RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: THE WEEKLY DOSE OF MEDICINE

June 19, 2014
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WE ARE ALL BEING TESTED…WHICH TEST DO YOU FAIL?

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The news finally oozes out: James Stewart failed the WADA drug test at the Seattle Supercross. Now the ball is in the court of the FIM, AMA and other race organizations. These sanctioning bodies might have written rules, they might not and they might make it up on the fly. The court of public opinion has proven to be equally questionable over the last few days. Now, we wait to see who passes the true test of justice and humanity.

THE REVOLVING DOOR: GRAND PRIX COMINGS AND GOINGS

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Max Nagl: Team Honda Max Nagl will race at his home GP this weekend at Teutschenthal. Unfortunately, the Honda GP team lost Nagl’s teammate Evgeny Bobryshev last week to a broken leg.

24MX Honda Racing: With Jens Getteman and Xavier Boog out with injuries, the  24MX Honda team will borrow former MX3 racer Klemen Gercar from the Honda Jtech squad to complete the season.

Xavier Boog: After a crash two weeks ago in France, Xavier Boog was put in back brace and told to take some time off. Surprise! The doctors changed their minds this week and Xavier underwent surgery for a plate on C7 and injection in two other vertebrae.

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IceOne: Tyla Rattray will be replaced at IceOne Husqvarna by Brit Nathan Watson. IceOne has now lost both of their original riders, Rattray and Todd Waters, to injury.

Jake Nicholls: Jake was thought to have broken his hand at the Italian GP last weekend, but doctors have cleared him to race this weekend in Germany.

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Gautier Paulin: No word on Gautier Paulin’s timetable to return from his Valkenswaard crash (thumb, collarbone and concussion).

Joel Roelants: Joel Roelants remains in a hospital waiting to find out the outcome of his serious injuries from Maggiora last week. He will not return this season.

Jeffrey Herlings: The GP scene rumor mill seems to think that KTM will moved Jeffrey Herlings to the Husqvarna 450 team in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with the Italian-run Antonio Cairoli KTM team. Still just a wild rumor, but an idea that could have casually been kicked around in a conference room discussion.

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Luke Styke: Luke is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He got his shot at the GPs this year, but got hurt early on. And, while he is recovering, he will turn 23, which means that he is not eligible for the 250 GPs next year. That effectively means that his Grand Prix career is over—he will have to go home to Australia or try to find a ride in America (hard to do without any real Supercross experience).

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: BENGT ABERG’S 70TH

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June 20…Josh Grant 1986
June 20…Chuck Carrothers 1978

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June 20…Ken De Dycker 1984
June 21…Andy Jones

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June 22…Jeff Ward 1961
June 22…Ronnie Faisst 1977
June 23…Tim Cotter

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June 23…Travis Baker 1990

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June 24…Tucker Hibbert 1984

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June 26…Carl Nunn 1979

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June 26…Bengt Aberg 1944

WATCH ARNAUD TONUS RIDE — WHILE HE’S STILL IN EUROPE

THE AUSSIE’S PARK CITY TRIP & A SPANIARD’S REBUTTAL

DAN'S VAN IN PARK CITY ON JUNE 16Aussie Dan Alamangos, MXA test rider and famous photographer, drove up to Park City, Utah, in his van. It seemed like the perfect time to enjoy the sights, sounds and trails of the famous ski resort. But when he got there,  it snowed — on June 17th. Dan quickly sent a photo to Jody to show him what it was like. Snow is a mystery to Aussies. That is the photo of Dan’s van above (note that it is a 2009 REM van).

image001Then, the next day Jody received the above photo from Spanish World Vet racer Kim Sunol purporting to show how Dan got the photo of his snow covered van (and that, in fact, Dan was actually in Palm Springs). It turns out that Jody’s buddy Jimmy Mac was in Park City also this week and he confirmed that it had snowed.

WHO’S WHO IN THE AMA NATIONAL ZOO: WINNERS

2014HighPoint142104Ryan Dungey (5) won round one and has been in the hunt ever since, but no cigar.

DATE………..TRACK………..450………………..250
May 24………Glen Helen……….Ryan Dungey……….Jeremy Martin
May 31………Hangtown…………Ken Roczen………….Jeremy Martin
June 7……….Thunder Valley….Ken Roczen………….Blake Baggett
June 14………Mt. Morris……….James Stewart………Blake Baggett
June 28………Muddy Creek…..
July 5…………Red Bud………….
July 12……….Budds Creek…….
July 19……….Millville…………..
July 26……….Washougal………
Aug. 9…………Unadilla…………
Aug. 16……….Indiana…………..
Aug. 23………..Miller …………..
450 Points Leader: Ken Roczen
250 Points Leader: Jeremy Martin

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: RECYCLING

hecklel010In the corner of Jody’s office we spotted three classic items sitting on the leather-bound cabinet behind him; (1) A lamp made out of his old 1976 Heckel boot. (2) A Maico mug that he uses as a pen holder and (3) a framed photo of Rick “Super Hunky” Sieman and him on the starting line at Saddleback Park.

AMBER ALERT! WE DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU WILL BE THIS WEEKEND, BUT WE KNOW OUR WHEREABOUTS

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2014 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS (WITH THIS WEEK OFF)

2014HighPoint142953Kenny has the points lead, but he’s not the sure thing that he was after rounds one and two.

450 class:
(After 4 of 12 races)
1. Ken Roczen……………..183
2. Ryan Dungey…………..167
3. James Stewart…………161
4. Trey Canard……………150
5. Brett Metcalfe………….115
6. Josh Grant………………104
7. Weston Peick…………..104
8. Malcolm Stewart………90
9. Chad Reed……………….88
9. Andrew Short…………..74

2014HighPoint131557-2Jeremy Martin (19) has big points lead, but someone, mainly number 4, is gaining on him.

250 class:
(After 4 of 12 races)
1. Jeremy Martin…………..177
2. Cooper Webb…………….148
3. Blake Baggett…………….141
4. Christophe Pourcel…….128
5. Justin Bogle……………….126
6. Jason Anderson………….117
7. Marvin Musquin………….111
8. Justin Hill……………………93
9. Jessy Nelson………………..91
10. Cole Seely…………………..87

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD OF MOTOCROSS?

muddycreekposterThe AMA Nationals take a break until June 28 when they return to Muddy Creek.

June 21……Geico Endurocross…………………………….Sacramento, CA
June 21……Canadian 250/450 National……………….Regina, Canada
June 22……FIM 250/450 Grand Prix………………..…Germany
June 22……Women’s World GP……………………………Germany
June 28……Muddy Creek 250/450 National…………Blountville, TN
June 28……WMX Women’s National…………………..Mammoth, CA
June 29……Maxxis British National…………………..…Whitby, England
July 3…….…Australian 250/450 National……………..Connondale, Qld
July 5-6……AMA Supermoto Series……………………..Denver, CO
July 5…….…Red Bud 250/450 National………………..Buchanan, MI
July 6…….…FIM 250/450 Grand Prix………………..…Sweden
July 6…….…300 Two-Stroke Series………………………Sweden
July 13…..…Australian 250/450 National………………Swan Hill, Vic
July 13……..WORC Offroad Series…………………………Cedar Ridge, UT
July 13…..…World Sidecarcross…………….………………Belgium
July 18-23…NMA Grand National Championship.….Oklahoma City, OK

MXA’S CYCLIST OF THE WEEK

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Adam Cianciarulo out for a trainng ride while sporting a fancy set of “Road Bike Action” gear. Road Bike Action is part of the massive MXA empire…and is run by Zap (of MXA fame).

2015 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: IS IT TOO EARLY TO START MAKING PLANS? OF COURSE IT IS

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Jan. 3………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 10…………………Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 17…………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 24…………………Oakland, CA
Jan. 31…………………Anaheim, CA
Feb. 7………………….San Diego, CA
Feb 14…………………Arlington, TX
Feb 21…………………Atlanta, GA
Feb 28…………………Atlanta, GA
March 7………………..Daytona, FL
March 14……………..Indianapolis, IN
March 21……………..Detroit, MI
March 28……………..St. Louis, MO
April 11………………..Houston, TX
April 18………………..Santa Clara, CA
April 25………………..East Rutherford, NJ
May 2…………………..Las Vegas, NV

 

Photos by: Adam Cianciarulo, MXGP, Massimo Zanzani, Kawasaki, Scott Mallonee, Yamaha, Ray Archer, John Basher, Dan Alamangos, Kim Sunol, Honda, John Ker, Mark Chilson

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