MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: NEW SMOKER INFO, SALT LAKE SHOWDOWN, CRF110 TRICKNESS & MUCH MORE

JIMMY DECOTIS IS STEPPING AWAY FROM RACING

Jimmy DecotisJimmy Decotis raced for the Geico Honda team before going to JGR Suzuki.

Jimmy Decotis has been battling Lyme Disease and has decided to stop racing to focus on his health. Decotis will be 29-years-old late this year and has been racing the AMA circuit since 2009. He made the top ten in the AMA 250 East/West Championship fives times (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019). Supercross was his strength, in the AMA 250 outdoor Nationals in never crcked the top 20 in season points. His best individual outdoor National was a 15th, but in 250 Supercross Jimmy had three podiums, 11 top fives and 31 top tens.

Jimmy Decotis 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -218Jimmy Decotis at Anaheim 1 earlier this year.

Jimmy said, “I wanted to update everyone and let you know that I will not be racing the final leg of Supercross starting this weekend. The last thre years I have tried to compete at the highest level in the world while battling my Lyme Disease. I have tried everything in my power to remain healthy while pushing my body to the limits but unfortunately it has caused my health to decline to a point where racing dirt bikes just isn’t in the cards for me at this time. I love this sport with all my heart and I hope one day I can find some more answers so I can go back to doing what I love with my team, sponsors and fans. I’m stepping away from racing for the time being to focus solely on my health and to hopefully get back to the person and racer I was once. The JGRMX team and I have had some incredible results under these circumstances and have built relationships that will last a life time. Thank you guys for always supporting me and going above and beyond.”

THEY’RE BACK, AT LAST! EVERY 2020 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNER AT A GLANCE

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Eli Tomac (3) has a 3 point lead over Ken Roczen heading to the final seven rounds in Salt Lake City. These two-a-week races will be a very tense time for the two contenders.
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. Salt Lake City #1…
12. Salt Lake City #2..
13. Salt Lake City #3..
14. Salt Lake City #4..
15. Salt Lake City #5..
16. Salt Lake City #6..
17. Salt Lake City #7..
450 Points leader…Eli Tomac
250 West points leader…Dylan Ferrandis
250 East points leader…Chase Sexton

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NIHILO BILLET ENGINE WORK ENGINE STAND

Nihilo Concepts Engine Work Stand.

Nihilo Concepts has totally redesigned their very popular Engine Work Stand and constructed it out of CNC-machined billet aluminum with all stainless steel hardware. The stand accepts almost every dirt bike engine from 50cc to 650cc. The movement is smooth, precise and strong enough to last a lifetime.

Side view of the black anodized billet aluminum engine stand.

The new black anodized stand is able to tilt 360 degrees, and lock at any angle, to allow easy assembly of transmissions and other tricky parts when rebuilding your engine. Once you have worked with this stand you will never go back to the old way. The retail price is $425.99 at www.nihiloconcepts.com

THE DAVE MILLER PROJECT: OLD SCHOOL COVID-19 MASKS IN MEMORY OF DAVE

Jimmy Mac, who is famous as Jody’s foil in many Jody’s Box columns, also worked at Suzuki, Bell Helmets, JT Racing, Troy Lee Designs, MOTOcross magazine, MXA and Mountain Bike Action for years, while Curt Evans was MXA’s cartoonist in the 1970s. These two Industry insiders wanted to do something special in memory of their friend Dave Miller, so they had a special run of limited-edition face masks printed up to look like the famous 1970s Scott face mask that racers wore after Jofas, but before full-coverage helmets. They printed just enough to give to as many of Dave’s and their friends as they thought would appreciative them. But, once the masks got out, it started a ground swell of demand for them—and while Jimmy and Curt never planned to print more Scott masks than a handful, so many people asked for them, they decided to order more and sell them to raise money to help Dave Miller’s family through this terrible time.

Three-time AMA 250 National Champion Tony DiStefano modeling the Dave Miller face mask.

Jimmy Mac said, “Curt and I just made enough masks from our own use. But once people started asking for them we consider selling them for $20 each as a way to raise money, originally for Dave Miller’ medical expenses and, after his sudden death, for his family. Every cent above our cost would go to Dave’s family. In fact, even if you don’t want a mask, why not donate whatever you can to Dave anyway?”

Since they aren’t running a business, Jimmy and Curt plan to take orders for the $20 masks via email, but not accept any money until the supply of face masks is in their possession, then they will send an email to everyone who requested a mask—before asking for their donations. That way, they will not be holding anyone’s money, until they can deliver the masks.

Ketchup Cox.

If you would like to order a face mask in memory of Dave Miller, send an email to [email protected] telling them what you want.

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SUPERCROSS IS ON TV STARTING THIS SUNDAY, FOLLOWED BY WEDNESDAY, SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY…

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will resume racing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 31 and will run through June 21. The final seven, made-for-tv races will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance. The TV times are for the East Coast, which means that all seven Salt Lake rounds will be held in sunshine.  Check you local listing because Supercross is often bumped for women’s lacrosse, bowling or the dog show, but if that happens this year it will be for events filmed in 2018.

NBC AND NBCSN SUPERCROSS TELEVISION SCHEDULE

1. Sunday, May 31 (250 East)… 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (NBCSN) & then 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (NBC)
2. Wednesday, June 3 (250 East)…10:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. (NBCSN)
3. Sunday, June 7 (250 East)…5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m ET (NBCSN)
4. Wednesday, June 10 (250 West)… 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
5. Sunday, June 14 (250 West)…7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m (NBCSN)
6. Wednesday, June 17 (250 East)… 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m (NBCSN)
7. Sunday, June 21 (East/West) … 3:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m ET on NBCSN & 4:30 to 6:00 (NBC)
(All times Eastern and TV schedule subject to change).

LIMITED-EDITION SIDI ATOJO PYTHON SNAKESKIN BOOTS

The Sixties are back! Stylish animal prints are making a splash on the high fashion runways and if tiger and zebra prints have become must-haves, the real new trend this season is a return to python: eclectic snakeskin prints make for bold and original statement pieces which will certainly stand out. The Sidi Atojo boot is shedding its skin for a limited-edition python print cover made especially for riders looking for an exclusive boot. The uppers are produced in Technomicro, which is resistant against water, scrapes and cuts. Protection is guaranteed by a front panel in anatomically shaped PU, all the way up to the upper. There is also a removable nylon insert that covers the metatarsal. Furthermore, the toe is completely protected by a geometrically designed plastic covering that provides better grip. there are three systems that prevent hypertension to the foot. Particularly, the front features an innovative mechanism that can adjust the range of pressure to the tibia and that will lock in case of excessive bending. For more information go to www.motonation.com.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT HONDA CRF110F TOP CLAMP & BAR MOUNT

Pro Circuit is excited to release a new mini-moto part for 2013-2020 Honda CRF110F models. Designed to suit the taller rider, the Pro Circuit top clamp and bar mount helps create more legroom by raising the handlebars. It’s the perfect solution to prevent knees from smacking the bars, and it will also make your CRF110F’s front end longer. The clamp has full adjustability with different bar mount configurations, so you are able to personalize fitment as well. The clamp and bar mount are CNC-machined out of aluminum and then anodized red and blue for a factory look. These clamps are perfect for any mini moto rider looking to trick out their CRF110F.
The retail price is $298.00 at www.procircuit.com.

THE CURRENT 2020 MXGP SCHEDULE—GOOD FOR TODAY ONLY

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CAMP REV CHRISTIAN MOTOCROSS CAMP ON JUNE 22-24

For more information go to www.camprev.com

THE 32:1 PREMIX CLASSIC COMING TO LAST CHANCE RACEWAY ON SEPT. 1-13

For more information about the September 11-13 race in Montana go to www.lastchancemx.com.

40TH ANNUAL CZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 9-10-11 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

2020 WISECO WORLD TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 3, 2020

For more information go to www.glenhelen.com

 

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MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT’S CASUAL TEES

Pit bike —$21.00
Team Peak Honda—$27.00
Adam Cianciarulo Champion—$10.00
Great Race-$21.00
For more info go to www.procircuit.com

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: WHEN WORKS BIKES WERE $15,000 AND PRODUCTION BIKES WERE $899

The 1972 Suzuki TM250 Champion didn’t have the horrible reputation of its TM400 brother—that doesn’t mean it was a great bike,  just that it wasn’t as scary.

 

36TH ANNUAL WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOVEMBER 6-8: START PLANNING NOW

For more information go to www.worldvetmx.com

AIM EXPO CHANGES ITS DEALER SHOW FROM OCTOBER TO JANUARY, 2021, IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) will change the date of the 2020 motorcycle show from October 2020 to Jan. 21-23, 2021. It will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The 2021 show will now focus on retailers over three days instead of four. For 2021, AIMExpo will become a trade-only event. The transition to trade-only will bring more focus on industry needs and education. AIMExpo hope to educate dealers on improving efficiency, staying competitive and enhancing the bottom line.

AIME’s Cinnamon Kernes said, “Timing is everything. Transitioning to the first quarter has been part of a long-term strategic plan for AIMExpo, along with providing more focus on our core audience — dealers. These changes not only align the show with the ideal buying time for dealers and retailers, but also provide the perfect opportunity for brands to reconnect with dealers, kicking off what will be a pivotal year for the industry. This move to January opens the door to partner with a major distributor in a much more strategic and meaningful way.”

THE EVER CHANGING 2020 RACE SCHEDULES

2020 Atlanta Supercross_Ken Roczen-8698Ken Roczen, channeling his inner Ryan Villopoto, hair and all, for the upcoming seven race showdown in Salt Lake City.

REVISED 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)
May 31…Salt Lake City, UT (East)
June 3…Salt Lake City, UT (East
June 7…Salt Lake City, UT (West)
June 10…Salt Lake City, UT (West)
June 14…Salt Lake City, UT (East)
June 17…Salt Lake City, UT (East
June 21…Salt Lake City, UT (East/West)

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland (Held)
Aug. 2…Russia, Orlyonok,
Aug. 9…Kegums, Latvia
Aug. 16…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 23…KymiRing, Finland
Sept. 6.…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 13…Shanghai, China
Sept. 13…TBA
Sept. 27…MXDN, Ernee, France
Oct. 4…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual
Oct. 25…Lommel, Belgium
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina
Nov. 29…TBA
TBA…Loket, Czech Republic
TBA…Teutschenthal, Germany
TBA…Imola, Italy

REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 12…Lange, Estonia
Aug. 30…Roggenburg, Switzerland
Sept. 6…Orehova Vas, Slovenia
Sept.…13…Jinin, Czech Republic
Sept. 20…Rudersberg, Germany

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

REVISED 2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 11-12…Courtland, ON
July 18-19…Ottawa, ON
July 25-26…Moncton, NB
Aug. 15-16…Walton, ON
Sept. 5-6….Deschambault, QC

REVISED 2020 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 9…Connondale. QLD
Aug. 6…Maitland, NSW
Sept. 6…Newry, VIC
Sept. 12…Horsham, VIC
Oct. 4…Gympie, QLD
Oct. 11…Coolum, QLD

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

2020 WISECON WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 3…Glen Helen, CA

2020 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 10…Carson, CA

REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 31…Glen Helen, CA

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

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: YAMAHA LICENSED APPAREL COLLECTION BY FACTORY EFFEX

Factory Effex Yamaha Racewear collectionFactory Effex’ 2020 Yamaha Racewear Apparel is a team inspired collection of premium t-shirts, fleece, headwear and jackets. The custom hooded pullover sweatshirt, light–weight windbreaker and all-weather soft-shell jacket features a chest emblem and printed sleeves. The snap-back hat and pom beanie features a front TPR patch. This collection is a limited edition and an official licensed product.  The Factory Effex Yamaha Racewear collection is available online at factoryeffex.com and there you’ll also find officially licensed Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Rockstar Energy and Factory Effex products as well. Check them out online or at authorized dealer near you.

YAMAHA RACEWEAR PULLOVER-$54.95

The Navy Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt is made out of 80% Cotton ,20% Poly, 7-ounce materials. It’s a mid-weight Fleece with a TPR chest patch, screen-printed sleeve graphics and contrasting draw-cords.

YAMAHA RACEWEAR STRIPES T-SHIRT-$26.95

The Black Yamaha Stripes Mens Crew T-shirt is made out of 100% combed ring-spun cotton that weighs  4.3-ounce with screen-printed logos on the front and on the sleeves.

YAMAHA RACEWEAR LOCKUP T-SHIRT-$26.95

The officially licensed Yamaha Lockup Mens Crew T-shirt is made out of 100% Combed Ring-Spun cotton at 4.3 -ounces and it features screen-printed front and sleeves.

YAMAHA SPEEDBLOCK T-SHIRT-$26.95

The officially licensed Yamaha Speedblock Navy Mens Crew T-shirt uses 100% combed ring-spun cotton at 4.3-ounces and it has a screen-printed front and sleeve.

For more officially license apparel by Factory Effex, check out factoryeffex.com.

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