117carsonmumfordCarson Mumford (199) was flying, but he ended up second in the 250 Novice class with a 1-2 to Carson Forbes’ 2-1. At least the victory went to a Carson. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Being a motocross racer in SoCal is tough. They have to endure temperatures in the low 60s, sharing the racetrack with Villopoto, Dungey, McGrath and other factory stars and knowing that virtually every race day will be the same boring scenario of sun and fun. Of course, no one at REM was complaining about the 80 degree temperatures in the middle of January—and there was a weather forecast that said next weekend would be even hotter. The REM promoters promised everyone that they would get the program done in time for everyone to make it to Anaheim stadium in time for A2 — and they did. REM ran a quick and fast race schedule, but with long motos.

Here is a quick photo gallery of some of REM’s finest. REM races again next Saturday, January 24, 2015. For more info go to

117ehlersKen Ehlers (103) goes down in front of Carl Gazafy (176), and Mic Rodgers (115). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117ehlers2Stuck in a rut, Carl Gazafy (176) tries to bounce over Ehler’s KTM two-stroke. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117ehlers3It doesn’t work as planned. Gazafy gets catapaulted as Tom White (80) comes into sight. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117ehlers4With Ehlers down on the left, the bikes in the middle and Gazafy falling to the right, the whole pack had to come to a stop. The racers behind Ehlers, Gazafy, White and Kent Reed (491) railed around the berm in the background to gain five spots in one turn. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117simonsWilly Simons (46), Will Harper (7), Randy Skinner (383) and Phil Dowell (23) run up the canyon on the other side of the big hills. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117richtaylorRichard Taylor got third in the 250 Novice class (behind the Carsons). His father is former National rider Rich Taylor. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

217ernieErnie Becker raced Jody Weisel’s 15,000 rpm Factory Services KTM project bike. Dogs howl when it goes by. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117ruttenBob Rutten (83) is recovering from knee replacement surgery on his right knee. He came to REM to try it out. It will be his last race for awhile because the Baja star is going to have his left knee replaced now. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117jonamesJon Ames (17) took the 450 Intermediate victory. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

217tomewAMA Hall of Famer Tom White went 7-6 in the Over-60 Expert class. He finished just in front of fellow AMA Hall of Famer Lars Larson’s 8-7. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

DCIM100MEDIAOnce you get up here, you have to come down. Photo: Harry Leitner

217georgeYamaha wanted MXA to take an all-new YZ250FX enduro bike and race it in a couple motocross races in stock trim. George Kohler didn’t just race it. He holeshot both Over-60 Expert motos and went 1-1 against a pack of 450 riders. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117shanerobertsShane Roberts had a 2-2 day in the 250 Beginner class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

217hoeftJustin Hoeft (615) won both motos of the 250 Pro class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

stuelkhoeftIn this family portrait we have Justin Hoeft (615), Jon Ames (17), Will Beevor (865), Renton Minuto (14), Tanner Basso (727) and Jonathan Magnusson (8). Photo: Rich Stuelke

_MGL9511Kendall Stanley (251) was fourth in the Over-40 Intermediate class. Photo: Rich Stuelke

_MGL9529Mark Hall (45) appears to hang weightless in the air. Photo: Rich Stuelke

DCIM100MEDIATrevor Stewart highlights the elevation changes at REM as he lifts off while the flagman watches from the right. Stewart won the 450 Intermediate class. Photo: Harry Leitner

117colepaschalBradley Cole (14) and Blake Paschal (314) dueled for seventh in the 250 Novice class. Cole, the nephew of former AMA National Pro Eddie Cole, got the nod when his 9-8 beat Paschal’s 8-9. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

larslarsson117Lars Larsson (57) raced a Husqvarna FC350. It’s only fitting, since Lars was the Grand Prix rider that Edison Dye brought to the USA to race Huskys to prove to Americans how good they were. Lars is still proving it, this time to British rider Tony Parson (68). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117stuelekeChuck Cook (827) and Rich Stuelke (16) come over a rise at speed. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

117jodyJody Weisel (44) had some flame-out issues with his CRF450 in moto one and finish 10th. He had no flame-out issues in moto two and finished 9th. Guess it wasn’t the bike’s fault. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

50experts117Ron Shuler (33) and Dave Eropkin (811) get to the front, while Val Tamietti (31), Robbie Carpenter (132) and Chris Cole (45) try to get an angle on the rest. Cole would end up second overall, Tamietti 6th, Shuler 7th, Eropkin 8th and Carpenter 10th in the Over-50 Expert class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti


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