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FASTHOUSE PRESENTS MXA’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND

May 14, 2014
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Fasthouse represents a lifestyle that is energized and full of passion for motorcycles and motorcycle racing. The Fasthouse mission is to represent that passion to its fullest; as designers of apparel, racewear and hardware, as promoters and creators of events and parties, and always, as the purveyors of good times. Find out more at www.thefasthouse.com

MXA FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK

Nothing is more touching than seeing a special father son bond.

Nothing is more touching than seeing a special father son bond.

GET WARMED UP FOR OUTDOORS! WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013 1ST ROUND AT HANGTOWN

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Kenny wishes his mom a Happy Mothers day.

Kenny wishes his mom a Happy Mothers day.

Las Vegas podium. Ryan Villopoto wins the championship while Josh Hill gets his first podium of the year.

Las Vegas podium. Ryan Villopoto wins the championship while Josh Hill gets his first podium of the year.

Davi Millsaps took his wife and kid out to dinner of Mother's day.

Davi Millsaps took his wife and kid out to dinner of Mother’s day.

Chris Blose baking in the Arizona sun while doing some motos on his Z50.

Chris Blose baking in the Arizona sun while doing some motos on his Z50.

The music of champions!

The music of champions!

Adam is popular with the fans.

Adam is popular with the fans.

Is this some kind of world record? Four guys one bike.

Is this some kind of world record? Four guys one bike.

Jason Anderson could not have pulled of the championship without supportive parents.

Jason Anderson could not have pulled of the championship without supportive parents.

James stretches it over a kicker.

James stretches it over a kicker.

MXA FITNESS TIP OF THE WEEK

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With the outrageous premiums and Obamacare in play, the American people are avoiding trips to the doctor like the plague. When people refuse to see a doctor to get treatment due to high costs, we as Americans have a serious problem. People are holding off as long as they can until it is absolutely necessary to get treatment, and for some it will be too late.

So what can we do about it? As much as we need affordable health insurance as a nation, the government is something we can not control. So let’s take control of what is rightfully ours, our bodies. The nation’s state of  health as a whole is lower than ever. How did we get here? Fast food, lack of exercise, overeating and pharmaceutical drugs that just mask the symptoms of disease.

By taking control of our own bodies by consuming plant-based foods and supplementing that with exercise, trips to the doctor office will become few and far between. Veggies are proven to cure and prevent disease. It is always easy to talk the talk. Promising to make changed tomorrow, next week or next year, doesn’t ge the job done. Walking the walk will keep you and your physician more like strangers than constant companions.

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AXO AMERICA 2014 SOCK COLLECTION

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Press release: AXO America is pleased to announce four new unique designs to the 2015 sock collection. With such a high volume of demand of our superior socks, we are eager to introduce the newest additions to the line-up which will include the Argyle, Splinter, Circuit and Propulsion designs. The motocross socks are composed of a special unique blend of high quality materials. They are designed to provide the maximum amount of comfort in all types of riding conditions with additional padding on the toe, heel, and shin. The socks have superior moisture and wicking properties, as well as a ribbed arch and ankle support to minimize friction and unnecessary movement. As the leading brand in MX socks, AXO America is excited to put forth yet another set of styles that are ready to hit the dirt.

One size fits most adults. MSRP is $15 and the socks are now available to purchase at www.axo.com or through any authorized AXO dealer. For more information, please contact AXO America at info@axo.com or call us at 1-877-AXO-RACE.

ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER

 

GLEN HELEN PREVIEW: WHO’S HOT WHO’S NOT

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Mt. Saint Helen’s was intimidating


Last Thursday, Glen Helen hosted a one-hour Pro practice. The riders got to ride the majority of the AMA National track that is going to be used on May 24th at the first round of the AMA Nationals. Every factory team made an appearance to get some testing in before the big day. From my perspective it was a day to put in my two cents about who looks hot and who’s still has some work to do.

 JESSY NELSON

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This will be Jessy Nelson’s third year racing the National’s. With his best finish a 7th as a rookie and a majority of his finishes outside the top ten, this will be a make-it or break-it year for him. How did he look? He was by far the most photogenic for the camera with the best scrubs and style. His speed? Top ten for sure. He has potential for top five.

JAMES STEWART

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With Villopoto out for the season, James has a good chance of taking another title, but only if he can stay on two wheels. He looked great and, like always, has the speed to win races.

MALCOLM STEWART

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Again, Malcolm Stewart will be on a 450. He had one break-out ride at Budds Creek last year—pulling off a fourth. The rest of his results were inside the top 20. Will his results improve from last year? With James as his training partner he has nowhere to go but up. Expect solid top ten finishes from Malcolm.

BRETT METCALFE

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In the past two years, every race that Brett Metcalfe entered has been an 8th or lower in the 450 class. Brett, now filling in for Ryan Villopoto on Factory Kawasaki, has no excuses to get the green machine in the top five consistently.

RYAN DUNGEY

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In the 2013 Nationals Ryan Dungey was on the podium in 12 out of 13 races! That, manfriends, is called consistency–and is what Ryan is known for. Was he the fastest at Glen Helen? No, but he looked good and will hound Stewart for the title.

JUSTIN BARCIA

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Bottom line Justin Barcia goes for it. It just does not look like Justin and his Honda mesh well together. Either Justin needs to change his riding style or Honda needs to cater to Justin’s needs to get on top of the box. Either way it won’t matter in 2015.

JASON ANDERSON

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Jason Anderson has some serious speed, but his aggressive style might make him inconsistent in the long outdoor season. He will be on the box. The question is how many times?

TREY CANARD

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Trey Canard was not holding back. All his cards were on the table at Glen Helen. Canard, like Stewart,  has to stay healthy if he wants to nail down the title.

SHANE MCELRATH

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Honestly, I did not see Shane ride. He was out there the whole day, but he just did not catch my eye. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing. Last year was Shane’s rookie season barely breaking the top 20. He knows what needs to be done.

DARRYN DURHAM

This needs to be Darryn Durham’s time to shine. He had better results in 2012 aboard his privateer Honda than in 2013 when he stepped up to the Pro Circuit team. Do not dare to think I would ever blame a Pro Circuit bike for bad results. The pressure is Darryn alone. Mitch’s machine gives him no excuse for poor results.

WESTON PEICK

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Thank goodness someone finally picked up Weston Peick! I give a round of applause to the RCH team for giving Weston a chance. How did he look? He still looked like he was still getting used to the new machine, but I have confidence he will perform when under pressure. His best finish last year was a fourth. Let’s see if he can pull off a podium on the RCH machine.

CHRISTOPHE POURCEL


The talk of the town, Christophe Pourcel had me fooled. For the majority of the day he was just cruising around looking horrible. I stopped paying attention to him and moved on. Then, at the end of the session, I caught him hit a jump that no one else even attempted. After that, he was on the gas. He looked flawless and incredibly fast. If the Frenchman stays on U.S soil long enough to finish out the series, he will be a Championship contender.

DEAN WILSON

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Dean Wilson is one of the crowd favorites to win the Championship, and rightly so. He was one of the fastest riders on the track hands down. His downfall? His inconsistency.

ZACH BELL

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Oh Zach, all we want you to do is to finish out an entire season. With only three outdoor Nationals under his belt (with his best finish a 14th), Zach needs to pull off some great rides this year. How did he look? Great! He is always fast when he is off the ground.

IVAN TEDESCO

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Ivan  Tedesco is now on the RCH team with Weston Peick. In 2009, Ivan was a consistent top 5 rider—that was 5 years ago. Ivan had good style and speed. Hopefully, he can carry it through the long outdoor season.

JAKE WEIMER

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Jake Weimer looked comfortable on his Factory Kawasaki. Throughout 2012-13 Jake had a sting of top five finishes. By the looks of it he will be keeping that string alive.

MIKE ALESSI

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Well, it is unfortunate that Mike Alessi will not be lining for all of the AMA Nationals this year. He always keeps everyone on their toes. He says that he is going to the Canadian Nationals instead of the American Nationals.

YOU BE THE JUDGE: SEE THE RIDERS AND THE GLEN HELEN NATIONAL TRACK

 

TREY CANARD’S BIKE GETS TORN DOWN AND REBUILT IN 3 MINUTES!

 

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NIHILO CONCEPTS KTM 255SX IGNITION COVER

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Press release: The All New Nihilo Concepts KTM 250SX Billet Ignition Cover is designed as a direct replacement of the OEM plastic part, which is prone to cracking and failure. Nihilo Concepts CNC machined, anodized billet aluminum ignition cover increases strength, rigidity, looks and improves wear resistance.
Features:
CNC machined from 6061 Billet Aluminum
Comes Complete with Gasket
Custom Engraving Available
Fits KTM 250 SX 2009-2014 Two-Stroke
Legal in all AMA and NMA stock class events
Please allow a few days for engraving
Orange Anodized Finish
Link to Website:
www.nihiloconcepts.com/KTM_250_IGNITION_COVER_p/nigc250.htm

MXA TESTS A BIG BORE YZ270F

 

MOTION PRO TECH GLOVES

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Press release:

•    Constructed from durable and washable premium synthetic leather
•    Extended cuff for snug fit and extra wrist protection
•    Reinforced palm with ergonomic padding
•    Perforated palm and fingers for increased ventilation
•    Comfort fit conforms to a variety of hand positions
•    Sleek design for easy maneuvering in tight places
•    For more information on the complete Motion Pro product line please visit www.MotionPro.com

 

MXA BUILDS A SUPER-TRICK KTM 125SX TWO-STROKE

 

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