What a huge weekend for the Metal Mulisha team during the X Games global tour taking place in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil!
Brandon Dosch set the pace for the team peddling into the BMX Dirt competition. This was Dosch’s first big contest after coming off his injury last year; so he was more than prepared to medal!
After a lineup of sucessfull runs throwing out some massive tricks, Dosch finished up the night claiming a 91.00 taking the Silver Medal!
Rob Adelberg, Wes Agee and Jacko Strong all geared up for the Moto X Freestyle competition. With a podium sweep at stake they all lined up ready to battle. Jacko raised the bar during his first run in the competition charging off the ramp pulling a flawless front flip. With the crowed pumped and a gold medal ‘already’ tied to his name, he started to check off his list of tricks. Unfortunately Jacko came short during his attempt at a Cliffhanger Flip. [ check out the video ]
Jacko was carried out by medical staff who evaluated a broken ankle and a few bruises. Glad to hear Jacko is ok after that crash! Gold medal for being a badass! It all came down to Adelberg and Agee. Adelberg finish his 2nd run in Moto X Freestyle claiming X Games Silver with Agee taking his first X Games Bronze.
Rob Adelberg’s FMX Final Run:
Wes Agee’s FMX Final Run:
The final event of X Games went down behind the wheel of Deegan’s rallycar, which also mark’s the first race of the 2013 Global Rallycross series. Deegan had insane times during practice, in qualifying and during the main event he was ready to back-it-up again. Heikkinen, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, and Speed, respectively, won the four heat races, while Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Steve Arpin, and Anton Marklund advanced by finishing second. Buddy Rice and Sandell transferred to the final from the last chance qualifier. A major accident at the start of the final led to a red flag after four laps and a restart. Pastrana, Foust, Block, and Rice’s cars were deemed too damaged to continue.
“It was a crashed up derby race. I won my heat today and went for it again in the main. In the end, I sealed a position in the top 5 during the final. The track was super dusty and dry.” – Brian Deegan
Congratulations to all the Mulisha team riders for their successful accomplishments at X Games Brazil! We got plenty more coming your way for the next stop of X Games in Barcelona, Spain May 16 – 19 2013!
X Games planted its roots on the third stop of the global tour taking place in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil. With each of the upcoming days mapped-out in contest for the Mulisha team; Deegan, Strong, Adelberg, Agee, and Dosch are ready to take on each of their event challenges and bring home those sweet X Games medals for all the Mulisha Troops! Speaking of ‘roots’, today’s events kick off with Moto X Freestyle which marks the battle grounds for Jackson Jacko Strong, Rob Adelberg and Wes Agee. With Mulisha having a stacked field in this event, the boys are ready to lay it down, flush out the competition and secure a spot for Sundays FMX final event. Agee will be also gunning down a field of riders during the Moto X Best Whip competition immediately after the FMX event. Wes fine tuned his technique before showing up in Brazil ready to claim this event title. Get ready, because Wes can crack some really dirty whips and he’s about to raise the bar… big time!
Metal Mulisha’s BMX veteran, Brandon Dosch is scheduled to compete in X Games BMX Dirt during Saturdays events. Dosch told us the news a few months back at the M/M HQ once he confirmed his invite and he was pumped! This is the first time BMX Dirt has returned to the X Games since 2006. With a smile from ear-to-ear, Dosch knows he has this event in the bag!
Sunday ends the pace for the X Games Brazilian tour. The final rounds all come down to, Brian Deegan in Rallycross and the team riders who advanced into the finals from Fridays FMX event. Deegan is a maniac behind the wheel of any of his rides. He’s claimed back-to-back championships over the last fews years in PROLITE and PRO2 during the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series with other awards received for his record breaking accomplishments. ‘Dirt Master‘… I’d say so! Last year Deegan started off his Global Rallycross season in Charlotte with some unfortunate mechanical issues. In a true warrior fashion ‘The General‘ pledged war and battled his way into the ranks with an epic comeback claiming three third-place and two-second place finishes narrowing the gap between him and first place in the points race. Deegan capped off the season with a second place finish in the Global Rallycross Championship final right behind his teammate Tanner Foust. Skill, fuck yeah he has skill… and with the Brazil Rallycross course laid out in what Deegan loves ( the dirt ) you can bet your ass he’s taking the top of the box.
Make sure to check back on our websites for all the X Games updates and latest news.
Nate Diaz is more than ready to step into the cage and take on Josh Thomson in the upcoming April, 20 2013 UFC fight this Saturday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California! Take an exclusive look into Nate Diaz life and the rest of the stars of UFC on FOX 7 as they prepare for their highly anticipated battles.
Diaz has been training hard and has taking his skill of boxing and jiu jitsu to the next level for this fight. This all-out-war will be the fight of the night so make sure to tune in and witness all the action. Visit our store and pickup your Nate Diaz ELEVATE Walkout tee and ELEVATE hoodie and scope out the rest of our Metal Mulisha fight gear!
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The Metal Mulisha Serco Yamaha Australian MX team was primed up ready to take on a big start at the Monster Energy MX Nationals over the weekend at Raymond Terrace. Luke Styke was more than ready to take on the season as last years final results where missed by a mere two points for the championship. Luke Clout is the new kid on the block with plenty of raw speed and determination, he is the underdog, but he will be pushing the top guys to get on the podium.
“Last year was full of highs and lows. It was my best year yet as far as winning races and rounds go but in the end we weren’t able to get the job done. It’s not something I have dwelled on and my goal is simply to be a better, fitter and a faster racer than I was last year.” – Luke Styke
Check out the video of the team before sprinting out of the gate at Raymond Terrace.
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With raceday underway and more determined than ever, Styke kicked off the 2013 MX Nationals in the (250cc)class with an impressive 1-1 finish at the opening round of the championship held at Raymond Terrace, NSW, over the weekend! With a top five start, Styke worked his way forward and just before the race hit the 15 minute mark, Styke had taken control of the lead and was heading for the checkered flag. He maintained a comfortable gap over his rivals and finished the race with the win. Moto two was much the same as Styke grabbed the lead and never let it go. The 1-1 start was a huge statement form Styke and just the start to the season he was looking for. “I wanted to get off to a good start at the opening round and that’s exactly what I did. I feel I rode well but I feel pretty flat now as I didn’t sleep well last night and am dehydrated now. I worked really hard leading up to this race and maybe over done it a bit, so I will take a day or two off and ensure I’m back to 100% for round two at Murray Bridge in two weeks’ time.” – Styke
Team mate, Luke Clout charged through the field after a reasonable start. He worked tirelessly through the field and found himself in fifth with one lap remaining only to fall and lose valuable positions. He crossed the line in eighth place and rounded out the day in fourth overall.
“It was a reasonable start to the series, I guess that falls in moto two proved costly and it shows that I must stay focused all the way to the finish line. Top five is a good place to start, I just need to keep building on this start and get my Serco Yamaha up front when the opportunity comes.” – Clout
Round two of the Monster MX Nationals heads for Murray Bridge in South Australia in two weeks’ time. More information on the MX Nationals, www.mxnationals.com.au
To follow the Serco Yamaha team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sercoyamaha or on Instagram: @sercoayamaha
Round 1 Results – MX2
1st Luke Styke 70 – Serco Yamaha
2nd Josh Cachia 58 – Honda
3rd Kale Makeham 58 – KTM
4th Luke Clout 55 – Serco Yamaha
5th Kade Mosig 53 – Kawasaki
6th Brock Winston 52 – KTM
7th Matt Ryan 47 – Honda
8th Kayne Lamont 46 – KTM
9th Takeshi Katsuya 44 – Honda
10th Geran Stapleton 43 – Suzuki
The Metal Mulisha General, Brian Deegan, is ready to take on the 2013 season of Global RallyCross (GRC) and X Games behind the wheel of his new 2014 Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta ST. Ford’s introduction of the Fiesta ST presented a significant difference along with improvements to the ST performance line. The Fiesta has proved itself as a true warrior during previous Championships held over the last two years. The Fiesta along with its teammates came off a successful 2012 GRC season, with one-two finishes at Charlotte and Las Vegas Motor Speedways, as well as the final race at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, plus a podium sweep at Texas Motor Speedway. The team also scored silver and bronze medals in last summer’s X Games. With OlsbergsMSE under the hood, Brian Deegan, along with teammates cannot wait to back-it-up once again during this all new season.
Rockstar Energy Drink coordinated a recent photo shoot with ‘The General’ in the heart of the Mohave Desert at the training facility of Twentynine Palms home to our Americas heroes, the United States Marine Corps. Deegan chose this location based on his commitment supporting our troops and he feels there is nowhere more “bad ass” than an military base to reveal his new appearance and specs of his 2014 Ford Fiesta ST.
This truly is a crafted race car constructed for the street; cranking 0 – 60mph in 2.0 seconds! The 2.0-liter Ford twin-cam Duratech four, caps it with its own cylinder head, and adds a Magnaflow exhaust fitted with a big Garrett turbo charged system for all that boost. Besides from the extreme output of the 550+ horsepower and 590lb ft of torque the OlsbergsMSE fabricated the bulletproof transmission suited with all-wheel-drive while incorporated a hydraulic handbrake. The shocks are from one of the best around, Öhlins, springs fromEibach, with brakes provided by Alcon and laced with 17-inch wheels by Motegis. Capping off this amazing machine, OlsbergsMSE restructures the body panels in Kevlar, and the rear spoiler in carbon fiber. Ford has been the GRC manufacturers champion for the past two years and with an all new season and X Games in Deegan’s crosshairs; you can expect another victorious performance from ‘The General’ and the ST team.
In just one month, X Games returns from June 28 through July 1, 2012 and will take over downtown Los Angeles. ESPN just dropped the first exclusive Road to X webisode, featuring Brian Deegan who took the X Games 2011 RallyCross gold.
“This year, I’m coming back as the gold medalist, I feel like there’s a little more pressure on me but I feed off of it, I love it.” – Deegan
Check out the video and stay tuned to XGames.com for four more Road to X webisodes over the next four weeks.
The Star Valli Yamaha Rockstar Metal Mulisha team took on the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at the Freestone National in Wortham, TX, on Saturday. Both 250 and 450 riders gave 110 percent in the hot, humid Texas climate, and the outcome was a host of impressive results that included top-10 finishes in both classes.
Kyle Cunningham racing the 250 class continues to fight threw sprained ankle and is making progress which led him to a 13th place finish in the first moto and 12th in the second with a overall result of 10th.
“I felt all right this weekend, I twisted my ankle last week and I got the swelling down, but it still hurts pretty bad. I rode conservatively and salvaged points for a decent overall. Now I’m focused on next weekend. It’s still early in the season and there are a lot of moto’s left. I just need to keep working at it and the results will come.” – Kyle Cunningham
Kyle Peters enjoyed a good run in the first Freestone moto in the 250 class, finishing ninth. In the second, he was taken out in a nasty pile up and did his best to get back into the fight. Peters came back to 23rd, and he finished 14th for the day.
“The first moto was good, I got a pretty bad start but I came up to ninth. In the second moto, I got a great start but I got hit in the first turn and fell over and had to come from behind. Now I’m just ready for Colorado. I’ve never been there so it’ll be a new experience.” – Kyle Peters
Also riding 250’s, Gareth Swanepoel carded a solid 10th-place result in his first moto, but a second-moto crash damaged his bike and he retired for the day.
In the 450 class, Nico Izzi ran in a podium position for most of the first moto before finishing fourth. In the second moto, Izzi was up in the battle with the frontrunners and got taken out. Izzi got back on his bike, and continue to fight till the finish coming in 25th but ended the day with 9th overall.
“I had a great first moto, I got an awesome start and was running third for about 20 minutes. But then I got a solid fourth and was happy with that.
That’s a big improvement for me. In the second moto, I again got a good start and was running fourth. We got past the halfway mark and I was pushing hard and I ended up going down. But I got back into it and still finished in the top 10. Now, we go to Colorado, and I love that track. Hopefully next weekend, we’ll have two great motos. I was kind of dreading Texas, just wanted to get through it because it’s so hot, the tracks tough and you never know what’s going to happen, especially on a 450, not knowing what to expect. I just tried to come in prepared. I knew I had to get a good start and sure enough I almost had the holeshot. [Kyle] Regal got it, but I was right there. I was pumped, knowing I was going to have a clear track.
“There’s nothing better than having that feeling because you can kind of break away. Regal went down. I was in the lead for a little bit, but I knew Stewie and Dunge were on another level. Stewart cam by pretty quickly on the first lap. I held off Dungey for a little bit, but he eventually got around me. I held onto third forever, and thought I was going to hold the spot, but Weimer was pretty strong. I held him off for about 25 minutes but he ended up getting me and pulling me a little bit. But it was good confidence builder for me and I know I can get to the box.” – Nico Izzi
Ryan Sipes also finishing in the top 10 in the 450 class with a eighth place finish in the first moto. In the second moto, Sipes was looking for another front position and fought hard to make a move, but got held up and finished 17th with 10th overall.
“My first moto was pretty good, I ended up eighth. In the second moto, I just got hot. Heat’s always been my Achilles tendon; I don’t know why, but I’ve always had trouble in the heat. So I went from about ninth to 17th. Now I’m working hard to get ready for Colorado and give it all I’ve got.” – Ryan Sipes
Star Valli Yamaha teammate Bobby Kiniry also put in a commendable effort in the 450 class. With a 17th-place finish in the first moto and an 11th-place result in the second, Kiniry’s final take for the day was 12th overall.
“I had a decent day, I fell in the first moto in the first turn, so I made it really hard on myself, but I kept my Rockstar Yamaha moving forward. I passed a lot of people at the end, moved up to 17th and salvaged some points. In the second moto, I got a decent start and ended up battling for 10th right to the end of the moto. Next, I will be racing at the Canadian Nationals and won’t be back here until Red Bud in July.” – Bobby Kiniry
The next event for the Rockstar Energy Racing teams is the third round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday, June 2nd, at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, CO. Make sure to check back for the full update and sign up to have the chance to win Izzi’s replica team bike! Click on the photo below.
Global Rallycross took on Charlotte Motor Speedway, last Saturday following the HISTORY 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series and set the tempo for the Coca-Cola 600. Many fans new to the sport of Global Rallycross flooded the stands to witness the stacked lineup of racers from Brian Deegan, Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust, Dave Mirra, Rhys Millen, Marcus Grönholm, Liam Doran and more.
Before getting behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta, Deegan met up with some friends over at Hendricks Motorsports and got the full tour of their facility and a first hand look at how they put everything together for their race teams.
Ford also put on a huge autograph signing for Brian and thousands of fans stopped by for before the HISTORY 300 NASCAR Nationwide race. Deegan made his way down to the track, catching up with our good friend Ricky Stenhouse, Jr before the race kicked off.
The Rallycross heats are short, multi-lap races over a course that includes a diversion known as the “joker lap,” that typically adds time to the regular lap. All drivers must take the joker at least once during a heat race at the driver’s option, and similar to a NASCAR pit stop, the question becomes when to do so to reap a competitive advantage. With Rallycross ready to kick in gear, Deegan was ready to battle it out, for the top spot.
Deegan’s heat included Travis Pastrana, David Binks, and Time Rooney. The gun went off and Deegan claimed the holeshot over heat lineup. Deegan was holding the lead and took a clean line into the second turn with Pastrana trying to make a move on the General. Deegan held his line and didn’t give into Pastrana as Travis then slid into the puddle of water skidding him out into the infield. Brian darted down the straight away with three laps to go, and Binks took the joker lap and closed the gap on Deegan followed by Rooney taking the the joker on the last lap. Neither were a matchup for Deegan in the end, his speed and skilled proved he owned the track.
Deegan went into his next heat and once again had a clean holeshot and comfortable lead on everyone. Deegan was charging towards the little jump and right after he hit the jump, the car came to a rolling pace with some mechanical issue. Deegan rolled back into the pits, and the mechanics went to work diagnosing the issue. Turned out, the driveshaft snapped inside the clutch! The team did all they could do to get Brian back in into the Last Minute Qualifier. Right when they finished the install and ready to put the skid plat on to get back on the track, it was to late by seconds. Deegan did a great job out there this weekend and will defiantly be back to battle it out.
The next stop for the Global Rallycross is held at Texas Motor Speedway June 8 – 9, 2012 so get ready to see Brian Deegan back in all the action, ready to take the win! Make sure to check back with us for the full GRC video update and in the mean time, check out the GRC Charlotte Motor Speedway photo gallery.