PHOTO GALLERY: SLICE OF LIFE IN THE PITS
Photos by Jon Ortner. Click on images to enlarge
Yes, it does look like Justin Muscutt is pouring gasoline into his airbox. Not so! The TM 250FI-MX has its gas cap mounted on the side of the bike. If a TM riders gets bored, he can ask a friend to check his gas and then stand back and watch.
Larry Brooks (left) and Ernie Becker (right) were both former Pro Circuit riders back in the day. Today, Becker is a test driver for AMG Mercedes and Brooks is working on putting a team together for the 2017 season.
Jon Ortner and Dennis Satpleton split MXA’s 2017 KTM 450SXF. The main focus was to find suspension settings that worked for an AMA Pro who likes it stiff and a veteran AMA Pro who wants it plush. Here, Stapleton races with Jon Ortner’s air pressure numbers while Jon shoots a photo.