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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (12/4/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     I chose this photo for several reasons. (1) That’s the 2014 Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke. (2) We’re testing it for the next issue. (3) I know you probably like two-strokes. (4) If not, then you should. (5) I took the photo (gotta fluff my feathers a bit). (6) I’d like to ask you if you think he saved this jump or whether he crashed. (7) Did I mention it’s an all-new bike and MXA is the only magazine to test it this early? (8) No, Daryl Ecklund didn’t save it. We laughe…

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (08/01/12)

STEVE BUTLER YAMAHA R&D DEPARTMENT STARTING POINT : ?In 1988 I came on holiday from Australia and met Doug Dubach at Reche Canyon. He needed a mechanic, and I took the job. I worked with Doug for two years, but I think it cost me money. Yamaha hired me to be Jeff Emig’s mechanic in 1991, and we won the 125 National Championship in 1992. Eventually, I became the race team supervisor before moving to the Yamaha testing department.? THE JOB : ?I think everything I learned as a mechanic has helped me in…