Monday Kickstart

Catching Up With…Josh Hill

Lutes caught up with factory Yamaha’s Josh Hill this past week to see how he is preparing for A1 with so little time on the bike since his injury.

Fly Focus: Short to Debut Formula MX Helmet
Andrew Short is set to debut Fly Racing’s all-new, top-of-the-line Formula MX Helmet this Saturday at Anaheim 1. Fly Racing brings you this exclusive, behind the scenes video interview where Short talks about his choice to wear the new Formula MX helmet for 2009.
For more information on the Formula MX Helmet, visit Fly Racing at

Robbie Maddison Joins DC’s Global Motocross Team

At The Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Event In Las Vegas

DC is pleased to announce the newest member of its elite motocross team. Australian rider, Robbie Maddison has just joined DC’s professional global squad after three years of riding for DC’s Asia Pacific region. Robbie joins DC for a head-to-toe sponsorship, which includes footwear and apparel.

Kicking off his pro career with DC, Robbie will seek to defy gravity at the Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event in Las Vegas. On December 31st Robbie will take on the replica Arc De Triomphe in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in a feat never seen before. With a customized ramp, Robbie will leap more than 100 feet straight up onto the tower, then freefall more than 50 feet back down to a landing ramp below. Robbie’s massive leap will be broadcast worldwide live on ESPN at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT, and a podcast will be available at following the event.

“Robbie is an amazing person and athlete, and brings a whole new dimension to our team. Like every member of the team, he truly embodies DC’s pursuit of progression in everything that it does. I’m thrilled to have him join our pro team,” said Tim English, DC’s Sports Marketing Manager.

No stranger from records, Robbie broke the Guinness World Record for a motorcycle leap at Red Bull’s 2007 New Year’s Eve event in Las Vegas. He managed to leap more than 322 feet, then followed in March with a 378-foot jump in Australia.

When asked about being on DC, Robbie said “Joining the global team is huge for me. DC is a sick company that is about pushing limits that are yet to be set. I’m all about it, and it really motivates me to continue to lift the level of my sport.”

The Australian rider has built a reputation as one of the most talented and threatening riders on the FMX circuit and will continue in 2009 with several appearances and competitions. Check out for more information on Robbie.

Robbie is sponsored by DC, Red Bull, Swatch, Dragon, Moose Racing, Dunlop, FMF, Bell Helmets, Alpinestars, Pro Taper, Ogio, Works Connection, Uni Filter, Maxima Oils, Enzo Suspension and Cernics.

2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Schedule

Need a reminder of when and where Supercross is near you? Check out the schedule below.

January 3, 2009 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium (West)
January 10, 2009 Phoenix Chase Field (West)
January 17, 2009 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium (West)
January 24, 2009 Houston Reliant Stadium (East)
January 31, 2009 San Francisco AT&T Park (West)
February 7, 2009 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium (West)
February 14, 2009 San Diego Qualcomm Stadium (West)
February 21, 2009 Atlanta Georgia Dome (East)
February 28, 2009 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium (East)
March 6, 2009 Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Motor Speedway (East)
March 14, 2009 New Orleans Superdome (East)
March 21, 2009 St. Louis Edward Jones Dome (East)
March 28, 2009 Toronto, Canada Rogers Centre (East)
April 4, 2009 Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (East)
April 18, 2009 Seattle Qwest Field (West)
April 25, 2009 Salt Lake City Rice-Eccles Stadium (West)
May 2, 2009 Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium (Shootout)