Colt Brinkerhoff AMA National Hare and Hound Race Report Round 2

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AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 2 Checkers 2015   Barstow, CA 2/22/2015- Man, I was excited to see this new venue, only racing NHHA for a few years; I never had the chance to race in Barstow. It hosts some of the gnarliest terrain on the west coast with multiple “SCORE” roads, very rocky and not a lot of places to pass on the virgin parts of the course. I had the “Rat Rod” prepped and ready for battle in the high California desert. I had the engine redone after the first race along with changing my Elka Suspension around a bit. The quad was … Read more…

Daytona ATV Supercross Preview

With the 2015 racing season rapidly approaching, all eyes are on March 10, 2015, where the best ATV riders from around the country will compete at the Daytona SX track during bike week. To add to the excitement, this historic race is also the opening round for 2015. Sharing the top notch supercross track with the dirt bikes will provide a great opportunity for the sport to grow, and also provide us with some great racing. A Race to Watch by Austin Rohr There is no doubt that many have Chad Wienen picked for the win and rightfully so. Three consecutive titles … Read more…

John Natalie School Comes to Idaho for EMF Days

Get trained by John Natalie at EMF Days this April in Burley, ID. April 4th and 5th there will be racing, open practices for quads, SxS, and bikes, movies, food, camping and a John Natalie riding school. Bikes are welcome to attend the event, and bike classes will be added as necessary. The Natalie class will take place Friday April 3rd, registration for all ages/skill levels below. Space is limited!

Interview with Edico Usak

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Edico Usak is one of the Canadian kids that blew the doors off the B class in the first year on 450s. He and fellow Canadian Hunter Friesen (interviewed here) had a pivotal year of learning on the big bike and now they are ready to jump up into A and the ProAm class and cement themselves there among veteran riders. We asked Edico a few questions about his upcoming race season. Here is what he had to say: Going into the new season, what kind of expectations do you have for yourself this year? Going into the 2015 season … Read more…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JRi Shocks offering first aftermarket shock for the Polaris Slingshot.

Mooresville, NC (2/20/15)  JRi Shocks is pleased to offer the first factory replacement shocks for the all new Polaris Slingshot.  After receiving a number of complaints about the harsh ride and the limited adjustability of the factory shocks, Wisconsin based Alpha Powersport approached JRi about providing a solution. The factory Slingshot shocks are a twin tube design that provide no preload adjustment and are non adjustable.  JRi’s monotube, gas charged shocks greatly improve ride comfort and offer ride height adjustment in addition to 60 clicks of damping adjustment, allowing the user to customize the ride to their comfort and driving style.  For a firmer ride, simply turn the adjuster knob in the “+” … Read more…

Interview with Phil “This Semi Is Almost the Right Size” Oppen

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Phil Oppen, alongside girlfriend Miranda Williams and her son Kellen Williams, will be heading East this year. All the way from Estacada, Oregon to, well, all over the East Coast. Phil and familia are pursuing the ATV MX circuit this year. After getting a small taste of the competition at the ATV Pro Challenge, Phil traded his truck and trailer for a big dogger tractor trailer combo last Spring and has been putting countless hours into making the rig ready for the upcoming MX season. We asked him a few questions about his upcoming adventure. Tell us about your racing plans … Read more…

Champion Oil Decreases Prices

PRESS RELEASE: CHAMPION OIL DECREASES PRICING 660-890-6231 or kdedolph@championbrands.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Clinton, MO / February 16th, 2015) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of semi-synthetic and full synthetic motor oils, announced that effective this week there will be a general posted price decrease of branded motor oils and lubricants on select SKU’s. “Champion is pleased to be one of the first in announcing the decrease costs of our products to the market,” stated Karl Dedolph, Global Sales Director at Champion Oil. “It gives us great pleasure at this time and, in part because of falling crude oil … Read more…

Friesen Racing’s Hunter Friesen Announces Partnership with H2R Fox Shox Canada & RMR Suspension

Abbotsford, BC, Canada – Hunter Friesen will be partnering with Fox Racing Shox of Canada for the duration of the 2015 season. After a short negotiating peroid, Hunter signed with Fox in early February, just in time to get shocks for his YFZR race and practice bikes. “I’m very excited to run Fox again,” Hunter said, “I ran them when I was on 250s and really appreciated the way they handled. I’m looking forward to getting that same handling again on my YFZRs.” Friesen Racing’s manager Tyler Friesen concurred with Hunter’s statements by saying, “Hunter just rides differently on the … Read more…

Race Therapy – Part 3

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We interviewed Chris Furches about his racing this year. Chris is the reigning indoor champion that just clinched his second title with a 61 point lead over second place and he won 9 out of the 12 rounds. Many of the races had full gates, so it was very challenging. He just got a Hybrid 450 to begin his practice toward racing it. That involves learning to shift, and control the power on it, and it’s something Chris is both frustrated by, and loves.  Racing has had such a profound effect on Chris. It truly is his therapy (read parts 1 or … Read more…

Help Needed to Bring Motocross to Snohomish County, WA

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Updated [February 19, 2015]  As of yesterday, no decision has been made. The overwhelming support in favor of the track led to a continued hearing that will be held March 2nd. With that time available, the MXGP folks are calling for action to build more support for the March hearing. Yesterday people from all over the state came to the hearing. Additionally, several local dealerships closed for the day to attend the hearing, or sent many of their staff to attend. Motocross tracks are few and far between these days. Whenever the possibility of a new motocross track pops up, … Read more…

Maxxis Celebrates 10th Year as Title Sponsor of NEATV-MX Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Maxxis International Dept: Marketing Department Date: 2.11.2015 Re: Maxxis Celebrates 10th Year as Title Sponsor of NEATV-MX Series For the tenth consecutive year, Maxxis will be the title sponsor of the NEATV-MX series. Set in the Northeast U.S., this exciting series runs from April through September. Fans in the region are getting ready to cheer ten rounds of motocross and seven rounds of cross country from the series in 2015. NEATV-MX President Howard Payne praised the company’s support of the series: “Maxxis is a true leader in the industry; they have been with us as a … Read more…

EWDRA Spring Hare Scramble

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March 1st marks the annual Spring Hare Scramble. This Northwest favorite features an approximate 11 mile lap through the Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex and has classes for all ages and sizes on bikes and quads and even a Team class for those that like to have fun in twos or threes…or sixes. Race entry and park use fees:  $40 race entry.  $10 Park Fee.  Still for the Spring 2015 race, please bring money to the event.  At this point, there is no online registration. Camping: For those who plan on coming to camp:  On Saturday night, the gate closes at 9 … Read more…