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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/12/14)

MXA‘S PHOTO OF THE WEEK Sunset photo shoots are always a good time. Last week Daryl Ecklund and I snuck out to a secret riding spot in the desert to take photos of the 2014 Husqvarna FC250 four-stroke. We waited until the sun peaked below the faraway mountains, pulled out the strobe flashes, and went […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (3/13/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Chris “Brown Dog Wilson” Ganz does an excellent job of capturing the sport through his photography. Here, he gets down where the Daytona sand rests to get a shot of the grainy stuff sitting on the start gate. Very cool. Photo: Brown Dog Wilson MXA MINI-VIEW: DAVE OSTERMAN Dave Osterman. MXA : Despite the numerous crashes, Chad had a good race at Daytona. Dave: Chad isn’t dead yet. He’s a fighter, and he’s a bad dude. Even though Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, Justin Ba…

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: MIKE BELL EXPLAINS HOW HE WON THE 1980 AMA SUPERCROSS TITLE

?I had several things going for me at the end of 1979 that I believe helped guide me to the 1980 250 Supercross crown. People will probably remember that I was barely edged out of winning the 1979 AMA 500 National title by Danny LaPorte. Danny beat me by three points. Instead of being bummed at the outcome, I vowed to work hard through the off-season and be better in 1980. I trained and raced myself into prime championship shape while other riders went on vacation and took time off. ?ALTHOUGH I LOOKED L…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (06/20/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     Shooting photos for bike tests is a pretty creative and fun part of my job. It allows me to get away from the computer and out of the office. More importantly, I?m able to hang out with buddies at the track and think of unique ways to photograph these friends on brand new bikes.       By now everyone probably knows what MXA is famous for?blowing out berms. No soft pile of dirt is safe when an MXA photo rider is looking for a…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (02/29/12)

By John Basher   PHOTOS OF THE WEEK     Kevin Windham turned 34-years-old yesterday, and this came a few days after he raced his 200th Supercross. Always a true showman, K-Dub is the Master of Opening Ceremonies. If you haven?t seen his 100′ plus transfers in sheer darkness and his stoppies during the opening ceremonies then you?re missing out. Congrats to Windham on 200! Photos courtesy of Geico/Honda. MINI-VIEW: COLE SEELY     Troy Lee Designs/Honda rider Cole Seely,…

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 […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/20/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     What will you be doing when you’re 80? If you’re Chuck “Feets” Minert (at right, standing with Tom White), you keep on racing. Feets turned 80 on Sunday, and he plans on lining up to the gate this weekend for his first race in the 80 Expert […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/13/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     MXA test rider Sean Kranyak wasn’t scared to jump this massive step-down double at Competitive Edge yesterday…on a 2011 Husqvarna TC449. In his first time riding in two months, “Maniac” Kranyak hucked this jump on the second lap. Wow! MINI-VIEW: ELI TOMAC     Geico/Honda’s Eli […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (03/01/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     It may seem hard to believe, but Lance Coury actually has the front end of his bike pointed towards the takeoff ramp. The Moto-Gate.com guy can throw down a mean whip. He deserves a spot in the X Games Best Whip contest with moves like […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (01/30/11)

NEW VIEW: FROM THE STANDS OF DODGER STADIUM It was difficult to navigate the stadium, but once seated the view was great. The fans showed up at Dodger Stadium. They were treated to spectacular racing. COULD AUSTIN STROUPE BE A SUPERCROSS SPOILER? Austin Stroupe has been easing his way back into Supercross after a shoulder injury, electing to run practice and heat races at Anaheim One and Phoenix, but take a DNS in the main event. When Austin lead his heat race at Phoenix, it brought the exciting prospec…