REM MOTOCROSS: NUMBER 40 IS IN THE BOOKS

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Photos by Dan Alamangos, Rich Stuelke & Debbi Tamietti

valDEBVal Tamietti (31) seems to have adapted his years of racing two-strokes, dating back to when he was CMC Number 1 on a Maico at Saddleback, to his new KTM 350SXF. Val swept both motos of the Over-50 Expert class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

jodygeneDEBAt the 40th and final motocross of the 2015 season it is noteworthy that only two riders raced every race and then showed up at a race that was canceled because of high winds, watered the track themselves and then raced each other—making Jody Weisel (64) and Kent Reed (shown in the next photo) the only REM racers to do 41 events. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

kentDANKent Reed (491), Jim Latendresse (564) and Bob Rutten (83) make it an all-KTM front row going into the first turn of the Over-60 Expert class. Photo: Dan Alamangos

trusaardiDALuca Trussardi backed up last week’s Over-40 Intermediate victory with another sweep this week. At the first race of 2016, on January 2, REM will reconfigured the classes and many riders will be moved up. Luca will probably be one of them. Photo: Dan Alamangos

garyscttDEBGary Scott splits his time between announcing the races and racing them. Gary races a 2016 Yamaha YZ250FX offroad bike modified for motocross, but it’s still great on trails. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

sturnDAMitch Evans (4), Tom Holmes (510), Carl Gazafy (176) and Tom White (80) negotiate turn two of the five-corner S-turn section. The photo flattens out the corner—it is very tight and very steep. Photo: Dan Alamangos

SUBSCRIBEINTERNALfoutsDEBFather and son share a moment of bonding. You have to spend quality time with your children and Randel Fout (22) takes a moment in the air to show son Josh (63) who’s the head of the family. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

caperSTUELKEIs it time for Mammoth already? Every year John Caper (44) comes to REM to get ready for the Annual Mammoth Mountain Motocross. But, something happened over the years, now he comes to Glen Helen every week and considers Mammoth a break in his REM schedule. Photo: Rich Stuelke

reiseingerDEBRobert Reisinger has been an AMA Pro, Kawasaki factory test rider, helicopter pilot, mountain bike builder (Mountain Cycle San Andreas) and helmet designer (6D ATR-1). While waiting for his new Husky FC350 to arrive he borrowed MXA’s FC350 and led both Over-50 Expert motos before finishing 3-3. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

gordonDAYou can’t call it a classic SoCal race if Gordon Ward isn’t there (and even though you can’t see his hair flying out of the back of his helmet in this photo, it is Gordon). Photo: Dan Alamangos

zittrkopfDANCole Zitterkopf (522) is the son of former AMA Pro Greg Zitterkopf. Cole plans to race the 250 West this year. On a side note; Gordon Ward raced against Cole’s dad back in the 1980s. Photo: Dan Alamangos

SUBSCRIBEINTERNALkhachDEBShaun Khacherian (81) used a 2-1 to win the Vet Beginner class on his white KTM 250SX two-stroke. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

austinadmasDEBAustin Adams strung together 6-6 motos for, what else, sixth place in the 450 Novices. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

marcushanssenDANSwede Marcus Hansson raced two classes at REM. When you come from Sweden to get in some winter training you make the most of it. Photo: Dan Alamangos

roudtreeemumfordDEBJared Roundtree (562) is stalked by 250 Novice winner Carson Mumford (122). You’d think that Mumford’s Geico Honda sponsors would build him a sano Honda CR125 two-stroke to help advance his already impressive skills more than racing an antiquated and heavy CRF150. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

randolphDANZach Randolph (214) was fifth in the 450 Novices. Photo: Dan Alamangos

tompkinsDANCole Tompkins (67) spent the day on MXA’s 2106 Honda CRF450 testing WP Cone Valve forks, WP Trax shock and the unique Tube Saddle tire insert that allowed him to run 8 pounds in the Honda’s rear tire without fear of pinch flatting (www.tubesaddle.com). Photo: Dan Alamangos

seifertruttenDEBBill Seifert (37), an old Saddleback Specialist, tries to hold off the advances of former Baja winner and factory desert racer Bob Rutten (83). Let’s just say that the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

REM will take the Christmas weekend off before returning on January 2 to start the 2016 season. Let’s see if Kent and Jody can get another Gold Star for perfect attendence again. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

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