MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: TREY CANARD’S GEAR, TOOL TIME’S AMA JOB & THE BANSHEE SMOKER

January 20, 2013
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ANAHEIM II RACE RESULTS: VILLOPOTO & TOMAC

Ryan Dungey (5) and James Stewart (7) didn’t have the nights they wanted (or the season so far either). Photo: KTM
 

ANAHEIM II 450 MAIN RESULTS
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Trey Canard
3. Chad Reed
4. Davi Millsaps    
5. Jake Weimer    
6. Ryan Dungey
7. Andrew Short
8. Justin Brayton   
9.  Matt Goerke  
10. Josh Grant
Other notables: 11. Broc Tickle; 12. James Stewart; 13. Weston Peick; 14. Mike Alessi; 20. Justin Barcia.

ANAHEIM II 250 WEST MAIN RESULTS
1. Eli Tomac
2. Ken Roczen
3. Cole Seely
4. Zach Osborne
5. Jake Canada
6. Christian Craig
7. Jason Anderson
8. Tyla Rattray
9. Kyle Cunningham
10. Jessy Nelson
Other notables: 11. Malcolm Stewart; 12. Martin Davalos; 17. Max Anstie; 18. Joey Savatgy; 19. Ryan Sipes.

                                                          
ANAHEIM 2 TIMED QUALIFYING: FASTEST TIMES REGARDLESS OF ENGINE SIZE

1. Ryan Villopoto (450)………52.976
2. Ryan Dungey (450)………53.653
3. James Stewart (450)……..53.991
4. Davi Millsaps (450)……….54.057
5. Chad Reed (450)………….54.205
6. Trey Canard (450)………..54.326
7. Justin Barcia (450…………54.489
8. Ken Roczen (250)…………54.515
9. Martin Davalos (250………54.769
10. Justin Brayton (450)…….54.876
11. Eli Tomac (250)……………54.959
12. Jason Anderson (250)….54.961
13. Broc Tickle (450)…………54.964
14. Zach Osborne (250)…….55.271
15. Jake Weimer (450)………55.340

                                                          
INSIDE THE PRO’S BIKES: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT JOEY SAVATGY’S JDR J-STAR KTM 250SXF

                                                          
BEHIND THE SCENES AT A2: 100% IS THE OFFICIAL GOGGLE OF AMA SUPERCROSS


                                                          
TREY CANARD’S NEW GEAR FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

Fly Racing’s Trey Canard will debut the brand’s innovative “Lite Hydrogen” racewear this Saturday night at A2. Fly Racing’s Art Department designed the Lite Hydrogen racewear with direct input from Canard and fellow Fly rider Andrew Short. The result is the first true lightweight, non restrictive, minimalist pant and jersey combo. Lite Hydrogen eliminates non-essential features and replaces them with high end, breathable elastic woven fabrics breaking new ground in MX race pants.  

For more info, go to www.flyracing.com/fly/moto/racewear/gear-lines

                                                          
DR.D SPECIAL 25% OFF OFFER ON THE DR.D NS-4 EXHAUST SYSTEM… ENDS ON FEB. 14

Dubach Racing Development (DR.D) will be offering a special to all customers who call and order by February 14, 2013. The special offer is for the newly released NS-4 exhaust system and will allow customers to receive 25% off retail pricing. In order to qualify for the 25% discount, customers will need to order directly from DR.D and place a minimum order of $300. All makes and models available in aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber (offer cannot be combined with any other discounts). For more information visit www.dubachracing.com or call (951) 808-1114.

                                                          
SUZUKI’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND CONTEST

Suzuki officially entered the U.S. market on August 16, 1963. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic date, Suzuki will be offering customers the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including motorcycles, ATVs, and Genuine Suzuki Accessories every month until the August 16 anniversary date.
 
To enter the contest, customers can get a contest code from their local dealer that can be entered at Suzuki’s Facebook page for a chance to win. Every other month between January and December, the grand prize for each monthly contest will be a new 2013 Suzuki motorcycle or ATV. Other prizes include Genuine Suzuki Accessories. The first prize, which will be offered on February 16, is a new 2013 RM-Z450.
 
Details on Suzuki’s 50th Anniversary contests and “Share Your Suzuki Story” campaign are available at Suzuki’s Facebook page ? www.facebook.com/SuzukiCycles

MOVIN’ MARV TALKS ABOUT BEING A SPECTATOR ON THE 250 WEST; WHY HE’S NOT ON THE 350 OUT WEST


                                                          
IF A TWO-STROKE IS GOOD, ERIC POHLMAN’S YZ-B IS TWICE AS GOOD…THE “B” STANDS FOR BANSHEE

The question isn’t how do you get a Banshee engine in the YZ250 frame, it’s where do you get a mirror image Pro Circuit exhaust pipe?


We think that Eric put on the three gallon enduro tank so that he could ride for more than 15 minutes at a time.

                                                          
MXA NEW SHOE: MEET J&A RACING / PASHA / VERASTY PRIVATEER BROC SHOEMAKER


                                                          
MISCELLANEOUS SUPERCROSS TRIVIA

    Would you believe that only three riders have led a lap in the 450 class…and two riders in the 250 class?


450 LAPS LED
1. Justin Barcia: 20
2. Davi Millsaps: 17
3. Trey Canard: 3


250 LAPS LED

1. Eli Tomac: 23
2. Martin Davalos: 7


450 HOLESHOTS

Anaheim 1: Davi Millsaps
Phoenix: Justin Barcia


250 HOLESHOTS

Anaheim 1: Cole Seely
Phoenix: Jessy Nelson

                                                         
PHOTO WITHOUT A CAPTION

                                                          
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: RAPTOR TITANIUM FOOTPEGS & PRO CIRCUIT HEAT SHIELDS


RAPTOR TITANIUM FOOTPEGS: Raptors pegs are manufactured using the latest techniques in hand-fabrication and laser cutting technology, which creates perfect grip on the top teeth and increases strength due to the aerospace grade material and expert welding craftsmanship. Raptor Titanium Footpegs are lighter than stock pegs. Retail price: $359.95.

PRO CIRCUIT HEAT SHIELDS: Four-stroke engines produce a lot of heat, and the gasoline in the tank can lose its combustibility because of it. In some cases, the gas can reach its boiling point inside the float bowl. Pro Circuit’s gold and silver heat shields self-adhere to the bottom of your motorcycle’s gas tank to reduce operating temperature for better performance. The gold shield reflects up to 950 degrees (a 70-degree drop in temperature), while the silver shield provides a 150-degree drop in temperatures. Plus, the silver film is cheaper. Gold shield ? $68.95, Silver shield ?$49.95. To order go to www.procircuit.com.

                                                          
THE NEW MXA IS OUT NOW! YOU GOTTA GET IT

The February 2013 issue of MXA is on the news stands now.


It has a very special shootout between two of the most exotic production bikes made ? the TM 250MX and the TM 300MX.


Also in this issue is a complete breakdown of how much horsepower each 2013 450cc bike makes, with complete dyno charts, a full breakdown and pages of easy-to-read charts.


If you own a KTM 450SXF, you will want to read MXA’s Performance Guide for the 2013 Katoom.


Are you old enough for the World Vet Championship, if you are you will want to read about the escapades of Ivan Tedesco, Ryan Hughes, Doug Dubach and Travis Preston. Plus, we tell you how to get more power from your CRF450 with a little twist and get a feel for a full-race Yoshimura Honda (and Mike LaRocco came along with us to do the riding). To subscribe, go back to the home page on click on “subscribe” in the tool bar.

                                                          
KURT CASELLI VIDEO: KURT IS NOW AN OFFICIAL TWO-TIME DAKAR STAGE WINNER

                                                         
ASK THE MXPERTS: WHY? OH WHY?

MXA test riders choose their gearing from the wall of sprockets.

Dear MXA,
It is rare when MXA doesn’t recommend lowering the stock gearing in every bike test. Does MXA own a sprocket company?

No, we don’t own a sprocket company, but we do know that the stock gearing selected by the factory engineers isn’t solely for motocross use. The factory engineers don’t know if the end buyer will use the bike for trail riding, desert racing, play riding, motocross or cross-country riding. Thus, their stock gearing choices are a compromise setting that attempts to satisfy every type of rider who might amble into a dealership. MXA gears its bikes for motocross racing only.

                                                          
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: OH MICKY YOU’RE SO FINE, HEY MICKY
:
Jan. 20…Chris Loschiavo


Jan. 21…Micky Dymond

 
Jan. 23…Isaiah Johnson


Jan. 24…Neil Hudson

Jan. 26…Brent Myron

 
Jan. 27…Sean Hackley

                                                         
USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: SPECBOLT 250-PIECE HONDA CRF BOLT KIT

Specbolt is a 250-piece kit that includes almost everything you would ever need for your CRF250/450. Including bolts for the cases, clutch perch, brake fluid reservoir caps, float bowls, plastics, fenders, number plates, magneto covers, cases, coils, fuel tanks, radiators, fork guards, triple clamps, handlebar clamps, brake calipers and chain rollers. Specbolt makes identical kits for Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and KTM owners

VERDICT: Specbolt uses 10.9 grade, zinc-plated bolts which exceed most standard motorcycle and ATV manufacturer’s specs. We were impressed to find crush washers for both the oil drain plug and water pump bolts. Additionally, the chain adjuster bolts were well thought out, as were the shoulder bolts for the radiator shrouds and fork guards. The only missing parts were the seat bolts, axle nuts, brake rotor bolts and oil drain bolt. $49.95 (250 bolts), $29.95 (120 bolts), $14.99 (bodywork only).?www.specbolt.com or (770) 363-6580.

                                                          
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCOREBOARD: TWO DOWN, 15 TO GO


                                                                                                                                                         Photo: Hoppenworld

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…………??
Feb. 2 ? Anaheim III………??
Feb. 9 ? San Diego………..??
Feb. 16 ? Arlington…………??
Feb. 23 ? Atlanta……………??
Mar. 2 ?  St. Louis………….??
Mar. 9 ? Daytona……………??
Mar. 16 ? Indianapolis…….??
Mar. 23 ? Toronto…………..??
Apr. 6 ? Houston……………??
Apr. 13 ? Minneapolis…….??
Apr. 20 ? Seattle……………??
Apr. 27 ? Salt Lake………..??
May 4 ? Las Vegas………..??

                                                          
ANAHEIM II TRACK MAP: THE GREEN ARROW HAS NO COMPETITION

                                                          
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FLY RACING PRO AND PRO LITE CHEST PROTECTORS

FLY PRO CHEST PROTECTOR: The Fly Racing Pro chest protector is engineered by Leatt and designed for best fit with Fly Neck Brace. The back meets the highest level CE approval, EN 1621-2 level 2, by using high tech SAS-TeC impact absorbing material and the front meets CE approval EN 14021 There are removable front and rear plates for best fit with Fly Neck Brace. It come in black or white and retails for $168.95.

FLY PRO LITE CHEST PROTECTOR: Engineered by Leatt to fit with Fly Neck Brace the back to the Pro Liteback meets the highest level CE approval, EN 1621-2 level 2, by using high tech SaS-TeC impact absorbing material and the front meets CE approval EN 14021. Made of extremely tough HDPE plastic and washable bio-foam, there are liberal venting to keep the rider cool it is fiots riders from 120 to 240 pounds. Available in black or white, it retails for $138.95. For more info go to www.flyracing.com

                                                          
DON’T FORGET! CARLSBAD RACEWAY MOTOCROSS REUNION ON FEBRUARY 10

There will be a Carlsbad Raceway motocross reunion on February 10, 2013 (the Sunday after the San Diego Supercross) from Noon until 5:00 p.m. Free Admission. Iron Fist Brewery, Vista, California. The brewery is a quarter-mile from the old Carlsbad Track. Don’t miss it!

                                                          
ENDURO RACING USED TO BE ABOUT TIME KEEPING AND OFFROAD SAVVY: LOOK WHAT IT’S ABOUT NOW


                                                          
CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 3 of 17 races)
1. Davi Millsaps (Suz)………..63
2. Trey Canard (Hon)…………60
3. Chad Reed (Hon)………….56
4. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)……..52
5. Ryan Dungey (KTM)………48
6. Jake Weimer (Kaw)……….47
7. Andrew Short (Hon)……….41
8. Justin Barcia (Hon…………40
9. James Stewart (Suz)……..36
10. Josh Grant (Yam)…………32

                                                          
CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS

(After 3 of 9 races)
1. Eli Tomac (Hon)………………75
2. Ken Roczen (KTM)………….66
3. Cole Seely (Hon)…………….58
4. Zach Osborne (Hon)………..47
5. Christian Craig (Hon)……….35
6. Tyla Rattray (Kaw)…………..35
7. Jason Anderson (Suz)……..32
9. Ryan Sipes (Suz)…………….31
10. Martin Davalos (Kaw)…….30

                                                          
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CYCRA KX-F PERFORMANCE FRONT FENDER

By combining their Patented Powerflow system with Inner Fender Brace (IFB) technology the Cycra KX250F/450F Performance Front Fenders are tougher and stiffer than OEM stock fenders. Cycra’s patented Powerflow Center Air Scoop System delivers cool air through the fender to improve engine performance. Add to that a reinforced Inner Fender Brace that keeps the fender rigid to provide a consistent feel. Injection molded plastic provides precise fit and high gloss finish that Cycra riders have come to expect. The Cycra KX-F fender is available in Green, Black or White for $24.95. For more info go to www.cycraracing.com.

                                                          
INSIDE THE PRO’S BIKES: A CLOSE UP LOOK AT BLAKE BAGGETT’S KX250F WITH PAUL PEREBIJNOS

                                                          
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR COUCH

The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will have nearly 100 hours of TV coverage on Speed, CBS and Fuel TV. Speed will air live coverage from a record 11 races and CBS will have nine hours of next-day coverage of Anaheim II, Oakland, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Seattle. Fuel will re-air every Speed broadcast.

2013 SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: IT’S ON SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND
Date…………Event………………….TV network…………Time
Jan. 27…Oakland………….CBS/Speed…….12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Feb. 2…..Anaheim III……..Speed……………10:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Feb. 9…..San Diego………Speed……………10:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Feb. 16…Dallas…………….Speed…………….9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Feb. 23…Atlanta…………..Speed……………..7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Mar. 3…..St. Louis…………CBS/Speed…….12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Mar. ?…..Daytona………….Speed…………….7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Mar. 16…Indianapolis ……Speed…………….7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Mar.23….Toronto…………..Speed…………….8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Apr. 4……Houston…………Speed…………….9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
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)

                                                         
USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: UFO PLASTIC YZ125/YZ250 RESTYLE KIT

The UFO Plastic YZ125/YZ250 restyle kit is a complete makeover in a box. It turns the outmoded Yamaha two-stroke from frumpy and inelegant to modern and sleek. The $229.95 kit includes radiator shrouds, side panels, front number plate, rear fender and front fender (all designed and drill to fit on the two-stroke’s chassis). The UFO pieces are based on the current YZ250F plastic.

VERDICT: With the exception of the need to transfer the aluminum collars from the stock YZ125/YZ250 plastic to the UFO parts, every piece of the UFO Restyle kit bolted on with ease. Not only did every part line up perfectly, but the quality was superb. We ordered a graphics kit from Decal Works that fits perfectly on the UFP parts and were amazed in the transformation of the overall look of the bike. We must admit that the edgy YZ250F design isn’t our favorite look, but the stock YZ250 plastic is vintage at best. $229.95?www.ufoplasticusa.com or (815) 756-9400.

                                                          
DON’T FORGET! THREE-RACE TWO-STROKE SERIES STARTS NEXT MONTH

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

                                                          
FROM THE WORLD OF WEIRD: SUZUKI CARS SALES CLIMB AFTER THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS

2013 Suzuki Kizashi.

Who would buy a car from a company that was closing all of its dealerships and decalring bankruptcy? Who knows, but Suzuki will import about 2500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy . Suzuki’s auto sales rose 22 percent in November to 2224 units. Dealers reported that sales also climbed in December because of generous incentives and a seven-year warranty program. Suzuki will eventually sell about 22,000 cars in the USA this year. That may sound good, but in 2007 they sold 120,000.

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