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REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: SWEDISH POWER, BAD BLOOD, POINTS TOTALS & THE WOMEN SWEEP A CLASS

Photos by Chris Alamangos & Dan Alamangos Steve Sussman (127) ? Tunnel vision. The REM Glen Helen 2012 motocross series is winding down. It is the longest points paying motocross series in the sport. At 40-races long, the goal of being the number one rider at Glen Helen Raceway is a carrot that is hard to resist. To get the number plate a rider has to race virtually every race without taking any family vacations, staying at home when injured or taking a weekend off because of the flu. Thanks to SoCa…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: SWEDE WINS 450 PRO CLASS, TWO-STROKES WIN 250 PRO, OVER-40 PRO & OVER-40 INTERMEDIATE

On his 20th birthday Swedish rider Rickard Hansson took the 450 Pro Victory at Glen Helen. Rickard is the son of former Grand Prix racer Peter Hansson. If you are an aspiring Swedish motocross racer, and the son of former factory rider and World Enduro Champion, you hate the Swedish winters. In Stockhom it is bitterly cold and the ground is piled heavy with snow. The solution? Fly to sunny SoCal and race in warm 80 degree weather. And so, Rickard Hansson, son of Peter Hansson and grandson of Hans Hansso…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: JUSTIN SOULE AND PRESTON TILFORD WIN THE PRO CLASSES, WHILE THE OVER-50 EXPERT CLASSES SEES ANOTHER NEW WINNER

Vance & Hines rider Preston Tilford had a tough day with crashes and bad starts, but managed to pull the 250 Pro class victory out of a hat by never giving up. With the 2011 Glen Helen motocross season only three races old, REM took the time to put the final touches on the 2010 racing year with its annual awards. REM handed out embroidered jackets to the top ten racers from last year and gave special award to riders who deserved special merit. With 40 races every year, making the top ten isn’t as ea…

24 HOURS OF GLEN HELEN: PART MOTOCROSS, PART ROAD RACE, PART DESERT & VERY LONG

The 24 Hours of Glen Helen starts with a Le Mans-style start. There are four different waves. It is a dead engine start, with your mechanic holding the bike by its rear fender. The start is a minor portion of a race that lasts all day and all night, but the riders go-for-it anyway. What do you do if you own a motocross facility with access to two motocross tracks, a Lucas Oil offroad truck track, 100 of acres of trails and a paved road race course? You hold a 24-hour offroad race that combines everythin…