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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (10/17/12)

By John Basher VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FELIX IS THE MAN!     Per Redbullusa.com : ?Felix Baumgartner made history Sunday when he jumped from a space capsule 128,097 feet above the Earth and free fell at Mach 1.24 (834 mph). Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall before landing safely in the New Mexico desert. The 43-year-old Austrian pilot and skydiver broke two other records Sunday: the highest free fall and highest manned balloon flight.? MINI-VIEW: CHAD …

IN SEARCH OF MORE POWER WE BUILD A 280cc KTM 250SXF MOTOCROSS BIKE

This story is much more about an engine than about the bike itself. More specifically, it is about the trend that this engine represents. KTM’s 2012 250SXF engine is an advanced, 248.6cc, water-cooled and fuel-injected mechanical marvel. It was developed to incorporate Keihin fuel injection, digital mapping, electric starting and a hydraulic clutch. It is a trendsetter?in more ways than one. Can you tell that it is a big-bore? We can, but to the casual observer there is no clue. However, the guy in the …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: ARE YOU READY FOR MILLVILLE? TRACTION CONTROL SECRETS

TAKE A LAP OF THIS WEEK’S MILLVILLE NATIONAL TRACK DIGITALLY…AND THEN TAKE A LAP WITH THE MXA WRECKING CREW IN REAL TIME THE DOWD & BROWN EXPEDITION: TWO MEN WITH THE SAME MISSION Mike Brown. John Dowd and Mike Brown are both over 40 years old. Both are icons in American motocross. Both want to keep their assigned AMA National numbers. As a former AMA National Champion Mike Brown holds National Number 3 (only former National Champions can get numbers below 10) and John Dowd is National Number 16 (…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (04/25/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 1 We?ll miss you outdoors, RV… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 2 …and Reedy… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 3 …and Trey… PHOTO OF THE WEEK, PART 4 …and James Stewart? ANDREW SHORT: BY THE NUMBERS The clock was ticking, but Andrew answered the bell. You rock, Shorty!     I, for one, applauded when I saw Andrew Short win his first 450 race. How could anyone not be happy for the guy? After being so close to winning so many times and battling through injury…