MOTOCROSS ACTION WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: MORE OF THE SAME

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WEEKEND POINTS STANDINGS: USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA & ITALY III

dungeynumberone2015Ryan Dungey won his 7th AMA 450 National in Indiana. If you are keeping tally that adds up to $700,000 in race win bonuses, $1,000,000 for the 450 National Championship, plus $1,000,000 for the 2015 Supercross Championship and $1,000,000 more for the two Championship in one year bonus.

2015 AMA NATIONAL 450 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 12 of 12 races)
1. Ryan Dungey…547
2. Ken Roczen…447
3. Justin Barcia…441
4. Blake Baggett…360
5. Christophe Pourcel…323
6. Jason Anderson…320
7. Broc Tickle…311
8. Phil Nicoletti…250
9. Weston Peick…223
10. Fredrik Noren…206

2015 AMA NATIONAL 250 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 12 of 12 races)
1. Jeremy Martin…491
2. Marvin Musquin…479
3. Joey Savatgy…348
4. Zach Osborne…330
5. Jessy Nelson…323
6. Aaron Plessinger…311
7. Alex Martin…288
8. Matt Bisceglia…256
9. Shane McElrath…248
10. R.J. Hampshire…248

2015 AUSTRALIAN 450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 of 10 races)
1. Kirk Gibbs…589
2. Kade Mosig…528
3. Luke Styke…518
4. Adam Monea…513
5. Lawson Bopping…471
6. Daniel Reardon…464
7. Dylan Long…444
8. Cody Cooper…405
9. Jesse Dobson…382
10. Kale Makeham…347

2015 AUSTRALIAN 250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 of 10 races)
1. Jay Wilson…530
2. Luke Clout…509
3. Takeshi Katsuya…500
4. Jed Beaton…443
5. Caleb Ward…417
6. Wade Hunter…411
7. Nathan Crawford…394
8. Dylan Wills…388
9. Geran Stapleton…355
10 Jack Simpson…330

2015 FIM 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 15 of 18 races)
1. Romain Febvre…597
2. Gautier Paulin…496
3. Evgeny Bobryshev…463
4. Tony Cairoli…416
5. Shaun Simpson…392
6. Max Nagl…384
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek…366
8. Clement Desalle…331
9. Glenn Coldenhoff…321
10. Todd Waters…300

2015 FIM 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 15 of 18 races)
1. Pauls Jonass…475
2. Tim Gajser…471
3. Max Anstie…437
4. Valentin Guillod…433
5. Jeffrey Herlings…423
6. Jeremy Seewer…409
7. Jordi Tixier…393
8. Julien Lieber…356
9. Benoit Paturel…292
10. Petar Petrov…285

2015 CANADIAN 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 10 pf 10 races)
1. Matt Goerke…527
2. Colton Facciotti…521
3. Brett Metcalfe…482
4. Cole Thompson…462
5. Tyler Medaglia…438
6. Cade Clason…342
7. Bobby Kiniry…342
8. Kyle Keast…310
9. Dylan Schmoke…256
10. Teddy Maier…209

2015 CANADIAN 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 10 pf 10 races)
1. Kaven Benoit..568
2. Jimmy Decotis…470
3. Jeremy Medaglia…451
4. Shawn Maffenbeier…399
5. Blake Savage…383
6. Dylan Wright…365
7. Brad Nauditt…326
8. Morgan Burger…320
9. Jesse Pettis…301
10. Cole Martinez…259

KEN ROCZEN JOINS THE COIL SPRING CORPS

roczenutahshowaJust call him “Koil-Over Kenny.

The season is over, but Ken Roczen made one final change before the bell rang for the final round—he dumped his Showa TAC Air forks for the old-school Showa spring forks. They are still works forks—just not works air forks. Fork swapping has become common place as of late—sometimes from air to spring  and sometimes from Showa to Kayaba. As for the interview Ken’s dad gave to a German magazine bad mouthing RCH Suzuki, there is nothing shocking about it. Drama has been added to an obvious situation. We have all known that Ken is unhappy there, but is he as unhappy as his dad? Do you want your dad slamming your boss? Ken’s a big boy. He signed a multi-million dollar contract to race for RCH. If he has issues, he should be more assertive.

2015 LAKE ELSINORE GRAND PRIX CANCELED

lakeelsininoreThe Lake Elsinore Grand Prix is a 7.2 mile offroad race which starts and finishes at a local baseball. The 46-year-old race and was made famous in Bruce Brown’s “On Any Sunday” film. The course wraps around the city of Lake Elsinore over two days of racing with motorcycles, quads, side-by-sides and UTV’s. With the state of California reaching historical drought conditions, the Governor of California has declared a “State of Emergency” that does not allow for the purchase of water through the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. Because of mandatory statewide water restrictions, EVMWD must abide by the governor’s executive order and cannot supply the amount of water needed to build and maintain the race track. If the El Nino weather pattern delivers rain this winter, the race will be rescheduled for November of 2016.

MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK’S FUTURE: SANS THE NATIONAL

millerpark2014aaPerhaps they will make Volvo’s there.

After the death of multi-millionaire Larry H. Miller in 2009, the race track named after him, was thrown into limbo. His family did not want to renew the lease on the 500-acre race track. Now it looks like Geely Holding Group, a Chinese automobile company that also owns Volvo, will take it over. Tooele County commissioners announced at a Tuesday night meeting that the auto racetrack has been sold to the Chinese-based group for $20 million. Miller Motorsports Park will serve as a campus for drivers, mechanics and track personnel who work for Geely — or aspire to work in China’s emerging automotive racing industry. But, the AMA National is unlikely to ever return there.

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS SO FAR

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These are the 14 major motocross countries that have announced who will represent them at the 2015 Motocross des Nations in Ernee, France, on September 27. More teams will be added with each passing week. Over 30 Nations are expected to be entered.

USA

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Justin Barcia
Jeremy Martin
Cooper Webb

ITALY

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Samuele Bernardini
Michele Cervellin
Ivo Monticelli

BELGIUM

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Jeremy Van Horebeek
Julien Lieber
Kevin Strijbos (injured this past weekend

FRANCE

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Gautier Pauin
Marvin Musquin
Romain Febvre

GERMANY

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Max Nagl
Henry Jacobi
Dennis Ullrich

GREAT BRITAIN

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Shaun Simpson
Max Antie
Dean Wilson

IRELAND

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Graeme Irwin
Martin Barr
Stuart Edmonds

NEW ZEALAND

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Ben Townley
Kayne Lamont
Cody Cooper

AUSTRALIA

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Todd Waters
Jay Wilson
Dean Ferris

JAPAN

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Makoto Ogata
Toshiki Tomita
Yohei Kojima

BRAZIL
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Thales Vilardi
Fabinho Santos
Jean Ramos

SWITZERLAND

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Valentin Guillod
Jeremy Seewer
Arnaud Tonus or Andy Baumgartner

FINLAND

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Jere Haavisto
Miro Sihvonen
Valtteri Malin

SPAIN

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Jose Butron
Ander Valentin
Jorge Zaragoza

 

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: EJECTED & REJECTED

ORTNERnewsFormer AMA 250 National Pro Jon Ortner takes one big bounce before tumbling down the bank. Jon’s bike was smart enough to stay on the Glen Helen track. Rich Stuelke shot the photo.

MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE

1985fourstrokeThis was the starting line at the World Four-Stroke Championships at Carlsbad 30 years ago.  That is Johnny O’Mara on the far right on a Honda. A close look at the line reveals one Honda, One Husqvarna and one Yamaha—the rest of the field is mounted on blue-framed ATK 604s. Even O’Mara’s bike was a one-off ATK copy.

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE HOUSE OF HUSKY

procircuitadRiders new to the sport forget that before Pro Circuit was a powerhouse Honda and Kawasaki team, they had one of the best Husqvarna teams in the 1980s. Look at the list of riders in this Pro Circuit ad.

 

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO-PEGS TITANIUM FOOTPEGS

propegproductPro-Pegs are high-quality, Dutch-built, Ti footpegs that retail for $258.00. They weigh only 6 ounces and save at least a quarter pound on your bike (depending on which brand you own). For more info go to www.motostuff.com.

2015 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: THE LAST LOOK

baggett456Blake Baggett (4) didn’t win any races this year, but he showed tremendous potential as a 450 talent.

WHO’S WON WHAT, WHEN THEY DID IT AND  WHERE
Date               Venue                                450                         250
May 16…..Hangtown, CA……………….….Eli Tomac…….….Jeremy Martin
May 23…Glen Helen, CA…………………..Eli Tomac…….….Marvin Musquin
May 30…Thunder Valley, CO…………….Ryan Dungey……Jeremy Martin
June 6…Muddy Creek, TN………………..Ryan Dungey……Jeremy Martin
June 13…Mt. Morris, PA…………………..Ken Roczen….…..Marvin Musquin
June 27…Budds Creek, MD……………….Justin Barcia…….Marvin Musquin
July 4…Red Bud, MI…………………………Justin Barcia…….Jeremy Martin
July 18…Millville, MN………………………Ryan Dungey…….Cooper Webb
July 25…Washougal, WA………………….Ryan Dungey…….Cooper Webb
Aug. 8…Unadilla, NY………………………..Ryan Dungey…….Joey Savatgy
Aug. 15…Miller Motorsports, UT……….Ryan Dungey…….Jeremy Martin
Aug. 22 …Crawfordsville, IN……………..Ryan Dungey…….Aaron Plessinger
450 Champ…Ryan Dungey (KTM)
250 Champ…Jeremy Martin (Yam)

2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT A GLANCE: MAX STARTED TOO LATE

Febvre_MXGP_6_E_2015Romain Febvre is unstoppable.

WHO’S WON WHAT, WHEN THEY DID IT AND  WHERE
Date             Venue                      450                                    250
Feb. 28……Qatar………………….Max Nagl……………..Jeffrey Herlings
March 8..…Thailand…………….Ryan Villopoto………Jeffrey Herlings
March 29…Argentina………..…Max Nagl……………..Dylan Ferrandis
April 19……Italy…………………..Max Nagl………………Tim Gajser
April 26……Holland……………..Gautier Paulin…….…Jeffrey Herlings
May 10…….Spain…………….……Tony Cairoli………..…Valentin Guillod
May 24…….England………………Tony Cairoli……………Valentin Guillod
May 31….…France…………….….Romain Febvre……….Jeffrey Herlings
June 14……Italy……………………Romain Febvre……….Tim Gajser
June 21…..Germany……………..Romain Febvre……….Tim Gajser
July 5………Sweden…..………….Romain Febvre……….Tim Gajser
July 12…….Latvia……..………….Glenn Coldenhoff……Max Anstie
July 26……Czech Rep…………..Romain Febvre………..Valentin Guillod
Aug. 2……..Belgium………………Shaun Simpson………..Max Anstie
Aug. 23……Italy…………………..Romain Febve………….Max Anstie
Aug. 30……Holland………
Sept. 13….Mexico………..
Sept. 20…Glen Helen….
450 Points Leader…Romain Febvre (Hus)
250 Points Leaders…Pauls Jonass (KTM)

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: THE MAN KEEPS ON KEEPIN’ ON

 rogerwhitemuseumRoger DeCoster will be 71 years old next Friday, August 28.

Aug. 22…Forrest Butler
Aug. 23…Kenny Bartram 1978
Aug. 24…Ricky James
Aug. 25…John Gallagher

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Aug. 25…Nathan Ramsey 1974
Aug. 25…Pedro Gonzalez 1972
Aug. 27…Sheri Ridenour
Aug. 28…Amy Ritchie

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Aug. 28…Pete Maly 1952
Aug. 28…Jason McCune
Aug. 28…Roger DeCoster 1944

 

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WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON? WHERE TO BE & WHEN TO BE THERE

USGPPosterGlenHelenThe USGP could turn into the “Motocross des America” if enough U.S. based riders sign up. Team USA (Jeremy Martin, Cooper Webb and Justin Barcia) have signed-up and will use the USGP to test Euro gas and mufflers.

2015 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 30…………….……Assen, Holland
Sept. 13…………………..…Leon, Mexico
Sept. 20………………..…..Glen Helen, USA

2015 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
August 30 ……………….….Coolum, Qld

2015 WORLD SIDECAR CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 30……………….….Switzerland

GRAND PRIX OF USA
Sept. 20……………………….Glen Helen, CA

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

WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 7-8……………………….Glen Helen, CA

OVER-THE-HILL 9-11 MEMORIAL RACE IS ON SEPTEMBER 13

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2016 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

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If you are a privateer, you should race the 250 West. The 2016 Supercross season starts with 6 straight West Coat rounds, all of which can be done in a pickup truck (and for four of them you can be sleeping in your bed in Temecula that night).

2016 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 9…………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 16………………….San Diego, CA
Jan. 23………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 30………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 6……………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 13………………….San Diego, CA
Feb. 20………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 27………………….Atlanta, GA
March 5………………….Daytona, FL
March 12………………..Toronto, CAN
March 19………………..Detroit, MI
April 2………………..….Santa Clara, CA
April 9………………..….Indianapolis, IN
April 16………………….St. Louis, MO
April 23………………….Foxboro, MA
April 30………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 7…………………….Las Vegas, NV

2016 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

MX2start_MXGP_11_S_2015The preliminary MXGP schedule has three “To Be Announced” dates and a couple maybes. Don’t be surprised if all of the TBAs end up in Italy.

2016 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 27……………………..Losail, Qatar
Mar. 20…………………….Johannesburg, South Africa
April 10…………………….Neuquen, Argentina
April 24…………………….TBA, Italy
May 1……………………….Valkenswaard, Holland
May 15…………………….Teutschenthal, Germany
May 22……………………..Matterly Basin, Great Britain
June 5………………………St Jean d’Angely, France
June 12…………………….Lommel, Belgium
June 26…………………….Kegums, Latvia
July 3……………………….Uddevalla, Sweden
July 10……………………..TBA
July 24………………………Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 7……………………….Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Aug. 14……………………..Assen, Holland
Aug. 28……………………..TBA
Sept. 4……………………….Leon, Mexico
Sept.11………………………Glen Helen, USA
Sept. 25……………………..Motocross des Nations…Maggiora, Italy

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