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MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: JULY 1981 ISSUE

By: Zap     None other than a pre-factory Honda David Bailey graced the cover of the July 1981 issue  – an issue which if it stood out for anything it very well could have been the array of gear and product ads that featured many of the top riders of the day. Highlights on the inside included a Bob Hannah interview and coverage of the AMA National at Hangtown. And how about that coverline, “Hannah: Over The Hill?” With Honda and Suzuki factory rides still to come, no, the Hurricane was ha…

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: DONNIE HANSEN’S BEST & WORST BATTLES WITH RICKY JOHNSON

?Interestingly enough, I?ve had both the best and worst race of my career against the same guy?Ricky Johnson. My worst race was at Mammoth Mountain in 1982. I was winning everything that year. I had been living with Johnny O?Mara, and we were really pushing each other while training. I decided to go compete at Mammoth in the 250 class during an off-weekend. Back then, there were 45-minute motos, and I lined up against a rookie by the name of Ricky Johnson. He was on a production-piece-of-junk Yamaha, bu…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? LOTS OF COOL STUFF YOU DIDN’T KNOW

         IT’S OFFICIAL, AS IN THE CHECK CLEARED THE BANK, QATAR IS ROUND ONE Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya and Youthstream’s Giuseppe Luongo. Photo: Youthstream Although, word leaked out a while ago, Youthstream made it official. The opening round of the FIM World Motocross Championship will be at the Losail circuit, under the lights on the first Saturday of March 2013. The second race will be in Thailand a week later.          CHAD AGREES T…

2012 DAY IN THE DIRT AT GLEN HELEN ON NOV.23-25

The Red Bull Day in the Dirt 2012, also known as ?the fastest party in town,? is moving to the legendary Glen Helen Raceway for the 15th running of this So Cal classic. Seven-time National Champ Ricky Johnson and four-time NationalsChampion Gary Jones will design this year’s course with creative input from Kenny Alexander and Troy Lee. The Red Bull Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix will take place Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 – 25, 2012 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA. For more info …