MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: BIG NEWS FROM OZ, ITALY AND MINNESOTA, AS MEXICO SAYS “NO MAS”


                                       
MEXICO NO MAS: GRAND PRIX OF MEXICO CANCELED

Jody was third in the Mexican National Supercross Championship 30 years ago, but even he won’t miss the Mexican Grand Prix.

We are shocked. Well, actually we aren’t shocked, but we will be shocked if this is the last Grand Prix to be canceled in 2013. Held together by ticky-tacky tape and built on the premise of building the bank account of the promoters, the foundation of the GPs is weak. Mexico was a mistake the first time, so how did it get on the schedule for a second time? And why was it canceled if it was considered to be good enough to be on the 2013 schedule after the strike and bad press (well, not bad press from the Youthstream propaganda bureau)? When did they know it was going to be canceled? Yesterday? Last week? Four months ago? Russian got the same heave-ho this year and could Qatar really be happy with less spectators than at a Mexican wedding? Laurel and Hardy have nothing on Srb and Luongo.

                                        
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE RESULTS FROM RAYMOND TERRACE

In what was a phenomenal weekend for KTM in AMA Supercross and the FIM World Championships (with victories by Dungey, Musquin, Cairoli and Herlings), Todd Waters also won the orange crew the opening round of the 2013 Australian National Championships. Waters won both 450 motos. Meanwhile in the 250 class, it was a victory for carburetors as Serco Yamaha’s Luke Styke dominated both motos after qualifying on the pole position.

450 class:

1. Todd Waters…75
2. Cody Cooper…60
3. Billy Mackenzie…58
4. Jay Marmont…54
5. Matt Moss…53
6. Tye Simmonds…52
7. Lawson Bopping…50
8. Jake Moss…47
9. Adam Monea…46
10. Ford Dale…43

250 class:
1. Luke Styke…70
2. Josh Cachia…58
3. Kale Makeham…58
4. Luke Clout…55
5. Kade Mosig…53
6. Brock Winston…52
7. Matt Ryan…47
8. Kayne Lamont…46
9. Takeshi Katsuya…44

                                        
ITALIAN 250/450 GRAND PRIX RESULTS

450 class:
1. Tony Cairoli……………….1-1  
2. Ken de Dycker……………4-2
3. Gautier Paulin…………….2-4
4. Clement Desalle…………3-8  
5. Kevin Strijbos……………..6-5  
6. Tommy Searle…………….5-6
7. Max Nagl……………………11-3
8. Xavier Boog………………..8-7
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek….7-10
10. Jonathan Barrgan……..13-9

250 class:
1. Jeffrey Herlings……………1-1  
2. Jordi Tixier………………….2-4
3. Jose Butron………………..6-2  
4. Christophe Charlier……..3-5  
5. Glenn Coldenhoff………..5-6  
6. Dylan Ferrandis…………..8-8     
7. Max Anstie…………………7-9
8. Dean Ferris………………..31-3    
9. Jeremy Seewer………….12-10
10. Alessandro Lupino……16-7

                                        
MINNEAPOLIS SUPERCROSS RESULTS


250 East
1. Marvin Musquin
2. Wil Hahn
3. Blake Wharton
4. Gavin Faith
5. Tyler Bowers
6. Lance Vincent
7. Vince Friese
8. A.J. Catanzaro
9. Steven Clarke
10. Cole Thompson
Other notables:11. Mitch Oldenburg; 12. Jackson Richardson; 13. Daniel Herrlein; 15. Levi Kilbarger; 17. Ozzie Barbaree; 18. Maxx Malatia.

450 CLASS
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Davi Millsaps
4. Justin Barcia
5. Chad Reed
6. Andrew Short
7. Trey Canard
8. Josh Hill
9. Justin Brayton
10. Weston Peick
Other notables: 11. Matt Goerke; 12. Jake Weimer; 13. Broc Tickle; 14. Mike Alessi; 16. Bobby Kiniry; 18. James Stewart; 20. Les Smith.

                                        
WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE VEGAS SUPERCROSS FINALE


Wiseco is giving away two sets of 4 tickets for the Las Vegas Supercross to random Twitter & Facebook followers. 8 Tickets! To sign up, got to Wiseco’s Facebook and “like” them or become a Wiseco follower on Twitter! The drawing will be April 19. www.facebook.com/wisecopistoninc

                                        

                                        
BREAK-OUT GP RIDER ROMAIN FEBVRE BREAKS LEG

Romain Febvre.

Surprising 250 Grand Prix racer Romain Febrve has scored two podiums and sits in third position in 250 World Championship points, but that will be put on hold after Febvre broke his fibula last week. He had surgery to repair the bone and will miss the next 9 weeks.

                                        
MINNEAPOLIS SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

                                        

                                        
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: DO YOU REMEMBER COLT HUMPHREY?

April 14…Buddy Antunez 1973

April 14…Chris Brown 1967


April 16…Damien Plotts 1974
April 16…Keith R. Johnson 1979
April 16…Shaun Kalos 1971
April 16…Branden Jesseman 1982


April 18…Jim Holley 1961
April 18…Colt Humphrey 1983


April 19…Larry Ward 1970

                                        
JUST A WARNING ABOUT HOW COMPLEX MOTORCYCLE FORKS CAN BECOME

Check out these Ohlins road race forks with three reservoirs and electric connections. They cost more than your current bike.

                                        
OUTAKES FROM THE GLEN HELEN DOUBLE WEEKEND: TROY LEE RACE & WORLD SMOKER

Glen Helen’s double weekend consisted of a Troy Lee-sponsored race on Saturday and the World Two-Stroke race on Sunday. Christian Craig (59) and Jessy Nelson (36) raced on Saturday.
Photo: Mark Chilson


Troy Lee (25) likes to race and since he knew the sponsors of Saturday’s REM race, he spun a few laps.
Photo: Dan Alamangos


MXA has been busy testing a 2013 TM 144MX for an upcoming issue. We raced it in several classes on both Saturday and Sunday. Here, Dan Almangos is in the saddle.
Photo: Ernie Becker


MXA’s Dennis Stapleton (184) glances back to see what fellow 250 Pro Austin Howell (83) is doing at the World Two-Stroke Championship.
Photo: Mark Chilson


New Englander Austin Squires (711) raced both days of the double on his 2003 Honda CR250.
Photo: Dan Alamangos


Swede Fredrik Noren gets about 100 feet closer to Sweden by flying out of the back of the REM track towards the front. Noren will be doing the AMA 450 Nationals. 
Photo: Dan Alamangos


Jon Rice (192) is the grandson of famous 1960’s racer “John R” Rice. Obviously, Jon Rice is also close enough with Jody to borrow parts from him for his YZ250.
 Photo: Mark Chilson

                                        
VIDEO: 2013 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        
WHO’S WHO IN THE AUSSIE NATIONAL ZOO

Billy Mackenzie.

The Australian Nationals started this weekend at Raymond Terrace in New South Wales, and with reigning 2012 450 champion Josh Coppins and superstar Ben Townley retiring from the sport, 2013 will be wide open.
  Luke Styke and Todd Waters are the new stars of Aussie Motocross.

450 CLASS:

Lawson Bopping…Yamaha
Billy Mackenzie…Yamaha


Jay Marmont…Kawasaki
Adam Monea…Kawasaki


Todd Waters…KTM


Kirk Gibbs…KTM
Cody Cooper…Suzuki


Matt Moss…Suzuki
Daniel McCoy…Honda
Ford Dale…Honda
Cody Mackie…Zero Seven Kawasaki
Jake Moss…Campbell Mining Suzuki


Tye Simmonds…Berry Sweet Yamaha
Sam Duncanson…Case Construction Yamaha
Dean Porter…Full Force Honda

250 CLASS

Geran Stapleton…Raceline Suzuki 
Ryan Marmont..Raceline Suzuki
Josh Cachia…Honda
Kade Mosig…Zero Seven Kawasaki


Luke Styke…Serco Yamaha
Luke Clout…Serco Yamaha
Dylan Long…KTM
Kayne Lamont…KTM
Luke Wilson…Jetpilot Kawasaki
Steve Duncanson…Yamaha
Takeshi Katsuya…Full Force Honda
Keiron Hall…Full Force Honda
Zak Brown…Full Force Honda

                                        
MOTO GP’S JORGE LORENZO’S SPANISH SECTOR WATCH COMMERCIAL

                                        
IS THE EPA PUSHING FOR DIESEL MOTORCYCLES?

According to the Motorcycle Industry Council the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is actively suggesting that the motorcycle manufacturers convert 75 percent of motorized cycles to clean diesel power by 2017. The EPA statement said that manufacturers should consider particulate filters, high-pressure injection systems and more fuel efficient vehicles. The EPA is famous for scaring industries into making changes with possible threats of legislation. It’s not hard to remember when the EPA made noises about dirt bikes?sending the manufacturers into a tizzy about making four-stroke motocross bikes?even though “competition machines” are exempt from the EPA’s limits.

                                        
BUBBA’S NIGHT AT THE  HOUSTON SUPERCROSS…FROM PRACTICE TO THE POST-MORTEM
 
                                        
2013 SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: CBS IS CODE FOR “NOT LIVE”

Date…………Event………………….TV network…………Time
Apr. 21….Seattle……………CBS/Speed…….12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Apr. 27….Salt Lake………..Speed…………….9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
May 4……Las Vegas………Speed……………10:00 p.m. (Eastern)

                                        
LOOKING FOR A BIG-BORE DIRT BIKE? HOW ABOUT A 1500CC FLAT FOUR

                                        
2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCOREBOARD

DATE          CITY                        450SX                        250SX
Jan. 5 ? Anaheim 1………..Davi Millsaps……..Eli Tomac
Jan. 12 ? Phoenix………….Justin Barcia………Eli Tomac
Jan. 19 ? Anaheim II………Ryan Villopoto……Eli Tomac
Jan. 26 ? Oakland………….Ryan Villopoto……Ken Roczen
Feb. 2 ? Anaheim III……….Ryan Dungey……..Ken Roczen
Feb. 9 ? San Diego………..Davi Millsaps……..Eli Tomac
Feb. 16 ? Arlington…………Ryan Villopoto……Dean Wilson
Feb. 23 ? Atlanta……………James Stewart…..Wil Hahn
Mar. 2 ?  St. Louis…………..Ryan Villopoto……Wil Hahn
Mar. 9 ? Daytona…………….Ryan Villopoto……Marvin Musquin
Mar. 16 ? Indianapolis……..Ryan Villopoto……Marvin Musquin
Mar. 23 ? Toronto……………Ryan Villopoto…….Marvin Musquin
Apr. 6 ? Houston…………….Ryan Villopoto…….Blake Wharton
Apr. 13 ? Minneapolis……..Ryan Dungey……….Marvin Musquin
Apr. 20 ? Seattle……………??
Apr. 27 ? Salt Lake………..??
May 4 ? Las Vegas………..??
Points leaders: 450?Ryan Villopoto, 250 West?Ken Roczen, 250 East?Wil Hahn

                                        
AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

((After 14 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)……….299
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)………..277
3. Davi Millsaps (Suz)………….276
4. Justin Barcia (Hon)………….220
5. Chad Reed (Hon)…………….212
6. Trey Canard (Hon)…………..199
7. Andrew Short (KTM)………..177
8. James Stewart (Suz)……….174
9. Justin Brayton (Yam)………..149
10. Broc Tickle (Suz)……………141
Other notables: 11. Matt Goerke (139); 13. Mike Alessi (92); 14. Weston Peick (74); 15. Josh Hill (63); 17. Bobby Kiniry (50).

                                        
AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 8 of 9 races)
1. Wil Hahn (Hon)…………………178
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)………173
3. Blake Wharton (Suz)…………153
4. Vince Friese (Hon)……………103
5. Gavin Faith (Hon)……………..100
6. Dean Wilson (Kaw)……………87
7. Cole Thompson…………………83
8. Kyle Peters (Hon)………………78
9. Jeremy Martin (Yam)………….71
10. Justin Hill (Kaw)……………….68
Other notables: 11. Lance Vincent (66); 12. Jimmy Decotis (66);  13. A.J. Cantazaro (62); 15. P.J. Larsen (54); 19. Zach Bell (37); 21. Tyler Bowers (34); 34. Austin Coon (3).

                                        
AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

(After 6 of 9 races)
1. Ken Roczen (KTM)…………..138
2. Eli Tomac (Hon)……………….121
3. Cole Seely (Hon)………………95
4. Jason Anderson (Suz)……….88
5. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)…….83
6. Martin Davalos (Kaw)…………82
7. Zach Osborne (Hon)…………..82
8. Joey Savatgy (KTM)…………..62
9. Christian Craig (Hon)………….62
10. Jessy Nelson (Hon)………….60
Other notables: 11. Tyla Rattray (58); 12. Austin Politelli (57); 14. Malcolm Stewart (46); 16. Ryan Sipes (31); 18. Jake Canada (21).

                                        
250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 4 of 18 races)
1. Jeffrey Herlings……….200
2. Jordi Tixier………………141
3. Glenn Coldenhoff…….128
4.Jose Butron……………..111
5. Christophe Charlier….107
6. Romain Febvre………..98
7. Max Anstie………………98
8. Dean Ferris……………..89
9. Jake Nicholls……………82
10. Mel Pocock……………77

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

(After 4 of 18 races)
1. Tony Cairoli…………….192
2. Ken De Dycker……….155
3. Clement Desalle……..149
4. Gautier Paulin…………148
5. Kevin Strijbos………….120
6. Tommy Searle…………118
7. Rui Goncalves…………89
8. Evgeny Bobryshev……87
9. Xavier Boog…………….83
10. Max Nagl……………….75

                                        
450 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 1 of 10 races)
1. Todd Waters……….75
2. Cody Cooper………60
3. Billy Mackenzie…..58
4. Jay Marmont………54
5. Matt Moss………….53
6. Tye Simmonds……52
7. Lawson Bopping….50
8. Jake Moss………….47
9. Adam Monea………46
10. Ford Dale………….43

                                        
250 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 1 of 10 races)
1. Luke Styke………….70
2. Josh Cachia………..58
3. Kale Makeham…….58
4. Luke Clout…………..55
5. Kade Mosig…………53
6. Brock Winston……..52
7. Matt Ryan……………47
8. Kayne Lamont……..46
9. Takeshi Katsuya…..44
10. Geran Stapleton…43

                                        
WORLD MX3 POINTS STANDINGS

(After 1 of 11 races)
1. Gert Krestinov………47
2. Mike Kras…………….45
3. Filip Neugebauer…..42
4. Klemen Gercar……..34
5. Kasper Lynggaard…34
6. Timur Muratov………28
7. Santtu Tiainen………28
8. Ludvig Soderberg….23
9. Lukasz Lonka……….23
10. Martin Michek……..22

                                        
WORLD SIDECAR MX POINTS STANDINGS

(After 1 of 14 races)
1. Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart….50
2. Valentin Giraud / Nicolas Musset…………….42
3. Janis Daiders / Lauris Daiders………………..38
4. Maris Rupeiks / Haralds Kurpnieks………….33
5. Henrik Soderqvist / Tim Gustavsson………..29
6. Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain……………29
7. Andy Burgler / Martin Betschart………………28
8. Marcel Grondman / Christian Verhagen……24
9. Daniel Millard / Joe Millard……………………..22
10. Jan Visscher / Jeroen Visscher……………..22

                                        
WORLD WOMEN’S POINTS STANDINGS

(After 1 of 7 races)
1. Chiara Fontanesi………50
2. Meghan Rutledge……..44
3. Natalie Kane…………….40
4. Steffi Laier………………..36
5. Larissa Papenmeier…..32
6. Jessica Moore…………..28
7. Nancy Van De Ven…….27
8. Britt van der Wekken….26
9. Nicky van Wordragen…24
10. Nina Klink……………….22

                                        
WHAT’S LEFT? 2013 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE & EVERY OTHER IMPORTANT DATE

April 20…Seattle, WA
April 27…Salt Lake City, UT
May 4…Las Vegas, NV

2013 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18…Hangtown, CA
May 25…Lakewood, CO
June 1…Muddy Creek, TN
June 8…Mt. Morris, PA
June 22…Budds Creek, MD
June 29…Southwick, MA
July 6…Red Bud, MI
July 20…Washougal, WA
July 27…Millville, MN
August 10…Unadilla, NY
August 17…Tooele, UT
August 24…Lake Elsinore, CA

2013 250/450 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 21…Bulgaria
May 5…Portugal
May 19…Brazil
May 26…Mexico (canceled)
June 9…France
June 16…Italy
June 30…Sweden
July 7…Latvia
July 14…Finland
July 28…Germany
August 4…Czech Republic
August 18…Belgium
August 25…Great Britain
September 8…Belgium

2013 FIM MX3 MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 5…Bulgaria
May 26…Ukraine    
June 2…Croatia   
June 9…Slovenia    
June 16…Italy
July 21…Ukraine
Aug 4…Brazil   
August 25…Great Britain    
September 1…Czech Republic    
September 8…Slovakia    

2013 WMX WOMEN’S NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18…Hangtown, CA
June 8…Mt. Morris, PA
June 29…Southwick, MA

2013 FIM WOMEN’S WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 2…Croatia    
June 9…Slovenia    
June 16…Italy    
August 25…Great Britain    
September 1…Czech Republic    
September 8…Slovakia    

2013 FIM SIDECAR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19…Ukraine
May 26…Germany
June 9…Czech Republic
June 16…Holland
June 23…Belgium
July 7…France
July 21…Germany
August 4…Estonia
August 11…Latvia
August 18…Switzerland
September 8…France
September 15…Germany
September 22…Belgium

2013 AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 28…Murray Bridge, SA
May 5…Wonthaggi, VIC
May 19…Broadford, VIC
June 2…Conondale, QLD
July 14…Appin, NSW
July 28…Hervey Bay, QLD
August 11…Swan Hill, VIC
August 25…Toowoomba, QLD
September 1…Coolum, QLD

2013 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS) SERIES
April 19-21…Hurricane, UT
May 10-12…Surprise, AZ
July 12-14…Pala, CA
August 9-11…Glen Helen, CA
September 20-22…Honey Lake, CA
October 11-13…Taft, CA

2013 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS
July 19-21, 2013…Lexington, OH

2013 NMA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 21-26…Norman, OK

2013 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3, 2013…Hurricane Mills, TN

2013 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
September 29, 2013…Teutschenthal, Germany

2013 WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 2-3, 2013…Glen Helen, CA

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