Hayden Gillim Claims First AMA Pro SuperSport Title

Hayden Gillim claims first AMA Pro SuperSport title following epic battle with Dominguez

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Gillim

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Hayden Gillim emerged as AMA Pro SuperSport champion at the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park last weekend. Gillim, who had finished second in the points four straight years in his various AMA Pro attempts and three times in AMA Pro SuperSport, had his hands full with Dustin Dominguez, and the battle for the title in 2014 was a true showdown.

The racing was very close – typical of the AMA Pro SuperSport class. Gillim had a two-point lead coming into the event and left with the same margin after he and Dominguez split wins in the Garden State.

“The last three years I have finished short, and to finally to come out to battle for wins ev...

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Held to Launch 2015 Collection at 2014 AIMExpo

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Held

Held to Launch 2015 Collection at 2014 AIMExpo

Aliso Viejo, Calif. – September 19, 2014 – Held USA will be launching the all new 2015 collection at AIMExpo, held October 16-19 in Orlando, FL. Attendees will be able to see the complete lineup of Held motorcycle apparel, gloves and luggage.

Held USA will be set up at AIMExpo booth #921. Held representatives from the USA and Germany will be present to answer questions about Held’s premium motorcycle gloves, pants, jackets, protection, and bags and luggage, while also offering fittings. Made from the finest and some of the most unique materials available, Held products are built to accommodate a wide range of motorcyclists. Learn more about Held gloves, apparel and bags at HeldUSA.com.

Held representatives from the US and Germany will b...

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Jake Gagne wins SportBike Championship

Gagne continues his rise to the top by winning AMA Pro Road Racing GoPro Daytona SportBike championship

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JakeGagne

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2014) – At New Jersey, Jake Gagne wrapped up his first AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike championship, winning one race and finishing second in the other in last weekend’s doubleheader.

Gagne marked his stamp on the 2014 season as he continues the upward trajectory of his racing career.

Gagne showed up at the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the midst of a close title fight with a hot young rider and left the Garden State after making a statement in a pressure-filled weekend. No stranger to championship hunts, the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull pilot previously won the highly contested Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Europe...

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Hayes Adds to His Legendary Status with 4th SuperBike Title

Hayes adds to his legendary status with fourth AMA Pro Road Racing SuperBike title

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JoshHayes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes entered the 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike season on the heels of the most dominant campaign in the history of the series and with his primary threat no longer in the paddock. Seeking an unprecedented fourth-straight premier series crown, Hayes was ultimately upset following a tumultuous season in which he demonstrated the pace to win every single race but still fell short of the title.

Hayes came back in 2014 a year closer to 40 and with a new teammate – one even quicker than the man who had just taken his No. 1 plate...

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Red Bull KTM Factory Team Signs Justin Hill

Red Bull KTM Factory Team Signs Justin Hill

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KTM

Murrieta, CA – The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is excited to announce it has signed Justin Hill to race the 250 SX West Supercross Series and the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship for the 2015 season.

Hill hails from the state of Oregon where he lived throughout his amateur motocross career. It was at a young age that Hill became recognized as an upcoming star after securing multiple amateur motocross titles which led to a factory ride in his rookie season in 2013. During that season he earned two top five finishes in the 250 SX West Supercross Series.

In 2014, Hill landed on the podium five times in the 250 SX West Supercross Series. His first professional career win was at the San Diego Supercross...

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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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Yamaha50

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

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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