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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (7/10/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     In the words of freelance photographer, Scott Mallonee, who shot Red Bud for the first time ever (and the above photo), “Man-O-man, what a party! The other Nationals pale in comparison. The crowd was boisterous and full of beans, made for lots of good venue shooting.” MINI-VIEW: ANDREW SHORT By […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT:HAVE YOU MET AUSTIN POLITELLI? GONE SWIMMING WITH THE OCTOPUSSES? GRADUATED FROM RCU?

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK You might be a privateer if…you use duct tape to customize your helmet. WE TEST RICKY’S RACER CONGRATS TO THE CHAMPS OF SUMMER! Ryan Dungey. Antonio Cairoli. Photo: Ray Archer Blake Baggett. Jeffrey Herlings. Photo: Massimo Zanzani Ashley Fiolek (1). OUT-TAKES FROM LAKE ELSINORE Holeshot machine Mike Alessi would have won the 450 National title, if only the motos were 15 minutes long. Alessi led Ryan Dungey both motos before “The Dunge” motored by. It’s not a Mark Pete…

VIDEO: WHERE TO SPEND YOUR HOP-UP MONEY… PIPE? CAM? OR PISTON? WE DYNO EACH ONE

The big three of the hop-up world are pipes, cams and pistons?this trinity of parts compromises a major portion of every serious race program. The question is, what does does each piece of the hop-up puzzle bring to the overall picture? The motocross world is full of anecdotal stories of 65 horsepower CRF450s with nothing more done to them than one tooth skipped on the camshaft sprocket and a muffler modified with a butter knife. But, the ravings of backyard mechanics aside, the MXA wrecking crew wanted…