MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: SILLY SEASON WAS NARROWED DOWN TO SILLY DAY

LOTS OF TEAMS WAITED FOR CONTRACTS TO EXPIRE BEFORE NAMING THEIR 2022 TEAMS: BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW WHO WAS GOING WHERE

Eli Tomac had to wait for his 2021 Kawasaki contract to reach its natural end before officially announcing that he was switching to the Star Yamaha team for 2022. It wasn’t much of a secret, but nothing’s official until it’s official.

As for Team Kawasaki, they waited until the end of Tomac’s 2021 deal before announcing that Jason Anderson will be taking his place on the green squad in 2022. Anderson will team with Adam Cianciarulo.

Aaron Plessinger’s official announcement that he is going to join Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin at KTM has been delayed, but it could be coming any day now.

Another Kawasaki-backed team that waited until their contracts’ timed out was the Pro Circuit race team, who announced that Austin Forkner, Cameron McAdoo, Jo Shimoda, Seth Hammaker and Jett Reynolds will make up their 2022 250 East/West Supercross and AMA 250 National Championship team.

All the rumors said that Zach Osborne would retire before the 2022 Supercross season started, but it now looks like his bad back has taken a turn for the better and he hopes to join Malcolm Stewart on the Rockstar Husky team for one final season (Dean Wilson might join them).

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE

BIG NEWS FOR REM RACERS! REM HAS ADDED AN OCT. 16 RACE TO THEIR 2021 SCHEDULE

The REM racers were looking at one month off from the date of their last race to the date of their next race (the yearly Octobercross on October 30th). REM had to give up their track on consecutive weekends for the  WORCS Motorcycle GP, the WORCS UTV/Quad GP and the 3-Bros 24 Hours of Glen Helen—all of which needed the whole park. But, REM’s Frank Thomason said at the last rider’s meeting that if any dates became available in October he would hold a race. And it turns out that Saturday, October 16, is now an open date and REM sent out an Instagram post (see below) announcing that they would be adding a race at Glen Helen on that date.

This is good news for Glen Helen’s loyal REM racers, who will get to race two weeks before the REM Octobercross, which will be held as a warm-up race on the National track one week before the World Vet Championship. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com or Click Here for REM’s Facebook page.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HUSQVARNA FC450

FIRST LOOK! ALL-NEW 2022 KAWASAKI KX450 SR FACTORY EDITION

The Kawasaki KX450 has long been the flagship model in the Kawasaki KX lineup of motocross motorcycles and is built with race-winning components to help propel Kawasaki riders to the top step of the podium. With decades of winning history, Kawasaki introduces the all-new 2022 KX450SR. Previously only reserved for early Kawasaki factory racing machines, the “SR” or Special Racer naming convention represents the pinnacle of Kawasaki race bikes. The all-new KX450SR is purpose built leveraging significant high value parts that have been proven by the Monster Energy® Kawasaki race team competing in Monster Energy Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross Championships. This high-performance, limited edition Special Racer includes updates to the engine, exhaust, suspension, engine mapping, wheels, and styling.

Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

THIS WEEK IN MXA: DAVE PRATER ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON SUPERCROSS

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT HONDA CRF110F TOP CLAMP & BAR MOUNT

Pro Circuit is excited to release a new mini-moto part for 2013-2020 Honda CRF110F models. Designed to suit the taller rider, the Pro Circuit top clamp and bar mount helps create more legroom by raising the handlebars. It’s the perfect solution to prevent knees from smacking the bars, and it will also make your CRF110F’s front end longer. The clamp has full adjustability with different bar mount configurations, so you are able to personalize fitment as well. The clamp and bar mount are CNC-machined out of aluminum and then anodized red and blue for a factory look. These clamps are perfect for any mini moto rider looking to trick out their CRF110F.
The retail price is $298.00 at www.procircuit.com.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 450SXF

WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADING TO THE FRENCH GP ON SUNDAY

Pity the rider who knocks down his teammate, when his teammate is leading the 450 World Championship. Jorge Prado (61) cross-jumped Jeffrey Herlings in Germany as the two KTM factory riders jumped past the checkered flag. Oops!

2021 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…413
2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…415
3. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…407
4. Jorge Prado (KTM)…384
5. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…353
6. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…309
7. Pauls Jonass Gas)…287
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)… 263
9. Alessandro Lupino (KTM)…185
10. Ben Watson (Yam)…195

Tom Vialle won the German 250 Grand Prix with a 1-1 score, but when the race officials were through punishing him for ignoring yellow flags he  had to give the win to Maxime Renaux.

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(After 11 of 18 rounds)
1. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…448
2. Jago Geerts (Yam)…363
3. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)…351
4. Jed Beaton (Hus)…324
5. Tom Vialle (KTM)… 322
6. Thibault Benistant (Yam)…307
7. Rene Hofer (KTM)…303
8. Kay de Wolf (Hus)…301
9. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…251
10. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…223

2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AFTER 11 OF 18 ROUNDS

Tony Cairoli went 5-10 in Germany only a week after his MXDN high. Tony lost 18 points to points leader Tim Gajser and is now fifth in the 450 points standings—60 point back.

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……………….….Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Sep. 19…Rio Sardo, Sardinia…………………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany……………………..Tim Gajser………………..Maxime Renaux
Oct. 10…Lacapelle, France
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 27…Trentino, Italy (Wednesday)
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 7…Mantova, Italy
Nov. 10…Mantova, Italy (Wednesday)
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Canceled)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Java (Canceled)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Canceled)
450 points leader…Tim Gajser
250 points leader…Maxime Renaux

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250F

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: 1968 SUZUKI TM250

By Tom White

Suzuki’s first venture into motocross started in 1964 with an experimental, twin-cylinder, road race-inspired works machine that appeared at several 250 GPs. Suzuki had dominated 50cc and 125cc road racing in 1963 and felt they were ready to test the waters in motocross. Suzuki sent one of its road racers and two engineers to race the machine at select 250cc GPs. The results were disastrous, but Suzuki came back in 1965 with a single-cylinder model to test alongside an improved twin-cylinder model. By 1966, the twin was dropped and the factory focused on a single-cylinder model dubbed the RH66/67. The RH66 was heavily influenced by the 1964 CZ twin pipe that had carried Joel Robert to the 1964 250cc World Championship.

The RH66/67 looked businesslike, but missed the mark by a wide margin. The power was peaky, handling subpar, and the Suzuki was heavy compared to machines from Husqvarna and CZ. Despite this, in 1968 the factory decided to build 100 production bikes based on the RH67. The machine was called the TM250. Less than 50 were shipped to America, and the machines came with a complete parts kit that included pistons, rings, replacement clutch parts, gearing, and carburetor jetting.

The 1968 TM250 was raced in America by Preston Petty, Walt Axthelm and Gary Conrad. During that same season, Suzuki hired GP veteran Olle Pettersson to develop the machine. Literally overnight, Pettersson got significant changes made to the machine. The bore and stroke was changed for better low-end power. The engine was moved forward, and a single low pipe replaced the twin high pipes. Pettersson also recommended hiring Joel Robert—and the rest is history!

The $975 retail price in 1968 made the TM the most expensive 250 sold. Today, the TM250 is the “most” desirable collector bike around—the pricing starts at $30,000. The TM250 was the only motocross bike Suzuki made in 1968.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HONDA CRF250

MXA TEAM TESTED: PROTECH FULL-WRAP KTM FORK GUARDS

The first time the MXA wrecking crew saw the British-made ProTech fork guards, we knew they were something every motocross racer needed. The ProTech guards offer 350 degrees of protection from roost for your bike’s fork legs. They vastly improve the chances of your fork seals lasting twice as long. The ProTech guards directly replace the standard OEM guards on KTMs, Husqvarnas, Hondas, Yamahas, Gas Gas bikes and Shercos.

Modern fork guards protect your fork legs from rock damage from the front but do nothing to keep the chrome from being damaged by dirt, debris and rocks ricocheting off the frame or roost thrown off the trailing edge of your own front tire. Just one stone chip to a chrome fork leg is enough to cause a fork seal leak. The first thing that most suspension specialists check before replacing a leaking fork seal is the condition of the chrome on the backside of the fork leg. Surprise! It is estimated that half of all fork seal leaks are caused by stone chips to the fork’s chrome legs. Sadly, no manufacturer cares about eliminating fork seal leaks caused by rocks.

Luckily, ProTech, a small British company, understood the problem and injection-molded wraparound fork guards that completely cover the fork tube, save for a small 1-inch opening up the back that allows the plastic guard to be flexed wide enough to pop over the fork leg. The small gap isn’t optimal, but the protection is much better than with stock fork guards. On particularly rocky tracks, the MXA test riders stick on a piece of 3M number-plate background vinyl to close the gap completely.

The MXA wrecking crew races up to 10 bikes a weekend. That translates into a lot of blown fork seals, but none on the bikes equipped with ProTech wraparound fork guards. For 2020, ProTech has made a series of improvements to its fork guards. First, the grade of plastic was upgraded to the type used on automobile bumpers to eliminate any chance of roost cracking the plastic. The new plastic is more flexible and resilient. Second, the top of the fork guard has been redesigned to protect more of the fork’s stanchion (the large diameter aluminum tubes that the chrome fork legs slide into) from being peppered by roost. Third, on KTM, Husky, Sherco and Gas Gas guards, the tooling was changed so that the brake hose clamp could accept a speedo hose along with the front brake line. This was a big plus for off-road and enduro riders.

ProTech does not have an American distributor, so ProTech fork guards have to be shipped from England (we have included the shipping charges in the price above). If you are in a rush, there is a good chance that you could order the ProTech guards from www.n2dirt.net in Southern Cailfornia.

WHAT’S IT COST? $60.00 (includes shipping from England), $49.95 in the USA—www.protechguards.co.ukor www.n2dirt.net

MXA RATING: These are the best fork guards made. You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to tell you that ProTech wraparound fork guards will pay for themselves.

MXA VIDEO: 2022 KTM 250SXF VIDEO TEST

• GLEN HELEN”S 24-HOUR ENDURANCE RACES THIS WEEKEND

Register today, it’s not too late! Go to www.glenhelen.com or Click Here to sign-up for any of the 12 classes.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POLISPORT HAMMER HAND GUARDS

“Polisport Hammer hand guards are one-point-mounted, motocross-style guards that are built to keep your hands safe on the track. The large plastic guards ensure optimal protection for hands and master cylinders. The Hammer hand guards fit on standard handlebars with external diameters ranging from 0.87-1.02-inches and also fit Twinwall and Fatbar setups.” —Polisport’s Helder Tavares. $34.99—www.polisport.com or your local dealer.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE 1983 MAICO SPIDERS CUT THEIR PRICES

In 1983, Maico released three models of the 490 – motocross, desert and Enduro versions. The motocross version, which was called the Spider, had a four-speed transmission and an all-new engine. Unfortunately, people didn’t swarm to the dealerships to get their hands on them. The bitter Maisch family battles were no help and the bikes began to suffer even more mechanical failures. In 1983, the rear hubs were exploding and transmissions were coming apart. Maico faced bankruptcy. The American distributor tried to save his business by joining forces with the sons of the Maico founder Wilhelm Maisch, Peter and Hans, by relabeling the bikes as M-Stars (to avoid the legal complications and receivership that the family had put the brand’s name in). It was too little too late, M-Star struggled on through 1986, but the bloom was off of the Maico rose.

WHICH IS BETTER? 2021 CRF250 OR 2022 CRF250

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: VINTCO VINTAGE MOTOCROSS PARTS—FOR 1970 THROUGH 1980 BIKES

VintCo specializes on vintage motorcycle parts. Originally they focused on making connecting rods for Ossa and Bultaco motorcycles. Now they have expanded into manufacturing rods, crankshafts, camshafts, bearing kits, cylinders and pistons for all modern dirt bikes. With over two decades of engineering and practical design experience in extremely high-horsepower modern engines, we are leveraging that expertise in manufacturing components for the vintage market. VintCo makes a wide range of new parts to replace the hard-to-find components you need to keep your vintage bike performing. For more information go to www.vintco.com or call (515) 210-9977.

1972-73 HODAKA WOMBAT, 1973 COMBAT WOMBAT & 1974 SUPER RAT CONNECTING ROD KIT

VintCo has all new heavy-duty Connecting Rod kits for your early 70’s Hodaka 125cc machines. These Connecting Rod kits will save you money over a new crankshaft. Their Connecting Rod kit fits 1972-73 Hodaka Wombats, 1973 Combat Wombats and 1974 Super Combats. VintCo rods kits are manufactured with heavy-duty forged steel and made with modern materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure an as good or better than OEM fitment and performance. Kit includes a rod, crank pin, big end bearing, wrist pin bearing, and two thrust washers. This newly manufactured connecting rod kit from VintCo will help you keep the ride going! Retail price: $159.95

1974-1978 HONDA CR125 PISTON KIT

This 1974-1978 Honda CR125 Piston kit includes rings, pin and clips. The piston is forged, made in Germany, Mos2 coated for break-in and available in standard and over-sizes. The wrist pin bearing sold is sold separately. Retail price: $119.95

1976-1980 YAMAHA YZ125 CLUTCH KIT

VintCo has all new clutch plate kits for your Vintage Yamaha. These Clutch kits will save you time and money as they come complete with steel and friction plates as well as the springs to complete the job. Our clutch cork friction plates are infused with aluminum particles designed to ensure smooth power delivery and fade-free performance. VintCo steel clutch plates won’t expand and do not fade like aluminum clutch plates. The clutch springs are heat treated for maximum life. This is an OEM-quality drop-in clutch plate kit that fits 1976 to 1980 Yamaha YZ125S. Retail price: $59.95.

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

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: “THE INSIDE LINE: RACING THE 500CC WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP”

Rob Andrews is not just another pretty face who can race a motorcycle, he is a story teller that takes you inside and behind the scenes of what its like to race the FIM 500cc World Championships. The Namur Chapter is worth the price.

Never-before-published images from some of the sport’s most acclaimed photographers highlight the book. Author Rob Andrews says: “I feel very fortunate that the best years of my GP racing career coincided with an incredibly memorable period for the 500cc World Championship. To be able to share my own experiences of that great time in motocross grands prix is equally exciting.” On sale at www.theinsidelinebook.com now—worldwide shipping is available.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HONDA CRF450

 FIRE & POLICE MOTOCROSS AT LAKE ELSINORE ON OCT. 11-12


For more info go to www.firepolicemx.com

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES “OKTOBERFAST” GP AT GLEN HELEN ON OCT. 30-31

For more info go to www.oktoberfast.com

• 21ST ANNUAL REM OCTOBERCROSS WORLD VET WARM-UP RACE ON SATURDAY, OCT. 30

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

2021 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOV. 5-7

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

INSIDE THE PRO’S BIKES | MAX ANSTIE’S TWISTED TEA/HEP SUZUKI RM-Z450

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: BOLT HARDWARE BRAND-SPECIFIC BOLT KITS

Bolt offers a self-contained kit that stockpiles the most commonly used bolts for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husqvarna and KTM offroad bikes (and vintage bikes). Each kit is specially designed to include special bolts for each brand. Every Bolt kit comes in an 18-compartment plastic box, which slips easily under the front seat of a truck. What can we say about the performance of a bolt kit. It works. The retail price is $54.95-$64.95 (Pro Packs), $19.95 (56-piece Track Packs) and $15.99 (bodywork only). For more info go to www.boltmotorcyclehardware.com

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX450

MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO OF THE WEEK: LOOKING FOR A SOFT SPOT

MXA’s Daryl Ecklund and his KTM snow bike part company. 

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HUSQVARNA TC125

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2021 RACE SCHEDULES

Supercross is still months away, but these guys are looking for it to get here quick.

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
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…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 27…Trentino, Italy (Wednesday)
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 7…Mantova, Italy
Nov. 10 …Mantova, Italy (Wednesday
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Canceled)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Indonesia (Canceled)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Canceled)

2021 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Aug. 22…Jinin, Czh
Sept. 26…Lange, Est
Oct. 10…Kramolin, CZR
Oct.17…Oss, Hol

2021 REM RACE REMAINING SCHEDULE
Oct. 16…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
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.” Nitro RallyCross comes to Glen Helen Raceway on Nov. 20-21.  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: Debbi Tamietti, Kawasaki, KTM, MXGP, Trevor Nelson, Ray Archer, Jon Ortner, Brian Converse, Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna, Daryl Ecklund, Yamaha, MXAMXA

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