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SOUTHWICK IS SAVED, BUT THE AMA NATIONAL IS LONG GONE

After the highly publicize negotiations to keep Southwick open between the former race pr omoters and the American Legion Post that owns the land failed, MX Sports started looking for a new place to hold the Southwick National date in the future. R umors say that it will end up in Indiana, but a new powerhouse owner has taken control of Southwick and will keep it open. But, MX Sports says that the National will not ret urn there. No matter what happens with the AMA Nationals, this is good news for New E…

LORETTA LYNN IS OVER! BISCELGIA, PLESSINGER, CROWN & SURRATT DOUBLE UP

2013 LORETTA LYNN FINAL RESULTS Open Pro Sport……………..Matt Bisceglia 250 Expert…………………….Matt Bisceglia 450 Expert…………………….Luke Renzland 250 Intermediate (Stock)…Jordon Smith 250 Intermediate (Mod)…..Aaron Plessinger 450 Intermediate (Stock)…Aaron Plessinger 450 Intermediate (Mod)….Tyler McSwain Two-Stroke…………………..Jerry Robin Over-25………………………..Timmy Ferry Over 35…………………………Robbie Reynard Over 40…………..

FIRST PHOTO OF THE MILLER MOTORSPORT PARK MOTOCROSS TRACK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

There is no doubt that the Miller people have been moving dirt. Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey and the best motocross racers in the world will be at Miller Motorsports Park August 17th as the Built Ford Tough Utah National, Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, comes to Utah for the first time in 40 years. The Utah National will be held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on August 17. It will be round 11 of the 12-round AMA National Motocross Championships…

BLACK & WHITE: IS TIMED QUALIFYING REALLY THE BEST WE CAN COME UP WITH?

The AMA Nationals should qualify riders for the races by racing, but they don’t. In 2006 the AMA switched from heat race qualifying for the AMA National and Supercross Championships to timed qualifying (where instead of racing your way into the 40-man fields, a rider got there based on his lap times in timed practice). Make no mistake about it, the old AMA heat race system had some serious flaws, which is why most people were willing to give the then-AMA head honcho Steve Whitelock’s European-based time…

MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT WAS AN EVENTFUL WEEK FOR THE SPORT

IT’S BIG! SEE K-DUB’S DALLAS SUPERCROSS OPENING CEREMONIES TRANSFER TWEET CITY: NEWS FROM THE GHOST OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DALLAS SUPERCROSS TIMED QUALIFYING BREAKDOWN The tight confines of the Dallas layout results in 46 second lap times. Photo: The Rock  Supercross is back to the super short track designs. The Dallas and San Diego tracks […]

THE NEW MXA IS OUT! HAVE YOU SEEN THE AUGUST MXA? YOU SHOULD BECAUSE IT IS THE TYPICAL BARNBURNER

The 2012 motocross bikes take center stage on the August 2011 cover of MXA. Want to see every new bike? Want to see them all in one place? Want to see all the details? Want to read about the changes? This is the place. Every month MXA focuses in on a rare and special machine from the past. The Classic Iron showcase bike is a 1976 CCM 600MX. Do you know what CCM stands for? Do you know where CCM’s were made? Did you notice that it was a four-stroke? “How to be Faster By Next Weekend” may sound like a hol…

ASK THE MXPERTS: WAS THERE CHEATING IN TIMED QUALIFYING AT FREESTONE?

Turning under the yellow track markers, cutting corners or sneaking through the mechanic’s area to set a fast time is not necessary for riders fast enough to qualify, like Ryan Villopoto, but is often used as a last ditch effort by slow riders. Dear MXA,     Every one has heard about the controversy regarding timed qualifying at Freestone. It is rumored that riders were able to enter the mechanic’s area and, then, reenter the track, knocking several seconds off of their lap times during t…

FINALLY! THE 2011 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE IS RELEASED (NO NEW TRACKS)

The 2011 American Motocross schedule will consist of 12 rounds and kicks off on Saturday, May 21 at Hangtown in Sacramento, California.The Women’s Motocross Championship will be included at eight rounds of the series (Hangtown, Freestone, Thunder Valley, RedBud, Spring Creek, Moto-X 338, Steel City, and Pala). 2011 AMA PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE May 21…Hangtown…California May 28…Freestone…Texas June 11…High Point…Pennsylvania June 18…Budds Creek…Maryland June 25 …Thunder Valle…

SPONSORSHIP NEWS! LUCAS OIL MOVES ITS SERIES TO GLEN HELEN RACEWAY:

In a surprisingly move, considering that the MX Sports-run Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Nationals couldn?t come to terms with California’s Glen Helen Raceway over holding this year’s AMA motocross at the track, major motocross sponsor Lucas Oil announced that on August 7th and 8th, they will move their Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event to the landmark facility in San Bernardino, California. The Lucas Oil banner will fly over the Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite, Pro Buggy, Kart and UTV races. Lucas Oil Executive-…