Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Supercross Team Autograph Signings this weekend in Las Vegas
Chapman Dodge – Thursday, May 3rd feat. Carey Hart, Travis Pastrana, TJ Lavin, and Miss Supercross
Hart and Huntington Tattoo Shop – Friday, May 4th at Hart and Huntington Tattoo Shop
Carlsbad, CA (May 1, 2011) – Join us for two (2) nights of fun and excitement to kick off the Monster Energy Supercross Finale weekend in Las Vegas!!
Come meet the Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Supercross team this Thursday, May 3rd from 6pm-9pm at Chapman Dodge in Las Vegas. Special guests include Carey Hart, Travis Pastrana, TJ Lavin, and Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren; live music by Cash’d Out, a Johnny Cash cover band, and a LivFast freestyle motocross demo on site!
When: Thursday, May 3rd 6pm-9pm
Autograph signing 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Chapman Dodge
3715 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Who: Carey Hart, Ivan Tedesco, Josh Hill, Kyle Partridge, Josh Hansen, Travis Pastrana,
TJ Lavin, Dianna Dahlgren, Cash’d Out, and LivFast
Giveaways: Chapman Dodge is giving away a KLX 110 along with free Hart and Huntington
giveaways, free samples of Monster Energy, and Forgiven, the 1st alcohol metabolizer.
Two nights of free fun to start your weekend off right!!
When: Friday May 4th 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Hart and Huntington Tattoo Shop (inside the Hard Rock)
Who: Carey Hart and the Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray racing team
The Hart and Huntington Supercross team is powering back with Ivan Tedesco returning from a knee injury to make a crucial first race return at New Orleans. Teammate Kyle Partridge continues his recovery after going down at the St. Louis Monster Energy Supercross. Carey Hart’s Hart and Huntington team can’t catch a break this season, but it’s only making them stronger.
Throughout May, Lance and the rest of the squad will pull off some jaw dropping stunt, so check back and prepare for awesomeness.
Photos By: Simon Cudby
If any team should be comfortable taking risks, it’s the Dodge Motorsports/Sycuan Casino/Hart & Huntington squad. Based in Las Vegas, this team is owned by a freestyle motocross pioneer who is married to a rock star. Racing, jumping or rocking have always been high risk, high reward fields, and it looked like Carey Hart’s risk in starting this team in the first place was finally set to pay off in 2012.
With big sponsors in Dodge, Sycuan and more, they fielded a four-rider effort and hoped to take another step toward legitimacy via results. When H&H first hit the scene, they didn’t yet have the chops to sign big talent, so they made their way with splashy pit parties, wild graphics and an against-the-grain mentality. This year, they had come so far that they even rode Kawasakis with, gasp, actual green plastic.
But the riders still represented a risk. Josh Hill was still trying to come back from leg, ankle and foot problems dating back to 2010. Josh Hansen was moving back up to the 450s after a disasterous stint in a class a few years back. Kyle Partridge was about to enjoy the best support he’d ever had, but faced perhaps the deepest field of competitors every assembled, too. Ivan Tedesco was a proven commodity, but even his 2011 season ended early with a knee injury.
We now know what happened. Hill, as luck would have it, broke his tibia in the first turn of the very first start of his season. He was finally ready to try again in Houston, but crashed after the riding day was over (his glove caught on the throttle, rolling it back and sending Hill flying off a jump). Tedesco was landed on and pretty much destroyed a finger. He needed surgery to fix it, missed ten weeks, tried to come back in New Orleans, only to realize he still wasn’t ready. Hansen stated that his goal for the season, first and foremost, was to make every race for his team, but he bashed his ankle into submission. Then Partridge smacked the over-under bridge in St. Louis and exploded his foot. It’s a season defined by injuies, but even with that, H&H’s plight still sticks out.
H&H started with a four-man team, one of the largest in the sport. Now all four are out. Things have gotten so bad that privateer Michael Horban was called in for replacement duty a few weeks ago and crashed out in practice. Now, Kyle Regal and Tyler Bowers will carry the mantle for the team.
No doubt Hart, who has been hurt as much as anyone through his days racing supercross and supermoto, and as a pioneer in freestyle, understands the risks to running a race team. But one of these days, he’d like to see some of the rewards.
Melbourne, VIC (19th April, 2012) – The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team headed up for round 2 of the Monster Energy MX Nationals in Coonbarabran last weekend.
Racing at one of the longest and best tracks in Australia the Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team had a lot more preparation to do during the week. The track itself was a lot more physical and tougher than another track in Australia, with lap times reaching 2:30sec this was defiantly set for an endurance race in moto 3, with moto’s 1 and 2 back to back with 5 laps a piece. Weather conditions were perfect all weekend and the with the track crew doing an amazing job on the track we were again set for an awesome weekend of racing.
Coming off great results from round 1 on an open track Lewis was distant to put his Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide Suzuki on the podium. With bad starts each moto this made Lewis’s job even more difficult. Moto 1, moto 2 and moto 3 Lewis struggled to get off the gate in a top 10 position with fighting his way mid pack for all 3 moto’s, Lewis maintained a top 15 spot through the entire weekend. Now sitting in 12th place overall in championship Lewis and the team have gone back to the drawing board and will showcase and new bike suited to his riding style. Be sure to follow L-Dub next weekend as he will be coming out swinging.
With a mixed weekend at round 1 in Coonondale, Dan McCoy was determined to gain championship points which were lost from round 1’s DNF. With a great start in moto 1 and almost pulling the holeshot (Check out the Contour footage in the web episode) DMC seemed to be the crowd favourite in back section with his massive whips. Moto 1 would leave DMC in 7th place and a great start to the day. Again with a good start in moto 2 Dan fought hard finished in 7th place. With no riding during the week as Dan was stuck down with a virus he geared up for moto 3 which was a 30 minute moto. Dan pulled the holeshot and lead the race for 2 laps but not riding during the week eventually caught up to him which saw him finish in 9th place in moto 3, leaving DMC sitting 11th overall in the championship. (Dan McCoy) “The weekend was defiantly better than round 1, and to score points in all 3 races is a plus which we can now build on an overall championship result for myself and the Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide team”
The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide team heads to Wonthaggi, VIC for another 2 day scheduled race Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th for the third round of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals.
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Amateur racing is big business. With the next generation of racers coming of age, we have begun to see more widespread support from independent teams, including Star/Valli/Rockstar/Yamaha and Rockstar Suzuki, and it seems that Hart and Huntington can also be added to the list. The team has brought a full tractor trailer and stable of bikes for Jayme Gardiner, a speedy Vegas teenager.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Classes: 125/250 SchBoy Thru 17 Open, 250 Mod. Inter, 250 Stk. Inter, 450 Stk. Inter., 250 4-Stroke Non-Pro, 450 4-Stroke Non-Pro
How did your Hart and Huntington deal come about? Is Carey a family friend or did he hear about you because you are a kid from Vegas?
He knows us from Vegas. I have met him a few times and he is a cool guy. But most of my deals are through Kenny Watson, who is a great guy. He has supported me through all of this and has been a big help getting me through these Nationals. Hart and Huntington have been a really big help to me and they have done so much for me that I cannot thank them enough. The switch to Kawasaki was great and it was a good change, and now everything is going good.
Is your support with them only for this race, or will it continue throughout the year?
I will be riding for them for a few years, I believe, will be at all the Nationals, and see how it goes.
How do you feel coming into this week? Did you compete in the amateur races that took place earlier this year to prepare?
I went to Oak Hill and got sick, so I wasn’t able to finish the week. But coming here, I have gotten a good start and hope to finish off strong.
What are your expectations for the week?
I’d be happy with a top three, and I’d always like to win, but a top three would make me happy. If anything else happens, it’s all good (Laughs).
Is there a lot of pressure placed on you this week by the team? You are the only rider on the team, but you have the biggest set up here.
A little bit, but I try to get everything off my back when I put the helmet on. It is a lot just for me, but I can’t thank them enough.
What is your day-to-day program consist of? Are you home schooled to help your racing?
Yeah, I have been homeschooled for the past year and a half, and it is great. I work with K12 and my tutor, Frank, is a photographer, so we work well together.
Do you use this race as a warm-up for the rest of the year, or is it one of your bigger events?
Yeah, this is to see where I am starting. We haven’t done a National in a while, so we are coming in to see how I do and go from there.
The forecast this week is calling for rain on Friday and Saturday. Being from Nevada, is that something you are used to?
If there is rain, it won’t be that bad and they have a lot of sand to put on the track to soak up the water. It should be good this week, no matter if it rains or not.
Who do you feel is your biggest competition this week?
I’d say it’ll be Matt Biseglia and Dakota Alix.
Do you have anyone that you would like to thank for their support?
Hart and Huntington, Bel-Ray, Shift, Fox, Works Connection, my Mom and Dad, my mechanic, Blake, who has done a great job for me this week.
Check out this video from Motoplayground.com too!