Melbourne, VIC (25th August, 2011) – The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team showcased their privateer team this weekend at the first round of the Super X series at Knights Stadium in Melbourne. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side with rain falling just after first practice which turned the track into a mud pit for the remainder of the night.
With all Hart and Huntington riders qualifying to the main event (Luke Urek – Lites, Chris Camilleri and Chris Blose – Pro Open), this gave the Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide riders time to sign autographs for the fans in the pits.
First up in the Lites double header main event was Luke Urek. With an outside gate pick Luke rode extremely well to finish off a 14th place in the first main event. With a 4 minute gap in between races Luke then got a good jump off the line to finish up with 11th in the second main event race with an overall place on the night of 14th.
Next up was Pro Open riders Chris Blose and Chris Camilleri. With the Pro Open race knocked down to a 12 lap main event this would be a task of who could get the jump into the first turn. Blose started off well and at one point he was sitting in 5th until he collided with a tuff block which then pushed him back to finish the race in 11th. Camilleri started strong and maintained a consistent 14th place for the race.
All 3 riders are looking forward to the second round in Wollongong this Saturday night.
Big B – “Music For Misfits” coming this June 21.
BIG B has been an underground heavyweight since he first appeared on the scene with “High Class White Trash” in 2004. In addition to his music, BIG B gained notoriety as a cast member on the A&E hit television series INKED, focusing on his work at the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company in Las Vegas alongside his friend and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart.
After six successful releases, Big B now takes his talents to another demo on the Vans Warped Tour this summer, his first appearance on the legendary tour. To help introduce him to this new audience is a first ever Big B compilation featuring his best material from his catalog. The album also includes a brand new track “Bad Girl”. Other tracks include the Alternative radio hits “Sinner” and “For Tonight” featuring Scott Russo of Unwritten Law, and tracks featured on ESPN (“Out Here In Cali”) and Madison Square Garden commercials (“Good Times”).
Here is some sick black and gray from Graham Mowers and a lovely virgin merry from Jaclyn Greb.
The Dodge Motorsports / Hart and Huntington pits were the place to be at the Monster Energy Cup this past weekend. We had Mahoney on the mic tossing out product and Carey Hart, Ivan Tedesco and Josh Hill signing autographs all day long.
Myles Richmond wowed the crowd as the sun set over the skyline. “Miles was the most consistent and had the best style,” said Hart. “He cranked it the hardest.” The contest was followed by a demo and Hart’s announcement that the Hart & Huntington clothing line would be available at JC Penney beginning in January.
Maybe it is temptingly cliché to write a story about Las Vegas that includes a plethora of gambling analogies, but let’s face it, freestyle motocross success is all about risk and reward and the hopeful kinship of one Lady Luck. This weekend is going to be a raucous affair in Sin City with the action sports world crowding into town for both the final stop of this year’s Dew Tour and the inaugural Monster Energy Cup taking place at Sam Boyd stadium.
Dew Tour returns to it’s “off-strip” home at the Hard Rock Hotel with a full slate of the best skating and biking the extremers have to offer, plus the second annual outing for the Hart and Huntington Best Whip competition. This was a popular affair last year, with a winner-takes-all format and a critical team of peers judging how upside down and sideways each one of the competitors could get their bodies and bikes.
2011 proves to be just as challenging to the six-man field, where the success level and rewards from your whip are going to be just as difficult to define. Is it the sideways nature of the whip — moving it turndown style and somehow bringing it back from the brink of disaster — or will it be the upside down steeze, with the helmet almost touching the landing? Just how do you define the “perfect” whip?
Almost certainly bringing the biggest thrills will be Australia’s Jarryd McNeil, a rider who some claim has been unfairly shut out of his rightful crown at X Games 17 Best Whip. McNeil has an almost uncanny ability to move the bike around unnaturally in almost every plane imaginable and then righting it just before meeting terra firma. This year he will have to prove himself against Ronnie Renner, who feels that it’s time the people got to see just what his real upside down whip looks like. Renner has been absent from the Best Whip scene for a while now, but claims he has ideas on what to throw down to earn him the win in this weekend’s competition: “Whips are still the coolest trick in the book, because everyone does them with their own style. I’d say it lays a foundation for the word freestyle,” says Renner. “When everyone is on point, no doubt its tough to judge. I figure if I can get the feel for the setup, then I can still hang with the best of them. If not, I’ll try till I almost eat it!”
Trying to keep both McNeil and Renner at bay are a who’s-who of sideways stunners like Myles Richmond and Destin Cantrell — the youth of America gone astray on their motorcycles. But despite the young guns’ dexterity, there has to be a certain fear whenever you are faced with the awesomeness of Beau Bamburg, the “Basher” from Oregon, who can manipulate his motorcycle any way he wants to … and who’s to argue?
Best Whip at Dew happens Friday night, under the lights, close to the Hard Rock Hotel on Harmon Avenue. Maybe check the early odds at the sports book.