The opening round of the 2009 season marked a new era for supermoto with XTRM Sports Network promoting AMA Pro Supermoto. This year’s pro series will make six stops on the calendar at venues all over the Western states, including a round at the Summer X Games and a grand finale in the majestic mountain community of Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
In addition to the XTRM AMA Pro Series, there will also be five rounds of the XTRM AMA Amateur Supermoto National Championship the day before the big boys hit the track. The amateur series will make three more stand-alone stops on their calendar before heading to Mammoth for the final event of the year. read more
Following their victory in Saturday’s AMA Superbike Championship race at Fontana in California, Rockstar Makita Suzuki team mates Mat Mladin and Tommy Hayden dominated Sunday’s race with another one-two victory.
A Red Flag stopped the race early on and in the restart Hayden was able to take the holeshot ahead of Mladin. They exchanged the lead once more during the race before Mladin capitalised on a nearly-flawless race to the chequered flag. Hayden was not able to keep pace with Mladin in the final laps but he succeeded in holding off the rest of the field and earning another second-place finish for the Suzuki Superbike Challenge weekend. read more
Danny Eslick rode his Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR Buell to a doubleheader victory at the Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California. Rain covered the track in the morning but, by race time the track was dry and ready for racing. Jamie Hacking and Eslick battled tough for the entire race with Eslick finally taking the checkered flag with .099 of a second gap to Hacking.
Buell’s second race win in premiere class racing shows that Buell is no fluke and is going to remain a strong competitor for the remainder of the season. As the American manufacture is extremly happy with the performance this weekend. read more
Danny Eslick turned in a dominating performance in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL race on the No. 9 Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR Buell 1125R and gave the American-made manufacturer its first major victory in international motorcycle racing competition.
Eslick qualified second behind polesitter Jamie Hacking (No. 88 Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R) but quickly took control of the race at the start and never looked back. He led all 21 laps and his winning margin of victory of 2.510 seconds was one of the smallest gaps of the race, but only because Eslick road a wheelie across the start/finish line. read more
Neil Hodgson has sustained a collapsed lung, dislocated shoulder and injured ribs in a motorcross training accident.
The 35 year old Brit hit a fallen riders bike, crashing heavily and was taken to the Loma Linda Hospital in California with breathing difficulties where he remains under observation.
The former BSB and WSB champion is expected to make a full recovery, but will miss the next round of the AMA Superbike Championship at Fontana this weekend.
The Corona Extra Honda rider claimed an impressive second position at the opening round of the championship at Daytona. read more