MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: LET THE GAMES BEGIN AGAIN

MXA’S BIRTHDAYS BOYS: TOM WHITE WOULD HAVE BEEN 69 (DAN TOO)


April 5…Ryan Hughes 1973
April 5…Brian Manley 1966
April 5…Ty Davis 1969

Dean_Ferrismxdn15April 7…Dean Ferris 1990
April  7…Jay Mitrowitz

Jason20Lawrence_1.jpgApril 8…Jason Lawrence 1987
April 8…Kyle Peters 1993

tomwhite42RApril 8…Tom White 1949
April 8…Dan White 1949

robandrews92April 9…Rob Andrews 1963

Nelson-JESST44April 11…Jessy Nelson 1994
April 13…Eric Peronnard
April 14…Buddy Antunez 1973
April 14…Chris Brown 1967

REM 20th ANNIVERSARY MOTOCROSS & 125 TWO-STROKE PURSE RACE COMING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14

REM’s next race is this Saturday, April 7, but their 20th Anniversary Motocross race will be held on April 14, 2018. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE: THE MIKES THAT MATTER

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Every person shown here is named Mike. This is a fairly easy quiz because they have high-profile AMA races to their credit. 
The answers are on the bottom of the page.

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

For more info go to www.czriders.com

USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: HARDLINE TREAD DOCTOR SNIPER KIT

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The Tread Doctor is a heated tire cutting tool that can cut new edges on the face of knobs or be used as a grooving tool (with the Sniper kit). This is five-star product for a backyard engineer who loves to fine tune his bike. For MXA’s tastes, grooving is a better alternative than vertical cutting. Grooves provides extra edges for acceleration and braking. The Sniper kit does a great job.

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DIGITS: $79.99 (Tread Doctor with Sniper kit), $49.99 (Tread Doctor without Sniper kit), $14.99 (replacement blades)–www.hardlineproducts.com or (805) 581-4700.

SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO SEATTLE

Justin BraytonThe countdown begins to the final race. Three riders are in the running for the last step on the podium. Who would you like to see get it? Brayton, Tomac or Baggett?

2018 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 12 of 17 rounds)
1. Jason Anderson…265
2. Marvin Musquin…230
3. Justin Brayton…210
4. Eli Tomac…194
5. Blake Baggett…194
6. Weston Peick…172
7. Broc Tickle…165
8. Cooper Webb…162
9. Dean Wilosn…138
10. Cole Seely…124

Jeremy MArtinOsborne, Forkner, Smith and Martin are still in contention, but if it comes down to the wire, Jeremy Martin is gonna wish he had those 7 points he lost for jumping the Red Cross flag in Indy.

2018 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 6 of 9 rounds)
1. Zach Osborne…131
2. Austin Forkner…124
3. Jordon Smith…121
4. Jeremy Martin…112 (with 7 point penalty)
5. Luke Renzland…92
6. Kyle Peters…85
7. Sean Cantrell…59
8. RJ Hampshire…57
9. Brandon Hartranft…57
10. Colt Nichols…54

Christian CraigThe battle for 5th through 10th is less than 20 points in the 250 West—and Christian Craig (32) has moved to the 450 class — so one spot is a gimme.

2018 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 7 of 10 races)
1. Aaron Plessinger…151
2. Joey Savatgy…142
3. Adam Cianciarulo…139
4. Shane Mcelrath…127
5. Chase Sexton…109
6. Christian Craig…106
7. Justin Hill…105
8. Kyle Chisholm…95
9. Mitchell Harrison…84
10. Hayden Mellross…68

2018 SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE AFTER 12 OF 17 ROUNDS

Blake BaggettThere have been four winners so far this year. The rider with the best chance at being number 5 is Blake Baggett (4).

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 ………..
Apr. 14…….Minneapolis, MN….
Apr. 21….…Foxborough, MA…..
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 STARTS ON SATURDAY NIGHT…UNDER THE LIGHTS

Glen Helen’s four-race Spring Stadiumcross series begins this Saturday night and 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.

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AMAruleshydrationThis rule is fairly basic. Riders cannot get hydrated through an intravenous tube. The only circumstance that allows such a medical procedure is a medical emergency. And, if a rider must take intravenous fluids because of a medical emergency, he can only compete in what remains of that day’s competition if the doctor (CMO — Chief Medical Officer) says that it is okay. However, it is unlikely that any rider who receives such treatment would ever get a doctor’s release on the same day.

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This rule was written because Doug Henry was taking intravenous fluids between motos and winning the second motos. To stop this activity from spreading through the pits, where riders might try to administer the fluids by themselves, the AMA banned the practice for the safety of the riders. That doesn’t mean it stopped, but only that it had to be done in secrecy (in the riders motor homes).

The most remembered utilization of this rule, even though it wasn’t by the AMA, was at the 2015 Thailand GP were the Grand Prix riders began passing out from the heat in moto one. They were given intravenous fluids by the doctor, but told that they could not start the second moto. Jordi Tixier, who was the 250 World Champion, insisted that he should be allowed to race — and when told that he couldn’t, Jordi physically accosted the track personnel. For those action, Tixier was fined $5300 and put on a one month suspension, which meant that would have to sit out the Argentinian Grand Prix. It ended his chance of defending his 250 crown—which went to Tim Gajser in 2015.

2018 FIM 250/450 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO ITALY #1

Max Nagl was the odd man out when he was released from Team Husqvarna after the 2017 GP season. He signed with TM to race the 450 ciass on a prototype MX450-FI. He’s currently 8th in points.

2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 3 of 20 rounds)
1. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…141
2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…141
3. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…103
4. Romain Febvre (Yam)…101
5. Gautier Paulin (Hus)…98
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…79
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)…78
8. Max Nagl (TM)…60
9. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…59
10. Julien Lieber (Kaw)…54

Virtually invisible American Darian Sanayei is currently 8th in the 250 World Championship standings. If you’ve never heard of him, that’s because he went straight from Loretta Lynn’s to Europe and has never raced an AMA Supercross or National.

2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 3 of 20 rounds)
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…150
2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…120
3. Jorge Prado (KTM)…105
4. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…99
5. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…81
6. Ben Watson (Yam)…81
7. Jed Beaton (Kaw)..72
8. Darian Sanayei (Kaw)…68
9. Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)…63
10. Vsevolod Brylyakov (Yam)…54

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE AFTER 3 OF 20 ROUNDS

With 20 races spread over seven months, what happens in the first three weeks is not very important in the big picture. With thre races in Italy and two in Indonesia and Holland, there is a lot of fluff in the MXGP schedule.

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
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
450 Points leader…Tony Cairoli/Jeffrey Herlings—tie (KTM)
250 points leader…Pauls Jonas (KTM)

USED IT, ABUSED IT, TESTED IT: TWIN AIR 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F AIR FILTER

Twin Air has introduced an all-new air filter design for the 2018 Yamaha YZ450F. It is a twin-layer, reticulated, polyester foam filter that comes with a trick part to improve performance. The stock 2018 Yamaha YZ450F air filter is a toaster filter. A The MXA wrecking crew isn’t fond of toaster air filters. What is a toaster air filter? It is a flat piece of foam that resembles a piece of toast. The YZ450F airbox, because of its location, doesn’t have room for a traditional dome-shaped foam filter and cage. Thus, Yamaha uses a 15mm-thick flat foam air filter that is held in place by an external cage. This isn’t the optimum layout for maximum airflow.

MXA test riders noticed that because of the flat air filter, the center of the stock YZ450F air filter seemed to be drier than the surrounding edges‚ caused by intake suction pulsing the foam down onto the backfire screen. We sucked dirt through the filter. Twin Air solved this problem by using a 22m-thick filter and putting a large grommet and plastic top-hat spacer in the center of its YZ450F filter. The grommet not only supports the center of the filter, the top-hat lifts it 11mm above the wire backfire screen to improve air flow. By lifting the filter away from the backfire screen the foam filter does not beat against the wire like a snare drum. We run the Twin Air filter on our YZ450F and you should too.

SQUAWKS: We had a couple quibbles with the stock YZ450F air filter design. (1) The YZ450F’s external plastic cage secures the air filter with a needle-shaped plastic locating pin. On the stock air filter, the locating pin goes through the foam. We noticed degradation of the foam around the pin.Twin Air’s central grommet not only eliminated the tearing of the foam at the pin but supported the filter better. (2) The plastic cage is held in place by metal clips that swivel over the cage. These can break or swivel off the cage if not checked constantly.

WHAT’S IT COST? $30.95 (dry air filter), $33.95 (pre-oiled air filter).
CONTACT? www.twinair.com or your local dealer.

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS ADS: BRUCE BUNCH’S SUZUKI RM80 AD

This 1982 win ad touted Bruce Bunch’s win at the 1982 Golden State Series in the 83 Stock and Modified classes. Sadly, Bruce Bunch was killed in a car/train accident at the 1982 Ponca City Grand National Championship that also took the lives of Kyle Fleming and Rick Hemme.

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

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

FLASHBACK! FIVE YEARS AGO AT THE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP


Most fans believe that Sean Collier won his two World Two-Stroke Championships on his KX500 “Beast.” Not true! Sean won both of them on FMF-sponsored Yamaha YZ250s.

With a massive show of support for the old way of doing motocross, a large contingent of two-stroke riders descended on Glen Helen Raceway for the 2013 World Two-Stroke Motocross Championship. With $9500 in purse money up for grabs and a free Husqvarna motorcycle to the winner of the 125 Pro class, the Pros were excited to try their hand at old school racing.


There is too much going on in this photo of describe it all. It is obvious that Tyler Bereman (653) and Beau Baron (549) are having a land dispute of some kind and we don’t have a clue where Austin Howell (83) is headed.

Even the track was designed to look more like a racetrack from the old days, with lots of off-camber turns, a ditch-like water crossing (minus the water) and beaucoup turns that offered five ways to go through them (most of them wrong). The Glen Helen track was big, very steep and exceptionally long (with a totally new up, down, up and down sections that bracketed the Triple Step-up with two new hills—and the Triple Step-Up was used as a step-down).


Blake Savage stalks Billy Laninovich in moto one.

125 Pros: Billy Laninovich would have won the 125 Pro class if the motos were only 15 minutes long—because he had the lead in both 20-minute plus two laps stanzas to that point. But, both times Billy got caught and passed…including being swamped late in the second moto by Bobby Garrison, Blake Savage, Colton Aeck and Gary Sutherlin. Blake Savage’s 1-2 win earned him $1000 and a 2013 Husqvarna CR125 two-stroke.


Daryl Ecklund (12) hadn’t raced since hurting his knee in the AMA 450 Nationals, but he was stylish in his Navy whites.


Robby Bell (83) lost two good finishes when his KTM 125SX suffered a flat tire in moto one and a loose shifter in moto two.


Dennis Stapleton raced both the 125 and 250 class, along with dual classers Colton Aeck, Bobby Garrison, Ricky Yorks, P.J. Larsen and Gary Sutherlin.

The MXA 125 team of Daryl Ecklund, Robby Bell and Dennis Stapleton ran into a swath of problems: Ecklund had a mystery miss that caused his YZ125 to cut out on bumps, but he persevered to a strong sixth in moto one and came from dead last, after a crash on Mt. Saint Helen, to finish inside the top ten for the day.

Robby Bell raced MXA‘s KTM 125SX, but got snake-bit by a flat tire in moto one and shifter problems in moto two. Meanwhile Dennis Stapleton was caught up in a Doug Dubach crash to finish 11th overall.

The offroad contingent always does well in motocross when it comes to Glen Helen. Bobby Garrison (who won the second 125 moto), Gary Sutherlin, Jamie Lanza, Colton Udall and Justin Jones were all top ten riders.


Sebastien Tortelli has one of the nicest riding styles ever.

Sebastien Tortelli looked like he could win. The French star decided at the last-minute to race the 125 Pro class and finished the first moto in 4th and was running third in moto two (and really moving), when his engine went sour. Tortelli stopped to diagnose the problem, rejoined the race, but a couple laps later the problem returned and he ended up backing his 4th up with a 17th.

2013 125 WORLD TWO-STROKE RESULTS
1. Blake Savage (Hus)…………..1-2
2. Colton Aeck (Hus)……………..3-3
3. Billy Laninovich (KTM)………..2-5
4. Gary Sutherlin (Hus)………….5-4
5. Bobby Garrison (Hus)…………9-1
6. Andrew Silverstein (Hus)…….7-6
7. Jamie Lanza (Hus)……………..8-7
8. Daryl Ecklund (Yam)…………..6-9
9. Jeff Northrop (Hus)……………10-10
10. Sebastien Tortelli (KTM)……4-17
11. Dennis Stapleton (Hus)…….13-12
12. Austen Scroggins (KTM)……12-14
13. Ryan Dudek (Hus)…………..19-8
14. Ricky Yorks (Yam)…………..14-13
15. Chuck Sun (Hus)…………….16-15
Other notables: 16. Robby Bell (KTM); 17. Brett Hottel (Hus); 18. P.J. Larson (Yam); 19. Hunter Falk (KTM).


MXA‘s Trent Pugmire’s 2-2 got pipped by Sean Collier’s 3-1, but Pugmire pocketed $1250 and got one of those “big checks” for his man cave.

250 Pros: After the first moto the MXA 250 team of Austin Politelli and Trent Pugmire looked like they would have a private test rider battle for the gold after they went one-two (with Sean Collier in third). Unfortunately, Politelli fell in the second moto while fending off Collier for the lead, Austin remounted only to get knocked down by Bereman at the top of Mt. St. Helen while in fourth. He called it quits. Trent Pugmire went 2-2, but was beaten by Sean Collier’s 3-1. Collier was paid $2000 for his day’s work.


This is how close Colton Udall got to finishing on the podium…and getting a “big check” of his own.

Surprises in the 250 Pro class came from offroad and endurance racer Colton Udall, who showed real speed. Colton went 4-4 for fourth overall and was only three feet shy of being third overall. Equally amazing was Bobby Garrison. Troubles in moto one left him with a ninth, but nothing could stop the former World Two-Stroke Champion in moto two as he powered by Billy Laninovich and opened up a sizable gap on the chasers. Sadly, a 9-1 isn’t the recipe for victory.


Doctor D couldn’t diagnose the first three turns—and the prognosis was a long day.

Doug Dubach had no luck at all. Although almost 50 years old (later this year), Dubach was considered a threat to win, but when the gate picks for the first moto were drawn randomly, Dubach got the 34th pick at the gate. It was a deficit that he never overcame. Then, in the second moto, Doug crashed in the third corner and started from the back again. A 12-12 day is very un-Doug-like.


Broc Armbruster was the only two riders brave enough to manhandle a 500cc two-stroke. Although Broc does admit that there were moments when FMF’s KTM/KX500 hybrid manhandled him.

Broc Armbruster was one of only two riders to show up on a 500 two-stroke (Beau Baron was the other 500 rider) as Broc raced FMF’s KTM/KX500 hybrid. Without any practice on the beast before the race, Armbruster spent most of the first moto learning what not to do with a 500 two-stroke. Then, in the second moto, he found the groove and started to move forward. Suddenly, the magic disappeared as Broc got a flat front tire, but he finished the last three laps as though the tire still had air in it.


Austin Politelli could, shoulda, woulda. He didn’t have to beat Sean Collier to take the overall 250 victory, but it went down trying to make the pass.

2013 250/OPEN WORLD TWO-STROKE RESULTS
1. Sean Collier (Yam)……………..3-1
2. Trent Pugmire (KTM)………….2-2
3. Tyler Bereman (Yam)………….5-3
4. Colton Udall (Hon)……………..4-4
5. Austin Howell (Yam)……………6-6
6. Gary Sutherlin (Yam)…………..8-5
7. Justin Jones (KTM)…………….10-9
8. Bobby Garrison (Hus)………….9-10
9. Colton Aeck (Yam)……………..13-7
10. Beau Baron (Hon)……………..16-8
11. Doug Dubach (Yam)………….12-12
12. Shane Post (Hon)……………..17-11
13. Austin Squires (Hon)…………15-13
14. Austin Politelli (Yam)…………1-27
15. Dennis Stapleton (Yam)…….18-14
Other notables: 17. P.J. Larson (7-26); 19. Broc Armbruster (23-15); 21. Mike Sleeter (11-29); 23. Stephen Heighton (26-21); 25. Mark Tilley (21-28).


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SAVE THE DATE! EVERY RACE THAT MATTERS IN 2018

The 2018 World Vet Championship is on the calendar—don’t miss it.

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

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

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

ANSWERS: (From left to right) Mike Kiedrowski, Mike Brown, Mike Larocco, Mike Alessi, Mike Bell, Mike Craig, Mike Gosselaar, Mike Hartwig, Mike Healey and Flyin’ Mike Brown.

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

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