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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE AMA SHOULD HIDE ITS HEAD… AGAIN

COPPINS KEEPS AUSSIE POINTS LEAD, AS BOPPING &  STYKE WIN HERVEY BAY NATIONAL Brad Anderson (left), Lawson Bopping (center) and Todd Waters (right) enjoy the 450 class spoils of victory. Photo: Carlton Dry Honda After a six-week break in Australian National Championship action, Lawson Bopping won the 450 class and Luke Styke the 250 class at round six of the ten round Aussie motocross championship. Josh Coppins finished fourth, but held onto his 450 points lead by 12 points over Todd Waters and…

GUESS WHO’S BACK? AN ICONIC BRAND IS COMING BACK

100%, “how much effort do you give?” Back in 1982, with just a hundred bucks to his name, the likeable young Drew Lien – then Jim Holley’s mechanic – came up with a cable guide and a stick-on heat shield as leading products for a new company he was dreaming of starting. “Everything back then was alphabetical” said Drew Lien in a 2004 interview ; “DG, FMF, CMC, HRP, and so on. So I thought that “DRP” (Drew’s Racing Products) would be an awesome name! (Laughter)…. My buddy Chuck told me not to name it t…

MY MOTOCROSS INSPIRATIONS BY RICK JOHNSON

MY MECHANICS     ?When I was growing up my dad was my first mechanic. When I got older Ray Hunald, Bob Oliver, Ron Heben and Brian Lunnis took over. The mechanic that helped me the most was Cliff Lett. He was with me when I was 14 or 15 and I would go stay with him at his house. That way I could learn about the bikes and stay out of trouble in my younger years.? LARRY GRIFFIS     ?Larry Griffis was a great man to look up to as a father figure. He always took care of all his…

TOP AMERICAN AT USGP TO GET $5000 CHECK AND THE MARTY MOATES CUP

Zach Osborne. Last year marked the return of the United States Grand Prix to the FIM Motocross World Championship schedule. Not only was GP racing back in the U.S., but it happened to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Marty Moates becoming the first American to ever win the 500cc USGP at Carlsbad. To commemorate these historic happenings, the “Moates Cup” was created and with the help of sponsor Lucas Oil, $5000 was presented to the top finishing American. Now Lucas is stepping up again this year wi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (03/30/11)

By John Basher   PHOTO OF THE WEEK     I thought that it was going to be a challenge picking the photo of the week. It was, until James Stewart decided to impersonate a police officer and pull over three off-duty cops. Oops. Bubba was booked, had his mug shot taken, and made big news. It’s a big no-no to impersonate a police officer and ranks as a felony. Above is his police photo.     What does this all mean for Stewart? Jail time? Community service? A depleting fan b…

MOTOCROSS/SUPERCROSS LEGEND RICKY JOHNSON SIGNS WITH MATRIX CONCEPTS

Matrix Concepts is honored to announce and welcome seven-time AMA National Motocross/Supercross Champion Ricky Johnson to our esteemed list of current and past champions! Ricky chose to endorse Matrix Concepts products in his riding schools and for personal use. Matrix Concepts is based in Valencia, California founded in 2009 and is used by the top MX/Off-road race teams in the world and offers a complete range of track/garage necessities that include personalized off road motorcycle Stands, Loading Ram…

MOTOCROSS MEN & MEMORIES: (02/22/11)

Team Yamaha’s Ricky Johnson (55) and Team Honda’s David Bailey (10) pose for the cameras on the start line at Mammoth Mountain. The numbers on their bikes are special for Mammoth, but you can still see their AMA numbers on their helmets.

JEREMY MCGRATH TALKS ABOUT OFFROAD TRUCK RACING, THE HALL OF FAME & WHO HE WOULD LIKE TO RACE SUPERCROSS AGAINST

Jeremy in his truck drivin’ garb. Seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath was recently inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame  while he was racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. McGrath talks about his thoughts on the hall of fame induction, his first TORC offroad series win, offroad racing, and his future race plans.   HOW’S IT FEEL TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA?   ?Oh, man. Well, it’s flattering, of course, but it’s kinda funny at the sam…

JEREMY MCGRATH, JEFF WARD, RICKY JOHNSON & BRIAN DEEGAN TO RACE AT GLEN HELEN THIS WEEKEND (PLUS REM IS RACING ON SATURDAY)

Brian Deegan.  photo by mikesracephoto.com Press release: Legendary Glen Helen Raceway, globally recognized as the hub of West Coast motocross racing culture, will host its first Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event, August 7th and 8th. Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Northern San Bernardino, the 256-acre facility has been the scene of numerous national and international motocross and offroad racing events over its 25 year history. For motorcycle racers, Glen Helen will still …