MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: FRENCH TOAST ANYONE?

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MAX ANSTIE TO BE OKAY AFTER BEING LANDED ON AT MXDN
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DEAN FERRIS LEAVING EUROPE — HEADED HOME
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MXDN RESULTS: NATIONS STANDINGS

TEAMFRANCE2015ERNEEThe French fans came to see a French victory. They got it from Romain Febvre, Marvin Musquin and Gautier Paulin.

(Best 5 out of six scores)
1. France…14
2. USA…16
3. Belgium…56
4. Estonia…66
5. Switzerland…67
6. Holland…72
8. New Zealand…82
9. Germany…97
10. Austria…103

SACRAMENTO ENDUROCROSS: KTM/HUSKY SWEEP TOP 5 SPOTS

endurocrosswebbWinner Cody Webb bracketed by Taylor Robert and Colton Haaker.

SACRAMENTO PRO RESULTS:
1. Cody Webb…KTM
2. Taylor Robert…KTM
3. Colton Haaker…Hus
4. Cory Graffunder…KTM
5. Mike Brown…Hus
6. Kyle Redmond…Beta
7. Nick Thompson…KTM
8. Destry Abbott…Kaw
9. Ty Tremaine…KTM
10. Kevin Rookstool…Suz

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: BURGETT, GLOVER & HANNAH ARE BACK

YamahaYZLegendsTributeIn 1979, Yamaha had a print ad featuring its then-factory riders Rick Burgett, Bob Hannah and Broc Glover. For the 60th anniversary of the YZ line, Yamaha reshot the ad with the same three legends.

MAMMOTH MOTOCROSS FOUNDER DAVE MCCOY TO GET EDISON DYE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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If you’ve ever raced at Mammoth, this is the man who made it happen. The Award will be handed out on November 8, 2015,  at the Dubya-sponsored World Vet Motocross Championships at Glen Helen.

TREY CANARD HEADED TO JAPAN

canard412345Trey Canard.

Honda’s Trey Canard will race at the final round of the All-Japan Motocross Championships at Sportsland Sugo on October 25. He will face Akira Narita and new World Champion Tim Gajser. “I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to race in Japan,” Canard said. “I’ve raced in Europe before but never there, so it will definitely be a different experience. I’m looking forward to the actual race but more than anything I’m really excited to meet the people that make my job possible. They have supported me throughout my entire professional racing career, so to be able to visit and show my gratitude will be very special.”

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: DAVE THORPE IS 53

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Sept. 28…Erik Kehoe 1964
Sept. 28…Danny Massie
Sept. 28…Gregory Aranda 1989

THORPEGEBOERS
Sept. 29…Dave Thorpe 1962
Sept. 29…Ricky Dietrich 1987
Oct. 1…Bobby Kiniry 1985

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Oct. 1…Jon Ortner
Oct. 1…Dana Wiggins

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT T6 STAINLESS EXHAUST SYSTEMS

T-6product“Our T-6 Stainless/Aluminum exhaust systems offer all the performance of our championship winning Ti-6 Titanium systems but at a significantly lower price,” says Pro Circuit’s Mark Hall. “The RC-4 head pipe and mid-section are constructed from high-grade stainless steel for durability while the silencer is built using aircraft quality aluminum for both light weight and exceptional strength. The T-6 system is the ideal exhaust for both motocross racers looking for added performance and off-road competitors who demand superior durability and the option of a removable U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestor. The RC-4 Resonance Chamber reduces the sound level and the asymmetrical muffler design allows for increased packing volume which means the T-6 system is sound legal for AMA Amateur and Pro/Am competition events. All of our Pro Circuit T-6 exhaust systems are made here in the USA by skilled craftsmen who take pride in building championship winning products for our customers. Prices start at $779.95. For more info go to www.procircuit.com.”

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: KAYABA’S AIR SUSPENSION FROM 35 YEARS AGO

kybairsuspensionMany young and not-so-young racers think that air suspension is a new thing — it isn’t. Air forks were standard on the 1976 Yamahas and Kayaba produced both air forks and air shocks in 1980. The air pressure was used as a booster on the KYB Pneumatic front forks, while the twin shocks featured an air spring, a piggyback for the air chamber and remote nitrogen chambers.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SPROCKET STUFF COUNTER SPROCKET TOOL

sprocketstuff1Sprocket Stuff makes a special tool that allows you to easily remove your bike’s countershaft sprocket without having to stand on the rear brake or shove rags into the engine cases.

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VERDICT: If you want to replace a worn-out countershaft sprocket or change your gearing, removing the old countershaft sprocket can be a hassle. It is often corroded in place, and when you try to turn the sprocket, you typically turn the engine over. Sprocket Stuff’s counter sprocket tool is designed to lock your bike’s countershaft sprocket to the swingarm so that it can’t spin. It’s a specialty tool, which is what makes it special.

DIGITS: $19.99 —www.sprocketstuff.com or (760) 500-3397.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO? WHERE TO BE & WHEN TO BE THERE

OCTOBERCROSS2015The REM Octobercross is one week before the 2015 World Veteran Championship.

2015 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM
Oct. 10………………………..…Pomona, CA

2015 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 17………………………..…Las Vegas, NV

2015 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31………………………..…Glen Helen, CA

2015 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 10…………………………..Bathurst, NSW
Oct. 17……………………………Jimboomba, QLD
Oct. 31……………………………Wayville, SA
Nov. 21…………………………..Sunshine Coast, QLD
Nov. 28…………………………..Homebush, NSW
Dec. 5……………………………..Sunshine, Vic

2015 WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 7-8……………………….Glen Helen, CA

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VIEWFINDERS GRAND PRIX/ BIG 6 ON OCTOBER 3-4

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CHAPARRAL PARKING LOT SALE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

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DAN ALAMANGOS’ UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PHOTO ALBUM

holeshot250usgpkullasGlen Helen’s first turn promotes four abreast racing, while still giving every rider enough room to make moves. For a right-hand first turn, Talladega’s 45-degree banking is the ultimate solution.

mcelrathusaNo one in Europe had ever heard of Shane McElrath before the USGP, but after he won Saturday’s 250 Qualifying race and went 2-2 in the USGP they won’t forget it soon.

ferrisgibbslipanovuochAmerican privateer Sean Lipanovich (505) inserts himself into an all-Australian battle as Kirk Gibbs (56) and Dean Ferris (111) race through flying debris. The only Aussie missing is Todd Waters. The boys from Oz were 17th (Waters), 18th (Ferris) and 20th (Gibbs). Lipanovch was 26th.

bentownley19Ben Townley keeps coming back for more. He used the USGP as a warm-up race for this weekend’s Motocross des Nations (where he will team up with fellow Kiwis Kayne Lamont and Cody Cooper). Townley was 19th overall, with his best moto finish being a 11th.

DEANwilsonUSGPDean Wilson was another rider using the USGP as MXDN prep. Dean went 7-4 for fourth behind Febvre, Grant and Webb. Dean will race for the British team at the Motocross des Nation. Why? Because there isn’t a Scottish team, but if there was it would be awesome  — although no one would understand a word they were saying.

worldchampAlthough of little interest to the American crowd, Tim Gajser earned enough points to defeat Pauls Jonass for the 2015 FIM 250 World Championship. Gajser’s 6-4 was no where near the front, but was well ahead of Jonass’ 10-6.

jessybnelson1Jessy Nelson celebrates his 250 Grand Prix victory with a whip in front of the big propane flame.

grantwebbAs you would expect from Josh Grant (35) and Cooper Webb (175) there was lots of close racing—and it got even better when new 450 World Champion Romain Febvre got in the mix.

harrikullasusgpHarri Kullas is best remember by American fans as the rider that the Red Bull Arch fell on the last time there was a GP in America. The Finnish rider went 7-7 for 9th overall in the 250 class.

RANDOM ACTS OF GUERILLA PHOTOGRAPHY

TALLADEGASTART5_USAThis isn’t what blasting into Glen Helen’s Talladega first turn at 60 mph looks like — but this is what it feels like. Photo: Massimo Zanzani

VILLOWHITEThey should have called the USGP the “Ryan Villopoto Pre-Memorial Grand Prix,” because it was put on the schedule just to give American fans a chance to see him race the GP series—instead Ryan, being interview by Tom White, was just another spectator. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

VELODROME35We aren’t showing this photo of the Velodrome section of Glen Helen because of the action, but because we want you to see the Josh Grant fan on the left (Josh wore number 35 at the USGP). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MONSTERBUILDINGThere is nothing as nice on a 105-degree day than rubbing up against a mass of humanity. This is looking at the backside of the Monster Energy Drink Pavilion. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MONSTERBUILDING2This is the front side of the Monster Energy Pavilion as the 250 pack heads towards Talladega. That’s Benoit Paturnel (6) arching his foot to grab another gear. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

JODYDAVEYJody Weisel and Davey Coombs hang out by the rolling whoops and talk about the AMA Nationals. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

BUD&GIUSEPPEUSGP promoter Dr. Bud Feldkamp (left) and Giuseppe Luongo (right) trade the traveling trophy back-and-forth. The trophy was donated by Ricky Johnson. It goes back to Europe because Romain Febvre won the 450 class. The two will meet again at the MXDN this Sunday in France. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

tledguysThe two American heroes of the day, Shane McElrath and Jessy Nelson, held a private race of their own in front of the Grand Prix riders. Makes you wonder what Jeremy Martin, Cooper Webb or Marvin Musquin would have done in the 250 class. Photo: Dan Alamangos

skinnerUSGPThe best celebrities are those who come to an event incognito and blend into the crowd. Few fans recognized legend Randy Skinner even though he stood only feet away from them in his flagman’s disquise. Photo: Dan Alamangos

CRATEUSGPThe Euro riders bikes needed to be at the MXDN, so that meant getting out of Dodge as soon as possible. Here, Glenn Coldenhoff’s Suzuki gets ready to go into its crate for the Trans-Atlantic flight. Amazingly, the bikes were packed and ready to leave for the airport two hours after the race was over. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

JODYJOHNPERRYUSGP track designer Jody Weisel claims that all he does is point at the track while Karl Scanlon’s crew does all the work. But, here he is fixing track markers while John Perry keeps a lookout for oncoming traffic. You don’t get that kind of suntan in an air-conditioned office. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

CHILLpaulin1Far from the maddening crowd, where spectators don’t venture, Gautier Paulin scrubs his heart out. Photo: Mark Chilson

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2016 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Another-450-Start.jpgNext year, starting on January 9, 2016, there will be two Anaheims and two San Diegos, but only one Atlanta.

2016 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 9…………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 16………………….San Diego, CA
Jan. 23………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 30………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 6……………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 13………………….San Diego, CA
Feb. 20………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 27………………….Atlanta, GA
March 5………………….Daytona, FL
March 12………………..Toronto, CAN
March 19………………..Detroit, MI
April 2………………..….Santa Clara, CA
April 9………………..….Indianapolis, IN
April 16………………….St. Louis, MO
April 23………………….Foxboro, MA
April 30………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 7…………………….Las Vegas, NV

2016 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

MX2start_MXGP_13_CZ_2015One thing we can promise for the 2016 GP season is that this race schedule will be changed a couple times. How do we know? Italy is only on there one time. The 2016 series starts in Qatar, goes to South Africa and then to Argentina. What? No moon?

2016 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 27……………………..Losail, Qatar
Mar. 20…………………….Johannesburg, South Africa
April 10…………………….Neuquen, Argentina
April 24…………………….TBA, Italy
May 1……………………….Valkenswaard, Holland
May 15…………………….Teutschenthal, Germany
May 22……………………..Matterly Basin, Great Britain
June 5………………………St Jean d’Angely, France
June 12…………………….Lommel, Belgium
June 26…………………….Kegums, Latvia
July 3……………………….Uddevalla, Sweden
July 10……………………..TBA
July 24………………………Loket, Czech Republic
Aug. 7……………………….Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Aug. 14……………………..Assen, Holland
Aug. 28……………………..TBA
Sept. 4……………………….Leon, Mexico
Sept.11………………………Glen Helen, USA
Sept. 25……………………..Motocross des Nations…Maggiora, Italy

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