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Salt Lake City Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Shocking moments in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship continue as Ryan Villopoto increases his lead in Salt Lake City with just one round remaining.

Salt Lake City Supercross Notes 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
MotoUSA arrives in Salt Lake City for Round 16 of the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship with possible snow in the weather forecast.

Jeff "Ox" Kargola Passes Away in Baja Crash

Friday, April 29, 2011
Freestyle motocross and off-road racing star Jeff "Ox" Kargola has passed away in Baja California, Mexico.

2011 Yamaha YZ450F GNCC Race Test

Friday, April 29, 2011
Yamaha built a 2011 YZ450F GNCC race bike and invited MotoUSA to North Carolina for the Steele Creek GNCC for a two-hour play session.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
April 29th's Photo of the Week comes to use from Motorcycle USA Forums User RedDog and his wife Mamma Hen. Take a closer look at their unique perspective of Tennessee's Maggie Valley.

No Catalina Grand Prix in 2011, Return for 2012

Thursday, April 28, 2011
After a successful rebirth in 2010, the Catalina Grand Prix will take a year off before returning in 2012.

Honda Supporting Chad Reed in Remaining SX

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Honda will not fill the factory 450 seats at the remaining rounds of AMA Supercross, but will give its full resources to Chad Reed and TwoTwo Motorsports.

Windham Covers for Canard at Factory Honda

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Kevin Windham will contest the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship for the factory Honda team until Trey Canard and Josh Grant return.

2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Update 1

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
People ride motocross bikes in the woods, and so do we. Our 2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike has taken the first steps towards becoming a WORCS-style dirt bike.

Cardo Systems Half-Helmet Accessory Kit Peek

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cardo Systems, announced today the availability of its new Audio & Microphone Kit for Half-Helmets.

Yamaha Sponsors Raines Riding University

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Raines Riding University is a 1-3 day class that focuses on several different aspects of off-road racing; primarily fitness, technique, and raw speed.

Loretta Lynn's GNCC Postponed Due to Flooding

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Recent inclement weather conditions at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. have made it impossible to adequately prepare the course for the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC April 30 - May 1.

Amateur Days Added to AMA MX Nationals

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
As American Motocross enters its 40th year of world-class competition, MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters Group announce the 2011 Amateur Days schedule that will run in conjunction with each round of this summer's Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Stefan Christman Joins Husqvarna/BMW

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Husqvarna continues to staff up, this time adding Stefan Christman to the team.

Salt Lake Supercross Preview 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship enters the Beehive State for the penultimate round of the series in Salt Lake City as Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto reaches for his first SX title.

Inaugural KLIM Adventure Bike Summit

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
KLIM will be hosting its inaugural Adventure Bike Summit and Scavenger Hunt on June 10th-12th in Idaho, offering limitless riding potential for the adventure enthusiast.

Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Draw Results 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The 43rd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will begin June 2nd. More than 150 entries have signed up to participate with 21 states and seven different countries being represented.

X Games 17 to Feature EnduroCross

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The ESPN X Games 17 will give top Endurocross riders a chance to show off their skills by featuring a version if 'Enduro X' inside the Staples Center.

AMA Offers Premier Benefits for Less

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is now offering loyal customers added benefits with the option of a new membership category: AMA Life Member Plus.

2011 Q1 Motorcycles Sales Up 7%

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The downward motorcycle sales trend finally rebounds, with MIC sales data reporting a 7% increase for the first quarter of 2011.

Valkenswaard FIM Motocross Results 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011
KTM's Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings reached the top step of the podium in the Netherlands during Round 2 of the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship.

Salinas Short Track Flat Track Results 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Flat track action took center stage in Salinas today as an enthusiastic Easter crowd was treated to some great action on the quarter-mile oval at the Salinas Sports Complex.

Salinas Flat Track TT Race Results 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011
It was a race-long battle for the top spot in the AMA Pro Grand National Singles TT race in Salinas between Jake Johnson, Brad Baker and Henry Wiles

Kawasaki Scores Nine Wins at World Mini GP

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green competed in the 40th annual NMA World Mini GP recently and rode to nine victories overall, 14 runner-up spots and five third-place finishes.

Effort to Preserve Self-Funded Trails Underway

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Lawmakers are building support for a law which sets aside a gas-tax revenue from users of OHVs in order to fund the creation of motorized and non-motorized trails.

2011 Amateur Days Schedule Announced

Friday, April 22, 2011
2011 Amateur Days will kick off with the start of the '11 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and run in conjunction with the series as it heads into its 40th year of competition.

A Day in the Dirt MX GP to Air on Versus

Friday, April 22, 2011
"A Day in the Dirt" will air on Versus TV on Saturday, May 14th at 6 p.m. ET and will include the fastest racers in the world.

Register for AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb

Friday, April 22, 2011
The AMA is hosting a capitol hill climb on May 26th to send a message to lawmakers that action is needed to exclude youth model ATVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Kawasaki Celebrating 30 Years of Team Green

Friday, April 22, 2011
Founded in 1981, the Kawasaki Motors Corp. created the Team Green program to support amateur racers at events across the nation. Today, it is the most successful race support program in the world.

Every Day is Earth Day on a Motorcycle

Friday, April 22, 2011
As Earth Day 2011 takes place the AMA announces the tremendous environmental benefits which exist using a motorcycle for travel and commuting.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd's Photo of the Week comes to us from the tropical paradise of Maui and Motorcycle USA Forums User Gammaqueen.

Zero Motorcycles to Enter 2011 MiniMotoSX

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Zero Motorcycles, announced its plans to return to competition at the 2011 AMA MiniMoto SX on May 6 in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino which now serves as the battleground for the world’s biggest mini bike event.

Marc Coma Freestyle on KTM 450 Rally

Thursday, April 21, 2011
KTM rally racer Marc Coma shows off his FMX skills on his complete KTM 450 Rally race bike.

2011 Yamaha WR450F Race Test

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Climb on as Motorcycle USA races the 2011 Yamaha WR450F in the Arizona Motorcycle Racing Association’s second annual Dual-Duel grand-prix style desert race outside of Wickenburg, Arizona.

KTM Sponsors 2011 Motocross Championship

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli have announced that KTM will become a series sponsor of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Nationals.

Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 2% in 2010

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Motorcyclist fatalities declined by at least 2 percent in 2010, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Wild Lands Policy on Hold for '11 Fiscal Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The new funding measure which keeps the federal government operating until September 30th includes language that prevents the Interior Department from carrying out the new Wild Lands Policy and is a major victory for OHV enthusiasts.

Bel-Ray Partners with MTA Distributing

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Bel-Ray Company announces their new partnership with MTA Distributing for distribution of Bel-Ray’s Powersports line in the United States.

Dual Sport Ride for Kids Benefits PBTF

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
PBTF raises $37,483 at Southern California dual sport ride in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Jimmy Button Completes Ride at Daytona

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Once paralyzed, motocross rider Jimmy Button completes ride across America with victory lap around Daytona International Speedway benefiting Miles for Miralces.

DuQuoin Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011
AMA Flat Track action commenced once again at the DuQuoin Flat Track at the Southern Illinois Center with the Grand National and Pro Singles classes competing on the short track.

U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Motorcycle Safety

Monday, April 18, 2011
U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education in hopes to increase motorcycle safety.

Facebook Facelift for AMA Pro Motocross Series

Monday, April 18, 2011
An all-new Facebook page with interactive stories, giveaways and contests is up and running that is now the official Facebook page for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series that starts mid May of 2011.

Seattle Supercross Insider 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011
Perhaps the most difficult riding conditions of the season awaited the 2011 AMA Supercross series in Seattle as James Stewart made it two wins in a row at Qwest Field.

Rider Insurance Promotes Moto Safety Month

Monday, April 18, 2011
In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rider Insurance will be giving away hundreds of dollars a day in motorcycle safety apparel and motorcycle training courses throughout May on Facebook.

Seattle Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tough conditions in Seattle pushed the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship even closer as the top-four riders are now separated by just nine points.

Seattle Supercross Notes 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
The 2011 AMA Supercross series continued settling into gloomy Seattle on Friday as possible showers are on the forecast for race day.

$18,000 Prize Purse for 2011 MiniMotoSX

Friday, April 15, 2011
The top Mini Bike racers in the World will have the opportunity to race for their share of an $18,000 purse at the 2011 GEICO MiniMotoSX. On Friday night before the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals in Las Vegas.

Anza WORCS Results 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
KTM's Mike Brown stepped up to the plate in Round 4 of the 2011 WORCS Championship for the overall win ahead of Kurt Caselli and Ricky Dietrich.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15th's Photo of the Week comes to use from the great state of Utah and Motorcycle USA Forums User SMG. Take a closer look at the wonderful fall colors and a very nice Ducati.

Honda’s Trey Canard Out with Broken Femur

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Trey Canard will miss the rest of 2011 Supercross with a broken femur. The injury leaves Honda without a factory racer.

Paul Whibley GNCC Interview 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011
We chatted with Am-Pro Yamaha's GNCC XC1 star, Paul Whibley, about his path to America's top off-road championship, racing with multiple teams and the daily life of a dirt bike racer.

Dr. Frazier's BMW R69S Adventure

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr. Gregory Frazier takes a ride on BMW's lesser known adventure bike the R69S through the rough out back of Colorado and takes on the famous Pikes Peak.

Mid-East Amateur MX Qualifier Rescheduled

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Due to recent inclement weather, conditions at Fast Traxx Motoplex in Nelsonville, Ohio have made it impossible to prepare the track for the Mid-East Area Qualifier this weekend, April 16-17.

Seattle Supercross Preview 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The 2011 AMA Supercross Championship heads back west to Seattle to usher in the final three rounds of the series.

Wild Lands Policy Dealt Possible Setback

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The funding measure that will keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30 includes language that bars the Interior Department from using any money to carry out the controversial Wild Lands land-use policy.

Act Now to Save Recreational Trails Program

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
U.S. Representatives Tom Petri and Mike Michaud have released a letter asking members of the House to sign a letter in support of the Recreational Trails Program.

Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Welcomes Oakley for 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that Oakley, one of the most iconic brands in the sports world, has made a multi-year commitment to become a major series sponsor of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Grip Studs Dirt Bike Tire Studs Review

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Grip Studs has the solution to winter dirt bike riding with removable tire studs that increase traction in icy, muddy and snowy conditions.

Des Moines AMA Arenacross Results 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011
The 2011 AMA Arenacross Championship officially came to a close in Iowa with Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers earning his 12th victory of the season inside Well Fargo Arena.

St. Louis Supercross Insider 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011
Another round was recorded in the books as fans in St. Louis witnessed James Stewart score a major win in the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Big Buck GNCC Results 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011
KTM's Charlie Mullins claimed his second win of the season in South Carloina during Round 4 of the 2011 GNCC series at Big Buck.

Sevlievo FIM Motocross Results 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011
Suzuki's Clement Desalle earned his sixth career victory during the opening round of the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship ahead of Steven Frossard and Jonathan Barragan.

St. Louis Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011
The 2011 AMA Suprcross Championship continued to tighten in St. Louis as one rider returned to winning form under the Edward Jones Dome.

AMA Arenacross Wrapping Up in Des Moines

Saturday, April 9, 2011
At just 20 years old Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers has wrapped-up his first AMA Arenacross title after 11 wins.

Committee Hears Testimony Against Lead Ban

Saturday, April 9, 2011
A U.S. House Committee heard a variety of people discuss that revising the lead law may pose more of a risk for children.

Red Bull X-Fighters 2011 Season Preview

Friday, April 8, 2011
The 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is gearing up for another season of freestyle motocross with stops in Dubai, Rome and Madrid just to name a few.

Recreational Trails Program to Expire

Friday, April 8, 2011
The Recreational Trails Program is about to expire and a new authorization bill must be put in its place to preserve land for OHV use.

AMA Arenacross Interview with Tyler Bowers

Friday, April 8, 2011
Newly-crowned AMA Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers will lead the rest of the field into the final round of the series in Des Moines, Iowa.

2011 Amateur Arenacross Qualifiers in Vegas

Friday, April 8, 2011
The 2011 Amateur National Arenacross Championship has wrapped-up its qualifications for the East Region with five riders apiece representing a total of 24 classes.

2011 USGP Track Map for Glen Helen

Friday, April 8, 2011
The track layout has been released for the 2011 Glen Helen USGP and will feature some of the toughest terrain.

MIC to Testify Before Congress on Lead Ban

Friday, April 8, 2011
MIC General Counsel member Paul Vitrano will represent the powersports industry and its riders while attempting to urge congress to halt the ban on youth model motorcycles and ATVs.

AMA Announces Winner of BMW F 800 GS

Friday, April 8, 2011
The AMA has announced the winner of the BMW F 800 GS motorcycle drawing from last year's AMA National Adventure Riding Series sponsor, BMW Motorrad USA.

Honda Quake Recovery Update April 8

Friday, April 8, 2011
In the latest press release from Honda's president and CEO, Takanobu Ito, the company plans to resume production on April 11th, though only at 50%.

Dungey Auctions Fox Gear for Japan Support

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Ryan Dungey and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team are giving their support to the Japan Earthquake Disaster fund by pledging the special set of Fox race gear for auction to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

AMA Inspects KTM 350 SX-F at Dallas SX

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Following yet another holeshot by Mike Alessi in the Cowboy Stadium, Arlington Texas, the AMA chose his 350 SX-F for a random tear down inspection after the race.

2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Results

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Marc Coma's racing year started in January with his third Dakar Rally win. Coma continued on to win the 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the opening round of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship.

Kids Just Want to Ride Act Gains Support

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A bill that would exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the law that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining support on the eve of a key congressional hearing.

Strang Tops Points Heading for Round Four

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Strang Tops the Points Chase Heading into Round Four of GNCC

St. Louis Supercross Preview 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series marches on to St. Louis as Ryan Villopoto and company enter the final four rounds of competition.

Chris Bach Prepares for GNCC

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Beta factory pilot Chris Bach is ready to get back on the podium, Chris has had a couple finishes outside the top ten and is ready to change all that.

Legislation & Congress Support Access to Land

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011will shortly be introduced; this bill would remove restrictions to motorized access on more than 40 million acres of public land nationwide.

Lone Star National Enduro Results 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
KTM's Charles Mullins hooked his first win of the 2011 season during Round 3 of the National Enduro Championship in Texas.

2011 AMA Arenacross Heads to Iowa

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
After a weekend that saw the remaining AMA Arenacross Series championships be awarded to their respective champions, the 2011 season will draw to a close this weekend from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Red Bull Dirty Dozen at PIR

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Red Bull Dirty Dozen, a unique amateur motocross series, will take place in conjunction with the existing Thursday Night Motocross season at Portland International Raceway.

Supercross Spotlight Shines On Tyler Bright

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
After returning to his winning ways at the Arenacross series during a break in the East Coast Lites series, the spotlight is back on Scorpion's Tyler Bright.

Spain FIM World Enduro Results 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Juha Salminen, Antoine Meo and Mika Ahola all claimed both days in their respective classes during the opening round of the 2011 World Enduro Championship in Spain.

Zero Motorcycles CEO Retires

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Another key figure leaves day-to-day operations at Zero Motorcycles with CEO Gene Banman retiring less than a month after founder Neal Saiki stepped down.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.

Dallas Supercross Insider 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011
Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto regains the lead in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship after Honda's Trey Canard cruises to his third win of the season in Dallas.

Rockford Arenacross Results 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tyler Bowers snared his first professional title in the 2011 AMA Arenacross Championship at Rockford after defeating Jeff Gibson and Nathan Skaggs.

Massie Wins Arenacross Lites East Series

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Patrick Massie claimed the crown in the 2011 AMA Arenacross Lites East division at Rockford’s MetroCentre as Yamaha's Kelly Smith dominated the first night in the premier class.

Dallas Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011
More drama unfolded in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship in Dallas as James Stewart and Chad Reed collided during the main.

Tyler Bowers Goes for 2011 Arenacross Title

Friday, April 1, 2011
Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers has come back from a season-ending injury last year and is currently just one round away from clenching the 2011 AMA Arenacross title.

AXO Subzero Releases Spring/Summer Gear

Friday, April 1, 2011
AXO Subzero vented gear has just been released for the Sping/Summer of 2011 and features some of the lightest pants and jerseys in the industry.

Marvin Musquin Returns from Injury

Friday, April 1, 2011
KTM's Marvin Musquin has returned to practicing after injuring his knee during the 2010 Bercy Supercross.

Ohlins Launches First Motocross Team for 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011
Ohlins USA has announced the launch of its first racing team, which is set to compete in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship beginning in May.