Valerie Thompson Pilots BMW S 1000 RR To New Land Speed Record

Motorcycle Racer Valerie Thompson Pilots BMW S 1000 RR To New Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats World Of Speed Competition

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ValerieThompson

Seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder earns her Red Hat with a 208 mph run to become one of the newest members of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 15, 2014…Motorcycle racer and team owner, Valerie Thompson, set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK sponsored BMW S 1000 RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah.

Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racing events held at the famed Salt Flats, including Speed Week, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and Worl...

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Yamaha Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First World Title

Yamaha Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First World Title with Phil Read in Misano

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It was a very special gathering inside the MotoGP paddock at Misano this evening as the Yamaha family joined with the paddock and media to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first world title with legend Phil Read.

The British racing icon took Yamaha to their first world championship victory aboard the RD56 250cc machine on the 13th September 1964, at the Monza circuit in Italy.

To honour the occasion Phil Read presented Masahiko Nakajima (President of Yamaha Motor Racing) and Marco Riva (General Manager of Yamaha Motor Racing) with the original 1964 World Championship certificate. The certificate will now be taken to Japan to take its rightful place at Yamaha’s Hall of Fame in Iwata.

A copy ha...

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Lafferty Finishes 2nd in his Final National Enduro Race

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Lafferty Finishes 2nd in his Final National Enduro Race

Matthews, IN – Factory FMF/KTM Team rider Mike Lafferty took 2nd overall in his final professional career race at the last race of the AMA National Enduro Series to end his 20-year career on an all-time high.

The eight-time National Enduro Champion was celebrated by the Muddobbers Enduro crowd the night prior to the event as his friends and fans celebrated his successful career. Lafferty lined up for his final round full of nerves but ready to enjoy his final professional race.

“I really didn’t put a lot of pressure on myself,” stated Lafferty. “I just wanted to finish safely and enjoy my final ride.”

Lafferty impressed the crowd when he won the first special test of the day...

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The Doctor Performs a Misano Miracle

The Doctor Performs a Misano Miracle

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RossiMisano

The many thousand Valentino Rossi fans gathered at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli had their dreams come true today as their Movistar Yamaha MotoGP hero delivered a perfect race to take victory for the ‘Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini’. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo came home in second to make it a perfect Yamaha one-two finish.

The Doctor made his intentions clear from the off with a flying start to move up from third to second into the first corner, tucked in behind teammate Lorenzo. An early attack by rival Marc Marquez was quickly dealt with and then with 25 laps to go he was able to pass Lorenzo to lead the race...

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Josh Hayes Dominates at NJMP

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HayesNJMP

All’s wheel that ends wheel: Hayes closes out 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season with another victory in New Jersey

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 14, 2014) – The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season enjoyed a fitting conclusion today at New Jersey Motorsports Park as Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes claimed the final checkered flag with the front wheel of his R1 lofted in the air.

Hayes eventually broke free following a frenetic first half to claim the seventh victory of his dominant 2014 campaign with nearly five seconds in hand.

Earlier in the race, Hayes found himself battling with Yoshimura Suzuki Factor Racing teammates Roger Hayden and Martin Cardenas, along with his works Yamaha teammate, Cameron Beaubier...

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Gillim and Dominguez in Battle Heading into NJMP

Gillim and Dominguez in epic points battle heading into season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2014) – AMA Pro SuperSport boasts the tightest title fight of 2014 heading into the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend. Just two points separate class rivals Hayden Gillim on the No. 69 TOBC Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 and Dustin Dominguez aboard the No. 68 HSBK Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 with a doubleheader of action-packed races on the schedule.

The class for fast young riders and quick club aces has produced another banner year, with enough ups and downs and close racing to cover several seasons.

Early on, it looked like Corey Alexander, pilot of the No...

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AMA Pro SuperBike Rolls into NJMP

AMA Pro SuperBike rolls into New Jersey Motorsports Park for 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season finale

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 10, 2014) – Just 20 points separate AMA Pro SuperBike living legend Josh Hayes and a fourth crown as he powers into this weekend’s 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.

Hayes’ task at the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown is relatively simple – avoid disaster and he will reclaim his rightful position atop the AMA Pro SuperBike hierarchy. Should the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha star scoop up a weekend tally equivalent to two 11th place finishes or better, he’ll move into sole possession of second on the career title list, trailing only seven-time king Mat Mladin.

The coronation could come as early as Saturday, a...

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Yamaha Sets Up For San Marino

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Yamaha Sets Up For San Marino

After a week of rest the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team has arrived at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the ‘GP di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini’ on Sunday the 14th of September.

Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi is hungry for a good result at his home race, the track being just 20 minutes down the road from his home in Tavullia.

At the previous round in Silverstone, Rossi snatched his eighth podium finish of the season. This weekend he intends to add another top score to his list of successes at Misano. In previous years he has scored two premier class MotoGP victories in 2008 and 2009 and two further podiums, finishing third in 2010 and second in 2012.

Teammate Jorge Lorenzo impressed with his form in Silverstone, where he f...

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Battle of the Jakes: Gagne, Lewis Heading into Final Round at NJMP

Battle of the Jakes: Gagne, Lewis frontrunners in GoPro Daytona SportBike title chase heading into final round at New Jersey

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JakeGagne

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2014) – All eyes will be on Jake Gagne and Jake Lewis this weekend when the two face off in GoPro Daytona SportBike action at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) for the seventh and final round of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season. As if the No. 1 plate and the sensation of winning a major championship is not enough to strive for, GoPro has graciously agreed to offer up a $75,000 payout to the top ten finishers in GoPro Daytona SportBike’s final point standings.

Heading into the finale, Gagne and Lewis are the only two competitors who have a realistic chance of earning the championship and claiming the $25,000 payout that goes...

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