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2013 MXA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION: SEARCHING FOR THE BEST ALL-AROUND RACER

Who was the best all-around rider in 2013? That is probably not a very hard question to answer since Ryan Villopoto dominated. But if you had to quantify Villopoto’s dominance, how would you do it? No problem because 30 years ago the AMA had a system to figure how who the best all-around rider was. In 1983 Wrangler Jeans sponsored an AMA Grand National Championship. By combining the points earned from the AMA Supercross series and the AMA National series Wrangler handed out a special blue-and-yellow num…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (7/10/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     In the words of freelance photographer, Scott Mallonee, who shot Red Bud for the first time ever (and the above photo), “Man-O-man, what a party! The other Nationals pale in comparison. The crowd was boisterous and full of beans, made for lots of good venue shooting.” MINI-VIEW: ANDREW SHORT By […]

MCBROOKS TEAM FOLDS: ANDREW SHORT ON THE MARKET FOR A NEW RIDE

Andrew Short. Press release: L&Mc Racing, LLC will regrettably commence team racing operations for the 2013 season, immediately, as the result of circumstances beyond the team’s control. L&Mc Racing principals, seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and Team Manager, Larry Brooks, as well as their rider Andrew Short, are committed to running a program with the utmost level of professionalism however, recent unforeseen events outside of the team’s control have prevented that from occurring…

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (12/24/12)

MARK JOHNSON  FACTORY KTM SUSPENSION TECHNICIAN STARTING POINT: ?I started with Langston Motorsports working for Grant. I was doing a lot of side stuff with suspension and learning a lot of things doing that. I did some stuff with Rookie [Darrin Sorenson], the suspension guy at KTM. I gave him a resume, got the call and it’s been really good.” THE JOB: ?We do a lot of testing with Marvin Musquin, Mike Alessi and Andrew Short. We go to a lot of different tracks and get the bike set up. I do a lot of…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (08/01/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     We?re smack dab in the middle of 2013 bike testing. Want to know what we?ve already tested? Here goes: KTM – 250SX, 250SXF, 350SXF. Kawasaki – KX250F, KX450F. Right now we?re focused on the Suzuki RM-Z450, Yamaha YZ250F, KTM 125SX and 150SX, and also the Husqvarna TC250 (above). That’s Dennis Stapleton getting crazy silly fresh on the Husky. AN ARTISTIC LOOK AT THE 2013 KTM 250SXF MINI-VIEW: ANDREW SHORT MXA : Washougal went very well for you, Andrew. …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (04/25/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 1 We?ll miss you outdoors, RV… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 2 …and Reedy… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 3 …and Trey… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 4 …and James Stewart? ANDREW SHORT: BY THE NUMBERS The clock was ticking, but Andrew answered the bell. You rock, Shorty!     I, for one, applauded when I saw Andrew Short win his first 450 race. How could anyone not be happy for the guy? After being so close to winning so many times and battling through injury…

MXA TEAM TESTED: KITE PERFORMANCE FOOTPEGS

WHAT IS IT? Kite Performance footpegs are Italian-made, billet aluminum footpegs with replaceable steel teeth. WHAT’S IT COST? $189.95. CONTACT? www.dubyausa.com or (714) 279-0200. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Kite Performance footpegs. (1) Who is Kite? Kite Performance is an Italian moto company that makes a wide variety of billet aluminum hard parts, including hubs, triple clamps and a selection of colorful trickery in between. Kite products have only recently become av…

WE RIDE THE LAST CARBURETED 450 WORKS BIKE EVER: MIKE ALESSI’S KTM 450SXF

Mike Alessi’s KTM 450SXF was the last of the carbureted Mohicans. The petcock will become a thing of the past on the National circuit and KTM SXFs.   When KTM asked MXA if we?d like to test the last carbureted 450cc works bike they would ever race, Mike Alessi’s KTM 450SXF, we got a little teary-eyed. We felt like we were about to throw roses on the grave of a favorite uncle. Make no mistake about it, we understand the limitations of a Keihin FCR carb better than almost anyone because we have teste…

ANAHEIM 1 RESULTS: VILLOPOTO & SEELY ARE FLAWLESS-EVERYONE ELSE? NOT SO MUCH

Ryan Dungey ended all the questions about his switch to KTM with a podium position at A1. Photo: Hoppenworld Ryan Villopoto won Anaheim 1 in front of 45,050 fans and 19 dejected chasers. ?Villopoto made us look silly out here tonight,? said Chad Reed. ?I am just happy to get second place tonight in this field of riders.? Ryan Dungey finished third, but it was not without drama. Dungey crashed early in the race while running third behind Villopoto and Reed. James Stewart passed Dungey, Ryan fought back a…

WE RIDE ANDREW?SHORT’S FACTORY KTM 350SXF

Perhaps no bike in recent history has engendered as much controversy, idle chatter and uninformed speculation as the KTM 350SXF . The mid-sized Open class bike is really not a rare bird when viewed across the spectrum of motocross history. Many of the iconic Open class bikes raced over the years have been way below the maximum displacement. Included in this list of diminutive race bikes are the 360cc and 370cc machines used to great effect by Roger DeCoster during his heyday, the 360 Huskys of the Swedi…