January 9, 2004 |
IFMA freestyle motocross will be held at the Wachovia Spectrum tonight and tomorrow night. The competition starts at 8 both nights, and the doors will open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased at the Wachovia Complex Box Office, by calling 215-336-2000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.pacefmx.com. Tickets range from $5 for children to $27 for the best seats. IFMA freestyle motocross features riders performing aerial acrobatics during one- and two-minute runs.
March 11, 2003 |
Deftly tucking her dirty-blond hair inside her helmet and adjusting the goggles that keep her blue eyes safe from debris, Heather Gaul is ready to go racing. Hunched atop her Suzuki four-wheeler, alongside 19 other all-terrain vehicles waiting for the signal to start, the 16-year-old from Douglasville, Pa., can feel the butterflies in her belly. Suddenly, the starting gate drops and the nervousness is gone - replaced by the confidence that comes from six years of competition and the knowledge acquired since her father first plopped her on a four-wheeler at age 4. Rumbling over the dirt track, sliding through the corners and flying over the hills, Gaul is focused on only one thing - the finish line.
February 11, 2009 |
Jeremy Lusk, an American freestyle motocross rider, died of head injuries yesterday after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition. He was 24. Jorge Ramirez, chief of the intensive-care unit at Calderon Hospital in Costa Rica, where Lusk was taken, said the motocross racer suffered severe brain damage and a possible spinal-cord injury. Lusk won a gold medal at the 2008 X Games. He was injured Saturday night when he failed to complete a full rotation while attempting a Hart Attack backflip and slammed headfirst into the dirt.
January 12, 2002 |
Last summer at the X Games, skateboarder Matt Dove ripped ESPN and the X Games after he won the best trick final inside the First Union Center. Dove, who won the gold medal only after a protest, wore a T-shirt during the competition that called ESPN the "Extreme $ Profit Network. " He wrote "Who profits?" underneath that. "ESPN does nothing besides make money from this contest," Dove said at the time. "We don't get anything. Look at the prizes, look at the money they're bringing in, look at the people that are here.
September 18, 2011 |
During rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, suffered while playing soccer, Haddon Township senior Nicky Cutrera realized she could ride before she could run. Few athletes do motocross as an activity during rehabilitation, but Cutrera has been riding all-terrain vehicles used in motocross for more than a decade. While it might appear dangerous, especially for someone recovering from a knee injury, it is second nature for Cutrera. Anyone who goes to YouTube can see Cutrera and her father, Tom, riding the hills together.
August 8, 2001 |
"C'mon, hop on the bike. " Travis Pastrana, 2000 U.S. motocross and supercross champion and undefeated ESPN X Games freestyle titleholder, invites a guest to board his mud-splattered Suzuki 125cc cycle and thunder across the dirt hills in the usually serene woods outside Annapolis. Enticing, but then she remembers that Travis' gift for thrills is matched by his tendency toward injury. Six days later, on July 15, Travis would have a serious wreck at a motocross event in Unadilla, N.Y., and sustain a concussion, his 10th.
September 27, 1996 |
Thunder on the Beach - billed as "the only truck race on a beach" in the U.S. and featuring a dozen monster trucks - is going on till Sunday in the Wildwoods. Other events sponsored by the N.J. Hot Rod Association this fall include the Thunder on the Lake powerboat race Oct. 5 and 6 on Sunset Lake and the Thunder in the Sand motocross competition Oct. 11 and 12.
September 17, 2011 |
During rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, suffered while playing soccer, Haddon Township senior Nicky Cutrera realized she could ride before she could run. Few athletes do motocross as an activity during rehabilitation, but Cutrera has been riding all-terrain vehicles used in motocross for more than a decade. While it might seem dangerous, especially for someone recovering from a knee injury, it is second-nature for Cutrera. Anyone who goes to YouTube can see Cutrera and her father, Tom, riding the hills together.
May 25, 1999 |
As the original hired gun for a drag racing team owned by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent, Antron Brown hangs out with the movers and shakers of the sports world. But then again, what else would you expect from a guy who does some fast moving and shaking himself, to the tune of 185 mph? Brown, a 23-year-old from Chesterfield, N.J., is in his second year of full-time touring with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). He competes in the Pro Stock Bike class, racing the Vincent-owned Team 23 Suzuki GSXR in the fastest two-wheel class of them all. "I used to drag race bikes myself," said Antron's father Albert Brown, a 47-year-old who accompanies his son to every race and helps fine-tune the team's motorcycles.
August 11, 2008 |
UCLA quarterback Ben Olson has a broken foot and will be sidelined for at least 2 months. Olson, whose career has been marked by injuries, broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice on Saturday, and X-rays taken yesterday revealed the fracture. He suffered the same injury during spring practice. A decision on whether he will have surgery is expected to be made in a few days. Kevin Craft, a junior-college transfer, and redshirt freshman Chris Forcier are expected to compete for the Bruins' starting job. Patrick Cowan, who took over when Olson was sidelined by injury last season and was set to be the No. 1 quarterback heading into the season, had surgery after hurting his knee in spring practice and will miss the season.