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15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2013 MTA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

The MTA-sponsored World Vet is all about having fun, good racing and making memories. Last year Honda sent a truck, factory mechanic and Justin Barcia’s MXDN bike for Gary Jones (88) to race in the Over-60 Expert class. (1) TWO DAYS OF RACING & A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES The 2013 MTA World Veteran Motocross Championship will feature two days of racing (Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3). There are classes for Over-25, Over-30, Over-35, Over-40, Over-45, Over-50, Over 55, Over-60, Over-70 and …

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: JOSH STRANG IS BACK & THAT IS THE ONLY THING THE 450 PRO CLASS SAW-HIS BACK

Josh Strang was untouchable in the 450 Pro class. With the 30-minute motos continuing at Glen Helen’s weekly REM motocross races, GNCC number one Josh Strang continues to show his domination of the 450 Pro class. Strang, who is used to three-hour cross-country races, got good starts and steadily pulled away from the 450 pack. It was Srang’s second straight Pro motocross win at REM. Swedish rider Calle Aspegren kept Strang honest for the first half of moto one, but then got a flat tire and had to drop ba…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: GARETH SWANEPOEL, JEFF WARD, BRIAN SJOGREN, ALAN OLSON, BEN EVANS & PRESTON TILFORD GO THE DISTANCE

Gareth Swanepoel (387) spent the complete first moto chasing Brian Sjogren, but first Swanepoel had to work his way past MXA’s Dennis Stapleton (82), who holeshot both Pro motos. Swanepoel won the 250 Pro class, Sjogren won the 450 Pro class and Dennis Stapleton was fourth in the 450 Pros . The promise of 30-minute-long Pro motos brought out several aspiring AMA Nationals riders for a chance to test their fitness over a distance much closers to National-length than the typical five laps and cloud of dus…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: MAX ANSTIE, DAVE EROPKIN, DAN ALAMANGOS & ALAN OLSON HAVE A FIELD DAY

Max Anstie, who will be racing the 250 GP’s for the Pro Circuit-backed CLS team in 2011, is back in the USA preparing for the GP season. It was a week of happenings at this week’s REM motocross races at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. First, starting next week, REM racers will not have to pay the $20 practice fee on Saturday (as long as they have an REM license card). Glen Helen will only charge REM racers $10 to get in the gate on Saturday’s race days. When you do the math, the $35 RE…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: BOBBY GARRISON WINS THE PRO CLASS (ON A YAMAHA); STEVEN TOKARSKI TAKES INTERMEDIATES; RANDY SKINNER WINS 125 TWO-STROKE CLASS

Steven Tokarski (710) rides with wild abandon. He is capable to amazing bursts of speed and doesn’t lose momentum in the corners…as you can see. It has been a very rainy winter in SoCal, but the hardcore motocross racers at Glen Helen’s REM races seem to have the magic touch when in comes to inclement weather. With rain storms passing by both North and South, Glen Helen stayed perfectly dry until the motocross races were over?then it poured. Marc Crosby (55) leads a pack into one of REM’s downhill. St…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S NEW YEAR THANKS ITS LOYAL TEST CREW FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK IN 2010:

MXA test crew in 1976: (Back row) Paul Boudreau. Jody Weisel, Cherry Stockton and mechanic Alan Hahn. (Front row) Kurt Evans, Pete Maly and Al Baker. When you read an MXA bike test, you might be tempted to think of it as the product of an in-house editor (Jody, John Basher, Dennis Stapleton or John Minert). Not true. MXA runs a giant race team, for which we provide the bikes, gear, helmets and parts to a select crew of Pro, Vet, Intermediate and Novice motocross racers. On any given weekend at Glen Hele…