BEST IN THE PITS | 2-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The two Yamaha’s didn’t want to be apart at the 2-Stroke World Championship. Friday was two-stroke practice day and a large contingent of two-stroke racer showed up to learn the secrets of the long and challenging Glen Helen circuit before racing on Saturday.
BEST IN THE PITS | 2021 2-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
It is no secret that we love two-strokes. Which is why we love when the World Two-Stroke Championship rolls around each year to Glen Helen Raceway. The smell of premix and the sweet sound of a crisp two-stroke engine is as good as it gets. MXA participates in a big way at the race. MXA’s Jody Weisel has designed the Two-Stroke Championship track since the race was first started MXA brings out all of our two-stroke test bikes in the MXA arsenal and let the wrecking crew have at it. We arrived at Glen Helen Friday for practice and to check out the rider’s two-stroke builds. We saw everything from vintage bikes to trick one-off smokers build. Our photog Trevor Nelson got crisp shots of all the hot bikes. Enjoy.
Remember to check back tomorrow on the MXA site for live results and then on Monday for a full video of the 2021 World Two-stroke Championship.
Our own Josh Mosiman is racing both the 150cc and Open Pro class. He is holding his Throttle Syndicate graphics which have big MXA logos on them, along with MindFX logos. MindFX is sponsoring MXA’s eight two-stroke race bikes this weekend—two KTM 150SXs, a Husky TC125, a Husky TC250, a GasGas MC 125, a Yamaha YZ250, a Yamaha YZ125 and a Beta 300RX.
Jerry Robin will be riding with an orange MXA lid this weekend and racing MXA’s YZ250 in the Open Pro class. He rode Friday’s two-stroke practice without graphics, but put them on after practice was over.
Mark Chilson’s 2003 KX125, which MXA already tested, took ten years to finish to Mark’s exacting standards. Mark is so picky that he molded all of the carbon fiber parts by himself. You can read more about this build in MXA in about a month.
Jerry Robin pulling out his Throttle Syndicate graphics for his MXA YZ250 ride.
YZ 250 power with a Boyesen Supercooler.