MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: FOR SOME IT’S A FOREGONE CONCLUSION & FOR OTHERS ITS GAME OVER

WHAT’S LEFT OF THE TITLE CHASERS? WHO’S GOT A SHOT & WHO’S DEAD IN THE WATER?

250 start 2018 Washougal motocross-8284A bad start in the 450 class isn’t as critical as a bad start in the 250 class. The mid-pack 450 riders are easier for a top-flite rider to pass than the mid-pack 250 guys. The 250 guys put up more of a fight.

With only three races left in the 2018 Nationals the math works out to a maximum of 150 points left to earn. If a rider is more than 150 points out of the lead, he is mathematically eliminated from title contention.

MARVIN MUSQUINMarvin Musquin (25) is still close enough to Eli Tomac that his title hopes are still alive in the 450 class.

In the 450 class there are only four riders left within 150 points of Eli Tomac’s 401 points. Those four riders are Marvin Musquin (15 points back), Ken Roczen (71 points back), Justin Barcia (71 points back) and Blake Baggett (100 points back)—the next closest rider is Weston Peick, but he is 154 points behind and is out of luck by 4 points. For Blake Baggett the reality is that if he doesn’t earn more points than Eli Tomac at Unadilla, he will be eliminated from title contention (because after Unadilla there will only be two races—the equivalent of 100 pointa—left).

Alex MArtinAlex Martin.

The 250 class is actually less of a horse race for the front position than the 450 class. In the 450 title chase, Tomac only has a 15-point lead over Marvin Musquin. That is a less than a one moto lead. In the 250 class, Aaron Plessinger has a 59-point lead over Alex Martin (that is two motos plus 9 points)—which means that Plessinger’s lead can’t be caught by Martin at Unadilla, no matter what Alex Martin does.

Justin CooperJustin Cooper.

The next closest rider in the 250 Championship is Justin Cooper, but he is a whopping 104 points back—which mean that even if Plessinger DNF’ed all four motos at Unadilla and Budds Creek, Aaron would still go to Crawfordsville, Indiana, with a 4-point lead over Justin Cooper.

Chase Sexton 2018 MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL-4473Chase Sexton.

The only bright spot in the 250 National points chase is that there are still 7 racers within the 150-point window. They are Alex Martin (59 points back), Justin Cooper (104 points back), Shane McElrath (120 points back), Austin Forkner (133 points back), R.J. Hampshire (141 points back), Jordon Smith (146 points back) and Chase Sexton (149 points back).

Aaron PlessingerAaron Plessinger.

These are Eli Tomac’s and Aaron Plessinger’s titles to win or lose. Plessinger, although not as dominant as Tomac, can play it safe through the next three 250 rounds. Plessinger could finish 5th in the next six motos and still win the title (assuming that Alex Martin won all six motos). That is a pretty big buffer.

Eli TomacEli Tomac.

Eli Tomac only has a 15-point lead, which assuming a Marvin Musquin sweep of the next six motos, Tomac will have to race the next 6 motos while counting points. He doesn’t want Musquin to whittle his lead down to the point where one bad moto would cost him the title. After each race, there is a new target score. After Unadilla, it will be 100 points, after Budds Creek it will be 50 points—if Tomac is ahead by less than 50 points heading to Indiana, he will have to hope his KX450 engine doesn’t blow up again.

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 CRF250 and 2017-2018 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.

2018 AMA NATIONALS AT A GLANCE — WITH A WEEK OFF TO REST UP FOR UNADILLA ON AUG. 11

Aaron PLessinger 2018 Washougal motocross-8585Even if Aaron Plessinger skipped next week’s Unadilla National, he’d still have the 250 points lead heading into the final two rounds.

Date           Venue                            450                         250
May 19……Hangtown, CA…………Eli Tomac…………….Zach Osborne
May 26……Glen Helen, CA………..Eli Tomac……………Aaron Plessinger
June 2…….Thunder Valley, CO…Eli Tomac…………….Jeremy Martin
June 16…..Mt Morris, PA………….Eli Tomac…………….Aaron Plessinger
June 23.…Muddy Creek, TN…….Eli Tomac…………….Shane McElrath
June 30.…Southwick, MA………..Marvin Musquin…..Dylan Ferrandis
July 7..…..Red Bud, MI…………….Marvin Musquin…..Aaron Plessinger
July 21.….Millville, MN​……………..Eli Tomac…………….Aaron Plessinger
July 28……Washougal, WA……….Eli Tomac…………….Aaron Plessinger
Aug. 11…..Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 18…..Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 25…..Crawfordsville, IN
450 Points leader…EliTomac (Kaw)
250 points leader…Aaron Plessinger (Yam)

100 DAYS AND COUNTING! 34TH ANNUAL DUBYA WORLD VET MX CHAMPIONSHIPS IS COMING

Race date: November 3-4
Pre-Entries opened on August 1, 2018
Entry fees: Pre-entry (until October 1)—$40 first class and $30 second class. After October 1, 2018, pre-entries go up to $50 first class and $40 second class
Post Entries (on race day) are $80 first class and $70 second class

To pre-enter for Saturday, November 3 CLICK HERE
To pre-enter for Sunday, November 4 CLICK HERE

Mike Brown—current Over-40 World Champion.

Each day (Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4) is separate day of racing with Trophies and Prizes for each day, but the World Vet Champion title for each class must be won on Sunday—with the exception of the Over-40 Pro class. The Over-40 Pros race on Saturday for a Pro purse.

PURSE MONEY
Over-30 Pro class purse…$6000 (Sunday only)
Over-40 Pro class purse…$2000 (Saturday only)
Over-50 Pro class purse…$1500 (Sunday Only)

Team Mexico at the 2017 World Vet Championship.

THE FOUR-DAY WORLD VET PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 1, 2018…Practice…8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m….$30 per bike
Friday, November 2, 1018…Practice for World Vet entered riders only…9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m….$30 per bike
Saturday, November 3, 2018…Day One of the 34th Annual Dubya World Vet Championships…Gates open at 5:30 a.m., Sign-up from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Practice starts at 7:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 4, 2018…Day Two 34th Annual Dubya World Vet Championships…Gates open at 5:30 a.m., Sign-up opens at 6:00 a.m., Practice starts at 7:00 a.m.

Brett Metcalfe—current Over-30 World Vet Champion.

SATURDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
1. Open Practice All Skills
2. Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 Exp/Int
3. Over-50, Over-60 Novice, all Over-70
4. Over-25, Over-35, Over-45, Over-55 Novice
5. Over-30, Over-40 Novice, All Women
6. Over-25, Over-35, Over-45, Over-55 Int/Exp
7. Over-40 Pro

This is a holeshot.

SUNDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
1. Open Practice, All Skills
2. Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 Exp/Int
3. Over-50, Over-60 Novice, Over-70 All
4. Over-25, Over-35, Over-45, Over-55 Novice
5. Over-30, Over-40 Novices, All Women
6. Over-25, Over-35, Over-45, Over-55 Int/Exp
7. Over-30, Over-50 Pro

Kevin Foley and Keith Bowen battle in the Over-50 Pro class.

TENTATIVE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD VET RACES ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND PRO CLASSES
Saturday first race—Over-50 Int/Exp
Saturday second race—Over-60 Nove/Int, Over-70 and Women
Saturday Pro race—Over-40 Pro—5th Race

Sunday first race—Over-50 Novice
Sunday second race—Over-60 Nove/Int, Over-70 and Women
Saturday Pro races—
Over-30 Pro—5th Race
Over-50 Pro—8th Race

Rivals—Kurt Nicoll and Doug Dubach were on the podium together last year.

Scoring: Transponders will be used at the World Vet Championship. No additional charge, but rider must leave a driver’s license (or credit card) as a deposit. You will need to show your driver’s license to prove your age before entering any class. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com or www.worldvetmx.com

REMEMBER WHEN? LAST YEAR’S WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Mike Brown (3) won the Over-40 Pro class on Saturday and tried to run away with the Over-30 crown on Sunday, but Brett Metcalfe (24) ran him down.

OVER-30 PRO CLASS
1. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw) 1-1
2. Mike Brown (Hus) 2-2
3. Jason Potter (Hon) 5-3
4. Tonni Anderson (KTM) 3-5
5. Mike Sleeter (KTM) 6-4
6. Benny Breck (Hon) 4-7
7. Arik Swan (Yam) 7-6
8. Kenjiro Tsuji (Yam) 9-8
9. Matt Smith (Kaw) 10-9
10. Jason Thomas (Hon) 8-11

Todd DeHoop finished 8th in the Over-40 Pro class, but did get to style for awhile out front.

OVER-40 PRO CLASS
1. Mike Brown (Hus)…1-1
2. Doug Dubach (Yam)…2-2
3. Kenjiro Tsuji (Yam)…4-3
4. Kurt Nicoll (KTM)…3-4
5. John Grewe (Kaw)…5-5
6. Jeremy Chaussee (Kaw)…7-6
7. Brian Wheeler (Kaw)…8-7
8. Todd DeHoop (Hon)…6-9
9. Matt Karlsen (Suz)…9-8
10. Julien Cerny (Kaw)…11-10

Doug Dubach was second behind Mike Brown in Saturday’s Over-40 Pro class and came back on Sunday to sweep both motos of the Over-50 Pros. The win was Doug’s 26th (spread between the 30, 40 and 50 classes)

OVER-50 PRO CLASS
1. Doug Dubach (Yam)…1-1
2. Kurt Nicoll (KTM)…2-2
3. Keith Bowen (Hon)…3-4
4. John Grewe (Kaw)…5-3
5. Ron Lechien (Kaw)…4-5
6. Kevin Foley (Suz)…7-6
7. Pete Murray (Yam)…6-7
8. Kevin Barda (Suz)…8-8
9. Ed Foedish (Hus)…11-9
10. Steve Machado, Jr. (Yam)…9-11

Former AMA National Champion Chuck Sun didn’t have any pre-race jitters last year, Chuck was second in the Over-60 Pro class behind the incredible Pete DeGraaf (who won his 6th World Vet title).

OVER-60 PRO CLASS
1. Pete DeGraaf (KTM)…2-1
2. Chuck Sun (KTM)…3-2
3. Tony Cooksley (Yam)…4-3
4. Val Tamietti (Yam)…5-4
5. Trey Jorski (KTM)…6-5
6. Jim Latendresse (Hus)…7-7
7. Jay Miglioire (Hon)…8-8
8. Bob Rutten (KTM)…10-10
9. George Ellinger (KTM)…9-11
10. Bill Nolan (Yam)…12-9

Steve Machado used a 2-1 to win the Over-70 title.

OVER-70 EXPERT CLASS
1. Steve Machado (Yam)…2-1
2. Jim O’Neal (Hus)…1-3
3. Claes Elmgrei (Hus)…4-2
4. Bart Kellogg (KTM)…3-4
5. Ernie Cabral (Other)…5-5
6. Gary Anderson (Hon)…6-6

2018 AMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED

Terry Cunningham is as close to a motocrossers that the AMA Hall of Fame got to for the class of 2018. Photo: Dirt Bike Magazine

The 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will officially induct four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham (a four-time AMA National Enduro Campion), stunt rider Gary Davis (who held a Guinness World Records for jumping 21 cars before doing movie stunt work), flat track and road racing tuner Skip Eaken (who tuned for Bubba Shobert when he won three AMA Grand National Championships and the AMA Superbike title), MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden (who was killed in a training accident in 2017), flat track racer Corky Keener (who won five AMA Grand National races during his career) and pioneering motorcyclist Mary McGee (who wasamong the first women to race motocross, Baja and road race in the United States).

The induction ceremony is part of the 2018 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 7-9. The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend also includes the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris on Dec. 8, and an open house and formal installment of Hall of Fame honors at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 2018.

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.

AMA NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS THREE RACES LEFT

Austin Forkner 2018 Washougal motocross-6477Austin Forkner was fast enough to win the 2018 AMA 250 National Championship, but his string of brutal crashes put him back in 5th place.

CURRENT 2018 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 9 of 12 rounds)
1. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…371
2. Alex Martin (KTM)…312
3. Justin Cooper (Yam)…267
4. Shane McElrath (KTM)…251
5. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…238
6. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…230
7. Jordon Smith (KTM)…225
8. Chase Sexton (Hon)…222
9. Joey Savatgy (Ka)…214
10. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)..204

Justin Barcia 2018 Washougal motocross-9547The battle to see who will be third overall at the end of the years has boiled down to Justin Barcia (51) versus Ken Roczen. They are tied for third overall.

CURRENT 2018 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 9 of 12 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…401
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…386
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…330
4. Justin Barcia (Yam)…330
5. Blake Baggett (KTM)…301
6. Weston Peick…247
7. Benny Bloss (KTM)…224
8. Phil Nicoletti (Hus)…217
9. Justin Hill (Suz)…132
10. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)…130

THE WAY WE WERE: THE WAY WE WORE

teamMXABack in 1985 the MXA wrecking crew was a vision in white. Can you name these four MXA test riders. The answer is at the bottom of the page.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: REUSABLE KTM/COBRA CLUTCH COVER GASKETS

NIHILOgasketsThe Nihilo Concepts reusable inner clutch cover gasket is a mini moto must have! These gaskets are made with a heavy-duty aluminum core and a compound rubber coating for guaranteed durability after repeated use. No more replacing gaskets every time you pull the clutch cover off. The high-quality aluminum and rubber compounds does not need gasket sealer and can resist temperatures of at least 2400 degrees. The retail price is $14.95. For more info go to www.nihiloconcepts.com.

THE ALUMINUM-FRAMED BIKE YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER: THE HAGON

haganThe first, serious, all-aluminum, monocoque motocross bike was the British-built Hagon. It was raced by GP star Vic Eastwood in 1977.

HagonVEEastwood ran a Yamaha four-stroke engine, but you could buy Hagon frames to accept most four-strokes of the era. Yamaha TT500 and XT500 engines were the most popular. Hagon is still in business today—albeit the shock business.  They make shocks for sidecars, offroad vehicles and speedway forks.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: MAX NAGL 31, BRO SHOW 57, SCOTT MYERS 50

MIKEGOSSELAARAug. 4…Mike Gosselaar
Aug. 4…Jay Marmont 1983
Aug. 4…Julien Cerny 1972ANDYJEFFERSON2Aug. 5…Andy Jefferson 1961


Aug. 5…Eric Geboers 1962
Aug. 7…Todd Jendro
Aug. 7…Scott Myers 1968

Nagl_MXGP_13_CZ_2016Aug. 7…Max Nagl 1987
Aug. 7…Jeff Willoh
Aug. 8…Kyle Bentley 1981
Aug. 9…Aigar Leok 1985


Aug. 10…John Dowd 1965


Aug. 10…Jack Phinn

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jorge Prado_MXGP_2018_R06_RA_2529Jorge Prado (above) has won seven of the 14 250 GPs.

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……………….Clement Desalle……….Pauls Jonass
May 13…….Latvia………………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Thomas Kjer Olsen
May 20…….Germany……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 3………England……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
June 10…….France……………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 17…….Italy #2……………..Tony Cairoli…………….Jorge Prado
July 1……….Indonesia #1……Jeffrey Herlings………..Calvin Vlaanderen
July 8……….Indonesia #2……Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
July 22……..Czech Rep……….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 5………Belgium
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…Jorge Prado (KTM)

FIM GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS AFTER 14 ROUNDS

MOTOCROSS-2018-06-RUS-DESALLE-SATMax Clement Desalle is third in 450 points — and is one of only three riders to have won a 450 GP in 2018. The other two are Jeffrey Herlings and Tony Cairoli.

CURRENT 2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 14 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…633
2. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…603
3. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…479
4. Tim Gajser (Hon)…450
5. Romain Febvre (Yam)…432
6. Gautier Paulin (Hus)…419
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…353
8. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…319
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)…312
10. Max Anstie (Hus)…231

Ben Watson MXGP_5_POR_2018British rider Ben Watson has surprised everyone by holding down 4th in 250 Grand Prix points after 14 of 20 races.

CURRENT 2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 14 of 20 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)…595
2. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…584
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…454
4. Ben Watson (Yam)…427
5. Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)….414
6. Thomas Covington (Hus)…375
7. Jago Geerts (Yam)…310
8. Michele Cervellin (Yam)…279
9. Henry Jacobi (Hus)…249
10. Davy Pootjes (KTM)…218

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

If you had subscribed to Motocross Action, the August 2018 issue of MXA would be winging its way to your mailbox,computer or iphone already. It has tests of the all-new Yamaha YZ65, Weston Peick’s JGR Suzuzki RM-Z450 and the ultra-exotic 2019 TM MX250-FI. Plus, you will get a retro look at Ryan Villopoto’s 2007 Kawasaki KX250F, a special Husqvarna FC270 big-bore and the first look at the 2019 Hondas and Husqvarnas.

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MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE: CAN YOU NAME THIS RIDER?

Can you name this Honda factory racer who was on the cover of MXA in October of 1979. Answer at the bottom of the page.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ONE SHOT DEAL! SPECIAL RUN OF 1986 HONDA CR250 TWO-STROKE PIPES


This is a cool idea. Pro Circuit plans to built a special limited-edition run of 1986 Honda CR250 Works Pipe and 304 silencers for bike builder and vintage racers. Just like back in the day, Pro Circuit’s Works Pipe increases horsepower and torque, while the unplated, oiled metal finish gives your bike that “works look.” Completing the special throwback kit is a 304 Factory Sound Silencer that has a slightly longer body to add top-end performance while reducing noise output. The brushed aluminum silencer body and stainless steel inlet tube and end-cap make the 1986 CR250 silencer look as good as it performs. It brings back memories of Ricky Johnson in his Team Honda days.

Pro Circuit is accepting orders for the $425.00 1986 Honda CR250 kit now and fulfill them when they reach the required production number. Order now if you want to be included in this special offer. For more info go to www.procircuit.com

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES AT GLEN HELEN ON AUGUST 12, 2018

Round four of the Old School Scrambles series will be held on August 12 on the Lucas Oil Offroad Truck Track at Glen Helen Raceway (on a track designed by Gary Jones). For more info go to www.oldschoolscramblesracing.com

2018 MONTREAL SUPERCROSS ON SEPT. 15, 2018

For more information go to www.supercrossmtl.com

2018 MARSEILLE SUPERCROSS ON OCT 12-13

For more information go to www.supercrossinternationalmarseille.com

2018 JAPAN SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 3


Dylan Ferrandis, Malcolm Stewart, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Brayton, Christian Craig, Jimmy Decotis and Weston Peick have signed on so far. For more info go to www.japansupercross.com

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SAVE THE DATE! 2018 AMA NATIONALS, MXGP & MUCH MORE

Eli TomacEli Tomac has four races to go in his attempt to repeat as the AMA450 Champion.

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 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. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 17…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 24…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 24…………………….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 (Canceled)
July 21……………………Summer Series #1
July 28……………………Summer Series #2
Aug. 11……………………Summer Series #3
Aug. 25………..………….Summer Series #4
Sept. 1……………………Summer Series #5
Sept. 1…………………….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 ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 25………………………….Prescott, AZ
Sept. 15…………………………Costa Mesa, CA
Sept. 22…………………………Reno, NV
Oct. 20…………………………..Denver, CO
Oct. 27…………………………..Everett, WA
Nov. 3……………………………Boise, ID

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…………….…..……Cusses Gorse, England

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

2019 RACE SCHEDULE: FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T WAIT


The 2019 Motocross des Nations will be held at the Assen road race circuit in Holland. It is a man-made sand track built on the front straight.

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28……………………………TBA
Mar. 10……………………………Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 21……………………………Italy #1
Apr. 21……………………………Hong Kong
May 1……………………………..China
May 12……………………………Russia
May 26……………………………Latvia
June 2…………………………….Germany
June 16…………………………..France
June 23…………………………..Italy #2
July 7……………………………..Indonesia #1
July 14……………………………Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Switzerland
Sept. 1……………………………TurkeyBulgaria
Sept. 15………………………….Portugal
Sept. 22………………………….Italy #3

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

2018 RACES YOU MISSED! WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

250 startDon’t worry! They’ll be back in January.

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 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  

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

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

The Way We Wore Answer: (Back row—left to right) David Gerig and Gary Jones. (Front row—left to right) Lance Moorewood and Jody Weisel.

Moto-Challenge Answer: Marty Tripes.

Photos: Brian Converse, Jody Weisel, KTM, Kawasaki, Ray Archer, Ketchup Cox, Daryl Ecklund, MXA, MXGP

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