MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS UPDATE: LOTS OF NATIONAL NEWS…GOOD AND BAD

MOST INTERESTING NEW MODEL IN THE 2020 KTM LINE-UP — 2020 KTM 300XC TPI

KTM has been working on developing a fuel-injected two-stroke for the last ten years ago. Two years ago they released a limited number of  off-road 250XC-W TPI bikes to the U.S. market. Last year they expanded the number of bikes brought into the United States and added the 300cc version. But, for 2020 they will upgrade their fuel-injected bikes from their previous enduro set-up, with Xplor forks and PDS no-link rear suspension, to the KTM motocross frame, full-race XACT air forks and linkage rear suspension.

The new models will be available in 250cc and 300cc versions with TPI (Transfer Port Injection),  corrugated expansion chambers, WP XACT front forks, hydraulic DDS clutches, lateral counter balancers and six-speed transmissions. The new TPI bike is more of a race bike than the previous XC-W TPI. Husqvarna will also offer their own fuel-injected 300cc TX300i.Husqvarna TX300i 2020The 2020 Husqvarna TX300i.

THE REAL TOP TEN: THE FINAL 2019 AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS

Cooper Webb_2019 Houston Supercross-2897FINAL AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 17 of 17 rounds)
1. Cooper Webb…379
2. Eli Tomac…361
3. Marvin Musquin…350
4. Ken Roczen…319
5. Blake Baggett…290
6. Dean Wilson…223
7. Cole Seely…211
8. Joey Savatgy…208
9. Justin Bogle…171
10. Justin Brayton…163

Chase Sexton_2019 Daytona Supercross-144CURRENT AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 10 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton…193
2. Justin Cooper…180
3. Austin Forkner…152
4. Martin Davalos…148
5. Alex Martin…139
6. Brandon Hartranft…130
7. Mitchell Oldenburg…128
8. Kyle Peters…126
9. Kyle Cunningham…110
10. Jordan Bailey…101

Adam Cianciarulo 2019 Oakland Supercross -9066CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 10 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis…226
2. Adam Cianciarulo…211
3. Colt Nichols…180
4. R.J. Hampshire…168
5. Cameron McAdoo…149
6. Michael Mosiman…144
7. Jimmy Decotis…133
8. Shane McElrath…123
9. Chris Blose …120
10. Garrett Marchbanks…113

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RUSSIAN MOTOCROSS—IN A MOVIE

Viktor Arbekov — 1965 250 World Champion.

Sergey Sukhov is the director of a movie about Russian motocross that wants to highlight modern day Russian motocross and riders. Of course they will have a special segment on famous Russian riders who won the World Motocross Championships (Guennady Moiseev and Viktor Arbekov). Filming has already begun and the world premier will be in the Summer of 2020. At the moment the movie producers are looking for sponsors and partners for the film. If you are interested you may contacting them at [email protected]

RUSSIAN “MOTOCROSS THROUGH WHOLE LIFE” MOVIE TRAILER

MARTIN DAVALOS GETS A 450 FACTORY SHOT, BUT HE CAN’T TAKE IT

Martin Davalos_2019 Nashville Supercross-0446
Martin Davalos.

Word on the street is that Team Yamaha was interested in talking to Martin Davalos about riding for them in the 2019 AMA 450 National Championships. Davalos will race his final 250 Supercross race this weekend in Las Vegas by pointing out of the 250 East/West. Martin, has been in the 250 class for 13 years, but is ready to make the step up to the big class. Husqvarna did give him a one-time 450 shot  in the 2017 Nationals (largely because they were dropping him at the end of the year and thought it was a gamble worth taking). Davalos scored three top fives (two of them podiums) in his 12-race 450 debut. But, he got no 450 offers for 2018 and returned to the Pro Circuit 250 team for 2018-2019. So, the fact that Yamaha was interested in him as a fill-in rider for the upcoming 450 Nationals was good news. The bad news? Martin is signed to the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team through the 2019 National season.

WHO IS MARTIN DAVALOS’ REPLACEMENT AT PRO CIRCUIT FOR 2020

MEC 2017 Seth Hammaker
Seth Hammaker.

With Martin Davalos pointing out of the 250 Supercross class (if he earns one point in Saturday’s Las Vegas Supercross), who will replacement him at Pro Circuit in 2020? The answer is Seth Hammaker.

BOLT HARDWARE’S SPECIAL EDITION LAS VEGAS SUPERCROSS BIKE STANDS

Bolt Hardware makes a wide range of bolt kits for modern motocross bikes. However, they do not make bike stands. But, they have found out that it is hard to make a bolt kit that stands out in the pits or on a bike. Bolt Hardware’s bolt kits are cool, but almost invisible when used properly. Thus, Bolt Hardware made some special, one-off, one of a kind motorcycle stands for the Vegas Supercross. The stands are machined out of pieces of solid billet 6061. Then, to make them “Las Vegas worthy,” Bolt embedded them with diamonds. Okay, not real diamonds! The special run of Bolt Hardware stands are not for sale, but will be under the bikes of Adam Enticknap (97), Bubba Pauli (282), Tyler Custer (424) and the BWR Engines and PRMX teams. Be sure to visit their pits to see the sparkle stands. www.boltmx.com

PALA TO BE OPEN TO AMA PRO RIDERS ON MAY 8 FOR THE OFFICIAL SEASON PREVIEW TEST SESSION

MX Sports Pro Racing will be hosting a motocross “Spring Training” session on Wednesday, May 8, at Pala (which will be the second round of the 2019 AMA 250/450 National Motocross Championships). Participation is limited to licensed AMA professionals (that will be competing in the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship). However, the event will be open to the public to watch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (and at the conclusion of the AMA Pro session the track will open up for public riding, with standard riding fees being implemented by the Raceway).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m….250 & 450 Combined Track Time
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m….Break/Track Maintenance
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m….250 & 450 Combined Track Time
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m….Break/Track Maintenance
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m….250 & 450 Combined Track Time

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

GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE SERIES ON JUNE 2, JUNE 30, AUG. 18, SEPT. 15 & Oct. 20

The six-race Great Plains Vintage motocross series starts on May 5 at Three Hill Raceway in Nebraska City. For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org.

MOTOCROSS MOVIE FROM HOLLYWOOD: BENNETT’S WAR

Set to be released this Summer, “Bennett’s War” isn’t a jump video with nothing but music (and bad music at that). “Bennett’s War” is a full-blown Hollywood production. Of course, that means it has a plot, love interest and dialogue. It will be shown in theaters nationwide. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you don’t like it, even though you haven’t seen it. However, interest outside of the insular sport of motocross is fairly large,  given that 8,333,000 people watched the movie trailer (below) in less than five days days.

BENNETT’S WAR” MOVIE TRAILER

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