Vital MX Daily: 8/31/12
As we head into the penultimate round of the The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series at Steel City, here are some top stories / news headlines leading up the this weekend's racing action.
KTM Signs Musquin and Roczen To Two-Year Contracts
KTM Motorsports is excited to announce it has re-signed both former MX2 World Champions Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen to a two-year contract with the Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing Team.
This news is announced just as Musquin, a two-time MX2 World Champion, achieved the highlight of his U.S. racing career with the overall win in the 250 Motocross class at Unadilla Raceway. His teammate, Ken Roczen, also earned a career first after taking a 250 Motocross class win in the first moto at Unadilla.
“We’ve seen Marvin and Ken each have success in both the Supercross Lites and 250 Motocross class,” remarked Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “We have also seen both riders make tremendous progress in the past year and the team is extremely excited to continue working with both riders. We are very confident that with our ongoing support Marvin and Ken will have their share of success over the next two years. The goal is to be in the championship hunt in both the SX Lites and 250 MX series and ultimately work toward garnering U.S. title wins for both riders.” read MORE
Sponsorship Opportunities: MSR Now Accepting Resumes for the 2013 Season
MSR is proud to announce the opening of our 2013 Sponsorship season. Here is your chance to become a member of MSR's WREKLESS YOUTH amateur program. We will be accepting resumes from now until October 31st. Motorcycle and ATV riders of all disciplines are encouraged to apply for Sponsorship.
Resumes can be submitted through our website at www.msrmx.com/support. You can also sign up for sponsorship online at www.mxsponsor.com. We will not accept any resumes after the October 31st deadline.
Thanks and we look forward to reviewing everyone’ s applications. Read more HERE
Hookit Joins Seminar Lineup at RCU Lake Elsinore
Ricky Carmichael University presents a unique opportunity for both competitors and crew members to learn all aspects of being a well-rounded racer on and off the track. MX Sports is pleased to announce the addition of Hookit, an online and mobile sports networking tool, to the RCU Lake Elsinore informational seminar lineup. Hookit will have a representative on site to speak to family members, mechanics and students about the importance of self-promotion and seeking sponsorship in the motocross industry.
"RC's history and success in racing speaks for itself. His knowledge is invaluable for riders and we're honored to be a part of such an amazing program," said Scott Tilton, CEO Hookit. "Our session on sponsorship and self-promotion is just one component required for a successful career in motocross and we're excited to have the opportunity to share that with the riders." Read more HERE
VitalMX Forum Threads Of The Day
Check out some incredible machinery that has been ridden over the years. Is your favorite bike pictured? If not, feel free to add it!
The Stone Edler auction for the young 15yr old MX'er is still going on with tons of awesome memorabilia and even parts and accessories. Please take a look and if anything interest you, you can contribute to an awesome cause as he struggles with cancer and every penny helps as the young man fights for his life. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Edler family to help them in their time of need.
Tested: Fox Racing V4 Helmet
When Fox Racing first entered the helmet market back in the late ‘90s, they managed to break the mold of knockoff helmet designs, and came out with a completely unique offering right off the bat. Now, here we are about 15 years down the road and Fox has not only stayed in the game, but expanded their line and stepped into the high-end helmet market with their latest, the V4. Read the full review HERE
2013 Shift Faction Combo
Check out the new 2013 Shift Faction Combo. For more info and details see them HERE
VOTD - Videos of the Day that you Don't Want to Miss!
Check out the highlights of press day at the Steel City pro national with featured riders: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Broc Tickle and Blake Baggett, Rockstar Yamaha's Jeremy Martin and many more...
Broc Tickle shows you the fast way around Steel City, and adds some tips on what it takes to do well.
Dean Wilson, #15, rides for Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit Kawasaki and hails from Scotland where he picked up his first dirt bike at the age 4. Check in with Dean Wilson and find out what sets this man in moto apart from his competitors in this Alli Show.
Watch the Red Bull KTM riders Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli and Jeremy van Horebeek prepare themselves for Lierop on a deep sand track in Holland. Such an amazing display of sand riding...
Wallpaper time! The championship's in the bag, and Ryan Dungey had a great season. Here's to the champ.
Bobryshev, Gonçalves, Jorgensen Train Youngsters at the Honda Xtreme Academy 2012
The Honda Xtreme Academy has been in full swing this summer with events being held all over Europe for young Honda riders.
This month has seen Brian Jorgensen attend a special Xtreme Academy training camp in Kuopio, Finland to help up-and-coming Finnish riders aboard Honda machinery, as well as joining the Honda World Motocross team riders in Thoresway, Lincolnshire for the UK Xtreme Academy training day. To view the video please click here