REM MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS

Dave Eropkin—2019 REM Number One. Photo: Jon Ortner

REM’s 2019 motocross  season came to an end with the announcement that former SoCal 125 Pro Dave Eropkin had earned the most points in the year-long series to be the REM Number One motocross racer. Dave became the 20th different rider to get the #1 plate. Below is the list of every REM Number One rider and a bevy of photos of REM motocross racers from 2019.

REM MOTOCROSS NUMBER ONE RIDERS (1989-2019)
1989 …Curtis Jablonski
1990 …Robert Failing
1991 …Robert Failing
1992 …Jeff Van Camp
1993 …Todd McKay
1994 …George Kohler
1995 …Alan Olson
1996 …George Kohler
1997 …Alan Olson
1998 …Jody Weisel
1999 …Dennis Boulware
2000 …Rich Eierstedt
2001 …Randy Skinner
2002 …Bengt Johansson
2003 …George Kohler
2004 …Billy Musgrave
2005 …Mark Crosby
2006 …Tim Murphy
2007 …Dennis McAdam
2008 …Dennis Boulware
2009 …Dennis Boulware
2010 …Dennis Boulware
2011 …Ray Pisarski
2012 …Randy Skinner
2013 …Jon Ortner
2014 …Jon Ortner
2015 …Jon Ortner
2016 …Tom Holmes
2017 …Val Tamietti
2018 …Val Tamietti
2019 …Dave Eropkin

Val Tamietti—2017 and 2018 REM Number One. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

R.J. Wageman in the mystical light of the afternoon. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Marc Crosby— 2005 REM Number one. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Off-road star Ricky Dietrich. Photo: Jody Weisel

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (545). Photo: Mark Donaldson

Braden O’Neal—grandson of Jim O’Neal— and Willy Simons, Jr.—son of 1970s star Willy Simons. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

David Moates — brother of Marty Moates.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Richard Taylor — son of former AMA Pro Rich Taylor. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Buddy Feldkamp (183) —  son of Glen Helen Raceway owner Bud Feldkamp. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Aryton Ward — son of Jeff Ward. Photo: Jody Weisel

R. J. Wageman—son of former AMA Pro Russ Wageman. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Max Lee — son of Troy Lee. Photo: Dan Alamangos

REM’s Frank Thomason takes a high-speed look at his track layout. Photo: Jody Weisel

6D helmet’s Bob Weber (6) and Robert Reisinger (96) combine racing with product testing. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Sean Collier on his KX500. Photo: Rich Stuelke

Craig Canoy. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jack Phinn during one of the brief periods when he wasn’t injured in 2019 —mostly from mountain biking. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Former 1970s SoCal Pro Joe Root. Photo: Photo: Jody Weisel

Trevor Stewart. Photo: Jon Ortner

Carson Mumford (122).  Photo: Debbie Tamietti

1970s Baja and desert hero Bob Rutten. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Jet Reynolds.  Photo: Rich Stuelke

Mitchell Falk with the rain playing tricks with the light. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Jon Ortner — 2013-2015 REM Number One. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jody Weisel, 1998 REM Number One, in the December fog.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

IT’S NOT RACIN’ WITHOUT RUBBIN’…THE GROUND

Richard Taylor, Jr. and Willy Simons, Jr. end up in a pile. REM promoter Frank Thomason is Johnny-on-the-spot.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Tyler Nichols (55) rides right through Mike Carter. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Tyler Nichols (55) rides right through Alan Jullien (94) to no avail. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Owin Wright (left) said of this crash with John Huegel, “I was trying to avoid him, but he wouldn’t let.”  Photo: Jon Ortner

Don’t ask.  Mitch Evans (4) tried to squeeze up the inside of the first turn and ended up inside the tractor tire that marks the corner. Photo: Jon Ortner

Mike Monaghan collides with Dave Eropkin, but only one of them went down. Sorry, Mike.  Photo: Dan Alamangos

Todd Sibell (background) overshot the first turn. No fear, he just turned later and jumped over the berm.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Brian Medeiros hit the rear wheel of Carter Dubach on this steep drop. It was a lot steeper without the bike to hang on to.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti  

Kayden Fillhart grabs traction.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Mark Moore—all by himself.  Photo: Dan Alamangos

Geza Simons overshot this turn and ended up on top of a boulder.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Lance Sloane waited for the white flag to come out and then, when it did, he didn’t get to see it. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MXA TEST RIDERS AT REM IN 2019

Dennis Stapleton. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Brian Medeiros. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Dan Alamangos. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Former Pro Circuit Husky rider and professional sports car racer Ernie Becker. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jody Weisel (96). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Josh Fout. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Josh Mosiman.  Photo: Jon Ortner

Lars Larsson.  Photo: Mark Chilson

Mike Monaghan. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Luc DeLey. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Randel Fout. Photo: Dan Alamangos

FOREIGN RIDERS AT REM IN 2019

Ireland’s David O’Connor. Photo: Jon Ortner

Norway’s Cornelius Toendel. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

Canada’s Pete DeGraaf. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

Holland’s Ralf Schmidt. Photo: Jon Ortner

Japan’s Yusuke Watanabe. Photo: Jon Ortner

Sweden’s Viktor Bjorkund. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

New Zealand’s Tony Cooksey. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Greece’s Xenofon Andelus. Photo: Jody Weisel

Japan’s Toshiki Tomita. Photo: Dan Alamangos

Australia’s Dan Alamangos. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Japan’s Toa Kishi. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Sweden’s Lars Larsson. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Japan’s Youkei Okura. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Norway’s Vegard Falmar. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Britain’s Kurt Nicoll. Photo: Jody Weisel 

Japan’s Toshiki Tomita (718) and Youkei Okura (46). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Norway’s Runar Sudman. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Japan’s Kai Oshiro. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Britain’s Tony Parsons. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

France’s Ludovic Macler. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Germany’s Lutz Stiebritz (left) and  Chris Hoffmaan. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

South Africa’s Alan Jullien. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Spain’s Joaquim Sunol at the Octobercross race. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

2019 has come to an end. See you in 2020. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

For more info about the 2020 REM motocross season go to www.remsatmx.com

 

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