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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/23/11)

BY JOHN MINERT 450 CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE POINTS BREAKDOWN Apparently, coming off a 250F is the recipe for holeshots…Barcia and Craig demonstrate . They have all been fast, but who has been fast the most often? The numbers don’t lie, so here is a breakdown of the top riders’ finishes and their chances at wearing the crown after it’s all over. They have completed 9 out of 12 races in the series, but for the 450 Championship, only individual moto finishes count. There have been 18 motos, that for all practi…

MY MOTOCROSS INSPIRATIONS BY GARY JONES

Gary Jones won 250 National Championships for Yamaha, Honda and Can-Am. MY DAD ?My dad was a professional motorcycle racer in his day. He rode for the factory Harley-Davidson team in all kinds of races…before there was motocross. I wanted to race ever since I was a little kid, so he helped my brother Dewayne and I get into it.? CHUCK MINERT & JOHN RICE ?When I was a young up-and-coming rider I lived to beat two riders. I wanted to beat Chuck ?Feets? Minert and John Rice when I was a kid. Those wer…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S RICH EIERSTEDT MEMORIAL: SAYING GOODBYE TO OUR FRIEND

   Rich Eierstedt was one of the first wave to teenager American motocrossers. He was on the cutting edge of the sport and with his quick smile, good looks and cool manner?riders like Rich Eierstedt are the reason that motocross became a smash hit in the 1970s. Unlike dirt track or road racing, teenagers like Marty Smith, Gaylon Mosier, Marty Tripes and Rich Eierstedt made motocross the sport of the young. It was a new sport, it had new heroes and there was nobody who came before to tell Ameri…