MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT’S TIME TO SPLIT UP THAT OLD GANG OF MINE

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: ROGER DECOSTER WILL BE 74 ON TUESDAY

Aug. 25…Nathan Ramsey 1974
Aug. 25…Pedro Gonzalez 1972

GARRETT MARCHBANKS GLEN HELEN NATIONALAug. . 26…Garrett Marchbanks 2001
Aug. 25…John Gallagher
Aug. 25…Pedro Gonzalez 1972
Aug. 27…Sheri Ridenour

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Aug. 28…Pete Maly 1952

Aug. 28…Amy Ritchie
Aug. 28…Jason McCune

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Aug. 28…Roger DeCoster 1944

Aug. 29…Tony Berluti
Aug. 29…Skip Norfolk
Aug. 29…Ty Wallace

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Aug. 30…Phil Alderton 1957

Aug. 30…Drake McElroy 1981

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Aug. 30…Terry Beal 1970

Aug. 30…Eric Sorby 1979
Aug. 30…Brian Garrahan

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Aug. 31…Ezra Lusk 1975

Aug. 31…Greg Schnell 1975

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Aug. 31…Ian Harrison

Aug. 31…Denny Hartwig

THE WAY WE WERE BACK IN THE DAY

hallmncatIf you raced in the 1970s this is how you aspired to look. Hallman goat skin pants, open face helmet, Jofa dangling and a Hallman GP chest protector were the cool things to have. This young man did quite well for himself, but by 1977 this look was gone from the sport—replaced by nylon pants, plastic chest protectors and full-face helmets.

1985fourstrokeThis was the starting line at the World Four-Stroke Championships at Carlsbad 30 years ago.  That is Johnny O’Mara on the far right on a Honda. A close look at the line reveals one Honda, One Husqvarna and one Yamaha—the rest of the field is mounted on blue-framed ATK 604s. Even O’Mara’s bike was a one-off ATK copy.

procircuitadRiders new to the sport forget that before Pro Circuit was a powerhouse Honda and Kawasaki team, they had one of the best Husqvarna teams in the 1980s. Look at the list of riders in this Pro Circuit ad.

Back in the day, all the factory and privateer Pros raced the CMC Golden State Series. It paid well, stayed in California and was considered as the ultimate winter series. Plus, the prizes were good. Danny Magoo Chandler (125 Pro), Troy Blake (85cc), Frank Ciolkosz (Junior) and Alan Olson (Vet) all took home 12-foot Pro-Trac trailers.

There weren’t 100 different goggles brands back in the 1970s. Well, there were, but most racer chose to wear Carrera goggles. These minimalist goggles had a skinny strap, a nose piece that was separate from the top part of the frame and offered absolutely no dust protection. Oh yeah, long hair was also the fashion back in the 1970s.

Harley-Davidson wasn’t the only brand to try to use front forks as rear shocks. This two-time World Champion raced a Bultaco with four forks and no shocks in the GPs. Can you name him? Answer at the bottom of the page.

2018 AMA NATIONALS AT A GLANCE

Aaron PLessinger 2018 Washougal motocross-8585Aaron Plessinger clinched the 2018 AMA 250 National Championship with one round to go.

Date           Venue                                 450                         250
May 19……Hangtown, CA……………….Eli Tomac……………..Zach Osborne
May 26……Glen Helen, CA……………..Eli Tomac……………..Aaron Plessinger
June 2…….Thunder Valley, CO………..Eli Tomac……………..Jeremy Martin
June 16…..Mt Morris, PA…………………Eli Tomac……………..Aaron Plessinger
June 23.…Muddy Creek, TN…………..Eli Tomac……………..Shane McElrath
June 30.…Southwick, MA………………Marvin Musquin…….Dylan Ferrandis
July 7..…..Red Bud, MI………………….Marvin Musquin…….Aaron Plessinger
July 21.….Millville, MN​…………………..Eli Tomac……………..Aaron Plessinger
July 28……Washougal, WA…………….Eli Tomac……………..Aaron Plessinger
Aug. 11…..Unadilla, NY​………………….Marvin Musquin……..Dylan Ferrandis
Aug. 18…..Budds Creek, MD​………….Eli Tomac………………R.J. Hampshire
Aug. 25…..Crawfordsville, IN…….
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac (Kaw)
250 Champion…Aaron Plessinger (Yam)

AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER 11 OF 12 ROUNDS

JUSTIN COOPERIf Justin Cooper could finished third in the 250 National Championships in his first season that would be a great result. Justin has a 13-point over Shane McElrath heading to the final round.

CURRENT 2018 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 11 of 12 rounds)
1. Aaron Plessinger…450
2. Alex Martin…366
3. Justin Cooper…318
4. Shane McElrath…305
5. R.J. Hampshire…299
6. Chase Sexton…287
7. Austin Forkner…284
8. Dylan Ferrandis…281
9. Josey Savatgy…262
10. Jordon Smith…259

Eli TomacEli Tomac has a 20-point lead over Marvin Musquin with one race left. Given that every moto pays 25 points, Eli has to play his cards right in Crawfordsville.

CURRENT 2018 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 11 of 12 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac…493
2. Marvin Musquin…473
3. Ken Roczen…403
4. Justin Barcia…394
5. Blake Baggett…370
6. Weston Peick…291
7. Phillip Nicoletti…282
8. Benny Bloss…278
9. Kyle Cunningham…159
10. Cooper Webb…156

PLESSINGER JOINED THIS CLUB: EVERY AMA 125/250F NATIONAL CHAMPION EVER

Marty Smith the first-ever AMA 125 National Champion.

125/250F NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (1974-2019)
1974 …Marty Smith (Hon)
1975 …Marty Smith (Hon)
1976 …Bob Hannah (Yam)
1977 …Broc Glover (Yam)
1978 …Broc Glover (Yam)
1979 …Broc Glover (Yam)
1980 …Mark Barnett (Suz)
1981 …Mark Barnett (Suz)
1982 …Mark Barnett (Suz)
1983 …Johnny O’Mara (Hon)
1984 …Jeff Ward (Kaw)
1985 …Ron Lechien (Hon)
1986 …Micky Dymond (Hon)
1987 …Micky Dymond (Hon)


1988 …George Holland (Hon)
1989 …Mike Kiedrowski (Hon)
1990 …Guy Cooper (Suz)
1991 …Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw)
1992 …Jeff Emig (Yam)
1993 …Doug Henry (Hon)
1994 …Doug Henry (Hon)


1995 …Steve Lamson (Hon)
1996 …Steve Lamson (Hon)
1997 …Ricky Carmichael (Kaw)
1998 …Ricky Carmichael (Kaw)

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1999 …Ricky Carmichael (Kaw)

2000 …Travis Pastrana (Suz)
2001 …Mike Brown (Kaw)
2002 …James Stewart (Kaw)
2003 …Grant Langston (KTM)

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2004 …James Stewart (Kaw)
2005 …Ivan Tedesco (Kaw)
2006 …Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
2007 …Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
2008 …Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)


2009 …Ryan Dungey (Suz)
2010 …Trey Canard (Hon)
2011 …Dean Wilson (Kaw)
2012 …Blake Baggett (Kaw)
2013 …Eli Tomac (Hon)


2014 …Jeremy Martin (Yam)
2015 …Jeremy Martin (Yam)
2016 …Cooper Webb (Yam)
2017 …Zach Osborne (Hus)

Aaron Plessinger2018 …Aaron Plessinger (Yam)

ANOTHER USE FOR AN ELECTRIC BIKE STAND

MXAPHOTOWEEKWhen dad comes back in from his moto he’s going to wonder why the battery on his Power Lift electric bike stand is dead.

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Calvin VlaanderenCalvin Vlaanderen (10) and Thomas Kjer Olsen are the only riders other than Pauls Jonass and Jorge Prado to win a 250 GP this season.

Date            Venue                      450                              250
Mar. 4……..Argentina…………..Jeffrey Herlings………..Pauls Jonass
Mar. 18……Holland #1………….Jeffrey Herlings………..Pauls Jonass
Mar. 25……Spain………………….Tony Cairoli……………..Pauls Jonass
Apr. 8………Italy #1………………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 15…….Portugal…………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
May 1………Russia……………….Clement Desalle……….Pauls Jonass
May 13…….Latvia………………..Jeffrey Herlings………..Thomas Kjer Olsen
May 20…….Germany……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 3………England……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
June 10…….France……………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 17…….Italy #2……………..Tony Cairoli……………..Jorge Prado
July 1……….Indonesia #1…….Jeffrey Herlings………..Calvin Vlaanderen
July 8……….Indonesia #2…….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
July 22……..Czech Rep……….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 5………Belgium……………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 19…….Switzerland……….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 26…….Bulgaria
Sept. 2…….Turkey
Sept. 16……Holland #2
Sept. 30……Italy #3
450 Points leader…Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
250 points leader…Jorge Prado (KTM)

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS HEADING TO BULGARIA

MX2 husky team _MXGP of BelgiumThe Husqvarna  250GP team poses for a photo with Thomas Covington (64) and Thomas Kjer Olsen (19).

CURRENT 2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 16 of 20 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado…692
2. Pauls Jonass…664
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen…519
4. Ben Watson…482
5. Calvin Vlaanderen….462
6. Thomas Covington…452
7. Jago Geerts…346
8. Michele Cervellin…314
9. Henry Jacobi…278
10. Hunter Lawrence…229

Antonio Cairoli MXGP of Switzerland_ Frauenfeld_ Round 16Tony Cairoli is now 98 points behind Jeffrey Herlings with four races to go and nursing a sore knee.

CURRENT 2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 16 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings…773
2. Tony Cairoli…675
3. Clement Desalle…543
4. Romain Febvre…510
5. Tim Gajser…507
6. Gautier Paulin…455
7. Glenn Coldenhoff…420
8. Jeremy Seewer…371
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek…350
10. Max Anstie…298

HOW THE THE R&D GENIUS THROTTLE BODY WORKS

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R&D’s stroke of genius was to invent a rotating barrel design. Instead of a flat slide or a butterfly valve, R&D designed an elliptical barrel that rotates inside the throttle body’s venturi. The elliptical barrel rotates completely out of the way at full throttle, and because of its smooth shape, the air flows over it with less disturbance. Why replace the common butterfly valve? No matter whether the throttle is open or closed, a butterfly always creates turbulence that lessens fuel velocity. Why do manufacturers uses butterfly valves? Butterfly valves aren’t aerodynamic, but they are cheaper to make.

The R&D Genius throttle body is designed to improve low-end power, partially open throttle response and pickup through the midrange. The smooth-flowing characteristics of the Genius design have the biggest effect when engine vacuum is low and fuel misting is compromised. Once the throttle body is wide open, the Genius’ barrel is completely out of sight. It smooths out any irregularities, boosts horsepower and make the bikes equipped with it easier to ride. It was a clear-cut improvement in the brain-to-throttle equation, which is probably why the Geico Honda and Doug Dubach used it. In fact, several factory road racing teams are using rotating barrel throttle bodies on their race bikes—including the MotoGP Champions. If you don’t sell a rotating barrel throttle body, you aren’t violating R&D’s patent—thus, factory race team can race with it.

This isn’t a cheap mod. It involves a complex, CNC-machined piece and a new electronic ECU (supplied). It is a serious racing product that improves throttle response and power, but since it isn’t visible to the naked eye, it’s not for the status conscious guy. It is designed to take a hopped-up engine to the nth degree. It retails for $1500 and you can learn more at www.r1dean.com.

A BIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: VM RACING 610F


The Czech-made VM 610F came from VM Motors, a company that specializes in kart engines. It does borrow a few cast parts from other European brands, but the frame and engine are home grown.

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT! ACERBIS X-MOVE BOOTS

2409954310The Acerbis X-Move CE-certified boot is off their top shelf and is designed in Italy. They come with the popular Vibram high-performance rubber soles, as well as all the other bells and whistles.

The X-Move boot brings together a mix of old school meets new school. It is a collaboration between two eras. The build of this boot reminds us of the old Sidi Crossfire boots (the ones where the plastic shell on the back of the leg detached from the leather, allowing you to fold it back to get your foot in with ease). The X-Move boot has the same type of design. The boot features a reinforced steel toe box, leather upper, vulcanized rubber gaiter, four aluminum buckles and a leather heat-resistant panel on the upper sections of the boot.2409954310aFeel. This boot needs zero break-in time. It is comfortable from the moment you put them on. The leather and plastic are quite pliable unlike most top-of-the-line boots. When wearing the X-Move 2.0 boots, it felt like you were wearing sneakers rather than boots. They were super comfortable and on the roomy side. Once the boot was broken in, the sole started to have some flex. It wasn’t a bad thing once we got used to it (and stayed away from Supercross tracks).2409950001a

Performance. The X-Move boot is on the soft side. It reminded our older test riders of old school leather Hi-Point boots. Obviously they have added protection, but the feel was similar. The Acerbis X-Move 2.0 boots are great for the average rider who likes to stay on the ground. Not the best choice for Pro riders who hit big jumps. They wanted more ankle support. This is one of the most comfortable boots on the market for the average offroad rider.

DIGITS:  $299.00— www.acerbisusa.com or your local dealer.

MXA RATING: This is a great boot at a fair price for a rider whose top priority for comfort and feel. It is a plastic boot for riders who really want a leather boot. If your priority is stiffness, move along.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ONE SHOT DEAL! SPECIAL RUN OF 1986 HONDA CR250 TWO-STROKE PIPES


This is a cool idea. Pro Circuit plans to built a special limited-edition run of 1986 Honda CR250 Works Pipe and 304 silencers for bike builder and vintage racers. Just like back in the day, Pro Circuit’s Works Pipe increases horsepower and torque, while the unplated, oiled metal finish gives your bike that “works look.” Completing the special throwback kit is a 304 Factory Sound Silencer that has a slightly longer body to add top-end performance while reducing noise output. The brushed aluminum silencer body and stainless steel inlet tube and end-cap make the 1986 CR250 silencer look as good as it performs. It brings back memories of Ricky Johnson in his Team Honda days.

Pro Circuit is accepting orders for the $425.00 1986 Honda CR250 kit now and fulfill them when they reach the required production number. Order now if you want to be included in this special offer. For more info go to www.procircuit.com

2018 MONTREAL SUPERCROSS ON SEPT. 15, 2018

For more information go to www.supercrossmtl.com

BOYESEN BUDDY BOOGIE SPEED FESTIVAL OCTOBER 5-7

Held on October 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Pagoda Motorcycle Club in Birdsboro, Pensvlvania. For more info go to www.pagodamc.org 

2018 MARSEILLE SUPERCROSS ON OCT 12-13

For more information go to www.supercrossinternationalmarseille.com

2018 JAPAN SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 3


Dylan Ferrandis, Malcolm Stewart, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Brayton, Christian Craig, Jimmy Decotis and Weston Peick have signed on so far. For more info go to www.japansupercross.com

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES AT GLEN HELEN, DECEMBER 9

The final round four of the Old School Scrambles series will be held on December 9 on the Lucas Oil Offroad Truck Track at Glen Helen Raceway (on a track designed by Gary Jones). For more info go to www.oldschoolscramblesracing.com

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 AMA NATIONALS, MXGP & MUCH MORE

ELi Tomac KX450F 2018 Washougal motocross-4739Eli Tomac has a 20-point lead over Marvin Musquin with one races to go.

2018 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19……………………Hangtown, CA
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 2..…………….…….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16..…………………Mt Morris, PA
June 23.………………….Muddy Creek, TN
June 30.………………….Southwick, MA
July 7..……………………​Red Bud, MI
July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​
July 28.…………………..Washougal, WA
Aug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY
Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2018 125 TWO-STROKE ALL-STAR SERIES
May 19……………………….Hangtown, CA
June 2………………………..Thunder Valley, CO
June 16………………………Mt Morris, PA
June 30………………………Southwick, MA
July 28……………………….Washougal, WA
Aug. 18………………………Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 25………………………Crawfordsville, IN (Finals)

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………..Argentina
Mar. 18…………………….Holland 1
Mar. 25…………………….Spain
Apr. 8……………………….Italy 1
Apr. 15……………………..Portugal
May 1……………………….Russia
May 13……………………..Latvia
May 20…………………….Germany
June 3………………………England
June 10…………………….France
June 17…………………….Italy 2
July 1……………………….Indonesia 1
July 8……………………….Indonesia 2
July 22……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………………………Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 19……………………..Switzerland
Aug. 26……………………..Bulgaria
Sept. 2……………………….Turkey
Sept. 16………………………Holland 2
Sept. 30………………………Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………Red Bud, MI

2018 REM GLEN HELEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 17…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 24…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 24…………………….Glen Helen, CA
April 7………………….…Spring Series #1
April 14……………….…..20th Anniversary #2
April 28……………….…..Spring Series #3
May 5………………….….Spring Series #4 (National track)
May 12……………………Spring Series #5
May 19……………………Spring Series #6
June 2…………………….Glen Helen, CA
June 16…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 30…………………..Glen Helen, CA
July 14……………………Summer Series (Canceled)
July 21……………………Summer Series #1
July 28……………………Summer Series #2
Aug. 11……………………Summer Series #3
Aug. 25………..………….Summer Series #4
Sept. 1……………………Summer Series #5
Sept. 1…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 6……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA (National track)
Nov. 17……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 1……………………..Glen Helen, CA (Canceled)
Dec. 15……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 22……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 29…………..………Glen Helen, CA

2018 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Feb. 2-4…………………..……Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 23-25……………….……Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 23-24……………….……Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 20-22……………….……Hurricane, UT
May 25-27……………………Cedar City, UT
Sept. 14-16……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 19-21………………….…Adelanto, CA
Nov. 9-11………………….…..Primm, NV

2018 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………………………….Boise, ID
May 13………………………….Tucson, AZ
June 8…………………………..Austin, TX
June 9…………………………..Austin, TX
Aug. 3-5………………………..Quebec, CN
Sept. 8………………………….Sturgis, SD

2018 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 11………………………Glen Helen, CA (canceled)
Mar. 24-25………………….Glen Helen, CA
June 17……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Aug. 19………………….…..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 9………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 25………………………….Prescott, AZ
Sept. 15…………………………Costa Mesa, CA
Sept. 22…………………………Reno, NV
Oct. 20…………………………..Denver, CO
Oct. 27…………………………..Everett, WA
Nov. 3……………………………Boise, ID

2018 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 11…………………………..Lyng, England (canceled)
Apr. 1……………………………Culham, England
Apr. 22………………………….Canada Heights, England
May 6……………………………Blaxhall, England
June 24………………………..Desertmartin, Ireland
July 29………………………….Duns, England
Aug. 12…………………………Hawkstone, England
Sept. 23………………………..Foxhill, England

2018 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8………………….…….Lyng, England
May 20……………..………Preston Docks, England
May 27…………….……….Hawkstone Park, England
July 1………….…..………..Sherwood, England
July 15………….…..………Canada Heights, England
Sept. 2…………….…..……Cusses Gorse, England

2018 GERMAN ADAC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 22………………………….Drehna, Germany
May 27………………………….Molln, Germany
June 24…………………………Bielstein, Germany
May 6……………………………Blaxhall, Germany
July 15………………………….Moggers, Germany
July 29………………………….Tensfeld, Germany
Aug. 26…………………………Teutschthal, Germany
Sept. 9…………………………..Gaildorf, Germany

2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 13………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2018 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 27……………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-4…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

2018 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 17-18………………………Paris, France

2018 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 19-24…………………….Gainesville, FL

2018 DAY IN THE DIRT
Nov. 23-25………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec.1-2………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2019 RACE SCHEDULE: FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T WAIT


The 2019 Motocross des Nations will be held at the Assen road race circuit in Holland. It is a man-made sand track built on the front straight.

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28……………………………TBA
Mar. 10……………………………Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 21……………………………Italy #1
Apr. 21……………………………Hong Kong
May 1……………………………..China
May 12……………………………Russia
May 26……………………………Latvia
June 2…………………………….Germany
June 16…………………………..France
June 23…………………………..Italy #2
July 7……………………………..Indonesia #1
July 14……………………………Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Switzerland
Sept. 1……………………………TurkeyBulgaria
Sept. 15………………………….Portugal
Sept. 22………………………….Italy #3

2019 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 29………………………….Assen, Holland 

2018 RACES YOU MISSED! WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

250 startDon’t worry! They’ll be back in January.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 3……………………..…Oakland, CA
Feb. 10………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 17………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 24………………………Tampa, FL
Mar. 3……………………..…Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 17………………………St. Louis, MO
Mar. 24………………………Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 7……………………..…Seattle, WA
Apr. 14………………………Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 21………………………Foxborough, MA
Apr. 28………………………Salt Lake City, UT
May 5…………………….…Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6-7………………………….Dayton, OH
Jan. 13-14………………………Worcester, MA
Jan. 20-21……………………….Wilkes Barre, PA
Jan. 27-28………………………Greensboro, NC
Feb. 10-11………………………Madison, WI
Feb. 17-18………………………Florence, SC
Mar. 17-18………………………Denver, CO
Mar. 24-25………………………Nampa, ID
Apr. 7-8………………………….Wichita, KS
Apr. 21-22………………………Portland, OR
Apr. 28-29………………………Reno, NV
May 4-6…………………………Las Vegas, NV

2018 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…………………………..Manchester
Jan. 13………………………….Newcastle
Jan. 20…………………………Birmingham
Jan. 26-27…………………….Belfast
Feb. 10………………………….Sheffield
Feb. 17………………………….London

2018 HAWKSTONE INTERNATIONAL
Feb. 11………………………….Hawkstone, England

2018 RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR SUPERCROSS
Mar. 11-12……………..…….Daytona, FL

2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 31…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA  

2018 GLEN HELEN NATIONAL 250/OPEN TWO-STROKE INVITATIONAL
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 DUTCH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Markelo, Holland
Apr. 2……………………………Oldebrook, Holland
May 6…………………………..Mill, Holland
July 14-16…………………….Lichtenvoorde, Holland

2018 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 30-Aug. 4…………………Hurricane Mills, TN

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ450SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 450SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HUSQVARNA FC250

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 250SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ250F

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 TM MX250-FI TWIN-PIPER

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HUSQVARNA FC450

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HONDA CRF450

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 350SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KAWASAKI KX450

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HUSQVARNA FC450

Answer: Bengt Aberg.

Photos: Brian Converse, Jody Weisel, KTM, Kawasaki, Travis  Fant, Ray Archer, Daryl Ecklund, MXA, MXGP

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