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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (11/16/11)

By John Minert MXA INTERVIEW: ERIK KEHOE The Factory Honda Team has a new title sponsor, a new ride, a rider recovering from a broken leg and a new satellite team on the Honda brand. We talked with team manager Erik Kehoe to get a status report on the 2012 team and to find out the Factory team’s role with the emergence of more satellite teams in the last two years. It may be the off-season, but Erik Kehoe is hard at work preparing for Team Honda Muscle Milk’s 2012 assault. MXA: Tell us about the 2012 te…

BIG NEWS #2: HONDA ANNOUNCES ITS TWO-MAN TEAM FOR 2012: CANARD AND BRAYTON

Justin Brayton will leave Joe Gibbs Racing for Team Honda…and might take Muscle Milk with him. Photo: Casey Sherman Press release: American Honda is proud to welcome Justin Brayton to the team for 2012. Brayton will join second-year factory Honda racer Trey Canard on the team and contest both the AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Motocross Championship aboard Honda CRF450 race machines. ?I think 2012 is going to be an exciting year of racing for American Honda,? said Team Manager Erik Kehoe. ?Trey h…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/10/11)

By John Minert MXA INTERVIEW: CHAD REED Chad carbs up with some rice for a practice moto. Chad Reed’s quick remount and moto finish was impressive after such a spectacular crash at Millville. It was no surprise to fans that Chad was a bit off the pace the following weekend, surely still feeling  he aches and pains of his solo flight across Minnesota. After two weekends off, we talked to Chad to get a status report, and see if he is healthy and ready to try and reclaim that red number plate.   …

NO MAS! KEVIN WINDHAM GOES HOME FOR GOOD…BUT WASHOUGAL IS ?HIS? TRACK

Press release: American Honda announced today that American Honda Racing fill-in rider Kevin Windham has raced his final event for the 2011 Motocross season and will now turn his effor ts toward preparing for the 2012 Supercross Championship. Windham has done a stellar job aboard his factory Honda?prepared CRF450R, filling in for injured Honda riders Trey Canard and Josh Grant during the first half of the 450 Class motocross Championship. The fan favorite scored a string of top-10 finishes, including fi…

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 …

HAVE YOU SEEN THE APRIL 2011 ISSUE OF MXA: WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET

What’s in the April 2011 issue of MXA ? A giant story on what’s right and what’s wrong with Supercross. A test of Dean Wilson all-powerful and super-exotic Pro Circuit KX250F. How to install an aftermarket clutch basket (it’s not as simple as it sounds). The secrets of oxygenated gas. A test of the 2011 Yamaha YZ125 two-stroke….plus much more. Look below for more details. What can’t you live without at the races? We asked 45 racers, mechanics, test riders and industry big-wigs what they take with them…