MXA’s WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: AMA SUPERCROSS BECOMES THE NEW TRANS-AMA WINTER SERIES

FELD’S PROPOSAL ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES

2020-Daytona-Supercross_450-Main-Start-1846The 2020 AMA Supercross series did not end at Daytona, but we have to wait and see where the next 7 races will be.

Although no one else reported that the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City rounds of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship were canceled yesterday—MXA did. A day later Feld finally came out with confirmation that Vegas (April 25) and Salt Lake City (May 2) races are, in fact, canceled.

But the big news is that Feld Entertainment plans to hold the missing seven rounds of the 2020 season later in the year, although where and whn has not been determined. Here what Feld’s said: “The 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is now scheduled to complete rounds 11-17 later this year. The race locations and dates have not been finalized. The following Supercross events have now been canceled due to this change — April 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Sam Boyd Stadium (includes Sunday Supercross Futures cancellation) and May 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium (includes Sunday Supercross Futures cancellation). Event ticket refund information can be located on the venue or ticketing website:

Feld said, “We value you as a fan and appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time, we look forward to dropping the gate again soon. Continue to visit www.SupercrossLive.com for real-time updates.”

Obviously, Feld is hinting at a September/October/November scenario. It could work — especially if they schedule doubleheaders. Many fans say that they can’t possibly hold the final rounds of the AMA Supercross Championship in October and November, but, not only can they, but the final race of the 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1984 Championship were all held in November. In fact, the 1980 Championship finale was held on October 25th in San Diego, while the 1983 and 1985 season ending Supercross races were held in August (both years at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena). All in all, 11 AMA Supercross Championship have had their final events held months after the penultimate round—six in November, one in October, two in August and two in July.

Ken Roczen will get another chance later this year to win the AMA 450 Supercross Championship that has eluded him.

People keep saying that AMA rules do not allow a Championship season to be official unless it runs 70% of its events. Not true. There is no AMA rule that sets a specific number of events before a Championship can be called. Thus, if Feld did nothing about trying to finish the 2020 AMA Supercross series, Eli Tomac would win the Supercross crown, based on the fact that he left Daytona with a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen. Yes, there would be an asterisk in the AMA record book denoting a shortened series, but it would not demean the rider who won the shorter series. Supercross Champions have been named in 3-races series, 4-race series, 5-race series, 9-race series, 10-race series, 12-race series, 14-race series, 15-race series, 16-race series, 17-race series and 18-race series. At one point in time, the teams and manufacturers wanted the Supercross season capped at 12 races—they didn’t get their wish.

Everyone who is a sports fans, as in a fan of the determination, skill and bravado it takes to compete for the Championship, wants to have the 2020 AMA Supercross season come to an end on the field of battle—not with a press release announcing that the Championship ended way back on March 7th in Daytona. We applaud Feld.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT 2018-2020 CRF ALUMINUM THROTTLE TUBES

Pro Circuit press release: Recently released for new CRF models, the Pro Circuit Throttle Tube for 2018-2020 CRF250R/X and 2019-2020 CRF450R models is CNC-machined from aircraft quality aluminum and is much stronger than the OEM plastic material. Pro Circuit also added a Teflon coating which will help to ensure a smoother twist of the throttle. Slide a Pro Circuit throttle tube on your new CRF model and twist the throttle with ease during your next ride at the track. Retail price $59.95. For more information go to www.procircuit.com

NEW DATE! 2020 WISECO/FASTHOUSE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING ON MAY 9, 2020

Glen Helen press release: “Glen Helen Raceway holds the safety, health and well-being of our riders, fans and staff in the upmost regards. While we were holding out hopes that we could still have the event April 11th, we are postponing the event to May 9th which should give everyone time to reschedule and be able to make this unique race. All pre-entries will be honored for the May 9th date. If refunds are needed please contact [email protected].” To pre-enter Click Here

THE SWEDISH INVASION OF THE USA — ARNE KRING

Arne Kring racing in Edison Dye’s Inter-Am series at Arroyo Cycle Park—although you may know it better as the REM track at Glen Helen.

By Kenneth Olausson

At 78 years old, Arne Kring still enjoys his time working on bikes. Although he was a factory rider for Husqvarna, he never left his true profession as a bicycle shop owner. Kring became globally famous when he ousted the entire motocross world back in 1970. He led the 500cc championship and would have won the title had he not crashed severely injuring his back. The result? Arne was the 1970 FIM 500 World Championship runner-up to fellow Swede Bengt Aberg.

Arne Kring has the calm persona of a man from Northern Sweden. He never used big words or bragged around his colleagues. Born on November 16, 1942, in the town of Knada in the county of Hälsingland, Arne became interested in motorcycles as a teenager. As with most Swedish motocross stars, Arner started on a 175cc Husqvarna Silverpilen (Silver Arrow). In the early 1960s, Arne Kring decided to take motocross seriously. He entered the 1963 Swedish GP at Vannas (because it was close to his home). Arne surprised the entire elite class by finishing second overall behind Torsten Hallman. Kring was only 20 years old at the time and there were of course big headlines in the press upon his unexpected success.

Arne Kring.

Between 1964 and 1967 Arne rode Lindstrom and Ricksson machines, both seriously modified Husqvarna bikes. It wasn’t until the 1967 Swedish 250 GP in Motala that Arne would again score World Championship points with a fourth overall. This result prompted the Husqvarna factory to help Kring for the 1968 Grand Prix season. The help consisted of a free motorcycle. It wasn’t untll 1969 that Arne Kring hit top form again. He was right in the thick of things from the start of this season. Not only was he in good physical condition, but he also had the best 500cc machinery available from the Husqvarna factory. The second round on the 1969 500 World Championship was held at Motala, the Swedish track where Arene had scored his first GP points in the 250 GPs two years earlier. Now in the 500 class, Arne delighted the home crowd by winning his very first Grand Prix — ahead of Bengt Aberg.

“It was a fantastic feeling beating my neighbor from home,” said Kring with a great smile on his face. “Bengt and I are good friends, but not on the track, of course.”

Arne Kring (left) and Thorlief Hanssen during the 1974 Grand Prix season.

A week later in Norg, Holland, Arne won his second 500 Grand Prix. After just three GP races Arne Kring was leading the 1969 FIM 500 World Championships. But, wins didn’t come easy after that. He was second at the Czechoslovakia GP, but it took until the final round of the title chase before he won again—in Schwerin, East Germany. Arne finished the 1969 season fourth in the 500 World Championships.

The 1970 season began with Kring in top form. Halfway through the season he was leading the 500 World Championship with three GP wins and a 14-point lead over his neighbor Bengt Aberg. The two unfortunately clashed in their home GP and both had to retire. In the second half of the season Arne Kring had a severe crash in Belgium at an international race and broke his back. It put him out of title chase. Still, Arne Kring finished second overall in the 1970 500cc Championship overall. Arne Kring would race the GPs for another five years, winning a total of seven Grand Prix victories. He elected to stop racing motocross after the 1975 season.

When not racing on the Grand Prix circuit, Kring was always on two-wheels—one way or another. He ran a bicycle shop in his home town of Knada—an important part of any Swedish country village that was far from the big cities. “The bicycle shop has been my safe haven and main income,” said Arne Kring. “Motocross was serious for a few years and I enjoyed the time thoroughly, but I knew that when push came to shove, I would need to rely on my business. It never grew out of proportion and a guess some of my customers just came because they wanted to see who the Husqvarna racer was.”

At the Swiss Grand Prix in 1974.

If you visit Knada you might be lucky enough to see Arne’s collection of his race bikes—all in original condition. All his bikes will probably end up in a museum some days. “Maybe, if I get tired of them, but they are certainly not for sale now,” Arne says. In the meantime, the bikes are displayed in his shop to be seen by customers during opening hours.

Many American motocross fans remember Arne Kring from racing in the USA during the Inter-Am and Trans-AMA events of the late ’60s and early ’70. Arne even raced in Hawaii in 1969.

For more stories about great Husqvarna racers vist the Good Old Times blog at www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/at/good-old-times/

SEE ARNE KRING TODAY: HOW’S YOUR SWEDISH?

MXA TEAM TESTED: TWIN AIR ICE FLOW RADIATOR CAP

Twin Air’s Ice Flow radiator cap increases the boiling point of the water in your bike’s radiator by increasing the amount of pressure inside the radiator. The difference between a stock radiator cap and a high-pressure one is dramatic. A motorcycle’s radiator cap is similar to the safety valve found on a chef’s pressure cooker. Since the boiling point of water increases when the water is placed under pressure, a radiator cap has a coil spring situated between two rubber seals. The stiffness of the spring determines how much pressure the water is under. As the water heats up, it expands. This expansion puts pressure on the radiator cap’s spring. When the radiator’s internal pressure exceeds the spring rate of the radiator cap, the hot coolant escapes and overflows between the two rubber seals. But, until the spring’s tension is overcome, the water will not boil.Without any pressure on it, water will boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit (at standard temperature and barometric pressure); however, a cooling system that is under 15 pounds of pressure will allow straight water to reach 250 degrees before it boils. For every pound of pressure exerted on the coolant, the static boiling point is raised by 3 degrees. (3) Measurement. There are many measurements of pressure. Most radiators use kilograms per centimeter squared (kg/cm2). American cars use pounds per square inch (psi). Scientists use kilopascals (kPa) and Europeans use barometric pressure (bar).

Most Japanese bikes come with 1.1 kg/mm2 radiator caps, while KTMs and Huskys come with 1.8 kg/mm2 caps. A 1.1 kg/mm2 cap can handle 14.22 psi before the coolant pushes the valve open and steam comes out the overflow. By increasing the radiator cap to 1.8 kg/mm2, the radiator can handle 25.6 psi, while a 2.0 kg/mm2 cap ups the ante to 28.45 pounds. The higher the pressure, the longer the water in your radiator will resist boiling.

Twin Air offers 1.8 radiator caps to replace the stock 1.1 caps on Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and Suzukis. For KTMs and Husqvarnas, which come stock with 1.8 caps, they have a 2.0 cap, which is 176 kPa, 1.96 bar and 28.45 psi.

DIGITS: $24.95— www.twinair.com or your local dealer.

MXA RATING: Water cools the delicate internals of your expensive engine. If the water boils, you will have an expensive aluminum doorstop on your hands. Luckily, there are simple spring-loaded devices that can stop your bike from puking.

BIG NEWS! 2020 AMA NATIONAL SCHEDULE STAYED THE SAME FOR 7 DAYS

The AMA 2020 AMA Nationals will no longer have any races in May of 2020. With Hangtown dropping completely out of the series and the schedule shuffled, the first AMA National will be in Florida on June 13.

MXSports press release: “In response to the evolving health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, MX Sports Pro Racing has officially announced an amended event schedule for the 2020 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Under this revised championship calendar, the 49th season of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will commence on Saturday, June 13, beginning with the Florida National from Jacksonville’s WW Ranch Motocross Park.”

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13…Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July…Red Bud, MI
July 11….Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18…Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SUPER-SUPERCROSS WHEELS

David Pinkman was in Southeast Asia on business when he stopped by an open air market where they were selling motorcycle parts, when he noticed a set of wheels laced with rebar. They must plan on jumping some big stuff.

THE NOW DEFUNCT 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE

2020 Arlington Supercross_Stadium-0266The first 10 races of the 2020 AMA Supercross series will count, but the next 7 are history. The promoters plan to complete the missing 7 races later in the year, but not necessarily in the same cities.

REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (Held)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (Held)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (Held)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (Held)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (Held)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (Held)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (Held)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (Held)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (Canceled)
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (Canceled)
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (Canceled)
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (Canceled)
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (Canceled)
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV (Canceled)
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT (Canceled)

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2020 THOR MX & HALLMAN HATS

THOR PRIME FLEXFIT GRAY HAT— $29.95

THOR ICONIC FLEXFIT CAMO HAT— $21.95

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THOR PATRIOT BURGUNDY HAT– $21.95

HALLMAN TRADITIONS BLACK SNAPBACK HAT– $20.00

HALLMAN SNAPBACK HAT— $20.00

For more information go to www.thormx.com

AMA RULE OF THE WEEK: WHICH BIKES ARE LEGAL AND WHICH AREN’T IN 2020?

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  In order for a bike to be legal to be raced in AMA Supercross or the AMA Nationals, the bike must be homologated—which means that the manufacturers have to submit proof that the bike is produced in sufficient numbers (400) along with a selection of production parts (to be used to compare to any part pulled from a race bike in a teardown). Not that an illegal bike would ever get torn down—unless the rider was a privateer or French. Oh yeah, the manufacturers also have to send a check to the AMA for several thousand dollars to get a bike on the list. Once on the list, a bike is good for five years before it has to be homologated again. Additionally, no bike older than 5 years old is allowed to race an AMA Pro race (which means that a 2015 model is illegal during the 2020 season).

Where the list gets tricky is when a manufacturer has to pony up for a bike that might not be raced by anyone—or typically by only one rider. For example, the Husqvarna TC125 two-stroke has been paid for and homologated so that Gared Steinke could race it in the 2016 Nationals. Note that Yamaha has not homologated any of their two-strokes, while Husky and KTM have paid for both of their 125 and 250 two-strokes.

If you are wondering where TM is, they don’t import 400 of any given model—thus they do not meet the AMA requirements.

We are kind of confused as to why any 250cc bikes are legal in the 450 class in Supercross. The last bike that Eli Tomac would want to come up to lap over a triple is a guy on a bike with 20% less power. This must be one of the AMA’s infamous “Good Buddy Rules” that the AMA wrote for the Supercross promoters as a hedge against not enough 450s showing up at a given race (and then they could throw a couple 250 guys in to make the gate look full)—or it is for the privateer who doesn’t have a 450 to race. The 250s should not be allowed in the 450 Supercross class—for safety reasons.

TRAILBLAZERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB BANQUET POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 7

This is the 2019 Trailblazer Hall of Fame class. The 2020 honorees will have to wait until November 7. Photo: Jim Gianatsis

The Trailblazers Board of Directors has decided that the ever-changing situation of the Coronavirus outbreak has made it inappropriate at this time to hold its annual banquet as planned on April 4th. The 76th annual event will now be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the same location in Carson, California.

The directors met in an emergency session to discuss how the Coronavirus could negatively impact the upcoming banquet if it were held in less than a month as originally planned. With all 800 seats already sold out, the directors questioned the appropriateness of carrying on with its event at a time that community leaders are urging restraint in holding events with large crowds. Of great concern to the directors was the obvious health risk for attendees and others, both at the event, as well as their need to travel to get there.

Trailblazers President Don Emde, stated, “I am very happy that the Trailblazers Board of Directors considered the health and safety of our many members who will be attending the banquet and will not take any unnecessary risks at this time of a potentially historic health crisis.” He added, “we want to assure all ticket holders and sponsors that everything is in place and will remain as-is until the banquet is held on its new date.”

The Trailblazers board also noted that not moving the date risked having a last-minute cancellation imposed on them by state or local authorities, a move that would have wiped the event for 2020. Emde said that only one suitable alternate date was available at the Carson Center which made their decision at this time even easier. He added, “as the Trailblazers President, it would be unthinkable to not have a banquet this year. We have too much history to let that happen.”

A TOUCH OF SADDLEBACK NEWS FROM 40 YEARS AGO

What a rip-off! It cost $2.50 to ride at Saddleback Park.

Sign-up now because December 13 is only nine months away.

Buy it now before someone snaps it up. Amazingly, Saddleback Park has been sitting unused for the last 36 years.

THE NEW 2020 GRAND PRIX MXGP SCHEDULE

To make life easier for people trying to figure out what is happening with the 2020 FIM Grand Prix Motocross race schedule, suffice it to say that the next scheduled Grand Prix will not be until June 7 in Orlyonok, Russia.

ALL THE MOVES OF THE 2020 MXGP SCHEDULE

Mar. 1…Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Holland (Held)
Mar. 22…Argentina (Moved to Nov. 22)
Apr. 5…Italy (Moved to July 19)
Apr. 19…Spain (Moved to October 11)
Apr. 26…Portugal (Moved to October 18)
May 10…France (Moved to June 28)
May 17…Italy (Moved to July 5)
May 24…Germany (Moved to August 9)
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…France (Rescheduled from May 10 & Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to November 1)
July 5…Maggiora, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5 & second Indonesian GP moved to November 8)
July 19…Trentino, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5)
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 9…Germany (Rescheduled from May 24)
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain (Rescheduled from April 19)
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual (Rescheduled from April 26)
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia (Rescheduled from June 28)
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia (Rescheduled from July 5)
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina (Rescheduled from March 22)

THE OFFICIAL GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE (GOOD FOR THIS WEEK ONLY)

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: START PLANNING NOW

The 2020 World Vet Championship is not until November 6-8, 2020. But this three-day event is the longest running, biggest and most prestigious Vet race in the world. It includes Novice, Intermediate and Expert classes for all age groups, (in five-year increments), Pro races for Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 class, the The Vet Cup of Nations (for three-man teams from each nation) and the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award (last year Roger DeCoster presented the award to Mitch Payton). For more info go to www.worldvetmx.com or to www.glenhelen.com

EVERY 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNER AT A GLANCE

2020 Supercross season cancelled coronavirus Eli Tomac Ken Roczen Daytona SXIf they actually get back to holding events, it will be a Tomac (3)  versus Roczen (94) showdown.

Venue                                        450                                    250
1. Anaheim 1………….Justin Barcia………..Justin Cooper
2. St. Louis………………Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
3. Anaheim 2………….Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
4. Glendale…………….Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
5. Oakland……………..Eli Tomac……………….Dylan Ferrandis
6. San Diego…………..Cooper Webb……….Dylan Ferrandis
7. Tampa…………………Eli Tomac……………….Shane McElrath
8. Arlington……………Eli Tomac……………….Chase Sexton
9. Atlanta………………Ken Roczen…………….Chase Sexton
10. Daytona………….Eli Tomac………………..Garrett Marchbanks
11. Indianapolis……Canceled
12. Detroit…………….Canceled
13. Seattle…………….Canceled
14. Denver…………….Canceled
15. Foxborough……Canceled
16. Las Vegas………..Canceled
17. Salt Lake City….Canceled
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac
250 West points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS STANDINGS

Eli Tomac has a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen. If the Supercross series is canceled for good, he will win the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship.

AMA 450 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…226
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…223
3. Cooper Webb (KTM)…197
4. Justin Barcia (Yam)…195
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…170
6. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…152
7. Justin Hill (Hon)…141
8. Justin Brayton (Hon)…129
9. Dean Wilson (Hus)…129
10. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…128

Chase Sexton leads the 250 East by 10 points over Shane McElrath.

AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 9 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton (Hon)…98
2. Shane McElrath (Yam)…88
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…80
4. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)…79
5. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…65
6. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…60
7. Enzo Lopes (Hon)…51
7. Jordon Smith (Kaw)…48
8. Josh Hill (Yam)…43
10. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…42

Dylan Ferrandis 2020 Anaheim 2 Supercross hi-rez-10Dylan Ferrandis has a 7-point lead over Justin Cooper in the 250 West.

AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 10 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…135
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…128
3. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…122
4. Brandon Hartranft (KTM)…110
5. Alex Martin (Suz)…98
6. Jacob Hayes (Hus)…89
7. Luke Clout (Hon)…83
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…82
9. Derek Drake (KTM)…78
10. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…72

THE APRIL 2020 ISSUE IS JAM-PACKED FULL OF BIKE TEST & TECH ARTICLES

If you haven’t seen the latest issue of MXA then you are missing a thrill ride of motocross facts, figures, information, racing, tech and the stuff that never makes it to your phone.

The 2020 Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke still has a carb, which makes it a hot-rod for now—fuel-injection is coming though. This test tells you more about the TC250 that you’ll find anywhere else.

See this Penton 125 Six-Days? Cool looking, isn’t it? But the story of how John Penton got KTM to make it for him is equally cool.

If you’d like to get back to the fun days of pit bike riding, you need to take a look at the YCF Bigy 190MX. It may be made in China, but we didn’t break it and, if we had, all the parts are available in the USA.

Way before Wuhan was in the news, the MXA wrecking crew went to an FIM test race for a potential Chinese MXGP in the resort town of Gudou Hot Springs—where MXA’s Dennis Stapleton took Ryan Surratt on a journey he’ll never forget.

 

Back in 2008, the MXA wrecking crew threw a leg over James Stewart’s “Perfect Season” Kawasaki KX450F. Journey back in time with us to learn what Bubba’s bike actually felt like. In a word—Stiff.

If you subscribe to MXA you can get the mag 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 the awesome print edition delivered to your house by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government. You can call (800) 767-0345 or Click Here (or on the box at the bottom of this page) to subscribe.

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY?: JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.
Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.

In his spare time, when he’s not testing with MXA, racing in a foreign country, going to Japan or helping many of his motocross buddies, MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton opens up his house, garage, bikes and mechanics to help riders who would like to come to SoCal on a motocross vacation. He offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or for play riders. Whether you want to rent a bike, move in for a week, race at Glen Helen or take motocross lessons—this is one-stop shopping. Just send them an email ([email protected]). If you’d like to live the SoCal lifestyle for a day, a weekend, a week, a month or three months, visit Dennis Stapleton’s’ website at www.knobbyshopsouth.org for more details!

2020 CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 24-26 AT MARYSVILLE

Dating back to 1980 when MXA’s Jody Weisel, Ketchup Cox and Pete Maly talked Saddleback Saturday promoter Jim Beltnick into holding a CZ race, the CZ World Championship is now on its 40th anniversary in 2020. For more information go to www.czriders.com

LOOKING AHEAD! THE 2020 RACE CALENDAR

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REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (West)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (3-Moto) (West)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (West)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (West)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (East)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (3-Moto) (East)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (East)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (East)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (East) Canceled
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (East) Canceled
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (West) Canceled
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (East/West) Canceled
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (East) Canceled
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV ( Canceled
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT Canceled

2020 AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 3-4…Loveland, CO
Jan. 11…Hobbs, NM
Jan. 24-25…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 31-Feb. 1… Denver, CO
Feb. 7-8…Reno NV
Feb. 28-29…Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 7… Amarillo, TX

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13….Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July 4…Red Bud, MI
July 11…Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18….Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

2020 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4-5… Primm, NV
May 2…Honolulu, HA
May 30…Dacono, CO
June 12-13…Austin,TX
July 31-Aug. 2…Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Sept. 11-12…Sturgis, SD

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Holland (Held)
Mar. 22…Argentina (Moved to Nov. 22)
Apr. 5…Italy (Moved to July 19)
Apr. 19…Spain (Moved to October 11)
Apr. 26…Portugal (Moved to October 18)
May 10…France (Moved to June 28)
May 17…Italy (Moved to July 5)
May 24…Germany (Moved to August 9)
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…France (Rescheduled from May 10 & Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to November 1)
July 5…Maggiora, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5 & second Indonesian GP moved to November 8)
July 19…Trentino, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5)
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 9…Germany (Rescheduled from May 24)
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11…Arroyomolinos, Spain (Rescheduled from April 19)
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual (Rescheduled from April 26)
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia (Rescheduled from June 28)
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia (Rescheduled from July 5)
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina (Rescheduled from March 22)

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 17… Bucha, Ukraine
June14…Oss, Netherlands
June 21…Kramolin, Czech Republic
July 5…Iffendic, France
July 12…Lange, Estonia
August 23…Gooik, Belgium
August 30…Roggenburg, Switzerland
September 6…Orehova Vas Slovenia
September…13…Jinin, Czech Rrepublic
September 20…Rudersberg, Germany

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 27.…Ernee, France

2020 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
May 9.…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 22…Prescott Valley, AZ
Sept. ??…TBA
Oct. 3,…Amarillo, TX
Oct. 10…Denver, CO
Nov. 7…Boise, ID

2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 26…Primm, NV
Feb. 23…Taft, CA
Mar. 22… Havasu, AZ (To be rescheduled later)
Apr. 19…Blythe, CA
May 3…Las Vegas, NV
May 31…Cahuilla Creek, CA
July 19…Prineville, OR
Sept. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 18…Mesquite, NV
Nov. 15…Primm, NV

2020 WORCS SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 14-15…Taft, CA
June 5-6…Cahuilla, CA
June 24-25…Prineville OR
Sept. 26…Glen Helen, CA

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31…Wild Rose, AB
June 7…Blackwater, BC
June 14…Dorva, AB
June 21…MotoVally, SK
July 12…Gopher Dunes, ON
July 19…San Del Lee, ON
July 26…Riverglade, NB
Aug. 2…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 16…Walton, ON

2020 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 22…Fatcat MotoParc
Apr. 19…Desertmartin, Ireland
Apr. 26…Hawkstone Park
July 5…Canada Heights
Aug. 9…Landrake
Sept. 6t…Cusses Gorse

2020 BRIDGESTONE BRITISH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 7-8…Culham
Apr. 4-5…Hawkstone
May 16-17…Wroxton
June 13-14…Pontrilas
Aug. 1-2…Iron Works Moto
Sept. 19-20…Cusses Gorse

2020 ACU BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 12…Lyng
May 3…Foxhill
May 31…Blaxhall
June 21…Deertmartin, Ireland
July 12…Culham
Aug. 30…Landrake

2020 IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4…Desertmartin
May 10…TBA
June 6…Claudy
July 19…TBA
Aug. 15…Tandragee
Sept. 13…TBA

2020 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 4-5…Horsham, Victoria
May 3… Newry, Victoria
May 24…Queensland
June 28…Glympie, Queensland
July 25-26…Maitland, New South Wales
Aug. 22-23…Coolum, Queensland

2020 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3 …Western Australia
Oct. 17… South Australia
Oct. 31…Queensland
Nov. 7 …New South Wales
Nov. 14…TBA
Nov. 28…Victoria

REVISED 2020 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30-31…Moggers, Austria
July 11-12…Holzgerlingen, Germany
July 18-19..Tensfeld, Germany
July 25-26…Molln, Germany
Aug. 29-30…Bielstein, Germany
Sept. 5-6…Furstlich Drehna, Germany
Sept. 12-13…Gaildorf, Germany

2020 REM COMMOTION BY THE OCEAN
July 3-5…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 3-8….Hurricane Mills, TN

2020 FIM JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 8-9…Megalopolis, Greece

2020 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 10…Carson, CA

REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31…Glen Helen, CA

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

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