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REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT: JASON LAWRENCE WINS REM & GIVES SHORTEST PODIUM SPEECH EVER

Jason Lawrence shows how not to do it, but then his whole career has been about how not to do it. First the funny part: After winning both motos of the 450 Pro class Jason Lawrence was interviewed by REM motocross announcer Tom White. As soon as Tom asked him if he was going to race any AMA Nationals in the future, Jason said the interview was over and walked away. Which is okay because he walked away from the 450 Pro competition on the track also. Kyle Wolack. Lawrence went 1-1 in front of Kyle Wolack …

JON ORTNER’S MAMMOTH PHOTO GALLERY: THESE FRIENDS OF MINE

Photos by Jon Ortner The Mammoth Mountain Motocross is broken into three different segments. The first segment is the Vet week. Started decades ago as a separate Old Timer’s National, the Vet classes were absorbed into the Mammoth schedule and given its own high-profile week. This is Willy Simons flying through the mountain air on the way to third in the Over-50 Pro class. Steve Lawler is stoked with his fourth place finish in the Over-50 class. Either Eddie Davis is in tenth or his wife is drying her f…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: ELI TOMAC COMES TO REM FOR SOME LAST MINUTE OUTDOOR TESTING

Eli Tomac came to REM to get in some outdoor testing and to run REM’s 30-minute motos. The local Pros desire to do well and Eli’s unfamiliarity with Glen Helen’s concrete start meant that he had to work for it?albeit only for the first 10 minutes of each moto. Here Eli leads Justin Jones (42) and Colton Udal (510). When Eli Tomac was interviewed at the riders meeting by announcer Tom White , he was asked when the last time he showed up at a local race was. To the delight of the local crowd Eli said, ?Ac…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: SWANEPOEL TRIES TO FIGHT OFF SWEDISH INVASION…FAILS

There was a horde of Swedish riders at Glen Helen’s REM races this weekend. Rickard Sandberg (868) leads Fredrik Noren (867) in the 450 Pro class. Noren, who raced the AMA Nationals last year, took the overall victory in front of Gareth Swanepoel and Sandberg. Another Swede, Robert Lind, was fourth. The yearly migration of Swedish riders to the weekly REM races at Glen Helen was in full force this past weekend. They were joined  by a couple AMA National riders trying to see where they are as far as…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: SEAN COLLIER IS FLAWLESS, TRAVIS BAKER MAKES MISTAKES, WILLY SIMONS & JON ORTNER DUEL, SWEDISH SURPRISES

A pack of rider heads up one of REM’s hills. George Kohler (192), Mike Monaghan, Mitch Evans (4), Pete Vetrano (37) and Mark Crosby (95) lead the charge. Some days are just made for hardcore motocross and this week at REM motocross the stars were aligned. Better yet, the wind wasn?t blowing and it was 84 degrees (not bad for February). Whatever the combination, almost every class evolved into all-out war between the competitors on the track. Everyone seem up for a fight?at least the wheel-to-wheel kind …