By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:54 pm
I was attracted to the name Elberta Slant when I first saw it on the map. To begin with, it is a road that takes off at an angle to Highway 68 unlike all the other streets that meet at right angles to the highway. This could be the reason for calling it the “Slant,” but I could not find any of the 256 residents of Elberta to tell me anything different. That being the case, we unloaded on the “... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Nov 5, 2012 11:14 pm
KEY WEST, Fla. — Almost a year after three offshore powerboat racers died at the Key West World Championship, the president of the sport’s primary U.S. sanctioning body issued a strong message for participants in this year’s competition. “Have an escape plan and make sure we know what that is,” said John Carbonell, president of Super Boat International, for those in boats equipped with enclosed,... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Fri, Oct 19, 2012 3:51 pm
Ryan Villopoto has spent six months working his way back from a severe injury to his left knee, rehabilitating, rebuilding stamina and, just recently, riding again. Now he’s ready to start racing and it couldn’t come at a better time. Healthy and eager to race again, Villopoto returns this weekend to defend his title in the sport’s most lucrative event: The $1 million Monster Energy Cup in Las... Read more.
By Brett Martel, The Associated Press - Thu, Oct 4, 2012 11:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS — In a blur of pink, white and blue, riding as fast as 180 miles per hour, Elena Myers aims to prove a woman can race with the best on two wheels. The 5-foot-3 18-year-old has put herself in position to become the most successful female in the history of motorcycle road racing. She is the only woman ever to win an AMA Pro Racing event, having done so twice, most recently at Daytona... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Oct 2, 2012 11:30 pm
It was a Northern Utah ATV Trail Riders club ride starting from the staging area off State Road 283 to Beaver Mountain above Bear Lake. Two rides were offered: an easy and an advanced. My ego wouldn’t let me take the easy ride so I was in for the adventure. The experience reminded me of a song out of the ’50s: I was shaken, rattled, but I did not roll! It began innocently enough on a trail that... Read more.
By Jonathan Oosting, MLive.com - Tue, Sep 11, 2012 2:45 pm
ELK RAPIDS, Mich. — Matthew Marker died before he could win his first national rally car championship, but family and friends are working to make sure his name lives on in the record books. Hundreds of drivers are expected to gather in Elk Rapids, where they will celebrate what would have been Marker’s 33rd birthday by cruising the streets in his favorite car — a Subaru. Their goal is to... Read more.
By Steve Kaminski, MLive.com - Sun, Sep 9, 2012 11:11 pm
HASTINGS, Mich. — Elijah Schaidt rolled around on the ground, grabbing handfuls of grass and flinging them at his siblings and friends before recent motocross races at the Barry County Expo. Moments later, Schaidt, of Wayland, was racing his way up and down the jumps, negotiating his bike through the rhythm sections and maneuvering through the twisting turns en route to winning a race in his age... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Fri, Sep 7, 2012 3:06 pm
Ryan Dungey goes into every race with the same goal as everyone else in the field: To take the checkers. What separates Dungey from many of the others in his sport is his even-keel judgment; he knows his limitations, knows when to back off the throttle instead of charging into disaster. It’s a trait that’s earned Dungey a second AMA Motocross championship in three years. “Ryan Dungey has made a... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Sep 4, 2012 11:10 pm
The ride began east of Levan up Chicken Creek. I don’t know why that name makes me smile, but it does. Passing through this sleepy little town, you wouldn’t suspect an ATV adventure even existed close by. Levan was originally known as the Chicken Creek Settlement. It was moved and renamed Levan by Brigham Young in 1867 due to adverse living conditions. Thought to be the middle of the state, it is... Read more.
By The Associated Press, The Associated Press - Sat, Aug 18, 2012 10:05 pm
NEW BERLIN, N.Y. — Ryan Dungey raced to his eighth straight victory to wrap up his second career AMA Pro Motocross season title Saturday, sweeping the 450 Class motos. The Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minn., has 22 career 450 Class victories. He ended the season points battle with two races to go. "It was a pretty amazing day," Dungey said. "To be honest, I knew we could wrap up... Read more.