REM MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: STILEZ STYLES, OTSUKA WINS & A SHARP CRASH SEQUENCE

Tyler Nichols (55) takes aim at Mike Carter’s (50) front wheel. You can tell that it isn’t going to be pretty.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

PHOTOS BY DEBBI TAMIETTI  & JON ORTNER

After the World Vet Motocross Championship, REM Motocross took a week off to let its riders lick their wounds and/or celebrate. REM came back this past weekend to run a super efficient program that gave everyone long motos, a tough track and a program that got them on their way home by 2:00 p.m. It was 85-degrees at Glen Helen on race day, but no one seemed to complain (since there is weatherman talk of rain next Wednesday and Thursday—which could mean perfect track conditions for next Saturday’s race).

Before looking at this week’s photo gallery by Jon Ortner and Debbi Tamietti, you should know that Debbi has a new photo gallery web page where she is beginning to store all of her race photos. Debbi has always sent photos from the races she shoots to any rider who asks her for photos of them racing. And, she has done it for free. But, it has become a very time consuming task, so she decided to put all the photos she shoots up on her new website  at  debbitamietti.smugmug.com.

She has posted all the photos she shot at the World Vet Motocross Championship on Sunday November 3, and at the last couple REM races. If you were at any of those races, go to the galleries and find any photo that you want. Debbi Isn’t trying to make money from her website, because she has always given her photos away for free, but if you download a photo from her site the digital photo will cost $1—yes, you read that right—one dollar. And she has options where you can order bigger prints and products.

Nichols takes out Carter’s front wheel, forks, triple clamps and radiators. Excellent advertising position on Nichols’ gas tank shrouds. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

As Carter slides off Nichols’ rear fender, Nichols drives away from the scene of the crime. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Mike Carter (5) can’t get away from his falling Honda and hits the ground hard.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Stilez Robertson (325) was on a different plane at REM on his new Husqvarna ride. His 1-1 win was impressive in the 450 Pro class because he was on an FC250 Husky. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Richard Taylor (144) gets some line choice advice from his dad, former AMA Pro Rich Taylor (44) after practice . Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Richard used dad’s advice to go 3-3 in the 450 Pros. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

This right-hand uphill turn was tricky to manage. R. J. Wageman (621) made it less tricky, by attacking it with a vengeance. Wagemen went 2-2 in the 450 Pro class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Shaun Hillion (413) auditions for the American Flat Track series on his Pasha-sponsored CRF450. Shaun went 5-4 in the 450 Pro class. Photo: Jon Ortner

Japanese racer Ryusei Otsuka won the 250 Pro class at REM with a 2-1 over KTM-Mounted Nate Thrasher’s 1-2. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MXA’s Jody Weisel (96) tries to hold off Vet Pro winner Tony Amaradio (130). Which didn’t last long. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

South African Alan Jullien (70) skips the inside line to rail the outside on his way to third overall in the Over-40 Expert class. Photo: Jon Ortner  

Josh Fout (45) took MXA’s fuel-injected 2020 Husqvarna TX300 test bike to a 1-1 day in the Open Vet class. Apart from a Pro Circuit pipe, it is bone stock. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

If you want to know anything about 1969, don’t ask these guys, they were newborns in ’69…but that makes them eligible for the Over-50 class in 2019. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Joe Sutter has a brand-new bike. How do we know? Because no one runs electrical tape numbers on an old bike. Joe took his new bike to third in the Over-50 Experts. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Patrick Flynn (23) works at Kawasaki, which is the brand he raced to a 2-2 day in the Over-65 Expert class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Steven Chandler (306) took his TM two-stroke to a 1-1 victory in the Over-60 Intermediates. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

STI tires owner Craig Petersen (714) has a brand-new 2020 CRF250 and he put it to good use against Over-50 Elite racer Luther French (2). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

If you go back to the 1980s, you’d recognize the names Will Harper (7) and Val Tamietti. (31) Will was an Indian Dunes guy and Val was a Saddleback specialist. Photo: Jon Ortner

Dave Eropkin (811), another SoCal Pro from ancient history,  couldn’t hold off a revitalized Will Harper for the Over-60 Expert win. Photo: Jon Ortner

Normally Marc Crosby uses an elevator to get this high, but with new jump faces this weekend he felt compelled to use them to the fullest. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Gene Boere (62) keeps the power on as he climbs this hill at Glen Helen. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

The actual line for this corner starts where number 23 is, but Mike Monaghan doesn’t like to be confined by convention, so he went around the outside, left the track for a few feet then launched down the hill. Photo: Jon Ortner

Jim Hanson (83) and Joe Pena (911) traded 8-9 and 9-8 scores in the Over-60 Experts. Pena got 8th overall, and Hanson 9th. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Todd Wiseman (918) used a 2-1 to defeat Lance Sloane’s 1-3 in the Over-50 Novices. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Mark Taylor (126) is a dedicated Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke racer. He took his well-used YZ to the win in the Vet Novice class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

EVERYBODY LOVES A RACE PHOTO—DEBBI HAS THEM

Give Debbi a day or two to process this week’s REM photos and then browse to your hearts content. To look at Sunday’s World Vet Motocross Championship photos, REM (10-06-19), REM (9-01019) and Debbi’s favorites photos go to www.debbitamietti.smugmug.com

REMAINING 2019 REM RACE SCHEDULE
Nov. 23…Glen Helen
Dec. 14…Glen Helen
Dec. 21…Glen Helen

REM will be back at Glen Helen on November 23. For more info about REM motocross go to www.remsatmx.com or their Facebook page by Clicking Here.

 

 

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