Scott Peterson, 43, was making a living racing cars as a professional short-course off-road rider in Super Buggies and Pro-Trucks. He’s the only driver in short-course off-road racing to ever win the rookie of the year in Pro-Trucks and Super Buggies. Scott had never ridden a dirt bike before. Not until he’s 28 years old. And by the age of 32, he was racing Open A ranking Top 10 for overalls.
But then his racing career came to a pause after getting married. He then started an electrical business. But they say that once a rider, always a rider. He got back into racing after an 11 year break. This is his 6 months since he got back into it.
Scott was in this race called Cascade Family Motorcycle Club’s Wild Bear Enduro in McCleary, Washington and was doing great in Senior B Class having the 2nd in points. It was hot dry and Scott was riding a Yamaha YZ250X when suddenly he got into a rut that stopped the front wheel of his bike and sent him flying.
No one will have the time to react if presented with the certain situation and Scott was no exception. He hit a tree at 45MPH. Scott was wearing an LS2 MX470 Subverter Nimble helmet. Scott said that he bought the helmet because of its design and it’s so good looking. Coated blue and hi-viz yellow color. and He was not fully aware of the ventilation of helmets and learned that it has a second to none venting. “The line is simple to take in and out to wash and is very comfortable”, he added.
“I was wearing the right helmet the day of the crash”, Scott said. The helmet took all the impact as he headed straight to what seemed and supposed to be the end of his driving career or worst, his life. He got up with neither a concussion nor a broken neck. “I’m thankful that the helmet took the brunt of the impact and not my body”, he added. Scott walked away with just a broken nose that he got from his goggles and some bruises.
SHOEI Co., Ltd. announces the extension of its partnership with Marc Marquez through 2020.
June 15, 2018 – SHOEI is ecstatic to announce the extension of its partnership with 6-time and reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez for another two years (through the end of 2020). Since 2010, Marquez and SHOEI have worked together to earn great success in the most exciting and competitive motorcycle championship series on earth—MotoGP—as well as collaborate on SHOEI’s flagship racing helmet, the X-Fourteen/X-Spirit III. With two more exciting years now ahead, SHOEI and Marquez are confident that, together, they can continue achieving great results while pushing the progression of helmet design and development to the next level.
Marc Marquez: “With 6 titles won together, I am very happy to continue this great partnership with SHOEI for two more years. I’m proud that I have been working together with the world’s top helmet brand for almost 10 years now. I have always trusted their premium quality, safety and performance, which enables me to concentrate on my riding while competing in the toughest motorcycle championship in the world. I hope we can continue winning more titles together with this excellent SHOEI helmet.”
SHOEI Co., Ltd. President – Mr. Kenichiro Ishida added: “It is our honor to announce the extension of our collaboration with Marc; it is truly fantastic! Our X-Fourteen/X-Spirit III racing model was jointly developed with Marc, who visited our lab several times. The technology and concept of design has been applied not only to our racing helmet, but to all of SHOEI’s premium helmet models, which contributes greatly to the safety, performance and comfort for all SHOEI customers. We are proud to contribute to Marc’s racing performance, and look forward to continued success together!”
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Cornish is crowned King of Asia
Shortly before Christmas, supermoto racer Lewis Cornish set off from his Norfolk home to Singapore for the penultimate round of the series hoping to consolidate his lead in the 2017 FIM Asia Supermoto Championships.
Joining him for the final two rounds of this all action series was top Danish racer Simon Vilhelmsen who is fourth rated rider in the world and was sure to be a tough rival in the heat and humidity of the KF1 Circuit. During free practice, qualifying and super-chrono for grid position it was the 25 year old Brit who narrowly put his Team KMTR Husqvarna at the front of the pack and Lewis sat on pole position for race one. This proved to be extremely important as the all tarmac circuit was tight and demanding with few places where a safe overtake could be carried out. As the lights went out Lewis gunned his bike off the line pulling across the front of his rivals and into turn one leading the chasing pack. Vilmhelmsen was putting pressure on Lewis as he looked for a gap to make a move. Keeping a cool head and setting a blistering pace it was the Dane that dropped off the pace and reigning champion Malaysian Gabit took up the second spot. With the gap behind him increasing, Lewis was scything his way through back markers and as his pit signals kept him informed of the gap to second he crossed the line on the back wheel with a comfortable lead.
Unfortunately ‘Mother Nature’ soon put paid to race two as a tropical lightning storm forced the organisers to cancel the second race and so Lewis took the top step of the podium and also increased his grip on the championship title which would be concluded at the National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia the following weekend.
With his bike finally back at the team’s Kenny Motorworks HQ in Puchong, it was stripped and meticulously rebuilt with upgraded clutch, suspension and brakes. Thai champion and former Asia No.1 Trakarn Thangthong was realistically the only rider with a chance of stealing the title from Lewis’ grasp at the final round but throughout qualifying it was a battle between Lewis and Vilmhelmsen, the Dane narrowly took pole by 0.02′. Once more this was going to prove to be extremely important on the tight and demanding Bukit Jalil circuit. With the temperature and humidity stifling, the riders thundered off the line for race one. Lewis tucked in behind his Danish rival, separated by the tiniest of margins, Lewis’ incessant pressure pushed Vilmhelmsen into a mistake and he slid to the ground coming off the triple jump. Out in front with a clear track Cornish put an eight second gap into the second place rider and looked certain to cruise to a comfortable win. However on the tight left hand turn one Lewis inexplicably slid off his bike but remounted to take third place at the flag.
Despite being clearly disappointed he knew he had one hand on the championship victory and only a major problem stood in the way of taking the Asia title. Race two started badly for Lewis as he hadn’t put his bike in gear for the start. Undeterred it wasn’t long before he had caught and passed Trakarn and as long as he finished in front of the likeable Thai he would be crowned champion. But Lewis is ever the racer and he passed several more riders including Vilmhelmsen to find himself in second place, however the Dane wasn’t going to let his British rival have an easy time and the pair battled bar to bar and soon forced his was back in front of Lewis. Checking on his pit signals it was soon clear that Lewis didn’t need to fight for places and he knocked off the pace and took the flag in a safe third which was a comfortable championship winning performance. The pit lane celebrations from Team KMTR erupted as Lewis did a celebratory burn-out his father Dave, Kenny, Simon and Justin shed tears of joy and relief as the reality began to sink in.
It was an amazing effort from all involved especially from Lewis who was almost permanently jet-lagged during the season as he flew from Asia, Europe the USA and Canada competing. Interviewed minutes after the race he explained “That was the worse race start I’ve ever had and I guess it was the nerves as I knew the championship was almost mine. Its been the longest, toughest season ever. I’d like to thank Simon Rushbrooke from Tekmo Racing as well as Kenny and Justin from Kenny Motorworks plus Metzeler and VMX and all my sponsors for making all of this possible. They have been right behind me with limited budget and equipment but we have finally done it. I’m so pleased my dad was here to share this moment with me and we will be celebrating in style. I want to congratulate Trakarn on his Asia class win and also Eric Loo the championship organisers for putting on such an awesome series. It was also good to have Simon (Vilmhelmsen) here for the last two rounds and it shows just how fast the riders are here that Hairi took the race two win. This championship is going places and I’m so happy to be part of it. For sure I’ll be here in 2018 to defend my title with Team KMTR and we will be better prepared for next season”
So with Lewis’ 2017 season finally at a close, he can now relax and make plans for 2018 If you would like to get involved with sponsoring or supporting Lewis in his racing you can keep in touch with Lewis’ racing by clicking onto www.lewiscornish.co.uk or CRT Supermoto Facebook page.
Lewis and his Team KMTR would like to thank the following for their continued support in the FIM Asia Championship.
Tekmo Racing, Kenny Motorworks, JBT Resources, Metzeler, VMX, Cti, MvD Racewear, Forcefield, Venhill, LR Designs, Morden Sport, WD40, SM Project, Holroyd Tyre warmers, The Boot Repair Co, Vibram, FTR Susension, GMX Radiators, Buff, Bwell Gym, Ducksmart, and Charge
Photo credit: FIM ASIA Supermoto
47 years on and O’Neal is still pushing boundaries, and continuing to set new standards.
From 1960’s the sport of motocross has developed, and from the start O’Neal has been one of the pioneers and innovators of MX clothing.
Jim O’Neal was an MX rider during the birth and initial growth of the sport. Jim was driven by a need to help his fellow riders (and himself) achieve more on bikes with equipment that was designed specifically for their needs. These same ideals inspired O’Neal to enter the mountain bike market in Europe and the USA in the late 80’s.
O’Neal’s dedication to the sport of MTB and product development was hugely successful and they are proud to be able to say they have helped grow and evolve the sport. Today, O’Neal is focused on the needs of enduro and trail riding, and over the last couple of years, has developed its product range to reflect this.
O’Neal was the first brand to introduce Fidlock®, the innovative one-click magnetic chin strap fastener, to the MTB market. More recently the O’Neal Zipper Knee Pad was acknowledged as one of the most innovative MTB protectors available on the market today.
Two wheels with an engine or only pedals; the philosophy for O’Neal has been (and always will be) the same – the pursuit of excellence and innovation in riding gear.
Wherever you are, wherever you go, in the city or in the open road; the VALIANT is such a versatile helmet that will become part of you. It’s doubly certified as a full-face and an open-face helmet. With its unbelievable price and only weighs 1.7 kg., what more could you ask for? A 180º swing-around chin bar with excellent lateral visibility, it is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing it.
The new Pista GP R model of helmet is one of the top of the line product that AGV has to offer. This ultimate track helmet features an integrated hydration system developed with the top riders with tube routing optimized to eliminate distraction for completely unencumbered hydration while riding. The extremely compact and light 100% carbon fiber shell’s shape is designed to minimize interference with the racing suit and limit risk of impact energy transfer to the collarbone, while the interior has an adaptable fit and places no stitching in sensitive areas. The result is a helmet that approaches perfection in terms of eliminating distraction and maximizing comfort for the ultimate pro-level track riding experience- the AGV Pista GPR Carbon Helmet.
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Here are the collections of European premium brand Rev’it. The gear is as functional as it is stylish with a strong emphasis on durability, technology and fit surrounding both its sport leathers and tactical textiles. These Rev’it jackets and pants are some of the most innovative pieces of motorcycle gear that Motoworld Philippines carries.
After winning three Red Dot Design Awards last April, Dainese was invited to the final event celebrating all the prizewinners.
Designers Fanny Boria and David Sheridan, and Strategic Projects Manager Marcello Bencini attended the prestigious gala held at the Aalto-Theater in Essen on July 3, 2017. The event saw all the prizewinners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best granted the special honour of receiving the Red Dot Trophy on stage in the presence of around 1,200 guests from all over the world.
The Dainese Group won three awards in the Product Design 2017 category of the renowned international competition for the Mugello R D-air® race suit, Pista GP R race helmet and Pro-Armor protectors, the latest outstanding innovations in Dainese and AGV’s product range.
Yamaha YZone Flagship Shop conducted an OFF ROAD ACTIVITY with Metzeler as the official tyre sponsor last June 24 to 25, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday overnight stay). The event is entitled Yamaha YZone and Metzeler All XT Meeting where All Yamaha XTZ 125 and Serow 250 owners were invited to participate.
Venue took place on the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape where both beginner and advanced off road riders experienced riding their motorcycle on a trail environment.