Thunder in the Sand Photos

Photos from Sunday’s Thunder in the Sand race event are posted at Lukaitis Photos.

I was also happy to provide photos from the event for one of the best moto sites on the east coast, MXPTV. I have been friend’s with Matt for a long time and since he was in Colorado shooting video for Alli Sports I was pleased to share my work for his readers to see.

Check them out here:

Working with Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki

Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki. I am really looking forward to this relationship. Adding a Lites team to our program will help expand our exposure at the event and the addition of the amateur program as well really makes this more interesting.
Be sure to follow all the action this season right here at where I will post about each event following the races.

FARMINGDALE, NJ – December 2, 2011 – Bel-Ray Company, Inc. – the leading USA-based lubrication manufacturing company is pleased to announce their partnership with Team Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki for the 2012 Supercross and Outdoor Motocross season.

The agreement will include the 4 rider professional Motocross and Supercross team as well as the 3 rider amateur Motocross team.

As the official Factory Suzuki Lites team, Team Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki represents the pinnacle of professional racing. For 2012 the professional team consists of Blake Wharton, Jason Anderson, Hunter Hewitt and Martin Davalos. All are considered a favorite to win whenever they compete.

The team uses their 3 rider amateur program as a feeder to the professional ranks. For 2012 the team of Jace Owens, Daniel Baker and Michael Mosiman will compete at the major amateur motocross events including the Amateur Nationals in Tennessee this summer.

“In the high paced world of professional racing the Lites machines are often put under the most extreme stresses where maximum performance and total destruction are just a millimeter away. Bel-Ray’s performance lubricants will enable the team to operate at the edge and not worry about oil failure. Bel-Ray will give the team and riders the peace of mind necessary to win” said Bel-Ray Brand Manager Scott Lukaitis.

“The whole team is excited to be aligned with Bel-Ray and the heritage their company brings to our sport. We share the same core values and look forward to delivering top performances on and off the track,” said Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki Team Manager Dave Gowland. Gowland added, “Bel Ray’s foundation of providing quality products only helps to strengthen our teams program and deliver our riders the tools necessary to compete at the highest level. Solid partnerships like this will allow us to strengthen our program and continue to meet all of our objectives. We can’t thank Bel Ray, their employees and all their dealers enough for their support. See ya at the races!”

The team will be using the complete line of performance lubricants including the popular Works Thumper 4T Engine Oil, Blue Tac Chain Lube and 6 in 1 Multi Purpose Lubricants during the 2012 in all of their bikes.

Learn more about the team and riders as well as other Bel-Ray racers at or on their racing exclusive site or on Facebook at and on Twitter @Bel_Ray. And don’t forget to follow Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki Team on their Facebook page at and on Twitter @Rockstar_Racing

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Working with Randy Mamola

Working at Bel-Ray has been an amazing experience. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the motorcycle industry. 2011 will be no different. Earlier this month we announced a relationship with one of the most well-known motorcycle roadracers in the world, Randy Mamola. I’ve not had the opportunity to meet Randy face-to-face yet but have spoken on the phone and I’m really looking forward working with him.

Learn more about the Bel-Ray / Randy Mamola relationship in our press release below:


FARMINGDALE, NJ –December 2, 2011 –– Bel-Ray Company, Inc. – the leading USA-based lubrication manufacturing company is pleased to announce their relationship with MotoGP personality and former racing champion, Randy Mamola as a Brand Ambassador and product development athlete for the 2012 racing season.

Widely regarded as one of the most charismatic and exciting racers of his time, Mamola contented for victories in the United States and Europe during his remarkable career. Upon his retirement in 1992 Mamola stayed involved in the sport by testing vehicles and tires for his former sponsors leading to development of some of today’s current racing technologies. Inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2000, Mamola continues to remain in the spotlight of MotoGP racing as a TV commentator and journalist. Mamola is also a founding member of the award winning Riders for Health charity that provides relief to Africa via the use of motorcycle transportation.

Mamola stays close to his racing roots by mentoring up-and-coming motorcycle racing star Bradley Smith.

“Bel-Ray is a company with a great history in motor sports and I’m excited to be a part of their amazing family. With over 60 years of experience of delivering the highest standards of quality and performance lubricants. Bel-Ray’s plans are to make a big push in MotoGP and as their Brand Ambassador combining my 32 years of being involved in Grand Prix racing and I’m excited to be a part of their amazing family” said Randy Mamola.

“Bel-Ray is very excited to work more closely with Randy Mamola. He is a well respected member of the MotoGP community and an accomplished racer. We enjoy working with someone who appreciates our products, having been a consumer for many years. Randy’s knowledge of what it takes to perform at the highest level of racing will be instrumental to future product development as well.” said Bel-Ray Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Liquori. “

Mamola will be using Bel-Ray’s complete line of performance lubricants including their high performance EXS Synthetic Ester 4T Engine Oil, their popular Blue Tac Chain Lube and their world famous 6 in 1 Multi Purpose Lubricants during the 2012 season in his personal vehicles.

Bel-Ray / Hart and Huntington Relationship

Last week we announced that our relationship with the Hart and Huntington Supercross team has been extended for 2012 and 2013. This is great news for Bel-Ray as a company and for me personally as I really enjoyed working with them this past season.

They always think outside the box when it comes to promotions.

For 2012 they’ve upped their game to include 4 riders for supercross. Ivan Tedesco, Josh Hansen, Josh Hill and Kyle Partridge are the riders.

With Anaheim 1 about a month away, I can hardly wait.

Be sure to follow this site throughout the Supercross season for updates and insight into the inner workings of a supercross team. Photo Gallery of H&H Press Release