MOTOCROSS ACTION WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE WHOLE WORLD’S WATCHING

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A COMPENDIUM OF THIS WEEK’S RACE RESULTS

CHAD10003Chad’s Atlanta win was his 45th.


ATLANTA I RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Chad Reed…Kaw
2. Ryan Dungey…KTM
3. Trey Canard…Hon
4. Cole Seely…Hon
5. Wilson Peick…Yam
6. Broc Tickle…Suz
7. Jason Anderson…Hus
8. Blake Baggett…Suz
9. Andrew Short…KTM
10. Josh Grant…Kaw
Other notables: 11. Phil Nicoletti; 12. Davi Millsaps; 13. Mike Alessi; 15. Jake Weimer; 18. Ken Roczen; 20 Eli Tomac.

jeremymartinATLJeremy Martin won the 250 East in Atlanta.

ATLANTA I RESULTS: 250 EAST CLASS
1. Jeremy Martin…Hon
2. Marvin Musquin…KTM
3. Justin Bogle…Hon
4. Martin Davalos…Hus
5. Joey Savatgy…Kaw
6. Vince Friese…Hon
7. Matt Lemoine…Kaw
8. Anthony Rodriguez…Yam
9. R.J. Hampshire…Hon
10. Arnaud Tonus…Kaw
Other notables: 13. Kyle Peters; 14. Dakota Alix; 16. Jimmy Decotis; 19. Jace Owen; 21 Levi Kilbarger

2015 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Dungey…174
2. Trey Canard…149
3. Ken Roczen…143
4. Eli Tomac…115
5. Jason Anderson…114
6. Cole Seely…111
7. Chad Reed…110
8. Blake Baggett…99
9. Andrew Short…94
10. Broc Tickle…78

savatgy69eJoey Savatgy is fourth in 250 East points.

2015 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 2 of 9 races)
1. Marvin Musquin…47
2. Jeremy Martin…43
3. Justin Bogle…42
4. Joey Savatgy…36
5. Martin Davalos…30
6. Matt Lemoine…30
7. Vince Friese…30
8. R.J. Hampshire…26
9. Arnaud Tonus…24
10. Anthony Rodriquez…21

2015 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 9 races)
1. Copper Webb…136
2. Jessy  Nelson…106
3. Tyler Bowers…104
4. Zach Osborne…102
5. Shane McElrath…86
6. Aaron Plessinger…81
7. Justin Hill…79
8. Josh Hansen…79
9. Alex Martin…75
10. Malcolm Stewart…69

2015  ARENACROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 12 of 30 races)
1. Jacob Hayes…240
2. Matt Goerke…226
3. Kyle Regal…220
4. Bobby Kiniry…188
5. Steven Mages…178
6. Travis Sewell…177
7. Chris Blose…175
8. Willy Browning…156
9. Gared Steinke…138
10. Gavin Faith…131

JAKE NICHOLLS BREAK HIS ARM AT MANTOVA
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MANTOVA STARCROSS RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Clement Desalle…Suz
2. Evgeny Bobryshev…Hon
3. Ceriel Kein Kronitoff…KTM
4. Kristian Whatley…Hon
5. Gert Krestinov…Hon
6. Cristian Beggi…Yam
7. Lusbo Andero…Suz
8. Tanel Leok…Kaw
9. Petr Michalec…Hon
10. Davide Vanini…Hon

MANTOVA STARCROSS RESULTS: 250 CLASS
1. Jordi Tixier…Kaw
2. Jeremy Seewer…Suz
3. Brian Bogers…KTM
4. Jens Getteman…Hon
5. Robert Just…KTM
6. Nick Kouwenberg…Hon
7. Ivo Monticelli…KTM
8. Nicholas Lapucci…Hus
9. Giuseppe Tropepe…Hon
10. Simone Zecchina…Kaw

NEW ZEALAND TIMARU NATIONAL RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Cody Cooper
2. John Phillips
3. Kirk Gibbs
4. Kade Mosig
5. Scott Columb
6. Brad Groombridge
7. Ethan Martens
8. Yu Hirata
9. Majoto Ogata
10. Rhys Carter

NEW ZEALAND TIMARU NATIONAL RESULTS: 250 CLASS
1. Jay Wilson
2. Hamish Harwood
3. Hadleigh Knight
4. Cam Dillon
5. Micah McGoldrick
6. Kieran Scheele
7. Scotty Canham
8. Campbell King
9. Nick Saunders
10. Logan Blackburn

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AMERICAN TV SCHEDULE STARTS IN 6 DAYS

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When the MXGP series kicks off in Qatar on February 28, the CBS Sport Network will offer same-day, delayed telecasts of the entire GP season. Additionally, the final round at Glen Helen will be “live” for both the 450 and 250 classes. To be live in SoCal time the race will be broadcast in Europe at 10:00 p.m. As for the delay on the other 17 events, CBS promises that they will be as close to race time as feasible (compared to last year). For the programming details go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com/schedule/cbssn

WANT A 2015 CZ? YOU CAN GET ONE…MAYBE

CZMX3002015 CZ MX300: Straight out of Czecho.

2013TM300MXWell, maybe straight out of Italy, as this 2013 TM proves.

A Czech Republic Ducati, Suzuki and TM dealer, MCF, is building CZ motorcycles and selling them as 2015 models. The CZ-labeled bikes come in 125cc, 144cc, 250cc and 300cc two-stroke sizes. Both cross-country and motocross version are offered.

CZmcf-motolistThe Czech-modded CZ’s come in every popular two-stroke size.

A close look at the new CZ’s will revealed that they are rebadged Italian built TMs, and not the current TMs, but the previous models (which may account for why a 2015 CZ version of a TM cost 1500 Euros less than the newly updated 2015 TMs). Billed as Limited Editions, they are probably being built from left-over stock. For more info go to www.mcf-moto.cz/mcf-moto/index.php/motockykly/cz-limited-edition

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: GUY COOPER TO TURN 53


Feb. 21…Marc De Reuver 1983
Feb. 22…George Washington 1732
Feb. 22…Robert Distler
Feb. 24…Jacki Short 1984


Feb. 24…Guy Cooper 1962


Feb. 24…Scott Sheak 1974
Feb. 24…Alley Semar


Feb. 25…Craig Anderson 1978


Feb. 26…Billy Laninovich 1983


Feb. 26…Jean-Sebastian Roy 1974

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE WEEK

TOURISTSDASoCal’s warm winter climate and abundant racetracks bring lots of foreign riders over to train. It also brings foreign spectators — like this fashion conscious pair that Dan Alamangos snapped at REM Glen Helen last weekend.

SUPERCROSS AT A GLANCE: ATLANTA II ON THE HORIZON

100788_Marvin_Musquin_25Marvin Musquin leads the 250 East Supercross series, but there are 7 East rounds to go before the Vegas final.

Date            Venue                           450                           250
Jan. 3…..Anaheim I…………Ken Roczen…….Jessy Nelson
Jan. 10…Phoenix…………….Eli Tomac……….Cooper Webb
Jan. 17…Anaheim II…………Ken Roczen…….Cooper Webb
Jan. 24…Oakland……………Trey Canard……Malcolm Stewart
Jan. 31…..Anaheim III…….…Ryan Dungey…..Cooper Webb
Feb. 7…..San Diego…………Trey Canard……Cooper Webb
Feb. 14…Dallas……………….Ryan Dungey…..Marvin Musquin
Feb. 21…Atlanta…………………Ryan Dungey…..Jeremy Martin
Feb. 28…Atlanta
Mar. 7…Daytona
Mar. 14…..Indy
Mar. 21…Detroit
Mar. 28…St. Louis
Apr. 11…..Houston
Apr. 18….Santa Clara
Apr. 25….New York
May 2……Las Vegas
450 Points leader…Ryan Dungey (KTM)
250 West points leader…Cooper Webb (Yam)
250 East points leader…Marvin Musqin (KTM)

THE MOTOCROSS FILES BOX SET FOR THE HARDCORE FAN


Ever wish you knew more about motocross history? You can — and have fun doing it. The entire Season One collection of the hit TV series “The Motocross Files” is available now. The $79.95 five-disc set includes bonus footage, added scenes and extras that any motocross fan will enjoy for years to come. The box set includes full-length episodes with Brad Lackey, Marty Smith, Roger DeCoster, Ricky Johnson and Bob Hannah. This would be a nice gift for any moto friend or family member. To order go to www.motocrossfiles.com

TOM WHITE’S MUSEUM TO BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 31, 2015

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Tom White’s “Early Years of Motocross Museum” houses one of the best collections of early motocross bikes on the planet and everyone should plan to visit it someday. But, it is rarely open to the public since it is located on Tom’s private estate. However, Tom does open the doors of his collection of 170 motocross bikes for special charity events. On May 31, 2015, Tom is holding his “Annual Bikes & Burgers” event to benefit the High Hopes Head Injury Program. As always, there is limited entry to the museum and tickets are $40. There are also VIP tickets for $100 dollars that includes a lunch, Early Years of Motocross Museum T-shirt, guided tour of the Museum (and the grounds of Tom’s hacienda) and time with the Museum’s special guests. All proceeds go to High Hopes. To purchase tickets, while they last, call (949) 733-0044 or visit www.highhopes.ws.

 

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ROYAL ENFIELD: A STRANGE TWIST OF IRONY

Royal-Enfield-Classic2 Looking very much like it did four decades ago, this is a brand new Royal Enfield Classic.

From 1901 to 1970 Royal Enfield was a famous British Marque. It sold millions of motorcycles and owning a Royal Enfield was considered to be a status symbol. They even licensed their designs to other countries, including India, which produced copies of several famous Royal Enfield models, most notably the Bullet, for the Commonwealth market. Then, during the decline of the British motorcycle  business in 1970, Royal Enfield went out of business. Except, no one noticed that the India licensee kept right on producing Royal Enfields in the droves.  Today, 45 years after Royal Enfield folded in England, the Indian firm sells 300,000 Royal Enfield machines a year.

royalenfieldhitchcockVintage racers can still buy Hitchcock kits to build competitive Royal Enfield motocross bikes.

The kicker is that Royal Enfield, the India branch, now plans to build a factory in Leicestershire, England, as part of their global expansion plan. So, the spin-off brand, which survived longer than the founding manufacturer, will now export British technology back to England, and spread the Royal Enfield name in its birthplace. Strange.

WHO’S WHO IN 2015 SUPERCROSS POINTS?

102570_Dungey-Anaheim2SX2015-Cudby-015_4928Heading to Atlanta II, Ryan Dungey has more than a one-race lead on his chasers.

2015 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Dungey…174
2. Trey Canard…149
3. Ken Roczen…143
4. Eli Tomac…115
5. Jason Anderson…114
6. Cole Seely…111
7. Chad Reed…110
8. Blake Baggett…99
9. Andrew Short…94
10. Broc Tickle…78

2015 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 2 of 9 races)
1. Marvin Musquin…47
2. Jeremy Martin…43
3. Justin Bogle…42
4. Joey Savatgy…36
5. Martin Davalos…30
6. Matt Lemoine…30
7. Vince Friese…30
8. R.J. Hampshire…26
9. Arnaud Tonus…24
10. Anthony Rodriquez…21

2015 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 9 races)
1. Copper Webb…136
2. Jessy  Nelson…106
3. Tyler Bowers…104
4. Zach Osborne…102
5. Shane McElrath…86
6. Aaron Plessinger…81
7. Justin Hill…79
8. Josh Hansen…79
9. Alex Martin…75
10. Malcolm Stewart…69

 

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MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE

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Pro Circuit may be the winningest team in motocross history, but believe it or not they started out as a privateer Husqvarna team with Tommy Croft, Jeff Jennings, Steve Wiseman, Billy Grossi, Clark Jones, Tony DiStefano and Derek Wedding riding for them.

FOX SPORTS II FOR ATLANTA II SUPERCROSS

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All times are Eastern. There are 13 races on Fox Sports 1 (including Daytona), 3 races on Fox Sports 2 and one on Fox. Atlanta 1 is on Fox Sports 1, but Atlanta II is on Fox Sports 2.

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BIG RACES ON THE IMMEDIATE HORIZON

hi_VILLOPOTO_HAUDIQUERT_3033Ryan Villopoto starts his final racing season in Qatar on Sunday.

2015 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28…………………Atlanta, GA

2015 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28…………………Losail, Qatar

2015 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28- Mar.1………Kansas City, MO

2015 WMX WOMENS MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28…………………Losail, Qatar

2015 WORCS WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
March 1 ………………Peoria, AZ

2015 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 1…St Jean d’Angely

2015 GEICO ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
March 6……………….Daytona Beach, FL

ENDUROCROSS STARTS AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK  ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6

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For more info go to www.endurocross.com.

OTHG WINTER SERIES AT COMP EDGE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 8

OTHGpromoFor more info go to www.othgmx.org

2015 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4

world2strokefflyerFor more info go to www.glenhelen.com

WORLD MINI GRAND PRIX AT GLEN HELEN—APRIL 14-18

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Photos: John Basher, John Ker, Dan Alamangos, Brian Converse, Travis Fant, KTM, Yamaha

 

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