MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: SCOTT DENISON 1983 CR480 MAGOO REPLICA
“I bought this one nearly finished, but added a few things to get that factory look. The suspension was done by Pro Circuit, and has been updated with cartridge internals from a KX80. The biggest score for this project was an actual HRC Double-strap screen door front number plate.”
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Rider: Jett Lawrence
Bike: 2023 factory CRF450
Location: Perris Raceway for the 2023 Alpinestars intro
Photographer: Trevor Nelson
IN MEMORY OF RON MEREDITH
From Road to Recovery: Ron Meredith (Rocket Ron) touched nearly everyone around the moto industry at some point. Most famously as the go-to guy for Travis Pastrana’s Team 199. Ron’s influence didn’t stop there of course, as a colleague at Ford, racer, moto enthusiast, skydiver and a great friend to so many. Ron was a source of information and inspiration to everyone.
If you would like to donate click the Road to Recovery link HERE.
MXA TESTED // 2023GASGAS MC250F
JOSH GRANT, JUSTIN BOGLE & DEREK DRAKE JOIN CHAD REED ON MDK MOTORSPORTS FIM WORLD SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP
Press Release: MDK Motorsports, led by entrepreneur team owner Mark Kvamme and managed by former Supercross rider turned entrepreneur Jamey Grosser, announced its final three riders to compete alongside two-time World Supercross Champion Chad Reed in the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX). All the action begins on October 8th at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales where MDK boasts a talented group of premier and up-and-coming riders, competing for an FIM-sanctioned World Championship.
Led by Reed who provides a level of championship leadership and experience few riders in the history of Supercross can, MDK Motorsports will field an extremely competitive group of riders each bringing the experience and skill necessary to compete at a World Championship level.
Reed will ride in the WSX (450cc) class with Josh Grant, a Southern California native with almost two decades of professional experience. Grant’s resume includes numerous podiums in American Supercross and motocross, including multiple victories.
“This is a lineup stacked with veteran experience and incredible skill – guys who’ve raced at the highest level and know exactly what it takes to win,” said Kvamme. “Chad and Josh were teammates over the years and there’s a valuable level of trust and mutual respect between them, while Justin and Derek will be a formidable pairing to push the field in SX2. This is a tight group, and we couldn’t be more excited for the first race in Cardiff next month.”
MDK Motorsport’s SX2 (250cc) class features Cushing, Oklahoma’s Justin Bogle, a 10-year motocross and supercross veteran with four career victories across 450cc and 250cc classes. Bogle’s high-level experience in the sport’s most competitive formats will be a welcome addition to the MDK Motorsports team.
Rounding out the team and joining Bogle in the SX2 class is Derek Drake from Central California. Making his professional motocross debut in 2019, and his supercross debut in 2020, Drake is a talented, up-and-coming rider looking to break out globally in the WSX series. His talent, drive and dedication will be complemented by the incredible experience and leadership of his three teammates as they tackle the global stage in WSX.
In a unique move to supercross teams, MDK motorsports has also retained back up rider Henry Miller a fellow Minnesota native of Team Manager “The People’s Champ” Jamey Grosser. Miller is a long-time top privateer of supercross and motocross and will be available in a moment’s notice if needed. Henry will also feature MDK logos in all his racing endeavors.
The FIM World Supercross Championship will host the British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, October 8th. Tickets to the first round of the 2022 pilot season are now on sale, and can be found HERE. The FIM World Supercross Championship 2022 will serve as a “pilot” season, allowing the championship to establish itself and build momentum going into 2023. From 2023, and subsequent years, the FIM World Supercross Championship expand annually between June and November, with up to twelve events in 2023.
MOTO TIP OF THE WEEK // WHOOP ENTRY SPEED
MOTO TIP. Entering the whoops at the right speed is critical. A lot of people tend to come in slow and pick up the pace once they have a good rhythm going. This causes issues, as they will lose traction when trying to speed up. It takes commitment, but if you come in at the same speed you plan on going through them, it will help you stay on top of the whoops and keep straight.
POLISPORT | GRAPHIC GUARD PROTECTORS RANGE EXTENSION
Polisport is increasing its graphic guard protectors’ range for Honda, Gas Gas and BETA new models. From now on, these performance parts will be available for 2023 Honda CRF250R/RXand CRF450R/RX, Gas Gas MC/MCFand EC/ECF and BETA RR 2T/4T.
Continuing the original concept, these translucent plastic protectors will mount on the side panels to avoid graphics from peeling away easily. This system avoids the contact between the boot and the graphics, ensuring your graphics live much longer.
Enduring wear and abrasion, graphic guard protectors are user-friendly: 1-point mount and they are already installed!
MOTO | TRIVIA
FORGOTTEN BIKES: 2000 GAS GAS MC250
WHICH IS BETTER FACTORY VERSUS STOCK KX250?
SIDI RIDER SIGNING AT THE MXDN AT RED BUD!
Times for autograph signings to be announced. Please visit the Sidi tent at this year’s MXoN hosted by Red Bud 9/23/2022 – 9/25/2022.
INTERVIEW QUOTE // JIMMY WEINERT ON THE FIRST AMERICAN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAM
It was in 1972 in Holland. Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy and Gary Jones were my teammates. It was a sand track. We had seen photos and heard stories about Dutch sand tracks but thought, “How bad can this get?” That sand was deep! We wound up finishing seventh, and I don’t know how we did that; the Europeans just flew through it.
2022 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM COMES TO “SURF CITY” ON OCTOBER 15
Huntington Beach will be the site (after two years off). For more information go to www.redbull.com/straightrhythm
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CLASSIC MXA PHOTO
Moto Trivia answer: Doug Domokos.