By Alyssa Schnugg, Oxford Eagle - Tue, Mar 6, 2012 3:35 pm
OXFORD, Miss. — For city planners, waiting for the new BMX bike track at FNC Park is often like sitting and watching the grass grow — literally. The construction of Oxford’s new BMX bike track has hit a few bumps along the way; however, city officials hope to have the track open for use by the summer. Before the track can be used, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which helped... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Sat, Mar 3, 2012 10:38 pm
ST. LOUIS — Ryan Villopoto raced to his fifth victory in the first nine AMA Supercross events of the season, holding off Ryan Dungey on Saturday night in front of 59,742 fans at Edward Jones Dome. Villopoto, the Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., has a 13-point lead over Dungey in the season standings. "The track was tough tonight," Villopoto said. "I tried to ride smart and consistent,... Read more.
By Michael McFall, Standard-Examiner staff - Sat, Feb 25, 2012 10:53 pm
MONTE CRISTO — A snowmobiler caught in an avalanche Friday, at the start of what forecasters expect to be a dangerous weekend, escaped with just an injured leg. Though avalanches caused by skiers, snowboarders or snowmobilers have been sparse in Northern Utah, high winds and heavy snow settling on top of weak snow this week led to a slide. The unidentified man was with three other... Read more.
By Craig Welch, Scripps Howard News Service, , Seattle Times - Wed, Feb 22, 2012 1:42 pm
The untrammeled mountain slopes a handful of elite powder junkies sought just outside the boundaries of Stevens Pass ski resort Sunday no longer are the rarefied terrain of even just a few years ago. By the time a massive avalanche swept through and whipped four of the skiers down slope, killing three, the once-small world of skiers who chase snow in the backcountry near big resorts had become... Read more.
By - Mon, Feb 20, 2012 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is competing in a 2,000-plus-mile snowmobile race. Todd Palin is a four-time champion of the Iron Dog, which began Sunday with 31 two-person teams at Big Lake, north of Anchorage. One team has since scratched. Race director Kevin says this year’s total purse is expected to match last year’s record of $202,500. Todd Palin last... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:42 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ryan Villopoto raced to his third straight AMA Supercross victory and fourth in seven rounds this season, edging Ryan Dungey on Saturday night in front of 53,952 fans at Cowboys Stadium. Villopoto, the Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., extended his season points lead to 13 points. Honda’s Chad Reed, from Dade City, Fla., crashed while stalking Villopoto midway through... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Fri, Feb 17, 2012 2:33 pm
Supercross had its most competitive start in more than 35 years, with four different winners to open the season. Now that the West Coast swing is over, it's starting to look an awful lot like last season: Ryan Villopoto in front and everyone chasing. The defending series champion, Villopoto has taken control of the Supercross series race with consecutive wins, giving him three on the season and... Read more.
By The Associated Press, The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 13, 2012 3:33 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Villopoto raced to his third victory AMA Supercross in six rounds this year, beating Chad Reed in front of 58,782 fans at Qualcomm Stadium. Villopoto, the Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., extended his lead in the season standings to six points over Reed, the Honda rider from Dade City, Fla. Villopoto regained the lead from Reed as the duo came up to the white flag. "The... Read more.
By Alex Calinsky, The Idaho Statesman - Thu, Feb 9, 2012 5:45 pm
BOISE, Idaho -- The AMA Supercross season kicked off two weeks ago, and an Idahoan is challenging for the top spot. Jake Weimer, a 24-year-old who grew up in Rupert, finished fifth and second in the season's first two races. On his Kawasaki KX 450F, he's currently in fourth place in the season standings heading into Saturday night's race in Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium. Weimer's prospects... Read more.
By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune - Thu, Feb 9, 2012 5:40 pm
MILWAUKEE -- If you can ride a two-wheeler, you're qualified to hit the timber and rock "trails" at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee. But don't be fooled: Ray's isn't your average family entertainment venue. Located inside a shuttered 110,000-square-foot Menard's home-improvement store, Ray's does not feature inflatable slides, kid-friendly padded walls, video games or ball pits... Read more.