MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY

Rider: Eli Tomac
Location: 2021 Orlando 2 Supercross
Photographer: Brian Converse

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT | JOHN FERRIS’ 2005 YZ125

“I am a lifetime rider and rode motocross in Michigan almost weekly during the ‘90s and ‘2000s, bringing my kids along to ride until they moved away for college.  I spent about 15 years in the motorcycle industry, leaving my automotive career after developing the Chevy Trucks sponsorship strategy with Kawasaki and AMA Motocross. Sorry about your Ford Truck deal Daryl Ecklund – it was I who brought Chevy into the sport.

“Over the years I acquired a collection of interesting bikes focusing on vintage-ish street bikes, based on country of origin – to date I’ve owned about 150 motorcycles and I work on bikes and ride street almost every day. In late 2019, I found myself with a more flexible schedule and a bit of a health scare and decided to get back to MX after a 12-year lay-off.

“Relying heavily on the wisdom provided by Motocross Action, I purchased a 2019 Husqvarna 350 equipped with all the right upgrades.  The ultimate vet bike.  This machine was a technological masterpiece – noting that none of my other bikes even have fuel injection.

“I had some great rides on the 350 but a nagging arm injury curtailed my riding and I sold it.  Truthfully, it was way more bike than I needed, anyway.  While healing up I was drawn into the MXA-fueled two-stroke movement and my interest peaked watching Ryan Villopoto rip laps on his YZ125.

“I found this minty fresh 2005 YZ125 in rural Wisconsin.  I paid a premium for it but it was virtually new and way less money than the Husqvarna. Initially, I just put a Pro Circuit pipe and silencer on it (thanks, Mitch!) but as the Midwest riding season wound down I could no longer resist the temptation to trick it out.

“As you can see I focused on anodized red for most of the hard parts upgrades to make it distinctive from most other tricked out YZs.  At the present, I have exhausted all sources of red parts and have not yet made any true performance mods other than the Pro Circuit pipe.  Plus, at 61 years old, I know my limits on the track.

“Hope you enjoy. You can see my other bikes and collection at: www.finecollectiblemotorcycles.com.” —John Farris

NESC MOTOCROSS JOINS THE 2021 PARTS UNLIMITED RACER REWARDS PROGRAM

Parts Unlimited is proud to announce that they have once again teamed up with the NESC Motocross as part of the 2021 We Support the Sport® Racer Rewards Program.

NESC is amateur mx racing throughout New England (CT, ME, MA, NH) with motocross classes for everyone. It includes both a spring and fall series to give racers a change at running a championship series without having to race every weekend, all season long. The Spring Series kicks off March 28th at Southwick and goes through July 11th. The Fall Series begins July 18th at Crow Hill and ends October 24th.

The Parts Unlimited We Support the Sport® Contingency Program will reward qualified riders with parts, accessories and apparel, across a multitude of series, through its dedicated dealer network to support amateur riders nationwide. Together with our series partners, we look forward to a great year of racing.

INSIDE CHASE SEXTON’S FACTORY HRC CRF450

MXA | MOTO | TRIVIA

Ivan Tedesco 2005Name the rider and year. Answer at the bottom of the page.

ADAM CIANCIARULO CONFIRMS BROKEN COLLARBONE

Adam Cianciarulo crash 2021_Orlando_Supercross_2-66

While riding in 2nd place in the 450 Supercross Main Event at the second Orlando Supercross round, Adam Cianciarulo changed his line in the whoops and get kicked over the bars. This crash resulted in a broken collar bone for Adam. The whoops were very treacherous. They were cupped out, rutted and had big kickers in them. Adam didn’t give much information in regards if he is getting his collarbone plated or letting it heal on its own. We are going to guess Adam will be healing up for 4 to 6 weeks, maybe longer to get his strength back. He could possibly be back by the Atlanta or Salt Lake City rounds. Or he and his factory Kawasaki team might decide to wait until the Nationals start to come back to be 100 percent healthy. Watch the crash of Adam in the highlight video below. Fast forward to 2:23 to skip straight to the crash.

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2021 .5 FXR REVO GEAR RELEASE

FXR Racing 2021 LE Revo Spring gear

FXR Racing has launched their new 2021 Spring release Revo Limited Edition gear on Friday before the 2021 Orlando Supercross 2 kicks off this Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Round 8 of the AMA Supercross season marks the first race for the 250 West region and FXR Racing has a long list of riders lining up in the 250 class this weekend. We’ll be seeing the new FXR Revo gear on the ClubMx Yamaha team with Garrett Marchbanks, Joey Crown and Jace Owen. The FXR Racing Chaparral Honda team will be in full-force also with Carson Mumford and Coty Schock lining up. Plus, Chris Blose will be wearing FXR on his new AJE GasGas 250.

See below for the full FXR Racing press release to learn about the new gear:


FXR RACING 2021.5 LIMITED EDITION GEAR LAUNCH VIDEO

FXR RACING REVO LIMITED EDITION GEAR:

FXR_2021_SPRING-11_Garrett MarchbanksGarrett Marchbanks had a strong 2020 season and earned his first 250 Main Event win at the Daytona Supercross while riding for the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. Garrett made his first public appearance on his ClubMx Yamaha wearing the new FXR gear at Orlando #2 and got on the podium. 

Known for its industry-leading comfort, our team of professional athletes across the globe wear off-the-shelf Revo gear. It fits and flows with the shape and movements of the next level motocross athlete. The road to the pro ranks is long and difficult, so we built our Revo gear to be just as tough. Through testing and continuous refinement, FXR has made numerous improvements to the Revo chassis, setting a higher standard for FXR’s already industry-leading fit, finish, durability, and performance.

Jersey:
The Omni-Stretch material in FXR’s Revo LE jersey was developed to give riders the ultimate combination of 4-way stretch with the maximum amount of airflow. The Revo LE jersey’s hybrid vented material is constructed in a performance fit pattern that allows the jersey to flex and move without restriction while helping riders maintain a lower core temperature.

  • Lightweight polyester-spandex mesh for increased breathability and rider comfort
  • Slim fit design
  • Bonded sleeve cuffs for reduced friction
  • Shaped front collar for improved comfort
  • Drop-tail hem and long length protect midriff exposure
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

FXR_2021_SPRING-51_Carson MumfordCarson Mumford wearing the new Limited Edition Revo gear. After starting his career on the Geico Honda team, Carson has moved over to the FXR Racing Chaparral Honda team for 2021. 

Pant:
FXR has refined and improved the fit and performance of the M-2 Motion Pant chassis, dialing in the right amount of stretch to have a positive fit, feel, and contact with the bike without restricting mobility. An all-new industry-first Auto-Buckle front closure system works with our fool-proof Hook & Loop side hip adjusters to further secure the waist closure and provide a positive feeling under hard acceleration or seat bouncing scenarios.

  • M-2 chassis design to give the rider class-leading fit & mobility
  • Main shell constructed of lightweight 4-way stretch fabric to offer high levels of flexibility, strength and durability
  • Auto-Buckle waist closure system offers a precise and secure fit
  • Slim fit knee design with added pre-curve provides less restriction and increased contact area
  • New updated yoke panel for improved mobility
  • Dual-layer knee fabric with full-grain leather and abrasion-resistant inner fabric
  • New durable mesh inserts on the back of the leg for added ventilation
  • Triple topstitching in critical areas for extra strength and durability
  • Adjustable Hook and Loop side waist system for a personalized fit
  • Silicone printed inner elastic waist for extra grip and security
  • Polyester mesh lining for breathability and comfort
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

2021 FXR Racing Revo LE gearFXR Racing’s red, white and blue 2021 Revo LE Legacy gear comes with three different jersey color ways that all match the same pants so you can save money while still being able to switch up your style. 

NEW FXR RACING REVO FLOW GEAR:

Keep your cool. Revo Flow taking FXR to a whole new degree. Engineered with the best perforated materials designed for increased air flow while exceeding wear and flexibility. Feel the flow for the hot days of summer.

Jersey:
The Omni-Stretch material in FXR’s Revo Flow jersey was developed to give riders the ultimate combination of 4-way stretch with the maximum amount of airflow. The Revo Flow jersey’s hybrid vented material is constructed in a performance fit pattern that allows the jersey to flex and move without restriction while helping riders maintain a lower core temperature.

  • Lightweight polyester-spandex mesh for increased breathability and rider comfort
  • Slim fit design
  • Bonded sleeve cuffs for reduced friction
  • Shaped front collar for improved comfort
  • Drop-tail hem and long length protect midriff exposure
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

Mike Brown FXR Racing 2021 LE Revo FlowMike Brown wearing the FXR Racing Revo Flow gear.

Pant:
FXR has refined and improved the fit and performance of the Revo Pant based on the M-2 Motion Pant chassis, to offer the all-new Revo Flow model. Keeping all the same benefits of the Revo chassis with extra ventilation for maximum amount of airflow. An all-new industry-first Auto-Buckle front closure system works with our fool-proof Hook & Loop side hip adjusters to further secure the waist closure and provide a positive feeling under hard acceleration or seat bouncing scenarios.

  • M-2 chassis design to give the rider class-leading fit & mobility
  • Lightweight perforated Omni-Stretch fabric which offers high levels of ventilation with maintaining strength and mobility.
  • Auto-Buckle waist closure system offers a precise and secure fit
  • Slim fit knee design with added pre-curve provides less restriction and increased contact area
  • New updated yoke panel for improved mobility
  • Dual-layer knee fabric with full-grain leather and abrasion-resistant inner fabric
  • New durable mesh inserts on the back of the leg for added ventilation
  • Triple topstitching in critical areas for extra strength and durability
  • Adjustable Hook and Loop side waist system for a personalized fit
  • Silicone printed inner elastic waist for extra grip and security
  • Polyester mesh lining for breathability and comfort
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

2021 FXR Racing LE Revo FlowThe new Revo Flow line is FXR Racing’s vented gear

FXR RACING YOUTH REVO LIMITED EDITION:

FXR_2021_SPRING-66 The kids aren’t left out when it comes to cool new gear. For 2021, they get some cool limited edition gear too.

Speed has no age limit. Limited Edition gear now available for Youth. It fits and flows with the shape and movements of the next level motocross athlete. The road to the pro ranks is long and difficult, so we built our Revo gear to be just as tough. Through testing and continuous refinement, FXR has made numerous improvements to the Revo chassis, setting a higher standard for FXR’s already industry-leading fit, finish, durability, and performance.

Jersey:
The Omni-Stretch material in FXR’s Revo jersey was developed to give riders the ultimate combination of 4-way stretch with the right amount of airflow. The Revo jersey’s hybrid vented material is constructed in a performance fit pattern that allows the jersey to flex and move without restriction while helping riders maintain a lower core temperature.

  • Lightweight polyester-spandex mesh for increased breathability and rider comfort
  • Slim fit design
  • Bonded sleeve cuffs for reduced friction
  • Shaped front collar for improved comfort
  • Drop-tail hem and long length protect midriff exposure
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

Pant:
FXR has refined and improved the fit and performance of the M-2 Motion Pant chassis, dialing in the right amount of stretch to have a positive fit, feel, and contact with the bike without restricting mobility.

  • M-2 chassis design to give the rider class-leading fit & mobility
  • Main shell constructed of lightweight 4-way stretch fabric to offer high levels of flexibility, strength and durability
  • Slim fit knee design with added pre-curve provides less restriction and increased contact area
  • New updated yoke panel for improved mobility
  • Dual-layer knee fabric with full-grain leather and abrasion-resistant inner fabric
  • New durable mesh inserts on the back of the leg for added ventilation
  • Triple topstitching in critical areas for extra strength and durability
  • Adjustable Hook and Loop front and side waist system for a personalized fit
  • Silicone printed inner elastic waist for extra grip and security
  • Polyester mesh lining for breathability and comfort
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

FXR_2021_SPRING-72Not many gear companies offer vented youth gear. FXR Racing does.  For more on the new FXR Racing gear, check out www.fxrracing.com.

1998 KAWASAKI KX250

1998 Kawasaki KX250

SNEAK PEAK INSIDE JODY’S BARN | HOW MANY BIKES CAN YOU COUNT

If you guessed 18 you are right. 

FIRST RIDE | 2021 ROCKSTAR EDITION FC450

MXA HISTORY | ELI TOMAC THROWBACK

Eli TOmac 2005Eli Tomac capturing the holeshot back in 2005 at the NMA Ponca city Nationals.

Eli Tomac John Tomac-1That is John Tomac holding Eli’s RM85 in staging. 


Moto Trivia answer: Ivan Tedesco 2005.

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