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HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING

  Yeah, yeah, we know that you get all the motocross info you need from the internet. That’s a laugh. No where on the web will in find in depth bike tests, product reviews and tech articles like those in MXA. Don’t believe us? Enjoy your ignorance. You’ll never read an opinion like this about […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MIDWEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND (1/8/14)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Anaheim Stadium lights up like it is 4th of July! PHOTOCHOPS OF THE WEEK: INTERNET GENIUSES AT WORK BAD NEWS ON THE HOMEFRONT: AUSTIN POLITELLI BREAKS FEMUR     An engine failure caused Barrett Heritage Racing Yamaha rider (and MXA tester), Austin Politelli, to crash and break his femur at Milestone’s Supercross track on Tuesday. Politelli had recently joined forces with Larry Brooks, and the defending 250 Canadian National champion finished 10th at Anaheim 1 in the 250 …

CANADIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS: BRETCALFE LOSES, BUT GAINS POINTS – WHILE POLITELLI’S 250 LEAD IS CUT TO 5 POINTS WITH TWO RACES LEFT

CANADIAN 450 NATIONAL RESULTS: DESCHAMBAULT, QUEBEC 1. Jeremy Medaglia…..1-2 2. Brett Metcalfe………..3-1 3. Teddy Maier………….2-3 4. Cole Thompson…….4-4 5. Bobby Kiniry…………..6-5 6. Dusty Klatt…………….5-7 7. Kyle Keast…………….7-6 8. Gavin Gracyk…………8-9 9. Liam O?Farrell……….10-8 10. Seth Rarick…………11-10 CANADIAN 250 NATIONAL RESULTS: DESCHAMBAULT, QUEBEC 1. Joshua Clark……………….2-2 2. Tyler Villopoto……………..1-7 3. Blake Savag…

WHAT’S INSIDE THE NEW MOTOCROSS ACTION: ON THE NEWS STANDS NOW!

Yes, those are two-strokes on the cover of MXA, but you shouldn’t be too surprised because out of the last 12 covers of Motocross Action, four have been two-stroke covers. Why? Because two-stroke are selling like hot cakes and people are starting to appreciate what we had before the bureaucrats gave the four-strokes a displacement advantage of epic proportions. KTM is a successful company because they are flat-out, full-on and all about machinery. Take the KTM 65SXS as an example. It is the race version…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (4/10/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     The Troy Lee Designs “Press Day” at REM this past Saturday was a huge hit. Not only did the trio of Cole Seely, Jessy Nelson and Christian Craig show up to race, but there was great racing all day long. And, as you can see, spectator turnout was quite good. To read about the race, click here . Photo by Scott Williams MINI-VIEW: TRENT PUGMIRE Trent (far left) earned one of those really cool super sized checks on Sunday.      Trent Pugmire joined the MXA…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/13/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Six races down and the California rounds of the Supercross series over and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps is leading the 450 point standings by 19 over Ryan Dungey. In fact, only Dungey is within one race (25 points) of Millsaps. Davi has been nothing short of impressive. ONE SEVEN SIX , FEATURING JOEY S AVATGY WHO’S RACING 250 EAST? Marvin Musquin – Red Bull KTM Cole Thompson – Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Gavin Faith – MotoConcepts Blake Wharton – R…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/16/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK An acrobatic Ryan Dungey tries to recover after hitting the camera mount on the first triple at Phoenix. The crash caused him to go to the LCQ. He didn’t repeat his performance from last year, and he’s fifth place in the point standings. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO… We are testing […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT:HAVE YOU MET AUSTIN POLITELLI? GONE SWIMMING WITH THE OCTOPUSSES? GRADUATED FROM RCU?

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK You might be a privateer if…you use duct tape to customize your helmet. WE TEST RICKY’S RACER CONGRATS TO THE CHAMPS OF SUMMER! Ryan Dungey. Antonio Cairoli. Photo: Ray Archer Blake Baggett. Jeffrey Herlings. Photo: Massimo Zanzani Ashley Fiolek (1). OUT-TAKES FROM LAKE ELSINORE Holeshot machine Mike Alessi would have won the 450 National title, if only the motos were 15 minutes long. Alessi led Ryan Dungey both motos before “The Dunge” motored by. It’s not a Mark Pete…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (08/29/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Austin Politelli gets buck-wild on the 2013 Honda CRF250 at Lake Elsinore. No, he didn?t crash. MXA ‘S AGENDA THIS WEEK Hi, Blake. We?re stealing your bike. Thanks! And your bike, too, Ricky!     The Nationals are winding down, but that really doesn?t have any effect on the MXA wrecking crew. Many of us will attend the Lake Elsinore National finale (that’s because there isn?t a race at REM that day), but then what? More testing, that’s w…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID WEEK REPORT (07/25/12)

POLITELLI GOES FROM ZWARTE CROSS TO SOUTHWICK Photos by Dennis Stapleton and Anthony Knutson Left to right: Dennis Stapleton, Austin Politelli and Jason Thomas at timed qualifying. Zwarte Cross is a huge rock festival in Holland featuring lots of music, motocross, stunts, theater, wild vehicles and costumed people. 160,000 people showed up for the three-day festival last weekend. There were only two serious motocross races at the event, full-sized bikes and 80s. The other classes feature themed bikes an…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (06/20/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     Shooting photos for bike tests is a pretty creative and fun part of my job. It allows me to get away from the computer and out of the office. More importantly, I?m able to hang out with buddies at the track and think of unique ways to photograph these friends on brand new bikes.       By now everyone probably knows what MXA is famous for?blowing out berms. No soft pile of dirt is safe when an MXA photo rider is looking for a…

AUSSIE, BRITISH & FINNISH SUPERCROSS RESULTS: MELBOURNE, SHEFFIELD AND LAHTI

Once the AMA and FIM series wrap up (and everyone get a little break), the winter Supercross events go into full swing. This weekend marked the opening weekend of a host of foreign races. Finland, England and Australia were the first to drop the gate AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS SERIES: SIMMONDS AND MOSS In a rain storm that forced the race promoters to cancel their plans for multiple heat races to determine the 450 winner?the Australian Supercross Series opening round in Melbourne was changed to a single 12-l…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/20/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     What will you be doing when you’re 80? If you’re Chuck “Feets” Minert (at right, standing with Tom White), you keep on racing. Feets turned 80 on Sunday, and he plans on lining up to the gate this weekend for his first race in the 80 Expert […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (02/01/11)

BY JOHN BASHER & THE WRECKING CREW PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Riding Kevin Windham’s Geico/Honda CRF450 bike? Priceless! Look for a comprehensive review in an upcoming issue.    MINI-VIEW: RYAN DUNGEY     Having finished on the podium three out of four Supercross races so far in 2011, Ryan Dungey is in decent shape in the […]