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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S THURSDAY THEATRE: THE WEEKLY MOTOCROSS VIDEO ROULETTE (12/19/13)

JODY WEISEL’S ?THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TONY DISTEFANO? JODY WEISEL’S EMOTIONAL ?MOTOCROSS IMMORTALS? FILM CHRIS BLOSE GETS READY FOR 2014 CALVIN VLAANDEREN PRACTICING IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA MILESTONE SUPERCROSS WITH WEIMER, WILSON & HAHN SUPERMAN DOUBLE BACKFLIP… IT’S ON A BICYCLE, BUT THAT DOESN?T MAKE IT LESS CRAZY THEY SAID IT COULDN?T BE DONE: RYAN DUNGEY’S FIRST WEEK AT KTM ELI TOMAC: HIS FIRST RIDE ON A HONDA CRF450 BACK IN 2011 SWISS MOTO WITH A COUPLE GUYS YOU NEVER HEARD OF

MOTOCROSS ACTION FLASHBACK! HOW THE “THE LITTLE SHOP THAT COULD” GOT STARTED

THIS IS PRO CIRCUIT’S 1980 12-PAGE CATALOG WITH JEFF JENNINGS ON THE COVER Most people don’t remember Jeff Jennings, but he was the rider that Team Suzuki hired when they lost Bob Hannah to Yamaha. David Bailey once said that Jeff Jennings was “the most stylish rider I have ever seen.” This page is like a time capsule back to 1980. It features hand-w elded aluminum boost bottles and Mossbarger reeds for Husqvarna 250, 390, 420 and 430 models . Pro Circuit started out having their exhaust pipes developed…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG (AND IF YOU DON’T THINK YOUNG YOU ARE IN THE WRONG SPORT)

The Hurricane, the Pistol From Bristol and little kid who is looking to mom for help. Chad and Tate. Troy Lee and his son Max. Broc signing autographs for the kids. Tim Olson, Ai dan Olson and Alan Olson . Bruce Brown and sons. Zapata Espinosa and his daughter Xakota. A young Danny Magoo Chandler and and an even younger trophy girl. Brayden Basher takes a quick nap before his next moto. Doug Dubach and son Carter. Sebastian and Tanel Leok. Jon Ortner and his daughter Dana. Jon scored points in 8 AMA 500…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE MAN SUZUKI PICKED TO REPLACE THE HURRICANE

Jeff Jennings flies, and we mean flies, a Franks Honda four-stroke down the Carlsbad downhill at the World Four-Stroke Championships. Jennings jumped farther than anyone on the big downhill fly-aways and accentuated the distance with a ski jumper style. During the days when Tony DiStefano and Billy Grossi were the stars at Team Suzuki, the factory had a small cadre of “test riders” waiting in the wings. These Suzuki test riders were Bob Elliott, Marty Moastes, Bob Hannah and Jeff Jennings. Their test ri…

CAN YOU NAME EVERY EVERY AMERICAN MXDN TEAM SINCE 1972? YOU CAN ONCE YOU READ THIS STORY

Ryan Dungey?2009-2010. EVERY AMERICAN TEAM SINCE 1972: AND HOW THEY FINISHED Year…Place…Riders 1972…7…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Gary Jones 1973…4…Jim Pomeroy, Mike Hartwig, John DeSoto Tony DiStefano?1974-1975-1976-1977. 1974…2…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano 1975…9…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1976…5…Bob Hannah, Rex Staten, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1977…2…Steve Stackable, Gary Semics, Kent Howerton, Tony …

MOTOCROSS MEN & MEMORIES: (03/30/11)

Danny Laporte (352) leads Suzuki teammate Tony DiStefano and Can-Am’s Jimmy Ellis at the 1976 Florida Winter Series. LaPorte would later play a role in the famous “Let Broc Bye” incident.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (03/09/11)

MXA INTERVIEW: ELI TOMAC Eli prepping for a podium speech. It’s a year for fast Supercross rookies in the 250 West Coast Series. The foreigners of World GP fame in Tyla Rattray and Ken Roczen have stolen the rookie spotlight at times with spectacular whips, spectacular crashes and a few podium finishes. But, sitting third […]

MOTOCROSS MEN & MEMORIES: (09/22/10)

Do you remember when the “Pistol From Bristol” won three straight AMA 250 National Championships for Team Suzuki in 1975, 1976 and 1977. When Tony DiStefano hurt is knee in 1978 and had to sit out a series, they fired him.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/09/10)

By the MXA wrecking crew PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1 The wrecking crew has been busy testing a growing fleet of 2011 motocross bikes for comprehensive reviews in the pages of MXA . Be sure to pick up the September issue for a test on the 2011 KTM 350SXF. As for the October issue, read up on the 2011 KTM 450SXF (shown here) and the fuel-injected Kawasaki KX250F. Photo by John Basher. MXA TEST RIDER LOG How does the MXA test crew keep track of all the changes that they make during a test session? They write…