MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: YOUR SUPERCROSS DANCE CARD ISN’T FULL YET, BUT IT WILL BE SOON

2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

2020 Phoenix Supercross_Eli Tomac-4181Eli Tomac (3) has four wins out of eight races, Roczen has three and Barcia and Webb have one each.

Venue                                        450                                    250
1. Anaheim 1………….Justin Barcia………..Justin Cooper
2. St. Louis………………Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
3. Anaheim 2………….Eli Tomac………………Dylan Ferrandis
4. Glendale…………….Ken Roczen…………..Austin Forkner
5. Oakland……………..Eli Tomac……………….Dylan Ferrandis
6. San Diego…………..Cooper Webb……….Dylan Ferrandis
7. Tampa…………………Eli Tomac……………….Shane McElrath
8. Arlington……………Eli Tomac……………….Chase Sexton
9. Atlanta………………Ken Roczen…………….Chase Sexton
10. Daytona………….
11. Indianapolis……
12. Detroit…………….
13. Seattle…………….
14. Denver…………….
15. Foxborough……
16. Las Vegas………..
17. Salt Lake City….
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac/Ken Roczen (tie)
250 West Points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

AMA SUPERCROSS STANDINGS HEADING TO THE 2020 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS

Adam Cianciarulo.

AMA 450 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 9 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…200
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…200
3. Justin Barcia (Yam)…177
4. Cooper Webb (KTM)…176
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…151
6. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…137
7. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…128
8. Justin Hill (Hon)…127
9. Justin Brayton (Hon)…116
10. Dean Wilson (Hus)…113

Chase Sexton (above) and Shane McElrath are 5 points apart after 3 of 9 rounds in the 250 East.

AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 9 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton (Hon)…75
2. Shane McElrath (Yam)…70
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…61
4. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)…53
5. Jordon Smith (Kaw)…47
6. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…44
7. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…44
8. Josh Hill (Yam)…41
9. Enzo Lopes (Hon)…36
10. Joey Crown (Yam)…31

Luke Clout 2020 Anaheim 2 Supercross-8Luke Clout.

AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 10 rounds)
1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…135
2. Justin Cooper (Yam)…128
3. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…122
4. Brandon Hartranft (KTM)…110
5. Alex Martin (Suz)…98
6. Jacob Hayes (Hus)…89
7. Luke Clout (Hon)…83
8. Michael Mosiman (Hus)…82
9. Derek Drake (KTM)…78
10. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…72

THE HANDY-DANDY TRACK MAPS OF ROUNDS 10 & 11 — DAYTONA & INDIANAPOLIS

On March 7, 2020 the  2020 Daytona Supercross will become  the 10th stop on the 17-race 2020 AMA Supercross Championship. It will also be the 50th Annual Daytona Supercross.

The Indianapolis Supercross will be held in the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 14. It is one of the simplest track designs of the 2020 season lots of rhythm sections and only on short section of whoops.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: KTM POWERPARTS ACCESSORIES

KTM 60-PIECE 3/8″ TOOL BOX KIT
The most commonly used Torx, Allen, socket, screwdriver blades, adaptors, ratchet, extensions and breaker bar in a form-fitting case. It is design to make working on almost every KTM nut or bolt from 50cc to 505cc. Retail price—$145.99.

KTM 300CC FACTORY ENGINE KIT
All the parts needed to turn your 250SX into a 300SX (including cylinder, gaskets, piston, rings, cylinder head, black box, wrist pin, circlips and power valve). It is a bolt-on engine kit that boosts  power by 4.25 horsepower more than the stock 250SX engine. Retail price—$956.99.

FACTORY TRIPLE CLAMPS
This orange anodized triple clamp includes the steering stem with the bottom bearing already pressed on. It features adjustable offset (20mm or 22mm) and a special split clamp design to optimize perfect grip on the fork tubes. Identical to the 2020-1/2 KTM FC450 Factory Edition triple clamps. Retail price—$623.99.

FACTORY WHEELS
The  orange anodized CNC-machined hubs are laced to D.I.D DirtStars rims with orange anodized aluminum spoke nipples with 36 black anodized spokes. The rear wheel comes in either 18-inch or 19-inch diameters on 2.15-inch DID DirtStar rims. Retail price—$424.99 (front), $499.99 (Rear).

KTM Power Powerparts are available at your friendly local KTM dealer. to find a KTM dealer near you Click Here.

WANNA RACE IN SOCAL? NEED TO RENT A BIKE? FIND A PLACE TO STAY? NEED MOTOCROSS INSTRUCTION: JUST CALL STAPO

Dennis Stapleton doing what he does every day of the week — let him make your dreams come true.

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

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK: WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED XACT AIR FORK PRESSURE SETTING?

This sticker was tucked around behind the fork leg on the 2021-1/2 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition and Husky Rockstar Edition. It lists the recommended air pressure and clicker settings  for every  KTM and Husky model.

WHAT THE FUTURE KTM X-BOW GT2 SPORTS CAR WILL LOOK LIKE

KTM X-Bow GT2

There will be a new KTM X-Bow GT2 car based on the X-Bow later this year. Powered by a 2.5-liter Audi five-cylinder engine, the car will produce around 600 horsepower, similar to Audi’s GT2 model, but will still meet SRO’s targeted power-to-weight ratio thanks to its lightweight design of around 1000 kilograms. The KTM GT2 will become the third confirmed model for SRO’s new GT2 formula, joining the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and Audi R8 LMS GT2. The test version was raced in the 24 Hours of Barcelona six months ago.

The way they hope the GT2 competition sees them.

KTM will offer both the GT2 model and a GTX model that is designed as a track-day car. KTM is having 20 cars build by KTM Sportcar GmbH thatwill be available later this year, but the race version of the KTM X-Bow GT2 car still has to be homologated before it will be approved. The MXA wrecking crew tested the KTM X-Bow Comp-R last year at Sonoma Raceway, you can read about it by Clicking Here.

SURPRISE OF THE WEEK! DUNGEY LEAVES GEICO HONDA

Ryan Dungey 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2489Ryan Dungey’s time the Geico Honda shirt was short-lived.

Ryan Dungey made a suprise announcement this week when he announced that he was leaving the Geico Honda team only three months after he bought into the ownership group. You can read all about Dungey’s moves at the Geico squad by Clicking Here.

ITALIAN MOTOCROSS TRACKS CLOSED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN ITALY

What the Ottobiano track looked like before it was closed…hopefully temporarily.

Italy is now the European epicenter for the Wuhan, China, originated coronavirus. This past weekend in Italy the viruis spread rapidly. On Friday morning, there were only three confirmed cases in Italy, but, by Monday, more than 215 had been confirmed and a sixth person had died. Italian authorities put 12 towns on lockdown and closed some of the country’s most famous attractions to curb the virus’ spread. That list of closed businesses includes motocross tracks. many of the tracks in Northern Italy, including Ottobiano, Cremona, Bellinzago, Dorno Chieve and Crotta are closed. The first MXGP race isn’t until April 6th—so there is a wait and see approach to what might happens.

PIRELLI ANNOUNCES 2020 MOTOCROSS RIDER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Pirelli Scorpion MX32 Mid-Soft tires.

Pirelli remains dedicated to grassroots support of the sport, continuing with its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell.” Pirelli Scorpion MX tires are found on the JGR Suzuki Factory Racing TM-Z450s of Joey Savatgy and Alex Martin and World Champions Tim Gajser, Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli. The 2020 Pirelli rider support program will offer benefits that include technical advice, service at select races, preferred pricing on Scorpion MX tires and national marketing opportunities within the Pirelli brand. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible for the program.

“Pirelli is excited to expand on its motocross rider support program for the 2020 season,” said Pirelli off-road race manager Nick Walton,. “We will be increasing our trackside presence with a new transporter and service truck at motocross and Supercross events throughout the country. Pirelli takes pride in giving riders access to the very same products found on the bikes of our factory race teams, including the opportunity to work alongside our motocross and Supercross technical advisors at select events throughout North America.

Pirelli will continue its partnership with JGR in the Supercross Championship and AMA NAtionla Motocross Championship, supporting Joey Savatgy, Freddie Noren, Broc Tickle, Alex Martin and Jimmy Decotis. Pirelli has increased its presence in the paddock this season with a new race transporter that is designated for riders using Pirelli products, consisting of a dedicated team to provide product and technical assistance.

BONES BACON ON HOW SUPERCROSS SUSPENSION WORKS

YOUTHSTREAM CHANGES ITS NAME: THEY CAN HIDE, BUT WE’LL STILL FIND THEM

Starting with the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, prveious promoting group Youthstream will be replaced by Infront Moto Racing. Infront Moto Racingwill manage the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world-wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the FIM Motocross des Nations (plus theWomen’s Motocross World Championship, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the Motocross European Championship and the Motocross of European Nations).

However, this isn’t a new group, it will remain in the hands of Youthstreams former management—including President Giuseppe Luongo, CEO David Luongo, COO Daniele Rizzi, Director of Organization Nikos Gounaris and Chief Marketing & TV Didier Henriod. In essence, it is just a name change from Youthstream to Infront Moto Racing—but all the player remain the same.

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION

THE MARCH 2020 ISSUE IS HERE! IT IS JAM-PACKED FULL OF BIKE TEST & TECH ARTICLES

Not only do we ride Cooper Webb’s KTM 300SX two-stroke works bike, but we do a midsize shootout between the KTM 350SXF, TM 300FI-MX & Husky FC350. Wait, there’s more. We do a Yamaha YZ125 versus KTM 125 UnShootout and build a project Honda CRF450.

If you subscribe to MXA you can get the mag on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play or in a digital version. Even better you can subscribe to Motocross Action and get the awesome print edition delivered to your house by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government. You can call (800) 767-0345 or Click Here (or on the box at the bottom of this page) to subscribe.

MXA’S FIRST RIDE OF THE 2020-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2020 MOOSE AGROID GEAR


Unlike last year’s Moose M1 Agroid line, which was built on the M1 racewear chassis with Agroid graphics, the 2020 Agroid racewear line is brand-new from the ground up. Maximum comfort and mobility are achieved with the Agroid jersey and pant by using the latest stretch polyester materials and laser-cut vent holes. Moose Agroid gear is offered in four different color combinations and there is nothing stopping you from running the mint-highlighted jersey with the orange-accented pants or vice versa.

2020 Moose Agroid jersey: The Agroid jersey retails for $49.95 in aqua green, red, navy white and black grey.

2020 Moose Agroid pants: Available in sizes 28” to 42”. The pants retail for $139.95 in in aqua green, red, navy white and black grey. For more information go to www.mooseracing.com.

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTOS: LANCE MOOREWOOD ON THE 1987 HUSKY 510

MXA test rider Lance Moorewood flies the 1987 Husqvarna 510 four-stroke at the long-gone White Sands track outside of Corona, California. 

The Husky 510  was actually a 503cc, water-cooled engine that featured Husqvarna’s unique RAL (Reed Activated Lubrication) system. The engine was great, but the front forks were terrible and it had serious understeer in the corners. This bike was tested in the September 1986 issue.

AMA RULE OF THE WEEK: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD?

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rulesageEveryone knows that a rider must be 16 years old to race the AMA Nationals or Supercross series, but did you know that there is an upper limit of 50 years old on being allowed entry to an AMA Pro race? If a 50-year-old wants to race he must get a doctor to sign a certificate of fitness (with an electrocardiogram).

Ed Foedish (326) is currently the oldest AMA National racer at 55 years old.

Over the last couple years Arizona’s Ed Foedish has been the only 50-year-old to try to qualify for an AMA National. Foedish was fourth in the Over-50 Pro class at the World Vet in 2015, third in 2016, ninth in 2017, third in 2018 and 14th in 2019.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: BOLT 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

REM GOES FOUR-FOR-FOUR ON MARCH 7, 14, 21 & 28 AT GLEN HELEN

For more information about REM go to www.remsatmx.com

INAUGURAL “DAY IN THE DIRT DOWN SOUTH” AT DADE CITY ON MARCH 13-15

The Red Bull Day in the Dirt is coming to Dade City Motocross in Florida on March 13-15.Day in the Dirt has been held in SoCal for 22 years, but has expanded to Australian and now to the South. The Red Bull Day in the Dirt Down South promises to be a unique gathering of dirt bike-riding, fun-loving family and friends.The racing will happened all weekend with classes for all levels and ages – from Beginner to Pro, Minicycles to Vintage, Vets and Women, Two-Strokes, Off-Roaders—everyone. There will also be a wide array of team races like the Bosa Nova GP, Moto A Go-Go, the Old Switcheroo, the Still Smoking Two-Stroke race and finally the Coup de Grace Survival Race. Also, riders that compete in and finish five events become an Ironman and will receive a stylish trophy. For more information go to www.dayinthedirtdownsouth.com.

6TH ANNUAL MOTO MASTERS VET SERIES STARTS ON MARCH 14 AT JOHNSVILLE MX FARM

For more info go to www.johnsonvillemxfarm.com

2020 ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACES ON MARCH 22 AT CANYON RACEWAY

For more information go to www.canyonmx.com or www.amxracing.com

2020 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES TT AT GLEN HELEN ON MARCH 29

For more info go to www.ossrg.org

2020 WISECO/FASTHOUSE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING ON APRIL 10-11

Pre-Entries go online on February 1, 2020. To pre-enter Click Here

GLEN HELEN’S 10-HOUR ENDURANCE RACE ON JUNE 14

The 6-Hour is on March 8, 12-Hour on June 14 and the 24-Hour starts on October 17 (and ends on the 18th). For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

LOOKING AHEAD! THE 2020 RACE CALENDAR

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2020 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 4…Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 11…St. Louis, MO (West)
Jan. 18 …Anaheim, CA (West)
Jan. 25…Glendale, AZ (3-Moto) (West)
Feb. 1…Oakland, CA (West)
Feb. 8…San Diego, CA (West)
Feb. 15…Tampa, FL (East)
Feb. 22… Arlington, TX (3-Moto) (East)
Feb. 29… Atlanta, GA (East)
Mar. 7…Daytona Beach, FL (East)
Mar. 14…Indianapolis, IN (East)
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (East)
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (West)
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (East/West)
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (East)
Apr. 25…Las Vegas, NV (3-Moto) (West)
May 2…Salt Lake City, UT (East/West)

2020 AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 3-4…Loveland, CO
Jan. 11…Hobbs, NM
Jan. 24-25…Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 31-Feb. 1… Denver, CO
Feb. 7-8…Reno NV
Feb. 28-29…Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 7… Amarillo, TX

2020 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16…..Hangtown, CA
May 23…..Pala, CA
May 30….Thunder Valley, CO
Jun. 6……Jacksonville, FL
June 20…Mt. Morris, PA
June 27…Southwick, MA
July 4……Red Bud, MI
July 18….Millville, MN
July 25….Washougal, WA
Aug. 15…Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22…Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29…Crawfordsville, IN

2020 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4-5… Primm, NV
May 2…Honolulu, HA
May 30…Dacono, CO
June 12-13…Austin,TX
July 31-Aug. 2…Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Sept. 11-12…Sturgis, SD

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Great Britain
Mar. 8…Holland
Mar. 22…Argentina
Apr. 5…Italy #1
Apr. 19…Spain
Apr. 26…Portugal
May 10…France
May 17…Italy #2
May 24…Germany
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…Jakarta, Indonesia
July 5…Palembang, Indonesia
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…China
Sept. 20…Italy #3

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 19…Holland
May 10…Czech Republic
May 17…Ukraine
June 21…Belgium
June 28…France
July 12…Estonia
Aug. 23…Belgium
Aug. 30…Switzerland
Sept. 6.…Slovenia
Sept. 13…Czech Republic
Sept. 20…Germany

2020 FIM MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Sept. 27.…Ernee, France

2020 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 10-11.…Glen Helene, CA

2020 AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 22…Prescott Valley, AZ
Sept. ??…TBA
Oct. 3,…Amarillo, TX
Oct. 10…Denver, CO
Nov. 7…Boise, ID

2020 WORCS OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 26…Primm, NV
Feb. 23…Taft, CA
Mar. 22… Havasu, AZ
Apr. 19…Blythe, CA
May 3…Las Vegas, NV
May 31…Cahuilla Creek, CA
July 19…Prineville, OR
Sept. 20…Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 18…Mesquite, NV
Nov. 15…Primm, NV

2020 WORCS SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 14-15…Taft, CA
June 5-6…Cahuilla, CA
June 24-25…Prineville OR
Sept. 26…Glen Helen, CA

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31…Wild Rose, AB
June 7…Blackwater, BC
June 14…Dorva, AB
June 21…MotoVally, SK
July 12…Gopher Dunes, ON
July 19…San Del Lee, ON
July 26…Riverglade, NB
Aug. 2…Deschambault, QC
Aug. 16…Walton, ON

2020 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 22…Fatcat MotoParc
Apr. 19…Desertmartin, Ireland
Apr. 26…Hawkstone Park
July 5…Canada Heights
Aug. 9…Landrake
Sept. 6t…Cusses Gorse

2020 BRIDGESTONE BRITISH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 7-8…Culham
Apr. 4-5…Hawkstone
May 16-17…Wroxton
June 13-14…Pontrilas
Aug. 1-2…Iron Works Moto
Sept. 19-20…Cusses Gorse

2020 ACU BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 12…Lyng
May 3…Foxhill
May 31…Blaxhall
June 21…Deertmartin, Ireland
July 12…Culham
Aug. 30…Landrake

2020 IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 4…Desertmartin
May 10…TBA
June 6…Claudy
July 19…TBA
Aug. 15…Tandragee
Sept. 13…TBA

2020 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 4-5…Horsham, Victoria
May 3… Newry, Victoria
May 24…Queensland
June 28…Glympie, Queensland
July 25-26…Maitland, New South Wales
Aug. 22-23…Coolum, Queensland

2020 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3 …Western Australia
Oct. 17… South Australia
Oct. 31…Queensland
Nov. 7 …New South Wales
Nov. 14…TBA
Nov. 28…Victoria

2020 ADAC GERMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 13…Fürstlich Drehna
May 3…Mölln
May 31…Möggers, Austria
June 21…Aichwald
July 12…Holzgerlingen
July 19…Tensfeld
Aug. 30…Bielstein
Sept.13…Gaildorf

2020 REM COMMOTION BY THE OCEAN
July 3-5…Glen Helen, CA

2020 AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 3-8….Hurricane Mills, TN

2020 FIM JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 8-9…Megalopolis, Greece

REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31…Glen Helen, CA

2020 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 6-8…Glen Helen , CA

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