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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL RESULT & VIDEO: JAKE MOSS WINS HERVEY BAY & MATT MOSS TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD, BUT BILLY MACKENZIE STANDS ON THE TOP STEP OF THE PODIUM

In a move obviously designed to confuse the spectators and rest of the world, Jake M oss’ 2-2 was beat in the 450 National round at Hervey Bay by Billy Mackenzie’s 3-3. How can this happen? In Austral ia , they give 5 points to the rider who sets the fastest time in practice. Instead of adding these points to the season total ? they also add them to the day’s results. Thus, the rider who did the best in both motos on Sunday lost to the rider he beat twice in the races. This is a stupid idea from a marke…

AUSSIE MOTOCROSS NEWS WIRE: THE LOW DOWN FROM DOWN UNDER… AND UP NORTH

Brett Metcalfe. Brett Metcalfe , who is racing the Canadian 450 Nationals this year, was penalized 10 places for jumping on the red cross flag at the Sand Del Lee National this Sunday. Brett had his 2-1 score changed to 12-2?which moved him from first to third overall. No sweat ? Brett has a 60 point lead.   Jackson Richardson , who has been racing the AMA series, will go home to fill-in for Josh Cachia at Carlton Dry Honda for the remainder of the Australian National series. Josh decided to have s…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: COLTON AECK, GARETH SWANEPOEL & HUNTER FALK IN THE PROS – GARY JONES & WILLY SIMONS IN THE OLD DUDES

Photos by Ernie Be ck er, Randel Fout & Dan Alamangos 250 Pro winner Hunter Falk styles his KTM 250SXF out of a loose berm on his way to a 1-1 day. Although SoCal has many racetracks, most of them specialize in practice days?not races. Glen Helen is unique in that they are only open one day a week for practice (Thursdays), but their weekends are packed full of races. And, REM is the most active race organization in SoCal. REM races 40 weekends out of the year on their own purpose-built race track, l…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/07/12)

MXA INTERVIEW MIKE LAROCCO Iron Mike. The Geico Powersports Honda team is very strong this season. They claimed both regional Supercross titles and have carried the momentum outdoors. We called up team manager Mike LaRocco to the inside perspective on the team’s success from someone who has been there and done that. MXA: Would you tell us about the race in Colorado last weekend? Mike: It was good race for us. It’s been a little difficult because we have two guys who are doing well, and we have won the l…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: SWANEPOEL TRIES TO FIGHT OFF SWEDISH INVASION…FAILS

There was a horde of Swedish riders at Glen Helen’s REM races this weekend. Rickard Sandberg (868) leads Fredrik Noren (867) in the 450 Pro class. Noren, who raced the AMA Nationals last year, took the overall victory in front of Gareth Swanepoel and Sandberg. Another Swede, Robert Lind, was fourth. The yearly migration of Swedish riders to the weekly REM races at Glen Helen was in full force this past weekend. They were joined  by a couple AMA National riders trying to see where they are as far as…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/07/11)

PALA NATIONAL EVENT UPDATES WITH AARON COOKE Last year, Pala Raceway held it’s very first AMA National Motocross. On the whole, the event was a success (if you don’t count the traffic jam). Still, as their first event of such magnitude, Pala had plenty of opportunities to make improvement to this year’s National. We talked to Pala’s marketing director Aaron Cooke to find out what we get to look forward to this weekend and the best way to get in, enjoy it and get out. MXA: What’s the biggest improvement …

SOUTHWICK AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS SERIES: IT’S ALL OVER FOR REEDY, BUT TEAM PRO CIRCUIT KEEPS ON KEEPIN’ ON

Brett Metcalfe (left) and teammate Ryan Dungey shared the podium. With only two races left in the 2011 AMA National Motocross Championships there was bound to be one race that would shake up the status quo. That race was Southwick. Here are ten things you need to know about the happenings at the the ?Wick. ONE: SKIPPY GAVE IT A VALIANT GO, BUT IT’S OVER Hats off to Chad Reed! Even though the mud at Southwick ate his Honda CRF450 and his 2011 title hopes, Chad and his team can hold their heads up. Two DN…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: ELI TOMAC WINS 250 PRO CLASS; JUSTIN SOULE TAKES 450 PROS, WHILE TROY LEE & JEFF WARD WIN THEIR CLASSES

Swedish National Champion Fredrik Noren chases Open Intermediate Steven Tokarski (710) and 450 Pro Joey Webb (593). Noren ended up second overall in the 450 Pro class with Webb sixth. Tokarski ran with the front pack of the Pros until he crashed out. Glen Helen’s motocross tracks are located in the corner of two mountain ranges (one range runs east/west and includes Mount Baldy, while the other runs north/south and comprises Big Bear and Arrowhead). The geography is important because when the rains come…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: GARETH SWANEPOEL, JEFF WARD, BRIAN SJOGREN, ALAN OLSON, BEN EVANS & PRESTON TILFORD GO THE DISTANCE

Gareth Swanepoel (387) spent the complete first moto chasing Brian Sjogren, but first Swanepoel had to work his way past MXA’s Dennis Stapleton (82), who holeshot both Pro motos. Swanepoel won the 250 Pro class, Sjogren won the 450 Pro class and Dennis Stapleton was fourth in the 450 Pros . The promise of 30-minute-long Pro motos brought out several aspiring AMA Nationals riders for a chance to test their fitness over a distance much closers to National-length than the typical five laps and cloud of dus…