MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ANOTHER WEEK OFF BEFORE THE PRESSURE COOKER HEATS UP

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FCP RACING TITANIUM MOTOR MOUNTS & HEAD STAYS

FCP Racing: is a new company based in Southern California that has ventured into designing and selling aftermarket titanium and aluminum motor mounts and head stays. FCP Racing engine mounts are designed and engineered to improve handling, cornering, traction and feel. They are the choice of many top race teams and racers around the world.

FCP Racing believes that the combination of titanium front motor mounts and aluminum head stays creates the flex characteristics that improves front end traction and makes the front and rear work together. This eliminates any wallow you may feel under high-speed sections and square-edge bumps. The titanium front mounts stiffened up the chassis for a precise feel.

Before this type of technology was only used by factory teams or anyone crazy enough to make their own, but now FCP Racing is delivering factory level technology to the average consumer. The retail prices: Yamaha YZ450F ($429.00); Honda CRF250, Honda CRF450; Kawasaki KX450 and Suzuki RM-Z450 ($399), KTM/Husky ($349.00). For more info go to www.fcpracing.com

2019 MONSTER ENERGY CUP PREVIEW — LAS VEGAS, OCT. 19, 2019

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CANCELED AFTER FIRST MOTO BECAUSE THE HOSPITAL COULDN’T TAKE ANY MORE PATIENTS

Last weekend’s 2019 Australian National Championship round in Moree was cancelled after the first round of motos due to a lack of medical services available in the New South Wales town. The opening 450 and 250 and MXD motos had been contested with a number of crash incidents and these ambulances runs, added to the normal hospital demand from local residents, had the race organizers cancel the remainder of the National. Williams Event Management’s Kevin Williams said, “Unfortunately being out in regional New South Wales this weekend, it’s not a very big hospital and their demand around the community increased today so they have unfortunately run out of beds. We have an ambulance sitting here, but their ability at the hospital to provide further medical services in the need of an emergency is almost at zero – it could be up to a two or three-hour wait. We’re not prepared to put any competitor’s life at that risk

It was the second time in the 2019 Australian Championship series that a race has been cut short, but the first race in Appin was cut short because of a torrential rain storm. The series now moves to its final two rounds held on the same weekend in Coolum on August 3-4. For more info go to www.mxnationals.com.au.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 10 Rounds)
450 class points:
1. Todd Waters…422
2. Luke Clout…420
3. Hayden Mellross…408
4. Kirk Gibbs…347
5. Brett Metcalfe…323
6. Justin Rodbell…310
7. Jayden Rykers…300
8. Richie Evans…284
9. Jesse Dobson…277
10. Lawson Bopping…236

250 class points:
1. Wilson Todd…427
2. Kyle Webster…409
3. Jay Wilson…403
4. Nathan Crawford…374
5. Aaron Tanti…356
6. Dylan Wills…336
7. Bailey Malkiewicz…300
8. Cooper Pozniak…273
9. Ricky Latimer…269
10. Morgan Fogarty…254

EVERYBODY HAS MADE A MISTAKE — CYCLE NEWS JOINS THE CLUB THIS WEEK

Jody sympathizes with the Cycle News guys because he is a former Cycle News editor (1974-76) and he would love to tell all of MXA’s major faux pas, but it would take too long. Can you tell the mistake that Cycle News made this week?

A COUPLE DAYS LATER THEY FIXED IT

One of the benefits of a digital edition is that it can be fixed.

MXA VIDEO: MXA’S ULTRA-FAST, ULTRA-TRICK HUSQVARNA TC125 TWO-STROKE

REM MOTOCROSS AT GLEN HELEN ON AUG.10 & AUG. 17

For more information go to www.remsatmx.com

EVERY AMA 250/450 NATIONAL WINNER AFTER 9 OF 12 ROUNDS

Cooper Webb 2019 Millville NationalCooper Webb won his first-ever AMA 450 National in the mud at Millville, but Eli Tomac cooled everybody off at Washougal.

Date                   Venue                                           450                                250
Mar. 18……Hangtown, CA…………………Ken Roczen………….Adam Cianciarulo
May 25…….Pala, CA…………………………..Eli Tomac………………Adam Cianciarulo
June 1……..Thunder Valley, CO…………Ken Roczen…………..Adam Cianciarulo
June 15…….Mt. Morris, PA……………….Eli Tomac………………Adam Cianciarulo
June 22……Jacksonville, FL………………Marvin Musquin…..Justin Cooper
June 29…….Southwick, MA………………Marvin Musquin…..Adam Cianciarulo
July 6………..Red Bud, MI​……………………Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
July 20………Millville, MN​…………………Cooper Webb……….Adam Cianciarulo
July 27………Washougal, WA…………….Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
Aug. 3……….No race
Aug. 10……..Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 17……..​Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 24……..Crawfordsville, IN
450 points leader………Eli Tomac (Kaw)
550 points leader………Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)

CURRENT AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO ANOTHER WEEK OFF

Fredrik Noren, shown here with sponsor Chris Cole, has worked his way up to ninth in the 450 Nationals.

450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 or 12 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…392
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…342
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…335
4. Cooper Webb (KTM)…324
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…304
6. Zach Osborne (Hus)…295
7. Justin Barcia (Ya.m.)…221
8. Justin Bogle (KTM)…185
9. Fredrik Noren (Suz.)…182
10. Blake Baggett (KTM)…175

Michael Mosiman 2019 Hangtown outdoor motocross national-1474Michael Mosiman (36) signed a two-year deal to stay at the Rockstar Husqvarna team through 2021.

250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 or 12 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…394
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…366
3. Justin Cooper (Yam)…346
4. Colt Nichols (Yam)…261
5. R.J .Hampshire (Hon)…254
6. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…233
7. Alex Martin (Suz)…229
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…220
9. Chase Sexton (Hon)…214
10. Shane McElrath (KTM)…181

ROUND THREE OF THE 20TH ANNUAL FULL TEXAS FULL MOON SERIES ON AUGUST 10 AT BADLANDS MX

For more info go to www.badlandsmx.com

EVERY 250/450 GRAND PRIX WINNER AFTER 13 OF 18 ROUNDS

It would be hard to imagine a more boring Grand Prix season than 2019. Not only is Tim Gajser (above) running away with the 450 title chases, but Jorge Prado has been even more dominating.

Date               Venue                                            450                                250
Mar. 3……. Argentina……………………….Tony Cairoli…………Jorge Prado
Mar. 24……England………………………….Tony Cairoli…………Thomas Kjer Olsen
Mar. 31……Holland…………………………..Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 7……….Trentino, Italy………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 12…….Lombardia, Italy…………….Tony Cairoli………..Jorge Prado
May 19……..Portugal………………………..Tim Gajser…………..Jorge Prado
May 26…….France…………………………….Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 9…..…Russia……………………………..Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 16……Latvia………………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
June 23……Germany…………………………Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 7………Palembang, Indo…………….Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 14……..Semarang, Indo……………..Tim Gajser………….Jorge Prado
July 28….…Czech Republic……………..Romain Febvre…..Jorge Prado
Aug. 4………Belgium
Aug. 11…….No race
Aug. 18….…Imola, Italy
Aug. 25….…Sweden
Aug. 31….…No race
Sept. 8……..Turkey
Sept. 15…..Shanghai, China
450 points leader…………..Tim Gajser (Hon)
250 points leader…………..Jorge Prado (KTM)

CURRENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS HEADING TO THE BELGIUM THIS WEEKEND

With Tony Cairoli, Jeffrey Herlings and Clement Desalle gone, Jeremy Seewer (91) has moved into second in the 450 World Championships.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 13 of 18 rounds)
1. Tim Gajser (Hon)…582
2. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…405
3. Gautier Paulin (Yam.)…379
4. Arnaud Tonus (Yam.)…373
5. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…358
6. Arminas Jasikonis (Hus)…327
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…309
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Hon)…300
9. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…297
10. Romain Febvre (Yam)…293

Jorge Prado (61)  has already signed a deal to move to the 450 class in 2020 Championships.

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(after 13 of 18 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)…594
2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…504
3. Jago Geerts (Yam)…3910
4. Tom Vialle (KTM)…380
5. Henry Jacobi (Kaw)…377
6. Adam Sterry (Kaw)…250
7. Jed Beaton (Hus)…220
8. Ben Watson (Yam)…246
9. Maxima Renaux (Yam)…242
10. Mitch Evans (Hon)…228

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE PLASTIC KIDNEY BELT

Prior to AXO’s invention of the plastic kidney belt, Gold Belt owned virtually 100% of the kidney belt market, which back in the 1980s was a considerable number. Once AXO came out with its plastic belt, Gold Belt’s market shared tumbled and AXO took over. Today, riders no longer have any interest in wearing kidney belts—which are very supportive of the core muscles and do for modern riders exactly what they did for 1970s and 1980s racers.

ARIZONA MONSOON MADNESS SERIES RETURNS ON AUGUST 3 AT CANYON MOTOCROSS

For more info go to www.amxracing.com

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT BILLET CRF250/CRF450 SHIFT LEVER


Built to meet the rigorous demands of motocross, the new Pro Circuit Shift Lever for the 2018-19 CRF250 and 2017-2019 CRF450 is CNC-machined from aircraft quality billet aluminum for strength. It is anodized for durability and comes with stainless steel spring hardware that resists corrosion. The free-folding, knurled tip design helps prevent dirt clogging and is replaceable. The retail price is $99.95. For more info go to www.procircuit.com.

“BENNETT’S WAR” MOTOCROSS MOVIE OPENS NATIONWIDE ON AUGUST 30

GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE SERIES ON AUGUST 18 AT THREE HILLS

The six-race Great Plains Vintage motocross series moves to Three Hills on August 18. For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org.

HOT CAMS KAWASAKI KX250 STAGE ONE AND STAGE TWO CAMS — WITH THROTTLE RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY

Hot Cams is the industry leader in innovation, design and development of high-performance aftermarket camshafts for dirt bikes and ATV’s. Designed with industry leading valve train software and dyno proven, they provide the most reliable, economical and easy to install camshafts that add up to 10% power gain to your engine. Hot Cams camshafts for the 2017-2019 Kawasaki KX 250F are manufactured to the highest engineering standards.STAGE 1 INTAKE
Good power increase from 4000 RPM to the redline. Designed with Improved Throttle Response technology. Uses stock valve springs. Dual-cam engine, intake and exhaust cams sold separately. Priced At $179.95.STAGE 2 INTAKE
Excellent mid-range and top-end increase over 8000 RPM. No loss on the bottom-end. Designed with Improved Throttle Response technology. Uses stock valve springs. Dual-cam engine, intake and exhaust cams sold separately. Priced At $179.95.STAGE 1&2 EXHAUST
For use with both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 intake cams. Designed with Improved Throttle Response technology. Uses stock valve springs. Dual-cam engine, intake and exhaust cams sold separately. Uses stock auto-decompression mechanism. Priced At $199.95. Get them at your local dealer or call (515) 402-8000 for more.

HOT CAMS KX250 HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMS VIDEO

MARTY TRIPES BIG3 TWO-STROKE SERIES ON SEPT. 21, OCT. 26 & NOV. 16

Marty  Tripes will host a three-race two-stroke series on September 21, October 26 and November 16 that will include 1975 and under vintage classes, 1981 and under Post Vintage classes, 1990 and under Early Modern classes, 2020 and under Modern class, 65cc and 85cc mini classes, a support class for four-strokes and the Marty Tripes 100cc Works Revenge race for two- or four-strokes under 100cc. For more info email Marty at [email protected] or phone (619) 408-2305.

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: AL BAKER ON THE 1976 RM370

The coolest thing about this photo isn’t the 1976 Suzuki RM370, the fact that it was on the cover of the December 1975 issue or that it was shot at Carlsbad Raceway (as you can tell by the cross-over bridge in the background). So what’s so cool? That’s MXA’s Al Baker at the controls. The multi-time Baja Champion was a full-time test rider for MXA and the wrote the 1970’s version of “Ask The MXperts” (called “Wingnut” back then). Al was a great rider, a master mechanic, Baja Champion,  Mugen importer, Johnny O’Mara’s manager, Kawasaki team manager and a true friend. Note Al’s Checkers Motorcycle Club helmet, Hallman leathers, Full-bore boots and retro MXA red,white & blue jersey. Sadly, Al was killed in an airplane crash in 1992.

2019 DUBYA USA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

For more information about the 2019 World Vet Click Here.

THE 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS RACE SCHEDULE

Notably missing from the 2020 schedule is Nashville, New Jersey, Houston and Minneapolis.

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 KAWASAKI KX250

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 KTM 250SXF

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FC350

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FC450

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 KTM 450SXF

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FC250

2019 RACE SCHEDULE: ONLY THREE AMA NATIONALS LEFT IN 2019

Washougal is the next race on the AMA schedule. This was Washougal in 2018.

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 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 MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS
June 28-30……………………….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

2020 KTM MOTO TOUR DATES
July 27…………………………….Cross Fork, PA
Aug. 23……………………………Aztalan MX, WI
Aug. 23…………………………….Thunder Valley, COMX
Sept. 27……………………………Washougal, WA
Oct. 5……………………………….Muddobber National, IN
Oct. 6………………………………Hollister, CA
Oct. 11…………………………….Cahuilla Creek, CA
Oct. 19-20………………………Crow Canyon MX, OH
Nov. 2………………………………Rio Bravo, TX
Nov. 10……………………………Highland Park, GA

2019 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-Aug. 3………………….Loretta Lynn, TN

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 (Canceled)
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 RYAN VILLOPOTO AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CUP
Aug. 22-25………………………..Grays Harbor, WA

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

2019 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 19……………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2019 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 1-3……………………………..Glen Helen, CA

LOOKING AHEAD! THE 2020 RACE CALENDAR

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

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 3…TBA
Mar. 8…Argentina
Mar. 22…Holland
Apr. 5….Italy #1
Apr. 19…Spain
Apr. 26…Portugal
May 10…Latvia
May 17…Russia
May 31…Germany
June 7…France
June 14…Italy #2)
June 28……TBA, Indonesia
July 5…Semarang, Indonesia
July 12…Shanghai, China
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 16…Switzerland
Aug. 23…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept 13.…Turkey

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 13.…Ernee, France

STI TIRES NIGHT QUAD GRAND PRIX ON AUGUST 3 AT GLEN HELEN

The STI UTV/Quad GP will take place on August 3. Well, really the night of August 3.  Each race is one-hour long, but there will be a 20-minute Mini race and a one lap practice at 5:00p.m.  Race One starts at 6:00 p.m., Race Two at 7:15 p.m. and Race Three at 8:00 p.m. (lights required for Race Three). For more info go to  www.glenhelen.com/register.

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