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THE BIG NEWS WRAP-UP: HE’S GOING THERE…I MEAN HERE…OOPS, HE’S WITH THEM

Silly season is just plain silly, but it is all we?ve got during the doldrums following the end of the GP and AMA National Series. Most of the big news has already been rumored about (although it has been confirmed inaccurately more times that accurately). The best thing about gossip is that eventually, even the biggest dweebs can be proven right once the press release comes out. THE AAH-HA MOMENTS RYAN DUNGEY: On October 1, the minute after his Suzuki/Rockstar contract ended, Dungey officially became a…

THERE IS NO MYSTERY SURROUNDING DUNGEY & KTM-IT’S ALL MADE CLEAR RIGHT HERE

Dungey has a contract with Suzuki and Suzuki has a contract with Rockstar…none of that will be true on October 1. Although there will always be rumor mongers, whose stock and trade is making 20 predictions and hoping that ten of them will be true, there is no need to wonder about Ryan Dungey. He will be a major part of the KTM team in 2012, but since the first race of 2012 is three months away, nobody needs to get overly excited about when KTM will announce Dungey’s signing. Because Suzuki is Rockstar…

SEE IT HERE! FLY UNVEILS 2012 COLLECTION

     FLY Racing is proud to unveil another exciting and innovative collection with the launch of its 2012 line of racewear, helmets, protective products and casual wear. FLY Racing’s release of its 2012 collection follows hot on the heels of its recent announcement of the creation of Andrew Short and Trey Canard Replica helmets.     Team riders, including Short and Canard, will debut FLY Racing’s 2012 racewear in competition at the Washougal National, on Saturday July …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/13/11)

MXA INTERVIEW BLAKE BAGGETT Blake is a trend-setter. Winning always looks good. MXA : What are the toughest things about being a pro? Blake: A big difference between pros and amateur guys, is that pros have to race week-in and week-out. That’s definitely one of the hardest things. When you are traveling you don’t want to get sick, and in the airplane there’s a lot of of germs. You can also get jet-lagged pretty easily, or have a rough flight. With the abuse of racing week-in and week-out you don’t have …

FLY INTRODUCES TREY CANARD & ANDREW SHORT REPLICA HELMETS

FLY Racing is proud to introduce its new Andrew Short and Trey Canard Replica F2 Carbon and Kinetic Pro helmets. Now you can wear the same helmet graphic scheme as Andrew Short and Trey Canard with these replica helmets. Both riders worked directly with the FLY Racing design team to develop their replica graphics and were given full creative freedom to incorporate personal touches into the designs. Short and Canard will each race in their state-of-the-art F2 Carbon Replica helmets, which utilize aircraf…

15 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE FREESTONE RACE AFTER THE FACT

The gambler is still “all in”… he’s got 10 hands left to play. 1. Chad Reed won the 450 class for the second week in a row. He was aided by the fact that Ryan Dungey’s Suzuki broke, ran out of gas, boiled the fuel or suffered what Suzuki officially called “a fuel problem” (take your pick) while Ryan was 25 seconds ahead of Chad. In an era where bikes don?t break under the watchful eye of factory technicians, Dungey has had some issues this year (thrown chain, blown engine at Daytona and mystery engine…

AMA SUPERCROSS: VILLOPOTO DOES WHAT HE HAS TO DO, WHILE STEWIE MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR (AGAIN)

A frigid Rice-Eccles Stadium. Ryan Villopoto put his stamp on the 2011 AMA Supercross series by winning his sixth event and  moving into a nine point lead over his rivals. Nine points may not sound like much, but just a week ago that is the points spread that covered four riders in the title chase. With one race to go, Villlopoto can finish as far back as fifth in next week’s final event (if second place rider Chad Reed wins) and still clinch the 2011 crown. James Stewart holeshot the main event wi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/20/11)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Roczen’s turn-down whips are spectacular. MXA INTERVIEW: KRISTIAN KIBBY Kristian. MXA: What is some of the cutting-edge technology that you have been working with lately? Christian: I honestly didn’t come out of high school with a high degree of computer skills. With the inception of fuel injection on motocross bikes today,  […]

SEATTLE SUPERCROSS: STEWART WINS AND GAINS POINTS, VILLOPOTO LOSES AND GAINS POINTS, REED CRASHES AND GAINS POINTS, DUNGEY IS THE ONLY LOSER

Sun, in Seattle? Going into the Seattle Supercross Ryan Villopoto had a five point lead on Ryan Dungey…coming out of Seattle Ryan had a six point lead (only now it was on Chad Reed). Villopoto was fourth overall?but still gained points. Going into Seattle Chad Reed was eight points behind Villopoto, and even though Chad crashed and fell back from second to third place late in the race, he left Seattle only six points behind Ryan Villopoto. Reed gained points. James Stewart was 16 point back going into…

HOUSTON SUPERCROSS RESULTS & SHOCKER: AT LEAST THERE WAS A STEWART AT THE FRONT FOR A FEW SECONDS

Oh to be 16, fast and famous. Ken Roczen was happy to get the opportunity to race with his heroes in the 450 class. Ken had the perfect first outing in the 450 class: no drama, no crashes and no injuries. Photo: Hoppenworld It was an eventful night in Houston and should serve as a wake-up call to the whole pack about how quickly things can change. James Stewart got up from his first turn crash and began to catch up quickly, but landed on the back of a Jason Thomas (did you think it would be number 490)….

2011 SUPERCROSS POST MORTEM: WHAT THE STATS FROM THIS WEEKEND REALLY MEAN

Stewie has the 450 points lead, but it Is slim. From what the MXA wrecking crew can discern, half of the AMA Pro riders are below average in speed. That may be hard to believe and we can?t blame you for thinking that half of the licensed AMA riders were above the average in speed. Obviously, to make Supercross racing better the AMA needs to make sure that all the riders in the field are above the average speed. Of course, the AMA is incapable of doing this because, as we all know, every person at the AM…

WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE NEW ISSUE OF MXA:

MXA ‘s Dennis “Staple Gun” Stapleton pilots DR.D’s full-race KTM 350SXF for John “J3” Minert’s Canon. Yes, we did ask Broc Tickle about his dog! You’ve read all the fluff tests, but now its time to zero in on the real facts about the 2011 250 Four-Strokes. MXA spent four months racing, riding and dynoing these machines. Now we spill the beans. When Bob Hannah stops by the palatial MXA Towers we sit him down on a Matrix stand and let him talk. You never know what he’s going to say, but we guarantee that …

JOHN BASHER’S ANAHEIM 1 PRESS CONFERENCE NOTES:

After months off from racing, the riders and media alike are itching to get the 2011 season rolling. As cliche as it sounds, electricity was in the air as anticipation continues to mount for Saturday night. Andrew Short kicked off the press conference interview. To sum what he said up in a few sentences: He likes the KTM 350 and feels that it will be competitive in the 450 class, although he hasn’t compared the bike to any 450s (since his teammate, Mike Alessi, is also racing a 350 in Supercross). Short…

SCOTT SPORTS SIGNS ANDREW SHORT, KYLE CUNNINGHAM, RYAN SIPES, GARETH SWANEPOEL, GANNON AUDETTE AND NICK PALUZZI

Andrew Short. Scott Sports is proud to announce that KTM’S Andrew Short and Team DNA/Shred Stix/Star Yamaha will all be sporting Scott products in 2011. TEAM KTM’S ANDREW SHORT Andrew Short is continuing his relationship with Scott for the 2011 and 2012 race seasons. Short will compete in the Hustle Goggle with the FIT System. Andrew will also train exclusively on a  Scott Addict R1 road bike, a joint effort for Scott Motosports and Scott Bicycles. ?Andrew is one of nicest, most laid back riders ar…

LOST & FOUND! WASHOUGAL NATIONAL PHOTO GALLERY:

    When freelance photographer Will Petterson asked us if he could cover the 2010 Washougal National, we kindly obliged. Will is a huge fan of motocross, and he also enjoys shooting photos. You might remember last year that we used a photo that he took at Washougal for a photo special in the magazine. In it Chad Reed was spraying the bubbly into the spectator area while he was lit by the sunshine. It was a great shot.     In the hustle and bustle of making a magazine every…

ANDREW SHORT SIGNS CAREER CONTRACT WITH FLY RACING

Fly Racing is proud to announce Andrew Short has signed a career endorsement agreement that will see him wearing Fly Racing helmets and racewear in 2011 and beyond. Short, who will race in the 450 class in AMA Supercross and Outdoor MX in 2011 aboard a Factory KTM, will continue to showcase Fly Racing’s Evolution and Kinetic racewear lines, as well as its Formula MX and F2 Carbon helmets.   Andrew had this to say about his renewed contract with Fly Racing, ?This new agreement means a lot to me, to …

2011 SIGNING NEWS: ANDREW SHORT GOES TO TEAM KTM; JOINS MIKE ALESSI AND MARVIN MUSQUIN (PLUS KEN ROCZEN FOR 250 SUPERCROSS)

Andrew Short has been synonymous with Team Honda, but now he is going orange. KTM, the brand that dominated the 2010 MX World Championships has announced at its headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria, that it has secured the services of American racer Andrew Short for the Red Bull KTM factory team to compete in the USA from the 2011 season.Short, who raced with the winning team to secure the Motocross des Nations title for the USA this month in Thunder Valley, Colorado, will be part of the team lineup und…

THE WORLD SERIES OF MOTOCROSS: TEAM USA TAKES THE CHAMBERLAIN CUP FOR THE 21ST TIME: WATCH ALL THREE MOTOS HERE!

Ryan Dungey won the Motocross des Nations convincingly. Team USA won the Motocross des Nations at their home track in front of a partisan motocross crowd in Lakewood, Colorado. Second overall was Team Belgium, who improved on last year’s third position. Team Germany finished third, making their podium comeback. Ryan and the Peter Chamberlain trophy, but this is not the original Chamberlain Cup. It appears to have been refurbished since the glory days of motocross. This is the Chamberlain Cup (on its ori…

SMART CRUTCH IS AN IDEA THAT IS LONG OVERDUE: HOPEFULLY, YOU’LL NEVER NEED IT, BUT IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO DOES, CLUE THEM IN:

If you’ve ever spent time on conventional crutches, you know how painful they can be. There may be a solution. These are the crutches that Andrew Short used during his long recovery and they come from Greg Albertyn’s brother. The new generation smartCRUTCH offers the user quality of life and unprecedented comfort through fully adjustable settings. Spending time on crutches adds to everyday stress and the demands of a busy and active lifestyle. The last thing one needs is more frustration due to the pain…

ASK THE MXPERTS: HOW FAST ARE THE WOMEN AT THE AMA NATIONALS?

Dear MXA, I saw on a chat room today that the women, most notably Jessica Patterson, were only 5 seconds off the men’s time at Southwick.  I have seen the women race at the Nationals and there is no way they are even close to the men’s time. What’s the truth? Southwick is not a good place to make comparisons from timed qualifying…as Andrew Short found out. The first practice sessions are on a smooth track and the later session are on a rough track. The lap times drop off to the tune of 15 seconds…

MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/23/10)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Eli Tomac hasn?t won a moto since taking the world by surprise at Hangtown. So what. The kid is a rookie. Why some people are dogging him for not setting the world on fire since the first National is beyond me. Tomac is a champion in the making. By the end of the series he will win again. My money is on Southwick. MINI-VIEW: ANDREW SHORT Short nailed two great starts at Budds Creek. He pulled away in the first moto, but ran out of steam in the second. …