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GAS GAS IS STILL GAS GAS, BUT IT IS ALSO RIEJU

This teaser of what a 2020 Gas Gas EC300 will look like in Rieju livery.

Following KTM’s 60 percent acquisition of the Gas Gas’ parent company, the EC, XC, and GP lines of enduro bikes from GasGas will most certainly be replaced by KTM’s in-house engine and chassis technology. As a result, GasGas’ previous range of enduro bikes faces certain death. However, the Spanish Rieju brand has stepped in to take over the defunct Gas Gas models. Rieju’s production of the former 250cc and 300cc Gas Gas EC, XC and GP bikes will have the bikes rolling off the production line in June 2020. Rieju currently manufactures 12,000 motorcycles small motorcycles annually in its facilities in Figueres, near Barcelona, and exports 85% of its production to more than 40 countries.The 2020 Gas Gas EC, XC & GP two-stroke were dropped by KTM, but Rieju stepped up absorb the bikes.

Jordi Riera, CEO of Rieju, said, “This agreement allows Rieju an immediate presence in the off-road competition segment with larger capacity machines than usual for Rieju, as well as a significant expansion of our client portfolio, and important openings to new markets. We are very excited for this new adventure and the enormous challenge that this entails. We have enormous experience in our design, manufacture and distribution structure, so we are convinced that this project will be a success for our company.”

Rieju’s main source of business currently comes from the production and sale of small displacement scooters and mopeds, with the company churning out an average of 12,000 motorcycles per year.

YES, BUT WILL IT BAKE A CAKE?

REMEMBER THIS? MXA’S NAKED 2005 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE

Back in 2005, when Yamaha introduced their first aluminum production frame, MXA wanted to showcase the unique, single backbone, cast aluminum frame, so we gave a nod to Magoo’s famous Maico photo, by figuring out how to get it to run without the gas tank.

In 2005, Yamaha unveiled the aluminum framed YZ250 (and we stripped it down to its naked aluminum for our photo shoot.) With two-stroke sales in the dumps in 2005, this bike was going to be either Yamaha’s crowing jewel or ultimate folly. Yamaha spent millions of dollars on the development of the most advanced two-stroke motocross bike of its time. Was it worth it?

Our fuel system couldn’t be seen and allowed enough fuel to do approximately two laps, which was more than enough to get all the photos we wanted. We refilled the custom-made fuel system as many times as necessary to get the photos from different angles.

Yamaha had rolled the dice. They hoped there were enough loyal two-stroke fans to appreciate the revolutionary development that produced the all-new smoker. They believed that an all-new bike would make the die-hards appreciate the machine enough to buy the smoker rather than the rising tide of four-strokes.

In the end, the results weren’t what they wanted them to be, although it is safe to say they weren’t heart broken about it. Why not? Two-stroke sales continued to plummet for Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki (largely because they gave up, surrendered, waved the white flag and bought their own four-stroke advertising jargon), while Yamaha still had a revenue stream coming in from the two-stroke crowd. The big winner was KTM, who not only saw an opening with the Big Four’s lack to interest in two-strokes, but jumped at the chance to take over the two-stroke market. Today, the Austrian company sells more two-strokes than Honda, Kawasaki or Suzuki sell of their four-strokes.

Then, we put the gas tank, radiator wings and seat back on and went riding.

Over 15 years later, the 2005 YZ250 is still virtually the same bike that is produced in 2020. A few small things have changed, but the rolling chassis and engine package have remained the same — and we aren’t complaining. To this day we still adore the YZ250. It may not be the ultimate race bike that it once was, but it is a bike that was ahead of its time. It has good handling, great suspension and an easy-to-ride fun engine. It wasn’t until 2016 that a better 250 two-stroke was put into production, the KTM 250SX.

Not surprisingly, the naked 2005 Yamaha YZ250 made the cover of the November 2004 issue.

We have a dream, maybe a far-fetched one, but we can only hope that Yamaha will get back on the two-stroke band wagon like they once were. Imagine what they could do with the 20 years of technology they have so artfully avoided using since the 2005 YZ250 was introduced. With two-strokes gaining popularity by the day, an updated 2021 Yamaha YZ250 it would breathe even more life into the two-stroke explosion—and give KTM a run for their money.

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP MOVED BACK, RESHUFFLED & DATES CHANGED

In addition to the Canadian Arenacross series being postponed to yet-to-be-announced dates and places in the Fall, the Canadian Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Motocross Championship has been moved back to a June 7 start and the individual races have had their dates and places shuffled into a new order. For more info go to www.rockstartriplecrown.com

REVISED 2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 7…Wild Rose, AB
June 14…Drumheller, AB
June 14…Dorva, AB
June 21…Kamloops, BC
June 28…Regina, SK
July 12…Gopher Dunes, ON
July 19…Sand Del Lee, ON
July 26…Moncton, NB
Aug. 2…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 16…Walton, ON

JEFF LEISK RETIRES FROM KTM AUSTRALIA: THE “BOUNDER” CALLS IT A DAY

Jeff Leisk, who raced the Australian Natioanls, AMA Nationals and 500 World Championships,  has handed over the reins of KTM Australia to American Brad Hagi who moves into the role after three years as President of KTM Asia.

After two decades at the helm of KTM Australia, now formally known as the KTM Group Australia and New Zealand, Jeff Leisk is stepping away to embark on his next adventure in life. We wish him all the very best on whatever his future holds.

Brad Hagi started his career at Yamaha USA before then moving to Europe to take up a position as Director of Distributor Sales, working out of Ducati HQ in Bologna. He has also previously worked with the Piaggio Group.

JEFF LEISK TRIBUTE VIDEO

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GAERNE’S 2020 BOOT COLLECTION

GAERNE SG-12 BOOT
Retail Price: $529.99 – $549.99
Dual-stage pivot.
Streamlined toe box.
Memory foam interior.
Adjustable to approximately 22″ calf circumference.
Steel toe caps.
Alloy buckles.
All this and they’re great looking too!
Colors: Black, black/grey, black/white, blue/black/, blue/white/yellow. grey/blue, grey/yellow. grey/white/yellow. orange/white. red, white, white/grey, white/red/black.
GAERNE SG10 BOOT
Retail Price: $449.99 – $499.99
Roomier toe box (compared to the streamlined toe box of the SG-12).
Adjustable buckle system allows boot upper to accommodate up to a 21-inch calf circumference.
Dual-composite rubber soles.
Lightweight alloy, replaceable/repositionable buckle system.
Gaerne’s exclusive grip guard.
Floating “razorback” with built-in ankle alignment system.
Memory foam interior liner.
Colors: white, black, black/yellow, white/black.

FASTBACK ENDURANCE
Retail Price: $369.99
Sngle-stage ankle pivot.
Inner thermal shield.
Adjustable to approximately 20″ calf circumference.
Steel toe caps.
Alloy buckles.
Trademark Gaerne anti-shock sole.

REACT MOTOCROSS BOOT
Retail Price: $349.95 – $400.00
Uni-pivot adds more support and additional comfort.
Rubber inner-grip guard.
Goodyear soles.
Microfiber interior.
Ergonomic interior liner.
Four-alloy buckles.
wider straps.
Colors: black, white, black/blue/yellow/red, white/red.

GX-1 MOTOCROSS BOOT
Retail Price: $239.99
Lightweight design.
Sleek new light-alloy buckle system.
The GX-1 boot will perform on the track or on the trails. once you slip your foot into the comfortable GC-1, the ride is just the bonus.

GAERNE SG-12 BOOT STICKER KITS
Looking for a fresh way to throw a little Gaerne flash into your ride? Add a personalized touch to your Gaerne SG-12s so that your boots don’t look like all the other boots on the track. Gaerne’s adhesive boot graphics kits are made from the same material used by professional motocross teams for bike graphics. The 20mm-thick Die-cut vinyl material is easy to apply and comes in four different prints—Army Camo, USA, Carbon fiber and Ghost Camo. The retail price is $44.95 (fits SG-12s only).

For more information go to www.gaerneusa.com

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT 2018-2020 CRF ALUMINUM THROTTLE TUBES

Pro Circuit press release: Recently released for new CRF models, the Pro Circuit Throttle Tube for 2018-2020 CRF250R/X and 2019-2020 CRF450R models is CNC-machined from aircraft quality aluminum and is much stronger than the OEM plastic material. Pro Circuit also added a Teflon coating which will help to ensure a smoother twist of the throttle. Slide a Pro Circuit throttle tube on your new CRF model and twist the throttle with ease during your next ride at the track. Retail price $59.95.

For more information go to www.procircuit.com

95TH INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS OF ENDURO CANCELED

Taylor Robert will have to wait another year to repeat his glory from the 2019 ISDT. Photo: Brandon Krause

After discussions between the FIM and the local organising committee of the 2020 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus disease pandemic, the USDE (previously known as the ISDT) has been moved to 2021—which sounds like a postponement, but is actually a cancellation of the 2020 ISDE. Since the 2020 ISDE was scheduled for late August and early September in Italy, which is the hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic the oldest event in the FIM international calendar, the decision was made to hold the 95th edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro from August 30 to September 4, 2021.

YAMAHA AUSTRALIA DROPS ATVS FOR 2021 BECAUSE OF STRICTER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

2020 Yamaha Grizzly 700 utility ATVs won’t be sold in Australia or New Zealand after next year.

Due to new Australian government legislation that requires the mandatory fitment of so-called Operator Protective Devices (OPDs) Yamaha Australia will not sell utility ATVs after October 11, 2021. The protective devidce at the heart of the matter is a roll-over bar. Yamaha Australia’s Brad Ryan said, “The decision to make the fitment of OPDs compulsory is disappointing. The ruling has forced us to withdraw utility ATVs from the Australian market because as a manufacturer we are not willing to gamble with our customers lives by bolting untested devices onto our specifically engineered and designed ATVs.”

As the market leader in the ATV segment in Australia, Yamaha recognizes that utility ATVs are an important part of farm operations and will comply with stage one of the new consumer legislation. This includes testing and the fitment of warning labels by Oct 2020 (this moves ensures Yamaha ATVs remain available until October 2021). But after this date, Yamaha utility ATVs will be dropped. However, sport and youth models will continue to be available. Sport and youth ATVs do not need to be fitted with Operator Protective Devices. In addition, side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) are not affected by this ruling

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2020 THOR MX & HALLMAN HATS

THOR PRIME FLEXFIT GRAY HAT— $29.95

THOR ICONIC FLEXFIT CAMO HAT— $21.95

THOR STAR RACING CHEVRON HAT– $21.95

THOR PATRIOT TRUCKER HAT— $21.95

THOR PATRIOT BURGUNDY HAT– $21.95

HALLMAN TRADITIONS BLACK SNAPBACK HAT– $20.00

HALLMAN SNAPBACK HAT— $20.00

For more information go to www.thormx.com

40TH ANNUAL CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 9-10-11 AT MARYSVILLE

Dating back to 1980 when MXA’s Jody Weisel, Ketchup Cox and Pete Maly talked Saddleback Saturday promoter Jim Beltnick into holding a CZ race, the CZ World Championship is now on its 40th anniversary in 2020. For more information go to www.czriders.com

NEW DATE! 2020 WISECO/FASTHOUSE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING ON MAY 9, 2020

Glen Helen press release: “Glen Helen Raceway holds the safety, health and well-being of our riders, fans and staff in the upmost regards. While we were holding out hopes that we could still have the event April 11th, we are postponing the event to May 9th which should give everyone time to reschedule and be able to make this unique race. All pre-entries will be honored for the May 9th date. If refunds are needed please contact [email protected].” To pre-enter Click Here

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: START PLANNING NOW

The 2020 World Vet Championship is not until November 6-8, 2020. But this three-day event is the longest running, biggest and most prestigious Vet race in the world. It includes Novice, Intermediate and Expert classes for all age groups, (in five-year increments), Pro races for Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 class, the The Vet Cup of Nations (for three-man teams from each nation) and the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award (last year Roger DeCoster presented the award to Mitch Payton). For more info go to www.worldvetmx.com or to www.glenhelen.com

MXA TEAM TESTED: TWIN AIR’S RADIATOR TRICKS

TWIN AIR RADIATOR SLEEVES
Twin Air radiator sleeves are used to keep mud and debris from blocking much-needed air to your bike’s radiators. Back in the golden oldie days, when two-strokes roamed the earth at will, savvy two-stroke riders would attach a section of wire mesh across the down tubes of their bikes to knock down mud before it could clog the fins of their air-cooled engines. The mud would stick to the wire mesh and then vibrate off. Twin Air obviously has some old moto soldiers in its design department, because that is exactly what Twin Air radiator sleeves do—except for radiators instead of cylinder fins. The Twin Air radiator sleeves are made from a nylon-coated, glass yarn designed to shed mud and dirt before it builds up. The retail price is $44.95. For more info go to www.twinair.com or call (800) 749-2890.

TWIN AIR ICE FLOW COOLANT
Twin Air’s high-performance, biodegradable, IceFlow coolant is a ready-to-use coolant formulated for long-lasting protection of all metals inside today’s motorcycle cooling systems, without harming the water pump seals. IceFlow coolant offers the added assurance of an extreme freezing point (-26ºC / -14.8ºF and is a Mono Propylene Glycol-based, silicate-free and formulated with demineralized water and cutting edge nanotech and organic additive technology. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. The retail price is $19.95 in in 2.2 liter (2. 32 quart) bottles.

TWIN AIR ICE FLOW HIGH-PRESSURE RADIATOR CAPS
Twin Air’s Ice Flow radiator cap increases the boiling point of the water in your bike’s radiator by increasing the amount of pressure inside the radiator. The difference between a stock radiator cap and a high-pressure one is dramatic. Without any pressure on it, water will boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit (at standard temperature and barometric pressure); however, a cooling system that is under 15 pounds of pressure will allow straight water to reach 250 degrees before it boils. For every pound of pressure exerted on the coolant, the static boiling point is raised by 3 degrees. Twin Air offers 1.8 radiator caps to replace the stock 1.1 caps on Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and Suzukis. For KTMs and Husqvarnas, which come stock with 1.8 caps, they have a 2.0 cap. The retail price iis $24.95.

For more information on Twin Air products go to (800) 749-2890 or www.twinair.com.

THE APRIL 2020 ISSUE IS JAM-PACKED FULL OF BIKE TEST & TECH ARTICLES

On the cover: How much can be in one issue of MXA?  We are going to give you a sampling of the April 2020 issue of MXA below.

The 2020 Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke still has a carb, which makes it a hot-rod for now—fuel-injection is coming though. This test tells you more about the TC250 that you’ll find anywhere else.

Jeff Stanton won six AMA Championships in a short four-year period. When he retired, he worked for Team Honda as their consultant for 10 years. He knows what he is talking about. Read what he says about Ken Roczen.

We show you how to get 60.83 horsepower out of a 2020 Yamaha YZ450F,  just by making changes to the YZ450F airbox. It only made 58.04 horses before our filter mods.

See this Penton 125 Six-Days. Cool looking, isn’t it? But the story of how John Penton got KTM to make it for him is equally cool.

We know a guy, who kept his old 2002 Honda CR250 two-stroke in his garage for 18 years. He said that he couldn’t sell it when four-strokes came on the scene and just forgot about it. Luckily, he remembered and built a great 2002 CR250 — albeit 18 years later.

If you’d like to get back to the fun days of pit bike riding, you need to take a look at the YCF Bigy 190MX. It may be made in China, but we didn’t break it and, if we had, all the parts are available in the USA.

When MXA went to China, Ryan Surratt (center) won the International class, while Dennis Stapleton (far right) finished fourth. It wasn’t as easy as that sounds — Dennis almost got arrested, the police stopped the race and the International class was only held after the Chinese spectators had left.

Back in 2008, the MXA wrecking crew threw a leg over James Stewart’s “Perfect Season” Kawasaki KX450F. Journey back in time with us to learn what Bubba’s bike actually felt like. In a word—Stiff.

MXA’s Trevor Nelson just happened to be in the right place during Jett Lawrence’s wrong time at Anaheim 2.

If you subscribe to MXA you can get the mag on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play or in a digital version. Even better you can subscribe to Motocross Action and get the awesome print edition delivered to your house by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government. You can call (800) 767-0345 or Click Here (or on the box at the bottom of this page) to subscribe.

THE LATEST 2020 AMA NATIONAL SCHEDULE

Hangtown canceled their AMA National a month ago out of an abundance of caution over the coronavirus pandemic, but when the AMA schedule was restructured, Hangtown was not on the new 2020 AMA National  schedule—even though it seemed appropriate for the longest running AMA National to be given a new date.

The AMA 2020 AMA Nationals will no longer have any races in May of 2020. With Hangtown dropping completely out of the series and the schedule shuffled, the first AMA National will be in Florida on June 13.

MXSports press release: “In response to the evolving health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, MX Sports Pro Racing has officially announced an amended event schedule for the 2020 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Under this revised championship calendar, the 49th season of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will commence on Saturday, June 13, beginning with the Florida National from Jacksonville’s WW Ranch Motocross Park.”

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13…Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July…Red Bud, MI
July 11….Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18…Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

THE NOW DEFUNCT 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE

2020 Arlington Supercross_Stadium-0266The first 10 races of the 2020 AMA Supercross series will count, but the following seven have been canceled. The promoters plan to complete the missing 7 races later in the year, but not necessarily in the same cities.

REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (Held)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (Held)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (Held)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (Held)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (Held)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (Held)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (Held)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (Held)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (Canceled)
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (Canceled)
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (Canceled)
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (Canceled)
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (Canceled)
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV (Canceled)
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT (Canceled)

THE LATEST 2020 FIM GRAND PRIX MXGP SCHEDULE

To make life easier for people trying to figure out what is happening with the 2020 FIM Grand Prix Motocross race schedule, suffice it to say that the next scheduled Grand Prix will not be until June 7 in Orlyonok, Russia.

ALL THE MOVES OF THE 2020 MXGP SCHEDULE

Mar. 1…Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Holland (Held)
Mar. 22…Argentina (Moved to Nov. 22)
Apr. 5…Italy (Moved to July 19)
Apr. 19…Spain (Moved to October 11)
Apr. 26…Portugal (Moved to October 18)
May 10…France (Moved to June 28)
May 17…Italy (Moved to July 5)
May 24…Germany (Moved to August 9)
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…France (Rescheduled from May 10 & Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to November 1)
July 5…Maggiora, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5 & second Indonesian GP moved to November 8)
July 19…Trentino, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5)
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 9…Germany (Rescheduled from May 24)
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain (Rescheduled from April 19)
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual (Rescheduled from April 26)
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia (Rescheduled from June 28)
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia (Rescheduled from July 5)
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina (Rescheduled from March 22)

THE OFFICIAL GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE (GOOD FOR THIS WEEK ONLY)

EVERY 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNER AT A GLANCE

2020 Supercross season cancelled coronavirus Eli Tomac Ken Roczen Daytona SXIf they actually get back to holding events aftr the AMA Nationals, which most likely will be scheduled for September and October, it will be a Tomac (3) versus Roczen (94) showdown.

Venue                                        450                                    250
1. Anaheim 1………….Justin Barcia………..Justin Cooper
2. St. Louis………………Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
3. Anaheim 2………….Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
4. Glendale…………….Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
5. Oakland……………..Eli Tomac……………….Dylan Ferrandis
6. San Diego…………..Cooper Webb……….Dylan Ferrandis
7. Tampa…………………Eli Tomac……………….Shane McElrath
8. Arlington……………Eli Tomac……………….Chase Sexton
9. Atlanta………………Ken Roczen…………….Chase Sexton
10. Daytona………….Eli Tomac………………..Garrett Marchbanks
11. Indianapolis……Canceled
12. Detroit…………….Canceled
13. Seattle…………….Canceled
14. Denver…………….Canceled
15. Foxborough……Canceled
16. Las Vegas………..Canceled
17. Salt Lake City….Canceled
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac
250 West points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS STANDINGS

Eli Tomac has a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen. If the Supercross series had been canceled for good, he would have been the 2020 AMA Supercross Champion. But, the series promoters say that are going to finish the series after the AMA Nationals.

AMA 450 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…226
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…223
3. Cooper Webb (KTM)…197
4. Justin Barcia (Yam)…195
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…170
6. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…152
7. Justin Hill (Hon)…141
8. Justin Brayton (Hon)…129
9. Dean Wilson (Hus)…129
10. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…128

Chase Sexton leads the 250 East by 10 points over Shane McElrath. Depending on how many new Supercross races are held, and how they reconfigure the East/West events, it is still a close race.

AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 9 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton (Hon)…98
2. Shane McElrath (Yam)…88
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…80
4. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)…79
5. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…65
6. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…60
7. Enzo Lopes (Hon)…51
7. Jordon Smith (Kaw)…48
8. Josh Hill (Yam)…43
10. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…42

Dylan Ferrandis 2020 Anaheim 2 Supercross hi-rez-10Dylan Ferrandis has a 7-point lead over Justin Cooper in the 250 West. With the next race five months away, every rider in contention must stay healthy.

AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 10 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…135
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…128
3. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…122
4. Brandon Hartranft (KTM)…110
5. Alex Martin (Suz)…98
6. Jacob Hayes (Hus)…89
7. Luke Clout (Hon)…83
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…82
9. Derek Drake (KTM)…78
10. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…72

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY?: JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.
Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.

In his spare time, when he’s not testing with MXA, racing in a foreign country, going to Japan or helping many of his motocross buddies, MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton opens up his house, garage, bikes and mechanics to help riders who would like to come to SoCal on a motocross vacation. He offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or for play riders. Whether you want to rent a bike, move in for a week, race at Glen Helen or take motocross lessons—this is one-stop shopping. Just send them an email ([email protected]). If you’d like to live the SoCal lifestyle for a day, a weekend, a week, a month or three months, visit Dennis Stapleton’s’ website at www.knobbyshopsouth.org for more details!

LOOKING AHEAD! THE SCRAMBLED-UP 2020 RACE CALENDAR

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REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (West)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (3-Moto) (West)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (West)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (West)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (East)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (3-Moto) (East)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (East)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (East)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (East) Canceled
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (East) Canceled
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (West) Canceled
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (East/West) Canceled
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (East) Canceled
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV ( Canceled
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT Canceled

2020 AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 3-4…Loveland, CO
Jan. 11…Hobbs, NM
Jan. 24-25…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 31-Feb. 1… Denver, CO
Feb. 7-8…Reno NV
Feb. 28-29…Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 7… Amarillo, TX

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13….Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July 4…Red Bud, MI
July 11…Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18….Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

2020 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4-5… Primm, NV
May 2…Honolulu, HA
May 30…Dacono, CO
June 12-13…Austin,TX
July 31-Aug. 2…Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Sept. 11-12…Sturgis, SD

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Holland (Held)
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…France
July 5…Maggiora, Italy
July 19…Trentino, Italy
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 9…Germany
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11…Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 17… Bucha, Ukraine Canceled)
June14…Oss, Netherlands
June 21…Kramolin, Czech Republic
July 5…Iffendic, France
July 12…Lange, Estonia
August 23…Gooik, Belgium
August 30…Roggenburg, Switzerland
September 6…Orehova Vas Slovenia
September…13…Jinin, Czech Rrepublic
September 20…Rudersberg, Germany

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 27.…Ernee, France

2020 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
May 9.…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 22…Prescott Valley, AZ
Sept. ??…TBA
Oct. 3,…Amarillo, TX
Oct. 10…Denver, CO
Nov. 7…Boise, ID

2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 26…Primm, NV
Feb. 23…Taft, CA
Mar. 22… Havasu, AZ (To be rescheduled later)
Apr. 19…Blythe, CA
May 3…Las Vegas, NV
May 31…Cahuilla Creek, CA
July 19…Prineville, OR
Sept. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 18…Mesquite, NV
Nov. 15…Primm, NV

2020 WORCS SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 14-15…Taft, CA
June 5-6…Cahuilla, CA
June 24-25…Prineville OR
Sept. 26…Glen Helen, CA

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31…Wild Rose, AB
June 7…Blackwater, BC
June 14…Dorva, AB
June 21…MotoVally, SK
July 12…Gopher Dunes, ON
July 19…San Del Lee, ON
July 26…Riverglade, NB
Aug. 2…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 16…Walton, ON

2020 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3 …Western Australia
Oct. 17… South Australia
Oct. 31…Queensland
Nov. 7 …New South Wales
Nov. 14…TBA
Nov. 28…Victoria

REVISED 2020 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30-31…Moggers, Austria
July 11-12…Holzgerlingen, Germany
July 18-19..Tensfeld, Germany
July 25-26…Molln, Germany
Aug. 29-30…Bielstein, Germany
Sept. 5-6…Furstlich Drehna, Germany
Sept. 12-13…Gaildorf, Germany

2020 REM COMMOTION BY THE OCEAN
July 3-5…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 3-8….Hurricane Mills, TN

2020 FIM JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 8-9…Megalopolis, Greece

2020 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 10…Carson, CA

REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31…Glen Helen, CA

2020 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 6-8…Glen Helen , CA

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