MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY

whipitwednesday_barcia_2012-mecRider: Justin Barcia
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Date: October 20, 2012
Photographer: John Basher
Camera: Canon 1D Mark III
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
Focal length: 200mm
Exposure: 1/640 sec.
F-stop: 3.2
ISO: 3200

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTIAN LØVENFELDT’S 1981 MUGEN 125

1981 MUGEN 125An original 1981 Mugen 125cc.

“So after over 10 years of restoration, it is finally done. This is my 1981 Mugen 125 that I bought from Dave Turk in pieces and with lots of parts missing more than 10 years ago. This is not the kit bike that most riders were using back then, but the full factory Mugen bike from Japan. Which includes Mugen`s own frame, swingarm, gas tank, radiators, 43mm Showa/Mugen factory front fork, Showa/Mugen factory rear shock and of course the Honda/Mugen engine

1981 MUGEN 125

“In the end, I had to ask my friend Richard Wareham to pick up a few of my bikes and finish them since I was just too busy and he has done a fantastic job, thanks Richard.” –Denmark’s Christian Løvenfeldt

Editors Note: Please keep those submissions coming. If you would like your bike to be featured in the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” please email me at [email protected]. All I ask is that you give a breakdown of your bike and a detailed description of the build. Please also send a few photos of your steed. By submitting your bike for the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” you agree to release all ownership rights to the images and copy to MXA. 

MOTO | TRIVIA

Nick Wey 1999Name the rider and year. Answer at bottom of page.

NEW RIDE ENGINEERING BAR MOUNT FOR SX85 AND OFF-ROAD MODELS

Press Release: Last week we showed everyone our best-selling rubber-mounted bar mount for KTM and Husky models. This week we have a new one to introduce for all remaining rigid mounted models including the SX85, TC85 and off-road lines. This bar mount has the same great features and price, MSRP $94.95. In stock now PN: KT-RMBM0-CA. Get yours here:  https://www.ride-engineering.com/products.php?d=1&p=bm&pn=KT-RMBM0-CA&t=ktm
Applications: KTM 2010-15 SX/SXF/XC/XCF & 2010-20 EXC-F/XC-W 125/150/250/300/350/450
HUSKY 2014-15 FC/TC/TX/FX & 2014-20 FE/TE 125/150/250/300/350/450

MXA FIRST RIDER IMPRESSIONS OF THE ALL-NEW 2021 HONDA CRF450

WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE GAERNE SG-12 BLUE BOOT

GAERNE SG12 BLUEWe matched our new blue Gaerne boots with our 2021 Yamaha YZ250 at Glen Helen today. 

GAERNE SG12 BLUEEzra Lewis wore the Gaerne blue boots with FXR gear.  

2021 GASGAS MOTOCROSS LINEUP

GASGAS Motorcycles - MY2021 MC-E 5The GasGas MC 450F retails for $9399.

GASGAS Motorcycles - MY2021 MC 250FThe GasGas MC 250F retails for $8499.

GASGAS Motorcycles - MY2021 MC 125The GasGas MC 125 retails for $6799.

GASGAS MC 85 The GasGas MC 85 retails for $5999.

GASGAS MC 65The GasGas MC 65 retails for $4849.

GASGAS MC 50The GasGas MC 50. 

GASGAS Motorcycles - MY2021 MC-E 5The GasGas MC-E 5 reatils for $4849.

8TH ANNUAL KURT CASELLI RIDE DAY AT FOX RACEWAY

MILLVILLE NATIONAL RECAP | by Ben Bridges

DYLAN FERRANDIS-MILLVILE2020-1Dylan Ferrandis won Millville and has the red plate. 

250 CLASS:  FERRANDIS FIGHTS BACK
After winning Round 1 and going 1-1, Ferrandis was shut out from the top spot of the podium.  He went 2, 2, 4, 2 the next 4 rounds, but it all came together at Millville when he swept both motos.

 

  • Ferrandis now has 8 career 250MX wins.  Ferrandis gives Yamaha their 390th total MX-SX combined wins.
  • Jeremy Martin, at his home track, went 5-2 for 2nd overall.
  • Alex Martin, also at his home track, finished 4-4 for 3rd overall.
  • Although they weren’t on the top spot, the Martin Brothers still made the podium.
  • Ferrandis’ average start is still 12.2.  Jeremy Martin’s is 4.3, but with Ferrandis’s great performance at Millville, he has an average finish of 2.6 to J. Martin’s 2.8.
  • The red plate is now on the blue bike by only 3 point and there are 3 rounds to go.
  • Jeremy Martin now has 38 career 250MX podiums and is 4th on the all-time list.

Adam cianciarulo-millvville-2020-holeshotAdam Cianciarulo gets his first 1-1 sweep. 

450 CLASS: A.C. CLOSES GAP, OSBORNE STILL HAS RED PLATE.

  • Adam Cianciarulo joins Jeff Ward as the only Kawasaki riders to get their first-ever MX win and back it up at the next round with yet another win.
  • A.C. also gets 1st career sweep going 1-1 at Millville.
  • Blake Baggett was consistent on the KTM.  He went 2-2 on the day for 2nd overall and had back to back 2nd place finishes.
  • Justin Barcia put the Yamaha on the box.  He went 5-4 overall.  It was his 2nd podium of the season.
  • Points leader Zach Osborne went 4-16 for 10th overall. He got a front flat the second moto.  Osborne’s average start is 5.5 and his finish is 3.9.
  • Marvin Musquin went 3-10 for 6th overall.  His average start is 4.1 and average finish is 4.5.  Cianciarulo’s average start is 4.7 and average finish is 6.1.
  • Cianciarulo gave Kawasaki their 480th total MX-SX win.
  • Cianciareulo and Osborne are tied with 4 podiums apiece.
  • A.C. joins Osborne as the only riders to win back to back this season.

MILLVILLE INSTA CRASHES (Warning: Explicit language, bad crashes)

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Up and down at @scmxpark last weekend! Seemed like “luck” was against me with a pretty good crash in practice (which could have gone way worse) and resulted in a broken rib and some bad soreness I’m still fighting. Then got caught in some first turn chaos in the first moto that put me in 37th over the finish on lap 1. The up is I had a killer weekend with my daughter coming along to the race this weekend, I had a good charge in moto 1 coming back to 24, and put together a 20 in moto 2. Bringing the positives with me knowing I switched up an engine package that seemed to really benefit me, I feel amazing fitness wise, and hoping we get a track that gets a little rougher down here in Florida this weekend! Thanks to the people that are part of this program and the people that cheer for me!

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: JEFF STANTON

stanton “It drives me absolutely insane. ‘Oh yeah! I got fourth place!’ Dude, you were a minute and a half behind the leader! Are you kidding me? You’re pumped on that? I work with some amateur kids, and one dad was pumped his kid got sixth place at the Amateur National Championship. I looked at the lap times every single day, and the kid was 13 seconds a lap slower than the leader. That won’t get the sixth place kid anywhere.”

Click here to read the riveting interview with six-time AMA Champion Jeff Stanton if you haven’t done so already.

MXA’S REVIEW OF THE 2020 YAMAHA YZ250X OFF-ROAD BIKE

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CLASSIC MXA PHOTO

Ezra Lusk 1999Ezra Lusk during the 1999 Supercross season. He placed second in the championship that year behind Jeremy McGrath.


Moto Trivia answer: Nick Wey in 1999 at the Millville National.

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