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2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series Schedule announced

Paul Iverson

The 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series Schedule has been announced. Only one week off during the 17 race season. No race in New Jersey / New York. Races in Houston, Tampa, new venue in Atlanta, and Foxborough.

  • Jan 6 - Angel Stadium - Anaheim CA
  • Jan 13 - NRG Stadium - Houston TX
  • Jan 20 - Angel Stadium - Anaheim CA
  • Jan 27 - University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale AZ
  • Feb 3 - Oakland Alameda Coliseum - Oakland CA
  • Feb 10 - Petco Park - San Diego CA
  • Feb 17 - AT&T Stadium - Arlington TX
  • Feb 24 - Raymond James Stadium - Tampa FL
  • Mar 3 - Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta GA
  • Mar 10 - Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach FL
  • Mar 17 - The Dome at America's Center - St. Louis MO
  • Mar 24 - Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis IN
  • Apr 7 - CenturyLink Field - Seattle WA
  • Apr 14 - U.S. Bank Stadium - Minneapolis MN
  • Apr 21 - Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
  • Apr 28 - Rice-Eccles Stadium - Salt Lake City UT
  • May 5 - Sam Boyd Stadium - Las Vegas NV

Viewing TV and online for 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross

Paul Iverson

There seems to be a problem for many on finding out how to view the 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross events via TV and online.

This is the official information from MX Sports as to how to view the 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series.

Qualifiers Online: 1 p.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE) Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.

Moto 1 Online: 4 p.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE) Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, MAVTV

(LIVE) Once again this year, MAVTV will air first motos from all 12 rounds live. Use the MAVTV channel finder to see if you currently get MAVTV. You can also use that link to request that your cable provider carry MAVTV if they currently do not.

Moto 2 Online: 6 p.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app (LIVE & COMMERCIAL-FREE) Access the stream at ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Gold app available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast.

TV: 6 p.m. ET, NBCSN (LIVE) NBCSN will have live coverage of second motos in both classes this week. Use the NBCSN channel finder to see if you currently get NBCSN in your area.

Ryan Dungey has announced his retirement from professional Supercross and Motocross racing

Paul Iverson

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team rider Ryan Dungey has announced his retirement today from professional racing in a press conference hosted by KTM inside the iconic Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Dungey’s announcement comes shortly after securing his third-consecutive AMA 450 SX Championship aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in what would ultimately serve as the final race of his professional career at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.

Dungey, a 27-year-old Minnesota native, has captured a total of nine AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships, including four AMA 450SX titles (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012), three AMA 450 Class MX titles (2015, 2012, 2010), an AMA West Coast SX Lites title (2009) and an AMA 250 Class MX title (2009). Additionally, Dungey was a vital part of the U.S. Team’s success in 2009, 2010 and 2011 to bring home three Motocross des Nations Championships.

Not only did Ryan Dungey make big strides in his career on the race track, but he also made an everlasting impact on the sport as a whole. In 2015, Dungey won the ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete, and he once again took the honor in 2016. That same year, Dungey reached another milestone to become the first motocross rider ever to appear on the Wheaties Box, further proving his merit outside of the motorcycle community.

Dungey: “It's hard to believe that this day has come but after a lot of thinking and praying over the last several months, today I announce my retirement from racing professional Supercross and Motocross. This decision has not been an easy one. I've achieved more than I ever could have imagined or dreamed of and for all of this I am incredibly humbled and honored. I've gone as hard as I can for as long as I can but the reality is that our sport is tough, the seasons are long and it takes a huge amount of sacrifice, hard work and discipline to stay on top. Physically I feel that I’m in the best shape of my life, race craft-wise I’m in the best shape of my life and I have the equipment to win, there’s no doubt about that. However, this year I have struggled mentally. I have always raced because I love it and want so badly to win, but this season was just different for me. Getting my head into the game each week just wasn’t the same and lining up and being able to focus like I always had in the past was just different. I never thought I would get to a place where I had to talk myself into starting a race but that’s how it was for me - and the truth is that bothers me a lot. I could easily take the paycheck and just race to finish but that’s not who I am and not how I want to race, nor be remembered. I said on the podium in Las Vegas a week and a half ago that this championship win meant the most out of all my Supercross titles because the truth is, I had to fight the hardest for this one. Not necessarily because of the battles on the track, though those were good and tough, but because I had to mentally push myself like never before to get it done. And to come out on top and hold onto the championship title for the third year in a row is an unbelievable blessing that I’m incredibly proud of.

Dungey added, “I love racing and I love our sport but I just feel it in my heart that I am ready to step away now – happy, healthy and feeling totally blessed. I've accomplished everything that I set out to do and so much more. Although I'm taking a step back from racing, I still plan to be involved in the sport and continue to try to make it better in any way that I can. This sport has blessed me beyond belief and I'll forever be grateful for the memories I've made and friendships I've developed along the way. As this chapter of my life comes to a close, I’m excited to see what the next chapter has in store for me.

Stefan Pierer (CEO KTM GROUP): “For six years Ryan has been a part of the KTM family, beginning in 2012 when he came to KTM following Roger De Coster. Since then, Ryan has written a very important part of our history and together with Roger they brought KTM to the pinnacle of the sport worldwide. Ryan is outstanding. His performance and his personality brought KTM to the next level and we thank him for that. We are wishing him all the best for the next step and we are very happy to look for his next ambitious goals in the KTM family.

Pit Beirer (KTM Motorsports Director): “First of all I would like to congratulate Ryan for this amazing 2017 Supercross title. It was a tough fight but at the end he took the title home to our KTM family and it just makes us really, really proud. It’s nice for our Company to work with an athlete like Ryan, who brings always 100 percent for the brand. Ryan made history for KTM – he won the first Supercross race for us and the first Supercross title, and together with the U.S. team they’ve been the game changers. I’m looking forward to working with Ryan in the future to keep our first-class team on the same position and look for young riders, which I’m sure he will give us the right hand.

Roger De Coster (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager): “It has been an honor to work with Ryan for over ten years together. In that time he never failed to end a championship on the podium and I can say that I have never worked with a rider who took his job so seriously. This is the end of an era but we know Ryan will stay involved with our team although it is not completely defined yet. He has already begun helping Marvin prepare for the Nationals and we are excited to continue our relationship with him. We wish Ryan and Lindsey all the best for their future."

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team would like thank Ryan Dungey for his many contributions to the KTM brand, as well as the sport of Supercross and Motocross as a whole. Congratulations, Champ!

Global World Motocross Supercross Championship starting in 2018?

Paul Iverson

Un Championnat mondial pour Supercross et Motocross en 2018?

Manufacturers, promoters, federations, teams, sponsors and riders unite to create true Global World Motocross Supercross Championship Series starting in 2018.

 

DATELINE New York City, April 1, 2017: In a move sure to create a social media firestorm, leaders in off road motorcycling gathered in the media capital of the world today to announce a new ground breaking agreement for the 2018 season.

There will be one unified Global Motocross & Supercross Championship. The name of the new series will be “The Monster Energy Lucas Oil Red Bull Global Motocross Supercross Series”.

Representatives from leading manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, Husqvarna, and TM, along with leaders of the largest promoting groups in the world, representatives for 156 National Motorcycling Federations, PR Hacks, and assorted tourists gathered here in New York City to sign and announce this new ground breaking agreement.

The new, unified, global series will have 50 events:

2018 Monster Energy Lucas Oil Red Bull Global Motocross Supercross Series

 • January 7 - Angel Stadium - Anaheim, Calif.
 • January 14 - Petco Park - San Diego
 • January 21 - Angel Stadium - Anaheim, Calif.
 • January 28 - University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Ariz.
 • February 4 - O.co Coliseum - Oakland, Calif.
 • February 11 - AT&T Stadium - Arlington, Texas
 • February 18 - U.S. Bank Stadium - Minneapolis
 • February 22 - Georgia Dome - Atlanta
 • February 30 - Qatar - Losail
 • March 1 - Rogers Centre - Toronto
 • March 5 - Indonesia - Pangkal Pinang
 • March 11 - Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Fla.
 • March 14 - Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis
 • March 19 - Argentina - Neuquen
 • March 25 - Ford Field - Detroit
 • April 1 - The Dome at America's Center - St. Louis
 • April 4 - Mexico - Leon
 • April 8 - CenturyLink Field - Seattle
 • April 16 - Italy - Maggiora
 • April 22 - Rice-Eccles Stadium - Salt Lake City
 • April 26 - Netherlands - Valkenswaard
 • April 29 - MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, N.J.
 • May 4 - Sam Boyd Stadium - Las Vegas
 • May 9 - Latvia - Kegums
 • May 14 - Prairie City SVRA - Rancho Cordova
 • May 21 - Germany - Teutschenthal
 • May 27 - Glen Helen Raceway - San Bernardino
 • May 31 - France - Ernée
 • June 3 - Thunder Valley MX Park - Lakewood
 • June 11 - Russia - Orlyonok
 • June 17 - High Point Raceway - Mt. Morris
 • June 24 - Muddy Creek Raceway - Blountville
 • June 29 - Italy - Pietramurata
 • June 31 - Portugal - Agueda
 • July 2 - USA - Los Angeles
 • July 9 - RedBud MX - Buchanan
 • July 14 - Czech Republic - Loket
 • July 18 - Washougal MX Park - Washougal
 • July 22 - Sweden - Uddevalla
 • July 27 - Spring Creek MX Park - Millville
 • July 30 - Southwick MX Park - Southwick
 • August 6 - Belgium - Lommel
 • August 13 - Switzerland Frauenfeld/Gachnang
 • August 20 - Washougal MX Park - Washougal
 • August 22 - Unadilla MX - New Berlin
 • August 29 - Budds Creek MX Park - Mechanicsville
 • August 31 - Ironman Raceway - Crawfordsville
 • September 3 - USA - Gainsville
 • September 10 - Netherlands - Assen
 • September 17 - France - Paris

At the conclusion of the series, an Awards Banquet will be held at the Champs Élysées in Paris, France, on September 20th to crown the 2018 Monster Energy Lucas Oil Red Bull Global Motocross Supercross Series Champion. Tickets will be available online later this summer.

Reaction to this historic announcement was mixed across the globe.

Ken Roczen, spotted in Florida at the time, was quoted after the announcement: Wow, das ist erstaunlich, ich kann es nicht glauben! Wie Ryan Dungey sagen würde: Ich bin super gepumpt!

Es ist an der Zeit. In der Vergangenheit gab es viele Rennen und viele Serien. In den vergangenen Jahren gab es die 3 Hauptreihen, die separat laufen, was eine Schande ist. Jetzt, mit einer einheitlichen Serie, kann die Welt den besten Fahrer in der Welt kennen lernen.

Eine Sache, die ich mir nicht sicher bin - 7 Rennen im April - wie wird das passieren?

Oh ja. Ich habe vergessen. Es gibt diese Veranstaltung in den USA. Es heißt Aprilscherz. Hoffe es gefällt euch!

Former World Motocross Champion, AMA Supercross Champion, and AMA Motocross Champion Jean-Michel Bayle from France had this to say as he boarded his flight at Tokyo's Haneda airport: J'adore April Fools Day! J'adore les croissants! Ken Roczen a dit que c'était April Fools, n'est-ce pas?

From the Italian Motorcycling Federation, president Giacomo Pastalini Dolomiti said “Holy Shit! Se vuoi che ci sia una vera e propria lotta tra Feld Motorsports, MX Sports e Youthstream partire dalla prossima stagione! Mi aspetto Feld per cercare di rompere con l'AMA e FIM, e poi tutti si scatenerà l'inferno tra Europa e in America a base a base di promoters. It su! Non dimenticate - Pesce d'Aprile! BTW, che nome stupido - Monster Energy Lucas Oil Red Bull Motocross mondiale Supercross Series.

Multi time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Bob Hannah said “Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! And about time they did this! Let’s see who really is the best in the world! Also, I hope to unseat FIM president Vito Ippolito Villopoto in 2018. High Key all the way! I want to run the FIM. I’m running on a platform of ‘More motorcycles for all’. My campaign slogan is Make Motorcycling Great Again! I’ll be posting on Insta and Snap from the Awards Banquet in Paris next year for sure!!!"

2006 FIM World MX2 Motocross Champion Christophe Pourcel said "Siri, quel est le meilleur dîner que je peux commander chez McDonald's? Que dois-je regarder sur NetFlix ce soir?"

The Lufthansa National Motorcycling Federation (LNMF) president Großer Mann Großer Kopf said “Wann werden die Leute lernen? Lufthansa ist kein Land in Deutschland! Lufthansa ist eine Fluggesellschaft verdammt!”

 

By the Numbers: Construction of the Ricky Carmichael Signature Design for 2017 Daytona Supercross By Honda

Paul Iverson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Immediately following the 59th annual DAYTONA 500, the season-opening event to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race last Sunday, construction began in the tri-oval area between pit road and the start/finish line to create the grueling course for the Daytona Supercross By Honda, scheduled for Saturday night, March 11.

For the 10th straight year, Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael returns as the course designer and Bomber Built, owned by three-time AMA 125cc National Motocross Champion Mark Barnett, is building the Supercross course.

Carmichael retired from Supercross in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 AMA championships and 150 wins.

This year’s Ricky Carmichael Signature Design course sees the starting gate return to the east side of the tri-oval and competitors will race in a counterclockwise direction. A wide-open field of riders will compete for a coveted Daytona trophy, including Ryan Dungey, Cole Seely, Chad Reed, Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin.

Daytona International Speedway has been hosting the Daytona Supercross By Honda since 1971 and this marks the 26th year that Honda has sponsored the event. Among the Supercross greats that have captured the Daytona Supercross By Honda are Bob Hannah, Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath and Carmichael.

Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the construction of this year’s Daytona Supercross By Honda course:

  • 300 – Truckloads of dirt
  • 6,600 – Tons of dirt
  • 12 – Trucks used to transport the dirt into the Speedway
  • 2 – Days to bring all of the dirt into the track
  • 38 – Obstacles on the Daytona Supercross By Honda course
  • 450 – Honda-branded Tuff Blocks
  • 3,182 – length in feet of the Supercross course
  • 500 – Man-hours (approximate) to set up the Daytona Supercross By Honda course

In addition, two crawlers, two front loaders, two bulldozers, two skid steers, one sheep’s foot, one roller, one grader and one water truck are used to move the dirt during construction.

The Supercross Pits will be staged in the blue garages, which are located adjacent to the UNOH Fanzone and provide easy accessibility for the fans from noon to 6 p.m. – access is free with your race ticket.

Also returning in 2017 will be the eighth annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross. Scheduled for Sunday, March 12 and Monday, March 13, amateur Supercross racers will have an opportunity to test their skills on the same course used in the Daytona Supercross By Honda. Following the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross will be the third annual FLY Racing ATV Supercross on Tuesday, March 14.

The re-branded American Flat Track Series will kick off its debut season with the DAYTONA TT on Thursday, March 16 and the .6-mile course has already been constructed underneath the Daytona Supercross By Honda course.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. General admission tickets for DAYTONA Supercross By Honda start at $45 and youth tickets (ages 6-12) start at $15; kids five and under are free in general admission stadium seating.

Fans can stay up to speed on the latest news by using #DAYTONASX and #BikeWeek. Stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

Daytona International Speedway Unveils 2017 Daytona Supercross By Honda Course Designed by Ricky Carmichael

Paul Iverson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway has once again teamed up with Supercross legend and five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion Ricky Carmichael for the 10th year to design the challenging course for the high-flying event on Saturday night, March 11.

The most noticeable change to the 2017 design is the return of the starting gate to the east side of the tri-oval.

“It is so grueling,” Carmichael said of the course. “The sand and the clay mixed in, there’s not a lot of things that you really need to do to make it any more grueling than Daytona Supercross is already recognized for, but it sure is a fun challenge to make it somewhat fun for the riders.”

Carmichael is the all-time winning rider in the Daytona Supercross By Honda, the only Florida stop on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, FIM World Championship circuit and the longest continuous Supercross event in America, dating back to 1971.

General admission tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for kids 6-12, kids 5 and under are free in general admission stadium seating. Trackside Access, which gets you closer to the action than any other venue on the circuit, can be added to any race ticket for $20. There is free parking in the infield as well as in Lot 5 which is located outside Turn 4.

Tickets for Daytona Supercross By Honda and all other 76th annual Bike Week At Daytona events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

Ken Roczen rides Jeremy McGrath's 1996 Honda CR 250cc two-stroke

Paul Iverson

This is courtesy Red Bull.  In 1995 Jeremy McGrath headed to Castillo Ranch on his 1996 Honda CR 250 to record a segment for Fox Racing's film, Terrafirma 2.

It became one of the most iconic segments in the one of motocross' biggest and most-renowned video franchises ever.

The then Supercross champ rocketed his bike through the Ranch's rolling hills and powered through laps on the Supercross track. Set to some classic 90's punk rock courtesy of California punk band, Face to Face, the segment wore out its share of VCR players as one of the most watched video parts the sport has ever seen.

Now more than 20 years later, 23-year old Ken Roczen takes to the same ranch, on the same bike, wearing the same gear as McGrath did all those years ago.

Fresh off of signing to a brand-new team in Factory Honda, Roczen pays tribute to the acclaimed King of Supercross. The German set out on the Supercross track and the hill jumps of Castillo Ranch doing more than justice to the equipment and style pioneered by the sport's winningest rider ever.

The 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series Press Conference at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Paul Iverson

The big players were on hand. 2-time defending champion Ryan Dungey, who will race on the Red Bull KTM. German-born Ken Roczen rocking a great new suit, and races for Team Honda HRC. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac. Marvin Musquin, Chad Reed, Jason Anderson, and Cooper Webb.

The main protagonists? Ken Roczen in his new suit and tie, Ryan Dungey. Ryan Dungey's KTM, Ken Roczen's Honda, Chad's Reed's Yamaha, Roczen / Honda, Dungey / KTM, Jason Anderson's Husqvarna, Eli Tomac's Kawasaki.

Introducing Outside TV Features: A New On-Demand Video Service for Adventure Sports Films

Paul Iverson

Extensive Film Collection From Around the World Available on Amazon Channels Beginning Today

Outside TV has launched Outside TV Features, a new subscription video on-demand service showcasing a wide-ranging, unique collection of full-length adventure sports films. Starting December 22, Outside TV Features will offer on-demand access to a robust collection of premiere titles from around the world on Amazon Channels for $4.99 / month. Additional platforms for the service will be available in 2017 and will be announced at a later date.

Outside TV has assembled a line-up that includes buzzed-about, must-see features and unique, discoverable films with stunning cinematography and stories unheard. Outside TV Features showcases the stories of the world’s most accomplished athletes, filmmakers and adventure-seekers in skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross, biking, climbing, wingsuit, slacklining and more. Featured athletes and adventurers include surf legendKelly Slater, skateboard icon Paul Rodriguez, motocross legend Travis Pastrana, SUP sensation Kai Lenny, 2016 World Surf League (WSL) champion John John Florence, renowned wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss, among many others.

“As the digital video landscape continues to rapidly evolve, Outside TV remains committed to fostering partnerships with new and existing platforms to deliver quality content to our viewers in innovative ways,” said Mark Burchill, CEO, Outside TV. “We’re pleased to be working with Amazon Channels, reaching consumers wherever they are.”

Rob Faris, general manager, Outside TV Features added, “This unique collection of featured films is a celebration of the achievements and talent of some of the world’s top filmmakers and athletes who have pushed the limits of what was thought possible. From day one, we have been committed to showcasing the best content in the adventure sports category, and we are immensely proud to share these unique stories with a new audience.”

The first wave of Outside TV Features titles launching on December 22, 2016 is as follows:

·       View From a Blue Moon – Surf film featuring John John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe.

·       We are Blood – Modern day skate epic featuring Paul Rodriguez and other top skateboarders as they travel the globe pushing the limits of what’s possible on four wheels.

·       Unreal – Glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, weather elements and thousand pound mammals become riding partners.

·       Paradise Waits – Ski and Snowboard from the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014's Almost Ablaze.

·       Action Figures – Modern-day athletes (Travis Pastrana, Josh Sheehan, Jolene Von Vugt) in an ode to the old school action sports videos and a bold step forward in filmmaking and extreme human performance.

·       Psychic Migrations – Directed by veteran surf filmmaker Ryan Thomas and featuring Kelly Slater, this film was shot on location in the West Indies, East Indies, Australia, Polynesia, and Central and South America.

·       Flying Dagger – The inspiring tell-all feature about wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss, his accident, miraculous survival, redemption, journey to face his demons, to fulfill his dreams and strong determination to make them a reality.

·       Into the Mind - With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain.

·       Untethered – Slacklining and highlining in Vancouver, British Columbia.

·       The Sammy C Project – The recipient of two 2016 Powder Awards, this film is about Sammy Carlson who abruptly stepped away from competition and dropped out of the Olympic rat race – even as slopestyle skiing was about to make its Winter Olympic debut. His newfound focus landed in the backcountry, where his drive and creativity could max out far beyond the limits of preset slopestyle courses.

·       The SUP Movie – Follow Kai Lenny and the best stand-up paddlers paired with leading action sports cinematographers as they travel around the globe chasing the world’s most perfect waves as well as capturing unique perspectives from all facets of this growing sport

·       Sierra Quitiquit: How Did I Get Here - From humble beginnings, complex family dynamics and tragic, life-changing events, to her unlikely rise to success in two very different worlds: fashion modeling and professional skiing. “How Did I Get Here” is a coming-of-age story, full of adventure, exploration, heartbreak, growth and inspiration.

·       Supertramps: Thailand – Seven friends including Benj Cave, Max Cave and Kody Kerbox push the limits of their comfort zone as they endure twenty-eight days with no plans, accommodation or money in South East Asia.

Outside TV Features will continue to add new releases and exclusive titles to its collection throughout the year. For the most update information, go to OutsideTV.com.

About Outside TV: Outside TV is the leading multi-platform video content provider in the adventure sports category. Outside TV’s national cable channel is the only national 24/7 network dedicated to the active adventure lifestyle.  Nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards in 2016, the network's high quality HD programming features a wide variety of adventure sports and is available nationwide through major providers including Comcast XFINITY, Dish Network, Cox Communications, CenturyLink, RCN, Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. Outside TV Features is a new subscription video service showcasing a premier collection of adventure sports films available on-demand through Amazon Channels. Outside TV Studios is an award-winning brand integration production house creating custom content for top marketers. Outside TV Digital is the leading aggregator and distributor of short-form adventure sports content across multiple digital and social platforms with a library of over 4,000 clips.

The 2017 Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna Supercross & Motocross Team

Paul Iverson

Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna has announced their 2017 Supercross & Motocross Team. It is Jason Anderson and Christophe Pourcel in the 450 class. Martin Davalos and Zach Osborne will race the 250 class. (Davalos is racing the West Series in Supercross, Osborne the East Series in Supercross).

Photos courtesy Husqvarna. 21 Jason Anderson, 30 Martin Davalos, 16 Zach Osborne, 377 Christophe Pourcel.

Monster Energy Supercross 2017 TV Schedule

Paul Iverson

Feld Entertainment Inc. announced the upcoming 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule with more ways to watch, on more channels, globally.

With an expanded FOX broadcast partnership, Supercross fans will also be able to watch the first race from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on FOX Deportes, alongside social media and live streaming options for enthusiasts outside of North America and Australia.

Devotees of Ryan Dungey, Eli Tomac or Ken Roczen can still watch races on FS1, FS2 and ESPN (Australia) throughout the season, but for the first time in the four-year media partnership with FOX, Monster Energy Supercross will have airtime on FOX Deportes for the kick-off in Anaheim, Calif. on January 7, 2017 and on every local FOX station throughout the country for races in Indianapolis (3/18/2017), Salt Lake City (4/22/2017) and East Rutherford, N.J. (4/29/2017). Check local listings.

Fans in North America can catch the aerial excitement and high-speed chases on their desktops and mobile devices via FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports' authenticated TV everywhere app, as well as the Monster Energy Supercross pay-per-view live stream available through www.SupercrossLIVE.com.

Monster Energy Supercross will provide an option to access the action, energy and excitement in real time outside of North America for the first time via the pay-per-view live stream. Fans will be able to purchase a season pass for $99.99 and stream races live and up to one week following the race.

For those already excited for the season, Feld Entertainment will also debut the Monster Energy Supercross 2017 Preview Show on December 18 on FS1 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT.  This unprecedented, unfiltered look into the lives of Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson and Cooper Webb chronicles preparations before the elite riders go head-to-head in the quest for their place on the podium.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, please log onto www.SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow lthen via their social channels below:
  
    •    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/supercrosslive
    •    Twitter: www.twitter.com/supercrosslive
    •    Instagram: www.instagram.com/supercrosslive
    •    YouTube: www.youtube.com/supercrosslive

Monster Energy AMA Supercross goes to timed format instead of laps for 2017

Paul Iverson

Feld Entertainment has announced that the racing format will change for the 2017 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Heat races, Semi's, Last Chance Qualifiers and Main Events will transition to a timed format beginning with the season opener at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. on January 7, 2017.

Evolution and progression are natural elements of expansion and with the ever-changing landscape of today's Supercross racing, this format adjustment will simply give fans more exposure to the sport's top athletes. Every stadium is a different size and shape throughout the Monster Energy Supercross Championship and lap times can vary exponentially from race to race. This new format will make sure that racers like Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac, Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen and defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey get to race in front of their fans for the same amount of time, every race.

"We believe this change will bring the fitness element more into play and provide more excitement for our fans," said Dave Prater, Senior Director of Operations - Two Wheel, Feld Entertainment.

Once the gate drops, the referee will start the clock. For the 250SX class it will be 15 minutes plus one lap and for the 450 SX class it will be 20 minutes plus one lap. That means if defending Champion, Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen have battled for 20 laps to the finish line but there is still 15 seconds on the clock, they will race two more laps.

2017 FIM World Motocross MX GP Schedule

Paul Iverson

The FIM (Federation International Motocycliste) and Youthstream (promoters of the MXGP World MX Championships and the Motocross of Nations) have announced the 2017 FIM World Motocross Grand Prix Schedule.

20 events for the MX2 and MXGP championships, followed by the Motocross of Nations.

New countries to host rounds include Indonesia, Russia, Portugal, and San Marino.

Matterley Basin in Great Britain will host the Motocross of Nations. The USA round of MXGP will be September in Charlotte.

  • Feb 25 - Qatar - Losail
  • March 5 - Indonesia - Pangkal Pinang
  • March 19 - Argentina - Neuquen
  • April 2 - Mexico - Leon
  • April 16 - Italy - Maggiora
  • April 23 - Netherlands - Valkenswaard
  • May 7 - Latvia - Kegums
  • May 21 - Germany - Teutschenthal
  • May 28 - France - Ernée
  • June 11 - Russia - Orlyonok
  • June 25 - Italy - Pietramurata
  • July 2 - Portugal - Agueda
  • July 9 - San Marino - Baldasserona
  • July 23 - Czech Republic - Loket
  • August 6 - Belgium - Lommel
  • August 13 - Switzerland Frauenfeld/Gachnang
  • July 20 - Sweden - Uddevalla
  • September 3 - USA - Charlotte
  • September 10 - Netherlands - Assen
  • September 24 - France - Villars-sous-Écot
  • October 1 - FIM Motocross of Nations - Great Britain - Matterley Basin

Trey Canard join Red Bull KTM USA Racing Team

Paul Iverson

KTM Motorsports is officially welcoming Trey Canard to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for 2017. The Oklahoma native will race a KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition alongside teammates Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin in the AMA 450 Supercross Championship and AMA 450 Pro Motocross Championship.

Trey Canard arrives at KTM family with a list of accomplishments under his belt, including a 250 SX East Championship and a 250 MX Championship, in addition to race wins and multiple podium finishes in the premier 450 SX and MX divisions. Known for his positive attitude and great determination, Canard’s READY TO RACE mentality is a great fit for the championship-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team.

Trey Canard: “I'm extremely excited to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team. It's a fresh start for me and I’m hopeful that I can make the most of this great opportunity. I'm excited to work with all the crew at KTM as they have proven to be a championship-winning team. I'm grateful for this opportunity and I will do my very best to make the most of it.

Team Manager, Roger De Coster: “We are excited to add Trey to our rider lineup for the upcoming SX and MX seasons. Trey is a great guy and I think his dedication to wanting to be the best he can be, coupled with his personality, is a good fit for our team. Trey has always shown a lot of talent and speed in the 450 class. Our goal is to help him fine-tune his skills and give him the additional guidance to win on the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

Trey Canard :: KTM Racing

Trey Canard :: KTM Racing

Red Bull Straight Rhythm is set! Dungey vs. Stewart vs. Roczen: Who You Got?

Paul Iverson

Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2016 is teeing up a battle of epic proportions among the sport's greatest. After two successful years, Red Bull Straight Rhythm will return to Fairplex in Pomona on October 22. This year’s event will feature a revised format where practice, qualifying and racing will all take place on the same day. Additionally, the finals will take place at night under the lights making for a spectacular new spectator experience. An evolution of the sport of supercross, the event features head-to-head racing on an “unwound” track, where there are no turns, just a 1/2 mile-long straight rhythm section.

The weirdest race in motocross is back. Racers all over the world grew up with their dads hammering into their heads with one mantra: "Jump for show, corner for dough." Speed and advantage on a normal motocross track is gained in turns. Well, sorry Dad, but not at Red Bull Straight Rhythm. It’s one minute of straight-up Supercross, and it’s glorious. But Straight Rhythm is more than a full sprint — anyone can hold the throttle wide open for a minute straight (pun intended). Success at Straight Rhythm requires as much precision as it does all-out speed; literally landing one foot long or short on the wrong jump can spell disaster for riders on this track. It is the quickest race in the sport, and therefore the most unforgiving.

Head to redbull.com/straightrhythm and get your tickets now for Red Bull Straight Rhythm on Oct. 22 in Pomona!

Click on the link below to watch the very cool Red Bull Straight Rhythm Teaser Video!

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331820354300/straight-rhythm-2016-trailer

 

James Stewart & Ken Roczen :: Red Bull / Garth Milan

James Stewart & Ken Roczen :: Red Bull / Garth Milan

2017 Motocross of Nations at Glen Helen, California - Cancelled

Paul Iverson

Youthstream, the company that organizes the FIM World Motocross Championship and the Motocross of Nations, have agreed to cancel the 2017 MX of Nations scheduled for Glen Helen MX Raceway.

Info from a released statement: Glen Helen Raceway and Youthstream have worked closely together over the last 2 years and have made serious investments for the organization of the MXGP of USA. Despite the quality of the organization, the excellent racing and the massive media coverage, the fan attendance was much lower than expected.

For such a prestigious event which deserves and needs an outstanding fan participation, the risk is too high for the 2017 Motocross of Nations, and this is the main reason why it has been cancelled in common agreement.

If the situation changes in the future both parties would be keen to work together again.

American Honda Signs AMA 450 Motocross Champion Ken Roczen to Multi-Year Contract

Paul Iverson

American Honda Motor. Co. has announced the highly anticipated signing of two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Ken Roczen to a 3-year agreement with Team Honda HRC.

The young German rider will pilot the all-new 2017 CRF450R alongside new teammate Cole Seely in the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross series. Honda has released a special video to celebrate the announcement.

Roczen already has a long list of accomplishments to his name, including the 2014 and 2016 AMA Pro Motocross 450 MX Championships and nine premier-class AMA Supercross victories. Aboard 250cc equipment, he earned the 2013 250SX West title, and prior to coming to the U.S. to race full-time, he won the 2011 FIM MX2 World Championship. Roczen is confident in his ability to build on that success, and he has Honda’s full support and commitment.

“I’m really excited to be a part of Team Honda HRC,” Roczen said. “I’m always looking to improve myself, as well as my surroundings, team and equipment, which is why I decided to make a switch. I want to have the upper hand on every other rider out there, and I think I have that with Honda. Things are still new, but I’m feeling amazing and blown away by the bike and the atmosphere of the team. I think that when any rider makes a switch to a new team, he doesn’t fully know what to expect, so having such a smooth transition so far has been great.”

Team Manager Dan Betley said “I’m extremely happy to have a rider of Ken’s abilities and accomplishments become a part of our program, and I’m glad we can finally officially share this announcement with our fans. Ken has proven time and again that he has what it takes to consistently win races and run up front, and I’m confident in his ability to continue doing that aboard the new CRF450R. Together with his teammate Cole Seely, we have what I consider to be one of the strongest two-rider teams heading into 2017.”

 

 

2017 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross

Paul Iverson

The AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) has released the numbers for riders in AMA Supercross and Motocross for 2017.

* Career Numbers

** New Career Number for 2017

1 - 450 SX - Ryan Dungey
1 - 450 MX - Ken Roczen
1 - 250 MX - Cooper Webb
1 - 250 SX West - Cooper Webb
1 - 250 SX East - Malcolm Stewart
2** Cooper Webb
3* Eli Tomac
4* Blake Baggett
5* Ryan Dungey
6* Jeremy Martin
7* James Stewart
10* Justin Brayton
11* Kyle Chisholm
12* Jake Weimer
14* Cole Seely
15* Dean Wilson
16* Zach Osborne
17** Joey Savatgy
18* David Millsaps
19* Justin Bogle
20* Broc Tickle
21* Jason Anderson
22* Chad Reed
23** Aaron Plessinger
24 Austin Forkner
25* Marvin Musquin
26** Alex Martin
27* Nicholas Wey
28 Mitchell Oldenburg
29* Andrew Short
30 Martin Davalos
31 RJ Hampshire
32 Weston Peick
33* Joshua Grant
34 Benny Bloss
35 Arnaud Tonas
36 Adam Cianciarulo
37 Phillip Nicoletti
38 Shane McElrath
39 Colt Nichols
40 Fredrik Noren
41* Trey Canard
42 Kyle Cunningham
43 Matthew Bisceglia
44 Jordan Smith
45 Mitchell Harrison
46 Justin Hill
47 Malcolm Stewart
48 Christian Craig
49 Anthony Rodriguez
50 Luke Renzland
51* Justin Barcia
52 Tyler Bowers
53 Cole Martinez
54 Gannon Audette
55 Jessy Nelson
56 Kyle Peters
57 James Decotis
58 Chris Alldredge
59 Noah McConahy
60 Tristan Charboneau
61 Vince Friese
62 Jesse Wentland
63 Alexander Frye
64 Hayden Mellross
65 Paul Coates
66 Michael Leib
67 Jimmy Albertson
68 Heath Harrison
69 William Hahn
70 Dakota Alix
71 Justin Starling
72 Cole Thompson
73 Marshal Weltin
74 Bradley Taft
75 Nicholas Schmidt
76 Scott Champion
77 Ben Lamay
78 Nick Gaines
79 Darryn Durham
80 Cade Clason
81 Henry Miller
82 Luke Clout
83 Jackson Richardson
84 Daniel Herrlein
85 Thomas Hahn
86 Trevor Reis
87 Chris Howell
88 John Short
89 Austin Howell
90 Dillan Epstein
91 Jacob Williamson
92 Jason Brooks
93 Joshua Cartwright
94* Ken Roczen
95 AJ Catanzaro
96 Vann Martin
97 Ryan Sipes
98 Matthew Babbitt
99 Chase Marquier
377* Christophe Pourcel
800* Mike Alessi

Team USA announced for 2016 FIM Motocross of Nations

Paul Iverson

Today at the Unadilla AMA National Motocross, team USA was announced for the upcoming Motocross of Nations in Maggiora, Italy.

Team USA will be captained by Cooper Webb racing a Yamaha. Alex Martin and Jason Anderson will be the other team members.

The team will be managed by Roger De Coster.

Team France is the defending champion. The USA last won in 2011.