MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY

Rider: Jeremy McGrath
Year: 2016
Bike: Factory Kawasaki KX450F

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT | GRAHAM EYRE’S 2005 YAMAHA YZ250 INSPIRED BY JODY

“Hi Jody. You inspired an old vet to pull out his YZ250 that I got new in August of 2004 and put on 408 hours on it.

“I cleaned up the ports, opened up the exhaust sub-ports, used a VHM with a 20.60cc chamber, installed a Vforce3 reed block, bolted on a Pro Circuit Works pipe and Ti-2 Shorty, running AV gas.

“I am still running the Kayaba AOS forks but modded to the spec of Terry Hay Shock Treatment in Australia. This setup works great with Applied clamps and Ohlins shock. I used an ARC billet perch and Memlon levers, Hammerhead components, Clarke tank, GYTR complete clutch, Boyesen Supercooler, softer power valve spring from Cisco’s Aus (awesome mod). I love this bike. It offers a smooth strong power that keeps this old vet happy.

“Also thanks for the inspiration and great mag. You do an awesome job and when will pros grace the cover again as Hannah and Barnett used to? Merry Christmas and keep up the good work.” —Cheers Graham Eyre.

Editor’s note: Please keep those submissions coming. If you would like your bike to be featured in the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” please email me at darylecklundmxa@gmail.com. All I ask is that you give a breakdown of your bike and a detailed description of the build. Please also send a few photos of your steed. By submitting your bike for the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” you agree to release all ownership rights to the images and copy to MXA. Please don’t email me spam or try selling me Taylor Swift concert tickets or email me spam. I already celebrate T-Swizzle’s entire collective, and there will be “bad blood” if you send me junk mail. See what I did there? Happy submitting your smoker.

7TH ANNUAL KURT CASELLI RIDE DAY | DECEMBER 14

Press Release:  The Kurt Caselli Foundation will host the 7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day at Fox Raceway in Pala, California on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. The event is for all ages and will have a variety of activities going on throughout the day as well as a vendor row to check out all of the cool new products from your favorite motorcycle companies who support The Kurt Caselli Foundation. Camping will be available and can be reserved when you pre-register for the event. All proceeds will benefit The Kurt Caselli Foundation and help fund the growing list of safety initiatives, projects, and scholarships to protect and support the lives of off-road riders, which can be viewed on our website. Pre-register now at https://give.classy.org/CaselliRideDay2019 to save time with our special VIP entrance line and score a free KC66 gift!

What: The 7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | Gates open at 8:00 AM, Riding: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Fox Raceway | 12799 California Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059
Tickets: $25/person, Kids 12 & Under: Free | Get tickets here!

What You Get By Registering Early:
● VIP Entrance
● Free KC66 Gift (for each paid admission registrant)

Festivities include:
● Riding open from 9 am to 4 pm
● Main Track
● Vet Track
● Off-Road Loop
● Kids-Only Track
● Kids-Only Practice session on the Vet Track
● Stacyc Learn To Ride demos for the kids!
● The Caselli Team Challenge (your chance to team up with a Pro and compete!)
● Presentation of the Spring 2020 Kurt Caselli Scholarship Winner
● Great Raffle Prizes & Giveaways including the Custom 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F KC66 Edition Motorcycle
● Silent Auction with special items from Kurt’s collection
● Camping – can be reserved when you pre-register for the event
● Food, Music, Vendor Row & more!

GET BOTH MOTOCROSS ACTION & DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE & MAKE MONEY ON THE DEAL 

Get both great magazines for only $32.99 Plus TWO $25 Chaparral gift cards!

CHRIS NORTHOVER & OSET BIKES TAKE ON CAEHOPKIN FOREST

LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | EVEL KNIEVEL’S HARLEY DAVIDSON XR750

THE TIM TALES OPENS A DIRT BIKE & OUTDOOR THEMED ONLINE STORE

Press Release: The Tim Tales [www.thetimtales.com] is one of the quirkiest new outdoor adventure stories sites to open this year (if you haven’t read the stories you need to go there immediately). Following interest from fans and media, Tim has now set up an online store with motocross and dirt bike themed T-shirts, Coffee mugs, Phone Cases & more. Check it out at www.inktale.com/timtales!

THE LAST DAYS AT MILESTONE MX | photos by Trevor Nelson

Chase Sexton will be defending his title in 2020 and will race a CRF450 in the outdoor Nationals. 

The 2020 West Coast 250 champ, Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis was also at Milestone with the number 1 plate. 

Justin Cooper and new Star Racing member Shane McElrath. 

It has been said that Brandon Hartranft has been blazing fast at the practice track on his new TLD KTM250SXF ride.  

Cameron Mcadoo has a full-time ride with the Pro Circuit Kawi team for 2020. 

Austin Forkner is healthy and ready for a fresh start in 2020. 

Jett Lawrence tries to dodge the mud. 

Aaron Plessinger will be in his second year on the Factory YZ450F. 

Shane McElrath. 

Another one of Chase. 

PRO CIRCUIT AIRBOOTS

Press Release: Released for 2009-2020 KTM 65 SX, 2018-2019 Husqvarna TC 65 and 2020 KX250 models, Pro Circuit airboots will improve the performance of your Husqvarna, KTM and Kawasaki motorcycles. Designed to optimize the intake track, the Pro Circuit airboot seeks to enhance the “intake wave” so as to increase the airflow into the engine and consequently increasing horsepower.

Here’s your chance to add a product to your Husqvarna, KTM or KX machine that will increase performance
and give off a works look that the OEM airboot never could. www.procircuit.com

MOTO | TRIVIA

Name the rider and year of the photo. Answer at the bottom of the page.

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2020 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

2020 MXA 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

BREAKING NEWS | TM RACING USA AND DE CORSA RACING JOIN FORCES

TM USA and Decorsa Racing  will offer an amateur youth program for 2020. If you looking for a team with a National Setup or are  just looking for help a the Nationals, they have every option for you. If interested please contact Cat Barnes , decorsaracing@gmail.com.

CLASSIC PHOTO

Travis Preston back in 2006 aboard a factory Honda CRF450.


Moto Trivia answer: Japan’s Kohji Ohkawada racing at the Washougal back in the year 2000.

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