MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: BOGLE’S BACK & MOOKIE GETS TO STAY

 

JUSTIN BOGLE IS BACK IN PHOENIX

Justin Bogle has recovered from his preseason crash and will make his return to the AMA Supercross series this weekend in Phoenix for the JGRMX Autotrader Suzuki team.

MALCOLM STEWART GETS TO STAY

Malcolm Stewart has been filling in for Bogle at JGR and normally he would be given a “thank you” and a slap on the back on his way out the door, but JGR says they are trying to find the funding to keep him for the rest of the Supercross season. He will be riding for JGR on Saturday night in Phoenix.

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS ON JANUARY 27 & FEBRUARY 3; PLUS, NEW KIDS TRACK

REM will be at Glen Helen for six of the next seven weeks. There will be 34 REM races in 2018 —the next one is Saturday, January 27, the series ends on December 29, 2018. For info go to www.remsatmx.com

REM KIDS TRACK TO OPEN FOR RACING THIS SATURDAY

REM’s regular program is racing this Saturday, January 27, on the REM track, and the REM Kids track at Glen Helen Raceway will have its grand opening also. This weekend any parent racing at REM can have their son or daughter race on the REM Kids track for a special entry fee of $15. The regular entry fee for the mini racers is $25 unless one of the parents is racing the big race. REM plan to offer this discount at all REM races.

When the Kids racing is done for the day, the Kids track will be open for practice for Pee Wee, 50cc and 65cc racers. No big bikes and no 85cc bikes are allowed. The permanent fencing that separates the Kids track from the big track is not complete, but when it’s done we will be expanding the Kids track for even longer lap times. The Kids racing will take place at the same time as the regular races, so it should not impact REM’s normal finishing time. Plus, the Kids track is located within the confines of the REM track to insure that the action on the Kids track is easily visible from the pits. It is located exactly where the old Glen Helen Pee Wee track used to be, but is twice as big.

On another note, REM’s 2017 End of the Year Awards will be handed out at the February 3 race (at the riders meeting). Congrats to all of the class winners and to Val Tamietti—the new REM #1 rider.

CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO PHOENIX

Justin Barcia’s turn-around since going to Team Yamaha has been amazing.

2018 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 3 of 17 rounds)
1. Jason Anderson…70
2. Cole Seely…59
3. Justin Barcia…57
4. Ken Roczen…56
5. Weston Peick…54
6. Justin Brayton…53
7. Josh Grant…45
8. Blake Baggett…43
9. Broc Tickle…37
10. Cooper Webb…37
Other notables: 11. Marvin Musquin (36); 13. Eli Tomac (27); 15. Malcom Stewart (24); 16. Chad Reed (24).

Joey Savatgy has the points lead, although, in truth, he is tied with Shane McElrath at 68 points. They will both have the red number plate in Phoenix.

2018 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 3 of 9 rounds)
1. Joey Savatgy…68
2. Shane McElrath…68
3. Aaron Plessinger…66
4. Christian Craig…36
5. Adam Ciancarulo…56
6. Mitchell Oldenberg…52
7. Chase Sexton…51
8. Justin Hill…42
9. Kyle Chisholm…39
10. Hayden Mellross…34
Other notables: 11. Bradley Taft (34); 12. Mitchell Harrison (28); 14. Dakota Alex (26); 16. Justin Hoeft (18).

2018 SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Eli Tomac won round three in Anaheim, but is 43 points out of the 450 lead.

Date           Venue                         450                           250
Jan. 6….…Anaheim, CA……..Marvin Musquin……Shane McElrath
Jan. 13…..Houston, TX……….Jason Anderson…..Aaron Plessinger
Jan. 20…..Anaheim, CA………Eli Tomac…………….Joey Savatgy
Jan. 27…..Glendale, AZ ………
Feb. 3…….Oakland, CA……….
Feb. 10…..San Diego, CA…….
Feb. 17……Arlington, TX………
Feb. 24……Tampa, FL………….
Mar. 3……..Atlanta, GA…………
Mar. 10……Daytona, FL………..
Mar. 17……St. Louis, MO………
Mar. 24……Indianapolis, IN……
Apr. 7………Seattle, WA ………..
Apr. 14…….Minneapolis, MN….
Apr. 21….…Foxborough, MA…..
Apr. 28…….Salt Lake City, UT…
May 5………Las Vegas, NV…….
450 Points leader...Jason Anderson (Hus)
250 West points leader…Joey Savatgy/Shane McElrath (tie)

 

BIRTHDAYS OF THE STARS: BLAKE BAGGETT IS 26

Jan. 27…Jose Butron 1991
Jan. 27…Sean Hackley
Jan. 28…Tim McAdams
Jan. 28…Josh Cachia 1992

Jan. 28…Davy Pootjes 1998
Jan. 28…Dave Prater
Jan. 30…Michael Blose 1984
Jan. 30…Kevin Crine 1974

Jan. 31…Blake Baggett 1992


Feb. 1…Gaston Rahier 1947
Feb. 2…Matt Buyten 1980
Feb. 2…Erv Braun


Feb. 2…Tyler Evans 1980


Feb. 2…Selvaraj Narayana

AMA RULE OF THE WEEK: PERMANENT NUMBERS FOR 250 EAST/WEST CHAMPS

Riders who win the AMA 250 West or AMA 250 East can choose a two-digit permanent numbers. They don’t get to choose their numbers until after all the riders who finished in the top ten in overall points have chosen their permanent numbers.

It seems odd that riders who are racing in a regional series, that isn’t considered a National Championship class by the AMA, in classes that are divided into two distinct groups and race in a class that not every AMA Pro is allowed to enter, can count their regional points for any kind of AMA National number, let alone a permanent one.

MOTO QUIZ: WHODAT?

Name this KTM 500cc Grand Prix winner. The answer is at the end of this post.

MOTO-MOMENTS: MXA’S 1984 125 SHOOTOUT

MXA’s 1984 125 Shootout came to an abrupt end when all seven bikes in the test crashed into each other. It was gory with all the blood and bullet holes from the “shootout” part of the test.

SEAN COLLIER’S 1,000,000 VIEWS KX500 VIDEO

GREATEST 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO EVER: IT’S LONG, IN DEPTH & ACCURATE


To read the complete 2018 MXA 450 Shooutout click here.

TV SCHEDULE: PHOENIX SUPERCROSS 8:00 P.M. SATURDAY

The majority of races will be shown on Fox Sports 1 (and thankfully, none will be shown on Fox Sports 2). Boston and Salt Lake City will be on the main Fox TV network, but these races will be daylight races (and shown as early as 12:00 noon on the west coast).

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SAVE THE DATE! EVERY RACE THAT MATTERS IN 2018

The 2018 Supercross series heads to Phoenix this weekend. Check the complete schedule out below,

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 3……………………..…Oakland, CA
Feb. 10………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 17………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 24………………………Tampa, FL
Mar. 3……………………..…Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 17………………………St. Louis, MO
Mar. 24………………………Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 7……………………..…Seattle, WA
Apr. 14………………………Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 21………………………Foxborough, MA
Apr. 28………………………Salt Lake City, UT
May 5…………………….…Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19……………………Hangtown, CA
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 2..………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16..…………………Mt Morris, PA
June 23.………………….Muddy Creek, TN
June 30.………………….Southwick, MA
July 7..……………………​Red Bud, MI
July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​
July 28.…………………..Washougal, WA
Aug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………..Argentina
Mar. 18…………………….Holland 1
Mar. 25…………………….Spain
Apr. 8……………………….Italy 1
Apr. 15……………………..Portugal
May 1……………………….Russia
May 13……………………..Latvia
May 20…………………….Germany
June 3………………………England
June 10…………………….France
June 17…………………….Italy 2
July 1……………………….Indonesia 1
July 8……………………….Indonesia 2
July 22……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………………………Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 19……………………..Switzerland
Sept. 2………………………Turkey
Sept. 16……………………..Holland 2
Sept. 30…………………….Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………Red Bud, MI

2018 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6-7………………………….Dayton, OH
Jan. 13-14………………………Worcester, MA
Jan. 20-21……………………….Wilkes Barre, PA
Jan. 27-28………………………Greensboro, NC
Feb. 10-11………………………Madison, WI
Feb. 17-18………………………Florence, SC
Mar. 17-18………………………Denver, CO
Mar. 24-25………………………Nampa, ID
Apr. 7-8………………………….Wichita, KS
Apr. 21-22………………………Portland, OR
Apr. 28-29………………………Reno, NV
May 4-6…………………………Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………………………….Boise, ID
May 13………………………….Tucson, AZ
June 8…………………………..Austin, TX
June 9…………………………..Austin, TX
Aug. 3-5………………………..Quebec, CN
Sept. 8………………………….Sturgis, SD

2018 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 11……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 25…………………….Glen Helen, CA
June 17………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Aug. 19………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 9………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…………………………..Manchester
Jan. 13………………………….Newcastle
Jan. 20…………………………Birmingham
Jan. 26-27…………………….Belfast
Feb. 10………………………….Sheffield
Feb. 17………………………….London

2018 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Feb. 2-4…………………..……Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 23-25……………….…..Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 23-24……………….…..Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 20-22……………….…..Hurricane, UT
May 25-27……………………Cedar City, UT
Sept. 14-16……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 19-21………………….…Adelanto, CA
Nov. 9-11……………………..Primm, NV

2018 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Lyng, England
Apr. 1……………………………Culham, England
Apr. 22………………………….Canada Heights, England
May 6…………………………..Blaxhall, England
June 24………………………..Desertmartin, Ireland
July 29………………………….Duns, England
Aug. 26…………………………Hawkstone, England
Sept. 23………………………..TBA, England

2018 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8………………….…..…Lyng, England
May 20……………..…………Preston Docks, England
May 27…………….………….Hawkstone Park, England
July 1………….…..…………..Sherwood, England
July 15………….…..……..….Canada Heights, England
Sept. 2…………….…..…..….Crookwood, England

2018 DUTCH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Markelo, Holland
Apr. 2……………………………Oldebrook, Holland
May 6…………………………..Mill, Holland
July 14-16…………………….Lichtenvoorde, Holland

2018 GERMAN ADAC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 22………………………….Drehna, Germany
May 27………………………….Molln, Germany
June 24…………………………Bielstein, Germany
May 6……………………………Blaxhall, Germany
July 15………………………….Moggers, Germany
July 29………………………….Tensfeld, Germany
Aug. 26…………………………Teutschthal, Germany
Sept. 9…………………………..Gaildorf, Germany

2018 HAWKSTONE INTERNATIONAL
Feb. 11………………………….Hawkstone, England

2018 RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR SUPERCROSS
Mar. 11-12……………..…….Daytona, FL

2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 31…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

2018 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 30-Aug. 4…………………Hurricane Mills, TN

2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 13………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2018 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 27……………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-4…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

2018 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 19-24…………………….Gainesville, FL

2018 DAY IN THE DIRT
Nov. 23-25………………………..Glen Helen, CA

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ANSWER: Danny “Magoo” Chandler

Photos: Brian Converse, Spencer Owen, Jody Weisel, Daryl Ecklund, MXA

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