MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IF ROCZEN DOESN’T RISE TO THE OCCASION, IT WILL BE ALL OVER

TEAM USA TO SIT OUT 2021 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS?

When the European Union  recommended to its 27 member countries that they should reinstate travel restrictions on Americans travelers, citing soaring coronavirus infections rates in the the United States as the reason, Team USA reevaluated their travel plans to the MXDN. Adding to the situation, Justin Barcia suffered a bad concusssion and has not raced for several weeks and Chase Sexton suffered a medical issue with his spleen that forced him to sit out the Pala National.

Roger DeCoster.

Team USA manager Roger DeCoster said that Team USA will race the MXDN in 2022.

• MOTO-MATH FOR THIS WEEK’S AMA 450 NATIONAL

Championships are won by the rider who collects the most point over the 12-race series. A perfect score would be 600 points for a rider who won every moto. Each moto plays 25 points to the winner, 22 points to second place, 20 points to third, 18 points to fourth and 16 points to fifth (after fifth place the points are paid in one-point increments with 15 points for sixth place down to one point for 20th place). With two races left, Pala and Hangtown, there are only 100 points left to be earned. Here is how the riders stand with two to go.

1. DYLAN FERRANDIS — 439 POINTS

From a mathematical standpoint Dylan has the 2021 AMA 450 National Motocross Championship in the bag. Although there are a few caveats: (1) He can’t fail a Covid-19  test before Pala. If he does, he will be forced to sit out the race. (2) He must avoid getting hurt in timed qualifying at Pala, because Qualifying does not pay any points and it is conceiveable that if he couldn’t race Pala, his points lead over Ken Roczen could be whittle down to a tie at Hangtown. Which would mean that the first 11 races didn’t mean anything, and the 450 title would be decided in a one-race showdown.

2. KEN ROCZEN — 389 POINTS

If Ken wants to keep his slim title hopes alive he has to beat Dylan Ferrandis at Pala. If Ken doesn’t earn at least one point more than Dylan this Saturday, then Dylan doesn’t even have to show up at Hangtown to be named the 2021 AMA Champion. How so? Ken’s 389 points is exactly 50 points behind Dylan’s 439 (and 50 points is exactly what is paid to a rider who goes 1-1). Ken Roczen is on the cusp of being eliminated from the 450 title chase if he loses a little as one point to Dylan at Pala. Every place that Ken beats Dylan by at Pala would give him a mathematical shot of stealing the 450 crown at Hangtown—assuming that Ferrandis takes the wrong freeway on Saturday morning and ends up in Nevada instead of Hangtown.

3. ELI TOMAC — 368 POINTS

Eli Tomac is 71 points behind Dylan Ferrandis in the title chase and 21 points adrift of Ken Roczen. Remember there are only 100 points up for grabs, and even if Eli could go 1-1 at Pala, the 50 points would not get him close to Ferrandis given that Dylan’s average moto score is 22 points per moto and he scored more than 40 points in 9 out of ten races so far in 2021. On Dylan’s worst points day, Millville, he still earned him 38 points—so if we extrapolated that Dylan matched his worst day at Pala and Eli won both motos, Eli would only gain 12 points and would still be 59 points behind heading to Hangtown—and 59 points isn’t enough to be in contention at the final round.

4. CHASE SEXTON — 342 POINTS

Chase Sexton is 97 points behind Dylan Ferrandis with only 100 points left in the season, if he could go 1-1 at Pala and Ferrandis DNF’ed both motos, Chase would go to Hangtown 47 points adrift. Chase’s title chances only work in a “Twilight Zone”-style scenario. How so? A four-moto sweep at Pala and Hangtown would give Chase a points total of 442 points to Dylan Ferrandis’s 439 points (if Ferrandis scored no points at either race). But that is very unlikely. For math’s sake, if Chase won four motos in a row and Dylan went an unimaginable 20-19 at Hangtown, the Frenchman would still be the 2021 AMA 450 Champion because Dylan would earn three points for the day and tie Chase—Dylan would then win the tiebreaker based on most wins.

• 20 YEAR OF AMA 450 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS TOTALS

Ricky Carmichael.

There have been three perfect 600-point seasons in AMA Motocross history; Ricky Carmichael in 2002 and 2004 and James Stewart in 2008. Ricky also came within 6 points of having a third perfect season when he scored 594 points in 2005. Conversely, 2020 450 Champion Zach Osborne won the 450 title with the least points of any Champion in the last 20 years when he only score 355 points—although there were only nine races that year and Zach won four of the nine.

AMA 450 CHAMPIONSHIPS POINTS (2001-2021)
2001 …Ricky Carmichael…490
2002 …Ricky Carmichael…600
2003 …Ricky Carmichael…529
2004 …Ricky Carmichael…600
2005 …Ricky Carmichael…594
2006 …Ricky Carmichael…539
2007 …Grant Langston…439
2008 …James Stewart…600
2009 …Chad Reed…481
2010 …Ryan Dungey…543
2011 …Ryan Villopoto…526
2012 …Ryan Dungey…580
2013 …Ryan Villopoto…563
2014 …Ken Roczen…532
2015 …Ryan Dungey…547
2016 …Ken Roczen…584
2017 …Eli Tomac…470
2018 …Eli Tomac…523
2019 …Eli Tomac…463
2020 …Zach Osborne…355

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 3DP MOTO YZ450F/YZ250 INTAKE SCOOP


There are several different Yamaha YZ250F/YZ450F enlarged airbox scoops for sale that increase airflow. The come with prices in the $300 range out of carbon fiber, but 3DPmoto wanted to build a 3D-printed air scoop that didn’t cost hundreds of dollars. So they built a scoop that comes pre-assembled on a new OEM Yamaha airbox cover, complete with all gaskets and mounting hardware for a tool-free installation. It enlarges the stock airbox and is made from a semi-flexible material and designed to be as minimally invasive as possible for the rider.

It ensures that more air reaches your air filter and keeps the aesthetic lines of the bike intact. The front of the intake scoop comes with molded-in rock shield, which can be cut away if more airflow is desired. The retail price is $85.00 (which includes a new OEM Yamaha airbox cover, so you can switch back and forth). Plus, for $90.00 you can have the scoop customized with your name and number molded in. The air scoops are available in either black or blue plastic. For more info go to www.3dpmoto.com or drop them an email at info@3dpmoto.com.

• THIS WEEK AT MXA: THE NEW 2022 HONDA CRF250 VS THE OLD 2021 HONDA CRF250

• 2021 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS HEADING TO PALA ON SEPT. 4

Aaron Plessinger tried to race at Crawfordville last Saturday but was too beat up from his Budds Creek loopout and pulled out of the second moto on the warm-up lap. Amazingly enough four of the top ten in the 450 class were missing from the Crawfordville results.

450 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 11 of 12 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…486
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…424
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…415
4. Chase Sexton (Hon)…342
5. Cooper Webb (KTM)…316
6. Christian Craig (Yam)…258
7. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…240
8. Joey Savatgy (KTM)…240
9. Justin Barcia, (Gas)…239
10. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…232

Believe it or not, Honda’s Hunter Lawrence went 12-9 at Crawfordsville and actually moved up to third in the 250 National standings. How is that possible? Jeremy Martin crashed out, breaking his wrist and earning no points.

250 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 11 of 12 rounds)
1. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…414
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…403
3. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…319
4. Jeremy Martin (Yam)…307
5. RJ Hampshire (Hus)…300
6. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…262
7. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…218
8. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…195
9. Michael Mosiman (Gas)…189
9. Max Vohland (KTM)…182

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250F

• 2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE—TEN DOWN, TWO TO GO

Justin Barcia suffered a concussion a couple weeks ago and has missed two Nationals, but he’s still in the top ten and is one of only five riders to win a 450 National (Millville) in 2021.

Venue                                                                       450                                        250
May 29…Pala, CA………………………Dylan Ferrandis……………Jett Lawrence
June 5….Thunder Valley, CO………Ken Roczen…………………..Justin Cooper
June 19…Mt. Morris, PA…………….Dylan Ferrandis…………….Jalek Swoll
July 3…Red Bud, MI………………….Dylan Ferrandis…………….R.J. Hampshire
July 10…Southwick, MA…………….Dylan Ferrandis…………….Hunter Lawrence
July 17….Millville, MN……………….Justin Barcia…………………Jeremy Martin
July 24….Washougal, WA…………..Chase Sexton………………..Jeremy Martin
Aug. 14…Unadilla, NY………………..Ken Roczen…………………..Jett Lawrence
Aug. 21…Budds Creek, MD………….Dylan Ferrandis……………Jeremy Martin
Aug. 28…Crawfordsville, IN………..Eli Tomac……………………..Jett Lawrence
Sept. 4…Pala, CA
Sept.11…Hangtown, CA
450 points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 points leader…Jett Lawrence

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: “PRO-BOOT MX” REMEDIAL BOOT REPAIR

Note the big tear in the toe box area of this brand-new boot.

Although you only think of Pro-Boot MX as a company that resoles well-used Motocross boots, they recently came upon a boot that had a bad luck story. Pro-Boot MX’s Randy Nagel got a brand-new Gaerne SG12 boot from a guy who ran his foot into something that split the metal toe cap in two and tore a hole through the side of the boot. Luckily, he didn’t get hurt. He sent the boot to Pro-Boot MX, not to have the brand-new soles replaced, but to see if they could do something about the big tear in the toe box.

After the repair, the boot is good to go.

Randy glued the inner padding back together, welded up the crack and color matched the area with a flexible bonding material. The Pro-Boot MX repair looked pretty good, especially for a new boot that looked like it’s effective lifespan was only one ride. Total cost including a new toe cap and the repair was under $50.00 (plus return shipping). So, if you have a run-in with a footpeg or your kickstarter gouges your boot, don’t throw it away, send it to www.pro-bootmx.com or call (507) 534-1247.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX450

MXA PRO RIDER GEAR BAG: DEAN WILSON

At Motocross Action, we like to keep up to date with whatever the top Pros are wearing and the next best thing gear manufacturers have to offer. This is why we bring you MXA’s Pro Rider Gear Bag, an in-depth look at what threads and protection the fastest racers in the world are wearing. We break down the pricing of each individual item featured on the rider as well as links so that if you want to look like your favorite rider, you can.

Dean Wilson is one of the toughest 450 riders on the premier class as he’s often faced with challenges most would deem too much and drop out of the races. Dean took a small break from High Point but he’s back now at the races. So take a closer look at the gear he wears as he’s the premier O’Neal gear rider.

Dean Wilson has had a challenging beginning to the 2021 outdoors season and finally pulled out to deal with his Epstein-Barr virus last weekend.

JERSEY: Hardwear Air Slam Jersey Black/White
Price: $54.99
Sizes: S-XXL

PANT: Hardwear Air Slam Pant Black/White
Price: $189.99
Sizes: 28-42

GLOVES: Mayhem Rider Glove Red/Gray
Price: $32.99
Sizes: 8 – 12

Alpinestars Limited Edition Angel 21 Tech 10 boots are sold out online, but you may be able to find them at a dealer. 

HELMET: SUPERTECH M10 SOLID HELMET
Price: $575.95
Sizes: XS-XXL

BOOTS: LIMITED EDITION ANGEL 21 TECH 10 BOOT
Price: $649.95
Sizes: 8 – 12

GOGGLES: 100% ARMEGA GOGGLES
Price: $90-$100

Even the water bottle (far right) has a 15 on it.

SUPPLIER CONTACTS:

O’Neal: www.oneal.com  or (805) 426-3300
Alpinestars: www.alpinestars.com or (800) 409-0903
100%: www.100percent.com  or  (619) 876-4202

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HONDA CRF250

THE SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF MXA IS OUT? SUBSCRIBE! IT IS THE BEST DEAL IN THE SPORT!

The September 2021 issue of MXA is awesome. Not only did we build a GasGas MC 450F Factory Edition—with the sole goal of not using a boatload of Power Parts accessories, we also built a 44-horsepower KTM 150SX. Well, actually, we had Mitch Payton build the engine for us, but we took it to the World Two-Stroke Championship and holeshot both 125 Pro motos (yes, 150s are legal in the 125 class at the World Two-Stroke Championship). Then, we tested a 2022 TM 112MX SuperMini, while revealing photos of the 2022 Kawasaki KX112 SuperMini a few pages earlier. We interviewed Jammin’ Jimmy Weinert, had Mitch Payton explain the hoops that Pro Circuit had to jump through to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic and, as the ultimate kicker, we had Josh Mosiman join the U.S. Air Force so we could get our hands on an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a test ride—see the photo below of Josh and his two favorite machines.

MXA’s Josh Mosiman getting ready to switch rides from the KTM 125SX to F-16 Fighting Falcon.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 150SX TWO-STROKE

MXA TEAM TESTED: WORKS CONNECTION SHORTY FORK BLEEDERS

As you ride your bike across rough ground, the movement of the fork creates friction. The byproduct of the friction is heat. If you don’t believe us, reach down and grab your fork leg with your bare hand after a moto. The fork tubes will be hot—although on an air fork, the oil leg of the fork will be hotter than the air side. All this heat makes the air inside your fork tubes expand. And when air pressure rises inside a closed container, such as a fork leg, it resists being compressed. The hotter your forks get, the stiffer they become.

Now, you may think that since your bike has coil-spring forks, your bike is not affected by the expansion of hot air. Wrong! All forks, whether they are air forks or coil-spring forks, are air forks. There has to be an air chamber in all fork designs to compensate for the collapsing movement of the forks. And that air chamber, when it gets hot, will make your forks stiffer. How much stiffer? It depends on the ambient air temperature, the roughness of the track, the rider’s weight and his speed, but 4 to 5 psi on a WP air fork is a ballpark number.

After a long, tough moto, your forks will be considerably stiffer than they were when the moto started. If you don’t bleed the expanded air out of the forks before your next moto, they are going to get a lot stiffer. Every manufacturer puts a bleed screw on the top of the fork caps to allow the rider to release the trapped air with a screwdriver or a #20 Torx driver. Bleeding your forks should be high on your must-do list between motos, but you can make the job a lot easier by installing Works Connection’s Shorty push-button air bleeders. They allow built-up air pressure to escape with the touch of a finger. Not serious problem, but there can occasionally be a small amount of oil mist when the air pressure is released.

Here is the simple three-step installation procedure. (1) Never put air in or bleed air out of your forks with the front wheel on the ground. Why? When the front wheel is on the ground, the weight of the motorcycle collapses the fork legs a small amount, which in turn changes the volume of the air chamber. (2) Take the time to clean the top of your fork caps before removing the old air-bleeder screws. Once you have the old bleeder screws out, you can simply thread the Works Connection push-button bleeders in. They have an O-ring to seal against any oil leaks. Don’t over-tighten the bleeders; they have a very small thread size and can break. (3) Position the push-button fork bleeders so they can be reached easily and where they are protected from roost and errant wrenches. This can be complicated by the handlebars, handguards and bar pads.

As you would expect, not every fork manufacturer uses the same size or thread pitch on its stock bleed screws. On the current crop of 2021 450cc motocross bikes, there are three different bleed-screw types. WP forks use Works Connection’s 26-330 part number, Honda and Kawasaki the 26-321, while Yamaha and Suzuki need the 26-320 part.

DIGITS? $24.95www.worksconnection.com or (530) 642-9488.

MXA RATING: The world does not revolve around how quickly you can get the excess air pressure out of your forks; it revolves around whether or not you actually let the air out. The choice between digging in your toolbox for a tool or pressing a button should be fairly obvious.

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• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HUSQVARNA TC125 TWO-STROKE

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: HANG TEN MOTOCROSS SOCKS

Hang Ten Surfwear was an early supporter of the sport of motocross. The sponsored the USGP at Carlsbad and made their own brand of motocross socks. They even went to the extent of embroidering the Hang Ten logo inside the sock so that when you rolled the socks over your boot, as was the fashion in the early 1970s, it would read perfectly.

MXA VIDEO: 2022 KTM 250SXF VIDEO TEST

• WHO’S WHO IN THE 2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADING TO TURKEY ON SEPTEMBER 5

Jeffrey Herlings (84) managed to race through his broken scapula scare and is fifth in 450 GP points. But 43 points is nothing with 11 races left.

2021 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(after 8 of 18 races)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…310
3. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…257
2. Jorge Prado (KTM)…297
4. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…284
5. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…274
6. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…234
7. Pauls Jonass (Gas)…200
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)…197
9. Alessandro Lupino (KTM)…157
10. Ben Watson (Yam)…133

GasGas rider Simon Laengenfelder (516) is tenth in 250 Grand Prix points.

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(after 8 of 18 races)
1. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…314
2. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)…277
3. Jago Geerts (Yam)…262
4. Jed Beaton (Hus)…197
5. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…229
6. Thibault Benistant (Yam)…228
7. Rene Hofer (KTM)…184
8. Kay de Wolf (Hus)…184
9. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…192
10. Tom Vialle (KTM)…180

• MXA VIDEO: TEST OF THE 2022 HUSQVARNA FC350

2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jeremy Van Horebeek is in 13th place in 450 points on the Beta 450 prototype, but he would be in top ten if he hadn’t DNFed 3 motos.

Date            Venue                                                                     450                                          250
Jun. 13…Orlyonok, Russia……………………………..Tim Gajser………………..Tom Vialle
Jun. 27….Matterley Basin, England…………………Tony Cairoli………………Mattia Guadagnini
Jul. 4…….Maggiora, Italy……………………………….Jeffrey Herlings…………Mattia Guadagnini
Jul. 18….Oss, Holland……………………………………Tim Gajser………………..Maxime Renaux
Jul. 25…Locket, Czech Republic………………………Jorge Prado………………Mattia Guadagnini
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium……………………………….Romain Febvre………….Jago Geerts
Aug. 8…Kegums, Latvia………………………………….Tim Gajser………………..Maxime Renaux
Sep. 5…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey……………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Sep. 8…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Wednesday)
Sep. 19…Rio Sardo, Sardinia
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany
Oct. 10…Lacapelle, France
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Agueda, Portugal
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Tentative)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Java (Tentative)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Tentative)
450 points leader…Tim Gajser
250 points leader…Maxime Renaux

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 450SXF

THE CURRENT LIST OF MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS

Below is a list of the confirmed teams, but no team is actually “confirmed” with the Motocross des Nations more than three weeks away. When the American team is announced this weekend, there will still be two AMA Nationals left and the GP riders have nine GPs to race on their schedule after the September 26th MXDN. The MXGP schedule stretches into December (this is assuming that they still intend to do the three fly-away races in Argentina and Indonesia, but there is a chance that these races will be canceled and double-headers at more convenient European tracks will replace them).

TEAM AUSTRIA
Lukas Neurauter
Rene Hofer
Michael Sandner


TEAM BELGIUM

Jeremy Van Horebeek
Liam Everts
Brent Van Doninck


TEAM BRAZIL

Thales Vilardi
Fabinho Santos
Jean Ramos

TEAM CANADA
Dylan Wright
Jacob Piccolo
Tyler Medaglia


TEAM CZECH REPUBLIC

Dusan Drdaj
Jan Wagenknecht
Petr Polak


TEAM DENMARK

Thomas Kjer Olsen
Mikkel Haarup
Bastian Boegh Damm


TEAM FINLAND

Emil Weckman
Miro Sihvonen
Jere Haavisto


TEAM FRANCE

Marvin Musquin
Tom Vialle
Mathys Boisrame

TEAM ICELAND
Eythor Reynisson
Eidur Allmarsson
Mani Frey Petersson


TEAM IRELAND

Stuart Edmonds
Jason Meara
Jake Sheridan


TEAM LITHUANIA

Arminas Jasikonis
Dovydas Karka
Erlandas Mackonis


TEAM NETHERLANDS

Jeffrey Herlings
Roan van de Moosdijk
Glenn Coldenhoff


TEAM POLAND

Tomasz Wysocki
Gabriel Chętnicki
Jakub Barczewski


TEAM PUERTO RICO

Coty Schock
Ty Masterpool
Ryan Sipes


TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

David Goosen
Triston Purdon
Camden McLellan


TEAM SPAIN

Jose Butron
Yago Martinez
Ander Valentin

TEAM SWEDEN
Isak Gifting
Alvin Östlund
Anton Gole

TEAM SWITZERLAND
Arnaud Tonus
Valentin Guillod
Mike Gwerder


TEAM VENEZUELA

Carlos Badiali
Lorenzo Locurcio
Raimundo Trasolini

WHICH RIDERS ARE SKIPPING THE MXDN?

Tim Gajser is the current 450 World Champion and the current 2021 450 class points leader, but he isn’t interested in the Motocross des Nations.

Ken Roczen.

Romain Febvre.

Jett Lawrence.

Jeremy Seewer.

Jago Geerts.

Hunter Lawrence.

Maxime Renaux.

Jorge Prado.

Ruben Fernandez.

Dylan Ferrandis.

2022 SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE: YOU KNOW IT’S REAL BECAUSE THERE ARE 3 ANAHEIMS

• MTN MOTO CO’S 2021 ARENACROSS & HARD ENDURO RACE SCHEDULE

For more information go to www.MTnMotoCo.com

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2021 RACE SCHEDULES

Chase Sexton had an up-and-down year in 2021. He was fast early in the motos, but didn’t always have the pace of the front runners, but as a 450 rookie he had a very good year and proved himself worthy of Honda’s belief in him.

2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
May 29…Pala, CA
Jun 5…Thunder Valley, CO
June 19…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 10…Southwick, MA
July 17….Millville, MN
July 24….Washougal, WA
Aug. 14…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 21…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 28…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 4…Pala, CA
Sept.11…Hangtown, CA

2021 FIM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Jun. 13…Orlyonok, Russia
Jun. 27…Matterley Basin, England
Jul. 4…Maggiora, Italy
Jul. 18…Oss, Holland
Jul. 25…Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 8…Kegums, Latvia
Aug 15…Uddevall, Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 22…KymiRing, Finland (Canceled)
Sep. 5…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sep. 8…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Wednesday)
Sep. 19…Rio Sardo, Sardinia
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany
Oct. 10…Lacapelle, France
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Agueda, Portugal
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Tentative)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Java (Tentative)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Tentative)

2021 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Aug. 1…Strassbessenbach, Ger (Canceled)
Aug. 15…Lange, Est (Canceled)
Aug. 22…Jinin, Czh
Aug. 29…Roggenburg, Swi (Canceled)
Sep. 19…Oss, Hol (Postponed to 10-17-21)
Sept. 26…Lange, Est
Oct. 10…Kramolin, CZR
Oct.17…Oss, Hol

2021 REM RACE REMAINING SCHEDULE
Sept. 11…Glen Helen, CA
Sept. 18…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 30…Glen Helen (Octobercross)
Nov. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 4…Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 18…Glen Helen, CA

2021 SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
May 15/16…Tains
Jun. 26/27..Lochgilphead
Jul. 17…Doune
Aug. 14/15…Rhynie
Sept. 4/5…Desertmartin, No. Ireland (Canceled)
Oct. 9/10…Tain

2021 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Apr. 11…Wonthaggi, VIC
May 2 …Canberra, ACT
Jun. 27…Maitland, NSW
Jul. 25…Wodonga, VIC (Postponed
Aug. 8…Coulson, QLD (Postponed)
Aug. 14….Coolum, QLD (Postponed)
Aug. 15….Coolum, QLD (Postponed)
Sept. 5…Gillman, SA (Postponed)

2021 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Jul. 4…Bielstein
Jul. 18…Tensfeld
Aug. 15…Dreetz
Sep. 5…Furstilich Drehna
Sep. 12…Reutligen

2021 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sep. 26…Mantova, Italy

2021 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 30…Glen Helen

2021 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 5-7…Glen Helen

2021 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 6-7…Paris, France

2021 NITRO RALLYCROSS
Nov. 20-21…Glen Helen, CA

• TENTATIVE 2022 RACE SCHEDULES

2022 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 8…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 15…Oakland, CA
Jan. 22…San Diego, CA
Jan. 29…Anaheim, CA
Feb. 5…Glendale, AZ
Feb. 12…Anaheim, CA
Feb. 19… Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 26… Arlington, TX
Mar. 5…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 12…Detroit, MI
Mar. 19…Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 26…Seattle, WA
Apr. 9…St. Louis, MO
Apr. 16…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 23…Foxborough, MA
Apr. 30…Denver, CO
May 7…Salt Lake City, UT

2022 KICKER ARENACROSS SERIES
Jan. 7-8…Loveland, CO
Jan. 14-15…Amarillo, TX
Jan. 21-22…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 28-29…Greensboro, NC
Feb. 4-5…Reno, NV
Feb. 11-12…Denver, CO

2022 WORCS OFF-ROAD SCHEDULE
Jan. 21-23…Primm, NV
Feb. 18-20…Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 11-13…Lake Havasu City, AZ
Apr. 8-10…Taft, CA
Apr. 29-May 1…Las Vegas, NV
May 27-29…Cedar City, UT
Sept. 16-18…Preston, ID
Oct. 14-16…Mesquite, NV
Nov 4-6…Primm, NV

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• GLEN HELEN NITRO RALLYCROSS TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR NOV. 20-21 EVENT

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Rallycross (NRC) is set to expand in a big way, announcing a full championship series comprising five races in 2021. In 2022, NRX will go even bigger with a 10-stop global championship with races in North America, Europe and the Middle East. The new championship will also feature a revolutionary electric vehicle supercar class, which will be introduced in 2022. Travis Pastrana said, “Since day one, I have truly believed that Nitro Rallycross has the potential to be the most exciting motorsports series on the planet. When we built the first NRX course in Utah we knew we had something special — from the drivers’ genuine smiles to the astonished fans as cars flew side-by-side over 100-foot jumps. Now, as we get ready for the next chapter of NRX, I’m more convinced than ever that this will bring top drivers from all disciplines to challenge themselves as their teams push the envelope in vehicle development. It’s going to be a hell of a ride and this is only the beginning.” You can purchase tickets now by Clicking Here.

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? WORLD VET IS COMING UP! NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY? JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Dennis Stapleton at work.

In his spare time, when he’s not testing with MXA, racing in a foreign country, going to Japan or helping many of his motocross buddies, MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton opens up his house, garage, bikes and mechanics to help riders who would like to come to SoCal on a motocross vacation—and when all the the countries open back up, foreign riders will be able to come to America to race, train and sight see again. You should plan ahead and make your reservations now for the upcoming World Vet Motocross Championship in November.

Dennis offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or play riders. Whether you want to rent a bike, move in for a week, race at Glen Helen or take motocross lessons—this is one-stop shopping. Just send them an email (Stapoknobbyshop@gmail.com). If you’d like to live the SoCal lifestyle for a day, a weekend, a week, a month or three months, visit Dennis Stapleton’s’ website at www.knobbyshopsouth.org for more details!

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• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MOTOCROSS ACTION CASUAL WEAR

MXA PREMIX T-SHIRT—$29.95

MXA VINTAGE T-SHIRT—$29.95

MXA JAPANESE LOGO T-SHIRT—$29.95

MXA 80s T-SHIRT—$29.95

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Photos Credits: Kawasaki, KTM, MXGP, Trevor Nelson, Ray Archer, Jon Ortner, Brian Converse, Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna, Daryl Ecklund, Yamaha, MXA

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