Military-Themed Monster Energy Supercross Race Set for San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium

5 12 2013

AURORA, IL – December 5, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that the annual Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race from San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on February 8 will take on a military theme to pay tribute to America’s members of the armed forces. Feld Motor Sports will support Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families with a focus on wounded veterans who served on or after 9/11, by making a monetary donation to the organization. Active and non-active members of the military will receive a $5 discount on $35 tickets by phone or online at Ticketmaster.com by using the code: OPHOME.

The San Diego race, one of the highest attended stops on the 17-race schedule, will showcase military-themed activities while riders and teams will be outfitted with military schemes on their gear and bikes. The San Diego area is home to several military installations, which makes this stop of Monster Energy Supercross a perfect fit to honor to the men and women that have served the country.

“When talking to people about the needs in the military community, I often hear people say I just didn’t know,” said Jack Chirrick, executive director of Operation Homefront – California. “Feld Motor Sports has really taken notice and made a commitment to join with us to honor our heroes and their families.  Our service members and their families sacrifice so much for us, and we want to be sure that we are there to assist them if they need it.”

“The military presence in San Diego is the perfect backdrop for this race and a way that our sport can say thanks to our military members,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports. “This day is completely dedicated to those men and women that have done so much for our country.”

For the first-time ever, the entire Monster Energy Supercross season will air live on FOX Sports. FOX Sports 1 will air 13 races live and Fox Sports 2 will air four races live, in addition to every race re-airing on FOX Sports 2. The live Monster Energy Supercross programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 also includes live coverage on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on to www.facebook.com/supercrossLive, www.Twitter.com/supercrosslive and www.instagram.com/SupercrossLive.com. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com.SupercrossLive. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dhartwig@feldinc.com or 630-566-6305.

About Feld Motor Sports

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®.  Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit  www.feldentertainment.com.

About Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers nationwide in providing emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.     Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs for military families since its inception in 2002. Nationally, 95 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

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Moss Earns First Podium for JDR/J-Star/KTM Team

12 02 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA – February 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – JDR/J-Star/KTM Team rider Matt Moss earned the first-ever podium finish for the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team at the sixth round of the AMA West Supercross Lites Series held at Qualcomm Stadium.

The reigning Australian Lites Supercross and Motocross Champion jumped onto the radar after earning a 5th place result at the Oakland Supercross event which marked the JDR/J-Star/KTM teams best overall finish at the time. Two rounds later he successfully broke his own record and showed he can run with the best in his class after earning his first U.S. Supercross Lites podium spot in front of the San Diego crowd.

Moss started the night off well earning 3rd overall in his heat race after closing in on Red Bull/KTM rider Marvin Musquin. Moss had a great gate pick for the main event which paid off huge when the gate dropped for the start of the 15-lap main.

He launched his KTM 250 SX-F off the line to a 2nd place start around the first corner. He remained in the runner-up position for the first three laps before Cole Seely made a pass to takeover the position. Moss surrendered one more position a lap later to point’s leader Eli Tomac before setting into 4th place. He never tired and remained close to the lead group and put his KTM in a great place to take over the final podium spot once Tomac crashed near the halfway point. Moss quickly moved into the position and rode a steady race for the remainder of the event to secure his and his team’s first U.S. Supercross Lites podium.

“It feels so good to get on the podium tonight. I have worked so hard and have always dreamed of racing in the U.S. and it feels so amazing to finish on the box and advance my ranking in the points chase. I couldn’t do this without the continuous support of everyone involved on the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team and I extend my deepest thanks to them,” remarked Moss.

JDR/J-Star/KTM Team owner Jay Rynenberg was equally excited, remarking: “It’s been a long road getting to this point. Everyone on the team has worked incredibly hard to advance our team and it is very rewarding to see the pay off. Moss had a few bad years in a row and we picked him up a year ago and built him back up in Australia and now we are standing behind him in the U.S. He is a very dedicated and hard working rider and I am very proud of him and the team.”

The AMA West Lites Supercross Series will now take a break while the series heads to the East coast. Malcolm Stewart and PJ Larsen will compete for the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team on the east while Moss will return to racing action on April 21, 2012 when the Supercross Series returns west for the Seattle Supercross.

Next Round: Airlington, TX – February 18, 2012

Results Supercross Lites West San Diego 
1. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 12:00.676 (15 laps)
2. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, +3.734 sec
3. Matt Moss (AUS), KTM, +17.095 
4. Gareth Swanepoel (USA), Yamaha, +22.332
5. Nico Izzi (USA), Yamaha, +24.747
Other KTM
16. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM, 14 laps, +25.558

Supercross Lites West Standings after 6 of 8 rounds
1. Wilson, 116 points
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, 114
3. Seely, 101
4. Musquin, 89 
5. Izzi, 78
Other KTM
6. Moss, 73
27. Ryan Marmont (AUS), KTM, 10

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Pre-Race Report: San Diego Supercross

10 02 2012

CORONA, CA – February 10, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire –  Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle and Dean Wilson are headed to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the sixth round of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Championship series. Teammate Tyla Rattray will sit out for the next few weeks as he recovers from injuries sustained during his heat race at the Oakland round of the Supercross Lites West series.

Photo: Steve Cox

Tickle scored his second top-ten finish of the season in the Supercross Class last Saturday at Anaheim, and has plans to keep that momentum going for the race this Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Photo: Steve Cox

“I’m feeling good this week,” says Tickle. I’ve been riding and training, as usual, but I’ve also been working on a couple little things that I think I need. I’m looking to improve with each round, so hopefully my hard work pays off.”

Photo: Steve Cox

Wilson finished just off the podium in fourth last Saturday in Anaheim, and is looking to get back on the box this weekend in San Diego.

Photo: Steve Cox

“I’m focused this week,” says Wilson, “but I also want to try and not be so serious. I do well when I’m happy and having fun, so that’s what I’m going for on Saturday.”

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boys will be at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium this Saturday, February 11th, for the sixth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship. Wilson stays in second overall with 91 points in the Supercross Lites West Region, and Tickle stays at 14th with 41 points in the Supercross Class.

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About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages, and everything in between.

Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 28 AMA championships and more than 200 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.

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