Everything (Or Nearly Everything) You Need To Know About The Tony Tretta Memorial Ride Day

Wow, support for this Saturday’s Tony Tretta Memorial Ride Day event at Competitive Edge MX Park in Hesperia, CA, has been unreal. We’re looking forward to a great time for everyone¿along with raising some money benefit the Tretta’s¿Tony’s widow Heather, and with their son, Christian.

Bill Butcher from MotoSport Outlet stepped up huge, supplying one of their MotoSport Outlet Honda CRF250R race bikes. It’s dressed up with Steve Lamson’s graphics, and includes the AMA Tech Inspection sticker on the frame. A total of 200 tickets are being sold at $50 each for the Honda. Those are much-better-than-Lotto odds, and every ticket you buy gives you a better chance at scoring a sweet new ride.

Among the items spotted on the MotoSport Outlet Honda are:

Ti-Nitride coated Showa suspension components, front and rear, tweaked by RG3.
Renthal Twinwall bars
ASV Levers
Black Excel Rims
Ti pegs
Litespeed carbon chain guide
Graphics and seat cover are fresh Factory Effex items.

Here are specs on Lamson’s bike from the Works column in June ’05 issue of TWMX:

Cylinder: Truesdale Mod.
Head: Truesdale Mod.
Crank: Truesdale Mod.
Ignition: Tokyo Mods. (Vortex)
Carburetor: Truesdale Mod.
Spark Plug: OEM NGK
Air Filter: Twin Air
Pipe: White Brothers Carbon Pro
Silencer: White Brothers
Gearing F/R: Renthal 13/52
Chain: Renthal
Trans Oil: Honda GN4
Clutch: Hinson
Tires F/R: Dunlop
Rims F/R: Pro Wheel
Brake Pads F/R: Braking
Forks: RG3 Showa A Kit 49mm
Shock: RG3 Showa A Kit 18mm
Triple Clamps: Applied Racing

Besides the $50 raffle tickets for the MotoSport Outlet Honda, there are also $5 raffle tickets for a variety of smaller prizes, including a very cool DVS CRF50.

Besides the two raffles, there will also be auctions for autographed rider apparel that was gathered up at Steel City, and we’d like to thank the riders for their generous donations. Among our favorite items in there are sets of gear from Ricky Carmichael (with nearly a full season’s worth of Fox win patches on the back), and a set of gear that Ivan Tedesco wore during the second moto. While handing it over, he apologized, saying, “Sorry, it smells like champagne.”

The auctions will also include some big-ticket items like a variety of complete exhaust systems from FMF, White Brothers, Yoshimura, and Bill’s Pipes.

If you’re planning on riding at the yet-to-be-formally-opened Competitive Edge MX Park track, it’s a $50 donation at the gate, and we know you’ll dig riding the track. We’ve put in a lap or two there, including our just-completed 125 and 250 Shootouts.

Spectators are free, but donations to benefit the Trettas are gratefully accepted. Either way, bring your cash, or credit cards for the auction or raffle items¿they’ll both work, and are greatly appreciated.

Be sure to get there early. The gates open at 8:00AM, and it runs through 4:00 PM. The first 150 paid riders through the gates will score a ticket for a Wahoo’s Fish Tacos lunch hosted by Answer Racing and MSR.

Check out the photos of the bike and gear, and if you need more info, check out the flyer. Remember, you can click any photo for a larger version.

See you Saturday!

Partial List of Raffle and Auction Items

MotoSport Outlet: Race bike
DVS: Minibike
Kawasaki: Signed Byrne # plates, 1 bag of balloon¿s, 2 roller cooler bags
Smith Optics: 2 sunglasses, 6 t-shirts
Honda:  15 gift certificates for HP2-2 Stroke oil
Smith: Rodney Smith signed jersey, 2 beanie bears, 1 poster
Erez Margalit: 2 Volere Watches
Sullen:  15 t-shirts, 2 hats, 1 girl shorts
JTS Motosports:  2 Pro Grip goggles
Maxima: Case of Chain Guard
Envirofuels 3 t-shirts, 1 hat, stickers
Twin Air: 6 hats, 8 sweatshirts
Hydrodynamic: 3 iShocks, 2 signed t-shirts, 3 DVD¿s, stickers
Rocky Mountain: 2 ARC Boots
Universal: 3 Mono Stands, 2 Samson Bed Racks
Scott USA:  Gear bag, HV goggles
Asterisk: 4 Cell knee protection small, medium, large, x large
CCR Sport: 1 Bed Buddy, 2 strap racks, 5 sets tie downs
Yoshimura: Hats and t-shirts; Gift Certificate for Stainless Steel Exhaust System
FMF Racing: Gift Certificate for full FMF Exhaust System
Bill’s Pipes: Thunder Series 4-Stroke Exhaust System
White Brothers: Carbon Pro Exhaust System
Leo Vince: RM-Z450 Full Carbon System
Scorpion: Helmet

New Autographed Pro Gear (Pant/Jersey Combos):

James Stewart
Kevin Windham
Broc Hepler
Nick Wey

Used Autographed Pro Gear (Pant/Jersey Combos From Steel City):

Ricky Carmichael
Ivan Tedesco
Ernesto Fonseca
David Vuillemin (also includes signed Dragon Goggles)
Ryan Hughes
Tommy Hahn
Travis Preston
Andrew Short
Michael Byrne
Davi Millsaps
Josh Grant

New Autographed Jerseys:

Mike Brown
Brock Sellards
Akira Narita
Bobby Kiniry

Used Autographed Pants:

Kyle Lewis

Used Autographed Jerseys:

Brian Gray
Mike Alessi
Ryan Sipes
Kelly Smith
Richie Owens
Danny Smith