REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT: WHERE AGE IS JUST A NUMBER …A BIG ONE
Photos by Dan Alamangos
REM’s Straight Eight motocross series is almost over. After 7 straight weeks of racing, the final round will take place on September 12 at Glen Helen Raceway. After the Asgust 12 race, Glen Helen will close for two weeks to prepare of the USGP on September 20.
The bad news out of this week’s REM motocross race was that Carson Mumford crashed in practice and broke his femur. Mumford, 13, who a couple weeks ago signed a 6-year contract with Geico Honda, will be sidelined for the rest of 2015 as he heals up.
The weekly REM breakdown by brands showed that 33% of the racers were on Yamahas, 25% on KTMs, 20% on Hondas, 13% on Kawasakis, 6% on Suzuki, 2% on Husqvarna and 1% on TMs.
REM races again this coming Saturday, September 12, and returns on Saturday, October 3. On the weekends of September 20 (UGP) and September 27 (WORCS series) REM will not race. For more info about REM’s weekly races go to www.remsatmx.com
Kuwaitti Meshary Aboushibah corkscrewed himself into the ground, but got up to win two Novice classes. His countryman, Moaath Alansari, swept the Vet Novice class. It was a big day for motocross back home in Kuwait. Photo: Rich Stuelke
Four-time 250 National Champion Gary Jones was 5th in the Over-60 Experts last week. This week he was 2nd. As he works himself back into race shape he will probably make it to the top step of the podium soon. Photo: Dan Alamangos
We’ve heard it a zillion times. “I can’t race because I don’t have a new bike.” Well, Tim Hoole raced a 31-year-old 1984 Suzuki RM125 to third overall in the Over-50 Novice class — which was also the largest class of the day. Photo: Dan Alamangos
The manufacturers face off as KTM’s David O’Connor (left) tells Husqvarna’s Charles Jirsa and Andy Jefferson where they are going wrong on the track. You can tell they are mesmerized by his advice. Photo: Dan Alamangos
Then to prove his point, David went out and led his class (to the approval of Randel Fout). Okay, David didn’t win, but a guy on a KTM did and David O’Connor was second overall with a 2-2. Photo: Dan Alamangos