AMSOIL GNCC Racing Bike Highlights

AMSOIL GNCC Racing Bike Highlights

It was a bittersweet day as the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, came to a close for the season in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Ironman Raceway hosted over 2,398 riders in the course of the two-day Ironman GNCC event, but at the conclusion of today’s 1 p.m. pro bike race it was […]

October 30, 2017 at 7:59 am 0 comments

The Baja Rally: Battle to the Bitter End

The Baja Rally: Battle to the Bitter End

Riders gathered in the sun, looking far less exhausted than at the other finish lines. They were waiting to caravan back to the San Nicolas Hotel & Casino, after the final brutal day of the BAJA RALLY. Maybe it was the relief from knowing this was the end which made them seem so weightless. No longer burdened by the next […]

October 17, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

The Baja Rally: This Is Why We Rally

The Baja Rally: This Is Why We Rally

Special Stage 3 opened among boulders, Saguaro cacti, miles upon miles of sand and slithering creatures. It was a new day and some racers had time to make up from previous stages. One most notably by outstanding newcomer (can we still call him that?) Garrett Poucher who earned a 10-minute penalty on SS1 and, the following afternoon, exceeded expectations by […]

October 17, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

The Baja Rally: Special Stage 2 Is the Longest Route Yet

The Baja Rally: Special Stage 2 Is the Longest Route Yet

With over 400 kilometers under their tires, Baja Rally racers battled far more than their road books on Special Stage 2. Increasing heat, a rapidly evolving landscape, and sheer distance burdened every rotation of their tires. Even the Media team had it rough in the morning – overcoming a flat tire with the valiant assistance of Baja Pits and the […]

October 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

The Baja Rally: It’s All Uphill from Here

The Baja Rally: It’s All Uphill from Here

What the BAJA RALLY is famous for isn’t the incredible staff, the unity among adversaries, its dedication to preserving Baja’s environment and propelling their economy, or even the high standard of safety – though these qualities are all apparent. The racers go home raving about the route. How it challenged even the most accomplished riders and drivers. When the navigation […]

October 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

The Baja Rally: Let the Games Begin

The Baja Rally: Let the Games Begin

The BAJA RALLY had a lot of fun preparing this year’s Prologue stage adding to the navigational challenge and slowing the pace as riders and drivers selected their lines cautiously around race-ending ruts left behind from summer storms. But, as always, the trials only added to the fun! Las Cañadas Campamento – an adventure park carved out of Baja’s wilderness […]

October 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

The Baja Rally: Their Biggest Challenge is BAJA!

The Baja Rally: Their Biggest Challenge is BAJA!

October 9, 2017, marks the 5th installment of North America’s premiere rally raid, and it’s going to be a doozy. Look out world, the BAJA RALLY is back and ready to rumble! And they’re challenging Baja’s rugged wilderness to a knife fight, naming glory as their prize. The BR team has changed the rules a bit and added velocity to […]

October 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

Purvines DA8 Racing Report From WORCS Adelanto, California Rd 11

Purvines DA8 Racing Report From WORCS Adelanto, California Rd 11

With a 20 point lead going into the last round, all Gary Sutherlin had to do was finish 45 minutes of the 1 1/2 hour race. “I got off to a great start and I just wanted to ride smart and make sure my bike was going to make it. I let the race get away from me a bit, […]

October 10, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC Report

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC Report

The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, spent the weekend at Marvin’s Mountain Top in Masontown, West Virginia, for the sixth annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC. Ricky Russell jumped out to the early lead on his N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha-backed machine once the green flag waved and earned the $250 All […]

September 25, 2017 at 7:54 am 0 comments

AMSOIL GNCC Parts Unlimited Unadilla Report

AMSOIL GNCC Parts Unlimited Unadilla Report

New Berlin, New York was jam-packed with America’s fastest off-road racers as they competed in the 13th Annual Parts Unlimited Unadilla GNCC at the famous Unadilla MX this weekend, Sunday, September 10. At the end of the three-hour race, it was FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Kailub Russell claiming the win at the tenth round of the 43rd Annual AMSOIL Grand National […]

September 13, 2017 at 7:47 am 0 comments

Purvines DA8 Racing National Hare & Hound Panaca, Nevada

Purvines DA8 Racing National Hare & Hound Panaca, Nevada

AXEL PEARSON 2nd Place Axel Pearson was heading into round 7 with one thing on his mind, a podium. Panaca, Nevada’s bomb was a bit different than most Hare & Hound rounds. “It was more like a moto start, really flat and watered going into a big first turn. It was still dead engine but we started by each class […]

August 17, 2017 at 7:48 am 0 comments

Beta USA Race Team Update

Beta USA Race Team Update

Riders came from around the world last weekend to compete in the TKO event. Riding conditions were decent at the beginning of day one. However, the track worsened with every lap. Mud-caked-rocks and loosened terrain made it difficult for riders to navigate what were previously good lines. Crashes and falls began to take place more commonly, but the pace of […]

August 15, 2017 at 7:31 am 0 comments

The Wiseco John Penton GNCC Report

The Wiseco John Penton GNCC Report

The ninth round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, took place today, July 9, with the 28th Annual Wiseco John Penton GNCC at the popular Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio. The world’s fastest off-road racers were put to the test facing hot and humid race conditions, but at […]

Ricky Russell Earns His First Career Victory at AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC

Ricky Russell Earns His First Career Victory at AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC

Snowshoe Mountain hosted the eighth round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, this past weekend, June 25. The rough and rugged conditions created a grueling track for the AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC that lived up to the nickname of “America’s Toughest Race.” After three hours of intense racing it was […]

Thad Duvall Goes Back-to-Back at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC

Thad Duvall Goes Back-to-Back at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC

Rockstar Energy/Factory Husqvarna Racing’s Thad Duvall rode his way to his second overall win in a row at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC in Odessa, New York today, June 11. The points battle in the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, tightened up with Duvall now only sitting ten points out of […]

Purvines DA8 Racing Weekend Recap

Purvines DA8 Racing Weekend Recap

NICK BURSON 1st Place Nick Burson has his eyes on Pioche as that race suited his style. “The start was going to be really important and I knew my teammate Axel does really well up here so I had to be on my game.” Burson had a great jump off the start and was able to be the first to […]