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2011 Fly Racing / TORO Championship Series Contingency Program

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment


It pays to FLY in FLY RACING Gear! FLY Racing is proud to support the TORO Series for 2011. Fly Racing supports local racing through the FLY Racer Contingency Program and your local motorcycle dealer! Check out the great benefits available for registered racers.

2011 Race TORO Series race dates are the following :

November 6th/7th & 20th/21st ~ December 11th/12th ~ January 8th/9th & 22nd/23rd ~

February 4th/6th & 19th/20th

How to get Registered

  1. Buy a minimum matching pair of pants, jersey, and glove from the 2011 FLY Racing Line . 2011 FLY Racing Line consists of : Evolution Gear, Kinetic Gear, Patrol Gear, and F-16 Gear in either Adult or Youth sizes.
  2. Must provide original purchased receipt.
  3. Must fill out the Contingency Registration Form below, along with your original receipt to FLY Racing/TORO Series Contingency Program, attention Chris Valle at 601 E. Gowen Rd., Boise, ID 83716. Registration Forms must be filled out completely and legible. Be sure to indicates which class(s) you are participating in. Incomplete or unreadable Registration Forms will be returned and not processed. Upon receiving a returned Registration Form it is up to the rider to fill out a new form and resend it in. If you supply an email address, you will receive a confirmation email when FLY Racing has received your completed registration form.
  4. Riders that are competing in multiple classes must notate on Registration Form.

ONLY after completed Registration Forms are received will a participant be eligible for the contingency program, NOT from the day dated on the Contingency Registration Form.

What you get

  1. The FLY Racing/TORO Series Contingency Program will pay points to registered riders finishing 1st thru 10th place for each event in all classes in the 2011 series. Points earned will be tallied at the end of the series and converted to ‘Race Bucks” at the rate of $1 (retail) per point. A minimum number of riders must enter a class in order for points to be awarded thru 10th place. Points will be paid for up to 75% of each class. In other words if 7 riders sign up for a class the points will be awarded for 1st thru 5th place. If 14 riders sign up for a class then points will be awarded for all 10 places.
  2. All riders must compete in at least 50% of the races in the series to be eligible for points. Riders on free product support contracts or discounted sponsorship will not be eligible unless they follow all the guidelines for a non-sponsored rider.
  3. Contingency certificates, “Race Bucks”, will be mailed to riders and must be redeemed in person to any Western Power Sports Dealer and are ONLY valid towards WPS/FLY product purchases. Payout is subject to promoter limitations or restrictions.

View the Fly Racing sponsorship package for point scales and more information.

Visit the TORO Website for dates and more information on the TORO series.

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Kirkpatrick signs with GasGas

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment


By Steve Berkner

GasGas Offroad US announced that they have reached a deal signing Texas off-roader Cole Kirkpatrick where he will ride a XC250 GasGas for the 2011 AMA / Rekluse National Enduro Series. Kirkpatrick, the 23 year-old Texas native is a four year pro veteran of the national enduro series where he has “overalled” numerous events and finished as high as third in series points. Kirkpatrick said, “I’m looking forward to riding a GasGas next year. I had a chance to ride the bikes a couple of times over the last few weeks and I have to say I’m impressed. The bikes handle great and the people involved in the US effort are great too. People I’ve known for years.” GasGas Offroad US national sales manager Clay Stuckey said, “I’ve known Cole for years and he’s always been a great kid and a great representative of the bikes he’s ridden. We look forward to working with him and his family.” Stuckey added that along with racing the national enduro series for GasGas Kirkpatrick will race in other select off-road racing series concentrating mostly on Texas events. Kirkpatrick will undergo shoulder surgery later this week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Kirkpatrick said, “It’s an injury that’s been nagging me since 2007 and I’m finally going to have it fixed. Their going in arthroscopically and the doctors say I should have a short recover period where I’ll be ready for the start of the national endure season early next year. For more information about Cole Kirkpatrick go to:

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Andrew Short Signs with KTM

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment


Andrew, big news today with you signing with KTM for next year. Congrats and can you tell your fans about it?

Yeah, it came together really fast and it’s kind of crazy right now but I’m excited about it, excited to work with Roger DeCoster over there. It seems like KTM is putting in a big effort over here in America and I’m excited to be a part of it.

Obviously being one of the top guys out on the market, you had a few offers out there. What gave the edge to KTM in regards to where you want to ride next year?

There was one other place that I wanted to go really bad but with KTM, their future and the direction they’re going, I thought long and hard about it and went orange. It’s just that they are so successful everywhere else in the world and they want to win now here in America. They work really hard over here in order to be the best and that’s somewhere I want to be. For my future and my family, it was the best move and to be working with Roger DeCoster is something that I think will help me immensely. I’ve been fortunate to have interest from other teams and it comes down to business.

That’s hard for me a bit because I love riding motorcycles and I love hanging out with the people involved. For me, the business side is hard for me because I have all the emotion involved. Business isn’t my best attribute (laughs) and for me, the money is important but I’d rather take less and be where I’m happy and have good bikes. That’s better than pounding your head against the wall somewhere where you’re not happy but you’re getting paid really well. I’m excited for my future and I’ll be learning a lot from some smart people. At this point in my career, I need to step it up to the next level and this gives me the best opportunity.

Andrew on the podium in Colorado at the MXDN. That’s his daughter Emma soaking it all in.

So Roger DeCoster’s signing with KTM has already had a good effect in that he was a big part in your decision making right?

Yeah for sure. And Pit (Beirer) from Europe had a lot to do with it. It seems that Austria (where KTM is based at) is really hungry to win and will be doing anything they can to get to the top. People like that, that are really motivated, successful and driven, those are people that are going to help me pick it up. I’ve been one of the top guys, really consistent and up there for a long time but I need to win now. I need to win a race and then hopefully a championship real soon. So that’s what I’m doing with this signing, I’m lining everything up with that and I can’t wait to make some improvements.

I know that Roger is going to be really busy and I’m pumped to be working with him but also, it’s the people that he’s aligning himself with over here that will be great also. And the guys in Austria that are supporting him, they are all awesome. The company is motivated and involved, everyone’s excited and for me, that’s an ideal situation.

So the question is, 350 or 450?

That’s the cool thing about KTM, they have two great bikes to choose from. I haven’t ridden either one but from me looking at the situation from the outside, I think the 350 will be really good for supercross. I think the lightweight and powerband will work out great.  I know you don’t use all the power of a 450 indoors anyways, so I think that that bike is exciting for supercross. Outdoors I know  (Antonio) Cairoli kills it on the 350 and Max Nagl rides a 450 and makes it work for him so we’ll try both bikes and race whichever one fits my style and helps me go the fastest.

Andrew grabbed two holeshots and ended the day in helping out Team USA to victory.

Everything else going to stay the same for you?

I’m going to be wearing Fly gear next year for sure and I want to stay with all my other sponsors as well. We’re in talks to make it happen and I think it will. I will definitely be in Fly though and I couldn’t be happier about that.  Those guys are awesome, they are great people and I want to continue with them for the rest of my career. I’m big on people, I want to be with good people and stay with them for the rest of my career. We’ll sort it out in the next little while.

It’s a new beginning for you at KTM but you’ve ridden Honda for six years so it’s a little sad to leave those guys right?

Yeah, definitely. I had a good run with those guys and I’m thankful that I had a chance to ride for Team Honda in my career. Everyone there is awesome and they are like family to me and I’ll never forget that. Especially MXDN, that was a great day for me, one of the highlights of my life and I was on a Honda. It was a good way to go out with them. The people that were behind it, it was a good six years. I learned a lot from them and I don’t want to take it for granted at all, everything that they gave me, I feel blessed.

Now it’s exciting for me to have this change, work with good people and I think they can get me to another level. I’m excited for the days to come.


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