IT’S BIG! SEE K-DUB’S DALLAS SUPERCROSS OPENING CEREMONIES TRANSFER
TWEET CITY: NEWS FROM THE GHOST OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
DALLAS SUPERCROSS TIMED QUALIFYING BREAKDOWN
The tight confines of the Dallas layout results in 46 second lap times. Photo: The Rock
Supercross is back to the super short track designs. The Dallas and San Diego tracks that were both under 50 seconds a lap. The fastest 240 East qualifier was Justin Barcia, while Chad Reed was the fastest of the 450s.
THE TEN FASTEST 250 EAST QUALIFIERS
1. Justin Barcia...48.73
2. Ken Roczen...48.91
3. Malcolm Stewart...49.65
4. Justin Bogle...49.672
5. Matt Lemoine...49.673
6. Blake Baggett..49.77
7. Blake Wharton...49.84
8. Kyle Cunningham...50.06
9. Darryn Durham...50.07
10. Jake Canada...50.51
250 PENALTY BOX
Kyle Hussey, Alex Martin, Lance Vincent had their fastest times taken away for jumping when the red lights were on.
WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE 250 WEST CUT
Only the top 40 make it to the 250 East night show (out of the 67 who tried in Dallas) and the difference between making the program and going home is often hundreds of a second. Nicolas Myers took the last spot in the night show with a 54.02. Here are the next closest, but not close enough, five
41. Tyler Sjoberg...54.16
42. Seth Caldwell...54.239
43. Bracken Hall...54.239
44. Joe Perron...54.28
45. Zach Jaynes...54.30
THE TEN FASTEST 450 QUALIFIERS
1. Chad Reed...46.53
2. Ryan Villopoto..46.86
3. James Stewart...47.07
4. Ryan Dungey...47.23
5. Kevin Windham...47.60
6. Davi Millsaps...48.07
7. Nico Izzi...48.16
8. Jake Weimer...47.22
9. Brett Metcalfe...48.29
10. Justin Brayton...48.35
450 PENALTY BOX
No 450 riders lost their fastest laps timed for unsportsmanlike conduct, jumping when the red lights were on or failing post-qualifying sound tests.
WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE 450 CUT
Only 53 riders tried to make the 40-man night show in the 450 class—which meant 13 had to go home empty handed. Bradley Ripple was the 40th fastest and last qualifier (with a 52.885) to make the big show. Here are the next five riders who didn’t make the cut.
41. Travis Bannister...52.92
42. Ozzy Barbaree...53.05
43. Adam Entiknap...53.15
44. Dustin Pipes...53.25
45. Justin Freund...53.53
DALLAS SUPERCROSS RESULTS: THE TOP 20
Chad Reed's crash has put a damper on the thrilling points chase that seemed to be winding up. The series isn't to the halfway point yet and it has come down to the two Ryans. Even if Reed comes back, he lost 25 points in one night. Meanwhile, Stewart has lost his mojo...when he finds it again, he will have to dig himself out of a big points deficit. Trey Canard never really got going before he was struck down by the issues with the Tuffblox cover. There are more races left than have been held—anyone can still win. At the moment the series has two favorites—the all-out attack plan of Villopoto and Dungey's conservative approach to getting on the podium every week. Will it be the tortoise or the hare?
Want to see the complete Dallas 450 Main? Watch this:
RESULTS: DALLAS 450 CLASS
1. Ryan Villopoto ...Kaw
2. Ryan Dungey ...KTM
3. Jake Weimer ...Kaw
4. Mike Alessi ...Suz
5. Josh Hansen ...Kaw
6. James Stewart ...Yam
7. Kevin Windham ...Hon
8. Brett Metcalfe ...Suz
9. Justin Brayton ...Hon
10. Kyle Chisholm ...Kaw
11. Broc Tickle ...Kaw
12. Nick Wey ...Kaw
13. Kyle Partridge ...Kaw
14. Robby Kiniry ...Yam
15. Davi Millsaps ...Yam
16. Matt Goerke ...Suz
17. Gavin Faith ...Hon
18. Nico Izzi ...Yam
19. Jeff Alessi ...Suz
20. Chad Reed ...Hon
RESULTS: DALLAS 250 EAST
1. Justin Barcia ...Hon
2. Darryn Durham ...Kaw
3. Ken Roczen ...KTM
4. Blake Wharton ...Suz
5. Phillip Nicoletti ...Hon
6. Malcolm Stewart ...KTM
7. Jake Canada ...Suz
8. PJ Larsen ...KTM
9. Cole Thompson ...Hon
10. Lance Vincent ...KTM
11. Alex Martin ...Hon
12. Hunter Hewitt ...Suz
13. Austin Politelli ...Hon
14. Justin Bogle ...Hon
15. Blake Baggett ...Kaw
16. Les Smith ...KTM
17. Angelo Pellegrini ...Suz
18. Sean Hackley ...KTM
19. Matt Lemoine ...Kaw
20. Kyle Cunningham ...Yam
DEAN WILSON VIDEO: SPEND A DAY WITH DEAN WILSON, BUT HE DOESN'T STOP AT A FAST FOOD JOINT
BOTH NIGHTS AT THE RENO ARENACROSS FALL TO BOWERS: ONE ROUND LEFT
Tyler Bowers (center) hoists the heavy metal in practice for the final round next weekend. Photo: Tanaka/Arenacross.com
Tyler Bowers won both nights in Reno, Nevada, to inch closer to a second consecutive Arenacross Championship. The AMA Arenacross Series hosts its 12th and final round of the season next weekend from Minneapolis and the Target Center. Champions will be crowned next Saturday, February 25.
FRIDAY NIGHT RESULTS
1. Tyler Bowers...Kaw
2. Jeff Gibson...Hon
3. Michael Willard...KTM
4. Chad Johnson...Kaw
5. Zach Ames...Kaw
6. Willy Browning...KTM
7. Travis Sewell...KTM
8. Nathan Skaggs...Hon
9. Kelly Smith...KTM
10. Cory Green...Suz
SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTS
1. Tyler Bowers...Kaw
2. Jeff Gibson...Hon
3. Zach Ames...Kaw
4. Travis Sewell...KTM
5. Michael Willard...KTM
6. Cole Siebler...Hon
7. Cory Green...Suz
8. Kelly Smith...KTM
9. Chad Johnson...Kaw
10. Kevin Johnson..KTM
AMA ARENACROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Tyler Bowers...402
2. Jeff Gibson...378
3. Chad Johnson...318
4. Kelly Smith...275
5. Zach Ames...272
6. Nathan Skaggs...245
7. Willy Browning...206
8. Travis Sewell...173
9. Michael Willard...161
10. Cory Green...139
71st DAYTONA BIKE WEEK: THE WORLD'S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE EVENT HAPPENS MARCH 9th -18th
Bike Week 2012 Roars In To Daytona Beach: The 71st Anniversary of the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event” will be held March 9th through March 18th as Bike Week 2012 roars into the Daytona Beach Area. This year’s event is Presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance and was moved to one week later than originally planned due to the Daytona 500 being rescheduled to one week later in calendar. The new position in the calendar will remain for the foreseeable future. This year’s event will again be highlighted by the continued resurgence of the historic downtown area, as Harley-Davidson Motor Corporation stages their new product show in Riverfront Park in Downtown Daytona Beach.
Activities in Riverfront Park will include live bands, motorcycle stunt shows, food, vendors and manufacturer’s displays. In addition, the park will again host the Official Bike Week Headquarters. Additionally, the Harley Davidson Custom & Classic Motorcycle Ride-In Show Presented by America Iron Magazine will be held at the Harley-Davidson Experience area on Beach Street on Wednesday, March 14th. Registration begins at 9AM and runs until noon, with photographers on hand from American Iron and Motorcycle Bagger to take photos of entries for possible inclusion in those publications.
HERE IS A QUICK RUNDOWN OF ACTIVITIES:
-Back after a 7-year hiatus is the much loved Bike Week Community Appreciation Parade!
-The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the latest version of the Bike Week App for Bike Week Daytona Beach 2012. Included in the app is information on the Official Calendar of Events, the ability to create events within the system, a list of bands and concerts, area restaurants, attractions, bars and clubs, local weather, news and a Bike Week photo gallery.
-The Bike Week Treasure Hunt also returns in 2012. Participants will have their “passports” stamped at 10 different locations throughout the Daytona Regional Area. With their completed passport participants receive a Bike Week 2012 Commemorative Coin. Only 300 coins will be printed.
-On Friday, March 16th 11:00am – 10:00pm on Manatee Island in Riverfront Park the 1st Annual Volusia Palooza, will showcase local restaurants and all the food and beverages they have to offer. Also enjoy live music from local bands all day in the amphitheater.
-Racing activities at the Daytona International Speedway will kick off on the new Daytona Flat Track on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th.
-The Daytona Supercross, America’s toughest and most demanding Supercross event will be held on Saturday night, March 10th.
-This year’s Bike Week will also feature the 71st Daytona 200, the prestigious season-opening event to the AMA Pro Racing season and the most historic motorcycle race in America on Saturday, March 17th.
-The Speedway will also feature free demo rides and displays from top manufacturers, overnight camping, food and live entertainment.
-It just wouldn’t be Bike Week in Daytona Beach without the tradition of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales once again parading down Main Street during two showings on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th.
For information on any aspect of Bike Week 2012, contact the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce at 386-255-0981 or visit www.officialbikeweek.com. For accommodations, check out www.bookingdaytona.com. Restaurant and attraction details are also listed at www.daytonachamber.com
SEE TEAM OHLINS TESTING AT CLUB MX IN SOUTH CAROLINA
NEW PRODUCT: DR.D ENGINE RELOCATION KIT
Dubach Racing Development (DR.D) is now selling 2010-12 Yamaha YZ450 Engine Relocation Kits. CNC machined with durability in mind DR.Ds kit moves the engine forward 2.5 millimeters, putting increased weight on the front wheel resulting in a more planted feel and improved all around maneuverability.
DR.D's Engine Relocation Kit includes two collars, two engine mounts, one universal head-pipe spacer and three exhaust mounting studs. DR.Ds Engine Relocation Kit part #3100 with a retail cost of $149.95 is a must have for all 2010-12 Yamaha YZ450 owners and can be purchased online at www.dubachracing.com or at any stocking DR.D dealer nationwide.
PRIMM'S FAST FIVE: WORCS ROUND 2 VIDEO
2012 MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 1, 2012
It is time to go out in the garage and start whipping old Betsy back into shape. The 2012 World Two-Stroke Championship is coming to Glen Helen Raceway on April 1 (plus, there will be a practice day for two-strokes on Saturday, March 31, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.).
The MTA and FMF sponsored event features a big Pro purse, plus 125cc, 250cc and Open classes for Novice, Intermediates and Experts. For Vet, Over-40 and Over-50 riders there will be the same three skill divisions. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com
IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP IS LIKE..WATCH THIS VIDEO OF RYAN HUGHES IN ACTION AT GLEN HELEN
"MOTOCROSS ACTION" IPHONE OR IPAD APP—WHY TALK TO PEOPLE AT DINNER WHEN YOU CAN READ MXA UNDER THE TABLE ON YOUR PHONE?
The new MXA App lets you download the latest issue of MXA right to your iPhone or iPad. It's all the things you love about Motocross Action in a new digital format. The app saves the magazine on your mobile device so there is no waiting to load the next page and no lag time. This is also the cheapest way to subscribe ($8.99) or to buy a single issue ($2.99). Go to itunes.apple.com/us/app/motocross-action-magazine/id497706566?mt=8 and check out the newest way to read Motocross Action.
Jody says, "Don't be foolish. Subscribe the old way and your copy of MXA will be entrusted to a federal official dressed in a blue uniform. Why take any chances when you can trust the post office."
MOVIN’ MARV WILL MOVE UP...CAN HE MOVE ON FROM THERE?
True to his word, Roger DeCoster is going to give Marvin Musquin a chance to race the 450 Supercross class...most likely at St. Louis and Daytona. Roger has said earlier that, “I think that when you hire a top-ranked 450 rider, he will struggle on the 350 compared to having a 250 rider move up to it. The 350SXF is a great bike and an almost perfect transition bike for riders coming from the 250 class.” Musquin, and later in the season Ken Roczen, will get a chance to test Roger’s theory. Roger says that they are both on scheduled to move to the 450 class in 2014.
AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS PROMOTER CALLS IT QUITS...WHAT’S NEXT DOWN UNDER?
The Australian Supercross Championship is dead...for now. Global Action Sports announced that Super X, the Australasian Supercross Championship, will be stopped due to a substantial financial loss over the past four years. The series was started in 2008 as a partnership between Global Action and Chad Reed. That relationship soured when Reed cut back on racing Australian Supercross.
Global Action Sports, Michael Porra, said,"It is with very heavy hearts we have made this decision, but the bottom line is that there are not enough paying fans to support the huge expense of putting this series on. Even in year two with Chad Reed racing at every round we saw a significant decline in ticket sales where we averaged approximately 6000 fans per round. This trend continued in year three and in year four we averaged only 3500 fans per round resulting in a seven-figure loss.”
Meanwhile, Motorcycling Australia, the Australian Laurel to the AMA’s Hardy, released a statement saying, “Motorcycling Australia (MA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from promoters to host the 2012 Australian Supercross Championship. Promoters are able to express their interest to coordinate the entire series and/or one or more rounds, commencing late 2012 to early 2013.”
Anyone interested in losing seven-figures?
WHY I CRASHED IN SAN DIEGO...”I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED”—JAMES STEWART
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS & ONE GIRL
Feb. 15...Davi Millsaps - 1988
Feb. 16...Josh Hansen - 1984
Feb. 16...Valentino Rossi - 1979 (shown with his dad)
Feb. 17...Fredric Bolley - 1974
Feb. 17...Heath Voss - 1978
Feb. 17...Stefy Bau - 1977
Feb. 18...Tyler Evans - 1980
Feb. 19...Preston Petty - 1941 (shown with Jody)
Feb. 19...Troy Adams - 1983
Feb. 19...Michael Young - 1981
Feb. 19...Ian Trettel - 1992 (number 77)
Feb. 21...Marc De Reuver - 1983
Feb. 22...George Washington - 1732
Feb. 24...Guy Cooper - 1962
Feb. 24...Scott Sheak - 1974
DUBYA USA CATALOG AVAILABLE ON THE iTUNES APP STORE
Dubya USA is excited to announce the arrival of the Dubya App, available now for free download in the iTunes App Store. The app will allow iOS device users to easily view the entire 2012 Dubya USA catalog, including Dubya's full line of products from Talon, Kite, Excel, D.I.D, Galfer and Brembo.
"We're very excited about this app," said Dubya USA founder Kristin White Anderson. "With so many people using iPhones and iPads, it's important for Dubya USA to expand it's online presence and appeal to this userbase." The Dubya App is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and requires iOS 4.0 or later. To download the app, go to itunes.apple.com/us/app/dubya/id501993969?mt=8. To find out more about Dubya USA and its products, visit their website at www.dubyausa.com
WANT TO BUY A DUCATI...THIS ONE COSTS S1.6 BILLION, BUT COMES WITH A FACTORY
For $1,600,000,000 you get the factory, this bike and lunch with Valentino Rossi.
Ducati is up for sale. An Italian financial paper (Il Sole24ore), says that the Bonomi family, who owns Ducati, wants to sell the famous marque for a price of approximately 1 billion Euro ($1,600,000,000)—three times what they paid for it.
"Ducati is the perfect company, but in order to grow further it needs a world class industrial partner. This year we will work towards finding that partner," Investindustrail president Andrea Bonomi told the Financial Times. The most likely buyer would be a competitor or large automobile company. Mahindra, BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes are all considered potential bidders.
FIRST LOOK! 2013 BRD REDSHIFT MX ELECTRIC MOTOCROSS BIKE
This is the proof of concept design...the real deal was shown at the Indy Show over the weekend.
BRD will unveiled its new electric motocross bike at the Indy Motorcycle Show this weekend. The RedShift MX shares the 40hp, 5.2kWh drive train and monocoque aluminum chassis with the RedShift SuperMoto that was unveiled in San Francisco last August . At 250 pounds, in a full size race-ready chassis, the RedShift line is the most power- and energy-dense electric motorcycle planned for production.
According to CEO, Marc Fenigstein, “Our goal has always been to just build a faster motorcycle than the gas race bikes we own and love. We believe electric is a valid approach to performance, and so far our testing has shown that we are on track to achieving our goals.”
DRUG TESTING CONTINUES...MORE RIDERS CALLED IN
If the early morning surprise drug tests by WADA weren’t enough...and they aren’t really...after the San Diego Supercross a new batch of riders were called into the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) offices (set up in the stadium) for another round of testing—including Dean Wilson, James Stewart, Matt Moss and Ryan Dungey. The inclusion of 250 West riders Moss and Wilson is a first because the 250 class is not FIM sanctioned and they have never been included in the WADA program before.
UNDERGROUND MX TO HOST LORETTA LYNN QUALIFIER NEXT WEEKEND
The Loretta Lynn’s South Central Area Qualifier comes to Underground MX Park in Kemp, Texas, Feb. 25-26. The track is located on 75 acres of shady east Texas ranch land, less than an hour south and east of Dallas and is a relatively new facility. It is no secret that Underground wants to get an AMA National (which means getting the Freestone, Texas, date)...and step one is to hold a Loretta Lynn qualifier to get your foot in the door with MX Sports. At the Area Qualifier, Underground MX Park will have a concession stand, 23 full service RV sites, a restroom and shower facility, and plenty of space designated for tent camping.
For the area qualifier, racers are expected to begin showing up Thursday, Feb. 23. Track practice will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, and racing will commence on Saturday morning, following 9 a.m. track practice. A full day of racing is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. For more info go to www.undergroundmxpark.com
MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK (IF THIS WEEK WAS IN 1970)
Feets Minert at the 1970 Trans-AMA from the movie “On Any Sunday.” And yes, he is still racing today at the age of 80.
WHO’S RIDING THE 250 EAST? ...EER, THE AMA EASTERN REGIONAL SUPERCROSS LITES CLASS...WE JUST THREW THAT IN FOR A LAUGH
Now that the 250 West is on hiatus it’s time for the 250 East to start. Here are the major players in Dallas this past weekend.
INSIDE LINE EXPERIENCE AND JACKPOT CHALLENGE 2012
The Inside Line Experience is a reward for participants in a pledge drive to raise funds for a local children’s hospital and their research to prevent hydrocephalus — the #1 cause of brain surgery in children. To qualify you have to raise at least $500 in pledges or donations to the designated hospital prior to the pledge drive close date.
The Inside Line Experience is Supercross experience. You start off with a “meet and greet” with top Supercross racers in a private, informal relaxed atmosphere for autographs, pictures and open Q&A. Then you watch the pre-race press conference. Afterwards, you go into the stands to watch a private practice from front row seats before the Supercross track is even complete.
Then on race day, you get to tour your choice of factory rig, walk the Supercross track, pit passes (if available) and enjoy the race with great seats! You can register to participate for U.S. cities at mxforchildren.kintera.org. For more information, please send mail to email@example.com
FORMER GP RIDER BILLY MACKENZIE TALKS ABOUT GETTING OUT OF ENGLAND, THE GP’s AND MOVING TO AUSTRALIA
DUBYA USA LAUNCHES DUBYA CANADA, BUT WHAT WOULD REALLY COOL WOULD BE DUBYA DUBAI
Dubya USA, the exclusive importer of Talon and Kite products in North America, has announced their expansion into the Canadian market with Dubya Canada. Dubya Canada will offer Canadian customers the same great products found in the Dubya USA catalog, and will ship all orders from their new warehouse in Edmonton, Alberta.
“Our Canadian customers have played a big role in the success of our business,” said Dubya USA founder Kristin White Anderson. “We decided to start Dubya Canada so that we could better serve our customers in Canada, and make it easier for them to get the parts and service they want.” Dubya supplies some of the top off-road racing teams around the world, including Rockstar Yamaha Canada and Factory KTM Canada, with high performance wheelsets and braking systems from top brands like Talon, Kite, D.I.D, Excel, Galfer and Brembo. They also offer premium pre-made and custom wheelsets that are hand laced by their staff of experienced wheel builders in their shop in Orange, California.
For more information about Dubya and its products, visit www.dubyausa.com or the new www.dubya.ca.
CHRISTIAN MOTOCROSS CAMP: ARE YOU READY FOR CAMP REV?
This is an opportunity of a lifetime to train with some of the top Christian athletes in the sport of motocross! This 3-day motocross camp is designed to help give riders a solid spiritual, physical, and technical foundation. Moreover, the camp is designed for riders of all ages and skill levels that are looking to take their skills on the racetrack to a new level! The camp will feature daily chapel services and prayer, in addition to going over conditioning, corners, jumping, starts, riding position, technique and much more.
Come spend your summer break at the 2012 CampREV Motocross Camp; grow spiritually, make life-long friends, and take your riding to a new level! We look forward to seeing you at Underground MX in June or Glen Helen in July!
Dates: June 19th, 20th, & 21th
Location: Underground MX
Lead Instructor: Matt Cleveland
Camp Instructors: TBA
Camp Advisors: Trey Canard, TBA
Camp Price: $385
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.991.1518
Dates: July 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Location: Glen Helen Raceway
Lead Instructor: Timmy Weigand
Camp Instructors: TBA
Camp Advisors: TBA
Camp Price: $385
Contact Us: email@example.com or 626.991.1877
We are still working on our list of instructors and guests; however, here is a list of people we have had at our previous camps (and it is very likely most will be at this year's summer camp): Trey Canard, Johnny Campbell, Greg Albertyn, Ryan Sipes, Thomas Covington, Christian Craig, Travis Baker, Timmy Weigand, Chris Johnson, Ben Evans, Tyler Kalisiak, Travis Freistat, Matt Cleveland, Bryce Vallee, Justin Soule or Dalton Bailey
Finally, we are encouraging everyone to camp at Underground MX or Glen Helen with us (camping is included in the price of the camp)! With that said, if you do not have a trailer, RV, and/or do not want to stay in a tent, limited lodging is available. Lodging is an additional $75 per camper. Sign up before May 1st and get $50.00 off! www.camprev.com
SEE WHAT "THE ROCK" HAS BEEN UP TO ON HIS WEEKENDS BY CLICKING HERE
CANADIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
The Canadian Women’s Nationals be split into East/West format with three rounds for each region. Plus, the Women’s races will be held on Amateur Days of the selected Monster Energy Motocross Nationals.
“I am very excited about the Women’s Nationals this coming summer. I think a lot more girls will participate this year now that the series is on amateur days because the track won’t be as rough and the pressure to perform will be much less,” commented the 2011 CMRC Western Women’s Champion, Denaye Giroux.
CMRC is pleased to present the Women’s National Championships and trust the changes for 2012 will encourage more women competitors to participate in the growing series. “This will be the seventh year we have held the Women’s Nationals and I’m very happy to continue the tradition in 2012. For the series to continue to grow, it is very important for young woman across the country to support the series, even if it is just one round. Now that the women’s nationals will be held on amateur days, that will make each round even more important because the points will count for both the national and the respective regional series that takes place,” stated CMRC’s President, Mark Stallybrass.
2012 CANADIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL SCHEDULE
June 10...Whispering Pines...Kamloops, British Columbia
June 16...Wild Rose MX...Calgary, Alberta
June 23...Castrol Raceway...Edmonton, Alberta
July 15....Gopher Dunes...Courtland, Ontario
July 21...Circuit de Ste-Julie...Ste-Julie, Quebec
August 11...Sand Del Lee...Richmond, Ontario
eBAY JUNK OR A CLASSIC BARN FIND? WE’D SAY JUNK
They say it runs.
For only $5500 you can own this 1975 Suzuki RH250—located at a shop in Japan. This bike is complete, but will need a full restoration. Bike is sold "as- is no "returns, so ask questions before you bid. The eBay seller will ship the bike to Long Beach, California, for $700.00.
We have a doubts about a frame that has a piece of rebar welded on to it.
MEANWHILE...THE AMERICAN WOMEN GET AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REVERSING THE RULE BOOK
WMX Competition Bulletin 2012-1
It is necessary to modify the WMX Pro Rules with regard to the National Moto format. As written, it states that the WMX Nation Moto will consist of one race which will be 15 minutes plus one lap.
Accordingly, the following modification is made to the WMX Supplemental Rules (2.17) Race Program:
The WMX class will race two (2) motos which will be 15 minutes plus one (1) lap each. The official race length will be determined once the white flag is displayed to the leader, followed by the checkered flag.
Although MX Sports Pro Racing prefers not to make rule changes during the season, in this case it is necessary
to modify the rules to avoid any confusion.
For further questions, please contact Jeff Canfield at JCanfield@mxsports.com.
TEAM MX HEAVEN HOOKS UP WITH OHLINS FOR 2012 MX SEASON
For 2012, Team MX Heaven will be competing in the Pro “Outdoor” series on Honda CRF450 race bikes, with four riders that includes last-year’s regulars Fredrik Noren and Calle Aspegren, joined by new recruits Richard Sandberg and Robert Lind.
Team MX Heaven principal, Gunnar Lindstrom, said, “It’s a great honor and fits our team profile very well, to be working with a top technology company. We look forward to being part of the growing Ohlins family, both in racing and testing, and we’re confident from our performance last year that our riders can deliver top results.”
Racer Calle Aspegren, said, “I can't wait to get started this year. I learned so much last year, and this year everything will be familiar to us. And now with Ohlins suspension and testing support, we will be so much more competitive.”
Watch for Team MX Heaven starting with the season opener at Hangtown, May 19, just outside Sacramento, California. More information about the team can be found at: www.mxheaven-usa.com
NEW AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED
Obviously the Aussie Championships are still looking for a sponsor to fill the top of their logo.
The previous Australia National Motocross schedule had two dates to be announced (TBA) later...well, later is now. Hervey Bay will return to the schedule for the first time in over a decade on July 1, while Barrabool be held on July 15. Visit www.mxnationals.com.au for more info.
2012 Australian Motocross Championship
April 1...Conondale, QLD
April 15...Coonabarabran, NSW
Apri 28...Wonthaggi, VIC
May 13...Wanneroo, WA
May 20...Murray Bridge, SA
July 1...Hervey Bay, QLD
July 15...Barrabool, VIC
July 29...Appin, NSW
August 19...Moree, NSW
August 26...Coolum, QLD