MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: EVERYBODY WHO IS ANYBODY AND EVERY WHERE THAT IS ANY PLACE IN MOTOCROSS

April 7, 2013
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HUSQVARNA WILL FIELD A GP TEAM IN 2014

Pit Beirer.     
Photo Ray Archer

Don’t expect a big team, but KTM’s Pit Beirer told MX Large that there will be a Husqvarna motocross team in the 250 GP’s next year (and Beier ought to know since he runs KTM’s racing program). Berier says that the new Husky team will not be expected to win the GP’s, but they expect to sign riders who will make the top ten. Beirer also said that Husky will be its own brand?not to be confused with new owner KTM (and that the bikes will probably still be produced in the Varese, Italy, factory as opposed to at KTM’s factory in Mattighofen).

                       
CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 13 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)………277
2. Davi Millsaps (Suz)………….256
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)………..252
4. Justin Barcia (Hon)………….202
5. Chad Reed (Hon)……………196
6. Trey Canard (Hon)…………..185
7. James Stewart (Suz)……….171
8. Andrew Short (KTM)………..162
9. Justin Brayton (Yam)………..137
10. Broc Tickle (Suz)…………….133
Other notables: 11. Matt Goerke (129); 13. Mike Alessi (85); 14. Weston Peick (63); 16. Josh Hill (50); 26. Kevin Windham (21).

                       
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: TOM & DAN ARE TWINS

April 5…Ryan Hughes 1973
April 5…Brian Manley 1966


April 5…Ty Davis 1969
April 7…Jay Mitrowitz


April 8…Jason Lawrence 1987
April 8…Dan White 1949


April 8…Tom White 1949

                       
MORE NITRO CIRCUS  MAYHEM: LUCKILY THEY LANDED ON A RESI MAT

                       
CURRENT AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 7 of 9 races)
1. Wil Hahn (Hon)…………………156
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)………148
3. Blake Wharton (Suz)…………133
4. Vince Friese (Hon)……………891
5. Dean Wilson (Kaw)…………..87
6. Gavin Faith (Hon)………………82
7. Kyle Peters (Hon)……………..78
8. Cole Thompson………………..72
9. Jeremy Martin (Yam)…………71
10. Justin Hill (Kaw)………………..68
Other notables: 11. Jimmy Decotis (66); 12. P.J. :arsen (54); 14. Lance Vincent (51); 15. A.J. Cantazaro (49); 16. Zach Bell (37); 24. Kyle Hussey (12); 31. Austin Coon (3).

                       
AN AUSSIE GOES TO SUICIDE MOUNTAIN


This telephone pole is the only visiual marker left to signify where the track wet up Suicide mountain. Dan Alamangos stands proudly next to it holding a tearoff he found on the ground.

Growing up in a motocross obsessed family in Australia, the Alamangos brothers dream of moving to America and racing at Saddleback Park. Over time three of the “Alamangi” made it to the USA to race, but only one came in time to ride at Saddleback. To make up for what he missed, Dan Alamangos took a trip to Saddleback last Sunday, hopped the fence and climbed to the top of Suicide Mountain?the most feared obstacle in motocross history…and he snapped a few photos with his cell phone.


Back in 1977, when the new starting gate was poured on the High School track, someone took the time to write the date in wet cement.


For the Saddleback specialists, who spent their lives at Saddleback, any artifact from the place brings back memories. Saddleback closed in 1984.


Dan had an old map of Saddleback to guide him on his journey.

                       
1984 SADDLEBACK NATIONAL: WATCH JOHNNY O’MARA CLEAR SUICIDE MOUNTAIN ON A 125 .. the footage was shot by Steve Pate’s (76) brother Jim

                       
CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 6 of 9 races)
1. Ken Roczen (KTM)…………..138
2. Eli Tomac (Hon)……………….121
3. Cole Seely (Hon)……………..95
4. Jason Anderson (Suz)………88
5. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)……83
6. Martin Davalos (Kaw)………..82
7. Zach Osborne (Hon)…………82
8. Joey Savatgy (KTM)…………..62
9. Christian Craig (Hon)…………62
10. Jessy Nelson (Hon)…………60
Other notables: 11. Tyla Rattray (58); 12. Austin Politelli (57); 14. Malcolm Stewart (46); 16. Ryan Sipes (31); 18. Jake Canada (21).

                      
WHO HAS LED THE MOST LAPS IN 2013

450:
1. Ryan Villopoto….125
2. Davi Millsaps…….47
3. James Stewart….35
4. Justin Barcia…….20
5. Ryan Dungey……19
6. Trey Canard……..7
7. Ken Roczen……..3
8. Mike Alessi……….2
9. Jake Weimer…….1


250 East/West:
1. Eli Tomac………….39
2. Marvin Musquin…31
3. Wil Hahn…………..30
4. Blake Wharton…..24
5. Cole Seely…………21
6. Ken Roczen………19
7. Dean Wilson……..15
8. Martin Davalos……7
9. Jason Anderson….4

                       
JEFFREY HERLINGS GETS CAUGHT IN THE CATCH FENCE…WHAT A HAPPY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT THEY NAMED IT THAT

                       
CURRENT WORLD SIDECAR MX POINTS

(After 1 of 14 races)
1. Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart….50
2. Valentin Giraud / Nicolas Musset…………….42
3. Janis Daiders / Lauris Daiders………………..38
4. Maris Rupeiks / Haralds Kurpnieks………….33
5. Henrik Soderqvist / Tim Gustavsson………..29
6. Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain…………….29
7. Andy Burgler / Martin Betschart……………….28
8. Marcel Grondman / Christian Verhagen…….24
9. Daniel Millard / Joe Millard………………………22
10. Jan Visscher / Jeroen Visscher………………22

                       
AMERICAN SUZUKI IS NO MORE! ALL HAIL SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA!

As of March 31, American Suzuki Motor Corporation is no more. However, it has been replaced by Suzuki Motor of America. The reason for the name change was that American Suzuki declared bankruptcy and under court protection they have been reformed and renamed as Suzuki Motor of America.

                       
CURRENT 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

(After 3 of 18 races)
1. Jeffrey Herlings……….150
2. Jordi Tixier……………..101
3. Romain Febvre……….98
4. Glenn Coldenhoff…….97
5. Jose Butron……………74
6. Max Anstie…………….72
7. Christophe Charlier…71
8. Dean Ferris…………….69
9. Jake Nicholls…………..64
10. Julien Lieber………….62

                       
ASK THE MXPERTS: KTM 250SXF WIRE SCREEN REMOVAL

Dear MXA,
    Can I remove the spark arrestor screen from my 2013 KTM 250SXF. I don’t ride it on trails, only on racetracks? What is the best way to remove it?

Although there is a screen in the end cap of the 2013 KTM 250SXF, it is not a spark arrestor. It is a sound deadening device. We removed ours with a Dremel?well, actually, we had Mitch Payton remove it for us with his Dremel. To tell the truth, no test rider felt any difference in the power.

                       
CURRENT 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

(After 3 of 18 races)
1. Tony Cairoli……………142
2. Clement Desalle……..116
3. Ken De Dycker……….115
4. Gautier Paulin…………108
5. Kevin Strijbos………….89
6. Evgeny Bobryshev……87
7. Tommy Searle………….87
8. Rui Goncalves…………73
9. Tanel Leok………………61
10. Joel Roelants…………58

USED IT, ABUSED IT,TESTED IT & LOVED IT: KTM POWERPARTS 280Nm DIAPHRAGM CLUTCH SPRING

The stock KTM 450SXF Belleville clutch washer is rated at 250 Nm. It works decently, but most MXA test riders have complained that it isn’t as hooked up as it could be. KTM never listened to MXA’s complaints, but when Ryan Dungey complained, they got right on the case. Now Dungey’s 280 Nm Belleville is being offered as an accessory through the parts department. That is trickle down engineering at its best.

VERDICT: If you own a KTM 450SXF and race it, you need KTM PowerParts Belleville 280 Nm washer. We expect this stiffer clutch spring to come stock on the 2014 KTM’s

DIGITS: $50.00?your friendly local KTM dealer and don’t leave until he finds the Belleville washer. It comes stock on the 2013 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition, so if he can’t find it in the accessory catalog, he can get it from the Factory Edition parts book.

                       
CURRENT WORLD MX3 POINTS STANDINGS

(After 1 of 11 races)
1. Gert Krestinov………47
2. Mike Kras…………….45
3. Filip Neugebauer…..42
4. Klemen Gercar……..34
5. Kasper Lynggaard…34
6. Timur Muratov………28
7. Santtu Tiainen………28
8. Ludvig Soderberg….23
9. Lukasz Lonka……….23
10. Martin Michek……..22

                       
MXA’S 2013 BIKE SHOOTOUT SPECIAL: EVERY 2013 BIKE TEST IN ONE EASY TO FIND PLACE

Have you ever wished that you could get every one of MXA’s 2013 bikes test, all the shootouts and the dyno information in one place at one time. Well, you can with MXA’s 163-page “2013 Bike Shootout” Special. It is available for on the iTunes & Kindle Newstands, for your iPhone, iPad or Kindle. Go to to the Apple or Kindle Newsstand & Search “Motocross Action Magazine.” It is available for $4.99.

                       
CURRENT WORLD WOMEN’S POINTS STANDINGS

(After 1 of 7 races)
1. Chiara Fontanesi………50
2. Meghan Rutledge……..44
3. Natalie Kane…………….40
4. Steffi Laier………………..36
5. Larissa Papenmeier…..32
6. Jessica Moore…………..28
7. Nancy Van De Ven…….27
8. Britt van der Wekken….26
9. Nicky van Wordragen…24
10. Nina Klink……………….22

2013 SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: SADLY, CBS WILL AIR THE NEXT TWO SUPERCROSS RACES

Date…………Event………………….TV network…………Time

Apr. 14….Minneapolis…….CBS/Speed…….12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Apr. 21….Seattle……………CBS/Speed…….12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Apr. 27….Salt Lake………..Speed…………….9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
May 4……Las Vegas………Speed……………10:00 p.m. (Eastern)

                       
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCOREBOARD

DATE          CITY                        450SX                        250SX
Jan. 5 ? Anaheim 1………..Davi Millsaps……..Eli Tomac
Jan. 12 ? Phoenix………….Justin Barcia………Eli Tomac
Jan. 19 ? Anaheim II………Ryan Villopoto……Eli Tomac
Jan. 26 ? Oakland………….Ryan Villopoto……Ken Roczen
Feb. 2 ? Anaheim III……….Ryan Dungey……..Ken Roczen
Feb. 9 ? San Diego………..Davi Millsaps……..Eli Tomac
Feb. 16 ? Arlington…………Ryan Villopoto……Dean Wilson
Feb. 23 ? Atlanta……………James Stewart……Wil Hahn
Mar. 2 ?  St. Louis…………..Ryan Villopoto……Wil Hahn
Mar. 9 ? Daytona……………Ryan Villopoto…….Marvin Musquin
Mar. 16 ? Indianapolis…….Ryan Villopoto…….Marvin Musquin
Mar. 23 ? Toronto……………Ryan Villopoto…….Marvin Musquin
Apr. 6 ? Houston…………….Ryan Villopoto…….Blake Wharton
Apr. 13 ? Minneapolis……..??
Apr. 20 ? Seattle…………….??
Apr. 27 ? Salt Lake…………??
May 4 ? Las Vegas…………??
Points leaders: 450?Ryan Villopoto, 250 West?Ken Roczen, 250 East?Wil Hahn

                       
WHAT’S LEFT TO ATTEND, WATCH, VISIT OR RACE IN 2013?
 

2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE
April 13…Minneapolis, MN
April 20…Seattle, WA
April 27…Salt Lake City, UT
May 4……Las Vegas, NV

2013 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18……..Hangtown, CA
May 25……..Lakewood, CO
June 1………Muddy Creek, TN
June 8………Mt. Morris, PA
June 22…….Budds Creek, MD
June 29…….Southwick, MA
July 6……….Red Bud, MI
July 20……..Washougal, WA
July 27……..Millville, MN
August 10….Unadilla, NY
August 17….Tooele, UT
August 24….Lake Elsinore, CA

2013 250/450 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………..Italy
April 21………..Bulgaria
May 5…………..Portugal
May 19…………Brazil
May 26…………Mexico
June 9………….France
June 16………..Italy
June 30………..Sweden
July 7……………Latvia
July 14…………Finland
July 28…………Germany
August 4………Czech Republic
August 18…….Belgium
August 25…….Great Britain
September 8…Belgium

2013 FIM MX3 MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 5………….Bulgaria
May 26………..Ukraine    
June 2…………Croatia   
June 9…………Slovenia    
June 16……….Italy
July 21…………Ukraine
Aug 4…………..Brazil   
August 25…….Great Britain    
September 1…Czech Republic    
September 8….Slovakia    

2013 WMX WOMEN’S NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18…………Hangtown, CA
June 8…………Mt. Morris, PA
June 29……….Southwick, MA

2013 FIM WOMEN’S WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 2………….Croatia    
June 9………….Slovenia    
June 16………..Italy    
August 25……..Great Britain    
September 1…Czech Republic    
September 8….Slovakia    

2013 FIM SIDECAR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19………..Ukraine
May 26………..Germany
June 9………….Czech Republic
June 16………..Holland
June 23………..Belgium
July 7……………France
July 21………….Germany
August 4……….Estonia
August 11………Latvia
August 18………Switzerland
September 8…..France
September 15…Germany
September 22…Belgium

2013 AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………….Raymond Terrace, NSW
April 28…………Murray Bridge, SA
May 5…………..Wonthaggi, VIC
May 19…………Broadford, VIC
June 2…………..Conondale, QLD
July 14………….Appin, NSW
July 28………….Hervey Bay, QLD
August 11……..Swan Hill, VIC
August 25……..Toowoomba, QLD
September 1….Coolum, QLD

2013 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS) SERIES
April 19-21…………..Hurricane, UT
May 10-12…………..Surprise, AZ
July 12-14…………..Pala, CA
August 9-11…………Glen Helen, CA
September 20-22…Honey Lake, CA
October 11-13……..Taft, CA

2013 MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 7, 2013………….Glen Helen, CA

2013 WORLD MINI GRAND PRIX
April 8-13………………Mesquite, NV

2013 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS
July 19-21, 2013…….Lexington, OH

2013 NMA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 21-26………………Norman, OK

2013 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3, 2013…Hurricane Mills, TN

2013 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
September 29, 2013…Teutschenthal, Germany

2013 WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 2-3, 2013…Glen Helen, CA

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