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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Crew Ready for Tampa Debut

Published on February 23, 2018 under Blog
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Crew Ready for Tampa Debut
Corona, Calif. (February 21, 2018) – For the first time in almost 20 years, Monster Energy Supercross will drop the gate inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, with Austin Forkner and Martin Davalos ready to bounce back from a tough opening weekend of the Eastern Regional 250SX championship. Tampa will provide its usual hot temperatures, which won’t bother either rider who train in similar conditions in the south. In only his second season racing supercross, Forkner’s drive to be on the top step of the podium was apparent as he came through the pack on Saturday night. He’s eyeing…
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American Flat Track and Cycle Gear Continue Partnership for 2018 Season

Published on February 22, 2018 under Blog
American Flat Track and Cycle Gear Continue Partnership for 2018 Season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 21, 2018) – American Flat Track (AFT) is proud to confirm that Cycle Gear has renewed its commitment to serve as a proud sponsor of the world's preeminent dirt track championship in 2018.   As America’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and apparel with over 130 stores in 35 states, Cycle Gear and its staff of knowledgeable professionals are ideally positioned to spread the word of the new golden age of flat track racing to motorcyclists all across the nation. As part of that effort, Cycle Gear will provide fans with a means of purchasing race…
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Robbie “Bugs” Pearson to run Indian Scout FTR750 for 2018 American Flat Track Season

Published on February 22, 2018 under Blog
Robbie “Bugs” Pearson to run Indian Scout FTR750 for 2018 American Flat Track Season
MINNEAPOLIS (February 21, 2018) – Robbie “Bugs” Pearson has joined forces with former GNC Crew Chief and Tuner Rick Canode of RJ Performance – making the privateer the latest to turn to Indian Motorcycle Racing’s Championship-winning Scout FTR750. The FTR750 captured the attention of privateers last season, as Indian Motorcycle Racing won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship and saw its factory Wrecking Crew sweep the 2017 standings.   Pearson will pilot the RJ Performance Indian Scout FTR750 at most rounds this season, beginning with the season opener, the Daytona TT on March 15. Pearson has been a professional…
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Kyle Martinez named 2018 AMA Ice Racer of the Year

Published on February 21, 2018 under Blog
Kyle Martinez named 2018 AMA Ice Racer of the Year
Dominic Huey receives Youth award; Bryan Bigelow nets Vet Senior honor   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Kyle Martinez of Marlette, Mich., was named the 2018 AMA Ice Racer of the Year for his performance in the 2018 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship, held Feb. 2-4 in Cadillac, Mich. Dominic Huey, of Howell, Mich., is the 2018 AMA Youth Ice Racer of the Year. And Bryan Bigelow, of Omer, Mich., is the 2018 AMA Vet Senior Ice Racer of the Year. Martinez, 17, won the 451 Open class. "I was speechless when I realized I won the award. It was a great…
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THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 ACHIEVES ITS MOST IMPORTANT GOAL

Published on February 21, 2018 under Blog
THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 ACHIEVES ITS MOST IMPORTANT GOAL
IT IS OFFICIAL THE DEBUT OF FRANCESCO BAGNAIA IN MOTOGP: NEXT SEASON HE WILL BE ON THE DUCATI OF THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM FIVE YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF THE SKY-VR46 PROJECT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, A YOUNG ITALIAN RIDER GROWN IN THE TEAM ARRIVES IN MOTOGP Milan, February 21, 2018 - The Sky Racing Team VR46 has hit its most important goal of identifying the young Italian riders, making them grow and helping them to become the champions of the future. In fact, it is now official the debut of Francesco Bagnaia in MotoGP in 2019. From next season the young…
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American Flat Track Announces Multi-Year Agreement with E3 as Official Spark Plug

Published on February 20, 2018 under Blog
American Flat Track Announces Multi-Year Agreement with E3 as Official Spark Plug
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 20, 2018) - American Flat Track (AFT) proudly announces a multi-year agreement with E3 Spark Plug that will see the brand continue as the series’ Official Spark Plug for the 2018 and 2019 racing seasons. The new agreement comes on the heels of a successful inaugural season of support in 2017. E3 has developed a race-proven product courtesy of its patented DiamondFIRE Technology, which focuses on improving the ignition cycles of the air-fuel mixture inside the engine’s combustion chamber. This approach results in a more complete, cleaner burn, reducing engine emissions while enhancing performance. That performance…
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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2018 Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series Schedule

Published on February 15, 2018 under Born To Ride
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2018 Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series Schedule
Eleven-round series to provide exciting racing in six states PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2018 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series will bring 11 rounds of action-packed competition to venues in six states, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. The action kicks off March 10 in Georgia and ends in September at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, N.Y. This series was formerly known as the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship. "The 2018 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship series features a mix of Short Track and Half Mile events, and promises to be one of the best we've had,"…
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GOOD START FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 IN JEREZ

Published on February 15, 2018 under Blog
GOOD START FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 IN JEREZ
Jerez de la Frontera, February 14, 2018 - The season opens positively for the Sky Racing Team VR46 at the end of a three-day of IRTA test in Jerez de la Frontera. At the first official event of 2018, with the record of the track beaten in both categories, good feelings for Bagnaia and Marini in Moto2 and Bulega and Foggia in Moto3. In the intermediate class, debut on the track for the new 2018 Kalex package and the Ohlins suspension with Pecco and Luca immediately close to the strongest guys. Competitive in all sessions and really consistent in the…
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THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 BACK ON TRACK FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Published on February 8, 2018 under Racing
THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 BACK ON TRACK FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Milan, 8th February 2018. It's the time of talent: another season begins of the Sky Racing Team VR46. Two categories: Moto2 and Moto3. Four riders, all Italians: Francesco Bagnaia, Luca Marini, Nicolò Bulega and Dennis Foggia.     Five years later, the beginning of this new season means the confirmation of the strength and the continuity of the project born in 2014 from the synergy between Sky and VR46 of Valentino Rossi for supporting the growth of the next generation of Champions. The green light of the 2018 season for the Team – with Pablo Nieto as a Team Manager…
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The 2018 Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team Presented at Global Cloud Data Center in Ponte San Pietro

Published on February 7, 2018 under Born To Ride
The 2018 Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team Presented at Global Cloud Data Center in Ponte San Pietro
After another successful season, which finished with 8 wins overall and the runner-up spot in the championship for Chaz Davies, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team is ready to take on a new challenge in the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. In Aruba's high-tech Global Cloud Data Center in Ponte San Pietro (Italy), the team presented the riders and bike for the upcoming season, which will begin as usual at the end of February in Phillip Island (Australia). Now in their fourth year together on track, Aruba.it and Ducati so far have been strong contenders on the world stage – with 24…
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