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SOUTHWICK IS SAVED, BUT THE AMA NATIONAL IS LONG GONE

After the highly publicize negotiations to keep Southwick open between the former race pr omoters and the American Legion Post that owns the land failed, MX Sports started looking for a new place to hold the Southwick National date in the future. R umors say that it will end up in Indiana, but a new powerhouse owner has taken control of Southwick and will keep it open. But, MX Sports says that the National will not ret urn there. No matter what happens with the AMA Nationals, this is good news for New E…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S THURSDAY THEATRE: THE WEEKLY MX VIDEO ROULETTE (07/04/13)

THE MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FMF TWO-STROKE CHALLENGE (WITH RYAN SURRATT DOING THE RIDING) THE BEST THING ABOUT A RACE WITH ONLY 5 RIDERS IN IT IS HOW SAFE THE FIRST TURN IS THE LAST SOUTHWICK ONE LAST TIME MAN VERSUS MOTO EPISODE SIX WITH DEREK ANDERSON CHRIS BLOSE ON SUPERSTITIONS, RACING AGAINST HIS BROTHER & HIS LIKES THE HISTORY OF HORST LEITNER AND AMP RESEARCH (IT’S CALLED PART 1, BUT WE COULDN?T FIND A PART 2) STEVE MCQUEEN’S 1973 HONDA CR250M ELSINORE PROMO FILM IMAGINE HOW MUCH FASTER THE JOB WOUL…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (7/3/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     America. Land of the free and home of the brave. America. Democracy and human rights. America. Where professional motocross racers earn purse money in the Nationals. Ahhh, how I love thee, ‘Merica. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July, and remember our patriots and those who have laid down their lives for the sake of our freedom. Red, white and blue!    RIDE THE GP OF SWEDEN; MAKE SURE TO MOUNT MUD TIRES FIRST GOAT CHATTER: RICKY CARMICHAEL INTERVIE…

SOUTHWICK’S OTHER SHOE DROPS AS THE AMERICAN LEGION SPEAKS OUT

In two weeks the final Southwick National will be held…or will it? The Southwick AMA National promoters, Diane Peebles-Pittello and Ralph Pittello, cited an inability to come to an agreement with American Legion Post 338, which owns the property, as the reason for the cancellation of next year’s event (making the June 29 race the final one in a long and illustrious history). However, the American Legion said, in a statement provided to “The Republican” and “MassLive.com,” that ?As far as running the N…

THE SOUTHWICK NATIONAL IS KAPUT AFTER THIS YEAR

On Saturday, June 29, 2013, Southwick’s Moto-X 338 track will hold its final AMA National. It is currently the fourth longest running round of the AMA National Motocross Championship. ?We were ready and prepared to go to the town again for a three-year lease and MX Sports would have given us a three-year lease, but it just wasn?t feasible with the terms of the new agreement,? explains race organizer R alph Pittello. ?We understood that it wouldn?t last forever, and we were hoping to maybe pass it on to …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID WEEK REPORT (07/25/12)

POLITELLI GOES FROM ZWARTE CROSS TO SOUTHWICK Photos by Dennis Stapleton and Anthony Knutson Left to right: Dennis Stapleton, Austin Politelli and Jason Thomas at timed qualifying. Zwarte Cross is a huge rock festival in Holland featuring lots of music, motocross, stunts, theater, wild vehicles and costumed people. 160,000 people showed up for the three-day festival last weekend. There were only two serious motocross races at the event, full-sized bikes and 80s. The other classes feature themed bikes an…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/23/11)

BY JOHN MINERT 450 CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE POINTS BREAKDOWN Apparently, coming off a 250F is the recipe for holeshots…Barcia and Craig demonstrate . They have all been fast, but who has been fast the most often? The numbers don’t lie, so here is a breakdown of the top riders’ finishes and their chances at wearing the crown after it’s all over. They have completed 9 out of 12 races in the series, but for the 450 Championship, only individual moto finishes count. There have been 18 motos, that for all practi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/01/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By the staff of MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK Without question the rider with the distinction of “Racer of 2010” is Ryan Dungey. The Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider has won six 450 Supercross races, the Supercross title, nine 450 Nationals (and counting), and the outdoor title all in his rookie year as a […]