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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: STEWIE WINS, BUT VILLO LEAVES DETROIT WITH A BIGGER LEAD THAN HE WENT THERE WITH

March 16, 2014
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               THIS WEEK’S SUPERCROSS RESULTS: VILLOPOTO’S LEAD GROWS EVEN THOUGH HE GOT BEAT

If, and when, James Stewart wins again, he will move in front of Ricky Carmichael for sole possession of second overall in all-time Supercross wins.

DETROIT SUPERCROSS RESULTS: 450 CLASS

1. James Stewart (Suz)

2. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)

3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)

4. Andrew Short (KTM)

5. Justin Barcia (Hon)

6. Broc Tickle (Suz)

7. Weston Peick (Suz)

8. Josh Hill (Suz)

9. Justin Brayton (Yam)

10. Josh Grant (Yam)

Other notables: 11.Matt Goerke; 12. Dean Wilson; 14. Mike Alessi; 14. Wil Hahn; 15. Cole Seely; 20. Ken Roczen.

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Adam Cianciarulo won this third 250 Supercross race out of five tries. It was Pro Circuit’s 7th straight victory in 2014.

DETROIT SUPERCROSS RESULTS: 250 EAST

1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

2. Justin Bogle (Hon)

3. Blake Baggett (Kaw)

4. Kyle Cunningham (Hon)

5. Matt Lemoine (Kaw)

6. Martin Davalos (Kaw)

7. Vince Friese (Hon)

8. Jeremy Martin (Yam)

9. Alex Martin (Hon)

10. Jimmy Decotis (Hon)

Other notables: 11. Cole Thompson; 12. Kyle Peters; 13. Gavin Faith; 15. Mitchell Oldenburg; 15. A.J. Cantazaro.

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Ryan Villopoto now has a 30 point lead over his closest competitor with six races to go.

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 11 of 17 rounds)

1. Ryan Villopoto………231

2. Ryan Dungey………..201

3. James Stewart………182

4. Ken Roczen………….181

5. Justin Brayton…………155

6. Andrew Short………..143

7. Justin Barcia…………..134

8. Broc Tickle……………126

9.  Wil Hahn……………..115

10. Chad Reed……………111

Other notables: 11. Weston Peick (82); 12. Josh Grant (678); 13. Josh Hill (77); 14. Mike Alessi (70); 16. Matt Goerke (64).

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For all of his ups and downs, Martin Davolos is only 17 points out of the points lead. Photo: Pro Circuit

CURRENT AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 5 of 9 rounds)

1. Adam Cianciarulo……..119

2. Martin Davalos………….102

3. Blake Baggett…………..99

4. Justin Bogle……………..94

5. Vince Friese…………….75

6. Kyle Cunningham………63

7. Cole Thompson………..58

8. Jimmy Decotis………….54

9. Matt Lemoine……………53

10. Blake Wharton…………51

Other notables: 11. Alex Martin (46); 12. Mitchell Oldenburg (43); 13. Kyle Peters (39); 14. Matt Biscelgia (37); 15. A.J. Cantazaro (31).

               TOMMY SEARLE UPDATE: OUT OF THE 450 GP’S FOR AT LEAST SIX WEEKS

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This is Tommy’s X-ray.

CLS Kawasaki rider Tommy Searle is back in England after having his arm plated in a Thai hospital  on  Monday morning following his crash in Thailand. Dutch rider Herjan Brakke will replace Searle at the Brazil Grand Prix next week. Brakke had only planned to race the European-based GPs. Brakke, who rides for the HB Gebben Kawasaki team will reportedly. Tommy will be be out of action for six weeks. Searles described his crash this way, “The motor suddenly cut out when I was already committed to the triple jump. Many riders and teams had a problem with the fuel supplied in Thailand at the last minute by ETS after all fuel imports had been canceled by the Thailand authorities. My team need to check what happened.”

As for ETS, they sent out a press release saying that their fuel was approved for use and any engine problems, and there were many in Thailand, were related to bike setup—not the fuel.

                IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE: KENNY ONLY GOES SOMEWHERE ELSE IF ROGER AGREES

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KTM has the right to refuse to let Ken Roczen go. Will they?

Although the pits are abuzz with rumors about Ken Roczen going to RCH Suzuki in 2015 and Justin Barcia going to Joe Gibbs Yamaha—the truth about Kenny boils down to this one fact: When Ken signed his current KTM contract, he agreed to give KTM the “Right of First Refusal” for 2015. In simple terms that means that Ken and his agent are bound by Ken’s current contract to show KTM any offer he might receive from another team (all the details). If KTM matches that offer then Kenny has to stay in orange. So, no matter what Ken Roczen wants, he’s contractually linked to KTM unless Roger DeCoster lets him go.

               PRO CIRCUIT’S ANCILLARY RACE TEAM COSTS

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“Hey Mitch, make that Hawaiian with sausage.”

Running a professional race team is expensive, but there are always costs that never make the ledger books. Pro Circuit has a six-man team and with them comes the need for six mechanic and a bevy of practice, test bikes and race bikes to get them through the season. But, Pro Circuit has anexpense that any team would be happy to take over from them.

Every time that Pro Circuit team wins a Supercross or an AMA National, they host a pizza party at the Pro Circuit building for all the employees on Monday. It’s nice of them to let every employee feel like a part of the team. The bill? $450 a week. So far this year Pro Circuit has won seven 250 Supercross events and spent $3100 on pizza. Mitch said that when they had a long dry spell between wins the pizza parlor called to make sure that they were still in business. With 18 races yet to go in 2014 Mitch’s guys could net that pizza shop owner as much as $11,000 in business in 2014.

               THE CURRENT SUPERCROSS INJURY LIST: HEALING UP FOR THE NATIONALS

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Chad Reed.

 

     RIDER                             INJURY

Trey Canard……………Broken arm

Davi Millsaps…………..Knee injury

Joey Savatgy…………..Broken wrist, collapsed lung

Casey Hinson………….Broken hand, facial fractures

Broc Schmelyun………Broken legs

Austin Politelli………….Broken femur

Dillon Huddleston……..Broken thumb

Shane Sewell…………..Broken foot

Justin Lee………………..Broken arm

Brett Hottel………………Broken femur

Kevin Weisbruch……….Crushed trachea

Ronnie Ray………………Broken leg

Zach Osborne…………..Broken collarbone

Kyle Partridge…………..Torn ACL

Brady Kiesel…………….Broken jaw

Jake Weimer…………….Wrist injury

Chad Reed……………….Shoulder/collarbone

Anthony Rodriquez…….Broken collarbone

Dean Ferris……………….Broken wrist


Van Martin…………………Broken wrist

Killy Rusk………………….Internal injuries


Kyle Chisholm……………Shoulder

  Eli Tomac………………….Shoulder

  Ivan Tedesco……………..Finger

 

               KTM EXTENDS TADDY’S CONTRACT THROUGH 2016

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At 30 years old, Taddy has a job until he is 32. Photo: Future7media

Extreme Enduro, SuperEnduro and Endurocross rider Taddy Blazusiak signed a new contract with the KTM 2015 and 2016 season. Taddy has won five consecutive SuperEnduro World Championships and another five AMA EnduroCross Championships. Taddy Blazusiak said, “I already had a contract with KTM through to the end of 2014, but I’m super pumped to extend it for another two years. I have a great bike and a great team and I am really looking forward to winning some more titles. We are about to start testing ahead of the EnduroCross season and I’m looking forward to another great year.”

 


               TAKE A LAP OF THE DAYTONA SUPERCROSS WITH ALEX MARTIN IN THE 250 EAST FINAL

               THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: NEVER TRUST ANYONE OVER 30…THAT MEANS YOU JUSTIN

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Mar. 14…Justin Brayton 1984

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Mar. 15…Fabio 1959

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Mar. 15…Chad Reed 1982

Mar. 16…Pete Fox

Mar. 16…Pat Schutte

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Mar. 16…Stephane Roncada 1979

Mar. 17…Jacob Marsack

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Mar. 17…Alessio Chiodi 1973

Mar. 17…Pat Barton 1966

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Mar. 18…Tim Ferry 1975

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Mar. 19…John Gregory 1940

Mar. 20…Erick Vallejo 1979

Mar. 20…Ray Conway

               MARTIN DAVALOS MODELS THE 2014 FLUX BLOCK

               THIS WEEK’S IMPORTANT RACES: MOTOR CITY MADNESS

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DATE                                                 EVENT

March 22…………………..Toronto Supercross

March 22…………………..WMX National Freestone

March 30……………………Grand Prix of Brazil

March 30……………………Australian National Broadford

               USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: ARC MEMLON COMPOSITE FOLDING LEVERS

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They said it couldn’t be done and 50 years of motocross history had proven them right–until Bob Barnett came along. What did ARC’s Bob Barnett do? He built the first unbreakable lever. Not only did Bob build an unbreakable lever, but a folding one at that. And, he got the factory teams to test it, approve it and race with it. This is the lever that many factory riders choose.

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VERDICT: ARC logged in 27 different composite recipes before settling on the Memlon matrix composite. The Memlon Composite lever is so pliable that you can bend it in a circle. Test riders worried that they would feel the flex under braking, but in motion they never noticed it. ARC pioneered the folding lever concept, and now they are the first with an unbreakable lever. These levers are tough. $69.95 (lever only), $189.95 (lever and RC-8 perch)–www.arclevers.com or (714) 543-0362.

               AT A GLANCE: 2014 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES

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Adam Cianciarulo is the points leader in the 250 East.

DATE               EVENT                       450                                    250

Jan. 4…..Anaheim I……Ken Roczen……..Jason Anderson

Jan. 11…Phoenix………Ryan Villopoto….Jason Anderson

Jan. 18…Anaheim II…..Chad Reed……….Cole Seely

Jan. 25…Oakland………Ryan Villopoto….Jason Anderson

Feb. 1…..Anaheim III….Chad Reed……….Dean Wilson

Feb. 8…..San Diego…..James Stewart….Justin Hill

Feb. 15…Dallas…………James Stewart….Adam Cianciarulo

Feb. 22…Atlanta………..Ken Roczen……..Martin Davalos

Mar. 1…..Indy…………….Ryan Dungey……Adam Cianciarulo

Mar. 8…..Daytona………Ryan Villopoto……Blake Baggett

Mar. 15…Detroit…………James Stewart….Adam Cianciarulo

Mar. 22…Toronto

Mar. 29…St. Louis

Apr. 5…. .Houston

Apr. 12.. .Seattle

Apr. 26. ..New York

May 3……Las Vegas

450 points leader …………..Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)

250 East points leader …..Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

250 West points leader ….Jason Anderson (KTM)

               THE KTM LOGO THROUGH THE YEARS

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1953: KTM got punch – the first models of the KTM R100 were adorned with a tiger logo.

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1954: The first official KTM logo was created when the future associate Ernst Kronreif joined the company in 1954. At this time, there was no consistent coloring: the oval was printed partly in orange and blue.

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1958: No official logo, but another alternative that appeared as of 1958.

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1962: Erich Trunkenpolz inherited the company after his father’s death and established the new logo with an “updated” lettering. After winning the first World Championship title in 1974, Erwin Lechner, former racer and at that time sales manager, decided to change the logo again: the oval was stretched, the blue color became more bold.

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1978: In 1978 the logo was again slightly edited. The lettering “Austria” disappeared and the blue coloring became darker. There were two versions: the original with outline and another one without.

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1989: After the acquisition by the Taus-Gruppe, the KTM logo experienced a bigger change. The oval disappeared and the slogan “Fun in Motion” was added. In 1992

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1992: Three years later, Stefan Pierer took over the company and initiated the company´s re-launch. Pierer maintained the logo of 1989, but adapted it to the company´s core business “motorcycles.”

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1996: Since 1996 KTM is orange. Kiska reduced the logo to the lettering.

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1999: In 1999, the logo did not only change in terms of color, it also changed its shapes: the rear edge was adjusted and the T-line extended to line up precisely with K and M.

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2003 on: Down to present day, the logo created in 2003 remains unchanged.

               2014 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE

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The opening round of the 2014 National Championships will be at Glen Helen on May 24.

DATE                       TRACK                                    PLACE

May 24………Glen Helen……………San Bernardino, CA

May 31………Hangtown………………Sacramento, CA

June 7……….Thunder Valley……….Lakewood, CO

June 14………High Point…………….Mt. Morris, PA

June 28………Muddy Creek…………Blountville, TN

July 5…………Red Bud……………….Buchanan, MI

July 12……….Budds Creek………….Mechanicsville, MD

July 19……….Spring Creek…………Millville, MN

July 26……….Washougal……………Washougal, WA

August 9……..Unadilla………………..New Berlin, NY

August 16……Indiana…………………Crawfordsville, IN

August 23……Miller Motorsports….Tooele, UT

               REM MOTOCROSS SPRING SERIES: ROUND 3 NEXT WEEKEND AT GLEN HELEN MARCH 22

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For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

               WHAT WOULD YOU DO? CHASE BELL’S DAYTONA AMATEUR RACE BANNER PROBLEM

 

               THE TOP TEN! WHO’S WHO IN THE MOTOCROSS ZOO

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Ryan Villopoto.

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 11 of 17 rounds)

1. Ryan Villopoto……….231

2. Ryan Dungey…………201

3. James Stewart……….182

4. Ken Roczen…………..181

5. Justin Brayton………..155

6. Andrew Short………….143

7. Justin Barcia…………..134

8. Broc Tickle……………..126

9.  Wil Hahn……………….115

10. Chad Reed……………111

CURRENT AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 5 of 9 rounds)

1. Adam Cianciarulo……..119

2. Martin Davalos………….102

3. Blake Baggett……………99

4. Justin Bogle……………..94

5. Vince Friese……………..75

6. Kyle Cunningham………63

7. Cole Thompson…………58

8. Jimmy Decotis…………..54

9. Matt Lemoine……………53

10. Blake Wharton…………51

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Jason Anderson.

AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 6 of 9 rounds)

1. Jason Anderson…….131

2. Cole Seely…………….127

3. Justin Hill………………107

4. Dean Wilson…………..98

5. Cooper Webb…………92

6. Malcolm Stewart……..89

7. Jessy Nelson………….76

8. Shane McElrath………71

9. Zach Osborne…………69

10. Dean Ferris…………..63

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Tony Cairoli.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 2 of 18 races)

1. Tony Cairoli…………………92

2. Max Nagl……………………..76

3. Gautier Paulin………………75

4. Jeremy Van Horebeek….72

5. Clement Desalle…………..71

6. Evgeny Bobryshev………..51

7. Kevin Strijbos……………….50

8. Steven Frossard…………..49

9. Todd Waters………………..43

10. Joel Roelants……………..38

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Jeffrey Herlings.
250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 2 of 18 races)

1. Jefffrey Herlings………….97

2. Dylan Ferrandis………….74

3. Glen Coldenhoff…………69

4. Romain Febvre………….66

5. Arnaud Tonus……………65

6. Jordi Tixier…………………59

7. Aleksandr Tonkov………58

8. Jose Butron……………….50

9. Alessandro Lupino……..42

10. Max Anstie……………….41

 

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