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MXA PHOTO OF THE DAY: IF THAT DAY WAS 43 YEARS AGO
Factory BSA rider, Catalina Grand Prix winner, World Vet Champion and the man who has raced the most motocross races of anyone in America (he started racing in 1947), Chuck “Feets” Minert is slated to receive the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award this Sunday during the World Vet Motocross Championships at Glen Helen. The complete MXA wrecking crew would like to extend our warm-felt thanks to Chuck, who has been an MXA test rider for decades and a valuable source of technical help and funny stories. This photo of Chuck during the 1970 Trans-AMA series pretty much sums up the now 83-year-old racer’s life — go for broke. “Great fun,” as Chuck would say.
COULDN’T BE AT THE “ON ANY SUNDAY” PREMIERE? WE TAKE YOU THERE
DAY IN THE DIRT IS COMING TO GLEN HELEN ON NOVEMBER 27-29
TOM WHITE’S AMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPEECH
“AN AFTERNOON WITH DAVE EKINS” WITH A HOST OF MOTORCYCLE LEGENDS
Please RSVP for the free afternoon at email@example.com
MIKE LAROCCO’S AMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPEECH
WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IN THE CURRENT MXA
Far be it from us to suggest that you click off of www.motocrossactionmag.com and run to the store to get the latest copy of MXA… but everything in print is not on MXA’s website. That includes a Bridgestone X30 versus Dunlop MX32 tire shootout. You can only read it in the mag — the paper one. And yes, we pick winners!
BIRTHDAYS OF THE STARS: JORDI TURNS 22
Nov. 1…Ryan Terlecki 1978
Nov. 2…Jordi Tixier 1992
Nov. 3…Ben Evans 1989
Nov. 3…John Tomac 1967
Nov. 4…Damon Huffman 1975
Nov. 4…Paul Lindsey
Nov. 4…Greg Fox
Nov. 7…Shane Watts 1972
WHAT’S ON THE SCHEDULE? WORLD VET THIS WEEKEND
2014 WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 1-2…………….Glen Helen, CA
2014 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 8………………..Brisbane, Australia
2014 CANADIAN ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 7-8…………..Cloverdale, BC
November 28-29……….Chilliwack, BC
December 5-6……………Chilliwack, BC
2014 RACE AROUND THE LAKE
November 14-16……………Lake Castaic, CA
2014 PARIS SUPERCROSS
November 15-16……………Lille, France
2014 GEICO ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 15……………….Boise, ID
November 22………………Ontario, CA
2014 DAY IN THE DIRT GRAND PRIX
November 28-30…………..Glen Helen, CA
PIERRE KARSMAKERS’ AMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPEECH
AN ASSORTMENT OF ODD PHOTOS FROM UNDER THE DESK
Carter Dubach is a lucky kid — his dad is an AMA Supercross winner, former Yamaha factory rider, owns DR.D and has won 22 World Vet titles. But, what makes Carter lucky is that he helps MXA with their minicycle testing.
This pretty well sums up the life of an MXA test rider.
Sponsorship packages come in all manners — MXA is the only motocross magazine to go on the air show circuit with aerobatic pilot Doug Jardine. That’s Pike’s Peak in the background.
MXA test riders don’t get to pick the bikes they race. Bikes are assigned based on the needs of the testing program and the assignments are strictly enforce. Very strictly! Note the suspension settings written on the rear fender.
This trophy hangs on the wall at Glen Helen. It lists all the number one riders since 1989. MXA test riders Alan Olson (1995, 1997), George Kohler (1994, 1996, 2003), Jody Weisel (1998), Rick Eierstedt (2000), Bengt Johansson (2002) , Billy Musgrave (2004) and Ray Pisarski (2011) have won the number one plate a combined ten times.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does give us pause to look back on how young many of our heroes once were. This is ATK designer Horst Leitner today and Horst when he was racing the 500 GPs in the 1960s.
2014 RACE AROUND THE LAKE ON NOVEMBER 14-16 AT CASTAIC
Race Around The Lake is like no other GP race in the world. Racing on a mild motocross track, through tunnels, GP style track, forrest section, cement paths and on the beach along side beautiful Castaic Lake. This race corse accommodates all skill levels. From the real beginner to Pro’s with the highest skill level. Riders like Erik Kehoe, Ryan Hughes, Rodney Smith, Ron Lechien, Jeff Emig and Travis Pastrana. All riders of past Race Around The Lake events. For more info go to www.racearoundthelakegp.com
LACR RACEWAY PROMO VIDEO
Photos by Ray Archer, Dan Alamangos, Debbie Tamietti, Jody Weisel, John Basher, Doug Jardine and Chuck Minert Archive.