Inaugural Willow Springs Wild West Shootout presented by Motoyard, proudly sponsored by Dunlop
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 13, 2012) – Track day promoter/provider MotoYard will be hosting the “Inaugural Wild West Shootout”, sponsored by Dunlop, at Willow Springs International Raceway on August 10-12, 2012 in Rosamond, CA.
The Wild West Shootout is a spec tire race. Dunlop tires are required, however competitors may choose any current production Dunlop tire. Dunlop contingency will be awarded in most classes.
There is no license fee to participate but competitors must have or had race license with any race club in North America, all WSMC licenses will be honored.
Friday, August 10 – MotoYard Track Day (Entry fee: $125). Standard three-group format. $25 discount for entered Wild West Shootout racers.
Saturday, August 11 – Practice & Qualifying (Practice fee: $80, free for 3+ class entries). Followed by the “Run What You Brung” class where street riders can race with minimal bike prep. This is a great opportunity for canyon carvers, track day riders, and anyone interested in racing to experience a true motorcycle road race and show what they’ve got at a minimal cost.
Sunday, August 12 – Practice & Main Events (Entry fee: $150 1st class, $125 2nd class, $100 each additional class).
- Open Class
- 600 Mod Prod
- 600 SuperStock
- 550 Superbike
- Heavy Weight Twins
- Middle Weight Twins
- 250 Ninja Cup
- 250 GP
- Senior Class (40 over)
- “Run What You Brung” for new racers (Saturday only)
Rules are being finalized but will be similar to standard club racing rules. Bike prep will follow AMA Pro Road Racing tech requirements. Payouts and additional details for each class will be posted on our website www.motoyard.com
Motoyard, Nexx Helmets and Dunlop have committed over $20,000 in prizes with additional sponsors pending. Sponsorship opportunities are available and interested parties are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at Canyon Racer love us some basketball and who doesn’t love March Madness? With all the excitement going on this month in the world of racing (WSBK, F1, AMA) and sports we would like to pass the craziness on to you in savings, so from March 17 – April 2nd all of our apparel will be $10. Here is your chance to get some great gear at a great price from your friends at Canyon Racer.
Canyon Racer Apparel is proud to announce its sponsorship of racer Marisol Lacour for the 2012 racing season. Marisol will compete in the Lucas Oils WERA West series aboard her Yamaha R6 in the C Superstock and Womens Superstock classes. As an up and coming new racer with a lot of talent Marisol is someone to watch in 2012. Canyon Racer is an new, innovative clothing company and the pairing of Marisol with our clothing brand is a perfect fit for both rider and company. As our Brand Ambassador, Marisol will not only be representing us on the track but also in marketing and promotions while also having input on our future clothing designs. We’re excited about partnering with one of the few female motorcycle road racers in America and helping her career advance. You can stay up to date with Marisol’s racing by visiting the Canyon Racer blog for race reports.
Canyon Racer Apparel is dedicated to motorcycle road racing and sportbike culture. Our shirts are designed by sportbike enthusiasts for sportbike enthusiasts. The passion we put into our apparel is the same one we share for the sport. Canyon Racer Apparel, wear your passion.
Welcome to the family Marisol!
Our $10 shirt this week is for those that like to take a stand. Tell the man how you feel! Remember; riding is NOT a crime.
The 25th World Superbike Championship season is kicking off the pro-racing calendar in Australia this year. They will be at Phillip Island for the opening round of the season and it looks to be a good one.
Last years champ Carlos Checa returns strong as ever on the Ducati to defend his title. He’s been at the top of the time sheets in all of pre-season testing so barring an injury (all too common with many top riders this off season) he will be once again be a contender for the crown. While many are anticipating a strong return by resurgent John Hopkins it’s Tom Sykes who’s really surprised everyone this pre-season. The Englishman has been at the top several times this pre-season and looks to have finally gotten the Kawasaki to go fast. A lot of eyes will be on him this year to see if he deserves the factory Kawasaki seat but with his performance so far he might exceed expectations and fight for the championship.
The big word this year is injuries with several top riders (Laverty, Rea, Hopkins, Haslam) having injured themselves in off season testing or recovering from injuries sustained last year, either way its a long hard rode for these guys AND they’ll be expected to perform. Add to the list Superbike rookie Chaz Davies who will miss the season opener after breaking his left radius in Q2 today, hopefully the one month break before Imola.
Expect an exciting season this year though as the riders have stepped up their game so have the manufacturers putting the equipment more on par with the rider skills. We’re looking forward to a memorable 2012 with lot’s of close racing.
We can’t forget Supersport as the class regularly puts on some of the closest racing and most daring passes. Former double champ Kenan Sofuoglu returns after a stint in Moto2 and is already back on top of the charts though this time on a Kawasaki rather than the Ten Kate Honda. Can Kawasaki emerge as the new class of the field? Honda hasn’t shown the outright domination they used to have but Sam Lowes might have something to say about that. And for us here in the States we’ll be cheering on rookie Josh Day.
Here is the rest of the WSBK schedule, don’t forget to set your DVR’s:
- Round 1: Phillip Island, Australia (Feb. 26)
- Round 2: Imola, Italy (April 1)
- Round 3: Assen, Netherlands (April 22)
- Round 4: Monza, Italy (May 6)
- Round 5: Donington Park, Great Britain (May 13)
- Round 6: Miller Motorsport Park, USA (May 28)
- Round 7: Misano, San Marino (June 10)
- Round 8: Motorland Aragon, Spain (July 1)
- Round 9: Brno, Czech Republic (July 22)
- Round 10: Silverstone, Great Britain (Aug. 5)
- Round 11: Moscow International Raceway, Russia (Aug. 26)
- Round 12: Nurburgring, Germany (Sept. 9)
- Round 13: Portimao, Portugal (Sept. 23)
- Round 14: Magny-Cours, France (Oct. 7)
For many of us racing is life. We may work a regular job but you can bet the motivation to do it comes because we can spend our hard earned money on our true passion. A lot of our time is spent talking, reading, thinking, preparing, wishing, hoping, writing about racing. We watch and discuss at length the most recent WSBK/MotoGP/BSB/AMA race with our racing buddies. Friends, family, acquaintances and strangers don’t understand it, and they never will (after all how do you explain a color to a blind man?). It’s dangerous. It’s expensive. It’s stupid. We do it anyway, love makes you do crazy things.
Nevertheless we can still feel down about it. Maybe we’re not at the track with our friends or we missed out on a trophy, wrecked our bike, broke something; sometimes we need some motivation or inspiration to remind us how lucky we are. In life to we have to overcome hardships and sometimes a few words from someone we admire or look up to is all we need to keep going.
So the next time you’re looking for some motivation or inspiration hop over to our Racing&Life section for a dose of positive energy.And if you have any quotes of your own you’d like to see put up just email them to email@example.com
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Our first of weekly deals on Canyon Racer gear. Check back every week to see what our selected item is! This week it’s our Billboard Front for 50% off, hop on it quick!
Santa didn’t bring what you wanted? Then get on down to the Canyon Racer store and check out our New Year sales. We’re gearing up for Spring and need to make room for the new inventory so we’re giving away some of our favorite designs, including a never before seen Kanji graphic, for 25% off! Anything with a red “sale” sign is 25% off the original price.
Check it out and get some hot new gear to start off 2012 the right way, by looking fresh!
This weekend is the Long Beach stop on the IMS calendar. It’s one of the biggest of the year with more vendors and manufacturers than any of the other stops on the tour; no more proof is needed than Ducati unveiling the 1199 Panigale at the show this weekend. As if you needed anymore motivation all of your favorite manufacturers will be there with their newest offerings as well as a full vendor section with great deals on gear, parts and accessories. We will also be there so don’t forget to visit us while you’re there!
Tickets are $15 at the door, $13 online advance order. Buy tickets here.