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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Red Bull/KTM Factory Team rider Ryan Dungey finished 3rd overall at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Series effectively earning KTM’s first-ever U.S. Supercross class podium finish.
Dungey looked impressive from the start of the first practice session on his newly released KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition race machine. He qualified third fastest from practice and was placed in the second heat.
Dungey’s podium finish marked the first for the KTM brand in its U.S. Supercross racing history. It also marked the first podium for the new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. “My bike ran flawlessly tonight,” remarked Dungey after the race. “I would have definitely liked to pass Chad and take 2nd tonight, but I am happy to earn KTM its first podium. I can’t thank the team enough for all they have done for me in the development of this new bike.”
Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Manager Roger DeCoster commented, “The entire team is excited for the podium finish but we also know that 2nd place was within our reach tonight. We were happy with Ryan’s performance but we know we have some areas that need work and we will begin to correct them immediately. We hope to continue this success into next week and improve our position on the podium.”
January 3, 2012 (Wortham, Texas) - January 3, 2012 (Wortham, Texas) - Freestone County Raceway, LLC, promoter of the AMA Spring Championship, is pleased to announce a partnership with James Stewart Entertainment (JSE) to form the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas from February 28 through March 3, 2012.
Morgantown, W. Va. (January 2, 2012) - Racer Productions is pleased to announce today's launch of NBC Sports Network, formally Versus Network, as the official place to watch RacerTV 's coverage of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series and the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil.
Versus makes the name change to NBC Sports Network today at 4 p.m. EST with the airing of the NHL Winter Classic. Furthermore, NBC Sports Network will keep a steady stream of live sports on air in 2012, including the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS) and the summer Olympics in London.
"I think the addition of RacerTV on NBC Sports Network is huge for our sport," said RacerTV Producer, Jason Hooper. "To have ATV and motorcycle races air on the same network as NHL and the Olympics will bring in more viewers outside of the sport and hopefully turn them into fans!"
RacerTV features weekly powersports programs, airing Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m on NBC Sports Network. The complete 2012 RacerTV schedule will be released soon and all times are subject to change.
The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series (motorcycle and ATV) kicks off once again at Westgate River Ranch Resort in River Ranch, Fla., in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week on March 10-13. For more information visit www.gnccracing.com.
The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicks off its 10 race series March 24 and 25 at Millcreek Raceway in Pell City, Ala. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.
The 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil will take place Sunday, July 29 - Saturday, August 4 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information on the series, visit www.mxsports.com.
Racer TV, LLC is a West Virginia based production firm and broadcast show specializing in the creation of original powersports programming for television and Internet broadcast. Aired weekly on NBC Sports Network, RacerTV features motocross and off-road motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile racing and events every Sunday.