<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml Wed, 27 May 2015 02:39:45 -0700 Wed, 27 May 2015 02:39:45 -0700 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR SUMMER OF ROCK SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-summer-of-rock-sweepstakes Tue, 26 May 2015 17:02:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Suzuki Sweep Podium]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-suzuki-sweep-podium

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 9.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Kevin Strijbos, Clement Desalle and Glenn Coldenhoff swept the podium in their first International race of the season at the Hawkstone Park International Motocross in the UK on Sunday.

The 2015 Factory RM-Zs dominated practice, qualifying and all three races; World MXGP number three Strijbos winning the two main races, plus the Superfinal as Desalle raced-to runner-up slot in each. MXGP class rookie Coldenhoff also impressed with a 4-3-5 result in his first international debut aboard the Factory RM-Z450 after moving-up from the MX2 class.

The Suzuki International Europe-supported rider was the fastest rider out of the gate in both motos - taking the holeshot - and he continued to lead for several laps until arm-pump forced him to slow, but fourth and third positions rewarded him third overall on the podium in his first-ever international outing on the powerful Suzuki RM-Z450.

Kevin Strijbos:

“I went to the race without expecting too much as I had been a bit sick the last week and didn’t ride much in the sand after I got back from training in the US. It was always a bit difficult in the beginning of the races, but I gained momentum as the races went on and this turned out good. I’m stoked for the team to have such a good start to the season and I’m looking forward to the next races!”

Clement Desalle:

“It was a good day; a bit cold in the morning but good in the afternoon. I’m not such a big fan of the start on the concrete at Hawkstone, but still did ok in the race with three second-places. Strijbos was pretty-strong in the sand here, but I didn’t lose too-much time there either. The racing was good - and there were no crashes - so it’s been a good training race!”

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“I got good starts in the races, but went-in a bit-too aggressive. The consequences were that I almost immediately got arm-pump, that didn’t really go away in any of the heats. I had to slow down, but still had a good finish. In the Superfinal I had a bad start when someone took my line, but like (Shaun) Simpson I rode through the pack and put-in great effort in the last two laps and managed to pass him. So all-in-all, I’m quite happy with the result!”
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Hangtown MX Race Report]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-husqvarna-hangtown-mx-race-report
In previous years Anderson has been more comfortable racing on Supercross tracks than he was outdoors. This was in large part to his size. Being bigger than almost everyone else in the 250 class poses an immediate disadvantage on the mx tracks with large, horsepower robbing uphills and deep, foot peg dragging ruts. For the first time, Jason was extremely eager to go outside and play his hand on the bigger bike. It was pretty clear after one round that his starts will be better on the 450 which isn't necessarily a surprise, but he appeared more comfortable throughout the entire day. JA was also one of very few riders to hit the massive Fly 150 jump in both motos. At the end of the day he finished 3rd overall in his debut. A stellar start to his 2015 MX campaign.

Jason Anderson: "My weekend was good. Had a good first moto with a 3rd then the 2nd moto I felt pretty good but my arms got tired a little bit. Still got the podium though which was really cool. My first outdoor on the 450 so I'm pretty happy about that. This is one of the roughest tracks of the year but you just gotta go out there and get through it and be on the box."

Christophe Pourcel had a commendable return to racing and should hold his head high going into round 2 with a lot to build off of. Pourcel dabbled a bit in the 450 class in US motocross a few years ago, but this marks his first real opportunity for success in the premiere class after signing just a few short weeks ago with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Christophe was probably the biggest question mark entering the series. As expected, he posted some fast qualifying times in practice but the real mystery was how well he'd do when the gate dropped. In the first moto he motored on to a very solid 5th place finish. His second outing did not go as well but it was good enough to secure 8th overall. After nearly a year completely away from racing, that is quite a good start considering the level of competition he's joining. The near future looks bright for CP and the team.

Christophe Pourcel: "Today was ok, it was my first race back so it's tough after not being out there for so long. My speed was there for a top 5. Top 10 is the goal for Bobby [Hewitt] and myself for the first few races. We got that today but we're still trying to get me more comfortable with the team and the bike. I think after few races we will have a pretty good setup. I got bad starts this weekend and rode a little tight in the second moto so it could have been a lot better but I don't wanna just go out and crash in the first race either.  Everything is new but the team has been amazing and really nice working with me so we will get everything worked out. I can only get better now and keep working on my fitness which is much better already than it was last year. I just need to fix some things, rebound next weekend and try to be in the top 5."

Zach Osborne's first moto was kind of wash. One he would like to go back and do again. However; his second moto was one of the more impressive rides of the weekend. The track appeared to have more lines and options than a rider could ever hope for but passing did not seem to be a common occurrence. For the majority of the day in the 250 class it was like a freight train as everyone just played follow the leader. It was evident that the fast lines were simply too much of an advantage over the alternate ones. In Zach's second time out, he managed to solve the problem and actually move forward. He started quite a ways back but consistently picked off position after position all the way up to 5th. If he had one more lap, it would not have been shocking for him to move into a podium position as he was all over the two guys in front of him.

Zach Osborne: "The first moto was not very good today at all for the situation I'm in. I got a bad start, pumped up and fell. It was pretty much a complete disaster honestly. Really not what I was looking for considering how hard I've been training. I felt like I was on par for a podium. I turned it around in the second moto. I had a decent start, not great but I was able to work my way up to 5th right behind 4th and 3rd. I can definitely take some positives from the second moto. I got my bike setup much better than it was in the first and now I can carry a little bit of momentum from that into Glen Helen."

Zach Bell was another guy who was making passes but unfortunately they were further back in the pack. Normally a consistently good starter, he just didn't nail them down at Hangtown. Zach is still not quite 100% after his practice crash before returning at Vegas Supercross though so the good news is that he will enter round two healthy and stronger than he was this past weekend. Bell's starts will certainly be better on the very long straightaway at Glen Helen and the odds are that his overall day will improve vastly as well.

Zach Bell: "The day started off good with 5th in first practice, second practice just couldn't get a clear lap in. First Moto I got a horrible start and worked my way up to 13 and had a bad crash on the last lap. 2nd Moto got a decent start and the second turn I got cleaned out and ran over and was dead last and came back to 19th. It was a rough day but I'm still healthy so we will move on to the next!"

Next weekend the series moves to Glen Helen and the last race of the year in California. Anderson rides well at the San Bernardino track and will try to start a podium streak. Pourcel will continue to improve and look to work his way into a top 5 overall. Osborne will not be satisfied unless he gets on the podium which he is fully capable of. Bell has nowhere to go but up as he gets closer to being back to full health and starting much closer to the front of the pack.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Milestone First Podium for Seewer at Argentina MX2]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/milestone-first-podium-for-seewer-at-argentina-mx2
The Grand Prix of Argentina throbbed and heaved with 30,000 spectators excitedly packed into the confines of the new racing circuit near Villa La Angostura and Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Jeremy Seewer scored a memorable third position overall in the MX2 class for what was the third round of 18 in the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship.

In just his second GP season, and first as a full-time professional, Seewer took the RM-Z250 to fifth position in both today’s motos to walk the final step of the podium and spray GP champagne for the first time. Team-mate Glenn Coldenhoff made good progress on his RM-Z450 in the MXGP category with 10th overall and a season-best classification of eighth in the second race.

Dark, sandy volcanic earth provided a difficult test at the freshly-built track. While the layout was quick and jumpy, the ground was a mix of shifting bumps and a solid base that meant traction varied. The course was hard to judge through the various sections but the facility was undoubtedly world championship-class and fans lined the fences and packed into the enclosures that flanked the corners for the best view.

Seewer was on the pace of the top-five in MX2 from Saturday and ran to a solid sixth position in the qualification heat. Adapting to the irregular ground but enjoying a course that provided line choice and passing opportunities, the Swiss chased Julien Lieber for most of the first moto on Sunday and equalled his best GP finish with fifth place by the time of the chequered flag. In the second race he was set for a top-four result after trailing eventual winner Dylan Ferrandis for many laps but just could not withhold the challenge from Tim Gajser in the final two circulations and again ranked fifth. The points’ tally of 32 from both sprints was enough for Seewer and the team to start celebrating. After his disappointment with illness and heat exhaustion in Thailand three weeks ago this was a positive re-entry to the upper section of the standings for ‘#91’.

Glenn Coldenhoff is almost back to full fitness after recovering from his broken toes – an injury he re-aggravated in Thailand – and drilled the RM-Z450 to a scorecard of 14-8 in only his third MXGP event. The premier class rookie needed the first moto to get in sync with the bumps and demands of the Neuquen terrain but was much more positive and reactive in the second race and benefitted from a brighter first lap nearer the head of the pack. The former MX2 Grand Prix winner circulated with Romain Febvre and then with Gautier Paulin and his eighth place was a smile-inducing forward step in his MXGP class education.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe will next be on international duty at Arco di Trento in northern Italy on April 18-19th for the Grand Prix of Trentino.

Jeremy Seewer:

“This is not such a big surprise to me because I have worked my whole life to be at the top of this sport. I knew at the beginning of the season that my speed is good, but I just had some bad luck in Thailand. I put that event ‘into the past’ and focused on my practice…and now I am on the podium. It is an amazing feeling to be up here for the first time. I did two solid races and two fifth positions are not normally enough for the podium, but on tracks like this it is important to be consistent and not make mistakes because a few guys had some big crashes here today.”

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“I feel quite good about today. I was actually struggling a little bit in the first moto with not such a great start. I rode to 10th place, but I was way too tight and got tired in my shoulders. I had to slow down a little bit and finished 14th. I had a good jump out of the gate in the second moto but shifted a little too early. I think it could have been a holeshot otherwise. I was really happy with my riding. The track got rougher and the speed dropped and this was better for me. The track wasn’t really sandy: It was just rough! The bottom was hard and there were a lot of ‘kickers’ on the jumps. I was consistent in the second moto and I’m happy with my eighth place.”
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Strijbos, Desalle, Coldenhoff 1,2,3 at Hawkstone Int'l]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/strijbos-desalle-coldenhoff-123-at-hawkstone-intl
“I went to the race without expecting too much as I had been a bit sick the last week and didn’t ride much in the sand after I got back from training in the US. It was always a bit difficult in the beginning of the races, but I gained momentum as the races went on and this turned out good. I’m stoked for the team to have such a good start to the season and I’m looking forward to the next races!”

Clement Desalle:

“It was a good day; a bit cold in the morning but good in the afternoon. I’m not such a big fan of the start on the concrete at Hawkstone, but still did ok in the race with three second-places. Strijbos was pretty-strong in the sand here, but I didn’t lose too-much time there either. The racing was good - and there were no crashes - so it’s been a good training race!”

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“I got good starts in the races, but went-in a bit-too aggressive. The consequences were that I almost immediately got arm-pump, that didn’t really go away in any of the heats. I had to slow down, but still had a good finish. In the Superfinal I had a bad start when someone took my line, but like (Shaun) Simpson I rode through the pack and put-in great effort in the last two laps and managed to pass him. So all-in-all, I’m quite happy with the result!”
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Webb Extends Points Lead in Oakland]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/webb-extends-points-lead-in-oakland ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:40 -0700 <![CDATA[WWA Nautique Wake Open Registration Begins! ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/wwa-nautique-wake-open-registration-begins-1 Orlando, Florida (February 17, 2015) – The World Wakeboard Association has begun accepting registrations for the 2015 Nautique Wake Open via thewwa.com.  Serving as the season opening event for the WWA Wakeboard World Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and the second stop of the Nautique Wake Series, BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas will host the 2nd annual Nautique Wake Open from April 16-18.


“The Nautique Wake Open is a great event to kickoff our WWA Wakeboard World Series presented Rockstar and amateur season,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “The Wake Open has all ages, all divisions from pro to amateur and just screams that summer is here and its time to ride.”


The contest features all male and female amateur divisions as well Jr. Pro, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. All of the competitors will be towed exclusively by the award winning Super Air Nautique G21 and G23 allowing riders of all skill levels the opportunity to compete on the industry’s best wakes.


“I'm really looking forward to competing at the Nautique Wake Open,” said Team Nautique rider Josh Twelker. “The contest format is great because it brings everyone in the sport together and allows amateur riders the chance to compete on the same stage as the pros. Hands down, the Nautique Wake Series features the best contests in wakeboarding. I expect to see some great riding from all of the competitors because of the best wake in wakeboarding created by the Super Air Nautique G21 and G23.”


“Nautique is proud to once again pull the most elite wake series in the sport featuring a family atmosphere and the highest level of competition from amateur to pro,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our vision for this competitive series not only highlights the world’s best athletes but grows the sport giving every rider the opportunity to compete on a world class stage,” added Yeargin.


The Nautique Wake Open is one of four Nautique Wake Series events that help comprise the 9-stop Wakeboard World Series. Besides the Nautique Wake Open, the Nautique Pro Am, the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships and Wakestock are all part of the Wakeboard World Series.


For more information and to register for the Nautique Wake Open please visit http://www.thewwa.com/wakeopen/



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About the WBWS

The Wakeboard World Series will offer the largest payout the sport has seen in its 26-year history with a total of $425,000 to be handed out to the men and women throughout the series. This increase is just one of many avenues that the WWA have stepped up to further legitimize wakeboarding along with an increased focus on attracting media, sponsors, and consumers. This year’s Wakeboard World Series is the largest World Series in recent years, making it the only true global wakeboard series. The 2015 Wakeboard World Series will travel to four rounds within the United States as well as Mexico, Brazil, Canada, a return to Japan, and for the first time, the WWA World Championships will be held in Portugal.



About the WWA

The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:22:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Webb Claims 2nd Consecutive win at A2]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/webb-claims-2nd-consecutive-win-at-a2 Star Racing Yamaha's Cooper Webb was unstoppable at A2. Rounding the first turn outside of the top 15 looked to cost him some points with Jessy Nelson in the lead. Cooper came all the way through the pack and was suddenly and rapidly making up time on the leader Tyler Bowers. He then made his move on the last lap for the lead. He was not going to be stopped on that night by anyone.]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Webb Dominates in Arizona]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/webb-dominates-in-arizona Cooper Webb was unstoppable in Arizona. He started near the front in the main and quite simply just checked out.]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:56 -0700 <![CDATA[Desalle Takes Red Plate with Thai Podium]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-takes-red-plate-with-thai-podium
“Yesterday when I did my first lap of the track here I was quite surprised by it but then it became better and better. My starts were better today and that's a positive thing. Two strong results and that’s important because my goal for the moment is to be like that every moto. I’m happy with my feeling on the bike and the control I have. I am trying to enjoy myself as much as possible because I know that is when the results come. We will do some testing now and I’m excited about the chance to get a bit better in small areas. It is great to have the red plate for the first time since 2013. The bike will look nice in Argentina!”
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Desalle Wins Mantova Starcross Int'l MX]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-wins-mantova-starcross-intl-mx
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP rider Clement Desalle won all three races at Sunday’s Mantova Starcross International motocross in Italy.

The 25-year-old Belgian, coming back from a wrist injury, showed that he's on the pace for the 2015 MXGP season opener next weekend in Doha, Qatar – and following his second position at the Hawkstone Park and a double-race victory in the Valence Internationals in the UK and France over the past two weekends.

Today’s event, in northern Italy, was run as a three-heat format where MXGP and MX2 classes raced together. Desalle and his RM-Z450 were quickest out of the gate all weekend, taking first position from the start and leading from start-to-finish, followed by Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda).

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe's Jeremy Seewer and Junior World 125cc Champion Brian Hsu had to work their Suzuki RM-Z250s hard on the sandy track. Although slightly out-powered by the 450s, Seewer managed to gain places which led him to the podium with second overall thanks to 9-4-9 positions.

Team-mate Hsu was coming to terms with the speed and power of the RM-Z250 and a strong fifth-placed finish on Saturday's qualifying race proved difficult to repeat in Sunday's events with several small errors slowing him down. His end result of 30-26-13 gave him 15th overall in the MX2 ranking.

Desalle's Suzuki MXGP team-mate Glenn Coldenhoff had to skip this race due to two broken big toes (outer knuckle), sustained during a practice session; and Kevin Strijbos opted to sit-out the race on doctors' advice, to allow additional rest for the tendonitis in his wrist.

The team now heads-back to its Belgian headquarters to do final preparations for the first Grand Prix on February 28th. All riders, including Strijbos and Coldenhoff are scheduled to set-off to the event on Wednesday to acclimatize to the hot and humid conditions.

MX1 Overall : 1. Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) 75pts. 2. Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda) 66pts. 3. Ceriel Klein Kromhoff (KTM) 55pts. 4. Kristian Whatley (Honda) 54pts. 5. Gert Krestinov (Honda) 48pts.

MX2 Overall: 1. Jordi Tixier (Kawasaki) 72pts. 2. Jeremy Seewer (Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe) 63 pts. 3. Brian Rogers (KTM) 58pts. 4. Jens Getteman (Honda) 53pts. 5. Robert Just (KTM) 39pts. 15. Brian Hsu (Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe) 23pts.]]>
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Desalle 5th Straight Podium in Valkenswaard]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-5th-straight-podium-in-valkenswaard
“Being on the podium today is OK. I was disappointed about my crash yesterday. I knew it would be a difficult weekend so I am proud of this podium and it feels like quite a while since I had one in the sand. It gives me some confidence and shows that my condition is good. It is really important to be on the podium every week and it keeps you high in the standings. The year is still young and now we are coming up to some really good tracks and I hope we will have some good racing.”]]>
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:28 -0700
<![CDATA[HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCES 2015 OFF-ROAD TEAM AND PARTNERSHIP WITH ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/husqvarna-announces-2015-off-road-team-and-partnership-with-rockstar-energy-drink STRANG, BROWN, ARGUBRIGHT AND DELONG MAKE UP NEW ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING - OFF-ROAD TEAM

Husqvarna is set to go off-road racing in 2015 with a strong roster of championship-winning riders and the support of a new title sponsor- Rockstar Energy Drink. Husqvarna's off-road program is proud to welcome Rockstar Energy Drink as title sponsor, effectively creating the off-road division of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. New to Husqvarna this year is past champion and eager contender, Josh Strang. Returning for a second year are factory riders Mike Brown and 2014 Champions Andrew DeLong and Jacob Argubright.

"We are really excited to expand our race efforts with Husqvarna," said Rockstar Energy Drink Marketing Director, Mike Kelso. "We are proud to be a part of the rebirth of such a legendary brand."

"Bringing on Rockstar Energy as a title sponsor is a really important step in our alliance as we take on off-road racing at the most reputable stages," said Husqvarna Motorcycles North American President, Jon-Erik Burleson.

New to the Husqvarna team, Josh Strang will be contesting the 2015 GNCC Series aboard a Husqvarna FC 450 in the XC1 Pro class, and will also race the National Enduro series aboard an FC 350.

Joining Strang in his 2015 efforts will be Husqvarna's off-road phenom Andrew DeLong. The reigning champion will be continuing his deep-seated relationship with Husqvarna, and defending his title in the AMA National Enduro series, as well as looking to make strides in the GNCC XC1 Pro ranks. DeLong will once again pilot a Husqvarna FC 350 in both championships.

"I'm really excited for the 2015 season and defending my number one plate in the National Enduro Series," DeLong commented. "I'm also excited to try to put my Husqvarna FC 350 up on the GNCC podium at every race."

Also continuing his term with Husqvarna is EnduroCross star Mike Brown. The accomplished Supercross, motocross and off-road racer, who recently returned from the ISDE where he proudly represented his country on the US Trophy Team, will once again take on the AMA EnduroCross Series, along with other select events in 2015. "Brownie" continues to be one of the most revered riders in off-road, and a crowd favorite wherever he goes. He will once again be contesting the AMA EnduroCross series aboard an FC 350, and racing select races around the globe aboard an FC 450.

AMA West National Hare Scrambles Champion Jacob Argubright is back for another season with Husqvarna, and will be flying the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing colors in the AMA National Hare & Hound Series. The desert specialist will also be defending his championship in the West Hare Scrambles series, all aboard the capable FC 450.

"We had some great moments in 2014, and we're looking forward to an even better season in 2015," Argubright said. "I'm excited to put Husqvarna back on top of the podium in the desert, where so many people remember them dominating. It's going to be a good year."

"I am really excited about the group of riders we have for 2015," added Timmy Weigand, Husqvarna's Off-road team Manager. "They are all front runners in their respective series'. I look forward to this year and the opportunity we have as a team to carry on the values and tradition of Husqvarna. We are excited to have Rockstar Energy on board with us. I feel they help bring our team to another level and add some excitement."

The four-man Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - Off-road team will be racing alongside additional Husqvarna factory support riders and Rockstar Athletes, Colton Haaker and Ryan Sipes.

Haaker - who was a front-runner in the 2014 AMA EnduroCross series - will be taking on the 10-round 2015 championship aboard a Husqvarna FC 350. Former Supercross racer and fellow support rider Ryan Sipes will be riding a Husqvarna FC 450 in the XC1 Pro class of the 2015 GNCC series, as well as select rounds of the National Enduro Series.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - Off-road Team sponsors include Rockstar Energy Drink, FMF, Moose, Bel-Ray, Dunlop, ProTaper, Sidi, Rekluse, Motion Pro, VP Racing Fuel, Cycra, IMS Products, RK Excel, Dubya, 6D Helmets, Braking, Super B Batteries, DT1 Air and Oil Filters, Corona Motorhome Rentals, Matrix, Think Tech Seats, ARC Levers, and TM Designworks.

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 Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, OMA Nationals, AMA West Hare Scrambles Series and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2014 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Anderson Mature in Round 1 Podium]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/anderson-mature-in-round-1-podium Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Anderson and Osborne Podium at A1]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/maturity-and-heart-shine-through-for-anderson-and-osborne-at-a1
Technically this did not mark Jason Anderson's first 450 Supercross race as he raced at the end of last year in Sweden, as well as the MEC. However this was his first jab at the real deal, with all of his competitors eager for the first gate drop. Immediately in practice Jason was clearly one of the guys and fit right in. He looked at ease out there and that is in part because he is so comfortable on the bigger bikes. He qualified well and was set to head into the heat races with a good pick at the gate.

With the format change to include semis made last year, only 4 riders can transfer out of each heat. That's a tough feat in itself with the caliber of athletes trying to nab those spots. In similar fashion to Anderson's noteworthy pass on Cole Seely a year ago, in almost the same exact spot on the stadium floor, Jason aggressively moved passed Justin Barcia for the final qualifying position in the second to last corner. Showing that he is not scared to run with the big boys, including the one known as the most intrusive in the field.

JA almost collected the holeshot award in the main event but went a touch wide and lost a couple positions. He quickly moved into 2nd place however; right behind training partner Ken Roczen. Initially a gap formed between the two until Jason settled into his pace and at times even making up a little bit of ground on the leader. He showed maturity throughout the entire main event, never wavering en route to an extremely commendable 2nd place finish. Mr. Anderson is no doubt a force to be reckoned with all year.

Jason Anderson: "Race was good tonight, got a good start, settled into a pace and ended up with a podium so I'm stoked! I expected to hopefully have a good night and be in the battle, but what happened was crazy. I train with Kenny [Roczen] during the week but we didn't know where we were at with each other as far as racing. Going 1 and 2 we talk about it, but it actually happening is surreal."

Zach Osborne has championship aspirations for 2015 and rightly so. While the field is also stacked in the 250 class, he is clearly one of the favorites and that was evident all day in qualifying, where he ended up securing the 3rd fastest time. In his heat race, a war broke out between several riders swapping positions immediately, vying for the lead. Things got a bit aggressive between Zach and Tyler Bowers and the result was not in Osborne's favor. Bowers came into him hard in the turn after the finish line sending Zach sprawling into the next lane. He was unable to recover and return to a qualifying position by the time the checkers waived and after further prognosis there was some bad news. Zach had sustained a fractured thumb. After a lot of tape, he decided to head down for the LCQ and just see how things would feel. Fighting through the pain, he won and went back to the team semi to recoup. Then his true heart really shined through in the maine event. He managed a good start and you could just tell he was riding inspired. In the end, he too picked up a podium in 2nd place. Coming off the track and going down to one knee, his glove needed to be promptly cut off to relieve pressure. He repaid Bowers on the podium with a champagne blast to the face and they talked it out. Osborne's championship hopes remain intact.

Zach Osborne: "Tonight was good, I had good speed all day and felt really good on the bike. Everything was going well until the heat race when I had a run in with another rider and fractured my thumb. I gutted out the rest of the night. I wasn't even sure if I was going to line up for the LCQ and then I ended up winning it. I wasn't sure what I was going to do for the main and then I got 2nd. It was an awesome feeling to salvage what I did."

Zach Bell has been under the radar a bit after a quiet 2014 season. However; he will be opening some eyes very soon. Bell was fast all day in qualifying and even faster when the gate dropped for his heat race. Starting outside the top ten he came out of nowhere. Dicing through the pack picking off rider after rider, incredibly he was suddenly into 3rd place where he finished. This drummed up some excitement for the main. Unfortunately he went down in the difficult sand section early in the race and was mired deep in the pack. It is apparent that Zach will be making his own run at podiums in the very near future.

Zach Bell: "The night didn't quite go as I planned. I felt fast all day in practice and I was excited for the night. I came through the pack and rode really well in my heat race. Then in the main I got a decent start but then went down in the sand. All in all I have something to build on and I'm heading into the second round healthy."

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Squad will now make the short jaunt to Phoenix for round 2. Anderson will look to repeat his success and prove to any critics that he's in this title hunt for the long haul. Osborne will take it easy during the week in an effort to let his injured thumb heal as much as possible. Bell will keep doing what he has been doing and aim for a much better finish in Arizona.

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Strijbos on Podium in Belgian MX Championship]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/strijbos-on-podium-in-belgian-mx-championship Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Ryan Sipes Finishes 3rd at Tomahawk GNCC!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/ryan-sipes-finishes-3rd-at-tomahawk-gncc Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Strijbos and Suzuki Podium at Belgian MX Opener]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/strijbos-and-suzuki-podium-at-belgian-mx-opener
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP team rider Kevin Strijbos raced to second overall in the first round of the Belgian Motocross Championship at Moerbeke-waas on Sunday.

The 31-yearold Belgian, who is still nursing painful lower-arm tendonitis, decided to start in Moerbeke to gain some additional race-time on the Factory Suzuki RM-Z450. The injury he picked-up pre-season proved to be a problem in all three heats, but despite the discomfort he still managed to find a rhythm in the first and third heat and ended-up on the second-step of the podium behind 2014 Belgian Champion Jeremy Van Horebeek.

Alongside Strijbos aboard the Suzuki RM-Z450 was former World Champion Steve Ramon, who scored two sixth positions in the first two 20 minute-two-lap races heats. In the third heat he misjudged a rut in a corner and went down, crossing the line in 17th despite bending his radiators in the incident; and placing him eighth overall.

Kevin Strijbos:

"I raced here to see how my arm would cope - but even though it was better than the weeks before, it's a shame that it doesn't allow me ride like I could, and what I prepared for in the winter. We had a new scan today (Monday) and receive the results tomorrow to see how we go in the coming weeks. "

Steve Ramon:

"It went quite good - I was quite happy that I could follow the pace of the top runners in the first couple of laps but after a while I started to have arm-pump and had to slow down a bit. The riding is more intense in comparison to those endurance beach races that I have been doing in the winter, so I'm missing race-rhythm on races like this. We need to work on this for the next race of the Championship at Mons".

Rockstar Energy Suzuki MXGP and the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe teams have shipped their RM-Z450s and RM-Z250s to Argentina for the third round of the FIM World MXGP and MX2 GP of the season in Villa La Angosturia.

Red Plate holder - and Strijbos' team mate - Clement Desalle and his Rockstar Energy Suzuki colleagues will board the plane towards the South-American GP on Wednesday.

Moto 1: 1: Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 23:03:78, 2: Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) +03.443, 3: Jeffrey Dewulf (Yamaha) +04.414, 4. Ken De Dycker (KTM) +22.608, 5. Pauls Jonass (KTM) +33.907, 6. Steve Ramon (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) +41.519.

Moto 2: 1: Jeremy Van Hoorebeek (Yamaha) 23:11.783, 2. Ken De Dycker (KTM) +13.502, 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) +24.219, 4. Jeffrey Dewulf (Yamaha) +27.879, 5. Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) +40.588, 6. Steve Ramon (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP).

Moto 3: 1: Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 23:34:927, 2: Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) +00.448, 3: Pauls Jonass (KTM) +29.834, 4: Brent Van Doninck () +32.617, 5. Jeffrey Dewulf (Yamaha) +57.849. 17. Steve Ramon (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP) +1 Lap.

Overall & Championship Standings: 1: Jeremy Van Horebeek 75pts, 2: Kevin Strijbos 60 pts, 3: Pauls Jonass 56 pts, 4. Jeffrey Dewulf 56 pts, 5. Yentel Martens 43 pts. 6. Jérémy Delince 41pts. 7. Ken De Dycker 40 pts. 8. Steve Ramon 37pts.
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:18:13 -0700
<![CDATA[ROCKSTAR AND FASTRIP JAMBOX SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-and-fastrip-jambox-sweepstakes Tue, 19 May 2015 10:43:59 -0700 <![CDATA[Rockstar Husqvarna 350 Sweepstakes]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-husqvarna-350-sweepstakes Tue, 19 May 2015 10:43:10 -0700