MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: BETWEEN THE DEEP FREEZE & HEAVY RAIN LIFE GOES ON

SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE—GOOD NEWS

Unlike last Saturday’s Oakland Supercross, which was taped delayed from Saturday until Sunday, the 2019 San Diego Supercross will be shown live on Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (viewers east of Needles will have to do the math themselves. Click on image to enlarge

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT CRUISE GEAR BAG

The Pro Circuit Bag Collection, manufactured by OGIO, is highlighted by the Cruise Gear Bag. It is durable enough to take many trips to the track or vacationing. Whether it’s holding your gear, equipment or clothing, the Cruise and its many storage compartments are up for the task. It features the Structural Load Equalizing Deck (SLED) System for increased durability, wide mouth lid opening for easy access, large main compartment with adjustable dividers, padded helmet chamber, heavy-duty oversized wheels, telescoping pull handle and 34″ length by 16.5″ width and 15.25″ depth (7500 cubic inches).With embroidered team logos and bold graphics added to this durable bag, the Cruise makes for an item you don’t want to pass up! The retail price is $319.95 at www.procircuit.com

SLOWLY BREAKING NEWS! ITALY DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS

2018 MXDN -team france

Team France still won the Red Bud MXDN, but everyone else moved up one place after Team Italy was disqualified. It just took the FIM 4 months to test the fuel.

Believe it or not, four months after the 2018 Motocross des Nations was over, the FIM disqualified Team Italy from the event because the fuel samples of 250 rider Michele Cervellin were out of conformity with the required standards of unleaded fuel. Because of Cervellin’s illegal fuel, the FIM disqualified Team Italy from the 2018 MXDN’s final results. Italy had finished second overall, but with their disqualification, every country, from third on back, moved up one spot. France was still the MXDN winner, but Holland moved from third to second, Australia from fourth to third, England from fifth to fourth and Team USA from sixth to fifth.

REVISED 208 MXDN OVERALL STANDINGS
1. France…32
2. Holland…39
3. Great Britain…41
4. Australia…43
5. USA…43
6. Belgium…47
7. Spain…57
8. Estonia…63
9. Germany…70
10. Canada…90

GLEN HELEN’S DECAL DAY: GET $10 OFF THURSDAY PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE A GLEN HELEN DECAL ON YOUR TRUCK

On one random Thursday practice day every month Glen Helen will give any rider with a Glen Helen decal on their vehicle a $10 discount. And they will give you free Glen Helen stickers at the front gate. So, the next time you come through the front gate, get a free decal and put it on your truck.

BIKES YOU NEVER SEEN BEFORE: BARNT MINICYCLE

Barnt Super MX was a custom frame builder from San Gabriel, California, that specialized in building minicycles. They sold 80cc and 100cc bikes (and if you had your own Fuji 80 or Hodaka 100, they would sell you a Barnt chassis).

WHO’S WHO IN AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER 4 of 17 ROUNDS

Joey Savatgy 2019 Oakland Supercross practice-6557Joey Savatgy’s Monster Energy Kawasaki quit on him in Oakland. Too bad because he looked good all night.

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 17 rounds)
1. Cooper Webb (KTM)… 83
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…81
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…80
4. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…79
5. Justin Barcia (Yam)…72
6. Dean Wilson (Hus)…69
7. Blake Baggett (KTM)…66
8. Cole Seely (Hon)…56
9. Justin Brayton (Hon)…52
10. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…49
11. Chad Reed (Suz)…47
12. Jason Anderson (Hus)…46
13. Vince Friese (Hon)…42
14. Justin Hill (Suz)…39
15. Justin Bogle (KTM)…31
16. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)…24
17. Tyler Bowers (Kaw)…20
18. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…17
19. Kyle Chisholm (Suz)…15
20. Alex Ray (Suz)…15

Jess Pettis_2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross qualifying-1416Canadian Jess Pettis has shown real speed in the heats and early in the 250 West mains. He has potential for the 2020 season.

CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 10 rounds)
1. Colt Nichols (Yam)…91
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…88
3. Shane McElrath (KTM)…87
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…86
5. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…67
6. Cameron McAdoo (Yam)…58
7. Chris Blose (Hus)…58
8. Jacob Hayes (Yam)…55
9. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…55
10. Jimmy Decotis (Suz)…52
11. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)..48
12. Jess Pettis (KTM)…48
13. Sean Cantrell (KTM)…46
14. Martin Castelo (Suz)…34
15. Jerry Robin (KTM)…27
16. Mitchell Harrison (Yam)…21
17. Enzo Lopes (Suz)…19
18. Robbie Wageman (Hon)…16
19. Justin Starling (Hus)…16
20. Carson Brown (Hus)…14

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Adam Cianciarulo 2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross qualifying-0902Adam Cianciarulo (92) is the first two-time winner in the AMA 250 West. He was joined by 450 winner Cooper Webb on the two-time winner list.

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………………..
Feb. 9…….Minneapolis, MN…………
Feb. 16…..Arlington, TX……………….
Feb. 23….Detroit, MI……………………
Mar. 2……Atlanta, GA……………………
Mar. 9……Daytona Beach, FL………
Mar. 16…Indianapolis, IN…………….
Mar. 23….Seattle, WA…………………..
Mar. 30……Houston, TX………………
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…Colt Nichols  (Yam)

REM MOTOCROSS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9


REM has not held a race yet in 2019. They have been rained out or had hurricane force winds force cancellation since the turn of the year. Hopefully February’s three races on Feb.9, 16 and 23 will get typical SoCal sunshine. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

BIRTHDAYS OF THE STARS: GASTON RAHIER 71, GUENNADY MOISEEV 71,TONY D. 62 & TRAVIS PRESTON 41

Blake Baggett_2019 Glendale Supercross-93Jan. 31…Blake Baggett 1992


Feb. 1…Gaston Rahier 1947
Feb. 2…Matt Buyten 1980
Feb. 2…Erv Braun


Feb. 2…Tyler Evans 1980


Feb. 2…Selvaraj Narayana
Feb. 3…Jake Windham

Feb. 3…Guennady Moiseev 1948


Feb. 3…Vito Ippolito 1952


Feb. 4…Johnny Jump
Feb. 5….Bryan Johnson
Feb. 5…Julien Bill 1983
Feb. 5…Jimmy Lamastus 1979
Feb. 5…Emily Orr

Feb. 6…Tony DiStefano 1957
Feb. 6…Jordon Smith 1996

Feb. 6…Travis Preston 1978
Feb. 7…Hunter Hewitt 1990

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: MXA ROY TRUCK


Back in the 1980s Motocross Action had a yearly ballot contest to name the “MXA Rider of the Year.” The winning racer got a decked out, fully customized pickup truck. This is the 1987 Rider of the Year—Ricky Johnson.

3-BROS 6-HOUR, 10-HOUR & 24-HOUR DATES


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

“DESIGN THE MXA SEMI CONTEST” WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Sloane Becker’s design took first place in the “Design The MXA Semi Contest” with a very modernistic graphic design that is sure to turn heads on the highways of America.

2019 SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES: YOU DO THE MATH

Justin Brayton 2019 Oakland Supercross practice-6716Justin Brayton is 9th in 450 points, but he is 31 points behind Cooper Webb—which means that he is one full race behind in the 2019 points chase.

Winning an AMA Supercross pays 26 points, second gets 23 and third gets 21 and so one until 22nd place gets 1 points. Thus, if a rider who has hopes of being the 2019 AMA Supercross Championships falls more than 26 point behind the leader, he is one full Supercross race behind the leader. You might be surprised to learn that after only 4 of 17 AMA 450 Supercross events there are only seven riders still racing on the same event—everyone else is more that 26 points behind the leader. Obviously, injured riders like Jason Anderson (37 points back) and Malcolm Stewart (66 points behind) are out of contention, but the list of riders more than one race back includes Cole Seely, Justin Brayton, Aaron Plessinger, Chad Reed, Justin Hill and Justin Bogle.

Cole Seely_2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross -4247Cole Seely is just one point out of being on the same race as the 450 points leader.

WHO HAS NOT FALLEN MORE THAN 26 POINTS BEHIND IN 450 POINTS
(26 points back after four races)
1. Cooper Webb…-0
2. Ken Roczen …-2
3. Eli Tomac…-3
4. Marvin Musquin…-4
5. Justin Barcia…-11
6. Dean Wilson)…-14
7. Blake Baggett…-20
(Everyone else is more than 26 points back of points leader Cooper Webb. Cole Seely, in eighth place, is 27 points adrift.)

250 start 2019 Oakland Supercross races-7747Next week’s San Diego Supercross is the halfway point for the 250 West series.

In the 250 West, there are five riders still racing on the same race. However, the 250 West series is only 10 races long, so there is less time to make up lost points.

Rj Hampshire_2019 Oakland Supercross qualifying -6917The man on the bubble, R.J. Hampshire has been near the front “almost” every week. But, a bad night in Oakland came close to pushing him back a full race.

WHO HAS NOT FALLEN MORE THAN 26 POINTS BEHIND IN 250 WEST POINTS
(26 points back after four races)
1. Colt Nichols…-0
2. Adam Cianciarulo…-4
3. Shane McElrath..-5
4. Dylan Ferrandis…-6
5. R.J. Hampshire…-24
(Everyone else is more than 26 points back of points leader Colt Nichols. Cameron McAdoo, in sixth place, is 33 points adrift.)

STILL THE CHAMP! HE’S IN THE RECORD BOOK & HAS THE NUMBER ONE PLATE UNTIL MAY 4

For a sport that idolizes anyone who wins, regardless of  how they act, it is also a sport that casts off anyone who isn’t winning anymore. 2018 AMA 450 Supercross Champion Jason Anderson broke his arm in two places while practicing after Anaheim 2. But, he’s not forgotten. He is still the current Supercross Champion. We can’t wait for him to come back—hopefully for the AMA 450 Nationals.

MXA’S AD OF THE WEEK: WHITE BROTHERS

Tom and Dan White were the White Brothers. They started as motorcycle racers and gradually built their own business.  Originally they were a suspension shop. Then they added four-stroke mods. Eventually the became one of the sport’s largest performance product distributors with an offroad, motocross, Harley-Davidson, ATV and Jet Ski line-up. Tom and Dan split up, which led Tom to sell the White Brothers in 200 for a reported $30 million. Unfortunately, the company that bought it ran it out of business by 2008.

2019 SOCAL OLD TIMERS MX RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.socalotmx.org

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTOS: THEY DON’T ALWAYS MAKE IT THROUGH EVERY CORNER

MXA test riders may look perfect in most magazine photos, but don’t believe that they don’t take risk trying to get the best shot.

2019 SRA GRAND PRIX RACE DATES


For more info go to www.sragp.com

MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE: WHO IS THIS FACTORY MOTOCROSS STAR?

In 1973 and 1974 this Team Honda rider was the man to beat. However, he never won another AMA Championship again because of an AMA rule change. Who is he and what was the rule? Answer is at the bottom of the page.

2019 REM MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

2019 MX 250 SHOOTOUT: HOW THEY RANK FROM ONE TO SIX

2019 WORCS RACE SCHEDULE


For more info go to www.worcsracing.com

SUBSCRIBE TO MXA & GET A $25 CHAPARRAL GIFT CARD—YOU MAKE A PROFIT BY READING MXA

If you subscribed to Motocross Action, the February 2019 issue of MXA would be in your mailbox, computer or iPhone now.

It is jam-packed with bike tests, product reviews and moto-info. Not only do we have giant coverage of the World Vet Championship in this issue, but 2019 KTM 125SX two-stroke , 2019 Yamaha YZ150 two-stroke test,  a retro-test of Chad Reed’s 2002 L&M Yamaha YZ450F and a 2019 Suzuzki RM-Z450 test. Plus, a test of Austin Forkner’s 2019 AMA 250 East Supercross KX250 four-stroke and an indepth interview with Travis Pastrana.

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YOU GOTTA KNOW THE TRUTH: 2019 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO

WHERE YOU’LL BE IN THE FUTURE: 2019 RACE SCHEDULE


Join the crowd in Anaheim Stadium. on Saturday night. It won’t be raining this time.

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

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

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 CHAMPIONSHIP
May 25-26………………………Marshfield, Wiltshire
August 3-4……………………..Ironworks, Middlesborough
September 21-22………….Sellindge, Kent

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 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 21……………………………..Las Vegas, NV

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

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MOTO-CHALLENGE ANSWER: Dutch rider Pierre Karsmakers came from Europe to dominate the AMA circuit 1973 and 1974. However,the AMA changed the rules to require foreign riders to race at least two years in the USA before they were eligible to win an AMA Championship. Pierre’s two years were up in 1975, but he was 28-years-old by then and the young Americans had gotten better—thanks in no small part to chasing Pierre.

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