MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: EVERYBODY LOVES WINNERS UNTIL THEY KEEP ON WINNING

FOUR WEEKS AND FOUR CONTROVERSIES: WHICH ONES HAVE YOU BEEN CAUGHT UP IN?

You can count for yourself.

Empty gates: Where have all the riders gone? It takes 40 riders to make the AMA Supercross night show look good. Less than that results in empty gates on the starting lines. Well, Feld had better get used to it because at Foxborough they only had 35 450 riders and 34 250 riders. This meant that everyone who made the trip was in the night program. Time qualifying didn’t eliminate a single rider. The week before in Minneapolis, they didn’t have a enough riders to fill the gates (and timed qualifying didn’t have anyone to bump). Guess what? The week before that in Seattle, they also didn’t have full gates in either class. The last time that time qualifying was used, was at the Indianapolis Supercross for the 450 class (where they had 50 entrants). However for the Indy East/West Shootout race only 18 West riders showed up to join 31 East riders.

Atlanta Supercros Broc TickleFree Broc Tickle.

Broc Tickle and WADA: We’d be willing to bet that Broc Tickle did not purposely take performance enhancing drugs. Most likely, he took a supplement that either didn’t list the ingredients accurately or labeled the offending substance as something else. Guess what? WADA doesn’t care whether you took it by accident or on purpose—they only know that they found it in your urine test (and every athlete who is caught claims that he took it by accident or in an energy drink—and that includes some of the biggest doping cheaters in the world of sports). Lance Armstrong never failed a drug test in his career, but got caught when his teammates squealed on him after they got caught. But, we are sure that Broc didn’t do it to gain an edge and that he deserves nothing more than a 3-month, 6-month or 9-month penalty from the FIM (WADA does not set the punishment). The possible punishment is contingent only if Broc is not able to prove his innocence.

JasoN AndersonJason Anderson.

The Jason Anderson penalty. Jason Anderson was given a one place penalty when he crashed and rode down the side of the track before re-entering. Even though Jason rode slow, entered at the only safe spot on the straight and didn’t gain any advantage on his competitors (in fact, he lost several places), he was punished. That punishment cost him the overall victory. Do the AMA officials know that they have turned a blind eye to lots of racers who raced like maniacs down the sidelines, re-entered by jumping over Tuff Blocks and avoided losing any places in the process with no punishment. So, the only guy who actually obeys a rule gets punished. Ryan Villopoto never obeyed that rule during his career (and Ricky Carmichael wouldn’t even slow down for a MasterCraft boat). Did the AMA really want Jason to turn around on the spot where he crashed and circle back onto the track at the entrance of a rhythm section? That’s what they say they wanted Jason to do! These kinds of inconsistency in enforcement are why most people make fun of AMA officials. The penalty cost Anderson the win, but it earned the AMA officials scorn.

Marvin MusquinThe winner and new featherweight champ.

Musquin and Tomac: What Marvin Musquin did to Eli Tomac in Foxborough is exactly what Eli would have done to him if the situation was reversed. That’s a fact…plain and simple. No amount of whining about it by Eli is going to change the outcome. Supercross tracks are designed with big banked corners to make collisions more common place. The big banking is virtually unnecessary for turning the corner (a three-foot-high berm would achieve the same thing—it’s there to create collision situations). Eli wants Marvin punished by the AMA, which means he wants himself punished for when he plowed Cooper Webb a couple races ago.

Perhaps, in retrospect, Eli shouldn’t have cruised down the starting straight on the last lap like he was a parade float. If he hadn’t tooled along, Musquin wouldn’t have been able to come from out of nowhere to catch him in the next corner. What happened in that corner was what always happens on the last lap of a race with $100,000 up for grabs. And for all who say that Marvin T-boned Eli, it was not a T-bone. Marvin’s front wheel was in front of Eli’s, which is four-feet away from forming a “T” with his front wheel and Eli’s engine cases (and Marvin didn’t rip Eli’s grip off either—that was courtesy of Justin Barcia, who came along while Eli was casually picking his bike up and clipped it).

Face it, no spectators want to pay the ridiculous Supercross ticket prices to see a parade—they got their money’s worth in Foxborough. Marvin has always been too nice in the corners and Eli has a long way to go to live down his actions at Las Vegas last year against Ryan Dungey—where he did try to T-bone Dungey on the last lap (but Dungey was too smart for that). Marvin and Eli don’t have to be friends. They are competitors—and both know that you protect the inside on the last lap. If you don’t, guess what happens?

WAS MARVIN JUST EMULATING ELI? REMEMBER THIS FROM A COUPLE WEEKS AGO?

JOSH HILL GETS A SECOND CHANCE, OR IS IT A THIRD CHANCE, TO RELIVE HIS YOUTH

Josh Hill Supercross - Seattle SX 2018 -147Josh Hill’s first resurrection to factory rider, fill-in division, was ruined by mud in Seattle and an untimely crash.

With Cooper Webb on the sidelines, Yamaha went through Keith McCarty’s Roladex, and gave Josh Hill a call to come back for the Salt Lake City round. This will be Josh’s second shot at Team Yamaha in 2018 (but not his only times on a Yamaha). Josh has considerable talent and he has the motivation. It’s a real feel good story.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: CHICKEN IS 48, K-ROC 24 & TADDY 35

Matiasevich_TransborgaroApril 26…Jeff Matiasevich 1970
April 26…Nicolas Aubin 1988
April 26…Mike Jones 1966
taddy_blazusiakApril 26…Taddy Blazusiak 1983
April 27…Eric McCrummen 1986
April 28…Keith Bowen 1966

April 29…Willy Musgrave 1963

Ken RoczenApril 29…Ken Roczen 1994
April 29…John Ker 1950

Tyler BowersApril 29…Tyler Bowers 1991
April 29…Brian Hsu 1998

THREE YEARS AGO TODAY: THE END FOR RYAN VILLOPOTO

MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE: DUCATI DESMO 450

DUCATIadThe Ducati R/T 450 was not a very good motocross bike back in 1971, but imagine the status you would get today by showing up at the track with a Desmodromic 450 Ducati motocross bike.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT 2017-18 CRF450 VALVES

procircuitvalves procircuitintakevavlePro Circuit’s titanium exhaust and intake valves for the 2017-18 CRF450R carry our long-standing reputation. The titanium valves are designed using in-house dyno testing, and manufactured to our exact specifications by Del West, the industry leader in F-1 valve technology. Each exhaust and intake valve is CNC-machined and precision ground. A thermal-nitride coating is then applied to increase performance, durability and help reduce normal wear. Pro Circuit’s titanium exhaust and intake valves will help extend the life of your engine while providing a gain in performance for your CRF450R. The intake valves fits 2013 to 2018 CRF450s, while the exhaust valves are designed specifically for the 2017-18 CRF450. The retail price is $357.95 per set at www.procircuit.com.

KTM TO GO FLAT TRACKING IN 2019

KTM has plan to race the 450 single class with the 450SXF Factory Edition and eventually the twin class with a modified 790 Duke.

KTM has announced its plan to go racing in the 2019 American Flat Track Championship. KTM has appointed former HMC KTM Factory Superbike racer Chris Fillmore as the new Flat Track and Road Racing Team Manager to oversee its racing efforts in the U.S.

John Hinz, President of KTM North America said, “We have been following the changes happening to the racing in American Flat Track and the excitement it’s produced, so as a “Ready to Race” company it was natural for KTM to want to be involved. I am proud to continue a long-standing relationship with Chris Fillmore as the new Team Manager for our Flat Track and Road Racing efforts. Chris has a history with KTM beginning in 2003 when he rode on KTM’s first Super Moto team before leading our RC8R Sport Bike effort in Road Racing, and most recently setting the World record on a 1290 Super Duke R at Pikes Peak. Chris has been working with the MotoAmerica RC Cup racers and is currently heading the Orange Brigade Road Racing Team with two young riders in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup, so we’re confident in his abilities to take on this exciting project.”

For 2019, KTM will field a race team to compete in the AFT Singles Class aboard the championship-proven 450SXF Factory. The future is poised to bring even more excitement in the AFT Twins class with the upcoming 2019 KTM 790 Duke. Chris Fillmore said “It’s pretty exciting to work on this new project to go racing in the American Flat Track Championship. We have the full support of KTM’s global motorsports team with Pit Beirer, Roger DeCoster, Ian Harrison and the Austrian R&D department, which provides a wealth of knowledge and experience behind us. Our goal is to use 2019 as a building year to create our structure and race team in the AFT Singles Class and the 450SXF Factory Edition is a championship-proven race bike and the perfect platform for KTM to engage with the new American Flat Track series. We’re well aware that KTM’s new 790 DUKE has the perfect power plant to compete in the AFT Twins class and we’re excited to see what the future brings in this new journey.”

The 2018 American Flat Track Championship is underway with the first two rounds complete. KTM-mounted rider Dan Bromley has gotten off to a great start as he currently leads the AFT Single class on a privateer-backed KTM 450 SXF. For more information on the American Flat Track Championship, please visit www.americanflattrack.com.

2018 CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & HARRY TAYLOR HODAKA CUP ON MAY 4-6

For more info go to www.czriders.com

2018 CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PROMO VIDEO

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PICKING ON THE DISABLED

When Rich Stuelke shot this photo of Jody Weisel’s recently plated left arm all wrapped up in protective gear—including a Mobius wrist brace and Leatt Airflex elbow guard, it didn’t take long for new ideas to begin to appear.

Like this one, which added a watch for more usability during the races.

WANNA BUY THE MX KIED’S HOUSE? CHECK IT OUT

Mike Kiedrowski’s six-acre property is for sale.

Mike Kiedrowski’s house in Acton, Californa (45 miles from downtown Los Angeles) is for sale. eCustom home and professional Motocross track built here for World Famous Hall of Fame Champion Mike Kierdrowski. With over 6 acres of land, a motocross track, sports court, horse arena, sand volleyball court, parking for 15 cars and a 3660 square-foot work shop. This place is perfect for the motocross enthusiast. This beautiful house is a four bedroom, three bath home with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, sunken living room, hard wood floors, walk in closets and a private well. There is an electric gate with a driveway big enough for a semi-truck to turn-around on. Only $999,999.

MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE TRIVIA QUIZ: CAN YOU NAME THIS BIKE FROM IT’S FOOTPEG?

This question is snap for a small splinter group of MXA readers, especially for four-stroke fans and those with a  taste for the exotic. Of course, the question, you should ask, even if your don’t have a clue, is who would mount their footpegs on the engine’s side covers. The answer at the bottom of the page.

2018 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO THE PENULTIMATE ROUND

Eli Tomac (3) was going to be eliminated from the possibility of winning the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship whether he won Foxborough or not, but when Marvin Musquin chopped him down on the last lap it was a crushing and embarassing blow.

2018 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 15 of 17 rounds)
1. Jason Anderson…332
2. Marvin Musquin…298
3. Eli Tomac…269
4. Justin Brayton…247
5. Blake Baggett…243
6. Weston Peick…219
7. Broc Tickle…184
8. Dean Wilson…183
9. Cooper Webb…181
10. Malcolm Stewart…150

Zach OsborneZach Osborne congratulates Jordon Smith (45) at Foxborough…probably for being one of the few 250 East contenders to make it through the series

2018 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 8 of 9 rounds)
1. Zach Osborne…180
2. Jordon Smith…165
3. Jeremy Martin…157
4. Austin Forkner…137
5. Luke Renzland…109
6. Kyle Peters…107
7. Sean Cantrel…96
8. Brandon Hartranft…89
9. Anthony Rodriguez…72
10. John Short…58

Hayden MellrossAussie Hayden Mellross (64) is the only foreign rider in the top ten of the 250 West.

2018 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 8 of 10 rounds)
1. Aaron Plessinger…177
2. Adam Cianciarulo…160
3. Joey Savatgy…153
4. Shane McElrath…146
5. Chase Sexton…132
6. Justin Hill…119
7. Kyle Chisholm…110
8. Christian Craig…106
9. Mitchell Harrison…100
10. Hayden Mellross…81

2018 SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE AFTER 15 OF 17 ROUNDS

Marvin MusquinWith only Salt Lake City and Vegas to go, Marvin Musquin still has a mathematical chance at winning the 450 crown.

Date           Venue                           450                           250
Jan. 6….…Anaheim, CA……….Marvin Musquin…….Shane McElrath
Jan. 13…..Houston, TX………..Jason Anderson……Aaron Plessinger
Jan. 20…..Anaheim, CA………..Eli Tomac……………..Joey Savatgy
Jan. 27…..Phoenix, AZ ………..Eli Tomac………………Aaron Plessinger
Feb. 3…….Oakland, CA………..Jason Anderson…….Aaron Plessinger
Feb. 10…..San Diego, CA……..Jason Anderson……Justin Hill
Feb. 17……Arlington, TX………Eli Tomac………………Zach Osborne
Feb. 24……Tampa, FL…………..Eli Tomac………………Austin Forkner
Mar. 3……..Atlanta, GA…………Jason Anderson……Austin Forkner
Mar. 10……Daytona, FL………..Justin Brayton………Jordon Smith
Mar. 17……St. Louis, MO………Eli Tomac………………Zach Osborne
Mar. 24……Indianapolis, IN…..Marvin Musquin…….Jeremy Martin
Apr. 7………Seattle, WA ……….Eli Tomac………………Aaron Plessinger
Apr. 14…….Minneapolis, MN…Eli Tomac……………..Jeremy Martin
Apr. 21….…Foxborough, MA…Marvin Musquin…….Zach Osborne
Apr. 28…….Salt Lake City, UT…
May 5………Las Vegas, NV…….
450 Points leader...Jason Anderson (Hus)
250 West points leader…Aaron Plessinger (Yam)
250 East points leader…Zach Osborne (Hus)

GLEN HELEN’S SPRING STADIUMCROSS SERIES CONTINUES UNDER THE LIGHTS ON ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Glen Helen’s Spring Stadiumcross series will hold round two on Saturday night, April 28. The series continues on until May 25 (on the Friday night of the Glen Helen AMA 250/450 National). The 2018 Summer Series starts on June 16. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com.

2018 FIM 250/450 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO RUSSIA

Jeffrey Herlings MXGP of Portugal_ Agueda_ Round 5This week’s Russian Grand Prix will be held on Monday, May 1. It is a Russian Holiday. It isn’t a big deal to race one day later, especially since riders like Jeffrey Herlings (above) are coming off a one-week break and heading into another one-week break.

2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 5 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…241
2. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…225
3. Romain Febvre (Yam)…169
4. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…165
5. Gautier Paulin (Hus)…147
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…140
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)…132
8. Tim Gajser (Hon)…113
9. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…110
10. Max Nagl (TM)…88

Argentina MXGP Hunter LawrenceHunter Lawrence’s 250 World Championship season took a big dive when he got hurt. He was a front runner, but is now 117 points adrift. He might as well move to America this year instead of next year..

2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 5 of 20 rounds)
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…216
2. Jorge Prado (KTM)…202
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…185
4. Ben Watson (Yam)…141
5. Jed Beaton (Kaw)..129
6. Vsevolod Brylyakov (Yam)…115
7. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…100
8. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…99
9. Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)…97
10. Henry Jacoby (Hus)…96

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE AFTER 5 OF 20 ROUNDS

Getting tired of seeing Tony Cairoli, Jeffrey Herlings, Paul Jonass and Jorge Prado—that’s because they are the only riders to win in 2018.

Date           Venue                         450                           250
Mar. 4……..Argentina…………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
Mar. 18……Holland #1………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
Mar. 25……Spain………………….Tony Cairoli…………….Pauls Jonass
Apr. 8………Italy #1………………Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
Apr. 15…….Portugal…………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
May 1………Russia
May 13…….Latvia
May 20…….Germany
June 3………England
June 10…….France
June 17…….Italy #2
July 1……….Indonesia #1
July 8……….Indonesia #2
July 22……..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………Belgium
Aug. 12…….Sweden (canceled)
Aug. 19…….Switzerland
Aug. 26…….Bulgaria
Sept. 2…….Turkey
Sept. 16……Holland #2
Sept. 30……Italy #3
450 Points leader…Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
250 points leader…Pauls Jonas (KTM)

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS ADS: HE IS LA TRIUNFADORA

This rider is famous on so many levels, but he was a major hero in Mexico. Can you name him? If you can’t, the answer is at the bottom of the page.

THE AMA NATIONALS ARE COMING! GLEN HELEN NATIONAL ON MAY 26

For ticket and event information go to www.glenhelen.com


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SAVE THE DATE! LOTS OF RACING LEFT IN 2018

450 startThe 2018 Supercross series my be almost over, but it was just an appetizer for what comes next on the calendar.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 3……………………..…Oakland, CA
Feb. 10………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 17………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 24………………………Tampa, FL
Mar. 3……………………..…Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 17………………………St. Louis, MO
Mar. 24………………………Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 7……………………..…Seattle, WA
Apr. 14………………………Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 21………………………Foxborough, MA
Apr. 28………………………Salt Lake City, UT
May 5…………………….…Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6-7………………………….Dayton, OH
Jan. 13-14………………………Worcester, MA
Jan. 20-21……………………….Wilkes Barre, PA
Jan. 27-28………………………Greensboro, NC
Feb. 10-11………………………Madison, WI
Feb. 17-18………………………Florence, SC
Mar. 17-18………………………Denver, CO
Mar. 24-25………………………Nampa, ID
Apr. 7-8………………………….Wichita, KS
Apr. 21-22………………………Portland, OR
Apr. 28-29………………………Reno, NV
May 4-6…………………………Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19……………………Hangtown, CA
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 2..………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16..…………………Mt Morris, PA
June 23.………………….Muddy Creek, TN
June 30.………………….Southwick, MA
July 7..……………………​Red Bud, MI
July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​
July 28.…………………..Washougal, WA
Aug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2018 125 TWO-STROKE ALL-STAR SERIES
May 19……………………….Hangtown, CA
June 2………………………..Thunder Valley, CO
June 16………………………Mt Morris, PA
June 30………………………Southwick, MA
July 28……………………….Washougal, WA.
Aug. 18………………………Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 25………………………Crawfordsville, IN (Finals)

2018 GLEN HELEN NATIONAL 250/OPEN TWO-STROKE INVITATIONAL
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………..Argentina
Mar. 18…………………….Holland 1
Mar. 25…………………….Spain
Apr. 8……………………….Italy 1
Apr. 15……………………..Portugal
May 1……………………….Russia
May 13……………………..Latvia
May 20…………………….Germany
June 3………………………England
June 10…………………….France
June 17…………………….Italy 2
July 1……………………….Indonesia 1
July 8……………………….Indonesia 2
July 22……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………………………Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 19……………………..Switzerland
Aug. 26……………………..Bulgaria
Sept. 2……………………….Turkey
Sept. 16………………………Holland 2
Sept. 30………………………Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………Red Bud, MI

2018 REM GLEN HELEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 10……………………Glen Helen, CA
April 7………………….…Spring Series #1
April 14…………………..20th Anniversary #2
April 28…………………..Spring Series #3
May 5…………………….Spring Series #4 (National track)
May 12……………………Spring Series #5
May 19……………………Spring Series #6
June 2…………………….Glen Helen, CA
June 16…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 30…………………..Glen Helen, CA
July 14……………………Summer Series #1
July 21……………………Summer Series #2
July 28……………………Summer Series #3
Aug. 11……………………Summer Series #4
Aug. 25………..………….Summer Series #5
Sept. 1……………………Summer Series #6
Sept. 29.………………….Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 6……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA (National track)
Nov. 17……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 1……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 15……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 22……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 29…………..………Glen Helen, CA

2018 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Feb. 2-4…………………..……Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 23-25……………….…..Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 23-24……………….…..Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 20-22……………….…..Hurricane, UT
May 25-27……………………Cedar City, UT
Sept. 14-16……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 19-21………………….…Adelanto, CA
Nov. 9-11……………………..Primm, NV

2018 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………………………….Boise, ID
May 13………………………….Tucson, AZ
June 8…………………………..Austin, TX
June 9…………………………..Austin, TX
Aug. 3-5………………………..Quebec, CN
Sept. 8………………………….Sturgis, SD

2018 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 11……………………..Glen Helen, CA (canceled)
Mar. 24-25…………………Glen Helen, CA
June 17………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Aug. 19………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 9………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Lyng, England (canceled)
Apr. 1……………………………Culham, England
Apr. 22………………………….Canada Heights, England
May 6…………………………..Blaxhall, England
June 24………………………..Desertmartin, Ireland
July 29………………………….Duns, England
Aug. 12…………………………Hawkstone, England
Sept. 23………………………..TBA, England

2018 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8………………….…….Lyng, England
May 20……………..………Preston Docks, England
May 27…………….……….Hawkstone Park, England
July 1………….…..………..Sherwood, England
July 15………….…..………Canada Heights, England
Sept. 2…………….…..……Crookwood, England

2018 DUTCH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Markelo, Holland
Apr. 2……………………………Oldebrook, Holland
May 6…………………………..Mill, Holland
July 14-16…………………….Lichtenvoorde, Holland

2018 GERMAN ADAC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 22………………………….Drehna, Germany
May 27………………………….Molln, Germany
June 24…………………………Bielstein, Germany
May 6……………………………Blaxhall, Germany
July 15………………………….Moggers, Germany
July 29………………………….Tensfeld, Germany
Aug. 26…………………………Teutschthal, Germany
Sept. 9…………………………..Gaildorf, Germany

2018 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 30-Aug. 4…………………Hurricane Mills, TN

2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 13………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2018 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 27……………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-4…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

2018 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 17-18………………………Paris, France

2018 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 19-24…………………….Gainesville, FL

2018 DAY IN THE DIRT
Nov. 23-25………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…………………………..Manchester
Jan. 13………………………….Newcastle
Jan. 20…………………………Birmingham
Jan. 26-27…………………….Belfast
Feb. 10………………………….Sheffield
Feb. 17………………………….London

2018 HAWKSTONE INTERNATIONAL
Feb. 11………………………….Hawkstone, England

2018 RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR SUPERCROSS
Mar. 11-12……………..…….Daytona, FL

2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 31…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

Moto Trivia answer: CCM was a British firm owned by Alan Clews. when BSA closed their doors, Clews bought all of the stock from the BSA racing department and built his own brand of bikes. CCM stands for Clews Competition machines. They are still in business today, but don’t sell bikes in America. As for the footpegs, in order to keep his CCMs comoact, Clews mounted the footpegs on the engine cases to save space.

Can you name him answer: Gary Jones was a four-time 250 National Champion. While recovering from a broken leg in 1975, he started his own motorcycle company with his father Don. They bought the remains of Cooper Motorcycles and started Ammex (also known as Moto-Islo, Jones-Islo and Ammex-Islo). The ad above was focused on the Mexican market.

Photos: Brian Converse, Massimo Zanzani, Dan Alamangos, Mark Chilson, Jody Weisel, MXA, AMA, MXGP

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