RUMORS & GOSSIP: THE FOCUS IS ON THE GLEN

May 16, 2014
Comments off
556 Views
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmail

MXA PHOTO OF THE DAY

RVKNEE

THE CLOCK TICKS AND WITH EACH TOCK THE MOMENT OF TRUTH GETS CLOSER

_7144880
They can wave to each other as they pass by. The downhill on the left is Yamaha Hill, while the uphill on the right is called “The Finger.”

_7145107
This road crossing on the way up Mt. Saint Helen is big and harks back to the days of Saddleback’s Suicide Mountain. This bares no resemblance to any of the previous 17 races of 2014.

For the AMA pro riders, getting ready for the opening AMA National of the year has gone smoothly. Glen Helen has been evolving the National track design with new reveals and lots of test days for the Pro riders. Most of the SoCal based teams have had their riders at Glen Helen on every Thursday for the past three weeks and even gotten special test days where only AMA Pro riders were allowed to try out the layout. Obviously this is good for the Pro racers, but it is also good for the Glen Helen track. Jody Weisel has been at every test session and, immediately after it is over, has redesigned angles, approaches and jump faces to improve the track. The Glen Helen track crew, led by Karl Scanlon, has been busy keeping up with the changes. In fact, they have rebuilt the Pyramid jump (before the wall-like Velodrome corner, four times—each time they make it bigger, the riders jump farther—thus it keeps growing.

_7145151
How much sand is too much? Christophe Pourcel thinks that this is about the right amount.

But the test time is running down. Most teams have finalized their suspension and engine packages and are just showing up to give their riders saddle time—and at Glen Helen that is very important. The big hills, rough straights and high speed sections are quite a bit different that the Supercross fare they have lived for the previous 17 races. The race that SoCal fans waited four years for—is now only a week away.

RIDE WITH US: MXA’S ULTIMATE KTM 125SX TWO-SMOKE
Nothing sounds like a 125 at full tilt

WHAT’S COMING UP IN MOTO-LAND

MAXXISCANADAHEIGHST

May 18……..Maxxis British National………….Canada Heights
May 18…….AMA Vintage Championship…..Athens, OH
May 18…….Australian National………………..Murray Bridge, SA
May 18…….World Sidecar………………………..Ukraine (canceled)
May 24……AMA 250/450 National……………Glen Helen, CA
May 25……FIM Grand Prix……………………….England
May 30-June 1…AMA Supermoto………………Elkhart Lake, WI
June 1……..Canadian National…………………..Nanaimo, BC

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? YOU SHOULD!

MXAJUNE14COVER
Yeah, yeah, yeah! We know — print is dead, but don’t tell that to the readers of MXA. The stories in the June issue of MXA (bike tests, project bikes, how-to’s, features, etc) will not appear on the web for a couple months — you can see them now at your local newsstand.

ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER & NEXT FILM
Dana Brown, son of Bruce, tries to reignite the fire

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS

BROC1977
May 16…Broc Glover 1960
May 16…Dustin Miller 1981
May 16…Laurette Cushman Nicoll

goncalves47
May 17…Rui Goncalves 1985
May 17…Darrin Sorenson
May 17…Ryan Abrigo
May 18…John Anderson 1963

desalle1498
May 19…Clement Desalle 1989

alessisxs
May 19…Mike Alessi 1988

ROELANTS_ACTION
May 20…Joel Roelants 1989

EVERY SUPERCROSS CRASH OF THE 2014 SEASON
Including Stewie’s and Chadly’s big ones

 JEFF NORTHRUP ENGAGES THE LATERAL ARABESQUE

jeffnorthrup
Jeff Northrup.

Hello everyone,

I want to let you know that Friday, May 16, will be my last day at FMF. It’s been a great experience. I have learned so much working on the other side of the fence since I ended my racing career. I’m extremely thankful that FMF believed in me and gave me the opportunity to work for such an amazing brand that stays so involved in the motocross industry that I love so much. I will be closing this chapter in my life and opening up a new Chapter with Western Power Sports as a northern California Dealer Rep. This is a great opportunity for me to be back close to my family and relatives as well as staying in the motocross industry while raising a new family of my own.

My passion for ridding dirt bikes will never change so I’m sure we will run into each other again soon. Keep roosting!

Jeff Northrop

MXA’S VERTEX YAMAHA YZ270…BIGGER? BETTER?

WHO’S WHO IN THE 2014 MOTOCROSS ZOO: TOP TENS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Every week is a new week when it comes to points standings — who’s on top now?

MXGP_4_TN_2014_MXGP_1973

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 of 18 races)
1. Tony Cairoli……………………304
2. Clement Desalle…………….280
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek…….276
4. Kevin Strijbos…………………182
5. Gautier Paulin………………..205
6. Max Nagl……………………….166
7. Steven Frossard…………….142
8. Evgeny Bobryshev…………136
9. Joel Roelants………………..134
10. Xavier Boog………………….134

Herlings_2014_MXGP_PR

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 of 18 races)
1. Jefffrey Herlings……………294
2. Arnaud Tonus……………..267
3. Romain Febvre……………232
4. Dylan Ferrandis……………225
5. Jordi Tixier…………………..215
6. Glen Coldenhoff…………..176
7. Tim Gajser………………….171
8. Aleksandr Tonkov………..170
9. Jose Butron…………………159
10. Valentin Guillod………….153

ALL-JAPAN 450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 of 9 races)
1. Akira Narita………………..131
2. Makoto Ogata…………..…119
3. Hiroaki Arai…………….…….107
4. Yoshi Atsuta…………….…101
5. Takuya Mihara………….…94
6. Yui Hoshino………………..91
7. Koh’ichi Fukaya…………..79
8. Yohei Kojima…………….…71
9. Masanori Itoh……………..66
10. Seiji Numata………………59

ALL-JAPAN 250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 of 9 races)
1. Takeshi Katsuya……………143
2. Toshiki Tomita……………….124
3. Jun’ya Takenaka……………..103
4. Chihiro Nohtsuka……………100
5. Takashi Okano………………..98
6. Masami Tanaka…………..…75
7. Nozomu Yasuhara…………..72
8. Shin’ichi Inque…………..……66
9. Gota Ohtsuka……………………62
10. Kouhei Ogawa………………56

WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(after 2 of 10 rounds)
1. Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart…….91
2. Jan Henrickx / Elvijs Mucenieks…………………78
3. Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain………………72
4. Etienne Bax / Kaspars Stupelis………………….61
5. Valentin Giraud / Nicolas Musset……………..55
6. Gert Van Werven / Peter Beunk……………….44
7. Daniel Willemsen / Robbie Bax………………..43
8. Phillip Stenborg / Simon Stenborg……………42
9. Jan Visscher / Jeroen Visscher…………………38
10. Koen Hermans / Kenny vd Gaalen…………..24

ZXmossholeshot

450 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 of 10 races)
1. Matt Moss……………….238
2. Kirk Gibbs……………….216
3. Adam Monea…………..202
4. Jake Moss……………….186
5. Billy Mackenzie………..181
6. Kade Mosig……………..169
7. Rhys Carter……………..168
8. Hayden Mellross……..159
9. Jay Marmont…………..156
10. Jacob Wright…………142

250 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 of 10 races)
1. Luke Clout……………………….207
2. Kayne Lamont………………….194
3. Hamish Harwood……………..192
4. Branden Harrison…………….180
5. Kale Makeham………………….167
6. Jay Wilson……………………….149
7. Errol Willis……………………….140
8. Wade Hunter……………………140
9. Luke Arbon………………………137
10. Ryan Marmont……………….135

37shaunsimpson

450 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 2 of 8 races)
1. Shaun Simpson………………139
2. Jake Nicholls………………….134
3. Kristian Whatley…………….108
4. Elliott Banks-Browne………100
5. Brad Anderson………………..94
6. Nathan Watson……………….74
7. Gert Krestinov…………………73
8. Graeme Irwin………………….69
9. Alex Sniow……………………..66
10. Jamie Law…………………….59

250 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 2 of 8 races)
1. Mel Pocock………………….128
2. Matiss Karro………………..126
3. Neville Bradshaw…………107
4. Adam Sterry…………………98
5. Bryan Mackenzie………….94
6. Lewis Trickett………………75
7. James Dunn………………..75
8. Ben Watson…………………66
9. Lewis Tombs………………..65
10. James Cottrell…………….61
3. Steven Lenoir………………58
9. Jason Dougan………………42

800Pootjes14

EUROPEAN 125 TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 or 8 races)
1. Davy Pootjes……………..145
2. Alvin Ostlund…………….91
3. David Herbreteau……….85
4. Brian Hsu…………………..83
5. Tomass Sileika……………82
6. Joakim Furbetta…………66
7. Michael Ivanov……………62
8. Fillippo Zonta……………..50
9. Michele Baraiolo…………48
10. Dan Houzet……………….37

Bernardini_MXGP_5_BG_2014

EUROPEAN 300 TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 2 of 7 rounds)
1. Samuele Bernardini….88
2. Marco Maddii……………85
3. Toms Macuks…………..80
4. Lewis Gregory………….72
5. Bence Szvoboda………61
6. Stephane Watel………..54
7. Michele Cencioni………51
8. Txomin Arana ………….51
9. Jean Loup Lepan……….40
10. Martin Vanleeuw……..38

Fontanesi3.jpeg

FIM WOMEN’S WORLD POINTS STANDINGS

(After 3 of 7 races)
1. Chiara Fontanesi……………121
2. Natalie Kane………………….120
3. Meghan Rutledge…………..119
4. Steffi Laier…………………….104
5. Livia Lancelot…………………99
6. Nancy van De Ven…………..93
7. Larissa Pappenmeier……….85
8. Marianne Veenstra………….75
9. Francesca Nocera……………68
10. Anne Borchers………………68

WMX WOMENS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDING

(After 3 or 8 races)
1. Mackenzie Tricker………….147
2. Marissa Markelon………….104
3. Shelby Rolen………………….85
4. Taylor Higgins……………….80
5. Kylie Fasnacht……………….74
6. Amanda Brown………………62
7. Brandy Richards…………….55
8. Amber Felicio………………..53
9. Glad Limbaugh………………53
10. Eden Netelkos……………..43

take villo

FINAL AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 17 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto………….368
2. Ryan Dungey……………304
3. Ken Roczen………………285
4. James Stewart………….272
5. Justin Barcia,……………250
6. Andrew Short……………218
7. Justin Brayton………….196
8. Josh Hill…………………..159
9. Broc Tickle………………..126
10. Mike Alessi……………..123

1000bogle

FINAL AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 9 of 9 rounds)
1. Justin Bogle………………..188
2. Martin Davalos……………149
3. Vince Friese………………..131
4. Kyle Cunningham………..127
5. Adam Cianciarulo…………120
6. Blake Baggett………………120
7. Jimmy Decotis……………..106
8. Alex Martin…………………100
9. Matt Biscelgia……………….98
10. Jeremy Martin…………….96

Anderson_win

FINAL AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 9 of 9 rounds)
1. Jason Anderson………193
2. Cole Seely………………188
3. Dean Wilson…………..163
4. Justin Hill………………159
5. Cooper Webb………….143
6. Malcolm Stewart…….137
7. Jessy Nelson…………..115
8. Zach Osborne…………114
9. Shane McElrath………109
10. Jake Canada…………..83

FINAL WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Sean Collier……………………..Yam
2. Colton Udall…………………….Hon
3. Doug Dubach…………………..Yam
4. Brad Nauditt……………………Hon
5. Dennis Stapleton……………..Yam
6. Kyle Fry………………………….Hon
7. Jeremy McCool………………..Yam
8. Justin Jones……………………KTM
9. Preston Tilford………………..Yam
10. Chris See……………………….Yam

FINAL 2014 ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 12 of 12 races)
1. Tyler Bowers………………191
2. Jacob Hayes………………166
3. Zach Ames…………………157
4. Kyle Regal…………………149
5. Cory Green………………..131
6. Willy Browning………….121
7. Travis Sewell……………..121
8. Gared Steinke……………118
9. Mike McDade…………….116
10. Colt Nichols…………….106

 

Photos: Pro Circuit, Ray Archer, Massimo Zanzani, KTM, MXGP, Jeff Northrup, John Basher, John Ker, Jody Weisel

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmail

Comments are closed.