MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT
Rider: Levi Sherwood
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
Photographer: John Basher
Exposure: 1/800 sec.
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: 1992 PEAK HONDA CR125
This is a 99.9% replica 1992 Peak Honda CR125 that I’ve spent quite a few years building. In fact, once I finished it, it was too nice to ride, so I built another exactly the same (with a few extra parts like the 1991 Mugen PowerUp Kit, etc.) that I’m currently leading the UK EVO Championship on.
I also have a 1994 Ryan Hughes replica Splitfire KX125 that I raced the last two Farleigh Castle Vet MXDN races on.
MXA MINI TEST // BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS X31 INTERMEDIATE TIRES
The MXA wrecking crew was pleased with the performance of the Battlecross X31 intermediate tires. We were most impressed with the front tire because it had a feel somewhere between the Dunlop MX33 and our favored MX3S fronts. The X31 rear tire had great acceleration, thanks to a wide footprint for straight-line traction.
VERDICT: The durability of the Bridgestone X31 was excellent with its tuned casing flex and sidewall stability. We ran the air pressure between 12 and 13 psi. The rear tire was a pure intermediate-terrain tire and felt skittish on hardpack, especially at steep lean angles.
DIGITS: $110.98 (110/90-19 rear), $100.00 (80/100-21 front)—www.bridgestonemotorcycletires.com or your local dealer.
Full X31 tire test click here.
10TH ANNUAL KURT CASELLI RIDE DAY ON DEC. 3 AT PALA
The Kurt Caselli Foundation will host its 10th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, FMF and KTM on Saturday, December 3d, 2022 at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.
SISTER MAGAZINE MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION TESTS THE NEW YAMAHA YDK-MORO 07 ELECTRIC BIKE
MXA | MOTO | TRIVIA
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2023 KTM LC8 AND LC8C ADVENTURE RANGE
KTM Press Release: KTM has furthered the possibilities of the Travel and Adventure motorcycle segment with its sharp 2023 LC8 and LC8c ADVENTURE range. Joining the recently-unveiled 2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R is the new KTM 890 ADVENTURE, the bike that has made any trail, any trip, any road, or any distance an exercise of ease with just the right amount of adrenaline—thanks to unbeatable power, weight, agility, and specification—is now even better.
MXA QUOTE OF THE WEEK // DEAN WILSON ON RETIRING FROM OUTDOORS & HIS INJURY
I knew this would be the last year outdoors of my career, so I really wanted to be out there. It was just hard to come back from that injury because my body went anemic after my injury in Supercross. I really had to build my blood system back up after that injury. With coming back, I mainly just wanted to earn myself a spot with Team Great Britain for the Motocross Des Nations team. I did that and got a few top tens, so it wasn’t too bad.
LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
DUNLOP RIDERS DOMINATE MINI O’s
Dunlop Press Release: The 51th annual Mini O’s, takes place at Gatorback Cycle Park, a facility that would see more record entries and tight competition! Transpiring alongside the Thanksgiving Holiday each year, thousands of athletes from around the globe traveled to Northern Florida to compete at the renowned venue.
For over twenty years, Dunlop has continued to provide support for this major amateur event. As with season’s past, the soft/intermediate terrain MX33 was the tire of choice to clinch eighty-seven titles, throughout the Supercross and Motocross portions of the event. This is a win record that no other company could ever come close to.
Starting the week on the Supercross track, all forty-four championships would be captured by competitors aboard the Dunlop brand. Noteworthy performances from members of Team Dunlop Elite included Gavyn Welzien [51cc (7-8 Limited)] alongside Tiger Wood [Supermini 2 (13-16)]. Meanwhile, Team Dunlop Elite alumni Haiden Deegan grabbed two overall championships in the 250 and 450 Pro Sport classes, Daxton Bennick grabbed a 250A title and Hannah Hodges took home the Women 12+ championship.
Once the Supercross portion of the event was completed, athletes transferred over to the motocross segment of the week’s festivities. While here, forty-three out of forty-four championships were accumulated by riders running Dunlop tires. With Kyleigh Stallings [Girls (11-16), Women 12+] and Gavyn Welzien [51cc (4-8) Limited), victorious in this category, Team Dunlop Elite riders would showcase award-winning performances. Crockett Myers [Collegeboy (16-24)] and Drew Adams [450B] would also take home championships alongside Team Dunlop Elite alumni Haiden Deegan, who won three more expert class championships while going undefeated in all 6 of his motos and was honored as recipient of the coveted Dunlop Silver Tire Award; an accolade granted to the competitor with the most points, participating in both Pro Sport, and “A” classes.
“We were so close to winning every single championship, we just missed it by one” said Rob Fox, Dunlop Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “We were extremely busy all week and honored that so many riders choose to race on Dunlop tires!”
For sponsorship opportunities and more information, visit TeamDunlop.com.
MXA MOTO TIP // SUPPORT IS KEY
Dirt Bike Managing Editor Mark Tilley supporting his son Jake at “Day In the Dirt.”
MOTO TIP: Support and accountability create consistency and quicker progression in the sport. Whether it’s trainers, nutritionists, mechanics or mom and dad, they are all an important piece of the puzzle. Everyone needs a dedicated team making sure all the pieces are in place‚ especially on race day. Your focus should be on the race and not worrying about anything else. No one can be successful in the sport of motocross without help.
Check out 9 more tips before you get to the starting line.
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MOTOCROSS ACTION CASUAL WEAR
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CLASSIC PHOTO: 2001 SUPERCROSS SERIES
From left to right: Ezra Lusk, Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael.
MXA Moto Trivia Answer: Gary Jones racing an Ammex 250 in Supercross. Gary is the only AMA National Champion to ever invest in building his own motocross brand.