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August 23, 2013 In This Issue...
Semenuk Wins Joyride
Video: Shane & Jessy
Greg Hancock Wins Latvia GP
Video: D3 Helmet Features
Wiles Sets Peoria TT Record
Video: Seven MX at Lorettas
Marcos Ambrose 6th in Michigan
Photo Gallery: Utah MX
TCGR On Top at Sonoma
Video: Life Behind Bars Ep 2
Graffunder 3rd at TKO
GP Gear Now Available
Montoya to Andretti Racing
Project of the Month
ESM at Road America
Video: On The Hunt Ep 3
Dempsey's Road to LeMans
Video: Whip Off Worlds
MTB Brandon Semenuk Reclaims Top Spot at Red Bull Joyride 2013
Big tricks and plenty of clean runs blew the judges away, but it was 22 year-old Brandon Semenuk of Whistler, BC who reclaimed the podium's top step after his first win in 2011 with the highest score ever recorded at Red Bull Joyride.
Race Team Video: Catching Up with Shane McElrath & Jessy Nelson
Unadilla MX was a big weekend for the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda squad as Jessy Nelson made his return from injury, and Shane McElrath made his pro debut. Both guys checked in at TLD HQ upon their return to California, so we took a few minutes to find out more about how their weekends went.
Product Video: TLD 2013 Summer / Fall D3 Helmet Features
It wasn't easy to improve upon the class-leading design and function of our D2 helmet, but we made it happen with the D3. By integrating next-level safety devices and making functional improvements, we raised the bar for head protection in the genre.
Rider Support Video: A Milestone - Seven MX at Loretta's
This year was the first time the Seven amateur team competed at Loretta Lynn's and they had a great time out there. It really was a new experience for everyone. This time last year, this entire program was just a dream in James' head; something that he talked about doing, but wasn't sure exactly how to do it. Fast forward to today and it's happening.
Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT Ford team had one of their best performances in the Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, starting from the 26th position and finishing sixth Click here to read more...
Race Team Photo Gallery: Utah MX
The TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda Team headed out to Miller Motorsports Park for the second to last round of the 2013 Pro Motocross Championship, and Jeff Kardas was there to capture Seely, Stewart, Nelson and McElrath in action.
MTB Video: Life Behind Bars Season 2 / Episode 2 - Yard Games
The boys are back in town! After some jump grooming, Brandon Semenuk & the crew hold a backyard mini-olympic style games challenging their street skills. Who will make it over the mosh pits and pot holes to be crowned the champion of the yard?
TLD / Factory Husqvarna rider Cory Graffunder made the trek out to Sequatchie, Tennessee for the third annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout, America's toughest extreme enduro. Graffunder and his TXC310R tackled the wet and slippery course, and ended the day with a hard-fought third place finish at the Trials Training Center.
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Paint Department Project of the Month: Rispoli's COD Helmet
The TLD Paint Department's Project of the Month for August was a special "Call of Duty: GHOSTS" themed helmet for two-time American Supersport Champion, James Rispoli, that the MotoGP racer debuted on the eve of his Moto2 racing debut at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tequila Patrón Extreme Speed Motorsports came within seconds and a few gallons of fuel from pulling off its second 2013 American Le Mans Series P2 class victory at the Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America.
MTB Video: CRC / Nukeproof On The Hunt 2013 - Episode 3
Team CRC/Nukeproof get wild between races, with Joe and Matt sessioning their local quarry trails, hitting some steep runs and even busting out a few back flips with the help of Al Bond. Meanwhile in Australia, Sam's back with his number one fan, Bam, and pushing things a bit too far on the dirt jumps!
"When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting." That line, which was uttered by Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney in the classic racing film Le Mans pretty much sums up Patrick Dempsey when it comes to racing.
MTB Video: Crankworx 2013 Whip Off World Championships
The Whip Off World Championships was full of huge whips from top riders, like TLD's Brendan Fairclough and Elliot Jackson, all day long at Crankworx in the mountain bike and downhill biking mecca that is Whistler.