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MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: CAN YOU NAME THE FIRST FACTORY SUZUKI GP RIDER? WHAT ABOUT KAWASAKI?

Olle Pettersson on the prototype Suzuki RH250. Although his name is just a footnote in motocross today, Swedish Grand Prix rider Olle Pettersson has the distinction of being one the greatest development test riders of all-time. In 1968 Olle Pettersson, an established GP rider, got a call asking if he?d help Suzuki develop their first GP motocross bike. Olle was waiting for a contract from Husqvarna for the 1968 season and didn?t want to sign to race a totally unproven Japanese motocross bike. Then, the …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S PHOTO OF THE DAY

Do you remember when Josh Grant was number 35, racing for the Amsoil/Factory Connection/Honda team? Of course you do! The year was 2005. Here he pushes the rear of his CRF250 out over a Supercross triple at Georgia Practice Facility. Grant was the highest paid ride r in 250 Supercross back then.

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: NOT EVERY COMPANY MAKES IT

Before Lance Moorewood became an MXA test rider, he was a National Minicycle Champion. Lance raced XR75’s for Vulcan Cycle Works in Placentia, California. Lance is still around, but Vulcan is long gone. Lance’s dad, Ted Moorewood, owned Cycle Town and Myerscough Machines. Ted is also the man responsible for developing the popularity of massive amateur events like the Wolrd Mini GP, Ponca City and, by proxy, Loretta Lynn.

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY (03/29/13)

Back in 2010 Ryan Dungey had a spectacular race with Ryan Villopoto during the Atlanta Supercross main, until Villopoto went over the bars. Dungey went on to win the Supercross c rown . Rider: Ryan Dungey Location: Atlanta Supercross Photographer: John Basher Date: February 27, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE DAY THE AUSSIES PRANKED THE SWEDES

At last weekend’s REM race at Glen Helen the Australian contingent started holding out pit boards to the competing Swedish riders on the track. We are not sure where the Aussies learned to speak Swedish, or even what they wrote, but every time a Swede went by the held up a different message and then laughed themselves silly. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to an international pit board incident. Even the photo was shot by an Aussie?Dan Alamangos.

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY:

James Stewart took a rare day off from training in 2010 to fly in a Red Bull supplied helicopter out to Catalina Island, off the coast of Long Beach, CA, and ride for the media. Rider: James Stewart Location: Catalina Island, California Photographer: John Basher Date: January, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S PHOTO OF THE DAY: TUESDAY (09/03/10)

In 2006 James Stewart had a new bike (the Kawasaki KX450F four-stroke), a new number (he dropped 259), and a new lease on life outdoors. His year didn’t go as planned, as he finished fourth overall in the point standings. However, he did win the opening round at Hangtown (pictured here).

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S PHOTO OF THE DAY: MONDAY (09/01/10)

In 2007 Ryan Villopoto (2) decimated the MXDN field at Budds Creek to uphold American honor. It was a tremendous day for U.S. racing and cemented RV’s status as the top 250 rider in the world. Villopoto didn’t lose a single moto throughout the entire weekend, and that includes when he raced against Ricky Carmichael.