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

Aaron Plessinger tried to race at Crawfordville on 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 10 of 12 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…439
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…389
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…368
4. Chase Sexton (Hon)…342
5. Cooper Webb (KTM)…278
6. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…240
7. Justin Barcia, (Gas)…239
8. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…232
9. Christian Craig (Yam)…224
10. Joey Savatgy (KTM)…216

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 10 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 RACES A 1962 WATSON OFFENHAUSER ROADSTER AT THE 2021 MONTEREY HISTORICS REUNION


From the front the Watson looks smaller than it really is. In truth, Ernie Becker’s helmet was a bigger part of the Watson’s aerodynamics than any part of the car.

Ernie Becker is a sports car driver by trade and a motocross racer on his off-weekends from the paved circuits. So, when he was offered the opportunity to race a classic 1962 Watson roadster at the 2021 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, he jumped at the chance and asked former and current MXA wrecking crew members Gary Jones and Dan Alamangos to go with him. Only three of these Indy roadster were built in 1962 by famed builder A. J. Watson (only 23 were ever built) and were driven by Jim McElrath to fifth at the 1962 Milwaukee 200 and 4th at the 1962 Trenton 200, Lloyd Ruby raced it to third place in the 1964 Indianapolis 500 and Gordon Johncock raced it to a fifth place finish in the 1965 Indy 500. This A.J. Watson roadster was the last front engine car to complete all 500 miles at the Indy 500. It is powered by a 253.5 cubic inch Offenhauser four with a two-speed Halibrand transmission. It qualified for the 1965 Indy 500 with an average speed of 155 mph. From here on, we will let Ernie tell his story of racing this 59-year-old warhorse.


Ernie Becker navigating the Laguna Seca Corkscrew in the front engine 1962 Watson Roadster.

“The car I drove at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in the Indy Car exhibition races at Laguna Seca was one of the three cars built by A.J. Watson for the 1962 season. It’s priceless piece of Indy 500 history (a 1960 Watson Roadster sold for $577,500 eight years ago) and I was honored to be selected to drive this vehicle for the Malloy Foundation Collection. The owner, Tom Malloy, is an avid motorsports enthusiast and his companies, Trench Shoring and Ed Pink Racing Engines are activity involved in the automotive racing industry in many ways.


Gary Jones (World Vet T-Shirt), Ernie Becker (PCP Pro Circuit T-shirt) and Dan Alamangos (50th Anniversary “On Any Sunday” T-shirt) stand behind the 59-year old A.J. Watson-built Indy Roadster.

“What makes this car so special is that A.J. Watson built his frames using guidelines he laid out in chalk on the shop floor. Featuring a ladder frame, the 1600-pound Roadster was 32 inches wide at the rear and 29 inches wide at the front. Four torsion bars were used, two in the front and two in the rear. The pit crew could adjust the torsion bar’s tension at each corner to increase or decrease roll stiffness.

“A.J. Watson kept the Offy engine upright and concentrated on placing it as far left as possible. Which means 56% of the 1460-pound car was on the left. This was achieved by placing the Offenhauser engine six inches off the centerline of the chassis and the chassis was also offset an additional two inches to the left. The goal was to make the car turn left very efficiently.


Note the offset of the left and right-side wheels.

“The Meyer-Drake-Offenhauser engine was a double-overhead-cam, Hilborn fuel-injected, 16-valve, 253.5 cubic-inch four. USAC reduced engine size from 270 cubic inches to 255 cubic inches, which inspired Watson to develop a short-stroke 253 cubic-inch power plant that generated more horsepower than its 255 cubic-inch, long-stroke counterpart.


Ernie Becker pre-race.

“The Watson Indy Car Roadster raced in four consecutive Indianapolis 500 mile races. The best finish was 3rd in 1964 with Lloyd Ruby driving. In 1965 Gordon Johncock drove the car to a 5th place finish and was the last front engine roadster to complete all 500 miles at the Speedway. The drivers in that era were a different breed. They knew the risks, all were competitive and they all wanted to win. They were total racers. And it makes sense, their families were from “The Greatest Generation” era.

The transmission and drive shaft were next to Ernie’s left leg and the steering wheel was more tractor than race car.

“Driving the Watson Roadster was like stepping back in time—all analog feel with no safety concerns whatsoever. It rumbled, backfired, shook while idling and it was loud! And when it backfired a fine mist of methanol sprayed through the cockpit and the scent made you really think you are going back in time. Paired with a two-speed Halibrand gearbox (with the drive shaft running right next to your leg) and sitting in an upright position with a two-foot wide steering wheel, comfort wasn’t even in question. But that was the normal for a Indy Car Roadster.

From 1947 to 1964, every winner of the Indianapolis 500 was using an Offy engine, and in many of those years the entire podium was powered by Offenhauser. The “Big Four” Offy engines could make up to three horsepower per cubic inch, which remains an impressive figure by modern standards.

“As you let the clutch out and got the car rolling, the engines revs began to build and the four-cylinder, mechanically fuel-injected, methanol burning engine began to smooth out. When it came awake, it accelerated like a WW2 fighter plane taking off for combat. The power delivery was solid, it accelerated very quickly and the throttle response was good. It asked you to push hard on the gas pedal to go fast. And back in the day it did. Gordon Johncock qualified for the Indy 500 with an average qualification time of 155.012 mph in 1965. Which means this old fighter was doing 180 mph down the main straights at the Indianapolis Moto Speedway. With your backside just four inches off the ground the sensation of speed was amazing—especially since there was little to nothing on or in the car for protection. Your upper torso is fully exposed and your head is part of the aerodynamics of the car. At max rpm, which for Laguna Seca was 5000 rpm, it still wanted to keep climbing in power.

They don’t have Indy 500 cars in Australia, so Dan Alamangos wanted to get behind the wheel.

“Driving the car required pure-fighter pilot instincts. When you asked the car to do something, it responded like it should. The 1962 Watson Roadster was a fan favorite at the historics and my only assignment was to honor the car the way it deserved, which was being out on the track running it with a bit of anger. But since this car is priceless, I didn’t want to make a mistake and be the guy that wrecked one of the few running Watson Roadster on the planet. Plus, the car still had the tires on it that Gordon Johncock used back in 1965. By modern standards they were large circumference and small width. The 60-year-old rubber didn’t want to be pushed, which was understandable, so I babied it (keeping it under 100 miles per hour for the preservation of this incredible piece of automobile history and, of course, my own skin). The last thing I needed to do was throw a tread in the Corkscrew. However, you know your doing something right when 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal pulls up along side of you down the straights, slows his late-model winged Indy car down, looks over at you and gives you a big thumbs up.

Gordon Johncock at the 1965 Indy 500.

“It was a weekend to remember. And have four-time AMA National Motocross Champion Gary Jones and Australian motocrosser and fellow MXA wrecking crew member Dan Alamangos as my guests for the weekend also made the Monterey Historics even more special. The only thing that was missing was my orange MXA helmet…maybe next time.

Ernie Becker in action on his off-weekends from sports car driving.

“Special thanks to the Tom Malloy for letting me have the opportunity of a lifetime to drive this piece of motorsports history. Also a big thank you to the Trench Shoring and Ed Pink Racing staff. It takes a lot of support to keep one of these old fighters running. They went above and beyond the call of duty all weekend.”

• 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 KAWASAKI KX450

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.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F

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 a month away. When the American team is announced this weekend, there will still be four AMA Nationals left and the GP riders have eight 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 track 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 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 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

• 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 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SUPERLITE TITANIUM T-HANDLE TOOL SET

The Superlite Titanium T-handles were made for factory mechanics looking to lighten their race-day backpacks and for the guy who likes to have the coolest setup in the pits. Superlite started by making titanium bolt kits in the UK, and now it’s breaking into the American market with factory Pro Circuit Kawasaki mechanic Olly Stone importing its products to the USA. Olly, who wrenches for Austin Forkner, was born and raised in England and came to the States to live his dream of being a factory mechanic.

DIGITS? $400.00— superliteusa@gmail.com or www.docwob.com.

Superlite titanium was created by Rob Walters, a life-long industry insider from the United Kingdom who has worked as a race mechanic and is known in the USA as the Smith goggle rep in AMA Supercross and motocross, as well as the MXGP World Championship. Rob, better known as “Doc Wob,” builds one-off vintage race bikes in England, and he often had trouble finding all the bolts he needed for his exotic projects. Consequently, Superlite titanium was born. Originally created to complete special projects, it now provides titanium bolts for top teams like the Factory Yamaha MXGP teams, and many factory mechanics use its T-Handles in both Europe and the USA.

The Superlite titanium kit has 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm and 14mm T-handle wrenches to cover all the bases on Japanese and Austrian brands. The 6mm and 13mm T-handles are required for European bikes. Every decent mechanic already has a set of T-handles, but factory mechanics want the $400 Superlite Titanium T-handles for two reasons: (1) They’re lighter, thus easier to carry in a tool bag with spare goggles, a water bottle, pit board and other miscellaneous parts mechanics carry to and from the track, and (2) they’ve got the factory style that matches the titanium axles and bolts on their bikes.

The Superlite titanium T-handles aren’t only lightweight and cool-looking, they’re constructed using the highest-quality aerospace materials and welding procedures as well. Made from Grade 5 Ti6-4 (Ti6AL-4V) titanium alloy, they have CNC-machined tips and are welded together to aerospace specifications (AWS D17.1).

The 10mm Superlite T-handle weighs 133 grams (4.7 ounces), which is 183 grams (6.4 ounces) lighter than a Motion Pro chrome vanadium T-handle at 316 grams (11.1 ounces). The 13mm Superlite T-handle weighs 220 grams (7.8 ounces) compared to 334 grams (11.8 ounces) for a chrome vanadium version.  

Currently, Superlite offers titanium bolt kits and titanium T-handles but is already working on custom aluminum T-handle holders; half kits with only 8mm, 10mm and 12mm T-handles for mechanics who only work with Japanese bikes; and stubby-version 8mm, 10mm, 12mm T-handles per request from factory mechanics who want to store smaller T-handles in their race-day backpacks that they take to the starting line.

If your bolts are on tight, the titanium T-handles will flex when trying to break it loose. Some picky mechanics didn’t like this, others didn’t mind the flex because they were enamored by the fact that they were using $400 T-handles.

Austin Forkner’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki mechanic Olly Stone works full-time spinning wrenches and part-time selling titanium T-handles and titanium bolts.

We had two quibbles. (1) The lightweight T-handles don’t carry the same momentum when rapidly spinning them to install or remove a bolt. (2) They also flex more than aluminum T-handles. It didn’t bother us, but it took some time to get used to.

MXA RATING: The Superlite titanium T-handles won’t give you the knowledge of a factory mechanic, but they’ll certainly give others the impression that you’re a top-grade technician. Some MXA test riders love them; others scoff at the idea of paying $400 for a set of T-handles. Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s a great marketing tool for a new company trying to make a splash in America.

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

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: MOUSE McCOY’S 1982 HONDA CR80 AD

It is always a quaint journey back to the good old days, because it makes modern bikes seem so superior, but then you find out that in 1974, which was 48 model years ago, Husqvarnas had magnesium cases. Which is why the 1974 Husqvarna 250CR was called the “250 Mag.”

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 7 of 19 races)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…270
2. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…257
3. Jorge Prado (KTM)…255
4. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…252
5. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…227
6. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…206
7. Pauls Jonass (Gas)…180
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)…174
9. Alessandro Lupino (KTM)…134
10. Ben Watson (Yam)…130

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

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(after 7 of 19 races)
1. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…271
2. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)…237
3. Jago Geerts (Yam)…235
4. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…214
5. Thibault Benistant (Yam)…204
6. Jed Beaton (Hus)…197
7. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…192
8. Kay de Wolf (Hus)…184
9. Rene Hofer (KTM)…184
10. Simon Laengenfelder (Gas)…137

• 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 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
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

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

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

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