MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: SUPERCROSS, ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, ARGENTINA; WHO’S NEXT?

2020 SUPERCROSS SEASON CANCELED OR POSTPONED—EXCEPT FOR LAS VEGAS & SALT LAKE

Feld Entertainment was been forced to cancel the rounds 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the 2020 AMA Supercross series due to concerns over the coronavirus. They claim that they are postponed, but simple math says that it will be difficult to make up the dates, even with double-header weekends.

2020 Arlington Supercross_Stadium-0266Empty stadiums are the order of the day in 2020.

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

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AFFECTING SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE

KTM, HUSKY & GAS GAS WILL SHUT DOWN FOR TWO WEEKS

KTM will shut down the assembly line on March 30.

Husqvarna and Gas Gas motorcycles will suspended production starting on March 30 until April 10. The factory in Mattighoffen, Austria will be closed as will the the WP factory in Munderfling. The measure is being taken to mitigate transmission of the virus between factory workers, but another factor was that the supply of parts from Italy has been interrupted by the Italian coronavirus epidemic. Many of the parts used in production come from countries hit harder by the Covid 19 crisis, including Italy and China. However, the international supply of motorcycles at various importers around the world will not be immediately affected, as production for the upcoming season has already been ramped up.

PEPSI BUYS ROCKSTAR ENERGY FOR $3.85 BILLION

No, Pepsi didn't buy the Husqvarna race team for $3.85 billion, instead they bought the energy drink company that sponsors the Husky team.
No, Pepsi didn’t buy the Husqvarna race team for $3.85 billion, instead they bought the energy drink company that sponsors the Husky team.

Pepsi has purchased Rockstar Energy in a $3.85 billion deal. The deal will help Pepsi have a bigger presence in the energy drink market. In addition to already owning Mountain Dew’s Kickstart brand, GameFuel, SodaStream and AMP. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola owns a share of Monster Energy. The global energy drink market was valued at about $53 billion and Pepsi and Coke are trying to capture a bigger share of the beverage market because consumers are turning away from sugary drinks. Red Bull leads the energy drink sales category with 7.5 billion cans sold yearly.

BREAKING NEWS! GP’S OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL MOVED TO OCTOBER; FRANVE TO JULY & BOTH INDONESIAN ROUNDS TO NOVEMBER (WITH ARGENTINA

Jeffrey Herlings MXGP of Switzerland_ Frauenfeld_ Round 16
Hopefully no one is coughing in that crowd.

The Spanish and Portuguese GPs have been cancelled from their original dates and rescheduled for later in the year. Much later! Spain was originally scheduled for April 19 and now will be held on October 11, while the Grand Prix of Portugal, originally slated for April 26, will now be held on October 18. Even worse, The two indonesian Fly-Away races have been moved to November1 and November8. They will be the second and third GPs schedule for November, as Argentina has been rescheduled to November 22. It is obvious that MXGP has no chance of keeping it’s regular 2020 race schedule and with more nations getting affected with the virus, it is possible that the 2020 Grand Prix season could become a Fall series as more and more events get canceled. Stay tuned.

At this moment, there are five GPs scheduled after the September 27, 2020 Motocross des Nations in France. It will most likely be moved, but a November race in France is iffy at best.

UPDATED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Great Britain
Mar. 8…Holland
Mar. 22…Argentina (Moved to Nov. 22)
Apr. 5…Italy (Moved to July 19)
Apr. 19…Spain (Moved to October 11)
Apr. 26…Portugal (Moved to October 18)
May 10…France (Moved to June 28)
May 17…Italy
May 24…Germany
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…France (Replacing Jakarta, Indonesia)
July 5…Palembang, Indonesia (Moved to November 8)
July 19…Trentino, Italy
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11…Spain (Rescheduled from April 19)
Oct. 18…Portgual (Rescheduled from April 26)
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia (Rescheduled from June 28)
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia (Rescheduled from July 5)
Nov. 22…Argentina (Rescheduled from March)

BROKEN FINGER FOR JUSTIN BRAYTON IN VINCE FRIESE COLLISION: SEE THE VIDEO & X-RAY

 

Justin Brayton's broken finger.
Justin Brayton’s broken finger.

YAMAHA, KAWASAKI & HONDA CANCEL ALL SUPERCROSS AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

TEAM HONDA’S ANNOUNCEMENT
“American Honda regrets to announce that due to the growing threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), Honda-supported Supercross teams (Team Honda HRC, Geico Honda, MotoConcepts Honda and Penrite Honda) will not participate in dealer appearances or AMA Supercross autograph signings, effective immediately and until further notice.

“Everyone at Honda recognizes the value of our customers and dealers, and appreciates their enthusiastic support; these functions are great opportunities for our riders and teams to interact with fans, and we regret having to make this difficult decision. That said, taking prudent measures to protect the health of all involved stakeholders is paramount. In the future, we’ll explore opportunities for alternative measures that we can take to repay our fans and customers for their support. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.”

TEAM KAWASAKI’S ANNOUNCEMENT
“Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease), Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. regrets to inform our fans that we will be cancelling all upcoming dealer open houses for the foreseeable future. This difficult decision is with intent to protect the wellbeing of our customers, fans, and dealers along with our riders and crew members.”

THOMAS COVINGTON WASN’T FEELING THE VALKENSWAARD GP—SO HE SAT IT OUT

Thomas Covington made an strange decision. What's really going on?
Thomas Covington made an strange decision. What’s really going on?

Thomas Covington did not race the GP at Valkenswaard last Sunday. According to his Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha team Covington and the team felt that he needed to spend more time on the bike to get up to Grand Prix standards. A Gebbon Van Roy spokesman said, “The American didn’t have a good feeling with the track on Saturday and together with the team it was decided that it would be best to sit out on race day.” This is surprising because Thomas Covington was a Grand Prix winner when he raced in Europe two years ago. He moved to the American Rockstar Husqvarna team in 2019, but had a miserable AMA season and decided to go back to Europe in 2020.

ROAN VAN DE MOOSDIJK, MITCH EVANS & WILSON TODD INJURED AT VALKENSWAARD

Roan van de Moosdijk.
Roan van de Moosdijk.

Roan van de Moosdijk of the F&H Racing Team twisted his ankle midway through the first moto of the Dutch GP at Valkenswaard, but bravely continued on finish 12th. X-rays at the hospital revealed a broken ankle and he had a metal plate installed.

DRT Kawasaki’s Wilson Todd was injured at the first corner at Valkenswaard when he was caught up in a multiple pile-up. The Australian was run over by several riders and sustained broken and badly lacerated fingers.  With Argentina and Italy canceled, and France about to be canceled, they will all heal up before the next MXGP race.

Mitch Evans.
Mitch Evans.

Honda factory GP racer Mitch Evans was was involved in a multi-rider incident in the 450 class and dislocated his right shoulder. Honda is waiting for an MRI to assess the injury. The Australian said, “I’m really disappointed to be leaving here with my arm in a sling, without even managing to complete a lap. I got landed on by another rider on the downhill, which then sent me into a third rider and then I was thrown off the bike. I’ve never dislocated my shoulder before so it was quite painful but we got it put back in. I’m hoping it won’t be too serious though and I’ll be back riding soon, and I’m already looking forward to getting back out there.

2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE

Eli Tomac has been dominant, with 5 wins out of 10 races, but he still only has a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen.
Eli Tomac has been dominant, with 5 wins out of 10 races, but he still only has a 3-point lead over Ken Roczen. However, there is a slight chance that the 2020 Superccross season will not resume.

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………….Eli Tomac………………..Garrett Marchbanks
11. Indianapolis……Canceled
12. Detroit…………….Canceled
13. Seattle…………….Canceled
14. Denver…………….Canceled
15. Foxborough……Canceled
16. Las Vegas………..
17. Salt Lake City….
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac
250 West points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

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.
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’S PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POD K8 CARBON KNEE BRACES

MXA's Josh Mosiman suiting up for another test day with the POD K8 Carbon knee braces. 
MXA’s Josh Mosiman suiting up for another test day with the POD K8 Carbon knee braces. 

Not only are the POD K8 Carbon knee braces cool looking and lightweight, but they’re also certified as a medical device and that makes them even better. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body, with three large bones held together by ligaments that are vital for joint stability and function.

POD developed their own Synthetic Ligaments to reduce the strain on the ligaments in your knee in the event of a crash. Inspired by the human body, POD’s patented Human Motion technology uses the Synthetic Ligaments engineered from Vectran Fibres (which are five times stronger than steel) to provide progressive, multidirectional motion control. The new POD Hinge Housing provides smooth contact surface against your knee avoiding abrasion against your gear while delivering new levels of comfort, performance & reliability.

The new CE impact tested & certified Full Coverage guards protect against impacts, handlebar strikes, plus enhance comfort when kneeling. The adaptive top and bottom cuffs were designed to conform to various leg shapes, while adapting to muscle movement while you’re. They accommodate muscle motion, increase comfort and disperse load reducing the risk of skeletal fractures.

The new full coverage guards offer much more protection to the knee cap than previous POD knee braces had.
The new full coverage guards offer much more protection to the knee cap than previous POD knee braces had.

AMA SUPERCROSS STANDINGS HEADING TO WHERE EVER THE NEXT RACE WILL BE HELD

Only Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac are still racing on the same event. Every other rider has fallen more than 26 points behind Ken and Eli. It pays 26 points to win an AMA Supercross.
Only Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac are still racing on the same event. Every other rider has fallen more than 26 points behind Ken and Eli. It pays 26 points to win an AMA Supercross. Ken is 3 points behind Eli..and if they don’t race again this year, Eli will be the Champ.

AMA 450 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 10 of 17 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…226
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…223
3. Cooper Webb (KTM)…197
4. Justin Barcia (Yam)…195
5. Jason Anderson (Hus)…170
6. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)…152
7. Justin Hill (Hon)…141
8. Justin Brayton (Hon)…129
9. Dean Wilson (Hus)…129
10. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…128

Garrett Marchbanks won the 250 East class at Daytona.
Garrett Marchbanks won the 250 East class at Daytona.

AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 9 rounds)
1. Chase Sexton (Hon)…98
2. Shane McElrath (Yam)…88
3. R.J. Hampshire (Hus)…80
4. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)…79
5. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…65
6. Jo Shimoda (Hon)…60
7. Enzo Lopes (Hon)…51
7. Jordon Smith (Kaw)…48
8. Josh Hill (Yam)…43
10. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…42

Jacob Hayes (45) sits 5th in the 250 West behind Brandon Hartranft, Austin Forkner, Justin Cooper and Dylan Ferrandis.
Jacob Hayes (45) sits 5th in the 250 West behind Brandon Hartranft, Austin Forkner, Justin Cooper and Dylan Ferrandis.

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 APRIL 2020 ISSUE IS JAM-PACKED FULL OF BIKE TEST & TECH ARTICLES

If you haven’t seen the latest issue of MXA then you are missing a thrill ride of motocross facts, figures, information, racing, tech and the stuff that never makes it to your phone.

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.

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

There will even be a special 50cc and 65cc two-stroke race held on a newly designed Pe-Wee track for this weekend. You can pre-enter the 2020 World Two-Stroke Championship now. To pre-enter Click Here

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: VINTCO VINTAGE MOTOCROSS PARTS—FOR 1970 THROUGH 1980 BIKES

VintCo specializes on vintage motorcycle parts. Originally they focused on making connecting rods for Ossa and Bultaco motorcycles. Now they have expanded into manufacturing rods, crankshafts, camshafts, bearing kits, cylinders and pistons for all modern dirt bikes. With over two decades of engineering and practical design experience in extremely high-horsepower modern engines, we are leveraging that expertise in manufacturing components for the vintage market. VintCo makes a wide range of new parts to replace the hard-to-find components you need to keep your vintage bike performing. For more information go to www.vintco.com or call (515) 210-9977.

1972-73 HODAKA WOMBAT, 1973 COMBAT WOMBAT & 1974 SUPER RAT CONNECTING ROD KIT

VintCo has all new heavy-duty Connecting Rod kits for your early 70’s Hodaka 125cc machines. These Connecting Rod kits will save you money over a new crankshaft. Their Connecting Rod kit fits 1972-73 Hodaka Wombats, 1973 Combat Wombats and 1974 Super Combats. VintCo rods kits are manufactured with heavy-duty forged steel and made with modern materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure an as good or better than OEM fitment and performance. Kit includes a rod, crank pin, big end bearing, wrist pin bearing, and two thrust washers. This newly manufactured connecting rod kit from VintCo will help you keep the ride going! Retail price: $159.95

1974-1978 HONDA CR125 PISTON KIT

This 1974-1978 Honda CR125 Piston kit includes rings, pin and clips. The piston is forged, made in Germany, Mos2 coated for break-in and available in standard and over-sizes. The wrist pin bearing sold is sold separately. Retail price: $119.95

1981 MAICO 490 TOP END GASKET KIT

New quality gaskets are critical to any engine rebuild and VintCo has high-quality, top-end gasket kits to get your Maico back on the track. These gaskets are made with modern materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure an as good or better than OEM fitment and performance. This standard bore 86.5mm 1981 Maico 490 top-end gasket kit includes the head, base (three options) and exhaust gaskets to complete your build with ease. The OEM part numbers are provided to ensure an exact fitment as well. Retail price: $39.95

1981 SUZUKI RM125 MAIN BEARING KIT

Having new main bearings with new main seals is a must and VintCo has the solution. These engine main bearing kits are made with modern materials and manufacturing techniques. The high-quality main bearings are made in Japan. This kit includes the two main bearings and two oil seals to complete your build with ease. This main bearing kit will fit the 1981 Suzuki RM125s. Retail price: $24.95

1970-1978 OSSA STILETTO, PIONEER & PHANTOM TANK BADGES

These are exact reproductions of the original Ossa tank badges. They are made of the correct plastic and chrome backing. You cannot tell them apart from OEM. Two per package. Fits Stilletto, Pioneer, Mick Andrews Replica, SDR, Phantom & Explorer. Retail price: $34.95

1976-1980 YAMAHA YZ125 CLUTCH KIT

VintCo has all new clutch plate kits for your Vintage Yamaha. These Clutch kits will save you time and money as they come complete with steel and friction plates as well as the springs to complete the job. Our clutch cork friction plates are infused with aluminum particles designed to ensure smooth power delivery and fade-free performance. VintCo steel clutch plates won’t expand and do not fade like aluminum clutch plates. The clutch springs are heat treated for maximum life. This is an OEM-quality drop-in clutch plate kit that fits 1976 to 1980 Yamaha YZ125S. Retail price: $59.95

GLEN HELEN TO BE OPEN ON TUESDAYS FOR OPEN PRACTICE…BUT NOT EVERY TUESDAY

Glen Helen has added more practice days to their very busy schedule.
Glen Helen has added more practice days to their very busy schedule.

Starting March 17, 2020, Glen Helen Raceway will be opening Tuesday’s for open practice. Glen Helen Raceway has always been open on Thursdays for practice on the National, REM and Pee-Wee tracks—in addition to having those tracks open for practice on Saturdays and Sundays when there aren’t organized races scheduled on those days. However, starting on March 17, Glen Helen will be open on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to dusk. Their Grand Opening Tuesday will have a special $20 gate fee. Check their weekly schedules to see if they are open on the Tuesday you want to go there.For more info go www.glenhelen.com

MXA RIDES THE 72-HORSE KTX500e TWO-STROKE: ONE-THIRD KX500, ONE-THIRD KTM & ONE-THIRD HAND-MADE

CLASSIC MXA TEST RIDER PHOTOS: DARYL ECKLUND GOES UNDERGROUND

Isn't it cheating to touch the ground with your hand? The roost coming off of MXA Managing Editor Daryl Ecklund's year wheel shows hard he is attacking this berm.
Isn’t it cheating to touch the ground with your hand? The roost coming off of MXA Managing Editor Daryl Ecklund’s year wheel shows hard he is attacking this berm.

REM GOES ON MARCH 21, MARCH 28 & APRIL 4 AT GLEN HELEN

The March 14 race was rained out, but REM races again next Saturday, March 21. For more information about REM go to www.remsatmx.com

INAUGURAL “DAY IN THE DIRT DOWN SOUTH” AT DADE CITY THIS WEEKEND

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 THIS WEEKEND

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 CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 24-26 AT MARYSVILLE

Dating back to 1980 when MXA’s Jody Weisel, Ketchup Cox and Pete Maly talked Saddleback Saturday promoter Jim Beltnick into holding a CZ race, the CZ World Championship is now on its 40th anniversary in 2020. For more information go to www.czriders.com

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

The 10-Hour is on June 14 and the 24-Hour starts on October 17 (and ends on the 18th). For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: START PLANNING NOW

The 2020 World Vet Championship is not until November 6-8, 2020. But this three-day event is the longest running, biggest and most prestigious Vet race in the world. It includes Novice, Intermediate and Expert classes for all age groups, (in five-year increments), Pro races for Over-30, Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 class, the The Vet Cup of Nations (for three-man teams from each nation) and the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award (last year Roger DeCoster presented the award to Mitch Payton). For more info go to www.worldvetmx.com or 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) Canceled
Mar. 21…Detroit, MI (East) Canceled
Mar. 28…Seattle, WA (West) Canceled
Apr. 4…Denver, CO (East/West) Canceled
Apr. 18…Foxborough, MA (East) Canceled
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

UPDATED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Great Britain
Mar. 8…Holland
Mar. 22…Argentina (Rescheduled to Nov. 22)
Apr. 5…Italy (Rescheduled to July 19)
Apr. 19…Spain (Rescheduled to October 11)
Apr. 26…Portugal (Rescheduled to October 18)
May 10…France
May 17…Italy
May 24…Germany
June 7…Russia
June 14…Latvia
June 28…Jakarta, Indonesia
July 5…Palembang, Indonesia
July 19…Trentino, Italy (Rescheduled from April 5)
July 26…Czech Republic
Aug. 2…Belgium
Aug. 16…Sweden
Aug. 23…Finland
Sept. 6.…Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 20…Italy
Oct. 11…Spain (Rescheduled from April 19)
Oct. 18…Portugal (Rescheduled from April 26)
Nov. 22…Argentina (Rescheduled from March 22)

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 17… Bucha, Ukraine
June14…Oss, Netherlands
June 21…Kramolin, Czech Republic
July 5…Iffendic, France
July 12…Lange, Estonia
August 23…Gooik, Belgium
August 30…Roggenburg, Switzerland
September 6…Orehova Vas Slovenia
September…13…Jinin, Czech Rrepublic
September 20…Rudersberg, Germany

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

2020 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 10-11.…Glen Helen, 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 (Rescheduled TBA)
May 3… Molln
May 31… Moggers
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

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT’S 2020 KTM 300XC TPI & HUSKY TE300I PIPES & SILENCER

Pro Circuit has gotten rave reviews for its pipes and silencers for the 2020 KTM 300 XC TPI and 2020 Husqvarna TE 300i models. These pipes/silencers also fit on the Some of the KTM’s Six Days and Erzbergrodeo, along with the Husqvarna 2020 TC250/300 model.Pro Circuit’s line of pipes and silencers for the new KTM and Husqvarna models offer a noticeable performance and horsepower boost across the entire RPM range. Add a bit more performance and fun into your next riding experience.  There are two pipes to choose from and we run the R-304 Shorty Silencer:Pro Circuit Works KTM 300XC TPI pipe.

Works Pipes. The original Pro Circuit Works Pipe offers unparalleled performance for every two-stroke application. Increased horsepower and torque gains will quickly be noticed across the entire rpm range. The unplated, oiled metal finish requires some maintenance, but really gives your bike that “works look.” Retail price—$262.46.

Platinum Pipe. The Platinum Pipe offers the same performance gains as the Works Pipe, but is constructed from AKDQ high-quality carbon steel and includes a nickel plated finish to protect the pipe against nature’s elements. The Platinum Pipe also features pounded seams and reinforced mounting brackets and stingers for increased durability. Retail price—$262.46.Pro Circuit’s aluminum R-304 Shorty silencer.

R-304 Shorty Silencer. The R-304 Shorty Silencer was developed as a full-race two-stroke silencer. The compact design of the short aluminum canister offers optimum performance gains and is recommended for closed-course racing only. Hex head screws are used or quick re-packing. Retail price—$141.71. For more info on these products go to www.procircuit.com

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), $99.99 (Rear).

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

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ZETA RACING REVOLVER SHIFT LEVER

Zeta Racing offers some of the most interesting aftermarket products in the sport and their Revolver shift lever is no exception. The shift lever tip can be adjusted toof six different positions to better suit a rider’s boots or rrding style. The shift tips mounting hole works like an eccentric cam, allowing the rider to move the position of the tip by unbolting it and move the eccentric to raise, lower, extend or angle the shift tip fore or aft. Between six different position every ride should be able to find his sweet spot. The shift arm is made of A2014 forged aluminum. It is black anodized and laser prints for durability. The retail price is $37.95. For more info go to www.zeta-racing.com.

ZETA REVOLVER SHIFT LEVER VIDEO

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.

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

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: “THE INSIDE LINE: RACING THE 500CC WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP”

Rob Andrews is not just another pretty face who can race a motorcycle, he is a story teller that takes you inside and behind the scenes of what its like to race the FIM 500cc World Championships. The Namur Chapter is worth the price.

Never-before-published images from some of the sport’s most acclaimed photographers highlight the book. Author Rob Andrews says: “I feel very fortunate that the best years of my GP racing career coincided with an incredibly memorable period for the 500cc World Championship. To be able to share my own experiences of that great time in motocross grands prix is equally exciting.” On sale at www.theinsidelinebook.com now—worldwide shipping is available.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: DUBYA USA EDGE WHEELSETS

Orange Edge hubs, Bulldog spokes, nickel plated nipples and black Excel Notako rims.

Dubya USA, a provider of premium motorcycle wheel sets and components, is proud to announce the all-new Edge Wheel sets. These wheels are the perfect solution for riders who need quality and performance at an economical price point.

The Edge hubs are available in red, green blue or orange with black or silver rims at a very affordable price.

We’re excited to add these new Edge wheel sets to the Dubya USA lineup,” said Dubya co-founder Kristin White Anderson. “We strive to deliver the best products possible to our customers, but top-of-the-line wheels are not in everyone’s budget. The Edge wheels are durable and reliable, and are affordable for virtually any rider looking to replace their old wheels or simply give their bike a more upgraded look.”

Blue Edge hubs, Bulldog spokes, nickel plated nipples and black Excel Notako rims. 

Edge wheel set centers around the highly durable forged aluminum Edge hub, which are offered in factory colors of blue, red, green, and orange. The hubs are laced to your choice of black or silver Excel Notako rims using stainless steel Bulldog spokes and nickel plated steel nipples. Each wheel is pre-assembled in Dubya USA’s southern California facility by the same technicians who assemble all of Dubya’s top professional rider and team wheels.

Edge wheel sets are priced at $639.00. Visit www.DubyaUSA.com for more details or call 714-279-0200 to speak to a wheel specialist.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: COBRA CX50 / CX65 PRO LAUNCH START DEVICES

Looking for a Pro Launch Start Device to fit your Cobra minibike? Good news, Works Connection just released Pro Launch Star Devices for the CX50JR, CX50SR and the CX65 models. Each Pro Launch kit includes a CNC’d fork ring, start body/trigger assembly, custom aluminum drill guide template, aluminum countersink tool and detailed step-by-step instructions. The spring-less design delivers positive engagement and consistent release and is made of CNC-machined aircraft-grade aluminum. The assembly only weighs 50 grams and is laser etched, engineered, manufactured and assembled in the USA. The retail price is $119.95. Contact your retailer or visit www.worksconnection.com

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MOTO TASSINARI VFORCE4R

The unique VForce reed valve features double the reed tip surface over a conventional reed valve design. The added reed petals mean that reeds only travel half the distance as a conventional reed valve to get the same airflow. The shorter opening means that they open quicker, close more completely and last longer. Ever since their introduction VForce reeds have been popular with two-stroke riders looking for more midrange, increased airflow and perfect fit. Constantly changing to improve the design, Motocross Tassinari offers the VForce4 with its pre-curved reed petal, carbon fiber petal tips, wider cage, 10.5% increase in reed tip area and longer reed stops. The VForce4 has become the go-to reed cage for many two-stroke owners. But wait, there’s more. Enter the “VForce4R” with its rubber over-molding on the reed petal tips to increase petal life, straighter intake manifold, newly design cage and a winged air guide that increases air velocity. For more info go to www.mototassinari.com

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: O’NEAL LIMITED EDITION PRODIGY GEAR

O’Neal Racing has introduced special run of Limited Edition tribute gear top celebrate their 50 years of product technology. The new Limited Edition Prodigy gear, in a special reflex black/neon red color combination combination all of most advanced features that a motocross racer would want.

The Limited Edition Prodigy jersey features ‘’4-Cell” Performance Fabric with 4-way stretch. The 4way stretch vented panel on the entire back to allow maximum movement for an athletic fit. Plus the proprietary “Infinity” cuff and collar are lined with stretch material for maximum comfort. The graphics are sublimated into the fabric so they will never fade and the Prodigy jersey weighs on 7 ounces.

As for the Limited Edition Prodigy pants, the feature a pre-curved leg design conforms to the ideal riding position, lightweight rubber patches at the knee (with integrated air-intakes for cooling), genuine Drum Dyed leather inner knee protection, a 900-denier rear saddle custom quilted cross-stitch for comfort and grip and laser cut perforation, with silicone-lined edges, to you you cool and dry. And, of course the Limited Edition Prodigy pant features O’Neal awesome 360-degree adjustable belt for the perfect fit that no ratchet closure can match.
The retail price for the Limited Edition Prodigy gear is $74.99 for the jersey and $219.99 for the pants. For more information Click Here.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FACTORY EFFEX 2020 BEANIE COLLECTION WITH & WITHOUT POMS

POM BEANIES

Yamaha pom beanie·$24.95.Honda pom beanie·$24.95.Kawasaki pom beanie·$24.95.Suzuki pom beanie·$24.95.

REGULAR BEANIES

Yamaha – $24.99.Honda – $24.99.Suzuki – $24.99.Kawasaki – $24.99.

Looking for a way to keep your lid warm during the upcoming winter and spring racing season. Look no further than Factory Effex beanies. For more information go to www.factoryeffex.com.

 

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