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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT:

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Ryan Dungey has a semi-permanent number…at least for 2011. Can he follow up his freshman 450 season with another tremendous year and be number one all year long in 2012? It’s a tall order to fill, but RD will tell you that he’s up for the challenge. THE ANALYSIS: WHO’S GOING TO WIN A1?     After scouring online message boards, I?ve learned some interesting news. Many people already know who is going to finish in the top five at Anaheim…

FIRST LOOK – CHAD REED’S NEW DIGS:

Chad Reed hasn’t had much time putting his team together, and with a barrage of rain slamming SoCal and the holidays, Reed’s testing time has been cut even shorter. Chad’s team introduction on Friday was rained out. Chad’s sponsors include Honda, Bel-Ray, Factory Effex, Dunlop, Pro Circuit, Hinson, Renthal, D.I.D., Cycra, GET, Braking, DT1, ARC, Talon, Met-Tek, VP Fuels, Matrix Concepts, Mechanic Wear, Shift, Fox, Alpinestars and Etnies. The two-time 250 Supercross champ is all smiles now that he’s runn…

GREAT CHRISTMAS IDEA FOR A MOTOCROSS FAN: ?MAN THE MACHINE: THE GREAT OUTDOORS” COVERS THE 2010 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

TGO: Man the Machine is a motocross story told in two parts. It covers the men, their families, and their teams throughout the 2010 Outdoor National motocross season. Part 1 focuses on the who’s who of American Motocross? premier class, the 450’s. The 2009 Champion Chad Reed has gone through many changes personally and professionally this past season. When you are on top of the world there is only one way to go, Chad is challenged in 2010 to stay on top. Mike Alessi has had a target on his back since …

NEW MOTOCROSS DVD: EXPERIENCE SEVEN HOURS OF AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the biggest names, the closest racing and the most thrilling MX action. Now fans can enjoy every vital, mud-spitting, high-jumping moment from the entire 2010 season in the action-packed, two-disc Official Review, new from Duke.   Featuring more than seven hours of the best footage, this is the full story of both the 450cc and 250cc championship battles, with action from every race at all 12 rounds ? that’s almost 50 of the most dramatic motocro…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (11/17/10)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Professional riders wearing bibs can only mean one thing – Bercy! This weekend one of the largest off-season Supercross races will take place in France. Such greats as David Bailey, Johnny O’Mara, Ricky Johnson, Jeff Ward, Jeremy McGrath, David Vuillemin, and Andrew Short (here, in 2004, on the number 10 bike) […]

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…

2011 MOTOCROSS SIGNING NEWS: DAVI MILLSAPS TO GO TO JGR YAMAHA

Davi is a proven Supercross winner and that is something that most of the riders looking for jobs this season can’t say. Davi isn’t looking for work anymore. Although the motocross world is rife with rumors about who is going where, it isn’t official until the signer and signee agree on a press release. For example, we know that Pro Circuit built a Honda CRF450 engine for Chad Reed, which means that Reed might be planning on racing a Honda, but we also know that a Team Honda spokesman told us that “Reed…

MOTOCROSS RACING NEWS: FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Gautier Paulin will probably replace Christophe Pourcel at the MXDN. 1.THE MXDN MERRY-GO-ROUND Guess what? France will lose the services of Christophe Pourcel because of his Pala injury. He will most likely be replaced by Gautier Paulin…no slouch as he won the Lierop GP two weeks ago . 2. THE LAST AMA NATIONAL NUMBERS OF 2010 Ryan Dungey. 450 Class Final Points 1. Ryan Dungey (USA)…543 2. Brett Metcalfe (Oz)…398 3. Andrew Short (USA)…393 4. Ben Townley (NZ)…321 5. Mike Alessi (USA)…314 6. Ky…

2010 MXA GRAND NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: THE TRUE-TO-LIFE POINTS

Ryan Dungey is the 2010 MXA Grand National Champion. In 1983 Wrangler Jeans sponsored an AMA Grand National Championship that combined points from the AMA Supercross series and the AMA National series to hand out a special blue-and-yellow number one plate to the rider who earned the most points in the sport. David Bailey won the first two blue plates, but when Wrangler left the series, the AMA dropped the Grand National Championship idea. The MXA test crew felt that the idea of a Grand National Champion…

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…

CHAD REED PULLS OUT OF AMA 450 MOTOCROSS NATIONALS:

To My Fans and Supporters: I have spent most of the last month in and out of my doctor’s office getting tests done, trying to figure out what is going on. Each weekend I head to the race excited to get out there and get some wins on my Monster Energy Kawasaki, ready to defend the number 1 plate that is on my bike, knowing that I have worked hard during the week, on and off the bike. The team and bike are prepped and ready on race day and then I?m unable to race like I normally can. Where is that fight t…

FREESTONE AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS:

Ryan Dungey. Round two of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship commenced from Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas, on Saturday with the Flagstar Bank Freestone National. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey captured the 450 Class victory to earn his first career win at the top level of the sport. After a tough opening round, Dungey returned stronger than ever in Texas and proved he is a title contender in the premier class. After grabbing good starts in each moto, he worked his way into the…

AMA LUCAS OIL 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS FROM HANGTOWN

Hangtown. The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicked-off on Saturday with the 42nd Annual Rockstar Energy Hangtown Classic. Regning 450 Class Champion Chad Reed, of Australia, began his title defense with the overall victory in the premier class while Geico Powersports Honda’s Eli Tomac grabbed the 250 Class win in his professional debut. Reed put himself in position to win on Saturday by taking the win in the day’s first moto. In moto two, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider needed to work …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (05/14/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     This past week I spotted Chad Reed preparing for to defend his number one plate in the Lucas Oil AMA Nationals. Only ten days until the Nationals begin! QUESTIONS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE MAGAZINE: GRANT LANGSTON Grant is always a great guy to […]

THOR UNVEILS WHAT’S NEW FOR 2011

Every year motocross brands charge towards the finish line in hopes of being the first to develop and unveil gear that will set the industry standard for the coming months. Thor is excited to cross that line first by offering a look at a few 2011 gear kits. Riders throughout the world eagerly wait for the first look at the gear that will soon become an extension of their personalities, which is why Thor is offering a sneak peak. The 2011 Thor lineup has something for every personality with performance t…

THE DAY BEFORE THE LAS VEGAS MONSTER FINALE

By: Zap The AMA Supercross class and Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Supercross 250 Shootout will air live on SPEED Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 p.m. (EST). The CBS AMA Supercross season wrap-up show will air on CBS Sunday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). THE MONSTER FINALE IS UPON US After the cold, wet weather of Salt Lake City, the AMA Monster Energy Supercross series headed to the beautiful blue sky town of Las Vegas for the final round of the 2010 indoor season. Friday is a quiet day with the all the teams using t…