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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/10/12)

SURPRISING STEWIE NEWS…SURPRISING THAT IT TOOK SO LONG TO ANNOUNCE IT LORETTA LYNN STAR CHASE BELL SIGNS A LONG-TERM CONTRACT WITH KTM JDR Motorsports, KTM’s support and amateur arm, signed Chase Bell to a long-term contract that will allow him to race two more years as an amateur and his first year as a pro rider for the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team. For 2013, Bell will compete in the 250 B Stock and Modified classes aboard his KTM 250SXF. Bell will receive full support from the JDR Motorsports crew at the ma…

MXA’S 2012 TM MX250-2T MOTOCROSS TEST: THERE IS NO TWO-STROKE MOVEMENT; THIS BIKE DOESN’T EXIST; IGNORE THE MAN BEHIND THE SCREEN

Q: WHO IS TM AND WHAT IS A BOUTIQUE BUILDER? A: Italy-based TM is a boutique motorcycle builder. Boutique companies are small, intense and passionate manufacturers that build with their hearts instead of their pocket books. Sometimes, boutique builders grow up to become major manufacturers, but most often they stay small and build products to address the demands of their unique audiences. TM started in 1977 when engine designer Claudio Flenghi and racer Francesco Battistelli quit their Italian motorcycl…

THE BIG NEWS WRAP-UP: HE’S GOING THERE…I MEAN HERE…OOPS, HE’S WITH THEM

Silly season is just plain silly, but it is all we?ve got during the doldrums following the end of the GP and AMA National Series. Most of the big news has already been rumored about (although it has been confirmed inaccurately more times that accurately). The best thing about gossip is that eventually, even the biggest dweebs can be proven right once the press release comes out. THE AAH-HA MOMENTS RYAN DUNGEY: On October 1, the minute after his Suzuki/Rockstar contract ended, Dungey officially became a…