MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIDING, NOT WORRYING ABOUT WHO WON WHAT

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ARAI VX-PRO4 HELMETS

ARAI VX-PRO4 | BARCIA-2

The brand new Arai VX-Pro4 evolved from the much-loved VX-Pro3 model and just as with every Arai helmet, the basic and simple organic shell shape is based on the R75 shape concept. The absence of exaggerated edges or protrusions on the shell should not be mistaken for a lack of imagination. It’s a visual demonstration of our commitment to maintaining the integrity of the shell with real-world impact performance. The retail price is $739.95. For more information on Arai helmets go to www.araiamericas.com.ARAI VX-PRO4 | NICKY-7

Arai is the only company offering multiple interior-fit shapes to better address the infinite variety of riders’ head shapes and sizes. No one pays more attention to the subtle variations and infinite possibilities of the human head shape than Arai. Why? Because it’s the secret to getting the best comfort and fit. For more than three decades, Arai has pioneered different shapes – and even different proportions within those shapes – in our various helmet models, working to offer a better fit for more people.ARAI VX-PRO4 | SLASH RED

Arai’s Hyper Ridge Construction circles around the shell and acts as a shock absorber like an automobile bumper, which improves shell strength around the bottom opening of the helmet and mitigates the spread of cracks in the shell in the event of an impact.ARAI VX-PRO4 | BARCIA-3

Each hand-built Arai helmet shell incorporates a continuous curve radius of at least 75mm, making our shells round, smooth and strong. There are no exaggerated protrusions or hard sharp angles in the shell. This aspect is a foundational basis for Arai shells, which we call R75. This R75 characteristic describes a shell shape that is rounder and smoother, which is better suited to deal with the unpredictable nature of impacts coming from any directionARAI VX-PRO4 | PURE
Shells developed by Arai are made using Super Fiber. Super Fiber has 30 percent more strength than conventional fiberglass, and is six times more expensive compared to other, similar fibers. Only Arai uses Super Fiber for its helmets.

MXA TECH SPEC: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2020 YAMAHA YZ450F

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(1) Ergos. The 2020 Yamaha YZ450F has the worst ergonomics of all the 2020 450 motocross bikes. It is wide, tall, bulky and heavy. And, that doesn’t take into account that it weighs 15 pounds more than the lightest bike in its class. The MXA wrecking crew focused on two areas to make the YZ450F more comfortable:

Handlebar position. For some reason, probably because Yamaha’s in-house test rider Travis Preston has long arms, Yamaha moved the handlebars 16.5mm farther forward. Yamaha wanted to get the rider farther forward on the bike, but the width of the gas tank nullifies this. The majority of MXA test riders thought the bar setup was awkward when sitting and lessened their ability to get added leverage on the bars when there were pitch issues. We put the bar mounts back to where they were last year (in the back hole with the bar mounts rotated forward).

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The seat. With the stock seat, you feel like you are sitting in a hole—an unpadded hole. How unpadded? In 2019, Yamaha YZ450F increased the foam density by 16 percent. Guess what? They increased it by 10 percent more in 2020. Anyone betting on another 10 percent in 2021? For our taller test riders, we ran a 20mm-taller GYTR seat (and we put the handlebars back to the stock 16.5-inches farther-forward position). This setup helped lessen the cramped footpeg-to-saddle height for tall riders; however, short riders hated this mod because the bars lifted their arms up. And with the tall seat, they couldn’t touch the ground.

(2) Maps. Yamaha has a dedicated button on the clutch side of the handlebars that allows the rider to switch between the stock map and a performance map (the performance map will be indicated by the button lighting up). As a bonus, you can change maps on the fly. If you do nothing, then both maps will have the identical stock map, regardless of the light. Yamaha is the only brand that allows you to change maps with your smartphone. The fuel and ignition maps have 16 programmable boxes, and you can change the fuel in 2-percent increments and advance/retard the ignition in 1-degree increments. Most MXA test riders preferred the TP-3 (Travis Preston) map over the stocker or the other pre-programmed maps on the Yamaha app. The Preston map (above) took away the jerkiness at low throttle settings and produced a much smoother overall powerband.

The Twin Air Power Flow kit is the most straight forward way to increase power and guarantee clean air on the YZ450F.

(3) Air filter. We hate the 2019–’20 Yamaha YZ450F airbox and air filter design. Yamaha uses a flat piece of foam that lies on top of the backfire screen like a piece of toast. Every time the engine pulses, which can be 10,000 times a minute, the air filter vibrates against the wire screen. The constant pulsing and suction dries up the air filter oil and eventually sucks dirt through the dry spot in the foam. There are two fixes.

First, run a Twin Air YZ450F air filter (part number 152221). It features a much thicker foam filter plus a plug-in, top-hat style spacer that lifts the Twin Air filter off the backfire screen to lessen the repetitive pounding against the screen.

Second, Twin Air offers the best fix in the form of its Power Flow kit. It includes a new airbox sealing ring (that eliminates the backfire screen), aluminum cage (that goes inside the air filter instead of on top of it) and dome-shaped air filter (that replaces the piece of toast). If you don’t replace the stock air filter with the Twin Air design, be sure to check it constantly. If you see a white circle in the center of the air filter, re-oil the filter immediately.

It may be ugly, but without any other mods to our 2020 YZ450F this combination of a Twin Air PowerFlow kit, Travis Preston map and  jerry-rigged airbox cover, our YZ450F went from 58.04 horsepower to 60.83.

As a side note, we used a leftover, Twin Air, rivet-on, humpback, airbox cover from the 2018 YZ450F Power Flow kit to double the air volume of our 2020 YZ450F airbox—and gained several horsepower.

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(4) Gearing. In 2018 the YZ450F gear revved out too quickly, only to be met by a sluggish third gear. So, MXA switched the stock 13/48-tooth gearing for a lower 13/49 combination. We liked the gear ratios a lot better because they made third gear more accessible. When the 2019 model was released, lo and behold, Yamaha had adopted MXA’s “add one tooth on the rear” solution. The 2020 YZ450F still has the 13/49, and it is about perfect.

(5) Weight. At 238 pounds, the 2020 Yamaha YZ450F is 3 pounds lighter than the very heavy Suzuki RM-Z450 but 15 pounds heavier than the 450 class’ lightweight champion, the 223-pound KTM 450SXF. You can’t do much about the majority of the bulk, but you would be well-served to focus on the unsprung weight. The first thing to look for is lighter tires than the stock Dunlop MX33 tires.

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BREAKING NEWS: GRANDS PRIX OF RUSSIA, LATVIA, ITALY & FRANCE GET NEW DATES—MXGP SCHEDULE SCRAMBLED

Start MXGP of ItalyThe next race on the 2020 World Motocross Championship schedule isn’t until July 5 in Russia.

Yesterday we printed the news that the 2020 French Motocross Grand Prix could not be held on its June 28th date under orders from French president Emmanuel Macron, who banned all mass public events until mid-July in France (which includes delays for the Tour De France and the French Formula 1 Grand Prix). We also said that the June 7 Russian Grand Prix was “iffy,” and that when these events were rescheduled they would shuffle the current MXGP schedule. Well, 24 hours later, the MXGP organizers have come out with a new race schedule. It’s been shuffled!

The MXGP organizers said, “Due to the global situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, further changes have been made in order to ensure the health and safety of the staff, teams, riders and fans. Infront Moto Racing alongside with the FIM, FIM Europe and the local organisers are working hard to preserve as much of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar as possible.” Here are the new changes and a revised MXGP schedule.

(1) French GP: There is no new date for the French Grand Prix, but it will not be on June 28, 2020. MXGP is still looking for a date and have no plans to cancel the French GP.

(2) Russian Grand Prix: The Russian Grand Prix was scheduled for June 7, 2020, at Orlyonok, but has now been moved to July 5, which was on the schedule as the date of the Italian Grand Prix in Maggiora.

(3) Latvian Grand Prix: The Latvian Grand Prix will move from June 14 to July 12 in Kegums (July 12 has been an open date from when the first 2020 MXGP schedule was announced).

(4) Italian Grand Prix (Maggiora). The Maggiora round of the 2020 MXGP schedule will be moved for a second time; first from April to July 5 and now to July 19.

(5) Italian Grand Prix (Trentino): The second Italian MXGP in Trentino was scheduled for July 19,  but has been moved to October 4, 2020, to make room for Maggiora to take the July 19 date. Having three rounds in Italy is a little excessive for what is supposed to be a “World” Championship, but Italy will get GPs at Maggiora on July 19, Imola on September 20 and Trentino on October 4 .

(6) Motocross des Nations: The date of the Motocross des Nations remains on September 27, 2020, which means that there could be as many of  seven World Championships rounds to be held after the 2020 MXDN—plus the USA will most likely still be racing the remaining rounds of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship and will not field a team (meaning that only European-based Americans would be available for the Team USA and they would probably not get AMA or industry funding).

THE LATEST 2020 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland (Held)
July 5…Russia, Orlyonok,
July 12…Kegums, Latvia
July 19…Maggiora, Italy
July 26…Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 9…Teutschenthal, Germany
Aug. 16…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 23…KymiRing, Finland
Sept. 6.…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Imola, Italy
Oct. 4…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina
TBA…St. Jean d’Angely, France

MXA TEAM TESTED: DR.D 2019-2020 YAMAHA YZ250F EXHAUST SYSTEM

 

 

 

WHAT IS IT? The MXA test crew liked the improvements that the Yamaha engineers made to the 2019-2020 YZ250F engine. It got a new straighter exhaust port, higher lift cams, higher compression ratio, 44mm Mikuni throttle body, larger clutch plates, reconfigured engine angle, repositioned radiators and the electric-starter motor was moved rearward. The end result of the 2019 engine mods was more power from 10,700 rpm through the top end. The previous 2018 engine was strong on the bottom and in the middle, but was relatively flat from 10,000 rpm to 12,800 rpm. The 2019 engine is a top-end powerplant that plays in KTM’s high-rpm bailiwick, but gives up bottom and mid from off-idle all the way to 10,000 rpm to the 2018 YZ250F. The DR.D 2019-2020 YZ250F pipe does not focus on where the YZ250F is strong; it tries to fix where it is weak. Plus, it does it for lower cost than the competition. Good plan.

WHAT’S IT COST? $659.95 (stainless/aluminum canister/magnesium end cap), $912.95 (stainless steel/carbon canister/magnesium end cap).

CONTACT? www.dubachracing.com or (951) 808-1114 or (877) 382-2241.

WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the 2019-2020 Yamaha YZ250F DR.D Racing exhaust.

(1) DR.D NS-4 pipe. The YZ250F pipe is the best-selling exhaust in the DR.D lineup. It is lighter than the stock exhaust and comes with durable 304 stainless steel tubing. With its welded construction (no springs), lightweight magnesium end cap, removable bolts (not rivets) at the outlet cap and a stepped perforated core for increased durability, the DR.D 2019-2020 Yamaha YZ250F exhaust system is set apart from the exhaust-pipe crowd by its simplicity and low cost.

(2) DR.D power. Since Doug Dubach was the Yamaha test rider assigned to babysit the Yamaha YZ250F from prototype to production bike, he has more laps on the YZ250F than anyone on the planet. Doug is unique in that he doesn’t build a pipe with the idea of just chasing peak power and calling it a day. He prefers to spend time in the saddle and put the power where it does the most good. Because Doug took the time to ride and race the 2019-2020 Yamaha YZ250F, he knows exactly what the bike needs from an exhaust pipe. The DR.D Racing exhaust system did not change the high-rpm YZ250F into a midrange monster. Instead, it pumped up the existing YZ250F powerband from low to mid without changing the top-end hook. The added power from the DR.D exhaust helps get the bike out of the corners quicker, through the gears smoother and makes the transitional power more usable.

(3) Track testing. On the track, test riders reported that with the DR.D racing pipe, they could accelerate out of corners quicker. Best of all, it produced a better powerband because it kept what the YZ250F had but filled in what it didn’t have.

WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Be sure to coat the slip-fit at the mid-pipe with anti-slip compound to help it come apart after the first use.

MXA RATING: This isn’t a dyno-queen exhaust system. This is a pipe for the working man built by the man responsible for the YZ250F in the first place. It delivers power where it can be used but without altering the character of the stock powerband.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MOTION PRO GASKET SCRAPER

Motion Pro Gasket Scraper

When performing engine maintenance, replacing gaskets is required. Aged gasket material or adhesives can be stubborn and hard to remove without potential damage to the mating engine component surfaces. The Gasket Scraper is equipped to handle this task with ease, the ergonomic billet aluminum handle paired with precision slant cut blades provides users a comfortable approach for removing gasket material.  The included brass blade helps eliminate gouging or cutting into precision engine surfaces. Brass is softer than aluminum, eliminating the concern of potential component damage. The Gasket scraper also includes a slant cut steel blade for tougher jobs and material, the steel blade is secured in the storage slot of the Gasket Scraper handle. To swap out the blades, grab a 2mm hex wrench and simply select the blade needed.

MOTION PRO GASKET SCRAPER-2KEY POINTS:
Brass blade included safely removes paper gaskets from aluminum engine cases
Steel blade included for difficult to remove paper gaskets
Narrow, angled blades designed specifically for small, thin engine cases
Convenient blade storage in handle
Ergonomic billet aluminum handle
Replacement blades available
Patented design
$29.99—www.motionpro.com or (650) 594-9600.

REVISED & UPDATED 2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD SCHEDULE

Although the WORCS Off-Road series completed their first two rounds back in January and February, the rest of their 2020 race schedule has been moved back and the dates and places altered. For example, the May 3rd Lake Havasu round has been moved to May 31st. The April 9th Blythe round moved to October 25th; The July 19th Prineville, Oregon, round has been canceled; The September 20th Glen Helen round stays the same (But it would be a doubleheader); The May 31st Mesquite, Nevada, round is now on October 10th; And, finally the November 15th Primm, Nevada, round was been moved back to December 6th.

Obviously, many of these dates are subject to change based on local and federal health mandates. For more information go to www.worcsracing.com

REVISED 2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 26…Primm, NV (Held)
Feb. 23…Taft, CA (Held)
May 31…Mesquite, NV
June 14…Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Sept. 27…Cahuilla Creek, CA
Oct. 25…Blythe, CA
Nov. 15 …Primm, NV
Dec. 6…Havasu, AZ

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MAY 2020 ISSUE OF MXA? THE BEST OF AMERICAN MOTOCROSS

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THE BIKE TESTS INSIDE THE MAY ISSUE OF MXA

Looking for a new 250cc two-stroke? Can’t decide between a KTM, Yamaha  or Husky. Let us break the tie for you with a detailed and informative test of the 2020 KTM 250SX. We answer questions you never thought of asking.

MXA’s Daryl Ecklund and Josh Mosiman got lessons from two FIM World Sidecar Championship racers before even attempting the stupid things they eventually did. The $20,00 WSP-framed TM 600cc four-stroke-powered Grand Prix sidecar was a thrill ride.

You may remember Carson Brown from the glory days of pit bike racing. Now, Carson is all grown up and racing the AMA circuit. We took his JMC Husqvarna FC250 to a Supercross track and put it through its paces.

And you didn’t think we were going to let Carson get away without riding his 190cc Daytona-powered, hand-built, aluminum-framed,BBR pit bike.  Carson believes that pit bike racing can make a comeback and you’ll believ it once you see what this bike is all about.

In the March 2020 issue of MXA we got our hands on Cooper Webb’s KTM 300SX two-stroke. We liked it so much that we suggested that perhaps KTM should give it to us. They laughed. But, we got the last laugh because we built a do-it-yourself replica using readily available parts. Believe it or not, it was as good a bike as Coops.

MXA takes you back to when Cole Seely was racing Honda CRF250’s for the TLD team. This is the actual test of his 2011 race bike.

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MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: THE EXOTIC & RARE 2020 TM 300MX-FI FOUR-STROKE

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT HIGH-COMPRESSION PISTON KIT FOR THE 2020 CRF250

Pro Circuit’s goal is to offer customers the highest quality performance parts available and the 2020 CRF250 high-compression piston meets the requirements. Manufactured by JE Pistons to our exact specifications, Pro Circuit pistons are forged from high-quality aerospace aluminum alloy using advanced CNC-machined technologies. The result is a significant gain in low-end torque and high-RPM performance. Pro Circuit high-compression piston kits are designed for superior performance in either stock or modified engines and is a must-have engine component for the serious 2020 CRF250 racer. Piston comes with a coated wrist pin. The retail price is $425.00 at www.procircuit.com

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS ADS: JEFF SMITH WINS 1965 500 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON A BSA

Jeff Smith won the 1964 and 1965 FIM 500 World Championship for BSA.

NEW 2020 WORCES OFF-ROAD SERIES RACE SCHEDULE

For more info go to www.worcsracing.com

THE 32:1 PREMIX CLASSIC COMING TO LAST CHANCE RACEWAY ON SEPT. 1-13

For more information about the September 11-13 race in Montana go to www.lastchancemx.com.

40TH ANNUAL CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 9-10-11 AT MARYSVILLE

Dating back to 1980 when MXA’s Jody Weisel, Ketchup Cox and Pete Maly talked Saddleback Saturday promoter Jim Beltnick into holding a CZ race, the CZ World Championship is now on its 40th anniversary in 2020. For more information go to www.czriders.com

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: START PLANNING NOW

The 2020 World Vet Championship is not until November 6-8, 2020. But this three-day event is the longest running, biggest and most prestigious Vet race in the world. It includes Novice, Intermediate and Expert classes for all age groups, (in five-year increments), Pro races for Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 class, the The Vet Cup of Nations (for three-man teams from each nation) and the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award (last year Roger DeCoster presented the award to Mitch Payton). For more info go to www.worldvetmx.com or to www.glenhelen.com

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO: BEFORE THEY WERE STARS

When this MXA test rider was drafted into the MXA test crew he had only ridden four 250 West Supercross races and four AMA 250 Nationals. He scored one top ten on his Suzuki Fun Center RM-Z250. Getting to test Chad Reed’s 2009 AMA 450 National Championship was a big deal to him. Who is he? Answer at the bottom of the page

THE LATEST 2020 AMA NATIONAL SCHEDULE

Hangtown canceled their AMA National a month ago out of an abundance of caution over the coronavirus pandemic, but when the AMA schedule was restructured, Hangtown was not on the new 2020 AMA National  schedule—even though it seemed appropriate for the longest running AMA National to be given a new date.

The AMA 2020 AMA Nationals will no longer have any races in May of 2020. With Hangtown dropping completely out of the series and the schedule shuffled, the first AMA National will be in Florida on June 13.

MXSports press release: “In response to the evolving health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, MX Sports Pro Racing has officially announced an amended event schedule for the 2020 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Under this revised championship calendar, the 49th season of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will commence on Saturday, June 13, beginning with the Florida National from Jacksonville’s WW Ranch Motocross Park.”

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13…Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July…Red Bud, MI
July 11….Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18…Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

THE NOW DEFUNCT 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE

2020 Arlington Supercross_Stadium-0266The first 10 races of the 2020 AMA Supercross series will count, but the following seven have been canceled. The promoters plan to complete the missing 7 races later in the year, but not necessarily in the same cities.

REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (Held)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (Held)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (Held)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (Held)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (Held)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (Held)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (Held)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (Held)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (Held)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (Canceled)
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (Canceled)
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (Canceled)
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (Canceled)
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (Canceled)
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV (Canceled)
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT (Canceled)

EVERY 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNER AT A GLANCE

2020 Supercross season cancelled coronavirus Eli Tomac Ken Roczen Daytona SXIf they actually get back to holding events after the AMA Nationals, which most likely will be scheduled for September and October, it will be a Tomac (3) versus Roczen (94) showdown.

Venue                                        450                                    250
1. Anaheim 1………….Justin Barcia………..Justin Cooper
2. St. Louis………………Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
3. Anaheim 2………….Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
4. Glendale…………….Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
5. Oakland……………..Eli Tomac……………….Dylan Ferrandis
6. San Diego…………..Cooper Webb……….Dylan Ferrandis
7. Tampa…………………Eli Tomac……………….Shane McElrath
8. Arlington……………Eli Tomac……………….Chase Sexton
9. Atlanta………………Ken Roczen…………….Chase Sexton
10. Daytona………….Eli Tomac………………..Garrett Marchbanks
11. Indianapolis……Canceled
12. Detroit…………….Canceled
13. Seattle…………….Canceled
14. Denver…………….Canceled
15. Foxborough……Canceled
16. Las Vegas………..Canceled
17. Salt Lake City….Canceled
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac
250 West points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS STANDINGS

Eli Tomac (3) has a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen. If the Supercross series had been canceled for good, he would have been the 2020 AMA Supercross Champion. But, the series promoters say that are going to finish the series after the AMA Nationals.

AMA 450 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…226
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…223
3. Cooper Webb (KTM)…197
4. Justin Barcia (Yam)…195
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…170
6. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…152
7. Justin Hill (Hon)…141
8. Justin Brayton (Hon)…129
9. Dean Wilson (Hus)…129
10. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…128

2020 Atlanta Supercross_Chase Sexton-7936Chase Sexton leads the 250 East by 10 points over Shane McElrath. Depending on how many new Supercross races are held, and how they reconfigure the East/West events, it is still a close race.

AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 9 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton (Hon)…98
2. Shane McElrath (Yam)…88
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…80
4. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)…79
5. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…65
6. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…60
7. Enzo Lopes (Hon)…51
7. Jordon Smith (Kaw)…48
8. Josh Hill (Yam)…43
10. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…42

Dylan Ferrandis 2020 San Diego SupercrossDylan Ferrandis has a 7-point lead over Justin Cooper in the 250 West. With the next race five months away, every rider in contention must stay healthy.

AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 10 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…135
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…128
3. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…122
4. Brandon Hartranft (KTM)…110
5. Alex Martin (Suz)…98
6. Jacob Hayes (Hus)…89
7. Luke Clout (Hon)…83
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…82
9. Derek Drake (KTM)…78
10. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…72

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GAERNE’S 2020 BOOT COLLECTION

Gaerne SG12 Red Boot

MXA’s product spotlight is here to highlight the top products from our favorite brands. In this spotlight, we’re featuring Gearne’s 2020 boot selection. The limited edition red Gaerne SG12s as shown above have been a very popular boot in the 2020 season so far. Riders like Justin Brayton, Zach Osborne, Malcolm Stewart and more have been loving the bold and stylish look of the red boots. We know you’ve seen the SG12s before, but did you know that Gaerne has a wide variety of other motocross boots that they offer? Possibly not. We compiled a list of them here to inform our loyal Motocross Action readers of the latest and greatest from Gaerne.

GAERNE SG12 BOOT

SG12gaerne

Retail Price: $529.99 – $549.99
Dual-stage pivot.
Streamlined toe box.
Memory foam interior.
Adjustable to approximately 22″ calf circumference.
Steel toe caps.
Alloy buckles.
All this and they’re great looking too!
Colors: Black, black/grey, black/white, blue/black/, blue/white/yellow. grey/blue, grey/yellow. grey/white/yellow. orange/white. red, white, white/grey, white/red/black.

2020 Phoenix Supercross_Justin Brayton-5621 Justin Brayton wearing the all red Gaerne SG12s.

GAERNE SG10 BOOT


Retail Price: $449.99
Roomier toe box (compared to the streamlined toe box of the SG-12).
Adjustable buckle system allows boot upper to accommodate up to a 21-inch calf circumference.
Dual-composite rubber soles.
Lightweight alloy, replaceable/repositionable buckle system.
Gaerne’s exclusive grip guard.
Floating “razorback” with built-in ankle alignment system.
Memory foam interior liner.
Colors: white, black, black/yellow, white/black.

FASTBACK ENDURANCE BOOT

-Retail Price: $369.99
-Sngle-stage ankle pivot.
-Inner thermal shield.
-Adjustable to approximately 20″ calf circumference.
-Steel toe caps.
-Alloy buckles.
-Trademark Gaerne anti-shock sole.

GX-1 MOTOCROSS BOOT


Retail Price: $249.99
Lightweight design.
Sleek new light-alloy buckle system.
The GX-1 boot will perform on the track or on the trails. once you slip your foot into the comfortable GC-1, the ride is just the bonus.

GAERNE SG-12 BOOT STICKER KITS


Looking for a fresh way to throw a little Gaerne flash into your ride? Add a personalized touch to your Gaerne SG-12s so that your boots don’t look like all the other boots on the track. Gaerne’s adhesive boot graphics kits are made from the same material used by professional motocross teams for bike graphics. The 20mm-thick Die-cut vinyl material is easy to apply and comes in four different prints—Army Camo, USA, Carbon fiber and Ghost Camo. The retail price is $44.95 (fits SG-12s only).

For more information go to www.gaerneusa.com

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? NEED TO RENT A BIKE? & FIND A PLACE TO STAY? JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.
Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.

In his spare time, when he’s not testing with MXA, racing in a foreign country, going to Japan or helping many of his motocross buddies, MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton opens up his house, garage, bikes and mechanics to help riders who would like to come to SoCal on a motocross vacation. He offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or for play riders. Whether you want to rent a bike, move in for a week, race at Glen Helen or take motocross lessons—this is one-stop shopping. Just send them an email ([email protected]). If you’d like to live the SoCal lifestyle for a day, a weekend, a week, a month or three months, visit Dennis Stapleton’s’ website at www.knobbyshopsouth.org for more details!

LOOKING AHEAD! THE SCRAMBLED-UP 2020 RACE CALENDAR

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REVISED 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (West)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (3-Moto) (West)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (West)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (West)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (East)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (3-Moto) (East)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (East)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (East)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (East) Canceled
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (East) Canceled
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (West) Canceled
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (East/West) Canceled
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (East) Canceled
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV  Canceled
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT Canceled

2020 AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 3-4…Loveland, CO
Jan. 11…Hobbs, NM
Jan. 24-25…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 31-Feb. 1… Denver, CO
Feb. 7-8…Reno NV
Feb. 28-29…Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 7… Amarillo, TX

REVISED 2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…Hangtown, CA (Canceled)
June 13….Jacksonville, FL (Rescheduled from June 6)
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July 4…Red Bud, MI
July 11…Thunder Valley, CO (Rescheduled from May 30)
July 18….Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 5…Pala, CA ( Rescheduled from May 23)

2020 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4-5… Primm, NV
May 2…Honolulu, HA
May 30…Dacono, CO
June 12-13…Austin,TX
July 31-Aug. 2…Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Sept. 11-12…Sturgis, SD

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland (Held)
July 5…Russia, Orlyonok,
July 12…Kegums, Latvia
July 19…Maggiora, Italy
July 26…Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 9…Teutschenthal, Germany
Aug. 16…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 23…KymiRing, Finland
Sept. 6.…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Imola, Italy
Oct. 4…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina
TBA…St. Jean d’Angely, France

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 17… Bucha, Ukraine (Canceled)
June14…Oss, Netherlands
June 21…Kramolin, Czech Republic
July 5…Iffendic, France
July 12…Lange, Estonia
August 23…Gooik, Belgium
August 30…Roggenburg, Switzerland
September 6…Orehova Vas Slovenia
September…13…Jinin, Czech Rrepublic
September 20…Rudersberg, Germany

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 27.…Ernee, France

2020 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
May 9.…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 22…Prescott Valley, AZ
Sept. ??…TBA
Oct. 3,…Amarillo, TX
Oct. 10…Denver, CO
Nov. 7…Boise, ID

REVISED 2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 26…Primm, NV
Feb. 23…Taft, CA
May 31…Mesquite, NV
June 14…Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Sept. 27…Cahuilla, CA
Oct. 25…Blythe, CA
Nov. 15 …Primm, NV
Dec. 6…Havasu, AZ

2020 WORCS SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 14-15…Taft, CA
June 5-6…Cahuilla, CA
June 24-25…Prineville OR
Sept. 26…Glen Helen, CA

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31…Wild Rose, AB
June 7…Blackwater, BC
June 14…Dorva, AB
June 21…MotoVally, SK
July 12…Gopher Dunes, ON
July 19…San Del Lee, ON
July 26…Riverglade, NB
Aug. 2…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 16…Walton, ON

2020 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3 …Western Australia
Oct. 17… South Australia
Oct. 31…Queensland
Nov. 7 …New South Wales
Nov. 14…TBA
Nov. 28…Victoria

REVISED 2020 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30-31…Moggers, Austria
July 11-12…Holzgerlingen, Germany
July 18-19..Tensfeld, Germany
July 25-26…Molln, Germany
Aug. 29-30…Bielstein, Germany
Sept. 5-6…Furstlich Drehna, Germany
Sept. 12-13…Gaildorf, Germany

2020 REM COMMOTION BY THE OCEAN
July 3-5…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 3-8….Hurricane Mills, TN

2020 FIM JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 8-9…Megalopolis, Greece

2020 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 10…Carson, CA

REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31…Glen Helen, CA

2020 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 6-8…Glen Helen , CA

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