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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: CRAWFORDVILLE, INDIANA, MAKES THE NEWS AND MOTOCROSS GETS THE BLAME?

                                                   EVERYTHING THAT INVOLVES A MOTORCYCLE ON DIRT IS NOT MOTOCROSS: CRAWFORDSVILLE MAKES THE NATIONAL NEWS There were 55 arrests over the weekend at an ATV, UTV and motorcycle cross-country race in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Most of the arrests were for underage drinking. Crawfordsville has been linked as the possible site of an AM…

1971 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPION MARK BLACKWELL NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL

  Mark Blackwell: racer.                              Mark Blackwell: executive. Mark Blackwell has been named the Chaiman of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) board of directors. Mark was the 1971 AMA 500 National Champion and worked at Husqvarna, Suzuki and Polaris after hanging up his leathers. Blackwell takes over at the MIC from Larry Little, who …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (05/11/11)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK       The rider numbers will have changed, but the story line remains – the Nationals are almost here! Hangtown is the beginning of the AMA outdoor series, which means that motocross (also known as real racing) is only ten days away. The slate has been wiped clean. Let the games begin!   THE LATEST ON CHAD REED & HIS (POSSIBLE) OUTDOOR ADVENTURE     I?m friendly with TwoTwo Motorsports? Dave O…

ASK THE MXPERTS: HAS ANYONE EVER WON AN AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON A EUROPEAN BIKE?

Dear MXA,     Has anyone ever won an AMA National or Supercross Championship on a European bike? Gary Jones?1974 AMA 250 National Champion.       My how short your memory is! Grant Langston won the 2003 125 National Championship on a KTM. Before Grant’s breakthrough victory you would have to go back to Kent Howerton’s 1976 500 National Championship on a Husqvarna. If you aren’t picky, you could count Jimmy Ellis’ 1975 Supercross Championship and Gary Jones’ 1974 2…