MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: LET’S TAKE A WEEK OFF



ONE LAST LOOK AT THE USGP BY MASSIMO ZANZANI

The charge of the heavy brigade.

Jeremy Martin got an early release from Star Yamaha and showed up at Glen Helen on a Honda and went 2-2.

What goes up…or is that what does down must go up. No matter, at Glen Helen you are always angled in some direction.

Jeremy Van Horebeek logs a little flight time in the direction of Europe.

Arnaud Tonus (66) got a KX450F to race at Glen Helen. He is hoping to find a ride in the 250 class in the USA, but if that fails he will try to get a GP ride in the 450 class.

Romain Febvre will never have to wonder where this photo was taken.

Gautier Paulin lofts it over the Log Cabin jump with the flags flying.

Eli Tomac turned his 2016 season from obe of disappointment into a thing of joy by winning two 450 GPs in two consecutive weekends.

Max Nagl takes the inside line before starting up the 20-story climb to the top of Mt. Saint helen.

Dean Wilson showed lots of grit and determination at the two Grands Prix of America. Almots fully recovered from his knee surgery Dean has been putting int he time and racing wherever and whenever he can.

Austin Forkner crashed out of the second moto at Glen Helen after finishing third in the first moto.

Forkner (214) and Jeffrey Herlings (1) got to spend considerbale time togther at Charlotte and Glen Helen.

Tim Gajser has back pedaled on his plan to move to America for the 2017 season. Honda wants him to stay in MXGP and defend his new number 1 plate. He will be at the Monster Cup in October though.

Justin Hoeft’s first big-time Pro race was at the United States Grand Prix. He took home an 11th overall.

450 GLEN HELEN, USGP RESULTS
1. Eli Tomac…50
2. Antonio Cairoli…44
3. Tim Gajser…38
4. Maximilian Nagl…38
5. Gautier Paulin…27
6. Glenn Coldenhoff…24
7. Evgeny Bobryshev…23
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek…23
9. Arnaud Tonus…22
10. Shaun Simpson…21

Without Cooper Webb to hamper his race, Jeffrey Herlings blazed to a strong finish.

250 GLEN HELEN, USGP RESULTS
1. Jeffrey Herlings…50
2. Jeremy Martin…44
3. Mitchell Harrison…32
4. Max Anstie…31
5. Jeremy Seewer…30
6. Benoit Paturel…27
7. Brian Bogers…26
8. Thomas Covington…25
9. Chris Alldredge…24
10. Austin Forkner…23

TOMMY SEARLE CRASHES ON THE REM PART OF THE USGP

THE WORLD CUP CHANGES HANDS AT GLEN HELEN

Youthstream’s David Luongo (left)  hands the World Cup over to Dr. Bud Feldkamp (right) of Glen Helen Raceway. The Cup travels back and forth depending on who wins the 450 class. Eli Tomac brought it back to America.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: EDDIE MULDER 73, TREY CANARD 26


Sept. 15…DeWayne Jones 1950
Sept. 15…Robbie Bell 1985
Sept. 15…Charlie Mancuso
Sept. 15…Rich Winkler
Sept. 15…Cliff Palmer 1971


Sept. 16…Mark Barnett 1960

Sept. 17…Trey Canard 1990
Sept. 17…Danny Smith 1979
Sept. 17…Chad Johnson
Sept. 18…Juha Salminen


Sept. 18…Tarah Gieger 1985
Sept. 19…Chris Hultner
Sept. 19…Mike Taylor
Sept. 19…Billy Liles


Sept. 20…Eddie Mulder 1943
Sept. 20…Dillan Epstein 1994

THE WAY WE WERE: KING OF THE STUNTMEN

The Evel Knievel Super Jet Cycle was a hot toy at the height of Evel’s planned Snake River Canyon jump. It all went wrong in the Canyon, with the law and at the toy store for Evel after that.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A’ME FULL-WAFFLE CLAMP-ON GRIPS

Clamp-on grips don’t need to glue or wire to hold them in place. They can be installed in minutes without waiting for grip glue to dry. Available only in a full-waffle pattern, the A’ME grips are perfectly matched in size on the left and right sides. The come in gray, red, blue and white.

VERDICT: A’ME’s clamp-on grip system comes with a special throttle tube and five different throttle cable cams that slip onto the throttle tube’s notched wheel. These cams fit every brand, snap in place and are are interchangeable. The system is foolproof. One set of A’ME grips will fit virtually ever bike and throttle design ever made.

DIGITS: $26.00—www.amegrips.com or (702) 835-0681.

HONDA’S PROJECT 2&4 IS A TRICK TRACK CAR

The Honda sidewinder track car is half car and half motorcycle.

Honda’s answer to track cars like the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono is the Project 2&4, which employs a motorcycle engine in a very lightweight chassis. Honda’s Project 2&4 is powered by the RC213V motorcycle engine. The engine is a 999 cc V-4 four-stroke unit that puts out 215 horsepower at 13,000 rpm. The transmission is provided by a six-speed DCT gearbox. Overall length is 119 inches, width is 71 inches and height is 39 inches. The weight of 890 pounds. It is styled to look like Honda’s classic RA272 Formula 1 car (which won the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix, driven by American Richie Ginther). The design is a sidewinder-style with the driver offset to the left in a sketchy looking position. It can carry a passenger by removing a cover on the right side of the body work. Project 2&4 was conceived by Honda’s motorcycle design studio in Asaka, Japan. It is unlikely that this car will ever see production.

LEST WE FORGET! EVERY AMA 500 NATIONAL CHAMPION (1971-1993)


1971 …Mark Blackwell (Hus)
1972 …Brad Lackey (Kaw)


1973 …Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
1974 …Jimmy Weinert (Yam)


1975 …Jimmy Weinert (Kaw)
1976 …Kent Howerton (Hus)


1977 …Marty Smith (Hon)
1978 …Rick Burgett (Yam)
1979 …Danny LaPorte (Suz)
1980 …Chuck Sun (Hon)


1981 …Broc Glover (Yam)
1982 …Darrell Schultz (Suz)
1983 …Broc Glover (Yam)


1984 …David Bailey (Hon)
1985 …Broc Glover (Yam)
1986 …David Bailey (Hon)
1987 …Rick Johnson (Hon)
1988 …Rick Johnson (Hon)


1989 …Jeff Ward (Kaw)
1990 …Jeff Ward (Kaw)
1991 …Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon)
1992 …Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw)


1993 …Mike LaRocco (Kaw)

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: “THE THING WITH TWO HEADS”

This schlock movie starred Ray Milland and Los Angeles Ram Rosey Grier.

MONSTER ENERGY CUP TRACK PREVIEW: THE ONE IN VEGAS, NOT GERMANY

WHO WON WHAT & WHERE IN THE 2016 GRANDS PRIX

Any bets on Austin Forkner winning a lot of races in 2017.

Date           Venue                                450                                250
Feb. 27…. Qatar…………………..Tim Gajser…………….Jeffrey Herlings
Mar. 6…..Thailand……………….Romain Febvre………Jeffrey Herlings
Mar. 28…Holland………………..Romain Febvre………Jeffrey Herlings
April 10….Argentina…………….Tim Gajser…………….Jeffrey Herlings
April 17….Mexico………………..Tim Gajser……………..Jeffrey Herlings
May 1…… Latvia………………….Tim Gajser……………..Jeffrey Herlings
May 8……Germany………………Tony Cairoli…………..Jeffrey Herlings
May 15….Italy……………………..Tony Cairoli…………..Jeffrey Herlings
May 29….Spain……………………Tim Gajser…………….Jeffrey Herlings
June 5……France…………………Romain Febvre……….Jeffrey Herlings
June 19….Great Britain…………Tim Gajser…………….Jeffrey Herlings
June 26….Italy……………………..Tim Gajser…………….Jeffrey Herlings
July 24…….Czech Republic…….Max Nagl………………Dylan Ferrandis
July 31…….Belgium……………….Kevin Strijbos………..Max Anstie
Aug. 7……..Switzerland………….Tony Cairoli……………Max Anstie
Aug. 28…..Assen, Holland……….Clement Desalle…….Jeffrey Herlings
Sept. 3…..Charlotte, USA………..Eli Tomac………………Cooper Webb
Sept. 11….Glen Helen, USA……..Eli Tomac………………Jeffrey Herlings
450 Champion…Tim Gajser (Hon)
250 Champion…Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)

FINAL FIM GRAND PRIX POINTS FOR 2016

Glenn Coldenhoff’s first year on Team KTM started off a little rocky, but he has shown remarkable improvement towards the end of the year. He has another year to go as Tony Cairoli’s teammate.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1. Tim Gajser…731
2. Antonio Cairoli…647
3. Maximilian Nagl…603
4. Romain Febvre …564
5. Evgeny Bobryshev…545
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek…536
7. Glenn Coldenhoff…406
8. Clement Desalle…372
9. Valentin Guillod…352
10. Shaun Simpson…343
11. Kevin Strijbos…331
12. Tommy Searle…302
13. Gautier Paulin…270
14. Jordi Tixier…236
15. Jose Butron…201

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1. Jeffrey Herlings…739
2. Jeremy Seewer…625
3. Benoit Paturel…512
4. Max Anstie…504
5. Pauls Jonass…403
6. Brian Bogers…398
7. Dylan Ferrandis…378
8. Samuele Bernardini…377
9. Petar Petrov…351
10. Aleksandr Tonkov…320
11. Thomas Covington…286
12. Calvin Vlaanderen…224
13. Alvin Östlund…222
14. Vsevolod Brylyakov…219
15. Brent Van doninck…204

WHAT’S LEFT OF THE 2016 RACE CALENDAR

2016 BRITISH MAXXIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sept. 18………………………..Foxhill (Final)

2016 REM MOTOCROSS
Sept. 24………………………….Glen Helen, CA

2016 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 25…………………………Maggiora, Italy

2016 SPANISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 2…………………………..Calataya, Zaragoza (Final)

2016 MONSTER SMX RIDERS’ CUP
Oct. 8……………………….Gelsenkirchen, Germany

2016 MONSTER CUP
Oct. 15…………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2016 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 29…………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2016 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 5-6…………………………Glen Helen, CA

115 DAYS UNTIL SUPERCROSS STARTS


2017 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Jan. 7…………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 14………………………San Diego, CA
Jan. 21………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 28………………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 4……………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 11………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 18………………………Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 25………………………Atlanta, GA
Mar. 4………………………Toronto, ON
Mar. 11………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 18………………………Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 25………………………Detroit, MI
Apr. 1…………………………St. Louis, MO
Apr. 8………………………..Seattle, WA
Apr 22……………………….Salt Lake City, UT

EVERY NATION’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Glen Helen’s Talladega first turn is the biggest, longest, fastest and steepest first turn in the sport. It is also the only first turn to be used for an AMA National and FIM Grand Prix in the same year. Next year it is scheduled to be one of only three first turns in the USA to ever host the Motocross des Nations.

FINAL 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)…391
2. Ken Roczen (Suz)…331
3. Jason Anderson (Hus)…315
4. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…290
5. Chad Reed (Yam)…250
6. Cole Seely (Hon)…219
7. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…214
8. Justin Brayton (KTM)…200
9. Trey Canard (Hon)…196
10. Jake Weimer (Suz)…128

FINAL 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…180
2. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…164
3. Jeremy Martin (Yam)…147
4. Martin Davalos (Hus)…141
5. Tyler Bowers (Kaw)…122
6. Gannon Audette (Kaw)…121
7. Shane McElrath (KTM)…113
8. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…104
9. Anthony Rodriguez (Kaw)…78

FINAL 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Cooper Webb (Yam)…180
2. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)…179
3. Christian Craig (Hon)…160
4. Zach Osborne (Hus)…154
5. Colt Nichols (Yam)…147
6. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)…122
7. James Decotis (Hon)…111
8. Kyle Peters (Hon)…100
9. Kyle Cunningham (Suz)…78
10. Jordon Smith (Hon)…78

FINAL 450 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Ken Roczen…584
2. Eli Tomac…498
3. Marvin Musquin…401
4. Justin Barcia…360
5. Phil Nicoletti…229
6. Benny Bloss…228
7. Christophe Pourcel …217
8. Weston Peick…197
9. Andrew Short…197
10. Fredrik Noren…192

FINAL 250 AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Cooper Webb…495
2. Alex Martin…422
3. Joey Savatgy…383
4. Austin Forkner…376
5. Aaron Plessinger…351
6. Jeremy Martin…321
7. Zach Osborne…312
8. Adam Cianciarulo…266
9. Arnaud Tonus…243
10. Mitchell Oldenburg…237

FINAL FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS
1. Tim Gajser…731
2. Antonio Cairoli…647
3. Maximilian Nagl…603
4. Romain Febvre …564
5. Evgeny Bobryshev…545
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek…536
7. Glenn Coldenhoff…406
8. Clement Desalle…372
9. Valentin Guillod…352
10. Shaun Simpson…343

FINAL FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS
1. Jeffrey Herlings…739
2. Jeremy Seewer…625
3. Benoit Paturel…512
4. Max Anstie…504
5. Pauls Jonass…403
6. Brian Bogers…398
7. Dylan Ferrandis…378
8. Samuele Bernardini…377
9. Petar Petrov…351
10. Aleksandr Tonkov…320

FINAL FIM WOMEN’S WORLD POINTS STANDINGS
1. Livia Lancelot…..302
2. Nancy van De Ven…178
3. Larissa Pappenmeier…220
4. Chiara Fontanesi…214
5. Courtney Duncan…196
6. Amandine Verstappen…188
7. Anne Borchers…164
8. Shana Van Der Vlist…125
9. Natalie Kane…108
10. Britt Van Der Werff…99

FINAL 450 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Davi Millsaps…514
2. Matt Goerke…498
3. Kaven Benoit…376
4. Brett Metcalfe…412
5. Mike Alessi…408
6. Tyler Medaglia…397
7. Cade Clason…382
8. Keylan Meston…314
9. Morgan Burger…308
10. Colton Facciotti…297

FINAL 250 CANADIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Cole Thompson…570
2. Shawn Maffenbeier…464
3. Dylan Wright…449
4. Brad Nauditt…376
5. Jesse Pettis…371
6. Mark Worth…302
7. Dakota Alix…299
8. Hayden Halstead…263
9. Davey Fraser…253
10. Ryeley Gallup…224

FINAL 450 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Dean Ferris…666
2. Kirk Gibbs…660
3. Todd Waters…647
4. Kade Mosig…541
5. Dylan Long…469
6. Jay Wilson…417
7. Jacob Wright…403
8. Matt Moss…381
9. Michael Menchi…376
10. Daniel Banks…374

FINAL 250 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
1. Jed Beaton…630
2. Caleb Ward…617
3. Nathan Crawford…574
4. Jayden Rykers…537
5. Wilson Todd…507
6. Dylan Wills…470
7. Hamish Harwood…448
8. Joel Wightman…426
9. Kyle Webster…376
10. Dean Porter…365

FINAL 250 WORLD TWO-STROKE POINTS STANDINGS
1. Mike Alessi…Suz
2. Scott Champion…Yam
3. Zach Osborne…Hus
4. Ryan Surratt…Yam
5. R.J. Wageman…Yam
6. Sean Collier…Kaw
7. Austin Howell…Hus
8. Colton Haacker…Hus
9. Stuart Edmonds…TM
10. Killy Rusk…Yam

FINAL 125 WORLD TWO-STROKE POINTS STANDINGS
1. Ryan Surratt…Yam
2. Justin Hoeft…Yam
3. Robbie Wageman…Yam
4. Mike Brown…Hus
5. Timmy Weigand…Hus
6. Michael Blose…Suz
7. Kristoffer Palm…Suz
8. Shaun Rhinehart…Yam
9. Matt Smith…Kaw
10. Casey Casper…KTM

FINAL AMA ARENACROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Gavin Faith….191
2. Chris Blose….166
3. Jacob Hayes….157
4. Travis Sewell….149
5. Trace Owen…131
6. Ben Lamay…121
7. Kyle Regal…121
8. Gared Steinke…118
9. Cody Vanbuskirk…116
10. Daniel Herrlein…106

FINAL EMX 300 POINTS STANDINGS
1. Mike Kras…264
2. Yentel Martens… 257
3. Brad Anderson…203
4. Matt Moffat…150
5. Dietger Damiaens…135
6. Patrick Vos…113
7. Antonio Utrilla…110
8. Mathias Plessers…107
9. Lewis Gregory…104
10. Josh van der Linden…101

FINAL EMX 250 POINTS STANDINGS
1. Thomas Kjer Olsen…404
2. Darian Sanayei…323
3. Bas Vaessen…286
4. Anton Gole…236
5. Kevin Wouts…217
6. Jorge Prado…210
7. Miro Sihvonen…201
8. Nicolas Dercourt…197
9. Hunter Lawrence…167
10. Mike Stender…130

FINAL EMX 125 POINTS STANDINGS
1. Jago Geerts…307
2. Stephen Rubini…248
3. Pierre Goupillon…207
4. Gianluca Facchetti…186
5. Roan Van De Moosdijk…183
6. Mikkel Haarup…171
7. Zachary Pichon…149
8. Kim Savaste…144
9. Brian Moreau…144
10. Szymon Staszkiewicz…116

FINAL 2016 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONS
250A: Bradley Taft (Yam)
Open Pro Sport: Chase Sexton (Hon)
Over-25: Ricky Renner (KTM)
Over-30: Arik Swan (Kaw)
Over-40: James Povolny (KTM)
Over-50: John Grewe (Kaw)
125 Two-Stroke: Jake Swoll (Hus)
85cc: Ty Masterpool (Yam)
Women: Brandy Richards (Yam)

WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOV. 5-6

Once the young guy’s Championships are decided, all eyes will turn to the older set at the 2016 Dubya-sponsored World Vet Championships.For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

18TH ANNUAL SAND SPORTS SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 16-18

For more info go to www.sandsportssupershow.com

OVER-THE-HILL-GANG 9-11 MEMORIAL MOTOCROSS ON SEPT. 18

For more info go to www.othgmx.org

GRAN FONDO SANTA CLARITA: 20, 60 & 100 MILE LOOPS ON OCT. 22

For more info go to www.granfondosantaclarita.com

ROUTE 66 VINTAGE SCRAMBLES AT ROY ROGERS RANCH ON NOV. 20

For more info click here.

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