Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were the star guests this afternoon for the ‘First Ever’ International MotoXpo Show in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The MotoGP riders arrived in Malaysia early for the second of the two Sepang tests to attend the event as guests of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor.
The Strider Adventure Zone will return to family friendly Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 27 to 29. For budding young cyclists who love having fun with a competitive edge, Strider Adventure Zone will host the Strider Cup race on Sunday, July 29.
Strider makes no-pedal bikes that help toddlers learn balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops confidence and bike handling skills. Children from 18 months to five years of age will have a chance to experience riding at the Strider Adventure Zone.
Elena Myers claims second career AMA victory, first female winner at Daytona.
Elena Myers, who rode Suzuki’s GSV-R bike on the eve of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix, took another small step towards her dream of becoming the first female MotoGP rider by making history at Daytona.
“Any girl in MotoGP would be good, but I hope I’m the first,” said Myers after the Indianapolis appearance. “That’s my goal, and I’m trying hard every day to get there.”
Once an underground phenomenon, freestyle riders now merit center stage. Three of their stars will perform at the Freestyle Street Extreme in the Yamaha Marketplace during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29.
Dempsey Racing principals and co-drivers Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster confirmed today the team’s entry into the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) P2 division with a partial schedule of races this year, fulltime competition in future seasons, and a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, possibly as soon as 2013.
MONTEREY, Calif., February 23, 2012 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off its 55th season with the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón, an exhilarating six hour endurance race, May 11-12.
Featuring multiple classes of high-tech sports cars competing together, the American Le Mans Series sees constant passing and on-track battles throughout each race. The six hour endurance race takes competitors from daylight, to dusk and into the darkness, pushing drivers’ and crews’ mental and physical abilities.
The 2011 American Le Mans Series Championship was secured, with one race to go, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last fall by Dyson Racing who won the LMP1 Drivers and Team Championships. At that same race Mazda won the Engine Manufacturer title and Dunlop the Tire Championship. Dyson Racing wrapped up the Michelin Green X Challenge championship for the year at the season-ending Petit Le Mans.
A notable new entry to the 2012 American Le Mans Series is Lotus Alex Job Racing. This is the first time a factory backed Lotus has participated in the Series and they couldn’t have chosen a better partner; Alex Job Racing is the longest competing and most successful team in the American Le Mans Series. IndyCar veteran Townsend Bell and ALMS Founders Cup winner Bill Sweedler are the team’s drivers.
The Mazda MX-5 Cup, Unlimited Racing Championship, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda, Cadillac Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama support races provide on-track activity throughout the weekend. Off-track offerings include driver autograph sessions, grid walk, race simulators, tech talks, and of course, plenty of food, beer, wine and Patrón.
Advance purchase general admission is $60 for a two day pass. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. There is free parking and VIP parking available for $30. Hospitality options start at $250 per person.
At its 49th annual Awards Dinner March 7 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, Ca. the Motor Sports Press Association honored Mike and Kathy Hayworth with the Outstanding Contribution to Motorsports Award.
From the 14-year-old who snuck into a Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) volunteer barbecue to the well-respected race car driver he is today, Townsend Bell, will be a welcome sight as he returns to his home track at the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón May 11-12, 2012.