MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT
Rider: Josh Hill
Race: 2023 Indy Supercross
Photog: Trevor Nelson
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT | GARY PHILLIPS 2011 YAMAHA YZ144
“This is my 2011 YZ144. It has an updated feel with a retro touch. A restyled kit was used but I made the front fender, graphics and front number plate based on a 1984 YZ125. I stripped the bike to the frame and replaced and rebuilt every seal, bearing, gasket to wheels.” –Gary Phillips.
Check out the retro number plate.
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KEN ROCZEN BROKE A BUNCH OF RECORDS IN INDY
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LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | JEREMY MCGRATH’S 1992 TEAM PEAK/PRO CIRCUIT/HONDA CR125
MXA’S 2023 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT
MXA’S 2023 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT
MXA’S 2023 125 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT
MXA MOTO | TRIVIA
Who are the two riders and what year was it taken?
MOTO TIP OF THE WEEK // SPRINTING
MOTO TIP: Sprinting is the ability to go all out for a short period of time. There are many ways to practice sprints. Sprinting on the bike is the most effective for racers, but running, rowing or any other red-zone heart-rate activity will work. High-intensity, short-duration exercises help keep weight off, increase bone density and increase the body’s lactate threshold. Start with 15- to 30-second intervals with double the amount of rest between sprints. If riding, start with one-lap sprints and double the lap time for rest.
Learn more about what to know about starting a training program here.
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: RIDE ENGINEERING ONE-PIECE BAR MOUNTS FOR 2018-2023 YZ65/YZ85
Ride Engineering one-piece bar mounts are stronger than stock and help keep the bars from twisting in a crash. They also have one available for the YZ65 & YZ85. YZ85 riders can run the bar mount at the stock height and up to 28mm lower to fit smaller kids and YZ65 riders. Several spacers options are available to make them 3mm, 8mm, 13mm, 18mm and 23mm lower in addition to the full 28. Matching 7/16×20 bolts for each height can be found at a local hardware store.
Contact: www.ride-engineering.com call (949) 722-8354
QUOTE OF THE WEEK // “KICKSTART KENNY” ON INDY SX
“Indy for us was absolutely next level. We knew all day the track was going to be pretty much an ‘enduro’ track by the end of the main. We couldn’t have executed the main any better. Another rider flinched at me at the start. Once the gate dropped, though, I executed it perfectly and was leading all the way to the finish line. The track got beat down more and more, and it was just tough overall. I feel like it got close when passing a bunch of the lappers; it was just something to take into consideration with me being the leader and being the first one to reach them. I felt the pressure from another rider at the end. We had about four laps to go and I didn’t care what was going to happen, if I was going to pass out or whatever, I was going for it. We ended up pulling off the win. That was an experience that I’ll never forget, probably on the top of my all-time greatest accomplishments. We’re going to definitely celebrate tonight and enjoy it tomorrow, but the work doesn’t stop. But what a historical night it was for me, the team, and Suzuki overall. It’s really hard to describe in words how good it was.”
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT // JUSTIN BARCIA AND COOPER WEBB COME TOGETHER
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MXA MINI TEST: SCOTT SXII LOCKON GRIPS
Although Scott is best known for its goggles, its all-new SXII Lock-On grips are worthy of recognition. The Scott SXII Lock-On grips use dual-density rubber with a firm inner compound and a softer rubber on the outside.
VERDICT: MXA test riders praised the SXII grips for how slender they were in their palms. Scott’s unique anti-vibration design uses two rubber-filled cutouts in the clutch-side plastic tube to help absorb vibration and improve hand comfort.
DIGITS: $28.95—www.scott-sports.com or (800) 893-5294.
PASHA TO PAY $17,000 AT THE 2023 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 8
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2023 INSIDE THE PRO BIKES
MXA CLASSIC PHOTO
Jeff Emig back in 1999.