<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:16:09 -0700 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:16:09 -0700 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & CANADIAN TIRE PETROLEUM SNOWBOARD CONTEST]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-canadian-tire-petroleum-snowboard-contest Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:12:09 -0700 <![CDATA[CONCOURS DE PLANCHE À NEIGE DE ROCKSTAR ET DE LA DIVISION PÉTROLIÈRE DE CANADIAN TIRE ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/concours-de-planche-a-neige-de-rockstar-et-de-la-division-petroliere-de-canadian-tire here

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:11:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Rockstar & Hawkeye Jambox Ballot Box Sweepstakes]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-hawkeye-jambox-ballot-box-sweepstakes Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:08:10 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & ROYAL FARMS NASCAR SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-royal-farms-nascar-sweepstakes Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:25:51 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR AND G&M KNOT FEST SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-and-gm-knot-fest-sweepstakes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:10 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR AND REBEL OIL KNOT FEST SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-and-rebel-oil-knot-fest-sweepstakes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:59:42 -0700 <![CDATA[Emmure's Frankie Palmeri graces the cover of the April-May Revolver Magazine]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/emmures-frankie-palmeri-graces-the-cover-of-the-april-may-revolver-magazine Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:42 -0700 <![CDATA[World’s Top Wakeboarders Opening 2014 Season at Nautique Wake Games in Orlando ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/worlds-top-wakeboarders-opening-2014-season-at-nautique-wake-games-in-orlando Over 200 Professionals and Amateurs Flocking to Orlando Watersports Complex April 24-27 

Orlando, Fla. — Wakeboarding’s elite series will open its 2014 season with the highly-anticipated Nautique Wake Games presented by Rockstar Energy Drink on April 24-27 at Orlando Watersports Complex. The event, recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious wakeboarding competitions in the world, expects an international field of more than 200 athletes at this year’s contest to compete across 24 divisions.    

With one of the deepest pools of talent in the history of the Pro Men’s division, a who’s who of the world’s top riders will be in Orlando to launch their 2014 King of Wake campaigns. Among the favorites at Wake Games is last year’s Rookie of the Year winner and Team Nautique rider, Mike Dowdy. The 19 year-old prodigy spent the off-season fine tuning his contest runs behind the undisputedly proven Super Air Nautique G23, one of the official tow boats at this year’s Wake Games. With Rookie of the Year honors under his belt, Dowdy now has aspirations of dethroning the 2013 King of Wake Season Title winner Phil Soven. To gain an early points lead on Soven, an Orlando native, Dowdy will have to out-duel the hometown hero on his home turf. A long list of other top pro men will undoubtedly figure into the equation at Wake Games including last year’s Wake Games winner Harley Clifford and fan favorite and Team Nautique rider, Bob Soven.  

“It’s awesome to start the new season again with the Nautique Wake Games at Orlando Watersports Complex,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director at World Sports & Marketing. “The G23 is pumping out one of the most impressive wakes I’ve ever seen, so sky’s the limit for what we’ll be seeing the riders perform off it this year.”

A slew of professional female riders will also be in Orlando to open up the 2014 Queen of Wake season. Among the favorites competing for Wake Games gold are Team Nautique riders Raimi Merritt and Meghan Ethell.

Upping the ante at Wake Games, this year’s event will also include a team competition element. 10 pre-selected pro riders will serve as team captains and host a live draft on Friday, April 25, consisting of the 90 remaining athletes who advanced past the initial qualifying rounds. The captains will form teams from the 24 professional and amateur divisions. Over the course of the final two days of competition, the athletes will compete in their respective divisions, which are separated by age, sex and skill level, while contributing points toward a team score based on their individual placement in that division. The team with the highest collective score will win the overall title. All 24 divisions will crown an individual winner as well.

In addition to the jaw-dropping wakeboarding action, the world’s top wakeskaters will also compete at Wake Games. The competition draws some of the sport’s biggest names including Brian Grubb and Nautique team rider Brandon Thomas, who will be competing behind the all-new G21. 

The Nautique Wake Games is stop number one on the eight-event King of Wake Series. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under). For information on the Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit www.kingofwake.com.

The Nautique Wake Games presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and WAKEBOARDING magazine.

For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit www.kingofwake.com

About Nautique Boat Company, Inc.

Celebrating 89 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boats is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit www.nautique.com.

Find us at:

www.Facebook.com/NautiqueBoats ~ www.Twitter.com/NautiqueBoats ~

www.Instagram.com/NautiqueBoats ~ www.YouTube.com/Nautiquesdotcom

About Rockstar:

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Find us at:

www.Facebook.com/Rockstar ~ www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy ~ 

www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.YouTube.com/Rockstar

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.

About WAKEBOARDING Magazine

WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Desalle Podiums at Beto Carrero MXGP]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-podiums-at-beto-carrero-mxgp
The Grand Prix of Brazil and the third round of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship was a positive one for Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP as Clement Desalle celebrated his second podium result of the season in front of 35,000 spectators at Beto Carrero.

The first of two outings in Brazil this season took place at the facility annexed from the popular theme park for the third year in a row. The small and narrow layout was again surrounded by a noisy and boisterous crowd. The gathering added that typical Brazilian flavour found at motorsports events, all in spite of an overcast sky and some stuffy air (temperatures touching 30 degrees with high humidity).

Desalle flew his RM-Z450 to third position in the opening moto and held-off the attention of Max Nagl in the last two laps for arguably the hottest battle in the race. The Belgian was again at the front of the pack in Moto2 and although he could do little to prevent Antonio Cairoli to demote him to third place, his consistency delivered the runner-up position overall and his second trophy in as many Grands Prix.

Fresh from sealing his second Pole Position in three Grands Prix, Kevin Strijbos endured some drama in the first moto when his goggle lens popped out and he had to pit for a new pair. Towards the end of the race the Belgian suffered some arm-pump and claimed 13th position at the chequered flag. The second moto was better for the 28 year old and although his sixth place was an improvement and better haul of points, Strijbos still felt below par with his performance and potential and ended the day with eighth overall.

Desalle is now fourth in the MXGP standings with a 31 point deficit to Antonio Cairoli at the top of the table. Strijbos holds sixth after three races and is just 38 away from Desalle.

The Belgian operation will pack the travel crates for the last time (until the second visit to Brazil in September for the penultimate round of the series) and head back to Lommel where a free weekend will precede back-to-back trips to Italy (GP of Trentino at Arco di Trento) and Bulgaria.

Clement Desalle:

“I’m on the podium with no crashes or injuries, so these are the positive points. It has taken a lot to come back from my shoulder injury so I am happy with how some things are going. It was hot out there today and easy to make a mistake. It was not difficult to ride but you had to be measured with the 450 out of those corners. I’d like to say thanks to the team because they have worked really hard in the past weeks to try and improve.”

Kevin Strijbos:

“Today was for sure not what I was expecting. The front wheel grabbed too much air out of the gate of the first moto but despite the bad start I had some good lines and could pass a lot of people. After five laps I had some arm-pump and at the same time a rock hit my goggle and the lens popped out. I had to pull into the change because the race was not even half over. In the second race I had a better start but just ended up riding a rhythm that was not that good. I couldn’t push because if I did I knew my arms would flare up. Sixth was better than 13th and I know I can do much better. I need to sort out my arms and I might go to the hospital this week. I’m pretty down at the moment and need to clear my mind for Arco.”

MXGP Moto1: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:20.774; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:15.869; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.205; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:23.385; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:38.482; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:40.168; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:40.489; 8. Joel Roelants (BEL, Honda), +0:42.346; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:48.790; 10. Rui Goncalves (POR, Yamaha), +0:50.241; 13. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +1:05.309.

MXGP Moto2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:51.801; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:05.250; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:08.899; 4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:12.086; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:17.009; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.798; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Yamaha), +0:47.380; 8. Matiss Karro (LAT, KTM), +0:50.317; 9. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:52.792; 10. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:55.113.

MXGP Overall result: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 40 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 40 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 37 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 34 p.; 6. Rui Goncalves (POR, YAM), 25 p.; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 25 p.; 8. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 23 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 23 p.; 10. Steven Frossard (FRA, KAW), 19 p.

MXGP World Championship Standings (after 3 of 18 rounds): 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 142 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 112 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 112 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 111 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 110 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 73 p.; 7. Steven Frossard (FRA, KAW), 68 p.; 8. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 68 p.; 9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 67 p.; 10. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 61 p.
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<![CDATA[Jason Anderson Brings the Red Plate Back Home]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/jason-anderson-brings-the-red-plate-back-home-from-oakland
Jason Anderson was definitely not happy the Saturday night after A2 when he learned of his penalty docking him 2 positions. However not unlike a Professional Quarterback in the NFL, you have to have short memory when adversity strikes and simply move forward. By Monday morning Jason was at the test track, back on his program and preparing for the short trip north to the bay area with the past behind him. It was evident in practice that his focus on the championship was unwavered. Anderson and Dean Wilson were blazing fast in practice. In fact the duo posted lap times quicker than any of the 450's. The stage was clearly set for a battle between them. Jason once again claimed victory in his heat race for the 4th consecutive time this year, in as many attempts. Exiting the first turn in the main event, both were near the front and fell in behind Justin Hill. The three front runners engaged in a fierce battle for the lead with nobody wanting to relinquish any ground. Finally Anderson moved by Hill, but also left the door open for Wilson who suddenly moved straight from 3rd to 1st. JA got in behind him and they began to negotiate lappers. He closed the gap considerably and got right on Wilson's rear tire who then experienced some sort of brief minor hiccup that looked to be mechanical. It was just enough to let Jason by and claim the last lap win again! It has become clear that the #17 can never be counted out of any race.

Jason Anderson: "Weekend was good. I had another last lap pass annndd (laughs) it was awesome. 3 wins on the season so far and you can't beat that. I just need to stay in it and keep doin my thing."

Ivan Tedesco definitely put in a lot of laps on the track in the O.Co Coliseum. 3 practices and 4 races to be exact. For the first time this season he was forced to go to the LCQ. He looked to be qualifying easily out of the semi, until near the end of the qualifier he caught his foot on the face of the finish line double sending him sideways and tumbling to the ground. Fortunately he was unharmed in the incident, but unfortunately he missed getting into the main by one position. He then won the last chance qualifier easily. Tedesco certainly had enough laps to have the track dialed but facing him was the 20 lap main event and he was going to be lined up way on the outside. He squeezed around turn one safely but was near the back. He worked his way up through the field but began to run out of steam in the waning laps. He was able to match his best finish of the season however and through everything overcome on the day, that shows his continued progression to return to form.

Ivan Tedesco: "The day went ok. Practice was a little rough the same as it has been the past few weekends. It's taking me a little while to get used to the tracks. It gets better every time I go out there. I got plenty of track time tonight going to the LCQ. I put it in the main and got another bad start. I just clicked off as many laps as good as I could and I ended up 12th. It's getting better and we'll keep workin at it."

The team will now prepare for the final trip of the year to Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Anderson who now has a 6 point lead will look to extend it, Tedesco will shoot for the top ten once again and also try to cut the gap to 10th in overall points, which he coincidentally sits 10 points out of.


450SX Overall
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. James Stewart
3. Chad Reed
4. Ryan Dungey
5. Justin Brayton
6. Ken Roczen
7. Justin Barcia
8. Wil Hahn
9. Jake Weimer
10. Andrew Short
11. Josh Grant
12. Ivan Tedesco
13. Mike Alessi
14. Vince Friese
15. Nick Wey
16. Matt Goerke
17. Kyle Chisholm
18. Jimmy Albertson
19. Nick Schmidt
20. Jimmy Decotis
21. Kyle Partridge
22. Weston Peick

250SX West Region Overall

1. Jason Anderson
2. Dean Wilson
3. Justin Hill
4. Cole Seely
5. Zach Osborne
6. Michael Leib
7. Jessy Nelson
8. Shane McElrath
9. Cooper Webb
10. Dean Ferris
11. Jake Canada
12. Scott Champion
13. Dakota Tedder
14. Valentin Teillet
15. Topher Ingalls
16. Malcolm Stewart
17. Cole Martinez
18. Brandon Scharer
19. Ruben Alanis
20. Austin Burns
21. Brian Burns
22. Aaron Siminoe

450SX Point Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto 84pts
2. Chad Reed 77pts
3. Ken Roczen 75pts
4. Ryan Dungey 75pts
5. Justin Brayton 71pts
6. James Stewart 66pts
7. Justin Barcia 56pts
8. Andrew Short 49pts
9. WIl Hahn 43pts
10. Jake Weimer 37pts
11. Josh Grant 31pts
12. Ivan Tedesco 27pts
13. Broc Tickle 26pts
14. Mike Alessi 24pts
15. Weston Peick 21pts
16. Matt Moss 20pts
17. Nick Wey 20pts
18. Vince Friese 18pts
19. Matt Goerke 17pts
20. Josh Hill 16pts

250SX West Region Point Standings

1. Jason Anderson 93pts
2. Cole Seely 87pts
3. Dean Wilson 72pts
4. Zach Osborne 69pts
5. Cooper Webb 65pts
6. Justin Hill 64pts
7. Malcolm Stewart 54pts
8. Jessy Nelson 49pts
9. Shane McElrath 42pts
10. Dean Ferris 42pts
11. Michael Leib 37pts
12. Dakota Tedder 29pts
13. Cole Martinez 24pts
14. Scott Champion 24pts
15. Darryn Durham 21pts
16. Jake Canada 20pts
17. Valentin Teillet 17pts
18. Chris Plouffe 13pts
19. Austin Politelli 11pts
20. Austin Burns 10pts

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 NNS Post-Race Report: Las Vegas Motor Speedway]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/dylan-kwasniewski-no-31-nns-post-race-report-las-vegas-motor-speedway Kwasniewski Suffers Damage, Leaves Vegas with 24th-Place Finish

LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2014) - Dylan Kwasniewski came to Las Vegas looking to make his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) a memorable one. Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy team started the weekend by earning their secondtop-10 qualifying effort of the year, placing the Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) machine eighthon the board after three sessions in NASCAR's new "knock out" qualifying format. Kwasniewski was able to keep his Chevy Camaro in the top 15 during the first third of the race, but suffered a setback and hit the wall on lap 70, resulting in heavy rear-end damage to the Rockstar Camaro. However, Kwasniewski and his crew never gave up and crossed the finish line in the 24th position.

Shortly after the green flag dropped at LVMS, the field quickly jockeyed for position as passing was at premium during the 200-lap race. By lap 10, Kwasniewski had settled into 14th position and was content learning his way around the 1.5-mile oval. After trying several lines, the young rookie was eventually running lap times as quick as the leaders halfway through his first fuel run. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was scored in the 13th position, one lap down when he made his first green-flag pit stop on lap 47. During the green-flag pit stop, crew chief Pat Tryson called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires, fuel and a track-bar adjustment for the No. 31 Rockstar Energy Chevy. As green-flag pit stops were beginning to cycle through, the first caution of the day came out on Lap 56, causing a few competitors to go a lap down. After an extended caution by NASCAR to ensure that scoring was correct, Kwasniewski restarted in the 13th position, one lap down on lap 69.

One lap after the restart, Kwasniewski was battling for position and made contact with another competitor, causing him to hit the wall in Turn 3, bringing out the second caution of the day on Lap 70. After gathering himself, Kwasniewski brought the Rockstar Energy Chevy down pit road to the attention of his crew. After working diligently to ensure Kwasniewski didn't lose another lap, the TSM crew was able to repair the damage suffered during the accident and Kwasniewski restarted in the 21st position, still only one lap down. Three laps after the restart, Kwasniewski radioed to his crew that he had a left-rear tire rub. Not taking any chances, Tryson called the young rookie down pit road to repair the damage. During the pit stop, NASCAR penalized the No. 31 team for speeding entering pit road. After serving a pass-through penalty, Kwasniewski was scored in the 30th position, four laps down. 

Determined not to give up at his hometown track, Kwasniewski continued to learn his way 1.5-mile oval and worked his way into the 23rd position when the third caution of the day came out on lap 144. During the caution, Kwasniewski stayed out on the track, took the wave around and gained one of his laps back, restarting in 23rd. Kwasniewski would continue to battle following the restart and would ultimately bring the Rockstar Energy Chevy home in the 24th position. 

"I have to thank my guys at Turner Scott Motorsports for working so hard this weekend on this Rockstar Energy Chevrolet," Kwasniewski said. "This was not the weekend we were hoping for, but my guys never gave up and we continued to battle all weekend. This was a huge learning experience for me and I think it will only help us as we move along during the season. I appreciate all of my family and friends who came out to support me. It was great being back home in Las Vegas, but I am looking forward to putting this weekend behind me and moving on to Bristol next weekend." 

The NNS next heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

First Practice

Position: 15

Fastest Lap: 31.181 sec. | Laps: 13

Final Practice

Position: 19

Fastest Lap: 30.917 sec. | Laps: 24

Qualifying

Position: 8

Fastest Lap: 29.972 sec.

Race

Position: 24

Laps Completed/Total: 193/200


About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Matt Ladley & Kyle Mack Step Up at Mammoth Grand Prix; Chas Guldemond Makes U.S. Olympic Team]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/matt-ladley-kyle-mack-step-up-at-mammoth-grand-prix-chas-guldemond-makes-us-olympic-team Friday’s Halfpipe Qualifier #3 at the Mammoth Grand Prix produced stiff competition with seven scores above 90 points. Matt Ladley, who had stomped a frontside 180 heading switch into a huge cab 7, followed by a front 12, backside 9, front 9, back 5, and then front double 10, placed 3rd with a score of 93.

Saturday’s Slopestyle Qualifier #5 marked the end of qualifying for the U.S. Snowboard Slopestyle team, and was by far one of the toughest competitions of the year. Kyle Mack took his second podium of the series, putting down a solid 92.4 on his first run. Unfortunately, Mack’s two podium finishes this weekend left him just outside the three Olympic qualifying spots. Chas Guldemond, on the other hand, who had an unusually difficult time making clean runs during this final qualifier, had already accumulated enough points to make the U.S. Olympic team and will compete in the inaugural Olympic slopestyle snowboard event in Sochi.

 

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Desalle Finishes 2nd at Beto Carrero GP!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-finishes-2nd-at-beto-carrero-gp
“I’m on the podium with no crashes or injuries, so these are the positive points. It has taken a lot to come back from my shoulder injury so I am happy with how some things are going. It was hot out there today and easy to make a mistake. It was not difficult to ride but you had to be measured with the 450 out of those corners. I’d like to say thanks to the team because they have worked really hard in the past weeks to try and improve.”]]>
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:44:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Congrats to our Rockstar Athletes that medaled in Sochi!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/congrats-to-our-rockstar-athletes-that-medaled-in-sochi
Joss Christensen took GOLD on the Sochi podium in Men's Snow Slopestyle, while his fellow USA teammates stood on both sides of the podium with him. Congrats, Joss!

Mike Riddle took SILVER in Men's Ski Pipe after doing his first back-to-back double cork 12s, something he had never before done in competition. Congrats, Mike!

Maddie Bowman took GOLD in Women's Ski Pipe becoming the first woman to do so and she is 20 years young. 

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<![CDATA[Rockstar Athletes Medal at X Games Aspen]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-athletes-medal-at-x-games-aspen-1
A special shout out to our podium finishers:

Dan Brisse: Real Snow SILVER
Maddie Bowman: Ski Superpipe GOLD
Spencer O'Brien: Snowboard Slopestyle BRONZE
McRae Williams: Ski Slopestyle SILVER
Vincent Gagnier: Ski Big Air SILVER
Colten Moore: Snowmobile Freestyle GOLD & Snowmobile Long Jump BRONZE


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<![CDATA[Clement Desalle Wins at Talavera De La Reina GP!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/clement-desalle-wins-at-talavera-de-la-reina-gp
“This weekend started out as difficult because when I woke up yesterday I had a really bad stomach problem, and I had never really felt that way at a race before. I struggled, especially in the qualification Heat. I had to slow down quite a lot. I had some medicine and tried to have a good night but it was not easy. I wanted to do the best I could today and I’m quite surprised! My feeling on the bike was much better; really good. It was so nice to get two moto wins like I did. It is good for the confidence and the championship. I was really happy about my riding and I enjoyed myself out there. The track was technical and when it is like this – that you need to find a good line to go fast – I like it a lot. I have to say I’m pleased to win in Spain because I appreciate this country. The start was so important and I managed to have two really good ones. I want to say thanks to the team because we have worked a lot so I can feel good on the bike and it is going better and better.”
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<![CDATA[DESALLE & ROCKSTAR ENERGY SUZUKI WIN IN ITALY]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-rockstar-energy-suzuki-win-in-italy-1
Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle won today’s Italian MXGP at Trentino in Italy for round four of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

It was the Belgian’s first victory of the season in front of 25,000 European spectators hungry for their first taste of high-level motocross action in 2014.

Desalle was faultless on the toughest racing surface of the year so far and his results of second and first in the two motos on the RM-Z450 led to a convincing success; his first since the 2013 British Grand Prix.

Joining him on the MXGP box was team-mate Kevin Strijbos; the Belgian earning his first silverware of 2014 for an emphatic weekend overall for the Lommel-based factory crew.

After trips to Qatar, Thailand and Brazil, the Arco Di Trento circuit in northern Italy was the first location to see MXGP land in Europe and – for the second year in a row – the riders found a tight, windy, slippery and difficult layout. The Italian hard-pack was unforgiving in the bumps and concrete ruts that formed through the weekend (and with European and WMX series on the support card) and the compact nature of the track, meant hectic and bustling first-laps where the starting prowess of the riders largely dictated the order of the top-five.

Using 2015 RM-Z450 engine power as well as a new chassis, Desalle was able to find traction and confidence in these trying race conditions. He followed Gautier Paulin in the first moto and set-up the first result of the day with a largely unchallenged run. The second race was tremendously exciting as mistakes by the likes of Jeremy Van Horebeek and Tony Cairoli, not to mention a mechanical problem by Paulin, saw four riders disputing first place. It was Desalle who held firm and his first chequered flag of 2014 led to a maiden triumph of the campaign.

Strijbos was optimistic for Sunday despite a difficult qualification race on Saturday where the veteran was searching for optimum set-up. He was able to reach the top-five in the first moto, just without the extra-speed to make the difference and threaten the top four. Strijbos withheld an attack from Tony Cairoli in the final stages and repeated the feat ahead of the World Champion in the second moto to log third position. It was a vindication of the former championship runner-up’s belief after some testing Grands Prix so far in 2014.

The results in Italy today mean that Desalle now retains 158 points in the MXGP World Championship standings; a gap of 17 to Cairoli and a gap of four over Van Horebeek. Strijbos is sixth.

There is little pause this week for the Belgian Factory team as the Grand Prix of Bulgaria will see the paddock reunite in Sevlievo on Friday. Round five will take place at the steep and fast circuit (more hard-pack soil) for the final GP event in April and before trips to Holland, Spain and the UK in May.

Clement Desalle:

“I came here relaxed and had a good feeling on the track. The races were good and I had some decent starts. I was second throughout the first moto and it was hard to make the difference here. I came back on Gautier Paulin sometimes, but would make some small mistakes to lose some time; it went like that all the way through. It was easy to make a mistake on this track but I’m really happy with how it worked out today. The season did not start how I expected but I was feeling better in Thailand. I don't have pain in my shoulder and feel good on the Suzuki. I don't know if I am 100% yet but I am close.”

Kevin Strijbos:

“I had two good races today despite the fact that it was far from easy; I struggled to find my rhythm and speed on this track. I made two good starts and put my head down in both motos. I’m happy I am on the podium. After the last GP we changed some stuff and I was riding a bit more; all that work has paid off.”

MXGP Moto1:

1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 35:15.959;
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:02.310;
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:04.616;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:08.139;
5. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:09.826;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:13.420;
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:26.871;
8. Joel Roelants (BEL, Honda), +0:51.761;
9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), +0:53.405;
10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Honda), +0:56.941;

MXGP Moto2:

1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 33:49.752;
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:00.801;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:01.603;
4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:11.113;
5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:34.395;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:48.437;
7. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:49.173;
8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:50.297;
9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:53.200;
10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Honda), +0:59.055;

MXGP Overall result:

1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 47 points;
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 42 p.;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 36 p.;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 34 p.;
5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 33 p.;
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 25 p.;
7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 24 p.;
8. Xavier Boog (FRA, HON), 22 p.;
9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), 22 p.;
10. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 21 p.;

MXGP World Championship Standings (after 4 of 18 rounds): 1 Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 175 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 158 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 154 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 144 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 137 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 109 p.; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 89 p.; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 81 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 76 p.; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 72 p.
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<![CDATA[MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour to Focus Exclusively on Men’s Pro Division in 2014]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/mastercraft-pro-wakeboard-tour-to-focus-exclusively-on-mens-pro-division-in-2014 Orlando, FL. — The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the largest and most storied professional wakeboarding circuit in the world, has redesigned its format for the 2014 season and will feature only the Pro Men’s division at all four events. With an exclusive focus on the sport’s premier division, along with a restructured contest heat advancement system and athlete qualifying standards, the MasterCraft Pro Tour has laid the groundwork to produce the most competitive and entertaining wakeboard events on the planet.

Additionally, athlete eligibility for the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour has been adjusted to ensure a dynamic and competitive field of riders at each event. The 2014 Tour will feature a collection of the world’s top ranked Pro Men wakeboarders, intriguing wildcards entries and several up-and-coming athletes from the Junior Pro Series going head-to-head at four of the country’s most proven contest venues.

“During the offseason we met with some of the most respected minds and most talented athletes in wakeboarding to develop a strategy that ensures world-class competition and progression are paramount on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour,” said Chris Bischoff, Pro Tour competition director. “The format changes achieve these objectives and will also bring exciting new storylines from contest to contest.”   

Contest structure on the Pro Tour will remain a heat-to-heat qualifying system with riders seeding determined by their ranking. However, new rules will reward riders who win heats one and three allowing them to bypass the next round. Riders who do not win in heats one and three will not be automatically eliminated. They will be placed in rounds two and four and have a second chance to advance in those heats.          

Last year’s wakeboard world champion, Rusty Malinoski has been vocal in support of the new Pro Tour format. The “Bone Crusher” recently stated, “Wakeboarding has seen a ton of progression over the past few years. I think the new format tweaks will help our sport showcase the best riders at the biggest contests and give the fans the most bang for their buck.”

The 2014 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Schedule:

Location                                  Venue                                                  Dates

Acworth, GA.                          Dallas Landing/Lake Allatoona                  May  17

Lathrop, CA.                            Mossdale Quarry Lakes                          June 28

Monroe, WA.                           Lake The                                                July 12

Grand Rapids, MI                    Millennium Park                                      Aug. 16

For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar visit KingofWake.com.

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by RockStar is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, WWA, Indmar, Ronix, Billabong, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and WAKEBOARDING magazine.

About MasterCraft

MasterCraft is the exclusive towboat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992. For more information visit: www.MasterCraft.com

About Rockstar:

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com


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<![CDATA[Jason Hathaway Dominates ‘Budweiser 300’ To Win Inaugural NCATS Visit to Autodrome Chaudiere]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/jason-hathaway-dominates-budweiser-300-to-win-inaugural-ncats-visit-to-autodrome-chaudiere VALLEE-JONCTION, QC June 15, 2014- After timing in a career-best 3rd in time trials, Jason Hathaway led over 200 laps and survived a rousing late-race battle with veteran Mark Dilley to claim victory in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series’ rain-delayed inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere. 

After dominating the afternoon’s two practice sessions, Hathaway’s #3 Rockstar Energy Drink/HGC Chevrolet clocked in 3rd quickest in time trials with a time of 13.366 seconds and quickly went to work in battling for the lead. 

.“We were good right off of the trailer”, said Hathaway post-race, “it really is a testament to our program and the amount of work that goes into this car before it ever leaves our shop.” 

“I was able to pull to second place on lap-2, and we stayed within the top-2 all afternoon”, continued Hathaway. “It’s not often that you get a car that handles as well as ours did today the first time at a new track, I really can’t say enough about it. This team is incredible.” 

The later stages of the race saw Hathaway and Dilley swap the lead six times, with Hathaway emerging from the battle with his fourth career win – third in his last four oval starts. 

“Hats off to Mark Dilley – because that was an absolute blast”, reflected Hathaway. “I lost count how many times we went back and forth for the lead, it felt as though every time I thought I had him clear, he found a way to take another run at it. Mark’s a gamer, and he’s been doing this a long time, he’s a guy where you really feel as though you’ve done something when you can keep him behind you.” 

“It was an honour to put on a show like this for these fans. It’s our first time here, and I think every single racer in this paddock wanted to make sure we left a good impression. These fans were fantastic to wait an extra day for this show. I hope we made it worth the wait.” 

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Jason Hathaway will be back in competition with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Circuit ICAR on July 6th for the Jiffy Lube 100 pres. by La Petite Bretonne. 

T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with Rockstar Energy Drink, The Harman Group, Williamson’s GM & Dodge, Praxair, Mobil 1, Fast Eddie Racewear, Barn Door Brewing Company and Choko Motorsports. 

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<![CDATA[Kwasniewski to compete in NASCAR Nationwide]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/kwasniewski-to-compete-in-nascar-nationwide-series MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 3, 2013) - Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) is pleased to announce today that Dylan Kwasniewski, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) champion, will run a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2014 driving the No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet Camaro. Kwasniewski, 18, will make his series debut in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 22.

"I'm thankful for Harry Scott and Steve Turner for giving me this opportunity, as well as Rockstar for moving up with us," Kwasniewski said. "The test session earlier this month at Daytona taught us a lot and it's good to enter Daytona with a level of confidence, not only for myself, but for Pat (Tryson) and all the guys. Racing in the Nationwide Series is going to present a lot of challenges and it won't be easy, but I look forward to taking it all on, learning from the other competitors and hopefully winning some races."

Kwasniewski, a native of Las Vegas, will bring Rockstar Energy Drink with him from NKNPSE competition to the Nationwide Series. Rockstar Energy Drink, headquartered in Las Vegas, has partnered with Kwasniewski since 2009.

"Everyone at Rockstar is proud of the investment we have made in Dylan Kwasniewski," Jason May, executive vice president marketing for Rockstar Energy Drink stated. "He has demonstrated that he has the potential to become one of the best drivers on the planet and his transition into the NASCAR Nationwide Series at such a young age is proof of that. Rockstar is fortunate to be aligned with such a strong brand ambassador with an incredibly bright career in front of him."

Kwasniewski made his TSM debut last season and became the first driver ever to capture both the K&N East and West championships. In 14 starts, he earned six wins, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, three poles and led 394 laps. He also was selected for the NASCAR Next program, an initiative to spotlight the sport's up-and-coming stars, for the second-consecutive year.

"Dylan is a great kid and has unbelievable talent," Harry Scott Jr. said. "Steve and I are thrilled that he is taking the next step in his career with us here at TSM. The sky is the limit for Dylan and this Rockstar team. He showed us what he's capable of last year and while he's making a big step, we know Dylan can achieve great things this year."

The Rockstar Energy Drink team will be led by veteran crew chief Pat Tryson. Tryson first joined TSM in August 2013 as crew chief for Nelson Piquet Jr. In 527 combined NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck events, he has led his teams to 10 wins, 66 top-five and 141 top-10 finishes and four poles.

Before competing in his first-ever Nationwide Series race next month, Kwasniewski also will compete in the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 at the 2.5-mile superspeedway on Saturday, February 15. The 2014 Nationwide Series season-opening Drive4COPD 300, will follow on Saturday, February 22, airing live on ESPN and MRN at 1:30 p.m. EST.

About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fifth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar Energy Drink: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more informationvisitwww.RockstarEnergy.com

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