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Ryan Anderson Injured

| 24 June 2017 11:17 am
Ryan Anderson Injured

Rider Update: Ryan Anderson Sent by “Bultaco Bill” Schweitzer Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News NE PORTLAND, OR, JUNE 17, 2017 Former National flat tracker Ryan Anderson – “Flyin’ 47” – was in a bad car-vs.-motorcycle wreck on Saturday, June 17, in N.E. Portland, Oregon. A car pulled out of a driveway and hit Ryan. He […]

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Godspeed, Skip Van Leeuwen

| 23 June 2017 3:28 pm
Godspeed, Skip Van Leeuwen

Skip Van Leeuwen, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News ARLETA, CA, JUNE 21, 2017 It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell and Godspeed to our friend and colleague Skip Van Leeuwen, National number 59. Skip passed on June 21 after fighting cancer for some time. Obviously, we all know what a champion […]

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Motorcycle Experts to Share Knowledge, Experiences at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

| 23 June 2017 3:12 pm
Motorcycle Experts to Share Knowledge, Experiences at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association LEXINGTON, OH, JUNE 22, 2017 Motorcycle enthusiasts attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 7-9, will have several opportunities to attend seminars at which they will learn from experts […]

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Skip Van Leeuwen Passes Away

| 22 June 2017 12:28 pm
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Skip Van Leeuwen Passes Away

Skip Van Leeuwen, R.I.P. Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association ARLETA, CA, JUNE 21, 2017 Skip Van Leeuwen, one of the best Tourist Trophy riders in the history of AMA racing, passed away on Wednesday, June 21. He was 78. “The American Motorcyclist Association extends heartfelt condolences to the Van Leeuwen family and to all […]

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What’s Happening This Week

| 20 June 2017 4:54 pm
What’s Happening This Week

This Week’s Motorcycle Events Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News JUNE 20, 2017 Here are some of the events happening this week in California… and beyond! Industry Speedway Speedway racing will take place at Industry Racing in the Industry Hills Expo Center’s Grand Arena on Wednesday, June 21. The Extreme Sidecars will be in the house. […]

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Report from Mecum’s Classic Motorcycle Auction

| 20 June 2017 12:09 pm
Report from Mecum’s Classic Motorcycle Auction

Mecum’s Classic Motorcycle Auction South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa’s Exhibit Hall By Dave Destler Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News LAS VEGAS, NV, JUNE 2-3, 2017 The auction was held at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. This was the first time the event was held in June. On Thursday night, there was a […]

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Rider Updates: Biaggi, Nicholas, Van Leeuwen

| 20 June 2017 10:49 am
Rider Updates: Biaggi, Nicholas, Van Leeuwen

Rider Updates: Max Biaggi, Skip Van Leeuwen, Jody Nicholas Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News JUNE 20, 2017 Max Biaggi Six-time World Champion Max Biaggi suffered multiple injuries at the Sagitano track in Latina, Italy. Although they were serious, none seem life-threatening. Jody Nicholas Sent by Bev Nicholas Jody Nicholas was supposed to come home on […]

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Hardy Allen Ailing

| 12 June 2017 2:51 pm
Hardy Allen Ailing

Rider Update: Hardy Allen By Dennis Mahan Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News CHINO VALLEY, AZ, JUNE 12 Hardy Allen is suffering from cancer and it looks like he doesn’t have much time. When Hardy worked for Dan Gurney, Ebony magazine wrote a long article on him in their May 1970 issue, page 112. (You can […]

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Update on Jody Nicholas

| 11 June 2017 11:28 am
Update on Jody Nicholas

Rider Update: Jody Nicholas Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News CA, JUNE 1, 2017 Jody Nicholas is progressing slowly but moving forward. He can propel himself in his wheelchair and stand up straight for a few seconds while wearing his midsection brace. He drinks from a cup without assistance but can’t move his fingers. He is […]

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Godspeed, Nicky Hayden

| 3 June 2017 9:37 am
Godspeed, Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News Photo by Kurt Bauer OWENSBORO, KY, MAY 29, 2017 Nicky Hayden suffered fatal injuries when he collided with a car on May 17, 2017, in Italy, while riding a bicycle along the coast. He was in training after racing at Imola. Hayden passed away on Monday, May […]

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The CMRA Says Goodbye to Nicky Hayden

| 24 May 2017 11:55 am
The CMRA Says Goodbye to Nicky Hayden

CMRA Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association By Bill Syfan/CMRA Photo by Kurt Bauer FORT WORTH, TX, MAY 23, 2017 The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association, formerly the CRRC, extends its deepest sympathies to the fiancée, family, friends and fans of MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who died on Monday in Italy. Nicky and the Hayden family participated […]

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Trailblazers Board Changes and Other News

| 23 May 2017 12:37 pm
Trailblazers Board Changes and Other News

Trailblazers Motorcycle Club By Don Emde Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News CA, MAY 20, 2017 With the 2017 banquet now in our rearview mirror, the Trailblazers board of directors is moving ahead with a few changes of note. Trailblazers member and AMA Hall of Famer Tom White will move up to Trailblazers vice president this […]

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AMA Saddened by the Passing of Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden

| 22 May 2017 1:30 pm
AMA Saddened by the Passing of Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden, R.I.P. Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAY 22, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association extends its deepest sympathies to the fiancée, family and friends of MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who died today in a hospital in Italy. Hayden, 35, was injured on May 17 when he was struck by a […]

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American Flat Track Community Mourns the Loss of Nicky Hayden

| 22 May 2017 12:53 pm
American Flat Track Community Mourns the Loss of Nicky Hayden

AFT American Flat Track Courtesy of American Flat Track Photo by Andrea Wilson/ American Flat Track DAYTONA BEACH, FL, MAY 22, 2017 The American Flat Track community is left in mourning following the tragic passing of American motorcycle-racing legend Nicky Hayden and sends heartfelt condolences to the Hayden family. Nicky’s breakout year came in 1999, […]

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Bill Matherson Recovering

| 20 May 2017 9:22 am
Bill Matherson Recovering

Rider Update: Bill Matherson By Bryon Farnsworth Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News IRVINE, CA, MAY 20, 2017 Bill Matherson, brother of Mission Motorsports founder John Matherson, is recovering from brain-tumor surgery. John, who passed away in 2008, and Bill were longtime members of the Trailblazers Motorcycle Club. Bill worked in the Service Department at Mission […]

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AMA Congratulates Ryan Dungey on his Successful Career

| 16 May 2017 6:22 pm
AMA Congratulates Ryan Dungey on his Successful Career

Monster Energy Supercross Series Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association Photo by Jeff Kardas ANAHEIM, CA, MAY 16, 2017 Newly crowned 2017 AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey announced his formal retirement from motorcycle racing today at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., just 10 days after the conclusion of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship. “The American […]

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