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DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (08/01/12)

STEVE BUTLER YAMAHA R&D DEPARTMENT STARTING POINT : ?In 1988 I came on holiday from Australia and met Doug Dubach at Reche Canyon. He needed a mechanic, and I took the job. I worked with Doug for two years, but I think it cost me money. Yamaha hired me to be Jeff Emig’s mechanic in 1991, and we won the 125 National Championship in 1992. Eventually, I became the race team supervisor before moving to the Yamaha testing department.? THE JOB : ?I think everything I learned as a mechanic has helped me in…

MXA GUIDE TO 2012 MOTOCROSS RACES: YOU CAN’T BE THERE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHERE “WHERE” IS

2012 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES Date                    Venue                                City                             January 7            Angel Stadium                   Anaheim, CA January 14          Chase Field                       Phoenix, AZ January 21          Dodger Stadium                Los Angeles, CA January 28          Overstock.comStadium    Oakland, CA February 4          Angel Stadium                   Anaheim, CA February 11        Qualcomm Stadium           San Diego, […]

BIG NEWS #3: JDR TEAM SIGNS LARSEN AND MOSS FOR AMA SUPERCROSS & NATIONALS

Matt Moss. Press release: JDR Motorsports is pleased to announce the signing of P.J. Larsen and Matt Moss to contest the 2012 AMA 250 Supercross series and AMA 250 Motocross National Championship Series aboard a KTM 250SXF. The JDR/J-Star/KTM team will welcome back Larsen for his third season with the team, his second in the U.S. Larsen, the 2010 Australian 250 SuperX and Australian 250 Motocross Champion, was plagued with injury during the 2011 season where he suffered from a broken wrist during Superc…

AUSTRALIAN 250 SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS OVERTURNED: P.J. LARSEN IS IN AND MATT MOSS IS OUT

A few weeks ago, when the Australian Supercross series came to an end, there was some doubt that Matt Moss had been scored correctly (based on the fact that he hadn?t completed 75 percent of the laps in one of the heat races that paid points). The recount of the votes and the final decision was sent back to the Australian version of the American AMA, Motorcycling Australia (MA), for a judgement. Here is the official MA announcement, which Matt Moss’ team has already filed an appeal against. The appeal w…

OZ SUPERCROSS SHOCKER! AN AUSTRALIAN WINS IN AUSTRALIA AND ITS NOT SKIPPY:

Australia’s motocross riding twins and Rockstar Motul Suzuki team mates, Jake and Matt Moss, both finished first in their respective classes at the penultimate round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Parramatta tonight. Jake took out a drama filled 450 final whilst Matt was impressive all night for a dominant win in the 250 class. The Quad challenge format featured in the Open class with each race having a different winner. 450 CLASS Josh Hansen claimed the first of the four, six-lap races in a…

JOSH HANSEN WINS SUPERCROSS AT CARISBROOK STADIUM IN DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

Wet and treacherous conditions prevailed at round five of the Monster Energy Super X event in Dunedin tonight, allowing Monster Energy Kawasaki / Pro Circuit’s Josh Hansen, to demonstrate his skill on the slippery track to win both motos in the Double Header final. Josh Hansen was the only rider to stay relatively clean as he claimed both holeshots and never looked back in the two 12-lap final races, pushing him further ahead of Yamaha’s Jay Marmont in the overall championship standings. KTM’s Tye Simmo…

CHAD REED WINS IN AUSTRALIA, BUT PULLS OUT OF SERIES: P.J. LARSEN WINS 250 CLASS

Chad Reed (Hon) went 1-1 in the Australasian Supercross Championship held at Newcastle in New South Wales. The only American riders in attendance were Justin Brayton, Josh Hansen and Mike Alessi. Reed set the fastest lap time in practice, but the lap times were around 39 seconds and the motos were 8 minutes long. At the first round of the Aussie Championship they had a two-moto 12-lap format. Reed went 1-1, Josh Hansen 3-2, Justin Brayton 2-5, Dan Reardon 4- 3, Jay Marmont 5 -4, Jake Moss 9-6, Tye Simmo…

NO SURPRISE: CHAD REED WITHDRAWS FROM 2010 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS NEXT MONTH

From www.chadreedracing.com: Multiple World Supercross Champion Chad Reed has announced his withdrawal from Australia’s 2010 MX of Nations team in order to continue an intensive treatment program for the Epstein Barr Virus which de-railed his AMA Pro Motocross season The Australian was diagnosed with the debilitating virus in July and is currently undergoing treatment at a leading medical facility in San Diego. In handing over the reigns to three-time Australian Motocross Champion Jay Marmont, Reed ackn…