06/17/11 07:26:19 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 554
San Clemente, CA (June 15, 2011) GEICO has been involved with EnduroCross since it expanded into a multi race series in 2007 and has helped pave the way for growth ever since. For 2011, the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series presented by Lucas Oil will be a part of the X Games for the first time and then the regular series will kick off in Everett Washington, which hosted a sellout crowd during the first visit to the Pacific Northwest last year. In 2011, fans in Southern California will get to witness EnduroCross at the beautiful Citizens Business Bank Arena in September and then the off-road friendly state of Idaho will have their first ever EnduroCross event at the Idaho Center in Boise.
"Motorcycling is extremely popular in California and Idaho so it is great to see EnduroCross expand into these hotbeds of the market", stated Eric Vaden, Powersports Marketing Planner for GEICO. Vaden continued by saying that "You need to see an EnduroCross in person to really appreciate the whole experience. It's incredibly challenging for the riders and a ton of fun for the whole family."
Tickets for all six EnduroCross events are already on sale and since several events regularly sell out, now is the time to make sure you have a seat. Here is the direct link to the ticket section of the site: www.endurocross.com/buy-tickets. Tickets for X Games 17 will be available for purchase June 23 at all Ticketmaster locations and the box office at STAPLES Center.
05/24/11 11:51:19 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 656
Smith will Substitute for the Injured Justin Brayton at Freestone Raceway
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 24, 2011) Les Smith will race the vacant Muscle/Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team YZ450F of Justin Brayton while Brayton recovers from an ankle injury. Smith will debut with the team this Saturday, May 28 at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Tex. Smith will continue with the team until Brayton returns to racing, which is expected to be within a few weeks.
I am beside myself, I never have had an opportunity like this, said the elated Smith. The guys are asking me things I have never been asked, like what kind of seat do you like? How do you like this? How do you want that? I have always just rode what I was given. I really want to capitalize on this and do the best I can, he added.
Smith, a North Carolina based privateer was an easy choice for the team. Les is a hard working guy who unexpectedly lost a ride with another team before the season started, said Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team manager Jeremy Albrecht. Hes local, and he is a customer of our retail suspension service so we already have dyno charts of his current settings. We can just match our works parts to his graphs and we should be very close on short notice, continued Albrecht.
The first moto from Freestone Raceway will be broadcast live on allisports.com and Fuel TV at 2:00 p.m. (EST) May 28. The second moto will air on SPEED at 10:00 p.m. Fuel TV will broadcast a highlights and re-cap show of the event Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 p.m. Follow Les Smith on Twitter via @lessmith44.
05/19/11 09:22:00 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 404
Dear sponsors, friends, and all of my fans;
Since my injury, I've been looking forward to the day that I could personally reach out and thank everyone for all of the love and support that you have shown me and my family through these tough times. I'm so blessed and moved by the constant caring that has been sent my way from each and everyone of you. So first and foremost - THANKS!
On March 5th, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury during my practice session at the Daytona Supercross. The injury required me to be in a medical coma for almost 4 weeks and I am now in my 7th week of rehab at The Shepard Center in Atlanta. The injury has left me with several physical and cognitive deficits that with dedication and focus can be managed allowing me to live a full and prosperous life. I will continue my rehab through The Shepard Center / Pathways for a another 4-5 weeks before I can return home. I'm excited for that time to come and to also see many of you again but for now I need to continue to focus on my rehab so that I can maximize my recovery.
Even though that through hard work and dedication my long term prognosis is excellent, I along with my family and my Doctors have been forced to make the decision to discontinue my Moto-Cross career. Even if I were to make a full physical, and cognitive recovery, my brain injuries are severe enough that the risks associated with another head injury would be life threatening. That's just not a risk that I'm willing to take seeing that I have my entire life in front of me and I'm not willing to put my family, friends, and myself through anything like this again. Moto-cross has been the only life I have ever known but I am now ready to move on and live for the other things that I enjoy. I will use my accomplishments to pave a new path for me hopefully in some way helping fellow TBI patients. Life looks different to me now and I plan to make the best of what I have.
I really want to say a special thanks and appreciation to all of my many sponsors that have stood by my side helping me to make my Moto-Cross career what it was. I'm hoping that in some way I can continue to stay involved with all of you as I move my focus to other interests. I'm confident that whatever I decide to do, that with your help, I'll be able to continue to achieve great things.
Thanks again to everyone for your support and prayers. It truly helped me and my family get through this and I look forward to seeing and talking to you very soon.
05/09/11 07:04:00 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 631
Section A, Rule 5 of the 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Supplemental Rules does not permit a rider 16 years of age or older who placed in the top 5 of a Schoolboy class in 2010 to compete in any B class in 2011. The effect of this rule advances such riders directly to an "A" class, without the benefit of participating in a regular "B" class.
This is an unintended consequence of the rule, and does not comport with the spirit or intent of the rule as applied to the Schoolboy classes. Accordingly, Section A, Rule 5 has been amended as follows:
5. Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in the 250B (stock or modified), 450B (stock or modified), College B/C, or Vet B/C 30+, at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a "B" class. Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in a "Schoolboy" class (Schoolboy 1 or 2) at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a Schoolboy class.
The next part of this rule was crossed out and should be disregarded. This was the old rule that did not includethe schoolboy or college boy classes.
(Riders who placed in the top 5 overall in a "B" or "B/C" class at the previous National and who are 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2011, are not eligible to compete in a "B" division.)
This change is consistent with the preferred progression program for "B" class riders.
Although MX Sports prefers not to make rule changes during the race season, in this case the inequity of the rule required immediate modification.
For further questions, please contact Jeff Canfield at Jcanfield@mxsports.com.