to sponsor the Thor Winter Olympics again,” said Dan Thomas, CEO and Founder of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. “This is a great opportunity for us to support the sport in an important way and in a manner that can impact each individual racer. We wish every rider the best of luck as they compete.”
     
    The Mini O’s will take place November 20-25. For more information about the Thor Winter Olympics or to pre-register, please visitwww.UnlimitedSportsMX.com. For more information about the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas program, please see www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/racegas.
     
    About Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
    Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is the trusted online source for high quality riding gear, parts and accessories for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, dual sport bikes and street motorcycles. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has provided low prices and unparalleled customer service for over 32 years. With the RM Cash program, a fit-guarantee apparel exchange, free three-day shipping and a price match guarantee, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC continues to deliver a premier shopping experience for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit www.RockyMountainATVMC.com.
     
    Rocky Mountain ATV/MC on Social Media
    ·         Facebook: RMATVMC
    ·         Instagram: @RMATVMC
    ·         Twitter: @RMATVMC
    ·         Google+: Rocky Mountain ATV MC
    ·         YouTube: RockyMountainATVMC
     
    About Unlimited Sports MXOne of the premier race organizers in America, Unlimited Sports MX has been hosting amateur races for over 40 years. In early 2013, Unlimited Sports MX joined the American Motocross Championships, an alliance made up of a group of race organizers that host premier amateur and professional motocross events across the country. Check out the complete event schedule and more information on their website atwww.UnlimitedSportsMX.com.
     
    Unlimited Sports MX on Social Media
    ·         Facebook: Unlimited-Sports-MX
    ·         Instagram: @Gatorback_Cyclepark
    ·         Twitter:@UnlimitedMX




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  3. Courtesy of Red Bull


    Santa Monica, Calif. (October 19, 2017) – The full rider list has been unveiled for the upcoming Red Bull Straight Rhythm, taking place at Fairplex in Pomona on October 21. 
    The full field will encompass 27 riders, split into three classes: the Two-stroke Shootout, the Lites Class (250cc and below) and the Open Class (greater than 250cc). Red Bull Straight Rhythm has become known as an event that breaks the Supercross/motocross mold, as it features head-to-head racing, no turns, and multiple classes not found anywhere else. The event will air live on Red Bull TV.
    Twenty-seven riders will compete in Qualifying with only eight from each class advancing to the Quarter Finals. Certain riders will perform double duty, racing multiple classes, including Ronnie Mac (Lites Class, Two-Stroke Shootout) and Ryan Sipes (Lites Class, Two-Stroke Shootout). In addition, Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed may compete in the Open Class (both are confirmed for the Two Stroke Shootout). Competing riders include:
    Open Class 
    Marvin Musquin, Broc Tickle, Josh Hansen, Tyler Bowers, Thomas Ramette, Kyle Chisholm, Alex Ray, Colton Haaker, Ryan Villopoto* and Chad Reed*
    *Villopoto and Reed will decide on event day if they will compete in Open Class.
    Lites Class
    Shane McElrath, Jordon Smith, Sean Cantrell, Alex Martin, Enzo Lopes, Josh Hill, Justin Hoeft, Ryan Sipes, Ronnie Mac, Colton Aeck, Chase Marquier
    Two-stroke Shootout
    Ryan Villopoto, Ronnie Mac, Chad Reed, Mike Brown, Gared Steinke, Ryan Sipes, Jon Ames, Ryan Morais, Mike Sleeter
    An evolution of the sport of Supercross, Red Bull Straight Rhythm features head-to-head racing on a 1⁄2 mile rhythm track with no turns. Red Bull Straight Rhythm debuted in 2014 at the Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex in Pomona and saw James Stewart win in the Open Class, with Marvin Musquin taking home the top spot in the Lites Class. In 2015, James Stewart defended his title, once again landing on the top of the podium in the Open Class, with his brother Malcolm taking first place in the Lites Class. Last year, Marvin Musquin returned to the event and dominated the Open Class, with Shane McElrath taking the win in the Lites Class. Straight Rhythm takes place as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive and innovative events in action sports.     
    Each single-day ticket gives access to practice, qualifying, and the finals. With over 10,000 grandstand seats, plus an infield, spectators will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience while watching an all-out sprint to the finish line. For those that need a break from the action, spectators will also have access to the race pits, numerous concessions and side acts throughout the day, offering something for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased at  redbull.com/straightrhythm.


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  4. Courtesy of KTM



    KTM unveiled its second-generation FREERIDE E-XC model year 2018 at the Red Bull Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria and presented its future plan for the e-mobility segment.

    The powerful and agile KTM FREERIDE E-XC is now even better. Powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor with a peak of 18 kW fitted into a re-designed composite frame that provides even better stability, this e-machine now benefits from a 50 % capacity increase in its new KTM PowerPack, which offers up to one and a half hours of riding time with just one battery charge. The new KTM FREERIDE E-XC now also utilizes energy recuperation when coasting or braking for an additional range boost, and the battery has a quick charging time, while also providing 70 % of its initial capacity after 700 charge cycles. In addition, this lightweight bike boasts a new WP Xplor 43 upside-down fork system with enhanced sensitivity, and a new WP PDS Xplor shock absorber with improved progression and adjustment options.

    The KTM FREERIDE E-XC features three riding modes: Economy, Enduro and Cross. Its easy operation, with no clutch or gear shift lever, and a confidence inspiring low seat height of just over 900 mm, combined with its extreme cross-country agility, ensures that this is the ultimate electrically powered machine for beginners to experienced level riders. Stylish new bodywork with racy graphics, trim and colors, a new dashboard and re-positioned ignition lock provide further benefits over the previous model. Complying with the A1 driving requirements, and producing zero local emissions with minimal noise pollution, the possibilities are endless with the ultra-playful KTM FREERIDE E-XC.

    Not only does the KTM FREERIDE E-XC offer major environmental advantages, the cost of running this playful bike is vastly reduced over an equivalent combustion motorcycle. To fully charge the KTM PowerPack for the KTM FREERIDE E-XC the cost is less than EUR0.8 (20 Cent/kW x 3,9 kW) and when compared to the KTM FREERIDE 250 F, for 1.5 hours of riding the cost in fuel would be approximately four or five times more.

    This latest e-powered machine is part of KTM’s long-term commitment to e-mobility, which began over 10 years ago in KTM’s research and development department in Mattighofen, Austria. The Austrian brand plans a range of machines for the future including e-mini, and an e-scooter, as well as maximizing its partnership with PEXCO with a new possibility to produce crossover products in the bicycle sector. The vision is clear, and by 2025 KTM will increase emphasis on machines from 250 watt to 11kWh due to market suitability and efficiency.

    Stefan Pierer (KTM CEO): “We are proud to present the new KTM FREERIDE E-XC, which marks the next step in development of e-mobility within KTM and is a continuation of our commitment to this segment. We know that e-mobility will change the landscape of travel in the future, and our vision is very clear. Looking ahead to 2025 we expect to have a wider range of models available with a focus in the commuting arena. We also plan crossover machines with our collaboration with PEXCO, as well as using our e-mobility expertise in other applications.”

    The new KTM FREERIDE E-XC will arrive in dealers in certain markets at the beginning of next year, and for more information please visit www.ktmfreeride-e.com.






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  5. Courtesy of JGR Suzuki



    The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to announce an agreement with Jimmy Decotis for the 2018 Supercross season. The deal includes the potential to also contest the 250 motocross series.
    Jimmy Decotis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. The nine-year veteran enjoyed his most successful indoor season in 2017. Jimmy finished inside the top ten at every round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Western regional series. Speed and consistency earned the likable 26-year-old a fifth-place finish in the final standings. Grit and determination aptly describe Decotis, who is elated to join the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team.
    “I heard that Suzuki was making a big push with their 250 program. I immediately went to JGRMX and met with the team. Believe it or not, the first free sponsored bike I ever got was a Suzuki RM-Z250 when I was an amateur. John Dowd helped me get my foot in the door. I still think about the day the truck showed up with a free RM-Z250 in it. My dad and I were freaking out! I really liked the brand and did well, which is why I wanted to get back on yellow. I figured it was a good idea to visit with the team and throw my hat in the ring,” stated Jimmy Decotis.
    The Peabody, Mass. native continued, “I signed with JGRMX because they believe in me. I really like the team and the atmosphere. It’s a very good fit. There are a lot of positives, and I feel that I can be the guy to get Suzuki up front. This is where I belong.”
    Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht is elated to have Jimmy Decotis on the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250. “I have known Jimmy for a while and always kept my eye on him. Now that we’ve reached a partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation of America, Inc., we have the ability to field a full factory effort. Decotis was on my wish list. He strikes me as a consummate professional who knows what it takes to succeed. It goes without saying that Jimmy has the talent to perform at the highest level. I’m excited to begin working with Jimmy.”
    Expect a complete Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory 250 Racing Team breakdown, including which coast Jimmy Decotis will contest, in the coming months. For more team news, please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com.




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  6. Courtesy of Milestone



    MILAN, Italy/LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Milestone, one of the leading racing game developers in the world, and Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment and motorsport events, are proud to announce their partnership for the release of Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame. The game will be available on February 13, 2018 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC®/STEAM and will launch shortly after on Nintendo Switch™.  
    Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame will give players the opportunity to take part in the most competitive and highest profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. Featuring innovative track designs and set inside recognizable and prestigious stadiums, the game is the most realistic and immersive Supercross fan experience. Players will race with their favorite Supercross athletes on tracks from the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season, choosing among official riders in both the 250SX and 450SX Classes, including iconic racers like Chad Reed, Ken Roczen and the outgoing champion Ryan Dungey.  
    "We are really proud of our partnership with Feld Entertainment," Luisa Bixio, VP of Milestone, said. "Feld's expertise in creating valuable entertainment experiences combined with Milestone's long-standing experience in developing racing games has paved the way for this high-quality title, which is setting up to be the most immersive journey ever in the world of Monster Energy Supercross."  
    "The lifelike experience of the videogame allows fans to interact with Monster Energy Supercross, as well as compete with other fans around the globe, like never before," said Vicki Silver, Chief Marketing Officer of Feld Entertainment. "Fans can engage in the sport all year long as they race as or against their favorite athletes on iconic Supercross tracks."  

    KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:

    • The official 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season with special Monster Energy Cup access.
    • Official bikes, iconic tracks, and athletes from both 250SX and 450SX Classes: Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, reigning champion Ryan Dungey and others will race across official challenging tracks.
    • An exciting career mode with extreme customization options: Customize both riders and bikes for the maximum flexibility to advance in racing classes.
    • A powerful track editor, for endless gameplay possibilities: Players can create, customize and share online their own tracks.
    • Top notch graphics for a world-class game quality and a next-level immersive experience:  accurate reproduction of bikes, tracks, accessories and athletes' aspects.
    The Supercross Championship will also release on mobile platforms, with the app Monster Energy Supercross Game, launching on iOS and Android in February 2018.  




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  7. Courtesy of Rekluse

    BOISE, Idaho – Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna riders Jason Anderson, Dean Wilson and Jordan Bailey made their debut on Rekluse products at the Monster Energy Cup. Rekluse is proud to support the team through the 2018 and 2019 supercross and motocross seasons. 
    This is a continuation of a multi-year agreement to support Husqvarna’s worldwide race program. The partnership has already seen a lot of success since its start in 2016, netting championships in several racing disciplines. Rekluse and Husqvarna’s shared passion for innovation has them poised to continue their track record of excellence in racing.  
    Sean Brown, president of Rekluse, stated: “We are excited to continue our partnership with Husqvarna. It’s a privilege to support these riders in their championship pursuits. We’re eager to watch all the action unfold this weekend and beyond.”
    All three riders will be running Rekluse’s Core Manual clutch technology. Engineered and machined from aerospace quality billet aluminum, the Core components optimize oil flow, last longer and reduce running temperatures. This equates to virtually zero clutch fade for the rider, giving them uncompromised feel and performance from the green flag to the checkered flag. 




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  8. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles 


    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team duo of Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson headed to Las Vegas, NV for the seventh running of the Monster Energy Cup to duke it out with the world’s best supercross racers and battle for their share of the most lucrative single race purse of the season. The unique three-race format features a challenging, high speed supercross style course, split start and the always interesting “Joker Lane” which always provides maximum excitement for the packed stadium of fans.
    When the gate dropped for race one of the Cup class, Jason Anderson jumped out to a third-place start and was immediately mixing it up for the lead on the action packed opening laps as riders strategically chose when to use the Joker Lane to their advantage. Around lap four, Anderson moved into the second position and pushed after the leader, ultimately coming home in second at the finish to keep himself firmly in the hunt for the weekend overall. Dean Wilson gated well in race one, and sat fifth on the first lap. He then rode strong, laying down quick lap times with his eyes set on the leaders. On lap four, Dean moved into fourth, then into third on lap six where he stayed for the remainder of the race to take a podium finish.
    In race two Anderson pulled another great start to sit second after the opening lap. He rode strong consistent laps and chased the leader all race long, ultimately ending with another second-place finish, putting him just two points behind the leader heading into the all-important third and final moto. Wilson again was in the mix from the start in race two, battling for a top-five position. After some back and forth battles that lasted the entire 10 lap race, Dean made a great last lap pass to snag a fifth-place finish at the checkers.
    All eyes were on the start for the pressure filled, third and final race which would decide the overall finishes on the night. Jason and Dean rocketed off the drop down, split start on their Husqvarna FC 450 machines to come out second and third, respectively, and put themselves in great positions to battle for overall podiums. Jason rode the edge all moto long to try and run down the leader by the time the checkered flag flew, but was forced to settle for second. His consistent 2-2-2 finishes would net him second overall on the night and a trip to the podium to claim his 35 thousand dollars in prize money. Deano used his great start to his advantage and kept his eyes fixed on his teammate all moto long. With pressure from behind, that would ultimately decide the final overall spot on the podium, Wilson held strong all 10 laps to claim third at the finish and log 3-5-3 moto scores for third overall, and put another Husqvarna on the podium to cap a great night for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team.
    “Las Vegas was great,” said Anderson. “The track was awesome and I had good starts all night. Everything about this race is so much fun because it’s so different and unique. All-in-all it was a great weekend.”
    “I’m always excited for this race,” said Wilson. “The track is just so different and it makes the race that much more enjoyable. I think I rode well all day and I’m happy with my results.”
    MONSTER ENERGY CUP RESULTS
    Cup Class
    1. Marvin Musquin (1,1,1)
    2. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (2,2,2)3. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (3,5,3)4. Broc Tickle (4,3,4)
    5. Jordon Smith (5,4,6)
    6. Justin Barcia (10,6,5)
    7. Josh Grant (6,7,8)
    8. Benny Bloss (7,8,7)
    9. Vince Friese (8,10,10)
    10. Tyler Bowers (12,9,9)
    Amateur All-Stars1. Seth Hammaker (1,1)
    2. Pierce Brown (3,2)
    3. Jo Shimoda (2,4)
    4. Tanner Stack (9,3)
    5. Dylan Greer (6,6)
    6. Ramyller Alves (5,10)
    7. Carter Halpain (7,9)
    8. Jordan Bailey, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (10,8)9. Mitchell Falk (12,7)
    10. Garrett Marchbanks (16,5)





  9. Courtesy of Feld Entertainment

    Monster Energy Cup

    Cash award for trifecta Holeshot winner in Cup Class

    ELLENTON, FL – October 12, 2017 – Feld Entertainment® announced today that Toyota will return as the official Holeshot sponsor of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup, the sport’s largest all-star Supercross race, being held on October 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
    The Holeshot refers to the first turn of a Supercross race and has become synonymous with the Toyota brand, which will award a $10,000 bonus to any Cup Class professional racer who wins the Holeshot in all three 10-Lap Main Events.
    This year’s Monster Energy Cup marks Toyota’s seventh straight year of sponsoring the prestigious event that is expected to attract more than 40,000 fans. Unique to this year’s custom designed track, will be a split starting gate with 44 feet of separation between the two ends, which will leave 11 racers on each side. Additionally, the starting gate will be elevated 12 feet in the air allowing for maximum speed heading into the first turn, or the now aptly named Toyota Holeshot.
    “Toyota is proud of the long-standing partnership with Monster Energy Cup and its riders, fans and the racing community,” says Steve Appelbaum, National Engagement Marketing Manager, Toyota Motor North America. “Toyota is excited to continue as the official Holeshot sponsor by creating a different yet thrilling opportunity for riders and fans.”
    Over the years, Toyota has awarded both new trucks and cash prizes to the Holeshot winner. Supporting both professional and amateur racing, Toyota awarded Cameron McAdoo with the keys to a brand-new Toyota Tundra at last year’s event by winning both Amateur All-Star Class Holeshots. In the Cup Class, it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson that took home a brand-new Tundra by winning the Holeshot in all three Main Events of the 2015 event.
    Toyota has supported the sport of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, for more than 35 years and has been a current sponsor of the series since 2006.
    For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, or to purchase tickets visit SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. You can also follow us via our social channels below:

    About the Monster Energy Cup

    The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world’s top Supercross riders in a one-night-only battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy and the shot at winning $1 million, the largest prize in motorcycle racing. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders in their fight for victory with three, 10-Lap Main Events on a custom-designed track, inspired by 5-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, with the winner guaranteed to walk away with a $100,000 check, and any rider who wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million. This feat has occurred just once in the history of the Monster Energy Cup, when Ryan Villopoto made history during a dominant performance in 2011.

    About Feld Entertainment, Inc.

    Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Sesame Street Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

    About Toyota

    Toyota (NYSE: TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.
    Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.




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  10. Courtesy of MX Sports

    MX Sports Pro Racing and NBC Sports Announce 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule12-Round Battle for Motocross' Most Prestigious Title Begins May 19 
    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (October 12, 2017) - MX Sports Pro Racing and NBC Sports announce the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The summer-long battle for the world’s most prestigious title in off-road motorcycle racing will once again consist of 12 rounds, beginning with the Hangtown Motocross Classic, the oldest race in American motocross, on May 19.
    Each stop of the championship will feature a pair of motos across the 450 Class and 250 Class, resulting in 24 grueling fights for victory in each division that will ultimately crown a pair of champions at season's end. The opening round from Hangtown, in the shadow of the California state capital of Sacramento, will celebrate its landmark 50th year in 2018 and will set the stage for a compelling summer of competition.
    The championship's 11-state journey spans from the forests of the Pacific Northwest to the shores of New England. At the center of the schedule is legendary RedBud, which represents the sport's annual Independence Day tradition and was just revealed as the host venue for the 2018 FIM Motocross of Nations. The summer will come to a dramatic conclusion at American motocross' newest track, Ironman Raceway, which continues its rise in popularity amongst riders and fans alike. 
    "Following an incredible 2017 season that saw a pair of new champions emerge with American motocross' most esteemed title, it's anyone's guess as to who will make their presence felt in 2018," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "We welcomed an array of new winners last season, and this new generation of riders is surely going to continue to showcase the bright future of the sport. So many of the tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross are etched in the annals of history, and they continue to thrill fans and challenge riders to the fullest. It's why winning this championship is such a milestone achievement for any racer." 
    The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has served as the preeminent competition in motocross since 1972, and remains arguably the most difficult championship to win in all of motorsports. Last season, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac broke through for his first 450 Class title, while Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne parlayed a breakout season into his first championship in the 250 Class.
    Add the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule and your other favorite race series automatically to your phone, computer and tablet's calendar by clicking the button below. Your calendar will always be up-to-date with the race dates including special information, broadcast channels and times.
    2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule
    May 19Hangtown Motocross ClassicPrairie City SVRARancho Cordova, California
    May 26Glen Helen NationalGlen Helen RacewaySan Bernardino, California
    June 2Thunder Valley National Thunder Valley MX ParkLakewood, Colorado
    June 16High Point NationalHigh Point RacewayMt. Morris, Pennsylvania
    June 23Tennessee NationalMuddy Creek RacewayBlountville, Tennessee
    June 30Southwick NationalSouthwick MX ParkSouthwick, Massachusetts
    July 7RedBud NationalRedBud MXBuchanan, Michigan
    July 21Spring Creek NationalSpring Creek MX ParkMillville, Minnesota
    July 28Washougal NationalWashougal MX ParkWashougal, Washington
    Aug 11Unadilla NationalUnadilla MXNew Berlin, New York
    Aug 18Budds Creek NationalBudds Creek MX ParkMechanicsville, Maryland
    Aug 25Ironman NationalIronman Raceway Crawfordsville, Indiana
    For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.comand be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:
    Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
    The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world's fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana's Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X.  More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.  



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  11. Courtesy of YMC


    Cypress, CA – October 10, 2017 – While practicing aboard his #18 Yamaha YZ450F at Yamaha's test track in Corona, CA, this past Friday, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing's Davi Millsaps fell and fractured his left elbow. He was transported to the hospital following the incident and was held for observation until Monday when he was discharged.
    After a complete medical evaluation, it was determined that Davi will, unfortunately, be unable to compete at the 2017 Monster Energy Cup, which is this Saturday, October 14, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. He will have surgery performed on his fractured elbow soon.
    Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., said, "I feel really bad for Davi and the entire team. He's been doing a lot of training on his 2018 YZ450F, and things have been going well. He and the team were making excellent progress, and they were looking forward to this weekend's Monster Energy Cup where Davi was scheduled to make his debut with our Yamaha Factory team. We're confident that Davi will be able to make a speedy recovery and return to racing soon."
    While Davi recuperates, Cooper Webb will be on hand at Sam Boyd Stadium this Saturday afternoon from 12:45 to 1:45 for a meet-and-greet with fans, and to sign autographs.

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  12. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RALLY STAR SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN MOROCCO
    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Pablo Quintanilla has won the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship at the final round of the series in Morocco. Successfully defending the title he won in 2016, the FR 450 Rally mounted rider wrapped up the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally with a top six result in the event’s final overall standings. 

    Putting in one more solid performance today in the dunes of Morocco, Pablo posted the fourth fastest time in the first 163km-long timed special stage to go on and finish the event with the sixth best time in the short final special. With race organisers opting to re-instate a 20-minute penalty handed to Pablo on day two, the Chilean rider wrapped up the 2017 Morocco Rally with sixth in the event’s final standings. 

    Collecting the points needed to secure the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Pablo has secured a second consecutive rally championship for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. 

    Moving up two spots in the event’s final standings, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short rounded out the 2017 Morocco Rally in 14th position. Putting in another steady performance today in the dunes of Africa, the former MX and SX star has made notable progress in his very first multi-stage international rally event. 

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rally squad will return to action in January 2018, with the 2018 edition of the prestigious Dakar Rally taking place in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. 

    Pablo Quintanilla“I’m over the moon with securing this title. This year’s Morocco Rally has been a tough one and with all the incidents on day two I had to dig really deep to defend my championship. I did my best to remain focused until the end as my main goal was to be world champion again. Everything went well and I never lost my focus. Overall, I felt very strong racing here in Morocco. I felt strong with my navigation and the bike, and this is very important for the coming Dakar Rally. I just want to thank all the members of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team for their hard work and dedication. We’ve all worked really hard during the season and this title is the best reward for all the sacrifices.” 

    Andrew Short“My main goals coming into the Morocco Rally was to finish, stay safe and learn. I’m happy to say I’ve managed to achieve all of them. Looking forward now I feel that I have to learn a lot in a short amount of time to be where I want to be and be competitive. On one hand I’m very happy, on the other hand I know I need to keep working hard to get where I want to be. I’m very thankful for the team and appreciative of all the resources they have been giving me. I really enjoy the rally community and the race and everything that went along with it. It was a good week here in Morocco.”

    2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally – Final Standings 
    1. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 10:03:49 
    2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 10:17:31 
    3. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 10:20:47 
    4. Antoine Meo (KTM) 10:22:16 
    5. Joan Pedrero (Sherco) 10:26:17 
    6. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 10:41:11 
    … 
    14. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 11:37:32 

    2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – Final Standings 
    1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 100pts 
    2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 97pts 
    3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 94pts 
    4. Paulo Goncalves (Honda) 85pts 
    5. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 84pts



     
  13. Courtesy of Dealernews



    SUNBURY, OH – October 10, 2017 – Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces that Scot Harden has joined the Dealernews editorial advisory board.
    Dealernews - Scot Harden“I look forward to working with the advisory board at Dealernews,” Scot Harden said. “I’ve been a strong advocate of the new Dealernews mission ever since the relaunch and believe it’s a huge asset to the powersports industry. Dealernews is a great resource for information and insight for Dealers to help them run their businesses more effectively and to help them stay abreast of latest trends. I’m honored to contribute in any way I can.”
    Harden, a member of the AMA Hall of Fame, is principal of Harden Off-Road, a business consultancy in operation since 1987. He has an extensive industry pedigree, including business development roles at KTM, Husqvarna, BMW and Zero Motorcycles.
    “Scot can deliver solid advice to Dealers as they look to expand their markets, or shore up the markets they’ve got,” said Mary Green, editor at Dealernews. “Our latest story on Dealernews.com, for example, is an interview with Scot on electrics. Is the timing right for Dealers to carry an e-bike line? Maybe, but maybe not yet – Scot provides critical details every Dealer must know.”
    Dealernews Chairman and Co-Owner Stan Simpson says he’s known Scot for more than 35 years. “I knew him best as a top-ranked racer when I was racing professionally. He is one of the most knowledgeable guys in our industry, especially when it comes to emerging vehicle markets,” Simpson said. “Scot also has the highest regard for the Dealer network – at the recent AIMExpo, Scot hung around the Dealernews booth and helped greet many of the Dealers who stopped by to talk. I, along with the other Dealernews principals – Bob Althoff and Scott Johnson – welcome Scot Harden to the board.”
    Harden joins an Advisory Board that includes a dozen Dealer principals and select industry consultants. It is an active, working board, providing ongoing counsel and feedback to the Dealernews editors and owners.

    About Dealernews

    Dealernews, launched in 1965, is the North American powersports retail sector’s premium resource for business news, analysis and interaction, with information delivered through Dealernews.com as well as the DealerNEWS ALERT enews service. Owned and governed by powersports Dealers since mid-2016, Dealernews is Of the Dealer, By the Dealer and For the Dealer. www.dealernews.com
    To reach the editors: editors@dealernews.com740-965-7989
    To reach publishing and sales: DNsales@dealernews.com740-965-7988

    About DN 2.0, LLC

    Founded in 2016, DN 2.0 is a business information service for powersports franchised Dealers, non-franchised vehicle retailers selling and servicing vehicles, and related service and performance businesses.

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  14. Courtesy of GNCC

    AMSOIL GNCC Racing Bike Highlights: Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCCKailub Russell Clinches Fifth Consecutive National Championship
    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, O.H. (October 8, 2017) - The penultimate round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, traveled to St. Clairsville, Ohio this weekend for the 17th Annual Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCC. As the pros lined up for the start of the 1 p.m. race, rain began sprinkling the already muddy track making for one of the worst mud races of the year.
    Grant Baylor shot off the line to win the $250 All Balls Racing Holeshot Award.
    Grant Baylor shot off the line to win the $250 All Balls Racing Holeshot Award.
    - Ken Hill
    Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna's Grant Baylor didn't let the rain bother him where he raced his way to the $250 All Balls Racing Holeshot Award. Baylor maintained the lead through the endurocross section with Rockstar Energy/Factory Husqvarna Racing's Josh Strang, Beta USA's Jordan Ashburn and FMF/KTM Factory Racing's Kailub Russell in tow.
    Baylor cruised through timing and scoring on the first lap still in the lead, while Strang went from second to fourth just one turn before the checkpoint, allowing for Russell to move into the runner-up position with Ashburn behind him in third.
    Kailub Russell clinched his fifth straight Grand National Cross Country title at Round 12.
    Kailub Russell clinched his fifth straight Grand National Cross Country title at Round 12.
    - Ken Hill
    Russell made the pass for the lead after Baylor took a bad line and got stuck. Ashburn capitalized on Baylor's misfortune and also got by him for second. As they came out of the woods in a field section, Strang was back into third.
    Another lead change occurred when Russell hit a log and went down, allowing for Ashburn to slide by. The crash caused Russell's front fender to fall off creating another added obstacle to the already treacherous track. Russell got back past Ashburn and then Ashburn had more trouble at the creek jump where he went over the bars and couldn't get his bike unstuck. Strang used this to his advantage and once again found himself in second.
    Josh Strang had an excellent day in the muddy conditions, making a podium appearance in second.
    Josh Strang had an excellent day in the muddy conditions, making a podium appearance in second.
    - Ken Hill
    N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Ricky Russell had worked his way into third, but also had issues at the creek jump allowing Baylor to move back up to third. Russell seemingly ran his own race up front fenderless and came to the finish 1:13.500 ahead of Strang who had one of his best rides of the season in second. Russell's win was enough for him to wrap-up his fifth-straight title in addition to tying Scott Summers on the all-time win list.
    "Today was a good day, it looked like it was going to be really awesome this afternoon before it started raining and got slick," said Russell. "I made a dumb mistake and fell over and broke my front fender off, and then I was just roosting myself out. But yeah, it's been a great a year and I'm happy to get number five and tie the all-time win record today."
    Overall Podium: (2) Josh Strang, (1) Kailub Russell, (3) Russell Bobbitt.
    Overall Podium: (2) Josh Strang, (1) Kailub Russell, (3) Russell Bobbitt.
    - Ken Hill
    Meanwhile, FMF/KTM Factory Racing's Russell Bobbitt was continually pushing through the pack and was in fourth when the two-lap card came out. Baylor looked to be in a good position for the podium until taking a bad line through the creek jump just one mile before the finish. Bobbitt took the main line and made the pass on Baylor to land his first ever podium finish in third.
    Baylor followed in fourth, with R Russell in sixth overall. Jonathan Girroir rebounded from two different crashes on the first lap to have his best finish to date with ninth overall.
    Russell Bobbitt made the pass for third on the last mile of the race.
    Russell Bobbitt made the pass for third on the last mile of the race.
    - Ken Hill
    When the green flag waved for the second row, RPM/KTM's Mike Witkowski grabbed $100 Hot Cams XC2 250 Pro Holeshot Award, but Coastal Racing/Husqvarna's Layne Michael quickly took the lead. Michael led majority of the race in an overall podium position until having a small tip over just before the white flag came out.
    Michael's teammate, Craig Delong, was right there to make the pass and continued leading until the checkered flag flew - claiming his first win of the season. Michael and N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Josh Toth finished second and third. Trail Jesters/KTM Racing's Ben Kelley and Witkowski rounded out the top-five in the XC2 250 Pro division.
    Craig Delong secured his first XC2 250 Pro win of the season in Ohio.
    Craig Delong secured his first XC2 250 Pro win of the season in Ohio.
    - Ken Hill
    Coastal Racing's Jack Edmondson barely edged out Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna's Tayla Jones for the $100 Wiseco Holeshot Award in the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class. Edmondson continued leading from start to finish for the class win, with his team manager Barry Hawk racing his way to second, followed by Devan Welch in third.
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Podium: (2) Barry Hawk, (1) Jack Edmondson, (3) Devan Welch.
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Podium: (2) Barry Hawk, (1) Jack Edmondson, (3) Devan Welch.
    - Ken Hill
    Eleventh overall earned Coastal Racing/Husqvarna's Alex Teagarden top amateur honors. Matthew Keefer and Jojo Bowden finished second and third, respectively.
    Bonanza Plumbing/Trail Jester KTM's Mackenzie Tricker secured her first WXC win of the season along with the 10 a.m. overall. Fly Racing/Maxxis/Seat Concepts/KTM-backed Becca Sheets was second, with 125 B/C class winner Randall Ervin finishing an impressive third overall. The Motorcycle Shop/Kenda/Bell/V3 Off-Road's Brooke Cosner capped off the WXC top-three.
    10 a.m. Overall Podium: (2) Becca Sheets, (1) Mackenzie Tricker, (3) Randall Ervin.
    10 a.m. Overall Podium: (2) Becca Sheets, (1) Mackenzie Tricker, (3) Randall Ervin.
    - Ken Hill
    The 8 a.m. youth race kicked off the day with some exciting race action where each lap had a different leader. At the end of the race it was Mack Riemer standing in the middle of the box claiming his first win of the season. Max Fernandez and Shawn Myers rounded out the overall podium. Zack Davidson missed the podium, but his sixth overall finish allowed him to secure the overall youth championship.
    The 1 p.m. pro bike race was broadcast LIVE in its entirety on RacerTV.com and can be viewed as archived video online by visiting the GNCC LIVE page. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, December 2 at 12:30 p.m.
    Zack Davidson wrapped up the 2017 overall youth championship.
    Zack Davidson wrapped up the 2017 overall youth championship.
    - Ken Hill
    The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series concludes in three weekswith the popular AMSOIL Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana on October 28 and 29. After setting the record for the largest attended GNCC last year, the Ironman GNCC is a can't miss event!
    Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCC
    St. Clairsville, Ohio
    Round 12 of 13
    Sunday, October 8
    XC1 Open Pro Event Results:
    1. Kailub Russell (HSQ)
    2. Josh Strang (HSQ)
    3. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
    4. Grant Baylor (HSQ)
    5. Ricky Russell (YAM)
    6. Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
    7. Trevor Bollinger (HON)
    8. Ryan Sipes (HSQ)
    9. Andrew Delong (HSQ)
    10. Jordan Ashburn (BET) 
    *Overall National Championship Standings:
    1. Kailub Russell (290)
    2. Thad Duvall (202)
    3. Ricky Russell (199)
    4. Steward Baylor (193)
    5. Josh Toth (180)
    6. Grant Baylor (162)
    7. Trevor Bollinger (137)
    8. Craig Delong (130)
    9. Layne Michael (130)
    10. Russell Bobbitt (122) 
    *Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2017 National Champion. 
    XC2 250 Pro Event Results:
    1. Craig Delong (HSQ)
    2. Layne Michael (HSQ)
    3. Josh Toth (YAM)
    4. Ben Kelley (KTM)
    5. Mike Witkowski (KTM)
    6. Zach Nolan (KTM)
    7. Sam Evans (KTM)
    8. Jesse Groemm (KTM)
    9. Triston Landrum (YAM)
    10. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
    XC2 250 Pro Series Standings:
    1. Josh Toth (322)
    2. Craig Delong (268)
    3. Layne Michael (262)
    4. Mike Witkowski (211)
    5. Ben Kelley (177)
    6. Austin Lee (168)
    7. Jesse Groemm (164)
    8. Zack Hayes (138)
    9. Sam Evans (114)
    10. Zach Nolan (109) 
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Event Results:
    1. Jack Edmondson (HSQ)
    2. Barry Hawk (HSQ)
    3. Devan Welch (YAM)
    4. Chris Venditti (YAM)
    5. Shawn Page (KTM)
    6. Hunter Neuwirth (HSQ)
    7. Mark Heresco Jr. (KTM)
    8. Jaryn Williams (YAM)
    9. Tayla Jones (HSQ)
    10. Josh Adkins (YAM)
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Points Standings:
    1. Jason Thomas (292)
    2. Hunter Neuwirth (232)
    3. Mark Heresco Jr. (219)
    4. Jack Edmondson (208)
    5. Jaryn Williams (150)
    6. Josh Adkins (148)
    7. Devan Welch (132)
    8. Paul Whibley (117)
    9. Nate Smith (62)
    10. Dustin Gibson (61) 
    For more information on the series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.                              
    About GNCC Racing
    The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
    About the American Motorcyclist Association
    Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today:  www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.






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  15. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER NOW ENJOYS A FOUR-MINUTE LEAD IN THE OVERALL
    Following an important decision by race organisers to remove the penalty Pablo Quintanilla received at the end of stage two and give him back part of the time lost in the river incident, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider has regained the provisional overall lead with two stages to go at the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally.

    Currently leading the overall standings with a gap of four minutes and 48 seconds over his closest rival Matthias Walkner, Quintanilla remains focused on his major goal of winning the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship.

    2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally – Provisional Overall Standings After Stage 3  
    1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 6:07:33 
    2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 6:12:21 
    3. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 6:21:18 
    4. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 6:22:05 
    5. Joan Pedrero (Sherco) 6:27:38 
    6. Antoine Meo (KTM) 6:29:19 
    … 
    17. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 7:19:54






     
  16. Courtesy of MTA Distributing

    CORONA, CA – October 4, 2017 – MTA Distributing announces the distribution of Shoei Helmet line.
    MTA Distributing is pleased to announce the addition of Shoei Helmets full line of premium helmets to our growing powersports catalogs. Shoei Helmets is the most renowned helmet line in the powersports industry.
    Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Japan, Shoei® prides itself on building the very best helmets with superior technologies, also maintaining the core belief that good old-fashioned field research yields the highest performing, most functional helmets available.
    Mr. Kenichiro Ishida, President of SHOEI CO., LTD. Japan stated: “The addition of another U.S. distributor will open up new opportunities for Shoei to expand. We cannot rely on our superior helmets to sell themselves. We must also align ourselves with key distribution channels to ensure that our premium helmets are represented to the appropriate level throughout the U.S. We look forward to this new partnership with MTA and believe their sales force will represent Shoei well.”
    MTA will begin distribution of Shoei Helmets October 1, 2017
    Greg Blackwell, MTA’s president, was equally enthusiastic about adding Shoei Helmets to the MTA lineup. “This has to be one of the proudest moments in MTA’s history,” said Blackwell. “We have been working very hard to add quality brands to our portfolio and Shoei has to be the Crown Jewel. The MTA dealers are the real winners here and we look forward to being able to fulfill their Shoei needs along with our other fine products”. 
    For more information about the 2018 Shoei line up please refer to our new Apparel & Helmets Catalog on www.mtadistributing.com or contact your local MTA Sales representative.

    About MTA

    Motorcycle Tires and Accessories LLC (MTA) distributes parts, garments, and accessories for ATV/UTVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles, to thousands of dealers nationwide. MTA supplies dealers through its distribution centers located in Choudrant, LA; Corona, CA; Perrysburg, OH; Clifton Park, NY, and Greenville, SC. MTA is committed to building a strong distribution network, maintain close partnerships with its vendors and continuously strives for exceptional customer service. MTA is a subsidiary of Motovan Corporation; a privately held company.

    About SHOEI Premium Helmets

    The name SHOEI® has long been synonymous with “premium” in the motorcycle helmet market – a credential that hundreds of loyal men and women in our Japanese factories wear with great pride. The evolution and production of our world-class helmet line is a meticulous process that combines the very latest in technology with consumer feedback, modern testing practices, advanced materials, and more than 50 years of helmet building experience. Just like the very first SHOEI® helmet built by our founder back in 1959, every SHOEI® helmet is still handmade in Japan utilizing a sophisticated process that involves more than 50 people for each and every helmet. For more information, visit www.shoei-helmets.com.





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  17. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    HEAVY RAINFALL FORCES ORGANISERS TO NEUTRALISE TODAY’S STAGE TWO AT CP1
    Following Pablo Quintanilla’s winning result on Friday, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team duo of Quintanilla and teammate Andrew Short entered today’s stage two of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally determined to continue their strong run toward the finish of the week-long event in Morocco. Initially including a 364.5km-long timed special, stage two was cut short at CP1 due to the rising level of some rivers, making tracks un-rideable. 

    Assigned with the demanding task to open the tracks for the first part of the timed special, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rally star Pablo Quintanilla was the first to reach one of the many swollen rivers of today’s stage. Losing precious time exiting the river and getting his engine running again, the Chilean rider carried on to eventually reach the neutralisation point. 

    Enjoying a positive day on his FR 450 Rally machine, Andrew Short continued to learn and improve in the Moroccan desert. Putting in a cautious and mistake-free performance the American rider reached CP1 without any major issues. 

    Tomorrow’s stage three of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally is the first part of the two-day-long marathon stage. Leaving the Erfoud bivouac early in the morning, competitors will have to complete a total distance of 595km before reaching the city of Erg Lihoudi, where they will spend the night before taking the road back to Erfoud the following day. 

    Pablo Quintanilla“It wasn’t a good stage for me. I was the first to start the timed special and 40 kilometres into the special there was a deep river that wasn’t marked in the road book. I got stuck in the mud and lost lot of time there. Luckily, I managed to pull the bike out of the water and fire up the engine again. I got back into the race soon to realise that organisers had stopped the race at CP1. To be honest I’m disappointed with how things panned out today. I was the first rider to reach that river and together with Sam [Sunderland] and a few other riders we soon realised it was impossible to ride through that river. Other riders could see us struggling to get our bikes out of there so they could select an easier route. Nothing has been decided yet and we’re all waiting for the organisers’ final decision on today’s stage.” 

    Andrew Short“Overall, it wasn’t a bad day for me. In terms of preparation and how I lined up for the stage I’m quite happy with my performance. I had to take some chances today as I started the stage behind some quads, but it all went good and I managed to reach the neutralisation point without any big mistakes. For me everything went a lot better today. It was a really fun day to race my bike with all the rain. The river crossings were probably the most interesting bit of the special stage and my goal was not to make any mistakes there. The more time I spend on the bike the more I can improve my pace and I think that’s really good for the stages to come.”

    [No official results have been published as of the time of issuing this report.]






     
  18. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER EARNS THE PROVISIONAL LEAD IN THE OVERALL STANDINGS
    Putting in a solid performance today in Morocco, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla has won the first full stage of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally. Taking the provisional lead in the overall standings with four stages to go, the Chilean star will keep battling to successfully defend his Cross-Country Rallies World Championship title. 

    Things couldn’t have started any better for Pablo at the final round of the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Kicking off the OiLibya Morocco Rally with third in the short opening SuperTest yesterday, the FR 450 Rally mounted rider showed dominant form throughout today’s 272km-long timed special stage. 

    Improving his pace as the day went on, Pablo opened up a gap of almost two minutes to his closest rival Matthias Walkner. Continuing his strong run of form in Morocco, Quintanilla is currently one-minute and 34 seconds ahead of Walkner in the rally’s provisional overall standings. 

    Continuing his rally apprenticeship aboard the FR 450 Rally machine, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short reached the finish of the rally’s longest stage in 33rd position. Successfully battling his way through a few small issues, the American has his eyes set on continuing to learn and improve. 

    Tomorrow’s stage two of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally involves a circular route around the city of Erfoud. Including a total distance of 388km, it features a timed special of 364km. 

    Pablo Quintanilla“It was a long day and I’m happy I got the win. We left the bivouac very early in the morning and got to the start of the timed special before 9am. The special stage was quite fast. There were lots of parallel tracks and with low visibility due to the dust it was easy to make a mistake. Navigation was tricky and for some kilometres it was difficult to follow the road book. I felt really good on my bike. I got a good pace right from the start and kept my momentum until the end of the timed special. I didn’t do any big mistake and I’m really satisfied with my performance today.” 

    Andrew Short“It was a rough day for me but I felt that I learned a lot. Today I had to adapt pretty quickly to the high demands of a very long and tricky stage. I struggled with the road book in some parts and when I got to the start of the timed special my odometer went to zero. It was something new for me. You don’t really learn unless you are racing and all in all I’m happy I’m doing what I’m doing right now. It was pretty cool to get out there and see the speed of the top guys. I got to see their style and also get a clearer understanding about the way the organisation works with the checkpoints and the refuelling. To get that experience is good for me and I know what to expect in the future.”

    2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally – Stage 1 Provisional Classification 
    1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 3:02:10 
    2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 3:04:01 
    3. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 3:06:41 
    4. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 3:07:46 
    5. Paulo Goncalves (Honda) 3:07:56 
    6. Antoine Meo (KTM) 3:09:48 
    … 
    33. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 3:49:03 

    2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally – Provisional Overall Classification After Stage 1 
    1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 3:11:20 
    2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 3:12:54 
    3. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 3:15:34 
    4. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 3:17:13 
    5. Paulo Goncalves (Honda) 3:17:50 
    6. Antoine Meo (KTM) 3:24:07
    … 
    33. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 3:59:08 

    Race Schedule – OiLibya Rally of Morocco 2017 
    Super Stage | Sept 5 | Fes | SS: 12.16km | Total: 54.34km 
    Stage 1 | Sept 6 | Fes – Erfoud | SS: 272.80km | Total: 859.14km 
    Stage 2 | Sept 7 | Erfoud – Erfoud | SS: 364.50km | Total: 388.94km 
    Stage 3 | Sept 8 | Erfoud – Erg Lihoudi | SS: 577.90km | Total: 595.70km 
    Stage 4 | Sept 9 | Erg Lihoudi – Erfoud | SS: 455.07km | Total: 482.04 
    Stage 5 | Sept 10 | Erfoud – Erfoud | SS: 188.15km | Total: 232.06km 
    Total SS: 1,870.58km | Total Rally: 2,612.22km





  19. Courtesy of MIC

    RiDE Outreach Effort with Feld Entertainment Aimed at
    New Generations, Families



    IRVINE, CA – October 5, 2017 –  A new, direct-to-consumer initiative designed to attract new, young customers and their parents to motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs is now launching with approval from the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors.
    The MIC and its manufacturer, distributor, dealership and aftermarket members are calling for industry- and community-wide participation and collaboration to make it a success.
    Now in final preparations for 2018, the RiDE initiative is in partnership with Feld Entertainment®, the global live entertainment company widely known for Monster Energy Supercross as well as Disney Live, Disney on Ice, Marvel Universe Live and the Monster Jam® series that features giant, high-horsepower trucks and pro drivers.
    “With RiDE, we’re going to reach beyond motorcycle enthusiasts, taking our powersports story to the massive Monster Jam truck series audience,” said Chuck Boderman, vice president, motorcycle division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’ll be at eleven pit parties in big stadium venues from Anaheim, California, to Nashville to Foxboro, Massachusetts.”
    MIC President and CEO Tim Buche said that RiDE is about getting new buyers interested, swinging their legs over seats, and getting behind the handlebars, with professional guidance from RiderCoaches and Instructors. That, he said, is the best way to inform them, excite them and knock down any perceived barriers to riding.
    “We know we need the next generations of customers,” Buche said. “We always will.”
    RiDE programs are slated for seven cities with thousands of square feet of engagement area and hundreds of participants each hour, starting at Monster Jam® truck events on the East and West Coasts, Arizona and Tennessee. Audiences who are not primarily traditional motorcycle enthusiasts will have an immersive, hands-on powersports experience.
    “We’ll have two-wheel and four-wheel products there, dirt bikes and ATVs, for a taste of all the fun,” said Paul Vitrano, MIC chair and vice president, global government relations of Polaris Industries, Inc. “For little kids we’ll have non-motorized two- and three-wheelers. We’ll have Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches and ATV Safety Institute Instructors there to help.”
    In addition to actual riding, RiDE will also provide a virtual reality option, with participants wearing VR technology headsets. They’ll climb aboard motorcycles that are bolted down but have the ability to rock, pivot and move, and the VR program will give guests a sensation of what it’s like to ride a motorcycle in a trail-riding environment.
    RiDE will have a website, and potential customers and guests will be able to engage via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. At each event they will be able to instantly connect and retrieve photos taken there, giving them the ability to post their own content on social media. When guests leave the RiDE venue, they will be able to take local dealership information with them and they’ll receive a follow-up email with photos.
    “It’s about three things,” said Kerry Graeber, vice president MC/ATV sales & marketing of Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. “Experience, getting that very first hands-on ride. Instruction, how to get in on a class and where to get started; the local dealership and riding areas nearby. And, it’s about inspiration, to go, get out for adventure and family time.”
    The demographics of the Monster Jam® truck audience are ideal for the powersports business. With an average household income of $78,000, a third of them are 25-34 years old, another third are 35-44 years old. Nearly half of them are female and three-quarters of them have children.
    “Monster Jam events are a beginning,” said Jim Woodruff, chief operating officer of National Powersport Auctions. “When you think about it, there are tremendous opportunities to share the experience with others in-between events. It could be festivals, dealerships, maybe even schools. The opportunity to share the riding experience and get people excited is unlimited.”
    The powersports industry is supporting this program, with funding, coaches, instructors, product to ride, aftermarket riding gear, and considerable staff time. But others are being called on to assist in a joint effort.
    “We want to work with the dealers, we want to work with the distributors, we want to work with motorcyclists and ATV riders to get everybody working together, sharing our passions, sharing our stories with new generations of young riders,” said Mike Doughty, general manager, motorcycle sales and marketing of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “Let’s get new butts on seats and teach these young riders how to get started the right way, all of us working together.”
    The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, AIMExpo, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
    The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at mic.org.



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  20. Courtesy of MX Sports

    Legendary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Venue RedBud MX Adds to Legacy as Site of 2018 FIM Motocross of Nations
    U.S. Track to Host Global Battle of Supremacy 
    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (October 5, 2017) - One of the most storied tracks in the history of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, presented by AMA Pro Racing, will add to its legacy next year when RedBud MX becomes the first venue in the United States since 2010 to host the FIM Motocross of Nations. Event organizers, Youthstream, made the announcement at this past weekend's annual MXoN gathering from Matterley Basin in England.
    As the halfway point of each season RedBud is the centerpiece of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and also serves as American motocross' perennial Independence Day celebration. It has been a part of the championship since 1974 and thanks to an incredibly dynamic track layout and a diehard fan base, it has become arguably the most popular and most anticipated round of the summer. 
    RedBud MX celebrates 45 years hosting an AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National in 2018, and the first FIM Motocross of Nations in the U.S. since 2010.
    RedBud MX celebrates 45 years hosting an AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National in 2018, and the first FIM Motocross of Nations in the U.S. since 2010.
    Photo: Courtesy of MX Sports Pro Racing
    Second generation RedBud track co-owner Amy Ritchie was on hand for the announcement, proud to add her family's track to a small but prestigious list of U.S. venues, all Pro Motocross tracks, that have hosted the MXoN, joining Unadilla MX, Budds Creek Motocross Park, and Thunder Valley Motocross Park. The announcement carried added sentimental significance as well, with late RedBud patriarch Gene Ritchie serving as inspiration for the decision. 
    "My dad's passion for the sport put RedBud on the U.S. motocross map. He was very proud to see my brother [Tim], my sister [Angie], and myself continue to grow RedBud's legacy. He dreamed of hosting the Motocross of Nations one day and would have been thrilled to see that dream come true," said Ritchie. "Bringing the biggest motocross event in the world to RedBud is the perfect way to honor everything our parents put into this facility. We couldn't be more excited to welcome the world to RedBud and showcase what has made this track a favorite for visitors and racers. And we can't wait for RedBud fans to meet their counterparts from countries around the world! It's going to be a fantastic event."
    Since it began in 1947, the Motocross of Nations has visited the U.S. just three times in 71 years. Unadilla hosted the first MXoN in the states in 1987, but 20 years passed until it returned for a second time in 2007 at Budds Creek. Just a few years later it visited Thunder Valley for the 2010 race. The United States team has won each MXoN on U.S. soil and has won a record 22 times in total, but is in the midst of a six-year drought since its last triumph in 2011, now the longest gap between victories. 
    The RedBud MX fans are among the most passionate motocross fans in the U.S.
    The RedBud MX fans are among the most passionate motocross fans in the U.S.
    Photo: Rich Shepherd
    "It's no secret that the United States has had a tough go of it at the MXoN the last several years. Coming off its most adversity filled event to date, I'm sure team manager Roger DeCoster and all American riders are looking forward to the opportunity to represent their country and race in front of the home crowd," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "In many ways RedBud epitomizes what American motocross represents, and is a bucket list destination for any fan. Next year's MXoN is destined to be a truly memorable and highly competitive event." 
    The 2018 FIM Motocross of Nations will take place next fall, with the event dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Additionally, the 2018 RedBud National will once again take place on the heels of Independence Day. The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule will be announced next week. 
    For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:
    Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
    The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world's fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana's Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports GoldSeries partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X.  More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.  



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  21. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER BEGINS DEFENCE OF HIS CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
    Successfully getting things underway in Morocco, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rally star Pablo Quintanilla has claimed a third place result in the short, opening Super Stage at the start of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally. Enjoying a mistake-free first day aboard his FR 450 Rally, Pablo’s teammate Andrew Short finished inside the top 15. 

    Including a short 12km-long special stage over mixed terrain on the outskirts of the city of Fes, today’s Super Stage gave all competitors a small taste of what’s to follow in this five-stage-long event in Morocco. The fifth and final round of the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally is a crucial last competitive test before the prestigious 2018 Dakar Rally. 

    The first rider to kick off today’s stage, Pablo Quintanilla completed the short timed special in a total time of nine minutes and 10 seconds. Securing a solid third place result in the opening stage, the Chilean rally star now looks forward to the rally’s longer stages. 

    For Pablo and the whole Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team, the OiLibya Morocco Rally is a crucial event for more than one reason. Entering the event as the provisional leader in the points standings, Pablo has his eyes set on defending his title and securing the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. 

    Following a few days of testing Pablo’s Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team partner Andrew Short had his first competitive outing on the FR 450 Rally machine. Focused on gaining further rally experience the American wrapped up the short opening stage with the 15th best overall time. 

    For Pablo and Andrew the OiLibya Morocco Rally is also the perfect chance to test the updated version of the Husqvarna FR 450 Rally machine. With the team looking to gain valuable experience in Morocco, the official launch of the all-new machine is set to take place during the 2017 EICMA show in Milan at the beginning of November. 

    With a total of 859km to be run on Friday, stage one of the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally will take competitors to the city of Erfoud. It’s going to be the longest stage in this year’s rally and the first part of the two-day long Marathon stage. 

    Pablo Quintanilla“It was a good day for me. It’s always important to have a good first day at these multi-stage rallies. You can see where you’re at compared to other competitors and make your plans for the rest of the event. I was the first rider to start the super stage today and that felt good. I have an awesome feeling on my bike at the moment and I’m happy to be here racing. I’m looking forward to some more good stages during the next few days. This is the last race of the season and I’m really happy to be leading the championship. I want to remain focused on my main goal and that is to defend my title from last year. I want to have a good week of racing here in Morocco and enjoy the desert stages as much as I can.” 

    Andrew Short“This event is like a big learning experience for me. The whole process is really exciting for me and I was very happy to get on with the racing bit today. The beginning of the stage had a lot of concrete on the side of the road and I was feeling maybe a bit over confident. After that it humbled me and I just decided to focus on my road book and enjoy the stage for what it was. Overall, it was nice to leave the bivouac and get a first feeling for how it all works with the speed zones and the waypoints. Everything is new for me so the whole process is fun. I know this event is going to be a big adventure for me and my main goal is to get as much experience as possible. I’m looking forward to the longer stages the next couple of days.” 

    2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally – Super Stage Provisional Classification 
    1. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 8:53 
    2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 8:53 
    3. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 9:10 
    4. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 9:15 
    5. Laia Sanz (KTM) 9:19 
    … 
    15. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 10:05 

    Race Schedule – OiLibya Rally of Morocco 2017 
    Super Stage | Sept 5 | Fes | SS: 12.16km | Total: 54.34km 
    Stage 1 | Sept 6 | Fes – Erfoud | SS: 272.80km | Total: 859.14km 
    Stage 2 | Sept 7 | Erfoud – Erfoud | SS: 364.50km | Total: 388.94km 
    Stage 3 | Sept 8 | Erfoud – Erg Lihoudi | SS: 577.90km | Total: 595.70km 
    Stage 4 | Sept 9 | Erg Lihoudi – Erfoud | SS: 455.07km | Total: 482.04 
    Stage 5 | Sept 10 | Erfoud – Erfoud | SS: 188.15km | Total: 232.06km 
    Total SS: 1870.58km | Total Rally: 2,612.22km

     
  22. Courtesy of Amsoil Arenacross

    ELLENTON, Fla., - Feld Entertainment® announced today the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross schedule, which will consist of 12 rounds in the battle for the coveted Ricky Carmichael Cup. The most intense indoor professional motorcycle racing kicks off Saturday, January 6 in Dayton, Ohio.   The 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross season features top professional athletes competing on man-made, custom-designed tracks built inside the country's most well-known arenas. The tour will travel to 11 states in 2018 and kicks off at the Nutter Center in Ohio after a five-year hiatus. The series will make a first-time stop in Florence, S.C. and will return to Las Vegas to crown a champion on May 4.
    "There is a lot of anticipation leading into the 2018 season with the newly-added markets and venues for more fans to witness the bar-to-bar racing action. The competition in AMSOIL Arenacross has never been more intense and we are expecting a season packed with surprises following last year's hotly-contested championship," said Sr. Director of Two-Wheel Operations, Feld Entertainment, Inc., Dave Prater. "The sport of AMSOIL Arenacross is constantly growing in live and broadcast audiences, and we are excited to keep evolving as well, making it better for our athletes and fans alike."
    While Saturday is all about the pros, Sunday also features another full day of racing as AMSOIL Arenacross provides the sport's only developmental platform for amateur racing. Fans can expect to see hundreds of the fastest amateur athletes testing their skills across 27 classes on the same arena-sized tracks as the professionals.   
    The 2017 AMSOIL Arenacross season saw double-digit audience growth across its digital platforms, with Instagram showing the highest increase at 46 percent followed by Facebook at 24 year over year. This double-digit momentum is expected to continue as fans will be able to tune into AMSOIL Arenacross on FS1 for the fifth straight year.   
    AMSOIL Arenacross provides a fully-engaging environment for fans with an exclusive pre-race Track Party and adrenaline-filled opening ceremonies for 12 nights of fierce, high-flying racing competition. Reigning two-time AMSOIL Arenacross champion Gavin Faith will compete in 2018 alongside the sport's unwavering two-wheeled professionals over obstacles sculpted from 3,000 tons of dirt brought in for each race that sends racers flying up to 30 feet in the air.   Tickets for the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross season go on sale Tuesday, October 24, 2017.



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  23. Courtesy of ATV Motocross

    Team USA Makes History by Winning theQuadcross of European Nations for the First TimeThomas Brown, Chad Wienen and Joel Hetrick Find Success in Italy 
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 4, 2017) - The 2017 Quadcross of European Nations (QXoN) took place on September 23 and 24 in Cingoli, Italy. After an intense battle against all possible conditions, Team USA rose to the occasion, winning the world championship for the first time in our nation's history.
    Chad Wienen grabbed the holeshot in second moto and went on to take the moto win just ahead of Hetrick..
    Chad Wienen grabbed the holeshot in the second moto and went on to take the moto win just ahead of Hetrick.
    - Anthony Brebant
    Team members included five-time ATVMX Champion Chad Wienen, newly crowned ATVMX Champion Joel Hetrick, and Texas' title contender Thomas Brown - all top competitors in the U.S.-based Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship series. The team was led by professional motor specialist, Mark Baldwin, who served as the trio's Team Manager. Each rider topped their qualifying race on Saturday and displayed a new level of riding skills to the European crowd.
    "We have been working towards doing the QXoN for the past three years, and it has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA in ATV Motocross," said five-time ATVMX champion Wienen. "We achieved our goals by doing so, and winning the event was just a great moment for not only us but the sport of ATVMX in its entirety."
    Thomas Brown, Joel Hetrick, Mark Baldwin, Chad Wienen and Harv Whipple celebrating at opening ceremonies.
    Thomas Brown, Joel Hetrick, Mark Baldwin, Chad Wienen and Harv Whipple celebrating at opening ceremonies.
    - Anthony Brebant
    On Sunday, race conditions were near perfect and the three-man team kicked off the first moto win by Thomas Brown, while Joel Hetrick was plagued by a mechanical issue. Wienen topped the second moto, with Hetrick recovering to finish second. Brown continued his success in the third and final moto once the rain began to fall, taking the checkers first and Wienen finishing just off the podium in fourth. Brown's performance was especially impressive where his 1-1 moto tally provided the team with the points advantage to take home USA's first ever QXoN win, ahead of France in second, and Ireland rounding out the top-three overall.
    "I was super excited to be picked for Team USA from the very beginning. It was a true honor to represent the USA in such a world-class event," said Brown. "Every part of this team worked hard and being able to succeed and bring back the ‘W' to the USA was a dream come true. What a perfect way to end the 2017 season!"
    For nearly ten years the QXoN has been hosted in a different country annually. This unique event spans two days of grueling race conditions held rain or shine. Countries are represented by teams of riders, making this event the most prestigious ATV Motocross team event in the world - it is the Olympics of ATVMX racing. This year 18 different countries sent their best riders to compete for the event win.
    "It was one of the greatest experiences of my life being able to attend the QXoN," explained newly crowned ATVMX champion, Hetrick. "I met a lot of racers and fans that really enjoyed our presence. It was awesome to be there racing alongside so many different countries and was even better to have Team USA come out on top. From winning the National Championship, Team USA winning the QXoN and marrying my best friend just this past weekend, 2017 will be hard to top!"
    Joel Hetrick rebounded from a mechanical issue in the first moto with a second place result in the second moto.
    Joel Hetrick rebounded from a mechanical issue in the first moto with a second place result in the second moto.
    - Anthony Brebant
    "When we first started talking about this race, I knew right away that our team would be dominant as far as speed and ability. I know from past experiences though, nothing ever goes as planned racing in Europe and it wouldn't be just a 'walk in the park,'" explained team manager, Baldwin, "We did the absolute best we could trying to prepare for the unexpected and luckily ended the weekend with only a few technical hiccups. Thomas, Joel, and Chad kept all four wheels on the ground and got through the weekend without injury. I feel like coming out on top at QXoN was a product of proper preparation by the entire team, sponsors, and contributions from ATV enthusiasts backing our efforts. We had such an amazing support group! That played a big role in our success and I would like to say thank you to everyone who made this first Team USA ATV MX possible." 
    Thomas Brown's impressive 1-1 moto scores played a huge role in Team USA's first win.
    Thomas Brown's impressive 1-1 moto scores played a huge role in Team USA's first win.
    - Anthony Brebant
    Team USA is making plans to attend the 2018 QXoN to be held in Denmark. To donate to the 2018 efforts, click HERE. For more information on the QXoN event, visit the website HERE. Join the conversation on the team's Facebook page and follow the official Instagram.
    About the Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship
    The Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams, and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com




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  24. Courtesy of KTM



    With the PowerWear Casual and Accessories 2018 collection, KTM presents a bold, new range of outfits and accessories tailored to meet everyone’s everyday needs. Men, women and children can dive into the STYLE, REPLICA, ORANGE, MECHANIC or KINI collections and emerge READY TO RACE, whether they are supporting trackside or simply living life on the edge. And with the addition of the new EMPHASIS collection, they are now able to continue full throttle while training as well.

    Included for the first time ever in this new collection is KTM’s brand-new range of sporting gear. Designed to meet the harsh training demands of a champion, the rather subtle EMPHASIS collection is an honest statement of winning intentions. Comfortable, breathable, quick-drying and/or water-repellent, this collection eliminates every excuse to not get out there and go for the gold.

    More casual gear is collected in the STYLE and ORANGE segments. The first line-up is loud and edgy – an array of styles that is tailored to a fast-paced motorcycle lifestyle. Think T-shirts, hoodies, jackets and accessories that make you wear your orange heart on your sleeve. For a more understated look, clients can shop around in the ORANGE corner. As PURITY is one of the brand values at KTM, this collection reflects precisely that. From jackets to caps, bags and shades, everything is soaked in that strong orange statement that you don’t need much, only the best.

    Dress like the pros with KTM’s REPLICA collection, for that READY TO RACE feeling every time you leave the house. Breathable, water-repellent if necessary and made from the finest materials, this line-up makes stepping out of your comfort zone, comfortable. “Whether I’m at home or in the paddock, the KTM REPLICA TEAM WEAR never fails to make me feel part of a family of true petrolheads.” – Tony Cairoli.

    The MECHANIC line aims at the workshop. KTM mechanics are part of a rare breed of professionals who combine a sense of adventure with an extreme attention to detail and sky-high skills. When they show up on the job, they need to be ready for anything. Tried and tested in paddocks all over the world, these professional outfits and accessories will help you get it done.

    Browse through the new KTM PowerWear Casual and Accessories 2018 catalog online now or visit your authorized KTM dealer.

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  25. Courtesy of Yamaha



    Cypress, CA – October 3, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced its 2018 Factory Supercross/Motocross team, featuring riders Cooper Webb and new teammate Davi Millsaps. Davi will make his first public debut with the team aboard his #18 2018 YZ450F at the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday, October 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. Davi will go for the $1 million awarded to the racer who wins all three 10-Lap Main Events.
    Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., said, “We’re excited to welcome Davi to our Yamaha Factory Team. He’s had a great career so far, and he’s been a terrific ambassador for our sport. Davi has been testing his 2018 YZ450F, and he is looking forward to competing aboard the brand-new bike at the upcoming Monster Energy Cup.”
    The 2014 Monster Energy Cup winner, Davi was also the Monster Energy 450SX Championship runner-up in 2012 and 2013, and he has notched five career 450SX wins, and 35 450SX podiums. He was also 2006 250SX East Champion and 2016 Canadian National Motocross Champion. The Orlando, Florida, native currently resides in Lake Havasu, Arizona, with his wife Brittney and their two children.
    “First of all, I’m super-excited to be racing for the Yamaha Factory team,” Davi said. “And, to be making my Yamaha debut aboard the 2018 YZ450F is going to be awesome. I’ve been doing a lot of testing on the new bike, and it’s coming along great. I couldn’t be happier. I’m training hard for the Monster Energy Cup, and I’ll definitely be ready on October 14th. And, how cool is it that I’ll be running my signature #18 on the ’18 Yamaha in 2018? Can’t wait!”
    While Davi will race, Cooper Webb will also be in attendance at the Monster Energy Cup to cheer on Davi, help the team notch the win, and, along with Davi, sign autographs for the fans.
    As was previously announced, Cooper will not compete in the event due to the surgery he had last week on his right thumb, which he injured in practice at the Monster Energy MXGP of the USA in Jacksonville, Florida, earlier this month. Cooper will be ready for the start of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season, which begins in early January.

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