Author: Wes Williams
FIM World Junior Championships this weekend
A few days after the 30th Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn's wrapped up, an entire US contingent boarded planes in route to Italy for the FIM World Junior Championship where they will face off against the fastest amateur racers across the globe. US based riders racing in the event include Chase Bell, Mark Worth, Matt Bisceglia, Chris Alldredge, Joey Savatagy, Josh Mosiman, Gabriel Jairala and Derek Drake,
Kyle Peters OUT of Unadilla Debut
After winning the 250 A class at Loretta's ahead of Horizon Award winner, Justin Bogle, According to RacerXOnline.com, "After a successful run at the Loretta Lynn's 250A championship Kyle is still feeling the effects of a bad crash in moto 1 of the 450A class at the same event. While preparing for his professional debut at Unadilla this upcoming weekend Kyle was still feeling a sharp pain in his back and decided to have it checked out. A trip to the doctor's office and a few x-rays of his spine revealed that Kyle has a small fracture of the T10 vertebrae. This will delay his professional debut until doctors have given him the all clear to begin training again."
We wish Kyle a speedy recovery and hope to see him on the gates of an outdoor national soon.
Barcia to Finish Season on 450
In case you've missed it, perhaps the biggest news heading into Unadilla - besides the extremely close points battle - is the fact that Justin Barcia will be finishing out the season aboard a Factory Honda CRF450R. Is it because he's out of the Lites points race, to make room for newcomer, Justin Bogle, or to give him more time on the bike for a potential full time move in 2012? Regardless, it will be fun to watch Barcia's debut ride on a 450. Here's what Barcia had to say about the opportunity.
"I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to ride the Honda CRF450R in the 450 class," said Barcia. "I can't thank GEICO Honda team owners Rick Zielfelder and Jeff Majkrzak enough for allowing me to take advantage of this opportunity. I raced the CRF450R to the overall win at the Bercy Supercross last year and I felt great competing on the bike, so I'm excited to now get the chance to race several rounds in the Motocross series on it. I'm also really looking forward to working with the factory Honda team. I feel I've grown a lot as a professional racer over the past three years and this whole experience is only going to help me develop my skills even more."
Scott partners with FIM World Junior Championships
Youthstream is pleased to announce a three year partnership with Scott for the Monster Energy FIM Junior World Championship, starting this weekend in Cingoli.
Matthieu Lalloz, Scott Motosports Sponsoring Manager, explained: "Scott Sports is really proud to announce a three years partnership agreement with Youthstream for the Monster Energy FIM Junior World Championship. Supporting the young generations and future champions of our sport has always been into our philosophy. They are the future of our sport!"
"Giving the chance to all those young riders to meet and race during a whole weekend is a great opportunity for them to measure their skills with worldwide competitors. This young generation needs some support to progress and become pro and then international champions; We know the effort and sacrifice the parents make to give the opportunity to their kids to participate to this race, so we have decided to give some support and we will be present in the paddock to offer to those young racers who have chosen Scott goggles a race service for them and we will provide them the products they need during the whole racing weekend," Lalloz continued.
"In addition, we will reward each class winner (65cc, 85cc, 125cc), with the support of our bike division, a SCOTT bicycle to be used for their training, while they are off their motorcycle. We will continue our effort for the upcoming two years to support as much as possible the future Champions of our sport," Lalloz concluded.
KTM Announces 2012 Amateur Support Program Currently Accepting Resumes
KTM is excited to begin the second year of its support program for amateur motocross riders through its dealership network. All interested applicants must submit a resume to their local KTM dealer to be considered for support. The resume will only be considered if submitted by the KTM dealer - individual resumes sent directly by the rider will not be considered. Each rider resume should include the rider's 2011/2012 planned race schedule and classes as well as past racing accomplishments/results. All resumes must be submitted by September 15, 2011.
Riders must be willing to race a minimum of 4 amateur national events to be considered for the support program. Riders must list which 4 amateur national events they plan to attend for the 2012 season on their resume. The following is a list of eligible events:
Amateur Spring Championship - Freestone, TX
Oak Hill GNC Championship - Decatur, TX
Mill Creek Amateur National - Mill Creek, AL
Daytona Amateur Supercross - Daytona Beach, FL
NMA World Mini Grand Prix - Mesquite, NV
Mammoth Mountain Motocross - Mammoth, CA
NMA Ponca City Grand Prix - Ponca City, OK
Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Championship - Hurricane Mills, TN
Dodge Amateur National - Prairie City, CA
NMA Branson USA - Branson, MO
Mini Olympics - Gainesville, FL
Amateur Open - Phoenix, AZ
Each applicant's resume will be processed and selected riders will be determined starting October 1, 2011. The level of support will vary based on the riders skill and ability, past race results and value as determined by the KTM dealer.
In addition, to the support packages, KTM also has posted its largest contingency program in history. For more details on KTM's contingency program please visit www.KTMAwards.com. Over $2 million dollars in contingency has been posted for 2011.