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DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (03/12/13)

WARREN JOHNSON FOX MOTOCROSS MEDIA MANAGER STARTING POINT: ?My first job was in high school pushing a broom at Keystone Racing in Pennsylvania. I worked for stickers. I got my degree in business marketing, and my first job out of college was with Toyota USA. I was always a motorcycle guy at heart and after six years, I went to work for Kawasaki in their accessories department. After Kawi, I had a brief stint at Yamaha, and then I came to Fox.? THE JOB: ?At Fox, I became one of the first motocross employ…

BLACK & WHITE: AMA FUEL RULES: DO THEY ACTUALLY EXIST?

  Nothing is more controversial or misunderstood than the AMA fuel rules. It has proven to be a sore subject with the teams, riders and fans. And making it worse has been the terrible manner in which the AMA has handed out penalties?or hasn?t handed out penalties. The first big fish caught in the AMA ?Fuel Gate? was Jeff Emig. Emig’s 1996 Indianapolis Supercross fuel reportedly had too much oxygen, so he was disqualified. Then, Chad Reed, David Vuillemin and Tyson Hadsell were penalized 25 points e…

MOTOCROSS ACTION WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ALL THE MOTOCROSS RESULTS FROM MT. MORRIS, SLOVENIA, CANADA, PORTUGAL, SACRAMENTO; PLUS MUCH MORE

GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL: DESALLE FINALLY FINDS THE TOP STEP Clement Desalle would win the GP of Portugal, but he wouldn’t be in the first turn photo. Photo: Ray Archer 250 CLASS: 1. Jeffrey Herlings…1-2 2. Tommy Searle…3-1 3. Jeremy van Horebeek…2-6 4. Max Anstie…10-3 5. Jake Nicholls…6-5 6. Jordi Tixier…4-11 7. Mel Pocock..11-7 8. […]

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (02/14/12)

JEFF EMIG NBC/CBS/SPEED COLOR ANALYST STARTING POINT: ?My transition from being a pro racer was difficult because it was due to injury, but it was made easier because I had no choice. I started my own team, worked for Shift and finally got the opportunity to do broadcasting with the Supercross Championship.? THE JOB: ?I grew up with a speech impediment, so public speaking has been tough for me. But being a voice of the sport on TV was something I always wanted to do. At the end of 2006, the Supercross p…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (01/21/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Did you see the transfer that Kevin Windham did during the opening ceremonies? In the dark? It was huge! While every other rider pumps their fist down the start line K-Dub basically jumps from the finish line berm over a rhythm lane and whoop section. Whaaaaat! He deserves a medal. MINI-VIEW: JEFF EMIG MXA : Is there pressure working in the broadcast booth? Jeff: It’s a performance that you have to prepare for. Now I?m in my sixth season of broadcastin…

FIRST LOOK AT THE 2012 KAWASAKI KX450F WITH JEFF EMIG

    Check out this detailed walk around with Supercross Champion Jeff Emig as he takes us through the big changes on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. Emig shows off the major advances that Kawasaki has made to the 2012 KX450F, including race-inspired Launch Control Mode, which is tuned to maximize traction out of the starting gate. With the advances on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F, the green machines continue to stay on the leading edge of technology. Click on the image below to watch the video.

A V.I.P. TICKET TO THE SHIFT MX RELAUNCH PARTY

    This past Thursday MXA was invited down to the Fox Racing south headquarters to hang out with the Shift and Fox folks. The reason? Shift kicked off the relaunch of their brand with a themed party that was nothing short of brilliant (with equal parts danger and comedy). Former Shift rider Jeff Emig controlled the microphone, and the Supercross and National champion welcomed the Shift MX sales representatives to ?Ride Club.? If Ride Club sounds oddly familiar to you, then you?re a fan o…

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON PREVIEW SHOW TO AIR ON CBS SPORTS ON DECEMBER 26

A Supercross season preview show will air on Sunday, December 26, at 3:00 p.m. (eastern) on CBS Sports. The one-hour preview show will take fans through the highly anticipated story lines that are emerging as the 2011 season closes in on the gate drop of Anaheim 1 Saturday, January 8. To preview the upcoming year, a panel of legendary AMA Supercross riders will breakdown the 2011 up-coming season and foreshadow the excitement that fans can look forward to from season opener in Anaheim to the season fina…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/01/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By the staff of MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK Without question the rider with the distinction of “Racer of 2010” is Ryan Dungey. The Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider has won six 450 Supercross races, the Supercross title, nine 450 Nationals (and counting), and the outdoor title all in his rookie year as a […]