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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (3/13/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Chris “Brown Dog Wilson” Ganz does an excellent job of capturing the sport through his photography. Here, he gets down where the Daytona sand rests to get a shot of the grainy stuff sitting on the start gate. Very cool. Photo: Brown Dog Wilson MXA MINI-VIEW: DAVE OSTERMAN Dave Osterman. MXA : Despite the numerous crashes, Chad had a good race at Daytona. Dave: Chad isn’t dead yet. He’s a fighter, and he’s a bad dude. Even though Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, Justin Ba…

BLACK & WHITE: AMA FUEL RULES: DO THEY ACTUALLY EXIST?

  Nothing is more controversial or misunderstood than the AMA fuel rules. It has proven to be a sore subject with the teams, riders and fans. And making it worse has been the terrible manner in which the AMA has handed out penalties?or hasn?t handed out penalties. The first big fish caught in the AMA ?Fuel Gate? was Jeff Emig. Emig’s 1996 Indianapolis Supercross fuel reportedly had too much oxygen, so he was disqualified. Then, Chad Reed, David Vuillemin and Tyson Hadsell were penalized 25 points e…

WHY THE NATIONALS NEED A NEW SCORING SYSTEM; NOT A BUNCH OF DOUBLE TALK:

To millions of motocross racers, the Olympic scoring system is the heart of the sport. It is the system used at every racetrack in America. Oops! Not true. The AMA 250/450 Nationals don?t use the Olympic system. Instead, they use a math riddle designed to confuse the fans (and the race officials themselves). At the 2009 Glen Helen 250/450 National, Ryan Dungey was first in the 250 class, Christophe Pourcel was second , Tyla Rattray was third, Tommy Searle was fourth and Trey Canard was fifth. But, if th…