The turn of every calendar race season brings unease. The off-season is a high pressure, high intensity atmosphere where riders, parents, and agents run around like chickens with their heads cut off scrambling for a small portion of the pie. It starts now. Many top factory riders are locking in the last of their deals already. But privateers must scratch and claw for everything from a ride to boots to grips.
Distinguished world-class motorcycle racer, Micky Dymond, will be racing in the 2014 Sturgis Supermoto race. The former AMA 125cc Motocross Champion, AMA Supermoto Unlimited Champion and Baja 1000 winner is sure to bring some speed to the streets of Sturgis.
Canada’s best rider and newly crowned MX1 champion raced at the final round of the AMA Motocross Nationals in Utah and finished 16th. Is that good?
American Honda Motor Corp., Inc. announced today that it has signed Cole Seely to its factory supercross/motocross team with a multiyear contract. As a member of the Troy Lee Designs Honda satellite squad, Seely this year finished a close second in the AMA Supercross series’ 250 West title chase and also performed well during three appearances as a substitute rider on Team Honda Muscle Milk in the premier class. Now Seely will campaign a Honda CRF450R alongside Trey Canard in the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross championships.
A message from Dany Torres…
Last weekend I competed in the last stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters Tour held in Pretoria (South Africa), where the winner of the 2014 series would be decided.
It's been a long summer on the road. From California to New York and just about everywhere in-between, this Lucas Oil National Motocross series has tested riders, teams, mechanics and everyone involved in the industry. With two motos left to run on the 2014 schedule, the Troy Lee Designs boys loaded up for battle at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Newly-crowned MX1 Canadian National Champion Colton Facciotti joined the team for the weekend to fill-in for Malcolm Stewart, who is still recovering from dehydration. Cole Seely, Shane McElrath and Jessy Nelson were all ready to "give 'er," as Colton and his Canadian brothers would say, in the final event of the year.