MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: AMA NATIONALS, MXGP CHAMPIONSHIP & EVEN SIDECARS ARE BACK IN ACTION

• WHO’S WHO IN THE 2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER MT. MORRIS?

Adam Cianciarulo is beginning to come to terms with which end of his KX450F is up and which is down.  Adam won the first 450  motos, even though he was knocked down by a lapper in the shadow of the checkered flaghe got up to take the win) . In the second moto, he led for a while, but ended up fourth and missed the overall victory by one point.

450 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 12 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…133
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…130
3. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…103
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…101
5. Chase Sexton (Hon)…101
6. Justin Barcia, (Gas)…96
7. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…86
8. Cooper Webb (KTM)…76
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…76
9. Christian Crraig (Yam)…72

Jett Lawrence padded his 250 National points lead to 11 points over Justin Cooper with a 3-2  to Cooper’s 5-1.

250 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 12 rounds)
1. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…132
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…121
3. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…90
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…88
5. Colt Nichols (Yam)..87
6. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam)…85
7. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…77
8. Jeremy Martin (Yam)…72
9. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…68
10. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…67

2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jalek Swoll joied the ranks of AMA 250 National winners with a 1-3 day in Mt. Morris, Pensylvania.

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
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
450 points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 points leader…Jett Lawrence

• SEE IT NOW! AMA NATIONAL TV SCHEDULE: RED BUD BROADCAST ON JULY 3 At 10:00 PM (EASTERN)

Don’t put your trust in this official TV broadcast schedule. As many discovered with the first AMA National broadcast, it can change suddenly and without warning. Also, take a close look at the broadcast times on the over-the-air NBC Sports showings that the majority of people rely on. For example, the July 3 Red Bud National airing will be shown at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.  That’s very late on the East Coast for a three-hour program. Also note that there are several next day showings—most notably Southwick, Budds Creek and Hangtown. And check out the date and time of the Washougal broadcast on NBC Sports.

• THE JULY 2021 ISSUE OF MXA IS HERE NOW? SUBSCRIBE! IT IS THE BEST DEAL IN THE SPORT

What’s in the July issue of MXA? There are 30 pages of two-strokes coverage, including in-depth coverage of the 2021 Wiseco World Two-Stroke Championship, a full test on a how Dick Wilk built an awesome KTM 300SX, a test of the 43.5 horsepower Pro Circuit KTM 150SX engine kit, a story on how a long forgotten memory resulted in an ultra-trick 2003 Kawasaki KX125, a review of Scalvini’s stamped KTM 125SX exhaust system (did you know they also made stamped pipes as well as cone pipes?) and our cover storyon  how to make your own version of the Yamaha YZ125 on the cover (it started as a $1000 Craigslist beater). And that’s not all, we do a thorough interview of a man that only industry insiders have ever heard of and few of them can pronounce his name (just call him Sel). He’s been a major player for decades, but you may only remember him best when we tell you that he is the man that convinced Roger DeCoster to jump ship from Suzuki to KTM. Meet Selvaraj Narayana! And, much more!

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 MXA 125 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT: GASGAS MC 125, TM 125MX, HUSKY TC125, YAMAHA YZ125 & KTM 125SX

 AIMEXPO WILL BE IN LAS VEGAS ON JANUARY 19-21, 2022

The Motorcycle Industry Council’s American International Motorcycle Expo has selected the world famous Las Vegas Convention Center for AIMExpo 2022, scheduled for January 19-21, 2022. New for 2022, AIMExpo will be partnering with Tucker Powersports and other industry leaders to create an educational line-up that offers basic and advanced sessions designed to increase dealership profitability, community visibility, and efficiency. Focusing on the business of your business, AIMExpo Dealer Education will help drive door swings by sharing content that speaks community engagement, business management, and best practices for retail operations.

In addition to the combined educational offerings available through AIMExpo and Tucker, nearly 300,000 square- feet of adrenaline-filled exhibit space will feature more than 300 of the industry’s top vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and service providers showcasing their latest products and services, along with show specials designed to kick-off the powersports industry’s order writing season. Dealers who are customers of Tucker Powersports will enjoy a separate check-in experience, VIP activities, an exclusive lounge on the show floor and much more.

After more than two years since the last AIMExpo, an industry reunion of this scale wouldn’t be complete without networking events celebrating the people and passion that make this industry great. AIMExpo’s opening day will feature a general session focused on the year ahead, market expansion and how the powersports industry can unite for future growth. Following the general session there will be an epic industry party kicking off the 2022 buying season. Finally, after two solid days of education, exhibits, and networking, the show will close out in true Las Vegas style, Johnny Lewis and flat track racing return to AIMExpo for Fast Friday with celebrity, industry, and e-class racing. To register to attend, participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, book your hotel room, or learn more, visit www.AIMExpoUSA.com.

• “THIS WEEK IN MXA” WITH JOSH MOSIMAN: THE SHOWROOMS ARE READY FOR THE 2022s 

• WHO’S WHO IN THE 2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER RUSSIA


Tim Gajser not only won both motos, but he came from dead last after being pushed off the track in the first turn to win the second moto.

2021 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(After 1 of 20 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…50
2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…40
3. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…37
4. Alessandro Lupino (KTM)…34
5. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…31
6. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…27
7. Jorge Prado (KTM)…25
8. Pauls Jonass (Gas)…20
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Bet)…20
10. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…20

2020 FIM 250 World Champion Tom Vialle (20) picked up right where he left off last year—on the top step of the 250 podium.

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(After 1 of 20 rounds)
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)…50
2. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…42
3. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…40
4. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kaw)…36
5. Rene Hofer (KTM)…34
6. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…27
7. Jed Beaton (Hus)…24
8. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)…23
9. Simon Laengenfelder (Gas)…22
10. Jan Pancar (KTM)…22

FAST FREDDY VIDEO: FROM THE SAND WHOOPS TO THE SAND TRAPS

SWEDISH GRAND PRIX CANCELED & LATVIAN GRAND PRIX MOVED BACK ONE MONTH

According to the MXGP promoters, the Swedish Grand Prix, originally scheduled for August 15, 2021, has been canceled and the Grand Prix of Latvia, originally scheduled for July 11 has been delayed because of government Covid restrictions and will now be held on August 8, 2021. In a final change, for this week, the previously announced Grand Prix of France, which did not have a track when the scheduled was released, will now be held at the Lacapelle-Marival on October 10. Lacapelle has never held a MXGP event, but was the site of two MX3 (650) World Championship rounds in 2009 and 2011.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ALL-NEW VIRAL WORKS SERIES GOGGLES

The new Works Series goggle by Viral Brand is a game-changer that combines Vision and Performance into one amazing goggle. The 2022 Works Series boast some smart and ideal features, including a wide field of view, optically-correct blue REVO Mirrored Anti-Scratch no-fog lens, a 50mm embroidered strap with non-slip silicone gripper, three layers of face foam, Direct Sweat holes and the fastest lens change system in the Industry.

The two-piece frame has a PVC outer frame and a Soft TPU inner frame with Viral’s signature facial curve to give you a perfect fit. The frame innovates a system that lets you easily remove the strap to clean it or mix-and-match different strap colors. Additionally, the Works Series goggle also has a OTG Goggles for eye glass wearers, a 50mm Roll-Off System and available laminated tear-offs.

The new 2022 Works Series goggle is made for the serious competitor and will stand above the other goggles in the industry with great design, smart features, and our industry-leading “Best Fit Challenge.”

2021 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT VIDEO: THE REAL DEAL OF ALL SEVEN BIKES

ALL THE 2022 450 MOTOCROSS BIKES RELEASED THUS FAR

2022 GasGas MC 450. 

2022 Suzuki RM-Z450. 

2022 Kawasaki KX450.

2022 Honda CRF450. 

2022 Honda CRF450 Works Edition. 

2022 Honda CRF450R-S.

2022 KTM 450SXF. 

2022 Husqvarna FC450.

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TAKE THE MXA SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SUNDAY MOTORS FLAT TRACKER

Don’t pass on this opportunity to win a free Sunday Motors bike! Completely fill out the annual “Reader Survey” below or click here. We’ll take your input to help improve both the web and monthly print content of Motocross Action. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a bike from Sunday Motors. For a few minutes of your time, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win this Sunday Motors S 147 flat-track motorcycle. The S 147 model features a 150cc engine, Mikuni carburetor, 14-inch front/rear tire, stainless steel footpegs, bottom-mount brake caliper, YCF 310mm rear shock, 200mm rear disc, low-exhaust configuration system, and kill switch with leash. One winner will be chosen on July 6, 2021.

The MXA wrecking crew is busy year-round testing motorcycles and producing content for the magazine and website, but once a year we compile a “reader survey” to help us learn more about our loyal magazine/website readers and viewers. We take your input on the survey to help improve both the website and monthly print content coming from Motocross Action. This year, we are offering the super cool opportunity of winning a Sunday Motors 147 Flat Track motorcycle! Completely fill out the annual MXA Reader Survey by click here. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a bike from Sunday Motors and you’ll be helping us out as we strive forward continuing to testing motorcycles, parts and gear. One winner will be chosen on July 6, 2021.

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? 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 now that the coronavirus pandemic is waning in the USA and the country is opening back up, foreign riders will be able to come to America to race, train and sightee again. You should plan ahead and make your reservations now for this upcoming Summer and Fall. 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!

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES AT GLEN HELEN ON JUNE 26-27

In case you’re a little rusty, Saturday, June 26, is a chance to come and out and practice from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. —  plus you can camp overnight so you don’t have to drive to the track on Sunday morning, June 27. For more info go to www.ossrg.org.

• 2021 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT: THE LONGEST AND MOST DETAILED SHOOTOUT EVER

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COMPLETELY CANCELED IN 2020, THE WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP IS A GO IN 2021

Peter Beunk and Gert Van Werven grab a little air at Glen Helen.

The 2020 FIM World Sidecar Motocross Championship (WSC) was canceled last year due to government restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has released a six-race 2021 World Sidecar Motocross Championship that starts on August 1 .

2021 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 1…Strassbessenbach, Ger
Aug. 22…Jinin, Czh
Aug. 29…Roggenburg, Swi
Sep. 19, Oss, Hol
Sept. 26…Rudersberg, Ger
Oct. 10…Kramolin, Czh

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 2021 NEBRASKA/IOWA GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE: NEXT RACE ON AUGUST 22

The 2021 Nebraska/Iowa Great Plains Vintage Motocross season only has three races left, with the next race on June 6, 2021 at 320 MX Park in Norfolk, Nebraska. For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2021 RACE SCHEDULES

Two red bikes, Roczen (94) and Barcia (51), join two orange bikes, Cooper Webb (2) and Marvin Musquin (25) at the front at Thunder Valley. Surprise! Brandon Hartranft (28) gets his Suzuki RM-Z450 into the first wave.

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 (Moved from June 26)
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. 11…Kegums, Latvia (Moved to Aug. 8)
Jul. 18…Oss, Holland
Jul. 25…Locket, Czech Republic
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 8…Kegums, Latvia (New date)
Aug 15…Uddevall, Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 22…KimiRing, Finland
Sep. 5…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
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
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Java
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia

2021 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 1…Strassbessenbach, Ger
Aug. 22…Jinin, Czh
Aug. 29…Roggenburg, Swi
Sep. 19, Oss, Hol
Sept. 26…Rudersberg, Ger
Oct. 10…Kramolin, Czh

REVISED 2021 SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 15/16…Tains
Jun. 26/27..Lochgilphead
Jul. 10… Doune (Youth)
Jul. 17…Doune (Adult )
Aug. 14/15…Rhynie
Sept. 4/5…Desertmartin, Northern Ireland
Oct. 9/10…Tain

2021 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 11…Wonthaggi, VIC
May 2 …Canberra, ACT
May 30…Gillman, SA (postponed)
Jun. 27…Maitland, NSW
Jul. 25…Wodonga, VIC
Aug. 8…Coulson, QLD
Aug. 14….Coolum, QLD
Aug. 15….Coolum, QLD

2021 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Jul. 4…Bielstein
Jul. 18…Tensfeld
Aug. 8…Dreetz
Sep. 5…Furstilich Drehna
Sep. 12…Gaildorf

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

FINAL 2021 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (UPDATED)
Jan. 16 (Saturday)…Houston, TX
Jan. 19 (Tuesday)….Houston, TX
Jan. 23 (Saturday)…Houston, TX
Jan. 30 (Saturday)…Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 2 (Tuesday)….Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 6 (Saturday)…Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 13 (Saturday)…Orlando, FL
Feb. 20 (Saturday)…Orlando, FL
Mar. 6 (Saturday)…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 13 (Saturday)…Arlington, TX
Mar. 16 (Tuesday)… Arlington, TX
Mar. 20 (Saturday)…Arlington, TX
Apr.10 (Saturday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr.13 (Tuesday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr.17 (Saturday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 24 (Saturday)…Salt Lake City, UT
May 1 (Saturday)…Salt Lake City, UT

FINAL 2021 AMA KICKER ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 8…….Starkville, MS
Jan. 9…….Starkville, MS
Jan. 15…….Lubbock, TX
Jan. 16…….Lubbock, TV
Jan. 22…….Guthrie, OK
Jan. 23…….Guthrie, OK
Jan. 29…….Denver, CO
Jan. 30…….Denver, CO
Feb. 5…….Tampa, Fl
Feb. 6…….Tampa, Fl
Mar. 5…….Amarillo, TX
Mar. 6…….Amarillo, TX

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