American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Racer Productions on most successful GNCC season ever

31 10 2014

PICKERINGTON, OH – October 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More American Motorcyclist Association members than ever before competed in the just-concluded 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis. The AMA congratulates series promoter Racer Productions on the successful and historic season.

Tens of thousands of AMA competition members took part in the AMA National Championship series, with nearly 2,300 signing up for the final event alone. The Ironman finale was the largest single GNCC event on record, with 200 more riders than the record-breaking Unadilla GNCC earlier this year. In all, this was the biggest GNCC season in the series’ 40-year history.

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“Racers keep coming back to GNCCs for many reasons,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Among those are fairness, professionalism, challenging competition and the desire to be part of something big and meaningful. When you go to a GNCC, whether you are a youth rider, a novice rider or a top rider in the XC1 class, you are treated to a premier experience.

“The AMA thanks and congratulates the entire Racer Productions team for a job well done,” Dingman said.

This has been a memorable year for the GNCC series in many ways. In the XC1 bike class, after winning the title Kailub Russell raced the final two rounds on a KTM 150XC, a small-bore two-stroke. In the XC1 ATV class, the title was decided at the finish line of the final race, with Chris Borich just edging out Walker Fowler for the championship.

On Oct. 17, one of the GNCC Series’ most storied champions, Scott Summers, took his place among the greatest names in motorcycling in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Summers was the first multi-time GNCC champion to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining GNCC founder, Dave Coombs Sr., who passed away in 1998 and was inducted in 2000.

Racer Productions will honor GNCC champions and racers at the GNCC season-ending banquet on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center near the heart of downtown Morgantown, W.Va.

In addition, all GNCC racers who finished in the top three in their class are invited to the 2014 AMA Champions Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The annual AMA Champions Banquet recognizes outstanding performances by racers in all AMA-sanctioned national championship series and events.

For more information about the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis, see www.gnccracing.com. For more information about AMA-sanctioned competition events, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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Why We Ride Partners with Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to Offer Discounted DVDs at Shows

31 10 2014

SIMI VALLEY, CA – October 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The creators of Why We Ride have partnered with the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to offer a special DVD combo deal for show attendees purchasing a single day ticket to any of the 2014 International Motorcycle Shows. Show attendees can purchase a DVD copy of Why We Ride for $6 ($7 for the New York show) plus the cost of a single day general admission ticket when purchasing show admission, a savings of over 75%!

IMS“IMS has stepped up in a big way to take an industry leading position and provide our film to as many of its attendees as possible,” said Producer James Walker. “This kind of partnership is unheard of in the world of film distribution and will allow us to get the Why We Ride message to more people, which is aimed at inspiring people to join us in our passion for motorcycling.”

In addition to presale ticket packages, attendees at each show will also be able to purchase a Why We Ride DVD at a discount directly from the show’s ticket office. If you’re curious to see what all the buzz is about, Why We Ride will be screened on the main stage at each show, adding to the excitement and atmosphere that the IMS shows are known for.

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Why We Ride has partnered with the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to offer the DVD to show attendees at a discount.

“Why We Ride is a film dedicated to the passion of motorcyclists in America, a passion that drives people of all ages and walks of life to set aside their daily confinements, fire up their motorcycles and enjoy the journey,” said Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll. “In line with that same philosophy, the International Motorcycle Shows are all about bringing people together to celebrate riding. Families can see the latest and greatest bikes and aftermarket parts under one roof, then they can return home for their very own Why We Ride movie night.”

The 2014 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are bringing the latest bikes, gear and accessories from the biggest names in motorcycling to 11 locations around the country. With attractions like live supermoto racing, celebrity appearances, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition, demo rides from manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycles, Yamaha and more, you won’t want to miss this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. For more information visit Motorcycleshows.com, and click here to get a ticket bundle to a show near you!

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For more information visit www.WhyWeRide.com, and join the growing online community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

About Why We Ride

Why We Ride is a feature length documentary film. Since its December 2013 release, it has quickly become the #1 Motorcycle Film in the United States. Independently distributed by producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and producer James Walker, Why We Ride’s aim is to use the power of cinema not only to entertain but also educate, inspire and celebrate the world of motorcycling with audiences worldwide. To learn more about Why We Ride, visit WhyWeRide.com.

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Mikuni Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit for Yamaha Rhino MK-DF52-501

31 10 2014

NOTHRIDGE, CA – October 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mikuni American is now making available Genuine Mikuni Carburetor and Fuel Pump Rebuild Kits for many popular OEM Motorcycles and ATVs where such Rebuild Kits and Replacement Parts may not be available from the Original Vehicle Manufacturer. Shown here is Mikuni Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit MK-DF52-501 for Yamaha’s popular Rhino ATV. The Kit includes new Gaskets, Seals, Diaphragm, Spring and case screws to return the stock fuel pump to like-new operation.

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Genuine Mikuni Component Rebuild Kits, as well as Replacement and Aftermarket Performance Carburetors, Fuels Pumps, and all their Parts and Accessories are available from Mikuni American Distributors or through your favorite dealer. You can see all the available Mikuni Carburetors and Fuel Pumps, Rebuild Kits,  Replacement Parts, Tuning Components, plus the current Mikuni Carburetor Products Catalog with exploded view parts drawings, and a contact list of Mikuni Distributors Worldwide on their website  http://www.MikuniPower.com.

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Sudco Keihin FCR Performance Carburetor Kits for Harley-Davidson & American V-Twins

31 10 2014

COMPTON, CA – October 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Keihin FCR Carburetors are acknowledged as the leading carburetors in 4-stroke motorcycle racing for their acknowledged performance gains thanks to their precise metering, high flowing flat slide throttle design and adjustable accelerator pump for quick response. Sudco International, America’s motorcycle carburetor experts, have put together a complete line of easy bolt-up Keihin FCR 39 and 41mm Performance Carburetor Kits for many popular Harley-Davidson, American Big Twin and Sportster models.

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Each Sudco Keihin FCR Kit include a pre-jetted Keihin FCR 39 or 41mm Carburetor that is ready to run for most applications, equipped with the correct linkage to work with stock cables, and includes an air cleaner/cover adapter, with or without a K&N Chrome filter. Retail pricing for Sudco Keihin FCR39/41 Kits begin at $597.45.

For additional information and to order, contact your local motorcycle parts dealer or Sudco direct. Dealers call Sudco for a copy of the Sudco Main Products Catalog featuring a compete line of stock replacement and high performance parts, including Keihin and Mikuni Carburetors, for dirt bikes, street bikes, ATVs and personal watercraft. The Sudco Catalog is also available digitally online in Easy Flip Pages, JPG and downloadable PDF formats. Sudco International, 2410 South Sequoia Drive, Compton CA 90220. Ph 1-310-637-8330 / www.Sudco.com.

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Suzuki Announcement at 2014 Imtermot Motorcycle Show

30 10 2014

COLOGNE, GERMANY – October 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Full video review from this year’s prestigious Intermot Motorcycle Show at Cologne in Germany on September 30th where Suzuki officially announced its return to MotoGP in 2015 with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, along with launching several brand new production models. Also includes interviews with key Suzuki personnel.

 

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Bring the Whole Crew!

30 10 2014

DragonFire ReadyForce For Ranger Crew

CHANDLER, AZ – October 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Equipped for anything… ready for everything! DragonFire’s ReadyForce accessory range has been expanded to encompass the Polaris Ranger 900 Crew, making this workhorse more versatile than ever. The wraps came off when ReadyForce products were first seen on the Destination Polaris TV show this season and now Crew accessories are ready for you!

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“We knew we were on the right track when we did the Project X build for TV,” says DragonFire’s Product Line Business Manager Brice Ginn. “But we underestimated just how popular the ReadyForce package was going to be. After months of hard work, we are ready to release the entire range of products that were seen in 72 million households on Fox Sports during the Destination Polaris TV show.”

New items such as the ReadyForce HiBoy Crew Doors, Sheet Metal Bumpers (front and rear) and Crew SideRunners, can be combined with DragonFire’s existing Lift Kits, ExoFrames and HeadAche Racks. “You can convert any 2014-2015 Ranger Crew from cool to red hot,” claims Ginn. “ReadyForce provides the perfect combination of work and play to enhance the already stellar Ranger Crew platform.”

You have seen it on TV, now see it on your own ride! Just in time for hunting season, too. See your local DragonFire dealer and… Feel The Heat!

Ranger Crew HiBoy Doors:

  • Hand-welded in the USA
  • Multi-angle aluminum skin combined with a steel frame for strength and style
  • Removable door with captured lock-down hinges for convenience
  • Multi-point anchor system for added strength
  • Rubberized backing and bump stops for reduced trail noise
  • Slam shut automotive style latch with built-in locking mechanism
  • Door limit hooks integrated into frames to keep doors from damaging bodywork
  • Doors are pre-assembled for easy installation
  • Powdercoated black to match OEM cage
  • Graphic Kits Sold Separately

ReadyForce Front Sheet Metal Bumper:

  • Rugged one-piece sheet metal design
  • Hand-welded in the USA
  • Powdercoated black to match OEM roll cage
  • Comes with winch fairlead access and block-out plate
  • Uses Grade 8 Hardware
  • Quick and easy to install with no cutting or welding required

ReadyForce Rear Sheet Metal Bumper:

  • Rugged one-piece sheet metal design
  • Hand-welded in the USA
  • Powdercoated black to match OEM roll cage
  • Uses Grade 8 Hardware
  • Quick and easy to install with no cutting or welding required
  • Works with factory bed tilt function
  • For use with over-sized tires we recommend the use of our Bed Limiter kit (04-1901)

ReadyForce SideRunners:

  • Hand-welded in the USA
  • Lightweight steel tube and laser-cut plate design
  • Virtually zero loss of ground clearance
  • Sleek contoured styling that matches factory lines
  • Slotted top plate for grip
  • Powdercoated black to match factory color schemes

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DragonFire has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and Feel the Heat!

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Daytona International Speedway Names Florida Hospital as a Founding Partner Of Historic DAYTONA Rising Project

30 10 2014

Florida Hospital Becomes Official Healthcare Provider of
Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – October 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) today announced a multi-year partnership that will make Florida Hospital the second Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway, as part of its historic $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Providing high-quality medical services and new fan experiences at the “World Center of Racing,” Florida Hospital will inspire the community to race toward better health. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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“Florida Hospital’s mission, vision and reach make them an ideal partner,” said International Speedway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy. “We look forward to connecting them with visitors and race fans year round.”

Beginning in January 2015, Florida Hospital will be the exclusive healthcare provider of Daytona International Speedway, which includes providing medical equipment and personnel for all events, managing the care center operations and providing ambulances to handle emergency situations.

Arriving in a Toyota Camry pace car, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III and Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler CEO Daryl Tol shared the unprecedented announcement on the West end of Daytona International Speedway’s frontstretch.

The massive DAYTONA Rising project, encompassing the Speedway’s nearly one-mile long frontstretch, will be complete by January 2016. The project will transform the Speedway into the world’s first motorsports stadium with premium amenities and attractions unmatched in the industry.

The Florida Hospital brand will be represented on one of five special entrances called fan injectors, including more than 20,000 square feet of engagement space. Within this injector, Florida Hospital will have a presence in one of the “neighborhoods” which will encompass retail and dining areas, as well as dozens of video screens to provide fans with non-stop views of on-track action.

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“This is more than a sign on the building; this is a true partnership. Florida Hospital will be integrated into the fan experience at the Speedway,” Tol said. “Through our partnership with the Daytona International Speedway, we’ll provide another key access point for health care in the Daytona Beach community where guests will experience Florida Hospital’s commitment to whole person health and wellness.”

In addition to serving as a Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising, Florida Hospital will be an inaugural partner in ONE DAYTONA – a premier 190-acre mixed-use retail, dining and entertainment development across from Daytona International Speedway.

“Our partnership with Florida Hospital reinforces the immense appeal of the nation’s first true motorsports stadium to attract brands outside of the core sports arena,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III.  “We’re pleased to welcome Florida Hospital to Daytona International Speedway.”

About International Speedway Corporation

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern California(SM) near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 Raceway(SM) near Chicago, Illinois;  Homestead-Miami Speedway(SM) in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.

The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing Network, the nation’s largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service Corporation(SM), a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise.  In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.

About Florida Hospital

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based, not-for-profit institution focused on providing whole person care. The Florida Division of Florida Hospital stretches from coast to coast with 23 hospitals and more than 4,600 patient beds. The division includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and 26 Centra Care urgent care locations throughout the state. For more information, visit www.floridahospital.com.

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a key source of expected job growth in Volusia County as part of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl.

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site.

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information.

For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of “World Center of Racing.” In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

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