MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: DO THE RIDERS GET OVER-TIME PAY (UPDATED)

2020 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jeremy Martin 2020 Redbud National 1Jeremy Martin (6) did not win the second of the two Red Bud 250 Nationals, but his 11-1 was good enough to keep the 250 points lead over Dylan Ferrandis by 9 points.

Date                       Venue                                        450                                      250
1. Aug. 15…Hurricane Mills, TN…………..Zach Osborne              Dylan Ferrandis
2. Aug. 22…Hurricane Mills, TN…………..Zach Osborne             Jeremy Martin
3. Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN……………..Eli Tomac                        Jeremy Martin
4. Sept. 4….Red Bud, MI………………………..Zach Osborne             Jeremy Martin
5. Sept. 7….Red Bud, MI………………………..Adam Cianciarulo…..R.J. Hampshire
6. Sept. 19…Millville, MN…………………..
7. Sept. 26…Jacksonville, FL…………….
8. Oct. 3…Lakewood, CO…………………..
9. Oct. 10…Pala, CA……………………………
450 Points leader…Zach Osborne
250 points leader…Jeremy Martin

 

CURRENT 2020 AMA NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS

2020 Redbud National 1Zach Osborne (16) heads into the week-off with 28-point lead over Marvin Musquin, 42 points over Adam Cianciarulo and 47 points over Eli Tomac after the Red Bud double-header

2020 AMA 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 9 rounds)
1. Zach Osborne (Hus)…212
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…184
3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…170
4. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…165
5. Justin Barcia (Yam)…160
6. Blake Baggett (KTM)…146
7. Chase Sexton (Hon)…140
8. Broc Tickle (Yam)…125
9. Christian Craig (Hon)…112
10. Dean Wilson (Hus)…97

2020 AMA 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 9 rounds)
1. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…216
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…207
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…170
4. Shane McElrath (Yam)…166
5. Alex Martin (Suz)…158
6. Justin Cooper (Yam)…132
7. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…127
8. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…125
9. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw)…101
10. Brandon Hartranft (KTM)…95

 

2020 FIM GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Maxime Renaux won his first-ever 250 Grand Prix at the first race of the Faenza triple-header.

Date                       Venue                                        450                                      250
1. Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain …..Jeffrey Herlings        Tom Vialle
2. Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland…….Jeffrey Herlings        Jago Geerts
3. Aug. 9…Kegums, Latvia………………….Glenn Coldenhoff     Tom Vialle
4. Aug. 12…Kegums, Latvia………………..Tony Cairoli                 Jago Geerts         
5. Aug. 16…Kegums, Latvia………………..Jeffrey Herlings        Jago Geerts
6. Sept. 6…Faenza, Italy……………………..Jeffrey Herlings        Maxime Renaux
7. Sept. 9…Faenza, Italy
8. Sept. 13…Faenza, Italy
9. Sept. 27…Mantova, Italy
10. Sept. 30…Mantova, Italy
11. Oct. 4…Mantova, Italy
12. Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
13. Oct. 18…Lommel, Belgium
14. Oct. 21…Lommel, Belgium
15. Oct. 25…Lommel, Belgium
16. Nov. 1…Trentino, Italy
17. Nov. 4…Trentino, Italy
18. Nov. 8…Trentino, Italy
450 Points leader…Jeffrey Herlings
250 points leader…Tom Vialle

 

CURRENT 2020 FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

Jeremy Seewer (91) is the currently fifth in the 2020 450 World Championship, but went 2-2 at the first Faenza race and is only 8 point out of fourth place.

2020 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 16 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…263
2. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…203
3. Tim Gajser (Hon)…196
4. Arminas Jasikonis (Hus)…186
5. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…178
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (Gas)…173
7. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…155
8. Jorge Prado (KTM)…153
9. Clement Desalle (Yam)…146
10. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…137

Tom Vialle (28) still leads the 250 World Championship, but only by 3 points.

2020 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 16 rounds)
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)…257
2. Jago Geerts (Yam)…254
3. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…196
4. Jed Beaton (Hus)…178
5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kaw)…169
6. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…166
7. Ben Watson (Yam)…139
8. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…115
9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…115
10. Mikkel Haarup (Kaw)…105

 

THE BUSIEST WEEK IN MOTOCROSS HISTORY: BIG RACES ON FRIDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY

Tony Cairoli, got second this past Sunday at Faenza, but still has to race two more GPs at the Faenza track to go—one on Wednesday and one on Sunday.

The 2020 motocross season, both in MXGP and the AMA Nationals is very unique, but you haven’t seen anything yet. Starting this Friday the motocross world will see more Championship-level races held in a single week than ever before. There will be 5 major races in 9 days between the Red Bud double-header and the Faenza, Italy, triple header.

Dean Wilson (15) was both 11th at Red Bud #1 and #2 and is 10th in the 450 points standings .

Here is how the record breaking streak will  play out between September 4 and September 12.

(1) Friday, September 4: Red Bud hosted round four of the 2020 AMA National series on Friday, September 4. It was won by Jeremy Martin (25) and Zach Osborne (450). The next AMA National is on Monday, September 6.

(2) Sunday, September 6: Faenza, Italy will host round six of the 2020 FIM World Championships on Sunday, September 6. It was won by Jeffrey Herlings (45) and Maxime Renaux (250).

(2) Monday, September7: The AMA National circuit will return to Red Bud on Monday, September 7, for the second Red Bud National of the year (round five of the 2020 AMA Nationals). It was won by Adam Cianciarulo (450) and R.J Hampshire (250).

Out of the first six 450 GPs held so far in 2020, Jeffrey Herlings won one in England, one in Holland, One in Latvia and one in Italy.

(2) Wednesday, September 9: The FIM World Championship series will return to Faenza for the second of three races on the same Italian track on Wednesday, September 9.

(2) Sunday, September 12: The final Faenza race will be on Sunday, September 12, but it will not be the final MXGP race it Italy. In fact, there will be two more triple headers, adding up to a total of 9 Italian GPs in the 2020 schedule (they will be held in Mantova and Trentino).

 

TOM WHITE INDUCTED INTO THE OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

The Off-Road Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announcement .

Tom White continues to pile up awards posthumously for the effort he put in when he was alive. Tom was a successful motorcycle racer, business man, race promoter, sponsor, Early Years of Motocross museum curator, AMA supporter and race announcer. He is also in the AMA Hall of Fame, Trailblazers Hall of Fame, Glen Helen Walk of Fame, a Dud Perkins Award winner,  and now the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame has announced that Tom will be inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 1, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tom White in the Early Years of Motocross Museum.

MXA is very proud that our friend Tom White has been included in the Hall alongside such greats as Jack Johnson, Roger Mears, Robby Gordon, Bud Feldkamp, J.N. Roberts, Vic Wilson, Dave Ekins, Larry Roeseler, Johnny Campbell, Parnelli Jones, Drino Miller and Malcolm Smith.

 

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MXA VIDEO: FIRST RIDE ON THE 2021 KTM 350SXF

 

 

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POLISPORT CLUTCH & IGNITION COVER PROTECTOR KIT

Polisport’s form fitting plastic covers are color-coded by brand.

Polisport clutch and ignition covers are designed to perfectly protect your ignition and clutch from impacts and abrasion. Polisport is now releasing a kit that includes both the clutch and ignition cover together.

Ignition cover protector.

Clutch cover protector.

The kit will be available for Kawasaki, Honda, GasGas, KTM, Sherco, Husqvarna and Beta models, and are available in these brand colors. For more info go to www.polisport.com/en

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 HUSQVARNA FC450

 

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT TT-R110 ACCESSORIES

New accessories for the 2008-2020 Yamaha TT-R110 are now in stock and ready.

Pro Circuit has a new top clamp and bar mount, engine plug kit and a throttle tube for mini mavens. All are
machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized and then polished for a true works look mini bike riders will appreciate. Yamaha TT-R110 riders shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to continue tricking out their mini moto ride, so grab some Pro Circuit accessories and build yourself a bikes that both goes and shows

TT-R110 TOP CLAMP AND BAR MOUNT—$307.95
Designed to suit the taller rider, the Pro Circuit top clamp and bar mount helps create more legroom by raising the
handlebars. It’s the perfect solution to prevent knees from smacking the bars, and it will also make your TT-R110’s
front end longer. The clamp has full adjustability with different bar mount configurations, so you are able to personalize fitment as well. The clamp and bar mount are CNC-machined out of aluminum and then anodized blue and black for a factory look.TT-R110 THROTTLE TUBE — $59.95
Pro Circuit throttle tubes are CNC-machined out of aluminum, and are Teflon coated on the inside to reduce friction
which gives you a smoother twist of the throttle.

TT-R110 ENGINE PLUG KIT — $75.00
Engine plug kits are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized blue and hand polished for a true works look.

For more info go to www.procircuit.com

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 YAMAHA YZ450F

 

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MOTO TASSINARI VFORCE4R

The unique VForce reed valve features double the reed tip surface over a conventional reed valve design. The added reed petals mean that reeds only travel half the distance as a conventional reed valve to get the same airflow. The shorter opening means that they open quicker, close more completely and last longer. Ever since their introduction VForce reeds have been popular with two-stroke riders looking for more midrange, increased airflow and perfect fit. Constantly changing to improve the design, Motocross Tassinari offers the VForce4 with its pre-curved reed petal, carbon fiber petal tips, wider cage, 10.5% increase in reed tip area and longer reed stops. The VForce4 has become the go-to reed cage for many two-stroke owners. But wait, there’s more. Enter the “VForce4R” with its rubber over-molding on the reed petal tips to increase petal life, straighter intake manifold, newly design cage and a winged air guide that increases air velocity. For more info go to www.mototassinari.com

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KTM 450SXF

 

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO: AFTER YOU, ALPHONSE

You don’t get a ticker tape parade, like Astronauts used to get, for being a bus driver. And, you don’t get to be an MXA test rider without taking chances. Sometimes they pay off and sometimes they don’t. Still think you want to be an MXA guy?

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KAWASAKI KX450

 

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2021 FXR PODIUM GEAR

FXR Racing continues its gradual release of items in their 2021 collection with the Podium line. Although it falls in the “mid-line price point category” the Podium apparel has plenty of high-end features including a mix of durable and lightweight materials, various adjustment points that will fine-tune the fit and keep the pants in place during a moto, leather knee panels, and a general cut that should appeal to riders of all sizes.

DETAILS OF THE 2021 PODIUM PANTS


The 2021 Podium pants features durable coated 600D construction for strength and comfort. There are reinforced panels at inner knee for heat and abrasion protection, stretch inserts for added flexibility and comfort, pre-curved knees, triple topstitching in critical areas for extra strength and durability, hook and loop adjustable waist system design, upper body polyester mesh lining for breathability and comfort and fade-free sublimation prints. The retail price is $89.95.

DETAILS OF THE 2021 PODIUM MX JERSEY

The 2021 Podium jersey feature custom tailoring for an optimized fit, premium polyester material with a special birdseye knit and moisture-wicking yarns for quick dry capability. The collar isshaped for the best coverage, while the cuffs are tapered. The drop-tail hem and long length protect against midriff exposure. The graphics are not heat transfer, but long lasting and fade-free sublimation prints . The retail price is $39.95.

For more info go to www.fxrracing.com

 

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE VIZOR-VU MIRRORED VISOR

If you are a fan of “On Any Sunday<” then you have seen the Vizor-Vu in action on Malcolm Smith. But take it from people who have ridden with the rear view mirror-equipped Vizor-Vu, it was dangerous to ride with two small mirrors sticking down from the visor so close to your face.

 

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: WORKS CONNECTION COBRA CX50/65 PRO LAUNCH START DEVICES

Looking for a Pro Launch Start Device to fit your Cobra minibike? Good news, Works Connection just released Pro Launch Star Devices for the CX50JR, CX50SR and the CX65 models. Each Pro Launch kit includes a CNC’d fork ring, start body/trigger assembly, custom aluminum drill guide template, aluminum countersink tool and detailed step-by-step instructions. The spring-less design delivers positive engagement and consistent release and is made of CNC-machined aircraft-grade aluminum. The assembly only weighs 50 grams and is laser etched, engineered, manufactured and assembled in the USA. The retail price is $119.95. Contact your retailer or visit www.worksconnection.com

 

THE 32:1 PREMIX CLASSIC COMING TO LAST CHANCE RACEWAY NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

For more information about the September 11-13 race in Montana go to www.lastchancemx.com.

 

2020 WISECO WORLD TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 3, 2020

For more information go to www.glenhelen.com

 

2020 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES SERIES ON OCT. 3-4, OCT. 10-11 & DEC. 19-20 AT GLEN HELEN

For more information go to www.ossrg.org

 

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOVEMBER 6-8: PRE-ENTRY OPEN NOW

Save money and time by submitting your online pre-entries now. The Dubya World Vet MX Championships takes place on Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday being the World Vet Motocross Championship Day. For additional savings riders have the option to sign-up for both Saturday and Sunday!
PRE-ENTRY FEES
Saturday & Sunday $100 | $90 Second Class
Saturday Only $70 | $60 Second Class
Sunday Only $70 | $60 Second
To sign-up click this link:
https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/glenhelen/index.asp?event=83&mc_cid=66136c7217&mc_eid=3c9b324536 For more information go to www.worldvetmx.com

 

24-HOURS OF GLEN HELEN ENDURANCE RACE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 21-22

Glen Helen’s 3Bros-sponsored 24-Hour off-road endurance race is scheduled for November 21-22.The 24-Hour of Glen Helen will begin on November 21 at 10:00 a.m. and end on Sunday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. The amateur teams can have 6 riders and two bikes, but the Pro teams can only have 4 riders and must finish the 24 hours on the one bike. Headlights are required for the 24-hour. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com.

 

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2020 RACE SCHEDULES

The rumor mill says that Cristian Craig might be heading back to the 250 class next year for Star Yamaha, but next year isn’t important now. Christian is 9th in the AMA 450  National standings with six races to go.

TENTATIVE AMA NATIONAL  MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 15…Hurricane Mills, TN
Aug. 22…Hurricane Mills, TN
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 4 (Friday)…Red Bud, MI
Sept. 7 (Monday) …Red Bud, MI
Sept. 19…Millville, MN
Sept. 26…Jacksonville, FL
Oct. 3…Lakewood, CO
Oct. 10…Pala, CA, CA

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain
Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland
Aug. 9…Kegums, Latvia
Aug. 12…Kegums, Latvia
Aug. 16…Kegums, Latvia
Sept. 6…Faenza, Italy
Sept. 9…Faenza, Italy
Sept. 13…Faenza, Italy
Sept. 27…Mantova, Italy
Sept. 30…Mantova, Italy
Oct. 4…Mantova, Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Lommel, Belgium
Oct. 21…Lommel, Belgium
Oct. 25…Lommel, Belgium
Nov. 1…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 4…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 8…Trentino, Italy

REVISED 2020 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 2…Hawkstone Park
Aug. 23…Landrake Motoparc
Sept 6…Cusses Gorse
Oct. 4… Fatcat Motoparc

2020 PASHA 125 OPEN TWO-STROKE RACE
Sept. 5…Glen Helen, CA

2020 WISECO WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3…Glen Helen, CA

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

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
CANCELED

 

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