MOTOCROSS SCUTTLEBUTT & TASTY INSIDER MORSELS

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DEFINITELY NOT MOTOCROSS: VALENTINO ROSSI JUMPS HIS MOTOGP BIKE

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: INSIDE THE VAULT

mxaorangehelmetsMXA’s orange helmet stockpile is an amazing sight. New helmets await, while old helmets are put out to pasture. Photo: Jon Ortner

ELI FINALLY BREAKS THROUGH: PHOENIX SUPERCROSS RESULTS

eli tomacEli Tomac has been spotty over the first three rounds, but he was unstoppable in Phoenix. Photo: Brian Converse

chad reedChad Reed blamed his bike setup for his mediocre last three races, but this week the setup was perfect as he made the podium for the first time in 2017. Photo: Brian Converse

ryan DungeyRyan Dungey, here with trainer Aldon Baker, may not have won in Phoenix, but he still extended his points lead over second place from 7 points to 15 points. Photo: Brian Converse 

PHOENIX RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Eli Tomac…Kaw
2. Chad Reed…Yam
3. Ryan Dungey…KTM
4. Cole Seely…Hon
5. Davi Millsaps…KTM
6. Justin Brayton…Hon
7. Blake Baggett…KTM
8. Cooper Webb…Yam
9. Marvin Musquin…KTM
10. Jason Anderson…Hus
Other notables: 11. Dean Wilson; 12. Josh Grant; 13, Broc Tickle; 14. Malcolm Stewart; 18. Christophe Pourcel; 21, Jake Weimer.

JUSTINHILLphoenix2017Justin Hill was passed around from team to team over the last three years, but he’s back at Pro Circuit and doing the job. Photo: Pro Circuit

jimmy deceitsJimmy Decotis was 8th in Phoenix, but he is 6th in 250 West points. Photo: Brian Converse 

PHOENIX RESULTS: 250 WEST
1. Justin Hill…Kaw
2. Shane McElrath…KTM
3. Austin Forkner…Kaw
4. Aaron Plessinger…Yam
5. Martin Davalos..Yam
7. Josh Hansen…Hus
8. Jimmy Decotis…Hon
9. Phil Nicoletti…Suz
10. Cole Martinez…Yam
Other notables: 12, Kyle Chisholm; 13. Noah McConahy; 16. Killian Auberson; 17. A.J. Cantazaro; 20. Chase Marquier;  22. Jon Ames.

GERRITT WOLSINK’S 1977 USGP SUZUKI SELLS FOR $72,500

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SIMI VALLEY CYCLES YAMAHA DEMO DAY AT LACR

LACRortLos Angeles County Raceway (LACR) from above on Sunday, January 29. Photo; Jon Ortner

simivalleycrewThe men who made it happen— (left to right) Simi Valley Cycles’ Rick Barnards, Chris Delgado, Joe Gunderson, Yamaha’s Jason Raines and SVC’s Duane Kubes. Photo; Jon Ortner

smimvalleymon 2The first stop at the Simi Valley Cycle Yamaha demo day was to sign in for the bikes you wanted to ride.

simivalleysignupOnce you were signed-up you got to ride the bikes of your choice. This rider chose a Yamaha YZ450FX offroad model. Photo; Jon Ortner

simivalleymercierWhile Billy Joe Mercier went for the YZ450F motocross bike. Billy was also seen hammering laps on a YZ125 two-stroke. Photo; Jon Ortner

simivalleykidYou gotta start somewhere and this little ripper knows his days are coming soon. Photo; Jon Ortner

TONY CAIROLI DOMINATES ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND #1

TonyCairoliRiolaSardo2017Tony Cairoli won the first big International race of the year. Jeffrey Herlings didn’t show up because of a wrist injury.

450 CLASS
1. Antonio Cairoli
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek
3. Tim Gajser
4. Romain Febvre
5. Evgeny Bobryshev
6. Tanel Leok
7. Max Anstie
8. Glenn Coldenhoff
9. Max Nagl
10. Arnaud Tonus

JorgePradoRiolaSardo2017Jorge Prado returned the faith that KTM put into him with a win at Riola Sardo.

250 CLASS
1. Jorge Prado
2. Benoit Paturel
3. Alvin Ostlund
4. Pauls Jonass
5. Michele Cervellin
6. Brian Bogers
7. Davy Pootjes
8. Samuele Bernardini
9. Morgan Lesiardo
10. Brent Van Doninck

WATCH TONY CAIROLI WIN IN SICILY

OAKLAND SUPERCROSS IS THREE HOURS EARLIER THIS WEEK

TVSCHEDULEOAKLAND2017Check your local listing for times in your region because Oaland is essentially a day race. Additionally, be forewarned that Oakland will be on Fox Sports 2 on February 4. The only other Fox Sports 2 race is Daytona on March 11.

CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO OAKLAND

pourcelChristophe Pourcel (377) has been sick which explains why he is not in the top ten in points in 2017, but that doesn’t explain last year’s less-than-stellar results. Photo: Brian Converse

2017 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDING
(After 4 if 17 events)
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)…89
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…74
3. Cole Seely (Hon)…69
4. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…69
5. Davi Millsaps (KTM)…55
6. Ken Roczen (Hon)…51
7. Chad Reed (Yam)…49
8. Jason Anderson (Hus)…47
9. Josh Grant (Kaw)…46
10. Cooper Webb (Yam)…44

austin forkerAustin Forkner (24) was on the podium at Phoenix and you can bet that he wants to be in the top three by the end of the 250 West series. He is currently fifth — 15 points out of third. Photo: Brian Converse 

2017 AMA 250 WEST POINTS STANDINGS
1. Shane McElrath (KTM)…92
2. Justin Hill (Kaw)…88
3. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…82
4. Martin Davalos (Hus)…70
5. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…67
6. Jimmy Decotis (Hon)…55
7. Dan Reardon (Yam)…47
8. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…40
9. Phil Nicoletti (Suz)…38
10. Josh Hansen (Hus)…37

SATURDAY NIGHT’S OAKLAND SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

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HINSON EXTEND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH TEAM KTM THROUGH 2017

HinsonKTM2017Hinson’s distinct black clutch covers are recognized all over the world. The California-based company has not only extended its collaboration with the US Supercross/Pro Motocross plus the Offroad Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Teams, but also with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS and TLD GoPro Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. In Europe, all the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing squads that compete in Motocross, Enduro and Rally put their trust in Hinson’s premium clutch components.

Ron Hinson (Hinson Clutch Components): “KTM’s drive to be the best in performance is a perfect match for Hinson Clutch Components. Because of this, we’re very pleased that they recognize our quality and performance by extending the cooperation through 2017 with all of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s offroad teams. We’re proud to have now been a partner to most of their teams for more than ten years. Long-term partnerships like this recognize the quality of our products, and they allow us to continue to develop and produce the best high-performance clutches in the world.”

NASHVILLE AMSOIL ARENACROSS RESULTS

JACEowen2017 Arenacross Points leader Jace Owen. Photo: Josh Rud

RESULTS: NASHVILLE AMSOIL ARENACROSS  
1. Jace Owen…3-1
2. Gavin Faith…2-4
3. Matt Goerke…4-2
4. Ben Lamay…1-6
5. Chris Blose…5-3
6. Gared Steinke…6-5
7. Steven Mages…7-8
8. Cody Vanbuskirk…9-9
9. Cory Green…8-11
10. Daniel Herrlein…12-7

2017 AMA ARENACROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Jace Owen…161
2. Gavin Faith…140
3. Matt Goerke…136
4. Gared Steinke…119
5. Ben Lamay…111
6. Chris Blose…106
7. Daniel Herrlein…95
8. Steven Mages…74
9. Heath Harrison…69
10. Cody Vanbuskirk…69

SNOWBIKES AT THE 2017 WINTER X-GAMES IN ASPEN

COLTON haacker SNOWbikeThe first-ever Snow BikeCross competition for Winter X-Games took in Aspen, Colorado. This past week and the snowmobile course was redesigned for the snow bike event with a tight motocross feel. Snow bike vet Brock Hoyer took the win in front of Colton Haacker (above), who came through the pack from 6th to 2nd. Cody Matechuk was third. Photo: Shelby Mahon

X GAMES SNOW BIKECROSS RESULTS
1. Brock Hoyer
2. Colton Haaker
3. Cody Matechuk
4. Nolan Heppner
5. Jake Scott
6. Alfredo Gomez
7. Reagan Sieg
8. Seth Fischer
9. Harris Huizenga
10. Darrin Mees

MXA HIT PARADE: SIDI CROSSFIRE 3 SR BOOT

HITPARADE_SIDICROSSFIRE3SR“Sidi’ s Crossfire 3 SR has an all-new ankle pivot system with a ‘hard limit’ of foot/ankle hyperextension. The all-new dovetail sole has an innovative design and a new replacement system utilizing only four screws per boot compared to the previous 16. The sole design allows the rider’ s foot to rest deeper into the sole system, providing more protection where the boot meets the sole. Other features include a tighter seal with any knee brace, a removable arch support, a shock-resistant heel cup, and replaceable cam lock buckles. There are far too many other features to list.”— Motonation’s Jamie Lilly.
$595.00 — www.motonation.com or your local dealer.

MXA HIT PARADE: O’NEAL RACING HARDWEAR JAG GEAR

HITPARADE_O'NEAL_HARDWEARJERSEYHITPARADE_O'NEAL_HARDWEARJAGPANT“The O’Neal Hardwear jersey has undergone a complete redesign for 2017. It’s the lightest and most technical Hardwear jersey ever. Utilizing our new ‘Pro-Lite’ performance fabric, we were able to drop the weight a remarkable 6 ounces! Additionally, all-over venting is a standard feature for those hot days. Larger hole, closed-cell venting on the cuffs and underarms allows air in and keeps dirt out. O’Neal’s Hardwear pant is lightweight without sacrificing unsurpassed durability.¬†With its 360-degree belt, accordion-style knees and leather heat shields, the Hardwear pant is loaded with features. Our new Jag graphic uses one pant color that matches four different jersey colorways. It’s a great way to stay looking fresh.—O’Neal Racing’s Marina Peters.
$169.99 (pant), $54.99 (jersey)—www.oneal.com or (800) 326-6325.

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febmxa2017coverInterested in getting a new bike this year? The January 2017 issue of MXA is on the news stands now and includes the long-awaited 2017 MXA 250 Shootout. You should be reading MXA, and if you subscribe now you get a $25 gift certificate from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC which more than pays for your subscription.

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MXA HIT PARADE: BOYESEN KAWASAKI KX450F SUPERCOOLER

HITPARADE_BOYESENSUPERCOOLERKX450F“Boyesen is proud to announce the availability of its Supercooler for the new Kawasaki KX450F. Boyesen’s Supercooler water pump cover and impeller kits are specifically designed to enhance the performance of your motorcycle engine’s cooling system. The Boyesen Supercooler has bigger inlets, no casting seams, less restrictive corners, and a more efficient impeller. These features result in a reduction of engine temperatures by as much as 10 degrees. The Boyesen Supercooler is currently available in black and magnesium, as well as the ever-popular Spectra series race blue color.”—Boyesen’ s Jason McCune.
$189.95 (black and magnesium); $195.95 (Spectra blue) — www.boyesen.com or (800) 441-1177.

 

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