MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: BETTER REST UP, THERE IS A LATE NIGHT AHEAD

2019 NASHVILLE SUPERCROSS TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE CHANGE…EARLIER THAN THE ORIGINAL AIR TIME

The 2019 Nashville Supercross will be shown on Saturday, April 6, at 800 p.m. (Eastern  time) . West coast viewers will catch it at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday night. The original Feld TV schedule had it being aired at 11:00 p.m. — thankfully that time has been changed to a more accessible 8:00 p.m. Eastern.  Click on image to enlarge.

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS ADS: YOU’LL WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

The 1985 Yamaha YZ250 works bike was in fact based on the 1985 production bike because Yamaha adopted the production rule before the AMA mandated in 1986.

REM MOTOCROSS AT CAHUILLA CREEK MX ON APRIL 6

REM will be making the trek to Cahuilla Creek MX Park in Anza, California, on April 6. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

TAKE A LAP OF SATURDAY NIGHT’S 2019 NASHVILLE SUPERCROSS TRACK

MXA TEAM TESTED: DUBYA USA CERAKOTED HUBS

0Q7A7458What is Cerakote? Cerakote is a polymer-ceramic composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The coating enhances abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength and hardness. It is a spray-on compound that is applied in a sterile environment and baked in an oven between 250 and 300 degrees. There are two types of Cerakoting—H-grade and C-grade. Dubya uses H-grade, which is the most popular coating for firearms, knives, and other such items that require hardness and corrosion resistance. C-grade is generally used for high-heat applications. Cerakote creates a thinner layer than anodizing or powdercoating, which means that it doesn’t change the tolerances of the bearing pockets; however, Dubya bead-blasts the hubs, removes the bearings and seals, and tapes off the hub’s interior surfaces before applying the Cerakote. Additionally, unlike anodizing, which produces mixed results on cast aluminum compared to billet aluminum, Cerakote delivers a clean finish on cast hubs. It should be noted that Cerakote doesn’t have the bright-dip look of shiny anodizing. The colors are more muted.

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Dubya can take your stock hubs and Cerakote them in magnesium, white, charcoal, titanium or desert sand colors. There are actually 90 different Cerakote color options, but Dubya specializes in the four that most racers request.

Dubya USA offers Takasago Excel rims in black, silver, blue, yellow and gold, or D.I.D rims in black or silver. The MXA wrecking crew selected D.I.D ST-X rims in black. This is D.I.D’s strongest rim. MXA selected Bulldog spokes and traditional box-style nipples, but spline-drive nipples are available for the same price (although colored nipples do have an upcharge). Dubya USA uses full-length spokes that allow the threads to get a full purchase on the nipple. This reduces the odds of a nipple snapping at the stress riser caused by a short spoke.

We would love to say that having our hubs Cerakoted added 2 horsepower and dropped our lap times by a full second, but that isn’t what Cerakoting does. Although there are corrosion, abrasion, chemical and UV-light advantages to Cerakoting your hubs, there are no pragmatic reasons for doing it. The primary motive is that it makes them look more “factory.”

Contact: $200.00 (Cerakote two hubs), $428.00 (two D.I.D. ST-X rims), $99.00/$95.00 (silver Bulldog spokes with spline drive or OEM aluminum nipples), $80.00 (lacing and truing)—www.dubyausa.com or (714) 279-0200.

MXA RATING: Cerakoting your front and rear hubs is several hundred dollars cheaper than buying Talon or Kite hubs, but when you are done getting your hubs coated, rimmed, laced and spoked, what you have in the end is a fancy stock hub.

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO: TOEING THE CORPORATE LINE

Larry Brooks unicycles into an inside line on MXA’s 1991 Honda CR250. In a time capsule of motocross gear, Larry is wearing Hondaline TX-10 gear (made by Answer), Gatorz goggles and TX-10 boots (made by Gaerne).

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Dylan Ferrandis_2019 Houston Supercross-2321Dylan Ferrandis has taken a few years to shake off his Euro ways, but now he is a more than capable Supercross rider and closing in on 250 West points leader Adam Cianciarulo.

Date               Venue                                            450                                250
Jan. 5……..Anaheim, CA………………..Justin Barcia…………Colt Nichols
Jan. 12…..Glendale, AZ…………………Blake Baggett………Adam Cianciarulo
Jan. 19…..Anaheim, CA…………………Cooper Webb………Shane McElrath
Jan. 26…..Oakland, CA………………….Cooper Webb………Adam Cianciarulo
Feb. 2……San Diego, CA………………..Eli Tomac……………..Adam Cianciarulo
Feb. 9…….Minneapolis, MN………….Cooper Webb………Austin Forkner
Feb. 16…..Arlington, TX………………..Cooper Webb………Austin Forkner
Feb. 23….Detroit, MI…………………….Eli Tomac………………Austin Forkner
Mar. 2……Atlanta, GA……………………Cooper Webb………Adam Cianciarulo
Mar. 9……Daytona Beach, FL……….Eli Tomac………………Austin Forkner
Mar. 16…Indianapolis, IN…………….Marvin Musquin…..Austin Forkner
Mar. 23….Seattle, WA…………………..Marvin Musquin…..Dylan Ferrandis
Mar. 30…Houston, TX………………….Cooper Webb……….Dylan Ferrandis
Apr. 6…….Nashville, TN……………….
Apr. 13….Denver, CO…………………
Apr. 27….East Rutherford, NJ…
May 4……Las Vegas, NV……………
450 Points leader……………Cooper Webb (KTM)
250 West points leader…Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)
250 East points leader…..Austin Forkner (Kaw)

2019 FIM GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Thomas Kjer Olsen won in England when Jorge Prado was sidelined with an injury. Now that Prado is back, Olsen has to up his game.

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
May 12…….Lombardia, Italy
May 19……..Portugal
May 26…….France
June 9…..…Russia
June 16……Latvia
June 23……Germany
July 7………Palembang, Indo.
July 14……..Semarang, Indo
July 28….…Czech Republic
Aug. 4………Belgium
Aug. 18….…Imola, Italy
Aug. 25….…Sweden
Sept. 8……..Turkey
Sept. 15…..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…..Hong Kong, China
450 points leader…………..Tony Cairoli (KTM)
250 points leader…………..Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)

$10,000 WISECO WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP IS 15 DAYS AWAY

Dust off your two-stroke, ‘cuz there’s a class for everyone. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

THOSE WEREN’T THE DAYS: WHO SET FAST TIME AT THE 1984 USGP?


Way before four-strokes ruled the roost in American racing, ATK continued to surprise people. Phil Larson set the fastest lap time at the 1984 United States 500 Grand Prix at Carlsbad on a Horst Leitner designed ATK..

MXA BIRTHDAYS BOYS: TOM WOULD HAVE BEEN 70 ON MONDAY


April 4…Derrick Shae Bentley 1979
April 4…Jake Nicholls 1990
April 4…Blake Williams 1985

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April 4…Bruce Ogilvie 1953
April 5…Ty Davis 1969
April 5…Brian Manley 1966


April 5…Ryan Hughes 1973

April 7…Dean Ferris 1990
April 7…Jay Mitrowitz
April 8…Jason Lawrence 1987

April 8…Tom White 1949
April 8…Dan White 1949
April 8…Kyle Peters 1993

April 9…Rob Andrews 1953
April 10…Brandon Scharer 1994

April 11…Jessy Nelson 1994

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ROUND THREE OF THE OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES SERIES ON MAY 5

TT Scrambles is coming up to Glen Helen on Sunday, May 5th. For more info go to www.oldschoolscramblesracing.com

MOTOCROSS ACTION TEST OF AUSTIN FORKNER’S 2019 PRO CIRCUIT KX250

2019 HAWAIIAN SUPERCROSS ON MAY 11 AT ALOHA STADIUM

Scheduled for one week after the AMA Supercross series ends, they may be able to get some star power on Oahu. For more information go to www.hawaiiansx.com

WHO’S WHO IN AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER 13 OF 17 ROUNDS

Dean Wilson_2019 Houston Supercross-9439Dean Wilson was on the podium in Houston and is now only14 points out of the top five.

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 13 of 17 rounds)
1. Cooper Webb (KTM)…288
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…271
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…262
4. Ken Roczen (Hon)…252
5. Blake Baggett (KTM)…215
6. Dean Wilson (Hus)…201
7. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)…173
8. Cole Seely (Hon)…160
9. Chad Reed (Suz)…151
10. Justin Barcia (Yam)…150

Austin Forkner_2019 Indianapolis Supercross-42Austin Forkner is exactly one race ahead of second place in the 250 East.

CURRENT AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 10 rounds)
1. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…151
2. Chase Sexton (Hon)…125
3. Justin Cooper (Yam)…123
4. Alex Martin (Suz)…92
5. Martin Davalos (Kaw)…89
6. Mitchell Oldenburg (Yam)…88
7. Brandon Hartranft (Yam)…82
8. Kyle Cunningham (Hon)…81
9. Kyle Peters (Suz)…79
10. Jordon Smith (KTM)…70

Dylan Ferrandis_2019 Houston Supercross-23Star Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis won his first race in the USA two weeks ago in Seattle and his second race last week in Houston. This week is a 250 East race, so he’ll have to wait for Denver to get number three.

CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 10 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…182
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…177
3. Colt Nichols (Yam)…142
4. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…126
5. Shane McElrath (KTM)…123
6. Jimmy Decotis (Suz)…112
7. Chris Blose (Hus)…111
8. Cameron McAdoo (Hon)…111
9. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…110
10. Garrett Marchbanks…99

H.O.W. HOOLIGAN/MINI/VINTAGE “WHISKEY CHALLENGE” ON APRIL 7

The Whiskey Challenge race will be held at Milestone on Sunday, April 7. For more info go to www.helonwheelsmc.bigcartel.com

WHO’S WHO IN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AFTER 3 OF 19 ROUNDS

Tony Cairoli (222) has built up a 147-point lead over arch-rival Jeffrey Herlings. If Cairoli gets one more weekend with Herlings on the bench he could be as much as 197 point ahead of the current 450 World Champion

2019 FIM 450 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 19 rounds)
1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…147
2. Tim Gajser (Hon)..125
3. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…103
4. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…102
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Hon)…102
6. Arminas Jasikonis (Hus)…92
7. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…78
8. Shaun Simpson (KTM)…64
9. Julien Lieber (Kaw)…62
10. Max Anstie (KTM)…56

Tom Vialle (28) is the brightest new name on the 250 GP circuit in 2019. He is currently 6th in Grand Prix points.

2019 FIM 250 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 19 rounds)
1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…136
2. Henry Jacobi (Kaw)…113
3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)…107
4. Jorge Prado (KTM)…100
5. Ben Watson (Yam)…95
6. Tom Vialle (KTM)…86
7. Jago Geerts (Yam)…81
8. Davy Pootjes (Hus)…65
9. Adam Sterry (Kaw)…63
10. Mitch Evans (Hon)…60

HONG KONG GRAND PRIX CANCELED: CHINA STILL HAS SHANGHAI


At last year’s Dubya USA-sponsored World Vet Championship Bojo Gajser won the Over-50 Intermediate class. He is Tim Gajser’s father. Tim is current running second in the 2019 FIM 450 World Championships. This year’s World Vet is on November 2-3.

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES
Jan. 5…………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 12………………………….Glendale, AZ
Jan. 19………………………….Anaheim, CA (3-moto race)
Jan. 26………………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 2……………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 9…………………………..Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 16………………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 23………………………….Detroit, MI (3-moto race)
Mar. 2……………………………Atlanta, GA (250 E/W Shootout)
Mar. 9……………………………Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 16………………………….Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 23………………………….Seattle, WA
Mar. 30………………………….Houston, TX (3-moto race)
Apr. 6……………………………Nashville, TN
Apr. 13………………………….Denver, CO
Apr. 27………………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 4……………………………Las Vegas, NV (250 E/W Shootout)

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 3…………………………… Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 7………………………………Trentino (Italy #1)
May 12…………………………….Lombardia (Italy #2)
May 19…………………….……..Portugal
May 26……………………………France
June 9…………………………….Russia
June 16…………………………..Latvia
June 23…………………………..Germany
July 7……………………………..Palembang (Indonesia #1)
July 14……………………………Semarang (Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Imola (Italy #3)
Aug. 25…………………………..Sweden
Sept. 8……………………………Turkey
Sept. 15…………………………..Shanghai, China
Sept. 22…………………………..Hong Kong (Canceled)

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 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 20…………………………..Glen Helen

2019 MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS
June 21-30……………………….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

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

2019 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 18-19………………………….Belfast, Irl
Feb. 1-2……………………………..Birmingham, GB
Feb. 15-6…………………………..Sheffield, GB

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

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. 21……………………………..Las Vegas, NV

2019 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 2-3……………………………..Glen Helen, CA

COMPLETE 2019 GLEN HELEN RACEWAY SCHEDULE: WEEK BY WEEK

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com (click on images to enlarge)

2019 SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX RACE SCHEDULE: NEXT RACE AT SUNRISE ON APRIL 7


For more info go to www.socalotmx.org

2019 SRA GRAND PRIX RACE DATES: NEXT RACE MARCH 31


For more info go to www.sragp.com

2019 WORCS RACE SCHEDULE: NEXT RACE IN LAS VEGAS ON APRIL 14


For more info go to www.worcsracing.com

2019 REM MOTOCROSS RACE DATES: NEXT RACE AT CAHUILLA CREEK ON APRIL 6


For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

3-BROS 10-HOUR & 24-HOUR DATES: NEXT RACE IS THE 10-HOUR ON JUNE 10


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

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