MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: KURT CASELLI DRILLS A HOLE IN HIS HELMET, HERLINGS HAS A HOLE IN HIS HEAD & ROCZEN HAS ONE SWEET RIDE

August 5, 2012
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GOERKE AGAIN AT THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN RIVERGLADE

250 Class:

1. Kaven Benoit……….1-1
2. Teddy Maier…………3-2
3. Jeremy Medaglia….2-3
4. Topher Ingalls………4-4
5. Jared Allison ……….5-6
6. Brad Nauditt………..6-7
7. Parker Allison ……..7-8
8. Richard Grey………..9-10
9. Keylan Meston……..8-15
10. Jared Petruska…..12-12

450  Class:
1. Matt Goerke…………..1-1
2. Bobby Kiniry…………..3-2
3. Dusty Klatt……………..2-3
4. Gavin Gracyk………….4-4
5. Tim Tremblay………….5-6
6. Morgan Burger………..8-7
7. Jason Burke………….10-8
8. Shawn Maffenbeier….9-9
9. Tyler Villopoto………..16-5
10. Davey Fraser……….11-11

450 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(after 7 of 9 events)

1. Matt Goerke……………..342
2. Bobby Kiniry……………..295
3. Dusty Klatt……………….232
4. Gavin Gracyk……………192
5. Tyler Medaglia………….191
6. Tyler Villopoto…………..176
7. Colton Facciotti…………175
8. Morgan Burger………….163
9. Jason Burke……………..147
10. Shawn Maffenbeier….100

250 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(after 7 of 9 events)

1. Teddy Maier…………….320
2. Jeremy Medaglia……..293
3. Jared Allison……………208
4. Topher Ingalls………….202
5. Brad Nauditt…………….192
6. Parker Allison………….170
7. Kyle Beaton…………….168
8. Spencer Knowles……..154
9. Dylan Kaelin…………….153
10. Richard Grey………….145

KURT CASELLI MAKES HIS OWN GOPRO ROTARY CAMERA MOUNT…AND THEN TRIES IT OUT

CZECHO GRAND PRIX RESULTS:

Cairoli had a good day in Czech…and won his 50th GP.
Photo: Ray Archer

450 Class
1. Antonio Cairoli…1-1
2. Christophe Pourcel…2-3
3. Clement Desalle…4-2
4. Max Nagl…3-4
5. Xavier Boog…6-7
6. Ken de Dycker…7-8
7. Rui Goncalves…11-5
8. Gautier Paulin…5-11
9. Tanel Leok…12-6
10. Gregory Aranda…..10-9


Our favorite Russian said, “It hasn’t been good here for me. I don’t like the track so much, as it’s stoney, slippery and there’s few lines, as well as it being difficult to pass. What you get on the start is pretty much where you finish.” Evgeny Bobryshev finished 11th.

FIM 450 POINTS STANDINGS
(after 12 of 16 events)

1. Cairoli, Antonio………..492
2. Desalle, Clement……..462
3. Pourcel, Christophe….435
4. Paulin, Gautier…………402
5. de Dycker, Ken………..368


Jeffrey Herlings raced with a bandage on his forehead (where his cell phone beaned him during his Russian car crash). It didn’t slow him down. Photo: Ray Archer

250 Class
1. Jeffrey Herlings…1-1
2. Tommy Searle….2-3
3. Zach Osborne…4-4  
4. Jake Nicholls…3- 5
5. Romain Febvre…8-6
6. Valentin Teillet……9-7
7. Max Anstie…5-12   
8. Joel Roelants…10-9
9. Jose Butron…6-13
10. Jeremy van Horebeek…31-2


Herlings’ forehead didn’t stop him from standing on the top step of the podium. Photo: Ray Archer

FIM 250  POINTS STANDINGS
(after 12 of 16 events)

1. Herlings, Jeremy………….528
2. Searle, Tommy…………….471
3. van Horebeek, Jeremy…439
4. Roelants, Joel……………..367
5. Nicholls, Jake………………325

TAKE A CLOSE-UP LOOK AT RYAN VILLOPOTO’S KAWASAKI KX450F

ONE LAP AROUND THE RED BULL NATIONAL TRACK IN MILL, HOLLAND… WITH MIKE KRAS

SECOND NOBBY CLARK VOTING IS UNDERWAY… THE QUESTION IS… WHERE WILL THE AMA HALL OF FAME FIND ANYONE COMPETENT ENOUGH TO COUNT THE VOTES

Here is the “Supplemental Vote” ballot that was mailed out to every Hall of Fame member at a cost of $6.95 each. The voting ends on August 13.

First he’s in. Then he’s out. Then Kenny Roberts is out. Then Dave Despain is out. Then Dick Man is out. Then Jeff Smith is out. Then Dick Klamfoth is out. Then Ed Youngblood is out (and he was the former President of the AMA). Now, the AMA wants to cover their blunders with a second vote so that they can wash their hands of the damage they have done to the Hall of Fame’s reputation. Perhaps it would make more sense if the Hall members voted on whether bureaucrats Jeff Heininger and Rob Dingman should be allowed to stay associated with the Hall of Fame in the future.

The real question is…will Nobby Clark even agree to go into the Hall of Fame after his famous supporters resigned from the Hall in his name.

VET MXDN: IT’S THE BRITISH VERSION OF THE GLEN HELEN WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIPS…EXCEPT BOTH THE RIDERS AND THE BIKES ARE OLD

KEN ROCZEN HAS LOST HIS GERMAN ACCENT… HEAR IT HERE

OUR FAVORITE RUSSIAN ON THE CZECHO GP: “THIS IS THE KIND OF TRACK I DON’T REALLY LIKE IT”


BLAKE WHARTON’S SUZUKI RM-Z250 SET-UP: TORCHING THE FRAME FOR GRIP TAPE

ONE WEIRD WORLD! CLS KAWASAKI SIGNS THE HUSQVARNA TEAM… AFTER THREE TOP RIDERS ARE THROWN OUT OF THE 250 CLASS

Michael Leib has yet to race an AMA National…and has signed to return to Europe again in 2013. Maybe he can squeeze one in before he retires.

Former Husqvarna riders Alessandro Lupino and Michael Leib will be teamed up again at the CLS Kawasaki team for 2013. This is great news for both riders. First for Lupino because the young Italian has shown some promise this year on the Husky TC250 and even better news for Michael Leib, who had a brief stint this year as a fill-in rider for Zach Osborne at the Bike-It Yamaha team.

Why is CLS Kawasaki hiring Lupino and Leib? Because their current riders, Tommy Searle and Joel Roelants, are being thrown out of the 250 GP class for 2013…because they have both turned 23 years old. Under the age-limited FIM rule, three of the top four riders in the 250 class (Searle, Roelants and Van Horebeek) have to move to the 450 class next year. That leaves slim pickings and CLS decided to make some moves now while their were still riders not signed by KTM available.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: WARREN TALKS ABOUT THE FOX INSTINCT BOOT

“The new Fox Instinct boot is the pinnacle of performance. Chad Reed became an instant believer when he tried them. After testing them, Chad decided to switch from his previous boot sponsor. Chad puts performance above all else when making team decisions. The mission for the Instinct was to engineer new technology that enhanced the motocross experience,” said Fox’s Warren Johnson. $549.95?www.foxhead.com or (888) 369-7223.

WEST VIRGINIA RALLY RIDER BAGS A DEER WITH HIS KTM…IT WASN’T ON THE ROUTE CHART


IRELAND, GERMANY AND ITALY HAVE CHOSEN THEIR MXDN TEAMS… WHO’S NEXT?

Last week Italy announced that Antonio Cairoli, Alessando Lupino and David Guarneri would represent them in the 2012 Motocross des Nations, while Marcus Schiffer, Max Nagl and Ken Roczen will be the German MXDN team. Now, Ireland has named it’s team. The Emerald Isle squad will Martin Barr, Graeme Irwin and Stuart Edmonds. Ireland’s alternate rider is Wayne Garrett and Laurence Spence will be the team manager.

THE STRANGE PATH OF JOE GIBBS RACING INTO AMA PRO MOTOCROSS… WITH JOE, COY, JOEL & KYLE

THIS IS HOW CAIROLI ROLLS

Ever wonder how the stars get to local practice tracks? Antonio Cairoli’s mechanic brings his bike in a Sprinter, while Toni rolls up in a Mini Cooper. Photo: Kim Sunol

THIS IS HOW KENNY ROLLS

This is how Ken Roczen got to the same local track that Cairoli drove his Mini Cooper to. For those who just have to know ? Rozen is riding a 1970′s Gimson Nevada (made in Spain). Photo: Kim Sunol


MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: BIG NEWS! THE MXA GUYS WERE IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME

Jody, John, Dennis & John.

It might seem strange, but it is rare that all four MXA guys are in the same place at the same time. One of them is always in Europe, Asia or Peoria, while the rest are off at different tracks or races. Typically, the four MXA guys split into groups of 1, 2 or 3, but 4 is unusual. But, on Wednesday Jody Weisel, John Basher, Dennis Stapleton and John Minert (left to right) were at the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 intro together. Then, the next day, Jody and Dennis went to Glen Helen for a Kawasaki test, while John and John headed to Kyle Redmond’s house for a KTM test.

ONE PIECE OF THE 2013 PUZZLE: TREY CANARD TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW TWO-YEAR TEAM HONDA DEAL


MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: LANCE TALKS ABOUT THE MOTO-GATE UTILITY WORK GLOVE

“I don’t want to get my riding gloves greasy before I go ride. Our Utility glove is a form-fitting, mechanics-style glove that has a rubber-coated pinky finger for greasing axles or other parts without ruining the glove or making a mess. I see guys with other gloves’ Velcro straps hanging unfastened, so ours has a fast-fit cuff,” said Moto-Gate’s Lance Coury. $16.95?www.moto-gate.com or (877) 738-9327.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS

Aug. 4…Mike Gosselaar
Aug. 5…Eric Geboers
Aug. 7…Jeff Willoh
Aug. 7…Todd Jendro
Aug. 7…Max Nagl
Aug. 8…Mike Bell
Aug. 8…Kyle Bentley
Aug. 9…Aigar Leok

FIRST LOOK AT THOR’S 2013 PRODUCT LINE..BUT YOU GOTTA LOOK FAST

AUSSIE SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE REVISED

The Australian Supercross Championship (ASX) and its new promoter International Entertainment Group (IEG) have announced a revision to the 2012 series calendar. Dates for rounds three and four have been revised in order to accommodate the ASX’s teams, riders and sponsors at the Australian Motorcycle Awards which will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on 23 November.

REVISED ASX SCHEDULE
October 13…Dubbo, NSW
October 27-28…Phillip Island, VIC
November 10….Toowoomba, QSL
November 17…Newcastle, NSW

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: TIM TALKS ABOUT THE MODULINE ALUMINUM FOLDING WORKSTATION

“Our most popular item for trailers, haulers and fun movers is the Aluminum Folding Workstation. Motorcycle racers love how it fits in their trailers. It folds out of the way and folds down to create a workbench that’s rated to hold 200 pounds. The bench itself weighs less than 30 pounds and comes in either 24- or 44-inch widths,” said Moduline’s Tim Cass. $329.99 (24-inch); $375.99 (44-inch)?www.modulinecabinets.com or (888) 343-4463.

REM SUMMER SERIES RACE SCHEDULE: FOR SOCAL MOTOCROSS RACERS ONLY

The REM track is located on the exact same spot as the famous Arroyo Cycle Park from the 1970s.

Aug. 11……….Summer Series Rd 5
Aug. 18………Summer Series Rd 6
Aug. 25………Summer Series Rd 7
Sept. 15……..Summer Series Rd 8
Sept. 22……..Summer Series Rd 9
Oct. 6…………Summer Series Awards race
For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

ZACH FREEBERG TALKS ABOUT THE TRAVAILS OF A NATIONAL PRIVATEER

2012 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULE: WHAT’S LEFT & WHERE TO BE

There are four AMA 250/450 National left in 2012. Photo: Hoppenworld

AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 11          Southwick                Massachusetts
August 18          Unadilla                   New York
September 1      Steel City                Pennsylvania
September 8      Lake Elsinore          California

AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
September 15       Citizens Bank Arena               Ontario, CA
October 6              National Western Complex     Denver, CO
October 20            Comcast Arena                       Everett, WA
October 27             Idaho Center                          Boise, ID
November 17         Orleans Arena                        Las Vegas, NV
 
FIM MX1/MX2 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP     
August 19             Matterley Basin        England
September 2         Lierop                      Netherlands
September 9         Faenza                     Italy
September 23       Teutschenthal          Germany        
 
FIM MX3 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 19              Matterley Basin           England
September  23       Teutschenthal             Germany

CMRC CANADIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 12   Sand Del Lee              Richmond, ON
August 19   Walton                        Walton, ON    
     
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 19                Moree, NSW
August 26                Coolum, QLD

MAXXIS BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 27                    Manor Farm, Petersfield
October 7                    Little Silver, Exeter

RED BULL PRO NATIONALS
August 11-12            Mill, Holland
August 25-26            Hawkstone Park, Shropshire
September 22-23      Culham Park, Oxfordshire

2012 GLEN HELEN 24 HOUR ENDURANCE RACE
September 1-2…………………….Glen Helen, CA

2012 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
September 30 ……………………Lommel, Belgium

REM OCTOBERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
October 27………………………….Glen Helen, CA

MTA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-4………………………………Glen Helen, CA

2012 PARIS SUPERCROSS
November 9-11……………………Paris, France

AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
October 13             Dubbo, NSW
October 27-28        Phillip Island, VIC
November 10        Toowoomba, QSL
November 17        Newcastle, NSW
     
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE
Date                 Venue                              City
January 5……..Angel Stadium……………..Anaheim, CA
January 12…….Chase Field…………………Phoenix, AZ
January 19…….Dodger Stadium…………..Los Angeles, CA
January 26…….Oakland Coliseum……….Oakland, CA
February 2…….Angel Stadium…………….Anaheim, CA
February 9…….Qualcomm Stadium……..San Diego, CA
February 16…..Cowboys Stadium………..Arlington, TX
February 23…..Georgia Dome……………..Atlanta, GA
March 2…………Edward Jones Dome……St. Louis, MO
March 9………..Daytona Speedway……….Daytona, FL
March 16………Lucas Oil Stadium…………Indianapolis, IN
March 23………Rogers Centre……………..Toronto, Can
April 6………….Reliant Stadium……………..Houston, TX
April 13………..Metrodome……………………Minneapolis, MN
April 20………..CenturyLink Field…………..Seattle, WA
April 27………..Rice-Eccles Stadium………Salt Lake City, UT
May 4………….Sam Boyd Stadium…………Las Vegas, NV

2013 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Date                    Venue                    Country

March 10…Si Racaha………….Thailand
March 17…TBA………………….TBA
April 1…Valkenswaard…………Netherlands
April 14…TBA……………………TBA
May 12…Guadlajara…………..Mexico
May 19…Beto Carrero………..Brazil
June 2…Ernee…………………..France
June 9…Maggiora………………Italy
June 23…TBA……………………Germany
June 30…Uddevalla……………Sweden
July 14…Kegums………………..Latvia
July 21…Semigorje……………..Russia
August 4…TBA…………………..Czech Republic
August 11…TBA…………………Belgium
August 25…Matterley Basin…Great Britain
Sept. 8…TBA………………………Portugal
Sept. 15…St. Jean d’ Angely…France

WHO’S WHO IN THE MOTOCROSS ZOO…POINTS STANDINGS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

450 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 12 events)

1. Ryan Dungey…….383
2. Mike Alessi……….303
3. Jake Weimer…….280
4. Andrew Short……247
5. Broc Tickle……….220
6. Justin Brayton…..183
7. Josh Grant……….169
8. James Stewart….151
9. Brett Metcalfe……142
10. Kyle Chisholm…137


250 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 12 events)

1. Blake Baggett…..355
2. Justin Barcia…….344
3. Eli Tomac…………323
4. Ken Roczen……..305
5. Marvin Musquin…256
6. Wil Hahn…………..218
7. Blake Wharton…..185
8. Jason Anderson…168
9. Jessy Nelson……..144
10. Travis Baker……..134


450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 12 of 16 events)

1. Cairoli, Antonio…………492
2. Desalle, Clement………462
3. Pourcel, Christophe…..435
4. Paulin, Gautier………….402
5. de Dycker, Ken…………368
6. Strijbos, Kevin…………..319
7. Boog, Xavier……………..306
8. Leok, Tanel……………….277
9. Goncalves, Rui………….273
10. Shaun Simpson……….223


250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 12 of 16 events)

1. Herlings, Jeremy………….528
2. Searle, Tommy…………….471
3. van Horebeek, Jeremy….439
4. Roelants, Joel……………..367
5. Nicholls, Jake………………325
6. Tixier, Jordi………………….319
7. Anstie, Max………………….263    
8. Butron, Jose………………..241
9. Ferrandis, Dylan…………..233
10. Lupino, Alessandro……..214


450 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(after 7 of 9 events)

1. Matt Goerke……………..342
2. Bobby Kiniry……………..295
3. Dusty Klatt……………….232
4. Gavin Gracyk……………192
5. Tyler Medaglia………….191
6. Tyler Villopoto…………..176
7. Colton Facciotti…………175
8. Morgan Burger………….163
9. Jason Burke……………..147
10. Shawn Maffenbeier….100

250 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(after 7 of 9 events)

1. Teddy Maier…………….320
2. Jeremy Medaglia……..293
3. Jared Allison……………208
4. Topher Ingalls………….202
5. Brad Nauditt……………192
6. Parker Allison………….170
7. Kyle Beaton…………….168
8. Spencer Knowles……..154
9. Dylan Kaelin…………….153
10. Richard Grey………….145


450 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 or 10 events)

1. Josh Coppins……….415
2. Todd Waters………..407
3. Brad Anderson…….380
4. Lawson Copping….375
5. Cody Cooper……….336
6. Jake Moss…………..255
7. Jay Marmont……….254
8. Tye Simmonds…….234
9. Daniel Reardon……227
10. Daniel McCoy…….227

250 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 or 10 events)

1. Luke Styke…………..421
2. Ford Dale…………..385
3. Josh Cachia……….368
4. Kade Mosig………..337
5. Adam Monea……..327
6. Cheyne Boyd……..319
7. Kirk Gibbs………….301
8. Justin McDonald…261
9. Scott Columb……..249
10. Lewis Woods……242


450 ALL-JAPAN POINTS STANDINGS
(after 6 of 9 events)

1. Akira Narita……………297
2. Hiroaki Arai……………239
3. Yu Hirata……………….227
4. Yohei Kojima…………190
5. Yoshitaka Atsuta……183
6. Makoto Ogata………..157
7. Yoshiki Inagaki……….138
8. Yutaka Hoshino………132
9. Kazumasa Masuda….126
10. Yoshiki Kitai………….118

250 ALL-JAPAN POINTS STANDINGS
(after 6 of 9 events)

1. Kei Yamamoto……..254
2. Yui Hoshino…………254
3. Takuya Mihara……..231
4. Masami Tanaka……217
5. Toshiki Tomita……..192
6. Jun’ya Takenaka….170
7. Takashi Saitoh…….144
8. Kouhei Ogawa…….143
9. Kouhei Ueda……….113
10. Takasi Okano…….112


450 BRITISH NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 8 rounds)

1. Kevin Strijbos………388
2. Shaun Simpson……339
3. Matiss Karro………..308
4. Gert Krestinov………264
5. Martin Barr…………..243
6. Kristian Whatley……201
7. Jamie Law……………200
8. Stephen Sword…….198
9. Alex Snow……………186
10. Dorron Coutts…….170

250 BRITISH NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 8 rounds)

1. Mel Pocock………………343
2. Elliott Banks Browne…327
3. Neville Bradshaw………271
4. Steven Lenoir…………..254
5. Nicolas Aubin…………..239
6. Graeme Irwin…………..239
7. Bryan MacKenzie……..235
8. Stuart Edmonds……….174
9. James Cottrell………….152
10. Lewis Tombs………….141

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