MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: A WEEK OFF FOR THE STARS, BUT WHAT ABOUT US PEONS?

BAD NEWS FOR KTM! TONY CAIROLI’S 2019 SEASON IS OVER

Antonio Cairoli MXGP 2018 asiaTony will have an intimate relationship with that bag of ice in the next couple months.

Following surgery for a ruptured supraspinatus and the subscapularis tendon after crashing at the Latvian Grand prix. Tony Cairoli’s 2019 season is over. Doctor Tom Claes said that the surgery was successful, but that Cairoli will need to recovered for three to four months.

With Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings on the sidelines, the highest placed KTM 450SXF rider is seventh place Glenn Coldenhoff, who is 232 points adrift of current 450 leader Tim Gajser.

MEDICAL VIDEO: WHAT IS A SUBSCAPULARIS TENDON RUPTURE?

SEE IT HERE, COMPLAIN SOME PLACE ELSE: THE 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS RACE SCHEDULE

Notably missing from the 2020 schedule is Nashville, New Jersey, Houston and Minneapolis.

Anaheim is the first race of 2020 on January 4, but the second race is in St. Louis, which means two long drives from Anaheim to St. Louis and then back to Anaheim for round three. Once back out west the series goes to Glendale, Arizona, followed by Oakland and San Diego. The 7th race will be in Tampa, with the 8th in Dallas and the 9th in Atlanta. Rounds 10 through 15 are in Daytona, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Denver and Foxborough. The big shocker is that after 23 years Las Vegas will not be the final round (it is race number 16). The finale race will be held in Salt Lake City. Vegas is currently building a new stadium, so maybe Feld is waiting for that.

REM “TWO WEEKS IN JULY SUMMER SIZZLER” STARTS SATURDAY, JULY 13

Summer has finally arrived in SoCal. Let’s enjoy. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

HOLLAND IS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO ENTER A TEAM IN THE 2019 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP “WORLD CUP OF NATIONS”

Dutch team captain Ralf Schmidt has a lot of Glen Helen experience.

Team Holland filed the first application to enter a team in the “World Vet Cup of Nations” to be run in conjunction with the 35th Annual Dubya World Vet MX Championships on November 2-3. Holland is the first to enter with team captain Ralf Schmidt, Rowdy Wagenaar and a third rider to be named later.

The first of three possible Irish teams is going to come from the town of Waterford. KTM’s David O’Connor (30) is the team captain with Kenny Power and Garry Sullivan filling out the effort.

Team Spain #1 is expected to be an all-Catalonian team of Agusti Vall, Xavi Costa and Kim Sunol (52).

The World Cup of Nations is a two-moto race for three-rider teams from each country. Each team must include an Over-30, Over-40 and Over-50 rider. Each country will be allowed up to 3 national teams consisting of 3 members each—the preferred team combo is one  30+ rider, one 40+, rider and one 50+ rider on the team. However, if a nation only has Over-40 and Over-50 riders in attendanceat the World Vet they can race with older riders in lieu of the Over-30 rider. Under no circumstances can a national team enter more than one Over-30 rider.

Dutchman Ralf Schmidt (73) has raced a lot at Glen Helen since he moved to American several years ago to become the TM distributor for the USA.

The teams will line up behind the starting gate in three separate rows—with the Over-30 riders on the first gate, Over-40 riders on the second gate and Over-50 riders on the third gate (if a team deosn’t have an Over-30 rider, it must designate one of its older riders to race in the Over-30 division). Riders will all receive race bibs indicating the country they represent and color-coded to represent their age group. Each age group will be scored separately, with the combined scores of all three riders over both motos added together (that would be six scores per national team) and the nation with the lowest score over the two-moto format will be the winning team and country.

In order for this to work, each nation’s three-man teams must apply to be accepted to represent their country. Applications are available now for three-man teams by Clicking Here for the application form. The applications need to be received by August 31st. The World Vet Cup of Nations’ executive committee will review all team applications and inform the teams by September 15, 2019, if they are accepted into this prestigious event. Individual riders can also apply and all-effort will be made to put them n one of the nations teams as a fill-in rider.

BELIEVE THIS 2020 FIM MXGP SCHEDULE AT YOUR OWN RISK

(Click on race schedule to enlarge) The highlights of the 2020 MXGP race schedule is that they don’t know where the first race will be, but they are sure that they will race twice in Indonesia and never in England and the the final round will be held in Turkey (against the express wishes of the teams and riders who want to have the final race in from of their loyal fans at the country near their Dutch/Belgian fans). In other news, China gets a round during the three weeks that the riders will spend in Asia in July. Switzerland is back on the schedule, as is Finland (at the Kymi-ring in Litti). And,  the Motocross des Nations will be held on September 27 in  France for the 9th time and at Ernee  for the third time (the last being in 2015).

It’s no secret that a lot of this schedule is arranged to chase after government tourist funds—not world class motocross facilities or even countries with a strong motocross following. They may tell you that Indonesia sells more motorcycles in a year than any of the western nations, but they don’t tell you that very, very few of those are motocross bikes or that the majority of them are 50cc to 125cc scooters, mopeds and street bikes.

Last year the first MXGP schedule was changed five times—with countries and events being dropped and replaced on a regular basis. In fact, Italy had three MXGP event in 2019 because it is the bail-out spot when some wishful thinking government funded race can’t come up with the reported $650,000 sanction fee.

GEE WHIZ! WHO’D A THUNK? YOUTHSTREAM RELEASES A REVISED MXGP SCHEDULE 24 HOURS AFTER THE ONE ABOVE

(Click on race schedule to enlarge) This is the first revision of the 2020 MXGP schedule. In just slightly over 24 hours the German Grand Prix, that was scheduled for May 24, has now been moved to May 31. Ignore the GP schedule above this one. In fact, ignore all GP schedules until the 2020 season is past its halfway mark of being over. From that point on you can trust that a Youthstream schedule is accurate.

POP STAR NEWS: JUSTIN BIEBER’S 2019 KTM 500EXC-F

Justin Bieber’s street legal KTM 500SXC-F.

World famous pop star Justin Bieber has a collection of high-performance toys, and he just recently added a customized 2019 KTM 500EXC-F to his toy chest. The bike was customized by Bleach Design Werks with graphics that promote Justin Bieber’s new apparel company, Drew House.

MARTY TRIPES’ BIG3 THREE-RACE TWO-STROKE SERIES

Marty  Tripes will host a three-race two-stroke series on September 21, October 26 and November 16 that will include 1975 and under vintage classes, 1981 and under Post Vintage classes, 1990 and under Early Modern lasses, 2020 and under Modern class, 65cc and 85cc mini classes, a support class for four-strokes and the Marty Tripes 100cc Works Reveng race for two- or four-strokes under 100cc. For more info email Marty at [email protected] or phone (619) 408-2305 .

EVERY AMA 250/450 NATIONAL WINNER IN 2019

Dylan Ferrandis had a big weekend at Red Bud. He won both 250 motos and moved into second place in the points chase..

Date                   Venue                                           450                                250
Mar. 18……Hangtown, CA…………………Ken Roczen………….Adam Cianciarulo
May 25…….Pala, CA…………………………..Eli Tomac………………Adam Cianciarulo
June 1……..Thunder Valley, CO…………Ken Roczen…………..Adam Cianciarulo
June 15…….Mt. Morris, PA……………….Eli Tomac………………Adam Cianciarulo
June 22……Jacksonville, FL………………Marvin Musquin…..Justin Cooper
June 29…….Southwick, MA………………Marvin Musquin…..Adam Cianciarulo
July 6………..Red Bud, MI​……………………Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
July 20………Millville, MN​
July 27………Washougal, WA
Aug. 10……..Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 17……..​Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 24……..Crawfordsville, IN
450 points leader………Eli Tomac (Kaw)
550 points leader………Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

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PANICREV CHRISTIAN MOTOCROSS CAMP AT GLEN HELEN ON JULY 15-17

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EVERY 250/450 GRAND PRIX WINNER IN 2019: WHAT? INDONESIA AGAIN?

Honda’s Tim Gajser has won six GPs in a row and seven out of 11. The guy who won the other four, Tony Cairoli, is out of action with a shoulder injury.

Date               Venue                                            450                                250
Mar. 3……. Argentina……………………….Tony Cairoli…………Jorge Prado
Mar. 24……England………………………….Tony Cairoli…………Thomas Kjer Olsen
Mar. 31……Holland…………………………..Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 7……….Trentino, Italy………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 12…….Lombardia, Italy…………….Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
May 19……..Portugal………………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 26…….France…………………………….Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 9…..…Russia……………………………..Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 16……Latvia………………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 23……Germany…………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 7………Palembang, Indo…………….Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 14……..Semarang, Indo
July 28….…Czech Republic
Aug. 4………Belgium
Aug. 18….…Imola, Italy
Aug. 25….…Sweden
Sept. 8……..Turkey
Sept. 15…..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…..Hong Kong, China (Canceled)
450 points leader…………..Tim Gajser (Hon)
250 points leader…………..Jorge Prado (KTM)

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO: MARK DENNING AT COUNTRY VILLAGE ROAD

This is a 1982 Honda CR125. How can we tell at this angle? The 1981 CR125 had white radiator wings and a red engine. The 1983’s swingarm decal read “125R,” not “PRO-LINK.” The 1984 Honda CR125 had a disc front brake. Thus, it is a 1982 Honda CR125

CURRENT AMA NATIONAL POINTS LEADING INTO THE OFF WEEK

Zach Osborne 2019 Florida National 2Zach Osborne hurt his shoulder and had to miss Red Bud, dropping him to 6th in 450 points. The weekend off will help him, but his status is day to day.

450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 or 12 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…304
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…270
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…264
4. Jason Anderson (Hus)…252
5. Cooper Webb (KTM)…238
6. Zach Osborne (Hus)…227
7. Justin Barcia (Yam)…170
8. Blake Baggett (KTM)…159
9. Justin Bogle (KTM)…150
10. Dean Ferris (Yam)…136

Martin Davalos 2019 Fox National pala motocross raceway-9421Martin Davalos is suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck that causes his arms to go numb and has decided to stop racing to get it resolved.

250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 or 12 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…307
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…282
3. Justin Cooper (Yam)…281
4. Colt Nichols (Yam)…204
5. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…200
6. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…193
7. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…173
8. Chase Sexton (Hon)…167
9. Alex Martin (Suz)…165
10. Shane McElrath (KTM)…129

20TH ANNUAL FULL TEXAS FULL MOON SERIES STARTS THIS WEEKEND—JULY 13 AT FREESTONE MX

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CURRENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS HEADING TO ROUND TWO IN INDONESIA

Yamaha-mounted Romain Febvre (461)  has had a tough season, but is finally back in the top ten.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 11 of 18 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…488
2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…358
3. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…327
4. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…318
5. Arnaud Tonus (Yam)…304
6. Arminas Jasikonis (Hus)…271
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…256
8. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…246
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Hon)…245
10. Romain Febvre (Yam)…227

Aussie Jed Beaton is one of four riders in the top ten in the 250 class from English speaking countries.

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 11 of 18 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)…494
2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…443
3. Jago Geerts (Yam)…334
4. Tom Vialle (KTM)…326
5. Henry Jacobi (Kaw)…307
6. Ben Watson (Yam)…246
7. Mitch Evans (Hon)…228
8. Adam Sterry (Kaw)…224
9. Bas Vaessen (KTM)…209
10. Jed Beaton (Husn)…192

ARIZONA MONSOON MADNESS SERIES ON JULY 27 AT CANYON MOTOCROSS

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HOW THEY RANK: MXA’S 2019 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

BIG BIKE RATING: MXA’S 2019 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT

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GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE SERIES ON AUGUST 18 AT THREE HILLS

The six-race Great Plains Vintage motocross series moves to Three Hills on August 18. For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org.

2019 RACE SCHEDULE: FIVE AMA NATIONALS & EIGHT GRANDS PRIX LEFT IN 2019

Starting line_Glen Helen World Vet 2019
The 2019 World Vet Championship will be held on November 2-3 (and there will be two practice days leading up the the race days to allow foreign riders to adapt to Glen Helen).

2019 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18……………………Hangtown, CA
May 25.…………………..Pala, CA
June 1..……………….….Thunder Valley, CO
June 15..…………………Mt. Morris, PA
June 22.………………….Jacksonville, FL
June 29..…………………Southwick, MA
July 6.………………….….Red Bud, MI​
July 13………………………Week off
July 20.……………………Millville, MN​
July 27.……………………Washougal, WA
Aug. 10..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 17..………………….​Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 24.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 3…………………………… Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 7………………………………Trentino (Italy #1)
May 12…………………………….Lombardia (Italy #2)
May 19…………………….……..Portugal
May 26……………………………France
June 9…………………………….Russia
June 16…………………………..Latvia
June 23…………………………..Germany
July 7……………………………..Palembang (Indonesia #1)
July 14……………………………Semarang (Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Imola (Italy #3)
Aug. 25…………………………..Sweden
Sept. 8……………………………Turkey
Sept. 15…………………………..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…………………………..Hong Kong (Canceled)

2019 WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Jan. 18-20………………………..Primm, NV
Feb. 1-3……………………………Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 1-3……………………………Lake Havasu, AZ
Mar. 22-24……………………….Peoria, AZ
Apr. 12-14………………………..Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 26-28………………………..Taft, CA
May 24-26……………………….Mesquite, NV
July 30-Aug. 4…………………McCleary, WA
Sept. 13-15……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 4-6……………………………Milford, CA
Nov. 15-17……………………….Primm, NV

2019 MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS
June 28-30……………………….Mammoth Lakes, CA

2019 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 1………………………………Wild Rose, AB
June 8………………………………Blackwater, BC
June 15…………………………….McNabb Valley, MB
July 13……………………………..Gopher Dunes, ON
July 20……………………………..San Del Lee, ON
July 27……………………………..Riverglade, NB
Aug. 3………………………………Deschambault, QC
Aug. 17…………………………….Walton, ON

2019 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3………………….Loretta Lynn, TN

2019 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 10……………………………..FatCat
Apr. 14………………………………Lyng
May 5……………………………….Canada Heights
June 2………………………………Blaxhall
June 30…………………………….Desertmartin
July 21……………………………..Hawkstone Park
Aug. 11……………………………..Foxhill
Sept. 15……………………………Landrake

2019 BRITISH APICO TWO-STROKE FESTIVAL
May 25-26……………………….Marshfield MX
Aug. 3-4……………………………Iron Works Moto
Sept. 21-22……………………..Sellindge MX

2019 GERMAN MX MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14…………………………….Princely Drehna
June 2………………………………Moggers, Austria
June 30…………………………….Molln
July 21……………………………..Tens
Aug. 11…………………………….Gaildorf
Sept. 1……………………………..Biel
Sept. 15……………………………Wood Gerlingen

2019 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS
July 5-7…………………………….Lexington, Ohio

2019 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3………………….Loretta Lynn, TN

2019 RYAN VILLOPOTO AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CUP
Aug. 22-25………………………..Grays Harbor, WA

2019 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 29…………………………….Assen, Holland

2019 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 21……………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2019 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 2-3……………………………..Glen Helen, CA

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