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For­mer AMA Su­per­bike racer Chris Fill­more set a lap record en route to the fastest time at this year’s Pikes Peak In­ter­na­tional Hill Climb. Fill­more, who rode a KTM 1290 Su­per Duke R to vic­tory, was mak­ing his first-ever at­tempt at the hill and com­pleted the 12.42mile course in 9:49.265.

Husqvarna Mo­tor­cy­cles has ex­tended its agree­ment with FIM MX2 class mo­tocross rider Thomas Cov­ing­ton of the United States. The new agree­ment sees Cov­ing­ton re­main­ing with the squad through the end of 2018.

The 2017 Amer­i­can Flat Track sched­ule will be tele­vised on NBCSN in a se­ries of weekly prime­time tele­casts through­out the sum­mer and fall, start­ing on Mon­day, July 3, at 11 p.m. East­ern Time/8 p.m. Pa­cific Time. There will be 18 one-hour shows. For the TV sched­ule, go to amer­i­can­flat­track.com.

Grand Prix MX leg­end and two-time FIM Mo­tocross World Cham­pion Hakan Car­lqvist passed away on July 6 at the age of 63. The Swedish GP leg­end won 20 Grand Prix races in his ca­reer.

Red Bull KTM’S Cody Webb won the Orofino Log­gerxross in north­ern Idaho, beat­ing out Rock­star En­ergy Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker and SRT Husqvarna’s Kyle Red­mond for the lion’s share of the $5,000 purse.

Seven-time Grand Na­tional En­duro cham­pion Bill Baird passed away on July 12 from com­pli­ca­tions from a fall ear­lier in the year. Baird was in his late 80s.

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