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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…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/27/12)

WHO WILL COMPETE IN X-GAMES? WHAT EVENTS WILL THERE BE? Moto X Step Up Massimo Bianconcini Matt Buyten Brian Deegan Mike Mason Todd Potter Ronnie Renner Moto X Best Trick Bruce Cook Taka Higashino Kyle Loza Mark Monea Clinton Moore Thomas Pages Cam Sinclair Jackson Strong Moto X Best Whip Josh Hansen Billy Laninovich Jarryd McNeil Mike Metzger Todd Potter Jeremy Stenberg Moto X Freestyle Nate Adams Rob Adelberg -M/M Taka Higashino Adam Jones Todd Potter -M/M Levi Sherwood Danny Torres Andre Villa Javier…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (02/29/12)

By John Basher   PHOTOS OF THE WEEK     Kevin Windham turned 34-years-old yesterday, and this came a few days after he raced his 200th Supercross. Always a true showman, K-Dub is the Master of Opening Ceremonies. If you haven?t seen his 100′ plus transfers in sheer darkness and his stoppies during the opening ceremonies then you?re missing out. Congrats to Windham on 200! Photos courtesy of Geico/Honda. MINI-VIEW: COLE SEELY     Troy Lee Designs/Honda rider Cole Seely,…

TRAVIS PASTRANA: STARTING ON A NEW NASCAR CAREER-ALTHOUGH HE CAN’T LET THE X GAMES GO JUST YET

Travis has lined up sponsors for at least 7 Nationwide races this year. Photo: Travispastrana.com What is the news about your NASCAR schedule? “We were looking to get 20 races in the Nationwide Series, but with the sponsorship?we’ve got it really good through K&N, Boost Mobile and Samsung?they’ve agreed to do seven rounds. We were going to try to do the best that we could with that seven rounds. I said, ‘You know what, we need to get out there and we need to get racing. So, let’s announce the schedu…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (01/25/12)

By John Minert FUND RAISER FOR RYAN MORAIS Ryan Morais. Rockstar Valli-Star Racing Yamaha team rider Ryan Morais was injured at the Los Angeles Supercross race on January 22, 2012. It happened in the first lap of the main event when Trey Canard hit a tuff block and was not able to jump the triple. Ryan was already committed to the jump and landed on Trey. Both riders were knocked unconscious. Ryan’s injuries were very substantial with fractured C1, C2, C6-7 and T1, broken ribs, broken upper and lower ja…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (12/09/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Don’t you wish that your garage looked like this? Photo: John Basher MINI-VIEW: ALLAN BROWN     I phoned my good friend, Allan Brown, to find out more about the race team that he’s working with for the 2012 season. Allan is the team manager for the Motosport.com/Foremost […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (10/19/11)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Kyle Loza almost pulled off the very first bike flip, called the ‘Scarecrow.? Almost. Photo: John Basher.  MONSTER ENERGY CUP: THE AFTERMATH     The idea of the Monster Energy Cup is pretty neat, and the fans seemed to buy into the concept, as the stands were very full for a first-time effort. I figured it would be difficult getting fans to watch the ?outside? portion of the track (that is, the sec…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/20/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     What will you be doing when you’re 80? If you’re Chuck “Feets” Minert (at right, standing with Tom White), you keep on racing. Feets turned 80 on Sunday, and he plans on lining up to the gate this weekend for his first race in the 80 Expert […]

SNEAK PEEK AT THE NITRO CIRCUS LIVE ATHLETES PRACTICING

[Press Release]: Check out the Nitro Circus Live athletes practicing for their live show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 4. All of the show’s stars, including Travis Pastrana, Andy Buckworth and Bob Burnquist are preparing in Pala, Calif. for the show’s North American debut, which will also be filmed for a 3-D movie. For more information on the Nitro Circus live show, visit www.nitrocircus.com . Photos by Travis Burke.     Travis Pastrana.     Nitro Circu…

MXA TEAM TESTED: ?NITRO CIRCUS GREATEST HITS? DVD

  WHAT IS IT? A two-disc collection of the greatest Nitro Circus stunts done to date, including a DVD highlighting Travis Pastrana’s antics. WHAT’S IT COST? $30.00. CONTACT? www.evs-sports.com or (888) 873-8423. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the ?Nitro Circus Greatest Hits? DVD . (1) Concept. Following a successful video series and highly popular TV show on MTV, Travis Pastrana and his crew of crazy friends decided to take a step back from filming this year to let the…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/13/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     MXA test rider Sean Kranyak wasn’t scared to jump this massive step-down double at Competitive Edge yesterday…on a 2011 Husqvarna TC449. In his first time riding in two months, “Maniac” Kranyak hucked this jump on the second lap. Wow! MINI-VIEW: ELI TOMAC     Geico/Honda’s Eli […]

ZAP’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PIT COVERAGE & THE RACE RESULTS

The story of the night was Ryan Dungey’s DNF. What super exotic unobtainium piece of factory fluff blew up? None of them. Instead, he threw his chain.   Photo: Hoppenworld. PRESS RELEASE: Ashley Re-Joins Team Honda American Honda is proud to announce that two-time WMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games Gold Medal winner Ashley Fiolek will be racing once again in 2011 with the American Honda Racing factory team. Fiolek will join American Honda Racing teammates Trey Canard and Josh Grant…

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

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     The Europeans sure know how to throw a party! The opening ceremonies at the Geneva Supercross, while long, were full of crazy antics. Need proof? Check out this Cat driver doing stunts for a sold out crowd. MXA MINI-VIEW: JUSTIN BRAYTON      […]