MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WHAT YOU MISSED WHEN YOU HAD TO GO SEE YOUR NIECE’S GRADUATION FROM 3RD GRADE

FREDRIK NOREN’S FILL-IN RIDE AT JGRMX A HUGE SUCCESS

Fredrik Noren filled-in for Justin Hill at the JGRMX Suzuki team this weekend at the Southwick National and scored a 5th in moto one and a 7th in moto two to earn a top-ten finish. Noren was 7th overall at Southwick and is now 11th in 450 National points. It was a big weekend for JGR as they look like they finally have a healthy and fast 450 rider. Kudos to Fredrik.

SOUTHWICK RACE RESULTS: TWO WINNERS, BUT FOUR MOTO WINNERS

Marvin Musquin with the holeshot as Zach Osborne (16), Ken Roczen (94) and Joey Savatgy (17) give chase.

Australian Dean Ferris, Ken Roczen (Germany),  Fredrik Noren (Sweden) and Marvin Musquin (France) put four foreign riders in the 450 top ten.

Marvin Musquin won the 450 class for the second week in a row.

Zach Osborne won the second 450 moto, but his 3-1, got beat by Musquin’s 1-2.

The Husqvarna/KTM combine had four riders in the 450 top five. Cooper Webb (2) went 4-4 for fourth.

This was Aaron Plessinger’s first 450 Nationalssince breaking his foot. Actually, it was Plessinger’s first-ever 450 National. He went 18-16 for 17th. You gotta start somewhere.

SOUTHWICK RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…1-2
2. Zach Osborne (Hus)…3-1
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…2-3
4. Cooper Webb (KTM)…4-4
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…7-5
6. Justin Barcia (Yam)…6-6
7. Fredrik Noren (Suz)…5-7
8. Dean Ferris (Yam)…8-12
9. Ken Roczen (Hon)…12-10
10. John Short (Hon)…15-9

Adam Cianciarulo_2019 Las Vegas Supercross-6904Adam Cianciarulo (92) has won five of the six 250 Nationals so far in 2019.


Shane McElrath is starting to look good again with a fifth at Southwick, but he’s 161 points behind the 250 leader.

Dylan Ferrandis ran away with the second moto, but Cianciarulo knew that he didn’t have to chase because Dylan was third in the first moto.

SOUTHWICK RESULTS: 250 CLASS
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…1-2
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…3-1
3. Justin Cooper (Yam)…2-3
4. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…4-4
5. Shane McElrath (KTM)…6-7
6. Alex Martin (Suz)…10-5)
7. Brandon Hartranft (Yam)…7-8
8. Colt Nichols (Yam)…5-11
9. Cameron McAdoo (KTM)…11-6
10. Jacob Hayes (Yam)…12-9

RIDE WITH ADAM CIANCIARULO AT SOUTHWICK AS HE MAKES IT LOOK SMOOTH

WHO’S WHO IN AMA NATIONAL POINTS HEADING TO RED BUD THIS COMING SATURDAY?

Jason Anderson_2019 Hangtown Press Day-5Jason Anderson (21) and Zach Osborne are lurking in the shadows, but neither one has pulled off a big win in the 450 class.

450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 or 12 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…257
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…231
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…229
4. Zach Osborne (Hus)…227
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…212
6. Cooper Webb (KTM)…202
7. Justin Barcia (Yam)…159
8. Dean Ferris (Yam)…136
9. Blake Baggett (KTM)…131
10. Justin Bogle (KTM)…117

Colt Nichols 2019 Fox National pala motocross raceway-8408It’s much tougher to be on a four-man team than a two-man team. It makes it that much harder to win the “Best in the Truck Award.” Colt Nichols (39) has tough teammates.

250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 or 12 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…269
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…246
3. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…232
4. Colt Nichols (Yam)…178
5. Chase Sexton (Hon)…167
6. RJ Hampshire (Hon)…165
7. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…162
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…148
9. Alex Martin (Suz)…143
10. Shane McElrath (KTM)…108

Marvin Musquin 2019 Fox National pala motocross raceway-0013Marvin Musquin is one of only three 450 National winner so far this series (and all three are tied for the most wins at two apiece).
Date                   Venue                                           450                                250
Mar. 18……Hangtown, CA…………………Ken Roczen…………Adam Cianciarulo
May 25…….Pala, CA…………………………..Eli Tomac……………..Adam Cianciarulo
June 1……..Thunder Valley, CO…………Ken Roczen………….Adam Cianciarulo
June 15…….Mt. Morris, PA……………….Eli Tomac……………..Adam Cianciarulo
June 22…….Jacksonville, FL…………….Marvin Musquin…..Justin Cooper
June 29……..Southwick, MA…………….Marvin Musquin…..Adam Cianciarulo
July 6………..Red Bud, MI​
July 20………Millville, MN​
July 27………Washougal, WA
Aug. 10……..Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 17……..​Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 24……..Crawfordsville, IN
450 points leader………Eli Tomac (Kaw)
550 points leader………Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 KTM 450SXF

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO: JODY & A FRIEND GO RIDING

Jody and his brave passenger crank this Wasp RT3 sidecar in a flat sweeper.

MXA’s Jody Weisel (above) pilots a Yamaha 650 Wasp RT3 sidecar at Saddleback while preparing for the California Sidecar Championships. Power came from a twin-cylinder Yamaha 650 four-stroke engine. With two riders, twin-cylinder engine, three wheels, leading link forks and an ultra-strong chassis, the all-up weight could easily exceed 800 pounds. As with most American sidecar races, the Whitney Brothers won, but Jody got to style out front for awhile. He decided not to take it up as a career choice.

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FC450

EVERY 250/450 GRAND PRIX WINNER IN 2019: THERE ARE ONLY FOUR

Honda’s Tim Gajser has his best opportunity to win the FIM 450 World Champions in three years. Aided in no small part by injuries to the KTM duo of Jeffrey Herlings and Tony Cairoli.

Date               Venue                                            450                                250
Mar. 3……. Argentina……………………….Tony Cairoli…………Jorge Prado
Mar. 24……England………………………….Tony Cairoli…………Thomas Kjer Olsen
Mar. 31……Holland…………………………..Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 7……….Trentino, Italy………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 12…….Lombardia, Italy…………….Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
May 19……..Portugal………………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 26…….France…………………………….Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 9…..…Russia……………………………..Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 16……Latvia………………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 23……Germany…………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 7………Palembang, Indo.
July 14……..Semarang, Indo
July 28….…Czech Republic
Aug. 4………Belgium
Aug. 18….…Imola, Italy
Aug. 25….…Sweden
Sept. 8……..Turkey
Sept. 15…..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…..Hong Kong, China (Canceled)
450 points leader…………..Tim Gajser (Hon)
250 points leader…………..Jorge Prado (KTM)

CURRENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS BEFORE INDONESIA

Kawasaki’s Clement Desalle has held up old guy honor, along with Tony Cairoli, for the last couple years, but any injury in Russia has left him on the sidelines in 2019—although still hanging on to 10th place in the 450 points.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 10 of 18 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…441
2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…358
3. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…289
4. Arnaud Tonus (Yam)…288
5. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…288
6. Arminas Jasikonis (Hus)…249
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Hon)…225
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…220
9. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…219
10. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…208

Jorge Prado (61) and Tom Vialle (28) are  KTM’s big hopes in the 250 GPs, but with Prado winning everything in sight, Vialle gets to practice for next season.

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 10 of 18 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)…447
2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…403
3. Jago Geerts (Yam)…313
4. Tom Vialle (KTM)…284
5. Henry Jacobi (Kaw)…283
6. Ben Watson (Yam)…246
7. Mitch Evans (Hon)…226
8. Adam Sterry (Kaw)…204
9. Bas Vaessen (KTM)…185
10. Michele Cervellin (Hon)…179

MXA TEAM TESTED: STI HEAVY DUTY TUBES

128_MXAh16There is nothing worse for a motocross racer than a flat tire. Not only is your moto over, but you have to change the tube. When this happens to the MXA wrecking crew—and it does with some regularity, especially on KTMs, which come with paper-thin Pirelli lightweight tubes—we install STI Heavy Duty inner tubes. Not only are they twice as thick as a standard tube, but they are incredibly affordable.

WDIGITS? $12.95 (Heavy Duty rear), $9.95 (Heavy Duty front)Your friendly local dealer can order them for you.

STI inner tubes come in three different thicknesses: Heavy Duty (2mm thick), Extreme Duty (3mm thick) and Ultra Heavy Duty (4mm thick). We readily admit that we would never use an STI Extreme Duty or Ultra Heavy tube for racing because they would be overkill. The 3mm-thick Extreme Duty is best for Baja, desert racing, WORCS or GNCC, while the 4mm-thick Ultra Heavy Duty tube is so rugged that it’s best for 950cc adventure bikes (since a flat tire high in the Rockies could mean a night with the bears).stimctubesSTI does not make regular tubes. STI specializes in making thicker-than-stock heavy-duty tubes—and sales have rocketed up every month because so many people are looking for a flat-tire solution. The typical OEM tube is 0.8mm to 1mm thick. Manufacturers choose this type of tube for production-line use because it is both light and inexpensive to spec. STI tubes are anywhere from twice as thick to four times as thick. For example, the STI Heavy Duty tube is made from butyl rubber with a 2mm thickness. We originally started testing STI Heavy Duty inner tubes back in 2013 just to ensure that a test or photo session wouldn’t be ruined by an unexpected flat tire. We have run them ever since. They have a good track record—but there are lots of things that can damage rubber.

STI’s Heavy Duty tube is heavier than a regular tube. How much heavier? Our 110/90-19 Heavy Duty model was exactly 1 pound heavier than an OEM 1mm-thick tube. The extra weight is not exactly a performance enhancer, but neither is a flat tire. Sometimes you have to play it safe.

MXA RATING: If you are looking to avoid a flat tire, this is the tube you should run. Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen don’t need heavy-duty tubes, but they don’t pay their own entry fees or change their own tires, either.

MIPS ACQUIRES GLIDE WEAR & ITS PATENTS

MIPS acquires the brand GlideWear and the associated patent rights. The asset purchase agreement to acquire the brand GlideWear and the patent rights associated with the GlideWear technology are owned by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (“Tamarack”). The purchase price iso approximately $1 million, payable in cash. The acquisition of the unique GlideWear technology is an important step in MIPS’ ambition to continue to develop and broaden its product offering. MIPS has, since the beginning of 2018, incorporated GlideWear in some of its brain protection solutions with successful results and taking full ownership of the GlideWear technology is a natural extension of the existing co-operation.

MIPS is a basically a plastic skull cap that allows a rider’s head to move up to 15mm inside the helmet to reduce rotational brain injuries.

The acquired technology is a two-layer, low-friction fabric that primarily has been used in medical applications to protect the skin from harmful friction and shear. As a part of the transaction, Tamarack has been granted a royalty free license by MIPS during an eight-year period to continue to use the technology for its existing medical applications. ”We are pleased with the acquisition of the GlideWear technology and the access to materials that will enhance our product portfolio. We started the development work with Tamarack some years ago and quickly realized the value of having the GlideWear technology in our product portfolio” says Max Strandwitz, CEO of MIPS.

GLEN HELEN GIVES $10,000 TO THE HIGH HOPES FOUNDATION FROM ITS RIDE DAY

Glen Helen’s Chad Tucker (right) hands High Hopes Head Injury Foundation director Mark Desmond (left) checks that total $10,000 from the racetrack’s Fan Appreciation Day.

The Glen Helen Fan Appreciation Day was a big success and all proceeds went to the High Hopes Head Injury Foundation. Glen Helen Raceway was able to deliver $10,000 to High Hopes in honor of Tom White, who before his passing was a huge contributor to the charity. On Saturday, May 25, Glen Helen opened up all of its racetracks, plus a six-mile off-road loop to any rider who wanted to come and ride. All Glen Helen asked for was a minimal donation to High Hopes (and a promise that Glen Helen would match any donation over the $10 minimum). Riders also received a free lunch and a live showing of that day’s Pala National in their museum. The riders came in great numbers and the vast majority gave generously to High Hopes. Glen Helen’s Chad Tucker was able to go to the High Hopes Foundation and hand them checks for both the rider donations and Bud Feldkamp’s matching funds that totaled $10,000. Glen Helen wants to thank all who participated.

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: MSR & THE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

In 1984 Guy Cooper and Keith Bowen were the AMA Rookies of the Year (Keith in the 250 class and Guy in the 125 class) and both wore Malcolm Smith Racing (MSR) gear. You may not know that MSR recently closed its doors and went out of business, but luckily Rocky Mountain ATV/MC came onboard to save the brand. You can see the full line of MSR gear by Clicking Here.

2019 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS ON JULY 5-7 AT MID-OHIO

For more information go to www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com

POWDER BASIN TRIPLE CROWN ON JULY 6-7 IN GILLETTE, WYOMING

20TH ANNUAL FULL TEXAS FULL MOON SERIES ON JULY 13 AT FREESTONE MX

For more info go to www.badlandsmx.com

PANICREV CHRISTIAN MOTOCROSS CAMP AT GLEN HELEN ON JULY 15-17

For more info go to www.camprev.com

ARIZONA MONSOON MADNESS SERIES ON JULY 27 AT CANYON MOTOCROSS

For more info go to www.amxracing.com

GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE SERIES ON AUGUST 18 AT THREE HILLS

The six-race Great Plains Vintage motocross series moves to Three Hills on August 18. For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org.

HOW THEY RANK: MXA’S 2019 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

BIG BIKE RATING: MXA’S 2019 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

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2019 RACE SCHEDULE: THE SEASON IS RAPIDLY GETTING OLDER

Starting line_Glen Helen World Vet 2019
The 2019 World Vet Championship will be held on November 2-3 (and there will be two practice days leading up the the race days to allow foreign riders to adapt to Glen Helen).

2019 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18……………………Hangtown, CA
May 25.…………………..Pala, CA
June 1..……………….….Thunder Valley, CO
June 15..…………………Mt. Morris, PA
June 22.………………….Jacksonville, FL
June 29..…………………Southwick, MA
July 6.………………….….Red Bud, MI​
July 20.……………………Millville, MN​
July 27.……………………Washougal, WA
Aug. 10..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 17..………………….​Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 24.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 3…………………………… Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 7………………………………Trentino (Italy #1)
May 12…………………………….Lombardia (Italy #2)
May 19…………………….……..Portugal
May 26……………………………France
June 9…………………………….Russia
June 16…………………………..Latvia
June 23…………………………..Germany
July 7……………………………..Palembang (Indonesia #1)
July 14……………………………Semarang (Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Imola (Italy #3)
Aug. 25…………………………..Sweden
Sept. 8……………………………Turkey
Sept. 15…………………………..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…………………………..Hong Kong (Canceled)

2019 WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Jan. 18-20………………………..Primm, NV
Feb. 1-3……………………………Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 1-3……………………………Lake Havasu, AZ
Mar. 22-24……………………….Peoria, AZ
Apr. 12-14………………………..Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 26-28………………………..Taft, CA
May 24-26……………………….Mesquite, NV
July 30-Aug. 4…………………McCleary, WA
Sept. 13-15……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 4-6……………………………Milford, CA
Nov. 15-17……………………….Primm, NV

2019 MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS
June 28-30……………………….Mammoth Lakes, CA

2019 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 1………………………………Wild Rose, AB
June 8………………………………Blackwater, BC
June 15…………………………….McNabb Valley, MB
July 13……………………………..Gopher Dunes, ON
July 20……………………………..San Del Lee, ON
July 27……………………………..Riverglade, NB
Aug. 3………………………………Deschambault, QC
Aug. 17…………………………….Walton, ON

2019 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3………………….Loretta Lynn, TN

2019 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 10……………………………..FatCat
Apr. 14………………………………Lyng
May 5……………………………….Canada Heights
June 2………………………………Blaxhall
June 30…………………………….Desertmartin
July 21……………………………..Hawkstone Park
Aug. 11……………………………..Foxhill
Sept. 15……………………………Landrake

2019 BRITISH APICO TWO-STROKE FESTIVAL
May 25-26……………………….Marshfield MX
Aug. 3-4……………………………Iron Works Moto
Sept. 21-22……………………..Sellindge MX

2019 GERMAN MX MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14…………………………….Princely Drehna
June 2………………………………Moggers, Austria
June 30…………………………….Molln
July 21……………………………..Tens
Aug. 11…………………………….Gaildorf
Sept. 1……………………………..Biel
Sept. 15……………………………Wood Gerlingen

2019 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS
July 5-7…………………………….Lexington, Ohio

2019 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3………………….Loretta Lynn, TN

2019 RYAN VILLOPOTO AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CUP
Aug. 22-25………………………..Grays Harbor, WA

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

2019 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 21……………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2019 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 2-3……………………………..Glen Helen, CA

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