MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT

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Rider: Joey Savatgy

Joey was another rider who had a successful amateur career prior to moving to the pro ranks. Riding for the Red Bull Jams amateur program for Honda Joey was able to race with one of the best programs offered at the time. His first major wins came on 85cc at Loretta Lynn’s where he was able to best riders like Jessy Nelson, Zach Bell, and Jace Owen who were top prospects of the time. He would eventually move to race Suzuki’s his final years as an amateur grabbing a few more championships along the way. He then moved to the pro ranks and rode for many different teams over the years. His best years were when he rode for Pro Circuit Kawasaki and made a run for a few different championships in both Supercross and Motocross. After racing some time on the 450 he took a few seasons off to re-evaluate his position. This year for motocross he signed with the Triumph Racing Team and has had some success thus far.

CHANCE HYMAS GRABS HIS FIRST OVERALL

Chance Hymas rode to victory this past weekend at Red Bud collecting his first overall victory. Chance had grabbed a moto win previously at Thunder Valley and it was only a matter of time before he completed an overall. After a not-so-significant Supercross season, it seemed Chance would struggle at the top level but as motocross came around his skills started to show and he has been the best 250 under the Honda tent this year. Jo Shimoda has been gaining momentum each weekend and has grabbed a moto win this season as well. But as for Hymas he currently sits second in points.

HAIDEN DEEGAN GOES DOWN WITH A LAPPED RIDER

Haiden Deegan had some unfortunate luck at Red Bud when a lapped rider went over the bars hard on one of the larger tabletop jumps that was on the track. The flag crew was focused on the blue lapper flag and did not get the yellow out in time which was only seconds between the crash and when Deegan was on the face of the jump. Haiden landed on the down bike on the backside of the jump which had sent him over the bars and down on the ground hard. Most riders would take a few minutes to recoup after such a bad crash but Haiden Deegan was up instantly and rushing back to the bike. He would go on to finish fifth in the moto.

MASTERPOOL BUILDING EACH WEEKEND

Ty Masterpool has been a star since being picked up for a fill in ride with the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team at the beginning of the season. Ty has won an overall already this year at High Point and picked up another moto win in the first race at Red Bud. He admitted that in the second moto he pushed hard at the beginning of the race and just ran out of steam by the end. Though he has had some up and down results this season, he is building to be a top contender.

MXA PHOTO TRIVIA

Who is this rider? The answer is at the bottom of the article.

MOTO 4 KIDS RACING – SATURDAY NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA

Come join the fun and excitement of racing under the lights at Fox Raceway this Saturday, July 13th for Round No. 2 of the On Track School Summer Series. Even if you’re not in the championship points, you can still come and enjoy the “race of the summer.” All of the racing action will take part on Fox’s Vet Track, with plenty of other fun for the whole family in the pits.  Food trucks and the industry’s leading brands will be on vendor row; with special games and giveaways for everyone to enjoy during the night of racing at SoCal’s premiere facility, Fox Raceway, Pala, CA. 

Looking to join the fun this Summer – Head to www.moto4kids.racing for registration details.

UPDATES AVAILABLE FOR THE MXA FANTASY: SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE MILLVILLE NATIONAL ROUND

We are headed into motocross for the continuation of the 2024 season. With all new prizes, play weekly for a chance to win.

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Dive into an unparalleled motocross Fantasy experience with MXA’s cutting-edge app, meticulously crafted to deliver all the action directly to your fingertips. Our sophisticated, seamless, and completely free platform allows you to engage in intense competitions, even if you join mid-season. With opportunities to win prizes every weekend based on the most points gained from each race, you’re never out of the running. The season is already in full swing, but you can still challenge your friends, create groups, and immerse yourself in the competition by joining private parties. Enter at any point in the 2024 Supercross series, and stay tuned for our 2024 AMA Motocross Fantasy game. If you’re using Apple click here and if you’re on Android click here

ASK THE MXPERTS: I WANT A MOTOCROSS TIRE THAT I CAN RIDE ON THE STREET.

Looking for a street legal motocross tire? The Metzeler MC360 is it.

YOU WANNA DO WHAT?

Dear MXA,

I am looking for a motocross tire that I can ride on the track, on trails and on the highway. Where I live in Mexico, you can ride your dirt bike almost anywhere, including through town. But, the beat-up, abrasive asphalt roads wear out my Dunlop MX3S tires. Is there a motocross tire that can be used on the road and on the track?

Having raced in Mexico and ridden dirt bikes on the street, the MXA test crew knows what you are looking for. Most tire companies make a DOT-approved dirt bike tire for use at the ISDE, but we can only think of one tire that is an actual motocross tire that is rated for highway use. The Metzeler MC360 is a street-legal, DOT-approved, on-road tire that can be used for anything from street to gravel to trail to ISDT to motocross. We tested it as a motocross tire and were very happy with its performance on the track, but the farthest we went on pavement was on Glen Helen’s off-road loop where there are short sections of pavement. The MC360 comes in two models, Mid-Soft and Mid-Hard. We tested the Mid-Soft for motocross, but for your conditions, you would probably have better luck with the hard-pack-specific Mid-Hard. It retails for $129.04 (rear) and $99.95 (front). For more information, go to www.metzeler.com.

MOOSE RACING REAR BRAKE RESERVOIR COOLING EXTENSIONS

Moose Racing would like to introduce our new Rear Brake Reservoir Extension Coolers. These are CNC machined of 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized to match manufacturer OEM colors. The extensions screw directly into the rear master cylinder to provide additional volume to the rear brake system. They are constructed with a finned body to add additional cooling surface area to maximize braking performance. MSRP is listed ranging from $22.95 to $23.95. Head on over to you local dealer or to www.mooseracing.com to check these out.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: HAIDEN DEEGAN HOLDS A STABLE POINTS LEAD

“It was a little bit of a slower day for me. I qualified fourth and in the first moto, I was riding really well. I got a decent start, made my way up to Masterpool, and we had another photo finish. He ended up getting a win, but it was super close. Then in the second moto, I got pinched off really hard on the start, so it made it a little hard on me, but I got going. I started setting some of the fastest laps, and then a rider crashed on a landing and there were no flags, and I crashed. So, 2-6 for fifth overall on the day, and no points lost, that’s good. We’ve got a 42-point gap still, so we’re in a comfortable position. We’ll go back to work this week, though, so we can come back swinging next weekend.”

MXA FANTASY LEAGUE: THE WINNER OF RED BUD MOTOCROSS NATIONAL SCORED 298 POINTS

MXA FANTASY LEAGUE: THE WINNER OF RED BUD MOTOCROSS SCORED 298 POINTS

After a great weekend at the races, we check in on the MXA Fantasy League results from the 2024 Red Bud National. Chance Hymas grabbed his first career professional win but the number one pick was with Haiden Deegan. As for 450, the number one pick was Chase Sexton and he in fact did come out with the victory. This race was not predictable as there were many position changes throughout the motos on the track. Below we can see the picks that brought in a win.

THE WINNER OF THE RED BUD FANTASY LEAGUE  “CHRISRABANG

There were a few ties this week in the MXA Fantasy League round at Red Bud. However, Chrisrabang was the first to input the picks for the weekend giving him the win of the FMF system.

250 CLASS PREDICTIONS

The 250 class predictions were very good having all of the riders in the top six position. In first Chrisrabang had chosen Haiden Deegan to win. Haiden finished in fifth only giving 18 fantasy league points. In second he chose Tom Vialle who finished fourth on the day giving 19 fantasy points. In third, he chose Jo Shimoda who did finish third overall giving 31 fantasy points including the ten-point bonus. In fourth, he chose Levi Kitchen who finished in sixth giving 17 fantasy points. In fifth, he chose Chance Hymas who won giving 26 fantasy league points with no bonus. And in sixth he chose Ty Masterpool who finished in second giving 23 fantasy points. Though the picks were not in the correct order many points were gained by not missing a rider in the top six.

450 CLASS PREDICTION

For the 450 picks, Chrisrabang chose Chase Sexton who did end up winning giving 36 fantasy points including the ten-point bonus. In second he chose Hunter Lawrence who was third in the race giving 21 fantasy points. In third, he chose Aaron Plessinger who finished second giving 23 fantasy points but he did not get the ten-point bonus. In fourth, he chose Jason Anderson who did finish fourth giving 29 fantasy points including the ten-point bonus. In fifth he chose Justin Cooper who did finish fifth overall giving 28 Fantasy points including the ten-point bonus and in sixth he also had a correct prediction choosing Malcolm Stewart which gave him 27 fantasy points including the ten-point bonus. These predictions not only gained points for every rider but for the correct positioning as well giving him the overall win in MXA Fantasy League for Red Bud.

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MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Just some of the kids who enjoyed their weekend at the Red Bud National. These kids were the first to the podium fence to cheer on their favorite riders.

CLASSIC MXA PHOTO

Kevin Windham (14) and Ricky Carmichael (4) battled for the lead during the entire summer of 2003. Kevin was the first rider to put a stop to Ricky’s streak after coming off a perfect season the year prior. 


MXA Photo trivia answer: Rodger DeCoster has been known in recent years as the best team manager the sport has seen. But he did his fair share of racing as well as winning back in the day.

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