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May 10, 2012
EVENTS If L.A.'s bike revival seems a little, well, precious to your higher-octane taste, the Red Bull X-Fighters would like to up the ante. The popular motocross event sends dozens of riders down a gravity-defying course, where speed and agility make for an eye-popping aerial race. Glen Helen Raceway, 3018 Glen Helen Road, San Bernardino. 2 p.m. Sat. $20-$400. redbullxfighters.com
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NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - L.A.-based designer Brian Lichtenberg presented his fall and winter 2014 men's and women's collection in the sub-basement of the Hudson Hotel here Sunday night. Inspiration: "There's a little BMX, motocross, Southern California dirt bike [influence] in there - but there's also some vintage clothing inspiration in there," the designer told us, fresh off a Hilton sister photo op. "And then it was a matter of taking the parodies into white trash elements like Marlboro and Bud Light and Yamaha.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Top-level motocross racing holds its series finale Saturday at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Pro motocross, which takes place between May and September, is outdoor motorcycle racing on courses with numerous hills, jumps and tight turns. The stadium version of the sport, called supercross, occurs earlier in the year. Ryan Dungey of the Red Bull KTM team has dominated the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this year. He's won the last nine consecutive races and already clinched his second series title.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
The increasingly crowded touring segment of the motorcycle market keeps getting more and more interesting as companies produce more and more interesting models. The Triumph Rocket III Touring is one of the most interesting yet -- and it's certainly the biggest. With a 2300cc engine and weighing in at almost 900 pounds, it's a burly battleship of a bike. If you drop it, you may not be sure whether to call a tow truck or tug boat -- or an ambulance. The surprise? It's lighter in feeling, and easier to ride, than some substantially lighter and smaller Harley-Davidsons and Indians.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - L.A.-based designer Brian Lichtenberg presented his fall and winter 2014 men's and women's collection in the sub-basement of the Hudson Hotel here Sunday night. Inspiration: "There's a little BMX, motocross, Southern California dirt bike [influence] in there - but there's also some vintage clothing inspiration in there," the designer told us, fresh off a Hilton sister photo op. "And then it was a matter of taking the parodies into white trash elements like Marlboro and Bud Light and Yamaha.
SPORTS
July 30, 2009 | Pete Thomas
Shaun White is out, but James Stewart is in. White, a longtime skateboarding star of the action-sports festival, will attend but will not compete at X Games 15 this week because he is preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, where he'll try to win a second gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe competition.
NEWS
August 10, 1989
The recent Azusa Planning Committee meeting was asked to consider public nuisance charges against the Eagles Lodge motocross, which included noise, pollution and sanitation violations. In defense of the (motocross), a former mayor of Azusa implied that because the neighbors are of the "Johnny-come-lately" variety, they had no right to complain. This from a person one would expect to head a welcoming committee for new citizens. First there was a denial of violations of time limitations.
SPORTS
July 31, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
The competitior lands on his back while attempting a trick and lies motionless on the course for several minutes. He is taken to a hospital for X-rays; his manager says Rosen was able to move his toes. The near-absence of noise was the telling sign, just what you didn't want to hear at the X Games. Rarely had it been so quiet at Staples Center. Motocross rider Paris Rosen was motionless on the course and was staying that way as the minutes ticked off. He went for it in the best-trick competition Friday night, attempting a front flip, but he landed hard on his back.
SPORTS
June 27, 1985 | Shav Glick
World 500cc motocross champion Andre Malherbe of Belgium and defending champion Broc Glover of El Cajon head an international cast of riders entered in the 13th annual Nissan U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross Sunday at Carlsbad Raceway. The Carlsbad race has developed into an annual grudge match between European riders, who dominated the first seven years, and Americans competitors, who have won four of the last five. It is Round 8 in this year's 12-motocross world championship series.
SPORTS
May 2, 2003 | SHAV GLICK
If you think supercross is exciting -- motorcycles chattering over road bumps, around twisting high-speed corners and then flying over triple jumps -- how about the same thing on water? That is what jet skiers are doing for the next three weekends at Oceanside, where the International Jet Sports Boating Assn. is holding its abbreviated Motosurf Nationals.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2013 | Meg James
Former long-haul trucker Forrest Lucas got so disgusted when semis would break down in the desert heat that he designed a better truck oil in the 1980s and founded Lucas Oil Products. Years later, when he needed a better way to transport his lubricants from his Midwest manufacturing plant, he bought a small railroad. And when he needed a better way to reach potential Lucas Oil customers, he bought a cable television channel that specialized in racy entertainment for young men and turned it into MAVTV, a motor sports channel that televises drag races, boat races, motocross events and tractor pulls -- all prominently featuring the Lucas Oil Products brand name.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The nation's leading motocross series heads to Lake Elsinore for its season finale Saturday, although the championships for its two classes of bikes already have been decided. Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo, Wash., has clinched the title in the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and Eli Tomac of Cortez, Colo., has clinched the title in the second-level 250 class. The event at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is the 12th and final round of the series, and Villopoto won seven of the first 11 rounds on his Kawasaki.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Michigan, NHRA drag racing in Minnesota and the motocross event in Utah -- five things come to mind: 1. Clint Bowyer keeps rolling. The headlines naturally went to Joey Logano for winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, but save one for Bowyer. Although he's winless this season, the 34-year-old Kansan finished fifth at Michigan despite an early spinout, his 13th top-10 finish of the year.
SPORTS
June 25, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Blake Baggett of Grand Terrace is trying to make a charge for his second consecutive motocross championship in the 250-class division of the off-road motorcycle series. Baggett, 21, earned his first win of the season Saturday at the Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Md., the fifth race on the 12-race schedule of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. "It's a step in the right direction," Baggett said. The victory lifted the Kawasaki rider to fourth place in the championship standings, but he still trails series leader Ken Roczen by 32 points.
SPORTS
May 15, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Ducati has built and brought to market another extremely successful piece of engineering with the new Hypermotard SP. Beautiful to look at and exhilarating to ride, the dramatically updated 2013 model of the Italian company's supermoto bike is fast and fierce, and equal parts demanding and rewarding. It's basically a race bike, which means it's not a cozy mount for a cruise up the coast. The ready-for-the-track set-up means stiff suspension, an unforgiving seat, increased seat height, plenty of engine heat and a muffler growl that will wake the neighbors.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Fresh off his third consecutive supercross championship, Ryan Villopoto is the rider everyone will be chasing when the motocross season opens Saturday near Sacramento. The 12-race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series starts with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova and ends Aug. 24 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Motocross is off-road motorcycle racing and supercross, whose schedule runs from January to May, is the stadium version of motocross.
SPORTS
July 1, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
For the fifth time in six years, one of America's Whiz Kid motocrossers frustrated Europe's best riders at their own game. This time it was slender David Bailey, 24, of Axton, Va., who rode his factory-backed Honda to victory in two 45-minute 500cc motos to win the 13th annual Nissan U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross on a hot and dusty Sunday at Carlsbad Raceway. This was Round 8 in the 12-event world championship series, but the only one in which most American riders compete.
SPORTS
February 2, 1985
Defending champion Johnny O'Mara of Simi heads the field for the Miller High Life Supercross race at 8 tonight before an anticipated capacity crowd at Anaheim Stadium. The playing field of the Rams and Angels has been converted into a stadium motocross track, complete with jumps, pits, berms, whoop-de-doos and a catapult jump capable of sending riders 60 feet into the air.
SPORTS
September 5, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Top-level motocross racing holds its series finale Saturday at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Pro motocross, which takes place between May and September, is outdoor motorcycle racing on courses with numerous hills, jumps and tight turns. The stadium version of the sport, called supercross, occurs earlier in the year. Ryan Dungey of the Red Bull KTM team has dominated the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this year. He's won the last nine consecutive races and already clinched his second series title.
SPORTS
July 16, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
SANTA BARBARA — Sue Fish disappears on a morning motorcycle ride over the mountain passes and fire roads in the foothills of Santa Barbara. She escapes for hours into what has been her favorite spot for decades, available to no one. Lights remain off at her house. Phone calls go straight to her voicemail. Fish, 53, lives life on the edge. Always has. Five neck surgeries haven't slowed her down, nor have various head injuries and broken bones. She makes her friends nervous.
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