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.