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REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: FAMILY AFFAIR FOR THE O’NEAL’S, FALK’S & ZITTERKOPF’S

Photos by Dan Alamangos and Ernie Becker Trent Pugmire went 1-1 in the 450 Pro class in front of Justin Jones, Mitch Van De Mortel, Colton Aeck and Jake Preston. As the MTA World Vet Championship gets closer more and more older riders are trying to shake off the cobwebs to get ready of the November 3-4 event. Even though the Over-40 and Over-50 classes were packed, the young guys took center stage at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The stars of the day were Trent Pugmire, Mitchell Falk…

MXA TEAM TESTED: O’NEAL HARDWEAR MIXXER GEAR

WHAT IS IT? The Hardwear gear is the cream of the O?Neal crop. WHAT’S IT COST? $159.99 (pant), $54.99 (jersey), $29.99 (Jump glove). CONTACT? (800) 326-6325 or www.oneal.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the O?Neal Hardwear Mixxer gear. (1) Pants. The Hardwear pants come fully loaded. Don?t believe us? Both knees have thick leather panels to ward off scalding exhaust pipes. A built-in, adjustable nylon belt guarantees that the pants won?t slide down. The high-wear areas …

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…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: GARETH SWANEPOEL BREAKS JOSH STRANG’S WIN STREAK

Gareth Swanepoel took his Star Racing Yamaha to the front of the 450 Pro class in both motos…he won the 450 class on a YZ250F. GNCC Champion Josh Strang has run rampant over the 450 Pro class at Glen Helen’s REM motocross for the last month. With long 30-minute motos, Strang’s cross-country experience has put him in good stead on REM’s square-edge bumps. Not anymore! South African Star Yamaha rider Gareth Swanepoel was able to stop the Strang-lehold at Glen Helen with two brilliant rides. Choosing to …

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: JOSH STRANG IS BACK & THAT IS THE ONLY THING THE 450 PRO CLASS SAW-HIS BACK

Josh Strang was untouchable in the 450 Pro class. With the 30-minute motos continuing at Glen Helen’s weekly REM motocross races, GNCC number one Josh Strang continues to show his domination of the 450 Pro class. Strang, who is used to three-hour cross-country races, got good starts and steadily pulled away from the 450 pack. It was Srang’s second straight Pro motocross win at REM. Swedish rider Calle Aspegren kept Strang honest for the first half of moto one, but then got a flat tire and had to drop ba…