ama24hrdaytonaThis is pretty cool. Former AMA Champions Scott Russell, Reg Pridmore, and Jeff Ward are planning to compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona sports car event later this month. Russell, known as “Mr. Daytona” for his five wins in the Daytona 200 motorcycle race, and Pridmore are competing in their first sports car race. Ward, who has extensive race car experience and finished second in the 1999 Indy 500, competed in the Daytona event in 1997.

The American Motorcyclist Association is the primary sponsor on the car. To my knowledge this is the first time the AMA has ever done such a thing and, if the car does well, it could be great exposure for the association. Former AMA champ Ricky Carmichael, known as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) was originally scheduled to drive the event but withdrew, probably to focus on his budding NASCAR Truck career.

I don’t expect these guys to have a shot at winning, but I’d sure like to see them get a Top 5 and represent the motorcycle racing community in style. Here’s wishing them good luck.

pursang250-smA 32-year-old Spanish automotive designer and a partner plan to relaunch the historic Bultaco motorcycle brand with the release of a modern 450cc motocross bike with retro-modern styling taken from the beautiful 1970’s-era Pursangs.

Jim Palau-Ribes and partner Roger Gubert have been working on the project for seven years and hope to build a prototype 450cc bike this year. They have formed a company named Pursang Motors for the venture. Whether the two can actually pull this off or not is open to question, but it would certainly be nice to see them succeed. Found via Motocross Action Magazine.

The 2008 Vintage Dirt Bike Survey on the AMA is now closed. We exceeded our goal of 150 respondents last week. We have taken the survey offline and are now analyzing the results.

Prize winners will be notified shortly and results will be posted as soon as possible. It may be a couple of weeks, as sorting and organizing all the answers into a meaningful picture is a bit of a challenge. But I can tell you already it will be interesting, and there are some surprises (at least for me.)Stand by for more…