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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/6/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     It can be the smallest joy that makes everything ever so sweet. Take Jimmy Albertson, for example. While jumping the finish line at the conclusion of the first timed practice session at Anaheim 3 Jimmy flashed the number one sign for a brief second. Was Albertson first in that session? Heck no! He was 15th fastest, approximately two seconds slower than Ryan Villopoto. It didn?t matter. Jimmy Albertson was number one in his heart. That’s the spirit of a warrior. BAR D…

MONSTER MILLION, OOPS, MONSTER CUP RESULTS; RV GOES BANK IN A BIG WAY

As with all one million dollar winners, Ryan Villopoto (center) will most likely have to choose between a smaller immediate cash payout or 50 grand a year for as long as he lives. ?It’s pretty unreal,? exclaimed 2011 Monster Energy Cup Supercross/motocross winner Ryan Villopoto. “I?m happy we were able to pull it off. To back it up next year would be hard, so if we do, it would be great. I can?t thank my team enough for this amazing victory.? In moto one, Villopoto jumped out to an early lead with the h…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: VALLI’S JIMMY ALBERTSON WINS 450 PRO CLASS; PRESTON TILFORD SURPRISES THE REST OF THE 450 PACK

Jimmy Albertson. This week at Glen Helen’s REM race there were lots of fireworks. Here are 11 notable factoids. (1) Jimmy Albertson swept both motos of the 450 Pro class on his Valli Yamaha YZ450F. Albertson benefited from two holeshots?which made life easier. Albertson was ninth last weekend at the Unadilla 450 National. In 2010 Jimmy raced the 450 GPs…his best finishes were an 8th in Holland and a 9th in Brazil. Preston Tilford…sans fender. (2) Vance & Hines rider Preston Tilford , who will be…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/22/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT   By the MXA staff   PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     After the Lakewood National concluded at the end of June, who would have thought that Trey Canard would win five of the next seven races and become the 250 National champion? Trey might have had his doubts like […]

JOHN BASHER’S RACE PHOTOS FROM SUNDAY AT THE ITALIAN GP:

By John Basher     Day two is complete and I managed to live through the Italian GP. I?m satisfied in saying that I didn?t see any Giuseppe Luongo hired snipers hiding on the hills, although a good sniper is never spotted anyway. I?m glad that I escaped the lion’s den.     The day was full of incredible racing in both classes, and the results were rather surprising. Hometown favorite Antonio Cairoli failed to finish either moto, while Marvin Musquin was beaten soundly by Ke…

JOHN BASHER’S QUALIFYING PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY AT THE ITALIAN GP:

By John Basher Who would have guessed that M XA would be at the final Motocross GP of the year in Fermo, Italy? I certainly wouldn?t have, and I work for the magazine! Why is it such a shock? Let me count the ways. (1) There’s a championship being decided back in the U.S. on the same weekend. Unless you?ve been living under a rock or caught up in NFL football talk, you know that the 250 title was being decided at the Pala National between Christophe Pourcel and Trey Canard. But, I got the assignment to …

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: FRIDAY (07/20/10)

Jimmy Albertson had a few great finishes in 2009. For 2010 he has been racing the MX1 class on the GP circuit and upholding American honor. Rider: Jimmy Albertson Location: Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Maryland Photographer: John Basher Date: August 22, 2009