MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: LET THE GAMES RESUME AGAIN

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? MISS SUPERCROSS LEEANN TWEEDEN

LEEANNTWEEDEN790Former Miss Supercross and on track announcer LeeAnn Tweeden, 44, is currently co-hosting the “McIntyre In The Morning” radio show with conservative commentator Doug McIntyre on Los Angeles’ KABC 790 AM. The show runs from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every weekend. Don’t the glasses make her look more studious and less bombshell?

PLACES YOU’D LOVE TO BE RIGHT NOW

costarica62How lush is your local track? No matter, it probably doesn’t come close to what MXA’S Daryl Ecklund is flying over at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. You can be riding there right now. To find out how click here.

CURRENT TOP TENS IN THE ENGLISH SPEAKING MOTOCROSS WORLD
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Eli Tomac.

AMA 450 NATIONAL  POINTS
(After 7 of 12 Rounds)
1. Eli Tomac…291
2. Blake Baggett…272
3. Marvin Musquin…219
4. Jason Anderson…216
5. Dean Wilson…198
6. Justin Bogle…183
7. Cole Seely…164
8. Weston Peick…150
9. Cooper Webb…147
10. Broc Tickle…146

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Zach Osborne.

AMA 250 NATIONAL  POINTS
(After 7 of 12 Rounds)
1. Zach Osborne…301
2. Alex Martin…256
3. Jeremy Martin…242
4. Dylan Ferrandis…199
5. Joey Savatgy…195
6. Aaron Plessinger…190
7. Adam Cianciarulo…186
8. Austin Forkner…184
9. Mitchell Harrison…176
10. Colt Nichols…168

CANgoerkeMatt Goerke.

2017 CANADIAN 450 NATIONAL POINTS
(After 6 of 10 Rounds)
1. Matt Goerke…316
2. Christophe Pourcel…308
3. Colton Facciotti…288
4. Mike Alessi…269
5. Tyler Medaglia…267
6. Dillan Epstein…249
7. Cade Clason…213
8. Kyle Chisholm…210
9. Tim Tremblay…195
10. Nathan Biles…162

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Cole Thompson.

2017 CANADIAN 450 NATIONAL POINTS
(After 6 of 10 Rounds)
1. Cole Thompson…298
2. Shawn Maffenbeier…296
3. Josh Osby…289
4. Ryan Surratt…258
5. Dylan Wright…245
6. Casey Keast…198
7. Jacob Hayes…186
8. Davey Fraser…181
9. Hayden Halstead…176
10. Jess Pettis…148

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Dean Ferris.

2017 AUSTRALIAN 450 NATIONAL POINTS
(After 7 of 10 Rounds)
1. Dean Ferris…489
2. Kirk Gibbs…435
3. Kade Mosig…383
4. Todd Waters…361
5. Luke Styke…357
6. Kyle Peters…327
7. Luke Clout…324
8. Brett Metcalfe…297
9. Nathan Crawford…251
10. Keiron Hall…233

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Wilson Todd.

2017 AUSTRALIAN 250 NATIONAL POINTS
(After 7 of 10 Rounds)
1. Wilson Todd…426
2. Mitchell Evans…418
3. Egan Mastin…407
4. Hamish Harwood…373
5. Jackson Richardson…365
6. Kyle Webster…344
7. Dylan Wills…334
8. Jayden Rickers…320
9. Richie Evans…303
10. Ricky Latimer…246

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Graeme Irwin.

MAXXIS 450 BRITISH NATIONAL POINTS
(After 6 of 9 Rounds)
1. Graeme Irwin…266
2. Gert Krestinov…214
3. Brad Anderson…199
4. Steven Lenoir…162
5. Robert Davidson…140
6. Jamie Law…132
7. Elliott Banks-Browne…131
8. James Harrison…129
9. Ryan Houghton…121
10. Dan Thornhill…103

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Ben Watson.

MAXXIS 450 BRITISH NATIONAL POINTS
(After 6 of 9 Rounds)
1. Ben Watson…263
2. Martin Barr…221
3. Todd Kellett…189
4. Harri Kullas…186
5. Mel Pocock…180
6. Josiah Natzke…149
7. Lewis Tombs…148
8. Josh Gilbert…143
9. Michael Eccles…139
10. Brad Todd…135

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MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: RIPPED OFF MIKE’S BEDROOM WALL

mikealessipeeweeMike Alessi used to be MXA’s minicycle test rider and when we got talking about the old days at Glen Helen, Mike said that he still had an MXA poster on his wall from his test days. He went home, shot a photo of it and sent it to us.

TAKE A FLYING LAP OF THIS WEEKEND’S OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES TRACK

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MOTORCYCLE AD OF THE WEEK: TOO TALL

mikebellWhen Yamahas were solid yellow and gear was monochromatic.

SEE THE 2018 KTM 350SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HONDA CRF450 IN ACTION

 

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• BE HERE! REM MOTOCROSS AT GLEN HELEN SATURDAY, JULY 22

REMTHRILLSSPILLCHILLSJULY17The last two weekends have been very hot (106 and 102 degrees), but this weekend promises to dip down into the chilly 90s For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE

RICKYJOHNSON1982In 1982 Ricky johnson (22) hadn’t won any AMA National Championships and in fact lost the 1982 AMA 250 title when his whel broke at the final National of the year. He would rectify that with 7 titles during his career.

MODERN SUPPORT CLASSES ADDED TO THE “TT SCRAMBLES AT THE GLEN”

TTScramblesGlen_Flyer_2017Press release: At the suggestion of MXA’s Jody Weisel and former National Champion Gary Jones the upcoming TT Scrambles race the Old School Scrambles Racing Group is proud to announce that in addition to the normal vintage program, which includes TT Open Pro and Post-Vintage support classes, we have also added Modern and Open Mini support classes to the line up to encourage more participation. This fun filled weekend will start out on Saturday, July 22, 2017, gates opening at 7:00am, with an open TT Scrambles Practice from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $30 per bike. Early birds can come in on Friday to camp from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $10 per vehicle. For more info click here.

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THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: THE FLYIN’ HAWAIIAN IS 70

charlierJuly 20…Christophe Charlier 1991

desoto.1971July 21…John DeSoto 1947
July 21…Allan Brown

MONTYleeJuly 22…Monty Lee 1948
July 23…Adam Jones 1984

PETARPETROVESPAINJuly 24…Petar Petrov 1994
July 24…Bobby Moore

sarahwhitmoreJuly 26…Sarah Whitmore
July 27…Trampas Parker 1967

MECHANIC_OSCAR WIRDEMANJuly 26…Oscar Wirdeman 1978

2017 AMA NATIONAL WINNERS HEAD TO MILLVILLE

_DSC1585_Blake BaggettBlake Baggett is riding with an injured thumb from here on out.

Date           Venue                                      450                                  250
May 20……Hangtown, CA……………Eli Tomac……………..Zach Osborne
May 27.……Glen Helen, CA………….Marvin Musquin……Zach Osborne
June 3..……Thunder Valley, CO……Blake Baggett………..Joey Savatgy
June 17..….Mt. Morris, PA…………..Blake Baggett………..Jeremy Martin
June 24.….Muddy Creek, TN……….Eli Tomac……………..Aaron Plessinger
July 1.…..…Red Bud, MI……………..Eli Tomac……………..Zach Osborne
July 8..……Southwick, MA​…………..Eli Tomac……………..Zach Osborne
July 22.…..Millville, MN​
July 29.…..Washougal, WA
Aug. 12..….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 19..….Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 26.….Crawfordsville, IN

450 Points leader...Blake Baggett (KTM)
250 Points leaderZach Osborne (Hus)

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2017 GRAND PRIX WINNERS HEAD TO CZECHO

 Paulin_MXGP_5_TN_2017Frenchman Gautier Paulin won in Holland.

Date                   Venue                                     450                                 250
Feb. 25………..Qatar…………….Tony Cairoli…………..Pauls Jonass
Mar. 5…………Indonesia………Shaun Simpson………Jeremy Seewer
Mar. 19……….Argentina……….Tim Gajser…………….Pauls Jonass
Apr. 2…………Mexico……………Tim Gajser…………….Thomas Covington
Apr. 16………..Italy………………Tony Cairoli…………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 23……….Holland………….Gautier Paulin………..Pauls Jonass
May 7………….Latvia…………….Jeffrey Herlings……..Thomas Kjer Olsen
May 21……….Germany…………Tony Cairoli……………Jeremy Seewer
May 28……….France……………Clement Desalle………Pauls Jonass
June 11……….Russia……………Clement Desalle………Pauls Jonass
June 25……….Italy………………Tony Cairoli……………Jeremy Seewer
July 2…………Portugal………….Tony Cairoli……………Jeremy Seewer
July 23……….Czech Republic
Aug. 6…………Belgium
Aug. 13……….Switzerland
Aug. 20……….Sweden
Sept. 3………..USA
Sept. 10……….Holland
Sept. 17……….France
450 points leader…Tony Cairoli (KTM)
250 points leader…Pauls Jonass (KTM)

GP POINTS STANDINGS: THE NEXT RACE IS SUNDAY

Cairoli_MXGP_3_ARG_2017Tony Cairoli has rvived his fading career .

FIM 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
(After 12 of 19 Rounds)
1. Tony Cairoli…478
2. Clement Desalle…387
3. Gautier Paulin…383
4. Jeffrey Herlings…382
5. Tim Gajser…310
6. Romain Febvre…309
7. Max Nagl…289
8. Evgeny Bobryshev…267
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek…267
10. Arnaud Tonus…253

Lawrence_MXGP_8_GER_2017Australian Hunter Lawrence impressed a lot of people with his rookie 250 GP rides.

FIM 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
(After 12 of 19 Rounds)
1. Pauls Jonass…501
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen…377
4. Benoit Paturel…363
5. Julien Lieber…355
6. Thomas Covington…303
7. Brian Bogers…241
8. Jorge Prado…233
9. Brent Van doninck…122
10. Hunter Lawrence…199

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE & GET MXA FOR FREE: ACTUALLY, WE PAY YOU

MXAAUGUST2017coverDo you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play. Better yet get the Digital desktop version at https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action-digital-edition/ for $9.99 a year.

The MXA test riders prefer the print version and not just because it is delivered by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government, but because right now you can get 12 issues for $19.99 and a free $25 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. That means that there is a profit to be made in this deal for you. For the Print magazine go to: https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action/

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THE PARIS SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 18-19

parissxThe 2017 Paris Supercross will move to the brand new U-Arena in the Paris business district. The U-Arena seats 24,000 spectators and has a larger floor area than Lille or Bercy. The 2017 Paris Supercross will be held on November 18-19, 2017.

 

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2017 MOTOCROSS SCHEDULES: WHERE TO BE & WHEN TO BE THERE

anaheimstadium9The 2018 Supercross schedule has some surprises. There is two Anaheim events. Detroit, Toronto and New Jersey are gone. Houston, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa are back.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Glendale, 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 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………….Argentina
Mar. 25……………………..Spain
Apr. 8………………………..Italy 1
Apr. 15………………………Holland 1
Apr. 29………………………Russia
May 13………………………Latvia
May 20………………………Germany
June 3……………………….England
June 10……………………..France
June 24……………………..Italy 2
July 8………………………..Indonesia
July 22………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 5……………………….Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Switzerland
Aug. 19……………………..Sweden
Sept. 2………………………USA
Sept. 9………………………Mexico
Sept. 23…………………….Holland 2
Sept. 30…………………….Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………USA

2017 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 20……………………Hangtown, CA
May 27.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 3..………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 17..…………………Mt Morris, PA
June 24.………………….Muddy Creek, TN
July 1.…………………….Red Bud, MI
July 8..……………………Southwick, MA​
July 22.…………………..Millville, MN​
July 29.…………………..Washougal, WA
Aug. 12..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 19..………………….Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 26.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2017 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 25…………………….Qatar (Saturday)
Mar. 5………………………Indonesia
Mar. 19…………………….Argentina
Apr. 2………………………Mexico
Apr. 16……………………..Italy
Apr. 23…………………….Holland
May 7………………………Latvia
May 21…………………….Germany
May 28…………………….France
June 11…………………….Russia
June 25……………………Italy
July 2……………………….Portugal
July 23……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 6……………………..Belgium
Aug. 13…………………….Switzerland
Aug. 20…………………….Sweden
Sept. 3……………………..Jacksonville, FL
Sept. 10……………………Holland
Sept. 17…………………….France

2017 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 1………………………Matterley Basin, Great Britain

2017 AMA LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 31-Aug. 5……..……Hurricane Mills, TN

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Oct. 21………………….….Pomona, CA

2017 WOMEN’S MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 13…………………….Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 25……………………Wortham, TX
Apr. 9………………………San Diego, CA
May 5………………………Las Vegas, NV
May 18-19………………..Hangtown, CA
June 2…………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16……………………Mt. Morris, PA
Aug. 5……………………..Hurricane Mills, TN

2017 WORLD OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Jan. 6-8…………………….Taft, CA
Jan. 27-29…………………Primm, NV
Feb. 17-19………………….Taft, CA
Mar. 10-12…………………Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 1-2…………………….Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 21-23…………………Hurricane, UT
May. 19-21…………………Cedar City, UT
Jun. 16-17…………………Glen Helen, CA
Sept. 8-10…………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 6-8…………………….Adelanta, CA

2017 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 9………………………Lyng
Apr. 30…………………….Canada Heights
May 14……………………Hawkstone Park
June 18……………………Desertmartin
July 9………………………Sherwood
July 16…………………….Blaxhall
July 30…………………….Preston Docks
Aug 27……………………..Foxhill

2017 BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 12……………………Moerbeke-Waas
Mar. 26……………………Kruishoutem
Apr. 2……………………..Genk
Apr 10…………………….Mons
Apr. 18……………………Axel
Apr. 30……………………Wuustwezel
June 11…………………..Comines
June 18………………….Genk
July 22……………………Axel
July 23…………………..Hasselt
July 30…………………..Gooik
Aug. 15…………………..Balen
Aug. 20………………….Wachtebeke
Aug. 27………………….Orp le Grand

2017 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 4……………………Whispering Pines, BC
June 11………………….Blackwater, BC
June 18………………….Wild Rose, AB
June 25………………….Moto Valley, SK
July 9…………………….Gopher Dunes, ON
July 16…………………..du-Bon-Conseil, QC
July 23…………………..Pleasant Valley, NS
July 30…………………..Riverglade, NB
Aug. 6…………………….Deschambault, QC
Aug. 13……………….….RJ Motosport, ON

2017 ADAC GERMAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 9……………………….Muhlberg
Apr. 30…………………….Jauer
May 14…………………….Molln
June 18……………………Bielstein
July 16…………………….Tensfeld
Aug. 27……………………Gaildorf
Sept. 24…………………..Holzgerlingen

2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 2……………………..Wonthaggi, Victoria
April 23…………………..Appin, New South Wales
May 7……………………..Connondale, Queensland
May 21……………………Horsham, Victoria
May 28……………………Murray Bridge, South Australia
July 2……………………..Nowra, New South Wales
July 16……………………Shepparton, Victoria
July 30……………………Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Aug. 13…………………..Toowooba, Queensland
Aug. 20……………………Coolum, Queensland

2017 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Sept. 9…………………..Queensland
Sept. 23…………………Queensland
Oct. 14…………………..TBA
Oct. 26…………………..South Australia
Nov. 4…………………….Victoria
Nov. 11-12……………..New South Wales

2017 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 7…………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 14………………………San Diego, CA
Jan. 21………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 28………………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 4……………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 11………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 18………………………Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 25………………………Atlanta, GA
Mar. 4………………………Toronto, ON
Mar. 11………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 18………………………Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 25………………………Detroit, MI
Apr. 1…………………………St. Louis, MO
Apr. 8………………………..Seattle, WA
Apr. 22……………………….Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 29……………………….New York, NY
May 6………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2017 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 7-8…………………….Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 13-15…………………Grand Rapids, MI
Jan. 20-22…………………Baltimore, MD
Jan. 28-29…………………Nashville, TN.
Feb. 4-5…………………….Louisville, KY
Feb. 18-19…………………Kansas City, MO
Feb.y 25-26……………….Tampa, FL
Mar. 3-5…………………….Southaven, MS
Mar. 11-12…………………New Orleans, LA
Mar. 18-19…………………Portland, OR
Mar. 24-26…………………Reno, NV
April 1-2…………………….Sacramento, CA
April 21-23…………………Denver, CO
May 5-7…………………….Las Vegas, NV

2017 ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 29…………..………..Riola Sardo
Feb. 5………………………Malagrotta
Feb.12………………..……Ottobiano

RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR DAYTONA SUPERCROSS
Mar. 12-13…………….Daytona, FL

MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 15…………………..Glen Helen, CA

2017 TRAVIS PASTRANA’S NITRO WORLD GAMES
June 24……………….Salt Lake City, UT

2017 DUTCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 26…………………..Oss
Apr. 9th…………………..Harfsen
May 14……………………Emmen
July 15-16……………….Lichtenvoorde

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Photos by Adam Duckworth (Graeme Irwin), Daryl Ecklund, John Basher, Massimo Zanzani, Yamaha Australia, Brian Converse, MXA, Husqvarna, Jody Weisel, Dan Alamangos

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