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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS & SOME THAT WILL GIVE YOU FITS

        YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! THE THREE-WHEELER IS BACK…SORT OF         USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: STEAHLY OFFROAD YZ450F FLYWHEEL WEIGHT Steahly’s nine-ounce flywheel weight was designed to harness the power of current generation 2010-2013 YZ450Fs. Steahly cuts a nine-ounce ring of steel on a lathe. The ring is machined to close tolerances for an exact fit on the stock flywheel. Nine ounces wasn’t a magic number, it was simply th…

CAIROLI’S GOOD LUCK STREAK COMES TO AN END AT SWEDISH MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX: DESALLE GETS THE RED PLATE

Zach is Bach… with a fifth in his first 250 GP this season. SWEDISH GP 250  RESULTS 1. Tommy Searle…2-1 2. Jeffrey Herlings…1-7 3. Dylan Ferrandis…4-3 4. Jake Nicholls…6-4 5. Zach Osborne…5-5 6. Jordi Tixier…8-8 7. Joel Roelants…3-16 8. Jeremy van Horebeek…31-2 9. Glenn Coldenhoff…9-12 10. Jose Butron…15-9 Other notables: 11. Romain Febvre; 12. Christophe Charlier; 15. Alex Tonkov; 17. Alessandro Lupino; 18. Max Anstie. The first 250 start looks more like a Jet Ski race. Forme…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE AMA SHOULD HIDE ITS HEAD… AGAIN

COPPINS KEEPS AUSSIE POINTS LEAD, AS BOPPING &  STYKE WIN HERVEY BAY NATIONAL Brad Anderson (left), Lawson Bopping (center) and Todd Waters (right) enjoy the 450 class spoils of victory. Photo: Carlton Dry Honda After a six-week break in Australian National Championship action, Lawson Bopping won the 450 class and Luke Styke the 250 class at round six of the ten round Aussie motocross championship. Josh Coppins finished fourth, but held onto his 450 points lead by 12 points over Todd Waters and…

BELGIAN MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX RESULTS: TOMMY STOPS JEFFREY IN BASTOGNE, BUT DOESN’T GAIN ANY POINTS

Tommy. BELGIAN GP 250 FINAL RESULTS 1. Tommy Searle…2-1 2. Jeffrey Herlings…1-2 3. Jeremy van Horebeek…3-3 4. Joel Roleants…4-5 5. Arnaud Tonus…7-4 6. Jordi Tixier…6-6 7. Jake Nicholls…5-8 8. Jose Butron…8-10 9. Alessandro Lupino…10-9 10. Mel Pocock..9-12 Other notables: 12. Glenn Coldenhoff; 13. Romain Febvre; 14. Dylan Ferrandis; 17. Harri Kullas; 20. Kevin Fors;  23. Loic Larrieu; 30. Max Anstie. Joel Roelants. FIM 250 POINTS STANDINGS (after 8 of 16 events) 1. Jeffrey Herlings…

MOTOCROSS ACTION WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ALL THE MOTOCROSS RESULTS FROM MT. MORRIS, SLOVENIA, CANADA, PORTUGAL, SACRAMENTO; PLUS MUCH MORE

GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL: DESALLE FINALLY FINDS THE TOP STEP Clement Desalle would win the GP of Portugal, but he wouldn’t be in the first turn photo. Photo: Ray Archer 250 CLASS: 1. Jeffrey Herlings…1-2 2. Tommy Searle…3-1 3. Jeremy van Horebeek…2-6 4. Max Anstie…10-3 5. Jake Nicholls…6-5 6. Jordi Tixier…4-11 7. Mel Pocock..11-7 8. […]

JEFFREY HERLINGS WINS PORTUGESE 250 GRAND PRIX AT AGUEDA: CLEMENT DESALLE FINALLY GETS TO THE TOP STEP OF THE 450 CLASS

Jeffrey Herlings (84) and Joel Roelants (34). Photo: Ray Archer 250 CLASS: 1. Jeffrey Herlings…1-2 2. Tommy Searle…3-1 3. Jeremy van Horebeek…2-6 4. Max Anstie…10-3 5. Jake Nicholls…6-5 6. Jordi Tixier…4-11 7. Mel Pocock..11-7 8. Romain Febvre…14-8 9. Glenn Coldenhoff…8-15 10. Dylan Ferrandis…29-4 Other notables: 11. Harri Kullas; 13. Arnaud Tonus; 14. Jose Butron; 15. Joel Roelants; 16. Valentin Teillet;17. Alessandro Lupino; 25. Elliott Banks-Browne. Clement Desalle (25) gained back …

FRENCH MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX GOES TO YOU KNOW WHO; YOU DON’T KNOW WHO? DO CAIROLI AND HERLINGS RING ANY BELLS

Tony now has a 39 point lead on Pourcel. Photo: Ray Archer 450 CLASS: 1. Tony Cairoli…1-1 2. Christophe Pourcel…3-2 3. Gautier Paulin…2-3 4. Clement Desalle…5-4 5. Xavier Boog…4-7 6. David Philippaerts …10-5 7. Steven Frossard…8-8 8. Sebastien Pourcel…11-6 9. Ken de Dycker…7-10 10. Rui Goncalves…9-9 Other notables: 11.Anthony Boissiere; 14. Evgeny Bobryshev; 15. Tanel Leok; 17. Jonathan Barragan; 21. Dean Ferris; 25. Jamie Law. Jeffrey now has a 22 point lead on Searle. Photo: Ray Ar…

SEBASTIEN TORTELLI’S OPEN LETTER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MEXICAN GP… THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DEBACLE

Dust was the issue on Saturday, but Sunday’s dust was limited to a few select areas.    Photo: Ray Archer “Here I am back from Mexico after a difficult and controversial GP. After all that has been said and done it is important for me to give you my perspective and clarify some points. As you know, there are always two sides to a story so here is mine.” LET’S GO BACK ?About 3 years ago I met Nico Espana, event promoter of SX, MX and freestyle. The idea then came to create the “World Celeb…

MEXICAN STAND-OFF ENDS PEACEFULLY (FOR NOW)! THE RACE GOES ON & CAIROLI, DESALLE AND PHILIPPAERTS GO ONE-TWO-THREE JUST LIKE IN EUROPE

KTM’s Tony Cairoli obtained the second GP win of the season in Mexico after going 1-3. In the first moto, Cairoli ovetook Clement Desalle and Christophe Pourcel to pull away for the victory. At the start of the second moto Cairoli almost crashed and had to push hard to get back to third to obtain the overall 450 victory. Suzuki ‘s Desalle finished second in both motos and missed the top step of the podium by one point. The Belgian rode a consistent first moto, and in the second one he moved from third t…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (02/23/12)

By John Minert COLE SEELY GETS THE GIG AT TEAM HONDA Cole Seely will replace Trey Canard at Team Honda. To find out who will repalce Chad Reed?read below. Press release: Team Honda Muscle Milk announces today that current Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda Supercross Lites rider Cole Seely will fill in for injured Team Honda Muscle Milk rider Trey Canard at select Supercross races beginning with the coming Atlanta round next weekend. Seely started the 2012 Lites West title chase with a bang, scoring a win…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/27/11)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Jim O?Neal (far right), of O?Neal Racing, is an icon in motocross. He launched Jim O?Neal Distributing Inc. in 1970, selling Preston Petty fenders, and then moved into motocross gear and hard parts. Even after all these years Jim still races. O?Neal showed up to REM and raced this past weekend. He won, and his grandchildren, Braden and Preston, also won motos. The O?Neal legacy continues.  MINI-VIEW: JOSH STRANG …

PHOTO GALLERY: 2010 450 WORLD CHAMPION TONY CAIROLI

KTM hired Cairoli away from Team Yamaha to ride the yet-to-be finished 350SXF. It was a success. In Brazil Tony spent a little time doing burnouts on the podium. Ken Roczen (right) was one of the first people to congratulate Tony on the 2010 title. There is nothing as sweet as the confusion after winning a title. Cairoli said he wanted to ride carefully in Brazil…does this look like it? Tony strikes a pose. It didn’t matter whether Cairoli got the holeshot or not, he came through by the end the majori…