MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: ROOM TO SWING A CAT

BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK: WARREN REID, MITCH PAYTON, AL OLSON & BOB HANNAH

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Sept. 20…Eddie Mulder 1943
Sept. 20…Dillan Epstein 1994

SEAN CANTRELL GLEN HELEN NATIONAL SO-8278Sept. 21…Sean Cantrell 1999
Sept. 22…Josh Woods 1982
Sept. 22…Warren Reid
Sept. 22…Damon Graulus 1994
Sept. 23…Kyle Lewis 1970


Sept. 23…Alan Olson 1944

Sept. 23…Tim Olson 1974

ChasE Sexton
Sept. 23…Chase Sexton 1999

Sept. 23…Antonio Cairoli 1985

Sept. 24…Mitch Payton
Sept. 24…Frank Hoppen

Zach OsborneSept. 25…Zach Osborne 1989
Sept. 25…Mert Lawwill 1940

MENHANNAH2Sept. 26…Bob Hannah 1956
Sept. 26…Jesse Masterpool
Sept. 27…Jeremy Stenberg 1981


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

David-THorpeSept. 29…Dave Thorpe 1962
Sept. 29…Ricky Dietrich 1987

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: CELEBRATING MITCH’S BIRTHDAY WITH HIS 1992 CR125 ENGINE

This is the 1992 Team Peak/Pro Circuit CR125 engine that was used to illustrate Hondaline HP2 oil ad, but we bet that the Pro Circuit team ran Maxima in their race engines.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 250SXF

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES SCHEDULE

The 2019 season kicks off in Anaheim and return two weeks later for A2.

The 2019 Supercross series schedule will go to Nashville’ for the first time in the sport’s 45-year history and from Nashville, it will go to Denver’s Broncos Stadium for the first time since 1996. Returning cities include Detroit and East Rutherford, N.J., which were both last on the schedule in 2017. There will be three Triple Crown events and two East-West Showdowns—although the cities have not be announced. The only city to get two races is Anaheim on January 5 and January 19.

There will be eight Sunday National Amateur Supercross races, called Supercross Futures, with round two in Arizona kicking off the amateur festivities. Amateurs will earn Road to Supercross points toward their professional AMA Supercross license. The Amateur ChampionshIp finale will be held at the Monster Cup on October 19 in Las Vegas.

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES
Jan. 5…………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 12………………………….Glendale, AZ
Jan. 19………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 26………………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 2……………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 9…………………………..Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 16………………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 23………………………….Detroit, MI
Mar. 2……………………………Atlanta, GA
Mar. 9……………………………Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 16………………………….Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 23………………………….Seattle, WA
Mar. 30………………………….Houston, TX
Apr. 6……………………………Nashville, TN
Apr. 13………………………….Denver, CO
Apr. 27………………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 4……………………………Las Vegas, NV

FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KAWASAKI KX450

REM GLEN HELEN RETURNS ON SEPTEMBER 29

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FUNNELWEB AIR FILTER

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Motocross bikes have used all manner of air filters over the last 60 years. There have been paper filters, fuzzy filters, multi-density filters, domed filters, pleated gauze filters, dual-layer filters, throw-away filters and green weenie filters. Regardless of its shape or construction, the goal of every air filter is to let air in while keeping dirt out. Air filters are one area of motocross development where there is still unlimited potential for creative entrepreneurs, as the FunnelWeb filter shows.

FunnelWeb air filter is made in Australia and has a funny shape on purpose, as it increases the outer surface area to almost double that of a conventional air filter. The one-piece, pyramid design provides a larger surface area than most filters. Increased surface area allows less dirt to penetrate the foam. It is easy to get confused about the relationship between filter size and airflow. While the FunnelWeb has twice as much surface area on its outer diameter, thanks to the 203 pyramids on the KTM filter, it is not any larger where the air filter cage mates to the intake tract. No matter how large the outer surface area, the air still must go through the same size intake tract. But all is not lost. The greater surface area of the FunnelWeb means that the chance of airflow being impeded as the filter gets clogged with dirt is reduced. There are more places for the air to get in, and this translates into longer service intervals.

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In MXA’s tests, the FunnelWeb air filter did its job well. We tested it in extreme dust and sand at the back of the pack. There were no signs of dirt bypassing the oiled foam. The larger surface area was a plus on the maintenance side of things, but if there was a performance gain over the stock air filter, our test riders didn’t notice it.

DIGITS? $49.50—Your local dealer or www.funnelweb-filter.com

MXA RATING: Since all filters are made of foam, designers can only change density, layers and shape. FunnelWeb’s unique choices result in a filter that is durable and long-lasting.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ250F

SLEEPY HOLLOW TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT ON SEPT. 22-23

No four-strokes allowed. For more information go to www.sleepymx.com

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS: THE SLAUGHTER ENDS IN 10 DAYS

Jeffrey Herlings MXGP of Netherlands_ Assen_ Round 19The 450 title chase is over.

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………………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 15…….Portugal…………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
May 1………Russia……………….Clement Desalle……….Pauls Jonass
May 13…….Latvia………………..Jeffrey Herlings………..Thomas Kjer Olsen
May 20…….Germany……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 3………England……………Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
June 10…….France……………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
June 17…….Italy #2……………..Tony Cairoli……………..Jorge Prado
July 1……….Indonesia #1…….Jeffrey Herlings………..Calvin Vlaanderen
July 8……….Indonesia #2…….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
July 22……..Czech Rep……….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 5………Belgium……………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 19…….Switzerland……….Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Aug. 26…….Bulgaria……………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Sept. 2…….Turkey………………..Jeffrey Herlings…………Thomas Covington
Sept. 16……Holland #2…………Jeffrey Herlings………..Jorge Prado
Sept. 30……Italy #3
450 Champion…Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
250 points leader…Jorge Prado (KTM)

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS WITH ONE RACE LEFT

Jorge Prado MXGP of Netherlands_ Assen_ Round 19Jorge Prado (61) only has to show up in Italy and earn a few points to clinch his first World Championship.

CURRENT 2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 19 of 20 rounds)
1. Jorge Prado…823
2. Pauls Jonass…777
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen…633
4. Ben Watson…585
5. Thomas Covington…565
6. Calvin Vlaanderen….521
7. Jago Geerts…366
8. Michele Cervellin…365
9. Hunter Lawrence…331
10. Henry Jacobi…311

Romain FebvreRoman Febvre (461) was injured last week and had to miss the Assen GP. He better be in tip top shape for the next round in Italy on September 30 because Gautier Paulin closed to within 3 points of fifth place.

CURRENT 2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 19 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings…883
2. Tony Cairoli…782
3. Clement Desalle…645
4. Tim Gajser…619
5. Romain Febvre…544
6. Gautier Paulin…541
7. Glenn Coldenhoff…511
8. Jeremy Seewer…445
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek…404
10. Max Anstie…366

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 TM MX250-FI TWIN-PIPER

BOYESEN BUDDY BOOGIE SPEED FESTIVAL OCTOBER 5-7

Held on October 5-7, 2018, at the Pagoda Motorcycle Club in Birdsboro, PA. For more info go to www.pagodamc.org 

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If you had subscribed to Motocross Action, the October 2018 issue of MXA would be in your mailbox, computer or iPhone already. It has tests of the  2019 KTM 250SXF, 2019 Kawasaki KX450, 2019 Yamaha YZ450F, FMF’s 45th Anniversary Husqvarna FC450, Retro-Test of Scott Sheak’s 2001 Pano Honda CR125 and th cover bike—MX-Tech’s KTM125SX two-stroke. Plus, a Justin Barcia interview where he tells what it was like to come back from the brink. And everything that you ever wanted to know about everything moto.

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MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HUSQVARNA FC450

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS AT RED BUD ON OCT. 6-7

For more information go to www.redbudmxon.com

2019 RACE SCHEDULE: FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T WAIT


The 2019 Motocross des Nations will be held at the Assen road race circuit in Holland. It is a man-made sand track built on the front straight.

2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES
Jan. 5…………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 12………………………….Glendale, AZ
Jan. 19………………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 26………………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 2……………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 9…………………………..Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 16………………………….Arlington, TX
Feb. 23………………………….Detroit, MI
Mar. 2……………………………Atlanta, GA
Mar. 9……………………………Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 16………………………….Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 23………………………….Seattle, WA
Mar. 30………………………….Houston, TX
Apr. 6……………………………Nashville, TN
Apr. 13………………………….Denver, CO
Apr. 27………………………….East Rutherford, NJ
May 4……………………………Las Vegas, NV

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28……………………………TBA
Mar. 10……………………………Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 21……………………………Italy #1
Apr. 21……………………………Hong Kong
May 1……………………………..China
May 12……………………………Russia
May 26……………………………Latvia
June 2…………………………….Germany
June 16…………………………..France
June 23…………………………..Italy #2
July 7……………………………..Indonesia #1
July 14……………………………Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4…………………………….Belgium
Aug. 18…………………………..Switzerland
Sept. 1……………………………TurkeyBulgaria
Sept. 15………………………….Portugal
Sept. 22………………………….Italy #3

2019 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 29………………………….Assen, Holland 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ250F

DAVI MILLSAPS “DIVISION 18” MOTO CAMP: OCT. 29-NOV. 1

It will be held in Ft. Pierce, Florida, at the Xcel training compound.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 250SXF

AIM EXPO MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN LAS VEGAS ON OCT. 13-14

For more info go to www.aimexpousa.com

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: “SIX OUT OF THE PAST SEVEN”

CZ may have won six out of the past seven years in the 250 or 500 class, but the 1972 CZ125 was lucky to win a local race. It was the same chassis, seat, tank, wheels and suspesnion as on the CZ360, but with an anemic 125cc engine. CZ laimed 225 pounds during an era when 125s weight 195 pounds.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HONDA CRF450

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: 1980 DERBI RC125

This 1980 Derbi RC125, shot at Saddleback Park, may well have been the only one imported to the United States in 1980—or any other year.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HUSQVARNA FC250

2018 MARSEILLE SUPERCROSS ON OCT 12-13

For more information go to www.supercrossinternationalmarseille.com

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MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ450SXF

IDAHO “FREECROSS” ON OCTOBER 12-14 IN CASCADE

For more information go to www.imopromotions.com

TALK MOTO WITH ON MXA’S FACEBOOK GROUP CHAT

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MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION

POLICE & FIRE MOTOCROSS ON OCTOBER 15-16 AT GLEN HELEN

Civilians are welcome to come out and race the Monday-Tuesday event. Pre-enter at www.firepolicemx.com

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2018 JAPAN SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 3


Dylan Ferrandis, Malcolm Stewart, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Brayton, Christian Craig, Jimmy Decotis and Weston Peick have signed on so far. For more info go to www.japansupercross.com

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 350SXF

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2018 DUBYA WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOV. 3-4 AT GLEN HELEN

For more information go to www.worldvetmx.com

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 450SXF

THREE PALMS “MOTO GAMES” ON NOV. 24-25

For more information (although they seemed to have squeezed everything short of the “War and Peace” into their poster) go to www.3palmsasp.com

SAVE THE DATE! LISTS OF WHAT’S LEFT, WHAT’S DONE & WHAT’S TO COME

ELi Tomac KX450F 2018 Washougal motocross-4739Eli Tomac will be running this number next year.

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 MONTREAL SUPERCROSS
Sept. 15……………………..Montreal, Canada

2018 NITRO WORLD GAMES
Sept. 22-23………………….Salt Lake City, UT

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………..Red Bud, MI

2018 BOYESEN BUDDY BOOGIE
Oct. 5-7……………………..Birdsboro, PA

2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 13……………………Las Vegas, NV

2018 MARSEILLE SUPERCROSS
Oct. 12-13……………….Marseille, France

2018 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM
Oct. 20…………………….Pomona, CA

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. 24-26…………………….Glen Helen, CA

2018 ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec.1-2………………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 REM GLEN HELEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 17…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 24…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 10…………………….Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 24…………………….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 (Canceled)
July 21……………………Summer Series #1
July 28……………………Summer Series #2
Aug. 11……………………Summer Series #3
Aug. 25………..………….Summer Series #4
Sept. 1………………….…Summer Series #5
Sept. 29………………..…Summer Series #6
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 (Canceled)
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 ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 25………………………….Prescott, AZ
Sept. 15…………………………Costa Mesa, CA
Sept. 22…………………………Reno, NV
Oct. 20…………………………..Denver, CO
Oct. 27…………………………..Everett, WA
Nov. 3……………………………Boise, ID

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………………………..Foxhill, England

Photos: Debbi Tamietti, Brian Converse, James Brenner, Jody Weisel, KTM, Kawasaki, Travis  Fant, Ray Archer, Daryl Ecklund, MXA, MXGP

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