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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: CANADIAN NATIONALS, AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS, AMA NATIONALS & MUCH MORE MOTOCROSS ACTION

                                   POLITELLI AND FACCIOTTI WIN ROUND ONE OF CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP        WASTELAND RESULTS: 450 CLASS 1. Colton Facciotti (Kaw)…..1-1 2. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw)……..2-2 3. Jeremy Medaglia (Yam)…6-3 4. Bobby Kiniry (Yam)……….3-6 5. Tyler Medaglia (KTM)…….5-4 6. Teddy Maier (Kaw)………..4-6 7. Gavin Gracyk (Kaw)………7-7 8. Morgan Burger (Yam)…….9-8 9. Dylan Kaelin (Yam)………..8-11 10. Brock Hoyer […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: GIUSEPPE DOES IT AGAIN, ALL THE HANGTOWN POINTS, CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS & MUCH MORE

                            WHAT IT’S LIKE AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS: ROUND 4 AT BROADFORD, VICTORIA                             ANOTHER YOUTHSTREAM RULE CHANGE: SUPER FINAL IN BRAZIL HAD REVISED GATE PICK SYSTEM This is the first turn of the Super Final in Brazil. Do you see any 250’s in this photo? All sanctioning bodies […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT’S OFFICIALLY SUMMER! HOW DO WE KNOW? BECAUSE THE CIRCUS IS ABOUT TO COME TO TOWN

          THE PHOTO OF THE WEEK: THE REM GLEN HELEN RACETRACK TRANSFORMED I t is hard to bel ieve that this will be turn back into the REM racetrack seven days from now. That is a lot of dirt. Photo: Chris Tedesco/Red Bull           THE LIST OF LEGAL AMA PRO MACHINERY: KTM PAID TO MAKE THE 2013 250SX TWO-STROKE LEGAL Don?t read too much into KTM’s homologation of the 2013 250SX two-stroke. They did it mainly to sho…

YOUTH STREAM’S 2013 GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE UNDERGOES MAJOR REMAKE: THE WORLD SHRINKS

Russia is out. Touted just a year ago as the opening of a great untapped market for GP sponsors and motorcycle manufacturers, Russia was dropped from the 2013 schedule this week. Do you remember the big Russian bank that sponsored the GP series last year? They pulled their money out this year and with it went Giuseppe Luongo’s interest in Mother Russia. Finland will take Russia’s July 14 date. But wait there is more! Bulgaria , which was unceremoniously dropped from the schedule earlier this year, is no…

STAY TUNED! LUONGO CHANGES THE GP SYSTEM FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK …WE DON’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP

Giuseppe has a plan…even better, he has a new plan every week. Photo: Massimo Zanzani According to Youthstream’s Giuseppe Luongo, the flyaway Grand Prix format announced earlier this week will be discontinued and replaced with a new format?the second one this week…and how long it will last is anyone’s guess. G o to the “MXA Weekend Report” to see what Luongo was proposing a couple days ago. For the flyaway races (Qatar, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil) there will only be two GP motos (35 minutes plus 2 …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: CENTER-HUB STEERING YZ450F, HAS THE FIM LOST ITS MIND? PLUS, AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE “DAY IN THE DIRT” RACE COURSE

             THE MOTOCROSS FILES ? SEASON ONE BOX SET FINALLY AVAILABLE It took five years, but the entire Season One collection of the hit TV series “The Motocross Files” is available now. The $79.95 five-disc set includes bonus footage, added scenes and extras that any motocross fan will enjoy for years to come. The box […]

RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX: EVEN YOU COULD HAVE SCORED 450 GP POINTS IN RUSSIA… BECAUSE ONLY 19 RIDERS SHOWED UP

Antonio Cairoli now has a 20-point lead after his double Swedish DNFs.        Photo: Ray Archer What if you held a race and nobody came. And, when we are talking about the Russian GP, we don’t mean spectators, because Russians normally come out in droves to see motocross races. Nope, we are talking about riders. Only 19 riders showed up to race the Russian 450 Grand Prix. And the racing was less than intense as Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings did their thing out in fro…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: INDY 500? COKE 600? FREESTONE? WE SHOULD BE PROUD THAT ONLY ONE OF THESE RACES WAS ON TWO DIFFERENT, ALTHOUGH OBSURE, TV NETWORKS

THE END OF A NEWS CYCLE THAT STARTED WITH AN EARTHQUAKE ON MARCH 11, 2010 Left unrestored this Harley will stir peoples memories and heart about the devastating earthquake in Japan. Remember the story of the 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail motorcycle, recovered on the coast of British Columbia after drifting for more than a year […]

GP RIDERS BOYCOTT MEXICO QUALIFYING! LUONGO’S CIRCUS COMES TO A GRINDING HALT

Clement Desalle makes his own Mexican sand storm in practice…which is all he rode. In what is not a first time occurrence, the Grand Prix circus got a major black eye in Guadalajara, Mexico, when the GP riders refused to line up for the Mexican Grand Prix Saturday qualifiers ? claiming that the track was ill-prepared, dusty and the jump faces were poorly designed. Michael Leib and Max Anstie were the only two GP regulars to race the qualifiers ? because Leib is a fill-in rider and his team manager, St…

OOPS! YOUTHSTREAM INTRODUCES 2012 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS LOGO

You would think that the FIM, Youthstream or Monster would have been smart enough to catch the grievous error in this logo. Luckily, MXA fixed it for them. See below. Youthstream was proud as punch to show off their new 2012 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations logo. But, since neither Youthstream nor Monster are hardcore enough to know what’s going on, we decided to fix the logo for them…you think that they would know that it’s the Motocross ?des? Nations not Motocross ?of? Nations. No sweat?it’s …

MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WHAT HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE DODGING RAIN AT THE NASCAR AND F1 RACES

ROGER DECOSTER TALKS ABOUT DUNGEY, MUSQUIN & ROCZEN Ryan Dungey will decide if he returns  to Supercross on April 3, This was Marvin Musquin’s last 450 race for the year & Ken Roczen might not get to race the 450 class when the series goes west. TORONTO SUPERCROSS RESULTS: AS IF YOU COULDN’T ALREADY GUESS RESULTS: 450 CLASS 1. Ryan Villopoto…Kaw 2. Justin Brayton…Hon 3. Kevin Windham…Hon 4. Davi Millsaps…Yam 5. Jake Weimer…Kaw 6. Marvin Musquin…KTM 7. Kyle Chisholm…Kaw 8. Broc…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/21/11)

By John Minert It was good while it lasted. First Dungey leaves and now the rest of the team. Brett Metcalfe is lonely. YES, IT IS TRUE?SUZUKI SHUTS DOWN ITS RACE TEAM Although most people in the industry knew the news five days ago, Suzuki has kept mum about what happened last Friday. So, what […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/20/11)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Roczen’s turn-down whips are spectacular. MXA INTERVIEW: KRISTIAN KIBBY Kristian. MXA: What is some of the cutting-edge technology that you have been working with lately? Christian: I honestly didn’t come out of high school with a high degree of computer skills. With the inception of fuel injection on motocross bikes today,  […]