The following is an industry press release … Beta is proud to launch the 2020 RR-S 125 model, adding new colors for the new year. The 2020 125 RR-S was designed for many different riders and is determined to put a smile on all that experience it. The bike is very reliable with its 125cc electric start four-stroke engine that provides a soft power delivery yet enough torque to inspire riders of all abilities. All this while being street legal in all 50 states. Beta owns the phrase rideability, and the 2020 125 RR-S continues this experience with a slim, lightweight bike that is safe, reliable, and easy to ride while creating a riding experience like no other manufacturer can provide. Also new for 2020 is the ability for customers to order a 125 RR-S model straight from the factory with a 1.5-inch lower seat height over the stock models. These “lowboy” models have parts installed inside the front fork and rear shock to lower the seat height. Prices: $4999.00* (No price increase for 2020) *plus sales tax, license, and other dealer fees. Availability: April

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The following is an industry press release … DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — On Saturday, March 7, the Daytona Supercross will celebrate a significant milestone in its event history with the 50th running of the prestigious Supercross event. And to celebrate the longest continuous Supercross event in America, several of those champion riders will travel to Daytona International Speedway to be a part of the event, with a couple competing in the grueling and challenging race. Here’s a look at the Daytona Supercross champions that race fans will be able to see either on track, during opening ceremonies or at other appearances throughout the day: · 2000-03, 2006 champion Ricky Carmichael, who also serves as the course designer · 1989-92 champion Jeff Stanton · 2016-17, 2019 champion Eli Tomac (competing) · 2004-05, 2009 champion Chad Reed (competing) · 1986 and 1988 champion Ricky Johnson · 2018 champion Justin Brayton (competing) · 1997 champion Jeff Emig · 1975 champion Jimmy Ellis · 1971 champion Gunnar Lindstrom · 1980 champion Rex Staten The Daytona Supercross will feature the best Supercross riders in the world battling for a coveted win in this special Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship event. The course

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The following is an industry press release … DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Construction has begun in the tri-oval area between pit road and the start/finish line to create the course for the historic 50th running of the Daytona Supercross, scheduled for Saturday, March 7. For the 13th straight year, Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael returns as the course designer and Bomber Built–owned by three-time AMA 125cc National Motocross Champion Mark Barnett–is building the course. Carmichael is a five-time Daytona Supercross champion who retired from competition in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 AMA championships and 150 wins. This year’s Ricky Carmichael Signature Design features a nod to the history of the Daytona Supercross and includes elements from past Daytona courses such as the over-the-wall jump, the Daytona tunnel jump and grass as a fourth racing surface; the Daytona logo will also be displayed in the center of the extended course. Daytona International Speedway has been hosting the Daytona Supercross since 1971, making it the longest continuous Supercross event in America. Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the construction of this year’s Daytona Supercross course: 400 – Truckloads of dirt 8,600 – Tons of dirt

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Schedule includes new venues in Colorado, Hawaii PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Two of the six rounds on the 2020 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series schedule take place at new venues, including one in Honolulu. The series, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association, kicks off 2020 in Primm, Nev., on April 4-5, followed by the round at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on May 2. The remainder of the schedule includes four events in the United States and Canada. The other new venue is Colorado National Speedway, which hosts Round 3 on May 30. The Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, round is sanctioned by the Canadian Motorcycle Association. That round, coupled with the event in Sturgis, S.D., determines the FIM North America Supermoto Championship. “This year’s AMA Supermoto National Championship Series schedule features a great mix of proven venues and new markets for one of motorcycling’s youngest competition disciplines,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “We’re looking forward to another year of intense supermoto competition.” Supermoto racing includes a mix of street-style racing and motocross. Riders compete on tracks that feature dirt and pavement sections with jumps and turns. Venues can range from football stadiums to closed-course streets or parking lots. The AMA Supermoto

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Bay City’s Valley Springs Motorcycle Club to host amateur national championship event in August PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The nation’s best amateur hillclimb competitors will duke it out for AMA National No. 1 plates at Valley Springs Motorcycle Club this summer. The club hosts the 2020 edition of the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship at its Bay City, Wis., grounds Aug. 7-9. The club’s 500-foot hill also was the site of AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships in 2012 and 2014. “The Valley Springs Motorcycle Club has a reputation for putting on stellar hillclimb events, and its facility has proven to be a great host for an amateur national,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “We’re looking forward to another year of great battles between the best up-and-coming hillclimb racers in the United States.” In addition to competing for AMA No. 1 plates, racers will vie for awards recognizing the AMA Hillclimb Racer of the Year, AMA Vet/Senior Hillclimb Racer of the Year and AMA Youth Hillclimb Racer of the Year. The King of the Hill award will go to the fastest competitor in a run-off. Riders with the 10 fastest times during the weekend will compete for King of the Hill in

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Yesteryear’s flat track machines compete in short track, half-mile, TT events PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Racing fans have 13 opportunities to watch the flat track machines of decades past roar back to life in 2020, as the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series visits nine venues in six states. The 2020 schedule includes three rounds during Daytona Bike Week and a round at 2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Events include a mix of half mile tracks, short tracks and a TT course that are sure to challenge the nation’s top vintage flat track competitors. “This year’s schedule features tracks that have delivered great vintage flat track racing year-in and year-out,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “It’s always great to see the flat track racing machines, that many of us saw in action growing up, back on the track for these events. We’re expecting another year of great, bar-banging competition.” The series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the storied history of AMA flat track competition. Class champions are recognized as AMA National Champions and are awarded AMA No. 1 plates. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/flat-track-racing. 2020 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series Schedule March 7:

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Event kicks off 2020 AMA National Gypsy Tour PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 79th Annual Daytona Bike Week features American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages. Daytona Bike Week is March 6 through March 15 and is the first stop on the 2020 AMA National Gypsy Tour. “With more than 20 AMA-sanctioned events at venues in Florida and Georgia during Bike Week, there are plenty of opportunities for fun and competition, from a road run to trials to flat track and much more,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “We encourage everyone attending to get involved.” AMA members can visit the AMA tent at Daytona International Speedway from March 6 through March 14 to pick up a 2020 AMA Gypsy Tour pin by showing a membership card. Bike Week attendees also can sign up for an AMA membership and donate for a chance to win this year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bikes at the AMA tent at the Daytona International Speedway. Anyone who joins or renews an AMA membership at the tent receives a free t-shirt. The Hall of Fame’s Lords of the Board Track raffle bike will be on display at

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All CMRA events to be AMA-sanctioned in 2020 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association to its ranks of racing promoters for 2020. All nine of this year’s CMRA events will be AMA-sanctioned, including the season-opening round this weekend at Motor Speedway Resort Houston in Angleton, Texas. “The CMRA has a history of producing talented motorcycle road racers and putting on excellent amateur road racing events,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “The AMA is very happy to count the CMRA among its road racing organizers. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership this year and beyond.” The CMRA is a nonprofit that was founded in 1974. It provides opportunities for amateur motorcycle road racing and performance riding education in the South Central United States. “The CMRA appreciates the opportunity to work with the AMA as a sanctioning partner,” CMRA President Harry Tomlinson said. “This agreement provides all CMRA license holders access to the substantial benefits associated with AMA membership, in addition to providing a pathway for racers choosing to participate in MotoAmerica events.” For more information about the CMRA series, visit its website at www.cmraracing.com. Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association 2020 Schedule

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10th edition of Supercross’ million-dollar all-star race to take place Oct. 10 at Dignity Health Sports Park The following is an industry press release … The Monster Energy Cup–Supercross’ ultimate million dollar all-star race–moves to Southern California’s Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., for the 10th edition of the event. Previously held in Las Vegas since 2011, this year’ MEC takes place on Oct. 10, 2020. After two action-packed racing weekends at Angel Stadium of Anaheim launching the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship in January, SoCal Supercross fan will get an extra adrenaline racing experience to become part of the most anticipated invitation-only races of the year! After competing in the 17-round AMA Supercross racing season, the world’s top two-wheeled athletes return to action for a shot at the off-season prize of the largest purse in motorcycle racing. The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world’s top Supercross athletes in a one-night-only head-to-head battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy and the shot at winning $1 million. The Monster Energy Cup challenges racers in their fight for victory with three, 10-lap main events on a custom-designed track, inspired by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael.

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Annual two-person ride grows to 150 participants What started out as a two-person annual ride for a future AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and his mentor has grown into one of the top trail-riding events in the United States. The Motion Pro Nevada 200 Trailride takes place annually in the small town of Caliente, Nev., and attendees get to enjoy some of the most scenic and technical trail riding in the nation, while supporting the Caliente community. The event, started by Hall of Famer Scot Harden and his mentor Casey Folks in 1985, is now organized each year by Harden, with Casey’s son, Daryl Folks. The 2020 edition of the event, sanctioned by the AMA, takes place April 17-19. Each day features riding a small portion of the thousands of miles on mostly single-track and Jeep trails in the region. The Motion Pro Nevada 200 Trailride website says the event has brought an estimated $500,000 into Caliente’s economy and has raised more than $50,000 for the community. Scot Harden took a few minutes to tell us about the history of the event and what participants can expect at the 2020 Nevada 200. American Motorcyclist Association: Tell us about how you

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The following is an industry press release … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sherco USA has been named the title sponsor of the newly-formed AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series and AMA Extreme Off-Road West Series. Once a grassroots competition, extreme off-road has become one of the fastest-growing off-road disciplines in the United States. The series consist of five western rounds and five eastern rounds where riders can earn qualification spots for the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship, which will again be part of the Kenda Tennessee Knockout on August 14-16 in Sequatchie, Tenn. The RevLimiter Extreme Enduro in Bridgeport, Texas,  serves as an east–west shootout “When the AMA approached us about the opportunity, we jumped!” Bryan Kraham, Chief Marketing Officer for Sherco USA said. “Sherco’s roots stem from hillclimbing in the mountains of Spain and France. Graham Jarvis was first to put Sherco on the extreme off-road map when he won Romaniacs on board a 450 four-stroke of all things in 2004. Wade Young and Mario Roman have continued the extreme off-road success for the brand. They have proven that the Sherco SE 300 Factory is an ultimate extreme off-road weapon. Now with Cody Webb on board, it only amplifies that. We

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Plymouth Speedway, Ashland County Fairgrounds host rounds of four-day amateur national championship PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 2020 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, featuring the nation’s fastest amateur flat track racers, takes place July 20-24 at venues in two states. Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio, provide the settings for the battle for AMA National No. 1 plates and AMA Racing Awards. “Using two venues provides a challenge that is fitting for an amateur national championship event,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Racers will have to demonstrate mastery in three flat track racing disciplines, as well as show their speed on two different racing surfaces. We look forward to seeing the nation’s up-and-coming flat track racing stars battle it out in July.” The first three rounds of the championship are at Plymouth Speedway July 20-22 and feature half mile, TT and short track competition. After a one-day break, the event concludes July 24 with half-mile racing at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The top riders at the event compete for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level. Previous winners have

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Tickets To Be Donated Via Veteran Tickets Foundation The following is an industry press release … MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —The ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX), an AMA National Championship, recognizes the sacrifices made by our service men and women and is pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with the Veterans Tickets Foundation. This generous effort will provide military veterans with the opportunity to obtain free admission at eight of the scheduled rounds (excluding Daytona and Ironman Pro only events) of the world’s premier professional and amateur ATV motocross series. ATV Motocross will donate 40 tickets to Vet Tix for each stop on the 2020 schedule, totaling in 320 across eight rounds of the series. These tickets will be made available to both active duty and retired service men and women, and their families, at no cost. Each set of tickets will be made available two weeks prior to each respective round of the season, and can be claimed on a first come, first serve basis through VetTix.org. “The partnership with ATV Motocross has been incredibly rewarding for all the veterans and their families we serve, and we’re grateful to have the chance to continue this initiative for the 2020

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Carmichael course designer for upcoming historic 50th Daytona Supercross The following is an industry press release … DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five-time Daytona Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael will serve as an honorary race official for the 62nd Annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16, the prestigious opening race of the NASCAR Cup Series season. As part of his honorary race official duties, Carmichael will be introduced at the drivers meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies, ride in one of the parade cars and take part in question-and-answer sessions in fan hospitality areas and the UNOH Fanzone. Carmichael, a Floridian who resides in Tallahassee, retired from Supercross competition in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 championships and 150 victories. He’s a five-time Daytona Supercross champion, most in event history. Carmichael is an inductee of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, which makes its home at Daytona International Speedway, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Following his motorcycle career, Carmichael transitioned to NASCAR and competed in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series. For the 13th consecutive year, Carmichael is the course designer for the Daytona Supercross, scheduled on Saturday, March

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New date to be set for oval ice racing national championship The American Motorcyclist Association Ice Race Grand Championship event that had been rescheduled for Feb. 1 in Oshkosh, Wis., has been postponed due to poor ice conditions. A new date for the event has yet to be announced. The canceled event was to feature oval course racing. The national championship event featuring grand-prix style ice racing is still to take place at Kettle Moraine Lake in Campbellsport, Wis., on Feb. 16.

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Nation’s best desert racers kick off nine-round series at Lucerne Valley PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The United States’ best desert racers converge on Lucerne Valley, Calif., this weekend for the first round of the 2020 AMA National Hare and Hound Championship. The event is put on by the Desert MC and is the first of the series’ nine races scheduled to take place in five states. “The AMA National Hare and Hound Championship has a long history of producing great competition over challenging desert terrain,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. “Hall of Famer Kurt Caselli and 2020 Dakar champion Ricky Brabec are among those who have won overall AMA National Hare and Hound titles. We’re excited to see this year’s field crowded on the starting line for the first race of 2020 and look forward to another year of close competition.” Hare and hound racing, popular in the Western desert regions, challenges riders to compete over a natural terrain course at least 40 miles long while passing through a series of checkpoints. Most courses are 70 to 120 miles long and feature two loops that are routed through different types of terrain. Similar to enduros in course length, hare

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Nation’s best ATV and sidecar ice racers converge on northern Michigan to battle for AMA National No. 1 plates PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The nation’s best ATV and sidecar ice racers have a championship of their own to compete for in 2020, with racers or rider/passenger tandems battling it out Feb. 16 on a half-mile track in 19 classes for AMA National No. 1 plates. The AMA ATV Ice Race Grand Championship will be on Sanford Lake in Sanford, Mich. The event most recently took place in 2018, and the event class structure has been modified to allow sidecars to compete. Team CDI Racing serves as the event’s 2020 promoter. “We’re delighted that this event is back in the AMA’s schedule of grand championships for 2020 and thank Team CDI for organizing this event,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “We’re looking forward to another year of great ice racing in northern Michigan.” To compete in ice racing, racers modify a variety of machines to run on frozen lakes and ponds using off-road tires, often studded with hundreds of sheet-metal-style screws. For more information about AMA-sanctioned ice racing, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/ice-racing.

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Improve you viewing experience by keeping track of your favorite riders even when the TV cameras aren’t showing them Want to keeps tabs on what’s going off-camera when you’re watching AMA Supercross races on TV? The AMA’s Supercross website offers access to live timing for every AMA Supercross event. You can view the live timing feed on your laptop or mobile device to keeps tabs on where your favorite riders are in the running order when they’re not being shown on the TV broadcast. Live timing also helps fans keep track of which riders are moving forward or backward in the field and shows sector times and each rider’s fastest lap time for each on-track session. If you haven’t watched a race with live timing in front of you, you’re missing out on seeing the bigger picture of what’s happening on the track. Give it a try Saturday while you’re watching Round 4 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. To view live timing, visit www.amasupercross.com and click the “Live Timing” link. You’ll never watch Supercross the same way again.

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Honda rider from California takes top honors in motorcycle class PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Ricky Brabec on his historic victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally. The Monster Energy Honda Team rider from Hesperia, Calif., is the first American to win the Bike Class at the Dakar Rally. “The AMA is delighted to congratulate Ricky Brabec on his phenomenal performance at this year’s Dakar Rally,” AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. “Ricky has earned his place in American motorcycling history and we are pleased at his success as America’s first Dakar champion.” Brabec claimed his victory with both speed and consistency. He won two of the event’s 12 stages and did not relinquish the lead after claiming it on Day Three. His margin of victory was 16 minutes, 26 seconds over Husqvarna rider Pablo Quintanilla of Chile. It was Brabec’s eighth time competing at the Dakar Rally. Brabec’s victory also marked Honda’s first triumph in the rally’s Bike Class in more than 30 years. Saudi Arabia played host to the 2020 edition of the rally, which featured a 5,000 kilometer course over mostly sandy terrain. The grueling annual off-road competition first took place in 1978-1979 and

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Multi-time GNCC champion hopes to end career on top Kailub Russell, the reigning Grand National Cross Country Series and AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro champion, announced that he will end his full-time GNCC competition at the end of the 2020 season. The KTM rider has dominated off-road motorcycle racing for nearly a decade, winning seven consecutive GNCC XC1 Bike Class titles, two AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro titles and being a part of two gold-medal-winning U.S. ISDE World Trophy teams. The announcement was made in a press release issued by KTM, stating Russell plans to defend his GNCC and Full Gas Sprint enduro titles in 2020, then race a limited schedule in 2021. “It’s tough to walk away from all I have ever known,” Russell said. “Unlike most though, I can say that I have given my absolute best as a racer and not left any stone unturned throughout my GNCC career. Racing has taken a toll on my mind and body throughout my lifetime but it has opened more doors and opportunities than I could have ever dreamt about…. While the 2020 season marks my 10th and final year as an XC1 competitor, I’m just as ambitious and motivated

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