MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: QUIT STARING AT A BLANK TV, GO OUT AND RIDE YOUR BIKE

MXA TEAM TESTED: ALPINESTARS RACER GEAR

Hunter LawrenceHunter Lawrence wearing the 2022 Alpinestars Racer gear.

In addition to the premium gear lines we see Eli Tomac, Chase Sexton, Jason Anderson and the Lawrence brother’s wearing, Alpinestars also offers the Racer line of gear, bringing you style and performance at an affordable price. The Racer pant and jersey are $100 less than the premium Supertech gear from Alpinestars while still offering great fit and function.

Alpinestars Braap Racer jersey.

With pre-curved sleeves, moisture-wicking, lightweight poly-fabric materials and a durable main chassis, the Racer jersey is ready for a long season of racing with a price that won’t break the bank. It features a stretch neck collar to increase comfort and fitted wrist cuffs for an optimized fit. The tail of the jersey is also extended to help it stay tucked into the pants.


Alpinestars Braap Racer pants.

The Alpinestars Racer pants are lightweight, and they feature stretch panels at the lower waist to help with mobility. The zipper is hidden, and the waistband secures with a ratchet-type closure. The waist also features Velcro sans-a-belt style straps to ensure the pants fit well before and after a buffet dinner. There are stretch panels above the knees to help with flexibility, leather panels on the inner knees to improve durability, and high-denier fabric on the front of the knees to prevent tearing when you get roosted. The pants aren’t ventilated, as the focus was on creating a lightweight and durable pant for an affordable price.

Alpinestars Flagship Racer jersey.

The MXA wrecking crew last tested the Alpinestars Racer Tech line in 2019, but it has evolved since then. At first we felt slightly cheated when comparing the 2019 Racer Tech gear to the 2021 Racer Supermatic gear. The newer-generation pants aren’t as comfortable or flexible, but we realized that Alpinestars has dropped the price on the Racer pants from $139.95 to $119.95 and, therefore, had to save cost in materials. The high-denier shell on the new Racer pants doesn’t move like the four-way stretch fabric that the Racer Tech pants had; however, it wasn’t a problem that hurt our lap times. Our testers were never hindered while on the track.

Alpinestars Flagship Racer pants.

Although the $20 price cut took away from the comfort of the pants, it didn’t hurt in the durability department one bit. In fact, it actually helped increase durability. We wrote in our 2019 test of the Racer Tech gear, “We noticed some wear behind the knee-brace area, and test riders with big knee braces wore small holes in the fabric after several hours of testing. The flexible foam material on the front of the knee braces also had small tears from roost.” Now, the foam material on the front of the knees is gone, and the durability of both the front and back of the knees was surprising to us as we put this gear through the ringer. The leather knee panel also held up well.

Alpinestars Compass Racer jersey.

The Alpinestars Racer jersey comes in sizes small to double extra large, and the Racer pant sizing ranges from 28- to 40-inch waistbands. The Racer gear is also available in Youth sizes.

Alpinestars Compass Racer pants.

We wish Alpinestars had kept some of the same four-way stretch material they used before to keep us feeling Pro.

DIGITS? $39.95 (jersey), $129.95 (pant). (*$129.95 is the updated 2022 pricing)— www.alpinestars.com or (800) 438-2577.

MXA RATING: Alpinestars had a plan, and it seems to have succeeded. The pants aren’t made for top Pros racing Supercross; they’re made for the racer who wants to look like the top Pros while wearing gear that will hold up through the season.

MXA TEST RIDER PHOTO OF THE WEEK: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Hawaiian Brian Medeiros uses all the track and then some.

MXA VIDEO: 2022 KTM 250SXF VIDEO TEST

REM HAS ADDED AN OCT. 16 RACE TO THEIR 2021 SCHEDULE

Looking from above.

The REM racers were looking at one month off from the date of their last race to the date of their next race (the yearly Octobercross on October 30th). REM had to give up their track on consecutive weekends for the  WORCS Motorcycle GP, the WORCS UTV/Quad GP and the 3-Bros 24 Hours of Glen Helen—all of which needed the whole park. But, REM’s Frank Thomason said at the last rider’s meeting that if any dates became available in October he would hold a race. And it turns out that Saturday, October 16, is now an open date and REM will be racing at Glen Helen on that date. Which is—This Saturday!

Looking to the South.

Looking towards the Glen Helen National track.

Looking to the East.

This is good news for Glen Helen’s loyal REM racers, who will get to race two weeks before the REM Octobercross, which will be held as a warm-up race on the National track one week before the World Vet Championship. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com or Click Here for REM’s Facebook page.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HUSQVARNA FC450

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SIDI CROSSFIRE 2 SUPERMOTO BOOTS

With its Techno-Mirco microfiber construction, lined with Teflon and Cambrelle, the Sidi Crossfire 2 SM boots is designed exclusively for Supermoto and offers specific features for that discipline. The Crossfire 2 SM features a replaceable SMS Supermoto sole in red, made from a soft compound for optimum grip. The boot can also be fitted with a yellow version, which is a little stiffer and suitable for riding when pushing on the footpads is a must. The Crossfire 2 SM has a replaceable anatomical plate positioned at the shin as well as a plate with double adjustment placed inside the boot cuff, designed to protect from the heat of the exhaust gases and wear. The toe is entirely covered with plastic protection panels and has a raised geometric design for greater grip, while an anatomical sock secures the foot, even in the event of twisting, offering high comfort.

Another important feature is the Dual Flex System Upper. It is composed of two joints, one on the ankle to improve flexion and offer a natural position on the footpegs, and the other on the boot for flexibility and adjustment of the boot itself. The closure is managed by a micrometric buckle combined with straps with memory adjustment. Sidi Crossfire SM is perfectly placed in the world of supermotards without fearing the adrenaline-filled drifts with the foot out, for which the sole has been meticulously designed.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX450

$10,000 PASHA 125 OPEN TWO-STROKE RACES AT THE WORLD VET

The Pasha 125 Open two-stroke race will return to the 2021 World Vet Championship on Nov. 5-7 at Glen Helen Raceway. It is a very unique race in that it is only open to 125cc to 150cc two-strokes and there are only two classes—Over-30 year old and Over-50 years old. Additionally, there are no skill divisions (it is an Open class, which any rider of any skill level is eligible to race, as long as he meets the age limits for the two classes). If you have a 125cc two-stroke you can be on the starting line—most likely next to a former AMA Pro who showed up for the money.  How much money? $5000 for each class, $10,000 total, with the winner pocketing $2500, second place getting $1500 and third place making $1000. Fourth place gets a pat on back and that warm fuzzy feeling of doing something that few on the planet ever get to do — blast off the line with 39 other 125 two-strokes shrieking like banshees.

• JAPANESE SUPER OVAL: DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE GUY ON THE CHOPPER WITH THE WEIRD HANDLEBARS

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES OKTOBERFAST GP AT GLEN HELEN ON OCT. 30-31

For more info go to www.oktoberfast.com

THIS WEEK IN MXA WITH JOSH MOSIMAN: ELECTRIFYING NEWS

• 21ST ANNUAL REM OCTOBERCROSS WORLD VET WARM-UP RACE ON SATURDAY, OCT. 30

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

2021 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOV. 5-7

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF MXA? IT IS THE BEST DEAL IN THE SPORT!

If you don’t subscribe to MXA, you are missing a whole different world of motocross news, facts, test and photographs. For example, the just released November 2021 issue includes a complete and thorough test of the 2022 KTM 450SXF —it is jam-packed full of things you need to know, didn’t know and probably will wish you knew. We also test the 2022 KTM 150SX two-stroke. If you could only own one bike, the KTM 150SX should be at the top of your list. Not to mention the full race test of the one of the best modded 1991 Kawasaki KX500s we’ve ever tested.

When your done reading the bike tests, you might want learn a little bit about 1982 250 World Champion Danny LaPorte or get a quick education in what the big fuss is about aftermarket motor mounts and head stays or maybe sit back and let Jamie Ellis give you the rundown on building the perfect engine for you. And that’s not all, we go to the Washougal National to see how beautiful an AMA National track can be and swing by ODI’s factory in Riverside, California, to find out what ODI stands for—other than really cool lock-on grips. As an added bonus, we give you a ton of tech info to make your life easier.

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• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FACTORY EFFEX V1 MOTORCYCLE STAND

“Factory Effex’s V1 stand uses quality carbon steel construction and features an exclusive rubber top traction pad with countersunk rivets to prevent frame or skid plate scratching. The OEM motorcycle branded graphics use scratch resistant 12-mil laminated vinyl and can be customized with your sponsors, name and number. For the bikes that sit unbalanced, we offer an auxiliary wedge that can be installed to level the bike with both tires off the ground.” —Factory Effex’s Scott Gilly.
$69.95 V1 Stand, $14.95 (wedge)—www.factoryeffex.com or (800) 866-0709.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 450SXF

WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADING TO INTU XANADU ON SUNDAY

Jeffrey Herlings KTM 450 SX-F 2021 NetherlandsJeffrey Herlings got the red plate and the 450 World Championship points lead back in France last Sunday. Will he keep it in Spain this Sunday?

2021 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(After 12 of 18 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…460
2. Romain Febvre (Kaw)…454
3. Tim Gajser (Hon)…450
4. Jorge Prado (KTM)…398
5. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)…387
6. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…344
7. Pauls Jonass Gas)…321
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Yam)… 2843
9. Alessandro Lupino (KTM)…215
10. Ben Watson (Yam)…195

Tom Vialle has won five 250 Grands Prix in a row, although one win was taken away from him when he was penalized for a yellow flag violation. Unfortunately, Vialle is on fourth in points because he missed three GPS with injuries early in the year.

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS
(After 12 of 18 rounds)
1. Maxime Renaux (Yam)…488
2. Jago Geerts (Yam)…397
3. Mattia Guadagnini (KTM)…393
4. Tom Vialle (KTM)… 372
5. Jed Beaton (Hus)…359
6. Thibault Benistant (Yam)…336
7. Rene Hofer (KTM)…333
8. Kay de Wolf (Hus)…313
9. Ruben Fernandez (Hon)…262
10. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…223

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST A TWISTED BUILT YAMAHA YZ270F BIG-BORE

2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AFTER 12 OF 18 ROUNDS

Romain Febvre (3) has been the surprise of the year. After 12 GP races he is only 6 points out of the 450 Championship lead.

Date            Venue                                                                     450                                          250
Jun. 13…Orlyonok, Russia………………………………Tim Gajser…………………Tom Vialle
Jun. 27….Matterley Basin, England………………….Tony Cairoli……………….Mattia Guadagnini
Jul. 4…….Maggiora, Italy………………………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………Mattia Guadagnini
Jul. 18….Oss, Holland…………………………………….Tim Gajser…………………Maxime Renaux
Jul. 25…Locket, Czech Republic………………………Jorge Prado………………..Mattia Guadagnini
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium……………………………….Romain Febvre…………..Jago Geerts
Aug. 8…Kegums, Latvia………………………………….Tim Gajser…………………Maxime Renaux
Sep. 5…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey………………………Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Sep. 8…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey………………………Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Sep. 19…Rio Sardo, Sardinia…………………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany……………………..Tim Gajser…………………Maxime Renaux
Oct. 10…Lacapelle, France……………………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………..Tom Vialle
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 27…Trentino, Italy (Wednesday)
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 7…Mantova, Italy
Nov. 10…Mantova, Italy (Wednesday)
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Canceled)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Java (Canceled)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Canceled)
450 points leader………………………………..Jeffrey Herlings
250 points leader………………………………Maxime Renaux

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250F

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ETHOS VISION HOLESHOT GOGGLES

Ethos Vison goggles

“Ethos was created with the vision of quality and affordability as the new standard. The Holeshot goggles were designed with an injection-molded frame, upgraded triple-layer foam, 45mm embroidered strap, outriggers, a silver-mirrored precurved lens and a removable nose piece. It also includes a flat clear lens, microfiber bag and five tear-offs in the package. Our goggles offer a wide field of view, allowing the rider to see more of what’s ahead. The upgraded foam allows for maximum sweat absorption without sacrificing comfort.” —Ethos Vision’s owner Brian Aiello.

$55.00—www.ethos-vision.com or [email protected].

ETHOS VISION GOGGLES

ETHOS VISON VIGOR GOGGLEe

WHATS INCLUDED:

  • INJECTION MOLDED FRAME
  • OUTRIGGERS – FOR BETTER FITMENT INSIDE YOUR HELMET
  • 45MM WOVEN STRAP WITH 3D EMBROIDERED LOGO AND SILICONE NON-SLIP BAND
  • TRIPLE LAYER FOAM WITH UPGRADED FLEECE
  • REMOVABLE NOSE GUARD
  • SCRATCH RESISTANT PRE-CURVED SILVER MIRROR LENS
  • SPARE FLAT CLEAR LENS
  • MICRO FIBER BAG
  • 5 TEAROFFS

2020 honda crf450 project bike

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HUSQVARNA TC125

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 1992 CZ 125MX

CZ’s last-ditch attempt to regain a foothold in the American market, that had been so lucrative for them in the early 1970s, was an epic failure with th 1992 CZ 125MX. This test is from the November 1991 issue of MXA.

The Czechoslovakian CZ brand (Ceske Zavodny) had once been the premier motocross brand in the sport. In the late 1960s and early ’70s, they had Roger DeCoster, Paul Freidrichs, Brad Lackey, Joel Robert, Tony DiStefano, Vlastimil Valek, Victor Arbekov, John DeSoto, Jaroslav Falta and Dave Bickers racing for them. They won 13 World Motocross Championships and were the two-stroke brand that pushed the big four-stroke singles out of the sport. But CZ had fallen on hard times, by the late 1970s—not unusual for Eastern Bloc countries behind the Iron Curtain.

MXA test riders said that riding the 1992 CZ 125MX was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but that was because they would only agree to ride it once.

The 1976 Falta Replica was their last serious attempt to sell a competitive motocross bike in America. Oh yeah, they did resurrect the 1976 model 13 long years later, with the 1989 CZ 400. It only had modest repackaging from 1976 original and an incredibly low $1900 retail price. But, that $1900 was buying a vintage CZ that had nothing to offer to an upscale American market that had moved on from air-cooled bikes from the 1970s. CZ disappeared again in 1989, only to resurface in America one last time in 1992—this time with the CZ 125MX. We would hazard a guess that no one in America remembers it and, other than a few CZ fanatics, no one ever forked over the $3000 for one.

The paper air filter element looked like it came off of a Volkswagen.

In an overview, the craftsmanship on the 1992 CZ125MX was crude. The plastic, welding, engineering and detailing were stone age compared to a 1992 Suzuki RM125. The one place where the CZ 125MX was inventive and contemporary was in their engine. The castings were top-notched and it had a power valve, case-reed induction and the two well-made aluminum radiators, but the contradiction with the rest of the bike were striking.

The castings on the 125MX were first rate. It was also very contemporary with its case-reed induction. Note the welded together steel tube kickstarter.

Remember the case-reed induction, it was ruined by an enormous 36mm Jikov carburetor (that had to have the mainjet brazed up and redrilled to get the bike to run in the warm California sun). Luckily, the bikes eventually were fitted for export with a 32mm Mikuni. When you opened up the airbox, you were struck by the sight of paper air filter from the 1960s. Remember those excellent radiators? Surprise, the radiator cap was made from aluminum, but the spring and rubber seal that controlled when the pressure in the radiators blew off steam were pop-riveted on through the cap.


The petcock stuck out through an opening in the radiator wing. Your knee could hit against it and turn the gas off.

The gas tank was a little fat, but it looked nice, until you found out that there were two petcocks — one on each side of the tank and the right-side one stuck so far out from the radiator wings that your leg would hit and turn the gas off. It didn’t matter much because both petcocks leaked.

What were they thinking? The triple clamps encased the fork legs and were cast in one-piece. Even the front number plate bosses were cast in.

It got even weirder! The top and bottom triple clamps were cast as one piece. You slipped the triple clamps over the head tube and the steering stem slid through to hold them in place. Additionally, there are five cast bosses on the top and bottom triple clamps. What did they do? They held the front number plate on. The swingarm looked like an HRC aluminum copy, but was steel. In fact, most of the parts that were aluminum on a 1992 Japanese motorcycles were made out of steel on the 1992 CZ 125MX—and that included the shock linkage, shock body, shock reservoir, shift lever and kickstarter.

The machining on the very chunky rear brake caliper looks like it was done with a hacksaw. The steel swingarm  looked like an aluminum HRC Honda swingarm because of the weld down the center.

The forks looked like Marzocchis from the mid-1970s, but they were Czech copies. You could hear the spring rubbing against the inside of the forks legs when you pushed up and down on them. The shock was worse, when you pushed down on it, it had so much rebound damping that it stayed down for 15 seconds before coming back up. The 125MX came with adjustable steering lock, but it was only adjustable from almost no turning to absolutely no turning. The 1992 CZ 125MX was shod with Czech-made Barum Sandy/Muddy/Cross tires with more knobs per square inch than the anemic engine could spin. It was slow. We think that the engine, for all of its visual charm, would have had a hard time winning a 125 race in 1978.

The rear brake master cylinder was  a nice piece, but if you think the rubber hose is going to a remote brake fluid reservoir, you are wrong. The rubber hose was the brake fluid reservoir.

It’s easy to say that the 1992 CZ125MX was a bad bike because it was much worse than just “bad.” This bike could be blamed on commissars who ran the factory or the “build it cheap” philosophy for the captive audience behind the Iron Curtain. But by the time the 1992 CZ 125MX was made, the Wall had come down and CZ was forced to try to sell their products to capitalists outside of the Iron Curtain.

It looked better than it was, until you looked closer. Jody Weisel raced it 29 years ago, but said it wasn’t really racing because it was so slow and so heavy that “you watched the pack pull away and then waited for them to come around again.”

The 1992 CZ 125MX was almost wholly made in Czecho, save for the rims that came from MZ in East Germany, but it also appears that it was wholly designed in Czechoslovakia also. It appears that the Czechs built this bike without the benefit of ever looking closely at a 1992 Japanese 125 motocross bike.

The final moment of glory for a CZ 125MX was when Gary Jones raced an air-cooled 1978 model to win the 250 Pro class at the 1981 CZ World Championship at Saddleback Park.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HONDA CRF250

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MAXIMA RACING SUSPENSION CLEAN

“Maxima Racing’s professional strength cleaner is designed to clean suspension components internally and externally. Our proprietary formula combines industrial strength cleaners with a powerful spray to ensure maximum cleanliness while leaving a dry, residue-free surface. Suspension Clean is strong enough to eliminate tough-to-clean grime and debris but safe enough for incidental contact with Nitrile, Viton and most seal materials,” reports Maxima Racing’s Joe McKimmy. $9.99—www.maximausa.com or (619) 449-5000.

• MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POLISPORT HAMMER HAND GUARDS

“Polisport Hammer hand guards are one-point-mounted, motocross-style guards that are built to keep your hands safe on the track. The large plastic guards ensure optimal protection for hands and master cylinders. The Hammer hand guards fit on standard handlebars with external diameters ranging from 0.87-1.02-inches and also fit Twinwall and Fatbar setups.” —Polisport’s Helder Tavares. $34.99—www.polisport.com or your local dealer.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE 1995 SMITH VIOLATOR GOGGLE

The Smith Violator goggles was way ahead of its time, or maybe racers back in 1995 didn’t recognize that the Violator was the precursor of what was to come in goggle design in the future. Designed by Hook Taylor, who as the most creative thinker in the goggle biz, the Violator never took off—at least not back in 1995. Perhaps in 2022, it would be a big success.

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 HONDA CRF450

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: BOLT HARDWARE BRAND-SPECIFIC BOLT KITS

Bolt offers a self-contained kit that stockpiles the most commonly used bolts for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husqvarna and KTM offroad bikes (and vintage bikes). Each kit is specially designed to include special bolts for each brand. Every Bolt kit comes in an 18-compartment plastic box, which slips easily under the front seat of a truck. What can we say about the performance of a bolt kit. It works. The retail price is $54.95-$64.95 (Pro Packs), $19.95 (56-piece Track Packs) and $15.99 (bodywork only). For more info go to www.boltmotorcyclehardware.com

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KTM 150SX TWO-STROKE

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2021 RACE SCHEDULES

Supercross is still months away, but when the big night arrives we expect fireworks.

2021 FIM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Jun. 13…Orlyonok, Russia
Jun. 27…Matterley Basin, England
Jul. 4…Maggiora, Italy
Jul. 18…Oss, Holland
Jul. 25…Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium
Aug. 8…Kegums, Latvia
Sep. 5…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sep. 8…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Wednesday)
Sep. 19…Rio Sardo, Sardinia
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany
Oct. 10…Lacapelle, France
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 27…Trentino, Italy (Wednesday)
Oct. 31…Trentino, Italy
Nov. 7…Mantova, Italy
Nov. 10 …Mantova, Italy (Wednesday
Nov. 14…TBA, Argentina (Canceled)
Nov. 28…Borobudur, Indonesia (Canceled)
Dec. 5… Bali, Indonesia (Canceled)

2021 WORLD SIDECAR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Aug. 22…Jinin, Czh
Sept. 26…Lange, Est
Oct. 10…Kramolin, CZR
Oct.17…Oss, Hol

2021 REM RACE REMAINING SCHEDULE
Oct. 16…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 30…Glen Helen (Octobercross)
Nov. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 4…Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 18…Glen Helen, CA

2021 SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
May 15/16…Tains
Jun. 26/27..Lochgilphead
Jul. 17…Doune
Aug. 14/15…Rhynie
Oct. 9/10…Tain

2021 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Apr. 11…Wonthaggi, VIC
May 2 …Canberra, ACT
Jun. 27…Maitland, NSW
Jul. 25…Wodonga, VIC (Postponed
Aug. 8…Coulson, QLD (Postponed)
Aug. 14….Coolum, QLD (Postponed)
Aug. 15….Coolum, QLD (Postponed)
Sept. 5…Gillman, SA (Postponed)

2021 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (REVISED)
Jul. 4…Bielstein
Jul. 18…Tensfeld
Aug. 15…Dreetz
Sep. 5…Furstilich Drehna
Sep. 12…Reutligen

2021 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sep. 26…Mantova, Italy

2021 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 30…Glen Helen

2021 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 5-7…Glen Helen

2021 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 6-7…Paris, France

2021 NITRO RALLYCROSS
Nov. 20-21…Glen Helen, CA

• TENTATIVE 2022 RACE SCHEDULES

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 KICKER ARENACROSS SERIES
Jan. 7-8…Loveland, CO
Jan. 14-15…Amarillo, TX
Jan. 21-22…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 28-29…Greensboro, NC
Feb. 4-5…Reno, NV
Feb. 11-12…Denver, CO

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

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• GLEN HELEN NITRO RALLYCROSS TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR NOV. 20-21 EVENT

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro RallyCross (NRC) is set to expand in a big way, announcing a full championship series comprising five races in 2021. In 2022, NRX will go even bigger with a 10-stop global championship with races in North America, Europe and the Middle East. The new championship will also feature a revolutionary electric vehicle supercar class, which will be introduced in 2022. Travis Pastrana said, “Since day one, I have truly believed that Nitro RallyCross has the potential to be the most exciting motorsports series on the planet. When we built the first NRX course in Utah we knew we had something special — from the drivers’ genuine smiles to the astonished fans as cars flew side-by-side over 100-foot jumps.” Nitro RallyCross comes to Glen Helen Raceway on Nov. 20-21.  You can purchase tickets now by Clicking Here.

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? WORLD VET IS COMING UP! NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY? JUST CALL STAPO WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

Stapleton Husky TC250 project bike--1709Dennis Stapleton at work.

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—and when all the the countries open back up, foreign riders will be able to come to America to race, train and sight see again. You should plan ahead and make your reservations now for the upcoming World Vet Motocross Championship in November.

Dennis offers full service to all of the Southern California tracks for racers or 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!

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Photos Credits: Debbi Tamietti, Kawasaki, KTM, MXGP, Trevor Nelson, Ray Archer, Jon Ortner, Brian Converse, Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna, Daryl Ecklund, Yamaha, MXAMXA

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