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Still using regular pump gas in your motorcycle or ATV that contains 10-15% distilled corn oil, otherwise known as ethanol? If you're looking to make the switch to non-ethanol gasoline, check out this website from pure-gas.org that lists locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia where you can buy from. Why make the switch, check out this must read by Cycle World.

The 17th edition of the official Motorcycle Operator Manual presented by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is available by clicking HERE. The Motorcycle Operator Manual is a very informative tool that teaches special skills for on road riding. This is a must read piece for all street bike riders.

VP Racing Fuels today announced it has signed on as Official Fuel and Title Sponsor of the VP Racing Fuels AMA Pro Hillclimb series for the 2014 season. With the agreement, VP is designated the exclusive trackside fuel supplier at each event. VP will make a substantial contribution to the points fund for the Expert class and will award a 5-gallon pail of VP fuel to each of the top three riders in the Pro Sport class at the end of the season.

On June 14th, the worlds best professional motocross riders will be tearing up the dirt in Mt. Morris, Pa for Round #4 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. For all racing information including admission, directions, where to stay, etc., please click HERE.

Round #1 of the AMA pro Hillclimb Series kicks off this weekend at Spring Grove, PA.

The 2014 schedule is as follows:

1. June 1, 2014 - Spring Grove, Pa.
2. June 8th, 2014 - Freemansburg, Pa.
3. June 18, 2014 - Canaan, N.H.
4. July 13, 2014 - West Branch, Mich.
5. All Star Challenge: August 3, 2014 - Muskegon, Mich.
6. September 21, 2014 - Spring Grove, Pa.
7. September 28, 2014 - Freemansburg, Pa.
8. October 12, 2014 - Oregonia, Ohio

Feld Motor Sports® announced the 17-race schedule for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. The world’s premier off-road motorcycle racing championship will once again visit the most prestigious stadiums across the U.S., including a pair of new stops. In total, the world’s best riders will visit 10 different states and 14 different venues in 2015. Click HERE for the 2015 race schedule.

This Saturday night, April 26th, MetLife Stadium hosts its first-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race, where three-time defending champion Ryan Villopoto will race for his fourth consecutive title in the 450SX Class. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Martin Davalos brings an eight-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship as he closes in on his first-ever title.

FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. The site will also provide coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Complete details about FansChoice.tv will be released in the coming days.

The film "Why We Ride" is being presented by the State Theatre in State College, PA on March 30th. For more information about the film including a trailer, click HERE to be taken to the "Why We Ride" website. Tickets to the show can be obtained HERE.

From Tomahawk's website:

ATTENTION: The Loretta Lynn Qualifier scheduled for this weekend has been RESCHEDULED! We will now be holding the LLQ races on April 19th and 20th. We will update our schedule soon with the new race dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

For everyone who loves the ultra fast world of road racing, the 2014 AMA Pro road racing schedule is now available. Round #1 is taking place March 13-15 at the Daytona International Speedway. The schedule for Round #1 can be found HERE. Click HERE to view the entire road racing schedule in addition to links to purchase tickets.

If you are Supercross lover and want to keep up with your favorite rider over the Internet, District 5 has a Live Timing page to help you follow along with up to the second racing action. The Live Timing page can be accessed HERE.

Eight individual race winners including future stars of supercross, have highlighted the 2014 season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. Feld Motor Sports® announced, today, that fans will have the opportunity to watch the racing action unfold thanks to a groundbreaking television package on FOX Sports 1. Read more...

Round #9 of the Monster Energy Supercross series will be taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Lucas Oil Stadium this Saturday night, March 1st. If you can't be there to watch in person, you can watch all the racing action starting at 7:30pm on the SPEED channel on Fox Sports 1. Check your local listings for channel lineup.

With the racing season in District 5 getting under way, whether it's the Loretta Lynn events, GNCC, or any other AMA sanctioned event, riders will need to obtain an AMA membership card in order to compete. We want to remind those of you who need to buy a new membership or extend an existing membership that the AMA has new membership options in addition to the standard competition membership that started in late 2013. Clicking HERE will explain the different membership options and a link to either purchase a new membership or extend an existing membership.

For all the fans who love watching and attending the Nuclear Cowboyz show, the sad news is that there will not be a show in Pittsburgh this year but there will be a show at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The show will be this weekend, March 1st and 2nd. Ticket information can be found HERE. District 5 will be working closely with Feld Entertainment and the Consol Energy Center in hopes of bringing the Nuclear Cowboyz back to Pittsburgh in 2015. Check back for more information.

Our friends over at Feld Entertainment, producers of Monster Energy Supercross, Amsoil Arenacross, Monster Jam, and other productions, want us to remind everyone that the Disney on Ice show will be coming to the Consol Energy Center March 5-9. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased by clicking HERE.

Racer Productions, along with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), is pleased to announce that the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis will be an AMA-sanctioned National Championship in 2014 with 3 of the 13 rounds taking place in District 5. Stay tuned for more information.

Feld Motor Sports® has announced the long awaited 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, television schedule on FOX Sports and CBS Sports, featuring all races live and special one-hour feature programs. Click HERE for the full televised schedule.

If amateur racing is not your cup of tea and you want to venture into the ultra fast world of professional motorcycle competition, check out the AMA Pro Racing website. Lots and lots of great information can be found here. Click the logo below and hold on tight.

The 2014 AMA amateur competition rulebook is now available for viewing in flip format. Click the image to access the 2014 AMA amateur competition rulebook. As a note...any print that is in bold print is a new rule or rule change from previous years rulebooks. The rulebook is also viewable on mobile devices...give it a try.

For all AMA promoters within the District 5 territory, the 2014 forms and applications are now available from the AMA website. Clicking HERE will take you directly to them. Also, if you have an interest in becoming an AMA promoter whether you want to sanction on or off road events, clicking HERE will take you to the AMA organizer website. If you need questions answered that are not easily found on the AMA website, feel free to contact a District 5 representative from the "Contact Us" menu above.

Fly Racing has their all new 2014 product catalogs for you to view. Click on the links below to view the all new 2014 Fly Racing catalogs.

                    

Great news...our sponsor over at Steelers-Store.com is now offering free shipping on orders that total $50 or more. This is a great value especially around the holidays if you are looking for a gift for that die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan. Whether it's the Steelers, Pirates or Penguins, you'll find what you are looking for. Check them out by clicking HERE and tell them you were referred by District 5.

The time has come once again to hold elections of officers for District 5. The following offices are open for interested folks:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary / Points keeper
  • Treasurer
  • Motocross Referee

If any individual would like to be put on the ballot for any of the above offices for 2014, please send a letter of interest between now and December 31st to the Secretary at lockhart1@zoominternet.net. The voting for new officers will take place January 2-12 2014.

The AMA One-Event Pass is now available for just $20. This option is for the new racer of any age who wants to participate in one competition event. This option satisfies AMA membership status for the sake of insurance coverage but comes with a lower price so that it’s more palatable to those who may not yet be ready to commit to an annual AMA membership. As a bonus, those who have purchased a one-event pass can upgrade to an AMA Competition Plus or AMA Competition membership for just an additional $29 during the six-month grace period. Ask for this pass on the day of your first AMA event.

The AMA is pleased to deliver on a lower-priced AMA Youth Membership designed to introduce new riders to the sport of amateur motorcycle racing. This $29 option is designed for the racer who is age 11 or younger. While an AMA Youth Membership has limited benefits (years don’t count toward AMA Life Member status, nor does it include AMA Roadside Assistance) AMA Youth Members can compete in AMA-sanctioned events and experience the fun and thrills of organized motorcycle competition. You can sign up for a Youth Membership at any AMA sanctioned motorcycle event.

The AMA is offering a new "AMA Family Membership" for only $98. The $98 AMA Family Membership includes up to five AMA memberships for one price. While only the primary membership account receives the full benefits of AMA membership, all family members receive their own card and, importantly, can compete in AMA-sanctioned events. Plus, AMA Roadside Assistance is included. An AMA Family Membership is currently only available by calling the AMA. Please call (800) 262-5646 to take advantage of this great value.

For the 2014 Amsoil Arenacross series, there will be a whopping total of over $900,000 in OEM contingency awards given away throughout the series. Check out this flyer for additional information on how you could take some home with you.

Looking for an easy path to find all your Yamaha parts and accessories...look no further. Read more...

Feld Motor Sports® and FOX Sports announce today a five-year agreement to telecast Feld’s premier motor sports stadium and arena properties Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Monster Jam®, AMSOIL Arenacross and the Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 beginning in January  2014. Read more...

Our partners over at Feld Entertainment wanted us to remind everyone, the "Dragons" show, presented by Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in Pittsburgh November 6th thru the 10th. Tickets are still available but have been going fast and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.  The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been thrilling audiences across the US since 1919. Noting the changing times, during the 1950's the circus opted to forego the typical portable circus tents as venues and instead performed their shows in existing venues, stadiums and arenas. The viewing public can look forward to all of the spectacle one would expect from such an experienced outfit. 

Join or renew your AMA membership by December 31st and you have a chance to win either a Tucker Rocky Road Glide or a 2013 Yahahe Super Tenere. Click on the image below for more information.

Hey race fans...the second round of the Amsoil Arenacross series is coming to Baltimore, Maryland, January 10-12, 2014. Professional riders will be competing on the 10th and 11th, the amateurs will be showing off their skills on the 12th. For event times, directions, ticket and seating information, please visit the Baltimore Arenacross site by clicking HERE. If you want to try your chance at competing, clicking HERE will take you to the registration page.

Thanks to everyone who came out for 4th annual Allegheny Cup at Rocket Raceway this past weekend. The weather was perfect and so was the racing. Check out the following video from MXPTV.

Quick update!!

Perfect weather in the forecast with ZERO percent chance of rain!! http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/Three+Springs+PA+USPA1636:1:US

We are thrilled to represent the sport of motocross and our sponsors as we provide an exciting weekend of racing at the Allegheny Cup!

Thanks for all of your support! The only variable left WAS the weather and we are thrilled with this forecast.

Just like at the 2012 awards banquet, District 5 will be giving away Monster Jam tickets at the 2013 District 5 awards banquet in January. The Monster Jam show will be coming to Pittsburgh February 14-16, 2014. Stay tuned as more giveaways will be announced soon.

Feld Motor Sports® has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross season. Log onto Arenacross.com, the official website of AMSOIL Arenacross, to see the schedule and purchase tickets. Read more...

District 5 will not be having a race at Latrobe Speedway this coming Friday night August 16th. Please contact District 5 President Chris Higgins if you have any questions or comments.

The Allegheny Cup represents national level amateur racing condensed into a two day weekend at Rocket Raceway in Three Springs, PA.

This District 5 points paying event allows local riders to measure their skills against some of the nations best at a very reasonable price point. No qualifiers or additional charges apply, and FREE weekend camping is available. Also, children under 5 are FREE as well!!

The sponsor page and prize schedule will be finalized in the next couple of weeks!

We hope to see you out at Rocket during their many open practices prior to the event and then seeing how you measure up against some of the best talent in the nation!!

www.alleghenycup.com

If you're looking for racing results for the 2013 Loretta Lynn Amateur Motocross Championships, look no further. Click HERE and you will be able check on your favorite rider.

We are sorry to inform our members that District 5 will not be having a race on Friday August 2nd at Latrobe Speedway. This decision and announcement was given to us by District 5 President, Chris Higgins. We are very sorry for this late notice. Please check back for future announcements. 

This weekend, Rocket Raceway has a full schedule of practice and racing. On Saturday practice will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm with sign-up for Sunday racing 3:00pm to 5:00pm. On Sunday, registration is from 7:00am to 9:00am with riders meeting at 9:30am. Check out the Rocket Raceway website for more information. This is a bikes only event.

If you are wondering how your favorite rider is doing at the Ponca City Amateur Motocross Championships, please click HERE.

Go behind the scenes with Trey Canard, Jimmy Albertson, Andrew Short, and Brett Cue at FLY Racing’s 2014 collection photo shoots.

Congratulations to Kadin Keefer who won the $250.00 Coverdell Education Savings Account at Latrobe Speedway this past Friday night. Kadin, who is from Tarrs, Pa, is one of District 5's top 50cc class 3 riders. Stay tuned as District 5 will be be giving away more Coverdells at the 2013 awards banquet in January.

Next stop: Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, July 28-Aug. 3

The AMA congratulates the AMA Regional Motocross Champions who will race for AMA national No. 1 plates at the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 28 through Aug. 3. Read more...

Thanks to a private donor who understands the high cost of sending a child to college, Friday night July 19th at Latrobe Speedway, District 5 will be giving away a Coverdell ESA valued at $250.00. All 50cc and 65cc riders with an AMA and District 5 membership are eligible. A drawing will be held and a name will be chosen during intermission.

The District 5 "Under the Lights" motocross series will resume Friday, July 19th. This will be the make-up date for the event that was scheduled on June 28th but was cancelled due to the wet weather. We will be working on adding an additional date to the schedule to keep an 8 round series. We will post the date when it is decided on.



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