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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: TWO TITLES CLINCHED, ONE CHAMPIONSHIP IN ITS DEATH THROES AND MORE TRAVIS PASTRANA

                                                           TOP TEN CRAZIEST TRICKS FROM TRAVIS PASTRANA’S NITRO CIRCUS LIVE                                                            FONTANSESI CLINCHES WOMEN…

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: THE IMPORTANCE OF MUGEN TO JOHNNY O’MARA

?My breakout year came in 1980. Most people will remember that I was riding for the Mugen Honda team that season. Through my friend, Al Baker, I got a deal with Hirotoshi Honda, the son of Mr. Honda. Hiro had his own motorcycle performance program. He had a big race team in Japan and wanted to get something going in the U.S. Hiro made the leap by signing me. I rode an all-white Honda, and I even wore white gear. The bike was pretty crazy looking and caught a lot of people off guard. At the time, there w…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: THE ANNUAL OCTOBERCROSS DRAWS IN THE STAR POWER

Greg Groom (12), Jim Masters (439), G re g Iorio (127), Mark Hall (56), Jack Ryan (99) and Pete Vetrano (37) fan out across the Talladega first turn. The fans expected lots of former National Champions and Hall of Famers to show up at the annual REM Octobercross ? after all, it is held only a few days before the MTA World Vet Championship. Additionally, lots of out-of-state and foreign riders also came to town a week early to try to learn the tricky ups and downs of the rough Glen Helen circuit. But, no…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: WITH CHUCK SUN, GARY JONES, BOB RUTTEN, TERRY FOWLER & PETE MURRAY BATTLING, REM LOOKED LIKE A WORLD VET PREVIEW

1980 AMA 500 National Champion Chuck Sun pursues former CMC 125 Pro Dave Eropkin (811) early in the Over-50 Expert race. With the MTA World Veteran Motocross Championship only two weeks away, the turnout out of experienced riders has grown steadily at REM Glen Helen. And, with next Saturday’s Octobercross to be held on the first full run of the actual 2012 World Vet track, the number of oldsters should grown significantly. A lap later, Dave Eropkin (811) pursues Chuck Sun (93). Sun would get third with …

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: DANNY LaPORTE’S 1981 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TRIUMPH

?The most exciting moment of my life was the first year that Team USA won the Motocross des Nations in 1981. As a team, we weren?t expected to win, nor did we even think that we would win. Honda put together a group of riders that probably weren?t the best choices to race. For years, Yamaha had a rider that was capable of doing well at the MXDN, and then Suzuki would have a guy. The problem was that because the riders were on different teams, there was an every-man-for-himself sort of mentality. Donnie …