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2020 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Zach Osborne (16) has a 40-point lead on current 450 National Champion Eli Tomac after two of 9 rounds.

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…………..
4. Sept. 4…Red Bud, MI………………………
5. Sept. 7 …Red Bud, MI……………………..
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…Dylan Ferrandis

 

LORETTA LYNN #2 AMA NATIONAL RESULTS: OSBORNE A+, TOMAC F-

Marvin Musquin went 8-2 for a podium spot and second in the 450 points standings.
 Eli Tomac can’t believe that the yellow flag is to warn other riders that he’s not going any farther on his dead KX450.

450 CLASS RESULTS: LORETTA LYNN #2
1. Zach Osborne (Hus)…5-1
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…3-5
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…8-2
4. Broc Tickle (Yam)…2-9
5. Max Anstie (Suz)…15-3
6. Christian Craig (Hon)…10-6
7. Justin Barcia (Yam)…1-32
8. Blake Baggett (KTM)…14-8
9.Jason Anderson (Hus)…27-4
10. Justin Rodbell (Kaw)…12-12
Other notables: 11. Fredrik Noren (Suz); 13, Chase Sexton (Hon); 14. Joey Savatgy (Suz); 16. Eli Tomac (Kaw); 18. Dean Wilson (Hus).

Zach Osborne his second win in two races and the red plate again for next week in Indiana.

2020 AMA 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 2 of 9 rounds)
1. Zach Osborne (Hus)…88
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…69
3. Justin Barcia, (Yam)…59
4. Jason Anderson (Hus)…58
5. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…51
6. Blake Baggett (KTM)…51
7. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…48
8. Broc Tickle (Yam)…48
9. Max Anstie (Suz)…47
10. Chase Sexton (Hon)…44

R. J. Hampshire (24) won the first 250 at Loretta Lynn #2, but finished 18th in moto 2.

Alex Martin 2020 Loretta Lynn National 2-2

Alex Martin won the second 250 moto by a super large margin, but his first moto 7th left him third overall.

250 CLASS RESULTS: LORETTA LYNN #1
1. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…3-2
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…2-4
3. Alex Martin (Suz)…7-1
4. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…4-5
5. Shane McElrath (Yam)…8-3
6. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…1-18
7. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw)…6-10
8. Stilez Robertson (Hus)…12-7
9. Lance Kobusch (KTM)…16-8
10. Carson Mumford (Hon)…5-20
Other notables: 11. Justin Cooper (Yam); 12, Derek Drake (KTM); 16. Gared Steinke (Kaw); 21. Brandon Hartranft (KTM); 32. Jett Lawrence (Hon).

Dylan Ferrandis kept his cool  and came from the back to keep this 250 Nationla Championship points lead by 6 points over Jeremy Martin.

2020 AMA 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After 2 of 9 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…90
2. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…84
3. Alex Martin (Suz)…71
4. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…70
5. Shane McElrath (Yam)…69
6. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…61
7. Justin Cooper (Yam)…40
8. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw)…38
9. Carson Mumford (Hon)…32
10. Mason Gonzales (Yam)…32

 

2020 AMA NATIONAL TV TIMES: IRONMAN ON SATURDAY


Please check you local listing because TV times are notoriously inaccurate.

 

MXGP DECIDES TO HOLD THE MAJORITY OF THE 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN ITALY

The September 6th Grand Prix of Turkey in Afyonkarahisar has been canceled. No surprise as the MXGP promoters struggle with the harsh realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MXGP braintrust, not only caneled the Turkish GP (which had been on shaky footing from the moment it was announced) but they canceled the Grand Prix of Portugal and the Grand Prix of Russia.

What did they replace them with? An all-Italian, all the time, World Championship calendar that will have triple-headers in Faenza, Italy, on September 6th, 9th and 13th, followed by a triple-header in Mantova, Italy (on September 27th, September 30th and October 4th), a triple header in Lommel, Belgium, on October 18th, 21st and 25th and a triple-header in Trentino, Italy, on November 1st, 4th and 8th.

With all the triple-headers the 2020 FIM World Motocross Championship will host 18 rounds— 9 of those races will be in Italy, 3 in Belgium and three, already held in Latvia. When added up, 15 of the 18 races will be held in three countries—Latvia (3), Belgium (3) and Italy (9). The only stand-alone Grand Prix remaining for this season, with a firm date on the remaining 2020 schedule, is Intu-Xanadu, Spain, on October 11th. This is hardly representative of a World Motocross Championship, but it is the best that can be hoped for in the age of Covid-19.

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

COLOR-CODED GUIDE TO THE MXGP TRIPLE-HEADERS

KLIM’S NEW FALL RELEASE OFF-ROAD GEAR

Klim has added a brand new lineup of colors for all three off-road lines, the Dakar, Mojave and XC Lite. The Dakar series gets new kit matching pants, jersey, gloves (plus one more new jersey). The Mojave series also gets new matching pants, jersey, gloves (plus one more jersey). The XC Lite series gets two new fully matched sets of gear.

DAKAR

The Dakar series gear is a blend of durability and airflow, featuring massive adjustable vents on the pant legs in addition to multiple stretch panels, leather overlays, and heavy duty 840D Cordura in key areas.


The recently redesigned Dakar Jersey, with tough sleeves, vented sides, a zippered sleeve pocket and a lightweight body, is equally focused on durability while still maintaining good airflow for off-road riding.

The recently redesigned Mojave Jersey also features a more open mesh body material for more airflow, while upgrading to the same durable sleeve material found in the Dakar Jersey.

XC LITE

The XC Lite series is engineered with the aggressive trail rider in mind, the XC Lite series puts extra focus on comfort in extremely demanding conditions, where airflow, moisture-wicking materials and highly flexible fabrics can make or break the experience. Still, durability isn’t pushed aside with leather overlays and durable fabrics in high wear areas.


See the All the new gear at www.klim.com

 

MXA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK: MUNCHKIN CHAMPION TAKES ON ALL-COMERS

6D’s Robert Reisinger (96) towers over Munchkinland 450 National Champion Will Harper (7). Harper is riding the Lollipop Guild-sponsored FC450 with its revolutionary shortened suspension. Just kidding, instead Harper is flat landing his Husqvarna and compressing his body into the seat.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KTM 450SXF

ALL-NEW KTM 200 DUKE COMING TO AMERICA

KTM is thrilled to announce the all-new KTM 200 Duke—a light and nimble machine with grin-inducing power that makes for the perfect entry point into motorcycling and the Duke family.

The ultra-compact, single-cylinder, four-stroke, KTM Duke 200 engine features state-of-the-art injection electronics and a close-ratio, six-speed transmission. The generously sized, ergonomic 3.5-gallon fuel tank provides an exceptionally long range. The KTM 200 Duke’s upright riding position supports relaxed rides and encourages committed cornering. Large contact surfaces ensure maximum control and optimal feedback, while retaining riding comfort.Small displacement street bikes sold unbelievably well in the first half of 2020, KTM hopes the Duke 200 can keep the buzz going.

Equipped with 43mm WP Apex forks, Apex linkless rear shock, four-piston radially-mounted BYBRE front brake caliper, impressively low weight and low 31.6 inch seat-height make the KTM 200 Duke as easy to handle. The retail price is $3999. For more information, please visit www.ktm.com/us.

 

2020 FIM GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE


As expected, Jeffrey Herlings leads the 450 World Championship points chase, although a fifth at the first  Latvian GP and a third at the second one aren’t what he expected

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
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

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 HUSQVARNA FC450

 

FXR CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY WITH THE LAUNCH OF 2021 MOTO COLLECTION

Press Release: FXR’s Helium collection defines absolute performance, bringing the right combination of fit, features, and function to get you to the top step of the podium. The athletic fit of the jersey/pant, combined with perforated Omni-Stretch materials that are built on FXR’s M-2 Motion Chassis, delivers an unrestricted experience that allows the rider to feel more connected to the bike an maintain focus on your riding. Through testing and continuous refinement, FXR has made numerous improvements to the Helium chassis, setting a higher standard for FXR’s already industry-leading fit, finish, durability, and performance.

2021 Helium Jersey – $79.00

FXR’s Helium Jersey features an athletic fit, constructed of lightweight polyester-spandex mesh combined with high-performance polyester knit that provides superior airflow and positive fit in the arms and shoulders.

 

2021 Helium Pant –  $219.99

For 2021, FXR has refined and improved the fit and performance of the M-2 Motion Pant chassis, dialing in the right amount of stretch to have positive fit, feel, and contact with the bike without restricting mobility.

An all-new industry first Auto-Buckle front closure system works with our fool-proof Hook & Loop side hip adjusters to further secure the waist closure and provide a positive feeling under hard acceleration or seat bouncing scenarios.

 

ALL-NEW AMERICAN SWM MOTORCYCLE IMPORTER NAMED

SWM RS500.

Central Powersport Distribution (CPD) has signed a partnership deal with SWM Motorcycles of Milan, Italy. Effective immediately, CPD is now the official U.S. importer and distributor of SWM motorcycles, parts and accessories. However, that doesn’t mean that they have bikes in stock as of yet.

Although the common interpretation of SWM is “Speedy Working Machines,” in fact, it stands for Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano (SVVM), but the two “Vs” looked like a “W” so it became SWM to end the confusion. SWM started in 1971 in Milan, Italy. They made Sachs-engined off-road bikes and moved to Rotax engines in 1977. SWM went out of business in 1984.

But, when KTM bought Husqvarna from BMW and moved it to Austria—leaving a brand new factory that BMW had buil, sitting idle, SWM saw an opportunity to build motorcycles again and acquired the rights and tooling to make the motorcycles from the Husqvarna engineering that KTM had left behind.

SWM SuperDual X adventure bike.

KTM also left behind a skilled workforce, including engineer Ampelio Macchi, who had work for Cagiva, Husqvarna and Aprilia. With a factory, workers and engineer, SWM found Chinese money, from Shineray, and in 2014 brought back SWM back from the dead.

SWM Italy hopes that CPD can grow the US market for SWM’s dual-sport-oriented model line of adventure bikes and off-road bikes. CPD is also the importer for the Spanish-built Rieju brand, which recently obtained the rights to the GasGas technology, engines and chassis that KTM left behind when they bought GasGas. The mating of SWM with Rieju gives CPD both a four-stroke and two-stroke line that could break into American dealerships.

SWM’s plans for the immediate future in the USA include homologating the SWM street lineup of motorcycles for 50-state street legality. This is important, and very difficult, step will bring even more options to the SWM dealer network. For more information on Central Powersports Distribution and to become a dealer for SWM, Rieju, or Electric Motion, visit www.cpd.direct

 

A CRASH TO REMEMBER: JASON UPSHAW’S 1985 L.A. COLISEUM SOMERSAULT

 

IT’S HERE! DAVE MILLER MEMORIAL FACE MASKS BACK IN STOCK

So many people have continued to request the Scott Face Mask that Curt Evans (the artist behind the project) and Jimmy Mac produced to help famous tuner Dave Miller in his fight with cancer. They sold out the first batch of masks in record time, but have produced a new production run. They are just two motocross guys trying to help out the family of a friend. Here is Curt Evan’s message and how you can get a few masks.

“Wow! Thanks so much for your interest in the Scott Face Mask and helping out Dave Miller’s family, ” Said Curt. “We appreciate your patience. We didn’t think the response would be so great after our initial run of over 400 masks allowed us to donate over $3500 to help Dave’s family! (Unfortunately, Dave lost his battle with cancer on May 22, but his family still needs our help, so we are not stopping our efforts to lessen their burden). The masks are $20 each for anywhere in the USA. Sorry, no foreign orders at this time). This includes shipping through the U.S. Mail. You can PayPal the money or send a check. Drop me an email at [email protected] and I’ll get you the details. The masks are back in stock and ready to ship. Moto people are the best!”

 

 

 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 YAMAHA YZ450F

 

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MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KAWASAKI KX450

 

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: TAKE A TRIP THROUGH THE 1977 YELLOW PAGES

How many of these 1977 moto companies do you remember? How many are still in business?

 

REM MOTOCROSS AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

Expect triple-digit temperatures again this Saturday at Glen Helen. Of course that is no big deal for the REM racers, since they rarely get to race below 100-degrees in the summer. Stay hydrated, remember to fill up your tank and your bike’s tank and ride as fast as you can to stay cool. For more information about REM motocross go to www.remsatmx.com.

 

PASHA 125 OPEN TWO-STROKE RACE ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 AT GLEN HELEN—FULL CLASSES, BUT MONEY FOR 125s

The Pasha 125 Open is the strangest two-stroke race you will ever attend (and you can race it even if you don’t have a 125 two-stroke, because it will have all the regular classes as a normal race for two-and-four-strokes). But, it will only have three 125 two-stroke classes (all three pay purse money). The first class is for 125 Pros, the second class is for 30- to 49-year-old 125 racers (it also pays purse money) and the final 125 two-stroke class is for Over-50-year-old 125 two-strokes (it pays also). The three special 125 classes are open to two-strokes up to 150cc. There will be a full day of two-and four-stroke events, but no 50cc, 65cc or 85cc minicycles. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com.

 

THE 32:1 PREMIX CLASSIC COMING TO LAST CHANCE RACEWAY ON SEPT. 11-13

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
https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/glenhelen/index.asp?event=83&mc_cid=66136c7217&mc_eid=3c9b324536 For more information go to www.worldvetmx.com

 

GLEN HELEN’S 24-HOUR 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.

 

THE EVER CHANGING 2020 RACE SCHEDULES

450 podium Eli Tomac 2019 Washougal AMA national motocross -1315You won’t be seeing this at Washougal this year…and not just because Ken Roczen (right) dropped out of the National series. In fact, there won’t be a Washougal National. It has been canceled and replaced with a second Loretta Lynn event.

TENTATIVE AMA NATIONAL  MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 15…Hurricane Mills, TN
Aug. 22…Washougal, WA (Canceled)
Aug. 22…Hurricane Mills, TN (to replaced Washougal)
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.…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Canceled)
Sept. 6…Faenza, Italy (to replace Turkey)
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

REVISED 2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 25-26…Courtland, ON
Aug…8-9…Walton, ON
Aug. 16…Walton, ON
Aug. 29-30…Sand Del Lee, ON
Sept. 5-6….Deschambault, QC

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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