2013 Monster Energy AMA SupercrossLike the 2012 year, the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will feature 17 races, visiting 10 states as well as the international stop in Canada’s largest city, Toronto.Also like this year, the racing will began in Angel Stadium for Anaheim I in January, and conclude at Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, in May. The biggest change for 2013 SX is the return of the series at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, home NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.Also, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was replaced with Angel Stadium; the famed baseball stadium is getting some renovations completed during baseball’s off-season.2013 AMA Supercross Schedule:
January 5: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
January 12: Chase Field, Phoenix
January 19: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
January 26: O.Co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
February 2: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
February 9: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
February 16: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
February 23: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
March 2: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
March 9: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 16: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
March 23: Rogers Centre, Toronto
April 6: Reliant Stadium, Houston
April 13: Metrodome, Minneapolis
April 20: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
April 27: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City
May 4: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Charlie Mancuso (President, Feld Motor Sports) says: “The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule will once again showcase what will arguably be the sport’s deepest field ever inside the world’s premier stadiums.“After reaching milestones in 2012, with sell-outs at the two races at Angel Stadium and the Georgia Dome, Monster Energy Supercross also posted record numbers at the Edward Jones Dome and the tour is on pace to garner the highest attendance figures in the sport’s history. This success clearly identifies that the growing popularity of the sport and will serve as a springboard for 2013.“From returning veterans like Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart and Chad Reed to Supercross Class rookie Justin Barcia, who will make his premier class debut, fans will be treated to an epic season to look forward to in 2013. Cross Club Members should take advantage of the May 7-8 exclusive on-sale date to ensure they have the best seats for this highly anticipated season.”Rob Dingman (AMA President & CEO) says: “In 2012, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, has delivered competitive racing, several surprises and superlative highs, culminating with Ryan Villopoto’s successful defense of his AMA No. 1 plate.“We are looking forward to working with Feld Motor Sports to produce another brilliant year of racing, and the 2013 schedule is perfectly suited to showcase what has become the most fan-friendly stadium-based motorsport event in the world. For many amateur racers around the country, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, represents the pinnacle of their professional dreams, and we’re proud of our work with Feld Motor Sports to elevate this professional championship, as well as our support of the AMA-sanctioned amateur competition that will get them there.”Vito ippolito (FIM President) says: “I had the pleasure of attending the Houston race of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and can easily understand why this championship keeps the many fans around the world thrilled.“Monster Energy Supercross offers great entertainment and top sport to all its aficionados. Ryan Villopoto was the dominant rider this year and has secured the championship at an early stage this season. But it did not stop the fans from attending the remaining races. This says it all about the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. A total of 17 races are on next year’s calendar that will start off again in Anaheim on January 5, 2013. Save the date!”In 2012, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won his second consecutive AMA SX Championship, clinching it at round 13 in Houston. It was the earliest a rider ever clinched a Supercross title.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.