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PUERTO RICAN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAM: THERE IS A RACER FROM PUERTO RICO ON THE TEAM

Phil will have to brush up on his Spanish for the German customs agents. The Puerto Rican Motocross des Nationas team at the 2013 MXDN in Germany on September 29 will be Roberto Gonzalez, Alex Martin and Phil Nicoletti. Roberto Gonzalez, a little known Puerto Rico-based rider, will be racing a YZ450F tuned by Cosworth Racing. Alex Martin will race a Cosworth-tuned YZ250F and Phil Nicoletti will be racing his N-Fab TiLube YZ450F.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (7/24/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Do you think the Geico Honda guys have some power under the hood? That’s Wil Hahn (19), Justin Bogle (34), Zach Osborne (338) and Eli Tomac (17) starting up front in the second moto at Washougal, with Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen (94) trying to break up the Honda party. TEN DO’S AND DON’T’S OF MOTOCROSS By Daryl Ecklund This guy doesn’t need to worry about abiding by rule #2. His bike is shot. 1. Do check out the track before you pin it off a jump that has changed. 2. D…

TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BUDDS CREEK 250/450 NATIONALS (ALONG WITH THE RESULTS)

Villopoto, Dungey and Canard.                               Photo: KTM TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUDDS CREEK (1) Blake Baggett pulled one of his famous come-from-behind victories in moto one of the 250 class. (2) Eli Tomac pulled one of Blake Baggett’s famous come-from-behind victories in moto two of the 250 class …which included passing Blake Baggett. (3) Ken Roczen was sick and used up his energy finishing third in th…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (02/16/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK        I love the smell of napalm in the morning; or, in this case, napalm at Supercross opening ceremonies. Even while sitting over 100 yards away, my eyebrows were nearly scorched off. It makes for quite a show (the fire, not the scorched eyebrows). BUYING A 250 FOUR-STROKE? LOOK NO FURTHER     The MXA wrecking crew prides itself on testing, racing and (sometimes) destroying bikes. We put every new bike through the gauntlet….

PHIL NICOLETTI TO RACE FOR TOMMY SEARLE IN NEXT THREE SUPERCROSSES:

     Murrieta, CA ? Top performing West Lites Supercross privateer Phil Nicoletti will temporarily fill in for FMF/KTM Factory rider Tommy Searle at the remaining three Supercross rounds     After injuring his shoulder at the beginning of the year, Searle has sat out most of the Supercross season. Once healed during the break in the Lites Series, he began training for the outdoor nationals. ?Now that Tommy is on the outdoor bike and after nearly two months training outdoors…