03/09/12 05:38:25 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 412
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:: 512
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:: 380
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:: 582
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:: 473
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.
02/28/12 09:38:08 AM Contributed by: JoJmoto Views:: 547
RPM Sports proudly announces the best motocross racing season EVER!!!! The Best of Alabama/Georgia, FMF Sponsors Cup, Southern Classic Championship Series. Three opportunities to be a champion and have the chance to become one of the first ever Grand Champions!!
The upcoming 2012 race season is kicking off in March! Race one, two or three series. Racing all three series gives a racer the chance to be THE GRAND CHAMPION!!!!!
Complete flyer with rules and more information to follow soon. For the official information on any event RPM Sports is hosting, please go to rpmsportsonline.com or bamamx.com
Read more for full race details and classes!! --->
February 27, 2012 – CORONA, CALIF – Monster Energy Gives Back Program teams up with the Paul Thacker Spinal Cord Recovery Foundation in an effort to help continue to raise funds for Paul’s Recovery and others in similar situations by providing an auction opportunity through Bidding for Good – an online auction site that provides a unique platform to create dynamic fundraising events to ultimately raise awareness and money for the causes we can all empathize with and care so much about.
With any long-term recovery process the expenses can be tremendous. Therapy, medical devices and research alone can cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, a huge expense for any individual to tackle alone.
Bidding for Good is hosting an amazing auction in support of Paul Thacker’s Foundation that showcases all kinds of exclusive Monster Energy items to help offset some of the costs for recovery efforts. Auction items include: autographed signature pieces, helmets, RC Trucks, one-of-a kind action sports memorabilia, etc. For an opportunity to check it out, support and buy visit: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Browse.action?auctionId=147552353
In November 2010, Monster Energy professional snowmobile athlete Thacker was injured during a routine training session leaving him without the use of his legs, but he hasn’t changed his positive outlook on life. In fact, he chooses to embrace his spirit for life and will continue to work at recovery with his rehabilitation therapy, never giving up hope. Despite his injury, it hasn’t stopped him from remaining active in the action sports world where he has announced for events such as the Winter X Games 2012 and dedicated his time to the Monster Energy Gives Back Program’s charity events.
“Monster Energy Gives Back is dedicated first and foremost to our athletes to support them in every possible way,” said Terri Sacks, director and founder of the Monster Energy Gives Back Program. We are honored to partner with Thacker on his fundraising efforts in support of spinal cord recovery and will do whatever we can to assist in raising awareness and additional funds for his foundation.”
About Monster Energy Gives Back:
Monster Energy Gives Back Program was created in 2011 to support nonprofit organizations and give back to its community. Be it fundraisers, charity events, or just supporting the scene and people and athletes in need, Monster Energy Gives Back is dedicated to making a difference and changing people lives.