MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT IS THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS…NOT “OF NATIONS”

• WHY SAYING “MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS” IS IMPORTANT!

When Giuseppe Luongo changed the name of the “Motocross des Nations” to the “Motocross of Nations,” he did it to erase the French name from the event that had been held since 1947. Why? Because the “des” was making the event less marketable to potential English speaking corporate sponsors. And big money racing is all about marketing. Nobody begrudges a company for sponsoring a race and having their name at the top of the poster, but changing the “Motocross des Nations” to “Motocross of Nations” was more than adding Red Bull or Monster to the name—it was an attempt to anglicize one of the sport’s oldest and most important events.

Go ahead and call it the Motocross of Nations or MXON if you want—especially if you aren’t old enough to understand the importance of the history of our sport, but the four guys in the photo above (David Bailey, Johnny O’Mara, Danny ‘Magoo’ Chandler and Jim Gibson) will always call it the “Motocross des Nations” or MXDN. Saying “des” means you appreciate the sport’s roots.

• WANT TO REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AT THE WORLD VET? SIGN UP FOR THE WORLD CUP OF NATIONS

The World Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning nation and will have your name and country engraved on it. The trophy will be displayed at the Glen Helen Museum throughout the entire year and each rider on the winning team will receive a commemorative medallion.

Press release: Applications for the Dubya World Vet MX Cup of Nations must be submitted before the October 1, 2022 deadline! We can’t wait to see who will be crowned this year’s World Vet MX Cup of Nations champion. The race will be ran in conjunction with the 38th Annual Dubya World Vet MX Championships on November 5th and 6th.

Each participating country entered in the Dubya World Vet MX Cup of Nations is allowed three different teams – each team must consist of three riders from the home country: one rider must be over-30, one over 40, and one over 50 years old (the three riders can be of any skill level). Riders will receive race bibs to represent their country and colors to indicate their age group. Moto 1 will be held on Saturday and moto 2 will race on Sunday. The scoring will be based on all three riders over both motos with the lowest score of the two-moto format determining the winning team and country. The entry fee is $100 per team.

Enter and sign up your team by Clicking Here

• HOW MANY POINTS DOES IT TAKE TO WIN THE 450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Ricky Carmichael crf450 2004

Ricky Carmichael had two perfect seasons, which means not just winning every 450 race, but also every moto. He also came within 6 points of scoring 600 points a third time, but came up 6 points short.

The actual answer is one point more than the guy in second place, but there is a mathematical anwser. If you wanted to win the 2023 AMA 450 National Motocross Championship, how many points would be the average number that the 25 AMA Champs before you had. The answer is that since 1997 it has taken an average of 530 points to clinch the crown. However, there have been three perfect seasons in AMA Motocross history; Ricky Carmichael had two perfect seasons by earning the maximum 600 points in 2002 and 2004 (and missed a third perfect season in 2005 when he came up 6 points short). James Stewart had a perfect season in 2008.

Zach Osborne 2020 Redbud 2 NationalZach Osborne won the 202 AMA 450 National Championship with the least point ever, but it was also during the pandemic year and had only nine races instead of 12.

Zach Osborne won the 450 title with the least points ever in 2020 when he only score 355 points—although there were only nine races that year and Zach won four of the nine (a perfect season in the pandemic-plagued 2020 450 series would have been only 450 points).

Of Eli Tomac’s four 450 National titles, the 2022 series was won with his most points ever at 546 points. His other three titles came with 470 points, 523 points and 463 points.

With the average number of points needed to be the 450 National Champion is currently set at 530. points, how many of the last 25 AMA 450 National  Champions scored less than 530 points? Ten of the 25 AMA 250/450 Champions earned less than 530 points. They were Doug Henry (1998), Greg Albertyn (1999), Ricky Carmichael (2001 & 2003), Grant Langston (2007), Chad Reed (2009), Ryan Villopoto (2011), Eli Tomac (2027 & 2018) and Zach Osborne (2020).

AMA 250/450 CHAMPIONSHIPS POINTS (1997-2022)
1997 …Jeff Emig …591
1998 …Doug Henry …493
1999 …Greg Albertyn …477
2000 …Ricky Carmichael …535
2001 …Ricky Carmichael …490
2002 …Ricky Carmichael …600
2003 …Ricky Carmichael …529
2004 …Ricky Carmichael …600
2005 …Ricky Carmichael …594
2006 …Ricky Carmichael …539
2007 …Grant Langston …439
2008 …James Stewart …600
2009 …Chad Reed …481
2010 …Ryan Dungey …543
2011 …Ryan Villopoto …526
2012 …Ryan Dungey …580
2013 …Ryan Villopoto …563
2014 …Ken Roczen …532
2015 …Ryan Dungey …547
2016 …Ken Roczen …584
2017 …Eli Tomac …470
2018 …Eli Tomac …523
2019 …Eli Tomac …463
2020 …Zach Osborne …355
2021 …Dylan Ferrandis …531
2022 …Eli Tomac. …546

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: ROGER WAS A RENAISSANCE MAN


This is what Roger DeCoster wore. No, that’s not giving him enough credit, he also designed and perfected the Hallman Pro-GP gear. It retailed for $99,95.

• MXA VIDEO: 2023 KAWASAKI KX250 TEST

SIDI RIDER AUTOGRAPH SIGNING AT THE MXDN AT RED BUD!

Press Release: Motonation is very excited to host five past and present motocross legends for autograph signings at this year’s MXDN at Red Bud! We will be hosting 9-time World Champion and 6-time MXDN race winner Antonio Cairoli. We will also be hosting two-time 250 World Champion Jorge Prado. Plus, three generations of the Everts family (four-time World Champion and 3-time MXDN winner Harry Everts, 10-Time World Champion Stefan Everts, and the upcoming third generation of legendary racing family, Liam Everts).
Please visit the Sidi tent at this year’s MXDN at Red Bud on September 23 to September 25.

• MXA VIDEO: 2023 KTM 300SX FUEL-INJECTED TWO-STROKE TEST

• ONE LAST LOOK! 2022 AMA 250/450 NATIONAL WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Jett Lawrence 2022 Fox Raceway II National-4878Jett Lawrence (1) won 9 of the 12 AMA 250 Nationals on his way to his second AMA 250 title. Jo Shimoda won two and R.J Hampshire won one.

Venue                                                        450                                                   250
May 28…Pala, CA……………,……Chase Sexton………….Jett Lawrence
June 4…Hangtown, CA………….Jason Anderson………Jett Lawrence
Jun 11…Thunder Valley, CO……Ken Roczen……………Jett Lawrence
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA…………Eli Tomac……………..Jett Lawrence
July 3…Red Bud, MI………………Eli Tomac………………Jo Shimoda

July 9…Southwick, MA…………..Eli Tomac……………..Jett Lawrence
July 16….Millville, MN……………Eli Tomac……………..Jett Lawrence
July 23….Washougal, WA………Chase Sexton………….Jett Lawrence
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY……………Chase Sexton………….Jo Shimoda
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD…….Jason Anderson…….. R.J Hampshire
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN……Chase Sexton…………Jett Lawrence
Sept. 3…Pala, CA…………………..Eli Tomac……………..Jett Lawrence
450 Champion…………….Eli Tomac (Yam)
250Champion………….Jett Lawrence (Hon)

• ONE LAST LOOK! 2022 FIM 250/450 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE


Tom Vialle won 10 out of 18 250 GPs, but only clinched the 2022 250 World Championship by going 1-1 at the final round in Turkey.

Venue                                                        450                                                   250
Feb. 27…England…………….Tim Gajser………………………..Simon Laegenfelder
Mar. 6…Mantova…………….Tim Gajser………………………..Jago Geerts
Mar. 20…Argentina…………Tim Gajser………………………..Tom Vialle
April 3…Portugal…………….Jorge Prado………………………Tom Vialle
April 10…Trentino…………..Tim Gajser………………………..Tom Vialle
Apr. 24…Latvia……………….Tim Gajser………………………..Jago Geerts
May 8…Maggiora…………….Tim Gajser………………………..Jago Geerts
May 15…Sardinia…………….Calvin Vlaanderen……………..Tom Vialle
May 29…Spain………………..Maxime Renaux…………………Tom Vialle
June 5…Ernee, France……..Jeremy Seewer………………….Tom Vialle
June 12…Germany…………..Tim Gajser………………………..Thibault Benistant
June 26…Indonesia…………Tim Gajser………………………..Tom Vialle
July 17…Czech Republic…..Jeremy Seewer…………………..Jago Geerts
July 24…Belgium…………….Brian Bogers……………………..Jago Geerts
Aug. 7…Sweden………………Jeremy Seewer…………………..Jago Geerts
Aug. 14…Finland…………….Glenn Coldenhoff………………..Tom Vialle
Aug 21…France………………..Tim Gajser………………………..Tom Vialle
Sept. 4…Turkey……………….Tim Gajser………………………..Tom Vialle
450 World Champion…………….Tim Gajser (Hon)
250 World Champion…………….Tom Vialle (KTM)

MXA VIDEO: FIRST LOOK AT WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2023 YAMAHA YZ450F

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• MXA VIDEO: 2023 HUSQVARNA TC250 FUEL-INJECTED TWO-STROKE TEST

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: OGIO RIG 9800 PRO

Improving upon the Rig 9800’s well-loved design, the new Rig 9800 Pro gets a facelift, added features and some pretty radical colorways. It now includes an additional boot bag, as well as a replaceable wheelset with customizable wheel-color options (sold separately), as well as upgraded grab handles and an added storage pocket and an ID window to the top of the bag. Put this all together and it’s no surprise the Rig 9800 has been the travel bag of choice for many of the world’s best riders for going on 20 years now. Whether it’s a trip to the track or a trek across the globe, the Rig is ready for your next adventure.

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• MXA VIDEO: 2023 KTM 450SXF TEST

• “SATURDAY AT THE GLEN” MOTOCROSS IS THIS SATURDAY AT GLEN HELEN


For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

• OTHG 7TH ANNUAL 9-11 MEMORIAL MOTOCROSS ALSO AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY

Don’t get confused by the fact that the OTHG 9-11 Memorial race is being held on 9-17, just show up! Or that Glen Helen has both races scheduled on the same day. Glen Helen has plenty of race tracks and  holds as many as 5 races a weekend. In fact, there is a Quad/UTV race at Glen Helen on Saturday also.  For more info go to www.othgmx.org

• THE NEXT $5000 PASHA 125 PRO TWO-STROKE “WORLD VET WARM-UP”  RACE WILL BE ON OCTOBER 1


The October 1, 2022, Pasha 125 Open two-stroke race is the last chance for riders under the age of 30 to race for big purse money because the World Vet will only have Over-30 and Over-50 125 Pro races (not to mention a $10,000 purses). The $5000 October 1 warm-up race will pay the 125 Pro Class $2500 for first, $1500 for second and $1000 for third. The Over-30 125 Pros and Over-50 125 Pros will not have a purse for this race, but at the World Vet race on November 5-6 they will split $10,000 in purse money (with the top three in the Over-30 class getting paid and the top five in the Over-50 getting paid. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com.

FIRE & POLICE “LOMA LINDA HOSPITAL” BENEFIT RACE ON OCT. 10-11 AT LAKE ELSINORE


For more info go to www.firepolicemx.com

WORCS RETURN THIS WEEKEND IN PRESTON, IDAHO

• 2022 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM COMES TO “SURF CITY” ON OCTOBER 15

Currently signed up riders for the 125/150cc and 250cc classes are Ken Roczen, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Barcia, Marvin Musquin, Cooper Webb, Gared Steinke, Tyler Bowers, Josh Hansen, Robbie Wageman, Ivan Ramirez, Carson Brown, Ryan Morais, Casey Cochran, A.J. Catanzaro, Josh Varize, Derek Kelley and Dylan Woodcock.For more info go to www.redbull,com/straightrhythm

• FINAL 2022 GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AT FARRAGUT, IOWA, ON OCT. 16

For more info go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org.

• “SATURDAY AT THE GLEN” WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP WARM-UP RACE ON OCT.29

The track layout will be the same as what the riders will face at the 38th Annual Dubya World Vet Motocross Championships on Nov. 5-6. The pre-entry is $30 per class and $25 for youth classes . Post Entries on the day of the race will be $40 and $30 for youth classes. The gate fee is $10 per person. This race is a great opportunity to get some laps in before the Dubya World Vet Championships! For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

• 2022 DUBYA USA WORLD VET MOTOCTOSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOV. 5-6

For more info go www.glenhelen.com.

• MXA VIDEO: 2022 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION TEST

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•  THE REMAINING RACES OF THE 2022 SEASON

The 2022 World Vet Motocross Championship is shaping up to be a barn burner, as lots of former motocross stars from different decades are lining up to win the Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 and Over-70 titles. Believe it or not, multi-time AMA 250 National Champion Gary Jones is now 70-years-old. He is the only rider to have won World Vet crowns in the Over-30, Over-40, Over-50 and Over-60 classes. If he can win the Over-70 title in 2022, he will have a Grand Slam in most of the important age groups. But Gary won’t be perfect because 1970s GP star Lars Larsson is the reigning Over-80 World Vet Champion and Gary Jones has to wait ten years before he’s old enough to get the clean sweep he wants.

2022 AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES SCHEDULE
Sept. 24…Redmond, Oregon
Oct. 1…Denver, Colorado
Oct. 15…Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 22…Prescott Valley, Arizona
Nov. 5…Boise Idaho
Nov. 19…Reno, Nevada

2022 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 24… Holland
May. 22…Czech Republic
June 26…Belgium
July 3…Estonia
Sept. 4…Czech Republic
Sept. 18…Germany

2022 SATURDAY AT THE GLEN RACE SCHEDULE
Apr. 2…Spring Series #1
Apr. 23…Spring Series #2
Apr. 30…Spring Series #3
May 7…Spring Series #4
May 14…Spring Series #5 (National Track)
June 11…Summer Series #1
June 25…Summer Series #2
July 9…Summer Series #3
July 30…Summer Series #5
Aug. 13…Summer Series #6  & Pasha 125 Open (National Track)
Aug. 27…..Fall Series #1
Sept. 10…Fall Series #2
Sept. 17…Fall Series #3
Oct. 1…Fall Series #4 & Pasha 125 Open (National Track)
Oct. 15…Fall Series #5
Oct. 22…Fall Series #6
Oct. 29…World Vet Warm-Up (National Track)
Nov. 5-6… Dubya World Vet Championship (National Track)
Nov. 12..Winter Series #1
Nov. 19…Winter Series #2
Dec. 3…Winter Series #3
Dec. 10…Winter Series #4 (National Track)

2022 WORCS OFF-ROAD SCHEDULE
Jan. 21-23…Primm, NV
Feb. 18-20…Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 11-13…Lake Havasu City, AZ
Apr. 8-10…Taft, CA
Apr. 29-May 1…Las Vegas, NV
May 27-29…Cedar City, UT
Sept. 16-18…Preston, ID
Oct. 14-16…Mesquite, NV
Nov 4-6…Primm, NV

2022 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 25… Red Bud, MI

2022 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 5-6…Glen Helen, CA

2022 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 12-13… Paris, France

•  THE 2022 RACE SERIES THAT ARE ALL OVER AND DONE

2022 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 8…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 15…Oakland, CA
Jan. 22…San Diego, CA
Jan. 29…Anaheim, CA
Feb. 5…Glendale, AZ
Feb. 12…Anaheim, CA
Feb. 19… Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 26…Arlington, TX
Mar. 5…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 12…Detroit, MI
Mar. 19…Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 26…Seattle, WA
Apr. 9…St. Louis, MO
Apr. 16…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 23…Foxborough, MA
Apr. 30…Denver, CO
May 7…Salt Lake City, UT

2022 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28…Pala, CA
June 4…Hangtown, CA
June 11…Thunder Valley, CO
June 18…Mt. Morris, PA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 9…Southwick, MA
July 16….Millville, MN
July 23….Washougal, WA
Aug. 13…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 20…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 27…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 3…Pala, CA

2022 FIM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP (TENTATIVE)
Feb. 27…Matterley Basin, England
Mar. 6…Mantova, Italy
Mar. 20…Villa La Angostura, Argentina
April 3…Agueda, Portugal
April 10…Trentino, Italy
Apr. 24…Kegums, Latvia
May 1…Orlyonok, Russia (CANCELED)
May 8…Maggiora, Italy
May 15…Rio Sardo, Sardinia
May 29…Intu Xanadu, Spain
June 5…Ernee, France
June 12…Teutschenthal, Germany
June 26…Samota-Sumbawa, Indonesia
July 3… Jakarta, Indonesia (CANCELED)
July 17…Locket, Czech Republic
July 24…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 7…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 14…Hyvinka, Finland
Aug 21…St. Jean d’ Angely, France
Sept. 4…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 11…Oman (CANCELED)

2022 KICKER ARENACROSS SERIES
Jan. 7-8…Loveland, CO
Jan. 15…Amarillo, TX
Jan. 21-22…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 29…Greensboro, NC
Feb. 4-5…Reno, NV
Feb. 11-12…Denver, CO

2022 CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
June 5…Kamloops, BC
June 12…Drumheller, AB
June 19…Pilot Mound, MB
July 3…Walton, ON
July 10…Courtland, ON
July 17…Ottawa, ON
July 24…Moncton, NB
July 31…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 14…Walton, ON

2022 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27…Wonthaggi
Apr. 10…Mackay
May 1…Wodonga
June 26…Maitland
July 24…Coffs Harbour
Aug. 14…Queensland Park
Aug. 20…Coolum

2022 MICHELIN BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 20…FatCat
May 1…Landrake
May 29…Lyng
June 26…Cusses Gorse
Aug. 7…TBA
Sept. 4…Hawkstone

2022 REVO BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 13…Culham
Apr. 17…Foxhill
May 8…Lyng
May 22…Canada Heights
June 19…Blaxhall
July 10…Fatcat
July 31…Whitby
Sep. 11…TBA

2022 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 16…Glen Helen, CA

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