MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT’S ALL A NUMBERS GAME RIGHT DOWN TO THE FINAL TALLY

BREAKING NEWS! SUZUKI WILL PULL OUT OF MOTOGP AFTER THIS SEASON

2020 MotoGP Champion Joan Mir is already rumored to be Marc Marquez’s new Repsol Honda teammate for 2023.

Two years ago, Suzuki shocked the motorcycle racing world when they won the 2020 MotoGP Championship with Joan Mir at the controls. Now two seasons later, they have pulled the plug and told their riders, Mir and Alex Rins, to go find new rides. There is no concern that Mir and Rins won’t land good deals for the 2023 MotoGP season, but the future of Suzuki’s mechanics, technicians and administrative staff is in question.

The Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike is a four-cylinder, four-valve, 1000cc, six-speed that at 346-pound is capable of 211 mph.

Suzuki officials told the team early this week that they were quitting at the end of the 2022 season. Suzuki was once a power player in the MotoGP paddock with 500 GP Championships for Barry Sheene (1976-1977), Marco Lucchinelli (1981), Franco Uncini (1982), Kevin Schwantz (1993) and Kenny Roberts, Jr (2000).

Alex Rins will most likely end up on Yamaha.

Although, insider’s report that this was a financial decision, made at Suzuki headquarters in Japan, it is signifcant to note that Suzuki had signed a deal with organizer Dorna promising to race until 2026 (a new contract clause instituted after Kawasaki suddenly dropped out of MotoGP, leaving the series without warning). There will be a financial penalty, but given the incredible costs of racing MotoGP, Suzuki will pay whatever Dorna decides. We have no inkling of what this news means for Suzuki’s out-of-house Supercross and motocross teams, Twisted Tea and BarX, but Suzuki also pulled the plug on it’s MXGP team several years ago.

• 2022 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jason Anderson (21) has now won five Supercross events in 2022. If he wins Denver and Salt Lake, he’ll have the same number of wins as Eli Tomac,
Venue                                                        450                                                   250
Jan. 8…Anaheim, CA…………..Ken Roczen……………….Christian Craig
Jan. 15…Oakland, CA………….Jason Anderson………….Christian Craig
Jan. 22…San Diego, CA……….Chase Sexton……………..Michael Mosiman
Jan. 29…Anaheim, CA…………Eli Tomac………………….Christian Craig
Feb. 5…Glendale, AZ…………..Eli Tomac…………………..Hunter Lawrence
Feb. 12…Anaheim, CA…………Jason Anderson………….Christian Craig
Feb. 19…Minneapolis, MN…..Jason Anderson………….Jett Lawrence
Feb. 26… Arlington, TX……….Eli Tomac…………………..Cameron McAdoo
Mar. 5…Daytona Beach, FL….Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 12…Detroit, MI…………..Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 19…Indianapolis, IN……Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 26…Seattle, WA………….Eli Tomac…………………..Hunter Lawrence
Apr. 9…St. Louis, MO………….Marvin Musquin…………R.J. Hampshire
Apr. 16…Atlanta, GA…………..Jason Anderson………….Hunter Lawrence
Apr. 23…Foxborough, MA…..Jason Anderson………….Austin Forkner
Apr. 30…Denver, CO………………
May 7…Salt Lake City, UT……….
450 points leader……………………..Eli Tomac (Yam)
250 West points leader……………Christian Craig (Yam)
250 East points leader…………..Jett Lawrence (Champion)

• WHO’S WATCH’IN WHAT? 2022 YAMAHA “FIRST RIDE” VIDEO VIEWERS BY MEDIA


• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: INDIAN DUNES ORIGINAL CASUAL WEAR


THE DUNES T-SHIRT—FRONT
The Dunes T-shirt is made from 50% Ringspun combed cotton and 50% Polyester. It is available in solid black with a tagless neck label and soft-touch screen-printed graphics. The retail price in $26.00.

THE DUNES T-SHIRT—BACK

THE DUNES BRAND T-SHIRT—FRONT

The Dunes Brand T-shirt is made from 50% Ringspun combed cotton and 50% Polyester. It is available in solid black with a tagless neck label and soft-touch screen-printed graphics. The retail price in $26.00.

THE DUNES BRAND T-SHIRT—BACK


INDIAN DUNES CHIEF T-SHIRT—FRONT

The Indian Dunes Chief T-shirt is made from 50% Ringspun combed cotton and 50% Polyester. It is available in solid black with a tagless neck label and soft-touch screen-printed graphics. rinte don the front only. The retail price in $26.00


INDIAN DUNE “JUST RIDE” HAT

A traditional Trucker Snapback with a curved visor. One size fits all for $24.99.

INDIAN DUNE “THRILLS” HAT

A traditional Trucker Snapback with a curved visor. One size fits all for $24.99.


INDIAN DUNES PARK HAT

A traditional Trucker Snapback with a curved visor. One size fits all for $24.99. For more information on all Indian Dunes Original clothes, go to www.indian-dunes-originals.com

• FREE DIRT BIKE! FILL OUT MXA’S SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS SSR BIKE

This is your chance to win this SSR SR140TR . It is loaded with premium components including disc brakes, upside-down forks, an adjustable shock and more. The MSRP of this bike is over $2000. But you can win it for free! All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is fill out the MXA Reader Survey.

Click here to take MXA’s survey. 


• INTENSE TAZERMX TO SPONSOR 2022 AMA MOTOCROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Intense TazerMX’s first powersports-industry specific E-MTB is proud to announce its official sponsorship of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series. The sponsorship is the start of a three-year commitment for the brand. Intense Tazer MX eMTB features motocross-inspired componentry from Ohlins, Maxxis, Magura and ODI to appeal to the powersports community and is sold exclusively through Parts Unlimited dealers.

“It has been very exciting to witness the crossover of bicycling into the powersports market and we are grateful to Parts Unlimited for recognizing this and launching our Intense TazerMX into their dealer channels. We fully align with their philosophy of supporting the sport and feel like this sponsorship follows that path. We can’t wait to help share the Intense TazerMX product with racing fans this summer,” Christy LaCurelle, Intense board member.

At the races, you’ll find the Intense Tazer MX sprinter van or tent alongside another Parts Unlimited brand, Thor Racing. There, you can get more information on the 2022 Intense Tazer MX Expert giveaway taking place at the end of the series.

• SATURDAY’S (AND WE DO MEAN “DAY”) 2022 DENVER SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

A couple things about Denver: (1) it’s at high altitude. (2) It’s the third “day race” in a row (they have to be in the daytime to find a time slot on NBC). (3) It is as close as Eli Tomac gets to racing a Supercross near his home.

• MXA’S 2022 WORLD TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO

• THREE WEEKS IN A ROW! “SATURDAY AT THE GLEN” MOTOCROSS AT GLEN HELEN

The “Saturday at the Glen” motocross will return to Glen Helen’s upper track, formerly known as the REM track, on Saturday, April 30, as part of a three weekend string of races on April 30, May 7 and May 14. Practice starts at 8:00 a.m. and it is only $30 to race if you pre-enter. To pre-enter CLICK HERE . For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO-VUE PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES

Pro-Vue has been making prescription goggles since 1989. Their unique patented design is the only prescription lens system that attaches securely in the goggle. Pro-Vue uses 100% goggles exclusively, and they offer five frame colors as well as about a dozen different tinted goggle lenses in addition to clear. The retail price for a complete, ready to wear prescription goggle starts at $219. See everything at www.pro-vue.com or call or text Randy at 507-534-1247.

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2023 KTM OFF-ROAD EXC TWO-STROKES

2023 150 EXC Two-Stroke

The 2023 KTM XC-W and XCF-W models boast updated aesthetics, orange-coated Chromoly steel frames, race-proven WP XPLOR suspension and an all-new graphic design with a white, purple and orange color scheme chosen to pay homage to the early 1990s enduro models

2023 250 EXC Two-Stroke

Every motorcycle in the enduro range gets fully adjustable WP XPLOR suspension as standard, with the advantage of a Progressive Damping System (PDS) on the rear that offers lower maintenance, fewer moving parts, more ground clearance and a Dunlop MX33 front tire with a long-lasting Dunlop AT81 on the rear.

2023 300 EXC Two-Stroke

The two-stroke model range once again takes its place as the leader in the pits, making use of KTM’s patented Transfer Port Injection (TPI) technology. Not only does this ensured cleaner running and reduced fuel consumption, but it also provides smooth and strong power delivery from the bottom right through to the top end . And of course, this system frees riders up from rejetting for riding conditions.

• SEE IT NOW! MXA’S 2022 125 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT

THE CURRENT TOP TEN IN THE 250 EAST, 250 WEST & 450 CLASS

Chase Sexton showed a lot of promise, won a 450 Supercross and survived three major get-0ffs. With two races to go can he finish it off with a win?

2022 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 15 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Yam)…341
2. Jason Anderson (Kaw)…298
3. Justin Barcia (Gas)…275
4. Malcolm Stewart (Hus)…272
5. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…266
6. Chase Sexton (Hon)…250
7. Cooper Webb (KTM)…244
8. Dean Wilson (Hus)…152
9. Brandon Hartranft (Suz)…151
10. Justin Brayton (Hon)…145

The tightest battle in the 250 West top ten is between Vince Friese and Jo Shimoda.

2022 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 10 rounds)
1. Christian Craig (Yam)…194
2. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…171
3. Michael Mosiman (Gas)…158
4. Vince Friese (Hon)…127
5. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…125
6. Nate Thrasher (Yam)…112
7. Garrrett Marchbanks (Yam)…99
8. Robbie Wageman (Yam)…94
9. Chris Blose (Gas)…90
10. Carson Brown (KTM)…90

Mitchell Oldenburg has been riding well as of late. He has a shot at making the top three in the 250 East as he is only 6 point behind Piere Brown.

2022 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 9 rounds)
1. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…192
2. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…139
3. Pierce Brown (Gas)…128
4. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…122
5. Enzo Lopes (Yam)…116
6. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…114
7. Jordon Smith (Hon)…104
8. Jace Owen (Yam)…90
9. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…81
10. Derek Drake (Suz)…70

• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION VIDEO TEST

TV SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY’S DENVER SUPERCROSS ON NBC AT 3:00 P.M.


All times Eastern (deduct 3 hours for Pacific Time). Check with your local channel—just in case.

FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS! WATCH JASON ANDERSON DELAY THE INEVITABLE IN UNDER 3 MINUTES

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: RINALDI RW 45 SCOOP TIRE

Rinaldi’s RW 45 rear soft-terrain tire is the perfect choice for muddy or sandy tracks. With a paddle/scoop- style tread, this tire will offer superior traction in soft-ter- rain conditions when compared to a conventional knobby tire that’s made for both intermediate- and hard-terrain conditions. If you ever ride on sandy or muddy tracks, this tire will help you pull away from the competition every time you turn the throttle. The retail price is $64.00 (100/90-19), $71.00 (110/90-19) at www.motomandistributing.com or (760) 949-0941.

• THE FRIENDS OF STEVE McQUEEN CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW ON JUNE 5

There is a 50th Anniversary “On Any Sunday” dinner on Saturday, June 4, and the Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show on Sunday, June 5. All proceeds from these events will go to benefit the “Boys Republic,” a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters in Chino, California, where Steve McQueen spent time in his youth. For more info on the Steve McQueen Rally, “On Any Sunday” dinner or Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle show got to www.stevemcqueencarshow.com

• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION VIDEO TEST

• PASHA RACING GRAND PRIX ON MAY 22 AT GLEN HELEN


Famous 125 two-stroke racing empresario Pasha Afshar will take his show to the off-road when he designs the race course for the first-ever Pasha Racing Grand Prix on May 22 at Glen Helen Raceway. Go to www.ossrg.org.

• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 KTM 250SXF FACTORY EDITION VIDEO TEST

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MXA VIDEO: 2022 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO TEST

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MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION VIDEO TEST

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PC RACING HONDA PRO-SEAL AIR FILTER GASKET

New Honda owners are reporting dirt getting past the air filter seal area on their 2021–’22 CRF450s, ’22 CRF250 and RX models. PC Racing’s Pro-Seal (#PC28) is the answer for a perfect filter to airbox seal without the use of messy grease. This neoprene gasket adheres inside the motorcycle’s airbox, creating a larger sealing surface and has memory for a perfect seal time after time. Due to adhesives that are not affected by gas and oils, the Pro-Seal will not separate once installed. The retail price is $18.95 at www.pcracingusa.com or (951) 698-4962.

• WHO’S WHO IN THE MXGP ZOO? THE TOP TEN AFTER 6 OF 20 RACES


Maime Renaux (959) gave up a chance to race with the number one plate in the 250 GPs to test himself against the big boys in the 450 clas—including Tim Gajser (243). Renaux is running third in 450 points and is just 5 points out of second overall

2022 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 20 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…286
2. Jorge Prado (Gas)…220
3. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…215
4. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…187
5. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)…177
6. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…163
7. Brian Bogers (Hus)…154
8. Jeremy Van Horebeeck (Bet)…140
9. Alberto Forato (Yam)…124
10. Pauls Jonass Hus)…120


Tom Vialle will still have the red plate in the 250 World Championship when they race in Sardinia on May 15, but he will be sharing it with Jago Geerts.

2022 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 20 rounds)
1. Jago Geerts (Yam)…244
2. Tom Vialle (KTM)…244
3. Simon Laengenfelder (Gas)…181
4. Kay de Wolf (Hus…181
5. Mikkel Haarup (Kaw)…181
6. Kevin Horgmo (Kaw)..176
7. Mattia Guadagnini (Gas)…161
8. Andrea Adamo (Gas)…153
9. Isak Gifting (Gas)…136
10. Stephen Rubini (Hon)…121

WATCH THE 250/450 MXGP OF LATVIA: GEERTS & VIALLE ARE TIED, GAJSER IS LONG GONE

• 15 DOWN! 2 TO GO


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 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE


2022 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28…Pala, CA
June 4…Hangtown, CA
Jun 11…Thunder Valley, CO
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 9…Southwick, MA
July 16….Millville, MN
July 23….Washougal, WA
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 3…Pala, CA

• TENTATIVE 2022 RACE SCHEDULES


Whatever happened to the AMA’s hands-off policy?

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 FIM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP (TENTATIVE)
Feb. 27…Matterley Basin, England
Mar. 6…Mantova, Italy
Mar. 20…Villa La Angostura, Argentina
April 3…Agueda, Portugal
April 10…Trentino, Italy
Apr. 24…Kegums, Latvia
May 1…Orlyonok, Russia (CANCELED)
May 15…Rio Sardo, Sardinia.
May 29…Intu Xanadu, Spain
June 5…Ernee, France
June 12…Teutschenthal, Germany
June 26…Samota, Indonesia
July 3… Jakarta, Indonesia
July 17…Locket, Czech Republic
July 24…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 7…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 14…KymiRing, Finland
Aug 21…St. Jean d’ Angely, France
Sept. 4…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 18…TBA

2022 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28…Pala, CA
June 4…Hangtown, CA
June 11…Thunder Valley, CO
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 9…Southwick, MA
July 16….Millville, MN
July 23….Washougal, WA
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 3…Pala, CA

2022 KICKER ARENACROSS SERIES
Jan. 7-8…Loveland, CO
Jan. 15…Amarillo, TX
Jan. 21-22…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 29…Greensboro, NC
Feb. 4-5…Reno, NV
Feb. 11-12…Denver, CO

2022 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 24… Holland
May.22…Czech Republic
June 12…Holland
June 26…Ukraine
July 3…Estonia
July 10…TBA
July 23…No. Ireland
July 31…Germany
Aug. 7…TBA
Aug. 28…Czech Republic
Sept. 4…Slovenia
Sept.18…Germany

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

2022 CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
June 5…Kamloops, BC
June 12…Drumheller, AB
June 19…Pilot Mound, MB
July 3…Walton, ON
July 10…Courtland, ON
July 17…Ottawa, ON
July 24…Moncton, NB
July 31…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 14…Walton, ON

2022 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27…Wonthaggi
Apr. 10…Mackay
May 1…Wodonga
June 26…Maitland
July 24…Coffs Harbour
Aug. 14…Queensland Park
Aug. 20…Coolum (Saturday)

2022 MICHELIN BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 20…FatCat
May 1…Landrake
May 29…Lyng
June 26…Cusses Gorse
Aug. 7…TBA
Sept. 4…Hawkstone

2022 REVO BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 13…Culham
Apr. 17…Foxhill
May 8…Lyng
May 22…Canada Heights
June 19…Blaxhall
July 10…Fatcat
July 31…Whitby
Sep. 11…TBA

2022 SCOTTISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 20…Tain
April 24…Lochgilphead
May 15…Duns
June 12…Rhynie
July 9…Doune
July 16…Doune
August 14…TBA

2022 IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27…Cork
Apr. 10…TBA
June 5… TBA
June 26… Loughbrickland
July 24…TBA
Aug. 21… Saul

2022 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 19…Zone 7
Apr. 2…Maritzburg
May 14…Bloemfontein
July 2…Rover MX
Sept 3…Phakisa MX
Oct. 29…Chestnut MX

2022 DUTCH MASTERS SERIES
Mar. 13…Arnhem
April 18…Oldebroek (Monday)
May 1…Harfsen
May 22…Oss
June18…Rhenen

2022 GERMAN ADAC MOTOCROSS MASTERS
Apr. 3…Princely Drehna
May 22…Dreetz
June 19…Möggers
July 3…Bielstein
July 10…Tensfeld
July 31…Gaildorf
Sept. 4…Jauer
Sept. 11…Holzgerlingen

2022 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 16…Glen Helen, CA

2022 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 25… Red Bud, MI

2022 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-6…Glen Helen, CA

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• FREE DIRT BIKE! FILL OUT MXA’S SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS SSR BIKE

This is your chance to win this SSR SR140TR . It is loaded with premium components including disc brakes, upside-down forks, an adjustable shock and more. The MSRP of this bike is over $2000. But you can win it for free! All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is fill out the MXA Reader Survey

Click here to take MXA’s survey. 

• THIS WEEK IN MXA WITH JOSH MOSIMAN: DOES JOSH LOVE HIS GASGAS MC150? HARD TO TELL

2022 FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

Obviously, the Supercross track designers have run out of ideas leading up to Foxborough. We’ve seen this layout several times already. No sand. No over-and-under. One set of whoops. And a lot of rhythm jumps.

• MXA’S 2022 WORLD TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO

• THREE WEEKS IN A ROW! “SATURDAY AT THE GLEN” MOTOCROSS  GOES THREE FOR THREE

The “Saturday at the Glen” motocross will return to Glen Helen’s upper track, formerly known as the REM track, on Saturday, April 23, as part of a four-week string of races on April 30, May 7 and May 14. Practice starts at 8:00 a.m. and it is only $30 to race if you pre-enter. To pre-enter CLICK HERE . For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2023 KTM OFF-ROAD EXC TWO-STROKES

2023 150 EXC Two-Stroke

The 2023 KTM XC-W and XCF-W models boast updated aesthetics, orange-coated Chromoly steel frames, race-proven WP XPLOR suspension and an all-new graphic design with a white, purple and orange color scheme chosen to pay homage to the early 1990s enduro models

2023 250 EXC Two-Stroke

Every motorcycle in the enduro range gets fully adjustable WP XPLOR suspension as standard, with the advantage of a Progressive Damping System (PDS) on the rear that offers lower maintenance, fewer moving parts, more ground clearance and a Dunlop MX33 front tire with a long-lasting Dunlop AT81 on the rear.

2023 300 EXC Two-Stroke

The two-stroke model range once again takes its place as the leader in the pits, making use of KTM’s patented Transfer Port Injection (TPI) technology. Not only does this ensured cleaner running and reduced fuel consumption, but it also provides smooth and strong power delivery from the bottom right through to the top end . And of course, this system frees riders up from rejetting for riding conditions.

 

• SEE IT NOW! MXA’S 2022 125 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT

• 2022 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jason Anderson (21) could have been the 2022 AMA 450 Supercross Champion if he hadn’t gotten into a petty grudge with Malcolm Stewart. He needs to keep his eye on the prize. He has won four events, he could have won a lot more, but it’s too late now.
Venue                                                        450                                                   250
Jan. 8…Anaheim, CA…………..Ken Roczen……………….Christian Craig
Jan. 15…Oakland, CA………….Jason Anderson………….Christian Craig
Jan. 22…San Diego, CA……….Chase Sexton……………..Michael Mosiman
Jan. 29…Anaheim, CA…………Eli Tomac………………….Christian Craig
Feb. 5…Glendale, AZ…………..Eli Tomac…………………..Hunter Lawrence
Feb. 12…Anaheim, CA…………Jason Anderson………….Christian Craig
Feb. 19…Minneapolis, MN…..Jason Anderson………….Jett Lawrence
Feb. 26… Arlington, TX……….Eli Tomac…………………..Cameron McAdoo
Mar. 5…Daytona Beach, FL….Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 12…Detroit, MI…………..Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 19…Indianapolis, IN……Eli Tomac…………………..Jett Lawrence
Mar. 26…Seattle, WA………….Eli Tomac…………………..Hunter Lawrence
Apr. 9…St. Louis, MO………….Marvin Musquin…………R.J. Hampshire
Apr. 16…Atlanta, GA…………..Jason Anderson………….Hunter Lawrence
Apr. 23…Foxborough, MA………..
Apr. 30…Denver, CO………………
May 7…Salt Lake City, UT……….
450 points leader……………………..Eli Tomac (Yam)
250 West points leader……………Christian Craig (Yam)
250 East points leader…………..Jett Lawrence (Hon)

THE CURRENT TOP TEN IN THE 250 EAST, 250 WEST & 450 CLASS

Malcolm Stewart has had his best season ever and is still embroiled in a heated battle with Justin Barcia for the final podium spot at season’s end. Malcolm is 4 points behind Barcia for third and 8 points ahead of Marvin Musquin.

2022 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 14 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Yam)…325
2. Jason Anderson (Kaw)…272
3. Justin Barcia (Gas)…257
4. Malcolm Stewart (Hus)…253
5. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…245
6. Chase Sexton (Hon)…227
7. Cooper Webb (KTM)…227
8. Dean Wilson (Hus)…152
9. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…141
10. Brandon Hartranft (Suz)…139

Jo Shimoda (69) may be out of any mathematical chance for the 250 West title, but he is only 2 points behind Vince Friese for fourth overall.

2022 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 10 rounds)
1. Christian Craig (Yam)…194
2. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…171
3. Michael Mosiman (Gas)…158
4. Vince Friese (Hon)…127
5. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…125
6. Nate Thrasher (Yam)…112
7. Garrrett Marchbanks (Yam)…99
8. Robbie Wageman (Yam)…94
9. Chris Blose (Gas)…90
10. Carson Brown (KTM)…90

Enzo Lopes is only 3 points out of 5th place in the 250 East, 7 points out of 4th and 14 points out of third and the rider who currently holds third place, Cameron McAdoo, is injured.

2022 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 of 9 rounds)
1. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…169
2. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…122
3. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…114
4. Pierce Brown (Gas)…107
5. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…103
6. Enzo Lopes (Yam)…100
7. Jordon Smith (Hon)…95
8. Jace Owen (Yam)…77
9. Phillip Nicoletti (Yam)…76
10. Derek Drake (Suz)…68

• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION VIDEO TEST

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• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION VIDEO TEST

• PASHA RACING GRAND PRIX ON MAY 22 AT GLEN HELEN

Famous 125 two-stroke racing empresario Pasha Afshar will take his show to the off-road when he designs the race course for the first-ever Pasha Racing Grand Prix on May 22 at Glen Helen Raceway. Go to www.ossrg.com for more info when they get closer to May 22.

• MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 KTM 250SXF FACTORY EDITION VIDEO TEST

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SCOTT PROSPECT HERITAGE GOGGLES

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MXA VIDEO: 2022 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO TEST

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MXA VIDEO: 2022-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION VIDEO TEST

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• WHO’S WHO IN THE MXGP ZOO? THE TOP TEN

Tim Gajser has a 33-point lead on Jorge Prado, but most importantly for Tim is that he has a 236-point lead on Jeffrey Herlings—when and if Herlings shows up.

2022 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 20 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…236
2. Jorge Prado (Gas)…203
3. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…184
4. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…160
5. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)…109
6. Brian Bogers (Hus)…126
7. Jeremy Van Horebeeck (Bet)…126
8. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…125
9. Alberto Forato (Yam)…94
10. Jed Beaton (Kaw)…82

Tom Vialle will have the red plate in the 250 World Championship after winning both motos in Trentino to take the points lead away from Jago Geerts.

2022 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 20 rounds)
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)…208
2. Jago Geerts (Yam)…194
3. Mikkel Haarup (Kaw)…169
4. Simon Laengenfelder (Gas)…154
5. Kay de Wolf (Hus…150
6. Mattia Guadagnini (Gas)…138
7. Kevin Horgmo (Kaw)..136
8. Andrea Adamo (Gas)…133
9. Stephen Rubini (Hon)…116
10. Isak Gifting (Gas)…111

WATCH THE 250/450 MXGP OF LATVIA: VIALLE & GEERTS ARE TIED, GAJSER HAS NO EQUAL

• 15 DOWN! 2 TO GO


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 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE


2022 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28…Pala, CA
June 4…Hangtown, CA
Jun 11…Thunder Valley, CO
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 9…Southwick, MA
July 16….Millville, MN
July 23….Washougal, WA
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 3…Pala, CA

• TENTATIVE 2022 RACE SCHEDULES

Whatever happened to the AMA’s hands-off policy?

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 FIM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP (TENTATIVE)
Feb. 27…Matterley Basin, England
Mar. 6…Mantova, Italy
Mar. 20…Villa La Angostura, Argentina
April 3…Agueda, Portugal
April 10…Trentino, Italy
Apr. 24…Kegums, Latvia
May 1…Orlyonok, Russia (CANCELED)
May 15…Rio Sardo, Sardinia.
May 29…Intu Xanadu, Spain
June 5…Ernee, France
June 12…Teutschenthal, Germany
June 26…Samota, Indonesia
July 3… Jakarta, Indonesia
July 17…Locket, Czech Republic
July 24…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 7…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 14…KymiRing, Finland
Aug 21…St. Jean d’ Angely, France
Sept. 4…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 18…TBA

2022 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28…Pala, CA
June 4…Hangtown, CA
June 11…Thunder Valley, CO
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 9…Southwick, MA
July 16….Millville, MN
July 23….Washougal, WA
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 3…Pala, CA

2022 KICKER ARENACROSS SERIES
Jan. 7-8…Loveland, CO
Jan. 15…Amarillo, TX
Jan. 21-22…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 29…Greensboro, NC
Feb. 4-5…Reno, NV
Feb. 11-12…Denver, CO

2022 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 24… Holland
May.22…Czech Republic
June 12…Holland
June 26…Ukraine
July 3…Estonia
July 10…TBA
July 23…No. Ireland
July 31…Germany
Aug. 7…TBA
Aug. 28…Czech Republic
Sept. 4…Slovenia
Sept.18…Germany

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

2022 CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
June 5…Kamloops, BC
June 12…Drumheller, AB
June 19…Pilot Mound, MB
July 3…Walton, ON
July 10…Courtland, ON
July 17…Ottawa, ON
July 24…Moncton, NB
July 31…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 14…Walton, ON

2022 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27…Wonthaggi
Apr. 10…Mackay
May 1…Wodonga
June 26…Maitland
July 24…Coffs Harbour
Aug. 14…Queensland Park
Aug. 20…Coolum (Saturday)

2022 MICHELIN BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 20…FatCat
May 1…Landrake
May 29…Lyng
June 26…Cusses Gorse
Aug. 7…TBA
Sept. 4…Hawkstone

2022 REVO BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 13…Culham
Apr. 17…Foxhill
May 8…Lyng
May 22…Canada Heights
June 19…Blaxhall
July 10…Fatcat
July 31…Whitby
Sep. 11…TBA

2022 SCOTTISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 20…Tain
April 24…Lochgilphead
May 15…Duns
June 12…Rhynie
July 9…Doune
July 16…Doune
August 14…TBA

2022 IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27…Cork
Apr. 10…TBA
June 5… TBA
June 26… Loughbrickland
July 24…TBA
Aug. 21… Saul

2022 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 19…Zone 7
Apr. 2…Maritzburg
May 14…Bloemfontein
July 2…Rover MX
Sept 3…Phakisa MX
Oct. 29…Chestnut MX

2022 DUTCH MASTERS SERIES
Mar. 13…Arnhem
April 18…Oldebroek (Monday)
May 1…Harfsen
May 22…Oss
June18…Rhenen

2022 GERMAN ADAC MOTOCROSS MASTERS
Apr. 3…Princely Drehna
May 22…Dreetz
June 19…Möggers
July 3…Bielstein
July 10…Tensfeld
July 31…Gaildorf
Sept. 4…Jauer
Sept. 11…Holzgerlingen

2022 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 16…Glen Helen, CA

2022 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 25… Red Bud, MI

2022 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-6…Glen Helen, CA

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