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You know the 2014 Supercross season is just around the corner when the track layouts are released. I always like it when the track goes into the stands, so I would have to say that Detroit is my favorite. Which is your favorite and why? Comment below.
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The seven-rider team will contest multiple national offroad series. Baylor, who sat out most of the 2013 season healing from a wrist injury, will return to the AMA National Enduro and GNCC Series for 2014. Baylor is seeking his second national championship in the National Enduro Series and will be competing in his first full-season in the GNCC XC1 class.
Lafferty will return to the Factory FMF/KTM Team for his final year of racing. 2014 will mark Lafferty’s 20th year racing professionally and he has announced that it will be his final year racing full-time. The 8-time National Enduro Champion is currently tied with Dick Burleson for the record a Bmount of National Enduro championships and he will be looking to break that record in his final season.
Mullins has signed a three-year contract with the KTM team. The reigning AMA National Enduro Champion will return to the series to defend his title. Mullins was dominant in that series last season and is looking to hang on to his number one plate. Mullins, who finished 2nd in the GNCC XC1 Series to his teammate Russell, will return to the GNCC Series in 2014 with greater motivation to win. “Kailub and I battled the whole season last year and I plan to challenge him even more next season. No racer likes to get second and I am going to do my part to make sure I am in the championship hunt this next season,” remarked Mullins.
Mullins main competitor, Russell, has also signed a three-year contract with the Factory FMF/KTM Team. For 2014, he will defend his title in the GNCC XC1 Series. “I made some changes to my program last year that helped me as we neared the end of the season. It felt great to get my first XC1 championship and now I am determined to stay on top. I am looking forward to an exciting season,” stated Russell.
In the Women’s GNCC class, fans will see Kacy Martinez step up to the Factory team truck replacing four-time GNCC Champion Maria Forsberg. Martinez proved she has what it takes to place at the top of the podium, winning two races last season. The multi-time WORCS Women’s Champion is looking to compete for her first GNCC title.
On the west coast, KTM has Ramirez and Robert. Ramirez will contest the AMA National Hare & Hound Series where he finished fourth overall this past season. “Last year was my first full-time year in the series. I love desert racing, so I am really looking forward to returning to that series. I learned a lot from my friend Kurt Caselli and I am hoping to take what he has taught me and go after my first title in that series,” mentioned Ramirez.
The newest face to the Factory FMF/KTM Team is Taylor Robert. A former WORCS Champion and the 2013 ISDE Top American, Robert is excited about the switch to the KTM brand. Like Mullins and Russell, Robert has also signed a three-year contract with the factory team. He will compete on the 350 XC-F in the EnduroCross Series. Robert is excited for his debut on the team, commenting “It is an honor to race for the KTM team. I know they have a history of winning offroad championships and I am hoping to give them some more. I am thankful for the opportunity and excited to showcase the product in the EnduroCross Series and in the ISDE next season.”
“We lost a great leader in our team with the passing of Kurt Caselli, and it is our goal, to continue to do what he has taught us to do, which is to continue to improve each season to reach new goals and championships,” stated Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager Antti Kallonen.
He continued, “We’ve always had a team of great riders and this year is no exception. The 2013 season was very successful and it is never easy to repeat that success but with our group of riders, mechanics and team staff I know we have what it takes to defend current titles and go after new ones.”
If you didn't think it would happen because races are won in the corners, or the track was just to big it looks like Straight Rhythm racing will become an event in 2014 on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Lets hear what you have to say about this style of racing by commenting below.
Factory FMF/KTM racer Kurt Caselli, was an exceptional athlete, mentor, friend, american legend and so much more. He touched the lives of so many people around the globe, this video is created in his honor. He will always be remembered in the hearts of all who loved him. A true hero.
Episode 2 in the Pastranaland series. Trevor Jacobs narrowly escapes death after jumping the biggest FMX ramp in the world! After watching the video did you watch him or the bike? I watched the bike let's hear your thoughts below in the comments.
The entire Crossland Racing Team has been putting in tons of work testing, training and riding to gear up for the Supercross season the last several weeks. We check out what it's like to be back home in Oklahoma and how a team full of family works together around the clock.
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Art Mitchell Mem. Enduro-March 16, 2014
MoonShine Enduro-March 30, 2014
Lost In Lodi Enduro-April 13, 2014
Grassman Enduro-May 4, 2014
Round 5 & 6
Little Raccoon Classic Enduro-June 14-15 2014
Milk Run Enduro-July 13, 2014
Jake Tom Enduro-Aug. 10, 2014
Little Burr Enduro-Aug. 24, 2014
Peace Pipe Enduro-Nov. 9, 2014
Watch Ryan Dungey battle Marvin Musquin head-to-head on the Red Bull Straight Rhythm course.
You've seen Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin battle on the half-mile long Straight Rhythm track via helicopter, now watch what it was like from the ground.
Thanks to a GoPro strapped to Dungey's head, you can see the two pro riders go at it on the revolutionary track, a supercross course that's been unfurled into one long, rhythm-stuffed drag strip. With this view, it's as good as being on there, roost-free.
Factory FMF/KTM rider Mike Lafferty reflects on his championship career, including 8 National Enduro titles, and what racing has meant to him. Special guest appearances by Russell Bobbitt, Alan and Melissa Randt and Mark Hyde. Lafferty will return to the Factory FMF/KTM Team for his 20th and final year of racing in 2014.
This past weekend I was finally able to try out my new knee braces. I first purchased a pre-owned set to try out on a couple of rides, so I could see whether or not they were something I would like riding in (more on that topic later in this post). Before I tried out the knee braces, I first wanted to find something to wear between my skin and the brace to keep them from rubbing. So which is the best option: knee brace socks or sleeves?
Knee Brace Socks
Knee Brace Socks
- Stay in place
- Provide high level of protection
- Material is thick and warmer than sleeves
- Single day use only
Knee Brace Sleeves
- Thin, cooler material
- Could be used a second day
- Tend to bunch-up
Overall, after trying out both types of materials my preference was for the socks over sleeves. The only downside is I would like to get a second set, so I don't have to put on sweaty socks on the second day of riding. If its a hot day I will brake out the sleeves again, but that is a few months away.
A throwback race held in the spirit of "run what you brung," VonZipper pulled out their old dirt bikes and teamed up with the folks at The Hell on Wheels for a weekend of camping, and popping wheelies. Join the VZ FreewheelerMX club over Thanksgiving weekend at Glen Helen Raceway as they eat their leftovers and some dust at the Red Bull Day in the Dirt.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an innovative evolution of supercross where a track is "unwound" -- there are no turns, just a 1/2 mile-long straight rhythm section. By isolating just the whoops, triples, doubles, table tops and step on/offs, riders must focus exclusively on reading the terrain directly in front of them and correctly judging their speed for precise distance and control. Some of the world's top riders (including James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Malcom Stewart, Cole Seely, Justin Bogle and Jesse Nelson) went head-to-head in a friendly competition on this watershed track, proving there's potential for a new competitive moto format.
KTM reports with great sadness that American KTM factory rider Kurt Caselli died as the result of injuries sustained in a crash while competing in the SCORE/Baja 1000 this weekend.
Kurt Caselli, part of the Factory FMF/Bonanza Plumbing/KTM team competing in this desert race, was in a leading position when he suffered a crash that resulted in severe multiple injuries and his subsequent death at the site of the accident. He died of his injuries in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
The team, who have now recovered Caselli's bike discovered traces on the machine that indicate he had collided with some animal, which apparently caused the crash.
Kurt Caselli, 30, was an accomplished American offroad and desert rider but he had also made a successful transition to international rallies for the KTM Factory Team. He was admired and respected in racing circles for his skill, natural talent and exemplary sportsmanship far beyond the borders of his home country. While Caselli was one of the most popular figures on the KTM team, he was also an unmatched role model for young riders and fans.
Passionate about his sport, he had multiple consecutive championships in WORCS and National Hare and Hound racing and had been the lead rider for the USA International Six Days Enduro team for the past ten years. In January 2013, Caselli was drafted into the official KTM rally team to ride in the Dakar Rally, replacing his friend and factory teammate Marc Coma, who was injured. Caselli’s debut ride in the 2013 Dakar Rally was impressive. He was subsequently given a permanent spot on the KTM rally team and was preparing to contest the Dakar 2014 and the FIM World Cross Country Rallies Championship in the coming season.
Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsports: “Today we lost a KTM hero in the worst possible circumstances. We are shocked and saddened by this tragic news and our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Kurt’s family. Kurt was much more than a very talented rider; he was also an exceptional team player. He represented and lived by the values and a passion for racing that lies at the very core of KTM. Our sport has lost more than a great rider; we have also lost an excellent ambassador for offroad racing.”
Jon-Erik Burleson, President of KTM North America: ”We at KTM can't put into context the loss everyone in the motorcycling community is experiencing. Beyond his racing successes and talent as a rider, Kurt was above all else a core member of our greater off-road family that simply can't be replaced. Kurt inspired the KTM family to keep pushing the limits of racing. He was the driving force behind our renewed efforts in Baja, Hare & Hound and the International Six Days Enduro. His work ethic, attitude and graciousness will never be matched.”
Antti Kallonen, Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager: “The loss of Kurt is immense to the sport, our team and to our family. Kurt has been on KTM his entire professional career. Even in the early years he brought something special to the off-road environment by bringing a leadership role like no other. He had the uncanny ability to bring a team together for efforts big and small. Professional motorcycle racing is always considered an individual sport, but Kurt made it a team sport. Whenever there was an opportunity to lead, help, inspire, advise or coach Kurt went into it like he went into a race – completely prepared, completely confident and knowing he could win. Kurt was the most galvanizing force I’ve ever seen. Those who knew him were lucky. Those of us who got to work with him were blessed.”
Kurt Caselli will be deeply missed by the entire KTM family, his teammates, his fellow competitors and by his fans all over the world. At this time of acute sadness, the KTM management and the entire KTM international family extend their heartfelt condolences to the Caselli family.