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Thanks to my good friend Derek Correll for sending me these pics from a Dealership in North Carolina. Look Mom! I finally made it!

Big thanks to all our sponsors who make racing possible:
Black Star Motorsports
WV National Guard
SPEED Energy
Optima Racing
Hot Products
Yamaha USA
ET Superchargers



the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000x!

Meet Dallas Carpenter, the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000x!   This raffle could not have been won by a more deserving young man.  Dallas actually had purchased his raffle tickets at the Dirt Track Expo at Hooters back in March.  A few nights before the final drawing, Dallas had wrecked his dirt track race car in a race in Ripley, WV.   After receiving my call about winning the grand prize, he thought his buddies were messing with him.  Classic!  Nothing like winning a wicked 1000cc monster to rip it up in the woods to put a huge smile back on your face.


Congrats Dallas!


How are we gonna top this next season??? Hmmm…….


Huge thanks to the following companies who made this possible:


-Hidden Trails ATV

-SPEED Energy

-Black Star Motorsports

-Sunbelt Rentals

-Daniels Electric, Inc.

-State Electric

-Tribal Whips

-WV Power Park

And the winner is…….

And the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000X Raffle is Dallas Carpenter of Charleston, WV! 2nd place winner for a Traxxas SPEED Energy RC Car is Darvin Spencer of Wellington, KY and 3rd place winner for a Case of SPEED Energy is Joe Carter of Charleston, WV
We want to thank everyone who entered and help raise money for the WV National Guard Foundation. It truly was for a good cause and we were honored to help raise the money. More info will follow….

Jettribe does it again!

Just got our new Jettribe Carbon 7 Racing Helmets back from paint!  We have to thank AP-Designs, SPEED Energy and Jettribe for making these possible. Huge props to Jettribe who continues to innovate protective equipment for the PWC industry.

Jettribe gear crossing over

This off season Black Star Motorsports decided to take it to the dirt and give UTV racing a go.  While UTV racing and Jet Ski racing are a world apart, both sports share a common thread, speed and competition.  Going into our first UTV race was a huge learning experience for us, but with each event we get better and better.  One thing that I wanted to post about was that the fact that we searched all over for offroad gloves to race in.  Might seem trivial to some, but if you can’t grip the wheel, your not going to do well.  We ended up going back to our Jettribe R-15 Race gloves.  These are the most comfortable and best griping gloves on the market for any sport, hands down.  You may also notice in the pic, I’m wearing my Jettribe Moto Tour Coat.  This jacket handled the cold, wet, muddy conditions with ease.  What can I say, I love my Jettribe gear!  Now, if I can just get Tony at Jettribe to design some other gear for this UTV market…….
Trey Frame

A quick clip from the 3/3 race

The first UTVRR is in the books

Press Release 3-6-12:

Black Star Motorsports wants to thank Hidden Trails ATV and namely owner Eric Holcomb for the racing support at the UTVRR this past weekend. We’ve been racing jet skis professionally for years, and we’ve never had a company step up like Hidden Trails ATV  has. Eric, who is a former ATV racer, knows the importance of solid backing to succeed and his efforts have to be recognized. Everyone at the event could have seen Eric in the pits changing tires, getting muddy and trying to keep us going. It was awesome to be a part of. Eric also has some top secret parts projects in the works, so keep any eye out for some exciting things coming out of southern West Virginia!

If you have the option, check out Hidden Trails ATV  for all your UTV needs. They are the #1 Can-Am dealer in the region, so remember to support those who support our sport, they’ve earned it!


Pro Armor in Lucerne Valley

Check out this clip of the Pro Armor crew ripping it up.  Nicely done!

Black Star Motorsports is proud to represent Optima Racing

Once again in 2012, Black Star Motorsports is proud to represent Optima Racing. For years Optima has supported us in our PWC racing endeavors with the best in riding gear. This year they have come on board to also support us in our UTV racing program. Its easy for us to represent companies that have a passion for racing of any kind.

“OptimaRacing.com was formed by riders for riders to bring all of the best brands and best parts together at great prices, with top notch customer service. With our roots in motocross, off road and watercross racing, we live our passion and serving the riders is our mission. We are proud to sponsor racers, freeriders, races and freeride events. Support those that support your sport. Check out OptimaRacing.com for all of your parts, accessories and gear!” said owner Mike Bartolomeo.




Number 2 is in the stable

Over the weekend we paid another visit to Eric at Hidden Trails. So many things at his shop that I’d like to leave with but of course I zoned in on the next piece of the race team; another 2012 CanAm Commander 1000 X. Eric has really been great to work with and we had everything squared away in no time.

With race day only a couple weeks away no time was wasted getting back to the garage to start prepping. Pro Armor harness were added right away as well as a few other odds and ends. More is happening everyday so check back often.

SPEED Energy delivery truck

Black Star Distributing recently purchased a new delivery vehicle.  We were told to get a vehicle that was fast, economical and one we could do some promoting with.  Well, two out of three ain’t bad!  Introducing the Black Star / Speed Energy Ford Raptor SVT delivery / promo vehicle!  We think it’s a nice fit for the company.  Stay tuned for more pics!



Black Star to Distribute SPEED Energy!!!

Press Release:

Since last October Black Star Motorsports and SPEED Energy have been working hard to expand the SPEED Energy brand to the state of West Virginia and surrounding areas.  We are happy to announce that Black Star Distributing was created to bring these unique products to market. Its also the area’s exclusive SPEED Energy distributor. “Its very exciting for us to work with the racing legend Robby Gordon. The products are great and the crew at SPEED Energy have bent over backwards to help us get this venture off the ground. I can’t say enough about them”, Trey Frame said.

SPEED Energy Drink is a result of Robby Gordon’s passion for speed, on and off the race track. Over the last nine years, Robby has been associated with leading energy drink companies, Red Bull and Monster Energy. His involvement with these companies fueled his desire to create his own energy drink business. With SPEED Energy, Robby was able to formulate the same energy with a healthy ingredient profile and superior flavor to other energy drinks…without the aftertaste or the medicine like taste.

Stay tuned for more info about Black Star Motorsports’ PWC and UTV race programs promoting SPEED Energy for the 2012 season.

Pro Armor joins Black Star Racing

Our great friends at Pro Armor have decided to partner with the National Guard/ Black Star Racing Teams for this year.  Pro Armor is Located in a 50,000 square foot facility, on 4 acres in the heart of Riverside, California.  Their state of the art “GREEN” manufacturing facility pumps out some of the best and most dependable parts for ATV/UTV’s on the planet.  The Black Star Racing off road team will be fielding not one but two Pro Armor outfitted Can Am Commanders, for the ultimate torture tests…a complete GNCC UTV race schedule and additional  races in the UTV Rally Raid series, held at tue Stony Lonesome OHV park in Bremen, AL.  The season will finale at the famous SCORE International Baja 1000.  Try to keep up…we are going to have a busy season.  Follow along right here blackstar-racing.com or at blog.blackrocksxs.com.

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