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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (1/29/14)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     MXA beats the two-stroke drum for good reason. Ring-dingers are instrumental in keeping a certain type of rider in this sport. It’s too bad that so many people believe that four-strokes are superior. That way of thinking comes from the AMA’s terrible displacement rule of long ago, […]

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…

VIDEO: ON PACE WITH TRAVIS PASTRANA

In Episode 8 of “On Pace with Travis Pastrana,” in true Pastrana fashion, Travis gets whisked away in a helicopter to go fulfill best man duties at his friend’s wedding, but not before he races 200 laps around Dover International Speedway in 120 degree heat. Meanwhile, with baby Pastrana on the way, Lyn-Z has a baby shower while Travis and friends mess around on pit bikes in the backyard.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ALEX MARTIN’S CRASH, JOSH HANSEN’S FINE, BLAKE BAGGETT’S SECRET INJURY, DORTMUND SUPERCROSS, PLUS, DUNLOP’S PROTOTYPE TIRES

                                                              PHOENIX SUPERCROSS: BARCIA & TOMAC HAVE A FIELD DAY…A CHASE FIELD DAY Ryan Dungey had a bad night ? but salvaged an eighth. Photo: KTM 450 CLASS (After 2 of 17 races) 1. Justin Barcia 2. Ryan Villopoto 3. Davi Millsaps 4. Chad Reed 5. Trey Canard 6. Jake Weimer 7. James Stewart 8. […]

TRAVIS SIGNS A ?REAL DEAL? TO RACE FOR ROUSH RACING IN THE NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES

From motorsport.com: Travis Pastrana is going full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series racing in 2013, and he’s doing so from behind the wheel of the No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. He’ll be a teammate to Trevor Bayne, who returns to full-time Nationwide Series racing behind the wheel of the No. 6 RFR Ford. “I am extremely excited about making the move into full-time NASCAR competition in 2013 and equally thrilled to have the opportunity to make that move with (team owner) Jack Roush and the team at Roush Fe…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? LOTS OF COOL STUFF YOU DIDN’T KNOW

         IT’S OFFICIAL, AS IN THE CHECK CLEARED THE BANK, QATAR IS ROUND ONE Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya and Youthstream’s Giuseppe Luongo. Photo: Youthstream Although, word leaked out a while ago, Youthstream made it official. The opening round of the FIM World Motocross Championship will be at the Losail circuit, under the lights on the first Saturday of March 2013. The second race will be in Thailand a week later.          CHAD AGREES T…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ARE YOU READY FOR A NIGHT GRAND PRIX IN QATAR? DO YOU KNOW WHERE QATAR IS? PLEASE TELL US

        BELGIAN WINS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & 250 CLASS DECIDED IN FINAL MOTO Belgian Kevin Strijbos clinched the 450cc British National Championships at the final race of the series. To take the pressure off, Strijbos earned enough points in the first moto to secure the 450 title over Shaun Simpson. Meanwhile in the 250 class, points leader Mel Pocock had mechanical issues in moto one, which allowed Elliott Banks-Browne to take the moto win (and gain 25 points). On t…