TWELVE MAZDA MASTER TECHNICIANS COMPETE!

Mazda's top twelve Master Technicians from around the United States will gather at the company's R&D facility in Irvine to test their diagnostic skills against each other and the clock. The winner of this "best-of-the-best" competition…
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PICHON CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE 250 GP’S

In the eyes of many Mickael Pichon was treated unfairly by the AMA and Team Honda last year. After a minor dispute arising from Mickael's father parking his renta-car in the wrong spot at Mt. Morris, Mickael was fined $3000 by the AMA and…
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GLEN HELEN GOES UPWARD AND BACKWARDS!

(Click on map to see a bigger view) The MXA wrecking crew doesn't have to go very far to find out what Glen Helen has up its sleeve for the opening round of the AMA 125/250 National Championships. All we have to do is follow Jody around as…
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WHO’S ON THE ACTIVE WINNERS LIST?

There are 26 active winners entered in every NASCAR race. That means that every time the flag falls there are 26 drivers who have tasted victory and want to repeat it. Earnhardt, Gordon, Elliott, Waltrip, Wallace, Petty, Bodine and 19…
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HOW A DYNAMOMETER WORKS!

There is no more effective tool to tune and compare race engines than a dynamometer. Dynos measure the force of an engine and give the results in corrected "perfect condition" figures. This allows the engine builder to compare uniform…
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MXA’S GUIDE TO BRAKE PADS

Improving your braking can be as simple as flushing the hydraulic system or as factory as running an oversized disc kit. However, to realize the most from your disc brakes, it is first necessary to grasp the inner workings of the system.…
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MOTOCROSS MADNESS 2 PREVIEW WINNERS

Here are the lucky winners of the Motocross Madness 2 Preview Sign Up. Congratulations! 1.Stuart Hauk...Tyler, TX. 2.Steve Anderson...Farmington, UT. 3.Jamie Anderson....Bountiful, UT. 4.Jonathan Tigner...Birmingham, AL. …
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WHY IS JEREMY SO FAST?

Click picture to make bigger Jeremy McGrath has everyone, from riders to team managers to sponsors to fans scratching their collective heads trying to figure out how to stop the massacre known as the Mac Attack. To get a handle on Jeremys…
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THE WILD AND WEIRD WORLD OF BRAKE FLUID

It was no easy chore for the braking industry to find a fluid that had the appropriate properties to handle the stressed conditions of a hydraulic braking system. The fluid needed to be light enough that the inner workings of the brake…
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SMETS CELEBRATES EASTER IN A BIG WAY

Click picture to make bigger With the 125 and 250 World Championships taking the weekend off, Joel Smets had another easy time of it in Osuna, Spain, winning both motos. Smets has dominated the 500 GPs this season, winning six out of eight…
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JT RACING SOLD TO PAINTBALL COMPETITOR

JT Racing has been sold to Brass Eagle Inc., a leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of paintball products. Under the terms of the deal, JT USA will continue to manufacture its core line of products under the JT label as…
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JEFF EMIG DOES NOT GET A FOUR-STROKE DEAL

Click picture to make bigger With Jimmy Button still recovering from the injuries he sustained at the San Diego Supercross, Team Yamaha has been wondering what to do with his works YZ426. When it became apparent that Button would not be…
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DUBACH WINS THIRD STRAIGHT THUMPER TITLE

CLICK PICTURE TO MAKE BIGGER Doug Dubach went 1-1 on his YZ426 to clinch his third consecutive World Four Stroke Championship. Held on a Glen Helen Raceway track that included three separate hills, a rocketship straight and…
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BOLLEY, LANGSTON AND BERVOETS WIN IN HOLLAND

As part of the new future of Grand Prix racing, last weekend's Dutch GP was a tripleheader with all three classes racing on the same day at the same track. In the 250 class, current 250 World Champion Fredric Bolley went 1-2 to beat…
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ARGENTINE OIL RIP-OFF

The MXA wrecking crew was dismayed to discover that an Argentinean oil company named AMA Racing Oils had stolen the cover of the March 99 issue of MXA and produced a fake to hand out to their customers. Not only does AMA Racing Oils use the…
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DAMON BRADSHAW IS COMING BACK!

General Douglas McArthur said that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. If that's true then old motocrossers never die, they just come out of retirement. Damon Bradshaw will race the World Four-Stroke Championships on April…
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EMIG’S DEBUT

Self sponsored Jeff Emig made his return to motocross this past Thursday (3/30) at Glen Helen's weekly practice session. Emig broke both wrists right before the start of the 2000 Supercross series. Jeff wasn't setting the world on fire with…
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AMERICAN’S FOURTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, 11TH AND 13TH

Smets, who went 3-1 in Italy, leads the 500 World Championships by 21 points over New Zealand's Darryl King. Meanwhile in France, Brit Carl Nunn won, while Americans Trampas Parker, Mike Brown, Jeff Dement and Scott Sheak finished 5th, 9th,…
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WORLD FOUR-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP HYPE

Doug Dubach may not want to hear it, but this year the competition should be hot at the World Four-Stroke Championship. The race is scheduled for April 16 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. Dubach has owned the event for…
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NO SHOCK AT THE 500 GP

Joel Smets dominated the Australian 500cc GP opener as expected. Smets, now mounted on a KTM (instead of his traditional Husaberg), won both motos handily beating Yamaha mounted Marnicq Bervoets (2-3). Darrell King (6-2) was third, Local…
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250 GRAND PRIX SHOCKER

Ryan Hughes won the second moto of the Spanish 250 Grand Prix, but was not allowed to start the first moto after failing to get his bike into the pre-race impound area 15-minutes before the start of the race. Under FIM rules a rider's bike…
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FOOLPROOF STARTING TIPS FOR YZ-F OWNERS

There is no doubt that the Yamaha YZ-F will encourage lots of new riders into the four-stroke fold. The rite of passage for any neophyte four-stroke rider is starting one of the beasts. The golden rule--tattoo this on your forehead is:…
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2001 SUZUKI RM125!

Want to know what next year's RM's will look like (about six months before they release them)? Look no further. The 2001 RM's will feature a totally new gas tank, new radiator wings, side panels, fender and front number plate. Insiders…
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TO GEAR UP OR TO GEAR DOWN….THAT IS THE QUESTION

Early last year, when the manufacturers first started testing the '00s, the bikes were run by many different skilled riders on secret courses throughout the world. The end result is that the gearing on your bike is a compromise ratio that…
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CARMICHAEL WINS HIS FIRST!

This year's Daytona Supercross might well be remembered as a watershed moment in Supercross history. The younger generation, as represented by Ricky Carmichael in the 250 class and personable Travis Pastrana in the 125 class, held…
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JEFF WARD’S FABULOUS DAY AT INDY!

click picture to make bigger Former 80cc, 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and Supercross Champion Jeff Ward Finished fourth at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Ward, who started sixth in the 500 mile race, moved into third at the halfway point and was…
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2000 MOTOCROSS GUIDE!

125cc MOTOCROSS BIKES Brand: Yamaha Model: YZ125 Suggested retail: $4899 1. Motor changed to deliver more mid range and over-rev 2. Exhaust port enlarged 3. YPVS valve enlarged 2mm to 29.3mm 4. Ignition timing and carburetor setting is…
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ON THE DISABLED LIST

Greg Albertyn: Greg's chances of defending his 1999 250 National Championship were seriously damaged when he broke his femur in practice at the Atlanta Supercross. Greg claims he will be ready to race the first National at Glen Helen.…
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