Ricky Carmichael University, otherwise known as "RCU" is pleased to announce the school format and curriculum. RCU, which is the first school of its kind, is being held at Daytona International Speedway on Monday, March 8, 2010.
After an early morning check in, the school starts out with a breakfast, where all the participants will meet Ricky and his crew of decorated instructors. Riders will then suit up and go through an individual riding analysis, with each student assigned to an instructor. Following that, students will first work on proper body positioning, while utilizing the organized drills that RC himself used to help hone his skills. Drills will focus on flat turns, rhythm sections and improved braking techniques.
"I have spent quite a bit of time trying to put together the most important pieces of what I have learned through all my years of racing," said Carmichael. "This program is really cool, and I can't wait to personally run and discuss the braking and cornering drills, which I think is one of the easiest places on the track to make up time. I will be suited and riding, and won't hesitate to run some of them myself."
Participants can expect to work with the close knit members of Ricky's team, which has become known as "Camp Carmichael" over the years. The final line up of all-star instructors will be announced in the coming weeks, but participants can expect additional coaches with credentials validated by national championships.
RCU is an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity for Motocross riders young and old to get personalized one-on-one training with the greatest rider of all time -- Ricky Carmichael and his team. The event is being held in conjunction with Daytona International Speedway and on the same course that the pros will ride during the legendary Daytona Supercross By Honda. Due to the exclusive nature of this event, participation is limited to the first 100 riders that register. For more information on RCU, please visit www.mxsports.com.
As record cold temperatures sweep across much of the United States the heat is rising in California at Anaheim's Angel Stadium for the opening weekend for the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, a FIM World Championship.
Five-time AMA Supercross Champion and Turner Motorsports driver, Ricky Carmichael, will join Ralph Sheehan and Jeff Emig in the broadcast booth this Saturday.
Carmichael, with over 150 AMA victories on his resume, will provide fans an inside look at the non-stop action.
Live coverage of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship begins Saturday, January 9th on SPEED at 10:00 p.m. EST.
Starting the Winstar World Casino 350K from the ninth position at Texas Motor Speedway, Ricky Carmichael and the No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet Silverado ran as high as sixth before crossing the finish line in the 12th position. The finish marked Carmichael's sixth top-15 finish of the season.
"We just lost the handling there a little bit," said Carmichael following the race. "It was a good run. I'm happy. It's nice to finally finish a race with nothing wrecked. I had a blast this year with these guys. I've got to thank KHI and obviously Monster Energy. I'm happy to bring this thing home in one piece and get a solid run."
Making the final start of his 16-race schedule with KHI this season, Carmichael slipped from the ninth starting position to 16th before the first caution of the night waved. The team decided to make no changes to the handling of the truck and brought Carmichael down pit road first for four tires followed by a second stop for fuel.
Restarting the race from the 21st position, Carmichael told the team the truck was awesome and began to make his move toward the front. By lap 50 Carmichael was able to move into the top 15. Several laps later on lap 54, the caution was again displayed for debris. Fighting a loose-handling truck, Carmichael came down pit road for right-side tires and a second time for fuel. With help from crew chief John Monsam, Carmichael opted to turn his fans off to help tighten the truck rather than make adjustments to the truck. The race restarted on lap 59 with the No. 4 Monster Energy Silverado in the 12th position.
Continuing to run fast laps, Carmichael moved into the top 10 on lap 65. On lap 88 under the final caution of the race, running in the ninth position, Carmichael radioed the team that the truck was a little loose. The team pitted for four fresh tires with an air-pressure adjustment and a second time for fuel. With a fast stop, Carmichael restarted the race on lap 93 in the ninth spot.
Maintaining his position in the top 10, Carmichael was running eighth when he radioed the team on lap 114 to say the truck was really loose. Several laps later he again said the truck was bad loose, falling to 12th on lap 118. Making adjustments to the handling of the truck by adjusting the fans, Carmichael remained in the 12th position when he crossed the start-finish line on lap 147. The 12th-place finish marked Carmichael's sixth top-15 finish in 16 Truck Series starts this season.
Kyle Busch scored the win followed by Matt Crafton, KHI teammate Ron Hornaday, Todd Bodine and Colin Braun.
November 6, 2009
Texas Motor Speedway
Winstar World Casino 350K
Race: 23 of 25
Driver: Ricky Carmichael
Race length: 147 Laps/ 220.5 Miles
Banking/Turns: 24-degrees turns; 5-degree straight-a-ways
Track layout: 1.5-mile
Number of Race Cautions: 3 for 14 Laps
Next on the Truck Series Schedule:
Date: November 13, 2009
Track: Phoenix International Raceway
Event Name: Lucas Oil 150
Driver: Kevin Harvick
Broadcast Time: SPEED 7:30pm EST
(Merced, CA) - Every year Fox Racing rewards their motocross team with a group vacation for a job well done. This year the Fox Wake Team took it upon themselves to show the MX Team some love. Fox MX Team Riders Brett Metcalfe, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael, Ivan Tedesco, Daniel Reardon and Trey Canard met Todd Hicks, the Fox Brothers, Shaun Murray and Chris Bischoff in Lake Shasta, California for a weekend of wakeboarding and wakesurfing behind a Malibu Boats Wakesetter VLX.
Todd Hicks, Fox Wake Team Manager, explained the tradition of the team trip and the motivation for this year's outing. "We have visited Hawaii a couple of times with the athletes. MX Team has enjoyed surfing with the world's best surfers, so this year we wanted to give back from our wake team side. Our Fox Team managers wanted to let the MX crew enjoy some wakeboarding."
Hicks put the call into Malibu Boats requesting the big wakes of the Wakesetter VLX. That's why he had the chore of boat pick-up, but he was excited to do it. Even more excited once he saw the boat. "I went ahead and picked it up from the factory on our way to Shasta. My mouth dropped as I approached the Malibu Factory. There was the sickest looking boat sitting out front of the place. I thought there was no way that was the boat we were going to use. Sure enough, I was told this was our boat." Hicks added, "I about passed out!"
Even on a fun, relaxing weekend after a grueling year of supercross and outdoor motocross, the Fox MX Riders couldn't fight their need for more competition. They went head-to-head behind the Wakesetter VLX trying to one-up each other with wakeboard moves. So Bisch and Murray acted as judges in this impromptu wakeboard competition. Bisch said, "They got so into it!"
The Fox MX Team received VIP treatment at Lake Shasta for their reward trip. Fox provided the Malibu Boats 2009 Wakesetter VLX as well as all the gear the guys needed to wakeboard and wakesurf. They stayed in a four level houseboat fully stocked for the trip and by every account a good time was had by all.
To check out the Wakesetter VLX, the same wakeboard boat the Fox MX Team rode behind, visit your nearest Malibu Boats Dealer. Or take a cyber trip the Malibu Boats Family of web sites.
Six competitors started the Moto X Step Up competition when it kicked off at 7:00pm Thursday night. Kevin Windham was up first with the bar set at 25 feet. He cleared it and so did the following five riders. The riders repeated that action at 26 feet. It was time to raise the bar. The third round saw the bar lifted 3 feet higher now at 29 feet. Metal Mulisha freestyle rider Bryan Deegan was the first to go out unable to clear the bar.Ronnie Renner
With five competitors left they raised the bar to 30 feet. Each competitor easily clears the bar. They move up to 31 feet. Kevin Windham is up first. Windham taps the bar and knocks it to the ground both times - he's out. Renner steps up, and easily clears 30 feet on his KTM two-stroke and he and the remaining riders move on.
All riders clear 32 feet. The bar rises a foot again now to 33 feet. The first competitor, Matt Buyten easily clears the bar. Jeremy McGrath is up second he launches and hits the bar. He tries a final time and strikes out once more - he is out of the competition. Renner steps up, throws a huge whip and easily finesses his KTM over the bar. Ricky Carmichael clears as well.
Now to 34 feet, Buyten tries first and misses both attempts. Renner and Carmichael clear 34 feet. As the bar steps up to 35 feet tension is high as it is down to the final two riders. Renner is up first. Unfortunately he misses both attempts and he needs Carmichael to miss to still have a chance. Carmichael misses both of his tries and now each rider will get another shot.
Renner lines up for his third shot at clearing 35 feet. He launches and taps the bar and doesn't make it over. Carmichael lines up and goes for the jump - doesn't quite make it and crashes on the landing. Carmichael is out and the competition is declared a tie. Renner earned gold!
"This is one of my favorite competitions. I was having so much fun I wish I would have had another chance to clear the bar. I am happy to get the X-Games gold and am already looking forward to next year," commented Renner.
Moto X Step Up Results
Ronnie Renner - GOLD - 34'