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MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: MONDAY (08/07/10)

Kawasaki flew Dennis Stapleton and John Basher out to Maryland so that they could ride the 2011 KX250F at Budds Creek. The track was great, the air was thick with humidity, and they came away smiling. Read our comprehensive test on the ’11 KX250F in the October issue.

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: FRIDAY (07/20/10)

Jimmy Albertson had a few great finishes in 2009. For 2010 he has been racing the MX1 class on the GP circuit and upholding American honor. Rider: Jimmy Albertson Location: Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Maryland Photographer: John Basher Date: August 22, 2009

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: WEDNESDAY (07/18/10)

The awe and excitement of freestyle motocross is pretty cool. And while the tricks keep progressing (wait until you see the tricks that are going to be attempted at this year’s X Games!), there’s nothing like a classic whip. Switzerland native Mat Rebeaud demonstrates. Rider: Mat Rebeaud Location: Wyvern Ranch in Piru, California Photographer: John Basher

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: TUESDAY (07/17/10)

Under mostly cloudy skies, the 450 class took to the air and land at the opener at Hangtown?in what has become quite an AMA  National series. Rider: 450 Class Location: Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, California Photographer: John Basher Date: May 22, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: MONDAY (07/11/10)

A rollercoaster ride perfectly describes Ryan Villopoto’s 2010 Supercross series. He was oh-so-close to taking the title from Ryan Dungey, but a few crashes had him playing catch-up…and it evetually caught up to him. Rider: Ryan Villopoto Location: Atlanta Supercross, Georgia Photographer: John Basher Date: February 27, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: FRIDAY (07/11/10)

Just off a gut-wrenching loss to Jason Lawrence in the 250 West Supercross title chase in 2008, Ryan Dungey put the past behind him and prepared for the 250 Nationals. He would battle Ryan Villopoto, and win three races, but lose the title. It would all change in 2009. Rider: Ryan Dungey Location: Competitive Edge motocross track in Hesperia, California Photographer: John Basher Date: May, 2008

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: THURSDAY (07/11/10)

Geico/Honda rider Blake Wharton digs a trench through a Supercross berm at San Diego. On that night Mother Nature wasn’t kind to Southern California, as the heavens opened on the Supercross faithful. Rider: Blake Wharton Location: San Diego Supercross, California Photographer: John Basher Date: February 6, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: WEDNESDAY (07/11/10)

250 racers use extreme body language in order to complete huge rhythm sections. Here, 250 West champ Jake Weimer keeps his bike front end high in order to clear an infield triple jump at Anaheim 2. Rider: Jake Weimer Location: Anaheim Stadium, California Photographer: John Basher Date: January 23, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: THURSDAY (07/08/10)

Rookie phenom Justin Barcia made a name for himself in the 2009 Nationals. A week after the Budds Creek race, where this photo was taken, he won the overall at Southwick. Check out his personalized message on his crossbar pad, courtesy of his mechanic Mike “Schnikes” Tomlin. Rider: Justin Barcia Location: Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Maryland Photographer: John Ker Date: August 22, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: WEDNESDAY (06/28/10)

The Budds Creek National has been the sight of many historical moments in motocross history, including the 1999 USGP and the 2007 Motocross Des Nations. The spindly trees are great for shade, but also allow for very good spectator viewing. Rider: 450 class Location: Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Maryland Photographer: John Basher

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: MONDAY (06/24/10)

Wil Hahn jumped out to the lead during the second moto at Hangtown this year. Due to a first turn pile-up between Blake Baggett and Drew Gosselaar the race was red flagged. After the 250 class lined up again, it was Hahn who shot out into the lead once more. Rider: Wil Hahn Location: Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, California Photographer: John Basher Date: May 22, 2010

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: THURSDAY (06/23/10)

Mike Alessi leads James Stewart (7) and the 450 pack through the first turn at the Lakewood National in the first moto. Stewart would go on to win and complete a perfect season. Rider: Mike Alessi and the rest of the 450 class Location: Lakewood, Colorado Photographer: John Basher Date: June, 2008

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: TUESDAY (06/22/10)

Geico/Honda’s Trey Canard took a day off from testing to drive up to Zaca Station, California, with his mechanic, “Big B,” for a photo shoot last year. It was a perfect day, as the dirt was loamy and the hills lush with green foliage. Rider: Trey Canard Location: Zaca Station, California Photographer: John Basher Date: April, 2009

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: FRIDAY (06/18/10)

Ryan Villopoto tests in preparation for the 2010 Supercross series. He was in contention for the championship until he went over the bars in a violent crash at St. Louis that left him with a broken leg. Rider: Ryan Villopoto Location: Kawasaki Supercross test track in Corona, California Photographer: John Basher Date: December, 2009