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KYLE CHISHOLM CAME TO THE PARTY LATE, BUT HE’S MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME

Kyle on his Cycle Trader/Rock River YZ450F. Photo: Yamaha YOU WERE LATE GETTING A RIDE FOR 2014. HOW MUCH ANXIETY DID THAT CAUSE? Kyle Chisholm: At the beginning of the season it was tough. I didn’t have anything solid going into the season. But luckily, Yamaha had actually given me my two bikes from last year?the 2013 bikes, so at least I was able to ride and train during the off-season. WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WEREN?T ON ANYBODY’S LIST? I had some pretty bad injuries in Supercross last year, so I was pre…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/29/14)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     MXA beats the two-stroke drum for good reason. Ring-dingers are instrumental in keeping a certain type of rider in this sport. It’s too bad that so many people believe that four-strokes are superior. That way of thinking comes from the AMA’s terrible displacement rule of long ago, […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/27/13)

PHOTO SEQUENCE OF THE WEEK     I take thousands of photos at every race I cover for the magazine. They aren?t always amazing photos, but every so often I take a photo that makes me laugh myself silly. On Saturday night a rider got loosy goosy in the sand section and covered a track worker in sand. I nearly died from laughter, composed myself, and then went about my business. I?m still not sure why I shot photos of the track worker at that specific moment, but I?m glad that I did. MINI-VIE…

MOTOCROSS ACTION HELI SHOOT PHOTO GALLERY! THE STARS OF AMERICAN MOTOCROSS 2012

     A cool and very unique idea popped into our heads a month ago: what if we could get as many top National riders on the same track on the same day? What if that track was Glen Helen? And what if we could rent a helicopter and shoot video footage documenting the happenings? A hundred phone calls and thousands of dollars we made it happen.     Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Justin Bogle, Josh Grant, Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle, Nick Wey, Kyle Cunningham, Kyle Pete…

BREAKING NEWS! KYLE CHISHOLM CAUGHT IMPERSONATING A COP

Brittney Chisholm was selected from the “Let’s Make a Deal” audience to play the TV game. The show was filmed weeks ago, but was shown for the first time on Thursday. Kyle Chisholm was sitting in the crowd dressed as a cop. Kyle and Brittney had to choose between one of three curtains with the only clues being that what was behind the curtains was related to “transportation” and had “wheels.” Behind two of the three curtains were derelict old cars and trucks, but Brittney held out for what was behind cu…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (02/10/12)

By John Minert TWEETS OF THE DAY: BAD NEWS FROM RYAN SIPES & VISITORS AT THE DOOR MXA INTERVIEW: MARVIN MUSQUIN Musquin (left) finished third at A2 and sits third in the points chase. We waited a full year to see what the former GP champion could do in Supercross after he was sidelined with injuries last year. Before the 2012 Supercross season began, ‘Movin Marv’ made three impressions on us: He was fast outdoors (and claimed to like Supercross best), he had a very outgoing personality and he was as…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (02/01/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Ricky Carmichael (far) and Carey Hart (near) share flight time with the Fox Racing helicopter up at Zaca Station last week for the Fox Instinct boot and V4 helmet introduction. MINI-VIEW: ZACH OSBORNE Osborne (left) shares the podium with Eli Tomac and Dean Wilson at the Los Angeles Supercross. It was his first-ever Supercross podium.      Like many people, it was hard for me to wrap my head around the news that Zach Osborne would only b…

MXA’S SATURDAY NEWS ROUND-UP: THIS IS MOTOCROSS…ON SATURDAY DEC. 31

RUMORS ENDED! WHAT IT COSTS TO RIDE AT LAKE ELSINORE There has been lots of palaver about what it costs to ride at the new Elsinore track. Here are the answers from the Elsinore web site.     One-day: $40 (non-member)     Membership: $45 (plus first ride free)     One day: $25 (member) THE McBROOKS HONDA TEAM MAKES IT OFFICIAL Larry Brooks, Andrew Short and Jeremy McGrath. The Larry Brooks/Jeremy McGrath team has finally broken cover with their official press…

WORLD NEWS: KYLE CHISHOLM IS THE KING OF PARIS: MCCOY WINS ANOTHER MUDDER IN AUSTRALIA: BOWERS TAKES DES MOINES

Eli Tomac has proven, since the Monster Cup, that he is proficient on a CRF450. Photo: Adam Duckworth There were three noteworthy off-season races this weekend. The 29th running of the Paris Supercross, round two of the Australian Supercross Championship and the opening round of the AMA Arenacross series. Paris, more of an Arenacross than a Supercross, is typically a battle between the American hired guns and the local French heroes, while the Aussie Supercross series has been marred by torrential downp…

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: 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 …

HOUSTON SUPERCROSS RESULTS & SHOCKER: AT LEAST THERE WAS A STEWART AT THE FRONT FOR A FEW SECONDS

Oh to be 16, fast and famous. Ken Roczen was happy to get the opportunity to race with his heroes in the 450 class. Ken had the perfect first outing in the 450 class: no drama, no crashes and no injuries. Photo: Hoppenworld It was an eventful night in Houston and should serve as a wake-up call to the whole pack about how quickly things can change. James Stewart got up from his first turn crash and began to catch up quickly, but landed on the back of a Jason Thomas (did you think it would be number 490)….

JOHN BASHER’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PHOTO GALLERY – THE SERIES TURNED ON A DIME

Click on the image above to view our Anaheim 2 Supercross photo gallery.     Now that five rounds of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross series are in the books, the season has turned into a runaway between James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto for the 450 title. As Ryan Dungey can attest to, the points can turn on a dime. Dungey suffered a DNF at Anaheim 2 due to a derailed chain. It’s going to be an uphill battle for the defending champ.     In the 250 class Josh Hansen suffere…

FINAL RESULTS: GENEVA SUPERCROSS SATURDAY RACE REPORT (WITH PHOTOS):

By John Basher         If Friday night’s Geneva Supercross was any indication of how special this race is the Europeans, then Saturday night was truly special, as a sold-out crowd of 15,000 people nearly blew the roof off the stadium. Saturday showcased the same crazy opening ceremony antics of pompom girls, a Cat stunt driver and fire breathing women in garb right out of the smokers in Water World. Pyrotechnics lit the stadium and club music pounded through the plethora of…

MOTO CONCEPTS YAMAHA TEAM SIGNS WITH O’NEAL RACING FOR 2011

O?Neal Racing, established in 1970 has been selected by MotoConcepts Yamaha for its racing team for 2011! O?Neal USA is proud to continue support for the season with this first class team which just came off of their 2nd place finish in the world famous Supercross at Bercy. MotoConcepts has quickly established itself with top riders pushing for podium positions in races worldwide. The team is excited to welcome back top contender Kyle Chisholm who will be displaying his new permanent number #11. Racing …

GENEVA SUPERCROSS PRACTICE REPORT:

By John Basher     The 25th running of the famed Geneva Supercross is taking place this weekend in the second largest city in Switzerland. What makes this race so special is the fact that it’s the second longest running off-season Supercross race in Europe (following Bercy), and that the large floor space allows for longer lap times than most European Supercross tracks. Eric Peronnard, the organizer of the event, flew MXA over to cover the race, and what a trip it has been thus far. We di…