MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: LUCKILY, WHEN IT RAINS IN SOCAL WE ALWAYS HAVE THE DESERT

• 2024-1/2 KTM FACTORY EDITION: RAINED OUT AT THE GLEN, WE WENT TO THE DESERT

• LEST WE FORGET! LAST WEEK’S ANAHEIM 2 TRIPLE CROWN TOP TENS & OTHER NOTABLES

Cooper Webb 2024 Anaheim 2 Supercross Mai Events-2834Cooper Webb’s 2-2-5 score made him the only rider to make the top five in all three motos and that consistency handed him the overall victory.

2024 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS: 450 RESULTS
1. Cooper Webb (Yam)…2-2-5
2. Eli Tomac (Yam)…5-7-1
3. Aaron Plessinge4 (KTM)…6-4-3
4. Jason Anderson (Kaw)…4-1-8
5. Chase Sexton (KTM)…1-11-2
6. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…7-3-4
7. Ken Roczen (Suz)…3-6-10
8. Justin Cooper (Yam)…10-5-6.
9. Dylan Ferrandis (Hon)… 8-15-7
10. Malcolm Stewart (Hus)…11-10-9
Other notables: 11. Hunter Lawrence (Hon; )12. Jorge Prado (Gas); 13. Justin Barcia (Gas); 14. Christian Craig (Hus); 15. Justin Hill (KTM); 17. Kyle Chisholm (Suz); 18, Shane McElrath (Suz);19. Fredrik Noren (Kaw); 20. Benny Bloss (Bet); 21. Derek Drake (Suz); 22. Luke Kalaitzian (Hon),

Jorge Prado’s dream came true. The 2023 FIM 450 World Champion got to race in front of massive crowds under the lights, he won a heat race and when he boarded the plane to go back to Europe he was in the top ten in 450 AMA Supercross points after four rounds.

2024 AMA 450 POINTS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 17 rounds)
4. Aaron Plessinger..80
1. Chase Sexton…76
8. Cooper Webb…74
2. Jett Lawrence…72
3. Eli Tomac…10
6. Jason Anderson…67
5. Dylan Ferrandis…62
7. Ken Roczen…57
9. Justin Barcia…49
10. Jorge Prado…45

Levi Kitchen (47) went 1-2-3 for an impressive victory at the Anaheim 2 Triple Crown. Oh yeah,  Levi  won the Anaheim Triple Crown last year also.

2024 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS: 250 WEST RESULTS
1. Levi Kitchen (Kaw)…1-2-3
2. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…2-1-7
3. Nate Thrasher (Yam)…3-10-1
4. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…9-3-2
5. Jordon Smith (Yam)…4-8-4
6. Anthony Bourdon (Suz)…8-6-8
7. Julien Beaumer (KTM)…12-5-6
8. Ryder DiFrancesco (Gas)…5-7-12
9. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam)….6-16-5
10. Phil Nicoletti (Yam)…7-4-8
Other notables: 11. Carson Mumford; (Hon); 12. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon); 13. Robbie Wageman (Yam; 14. Hunter Yoder (Kaw);15. Cole Thompson (Yam); 16. Max Miller Suz); 17. Matti Jorgensen (Gas)); 18. Josh Varize (Gas); 19. Talon Hawkins (KTM); 22. Billy Laninovich (Yam).

Jo Shimoda (30) has been struggling with bike issues and is only 6th in the 250 West points. Jo is 30 points adrift of the two points leaders.

2024 AMA 250 WEST POINTS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 10 rounds)
1. Levi Kitchen…84
2. Jordon Smith…84
3. R.J. Hampshire…76
4. Garrett Marchbanks…70
5. Anthony Bourdon…55
6. Jo Shimoda…54
7. Mitchell Oldenburg…51
8. Nate Thrasher…50
9. Julien Beaumer…48
10. Carson Mumford…47

• WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP WARM-UP RACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024

Pasha Afshar wants to give every two-stroke racer a warm-up race two weeks before the 2024 World Two-Stroke Championship. On Saturday, March 16, Glen Helen will host two-stroke classes at the “Saturday At the Glen” races on the Glen Helen National track. Not only is it a chance to make sure you have your machine properly tuned, but it’s a chance to race your bike on the same dirt, hills and start as the World Two-Stroke Championship on Saturday, March 30. For more info got to www.glenhelen.com

2024 DETROIT SUPERCROSS TRACK LAYOUT: REMEMBER, IT’S A DAY RACE 

Ford Field was built in 2002. It has a capacity 65,000 fans and a fixed roof supported by two 18-foot-wide concrete columns. There is a permanent dome over the stadium that was chosen to cover the facility because of Detroit’s cold and harsh winter weather.  The high temperature on Saturday in Detroit be 41-degrees. but Ford Field is not as cold inside as the temperature outside, but a coat, hat and gloves would be smart. The gates open at 12:00 Noon; Opening ceremonies are at 12:20 p.m; The first race starts at 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. on the West coast).

• “THIS WEEK IN MXA” WITH JOSH MOSIMAN: NEW RIDERS, NEW MANUFACTURERS & NEW TEAMS

CURRENT 2024 AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO DETROIT

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This is the cover of the February 2024 issue of MXA

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2024 TV SCHEDULE: AMA 250 EAST/WEST SUPERCROSS & 450 SUPERCROSS

After the muddy messes in San Francisco and San Diego, the 2024 AMA Supercross series got a dry race at Anaheim 2. Luckily, there is no chance of it raining inside Ford Field this Saturday. Don’t forget! Detroit will start at 12:00 Noon (Pacific Time).

2024 250 SHOOTOUT YOU TUBE VIEWERS BY MEDIA OUTLET

• 2024 MXA 250 SHOOTOUT VIDEO: CRF VS. YZ-F VS. SXF VS. KX VS. MC-F VS. FC VS. RM-Z

• 2024 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS PRE-ENTRIES OPEN NOW

Glen Helen Raceway is thrilled to announce the March 30, 2024, return of the highly anticipated Wiseco World Two-Stroke Motocross Championships hosted by Fasthouse. Embracing the rich heritage of two-stroke motorcycles, this annual event has become a beacon for enthusiasts and racers alike, showcasing the essence of where the industry began. As Glen Helen gears up for another exciting race, they want to invite all two-stroke racers to take advantage of discount entry fees for those who pre-enter—exclusively at www.GlenHelen.com.


There are classes for Novices, Intermediates, Experts and, of course, the Pasha 125 Open Pro classes for 125 Pros, Over-30 125 Pros and Over-50 125 Pros—with  a $15,000 purse split evenly between all three Pasha classes.

You can secure your spot early and enjoy substantial savings with Pre-Entry fees set at $60 for the first class and $50 for the second class. Act now as the price will increase to $80 for your first class on March 1, 2024, before going to $100 for Post-entry on the weekend of the race. Glen Helen looks forward to seeing you all on Saturday, March 30 to celebrate the legacy of Two-Stroke motocross at the same motocross park that held the first-ever 125 National Motocross Championship back in 1973. To pre-enter the 2024 World Two-Stroke Championship and save money Click Here.

The 40-man gate sends the riders off on a drag race where speeds of 70 mph are reached before the Open class Pros get to the first turn.

The first turn, called Talladega, is a 45-degree banked, 180-degree, right-hand sweeper that was designed so the the riders wouldn’t need to choose between sticking their right leg out or keeping it on the brake pedal.

EVERY WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPION (2010-2023)
2010…Bobby Garrison (Hus)
2011…Austin Howell (Yam)
2012…Michael Leib (Hon)
2013…Sean Collier (Yam)
2014…Sean Collier (Yam)
2015…Mike Sleeter (KTM)
2016…Mike Alessi (Suz)
2017…Ryan Surratt (Hon)
2018…Zach Bell (Hus)
2019…Robbie Wageman (Yam)
2020…Mike Alessi (Yam)
2021…Robbie Wageman (Yam)
2022…Trevor Stewart (Yam)
2023…Carson Brown (Yam)

To pre-enter the 2024 World Two-Stroke Championship and save money Click Here.

2024 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO TEST: YOUR BIKE IS IN HERE…SOMEWHERE

2024 TV SCHEDULE: AMA 250/450 NATIONALS AND THE THREE-ROUND SMX PLAYOFFS

Endless ruts are a common theme at the AMA 250/450 Nationals. This is the view from the mechanic’s area at Pala Raceway. Pala is the opening round of the 2024 outdoot series.

NBC Sports, Peacock, NBC, USA & CNBC  have announced the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, AMA Outdoor National Championship and the SuperMotocross Playoffs (SMX) broadcast and streaming schedule. All 31 rounds across the series, including exclusive live coverage of qualifiers, heats, Main Events and Motos will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will provide comprehensive live coverage of all qualifying, heats, Main Events and Motos across both AMA Supercross and the AMA Nationals, spanning 31 rounds from January to September 2024. Plus, 17 races will livestream exclusively on Peacock. The platform will also provide on-demand replays of every race. Qualifiers and heats will be available exclusively on Peacock for every race throughout the season.

“Race Day Live” will cover all 31 rounds of the Supercross, National and SMX Playoffs exclusively on Peacock. Dan Hubbard and Justin Brayton will serve as hosts of the pre-race program, along with Steven “Lurch” Scott, Haley Shanley, and Zach Osborne as reporters.

• HUSKY/GASGAS/KTM ELECTRIC PEE-WEE HANDLEBAR RISERS FROM NIHILO CONCEPTS


You can raise the handlebars on Juniors’ KTM SX-E 2, Husqvarna EE 2 or GasGas MC-E 2 by 5mm or 10mm with Nihilo Concept’d handlebar risers. They are CNC’ed to fit under the stock bar mounts and will help the Austrian electric Pee-Wees keep up with the growth spurt of your little ripper.

The risers are easy to install. The retail price is $29.95 at www.nihiloconcepts.com.

• WEEKLY PRIZES IN THE SUPERCROSS MXA FANTASY LEAGUE

REMINDER: Because Detroit is an early race and the “night show” starts at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time), 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time), the picks for the night show will close at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern), 11:30 a.m. (Pacific). It’s free to download and free to play, don’t miss out!

Even though the season has started, you can still join for an opportunity to win weekly prizes!

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Prepare for a  Supercross Fantasy experience like never before! MXA Introduces our cutting-edge app, meticulously crafted to deliver all the action right to your fingertips. Say farewell to web browsers as we usher in a sophisticated, seamless, and completely free platform for you to dive into the world of Supercross Fantasy. While we gear up for the upcoming rider selection entries, you can already engage in intense competitions by joining private parties. Challenge your friends, create groups, and immerse yourself in the competition. You can enter at any point in the 2024 Supercross series (and after that we will have a 2024 AMA Motocross Fantasy game. If you’re using Apple click here and if you’re on Android click here.

• MXA TWO-STROKE VIDEO: NO MUSIC, NO VOICE OVER, JUST A KX500 & A CR500 RAW

• SEE THE COMPLETE 2024 RACE SCHEDULES

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2024 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13…San Francisco, CA
Jan. 20…San Diego, CA
Jan. 27, Anaheim, CA
Feb. 3…Detroit, MI
Feb. 10…Glendale, AZ
Feb. 24…Arlington, TX
Mar. 2…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 9…Birmingham, AL
Mar. 16…Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 23…Seattle, WA
Mar. 30…St. Louis, MO
Apr. 13…Foxborough, MA
Apr. 20…Nashville, TN
Apr. 27…Philadelphia, PA
May 4…Denver, CO
May 11…Salt Lake City, UT

2024 SUPERMOTOCROSS (SMX) PLAY-OFFS
Sept. 7…TBA
Sept. 14…TBA
Sept. 21…TBA

2024 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 25…Pala, CA
June 1…Hangtown, CA
June 8…Thunder Valley, CO
June 15…Mount Morris, PA
June 29…Southwick, MA
July 6…Red Bud, MI
July 13…Millville, MN
July 20…Washougal, WA
August 10…Unadilla, NY
August 17…Budds Creek, MD
August 24…Crawfordsville, IN

2024 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 10…Argentina
Mar. 24…TBA
Apr. 7…Sardinia
Apr. 14…Italy #1
May 5…Portugal
May 12…Spain
May 19…France
Jun. 2…Germany
Jun. 9…Latvia
June 16…Italy #2
June 30…Indonesia #1
July 7…Indonesia #2
July 21…Czech Republic
July. 28..Belgium
Aug. 11…Sweden
Aug. 18…Holland
Aug 25…Switzerland
Sept. 8… Turkey
Sept. 16…China
Sept. 29….Italy #3

2024 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 30-31…Glen Helen, CA

LORETTA LYNN NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Jul. 29-Aug. 3…Hurricane Mills, TN

2024 MOTOCROSS DES NATION
Oct. 6…Matterley Basin, UK

2024 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 2-3…Glen Helen, CA

2024 AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov.11-18…Madison, Wi
Dec.1-2…Boise, ID, NY
Jan. 5-6…Loveland, CO
Jan. 12-13…Grand Island, NE
Jan. 19-20…Guthrie, OK
Jan. 26-27….Guthrie, OK
Feb. 2-3…Prescott, AZ
Feb. 9-10…TBA
Feb. 23-24…Mesquite, TX
Feb. 29-Mar.1…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 8…Fayetteville, NC
Mar. 15…Salem, VA
Mar. 22-23…Denver, CO
Mar. 29…Las Vegas, NV

2024 WORCS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 5-7…Taft, CA
Jan. 26-28…Glen Helen, CA
Feb 23-25…Marysville, CA
Mar. 15-17…Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 12-14…Blythe, CA
May 17-19…Cedar City, UT
Sept. 6-7…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 4-6…Mesquite, NV
Nov. 1-3…Primm, NV

2024 DUTCH MASTERS OF MOTOCROSS
Mar. 17…Harfsen
Apr. 4…Oldebroek
Apr. 21…Markelo

2024 ADAC MX MASTERS
Apr. 21…Princely Drehna
Apr. 28th…Dreetz
May 26…Vellahn
Jun. 23…Bielstein
July 14,…Tensfeld
Aug. 4…Gaildorf
Sept. 1…TBA
Sept. 22…Holzgerlingen

2024 SATURDAY AT THE GLEN MOTOCROSS
Jan. 13…Winter Series #1 (Arroyo track)
Jan. 20…Winter Series #2 (National track)
Feb. 3…Winter Series #3 (Arroyo track)
Feb. 24…Winter Series #4 (Arroyo track)
Mar.16…Winter Series #5 (National track)
Mar. 23…Spring Series #1 (Arroyo track)
Apr. 13…Spring Series #2 (Arroyo track)
Apr. 20…Spring Series #3 (Arroyo track)
May 4…Spring Series #4 (National track)
May 18…Spring Series #5 (National track)
June 1…Summer Series #1 (Arroyo track)
June 15…Summer Series #2 (National track)
July 6…Summer Series #3 (Arroyo track)
July 20…Summer Series #4 (Arroyo track)
Aug. 3….Summer Series #5 (National track)
Aug. 24…Fall Series #1 (Arroyo track)
Aug. 31…Fall Series #2 (Arroyo track)
Sept. 14…Fall Series #3 (Arroyo track)
Oct. 5…Fall Series #4 (Arroyo track)
Oct. 19…Fall Series #5 (Arroyo track)
Oct. 26…Winter Series #1 (National track)
Nov. 16..Winter Series #2 (Arroyo track)
Nov. 23..Winter Series #3 (Arroyo track)
Dec. 7…Winter Series #4 (Arroyo track)
Dec. 21…Winter Series #5 (National track)

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2024 KTM 350SXF FOUR-STROKE

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