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DES NEWS: TEAM USA WINS 2011 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS; IT WAS A NAIL BITER UP UNTIL POURCEL DROPPED OUT

This is the winning team at the 2011 Motocross des Nations. It was close up until the third moto of the day. From left to right; Dungey, Villopoto, Baggett and DeCoster. At St Jean d’Angeley the American team left the outcome in doubt until the last moto of the day. Then, when the chips were on the line, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey left everyone in their dust (although there wasn?t any dust on a rainy day in France. Great Britain looked like they could win after the first 250/450 moto (Searle was fou…

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS NEWS: EVERY COUNTRY THAT HAS SIGNED UP (CHINA YES, CANADA NO, THAILAND YES, MEXIXO NO)

Nothing is more fraught with peril than choosing a Motocross des Nations team. Public opinion about who should be on the team doesn?t always jibe with the favoritism, politics or logistics of choosing three riders to race for their country. Some nations have an abundance of wealth when it comes to talent…and they have to take a wait-and-see approach to choosing their riders, while others, like Italy and Belgium, only have two good riders and have to choose from the best of the left-overs for their thi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/31/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Check out Cole Seely’s trajectory over the Unadilla Skyshot jump during the second practice session. Photo: John Basher MINI-VIEW: MIKE GOSSELAAR Mike and Ryan during less stressful times – before the start of the first moto at Unadilla.     By now you’ve heard all about Ryan Dungey’s […]

WASHOUGAL NATIONAL MOTOCROSS: THE RYANS DOUBLE-TEAM CHAD, WHILE THEY SHOULD JUST CALL THE 250 CLASS THE ?PRO CIRCUIT EXHIBITION RACE?

Blake Baggett. AMA Motocross has rarely seen such a competitive season. In 450 motocross, three riders from three different teams are dueling for supremacy, while in 250 motocross, three riders from the same team have already proved their supremacy?they are just waiting to see which one of them gets the title. The bad news from Washougal was that Trey Canard scrubbed a jump, hit his front wheel off the top of the hump and rag-dolled down the hill. He was taken away in an ambulance with another fractured…

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 …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/06/11)

By John Basher PHOTO (SEQUENCE) OF THE WEEK        MXA tester Dennis Stapleton takes bike testing to a whole new level. He goes as far as testing the handlebars, grips and levers in crash situations. Here, the 2012 KTM 250SXF passes with flying colors. DAMON BRADSHAW’S PASSING TECHNIQUE:     ?Yelling is a good technique. I remember coming up on the inside of another rider and yelling my head off. I think the guy thought I was out of control, because he backed off the g…

RED BUD NATIONAL MOTOCROSS: PRO CIRCUIT SWEEPS 250 PODIUM AGAIN & CHAD REED EXTENDS LEAD AGAIN

At the halfway point of the 2011 AMA National Motocross Championship, two things are patently evident in this year’s motocross season: (1) A Pro Circuit rider is going o win the 250 National Motocross Championship. (2) Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto are a match for each other…and  too good for the remained to the 450 field. Dungey couldn’t close the deal on Reed. 450 CLASS Ryan Villopoto had Red Bud in the bag. He was fastest in timed qualifying and fastest on the track. But, Villopoto…

LAKEWOOD MOTOCROSS RESULTS: THE TWO RYANS ARE TWO-TWO MUCH FOR CHAD; BAGGETT DOES IT AGAIN

Andrew Short was back home in Colorado. Andrew went 7-8 in the 450 class. Photo: Hoppenworld Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey took his first overall victory of the year in the AMA 450 National Motocross class, while Pro Circuit’s Blake Baggett won his third 250 National Motocross out of five rounds. 450 CLASS Ryan Villopoto won the first moto in dominant fashion with Dungey in second. Chad Reed finished third, but was slightly off the pace of the two Ryans. In moto two, Reed got the holeshot before Dungey made his …

AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: PRO CIRCUIT SWEEPS THE PODIUM, REED AND DUNGEY SPLIT 450 WINS; JESSICA PICKS UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF

CLIFF NOTES FOR POOR READERS Mike is helped off the track.               Photo: Hoppenworld 1. Mike Alessi set the fastest time in qualifying by almost a second, but crashed in the second practice and suffered a concussion (Mike says that he will not return to action until High Point at Mt. Morris in three weeks) . Ryan Dungey (1). 2. Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey were perfectly matched. Last year Reed won Hangtown and Dungey finished way…

ST. LOUIS SUPERCROSS: THE TOP FIVE FINISH IN THE TOP FIVE-IN A NEW ORDER

The St. Louis track from high in the stands.                                                                                 Photo: Hoppenworld ST. LOUIS SUPERCROSS: 450 FASTEST QUALIFIERS Trey Canard set the fast time in qualifying with a 47.517. James Stewart was second with a 47.605. Austin Stroupe (48.4…

JOHN BASHER’S DAYTONA SUPERCROSS PHOTO GALLERY – VILLOPOTO AND BAGGETT RISE TO THE TOP

Click on the image above to view our Daytona Supercross photo gallery.     It was a wild night in Daytona when James Stewart, while setting a blistering pace, went down like a sack of potatoes. The huge get-off handed the lead to Ryan Villopoto. RV jetted away with his second straight Daytona Supercross win, while Stewart charged into the top ten. A string of brutal crashes have derailed Bubba’s shot at the title, but as the saying goes, it ain?t over ?til the fat lady sings. These remain…

MINI-VIEW: IDLE CHAT WITH PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI RIDER BLAKE BAGGETT

Team Green graduate Blake Baggett makes his debut on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KX250F this weekend in Houston. After a one-year hiatus from the green machines, Baggett is back and ready to prove that he has the speed to win in the highly competitive AMA 250 East class. Now in his sophomore year as a professional, Baggett talks to us about how this year is going to be different, the speed of the Kawasaki KX250F, and how he’s more prepared than ever to stand on the podium. How has the transi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (10/28/10)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK It doesn’t matter if you’re on some state-of-the-art motocross machine or an old Ossa (like Barry Higgins). What matters is that you’re out ripping up terra firma and having fun while doing it. Get ?er done! NEW AMA RULES FOR 2011: YOU CAN’T PLAY THE GAME UNLESS YOU KNOW THE RULES […]

A LOOK INSIDE THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY SUZUKI TEAM: NOT THAT ONE! THE OTHER ONE

    One Industries presents an inside look at the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Team. The team has just completed a successful 2010 Supercross season and is prepared to head outdoors for the Nationals. Team Manager Bill Keefe gives us a behind the scenes look at the team with additional interviews with Tommy Hahn, Ryan Morais, Blake Baggett and Hunter Hewitt.     Click on the image below to view ONE Industries’ video.