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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: TEAM USA, WEIRD MACHINES, GOERKE IS CANADIAN CHAMP & THE WORST BIKES

CANADIAN NATIONAL RESULTS FROM SAND DEL LEE… GOERKE DOMINATES SAND DEL LEE RESULTS: 450 CLASS 1. Matt Goerke…2-1 2. Bobby Kiniry…1-3 3. Dusty Klatt…3-2 4. Josh Clark…4-4 5. Tim Tremblay…7-6 6. Tyler Villopoto..6-7 7. Gavin Gracyk…9-5 8. Shawn Maffenbeier…8-9 9. Liam O’Farrell…10-8 10. Morgan Burger…11-10 SAND DEL LEE RESULTS: 250 CLASS 1. Jeremy Medaglia…1-1 2. […]

AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: DUNGEY AND BAGGETT DO IT AGAIN

Ryan Dungey had time to fall, knock his gas cap off, stop in the mechanics’s area for gas and still take the overall with a 1-2. Photo: Hoppenworld SOUTHWICK RESULTS: 250 CLASS 1. Blake Baggett……….3-1 2. Eli Tomac……………..1-3 3. Ken Roczen………….4-2 4. Marvin Musquin…….2-5 5. Justin Barcia…………7-4 6. Malcolm Stewart……6-7 7. Alex Martin……………8-6 8. Jessy Nelson………..5-11 9. Travis Baker………..10-10 10. Ryan Sipes………..12-12 12. Justin Bogle……….

AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS: BAD FIRST MOTOS FOR THE POINTS LEADERS, BUT WINS IN THE SECOND STANZAS

Ryan takes his sixth straight at Washougal. Photo: Hoppenworld For the sixth consecutive AMA National motocross Ryan Dungey claimed the overall victory, but he finally lost a moto to Mike Alessi. Meanwhile, in the 250 class, Justin Barcia took his second victory of the season in front of Eli Tomac and Blake Baggett. 450 CLASS: Mike Alessi grabbed the holeshot in moto one with Josh Grant and Jake Weimer in second and third. Ryan Dunegy was in fourth palce and by the second lap had moved into second place…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/17/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     I have a lot of respect for Jamie Moyer, the journeyman baseball player in MLB, a 46-year-old that has been pitching professionally since 1986. That’s a loooooong career. No disrespect to Jamie, but I think what John Dowd and Mike Brown are doing is much more dramatic. Dowd (46 years old) and Brown (40) are still risking their lives, all these years later, and competing at the highest level. Moyer probably has to ice his arm after an outing, but Dowd a…

WE RIDE BROC TICKLE’S PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX450F

Unless you have been living in a bomb shelter awaiting nuclear destruction, you know that MXA doesn?t see eye to eye with the AMA. Perhaps that’s an understatement. In fact, MXA finds the AMA bureaucracy to be devoid of structure or standardization. Their rule book has more holes than Swiss cheese at a firing range. And, a good number of the AMA’s rules make little or no sense at all. For the sake of this bike test, let us point to what we refer to as the ?Trey Canard rule.?  Like all Pro Circuit r…

AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: DUNGEY HAS NO EQUAL AND WINS, WHILE BAGGETT HAS NO EQUAL AND LOSES

The gate falls for the 450 class…and the race is almost over. Photo: Hoppenworld KTM’s Ryan Dungey won his fifth consecutive victory of the summer in front of his hometown crowd in Millville, Minnesota, while Honda’s Eli Tomac took advantage of a crash by experienced by points leader Blake Baggett to claim his third 250 win of the season. 450 CLASS At the start of moto one, Ryan Dungey was fifth on the first lap as Mike Alessi led. But, Dungey started his steady and conservative attack to move into th…

AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS: DUNGEY DELIVERS A MESSAGE TO THE NAYSAYERS ? I’M FOR REAL

Ryan Dungey…the real deal. Photo: Hoppenworld As the season reached its halfway point, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey  kept his dominant run going in the 450 Class, winning his fourth straight race with a 1-1 moto sweep. In the 250 Class, Pro Circuit’s Blake Baggett raced to his third victory of the season and second in-a-row with an impressive 1-1 effort. 450 CLASS: DUNGEY IS “THE MAN’S” MAN In the opening 450 moto, it Dungey holeshot, while james Stewart took over second place. As Dungey pushed to …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/13/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     Yesterday we had the privilege of testing Ryan Villopoto’s Monster Kawasaki KX450F. Above, Daryl Ecklund rips up a prime chunk of terra firma for my camera. Don?t know Daryl? You?ll meet him, if only you keep reading this Mid-Week Report. WANT FOUR FREE TICKETS TO BUDDS CREEK? ?LIKE? US! Photo: Robb Mesecher.     The MXA gang has four tickets to this weekend’s Budds Creek National in our possession, and we want you to have them. …

COMPLETE MT. MORRIS MOTOCROSS RESULTS: DUNGEY’S GAME PLAN KEEPS ON TICKING

Ryan Dungey now has a big points lead. Photo: Hoppenworld One week after claiming his first win of the season and KTM’s first-ever AMA 450 National win, KTM’s Ryan Dungey grabbed his second straight 450 class victory with a 1-1 moto sweep. In the 250 class, Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac became the first repeat winner in the 250 class with a 2-1 overall. 450 CLASS: Ryan Dungey said, ?Mike Alessi put up a fight in both motos. t was a crazy one. These were the toughest conditions I?ve experienced here, but the b…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (05/31/12)

HANGTOWN NATIONAL PHOTO BLAST: WILL PETTERSON     Freelance photographer ?Big Will? Petterson was on-hand at the Hangtown National to shoot images for MXA . Will struts his photographic stuff below. Take a look. Mike Alessi (800) grabs the holeshot. Justin Brayton. Ryan Dungey and James Stewart. Mike Alessi. Andrew Short (29) and Tommy Hahn (32) jockey for the start. Smooth like butter?James Stewart. WHIP OF THE WEEK Destin Cantrell whips so far that when he looks back he’s looking forwar…

COMPLETE FREESTONE 250/450 NATIONAL RESULTS

Mike Alessi, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey on the 450 podium. Photo: Hoppenworld Freestone Raceway was the site of the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, on Saturday with an afternoon full of fiercely-contested competition. Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart narrowly swept the day’s motos to claim his second consecutive overall victory in the 450 Class. In the 250 Class, Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac also recorded a pair of moto wins to grab his second c…

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…

ST. LOUIS SUPERCROSS: THE RYANS GO ONE-TWO, ONLY THIS WEEK IT’S A DIFFERENT RYAN THAN LAST WEEK: STEWIE NOW TWO FULL RACES ADRIFT

Malcolm Stewart’s luck in the 250 East is about as bad as his brothers is in the 450 class. He has speed and determination, but can’t stay off the ground. Photo: Hoppenworld Ryan Villopoto won his fifth race of the season in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis in front of 59,742 fans. Meanwhile in the 250 East class, Geico Honda’s Justin Barcia won his third consecutive event to remain perfect (in what will be his final year as a 250 Supercross class rider?Barcia has to move to the 450 class in 2013). 45…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (02/15/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     I?ve heard Adam Cianciarulo’s name for, oh, I don?t know, probably the last eight years (keep in mind that Adam is 14 years old). There’s been a serious buzz around this kid for a very long time, and for good reason. This past week I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Cianciarulo while at Racetown. He’s a really cool kid with exceptional public speaking skills. Oh, and he’s pretty good on a dirt bike, too. Here’s a photo of him ripping up so…