MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY

Rider: Levi Sherwood
Date: February 6, 2016
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: JACKPOT! BRAND NEW 2007 RM250 FIND IN DENMARK

Brand new 2007 Suzuki RM250 found.

The barn find off the year, strange things shows up in Denmark. Our friend Christian in Denmark has a friend, Peter Asmussen who came across a brand spanking new, zero hour, 2007 Suzuki RM250. Some guy bought the bike 10 years ago and never used it. He never even started it. There is nothing special about the bike besides its lived in a time capsule for the last ten years and finally got to hit the dirt.

2017 ERZBERG RODEO EXTREME GALLERY

1500 riders enter the Erzberg Rodeo with 500 riders qualifying to start the race at the bottom of the Erzberg mine. 

Jonny Walker maneuvers his way through the exhausting Carl’s Diner rock section. 

Rocks, rock and more rocks. It is a shock so many people sign up for such a punishing race where only a handful finish.

American Cody Webb had a rough beginning at the start of the race, but had a good end reaching 3rd position at the finish. 

The Iron Giant is massive. 

SEE THE EXTREME ACTION OF THE 2017 ERZBERG RODEO

2017 ERZBERG RODEO RESULTS

The 2017 Erzberg Rodeo podium from left to right: Graham Jarvis, Alfredo Gomez, Cody Webb.

  1. Alfredo Gómez (KTM) 2h 17m 6s
  2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) +3m 22s
  3. Cody Webb (KTM) +5m 4s
  4. Wade Young (Sherco) +9m 31s
  5. Jonny Walker (KTM) +10m 41s
  6. Paul Bolton (KTM) +15m 53s
  7. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) +18m 24s
  8. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) +24m 47s
  9. Mario Roman (Sherco) +30m 20s
  10. Travis Teasdale (KTM) +34m 6s

WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW IS UP TO

We had two Yamaha YZ125’s built up by Tom Morgan Racing. One was made into a 134cc and the other a 144cc. Look for a full test of these two bikes in a future issue of MXA. 

Here is Chief MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton riding the YZ144. 

Brian Muscutt threw down on the YZ134.

We don’t do much with minibikes, but every once in a while there is the exception. The Bud Racing TC65 is that exception. We will be testing it in the next few weeks. 

RACE TEAM SECRETS: A WORLD OF FRAMES


Believe it or not, there’s a storage room at the JGRMX headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, full of old race parts. One of the racks is jam packed with Yamaha race frames. The race team is very thorough in everything they do, which is why they held on to frames dating back to 2009. Each frame is marked with various details. From the model year to the rider, race series, coatings and more, each frame tells a story. How about the mirror-like finish on the frame in the upper right in this photo? Way cool.


On the other side of the rack are, you guessed it, more frames. Through the years JGRMX has experimented with a variety of powder coating colors on their frames. That much is evident by the black and white frames seen in this picture. You can actually purchase these frames through JGRMX’s retail site. Check out the offerings here.

MXA PRODUT SPOTLIGHT: POLISPORT PLASTICS FOLDABLE LIFT BIKE STAND


“Putting a bike on the stand is now easier than ever with the Polisport Foldable Lift Bike Stand. Along with a metal-reinforced design that will hold up to 440 pounds, this plastic stand features an integrated foot pedal that allows the user to elevate a bike with minimal effort. A Pin-Lock System ensures safety while the stand is raised while the anti-slip rubber top prevents sliding and grips the bike frame. The built-in handle makes transport easy and comfortable, while the folding design saves space to and from a day of riding. The Foldable Lift Stand comes pre-assembled and is offered in 6 different colors. This space-saving stand is both strong and fully functional, and can make any garage look like a factory race shop.” – Polisport’s Helder Tavares. Price: $119.99 Website: www.polisport.com

THE SIMPLEST WAY TO HAVE CONSISTENTLY LONGER MOTOS

PHOTO FROM THE PAST: STEPHANE RONCADA 2001

France’s Stephane Roncada only finished outside the top 10 twice in the 2001 Supercross season to finish the season 7th overall in points. 

2017-18 RACE SCHEDULES: BE THERE OR BE SQUARE

2018 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE

Jan. 6…… Anaheim, CA…… Angel Stadium
Jan. 13…… Houston, TX…… NRG Stadium
Jan. 20…… Anaheim, CA…… Angel Stadium
Jan. 27…… Glendale, AZ…… U. of Phoenix Stadium
Feb. 3…… Oakland, CA…… Oakland Aameda Coliseum
Feb. 10…… San Diego, CA…… Petco Park
Feb. 17…… Arlington, TX…… AT&T Stadium
Feb. 24…… Tampa, FL…… Raymond James Stadium
Mar. 3…… Atlanta, GA…… Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mar. 10…… Daytona, FL…… Daytona Intl. Speedway
Mar. 17…… St. Louis, MO…… Dome at America’s Center
Mar. 24…… Indianapolis, IN…… Lucas Oil Stadium
Apr. 7…… Seattle, WA…… Centurylink Field
Apr. 14…… Minneapolis, MN…… U.S. Bank Stadium
Apr. 21…… Foxborough, MA…… Gillette Stadium
Apr. 28…… Salt Lake City, UT…… Rice-Eccles Stadium
May 5…… Las Vegas, NV…… Sam Boyd Stadium

2017 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

May 20…Hangtown…Sacramento, CA
May 27…Glen Helen…San Bernardino, CA
June 3…Thunder Valley…Lakewood, CO
June 17…High Point…Mount Morris, PA
June 24…Muddy Creek…Blountville, TN
July 1…Red Bud…Buchanan, MI
July 8…Southwick…Southwick, MA
July 22…Spring Creek…Millville, MN
July 29…Washougal…Washougal, WA
August 12…Unadilla…New Berlin, NY
August 19…Budds Creek…Mechanicsville, MD
August 26…Ironman…Crawfordsville, IN
www.promotocross.com/mx/tickets to buy tickets

2017 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

February 25…Losail…Qatar
March 5…Pangkal Pinang…Indonesia
March 19…Neuquen…Argentina
April 2…Leon…Mexico
April 16…Trentino…Italy
April 23…Valkenswaard…The Netherlands
May 7…Kegums…Latvia
May 21…Teutschenthal…Germany
May 28…Ernee…France
June 11…Orlyonok…Russia
June 25…Ottobiana…Italy
July 2…Agueda…Portugal
July 23…Loket…Czech Republic
August 6…Lommel…Belgium
August 13…Frauenfeld…Switzerland
August 20…Uddevalla…Sweden
September 3…Gainesville…USA
September 10…Assen…The Netherlands
September 17…Villars sous Ecot…France

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