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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S THURSDAY THEATRE: THE WEEKLY MX VIDEO ROULETTE (07/24/13)

VINCE FRIESE SPELLS HIS NAME WITH A W ? A “FLYING W? EVERTS AND FRIENDS CHARITY EVENT WITH HERLINGS (ON AN 85), CAIROLI (ON A 250SX), PAULIN (ON A KX500) & SCOOTERCROSS VALENTINO ROSSI’S RANCH: WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ITALIAN GUY IS SAYING MORE THAN ISLE OF MAN RACER GUY MARTIN ARTSY-FARTSY MOTOCROSS VIDEO WITH SOME NICE TOUCHES GP RIDER ROBERT JUSTS CASES A DOUBLE: IT HURTS JUST AS MUCH IN ESTONIA AS IT DOES IN AMERICA AS MX3 HEADS TOWARDS ITS DEATH IN 2014? SEE THE UKRAINIAN GRAND PRIX HANGING WITH…

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…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S THURSDAY THEATRE: THE WEEKLY MX VIDEO ROULETTE (07/18/13)

JUSTIN BARCIA: HIS STORY AS TOLD BY JUSTIN RICKY CARMICHAEL PROVES THAT HE CAN RIDE AND TALK AT THE SAME TIME: FATCAT MOTOPARK, ENGLAND OUR FAVORITE RUSSIAN GOES TO FINLAND, BUT HE DOESN?T TALK AND RIDE LIKE RC DID IN ENGLAND MIKE SCHULTZ:  THE MOTIVATIONS THAT DROVE HIM TO TRIUMPH FOLLOWING A DEVASTATING ACCIDENT TROY LEE DESIGNS AMATEUR RACERS JUSTIN HOEFT AND SHANE MCELRATH AT MAMMOTH CATCHING UP WITH ROOKIE SENSATION COOPER WEBB EVGENY BOBRYSHEV AND MAX NAGL VISIT A SPONSOR’S WAREHOUSE: IT’S A …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (6/26/13)

PHOTO (SEQUENCE) OF THE WEEK     There’s a method to our madness when we receive a new bike. Take last week’s 2014 Kawasaki KX250F intro at Competitive Edge, for example. We stickered up the new steed, had our video guru Travis Fant shoot footage of the bike on the stand, did a brief introduction, and then went riding.     That’s where things got really interesting. I grabbed my camera, had Travis in tow, and let Daryl Ecklund spin a few laps on the new bike to get comforta…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (6/19/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Ground control to Major Tom. Actually, that’s MXA Assistant Editor Daryl Ecklund flying high above the rolling hills of North Carolina. “D-Rail” visited NC last week. Make sure to read about his adventure in this week’s edition of the Mid-Week Report. Photo by Ken Laivins. WHAT WE’RE DOING THIS WEEK This is what we’re riding today. See, it pays to sit in the office for a few days!     It’s a busy week at MXA . We were mired down in the office on Monday…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (5/29/13)

MINI-VIEW: ZACH OSBORNE     Team Geico/Honda’s Zach Osborne is a journeyman. He’s been a little bit of everywhere, racing in the U.S. and then abroad for several years. Now he’s back stateside, and for good reason. “The Real 338” is a legitimate threat in the 250 class. Just this past weekend he scored third place overall?even with a crash?and tracked down points leader Ken Roczen in the second moto.     I thought it fitting to talk to the Virginia native about his outdoor …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (5/22/13)

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK Outside th e Olympic Stadium. Inside the Palau Sant Jordi, where big air , speed and style, best whip and step up was held. The Olympic Stadium, which was hammered by inclement weather.     Diehard moto fans might have overlooked the fact that the Spain X Games occurred this past weekend in Barcelona. Unseasonably cool damp weather wreaked havoc on several events, but the world’s top action sport athletes still threw down at the Olympic Center (sight of the 1992 Summer …

MXA RACING LORE: TIM FERRY’S MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS MEMORIES

?I  have quite a few memories from my career that I cherish. It was always special racing with Ricky Carmichael. Any time that I could stay with him and, more particularly, beat him was great. Not many people can say that they beat RC?that’s for sure! I also enjoyed representing Team USA at the Motocross des Nations. Being a part of the winning team in 2007 and 2008 was amazing. ?IT WAS REALLY COOL KNOWING THAT I HAD THE FATE OF THE TEAM ON MY SHOULDERS. AND DESPITE ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT I FACED …

WE RIDE RICKY CARMICHAEL’S LORETTA LYNN WINNING SUZUKI RM-Z450: THE ONE HE AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY

The MXA wrecking crew has a unique relationship with Ricky Carmichael. We have tested more of Carmichael’s race bikes than anyone, except for Ricky himself. It was 17 years ago that we began riding Ricky’s race bikes, starting with his Kawasaki KX85 minicycle (before he had ever raced an AMA Pro race). We followed that up with all three of the KX125s that he won his 125 National Championships on, his Supercross-winning Honda CR250, his perfect-season 2004 Honda CRF450 (which we tested the day before it …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/27/13)

PHOTO SEQUENCE OF THE WEEK     I take thousands of photos at every race I cover for the magazine. They aren?t always amazing photos, but every so often I take a photo that makes me laugh myself silly. On Saturday night a rider got loosy goosy in the sand section and covered a track worker in sand. I nearly died from laughter, composed myself, and then went about my business. I?m still not sure why I shot photos of the track worker at that specific moment, but I?m glad that I did. MINI-VIE…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (2/20/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Freestyle rider Mat Rebeaud gets stretched out over a hip jump at a top secret location in SoCal. The Freestyle competitive season is right around the corner, with the Red Bull X-Fighters and Global X Games making stops all over the world. Photo: John Basher MEET RV ON FRIDAY IN THE ATL! MINI-VIEW: ELI TOMAC     Eli Tomac controlled his own destiny after the opening rounds of the 250 West series. He had won the first three races and held a nine-point a…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/30/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK       Sometimes you win the race. Sometimes you make mistakes and don?t reach expectations. And then sometimes, when your day is really going poorly, you crash hard and your bike lands in a drainage ditch for the frogs to defecate on. Photo by Massimo Zanzani IS KTM GOING TO BUY HUSQVARNA? THAT IS THE HOT RUMOR OUT OF EUROPE      According to Britain’s “Motorcycle News,” BMW, which bought Husqvarna from MV Agusta in 2008, might sell the company t…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/23/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     The cross-up has gone the way of the dinosaur. A kid on a Cobra 65 can scrub these days. Leg swag? Yawn. Whips? Boring. How about dragging hand through a corner? That’s what I?m talking about. MXA Assistant Editor Daryl Ecklund gets down on the 2013 TM 450MX and picks up a soil sample.     Can you do this? If so, email your photos to mxa@hi-torque with the subject heading ?MWR Hand Drag.? Maybe, just maybe, I?ll post your photo in next week’s edition o…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/16/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK An acrobatic Ryan Dungey tries to recover after hitting the camera mount on the first triple at Phoenix. The crash caused him to go to the LCQ. He didn’t repeat his performance from last year, and he’s fifth place in the point standings. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO… We are testing […]

AMSOIL ARENACROSS FORGES ALLIANCE WITH RICKY CARMICHAEL

    Feld Motor Sports announced an alliance has been forged between AMSOIL Arenacross and five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael to create and establish a formalized rider advancement system for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, events through AMSOIL Arenacross. This new advancement system will be called ?Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross.? The purpose is to create a formalized rider advancement structure exclusively within AMSOIL Arenacr…

BLACK & WHITE: AMA FUEL RULES: DO THEY ACTUALLY EXIST?

  Nothing is more controversial or misunderstood than the AMA fuel rules. It has proven to be a sore subject with the teams, riders and fans. And making it worse has been the terrible manner in which the AMA has handed out penalties?or hasn?t handed out penalties. The first big fish caught in the AMA ?Fuel Gate? was Jeff Emig. Emig’s 1996 Indianapolis Supercross fuel reportedly had too much oxygen, so he was disqualified. Then, Chad Reed, David Vuillemin and Tyson Hadsell were penalized 25 points e…

CAN YOU NAME EVERY EVERY AMERICAN MXDN TEAM SINCE 1972? YOU CAN ONCE YOU READ THIS STORY

Ryan Dungey?2009-2010. EVERY AMERICAN TEAM SINCE 1972: AND HOW THEY FINISHED Year…Place…Riders 1972…7…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Gary Jones 1973…4…Jim Pomeroy, Mike Hartwig, John DeSoto Tony DiStefano?1974-1975-1976-1977. 1974…2…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano 1975…9…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1976…5…Bob Hannah, Rex Staten, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1977…2…Steve Stackable, Gary Semics, Kent Howerton, Tony …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: RYAN HUGHES DOMINATES BRITISH VINTAGE MXDN; TADDY KEEPS ON ROCKIN’, KIARA FONTANESI; ADAM C GETS A NEW BIKE

BELGIUM WINS VETS MXDN, AT FARLEIGH CASTLE BUT RYNO WINS 7 OUT OF 8 MOTOS VETS MOTOCROSS  DES NATIONS 1. Belgium 2. USA 3. Great Britain Jeff Ward, Ron Lechien, Ryan Hughes and Doug Dubach were all mounted on KX500s. EVO VMXDN RESULTS 1. Werner Dewitt……..1-2-3-5 2. Ryan Hughes………10-1-1-`3      3. Gordon Crockard….5-4-2-2 4. […]

FOX RACING LEADING THE WAY VIDEO

[Press Release]     For over 3 decades Fox has been the innovation leader in motocross racewear. By Leading the Way, Fox elevates premium motocross performance to new levels. Watch as Ryan Dungey, Ricky Carmichael, Ken Roczen all of the Fox Team Riders preview the new MX13 racewear line.

WAS JOSH HANSEN LET GO FROM H&H FOR HIS ZWARTE CROSS ANTICS?

Josh Hansen at Zwartecross.                  Photo: Wilco Schellevis-motocrossplanet The Dodge Hart & Huntington team fired Josh Hansen this week, even though he had a year to go on his two-year contract. According to sources close the deal, Hansen didn?t want to leave the team and is in disbelief that his riding half-naked at the Dutch Zwartecross race (and stopping to drink what is assumed to be a beer) would be the reasons’since he raced at the Zwartec…