Chris Carr announces retirement

Motorcycle legend Chris Carr has announced his retirement from racing at the end of the 2011 season – though he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a few sporadic runs in the future. The 43-year-old rider broke onto the AMA racing scene in 1985, winning the Rookie of the Year Award. He went on to […]

AMA announces 2011 AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series schedule

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today the 2011 schedule for some of the most exciting off-road motorcycle racing in the western United States: the AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series. The series awards AMA No. 1 plates across a range of age, skill and displacement classes to some of the country’s fastest woods […]

Electric bike to challenge gas-powered rivals

After being excluded from electric motorcycle competitions like FIM and TTXGP, Swigz.com Pro Racing team owner and racer Chip Yates says he’ll be testing his electric-powered machine against gas-powered bikes in the WERA Pirelli Sportsman Series Twin Superbikes class. The showdown will take place on January 9th at the Auto Club Speedway in California, where […]

Yamaha, Honda, expand contingency programs

Those just getting into racing and motorsports may not know what the “contingency plans” that are offered by major manufacturers are, but a little knowledge of this aspect of racing could pay off – literally. Contingency programs are run by manufacturers in order to provide amateur riders who use their products in competition with a […]

Qualifying schedule set for 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is looking forward to a successful Regional Championship season in advance of the 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. Produced by MX Sports, the Regional Championship Schedule features races at premier locations around the country to qualify the best racers for the Nationals on Aug. 1-6. […]