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BLACK & WHITE: THE SELLING OF THE SPORT VERSUS THE SAFETY OF THE RIDERS

Sports have not always been so commercial. There was a time when athletes and teams competed for the honor of the endeavor. It was long, long ago, but there was a time when baseball stadiums weren?t named after cell phone companies, the only name on a bicycle racers jersey was the name of his bike and the Olympics made skiers block out the brand name on the skis they used. Those days are gone. Today, everything is for sale. And, while football and baseball uniforms still remain unadorned with soap, beer…

AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS: NO DRAMA LEFT IN THE 250 CLASS! WILSON CLINCHES TITLE (AND HIS TEAMMATES MAKE IT A 1-2-3 SWEEP); VILLOPOTO EXTENDS HIS POINTS LEAD IN THE 450 CLASS

Ryan Villopoto has opened up a 14-point lead in the 450 title chase. It was very close motocross season for 11 out of 12 rounds, but at the next-to-last round, all the drama came to an abbreviated end in both classes (barring disaster for Ryan Villopoto…who needs to shrink wrap himself for the next seven days). The 250 class, which has been a Pro Circuit gimme all season long, has finally been settled in favor of Dean Wilson. The only question is which of his teammates, Tyla Rattray or Blake Baggett, …

MOTOCROSS RACING NEWS: FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Gautier Paulin will probably replace Christophe Pourcel at the MXDN. 1.THE MXDN MERRY-GO-ROUND Guess what? France will lose the services of Christophe Pourcel because of his Pala injury. He will most likely be replaced by Gautier Paulin…no slouch as he won the Lierop GP two weeks ago . 2. THE LAST AMA NATIONAL NUMBERS OF 2010 Ryan Dungey. 450 Class Final Points 1. Ryan Dungey (USA)…543 2. Brett Metcalfe (Oz)…398 3. Andrew Short (USA)…393 4. Ben Townley (NZ)…321 5. Mike Alessi (USA)…314 6. Ky…

SAVE THIS PAGE! 2010 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Budds Creek won’t benefit from live television coverage, but expect two full hours of racing action on the same day. World’s Fastest Motocross Riders Showcased All Summer Long Exclusively on Speed and NBC Sports Schedule Highlighted by Multiple Live Broadcasts After introducing the most innovative domestic television package in motocross history last season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, return with exclusive coverage from Speed and NBC Sports for the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA P…