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THE RUMOR MILL HAS TICKLE AT H&H, BRAYTON AT JGR (AGAIN) AND STEWIE …WELL, HE’S HITTING THE DECK SOMEWHERE RIGHT NOW

Motocross is a simple sport that is made complex for no other reason than human nature finds meaning in confusion. Thus, silly season is all about being mystified by the simple process of a rider signing a deal to race for a team. In the end it doesn?t matter who signs with whom…until January. But, team managers, riders, agents, blowhards and fans like to be befuddled. They like to make simple decisions hard. Here are some silly season rumors. Some are true, some are half-true and some may turn out to…

INSIDE MXA’S WORKSHOP: BUILDING THE ULTIMATE 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F – THIS IS THE MOST RELIABLE MOTOCROSS BIKE MADE

By Dennis Stapleton I spend most of my time switching bikes. When I’m testing I get to ride every new bike and when I’m racing, normally in some foreign country, I ride the bike the promoter provides me. I don’t spend a lot of time on one specific brand of bike. When I was newbie MXA test rider I always marveled at how the old-school MXA test riders could get off one bike and on another one, without as much as moving the bars or changing the levers. I, on the other hand, couldn’t ride if everything wasn…

MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WE ALL BOYCOTTED THE MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, RIDE FOR FREE & GET ANGRY ABOUT LICENSE FEES

TWEET OF THE WEEKEND..TOMMY SEARLE IN MEXICO More information about Searle’s report: According to news reports Guadalajara police found the dismembered, decapitated bodies of 15 people in two abandoned vehicles in western Mexico Wednesday in an apparent revenge killing between powerful drug gangs. Police initially counted 12 bodies dumped in the car on a road between Mexico’s second city of Guadalajara and the lakeside city of Chapala, known for its North American expatriate community. An anonymous call…

JAMES STEWART SUZUKI TEST SESSION PHOTO GALLERY: SEE WHAT JAMES HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

James blasting a berm. A meeting of the minds over by the tunnel jump. Johnny O’Mara (right) is helping James. Tuesday was spent testing tires with Dunlop, while Wednesady was for suspension testing. James will be back on Saturday for the Red Bull X-Fighters. This drop-off will give the forks a quick check. Flying by the scoring tower. Grabbing a handful of decomposed granite in a Glen Helen berm. Photos by Mark Chilson.

STEP THREE! THE OTHER SHOE DROPS! YOSHIMURA SUZUKI SIGNS JAMES STEWART

Press release: Yoshimura Suzuki Racing has signed Supercross and Motocross Champion James Stewart to a multi-year contract effective immediately. Stewart will compete in both AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross aboard the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 beginning with the first round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Sacramento, California on May 19th. Stewart, often called the “fastest man on the planet,” comes to Yoshimura Suzuki with a long list of accomplishments: The 26-year-old native Floridian …

STEP TWO! JAMES STEWART’S OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ABOUT QUITTING JOE GIBBS RACING

Joe Gibbs, Coy Gibbs, James Stewart and Yamaha’s Keith McCarty at the signing of the three-year contract. That was the fastest three years on record! ?I just want to take the time to publicly thank everyone affiliated with Joe Gibbs Racing and with Yamaha for everything we?ve done together this year. It has been a rough year and it’s obvious that this is not the outcome any of us saw coming. But in the end, we believe this is what’s best for all of us. There have been a lot of rumors and talk about our …

WHAT DO IVAN TEDESCO, TYLA RATTRAY & JAMES STEWART HAVE IN COMMON? SUNDAY IS MOVING DAY!

Under the terms of most contracts with sponsors, teams have to field a full complement of riders. They can?t keep collecting sponsor dough without fielding a team. In most contracts there is a clause that starts taking sponsorship money back or hitting the team with penalties if they don?t put enough riders on the track. Thus, fill-in riders have become important to the sport. Without a host of fill-in riders the Dodge Kawasaki team wouldn?t have raced this season…as everyone of their four original ri…

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

James Stewart gets the cover, but has to share it with a trio of MXA project bikes?a YZ250 two-stroke, KTM 250SX two-stroke and KX450F (there are two other full-blown project bikes inside as well). Not as many kids wish to grow up to be the President of the United States as an MXA test rider. Only a handful ever make the grade..as Commander-In-Chief..because less make it as an MXA test rider. Meet 12 men who did. Two former MXA test riders are Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath. You can read their personal…

SAY IT AIN’T SO! STEWART IS OUT FOR NEW ORLEANS

Photo by John Basher [Press Release]    James Stewart has been suffering from the effects of a fractured hand since his crash in Indianapolis, which was further aggravated in Houston. He will sit out round 14 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series this Saturday, April 14, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. to allow his hand additional time to recover. Before rejoining the series Stewart will have the injury re-evaluated by his doctor.       Stewart’s te…

JAMES STEWART NEWS! YOU WON’T SEE BUBBA IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH THIS WEEKEND

From JS7.com: “It really hurts me to say this, but after spending the last couple of days under the observation of doctors and my family, it looks like it would be best for me to sit out this weekend’s race in Toronto. The fall at Indy was big but aside from the obvious, it aggravated a couple old injuries and I?ll need time to fully recover from that.   “I know you haven?t heard a lot from me over the last few of days, but we?ve been working hard to see what I could and should do. I?ve tried to pu…

2011 MOTOCROSS SIGNING NEWS: DAVI MILLSAPS TO GO TO JGR YAMAHA

Davi is a proven Supercross winner and that is something that most of the riders looking for jobs this season can’t say. Davi isn’t looking for work anymore. Although the motocross world is rife with rumors about who is going where, it isn’t official until the signer and signee agree on a press release. For example, we know that Pro Circuit built a Honda CRF450 engine for Chad Reed, which means that Reed might be planning on racing a Honda, but we also know that a Team Honda spokesman told us that “Reed…