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  1. Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

    Team Suzuki Press Office – June 25.

    Jeremy Seewer – 1-2 for 1st
    Bas Vaessen – 7-4 for 5th 




    Jeremy Seewer took the MX2 overall win at the MXGP of Italy, in what was a scorching weekend at the Ottobiano track. Extremely hot temperatures made even completing the motos a real challenge, but onboard his RM-Z250, Seewer finished first and second in the two races to secure his third overall victory of the season. Backing him was Suzuki World MX2 teammate Bas Vaessen who put in career best rides to go seven-four for fifth overall, on what was a great weekend for both riders. 

    “I am really happy to win the GP,” said Seewer. “It was my third this year but my first in the sand which is especially pleasing. It wasn’t really my favourite track; I came here Friday to look at it and I’m a fan of natural tracks, uphills, downhills, like the last few rounds. However, it all seemed to work out. I was feeling so good on the bike, we didn’t change anything on the RM-Z250 all weekend and I was one of the fastest and I’m pretty happy with how everything went. The first race I just tried to get out front early and make a gap so I didn’t have to push too hard, and that’s what I was able to make happen. The second moto was really tough though; I tried to follow Pauls Jonass but a berm broke and I just made a mistake and once you stop here in this heat, your whole body starts to overheat. I still pushed and I came back to try and pass Thomas Covington for second. When I tried the first time my bike hit neutral, which meant no engine braking and that caused us to collide and we both went down. We both got up ok and it took me a few more laps to finally get around him but with five laps to go I was totally gone. Two years ago, I struggled in Thailand with the heat and I was scared that it would happen again so I just tried to finish the race, and that’s what I did. I’m super happy with the overall and now we try to do it all over again in Portugal next weekend.” 

    For Vaessen, a sandy track was always likely to suit the Dutch rider but it was still an extremely impressive display from the youngster to put in the best rides of his MX2 career. “Today was excellent. I had a decent start in the first moto, started maintaining my lap-times and keeping my speed and it seemed like every lap I made a pass. I felt good, I felt under control and I ended up seventh which was a nice result. In the second moto, I had another really good start on my RM-Z250. I made a few passes early on to get into fourth and then I was just trying to keep up with Thomas Covington ahead of me. I kept his speed for quite a long time and near the end I slowed down a little, just to make sure I finished the moto as it was so hot. I finished the moto in fourth, which is a career best for me and then that also gave me a fifth overall, another career best.” 

    Team Manager Stefan Everts was also understandably delighted with his two rider’s performances: “An overall win for Jeremy was a great result for the Suzuki World MX2 team. It was a super first moto and then he had a big battle for second with Thomas Covington in the second race which meant he couldn’t really chase after Pauls Jonass. An overall is always a good weekend and we took seven points out of the championship lead and with plenty of rounds left, it was good enough. 
    “It was a great weekend for Bas too, especially in the second moto. He rode aggressive in both races and held onto the positions in what were very tough conditions. I’m happy for him that he put it together and it should give him good confidence for the upcoming rounds.”

    Unfortunately, both Hunter Lawrence (compressed vertebrae) and Zach Pichon (trapezius) missed out this weekend with injuries, but they are both hoping to return as soon as they can.

    The Suzuki World team now gets ready for next weekend when the championship returns to Agueda in Portugal after a four year absence. After this weekend’s result, confidence is high that they can put in repeat performances, in what also promises to be a tough event for all the riders. 

    MX2 Moto 1: 1. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 34:07.314; 2. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:12.304; 3. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), +0:25.676; 4. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:27.353; 5. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:30.597; 6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:31.165; 7. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), +0:50.633; 8. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Yamaha), +0:53.425; 9. Brent Van doninck (BEL, Yamaha), +0:56.816; 10. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +1:01.479. 

    MX2 Moto 2: 1. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 34:31.700; 2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), +0:11.335; 3. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:15.865; 4. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), +0:36.265; 5. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Yamaha), +0:43.412; 6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:46.871; 7. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:51.253; 8. Ben Watson (GBR, KTM), +1:00.804; 9. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +1:02.948; 10. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), +1:04.931. 

    MX2 Overall: 1. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 47 points; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 40 p.; 3. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 38 p.; 4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 36 p.; 5. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), 32 p.; 6. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 31 p.; 7. Alvin Östlund (SWE, YAM), 29 p.; 8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 28 p.; 9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 26 p.; 10. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 21 p.

    MX2 Points Standings: 1. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 454 points; 2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki World MX2), 416 p.; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 343 p.; 4. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 339 p.; 5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 330 p.; 6. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 263 p.; 7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 233 p.; 8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 212 p.; 9. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, Suzuki World MX2), 199 p.; 10. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 195 p.; 18. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki World MX2), 106 p. 


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  2. Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association

    PICKERINGTON, OH (June 26, 2017) – The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame will welcome five new inductees on Sept. 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
    The ceremony, which takes place in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo, will officially induct FMF Racing founder Donnie Emler Sr., off-road racing champion Eddie Lojak Sr., world motocross champion and Road 2 Recovery founder Bob Moore, racer and filmmaker Peter Starr and racer, team owner and publisher John Ulrich.
    “The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2017 includes giants of the motorcycle lifestyle, sport and industry,” said Ken Ford, a member of the AMA board of directors and chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation board. “Each of these individuals has made a lasting impact on motorcycling in some profound way.
    “Generations of riders have benefitted from their accomplishments or can appreciate their competitive talent,” said Ford. “The Hall of Fame will shine a little brighter this Sept. 22, when these five motorcyclists are enshrined for perpetuity.”
    Reservations for the induction ceremony may be made now at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/tickets. Tickets, which include a reception, dinner and the induction ceremony, are $130 per person, or $120 for AMA Life Members. Current AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers can attend for no charge. The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, hosts the event.
    The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the AMHF to honor the legends and heroes of American motorcycling and highlight their achievements and contributions to motorcycling. Hall of Fame inductees represent eight areas: Ambassadors/Industry, Design/Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership/Advocacy, Motocross/Supercross, Off-Road, Road Racing and Specialty Competition.
    For more information about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the 2017 induction ceremony, seewww.motorcyclemuseum.org. Also, visit the Hall of Fame Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AMAHallOfFame or search the hashtag #AMAHoF17 on social media.




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  3. Courtesy of GNCC

    Ricky Russell Earns His First Career OverallVictory at the AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCCJosh Toth and Thad Duvall Fill Overall Podium 
    SNOWSHOE, W.Va. (June 26, 2017) - Snowshoe Mountain hosted the eighth round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, this past weekend, June 25. The rough and rugged conditions created a grueling track for the AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC that lived up to the nickname of "America's Toughest Race." After three hours of intense racing it was N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Ricky Russell taking home the coveted win - marking his first ever GNCC overall victory.
    The unique live engine start modeled after the famed Blackwater 100 race treated SRT/KTM's Steward Baylor well, where he jumped out to the early lead, with R Russell in tow. As they approached timing and scoring for the first lap, it would be R Russell leading the way through the West Virginia woods.
    Ricky Russell raced his way to his first-ever overall victory at Snowshoe Mountain.
    Ricky Russell raced his way to his first-ever overall victory at Snowshoe Mountain.
    - Ken Hill
    As the pros tackled the western territory of the mountain, R Russell continued his lead through the FMF Powerpoint. His teammate, Josh Toth, used his first row start to his advantage where he was riding in a podium position physically and learning the ways from the other XC1 Open Pro racers.
    Meanwhile, Rockstar Energy/Factory Husqvarna Racing's Thad Duvall was busy pushing his way through the pack after a sixth-place check-in on the first lap. The lead changed on the third lap when FMF/KTM Factory Racing's Kailub Russell moved into the front, with Duvall and R Russell behind him. 
    Overall Podium: (2) Josh Toth, (1) Ricky Russell, (3) Thad Duvall.
    Overall Podium: (2) Josh Toth, (1) Ricky Russell, (3) Thad Duvall.
    - Ken Hill
    R Russell checked through timing and scoring for the third time with no goggles, but the Washington State native's demeanor was calm and collective as he rode his way to a pit stop for fresh goggles and a splash of gas. The Russell duo, Duvall and Toth remained in close proximity for the first half of the race.
    The infamous Howard's Hole played out to be the turning point in the race, where all three front runners took a different line. Unfortunately for K Russell, his selection wasn't ideal, and both R Russell and Toth got around him.
    Thad Duvall rode his way to a third place finish in his home state of West Virginia. 
    Thad Duvall rode his way to a third place finish in his home state of West Virginia. 
    - Ken Hill
    The N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha teammates continued leading the way, while Duvall consistently rode in third. Not much changed between the podium contenders once the two-lap board came out. R Russell raced his way to his first-ever overall victory atop of Snowshoe Mountain.
    "I really have no words," said R Russell.  "I've been close, but not like this today. We were going back-and-forth all day and it was a good race. I had one side of the mountain dialed, but the other side, but toward the end I was struggling with the mud. I'm just at a loss for words, it's awesome."
    R Russell's teammate, Toth, also had his best ever-finish where he crossed the line in second overall. This would mark the XC2 250 Pro rider's first overall podium. Nearly four minutes behind Toth, was Duvall in third who rounded out the overall podium. K Russell placed fourth overall, and third in class.
    Josh Toth had his best ride to date - finishing second overall and first in the XC2 250 Pro division.
    Josh Toth had his best ride to date - finishing second overall and first in the XC2 250 Pro division.
    - Ken Hill
    Beta USA's Jordan Ashburn put forth an impressive ride, where he finished just off the XC1 Open Pro podium, and fifth overall, after starting outside of the top-ten. After leading the first lap on adjusted time, JCR Honda's Trevor Bollinger maintained a steady pace to finish the race in sixth overall.
    Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/ Husqvarna's Grant Baylor and SRT/KTM's Steward Baylor followed in seventh and eighth overall. RPM/KTM's Chris Bach rounded out the top-10 overall.
    With Toth holding the top spot in the XC2 250 Pro class, Coastal Racing/Husqvarna teammates, Craig Delong and Layne Michael, rounded out the class podium. JCR Honda's Austin Lee and Solid Performance KTM's Jesse Groemm followed in respectable fourth and fifth place finishes. Jason Thomas, Hunter Neuwirth and David Quilled filled the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class podium.
    XC2 250 Pro Class Podium: (2) Craig Delong, (1) Josh Toth, (3) Layne Michael.
    XC2 250 Pro Class Podium: (2) Craig Delong, (1) Josh Toth, (3) Layne Michael.
    - Ken Hill
    After finishing 22nd overall, Levi Keller earned top amateur honors along with the Open A class win. Coastal Racing/Husqvarna's Alex Teagarden and Jonathan Johnson took home second and third in the amateur overall podium.
    The 10 a.m. overall podium was topped by Super Senior A (45+) competitor and MXTire.com/Cernics Racing/Sidi-backed Carl LeBlond. WXC winner Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team's Tayla Jones was second, and Fly Racing/Maxxis/Seat Concepts/KTM's Becca Sheets rounded out the top three overall. StuxMX Graphix/Bell Powersports/Kenda Tires/Cosner Racing/Full Gas Fitness-backed Brooke Cosner landed on the WXC box in third.
    10 a.m. Overall Podium: (2) Tayla Jones, (1) Carl LeBlond, (3) Becca Sheets.
    10 a.m. Overall Podium: (2) Tayla Jones, (1) Carl LeBlond, (3) Becca Sheets.
    - Ken Hill
    Yesterday's racing action kicked off with the 8 a.m. youth race. Tely Energy's Peyton Whipkey emerged through the fog to cross the finish line first, with Zack Davidson and MXTire.com/Cernics Racing/Sidi's Ryder LeBlond following in second and third overall.
    The 1 p.m. race was broadcast LIVE in its entirety on RacerTV.com and can be viewed as an archived video now by visiting the GNCC LIVE page online. A highlight show featuring the event will air Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.
    Youth Overall Podium: (2) Zack Davidson, (1) Peyton Whipkey, (3) Ryder LeBlond.
    Youth Overall Podium: (2) Zack Davidson, (1) Peyton Whipkey, (3) Ryder LeBlond.
    - Ken Hill
    The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues in two weeksJuly 8 and 9, with the Wiseco John Penton GNCC at Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio.
    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
    AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC
    Snowshoe, West Virginia
    Round 8 of 13
    Sunday, June 25
    XC1 Open Pro Event Results:
    1. Ricky Russell (YAM)
    2. Thad Duvall (HSQ)
    3. Kailub Russell (KTM)
    4. Jordan Ashburn (BET)
    5. Trevor Bollinger (HON)
    6. Grant Baylor (HSQ)
    7. Steward Baylor (KTM)
    8. Chris Bach (KTM)
    9. Ryan Sipes (HSQ)
    10. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
    *Overall National Championship Standings:
    1. Kailub Russell (184)
    2. Thad Duvall (177)
    3. Steward Baylor (152)
    4. Ricky Russell (135)
    5. Josh Toth (126)
    6. Jordan Ashburn (99)
    7. Grant Baylor (89)
    8. Josh Strang (89)
    9. Trevor Bollinger (87)
    10. Craig Delong (77)
    *Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2017 National Champion. 
    XC2 250 Pro Event Results:
    1. Josh Toth (YAM)
    2. Layne Michael (HSQ)
    3. Craig Delong (HSQ)
    4. Austin Lee (HON)
    5. Jesse Groemm (KTM)
    6. Zach Nolan (KTM)
    7. Mike Witkowski (KTM)
    8. Nick Davis (BET)
    9. Brendan Riordan (YAM)
    10. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
    XC2 250 Pro Series Standings:
    1. Josh Toth (218)
    2. Craig Delong (165)
    3. Layne Michael (156)
    4. Mike Witkowski (143)
    5. Jesse Groemm (125)
    6. Austin Lee (112)
    7. Ben Kelley (100)
    8. Zack Hayes (98)
    9. Sam Evans (72)
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Event Results:
    1. Jason Thomas (HSQ)
    2. Hunter Neuwirth (HSQ)
    3. David Quillen (KTM)
    4. Mark Heresco Jr. (KTM)
    5. Jaryn Williams (YAM)
    6. Devan Welch (YAM)
    7. Josh Adkins (YAM) 
    FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am Points Standings:
    1. Jason Thomas (216)
    2. Mark Heresco Jr. (155)
    3. Hunter Neuwirth (150)
    4. Jack Edmondson (145)
    5. Josh Adkins (100)
    6. Jaryn Williams (96)
    7. Devan Welch (76)
    8. Paul Whibley (67)
    9. Dustin Gibson (61)
    10. Nate Smith (47)         
    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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  4. Courtesy of MX Sports

    Tomac Rebounds for Second Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory of the Season at Muddy Creek to Tighten Points GapPlessinger Captures First Victory of the Season in the 250 Class

    BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2017) - The fifth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, hosted the fifth annual Tennessee National in the picturesque valleys of Muddy Creek Raceway, which marks the championship's only stop in the Southeast. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac ended an unexpected hiatus from the overall podium to capture his second 450 Class victory of the season, his first since the season opener at Hangtown. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger emerged with his first victory of the season, and the second of his young career. 

    Tomac put his Kawasaki back atop the overall podium for the second time in 2017.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasTomac put his Kawasaki back atop the overall podium for the second time in 2017.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas

    As the opening 450 Class moto roared into the first turn, it was AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Suzuki/JGRMX's Justin Barcia who led the 40-rider field to capture the Motosport.com Holeshot, followed by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Jason Anderson and RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Justin Bogle. There was no shortage of action on the opening lap as Barcia and Anderson battled each other aggressively, passing each other several times for the lead. When the field stormed past the finish for the first time it was Anderson, Barcia, Bogle, AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Suzuki/JGRMX rider Weston Peick and Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Trey Canard, who made his first start of the 2017 season, completing the top five.
    While Anderson set a fast pace at the front of the field the battle for second and third began to intensify as Bogle, Peick, and RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Broc Tickle went bar-to-bar. Tomac circulated the opening lap just inside of the top-10 but was a man on a mission as he carved his way towards the front. Tomac quickly found himself sniffing a podium position, moving onto the rear fender of Bogle and eventually blasting his way past the Suzuki rider for third on Lap 5. Tomac continued to drop the hammer as he lowered his lap times and set his sights on Barcia for second.

    Anderson was riding flawlessly in the lead and used his best ride of the season to build a large cushion on his nearest competitor. On Lap 7, Tomac closed in on Barcia and wasted no time as he motored by to overtake the early race leader for second. RMATV/MC/WPS/KTM's Blake Baggett, who entered the day holding the red plate as the points leader for the first time in his career, got off to a slow start. However, in typical "El Cupacabra" fashion, he gained momentum with each lap of the moto. Baggett would set up Barcia and hold his KTM wide open to sweep around the outside for second on Lap 11. A small tip over cost Baggett time on Lap 15, but he remounted without losing any positions.

    As the checkered flag waved it was Anderson who slowed late and cruised to his second moto win of the season, just 4.5 seconds ahead of Tomac in second. Baggett rode well to come from behind and round out the podium in third. Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Marvin Musquin, who entered the race second in points, was buried mid-pack on the opening lap and charged to seventh at the finish. 

    Anderson just missed out on his first career 450 Class win.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasAnderson just missed out on his first career 450 Class win.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    Bogle powered his Suzuki down the start straight to take the Motosport.com Holeshot in Moto 2, followed by Canard, Tomac, Peick and Anderson, while Baggett found himself on the ground at the tail end of the field in 38th. A crash by Bogle on the opening lap cost the early race leader several positions and allowed Tomac to inherit the number one spot. By the completion of the opening lap, Tomac held a commanding lead over Canard and Anderson.  

    Just as Anderson looked to have full control of third, he made a bobble that allowed both Bogle and Peick to slip back around on Lap 2. Anderson was quick to regain his composure and mounted another charge, passing Bogle to move back into third on Lap 3. Just a few corners later, Anderson would muscle his way into second with an incredible pass on Canard. On Lap 5, Bogle hounded Canard and eventually made the pass stick towards the end of the lap for third.

    Tomac refused to slow down at the front of the field, continuing to add to his already impressive lead and pull away from his competitors. While Bogle pushed hard in hopes of capturing his second podium finish of the season, fellow Suzuki rider Peick caught fire and was pushing for a way around. Peick made the pass stick for third on Lap 9. Meanwhile, Baggett was putting in an inspiring come-from-behind ride that saw him storm into the top 10, then the top five, and to the shock of the field, onto Peick's rear fender for the final podium spot. Baggett bounced his way past Peick down one of the tracks rough straightaways to overtake him for third.

    When the checkered flag waved, Tomac's dominant performance allowed him to win by more than 30-seconds for his fourth moto win of the season, and let his competitors know that he's back in top form. Anderson held on to the runner-up spot, while Baggett came from the back of the field to finish third and salvage invaluable points in the championship. 

    Baggett showed his trademark grit en route to third overall to retain the points lead.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasBaggett showed his trademark grit en route to third overall to retain the points lead.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    The 2-1 effort for Tomac was enough to clinch his second victory of the season and seventh of his 450 Class career. Anderson (1-2) ended the afternoon tied with Tomac atop the standings but missed out on his first career 450 Class victory via the second-moto tiebreaker. Baggett (3-3) completed the overall podium in third.

    "It's been a long time coming, and it feels really good to get another win today," said Tomac." I had a few off weeks, some struggles, but some days are good and some days are not so good. I went home and tried to fix the bad things and come back better improved into this weekend. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season as I feel some of my best tracks are coming up."

    Baggett continues to lead the 450 Class standings but is now just four points ahead of Tomac, who moved into in second.

    "It was another tough weekend battling through the field to be up here on the podium," said Baggett. "Ideally a holeshot or two would have made our day a lot easier today. The first moto went okay, but these guys [Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson] just out rode me and that's the bottom line. I got hung up with Cooper [Webb] in the first turn of Moto 2 and just had to put my head down and charge through the pack the entire race in order to salvage some points and get on the podium."

    Anderson's second-place finish moved him to third in the standings, 19-points out of the championship lead. A DNF for Musquin in the final moto resulted in a 14th-place finish (7-34) and caused the Frenchman to drop from second to fourth in the standings, just one week removed from leading the championship.

    Musquin endured through his worst outing of the 2017 season to finish 14th.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    The first 250 Class moto saw Plessinger lead the incredibly talented field around the opening corner to grab the Motosport.com Holeshot, with the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki duo of Adam Cianciarulo and Austin Forkner in tow. As the trio sprinted at the head of the field, Forkner had a scary moment that saw him pull off a brilliant save as he got sideways off of a jump in an attempt to pass Cianciarulo. At the completion of the first lap, it was Plessinger, Cianciarulo, Forkner, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Alex Martin and GIECO Honda's RJ Hampshire in the top five.

    Plessinger and Cianciarulo set a blistering pace out front, matching each other's lap times as they clicked off lap-after-lap, and began to distance themselves from the field. Forkner, who began to lose time on the race leaders, ran a strong, consistent pace as he maintained control of third. Martin and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne, the championship leader, clawed their way through the field and began to set their sights on Forkner for third.

    As the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto began to wind down, Plessinger refused to give an inch as he navigated the tricky conditions and started to put distance between himself and Cianciarulo. Behind them, the battle for the final podium position started to heat up, with Martin hot on the heels of Forkner, while Osborne managed to close in on both riders from fourth.

    Plessinger remained unchallenged during the final laps of the race to win his first moto of the season, 4.9 seconds ahead of Cianciarulo. The final podium spot went to Forkner, who fended off the hard-charging Martin and Osborne. GEICO Honda's Jeremy Martin, who entered the race second in points after earning his first win of the season last weekend, suffered from a first-turn crash and was able to battle his way back to 13th at the finish.   
    Plessinger emerged with his second career win.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasPlessinger emerged with his second career win.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    In Moto 2, Plessinger used his razor-sharp reaction time to get the jump on his competition yet again and emerged with his second Motosport.com Holeshot of the day, narrowly edging out Forkner and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Sean Cantrell. The first moto winner instantly attacked the rough and rutted race track, leading the opening lap as Forkner, Osborne, Alex Martin and Cantrell were in hot pursuit. Just after crossing the finish line for Lap 1, Cantrell suffered a crash over one of the jumps that would put an end to his day and force him to retire from the race.

    As Plessinger was looking to repeat his first moto performance out front, Osborne was determined to challenge for the win at his home race that was littered with friends and family throughout the facility. Osborne blitzed his way around Forkner on Lap 1 to move into the runner-up position. Once into second, he immediately put his head down and started to chip away at the deficit to race leader Plessinger.

    Plessinger and Osborne shadowed each other's every move, with Osborne finding the quicker lines and searching for a way around. On Lap 6, Plessinger made a couple mistakes that dramatically slowed his momentum and altered his line, ultimately allowing Osborne to get around and take over as the new race leader. Just like in Moto 1, the final podium position was up for grabs and created an all out war as Forkner rode his heart out to hold off Alex Martin.  With the race nearing the 30-minute mark and fitness beginning to play a key factor, Forkner was under heavy pressure from the KTM rider.

    Osborne held on to a 4.1 second lead and took the checkered flag for his fourth moto win of the season. Plessinger's strong start helped him finish the moto in the runner-up position, while Forkner managed to maintain his hold of third despite the heavy pressure from Martin. 
    Osborne added to his points lead with a strong runner-up effort.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasOsborne added to his points lead with a strong runner-up effort.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    Plessinger's (1-2) moto scores were good enough to give him the overall win on the day. Osborne (4-1) used a strong second moto performance to finish second overall, his best result at his home race, while Forkner (3-3) netted two consistent moto finishes for third overall.

    The win was Plessinger's first of the season and ended a 16-race gap since his last victory at the season finale as a rookie in 2015. It was also the first overall win of the season for the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team, who has won four consecutive races at Muddy Creek.

    "It was an awesome first moto and such a good feeling to finally grab another win," said Plessinger. "I grabbed the holeshot and just opened a little gap and rode my own race for the win. The second moto went pretty good as well, but Zach [Osborne] was riding awesome and ended up getting around me. I just kind of brought it home for second and did what I needed to take the overall. I haven't won an outdoor race besides Indiana and it feels good to get the monkey off my back with another win."

    Osborne retained possession of the red plate as championship leader for another week by extending his lead to 31-points over Alex Martin, who finished fifth (4-4), in the standings. Jeremy Martin's ninth place finish (13-6) dropped him from second to third in the standings, and he now trails his brother Alex by just five points.

    "I ran out of tear-offs in Moto 1 and it made it difficult trying to pass my way to the front," said Osborne. "Fortunately, I was able to get a better start in the second moto and take the lead pretty early in the race. This four-race stretch that we're in, I knew that the tracks suit me well, so my plan was to try and score as many points as possible for the championship."

    Forkner rounded out the 250 Class podium in third.Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff KardasForkner rounded out the 250 Class podium in third.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas


    The 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will reach the halfway point of the season next Saturday, July 1, for the sixth round from RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan. First motos of the Rockford Fosgate RedBud National can be seen live on MAVTV at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, while the second motos will air Sunday, July 2, on NBCSN, at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET

    Results
    Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
    Tennessee National
    Muddy Creek Raceway - Blountville, Tennessee
    June 24, 2017 

    450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
    1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-1)
    2. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (1-2)
    3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (3-3)
    4. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (4-4)
    5. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Husqvarna (9-7)
    6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Suzuki (5-10)
    7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Suzuki (12-5)
    8. Martin Davalos, Quito, Ecuador, Husqvarna (11-6)
    9. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (9-9)
    10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki (6-12)
    450 Class Championship Standings
    1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM - 195
    2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki - 191
    3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna - 176
    4. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM - 161
    5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki - 139
    6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Suzuki - 137
    7. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Husqvarna - 137
    8. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki - 112
    9. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha - 112
    10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki - 106 
    250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
    1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (1-2)
    2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-1)
    3. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (3-3)
    4. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (2-5)
    5. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM (4-4)
    6. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (8-8)
    7. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (6-11)
    8. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (11-7)
    9. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (13-6)
    10. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha (10-10)
    250 Class Championship Standings
    1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna - 207
    2. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM - 176
    3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda - 171
    4. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha - 165
    5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki - 159
    6. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki - 147
    7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki - 144
    8. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha - 124
    9. Dylan Ferrandis, Avignon, France, Yamaha - 118
    10. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha - 111
    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 ChampionshipThe 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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  5. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER CLAIMS THIRD OVERALL AT HOT AND CHALLENGING MXGP OF LOMBARDIA
    Going from strength to strength in his debut season in the MXGP class, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie wrapped up round 11 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship by claiming third overall at the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy. In the MX2 category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Thomas Covington went 4/3 for third overall. 

    Kicking off the weekend at the sandy Ottobiano track on a high, Anstie got third during Saturday’s MXGP qualifying moto. Confident he could push for a top three GP result the Brit was faced with a mountain to climb after hitting the start gate in moto one. 

    Resuming the race from the back of the pack, Max put his head down and started making passes. Charging hard until the end the Brit finished moto one in an impressive fifth place. Able to show more of his impressive race pace in moto two, Max got off to a good start and rode a lonely race for third at the flag. 

    Enjoying a great feeling aboard his FC 450 machine despite tough conditions, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl put in two solid motos for fifth overall at the GP of Lombardia. Earning seventh in moto one and then fourth in moto two, the German collected 32 valuable points and moved up to eighth in the class’ provisional championship standings. 

    Putting in a solid performance in the Italian heat, Gautier Paulin was the third Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider to earn a spot inside the top six in the GP’s final standings. Getting third in moto one the Frenchman battled his way from a bad start in moto two to finish 10th. Earning 31 points Gautier moved back to second in the series’ points standings. 

    In the MX2 category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Covington got off to a great start winning the class’ qualifying moto. Starting the first race outside the top 10, the American pushed hard and made a series of crucial passes for fourth at the chequered flag. With a better start in moto two Tomas was able to demonstrate his speed in the sandy track. Getting third in moto two he earned a spot on the MX2 podium. 

    For Covington’s teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen the GP of Lombardia proved tougher than the young Dane had expected. Securing 10th in moto one Thomas came back stronger to get sixth in moto two. 

    Battling through the Italian heat, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Conrad Mewse collected 14/20 results for 18th overall at the GP of Lombardia. 

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 12 of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Agueda, Portugal on July 1/2. 

    Max Anstie“We’ve all been working really hard and I’m happy we’re making big steps forward. It’s been a great GP for us and I’m happy I earned my first podium result in the class. My start in the first moto was far from ideal. I hit the gate at the start and had to push really hard to make up the time lost. Despite the heat and the rough track I felt good on my bike so managed to get fifth at the line. Then in moto two my start was a lot better. After finding myself in third I tried to keep my head down and do my job. I’d like to thank all our team members for their hard work and dedication. It’s been a team effort and we’ll continue pushing hard for better results.” 

    Max Nagl“To be honest, we all struggled with the intense heat. Especially on Saturday conditions were far from ideal. I pushed hard in the qualifying moto to get fourth. Getting a good gate pick for the final motos gave me some extra confidence. My start in moto one wasn’t bad at all and I managed to make a few passes soon after. Everything was working well and I was able to do my own race for seventh at the finish. Trying to push hard I also wanted to save some energy for the second moto. I had a better start in moto two and as the race was going on I felt I could push even more. I ended up fourth for fifth overall and I’m satisfied with that. We were very close to the podium and we also managed to find a good suspension setup which will be of use in the races to come.” 

    Gautier Paulin“I had a good start to my weekend in Italy. My lap times were good even from free practice and I was feeling great on my bike. Unfortunately, a crash during the qualifying moto reduced the chances for a good gate pick for the final motos. Despite that, my start was good in moto one and I quickly managed to put myself in a good position. It was a tough moto and I’m happy with getting third. My start wasn’t that good in moto two and I could not manage to get the speed I hoped for. Getting 10th in moto two I finished sixth overall at the GP. My bike is working great at the moment and I’m really looking forward to the next GP in Portugal.” 

    Thomas Covington: “Overall, it’s been a great GP for me. Despite the warm conditions, this is something I’m used to from back in the days when I was racing in the US. The weekend started with me getting a start to finish win in qualifying. Feeling strong I was looking forward to the final motos. In the opening race I didn’t get a perfect start and was racing in 12th for a little while. I put my head down and managed to make a few passes for fourth at the chequered flag. Then in moto two my start was a lot better and I got a good race pace for third at the end. It felt good to get on the podium again. The goal is to continue pushing hard for more podium results.” 

    Thomas Kjer-Olsen“My riding was good throughout the weekend. In the opening moto I was feeling good and was battling for the top six before I had a small issue losing the side panel from my bike. Then in moto two I started inside the top 10 and slowly found my way up to sixth. My pace was good in the sandy track but I could not get the speed I hoped for. It’s good that I managed to retain third in the championship and not it’s full steam ahead to the following GP in Portugal.” 

    Conrad Mewse“It was a really physical GP and we all suffered with the extreme heat. Coming from the UK I’m not used to racing in these conditions. I did my best throughout the weekend and I’m really happy with my starts in both motos. In moto one I was racing as high as fifth after a few laps, before dropping to 14th. It was a similar scenario in moto two. I started strong inside the top eight but run out of energy and had to settle for 20th at the line.” 

    Results – FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 11 

    MXGP - Overall 
    1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 50pts; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 44; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36… 5. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 32; 6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 31… 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13… 18. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 7 

    MXGP - Race 1 
    1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 35:16.580; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 35:34.956; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:52.368… 5. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:59.051… 7. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 36:07.540… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 35:22.628… 20. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 35:35.875… 28. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 37:07.768… 31. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 14 laps, 32:12.934 

    MXGP - Race 2 
    1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 35:31.111; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 36:03.932; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:08.218; 4. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 36:17.332… 10. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 37:05.589… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 35:33.028; 15. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 35:34.713… 25. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 36:33.761 

    MX2 - Overall 
    1. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 47pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 40; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 38… 9. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 26… 14. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 10… 16. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10; 19. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 8 

    MX2 - Race 1 
    1. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 18 laps, 34:07.314; 2. Benoit Paturel (Yamaha) 34:19.618; 3. Julien Lieber (KTM) 34:32.990; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:34.667… 10. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:08.793; 11. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:23.429… 13. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 35:39.885; 14. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 35:42.024 

    MX2 - Race 2 
    1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 18 laps, 34:31.700; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 34:43.035; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:47.565… 6. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:18.571… 11. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 35:52.729… 20. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 35:24.504… 28. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 21:07.599; 29. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 17:41.202 

    Championship Standings (After Round 11) 

    MXGP 
    1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 431pts; 2. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 364; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 361… 8. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 255… 12. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 216… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 123… 19. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 75… 24. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 21… 31. Evgeny Mikhaylov (Husqvarna) 10… 34. Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) 6 

    MX2 
    1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 454pts; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 416; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 343… 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 263… 19. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 98… 21. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 72… 24. Brian Hsu (Husqvarna) 60… 26. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 51… 32. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 26… 34. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 14; 35. Karel Kutsar (Husqvarna) 14… 42. Ivan Petrov (Husqvarna) 1… 46. Aaron Tanti (Husqvarna) 1




     
  6. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    2ND FOR ANDERSON, 2ND FOR OSBORNE
    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team battled mud and a sticky track and the Tennessee National on Saturday, the 5th round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, held in Blountville, Tenn. 450 rider Jason Anderson had strong day and almost claimed the victory in the class, while teammate Zach Osborne maintained his lead in the 250 class and had an impressive day at his home track. Dean Wilson and Martin Davalos both had strong days with top-10 finishes in the 450 class.
    Jason Anderson was second at the start of the first 450 moto and immediately started putting pressure on the leader. He made an impressive inside pass to take over the lead shortly after the start of the race then started battling for the position with Justin Barcia. The two riders swapped positions multiple times before Anderson solidified the lead near the end of the first lap. He extended his lead to over 11 seconds with 12 minutes to go in the race and held on to take the win. He was top-five at the start of the second moto and looking aggressive. He made the move into third before the end of the first lap and set his sights on the top-two. A small mistake got him off his rhythm but he rebounded quickly and started charging in fourth. He was riding hard and made his way to second in the fourth lap. Digging deep, he tried to make up time on the leader but still rode extremely strong to finish second. The 1-2 finish gave him second overall on the day. He is currently third in 450 rider point standings.
    “I qualified first overall,” said Anderson. “My weekend went pretty well. I got a good start the first moto and just rode my own race up front and got another moto win. I felt like I had a holeshot the second moto, but then I got bumped in the first corner and came out around fifth and worked my way up. I tried to catch Eli, but I couldn’t hold it the entire time."
    Zach Osborne pulled a top-10 start in the first 250 moto and was eighth by the end of the first lap. He started making moves and made it to seventh the following lap before closing in on sixth and making the pass in lap four. He continued to charge and inched closer to Shane McElrath in fifth before making a successful pass to overtake the position. He held strong until the end to finish fifth. He was top-five at the start of the second moto and wasted no time as he charged into third before the end of the first lap. He made a great corner pass to overtake second then set his sights on the lead. Staying within striking distance, he followed the leader until he was ready to make the pass. Taking advantage of a mistake made by the leader, he made the pass for the lead with 18 minutes to go and started pulling away. He held strong to the finish to take the moto win. The 5-1 finish gave him 2nd overall on the day and maintains his lead in 250 rider point standings.
    “Today was a good day,” said Osborne. “I started off really well. It wasn’t ideal conditions for my riding, but it came around in the motos. I just tried to work my way up after my start in the first moto and ended up fifth. I got off to a really good start in the second moto and made a couple passes in the beginning to pull away to a comfortable lead for a win and a second overall. It’s nice to come out of here with some more points gained on my competitors and I’m just going to keep rallying."
    Dean Wilson was mid-pack at the start of the first 450 moto and navigated his way into 13th by the end of the first lap. He put on a huge charge and made the pass for eighth with three minutes to go and held strong to the finish. He was ninth at the start of the second moto and easily navigated into sixth by the fourth lap. Setting his sights on the top-five, he battled in a group of riders and and made an excellent pass on Trey Canard to overtake fifth in lap five. He went down shortly after and remounted in 10th.  He pushed back up to seventh where he finished. The 8-7 finish gave him 5th overall on the day. He is seventh overall in 450 rider point standings.
    “I felt like my riding was really good this weekend,” said Wilson. “I didn’t have a great start the first moto and wasn’t moving forward too much, but I put on a really good charge midway through the race. I caught up to the pack and made some passes. I was in eighth, and had seventh, six, fifth and fourth all right in front of me. I made a really good effort but it was hard to pass. I got a pretty good start in the second moto. I feel like I could have ended up third, but made a mistake and crashed around the finish corner and went back to 10th, but then came back to 7th. I got fifth overall, which is good. I’m happy with my riding, I just need to put it all together."
    Martin Davalos started farther back in the pack in the first 450 moto, but immediately started catching up. He was 15th by the second lap and continued to push. He charged up to 11th where he finished. He was 10th at the start of the second moto and charged to seventh by the fourth lap. He rode hard and made his way into fifth with 10 minutes to go before going back one more spot to finish sixth—his best finish so far this year. He went 11-6 for 8th overall on the day. He is currently 13th in 450 rider point standings.
    “I had a pretty decent weekend,” said Davalos. “I feel like I’m moving in the right direction. I put on a good charge in the first moto and ended up 11th. I got a better start in the second moto and just put my head down and dug deep. I passed Bogle for fifth, but then made a mistake and ended up sixth. That gave me eighth overall, and I’m pretty pumped about the second moto. It’s a learning process for me, and obviously my riding is getting better and better. I’m looking forward to Redbud—it’s one of my favorite tracks."
    Teammate Michael Mosiman was unable to race due to an injury sustained in the second moto at the High Point National.
    The team will now make its way to the RedBud National, the sixth round of the series, being held next weekend in Buchanan, Mich.
    Tennessee National Results:250 Class Overall Results1. Aaron Plessinger, YAM (1-2)
    2. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (5-1)3. Austin Forkner, KAW (3-3)
    4. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW (2-5)
    5. Alex Martin, KTM (6-11)
    6. Colt Nichols, YAM (11-7)
    7. Shane McElrath, KTM (6-11)
    8. Joey Savatgy, KAW (11-7)
    9. Jeremy Martin, HON (13-6)
    10. Mitchell Harrison, YAM (10-10)
    250 Class Rider Point Standings1. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (207)2. Alex Martin (176)
    3. Jeremy Martin (171)
    4. Aaron Plessinger (165)
    5. Austin Forkner (159)
    6. Adam Cianciarulo (147)
    7. Joey Savatgy (144)
    8. Colt Nichols (124)
    9. Dylan Ferrandis (118)
    ...
    14. Michael Mosiman, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (64)
    450 Class Overall Results1. Eli Tomac, KAW (2-1)
    2. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (1-2)3. Blake Baggett, KTM (3-3)
    4. Weston Peick, SUZ (4-4)
    5. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (8-7)6. Justin Barcia, SUZ (5-10)
    7. Justin Bogle, SUZ (12-5)
    8. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (11-6)9. Cooper Webb, YAM (9-9)
    10. Broc Tickle, SUZ (6-12)
    450 Class Rider Point Standings1. Blake Baggett (195)
    2. Eli Tomac (191)
    3. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (176)4. Marvin Musquin (161)
    5. Broc Tickle (139)
    6. Justin Bogle (137)
    7. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (137)8. Weston Peick (112)
    9. Cooper Webb (112)
    10. Josh Grant (106)
    ...
    13. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (96)

     
  7. Courtesy of Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant

    Nine rider team to compete in France this July

    Merritt Island FL, June 23, 2017 -  Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant, the premier choice for powersports coolant and antifreeze, it pleased to announce their support of the United States team competing at the MX Masterkids Championship event in France taking place in July.
     
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    • Jonathan Getz
    • Emile Lacher
    • Tyler Cole
    • Julien Beaumer
    • Mark Fineis
    • Talon Hawkins
    • Jack Chambers
    • Ethan Mann
    • Colton Eigenmann
     
    Similar to the Motocross of Nations, the MX Masterkids draws riders and teams from more than 25 countries to compete. The 2017 version marks the 15th anniversary of the event and will take place in Verdun, France July 14-16, 2017.
     
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  8. Courtesy of Red Bud MX

    RedBud MX, “America’s Motocross Track,” has named Rockford Fosgate as the title sponsor for the upcoming (July 1) round of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship at RedBud.
    Well-known throughout the powersports, automotive and marine industries as an innovative leader in both design and function, Rockford Fosgate continues its relationship with RedBud Motocross properties, this year elevating to the status of title sponsor for America’s premier motocross track on the world’s No. 1 professional motocross racing circuit.
    "We are pleased to be back at RedBud for our second year and thrilled to be the title partner," said Rockford Corporation CEO Bill Jackson. "As powersports continues to be an even greater focus of our business, we believe this event is a fantastic platform to showcase our products and connect with the entire industry."
    Rockford Fosgate made a big splash when, for the first time, it joined RedBud as a presenting sponsor for the 2016 MX National. So fans of Rockford Fosgate can expect an even larger activation effort from the industry-leading audio giant, including several Rockford Fosgate display demos with Polaris RZRs, as well as on-site kitted audio displays in a Yamaha YXZ and Harley Davidson bagger. Rockford Fosgate will also bring out its renowned Sound Lab Experience and all the RedBud fans are encouraged to hear and feel thousands of watts of incomparable Rockford Audio – above the din of 40 thumping four-stroke race bikes just a few steps away!
    “For as long as I can remember Rockford Fosgate audio systems have been the choice of top pro motocrossers from RedBud to Hangtown – and everywhere in between,” said RedBud’s Tim Ritchie. “Even before Rockford Fosgate got involved with sponsoring motocross events, racers ran Rockford Fosgate product in everything from their personal rides to their wake boats.
    “Rockford Fosgate has always had that cool, cult following within the dirt bike industry … so it’s a natural to have them on board this year as our title sponsor at RedBud.”
    For more information on RedBud MX and the upcoming Rockford Fosgate RedBud MX National, round six of the 2017 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, visit: www.redbudmx.com


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  9. Courtesy of MTA Distributing




    Corona, CA – MTA Distributing (Motorcycle Tires and Accessories) is pleased to announce the addition of Liqui Moly’s high-performance 4T conventional and fully synthetic off-road oils from Germany. Liqui Moly's line of products for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, and snowmobiles is exclusively distributed nationwide by MTA Distributing.
    “Liqui Moly supplies supreme top quality products from Germany”, said Sebastian Zelger, export director N.A. at Liqui Moly. “We offer more than just oils—our line includes a complete range of chemical products, such as additives and service sprays for motorcycles.”
    Liqui Moly is at home in the automotive aftermarket and available everywhere from all major wholesalers. “On the other hand the motorcycle sector is a world unto itself with its own distribution channels”, continued Mr. Zelger. To date, Liqui Moly has been selling its motorcycle products at the regional level. MTA Distributing will now make them available nationwide for the first time.
    Liqui Moly's presence is also reflected in the MotoGP series where all teams in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes around the world run exclusively with Liqui Moly oil—produced 100 percent in Germany. 
    Liqui Moly’s commitment to the powersports industry in North America is clearly shown in the sponsorship of the MotoAmerica series and the Canadian Superbike Championship. 



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  10. Courtesy of ATV Motocross 

    Chad Wienen, Joel Hetrick and Thomas Brown Nominated to Race in Italy
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 22, 2017) – The ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) and MX Sports Pro Racing is pleased to announce the three riders who will represent the United Sates at the 2017 Quadcross of European Nations (QXON) in Marche, Italy, on September 22-24. 
    For the first time ever the United States will be represented at this prestigious event by its top ATVMX athletes.  Chad Wienen, Joel Hetrick and Thomas Brown will team up to compete in the unique three-day event at the Tittoni of Cingoli track. The team will compete against other countries in a format of three 25-minutes motos, all combined for an overall score. Professional motor specialist, Mark Baldwin, will serve as the team manager as the trio looks to bring home the U.S.A.’s first QXON win.
    To help make this trip possible, Wienen, Hetrick and Brown are offering a riding school next Thursday, June 29, at Meadow Valley MX in Millville, Minnesota as a fundraiser. All skill levels are invited to attend and receive personal instruction from the industry’s top riders. The school will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the cost is $500. For more information on the riding school or to register, please email quadmxusa@gmail.com.
    In addition, donations can be made to the 88 Live to Ride Foundation to support the team. Every $100 donation will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Rock River Arms customized Team USA 1911 handgun, and the drawing will take place at the season-ending ATVMX banquet on November 18. The 88 Live to Ride Foundation will also promote future riding schools and other raffles to help raise money.
    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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  11. Courtesy of Nitro World Games

    Event Returns for Second Year Featuring the World’s Best Action Sports Athletes
    Todd Richards to Host the Primetime Broadcast with Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana to Co-Host


     
    STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2017 – NBC Sports will present Nitro World Games, the revolutionary action sports competition returning to Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium for its second year. Showcasing the world’s best athletes in the sports of FMX, BMX, Skate and Scooter, NBC will televise coverage of the Nitro World Games this Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
     
    Among the more than 80 athletes scheduled to compete are 2016 winners Gregg Duffy, Capron Funk, Levi Sherwood, Elliot Sloan, Colton Walker and Ryan Williams. Other competitors include FMX riders Josh Sheehan, Clinton Moore, Taka Higashino and Javier Villegas, BMX riders TJ EllisKurtis Downs and Jacob Bailey, and skateboarders Jake BrownRony Gomes and Mitchie Brusco. The scooter competition field also includes Corey Funk, Jordan Clark and Will Barlow.
     
    Todd Richards will return to Salt Lake City to host NBC Sports’ primetime Nitro World Games broadcast on NBC for the second year in a row. Richards will be joined once again by action sports icons Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana as co-hosts. Hawk will also be the competition’s main skate commentating expert while Pastrana will focus on all things moto.  TJ Lavin and Jimmy Coleman will team up for BMX coverage, while reporter Laurette Nicoll will get athlete interviews from the course floor throughout the night.  
     
    NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the Nitro World Games. Viewers can also tune-in via Live Stream on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Brands such as Transworld and Vital BMX will be broadcasting live coverage from their social platforms, among numerous other sports and entertainment brands across the globe.
     
    In addition, further event coverage and highlights will be available on NitroWorldGames.comFollow Nitro World Games onInstagram and Facebook.
       
     
    -NBC SPORTS GROUP-
    When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: The International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
     
    - NITRO CIRCUS -
    Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.  Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010 by action sports industry guru - now Nitro Circus’ Executive Chairman and Global Head of Creative - Michael Porra, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.
     
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  12. Courtesy of WMX

    Kylie Fasnacht Wins High Point - Crowned WMX Series WinnerThe Onsia Sound Art Women's Motocross Championship - Round Seven
    MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (June 21, 2017) - Originally scheduled as the opening act on Friday for Saturday's Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Onsia Sound Art Women's Motocross Championship (WMX) didn't quite go as planned. Mother Nature dumped enough rain on Thursday night to make the track unrideable on Friday, where officials had to make the tough decision to postpone Friday's planned racing activities and reschedule the WMX to take part in Saturday's main event.
    Kylie Fasnacht clinched the Onsia Women's Motocross Championship this weekend at the High Point with a pair of Moto wins. This is Fasnacht's 3rd year in a row to win the WMX title.
    Kylie Fasnacht clinched the Onsia Women's Motocross Championship this weekend at the High Point with a pair of Moto wins. This is Fasnacht's 3rd year in a row to win the WMX title.
    - WMX
    This was an opportunity that all the women appreciated - to race in front of the largest crowd so far in their series and to be included with the male's professional event. In Moto One Kawasaki Team Green's Kylie Fasnacht didn't waste any time, rocketing off the line and taking the Lucas Oil Holeshot Award and the lead at the end of lap one. Not far behind Fasnacht was Shelby Rolen and Canada's Eve Brodeur.

    Kylie Fasnacht collected all the hardware this weekend at High Point including the 2017 WMX National Championship #1 plate.
    Kylie Fasnacht collected all the hardware this weekend at High Point including the 2017 WMX National Championship #1 plate.
    - WMX
    By lap three, Fasnacht had stretched out her lead but there was a great battle going on for second with Brodeur passing Rolen. There was great racing throughout the field; Amanda Brown and Marissa Polencheck were battling for the fourth spot while Eden Netelkos, Mikayla Inman and Brittney Bebout were duking it out for the sixth position.

    Marissa Polencheck took 3rd overall in the WMX Pro class, her best performance to date.
    Marissa Polencheck took 3rd overall in the WMX Pro class, her best performance to date.
    - WMX
    Brodeur blew a berm on lap six and collected twenty feet of sponsor banners in her rear wheel, which quickly ended her race and allowed Rolen to secure second place. "It was a rough first moto for me, after battling for second for a couple of a laps and then tipping over," explained Brodeur. "I started battling with Amanda [Brown] and Shelby [Rolen] and then at some point I got caught up in the banners and that was the end of my moto."

    Fasnacht took top honors on the day including clinching the WMX title one race early. Shelby Rolen finished 2nd and Marissa Polencheck rounded out the podium in 3rd.
    Fasnacht took top honors on the day including clinching the WMX title one race early. Shelby Rolen finished 2nd and Marissa Polencheck rounded out the podium in 3rd.
    - WMX
    "Downtown" Brown was riding her best race to date and took advantage of Brodeur's mistake, moving into third and holding that spot to the finish. "I was pushing as hard as I could to keep Marissa [Polencheck] from passing me. I was finally in a good position when I realized that Eve [Brodeur] tipped over in the off camber," said Brown. "She managed to get her bike going right before I passed her, then it became a battle. I believe I passed her and she passed me back, it was a great battle. Then Eve flew off the track and I passed her again. After a couple of minutes, I realized I was in third place!"

    Amanda Brown finished third in the first WMX moto on Saturday, and had an early celebration with her dad on Father's Day Weekend.
    Amanda Brown finished third in the first WMX moto on Saturday, and had an early celebration with her dad on Father's Day Weekend.
    - WMX
    Fasnacht continued increasing her lead and took the first moto win followed by Rolen, Brown and Polencheck. Inman, with her best race to date, won the battle for fifth, followed by Bebout, Carter Daughtrey, Eden Netelkos, Cheyenne McGuin and Tiffany Fanala rounding out the top ten.

    Carter Daughtrey finished 7-8 in Saturday's motos for an eighth overall finish in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
    Carter Daughtrey finished 7-8 in Saturday's motos for an eighth overall finish in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
    - WMX
    In Moto Two, it was Rolen who nailed the start, collecting the $100 Lucas Oil Holeshot award. She was followed by Fasnacht, Brodeur and Brown. Fasnacht made quick work of Rolen and started controlling the lead. By lap four, Polencheck started putting the pressure on Brown and made the pass for fourth. "I had a great day at High Point," said Polencheck. "The fans were awesome and it was great to be at the front of the pack racing for a podium position. Plus, my dad was there so it made for a great Father's Day weekend."

    Cheyenne McGuin rounded out the top 10 overall in Saturday's WMX race, Friday evening she had the chance to meet the fans and sign autographs.
    Cheyenne McGuin rounded out the top 10 overall in Saturday's WMX race, Friday evening she had the chance to meet the fans and sign autographs.
    - WMX
    The second moto top five were Fasnacht, Rolen, Brodeur, Polencheck, and Brown. Netelkos, Inman, Daughtrey, Bebout and Taylor Schuck rounded out the top ten.

    Jaden Carlson currently sits 9th in the points championship standings.
    Jaden Carlson currently sits 9th in the points championship standings.
    - WMX
    Even though there is still one more round in the WMX series, Kylie Fasnacht clinched the 2017 title with her two wins at High Point Raceway. "It was so great to ride the same track as the guys and on the same day, plus the fans were going crazy out there. And to clinch the WMX title - It's a day I won't soon forget."

    Mikayla Inman went 5-7 on the day for a fifth place finish overall at High Point Raceway.
    Mikayla Inman went 5-7 on the day for a fifth place finish overall at High Point Raceway.
    - WMX
    The final round for the 2017 Onsia WMX series is set for Saturday, August 5, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The race will be held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and will conclude the week-long event.

    The WMX riders were invited to sign autographs during the Pizza Party Friday evening, pictured above is Marissa Polencheck signing some fans t-shirts.
    The WMX riders were invited to sign autographs during the Pizza Party Friday evening, pictured above is Marissa Polencheck signing some fans t-shirts.
    - WMX
    For more information, please visit the official website at ww.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also, follow the official FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
    Event Results:
    1. Kylie Fasnacht (KAW) 1-1
    2. Shelby Rolen (KAW)2-2
    3. Marissa Polencheck (KTM) 4-4
    4. Amanda Brown (HON) 3-5
    5. Mikayla Inman (KTM) 5-7
    6. Eve Brodeur (KTM) 12-3
    7. Eden Netelkos (KAW) 8-6
    8. Carter Daughtrey (YAM) 7-8
    9. Brittney Bebout (YAM) 6-9
    10. Cheyenne McGuin (YAM) 9-13
    Series Points Standings:
    1. Kylie Fasnacht (326)
    2. Eve Broduer (242)
    3. Shelby Rolen (238)
    4. Amanda Brown (206)
    5. Jamie Astudillo (171)
    6. Carter Daughtrey (134)
    7. Marissa Polencheck (132)
    8. Mackenzie Tricker (124)
    9. Jaden Carlson (116)
    10. Carrie Killebrew (113)
    About Women's Professional Motocross Championship
    The Women's Professional Motocross Championship (WMX), an AMA National Championship, features the world's fastest female outdoor motocross racers.  The 8-round series begins with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway in March and concludes at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in August. It includes stops at premier motorsport facilities across America, with events in Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Tennessee. These top female pro racers compete in a two-moto format on machines ranging from 125cc to 250cc. The WMX series is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, a West Virginia-based company and industry leader in power sports event production. For more information, please visit www.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101.
    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.
    About ONSIA® Sound Art
    Sound Art™ introduces an entirely new way to listen to music in your home or garage, letting users enjoy personalized, custom artwork as well as high-performance sound. ONSIA®'s flat panel design allows the entire surface of your artwork to generate high-quality sound, which provides an incredibly robust listening experience. Sound Art™ elegantly hidden behind a high grade textured canvas wrap, bring together the best of engineering and design. This innovative design allows you to have Bluetooth® connectivity with the high quality of sound you expect without the bulky speakers. 
    Art never sounded so good™. For more information go to www.onsia.com.


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  14. Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

    Team Suzuki Press Office - June 19.

    Broc Tickle (RCH Suzuki) – 3rd
    Justin Bogle (RCH Suzuki) – 9th 




    RCH/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing riders Broc Tickle and Justin Bogle rode into round four of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for the Red Bull High Point National with momentum on their side and kept the wheels turning with solid efforts in both premiere 450 Class motos aboard their RM-Z450 machinery. 

    Tickle turned a pair of fourth-place finishes into a third-place overall showing to collect his first podium of the 2017 Pro Motocross campaign. The top-three effort powered him from eighth to fifth in the points where he now paces sixth-place Bogle by three markers as the series closes out the first third of the season. 

    “Saturday was an awesome day,” commented Tickle. “I always enjoy riding at High Point. It gets rutted and the track is normally pretty rough. That usually suits my riding style. It was a hot one. I thought the new layout was awesome. It flowed a little better than last year. We dealt with a wet track in practice and it developed into a good race track. We ended up going 4-4 on the day for third overall. I was stoked to get the holeshot in the second moto and to finish out the day with my first podium of the season.” 

    Bogle logged a 7-9 effort Saturday afternoon and was scored ninth overall at day’s end. The 24-year-old slipped to sixth in the championship where just three points separate him from Tickle for a spot in the top five. 

    “It was a good day, but I was hoping for a little more,” explained Bogle. “The track was rough and muddy. I had a really good first moto going but ended up getting together with another guy and going down. I was running up-front at the time and only ended up losing a few spots but that was still the end of any chance for a podium. I struggled a little bit in the second moto and wound up ninth. It wasn’t the final result I was hoping for but they knew we were there. We’ll get back to work this week and be ready for Muddy Creek.” 

    Next weekend, the 12-race Pro Motocross tour rolls through the Volunteer State where Tennessee’s Muddy Creek Raceway will host the series on Saturday afternoon. 


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  15. Courtesy of KTM GmbH



    KTM Enduro Factory Racing’s Alfredo Gomez has won the 2017 Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble in commanding style. Moving into the lead of the world’s toughest one-day Hard Enduro event shortly after the one-hour mark, the Spaniard faultlessly made his way through the most challenging sections of the race to deliver KTM a winning result on home soil. American Cody Webb rounded out the podium in third, Jonny Walker placed fifth with a total of six KTM mounted riders finishing inside the top 10.

    Carrying impressive form into the 23rd running of the Erzbergrodeo, Alfredo Gomez secured the biggest win of his career by reaching the finish of the Red Bull Hare Scramble ahead of Graham Jarvis and Cody Webb. Completing the grueling 25 checkpoint course aboard his KTM 300 EXC in a time of 2 hours and 17 minutes, Gomez steadily worked his way forwards before being the first rider to tackle the hardest sections of the course on his way to a deserved victory.

    “It’s an amazing feeling to have won the Hare Scramble,” enthused Gomez at the finish. “I knew it would be difficult like Erzberg always is, so I worked really hard to be ready for this race. That hard work with my team has really paid off. The race went really well for me, apart from a small crash about 300 meters from the start. That lost me some time, but I managed to catch up quite quickly and I knew I could do it. I felt good, got through most of the difficult sections well. It was such a great feeling to get to the top of the last major climb. This is the biggest win of my career, it feels incredible.”

    Determined to go all out and improve on his 2016 Red Bull Hare Scramble result of second place, Cody Webb’s speed at the start of the race consequentially saw the American struggle with arm pump mid-way through the Hare Scramble. Forced to ride on with severe arm pump during the Karl’s Dinner section, Cody nevertheless kept pushing hard to earn a place on the podium in third and less than two minutes behind runner-up Graham Jarvis.

    “Second last year, third this year, I’m pleased with that,” commented Webb“Alfredo and Graham were really strong, congrats to them. I got a great start but I possibly pushed a little too hard. I felt good racing with Jonny and Wade Young but I suffered with my arms, especially when I got to Karl’s Dinner – they locked solid. I kept pushing and thankfully they freed off. Back-to-back podiums here at Erzberg is awesome.”



    While it was Gomez who topped the event and Webb who rounded out the podium it was former three-time winner Jonny Walker who led during much of the first hour of racing. Muscling his way around the first turn and into an early lead, Walker set the pace during the early, high-paced series of checkpoints. The first rider to start the infamous Karl’s Dinner section, Jonny eventually placed fifth 10 minutes behind Gomez.

    “I got a great start and was going really well early on,” explained Walker“I opted for a specific tire choice, but unfortunately it didn't work out as I hoped it would. I really suffered with it to be honest, especially during the later sections of the race. I felt like I was riding well and that I had the speed to win, and felt good leading for much of the first hour. But I was having to carry my bike over too much stuff because of my tire choice, rather than being able to ride up and over it. I started to find things difficult when we got to the woods, I just didn't have the traction I hoped for. I rode as hard as I could through Karl’s Dinner but I again struggled on some of the climbs towards the end. It’s disappointing because I know I’m riding well and my bike was awesome, but this result doesn't show it.”

    Just five minutes behind Walker, Paul Bolton claimed a well-deserved sixth place result having reached the finish just 15 minutes behind winner Gomez. Erzberg’s youngest ever Hare Scramble finisher Manuel Lettenbichler finished eighth with Travis Teasdale completing the top 10 to ensure yet another memorable and successful Red Bull Hare Scramble for KTM.

    Results Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble 2017
    1. Alfredo Gomez (ESP), KTM, 2:17:06 h
    2. Graham Jarvis (GBR), Husqvarna, +00:03:22 min
    3. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, +00:05:04
    4. Wade Young (RSA), Sherco, +00:09:31
    5. Jonny Walker (GBR), KTM, +00:10:41 
    6. Paul Bolton (GBR), KTM, +00:15:53
    7. Billy Bolt (GBR), Husqvarna, +00:18:24
    8. Manuel Lettenbichler (GER), KTM, +00:24:47
    9. Mario Roman (ESP), Sherco, +00:30:20
    10. Travis Teasdale (RSA), KTM, +00:34:06



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  16. Courtesy of ATVMX

    Chad Wienen Returns to the Center of the Box at Sunset Ridge ATVMX NationalJoel Hetrick and Jeffrey Rastrelli Round Out the Overall Podium
    WALNUT, Ill. (June 18, 2017) - Hot and humid weather conditions greeted the racers of the Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, as they competed at round six, yesterday, June 17. Threatening rain showers held off, making for a great day of racing as fans witnessed Chad Wienen take his Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/Yamaha/Maxxis/7240-backed machine to the middle of the podium.
    Overall Podium: (2) Joel Hetrick, (1) Chad Wienen, (3) Jeffrey Rastrelli.
    Overall Podium: (2) Joel Hetrick, (1) Chad Wienen, (3) Jeffrey Rastrelli.
    - Ken Hill
    Wienen kicked off the day earning the ATVriders.com Fastest Qualifier Award, but when the gate dropped for the first moto it was Maxxis/Elka/Liquid Wrench/Honda's Joel Hetrick out front with the early lead and the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. JB Racing/Root River Racing's Jeffrey Rastrelli capitalized on his good start and took the lead position from Hetrick by the completion of the opening lap.
    Jeffrey Rastrelli demonstrated that he has what it takes to be a champion, by leading over half of the first moto. 
    Jeffrey Rastrelli demonstrated that he has what it takes to be a champion, by leading over half of the first moto. 
    - Ken Hill
    Wienen got off to a not so favorable start, and quickly got to work where he rode behind Hetrick by only the third lap. Rastrelli, Hetrick and Wienen continued a tight race, where the trio were wheel-to-wheel. Hetrick made the push for the lead at the halfway point of the race, and Wienen got around Rastrelli shortly after. The frontrunners kept a close distance and a steady pace, with Hetrick taking the win just seven seconds ahead of Wienen and Rastrelli.
    Josh Upperman grabbed his first SSi Decals Holeshot Award of the season in the second moto.
    Josh Upperman grabbed his first SSi Decals Holeshot Award of the season in the second moto.
    - Ken Hill
    Root River Racing's Josh Upperman kicked off the second moto with the SSi Decals Holeshot award. Rastrelli found himself back up in the front, right behind Upperman. Hetrick and Wienen sat inside the top-five, but had to work their way up to the leaders on the first lap, by the second lap Hetrick was able to secure the lead position with Rastrelli in tow. Wienen applied the pressure to them for the first half of the race and took command of the lead with only five laps remaining.  
    The racing action at Sunset Ridge MX was tight all day long - creating some of the best racing fans have witnessed all season.
    The racing action at Sunset Ridge MX was tight all day long - creating some of the best racing fans have witnessed all season.
    - Ken Hill
    Hetrick wasn't willing to settle for second and focused on making the pass back, but ran out of time. Wienen took the second moto win, just one second ahead of Hetrick. Wienen also earned the overall win, while Hetrick took the runner-up position. After stalling his quad in the first moto, GennUSA Racing's Nick Gennusa rebounded for a 7-3 moto score to finish just off the overall podium in fourth. Rastrelli went 3-4 for fourth overall and Root River Racing/CST Tires/Pro Motorsports-backed Thomas Brown rounded out the top five with a 4-6 moto tally.
    Joel Hetrick took the moto one win, but a second place in moto two earned him second overall.
    Joel Hetrick took the moto one win, but a second place in moto two earned him second overall.
    - Ken Hill
    ATVMX racing action returns to Millville, Minnesota on July 1 for the Spring Creek ATVMX National. A highlight show featuring this weekend's event will air on MAVTV on Saturday, August 12.
    For more information on the 2017 Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship, visit the official series website at www.atvmotocross.com. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #ATVMX.
    Sunset Ridge MX
    Walnut, Illinois
    Round 6 of 10
    Saturday, June 18 
    2017 AMA Pro Class Event Results:
    1. Chad Wienen (2-1)
    2. Joel Hetrick (1-2)
    3. Jeffrey Rastrelli (3-4)
    4. Nick Gennusa (7-3)
    5. Thomas Brown (4-6)
    6. Josh Upperman (5-7)
    7. Ronnie Higgerson (8-5)
    8. Westley Wolfe (6-8)
    9. Parker Wewerka (11-9)
    10. Sam Rowe (10-11)
    Overall National Championship Standings:
    1. Chad Wienen (255)
    2. Joel Hetrick (248)
    3. Jeffrey Rastrelli (202)
    4. Thomas Brown (195)
    5. Nick Gennusa (187)
    6. Ronnie Higgerson (169)
    7. Josh Upperman (157)
    8. Parker Wewerka (143)
    9. Westley Wolfe (120)
    10. Brett Musick (104)
    SSi Decals Holeshot Award Standings:
    1. Joel Hetrick (10)
    2. Cole Sepesi (2)
    3. Josh Upperman (2)
    4. Sam Rowe (2)
    5. Chad Wienen (1)
    ATVriders.com Top Qualifier Award Standings:
    1. Joel Hetrick (3)
    2. Chad Wienen (3)
    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
    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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  17. Courtesy of Tory Lee Designs

    Troy Lee Designs Cole Seely
    MT. MORRIS, PA – June 17, 2017 – Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely continued to show signs of speed during the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway, collecting his fourth straight top-10 finish. Despite an incredibly rutted and challenging track that saw many inches of rain throughout the week, Seely’s 10-8 moto scores placed him 10th overall in Pennsylvania.
    It was a tough start to the day when Seely was caught mid-pack, coming around the first turn in 14th. That didn’t deter the Honda rider to put in a charge and eventually made it up to 10th. He grabbed a better start in Moto 2 in 11th, but the ever-changing track didn’t make things easier. Seely had made it as high as sixth, but fell back a few spots and ended the moto in eighth. The 10-8 moto score placed him 10th overall.
    “The track was so gnarly today,” said Seely. “The new track wasn’t really an issue but the ruts were crazy. I feel better each and every week, but the track got super rough and it really took it out of me. I’m looking forward to Muddy Creek next week, I did well there last year.”
    Troy Lee Designs Cole Seely High Point
    The next stop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be next weekend at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee just outside Bristol.
    Seely was wearing the all-new GP Air Prisma Navy during Practice and Moto 2 and showed off the GP Air Prisma Honda Red during Moto 1. He wore the racewear with the SE4 Maze Carbon Black and Red Helmet. See more of the 2018 gear sets and the 2018 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

    450 Class Results (Moto Finishes)

    1. Blake Baggett, KTM (1-2)
    2. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna (5-3)
    3. Broc Tickle, Suzuki (4-4)
    4. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki (12-1)
    5. Cooper Webb, Yamaha (6-5)
    6. Josh Grant, Kawasaki (3-11)
    7. Dean Ferris, Yamaha (2-14)
    8. Dean Wilson, Husqvarna (9-7)
    9. Justin Bogle, Suzuki (7-9)
    10. Cole Seely, Honda (10-8)

    450 Class Points, After 4 of 12 Rounds

    1. Blake Baggett, KTM, 155
    2. Marvin Musquin, KTM, 147
    3. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki, 144
    4. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna, 129
    5. Broc Tickle, Suzuki, 115
    6. Justin Bogle, Suzuki, 112
    7. Dean Wilson, Husqvarna, 110
    8. Josh Grant, Kawasaki, 106
    9. Cole Seely, Honda, 105
    10. Cooper Webb, Yamaha, 88

    About Troy Lee Designs

    For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets “For The World’s Fastest Racers.” TLD’s relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design, and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.




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  18. Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM

    Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM High Point National
    MT. MORRIS, PA – June 18, 2017 –  Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Alex Martin made the most of a tough day at High Point Raceway coming back for fifth overall with a 7-5 moto score. Teammates Shane McElrath and Sean Cantrell were just outside the top-10, scoring 11th and 15th overall on a rough and rutted track that was drenched with rain much of the week. Jordon Smith tried to return from injury but after going down in practice decided to wait one more week to race. Mitchell Oldenburg is still recovering from a broken collarbone.
    It won’t be hard for Martin to be considered for the RC Hard Charger award after coming back from a second turn crash in 25th to move into seventh just after halfway. After that impressive showing in Moto 1, it was the No. 26 of Martin who rounded the Moto 2 first turn out front, leading for nearly the entire first half of the race. After some small mistakes, a few riders made it by and ended up the moto in fifth. His 7-5 moto scores just pushed him off the podium in fifth.
    “I definitely spent a lot of energy in that first moto to make it back up to the front after going down,” said Martin. “I felt good in the second moto but the track was super challenging with its hard ruts. I know we can be up front and I think we can prove that next weekend.”
    Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM High Point National
    McElrath has felt good about his season but hasn’t been able to put together the finishes that he knows he’s capable of. In Moto 1, he started 15th and made his way up to 11th. He got a good jump in Moto 2, but went down on the opening lap and came around in 33rd. McElrath might challenge Martin for the RC Hard Charger award after pushing his way up to 14th.
    “I have felt good and the team is giving me a great bike to work with, but for one reason or another it’s been tough to get the results I know I’m capable of,” said McElrath. “That’s why we have more races and we’ll keep pushing to break through for those results.”
    Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM High Point National
    Cantrell started the day with a good jump out of the gate, coming around the first lap in Moto 1 in eighth. He had some challenging moments throughout the race that forced him back to finish 14th. In Moto 2, he pushed for another good start, but ended up going down and had to start in 23rd. Cantrell never gave up and crossed the finish line in 15th. With the 14-15 moto scores, Cantrell finished the day 15th overall.
    “The level that is run up front is pretty incredible and I am learning each weekend how to make the most of my good starts,” said Cantrell. “That is the one thing I feel that I have going for me and can work hard on the other parts of my program to improve each week.”
    Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM High Point National
    The team returns to action next weekend at the annual stop in the south at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee located just outside of Bristol.
    The team was wearing the recently released GP Air Prisma Flo Yellow Racewear during practice and Moto 2 before switching to the SE Air Shadow Flo Yellow and Orange Racewear in Moto 1. The gear was accompanied by the new SE4 Squadra Team Helmet. See all of the 2018 gear sets and the 2018 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
    Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM High Point National

    250 Class Results (Moto Results)

    1. Jeremy Martin, Honda (2-1)
    2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-2)
    3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (3-3)
    4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (4-4)
    5. Alex Martin, KTM (7-5)
    6. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (6-6)
    7. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (8-7)
    8. RJ Hampshire, Honda (9-8)
    9. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (5-13)
    10. Mitchell, Harrison, Yamaha (10-9)
    11. Shane McElrath, KTM (11-14)
    15. Sean Cantrell, KTM (14-15)

    250 Class Points, After 4 of 12 Rounds

    1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 166
    2. Jeremy Martin, Honda 148
    3. Alex Martin, KTM, 140
    4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 120
    5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 119
    6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 118
    7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 109
    8. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 100
    9. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 98
    10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 89
    11. Shane McElrath, KTM, 77
    12. Sean Cantrell, KTM 69

    About Troy Lee Designs

    For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets “For The World’s Fastest Racers.” TLD’s relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design, and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.

    About KTM

    “READY TO RACE” for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers, and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world’s toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an “orange” lead means on asphalt.



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  19. Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

    OSBORNE EXTENDS 250 POINTS LEAD
    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team had a successful day on Saturday as they returned to the track for the fourth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, held at the High Point National in Mt. Morris, Penn. Zach Osborne earned 2nd overall and extended his lead in 250 rider point standings, while teammate Jason Anderson earned 2nd overall in 450, his third podium finish in a row. Teammates Dean Wilson, Martin Davalos and Michael Mosiman finished 8th, 10th, and 20th, respectively, in their classes.
    Zach Osborne was second at the start of the first 250 moto, moved to third, then put in some solid laps the remainder of the race. He made the pass for second on the sixth lap then set his sights on the lead. He was stalking the front of the pack in lap nine then dropped the hammer. He made an easy outside pass to overtake the lead, started pulling away, and continued to put on a great ride to take home his third moto victory of the season. He started in the top-10 in moto two and was ninth by the end of the first lap. He started to push and made his way through the pack before moving into fifth a few laps later. He quickly navigated into the top-four before turning it up a notch to overtake third with eight minutes to go. He then made an impressive pass for second and held strong to the finish. The 1-2 finish gave him second overall on the day and extended his points lead to 18 points in 250 rider point standings.
    “Overall it was a good day,” said Osborne. “I extended my points lead to 18 and won a moto, so it’s a good rebound from where I was in Colorado a couple weeks ago. I feel great and I’m happy with the way I rode."
    Jason Anderson was the fastest 450 qualifier of the day aboard his Husqvarna FC 450. He got a mid pack start in the first 450 moto and charged up to sixth by the end of the first lap. He was showing some serious speed as he navigated closer to the front of the pack, and was fourth by lap three. He was pushing hard, but then crashed in the turning roller section, which sent him back to ninth. He quickly remounted and put on an amazing ride despite going down two more times. Getting creative with his lines, he made it up to sixth with five minutes to go and continued to battle. He made the pass for fifth at the end of the race and finished fifth. He was second at the start of the second moto and immediately went on the charge to overtake the lead. He made the pass stick before the end of the first lap but stayed close to the riders in second and third. He continued to battle for position, quickly fell back to fourth, then pushed back up to third a few laps later and settled into a steady pace to finish third. The 5-3 finish gave him second overall on the day, and he is currently fourth in 450 rider point standings.
    “The day started out great with me being the fastest qualifier,” said Anderson. “I crashed a couple times in the first moto but still finished fifth. The second moto was a little more tough, but I’m just going to go back to the drawing board and will come back strong next week."
    Dean Wilson pulled a mid-pack start in the first 450 moto and closed out the first lap in 10th. He kept it consistent and still occupied tenth by the fifth lap, and would eventually make the pass for ninth where he finished. He got an excellent start in the second moto and was battling in fourth at the end of the first lap. He put in multiple solid laps before going back to ninth then put in one last charge to finish seventh. The 9-7 finish put him at eighth overall on the day. He is currently seventh overall in 450 rider point standings. 
    “It was pretty muddy out there today,” said Wilson. “I’m not the best in the mud, but I tried my hardest. I ended up ninth in the first moto, but was determined to do better in the second moto. I was in fourth, and was in a good position to do well then just fell over in a turn. I still finished seventh and ended up eighth overall. It was great to be running up in the top-four in the first few laps." 
    Martin Davalos got a decent start in the first 450 moto and was in the top-10 by the end of the first lap. He pushed hard, but fell back to 12th by the fifth lap and stayed close to finish 13th. He started in the top-10 in the second moto and was charging hard in eighth by lap two. He put on a solid ride to finish 10th. The 13-10 finish gave him 12th overall. He is currently 12th in 450 rider point standings.
    “The track was gnarly today,” said Davalos. “It was really sloppy and muddy. They did a good job fixing it up but it was still pretty challenging. I got 13th the first moto and 10th the second moto. I felt really good. It was the first hot national - which I like. I’m just looking forward to improving a little bit more."
    Michael Mosiman went down in a massive pileup at the start of the first 250 moto, remounted, and started putting in work to make his way through the field. He surged from near last to 22nd by the sixth lap, and pushed even harder to charge up to 17th by the finish. He was mid-pack at the start of the second moto and was riding hard in 12th by the end of the first lap. He stayed focused and made it into the top-10 by lap six before a crash sent him to the back of the pack. The 17-36 finish gave him 20th overall on the day. He is currently 13th in 250 rider point standings.
    The team will now head to the fifth round of the series behind held next Saturday at the Tennessee National in Blountville, Tenn.
    High Point National Results
    250 Class Overall Results1. Jeremy Martin (2-1)
    2. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (1-2)3. Aaron Plessinger (3-3)
    4. Dylan Ferrandis (4-4)
    5. Alex Martin (7-5)
    6. Austin Forkner (6-6)
    7. Joey Savatgy (8-7)
    8. RJ Hampshire (9-8)
    9. Adam Cianciarulo (5-13)
    10. Mitchell Harrison (10-9)

    20. Michael Mosiman, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (17-36)
    250 Class Rider Point Standings1. Zach Osborne, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (166)2. Jeremy Martin (148)
    3. Alex Martin (140)
    4. Joey Savatgy (120)
    5. Austin Forkner (119)
    6. Aaron Plessinger (118)
    7. Adam Cianciarulo (109)
    8. Dylan Ferrandis (100)
    9. Colt Nichols (98)
    10. Mitchell Harrison (89)
    13. Michael Mosiman, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (64)
    450 Class Overall Results1. Blake Baggett (1-2)
    2. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (5-3)3. Broc Tickle (4-4)
    4. Eli Tomac (12-1)
    5. Cooper Webb (6-5)
    6. Josh Grant (3-11)
    7. Dean Ferris (2-14)
    8. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (9-7)9. Justin Bogle (7-9)
    10. Cole Seely (10-8)
    12. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (13-10)
    450 Class Rider Point Standings
    1. Blake Baggett (155)
    2. Marvin Musquin (147)
    3. Eli Tomac (144)
    4. Jason Anderson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (129)5. Broc Tickle (115)
    6. Justin Bogle (112)
    7. Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (110)8. Josh Grant (106)
    9. Cole Seely (105)
    10. Cooper Webb (88)

    12. Martin Davalos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (71)



  20. Courtesy of KTM Racing

    MT. MORRIS, Penn. –It was another successful day on Saturday for KTM as Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM Team’s Blake Baggett earned his second consecutive overall victory and the points lead, while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Marvin Musquin toughed out a mid-week knee injury to finish 11th at the High Point National, the fourth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
    Musquin was mid-pack at the start of the first 450 moto and focused on riding a solid race. He stayed consistent in 16th the majority of the race and held strong to the finish. He pulled a decent start in the second moto and was working hard in 11th by the second lap. He charged up to eighth with seven minutes to go before putting in one last hard-fought push to finish sixth. The 16-6 finish gave him 11th overall on the day. He is currently 2nd in 450 rider point standings.
    Musquin: This week was all about salvaging points in the championship. I hurt my left knee so knew it was going to be tough coming into High Point, especially since we were coming in with the red plate. I had to ride both races with my feet on the pegs basically unable to put my left leg out, which obviously restricted what I was able to do on the track. It was tough. But I gave it everything I had and we leave here second in points so it could have been a lot worse. I guess the next few weeks will be about salvaging points and I will just keep trying to do my best.”
    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Trey Canard missed the first four rounds of racing due to a collarbone injury sustained in a practice crash before the season. Canard plans to make his return to the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in the coming rounds.
    Next Round: Tennessee National – June 24, 2017
    450 CLASS OVERALL RESULTS
    1. Blake Baggett , KTM (1-2)
    2. Jason Anderson, HQV (5-3)
    3. Broc Tickle, SUZ (4-4)
    4. Eli Tomac, KAW (12-1)
    5. Cooper Webb, YAM (6-5)
    6. Josh Grant, KAW (3-11)
    7. Dean Ferris, YAM (2-14)
    8. Dean Wilson, HQV (9-7)
    9. Justin Bogle, SUZ (7-9)
    10. Cole Seely, HON (10-8)
    11. Marvin Musquin, KTM (16-6)
    250 CLASS OVERALL RESULTS
    1. Jeremy Martin, HON (2-1)
    2. Zach Osborne, HQV (1-2)
    3. Aaron Plessinger, YAM (3-3)
    4. Dylan Ferrandis, YAM (4-4)
    5. Alex Martin, KTM (7-5)
    6. Austin Forkner, KAW (6-6)
    7. Joey Savatgy, KAW (8-7)
    8. RJ Hampshire, HON (9-8)
    9. Adam Cianciarulo, KAW (5-13)
    10. Mitchell Harrison, YAM (10-9)
    450 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
    1. Blake Baggett (155) 
    2. Marvin Musquin (147)
    3. Eli Tomac (144)
    4. Jason Anderson (129)
    5. Broc Tickle (115)
    6. Justin Bogle (112)
    7. Dean Wilson (110)
    8. Josh Grant (106)
    9. Cole Seely (105)
    10. Cooper Webb (88)
    250 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS


    1. Zach Osborne (166)
    2. Jeremy Martin (148)
    3. Alex Martin (140)
    4. Joey Savatgy (120)
    5. Austin Forkner (119)
    6. Aaron Plessinger (118)
    7. Adam Cianciarulo (109)
    8. Dylan Ferrandis (100)
    9. Colt Nichols (98)
    10. Mitchell Harrison (89)


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  21. Courtesy of MX Sports

    Baggett Emerges with Second Consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory at High Point, Takes Over Points Lead
    Martin Breaks Through with First 250 Class Win of the Season  
    MT. MORRIS, Pa. (June 17, 2017) - The fourth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, hosted the 41st annual Red Bull High Point National at the beautifully landscaped High Point Raceway, which served as the first east coast stop of the season. Following a breakthrough first career win at the previous round, RMATV/MC-WPS-KTM rider Blake Baggett kept the momentum rolling as he captured a second straight 450 Class victory, taking control of the championship points lead along with it. In the 250 Class, two-time champion and GEICO Honda rider Jeremy Martin emerged with his first win of the season. 
    Baggett took his second straight victory and is the new 450 Class points leader.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing/Jeff Kardas
    The opening 450 Class moto witnessed Monster Energy Kawasaki's Josh Grant emerge with the Motosport.com Holeshot, narrowly edging out Team Honda HRC's Christian Craig and Australian import Dean Ferris aboard his CDR Yamaha. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac quickly found himself passing for third, however, he made a costly mistake that sent him to the ground and was forced to restart in dead last. At the completion of the opening lap it was Grant, Craig, Ferris, RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Justin Bogle, and Baggett rounding out the top five. Entering points leader Marvin Musquin was buried in the field aboard his Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine and was credited with 13th position. 
    While Grant set a fast pace at the front of the field, Ferris went to work on Craig and took control of the runner-up position. Baggett used every inch of the track searching for lines and overtook Bogle for fourth on Lap 1. Baggett, who earned the nickname "El Cupacabra" after a heroic ride during the 2011 High Point National, continued his march to the front as he closed in on Craig and made the pass stick for third on Lap 2. Ferris shocked the crowd as he began to chase down early race leader Grant, latching onto his rear fender and stalking his every move. Ferris would eventually pull alongside the Kawasaki rider through the deep forming ruts and take over the race lead with an aggressive pass on Lap 4.
    Baggett had his sights set on the race lead and instantly began applying the pressure to Grant on Lap 4, following Ferris' closely. Once into second, Baggett dropped the hammer and started to lower his lap times as he started reducing the gap to Ferris. On Lap 5, Ferris lost traction exiting a corner that resulted in a bobble, ultimately allowing Baggett to use his momentum and make the pass for the lead. Once into the lead, the KTM rider quickly used his creative lines and blistering pace to open a comfortable gap that he continued to build on with each passing lap.
    As the checkered flag waved, it was Baggett who used a dominant performance to claim his second moto win of the season, more than 22-seconds clear of his nearest competitor. Ferris rode incredible to take the runner-up position in his first ever Pro Motocross moto, while early race leader Grant held on for his fourth moto podium of the season. Tomac recovered from his first lap mishap to finish 12th, while Musquin, who apparently entered the race with a nagging injury, battled through to finish 16th.  
    Grant captured the 450 Class Moto 1 holeshot.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas
    RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's Broc Tickle launched off of the starting gate to take the Motosport.com Holeshot in Moto 2, edging out Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Jason Anderson, Tomac, Baggett, and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Dean Wilson. In the opening stages of the race, Baggett made a mistake that cost him several positions, while both Anderson and Tomac moved their way around Tickle and into first and second, respectively, at the completion of the opening lap. Tomac was determined to rebound from a difficult first moto and was on a mission as he charged his way to the front.
    Anderson and Tomac set a torrid pace that allowed them to open a small gap over the field early on, leaving the battle for third to unfold between a handful of riders. Tomac was hot on the heels of Anderson and capitalized on the leader, who made a mistake by missing his line in a turn, to overtake the top position on Lap 3. Once into the lead, Tomac demonstrated why he came into the season as the championship favorite and turned some of the quickest laps of the race to break away from the pack of riders behind him. First moto winner Baggett started to find his flow and began picking riders off one-by-one, and broke into the top five on Lap 4.
    Just one lap later Baggett continued his charge forward and moved into podium position with a pass on early race leader Anderson. There was no slowing down Baggett as his blistering pace quickly put him onto the rear wheel of Tickle, who had passed Anderson for second, as they dueled for the runner-up spot. On Lap 6, Baggett made the pass stick to secure the position and put his head down in hopes of mounting a charge on Tomac.
    Despite Baggett matching his lap times for several laps, Tomac went unchallenged throughout the remainder of the race to secure his third moto win of the season. He crossed the line 20.1 seconds ahead of Baggett, with Anderson following in third after a late pass on Tickle.
    Tomac found his way past early race leader Tickle in Moto 2.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing/Jeff Kardas
    The 1-2 effort for Baggett was enough to clinch his second consecutive victory, which also made him the first double winner of the season in the 450 Class. Anderson finished second (5-3) and Tickle completed the overall podium in third (4-4), his first top-three result of the season.
    "The new layout was really good, it was a little muddy this morning, but the track shaped up great for racing," said Bagget. "I got off to decent starts today and I was able to kind of run away with the first moto win and cruise it in for second in Moto 2. I was going to make a charge for Eli [Tomac], but I was coming up on lappers quick and it's hard to judge where they are going to go. It wasn't worth hanging it out and taking the chance of crashing and handing the championship over, so I tried to be smart with my decisions out there."  
    Baggett's victory moved him from third place in the 450 Class standings and into the championship lead for the first time in his career. He holds an eight-point advantage over Musquin, who finished 11th overall after a stronger second moto (16-6). Tomac sits third, 11 points out of the lead and just three points out of second. Baggett will carry the red number plate as the points leader for the first time next weekend, marking the first time a bike with the No. 4 will sit atop the standings since Ricky Carmichael back in 2007.
    Tickle (left), Baggett (center), and Anderson (right) complete the 450 podium.    
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas
    Jeremy Martin got out front early in 250 Class Moto 1.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing / Jeff Kardas
    The first 250 Class moto saw Jeremy Martin lead the 40-rider field and grab the Motosport.com Holeshot with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger in tow. Plessinger powered his way around the points leader, Osborne, in the opening corners to move into second. At the completion of the opening lap, it was Jeremy Martin, Plessinger, Osborne, GEICO Honda's RJ Hampshire and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy rounding out the top five. 
    With Martin asserted himself out front, Plessinger and Osborne battled bar-to-bar as they engaged in an all out war for the second spot. Osborne began to hit his stride and heat up as he charged down the steep hills in search of a passing spot, eventually blitzing his way by for a successful pass on Lap 5. While Martin pushed hard and meticulously navigated the technical track to establish a small advantage over the competition, it was Osborne who put his head down and started nipping away at the deficit. By Lap 7, Osborne had Martin in his sights and started to apply pressure.
    The duo encountered heavy lapped traffic near the halfway point in the race, gaining an advantage in one section of the track and then being held up in other sections as the race for the win tightened up. Osborne pulled alongside Martin to show a wheel on several occasions, however, small bobbles and Martin's championship experience kept the Honda out front. On Lap 9, Osborne continued his relentless charge and launched past Martin through the rollers to gain control of the race lead. Osborne immediately distanced himself from Martin, who soon began to fall under attack from a hard-charging Plessinger.
    Osborne took his third moto win of the season 7.8 seconds ahead of Martin, with Plessinger rounding out the podium. Alex Martin, who entered the race runner-up in points, fell victim to a first turn pileup and rode brilliantly from the back of the field to finish seventh.  
    Osborne's second overall was good enough to maintain the points lead.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing/Jeff Kardas
    As the field roared into the first turn to start Moto 2 it was Alex Martin who emerged with the Motosport.com Holeshot over his brother Jeremy, Plessinger, Hampshire, and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Dylan Ferrandis. A quick move by Plessinger allowed him to slide past Jeremy Martin for second, while first moto winner Osborne circulated the opening lap in ninth. Just a few laps later Jeremy Martin retaliated and got his revenge as he made the move on Plessinger to retake control of second, followed by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Austin Forkner, who also made his way by for third. 
    Alex Martin looked comfortable out front as he clicked off consistent laps and managed to maintain a steady distance to his brother in second. On Lap 6, Ferrandis found himself searching for a way around Forker for the final podium position, with the Frenchman successfully making the move. Near the halfway mark of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto, Jeremy Martin slowly started chipping away at his brother's lead and was using every inch of the track in search of the quickest lines. Jeremy eventually made the move to overtake Alex and became the new race leader on Lap 8.
    Osborne refused to settle as he made quick moves to put himself near the front of the field, and he made a push that allowed him to move past Ferrandis for third on Lap 10. He continued his aggressive charge and began hounding Alex Martin with five minutes remaining in the moto. Osborne struck on Lap 13 to move into the second spot, followed by Plessinger one lap later with a late race charge to bump Alex Martin off of the podium.
    Martin held onto an 8.4 second lead and crossed the checkered flag for his second moto win of the season. Osborne's come-from-behind ride, in which he was forced to remove his goggles and inadvertently his visor after being hit by a rock, was good enough for second, while Plessinger's strong comeback rounded out the podium in third. 
    Jeremy Martin (2-1) and Osborne (1-2) finished the afternoon with identical moto scores, but Martin's clutch performance in the second moto was enough to give him the tiebreaker for the win. Plessinger (3-3) netted two consistent moto finishes to finish third overall.
    Plessinger's consistency landed him on the overall podium in third.
    Plessinger's consistency landed him on the overall podium in third.
    Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing/Jeff Kardas
    The win was Martin's first of the season and ended a seven-race gap between victories. It was also his first win with GEICO Honda, which put a rider atop the podium for the first time since the final round of the 2013 season with Eli Tomac. He became the third different winner in the 250 Class through the first four rounds of the season.
    "It's been one heck of a rough season for me with supercross and the beginning of outdoors," said Jeremy Martin. "I'm just trying to enjoy the win, these are hard to come by these days with how well these guys are riding and I hope that the team and I can enjoy it tonight. I could see my brother Alex [Martin] in the second moto and knew that it was time to make a move, we're on the same flight and I'm going home with the bragging rights this week."
    Osborne maintained his hold of the red plate and now enjoys an 18-point lead over Jeremy Martin in the championship points. Alex Martin's fifth place overall finish on the day puts him third in the standings, just eight points behind his brother Jeremy in second.
    "A rock hit me on my goggles on the last lap and caused sweat to go in my face, which made it difficult to see," said Osborne. "I knew that I needed to pass quick because I couldn't see and my goggles needed to come off. When I got my goggles off my visor was flapping in my face and I saw Alex [Martin] on the outside of me and blocked him. If he would have gotten around me it could have been bad."
    The 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will return to action next Saturday, June 24, for the fifth round of the season at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee. First motos of the Tennessee National can be seen live on MAVTV at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, while the second motos will air live on NBCSN, live at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
    Results
    Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
    Red Bull High Point National
    High Point Raceway - Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
    June 17, 2017
    450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
    1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (1-2)
    2. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (5-3)
    3. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki (4-4)
    4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (12-1)
    5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (6-5)
    6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki (3-11)
    7. Dean Ferris, Kyogle, Australia, Yamaha (2-14)
    8. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Husqvarna (9-7)
    9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Suzuki (7-9)
    10. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (10-8)
    450 Class Championship Standings
    1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM - 155
    2. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM - 147
    3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki - 144
    4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna - 129
    5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki - 115 
    6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Suzuki - 112
    7. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Husqvarna - 110
    8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki - 106
    9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda - 105
    10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha - 88
    250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
    1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (2-1)
    2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (1-2)
    3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (3-3)
    4. Dylan Ferrandis, Avignon, France, Yamaha (4-4)
    5. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM (7-5)
    6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (6-6)
    7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (8-7)
    8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, (9-8)
    9. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (5-13)
    10. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha (10-9)
    250 Class Championship Standings
    1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna - 166
    2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda - 148
    3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM - 140
    4. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki - 120
    5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki - 119
    6. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha - 118
    7. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki - 109
    8. Dylan Ferrandis, Avignon, France, Yamaha - 100
    9. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha - 98
    10. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha - 89
    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 ChampionshipThe 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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  22. Courtesy of Red Bull

    Santa Monica, Calif. (June 15, 2017) – Red Bull Straight Rhythm is set to return to Fairplex in Pomona on October 21, once again bringing back the 1⁄2 mile, straight Supercross track and all the exciting, head-to-head racing it entails. In its fourth year, the event will continue the new format started last year where practice, qualifying, and racing will all take place on the same day, with the finals taking place at night under the lights. Straight Rhythm takes place as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive and innovative events in action sports.

    An evolution of the sport of Supercross, the event 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. Many of the world’s top Supercross and motocross riders are expected to return to the competition in 2017.

    Tickets for the event are on sale now with “Holeshot” special pricing available only until July 13. 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.

    Red Bull Straight Rhythm Ticket options:

    General Admission Holeshot Special - $30
    This discounted general admission ticket will get you full venue access, with great viewing from multiple grandstands placed alongside the track. This price ends on July 13th, so act fast.
    *Includes a1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin Magazine

    General Admission - $35
    The general admission ticket will get you full venue access, with great viewing from multiple shaded grandstands alongside the track.
    *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin

    Child General Admission - $15
    The Child General Admission ticket will get you full venue access, with great viewing from multiple shaded grandstands placed along the track. Kids 5 and under enter for FREE.
    *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin

    4-Pack – Holeshot Special - $110
    Get a great rate on this 4 Pack of General Admission Tickets. This price ends on July 13th, so act fast! *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin per order
    4-Pack - $120
    Take advantage of this great rate on this 4 Pack of General Admission Tickets. *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin per order
    450 Club Holeshot Special - $150
    The 450 Club is the premier experience at Red Bull Straight Rhythm with food, custom beverages, parking, and excellent viewing all included in the price of the ticket. Along will full access of the venue, you'll get access to the finishers deck with the best seat in the house to watch photo finishes, along with tables with individual live feeds. This price ends on July 13th, so act fast.
    *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin per order
    450 Club - $175

    The 450 Club is the premier experience at Red Bull Straight Rhythm with food, custom beverages, parking, and excellent viewing included in the price of admission. Along will full access to the venue, you'll get access to the finishers deck with the best seat in the house to watch photo finishes, along with tables with individual live feeds.
    *Includes a 1-year subscription to The Red Bulletin per order

    Event details can be found at redbull.com/straightrhythm



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  23. Courtesy of Beta

    Paso Robles, California -Beta USA’s Rodney Smith has been promoted to head up the Beta USA race department. The AMA Hall of Famer and five-time GNCC champion has been working for Beta for the last 12 months as a rider coach and now will take over as the race team manager.

    Beta USA’s President Tim Pilg comments, “It has been a huge benefit to our team ever since Rodney came aboard full-time last season. His approach to racing matches our goals for the team so it made perfect sense to have him take over the team manager position.”

    Rodney Smith will now manage Beta’s off road race team. (Photo by Adam Booth)

    Smith is looking forward to developing the team and more, “I’m very excited to have this opportunity to run the Beta USA race team! I’ve been working & coaching the riders this year and now Beta has asked me to manage the team. I’m very excited to bring my experience I’ve learned over the years as a racer and champion as well as being inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame! I’ve had the chance to see & learn from my past managers including Mike Webb and now I’m looking forward to being able to run my own team & to further give our racers the knowledge & experience to win some more championships for my riders, Beta, & myself.”

    Smith will help Beta ace Jordan Ashburn along with the other seven Beta Factory riders. (Photo by Ken Hill)
    Beta’s GNCC pilot Jordan Ashburn had this to say, “Being able to work with Rodney Smith is a true privilege. He is a former GNCC champion with lots of knowledge. I’m really excited for him to take charge of the BETA race team and help us achieve our goals.”

    Smith will also work with EnduroX rider’s Max Gerston, Ty Cullins, and Morgan Tanke as the EnduroX season begins in Las Vegas on August 19th along with the other team members.

    Rodney Smith will also play a role in the development of future Beta products.


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  24. Courtesy of Nitro Circus 

    Strategic Partnership Launches with Nitro Circus Live’s San Diego Debut, Then Heads to Salt Lake City for the Nitro World Games


    LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2017 – Nitro Circus, the world’s top action sports entertainment company, and Bell Helmets, one of the industry’s most iconic brands and a leader in innovative head protection, are joining forces with a new partnership. As part of the agreement, which takes effect immediately, Bell Helmets becomes the official helmet of Nitro Circus. In addition to action sports icon and Nitro Circus ringleader Travis Pastrana wearing Bell, other world-class athletes such as FMX rider Beau Bamburg and BMX star Jaie Toohey will wear Bell Helmets at Nitro Circus Live shows and other events around the globe.
    Kicking things off, Bell Helmets will be onsite at Nitro Circus Live’s highly-anticipated San Diego show, coming to Qualcomm Stadium this Saturday, June 17. This is Nitro Circus’ first-ever tour stop in this action sport hotbed, and Bell Helmets will celebrate by being part of the fan Activation Zone located inside the venue concourse. Then, the Nitro World Games return to Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium – and NBC – the following Saturday, June 24. Bell Helmets will create a series of custom-designed helmets exclusively for competition winners. Designed by seminal artists like Chris Wood, each helmet will embody the boldness and daring befitting a champion.
    In addition to Bell’s “official helmet” distinction and activations within Nitro Circus events, the partnership paves the way for product collaborations and retail initiatives of varying levels in 2018 that leverage the combined strength of the two brands.
    “Nitro Circus and Bell are perfectly aligned. We share the same commitment to progression through safety, and continually invest in new technology to help athletes reach new levels of performance,” said Peter Maule, Nitro Circus’ Global Head of Licensing. “We are tremendously excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
    “Nitro Circus is all about breaking boundaries and establishing ‘firsts in action sports,’ and Bell is all about inspiring and enabling the next generation of boundary breakers, so this really is a match made in action sports heaven,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “Nitro Circus’ ability to engage families and young fans, creates a legit platform for collaborative products and activations at retail, and that’s very exciting to us.”
    This partnership is part of Nitro Circus’ comprehensive licensing strategy across a variety of sectors. It encompasses an expansive collection of soft-lines and hard-goods alike. Categories include apparel, sporting goods, toys, bikes, scooters and other ride on products, plus video games and more. Looking further ahead, Nitro Circus is pursuing emerging opportunities with skill-based casino gaming, virtual reality amusement park rides and experiences.

    About Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide. Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010 by action sports industry guru – now Nitro Circus’ Executive Chairman and Global Head of Creative – Michael Porra, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.

    About BELL

    Founded by Roy Richter in the garage of a Southern California speed shop in 1954, Bell redefined the racing helmet and in doing so spawned an entire industry. The company is synonymous with protection and progression, and for over 60 years champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world have used its helmets. Purpose built, Bell has set the standard for excellence and innovation with nearly every advancement in safety on the list of helmet “firsts.” The Scotts Valley, California company was acquired by Vista Outdoor in April 2016. Bell is online at www.bellhelmets.com

    About Vista Outdoor Inc.

    Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.












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  25. Courtesy of MX Sports

    Don't miss the television or online coverage of the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull High Point National. Get the rundown below on how to watch qualifiers and all four motos on Saturday, June 17th.

    If you miss a race, full replays will be available on-demand with the NBC Sports Gold Pro Motocross Pass.
    How to Watch the Red Bull High Point National
    How to Watch the Red Bull High Point National
    UNITED STATES
    New this year, the entire season streams live, on-demand and commercial-free with the NBC Sports Gold Pro Motocross Pass.
    Qualifiers
    Online: 10 a.m. ETProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOSAndroid, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.
    Moto 1
    Online: 1 p.m. ETProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOSAndroid, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.
    TV: 1 p.m. ET, MAVTV (LIVE)
    Once again this year, MAVTV will air first motos from all 12 rounds live. Use the MAVTV channel finder to see if you currently get MAVTV. You can also use that link to request that your cable provider carry MAVTV if they currently do not.
    450 Moto 2Online: 3:30 p.m. ETProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOSAndroid, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.
    TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC (LIVE) 
    NBC will have live coverage of the 450 class second motos this week.
    250 Moto 2
    Online: 4:30 p.m. ETProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOSAndroid, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.
    TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN (LIVE)
    NBCSN will have live coverage of the 250 class second motos this week. Use the NBCSN channel finder to see if you currently get NBCSN in your area. 
    Highlight Show
    TV: Friday 6/23, 2 a.m. ET, NBCSN
    NBCSN will have a one-hour show the week after each race recapping the action.

    INTERNATIONAL
    New this year, the entire season streams live, on-demand and commercial-free with the NBC Sports Gold Pro Motocross Pass, available in Canada, UK, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan.
    Qualifiers
    Online: 10 a.m. ETProMotocross.com (LIVE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOS and Android  in Canada, UK, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan.
    Moto 1 + Moto 2
    Online: 1 p.m. ETProMotocross.com (LIVE)
    Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOS and Android  in Canada, UK, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan.
    TV: The Nationals will be simulcast to various countries across the globe. Check the TV listings for for the time in your area.
    TV Networks: FOX Sports Australia, FOX Sports Asia, Sky TV New Zealand, ESPN Latin America, MCS France, Star Times Africa
    Highlight Show
    TV: A one-hour highlight show recapping the race will air in various countries across the globe. Check the TV listings for the time in your area.
    TV Networks: FOX Sports Australia, FOX Sports Asia, Sky TV New Zealand, ESPN Latin America, MCS France, Star Times Africa

    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:

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