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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: SEE THE INVISIBLE HELMET, CANADA LOVES TWO-STROKES, AUSSIES LOVE TWO-STROKES, JIMMY DECOTIS LOVES TWO-STROKES…WHO DOESN’T (OTHER THAN THE AMA)?

December 16, 2012
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TWO SWEDISH WOMEN INVENT THE “INVISIBLE HELMET”

                                                                                       
MONSTER ENERGY WORLD SPEEDWAY INVITATION IN CITY OF INDUSTRY OF DEC. 29

This unique event will showcase the world’s best speedway riders, all on 500cc, single cylinder, methanol-burning, brakeless machines in a one-night, winner-take-all competition. In total, 16 riders will be invited for an international showdown between the best riders in America and the global elite from the Monster Energy FIM Speedway Grand Prix.Mail order tickets are $18 (adults), $10 (Over-60 and under 17),  Free (under 12-with adult).
    Industry Racing at The Grand Arena
    16200 Temple Ave.
    City of Industry, CA 91744
    Info: www.industryracing.com

                                                                                       
SUPERCROSS SEASON PREVIEW TO AIR ON CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR ON DECEMBER 22

CBS will air a Supercross season preview show on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific) as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular programming. The 60-minute preview show will provide fans an inside look at the highly anticipated 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season that opens Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. CBS Sports will broadcast a total of nine hours of Monster Energy Supercross in 2013, including five 450SX class races, the season preview show, the midseason show, the year-end show and a special on two-time defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto. The entire 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Championship’s television package will be announced next week.

                                                                                       
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ALPINESTARS CLASSIC SHOE

Press release: Alpinestars Classic shoe lives up to its name in both styling and all round, everyday comfort with premium materials that are lightweight and breathable.


It features: (1) Upper constructed from durable, soft-touch, split suede. (2) Breathable, lightweight, 3D mesh forms lateral and medial side panels and tongue for flexibility and comfort. (3) Plush 3D mesh inner liner offers enhanced comfort and feel. (4) Internal toe box and heel counter are built in to provide structure and form to the shoe for improved, long lasting fit. (5) Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber sole features a dual density composite midsole that gives grip, support and cushioning. (6) Lace closure with nylon eyelets provide adjustability and precision fit. (7) Replaceable, anatomically profiled advanced EVA foam footbed provides a comfortable, supporting, fit for all day comfort. (8) Retail price: $89.95. (9) Info: www.alpinestars.com

                                                                                       

YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 1


                                                                                       
LOOKING FOR A PR FIRM TO PUSH YOU TO THE TOP…SADLY, YOU HAVE TO BE ON TOP TO GET A PR FIRM

PR specialist Cheryl Lynch has opened new offices in Beverly Hills to represent everything from Hollywood stars to motocross racers. For info go to www.lyncharcherpr.com/sports/sports.html

                                                                                       
VIDEO INTRODUCTION: 2013 AUSSIE YZ250 TWO-STROKE…WILL IT COME TO THE USA?

                                                                                       
YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 2


                                                                                       
MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK OVER THE HOLIDAYS

According to Youthstream a special 30-minute 2012 MXDN TV show will air on the CBS Sports Network on December 25 (7.30 p.m. Pacific), December 26 (4:00 a.m. Pacific), December 29 (3.00 p.m. Pacific) and December 30 (6.00 a.m. Pacific). Check your local listings.

                                                                                       
DARYL EKLUND’S PURSUIT IN ACTION TRAINING PROGRAM

                                                                                       
PHOTO WITHOUT A CAPTION

                                                                                       
TEAM INTRO: RICKY CARMICHAEL/CAREY HART EQUALS RCH

                                                                                       
YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 3


                                                                                       
JT RACING TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY D2M IN USA

Press release: JT Racing is pleased to announce its partnership with D2M to distribute its products in the United States.  Effective immediately and for 2013 and beyond, D2M will serve as a collaborative sales force for JT Racing in order to continue to capitalize on the consumer demand created with the recent launch of its all new, next generation collection of 2013 race wear products.

Daniel Sandstedt, CEO of JT Racing comments, “The addition of D2M to our domestic sales force campaign is equally exciting for both parties as we both recognize the challenges still being faced by the industry and its dealers.  In order to properly compensate for these challenges we have worked together, combining our industry knowledge and professionalism to design highly competitive stocking programs, state of the art ordering systems and an unparalleled level of service for U.S. dealers.”

VP of Sales Darryl Atkins adds, “We have seen a considerable increase in demand for our products and felt it would best serve the consumer to be able to implant an entire sales force at the dealer level to support that demand nationwide. Our presence in the US and around the world is getting stronger day by day and we feel with the services D2M can offer us as a brand, it allows us to offer aggressive programs for dealers to benefit and stock and sell JT Racing products. For all US dealer inquires please contact D2M at (877) 396-4111 or via email at: info@direct2mfg.com, or visit d2m-orders.com. To learn more about JT Racing USA please visit us at: www.jtracingusa.com.

                                                                                       
THIS
WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS
 
Dec. 16…Brian Swink
Dec. 16…Andy Harrington
Dec. 16…Cassidy Anderson

 
Dec. 16…Gordon Crockard
Dec. 17…Bill Nilsson
Dec. 17…Danny Dobey


Dec. 17…Justin Buckelew
Dec. 17…Barry Hawk


Dec. 17…Tommy Hahn

 
Dec. 17…Jake Weimer
Dec. 18…Gerrit Ordelman
Dec. 18…Tim Weigand


Dec. 19… Austin Stroupe
Dec. 20…Jesse Casillas

                                                                                       
FROM TODD HUFFMAN: TO OUR MOTO INDUSTRY FRIENDS

From Todd Huffman: Last week we relaunched “The John Penton Story” on www.kickstarter.com and wanted everyone to be aware of the campaign to get this film finally produced. We have lowered the amount to $150,000 from $275,000 and have increased the length of time for the campaign to the max of 60 days. Our friend and friend of motorcycling, Lyle Lovett is still committed to be the narrator for the film. If fully funded we will begin shooting in the spring of next year to have the film ready by 2014. We hope everyone can be part of the project with pledges as low as $1.00 and great rewards starting at just $10.00. And remember, no funds are collected unless the entire campaign is funded. Nothing to lose! If your company is interested in being a sponsor after the campaign is over please contact us.

You can view our new video and get more information here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddhuffman/the-john-penton-story-narrated-by-lyle-lovett-rela
Thank you and Happy Holidays!  Todd Huffman

                                                                                       
YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 4


                                                                                       
PROOF POSITIVE THAT JOSH HANSEN HASN’T HUNG UP THE BOOTS YET

                                                                                       
CANADA TO ALLOW 250 TWO-STROKES IN THE 250 CLASS FOR THE 2013 NATIONALS

From CMRC: For the 2013 racing season, 250cc two-strokes will be eligible to compete in the MX2 Pro class at the Regional, Provincial and National levels. This rule will be applied on a trial basis. Bikes with the same displacement will continue to be eligible for competition in the MX1 class.

                                                                                       
ASK THE MXPERTS: WHERE IS THE YZ150F?


2013 Honda CRF150.

Dear MXA,
Where is the YZ150F? RM-Z150? KX150F and 150SXF? Honda embraced the 150cc four-stroke class, but no one else has followed suit. Why?

Because the CRF150 was a marketing idea that did not match the economics of the minicycle class. Had the Honda CRF150 been a sales success perhaps the other brands would have followed their lead, but it wasn’t. The CRF150 was more expensive to buy, maintain and hop-up and thus it only found limited success. What the minicycle world needs isn’t a high-tech, 150cc four-stroke, but a new generation of 85cc two-strokes to replace the aging fleet of minicycles that dates back 10 to 20 years.

                                                                                       
DON’T FORGET! REM GLEN HELEN NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 22

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

                                                                                       
MALCOLM STEWART’S GOPRO VIEW OF RIDING IN HAWAII

                                                                                       
YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 5


                                                                                       
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:
FOX DIGITAL HIGH PRESSURE PUMP

Press release: Fox’s digital high-pressure pump makes it easier to fine tune the air pressure in suspension components with a large digital display. The gauge reads up to 300 psi, has an auto shutoff function and the digital readout makes it simple to accurately repeat air pressure settings.
    (1) Digital gauge ensures repeatable air pressure settings
    (2) Better resolution at lower air pressures: 0.5 psi increments below 100 psi and 1 psi increments above 100 psi
    (3) 0-300 psi gauge
    (4) Displays units in psi, bar, kPa and kg/cm2
    (4) Auto shutoff after 1 minute of inactivity
    (4) Durable construction includes an aluminum body, pressure release button and a 360§ rotating connecting hose with an extended Schrader valve tip
    (4) FCC and CE registered
    (4) Retail price: $69.99
    (4) Available now

                                                                                       
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING ON NEW YEAR’S DAY: “THE RISE” MXA’S LATEST JUSTIN BARCIA VIDEO

                                                                                       
GODSPEED! AUB LEBARD JR. (1921-2012)

Motorcycle racing legend Aub LeBard, Jr. passed away on December 7, 2012, in La Habra, California. He was 91 years old. Aub LeBard was co-owner of the LeBard & Underwood motorcycle shop in Los Angeles (which was founded in 1946), as well as a top off-road racer in the 1940s and 1950s. The BSA rider won the Big Bear National Enduro three years (1949, 1950, 1951) and was a top desert racer of his era.

                                                                                       
JIMMY DECOTIS ON A KTM 150SX IN ST. MARTIN

                                                                                       
YOUR NEW HELMET PAINT JOB 6

                                                                                       
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW…OR VERY SOON

2012 YAMAHA PRO/AM GP CHAMPIONSHIP
    December 28-30………………..Glen Helen, CA
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE
    January 5……………………………Anaheim 1, CA
    January 12………………………….Phoenix, AZ
    January 19………………………….Anaheim II, CA
    January 26………………………….Oakland, CA
    February 2…………………………..Anaheim III, CA
    February 9…………………………..San Diego, CA

 
   February 16………………………….Arlington, TX
    February 23………………………….Atlanta, GA
    March 2……………………………….St. Louis, MO
    March 9……………………………….Daytona, FL
    March 16……………………………..Indianapolis, IN
    March 23……………………………..Toronto, Can
    April 6………………………………….Houston, TX
    April 13………………………………..Minneapolis, MN
    April 20………………………………..Seattle, WA
    April 27………………………………..Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4…………………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2013 AMSOIL ARENACROSS SERIES
 
   January 4-6…………………………..Worcester, MA
    January 11-13………………………..Baltimore, MD
    January 18-20……………………….Grand Rapids, MI
    January 26-27………………………..Tulsa, OK
    February 1-3………………………….Cedar Park, TX
    February 8-10………………………..Wilkes-Barre, PA
    February 16-17………………………Little Rock, AR
    February 23-24………………………Wichita, KS
    March 2-3………………………………Kansas City, KS
    March 15-17……………………………Denver, CO

                                                                                       
WATCH SPANISH RIDER KIM SUNOL…AT A VINTAGE RACE…ON A 1980 RM400…HIT A TREE…AT 6:25


                                                                                       
GLEN HELEN PRO/AM CHAMPIONSHIP DECEMBER 28-30: STADIUMCROSS, MOTOCROSS & GRAND PRIX


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

                                                                                       
PHIL NICOLETTI: THE NEW YORKER LOOKS BACK AT HIS 2012 SEASON

                                                                                       
ASK THE MXPERTS: YZ250 KICKSTART SHAFT FAILURES

Line up the dots.

Dear MXA,
I’ve had three failures of the kickstart shaft assembly on my 2006 YZ250. The shaft portion of the original factory part broke in 2011. Since then I have experienced two more failures of the replacement OEM parts. All failures have been on cold engine starts. Please help.
 
A check of Yamaha warranty claims revealed that there have only been 12 incidents in the last six years. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen, but Yamaha’s engineers suggested two possible scenarios. (1) You should engage your YZ250 kickstarter in much the same way that a YZ450F rider brings his bike up through TDC. Push down on the lever and then let it return, but do not kick it downward until you feel the gear engage. Do not slap at the kickstarter. (2) When you reinstalled the new OEM kick starter shafts did you line up the dots on the gear engagement mechanism? This is important because it controls the stroke of the kick starter.

                                                                                       
TREY CANARD MOVIE TRAILER: REVIVAL 41


                                                                                       
FOX TECH SERIES WITH KEN ROCZEN: IT’S NOT RIDING GEAR

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