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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND (11/13/13)

RED BULL 1/2 MILE STRAIGHT RHYTHM SECTION YZ250F INTRODUCTION: MONSTER MOUNTAIN, ALABAMA By Daryl Ecklund The Monster Mountain landscape. Have I died and gone to dirt bike heaven?! This is the question I had to ask myself as John Basher and I rolled into the Monster Mountain facility. With the highest point in Alabama being just over 2400 feet in elevation there are no ?monster mountains? per se. But for as flat as Alabama is, there were a lot of big elevation changes throughout the track. Golden brown …

KTM ISSUES A STATEMENT ABOUT JEFFREY HERLINGS ?BEHAVIOR ISSUES? OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS

Winning races may be the riders prime objective, but for the factory and team sponsors, it is about selling product. There are lots of sponsors who want foul-mouth dirty riders…KTM isn’t one of them Photo: Ray Archer Press release: The KTM Motorsports Department has announced that they intend to sanction MX2 factory rider Jeffrey Herlings over certain behavioral issues that occurred during the past two MX2 GP race weekends. Head of KTM Motorsports Pit Beirer made the announcement on Monday and said th…

X-FIGHTERS CROWD SHOT! SEE THE LAY OF THE LAND, INCLUDING THE REM TRACK, USGP TRACK & X-FIGHTERS COURSE

This is the view from the REM track looking across the valley to the USGP/National track. The REM starting gate can be see in the lower center. The grandstands will hold 20,000 spectators at Saturday’s Red Bull X- Fighters event. The REM racetrack extends beyond the top set of bleachers and uses the hills to the right on normal race weekends. After Saturday’s X-Fighter event construction crews will build a totally new REM track…until that track is done the REM races will be held on the USGP track in t…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (03/28/12)

By John Basher TWEET (AND PHOTO) OF THE WEEK: Proof that Eli Tomac is back riding (and having fun) WHAT WE DID LAST WEEK Here’s a hint… Still haven?t figured it out? Here’s another clue. Look for our test on Ryan Dungey’s Red Bull KTM 450SXF-FE in an upcoming issue and read our thoughts on the Austrian machine. WHAT WE?RE DOING THIS WEEK Glen Helen Warm-Up Thursday’s track awaits open practice.     The Two-Stroke World Championship takes place at Glen Helen on Sunday. Naturally, the MXA…

DUBYA USA PARTNERS WITH MADDO FOR NEW YEARS EVE JUMP

[Press Release]     Orange, Calif. ? Australian FMX star Robbie ?Maddo? Maddison will be using Kite/D.I.D wheelsets and a Brembo braking system from Dubya USA in his spectacular New Year’s Eve jump at the Embarcadero Marina Park in the downtown area of San Diego Bay. Maddison will be jumping alongside freestyle snowmobile rider Levi LaVallee over 300 feet of water as part of Red Bull’s New Year. No Limits. 2011 event.     ?I always make sure I have the best of the best when…

ZAP’S SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS PRELUDE

WHAT’S UP WITH KEN? Following the San Diego Supercross KTM’s Ken Roczen will juggle both U.S. racing and the World Championship as he will meet up with his European mechanic in Murrieta, California, to begin testing for the GP motocross series in Europe. While getting his feet wet with some outdoor riding he will continue to train in Supercross racing to return in the big bike class aboard the KTM 350 SX-F at the Daytona Supercross. ?I have always wanted to race at the Daytona track,? commented Roczen. …

ZAP’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PIT COVERAGE & THE RACE RESULTS

The story of the night was Ryan Dungey’s DNF. What super exotic unobtainium piece of factory fluff blew up? None of them. Instead, he threw his chain.   Photo: Hoppenworld. PRESS RELEASE: Ashley Re-Joins Team Honda American Honda is proud to announce that two-time WMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games Gold Medal winner Ashley Fiolek will be racing once again in 2011 with the American Honda Racing factory team. Fiolek will join American Honda Racing teammates Trey Canard and Josh Grant…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO GALLERY: THE KID TO WATCH AT ANAHEIM THIS WEEKEND

Ken Roczen, is one of the youngest and most exciting European talents to emerge since Christophe Pourcel. The German will compete in the AMA 250 West Supercross series for the Red Bull/Teka KTM team this year. Roczen burst onto the GP scene back in 2009 (as soon as he passed the GP’s 15-year-old age limit). In his first full season in the 2010 competition he sent out plenty of signals that he will be a force to be reckoned with.  The 16-year old German racer made an indelible impression on the 250 …

IS ROCKSTAR ENERGY UP FOR SALE?

Rockstar, the third-largest energy drink brand in the U.S. after Monster and Red Bull, has retained investment banking firm Goldman Sachs to explore “strategic options,” says reports in Beverage Digest , Reuters News Service and Yahoo News. According to sources, Rockstar could have three options; (1)  going up for sale, (2) going public or (3) trying to sell off debt. Rockstar is distributed through PepsiCo’s bottling system and Pepsi would be first in line to make an offer. The Dr. Pepper/Snapple …

IT’S OFFICIAL KTM GETS TEKA ALSO: FIRST DECOSTER, THEN ROCZEN AND NOW TEKA

Press release: KTM has announced that Teka is joining it as an additional major sponsor for its MX1 and MX2 World Championship factory team, a move that was welcomed on both sides of the negotiating table according to Pit Beirer, who is in charge of the KTM Offroad Racing Division of KTM and Teka’s marketing manager Michael Keller. Pit Beirer: “We are certainly very pleased and happy to have such a strong partner as Teka to be on our side in the near future. With Teka, Red Bull and KTM we have a great c…