- 1 POSSIBLE 125 TWO-STROKE SUPPORT CLASS FOR THE 2019 AMA 250/450 NATIONALS
- 2 OSET ELECTRIC BIKES LOOKING FOR STARS OF THEIR NEXT AD CAMPAIGN. IT COULD BE YOU
- 3 YAMAHA’S OFFICIAL 2019 450 GRAND PRIX TEAM
- 4 COMING & GOING: WHO’S IN & WHO’S OUT OF DALLAS
- 5 MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FACTORY EFFEX’S OFFICIALLY LICENSED YAMAHA TEAMWEAR
- 6 IRISH GP RIDER GRAEME IRWIN RETIRES
- 7 2019 HUSQVARNA RIDER SUPPORT & CONTINGENCY PROGRAM
- 8 2019 ARLINGTON (DALLAS) SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP
- 9 MIKE ALESSI TO RACE THE CANADIAN NATIONALS FOR GDR HONDA
- 10 2019 AMA DUD PERKINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO MALCOLM SMITH
- 11 HONDA RACING CONTINGENCY AWARDS FOR 2019
- 12 WISECO & FASTHOUSE TO SPONSOR THE 2019 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON APRIL 20
- 13 TWIN AIR: HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR HONDA CRF450 THE TWIN AIR WAY
- 14 WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW WAS UP TO THIS WEEK
- 15 MXA’S FIRST RIDE ON THE 2019-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION
- 16 REM GLEN HELEN THIS WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
- 17 WHO’S WHO IN THE AMA SUPERCROSS ZOO?
- 18 WHAT’S INSIDE THE NEW MOTOCROSS ACTION MAGAZINE?
- 19 ATLANTA SUPERCROSS AUTOGRAPH SESSION ON MARCH 1 AT MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS
- 20 MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: TWIN AIR ICE FLOW RADIATOR CAP
POSSIBLE 125 TWO-STROKE SUPPORT CLASS FOR THE 2019 AMA 250/450 NATIONALS
Ryan Villopoto on the 2018 Hangtown Nationwide on a YZ125.
In contrast to final yr, once they had the hit-and-miss 125 All-Stars collection—that wasn’t a collection, not often had full outcomes after the occasions and jumped round on the race day schedule as if nobody cared concerning the 125 riders, there’s speak that there can be a 125cc race at each spherical in the course of the 2019 AMA 250/450 Nationals. It does appear unusual that in the event that they deliberate to carry a 125 two-stroke class (most certainly a one-moto affair) on the Nationals that they wouldn’t have introduced it already. The delay might be as a result of they’re looking for a sponsor for the collection to paid the freight—and don’t need to make a proper announcement till they will connect a reputation to it. We’ll all have to attend and see.
OSET ELECTRIC BIKES LOOKING FOR STARS OF THEIR NEXT AD CAMPAIGN. IT COULD BE YOU
OSET Bikes wish to their riders to be the face of OSET in 2019 and to function of their promoting campaigns throughout a number of the largest publications all over the world! All year long they are going to be choosing totally different themes and alluring riders and their mother and father, to submit their very own pictures. OSET will then decide a number of winners whose photograph’s might be become OSET adverts which can be seen around the globe! In addition to being the face of OSET all winners can be featured on social media and obtain some implausible OSET goodies!
James Robertson Head of Advertising for OSET Bikes, “Our riders are an important factor and all the things we do is there to encourage the subsequent era, so we couldn’t be extra delighted to have them as the celebs of our campaigns around the globe” he continued, “within the first week alone we now have had 100’s of entries from everywhere in the world and the standard is exceptionally excessive.”
To enter, merely submit your photograph up on the OSET Bikes Fb web page at www.fb.com/osetbikes or ship your photographs to [email protected]. If chosen, we’ll get in contact and ask for the high-resolution model to be emailed to us.
YAMAHA’S OFFICIAL 2019 450 GRAND PRIX TEAM
Yamaha’s 2019 450 World Motocross Championship group might be Romain Febvre and Jeremy Seewer. In line with Yamaha, Febvre has had an unimaginable low season and is feeling match, quick and powerful as he enters his fourth consecutive yr with the Michele Rinaldi-led workforce. With 12 Grand Prix wins to his credit score and 32 podium finishes, the 26-year-old Frenchman appears to return to the identical type that noticed him win his first MXGP world title again in 2015.
Jeremy Seewer joined the Yamaha fold final yr. The Swiss rider appears ahead to his second season within the 450 class Seewer stood on the rostrum 26 occasions within the 250 GPS — with 5 Grand Prix wins. Strengthening Yamaha’s 2019 campaign is the Wilvo Yamaha staff of Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin. Tonus, a former 250 World Champion, is in his third yr within the 450 class. Yamaha additionally welcomes Gautier Paulin again to the model. Paulin has 53 podiums and 12 GP wins, however has jumped from group to staff since he was final on the YZ450F.
COMING & GOING: WHO’S IN & WHO’S OUT OF DALLAS
Christian Craig’s thumb wants somewhat extra time without work.
In a glass half full approach of taking a look at it, this Supercross season has seen comparatively few riders out with critical accidents. This week Christian Craig joins the sideline squad, however his thumb was injured earlier than the season began and he got here to Minneapolis simply to see if he might race. By the top of the night time, his thumb couldn’t take anymore. He’s on every week by week foundation, however not this week in Arlington. Craig is joined by Hunter Lawrence who has by no means raced an AMA Supercross—and nonetheless hasn’t after having a collarbone problem simply earlier than Minneapolis.
Zach Osborne deliberate to be again in Minneapolis, however was a no-show. He’ll reportedly make his 450 debut in Texas on Saturday night time. Justin Hill needed to skip Minneapolis, however that’s the solely race he missed this season. He will probably be in Arlington on Saturday.
Jason Anderson won’t be again till the AMA Nationals.
Riders who more than likely won’t be again through the 2019 Supercross season, and amongst them are a couple of who received harm earlier than the season even began, are Malcom Stewart (femur), Jason Anderson (tib/fib), Weston Peick Face), Benny Bloss (acl) and Jeremy Martin (again).
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FACTORY EFFEX’S OFFICIALLY LICENSED YAMAHA TEAMWEAR
Manufacturing unit Effex is the formally licensed provider of Workforce Yamaha attire (additionally they have Honda, Kawasaki, Rockstar and Suzuki attire). The Yamaha Racing snap-back hat retails for $24.95.
On the lookout for the shirt that the Yamaha workforce wears once they aren’t out on the the monitor. This $26.95 royal blue T-shirt has Yamaha’s official logos on the entrance and the again.
Not that it’s chilly this time of yr, however Manufacturing unit Effex’s $54.95 Yamaha Racing pullover in a charcoal and black two-tone can be nearly good for these chilly mornings whereas ready for follow to start out.
The Yamaha Racing Tracker jacket is available in a black and gray two-tone with a hoodie that may be zipped on or off. It has a Yamaha workforce emblem on the chest and Workforce Yamaha sponsor logos down the sleeves. It retails for $89.95. You’ll be able to see all the official Yamaha and Honda Staff racewear by going to www.factoryeffex.com.
IRISH GP RIDER GRAEME IRWIN RETIRES
Graeme Irwin on the Hitachi KTM group in 2018. Photograph: FacebookGraeme Irwin, the 2017 British Nationwide Champion, has introduced his retirement from the game. The 27-year-old Irish rider, a married father of two, lived the dream by competing within the 2018 MXGP season on the Hitachi ASA KTM group. Sadly, it was a season crammed with massive crashes and accidents. The worst of which got here on the Imola GP in Italy—the ultimate race of the yr. Graeme highsided over an enormous bounce and broke his wrist and had a nasty scaphoid break that required 5 surgical procedures to repair. When making an attempt to prepare for the 2019 GP season, Graeme realized that his wrist was not healed sufficient. Graeme informed the Belfast Newletter, “It’s a unhappy day for me personally and one which I by no means thought I must make in these circumstances, however I don’t need to simply race on making up the numbers.”
2019 HUSQVARNA RIDER SUPPORT & CONTINGENCY PROGRAM
Husqvarna Bikes Contingency is the official rider help program for amateurs and execs driving Husqvarna bikes in motocross and off-road racing. Competitors is the essence of driving bikes, and as pioneers of the game, Husqvarna bikes is proud to supply its all-new contingency program. This elite program gives rewards to Husqvarna racers – each novice and pro-level – in the USA and Canada. Over $3M in money (execs) or vendor credit (amateurs) obtainable for prime finishes at almost 1000 occasions / collection throughout North America.
By means of a particular partnership with Hookit, the brand new www.RaceHusky.com website makes use of the newest know-how and options to assist Husqvarna broaden its help and connection between its racers, sellers and promoters.
How It Works
(1) Amateurs earn Husqvarna Contingency for vendor credit score to make use of inside 1 yr of occasion
(2) Execs earn Husqvarna Contingency in specified collection and courses – verify or direct deposit
(three) 24/7 entry from a pc or cellular gadget
(four) Geo-targeted options to seek out close by Husqvarna Contingency races and sellers
(5) Personalised alerts when Husqvarna awards are earned and redeemed
There are payouts at a variety of occasions and collection. For instance, the AMA 250/450 Supercross collection pays $600 to riders from first to 10th, and $400 for each rider from 11th to 22nd. The AMA 250 or 450 Nationals pays $600 for first right down to 20th, and $400 for 21st to 40th. And, pays $78,750 on the Loretta Lynn Newbie Championship, $20,250 on the California Basic, $35,975 on the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Novice Supercross, $41,150 on the Freestone Spring Championship and $64,350 on the Mammoth Motocross. Plus it pays contingency at 44 different newbie occasions (Ryan Villopoto Novice, Baja Brawl, NDMX collection, Three Palms Moto Video games, Megacross Shootout and lots of extra). To study extra go to www.racehusky.com.
2019 ARLINGTON (DALLAS) SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP
MIKE ALESSI TO RACE THE CANADIAN NATIONALS FOR GDR HONDA
2019 AMA DUD PERKINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO MALCOLM SMITH
Malcolm Smith’s identify is synonymous with every little thing constructive about motorcycling: enjoyable, sportsmanship and pleasure. As a racer, Smith gained fame for his accomplishments within the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medal-winning rides within the Worldwide Six Day Trials (ISDT) competitions. His notoriety reached properly past the motorcycling group because the star of the influential 1970s motorbike movie, “On Any Sunday.” The film helped launch an explosion within the reputation of off-road motorcycling in America. Smith went on to turn out to be a profitable businessman together with his Malcolm Smith Motorsports motorbike dealership in Riverside, California. He additionally organized quite a few fundraising rides in Baja, Mexico, that raised tons of of hundreds of dollars for an orphanage in Valle de la Trinidad, Baja California.
Smith has lengthy been a supporter of the AMA and the American Motorbike Heritage Basis, which raises cash for the AMA Motorbike Corridor of Fame. He has donated bikes — together with his Husqvarna 400 Cross — driving gear and helmets to the Corridor of Fame museum, and he helped promote the 2007 exhibit “Malcolm!” Smith additionally has contributed hundreds of dollars to help the AMHF.
“I need to thank the AMA for this award. It means lots to me,” stated Smith, who’s at present recovering from a non-riding accident. “Bikes and motorbike individuals have been an enormous a part of my life and have given a lot to me, I’m simply glad to have had the alternatives I’ve had, and to provide again each time I might.”
HONDA RACING CONTINGENCY AWARDS FOR 2019
Honda has introduced its Pink Rider Rewards powersports racing-contingency program for the 2019 season, with greater than $6 million out there to racers—a rise of roughly $500,000 over final yr. This system provides Purple Riders throughout the nation the chance to earn payouts at greater than 1500 races in classes together with motocross, off-road, dust monitor, street racing, ATV competitors and—now, with the launch of the brand new Talon 1000X and Talon 1000R—side-by-side racing. Essential modifications for 2019 embrace:
(1) Program construction aimed toward benefitting riders of varied talent ranges (i.e., payouts aimed not solely at championships and prime race finishes, however deeper race finishes as properly).
(2) Obtainable payouts for riders of a broad array of Honda fashions, together with a lot of the new CRF Efficiency household.
(three) Bigger payouts in main off-road championships, together with Grand Nationwide Cross Nation (GNCC), Nationwide Hare and Hound (NHHA), Nationwide Enduro (NEPG) and the newly named Nationwide Grand Prix Championship (NGPC).
(four) Elevated rewards in Regional Qualifiers for the AMA Novice Nationwide Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
(5) Eligible motocross bikes embrace 2018 CRF50, 2018-19 CRF150, 2018-19 CRF250, 2019 CRF250RX, 2018-19 CRF450 and 2018-19 CRF450RX.
(6) There are payouts at a variety of occasions and collection. For instance, the AMA 450 Supercross collection pays $15,000 for first right down to $400 for 22nd. The AMA 250 East/West collection pays $10,000 for first right down to $350 for 22nd. The AMA 250 or 450 Nationals pays $5000 for first right down to $150 for 40th. And, Honda pays contingency in 50 totally different newbie collection. For extra info, go to the Honda Powersports web site.
WISECO & FASTHOUSE TO SPONSOR THE 2019 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON APRIL 20
For more information go to www.glen helen.com.
TWIN AIR: HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR HONDA CRF450 THE TWIN AIR WAY
WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW WAS UP TO THIS WEEK
As final week ended, Daryl Ecklund and Josh Mosiman got here residence from the Minneapolis Supercross like two frozen popsicles. They stated that they had by no means been that chilly in all their lives. Jody went to Glen Helen on Saturday with the gang they usually dodged rainstorms, however REM managed to discover a window within the rain to carry their first race of 2019 (the earlier 4 have been rained out). Dennis Stapleton went to the Mammoth Mountain Qualifier at Pala Raceway on Sunday and gained the Vet Professional class on MXA’s Honda CRF450.
As this week began, KTM lastly received their 2019-1/2 Manufacturing unit Version first day check journey in—they needed to change the date a pair occasions due to wet climate. It was shiny and sunny at Pala and Ecklund, Stapleton and Mosiman obtained to spin one million laps (and when the opposite media retailers left, they took their Manufacturing unit Editions and went out on the monitor collectively).
Rain was predicted for Wednesday, however Dennis Stapleton received up early and went to Cahuilla Creek to do some extra KTM testing, whereas Josh Mosiman took the 2019-1/2 Manufacturing unit Version out when Wednesday’s rain storm was moved from mid-day to night.
Thursday was a wash out with plenty of rain, flooding, erosion and clogged freeways, so we canceled a check we had scheduled for Glen Helen. Friday was put aside to work on issues we broke, whereas Jody, Josh, Dennis and the remaining to the MXA guys deliberate to go to the Saturday REM race, however Glen Helen obtained 5 inches of rain over this week and couldn’t get the street into the monitor, not to mention the REM trackk prepped. The subsequent REM race is on February 23. See you there!
MXA’S FIRST RIDE ON THE 2019-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION
REM GLEN HELEN THIS WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
For more information go to www.remsatmx.com.
WHO’S WHO IN THE AMA SUPERCROSS ZOO?
CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 6 of 17 rounds)
1. Ken Roczen (Hon)…125
2. Cooper Webb (KTM)…124
three. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…123
four. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…123
5. Dean Wilson (Hus)…95
6. Justin Barcia (Yam)…88
7. Blake Baggett (KTM)…82
eight. Chad Reed (Suz)…81
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…79
10. Cole Seely (Hon)…77
CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 1 of 10 rounds)
1. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…26
2. Jordon Smith (KTM)…23
three. Justin Cooper (Yam)…21
four. Alex Martin (Suz)…19
5. Chase Sexton (Hon)…18
6. Mitchell Oldenburg (Yam)…17
7. Kyle Cunningham (Hon)…16
eight. Brandon Hartranft (Yam)…15
9. Jordan Bailey (Hus)…14
10. Kyle Peters (Suz)…13
(After 5 of 10 rounds)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…114
2. Shane McElrath (KTM)…106
three. Colt Nichols (Yam)…104
four. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…102
5. R.J. Hampshire (Hon)…75
6. Jimmy Decotis (Suz)…73
7. Cameron McAdoo (Yam)…72
eight. Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)..71
9. Chris Blose (Hus)…70
10. Jess Pettis (KTM)…66
WHAT’S INSIDE THE NEW MOTOCROSS ACTION MAGAZINE?
The March problem of MXA comes out this weekend. It consists of an 18-page 250 Shootout (with all we discovered during the last six month), a 2019 Husqvarna FC350 check, a 2019 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke check, a check of Carson Brown’s Straight Rhythm profitable Husky TC150, a check of the 2019 Honda CRF250 and a narrative about what it was wish to journey James Stewart’s 2002 Yamaha YZ450 (to not point out a close-up take a look at the MZ 350 Sort 653 Gelandsport and an Eli Tomac interview). To subscribe and obtain a $25 Chaparral present card Click on Right here.
ATLANTA SUPERCROSS AUTOGRAPH SESSION ON MARCH 1 AT MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS
The day earlier than the Atlanta Supercross, Mountain Motorsports in Marrietta, Georgia, will probably be internet hosting the Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki and KTM groups on Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. For more information go to www.mmsmarietta.com
MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: TWIN AIR ICE FLOW RADIATOR CAP
Twin Air’s Ice Move radiator cap will increase the boiling level of the water in your bike’s radiator by growing the quantity of strain contained in the radiator. It is available in 1.8kg/cm2 and a couple of.zero kg/cm2 pressures.The distinction between a inventory radiator cap and a high-pressure one is dramatic. With none strain on it, water will boil at 212 levels Fahrenheit (at commonplace temperature and barometric strain); nevertheless, a cooling system that’s beneath 15 kilos of strain will permit straight water to succeed in 250 levels earlier than it boils. For each pound of strain exerted on the coolant, the static boiling level is raised by three levels. A 1.1 kg/cm2 cap can deal with 14.22 psi earlier than the coolant pushes the valve open and steam comes out the overflow. By growing the radiator cap to 1.eight, the radiator can deal with 25.6 psi, whereas a 2.zero cap ups the ante to 28.45 kilos. The upper the strain, the longer the water in your radiator will resist boiling. The retail worth is $24.95 at your native vendor. For more information go www.twinair.com.