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JODY’S TRACK DESIGNER’S DIARY: BUILDING THE 2006 GLEN HELEN NATIONAL TRACK

Glen Helen from the air during construction. I love Disneyland. I can't help myself--even though they have, over their history, refused entrance to people with long hair, been caught up in labor disputes, suffered accusations from special interest groups and demanded that people turn their CZ T-shirts inside out before being allowed in the park. Still, you gotta love a giant conglomerate that can mix pleasure with torture. I am pained by the corporate evil behind the joy at Disneyland, but I still...

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE GP’S? THE 2010 STORY THAT GIUSEPPE LUONGO DOESN’T WANT YOU TO READ

When the FIM sold off the GP rights to Giuseppe Luongo, his appointment seemed to be encouraging news. The idea of a professional promoter coordinating the series and taking the motocross GP's to the next level sounded like just what the sport needed. Adam Duckworth photo It's no secret that all is not well within the FIM World Motocross Championships. Discontent runs deep within the teams, riders, race promoters and fans. The GPs were once the most prestigious series on the planet and the championship that riders…

GODSPEED! DON JONES (1924-2008)

By Jody Weisel It is often said that if you live long enough, you will see the passing of the greats...and so it is with Don Jones. Don died in 2008, at the age of 84. Most of the American motocross scene is too young to know much about Don Jones and, at best, most would think of him only as the father of four-time 250 National Champion Gary Jones. And while that is true enough, Don was so much more than just the father of a racer. Don was a respe...