“Genetically, motocross, is part of our company,” says Mark Simo, founder and Chief Executive Officer of No Fear. “In fact most of our employees came from or are currently involved in the sport of motocross. We love the sport and support it on all levels and we see the No Fear Moto X Tour as a way to grow and give back to amateur motocross.”
Adds Britt Galland, No Fear Vice President of Marketing: “Since its inception in 1990, No Fear has been a company built on a foundation of motocross,” “The No Fear Moto X America Tour is our way of giving back to the sport as well as provide opportunities for riders of all types to participate and enjoy the great sport of motocross. We’re very excited about the No Fear Moto X America Tour and so are our sponsors. In fact just this week, Motoworld of El Cajon, Etnies, Renthal and Factory Connection signed on to support round number one of the Tour at Barona Oaks Raceway.”
Motoworld of El Cajon, the presenting sponsor of the March Madness event at nearby Barona Oaks Raceway in Ramona, California, is also excited about the new Tour. “We’re stoked about No Fear coming into our backyard with a event like this,” says Glenn Bagge, owner of Motoworld of El Cajon. “Motocross has always been the core of our business. In fact it’s where we began. All of us here have ridden at Barona Oaks over the years and we’re excited to see No Fear step-up and bring a big event like this to the facility.”
The inaugural No Fear Moto X America Tour will feature racing classifications for riders of all ages and of all skill levels. The Tour will also feature several "first timer" classes to allow inexperienced riders a chance to experience the excitement racing in a safe and relaxed environment. In all, each stop of the tour will host 34 classes (seven Pee Wee classes; four 65cc classes; seven 85cc classes; nine Big Bike classes; and seven Veteran classes. Each class will race moto one on Saturday and the second moto on Sunday. Moreover, there will be 85cc and Under and 125cc and Over team Races). Camping will be available (and encouraged) at each of the five venues as contests, games, giveaways and numerous forms of entertainment — a barbeque, tug-of-war contest (for various age groups), bike-loading contest — are planned for each Saturday evening.
“The No Fear Moto X Tour reminds me exactly of how I started in the sport,” offers Team Sobe/No Fear/Samsung/Honda rider Josh Grant. “I started small and with small goals. My first goal was to win a local race like Barona Oaks. Then, my next goal was to race in the big amateur events. From there, my goal was to become a pro. The No Fear Moto X Tour is a great way to get started in motocross and experience what the sport is all about.”
The No Fear Moto X America features something for everyone. Holeshot prizes and awards are available for every class. You can also expect great prizes from No Fear, FMF, Factory Connection, Spy, OGIO, Fortress, Haro Bikes, So. Cal., Renthal, Etnies and Racer X to name a few. And while the Tour is skewed more towards the youth and amateur classifications, it will also feature divisions for more serious, professional racers as each stop of the Tour will offer a 150% Pro Payback purse.
Online registration is encouraged as gate pick is based on order of sign-up. Race day registration will also be available. To learn more about The 2007 No Fear Moto X America Tour — including the five venues the Tour will visit — please visit the No Fear Moto X America Tour event website at www.motoxamericatour.com.