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KAWASAKI SWEEPS MT. MORRIS 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS WITH BLAKE BAGGETT & RYAN VILLOPOTO:

Coming into the weekend, Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had garnered back-to-back third-place results through the first two rounds of the 450 Championship. He started the day off at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, with a dominating performance in the opening moto, finishing in the top spot for the first time in 2011, over eight seconds ahead of Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey. Just prior to the start of Moto two, a rain shower moved through the area, leaving a muddy track for the riders …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/20/11)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Roczen’s turn-down whips are spectacular. MXA INTERVIEW: KRISTIAN KIBBY Kristian. MXA: What is some of the cutting-edge technology that you have been working with lately? Christian: I honestly didn’t come out of high school with a high degree of computer skills. With the inception of fuel injection on motocross bikes today,  […]

SEATTLE SUPERCROSS: STEWART WINS AND GAINS POINTS, VILLOPOTO LOSES AND GAINS POINTS, REED CRASHES AND GAINS POINTS, DUNGEY IS THE ONLY LOSER

Sun, in Seattle? Going into the Seattle Supercross Ryan Villopoto had a five point lead on Ryan Dungey…coming out of Seattle Ryan had a six point lead (only now it was on Chad Reed). Villopoto was fourth overall?but still gained points. Going into Seattle Chad Reed was eight points behind Villopoto, and even though Chad crashed and fell back from second to third place late in the race, he left Seattle only six points behind Ryan Villopoto. Reed gained points. James Stewart was 16 point back going into…

ASK THE MXPERTS: SHOULDN’T JAMES STEWART BE DQ’ED FOR OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE?

James Stewart rights his bike on TV with the aid of the Asterisk medical crew. Ooops. Dear MXA,     I read your ?Ask the MXperts? answer about Mike Alessi pulling over, and decided to ask a question of my own. Shouldn?t James Stewart be disqualified for receiving outside assistance to get back on his bike after his Daytona Supercross crash. Don?t the rules state that the rider cannot receive any help outside the designated mechanics area?     Yes, the rules do say that ?ass…

ASK THE MXPERTS: WHY DID MIKE ALESSI LET JAMES STEWART BY AT DAYTONA?

This is what you saw on TV. What you don’t see is that Villopoto is coming and the blue flags are flying. Dear MXA,     I almost jumped through my TV set when I saw Mike Alessi pull over and stop to let James Stewart by for ninth place at Daytona. Wouldn?t Roger DeCoster go ballistic if he saw that? Doesn?t Mike have any pride? He should be let go from KTM.     You are being a little harsh. If you watch that pass again, you will see that Mike was being given the blue flag (infor…

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)….

JOSH HANSEN TAKES AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

Josh Hansen won the 2010 Monster Energy Super X Championship in treacherous racing conditions at QSAC Stadium in Brisbanewith Matt Moss claiming the overall 250s Championship after a very close battle with P.J. Larsen. Heavy rain during the day completely soaked the track creating extraordinary racing conditions for the riders, which forced the organisers to cancel practice and qualifying. 450 CHAMPIONSHIP Josh Hansen got out to an early lead in the first of the three, six lappers in the Triple Challeng…

JOSH HANSEN WINS SUPERCROSS AT CARISBROOK STADIUM IN DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

Wet and treacherous conditions prevailed at round five of the Monster Energy Super X event in Dunedin tonight, allowing Monster Energy Kawasaki / Pro Circuit’s Josh Hansen, to demonstrate his skill on the slippery track to win both motos in the Double Header final. Josh Hansen was the only rider to stay relatively clean as he claimed both holeshots and never looked back in the two 12-lap final races, pushing him further ahead of Yamaha’s Jay Marmont in the overall championship standings. KTM’s Tye Simmo…

JUSTIN BRAYTON WINS WEIRD MISS-AND-OUT SUPERCROSS IN TASMANIA

At the Tasmanian round of the Australasian Supercross Championship series, they started with a 20-man heat race and eliminated last five riders. The front 15 riders moved to a 15-man heat race and the last five got eliminated. The third round was a ten-man heat and the back five were eliminated. The final heat was a five-man heat and the winner was the winner. Justin Brayton won three of the four heats and the final to get his first win in the Australian series. Unfortunately, Brayton and Kevin Windham …

KEVIN WINDHAM WINS AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS: HANSEN SECOND AND BRAYTON THIRD

It was an all American affair at round two of the Monster Energy Super X in Canberra, Australia, as USA imports Kevin Windham, Josh Hansen and Justin Brayton claiming first, second and third respectively. A crowd of 9250 watched the riders battle it out on the tough and tricky Canberra track, which was slippery in parts due to some rain in the afternoon. The Triple Challenge race format featured in the final, which pitted riders against each other in three, seven lap races in the Open class and three, s…

CHAD REED WINS IN AUSTRALIA, BUT PULLS OUT OF SERIES: P.J. LARSEN WINS 250 CLASS

Chad Reed (Hon) went 1-1 in the Australasian Supercross Championship held at Newcastle in New South Wales. The only American riders in attendance were Justin Brayton, Josh Hansen and Mike Alessi. Reed set the fastest lap time in practice, but the lap times were around 39 seconds and the motos were 8 minutes long. At the first round of the Aussie Championship they had a two-moto 12-lap format. Reed went 1-1, Josh Hansen 3-2, Justin Brayton 2-5, Dan Reardon 4- 3, Jay Marmont 5 -4, Jake Moss 9-6, Tye Simmo…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/09/10)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK        We?re in the process of testing the highly anticipated 2011 KTM 350SXF. Here, MXA tester Dennis Stapleton puts the EFI, electric starting, linked and light 350SXF through its paces. The air filter received the brunt of our berm-blasting abuse. MINI-VIEW: MIKE ALESSI      I will gladly go on record saying that I like Tony, Mike and Jeff Alessi. Some people are quick to lambaste the Alessi’s. While they might say and do off-th…

FREESTONE AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS:

Ryan Dungey. Round two of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship commenced from Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas, on Saturday with the Flagstar Bank Freestone National. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey captured the 450 Class victory to earn his first career win at the top level of the sport. After a tough opening round, Dungey returned stronger than ever in Texas and proved he is a title contender in the premier class. After grabbing good starts in each moto, he worked his way into the…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (05/24/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Chad Reed doesn’t consider the 2011 KTM 350SXF a real bike, but it sure looked real to me when Mike Alessi holeshot and lead wire to wire in the second moto at Hangtown! Alessi seemed to struggle in the first moto, but he […]