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AUSSIE SUPERCROSS SERIES: JAY MARMONT WINS 450 CLASS, WHILE BRENDAN HARRRISON TAKES 250 CLASS

Yamaha’s Jay Marmont has taken his first 450 Pro victory of the season at Campbelltown’s third round of the 2011 Monster Energy Super X series. Four-time Australian outdoor champion Jay Marmont won the premier 450 class with a three moto score of with 2-1-1 results (claiming the overall victory just days following the birth of his baby boy, Jax) With two races left in the five race series, Marmont is still in contention for the Championship.  Finsihsing second behind Marmont was rookie Lawson Boppi…

NEW APPOINTMENT: TEAM KAWASAKI FINDS A REPLACEMENT FOR MIKE FISHER

Dan Fahie. If you were wondering who would replace Mike Fisher at Team Kawasaki, wonder no more. Dan Fahie is the new manager. Fahoe began his Kawasaki career in 1997 as a Superbike technician for Muzzy Kawasaki, and in 2002 he joined the Kawasaki Factory Road Racing team as a crew chief where he was instrumental in three AMA Supersport Championships (2004, 2005, 2007). Fahie was then named racing development engineer supervisor and began working with the factory Supercross/motocross team. He has earned…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (11/02/11)

By John Minert DARRYN DURHAM TALKS ABOUT HIS PRO CIRCUIT RIDE Darryn has gone green. MXA : How did the deal come about? Darryn: I had a pretty good season last year. I was talking to Mitch every weekend, I knew there would be a spot open. I just did everything I could to get it. How long have you been riding the bike? For two weeks. I rode outdoors for a little bit and got a couple days of Supercross. It’s been awesome, everything has been dialed-in every day. It’s nice because I only have to worry abou…

IT’S OFFICIAL! STEWIE TO GIBBS ON A YAMAHA YZ450F FOR THREE YEARS

THE OFFICIAL YAMAHA PRESS RELEASE: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is pleased to announce the expansion of our relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) through a new contract that will see the highly successful team race YZ450Fs for at least the next three years. ?Yamaha’s relationship with JGR has been a very positive one and we were very happy when they chose the YZ450F as their bike when they started the team in 2008?, said Yamaha Motor Co. Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty, ?and now with a long t…

USA TODAY: JAMES STEWART JOINS JOE GIBBS TEAM WITH EYE ON NASCAR

Stewart signed a three-year deal with JGR (with some hope of a NASCAR deal). From USA Today: Joe Gibbs Racing’s motorcycle team wants to complete a five-year transformation from a fledgling dream to a championship-caliber operation. Motocross superstar James Stewart wants to be great in another discipline of motor sports. They’ll announce today how they hope to accomplish those goals together. “It’s a perfect fit,” said Stewart, who ranks third on the Supercross all-time list with 42 wins. “I thought th…

ALESSI IN AT MOTO CONCEPTS; YAMAHA OUT AT MOTO CONCEPTS; VUILLEMIN SAYS ADIOS

Mike Alessi is a catch for the MotoConcepts team. He is a bonafide top five AMA National rider?a something that MotoConcepts hasn’t had before. MotoConcepts is one of three American motocross teams that could rightly be called a ?vanity team.? What is a vanity team? It is a team that is owned by a millionaire, who is basically spending his money to fulfill a personal dream. The other two significant vanity teams are Valli Motorsports and L&M Racing. There are many different types of race teams?all d…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (10/19/11)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Kyle Loza almost pulled off the very first bike flip, called the ‘Scarecrow.? Almost. Photo: John Basher.  MONSTER ENERGY CUP: THE AFTERMATH     The idea of the Monster Energy Cup is pretty neat, and the fans seemed to buy into the concept, as the stands were very full for a first-time effort. I figured it would be difficult getting fans to watch the ?outside? portion of the track (that is, the sec…

MONSTER MILLION, OOPS, MONSTER CUP RESULTS; RV GOES BANK IN A BIG WAY

As with all one million dollar winners, Ryan Villopoto (center) will most likely have to choose between a smaller immediate cash payout or 50 grand a year for as long as he lives. ?It’s pretty unreal,? exclaimed 2011 Monster Energy Cup Supercross/motocross winner Ryan Villopoto. “I?m happy we were able to pull it off. To back it up next year would be hard, so if we do, it would be great. I can?t thank my team enough for this amazing victory.? In moto one, Villopoto jumped out to an early lead with the h…

THE NEW MXA IS HERE! WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IF YOU DON’T READ THE NOVEMBER 2011 ISSUE-ON NEWSTANDS NOW

The 2012 Honda graces the cover of the November 2011 issue of MXA. This issue is jam-packed full of product test, bikes tests, technical articles and lots of things you don’t need to know until you need to know them in a hurry. We take the rush out of technical problems. 2012 Honda CRF450: Honda didn’t have the budget to fix everything that they needed to address on the 2012 CRF450, but they did consult with local racers to see what mods they were doing. Then, with home-grown help, Honda made three chan…

NEW SPONSOR-NEW NAME: TEAM HONDA TO BECOME TEAM HONDA MUSCLE MILK

American Honda is pleased to announce an exciting addition to the team for the upcoming Supercross and Motocross seasons: Muscle Milk, the leading protein-enhanced beverage made by CytoSport, has signed a multi-year agreement to be the title sponsor for Team Honda Muscle Milk. Team Honda Muscle Milk will roll out at the Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend in Las Vegas  with Justin Brayton making his debut on his Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R. ?We are really excited to partner with …

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 2012 YZ/WR CONTINGENCY PROGRAM

In its fourth decade, Yamaha’s contingency program has always been designed to support and recognize those individuals who chose to go to the starting line aboard a Yamaha off-road motorcycle. For 2012 the program is growing with more events in key regions and states. Whether you spend your time racing Motocross, Supercross, Off-Road, Enduro, Hare Scrambles, Grand Prix or Flat Track, Yamaha’s contingency program has you covered. All 2011 or 2012 YZ and WR models are eligible for Yamaha’s 2012 program. ?…

BIG NEWS! MONDAY EDITION: JDR/J-STAR KTM SIGNS MALCOLM STEWART

Press release: JDR Motorsports, LLC is excited to announce Malcolm Stewart as the newest member of its 2012 JDR/J-Star/KTM-backed Supercross and Motocross 250 racing team. Stewart, fresh off his first year in professional racing, will join the JDR/J-Star/KTM Racing Team as a member of their 250cc team. The team already includes riders PJ Larsen and Matt Moss. All three riders will compete aboard the 2012 KTM 250 SX-F race machine in the AMA 250 Supercross and AMA Pro 250cc Motocross National Championshi…

BIG NEWS #1: THE DAY HAS ARRIVED: IT’S OFFICIAL-DUNGEY TO KTM

This is the official KTM press release: KTM is pleased to announce the addition of Supercross/Motocross racer Ryan Dungey to the US Red Bull KTM Factory Race Team for the 2012 and 2013 AMA Pro Supercross and Motocross Championship Series, a move that underlines KTM’s determination to be a major player in leading US competition in both SX and MX disciplines. In recent seasons, KTM has made a major investment in resources and effort to be a dominant force in the MX World Championships and has been rewarde…

BIG NEWS #3: JDR TEAM SIGNS LARSEN AND MOSS FOR AMA SUPERCROSS & NATIONALS

Matt Moss. Press release: JDR Motorsports is pleased to announce the signing of P.J. Larsen and Matt Moss to contest the 2012 AMA 250 Supercross series and AMA 250 Motocross National Championship Series aboard a KTM 250SXF. The JDR/J-Star/KTM team will welcome back Larsen for his third season with the team, his second in the U.S. Larsen, the 2010 Australian 250 SuperX and Australian 250 Motocross Champion, was plagued with injury during the 2011 season where he suffered from a broken wrist during Superc…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: PRESTON TILFORD WINS 250 PRO CLASS, TONY AMARADIO TAKES 450 PROS & 32 GUYS OVER 50 SHOW UP

An enthusiastic fan tries to reach up and touch Preston Tilford’s bike in mid-air as the Vance & Hines rider flies down a hill. Actually, the fan is about 20 feet away. What is it about Glen Helen’s weekly REM races that is so attractive to men of a certain age? How can a local race, held on a Saturday, with no significance other than local bragging rights, draw more motocross racers over the age of 50 than the AMA National Amateur Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch. What would possess 32 ri…

THE DUNGEY FACTOR: WHAT KTM HAS TO DO TO BUILD A SUPERCROSS BIKE FOR RYAN DUNGEY

Will Dungey and DeCoster be reunited? There is a lot of talk…generated intially by a Roger DeCoster comment…about Ryan Dungey moving to Team KTM for the 2012 season. As with all silly season rumors, although this one has the signature of ?The Man? all over it, you have to take a wait-and-see approach to whether or not it will happen. BUT IF IT DOES HAPPEN… But, if it does happen, there will be changes at KTM. What changes? It is rightly assumed that Ryan Dungey will not race the 350SXF. He will wa…

NO MAS! KEVIN WINDHAM GOES HOME FOR GOOD…BUT WASHOUGAL IS ?HIS? TRACK

Press release: American Honda announced today that American Honda Racing fill-in rider Kevin Windham has raced his final event for the 2011 Motocross season and will now turn his effor ts toward preparing for the 2012 Supercross Championship. Windham has done a stellar job aboard his factory Honda?prepared CRF450R, filling in for injured Honda riders Trey Canard and Josh Grant during the first half of the 450 Class motocross Championship. The fan favorite scored a string of top-10 finishes, including fi…

THE WOMEN TAKE THE CENTER STAGE AT X GAMES SUPERCROSS…NO MEN IN X GAMES 17 (AT LEAST IN SUPERCROSS)

Ashley Fiolek with the Peristyle in the background last year. For some reason, the X Games dropped Men’s Supercross, but kept Women’s Supercross. In the place of Supercross?the men will race Endurocross…and in a surprise move…the X Games added Women’s Endurocross. X Games 17 takes place July 28 to July 31 at the Staples Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, the L.A. Live Event Deck and Lot 7. Ashley Fiolek won last year’s X Games Women’s Supercross race in the dusty and dry L.A. Coliseum, but this year t…

ASK THE MXPERTS: WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR KTM TO GET RYAN DUNGEY?

Only Ryan Dungey knows what he is going to do for 2012. Dear MXA,     Everyone has heard the rumors that Ryan Dungey will leave Team Suzuki for greener pastures in 2012, but is there any truth to the rumor that he will move to Team KTM to be with Roger DeCoster?      First and foremost, we are officially in the silly season?thus any farfetched idea is fair game. The DeCoster connection is what makes the Dungey to KTM rumor seem so plausible. And, it didn?t hurt when DeCoste…

BUBBA GETS A REPRIEVE: STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DECIDES NOT TO PROSECUTE THE SUPERCROSS STAR

Florida prosecutors decided that there was not enough evidence against James Stewart to proceed with the case against him (which legal experts claim is not only airtight, but includes a confession). Stewart was arrested earlier in the year after authorities said he flashed red and blue police lights at a car on the freeway (the car just happened to contain two off-duty highway patrol troopers and an off-duty deputy). Stewart was arrested and his truck was seized. The state attorney’s office said there i…