MXA’S WEEKEND NEW ROUND-UP: MAY 22, 2014
MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK
John Basher and Daryl Ecklund headed out to the desert before the rooster crowed in order to shoot Chuck Sun’s Husqvarna TC250 at sunrise. A morning is always made better when it includes riding a motorcycle. Thanks to Dick’s Racing and Chuck Sun for the bike build, which will be featured in a future issue.
MATRIX CONCEPTS MEMORIAL DAY SALE
GET JAMES STEWART’S & COLE SEELY’S JOHN HANCOCK AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY
Join TLD’s Cole Seely and Seven MX’s James Stewart for an exclusive autograph signing at the Glen Helen Raceway barn!
The pair will be signing the official Glen Helen National posters, designed by Troy Lee, from 9:30-9:50am. There is a limited amount of tickets being handed out for the signing, so be sure to stop by the Yoshimura Suzuki rig Saturday morning at 9am to receive yours!
THE VERDICT IS IN: MXA‘S 2014 85CC SHOOTOUT
There were four players but only one winner
WORCS TRADES IN PALA FOR A PLACE THAT’S OPEN
Pala is out and Iron Mine, Utah, is in.
We have known of the track closure for about a month and wanted to see if the issues that caused the closure could be worked out before any decision would be made on what to do. As soon as we were notified a location replacement search began. WORCS never raced in July until the Pala track became available in 2012 since Pala Mx enjoys coastal air flow that keeps temperatures manageable. No other SoCal location would be manageable.
Many ideas and scenarios were bounced around but ultimately racing all the rounds on separate weekends is the most appropriate choice. Doing double points rounds or any other modified version just does not fit the WORCS model. We understand the distance in driving is an issue but not having a location where it would be 115 degrees to race was a major factor. Low 80 degree temperatures are what we expect at Iron Mine.
The course that was selected to replace Pala is Iron Mine MX in Cedar City, Ut. The track sits at 6,000 feet and has a great motocross track and an excellent GP off road course. The weather is very good in July as well. Lastly the family that owns the track are WORCS racers so they know what to expect and are very excited to host the round.
It was a difficult process but I want to thank a few companies that have stepped up to make the event happen. Triple S Polaris will be the event presenting sponsor and the following companies have also worked hard to make it happen. Kolob Air, Bullock Construction, Cedar City Corp., The City of Cedar City. There are some more behind the scenes that want to stay that way.
MXA AMATEUR PROFILE: MEET AUSTIN FORKNER
GLEN HELEN ENTRY LIST
Who’s lining up this weekend at The Glen? We’re rooting for #184.
HANG OUT WITH THE FLY RACING CREW FOR A FEW MINUTES
SEE KENNY ROCZEN’S FOX KIT FOR GLEN HELEN
NBC SPORTS & MAVTV TO SHOW OVER 63 HOURS OF TELEVISION MOTOCROSS NATIONAL COVERAGE
Don’t have NBC Sports or MavTV? Better hurry and call your cable provider (or watch online).
Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, and MX Sports Pro Racing, announced today the complete programming schedule for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to deliver every race of the season and more than 63 hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship programming. Coverage begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on MAVTV with the Red Bull Glen Helen National from San Bernardino, California. Coverage on NBCSN begins Sunday at 1 a.m. ET.
In addition to television coverage, all races that air on NBC and NBCSN will be live streamed through NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Race coverage airing on MAVTV will be live streamed on ProMotocross.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide another year of exceptional coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Eric Grilly, President, Alli Sports. “The enthusiasm and commitment that motocross fans demonstrate through their viewership excites us as we continue to present the series through our distribution channels.”
Offering motocross fans extensive access to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, NBCSN will air more than 20 hours of race coverage throughout the year and 15 hours of exclusive race recaps. NBC will present more than six hours of live coverage, including the Red Bull Tennessee National, Red Bull RedBud National and Red Bull Unadilla National. MAVTV will present all 12 rounds of live Moto 1 coverage to enthusiasts unable to attend the races in person, as well as an additional 24 hours of original programming.
Jason Weigandt, who enters his sixth year as the voice of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all telecasts on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV. Weigandt will be joined by analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Georgia Lindsay will serve as the pit reporter for all telecasts.