RACE PREP: AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series – Granite City, Ill.; Pevely, Mo. and Terre Haute, Ind.

justin grant fall nationals prep

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series heads to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. on Friday, May 19; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, May 20 and Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. on Wednesday, May 24. After scoring a victory last Friday in Rossburg, Ohio, AMSOIL-sponsored driver Justin Grant currently holds first in the points standings over AMSOIL-sponsored drivers Chad Boespflug in second, Chris Windom in third and Chase Stockon in fourth, who will be looking for wins in order to gain ground in the championship chase.

AMSOIL is the title sponsor and Exclusive Official Oil of the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Also on Tap:
AMA Motocross
Saturday, May 20
Hangtown; Sacramento, Calif.

AMSOIL GNCC
May 20-21
AMSOIL X-Factor; Peru, Ind.

Carlisle Nationals
May 19-21
Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals; Carlisle, Pa.

Import Face-Off
Sunday, May 21
New England Dragway; Epping, N.H.

AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wis.)
Friday, May 19
All Classes


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RACE PREP: TORC Series presented by AMSOIL – Chicago

scott douglas fall crandon

The 2017 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season officially kicks off May 13-14 at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. Team AMSOIL driver Scott Douglas finished third in the Pro 4 class last season, while teammate Brad Lovell finished third in the Pro 2 class. Both will be looking to start the season with wins as they begin their championship pursuits. Check out all the live action from Chicago on the AMSOIL Racing Facebook page or amsoilracing.com.

AMSOIL is the presenting sponsor and Exclusive Official Oil of the TORC Series.

Also on Tap:
AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series
May 12-13
Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio

ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX)
May 13-14
Ironman; Crawfordsville, Ind.

AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wis.)
Friday, May 12
All Classes


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RACE PREP: Monster Energy Supercross / AMSOIL Arenacross – Las Vegas

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Both Monster Energy Supercross and AMSOIL Arenacross wrap up their seasons and crown champions this weekend in Las Vegas. Monster Energy Supercross heads to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, May 6. Team AMSOIL riders Jimmy Decotis and Jeremy Martin hold fifth and 12th respectively in the 250 West points standings, while Christian Craig and R.J. Hampshire hold sixth and 19th respectively in the 250 East standings. Each will be looking to close the season on a winning note. Check out all the exciting Supercross racing action live at 10 p.m. Eastern on FS1.

AMSOIL Arenacross heads to Orleans Arena May 5-7, where defending Arenacross Class champion and Team Babbitt’s/AMSOIL rider Gavin Faith and teammate Travis Sewell hold first and sixth respectively in the Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup standings. It all comes down to the final race as the top riders lay it all on the line in their quests to take the championship. Check out all the exciting Arenacross action from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 14 at 12 p.m. Eastern on FS1. Live timing and scoring is available at www.Arenacross.com.

AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of Monster Energy Supercross and the title sponsor and Exclusive Official Oil of AMSOIL Arenacross.

Also on Tap:
AMSOIL GNCC
May 6-7
X-Factor; Peru, Ind.

Import Face-Off
Sunday, May 7
Texas Motorplex; Ennis, Texas

AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wis.)
Friday, May 5
All Classes


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RACE PREP: Monster Energy Supercross – East Rutherford, N.J.

Christian Craig Detroit 2017

Monster Energy Supercross heads to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, April 29, where the top 250 East riders will look to put themselves in championship contention before the season comes to a close in Las Vegas. Team AMSOIL 250 rider Christian Craig, who earned a fifth-place finish in St. Louis, holds sixth in the overall points standings and will look to move up with a top finish. Teammate R.J. Hampshire holds 18th in the points standings and will be looking for a strong finish of his own. Check out all the exciting Supercross racing action live at 5 p.m. Eastern on Fox.

AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of Monster Energy Supercross.

Also on Tap:
Import Face-Off
Sunday, April 30
Gateway Motorsports Park; Madison, Ill.


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Tayla Tops Box For Fifth Consecutive Week

By: KR4 Arrive & Ride

The team enjoyed the beautiful facilities that the CST Camp Coker Bullet provided. They took advantage of the ponds for fishing and taking a swim for some R&R on Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, in the 8 a.m. youth race, Canada’s own Troy Horbaty proved he has what it takes to run with the top in his class. Horbaty found himself battling for the win in the 85cc 7-11 class, but had a big crash and ended up 11th. “My bike didn’t fire right away. I was last off the start and at the end of lap one I was in third place. After lap two, I was battling for the class lead. Even though I placed 11th I learned I can ride with the leaders,” said Horbaty.

Grassroots riders Ronnie and Dylan Kosarik raced in the Super Mini 14-15 and 65 10-11, finishing 25th and 13th respectively.

In the 10 a.m. race, once again Tayla Jones got the holeshot in the WXC class. By the end of lap one Jones had a one-minute lead and started pounding out the laps, taking her to her fifth consecutive WXC win.

KR4 Texan rider Bill Gold had a great race as he won the Silver Masters A 55+ class for the third time this season, placing him in the championship lead.

In his best finish of the year, KR4 Grassroots rider Jonathan Trump finished second in the 125 B/C class. He finished 26th overall as well.

The 1 p.m. pro race was expecting rain storms, but it turned out to be the best race of the day. The rain held off and the temperatures stayed low for great racing conditions. Grant Baylor led the team in the XC1 class and had a solid finish. He worked his way in the highly competitive class of nationally ranked athletes from ninth to a seventh-place finish. “I really liked the track, and my Husqvarna and suspension worked great. I was pushing to the front of the pack when I got tangled up with a lapper and had to work my way back from ninth again to eventually finish seventh,” said Baylor.

In the highly competitive XC3 class, Hunter Neuwirth was podium bound until suffering damage to his Husqvarna after a bad crash on lap three. KR4 mechanics Wolfgang and Aaron replaced his side-number plate, changed the air filter and discovered a hole in the radiator. Round five was no friend to Hunter this Sunday as he salvaged a fifth-place points finish.

In the stacked 4-Stroke A-Lites class, Colin Keegan had a great start and was in third place until a bad crash caused him to drop back to finish ninth behind Conner Keegan. Hunter Williams ended the day in 11th.

KR4’s own Chase Sweda continues to chase the 250B championship and ended the day in second and is in the lead for the 2017 season thus far.

Brandon Keegan finished the day in fifth place and is tied for 1st in the 200B points standings.


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Decotis Earns a Top Five in Salt Lake

By: GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2017) – With injured teammate Jeremy Martin out for the rest of Monster Energy Supercross, it’s critical for Jimmy Decotis to log consistent laps for the GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda team, and the Massachusetts native delivered again in Salt Lake City. Decotis’ fifth-place finish on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium gives him three top-fives in the last four races, and top tens in all eight races this season.

Decotis battled for a podium spot last week in Seattle, but while he didn’t feel as quick this time, he was happy to persevere.Jimmy Decotis SLC 4 17

“Salt Lake City was a tough day for me,” he said. “I struggled all day in practice with the track. My team did such a great job keeping me positive and on track. I got a bad start in the heat and finished sixth. The main event I put myself into a great position starting in the top five, and I ran fourth for a while and eventually ended up in fifth. It wasn’t my best race of the year but I was happy with my execution of the main event and that I made positive changes after the heat race. I can’t wait for Vegas to mix it up with the east coast boys!”

GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda 250SX East Region rider Christian Craig raced a 450 in Salt Lake City in a guest fill-in ride with the factory Honda HRC team. He finished 11th in his first-ever 450SX race.

Supercross heads to New Jersey this weekend, just over the river from New York City. The 250SX East Region Championship will resume, with Craig joined by new teammate Cameron McAdoo, who will make his team debut. Then the Las Vegas race comes on May 6th, where both the east and west divisions will race together, marking the season finale for the supercross season.


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RACE PREP: Ultimate Callout Challenge – Indianapolis, Ind.

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The 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC) and Diesel Performance Industry Expo (DPIExpo) take place April 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. A nationwide “callout” to owners and builders of some of the toughest diesel-powered trucks in the country, UCC entrants compete against each other in three events: dyno, sled pull and drag race, with winners crowned in each event. AMSOIL-sponsored diesel builder Lavon Miller of Firepunk Diesel won the UCC championship last year and will be looking to defend his crown.

AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of the Ultimate Callout Challenge.

Also on Tap:
Monster Energy Supercross
Saturday, April 22
Rice-Eccles Stadium; Salt Lake City, Utah

AMSOIL Arenacross
April 22-23
Denver Coliseum; Denver, Colo.

AMSOIL GNCC
April 22-23
CST Camp Coker Bullet; Society Hill, S.C.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series
Friday, April 21
Plymouth Speedway; Plymouth, Ind.

Saturday, April 22
Montpelier Motor Speedway; Montpelier, Ind.

Carlisle Nationals
April 19-23
Spring Carlisle; Carlisle, Pa.

Import Face-Off
Sunday, April 23
National Trail Raceway; Hebron, Ohio

Sunday, April 23
Lebanon Valley Dragway; West Lebanon, N.Y.


Source: Amsoil Racing

RACE PREP: ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) – Tallassee, Ala.

ATVMX Monster Mountain

The 2017 ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) season continues April 15-16 at Monster Mountain MX Park in Tallassee, Ala. Five-time defending Pro ATV Class Champion Chad Wienen jumped out of the gate with two wins in the first two events of the season. He currently holds first in the overall standings and will be seeking a third consecutive win in order to distance himself from top rivals Joel Hetrick and Thomas Brown, who hope to grab victories themselves and compete for the top spot in the standings.

AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of ATVMX.

Also on Tap:
AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series
Friday, April 14
Bloomington Speedway; Bloomington, Ind.

Saturday, April 15
Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.

Carlisle Nationals
April 19-23
Spring Carlisle; Carlisle, Pa.


Source: Amsoil Racing

Tayla Jones Makes it Four in a Row

By: KR4 Arrive & Ride

The Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/Husqvarna Team battled well at round four of the AMSOIL GNCC series at Steele Creek. The team of 18 joined over 1,000 bikes to do battle in the sun and warm temperatures Sunday, April 9. Teammates Hunter Neuwirth and Brandon Keegan celebrated their birthdays on Friday, and both earned third-place podium finishes on Sunday.

“Over 600 riders on the line today, which made it a little hectic out on the track, but I had a good race and got another win under my belt.” ~Tayla JonesTayla Jones Steele Creek

Neuwirth and his never-quit attitude rode into third place in the new XC3 class. It was a fabulous birthday present as he turned 20 on Friday.

“I had a lot of fun as always. I’m getting in better shape thanks to the ice cream man, Stu Baylor. It’s a step in the right direction; still lots to learn but with this being my first podium, I’m enjoying it!” ~ Hunter Neuwirth XC3 Pro

Scott Grills had his best finish of the year, taking 10th in the highly competitve XC1 pro class. A fun fact about Grills is that he works a full-time job Monday – Friday. That is tough stuff!

Brandon Keegan battled from back in seventh position to his third-place finish. A bad crash a couple hundred feet from the finish almost had him losing his podium position, but the newly turned 17-year-old recovered and saved it.

KR4 Team Results

Pro Team:
Grant Baylor 9th XC1
Scott Grills 10th XC1
Jesper Borjesson 16th XC2
Hunter Neuwirth 3rd XC3
Tayla Jones WXC 1st

Arrive-N-Ride:
Colin Keegan 7th 4-Stroke A Lites
Conner Keegan 12th 4-Stroke A Lites
Hunter Williams 13th 4-Stroke A Lites
Chase Sweda 3rd 250B
Brandon Keegan 3rd 200B
Bill Gold 5th Silver Masters A 55+
Troy Horbaty 4th 85 7-11

Grass Roots:
Hank Hays 6th 200A
Will Bryan 10th Vet B 30+
Jonathan Trump 6th 125 B/C
Al Chuppa DNF Elite Masters 65+
Dylan Kosarik 18th 65 10-11
Ronnie Kosarik 32nd Super Mini 14-15


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RACE PREP: Monster Energy Supercross – Seattle, Wash.

Jimmy Decotis PHX 4 2017

Monster Energy Supercross heads to CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Saturday, April 8, where the battle for the 250 West championship will resume. Team AMSOIL 250 rider Jimmy Decotis, who earned back-to-back fourth-place finishes in Oakland, Calif. and Arlington, Texas, holds fifth in the overall points standings and will look to move up with a top finish. Teammate Jeremy Martin holds ninth in the points standings and will be looking for a strong finish of his own. Check out all the exciting Supercross racing action live at 10 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1.

AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of Monster Energy Supercross.

Also on Tap:
AMSOIL GNCC
April 8-9
FMF Steele Creek; Morganton, N.C.


Source: Amsoil Racing