MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE TOP TEN — WHO’S IN & WHO’S OUT, WIN A RIDING TRIP TO COSTA RICA

MINNEAPOLIS SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: CENTRAL TIME ZONE MEANS A NEW TIME

The Minneapolis Supercross will be shown live on Saturday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern). Click on image to enlarge

ENTER THE 51/FIFTY SWEEPSTAKES TO WIN A BLAKE BAGGET REPLICA KTM 450SXF…SECOND PLACE GETS TO GO RIDING IN COSTA RICA


Official Rules: To enter Click Here and fill out the form. One (1) entry per person. Grand Prize: One (1) “Grand Prize” winner selected May 01, 2019. One (1) Second place winner selected May 01, 2019. Grand Prize includes: (a) One (1) KTM Supercross Replica Blake Baggett Motorcycle. (b) Second place includes: A trip to Costa Rica with Costa Rica Unlimited (c) Weekly winners at Supercross get: 51FIFTY Apparel Packages and other prizes. Open to legal residents located within the 50 United States/DC who are aged 18, or the age of majority in his/her state of residence, whichever is older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTOS: THIS ONE GOES ON THE WALL

MXA test riders like to race against each other. In this Cycle New blurb, ATK-mounted Willy Musgrave (222) leads a young Jeremy McGrath (52) in the Pro class at Perris Raceway. Both were MXA test riders and both appeared on MXA covers on test bikes several times. This photo is more significant for Willy than it is for Jeremy.

WISECO PRESENTS TWO-STROKE MX CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED BY FASTHOUSE

Dust off your two-stroke, ‘cuz there’s a class for everyone. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

YOU DO THE MATH! SUBSCRIBE TO MXA & GET A $25 CHAPARRAL GIFT CARD

If you subscribed to Motocross Action, the March 2019 issue of MXA would be in your mailbox, computer or iPhone now.

The March issue of MXA is jam-packed with bike tests, product reviews and moto-info. Not only do we have the 2019 MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout in this issue, but a 2019 Husqvarna FC350 test, 2019 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke test,  a retro-test of Chad Reed’s 2002 L&M Yamaha YZ450F and a 2019 Honda CRF250 test. Plus, a test of Carson Brown’s Straight Rhythm winning Husky TC125 two-stroke and Austin Forkner’s 2019 AMA 250 East Supercross KX250 four-stroke. Not to mention an revealing interview with Eli Tomac.

Do you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA 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 a $25 Chaparral gift card to spend on whatever motorcycle parts or products you need. You can call (800) 767-0345 or CLICK HERE or click on the box at the bottom of this page.

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: AXO “2 +1” SUPER BELT

Kidney belts actually do help support your core and offer added protection, but they fell out of favor with riders. However, before they became passe’ AXO reinvented the kidney belt by adding plastic to the formula.

CLOSE-UP VIDEO OF THE FLY RACING FORMULA HELMET

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Adam Cianciarulo_2019 san diego Supercross heat races-2235Adam Cianciarulo (92) won his third 250 West race this past weekend and qualified for the World Surfing Association Pro Tour on his KX250.

Date               Venue                                            450                                250
Jan. 5……..Anaheim, CA………………..Justin Barcia………..Colt Nichols
Jan. 12…..Glendale, AZ…………………Blake Baggett……..Adam Cianciarulo
Jan. 19…..Anaheim, CA…………………Cooper Webb……..Shane McElrath
Jan. 26…..Oakland, CA………………….Cooper Webb……..Adam Cianciarulo
Feb. 2……San Diego, CA………………..Eli Tomac……………..Adam Cianciarulo
Feb. 9…….Minneapolis, MN…………
Feb. 16…..Arlington, TX……………….
Feb. 23….Detroit, MI……………………
Mar. 2……Atlanta, GA……………………
Mar. 9……Daytona Beach, FL………
Mar. 16…Indianapolis, IN…………….
Mar. 23….Seattle, WA…………………..
Mar. 30……Houston, TX………………
Apr. 6……..Nashville, TN……………….
Apr. 13……Denver, CO…………………
Apr. 27……East Rutherford, NJ…
May 4……..Las Vegas, NV……………
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac (Kaw)
250 West points leader…Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

WHO’S WHO IN AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER 5 of 17 ROUNDS

Chad Reed_2019 san diego Supercross main events-5470Chad Reed loves San Diego and turned in his best performance of 2019 with a 5th.

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…106
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…102
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…102
4. Cooper Webb (KTM)…98
5. Blake Baggett (KTM)…80
6. Dean Wilson (Hus)…80
7. Justin Barcia (Yam)…74
8. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…66
9. Chad Reed (Suz)…65
10. Cole Seely (Hon)…65
11. Vince Friese (Hon)…54
12. Justin Brayton (Hon)…52
13. Justin Bogle (KTM)…5
14. Jason Anderson (Hus)…46
15. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)…40
16. Justin Hill (Suz)…39
17. Tyler Bowers (Kaw)…33
18. Ben Lamay (Hon)…22
19. Kyle Chisholm (Suz)…21
20. Cole Martinez (Suz)…18

This a R.J. Wageman.  It was the first time R.J. made a Supercross main event. He was so excited. We originally thought it was his brother Robbie, but Robbie had two first turn crashes and even though he rode well he didn’t make the main.

CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 5 of 10 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…114
2. Shane McElrath (KTM)…106
3. Colt Nichols (Yam)…104
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…102
5. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…75
6. Jimmy Decotis (Suz)…73
7. Cameron McAdoo (Yam)…72
8. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)..71
9. Chris Blose (Hus)…70
10. Jess Pettis (KTM)…66
11. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…66
12. Jacob Hayes (Yam)…65
13. Martin Castelo (Suz)…51
14. Sean Cantrell (KTM)…46
15. Jerry Robin (KTM)…27
16. Enzo Lopes (Suz)…23
17. Carson Brown (Hus)…23
18. Mitchell Harrison (Yam)…22
19. Mathias Jorgenen (Hus)…21
20. Robbie Wageman (Hon)…16

WHO IS OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN LOOKING IN?

Justin Brayton 2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross qualifying-6206Justin Brayton hurt his thumb and didn’t score any points in San Diego. He dropped out of the top ten and back to 12th.

Justin Bogle 2019 san diego Supercross main event-4901Justin Bogle has been behind the eight-ball all year long. He runs up front, but then drops back. However, his 4th in San Diego was earned with dogged determination. Justin has been moving up in the points standings every race. He has gone 19, 15, 17, 10 and 4. He is now in 13th.

Jason Anderson_2019 Glendale Supercross-96Jason Anderson’s season ended after Anaheim 2 when he broke his arm practicing. However, he is still the 2018 AMA Supercross Champion until the last round and is currently 14th in points (even though he missed the last two races).

Joey Savatgy 2019 Oakland Supercross -9436It didn’t help when Joey Savatgy’s works KX450 quit mysteriously in Oakland. Joey has been in the top ten twice, but missed out in San Diego and got a 21st in Oakland. He is 15th in points.

Justin Hill 2019 Oakland Supercross races-8279Justin Hill missed San Diego with an injury, which didn’t help, but neither did his 15, 13, 11, 14 scores over the first four rounds. He has the speed, now he needs to control it.

Tyler Bowers_2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross -4323Tyler Bowers has only made the top ten once (San Diego). His other scores are 21, 16 and 12. He is 17th in 450 points.

AMA RULE OF THE WEEK: WHY WASTE TIME? JUST HAVE A SINGLE AMA 250 SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Under the current AMA “pointing out” rules (we say “current” because this rule has changed continously since 1986), a rider can stay in the regional Supercross series until he earns the maximum points threshold four times  (that threshold is currently 135 points). Prior to 2018, it was set at three years. Additionally, the rule that stated that a rider who won the 250 East/West Supercross series twice had to move out of the class was changed in 2018 to allows riders, who wins the East/West twice, to stay for a maximum of three years (a year is defined as 5 points in a year).

In any rational world, the AMA would institute a single AMA 250 Supercross Champion and forget about making anyone point out. Face it, they pay the 250 East/West riders a pittance and the bonuses are much less than in the 450 class because of the regional definition of the series. A 250 rider who finishes outside of the top ten in the 250 East/West main event, earns less money than a 450 rider who finishes dead last in the 450 Last Chance ($1000).

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: IT’S NOT A MOTOCROSS BIKE, BUT ITS’ GOT BSA PARTS


This is Jody’s Weisel’s personal 1953 Sunbeam S7—with its original condition mist green paint. This motorcycle belonged to Jody’s father before him and has been in the family for 66 years. Click on images to enlarge.Although once a stand-alone motorcycle manufacturer, Sunbeam was bought by BSA in 1943 — evidenced by the fact that the S7’s forks are BSA units — gussied up.

The shaft-drive rear hub used a worm-gear drive and was attached to the plunger rear shocks.

We found this interesting because last weekend at the Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas, a British-built 1951 Sunbeam S7 sold for $16,500. The Sunbeam S7 was quite unique  in its day. It had an unusual longitudinally-mounted, horizontally split, overhead cam, 487cc, inline twin engine based on an experimental 1932 BSA design. It had a coil ignition, wet sump lubrication, dry clutch and shaft drive to the rear wheel. Rear suspension was handled by plunger shocks mounted to the rear hub. Sunbeam S7’s were among the most expensive bikes you could buy in 1953 and it was over-engineered for the time. In it’s 66 years Jody’s Sunbeam has racked up only 1300 miles. That’s 19 miles a year.

BIRTHDAYS OF THE STARS: DARYL HURLEY 43, LIVIA LANCELOT 33, SEBASTIEN POURCEL 34 & MICKAEL PICHON 43

Feb. 8…Daryl Hurley 1976
Feb. 8…Samuele Bernardini 1995


Feb. 8…Dusty Klatt 1985
Feb. 8…Rich Taylor 1968


Feb. 9…Jaime Lilly
Feb. 9…Adam Sterry 1996
Feb. 10…Russell Bobbitt


Feb. 10…Dave Feeney

Feb. 10…Evan Laughridge
Feb. 10…Jeremy Chaussee 1977


Feb. 10…Rodney Smith
Feb. 11…Geoff Fox


Feb. 11…Livia Lancelot 1988
Feb. 11…Kristin White Anderson


Feb. 11…Sebastien Pourcel 1985
Feb. 12…Lisa Akin Wagner

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Feb. 12…Mike LaRocco 1971
Feb. 13…Gavin Gracyk 1984

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Feb. 13…Jeromy Buehl 1973
Feb. 13…Mickael Pichon 1976
Feb. 13…Chris Wheeler

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Feb. 13…Glenn Coldenhoff 1991
Feb. 14…Sam Gammon
Feb. 14…Tom Carson


Feb. 15…Davi Millsaps 1988

REM MOTOCROSS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

REM has not held a race yet in 2019. They have been rained out or had hurricane force winds force cancellations since the turn of the year. Hopefully February’s three races on Feb.9, 16 and 23 will get typical SoCal sunshine. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

2019 MX 250 SHOOTOUT: HOW THEY RANK FROM ONE TO SIX

BIKES YOU NEVER SEEN BEFORE: 1980 ANCILLOTTI CRH125

This 1980 Ancillotti CRH125 had a very Suzuki-ish vibe to it.

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: THE JAMMER


This is Jammin’ Jimmy Weinert on a production Kawasaki KX450. Weinert won the 1975AMA 500 National Championship and the 1976 AMA Supercross Championship for Kawasaki. Back in 1975 if you wanted to receive Kawasaki race contingency you had to have the giant “K” on your jersey. No “K,” no dough.

3-BROS 6-HOUR, 10-HOUR & 24-HOUR DATES


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

YOU GOTTA KNOW THE TRUTH: 2019 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO

WHERE YOU’LL BE IN THE FUTURE: 2019 RACE SCHEDULE


Join the crowd in Anaheim Stadium. on Saturday night. It won’t be raining this time.

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES
Jan. 5…………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 12………………………….Glendale, AZ
Jan. 19………………………….Anaheim, CA (3-moto race)
Jan. 26………………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 2……………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 9…………………………..Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 16………………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 23………………………….Detroit, MI (3-moto race)
Mar. 2……………………………Atlanta, GA (250 E/W Shootout)
Mar. 9……………………………Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 16………………………….Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 23………………………….Seattle, WA
Mar. 30………………………….Houston, TX (3-moto race)
Apr. 6……………………………Nashville, TN
Apr. 13………………………….Denver, CO
Apr. 27………………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 4……………………………Las Vegas, NV (250 E/W Shootout)

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 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 (fly-away)
Mar. 24……………………England
Mar. 31……………………Holland
Apr. 7……………….……..Italy #1
May 1……………………..Shanghai (fly-away)
May 12……………………Italy #2
May 19…………………..Portugal
May 26……………………France
June 9…………………….Russia
June 16…………………..Latvia
June 23…………………..Germany
July 7………………………Indonesia #1 (fly-away)
July 14……………………Indonesia #2 (fly-away)
July 28……………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4………………….….Belgium
Aug. 18……………………Italy #3
Aug. 25…………………..Sweden
Sept. 8……………………Turkey
Sept. 22…………………..Hong Kong (fly-away)

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

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 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 20…………………………..Glen Helen

2019 MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS
June 21-30……………………….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 ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 18-19………………………….Belfast, Irl
Feb. 1-2……………………………..Birmingham, GB
Feb. 15-6…………………………..Sheffield, GB

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

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

GLEN HELEN’S DECAL DAY: GET $10 OFF THURSDAY PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE A GLEN HELEN DECAL ON YOUR TRUCK

On one random Thursday practice day every month Glen Helen will give any rider with a Glen Helen decal on their vehicle a $10 discount. And they will give you free Glen Helen stickers at the front gate. So, the next time you come through the front gate, get a free decal and put it on your truck.

2019 SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.socalotmx.org

2019 SRA GRAND PRIX RACE DATES


For more info go to www.sragp.com

3-BROS 6-HOUR, 10-HOUR & 24-HOUR DATES


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

2019 REM MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

2019 WORCS RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.worcsracing.com

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