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MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE WHO MAN DEFIED AGE AND BECAME A CHAMPION FOR THE AGES

Charles “Feets” Minert was one of the best off-road racers in America during the 1950s. He won the popular Catalina Grand Prix in 1956 (above) and was a star rider before the days of specialization. Minert excelled in all types of motorcycle racing from speedway to trials, from desert racing to scrambles, and he even raced the Daytona road race when it was still on the beach. And of course, he raced motocross from its inception. BSA made a replica of Feets’ Catalina Grand Prix winning bike ? it was call…

GODSPEED! AUB LEBARD JR. (1921-2012)

Aub in one of those classic ?Believe It Or Not? style cartoons. Motorcycle racing legend Aub LeBard, Jr. passed away on December 7, 2012, in La Habra, California. He was 91 years old. Aub LeBard was co-owner of the LeBard & Underwood motorcycle shop in Los Angeles (which was founded in 1946), as well as a top off-road racer in the 1940s and 1950s. The BSA rider won the Big Bear National Enduro three years (1949, 1950, 1951) and was a top desert racer of his era. Aub on the cover of ?Cycle? magazine …

THE NEW MXA IS HERE! WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE OF MOTOCROSS ACTION

The KTM 250SX two-stroke gets the cover of the September issue with Daryl Ecklund at the controls of the bike and John Basher at the controls of the camera. Someone had to ride Ryan Villopto’s KX450F. After all, he wasn’t using it. Is a wider bike stand really better? Can a flywheel weight help the 2012 YZ450F? Plus, many more product tests. You don’t need to know who Curt Flood was to makes sense of this story…but it helps. The 2013 Red Head TC250. For those who think that the two-stroke movement won…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS REPORT: STAPLETON ? STRAIGHT OUT OF HOLLAND

Putting in his time on MXA’s 2013 Kawasaki KX450F, Dennis Stapleton was the class of the field at REM Glen Helen. As the weekly REM motocross wars continues, in what is the longest points paying series in American motocross, it is now on the down side of seven months of continuous racing (and still has more races left to go than the complete AMA National Championship series). For the fourth race in a row the REM regulars were treated on a different track layout ? and as always rough and rugged ground. A…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: IT’S CRUNCH TIME FOR GLEN HELEN’S #1 PLATE

Jason Potter (758) from Spokane, Washington, swept the 450 Pro class. Former AMA National rider Tony Amaradio was third overall. In what is easily America’s longest points paying motocross series, Glen Helen’s REM series has whittled its 40-races down to the last four final motocross races?culminating is a special ?New Year’s Eve morning? race to award Glen Helen’s Number 1 plate for 2011. Amazingly, no one knows who will be #1, or even who is in the running for #1, because REM sealed the points back in…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: PRESTON TILFORD WINS 250 PRO CLASS, TONY AMARADIO TAKES 450 PROS & 32 GUYS OVER 50 SHOW UP

An enthusiastic fan tries to reach up and touch Preston Tilford’s bike in mid-air as the Vance & Hines rider flies down a hill. Actually, the fan is about 20 feet away. What is it about Glen Helen’s weekly REM races that is so attractive to men of a certain age? How can a local race, held on a Saturday, with no significance other than local bragging rights, draw more motocross racers over the age of 50 than the AMA National Amateur Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch. What would possess 32 ri…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: PRESTON TILFORD COMES FROM BEHIND TO WIN THE 450 PRO CLASS…ON A 250

Offroad racer Robby Bell is an REM regular. The Pro motocross race at this week’s REM motocross was an amazing affair as Preston Tilford, Robby Bell, Matt Inda, Tony Amaradio, Mark Tilley and a host of others riders duel for the overall victory on a variety of machines. The actual scoring, between the 250 Pro class and 450 Pro class, is a little convoluted because Preston Tilford was on a YZ250F, but rode practice on a YZ450F, while Bell, Inda, Drew Petrie and Jared Thomas were all signed up for the 250…

MY MOTOCROSS INSPIRATIONS BY GARY JONES

Gary Jones won 250 National Championships for Yamaha, Honda and Can-Am. MY DAD ?My dad was a professional motorcycle racer in his day. He rode for the factory Harley-Davidson team in all kinds of races…before there was motocross. I wanted to race ever since I was a little kid, so he helped my brother Dewayne and I get into it.? CHUCK MINERT & JOHN RICE ?When I was a young up-and-coming rider I lived to beat two riders. I wanted to beat Chuck ?Feets? Minert and John Rice when I was a kid. Those wer…