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Meet The White House’s New Chief Climate Change Skeptic

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William Happer, a Princeton scientist who is doubtful of the dangers of climate change, appears to be leading a White House challenge to the government’s conclusion that global warming is a threat.

Twenty five years ago, William Happer had an encounter with the White House that ended badly.

At the time, in 1993, the Princeton professor was taking a break from academia to direct scientific research at the U.S. Department of Energy. He turned a skeptical eye toward one of then-Vice President Al Gore’s favorite issues: the risks posed by chemicals eating away at ozone in the stratosphere and letting in dangerous ultraviolet radiation. As the story goes, Happer went to the White House and told Gore’s staff he saw no evidence that the ozone hole actually was hurting anyone.

Gore was annoyed, and Happer lost his job.

Today, Happer is back in the White House, still fighting against what he considers unfounded claims that our globe is in danger. But this time, his cause is backed by the man in the Oval Office.

Happer, 79, joined the staff of President Trump’s National Security Council last fall. And according to documents first leaked to The Washington Post, he appears to be pushing the White House to mount a challenge to the government’s official assessment of climate change, which calls climate change a serious national security threat.

On Thursday, the chairs of four different committees in the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Trump expressing concern about “recent reports that the National Security Council (NSC) is planning to assemble a secret panel, led by a discredited climate change denier, to undermine the overwhelming scientific consensus on the nature and threats of climate change.”

The four Democrats called it “deeply concerning that Dr. Happer appears to be spearheading” that effort.

Happer is an intriguing and controversial figure. He was born in India when it was a British colony, the son of a Scottish military officer and an American medical missionary. His mother, with young Will in tow, spent part of World War II working as a physician at the secret Manhattan Project site in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The family later settled in North Carolina.

Happer became a physicist. He taught at Columbia University and joined the faculty at Princeton University in 1980.

“He is a damn good scientist,” says Steven Koonin, a prominent physicist who is now a professor at New York University and who has known Happer for 30 years. “There are two really significant contributions associated with him.”

One of them made it possible to capture much better images of people’s lungs; the other allows astronomers to see the stars more clearly.

At the same time, Happer acquired a reputation as a contrarian, quick to challenge conclusions that struck him as unproven — especially when it came to environmental science.

That reputation was cemented by Happer’s confrontation with Gore’s staff over risks posed by the ozone hole. The incident was widely covered in scientific publications — Physics Today ran an article headlined “Happer Leaves DOE Under Ozone Cloud For Violating Political Correctness.”

Koonin thinks Happer was doing what a scientist should, demanding better evidence. “I think it sensitized him to the squishiness, if you will, of a lot of the environmental science,” he says.

Some of Happer’s scientific critics, though, see it as something more: a visceral distrust of scientists who study environmental risks.

Over the past decade, Happer has waged a fierce campaign aimed at debunking fears of global warming caused by emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

In a speech to a 2015 conference organized by the Heartland Institute, which has railed against restrictions on emissions from fossil fuels, Happer scoffed at these fears, calling them an Alice-in-Wonderland fantasy. “When I got into this area and started learning about it, I learned that when I looked at CO2, I should assume that it caused harmful warming, extreme weather, Noah’s flood, you know. I remember thinking, ‘Are they mad?’ ”

Carbon dioxide is actually good for the planet, Happer claims; it’s like fertilizer and makes crops more productive.

“We’ve got to push back vigorously on the demonization of fossil fuels,” he said in his speech. “They’re not demons at all. They’re enormous servants to us.”

Some of Happer’s colleagues at Princeton are reluctant to talk publicly about him; it’s like discussing a relationship that got messy.

“I mean, I liked him. We went off for coffee after our committee meetings a couple of times,” says Michael Bender, an emeritus professor of geoscience and climate researcher.

Bender says he wouldn’t do it now, though. It’s partly because of the scientific dispute, because he thinks Happer is misreading the evidence. But it’s also because of Happer’s style — he’s labeled climate science a cult and accused other scientists of whipping up climate fears to boost their own careers. Most offensive for Bender: Happer once said the “demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the Jews under Hitler.”minnn

“You know, there came a point where he attacked my colleagues’ integrity,” Bender says, “and I felt like I couldn’t have a cordial relationship with him after that.”

Happer, who last fall went to work in the White House as a senior aide to the National Security Council, wasn’t authorized to comment for this story.

Robert Socolow, another Princeton colleague, has mixed feelings about Happer’s post. Socolow’s own biography — first a physicist, then a specialist on the environment — makes him a kind of bridge between Happer and the environmental scientists on Princeton’s campus. He doesn’t doubt Happer’s technical grasp of climate science but says that “everybody has areas of irrationality.”

“I think the environment in general, and climate change in particular, is an area of Will’s irrationality. But nonetheless, I think he can accomplish something” in his current job, Socolow says.

Socolow hopes that while in the White House, Happer will behave less like an argumentative physicist and more like the kind of person who has to prepare for every possibility — including those that strike him as unlikely.

“A military person doesn’t underestimate the enemy. A business person doesn’t underestimate the competition,” Socolow says. And even if, as Happer insists, there’s uncertainty about the course of climate change, the U.S. can’t afford to underestimate those risks.

American Flat Track Announces 2019 NBCSN Broadcast Schedule

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2019) – American Flat Track announced today its NBCSN broadcast schedule for its 2019 season, maintaining its highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event.

American Flat Track telecasts reached 41% more viewers in 2018 than in its inaugural year of 2017. This spike in viewership delivered a record-breaking total of more than 2 Million viewers tuning in during prime weekend programming slots.

American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and is entering its 2019 season with significant momentum. Featuring the world’s fastest motorcycle racers on dirt battling it out at speeds approaching 140 mph, American Flat Track is the most prestigious and most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world.

“NBC Sports has provided the platform for American Flat Track to reach millions of new fans across the U.S.,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “With strong weekend programming slots and exciting storylines both on and off the track, we are forging the path to another record-breaking year for AFT in 2019.”

NBCSN, NBC Sports’ widely-distributed 24/7 dedicated linear sports network, has established itself as the Home of Motorsports in America. In addition to providing coverage of American Flat Track, NBCSN is also the home for NASCAR, IndyCar, Mecum Auctions, IMSA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Monster Energy Supercross.

“American Flat Track has become a staple of our racing line-up on NBCSN,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group, “and we are excited to continue our partnership.”

American Flat Track’s telecasts on NBCSN are expertly produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and provide viewers with a window into the dramatic world of American Flat Track. Coverage from all 18 events will feature flag-to-flag coverage of both racing classes. Exclusive features and editorial content highlight the triumphs and tribulations of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory. Cutting-edge technology including aerial drone footage and onboard cameras will once again put viewers on the edge of their seats as the riders slide through the corners and draft each other down the straights at speeds of more than 130mph.

In addition to the 18 weekend premieres, NBCSN will provide a weekday re-air of each show before they will become available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will continue to provide live streaming coverage of every round on the 2019 calendar.

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visitwww.americanflattrack.com.

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

The schedule for American Flat Track’s premiere telecasts on NBCSN follows, subject to change:

Rd Track, Location Track Type Premiere Time (ET) Time (PT)
1 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL TT Sun, 3/24 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
2 Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA Short Track Sun, 3/31 4:30 PM 1:30 PM
3 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX Half-Mile Sun, 4/28 5:00 PM 2:00 PM
4 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ TT Sun, 5/5 4:30 PM 1:30 PM
5 Southern California Fair, Perris, CA Half-Mile Sun, 5/19 12:00 PM 9:00 AM
6 Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA Mile Sun, 5/26 6:00 PM 3:00 PM
7 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL Mile Sat, 6/01 2:30 PM 11:30 AM
8 Red Mile, Lexington, KY Mile Sat, 6/8 2:00 PM 11:00 AM
9 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH Short Track Sun, 6/23 2:30 PM 11:30 AM
10 Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH Half-Mile Sat, 7/06 1:00 PM 10:00 AM
11 Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY Short Track Sat, 7/27 12:30 PM 9:30 AM
12 Buffalo Chip Campgrounds, Sturgis, SD TT Sat, 8/10 12:30 PM 9:30 AM
13 Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD Half-Mile Sat, 8/10 1:30 PM 10:30 AM
14 Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL TT Sun, 8/25 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
15 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL Mile Sun, 9/8 1:30 PM 10:30 AM
16 Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Half-Mile Sat, 9/21 3:30 PM 12:30 PM
17 Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN Mile Sun, 9/29 5:00 PM 2:00 PM
18 Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Mile Sat, 10/12 10:30 PM 7:30 PM

 

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

About NBCSNNBCSN is NBC Sports Group’s dedicated 24/7 linear sports network. Now in nearly 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two Stanley Cup Final games – NASCAR, IndyCar, Premier League, Tour de France, and America’s Cup. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup, Ironman, the AVP Tour and Premiership Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as PFT Live, The Dan Patrick Show, and NASCAR America. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

The 2019 Ducati Model lineup arriving to American Dealerships

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Season Opening Events Taking Place March 22 – 24 at Showrooms Nationwide

Mountain View, Calif. (February 22, 2019) – Ducati North America is celebrating the warm riding weather just around the bend by bringing its national Season Opening to participating dealerships March 22 – 24. The annual event offers Ducati owners and new fans their first opportunity to experience the Italian brand’s new line of motorcycles in person, which includes 10 new models for 2019, built for every riding level and encompassing all the Ducati worlds, ranging from Racetrack, Travel, Lifestyle and Scrambler, to Sport & Fun.

For details, motorcyclists – or anyone interested in learning how to ride – can sign up here to learn more about the 2019 bikes or can locate their nearest Ducati dealership online at: https://www.ducati.com/us/en/dealers

One relevant addition to the 2019 Ducati stable is the all-new Diavel 1260, the first significantly new Diavel since its debut in 2010, with a new 1262 cc engine and muscular styling – making it a completely new motorcycle. It’s perfect for experiencing summer winds along the coast, refreshing spring breezes down winding mountain roads or cruising with style down the backroads of America. Power and technology mix in the new Diavel 1260 to create the most advanced Diavel to date and, with low monthly payments, financing for the Diavel 1260 can be priced starting as low as $265.95 per month.

Sign up here to learn more about the new Diavel 1260: https://contact.ducati.com/ww/en/season-opening-2019/light/s

Also, existing 2018 models can be available with APR as low as 0% through Ducati Premier Financing, or with special offers on Ducati Apparel and Ducati Accessories. For more information, clients should contact their nearest Ducati dealership.

Ducati 2019 Season Opening Motorcycles

Scrambler Icon [As Low As $118.17 Per Month] – The Scrambler brand was launched in 2014 and has become Ducati’s best-selling model by volume. For 2019, the new Scrambler Icon continues this vintage-inspired-joy of a motorcycle with important technological updates in the world of safety, including Bosch Cornering ABS. Visually, the new motorcycle continues retro-inspired style with new, beefier side panels to match the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight. A black-painted engine, brushed cylinder head fins and machine-finished rims give the new Ducati Scrambler Icon even more eye-catching panache.

Scrambler Full Throttle [As Low As $136.73 Per Month] – The new 2019 Full Throttle takes its cue from the flat track Scrambler ridden by Californian racer Frankie Garcia in the 2018 American Super Hooligan Championship. With its two-tone black-yellow, white-striped tank, all-new rear end with dedicated seat and white-rimmed yellow number holders, this bike has a real dirt track competition feel. A low-slung tapered handlebar – light and ergonomic – stubby front mudguard and dual-silencer exhaust add to the distinctiveness of the Scrambler Full Throttle.

Scrambler Desert Sled [As Low As $148.33 Per Month] – For 2019, the Scrambler Desert Sled rekindles the spirit of classic American off-road bikes without compromising the Ducati Scrambler lifestyle. With its red frame, new seat with color-coordinated stitching and spoked wheels with black rims, it exudes off-road fun. The new Desert Sled also features an Off-Road Riding Mode that allows ABS disengagement for down-in-the-dirt joy. A dedicated riding position and adjustable Kayaba suspension also ramp up the fun factor. Rugged off-road character oozes from the type-approved headlight mesh guard, high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and engine skid pan.

Scrambler Café Racer [As Low As $148.33 Per Month] – The new 2019 Scrambler Café Racer draws its inspiration, and its Silver Ice Matte graphics with blue frame, from the legendary Ducati 125GP Desmo. The new 17″ spoked wheels and aluminum bar-end mirrors give the bike a cool 1960s race look, while a modern radial front brake pump provides braking performance on a par with that of a sport bike. It’s a rare Ducati in blue – one surely to catch the eyes of everyone on the streets.

Hypermotard 950 [As Low As $180.24 Per Month] – With new sharper angles and a lighter weight, the adrenaline-packed Hypermotard takes its look from the supermotard race world and for 2019 comes with completely overhauled ergonomics and an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package. A full 8 lbs. lighter than the previous model, the Hypermotard mounts a renewed 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine with a more muscular 114 hp.

Hypermotard 950 SP [As Low As $223.73 Per Month] – The spirited and higher-performing Hypermotard SP also on display is Ducati’s offer for those looking for Hooligan-style excitement, featuring a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension, Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, as well as Carbon Fiber components such as front mud guard and timing belt covers.

Diavel 1260 [As Low As $265.95 Per Month] – Unconventional, unique and unmistakable, the second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of this incredibly special bike, drawing on its key styling elements and putting a decidedly more contemporary slant on it. Its Testastretta DVT 1262 engine is capable of delivering 159 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. The bike also includes an upgraded chassis to make it more responsive on mixed-road routes. The S version on display also features fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, dedicated wheels, and an even higher-performance braking system, with Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow clutchless shifting.

XDiavel (Matte Liquid Concrete Grey) [As Low As $276.18 Per Month] – New for 2019, the XDiavel – famous for representing the best parts of the Ducati performance world and the relaxed cruiser world – now comes available in an uncompromising new color palette, the stunning Matte Liquid Concrete Grey. The finish and style express the motorcycle’s edgy spirit and take the XDiavel’s strong look to new levels.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro [As Low As $322.23 Per Month] – The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is the new generation of the off-road member of the Multistrada family. It has an increased engine size with the 1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine pushing out 158 horsepower, which is an increase from 152 horsepower from the previous Multistrada 1200 Enduro.

Panigale V4 R [As Low As $521.85 Per Month] – The Panigale V4 R features technology taken from MotoGP racing and is a racing bike that can be enjoyed on the streets. Following Ducati’s first mass-production four-cylinder engine, the V4, debut in 2017, the V4 R is now the pinnacle of the new Panigale V4 family and can claim the title as the ultimate road-legal Ducati competition bike. This is the most powerful, high-performance factory bike ever built by Ducati, with new technology like carbon fiber aerofoils that increase stability and allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls.

About Ducati:
Additional information about Ducati, including participating dealers and availability can be found at www.ducati.com.

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. – A Sole Shareholder Company – A Company subject to the Management and Coordination activities of AUDI AG.

Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.

The Art & Craft of Extreme Book Collecting

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A ready 101 inspecting the Hells Angels Book

For quite a few years I have collected Author Signed Hardcover First Editions of various English language novels from many popular authors. They are mostly affordable especially if you meet the authors at book signings of their new releases or at various Literary Festivals, Cultural Events, etc.

Anyways, this week I received the Hardcover First Edition of :
Hell’s Angel : The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club Hardcover – July 2000
by Sonny Barger (Author), Keith Zimmerman (Author), Kent Zimmerman (Author)

Now, even though the ISBN is the same,
1. the Publisher is different
2. the Date of publication is different
3. the number of pages is different

So, here is what I found BEFORE buying the UK First Edition Hardcover
READ THE DETAILED SCRUTINY AT CANTINA ARTICLE – CLICK HERE

www.Bikernet.com

 

Veloce Publishing new Kawasaki Book

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The story of the air-cooled ‘big’ Kawasaki bikes in definitive detail, researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory.

This series of models put the company on the map during the sixties and seventies, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four. Successful immediately, these models defended Kawasaki’s honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series was recently revived as part of a retro boom, and a new machine has been launched, delivering the same thrill and charm as its predecessors.

Book Title: Kawasaki W, H & Z – The Big Air-Cooled Machines
Author Name: Brian Long

Features
• Definitive history of the early air-cooled Kawasakis.
• Sales in all major markets covered in detail.
• Written by a recognized author and historian.
• Racing exploits covered year-by-year.
• Written with the full co-operation of the factory.
• Handy reference charts throughout.
• Detailed production figures, including exports.
• Unravels what is indeed a very convoluted story.
• Contemporary photography to help owners with authenticity issues.
• The author is an owner of vintage motorcycles.

Description
The definitive history of the big air-cooled Kawasakis, from little known machines hardly seen outside Japan to the early Zs that took on the world. The book covers all major markets and uses stunning contemporary photography gathered from all over the globe to help owners establish authenticity or simply take a trip down memory lane.

Synopsis
The story of the air-cooled ‘big’ Kawasaki bikes in definitive detail, researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory. This series of models put the company on the map during the sixties and seventies, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four.

Successful immediately, these models defended Kawasaki’s honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series was recently revived as part of a retro boom, and a new machine has been launched, delivering the same thrill and charm as its predecessors.

Additional Information
Period Covered: 1965-1980
Models Covered: Kawasaki W1, W2 & W3 (1965-1974), H1 & H2 (1968-1976) and early Z-series, including Z1, Z2 & Z1R (1972-1980). Also includes details on the retro W models (1998-).
Models NOT Covered: 1980 onwards, except retro W models of 1998 on.

The Kawasaki air-cooled models helped establish the Kawasaki brand as a top motorcycle maker.
This book tells the full story of these celebrated models in a depth never before attempted.
Contemporary photography from around the world, virtually all in colour.

ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1787112179/

ISBN-13: 978-1787112179

Publisher: https://www.veloce.co.uk

NEW DEAL Bikernet Weekly News for February 28, 2019

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It’s Wild and Explained from Several Angels

Here’s the deal. I fight for freedom and I side with the Freedom Fighters, which are Republicans. Okay, I’m going to scramble through a few points.

I discovered that the folks who wanted restrictive safety laws, punishment regulations and less freedoms were Democrats. I was forced to shift.

I don’t like the current political climate. It’s become a world of us against them and visa versa. It doesn’t need to be that way at all. We could be living in the best of times, dancing in the streets if everyone understood the code of Freedom, which our country once stood for.

Let’s hit the news. READ IT IN THE CANTINA.

Ceat rolls out new Gripp X3 tyres for motorcycles

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Ceat has recently launched its new Gripp X3 tyres for motorcycles in India.

These tyres are designed with company’s new Dual Compound Technology (DCT) which gives it strong grip while on roads, CEAT said in a release.

Speaking on the launch Nitish Bajaj, Senior Vice President (Marketing) said, “Gripp X3, India’s first of its kind tyre maintains the same grip in its entire lifetime, thus guaranteeing safe and comfortable ride to the riders.”

The Dual Compound Technology is developed by CEAT to deal with the problem of tyres losing its grip with aging. This technology ensures that when the outer layer of tyre is worn out, the internal high strength layer maintains the grip and provides longevity to the tyre.

“Two wheeler riders have to deal with potholes, stray animals, careless drivers on Indian roads and driving is a challenge in such circumstances. In such cases it becomes extremely important that the tyre should have excellent grip to prevent slipping on road thereby preventing an accident,” the release added.

Jace Owen Clinch Arenacross Championships in Salt Lake City

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Jace Owen and Pirelli SCORPION™ MX Tires Clinch Arenacross Championships in Salt Lake City

Jace Owen clinched both Pro Class Championships in Kicker Arenacross. | Photo – Phoenix Racing

Phoenix Racing Honda to Debut at Eastern Regional Monster Energy Supercross

ROME, Ga. (February 26, 2019) – The penultimate round of the 2019 Kicker Arenacross Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah was dominated by the Phoenix Racing Honda team, capturing both the 250 Pro and Open Pro Championshipswith Jace Owen. Owen showcased the performance of Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX32™ tires by sweeping the 250 Pro and Open Pro classes on both Friday and Saturday nights racing alongside teammates Freddie Noren and Isaac Teasdale.

“Everyone at Pirelli would like to congratulate the Phoenix Racing Honda team on an incredible season in the Kicker Arenacross Championship,” said Josh Whitmire, Director of Sales, Pirelli. “Jace Owen proved that he is competing at a high level, week after week, and that the SCORPION™ MX32™ tires were ready to match the same intensity he brought to the racetrack. We’re excited to see the team of Owen, Noren, and Teasdale continue their efforts with a debut in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship this weekend at Pirelli’s home race in Atlanta.”

On Friday night, Owen was relentless as he stormed to the 250 Pro Class win, followed by Teasdale and Noren in second and third, respectively. The Open Pro Class once again saw Owen take the checkered flag, while teammates Noren and Teasdale swapped results to complete the podium. The double victory by Owen was enough for him to be crowned champion in both classes.

As the gate dropped on Saturday night’s action, it was Owen who put in another impressive ride to emerge victorious in the 250 Pro Class, just ahead of Teasdaleand Noren. The tables turned for the Open Pro Class as Noren raced to his first victory of the season, ending Owen’s perfect run in 2019. Teasdale rode strong to finish second and Owen helped the team sweep the podium with a hard-fought third.

Jace Owen (#115), Isaac Teasdale (#119) and Freddie Noren (#101) put their SCORPION MX tires up front. | Photo – Phoenix Racing

“What an incredible feeling to end the Arenacross season with both championships,” said Owen. “There have been a lot of ups and downs the last few years, but this makes every struggle and all of the hard work worth it. My Pirelli tires consistently got me off the gate to good starts and hooked up all season long. I can’t wait to keep this momentum rolling as we head to Atlanta!”

With both Kicker Arenacross Championships wrapped up, the Phoenix Racing Honda team makes their Monster Energy Supercross Championship debut this week in Atlanta. All three team riders will look to carry their momentum into the Eastern Regional 250SX Class for the first of two 250SX East/West showdowns.

To learn more about the complete line of Pirelli motorcycle tires, please visit www.pirelli.com

Results
Kicker Arenacross Championship
Maverik Center – Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, February 22,
250 Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Fredrik Noren

Open Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Freddie Noren
  3. Isaac Teasdale

Saturday, February 23
250 Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Fredrik Noren

Open Pro

  1. Freddie Noren
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Jace Owen