03/15/12 08:42:54 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 472
Irvine, CA. (March 13, 2012) – The ninth annual GEICO MiniMotoSX fueled by Monster Energy, will take place inside the Orleans arena on Sunday, May 6th, the day after the Monster Energy Supercross finals in Las Vegas. And here are the top ten reasons that you should make plans to race or attend this event:
1. The GEICO MiniMotoSX is the largest Mini Bike race in the world and is basically the “unofficial” World Championships of Mini Bike racing.
2. There is $18,000 on the line for the Expert riders so you can expect some intense racing.
3. Riders from at least 10 countries will be competing. Riders from Australia, France and Japan have had strong showings in the past.
4. On the same weekend, you can go to EnduroCross on Friday, Supercross on Saturday and MiniMotoSX on Sunday.
5. At MiniMotoSX, you can actually race inside the Orleans Arena.
6. Your Friday EnduroCross ticket gets you into the Sunday MiniMotoSX for free.
7. A MiniMotoSX race entry also gets you a free ticket for the Friday EnduroCross.
8. A completely new track featuring an Over-Under bridge and starting line outside the main Arena.
9. Dave Olcott, the man behind the Masters of Mini’s will be the announcer.
10. Race classes for everybody: Adult, Youth, Women, Expert…all racing for AMA number one plates.
11. First ever Planet Mini’s after party and awards presentation to take place at Pole Position Raceway immediately following the races.
The Orleans Hotel also has a special Sunday night rate for those that want to stay over after the Pole Position awards party.
03/09/12 05:47:11 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 511
Toronto, ON. March 8, 2012 – yapAgame.com Inc is pleased to announce the world premiere of yapAgame – the World’s first mobile social media platform dedicated to sports fans, at this week’s South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX.
Sports fans always have something to say! They are the most vocal, most dedicated, most social people in the world. They always have an opinion about the team, the game, the athletes, the officials, the season or the 30 ft. jump shot that won the game!
Using iPhones, iPads, Android Mobile Devices or BlackBerry Playbooks, yapAgame connects fans, teams and leagues like nothing available today - fans share conversations, gossip and the inside scoop on teams, athletes and today’s game!
yapAgame is a free app that can now be downloaded for Android from the Android Marketplace and the iPhone version from the Apple Store. yapAgame is currently in the approval process for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and will be available soon.
Northof41.org has selected yapAgame as one of five Canadian digital media start-ups to participate in the Canadian Pavilion at SXSW on March 10 and 11 at the Old School Grill - 6th and Trinity - a few steps from the Austin Convention Center. The event will showcase Canada’s hottest new digital media companies – including yapAgame.
yapAgame was developed because sports fans deserve a dedicated platform that is devoid of chatter about the latest teen idol, political opinion, restaurant reviews and the random noise that floods social media channels. Sporting events generate the greatest traffic volume of any topic on social media sites and yapAgame is dedicated to those fans. It is where they can let the world know what they are thinking about the game, the coach the team, the season, or the last play…
About SXSW Interactive
The 19th annual SXSW Interactive festival is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies, featuring five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology from March 9-13. SXSW Interactive showcases the hottest new technologies that are unfolding today. http://www.sxsw.com/interactive
About North of 41
North of 41 is a place to help entrepreneurs expand their contacts by encouraging cross-border discussion among Investors, Entrepreneurs and Customers. www.northof41.org
03/09/12 05:38:25 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 415
Morgantown, W. Va. (March 8, 2012) - When MX Sports joined forces with Ricky Carmichael in 2010, it brought forth a strong partnership comprised of MX Sports' thirty plus years of amateur motocross experience at Loretta Lynn Ranch, combined with Ricky's name and longtime sponsors, to create the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross event. To top it off, Daytona International Speedway joined the equation, giving amateur racers the unprecedented opportunity to race the Daytona Supercross By Honda track a day after their favorite pros went to battle. After two successful years of amateur supercross, MX Sports is pleased to announce Monster Energy as the title sponsor of the 3rd Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona (RCSX), featuring two full days of amateur racing on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12.
"The announcement of Monster Energy as the title sponsor is very significant in our plan to build this event as the world's premiere amateur supercross," said Tim Cotter, MX Sports Event Director.
As one of the most recognizable names in the industry, Monster Energy's presence can be seen all over the AMA Supercross circuit and throughout the pro paddocks on teams and riders. Monster Energy has been a supporter of Ricky Carmichael's racing career on both two-wheels and four, making the multi-year title sponsorship no surprise to those involved.
"Monster Energy has really supported my racing career over the years and I couldn't be more excited to have them on board for my amateur supercross at Daytona as well," said Ricky Carmichael, 15-Time Champion. "They have such a huge presence in supercross already and to bring the same level of excitement to the amateur program is really a cool thing for these up-and-coming racers."
Monster Energy's partnership with the Ricky Carmichael-endorsed event includes a significant presence by Monster all weekend long, beginning Saturday night with a unique viewing area for amateur racers and their families to enjoy the Daytona Supercross By Honda.
Move-in for amateur racers begins at 5 p.m. Friday and takes place throughout the day Saturday. On Sunday, Amateur practice begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by Rider's Meeting and heat races. If time permits, last chance qualifying sessions (LCQ) will begin on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning kicks off with the remainder of LCQ's and Main Events will follow.
BLOUNTVILLE, TN, FEBRUARY 28, 2012: Victory Sports proudly announces over $1.4M in factory contingency for the racers 2012 season which is up 32% from 2011. Victory Sports is excited for the riders and know that this is not only an incentive for some but for others this enables them financially to continue racing and enjoying what they love to do.
CAN-AM, HONDA, HUSQVARNA, KAWASAKI, KTM, SUZUKI AND YAMAHA all are providing contingency for some or all of the Victory Sports motocross series. So be sure and get signed up for your contingency.
“Factory contingency is a real benefit for racers especially with the economy the way it is today.” Says Sam Gammon President Victory Sports.
02/29/12 07:54:11 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 518
Blountville, TN The PARTS UNLIMITED brand announced its multi-year partnership with motocross producer Victory Sports. The United States Mega Series will retain the THOR series title and the Carolina Ultra Series will have the PARTS UNLIMITED title name.
The brand will have a significant at-track presence and signage at the UNITED STATES Mega Series, the Carolina Ultra Series, the Indoor MX Winter Series, the BIG Georgia State Championship Series, and the Southern All-Stars Tour.
In addition, fully integrated there will be marketing and social media campaigns, as well as custom videos will be produced throughout the year.
"This partnership with Victory Sports has been great for PARTS UNLIMITED and our dealers over the years and we are excited to extend it into the future,” said PARTS UNLIMITED Global Motorsports Director Hylton Beattie. Victory Sports works closely with dealers in seven states. “Our dealer relationships are very important to us as they always have been for over 26 years and our events give them and PARTS UNLIMITED great exposure throughout the year,” says Victory Sports President Sam Gammon. “We are grateful to have PARTS UNLIMITED as a partner and excited to have an extended contract with them,” Gammon says.
Producing the highest quality motocross events is the focus and reputation of Victory Sports. Many of the sport’s top national riders have worked their way through the amateur ranks riding Victory Sports events.
02/29/12 07:53:13 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 384
Morgantown, W.Va. (February 24, 2012) – The 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross is set to give away over $50,000 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year’s two-day event. Amateur racing kicks off Sunday, March 11, and for the first time ever, runs into Monday, giving racers more time on the coveted Daytona Supercross track.
Amateur racers and their families are invited to watch Saturday's Daytona Supercross by Honda, before taking to the very same dirt that professional racing icons such as Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey compete on the night before. This year's expanded race schedule features longer races and practices, with more class options, to give racers even more track-time over the course of the weekend.
“We are very excited that this event has the support of Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM and Motorcycle Superstore,” said Event Director, Tim Cotter. “In today’s economy, our racing families are looking for all of the support they can get.”
In addition to their generous contingency programs, manufacturer’s such as Honda, Suzuki and KTM will have trackside support teams on site to lend a hand to racers on each respective brand.
The RCSX class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event.
To find contingency payout for this year’s RCSX, click HERE. For more information on the event, please visit www.mxsports.com.
02/29/12 07:51:59 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 587
BLOUNTVILLE, TN, FEBRUARY 28, 2012: Victory Sports is proud to announce its continued partnership with DUNLOP for the United States Mega Series as well as the Carolina Ultra Series. Motorcyclists the world over recognize the name Dunlop®—and for good reason. With extensive global resources and a commitment to racing disciplines worldwide, Dunlop draws on a vast and ever-evolving body of design knowledge and hard-won experience to develop innovative motorcycle tire technology. Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923.
"We love working with Sam Gammon and Victory Sports, we've been together for many years, and know that the effort Sam and his crew put into his events is a perfect match for Dunlop Tire as we continue to grow our amateur program. It's a great partnership we hope to continue for many more years." Stated Primo P. Marotto Mgr. Amateur Motocross Support
“We are excited to be partnered with DUNLOP. Victory Sports has had the privelidge of working with DUNLOP for many years and look forward to teaming up with them for years to come. DUNLOP’s support program reinforces their commitment to the sport.” Says Victory Sports President Sam Gammon
The United States Mega Series kicks of this weekend (March 3 & 4) with the traditional DUNLOP Day at Muddy Creek Raceway, one of the year’s premier events.
For more information about Dunlop's amateur support program, go to www.teamdunlop.com
About VICTORY SPORTS: Started in 1986 the company is based in Blountville, TN (Northeast Tennessee). Victory Sports produces motorcycle and ATV racing events in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia & Pennsylvania. Events include the United States Mega Series, the Carolina Ultra Series, the Southern All-Stars MX Tour, the Best in Georgia Series, the American Bluegrass Championship Series, the INDOOR MX Winter Series, Hot Summer Nights SX Series, the ATV Spring Nationals, the ATV Bluegrass Nationals, and the ATV Southern Nationals.
02/28/12 11:30:55 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 478
The 2012 season is set to begin with a bang at ampMX this weekend!! It is the 3rd Annual ampMX Spring Fling Challenge and RD1 of the Best of Alabama/Georgia Series and Grand Champion Race Season!!! So get the bikes ready and make plans to get out to the BEST track on the GA/AL Border!!! Practice Saturday and Race Sunday. You can find all the info here:
Pre-registration is open now, so get it done ahead of time by following this link.