MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE WEST GOES AS FAR EAST AS POSSIBLE FOR DAYTONA NEXT SATURDAY

• WHO’S WHO IN THE SUPERCROSS ZOO? THE CURRENT TOP TEN HEADING TO DAYTONA MOTOR SPEEDWAY NEXT SATURDAY

Can Cooper Webb close in on Ken Roczen?  He is 6 points back as the series approaches the halfway point.

2021 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 8 of 17 races)
1. Ken Roczen (Hon)… 180
2. Cooper Webb (KTM)… 174
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)… 149
4. Justin Barcia (Gas)… 136
5. Marvin Musquin (KTM)… 133
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam)… 125
7. Zach Osborne (Hus)… 123
8. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)… 120
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)… 113
10. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)… 109

Alex Martin 2021 Orlando Supercross 2-4806Alex Martin crashed at the 250 West opener in Orlando and suffered a concussion. Meanwhile, two corners earlier his brother Jeremy got landed on. The race was red flagged, but neither Martin restarted the race.

2021 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 1 of 9 races)
1. Justin Cooper (Yam)…26
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…23
3. Garrett Marchbanks, (Yam)…21
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…19
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…18
6. Seth Hammaker (Kaw)…17
7. Kyle Peters (Hon)…16
8. Chris Blose (Gas)…15
9. Robbie Wageman (YamM)…14
10. Jace Owen (Yam)…13

Grant Harlan is 10th in 250 East points.

2021 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 of 9 races)
1. Colt Nichols (Yam)…166
2. Christian Craig (Yam)…158
3. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…138
4. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…128
5. Josh Osby (Hon)…103
6. Michael Mosiman (Gas)…97
7. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…91
8. Josh Varize (KTM)…81
9. Thomas Do (KTM)…74
10. Grant Harlan (Hon)…71

2021 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Justin Barcia won the opener in Houston and he has a pretty good chance to winning again.

Venue                                                                       450                                    250
Jan. 16 (Sat)…Houston, TX……………Justin Barcia…………….Christian Craig
Jan. 19 (Tues)….Houston, TX…………Eli Tomac………………….Jett Lawrence
Jan. 23 (Sat)…Houston, TX……………Cooper Webb…………..Colt Nichols
Jan. 30 (Sat)…Indianapolis, IN………Ken Roczen………………Colt Nichols
Feb. 2 (Tues)….Indianapolis, IN…….Ken Roczen………………Colt Nichols
Feb. 6 (Sat)…Indianapolis, IN………..Ken Roczen………………Christian Craig
Feb. 13 (Sat)…Orlando, FL…………….Cooper Webb………….Jett Lawrence
Feb. 20 (Sat)…Orlando, FL…………….Cooper Webb………….Justin Cooper
Mar. 6 (Sat)…Daytona Beach, FL…
Mar. 13 (Sat)…Arlington, TX
Mar. 16 (Tues)… Arlington, TX
Mar. 20 (Sat)…Arlington, TX
Apr. 10 (Sat)…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 13 (Tues)…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 17 (Sat)…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 24 (Sat)…Salt Lake City, UT
May 1 (Sat)…Salt Lake City, UT
450 points leader…Ken Roczen
250 East points leader…Colt Nichols
250 West points leader…Justin Cooper

ARMA SPORT NOW AVAILABLE DEALER DIRECT

Press Release: ARMA Sport, the premium nutrition supplements company, is expanding!  ARMA Sport has assembled a strong group of industry professionals and is now accepting retail dealer applications. Dealers interested in selling the ARMA Sport brand can contact the new Director of Sales, Darryl Atkins, ARMA Sport, for a dealer application and information on how to become an authorized ARMA Sport dealer at [email protected]

“We are very excited to be bringing the ARMA Sport brand to USA retailers across the country. We are equally excited to welcome Darryl Atkins to our sales team and the Arma Sport family. We hope you will check out our brand” – Jeremy McGrath, Co-Founder, ARMA Sport.

“I’m very excited to be involved in such a great product that is now being offered to the US dealer network. We have tested the products sell-through in stores and had tremendous results. Our elite team of athletes and owners have helped the brand develop a product that works like nothing else on the market.” – Darryl Atkins, Director of Sales.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MARCH 2021 ISSUE OF MXA YET? IT’S FULL OF BIKE TESTS & MORE BIKE TESTS

What’s in the newest issue of MXA? How about complete and thorough tests of the 2021 KTM Gas Gas MC450F, 2021 KTM 450XCF Cross-Country, 2021 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke, 2021 KTM 150SX two-stroke, 2021 Husqvaran FC350, 2021 Cylinder Works YZ270 big-bore and a retro test of Kevin Windham’s 1997 Factory YZ125. And those are just the bike test! We also have a revealing interview with Steve Stackable, a feature on how MXA won the 24-Hours of Glen Helen endurance race (with the help of Mitch Payton) and a flashback about the original Factory Edition—the 1963 Triumph Tiger Cub Scrambler and lots, lots more.

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2021 THOR SPRING COLLECTION

Here is a quick look at what’s new with he Thor Spring collection. To see all that is new at ThorMX, visit your local authorized dealer or www. thormx.com

REFLEX CAST HELMET

The Thor Reflex helmet is the culmination of rider input and technical innovation resulting in a helmet that is as much a work of art as it is purpose built to support a racer’s needs when things go wrong out on the track. The new Cast graphic offers a neutral black and white color scheme, with a bold camo / bolt graphic combo that really stands out. Bolstered by leading-edge Koroyd technology and MIPS “brain protection system”, the Reflex helmet truly is a complete package.

PRIME PRO CAST

Prime Pro racewear allows you to perform at your peak by offering uncompromising mobility, ventilation and comfort. Featuring Thor’s premium In-Motion fabric for optimal flex in a lightweight package, Prime Pro is the choice of Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, Tony Cairoli and Jorge Prado. The new Cast graphic combines modern color stories with progressive elements, designed to stand out in the most subtle way possible.


PULSE HZRD

The all-new Pulse racewear defies convention with the perfect hybrid of durability, ventilation and flexibility. It is available in Acid green or vibrant red with a bold distressed print, the HZRD graphic leaves toxicity behind and brings out the support you expect from premium technical apparel. Look for the all-new Pulse racewear throughout the formidable Star Racing Yamaha squad.


PULSE 03 LE THROWBACK GEAR

Worn by the likes of Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed, Grant Langston, Tim Ferry, Yamaha of Troy, and Pro Circuit Kawasaki, the Pulse 03 LE throws back to an era where the Thor full mask logo reigned supreme, the graphics were clean and the palette was an indicator of modern colors that would lead Thor to the forefront of racewear style for many years to come. Throwback in style in the Pulse 03 LE on our Pulse chassis featuring a modern fit and premium materials.

• HALL OF FAMER STEVE WISE’S MOTO FELLOWSHIP VIDEO

MXA MOTO CHALLENGE QUIZ: WE WERE ALL YOUNG ONCE

Can you name these two old motocross stars? Of couse the rider on the left is easy to recognize, not only because he was a superstar, but because he has his name on his T-shirt. However, the man on the right might be a little harder. Here are some clues: He was the first Kawasaki factory 125 rider, after retiring from racing he became a superstar in the aftermarket business. Can you name them. The answer is at the bottom of this page.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT’S 2021 HONDA CRF450 EXHAUST SYSTEMS

Pro Circuit is excited to announce the T-6 and Ti-6 line of exhaust systems are available for the brand new 2021 CRF450R model. Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA, the new line of exhaust systems for the CRF450R continues with improved performance Honda riders have come to know. Whether you plan to ride off-road or race on a motocross track, Pro Circuit has the performance exhaust you’re looking for to tackle the trails or power through some deep ruts towards the checkers. Pro Circuit. We Race. www.procircuit.com

TI-6 PRO TITANIUM — $1169.00

The Ti-6 Pro Titanium Exhaust System is designed for the AMA Pro racer competing in AMA/Monster Energy Supercross or the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. Engineered to meet strict AMA/FIM sound regulations, the Ti-6 Pro system provides superior performance while complying with the series’ sound regulations. The Ti-6 Pro exhaust system is constructed from high-grade titanium throughout with a carbon fiber end-cap for a factory look. Top pro level teams look to Pro Circuit for products that win.

TI-6 TITANIUM — $1169.00

The Ti-6 Titanium Exhaust System is designed for both closed-course and off-road racers. It’s the ideal system for AMA Amateur events or any rider or racer looking for winning performance, legendary durability and a professional look. The Pro Circuit Ti-6 System is equipped with a removable USFS approved spark arrestor, making it easy to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing.

T-6 STAINLESS STEEL — $1169.00

The T-6 Stainless Steel Exhaust System is designed for both closed-course and off-road competition. Constructed from high strength stainless steel and aluminum, the T-6 offers the same improved performance as our Ti-6 System. The T-6 System is a great way for riders or racers looking for winning performance, legendary durability and a professional look but at a lower price. In addition, the T-6 System is equipped with a removable USFS approved spark arrestor making it easy to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing.

T-6 STAINLESS STEEL SLIP-ON MUFFLER

The T-6 Stainless Steel Slip-On Silencer is for riders looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-install, durable performance silencer that can bolt right onto their stock head pipe. The T-6 Slip-On is constructed of stainless steel and high quality aluminum for increased durability. The T-6 Slip-On is a great option for any rider looking for an increase in performance on a small budget. A removable USFS approved spark arrestor is included to make it easier to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing. 

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES 2021 SEASON OPENER ON SUNDAY, FEB 28

The 2020 Awards presentation will be held in the Glen Helen Museum on Saturday afternoon, while the first TT Scrambles of the 2021 series will be held on Sunday, February 28. For more info go to www.ossrg.org

• MXA’S 2021 HUSQVARNA FC350 FIRST RIDE VIDEO

• 3-BROS SIX-HOURS OF GLEN HELEN COMING ON MARCH 14

If you’d like to eventually race the 24-hours of Glen Helen, this is the place to start. It’s only a measley six hours long. Its held in the daylight, so no lights are required and you’ll be home in time for dinner. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com or call Lori at (909) 384-9342 to find out how to form a three-man team.

MXA SHOOTOUT VIDEO: 2021 HONDA CRF450 VERSUS HUSQVARNA FC450

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NIHILO CONCEPTS RED/FLO GLOVES

Nihilo Concepts and Illusive Gloves team up to bring you the all-new Nihilo Concepts Red/Flo Glove! Features a slim fit-flex glove with adjustable velcro closure cuff, traction grip palm & finger points, stretch molded cuff, quick-dry two-way stretch material & Clarino fabric palm. A must-have for any serious rider looking for a functional and stylish glove that covers all necessary racing dynamics.

The silicone printed palm and fingertips increases lever control. The gloves are 48% synthetic leather, 35% Polyester, 10% Nylon, 5% Neoprene and 2% Rubber. The retail; price is $34.00 at www.nihiloconcepts.com

MXA SHOOTOUT VIDEO: 2021 KAWASAKI KX450 VERSUS YAMAHA YZ450F

KEEPING TRACK OF THE 2021 RACE SCHEDULES

This is the proposed March 6 Daytona Supercross track layout.

REVISED 2021 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (UPDATED)
Jan. 16 (Saturday)…Houston, TX
Jan. 19 (Tuesday)….Houston, TX
Jan. 23 (Saturday)…Houston, TX
Jan. 30 (Saturday)…Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 2 (Tuesday)….Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 6 (Saturday)…Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 13 (Saturday)…Orlando, FL
Feb. 20 (Saturday)…Orlando, FL
Mar. 6 (Saturday)…Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 13 (Saturday)…Arlington, TX
Mar. 16 (Tuesday)… Arlington, TX
Mar. 20 (Saturday)…Arlington, TX
Apr.10 (Saturday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr.13 (Tuesday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr.17 (Saturday)…Atlanta, GA
Apr. 24 (Saturday)…Salt Lake City, UT
May 1 (Saturday)…Salt Lake City, UT

2021 AMA KICKER ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 8…….Starkville, MS
Jan. 9…….Starkville, MS
Jan. 15…….Lubbock, TX
Jan. 16…….Lubbock, TV
Jan. 22…….Guthrie, OK
Jan. 23…….Guthrie, OK
Jan. 29…….Denver, CO
Jan. 30…….Denver, CO
Feb. 5…….Reno, NV
Feb. 6…….Reno, NV
Mar. 5…….Amarillo, TX
Mar. 6…….Amarillo, TX

2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
May 29…Pala, CA
Jun 5…Thunder Valley, CO
June 19…Mt. Morris, PA
June 26…Southwick, MA
July 3…Red Bud, MI
July 17….Millville, MN
July 24….Washougal, WA
Aug. 14…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 21…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 28…Crawfordsville, IN
Sept. 4…Pala, CA
Sept.11…Hangtown, CA

2021 PROVISIONAL GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE (REVISED)
May 23…Oss, Holland,
Jun. 13…Orlyonok, Russia
Jun. 20…Kegums, Latvia
Jul. 4…Borobudur, Java
Jul. 11…Semarang, Indonesia
Jul. 25…Locket, Czech Republic
Aug. 1…Lommel, Belgium
Aug 8…Uddevall, Sweden
Aug. 22…KimiRing, Finland
Aug. 29…Igora, Russia
Sep. 12…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sep. 19…TBA
Oct. 3…Teutschenthal, Germany
Oct. 10…St. Jean d’Angely, France
Oct. 17…Intu Xanadu, Spain
Oct. 24…Agueda, Portugal
Oct. 31…TBA, Italy
Nov. 7…TBA, China
Nov. 21…TBA, Argentina

2021 SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 27/28…Tain
Apr. 24/25…Duns
May 15/16..Lochgilphead
Jun. 26/27..Reserve date
Jul. 10… Doune (Youth)
Jul. 17…Doune (Adult )
Aug. 14/15…Rhynie
Sept. 4/5…Desertmartin, Northern Ireland

2021 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 11…Wonthaggi, VIC
May 2 …Canberra, ACT
May 30…Gillman, SA
Jun. 27…Maitland, NSW
Jul. 25…Wodonga, VIC
Aug. 9…TBA, QLD
Aug. 14….Coolum, QLD
Aug. 14….Coolum, QLD

2021 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 18…Dreetz
May 16…Moggers
Jun. 6…Reutlingen
Jul. 3…Bielstein
Jul. 18…Tensfeld
Sep. 5…Princely Drehna
Sep. 9…Gaildorf

2021 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sep. 26…Imola is out—new site TBA

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

2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS ON MAY 23

2021 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS ON MAY 29

2021 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP IS UP TO ROUND NINE ALREADY

2021 AMA SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: PLAN YOUR FUTURE HERE

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Photos:  Dan Alamangos, Debbi Tamietti, Jody Weisel, Daryl Ecklund, Brian Converse,MXA

QUIZ ANSWER: Bob Hannah (left) needs no clues, he was the dominant American motocross racer of the 1970s and into the ’80s. He won three AMA Supercross Championship, the AMA 125 National Championship (1976),  250 National Championship (1978-1979), 1978 Trans-AMA Championship, and 1987 Motocross des Nations (with Ricky Johnson and Jeff Ward) and , of course, is in the AMA Hall of Fame. The rider on the right is Eddie Cole. He was signed by Kawasaki in 1974 to race their rotary valve 125 in the AMA Nationals. It was unreliable, but Eddie raced Penton, Bultacos and Can-Ams after that. He raced his last National in 1978 and went into the aftermarket business. In business, Eddie was as big a Superstar as Hannah was in Supercross. Never heard of him? Well, he was responsible for Answer, SixSixOne, Alumalite handlebars, Pro Taper, Tag Metals, and revivals of Sunline, Filtron and Manitou mountain bikes. Today, he is involved in Matrix Components and Atlas neck braces.

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