Richard Taylor’s 1-1 was more than good enough to win the 450 Pro class over Shaun Hillion and Noah Hickerson. Photo: Dan Alamangos With the 2018 Glen Helen AMA National at the raceway next weekend, REM would not be racing on on May 26—so all the regulars showed up for one last chance to show what they could do before Tomac and company hit town. In fact, this week’s REM track used a portion of next week’s National track (a portion without any big jumps on it). Swede Kristoffer Palm took the 250 pro win and threw in some Bengt Aberg-style…or should that be Uno Palm-style. Photo: Dan Alamangos The track was the identical layout to last week’s track, but without the rain, mud and slick spots. The dirt was good and everybody was happy knowing that California got its rain last week, and we probably wouldn’t see any again until next year. What follows is a photo essay for the best moments with the winners and losers. Cole Tompkins moves some serious dirt on his way to the 450 Intermediate victory over Bradley Denton, Maxx Murphy, Jeff Fitzgerald and Tanner Miller. Photo: Jon Ortner Randel Fout isn’t to be out-done in the dirt excavation business by Cole Tompkins, so he leaves a big blast in his wake. Photo: Dan Alamangos Bradley Denton (74)makes the kamikaze pass on Maxx Murphy (256) at the bottom of the downhill. Photo: Dan Alamangos Ford Heit (144) was the 250 Intermediate winner Ford is now on a YZ250F four-stroke instead of his trusty YZ125. Photo: Dan Alamangos Kordel Caro (22) was on MXA’s Chad Reed Replica—The works engine, Kayaba works suspension and 63 horsepower engine were a handful for a guy straight off the 250 East Supercross. Photo: Jon Ortner Shaun Hillion is not hooked up—evident by the massive smoke screen of dirt coming off his rear wheel. Photo: Rommel Andrade MXA test riders are a goofy bunch. Randel Fout (61) and Dan Alamangos (48) dug through some old boxes of gear and came up with a set of Jody Weisel’s 1981 HRP gear and a set of Dean Cates’ Team Tamm’s JT gear. Even though the gear was almost 40 years old, they wore it in their first motos. Photo: Jon Ortner Pete Murray (7) won the Over-50 Elite class, but Jon Ortner made him work for it in the second moto. Photo: Dan Alamangos Holland’s Ralf Schmidt won the 125 Adult two-stroke class with a 1-1 and followed that up with a 3-3 in the Over-40 Expert class. Photo: Dan Alamangos Former Saddleback Specialist Val Tamietti (31) swept both motos of he Over-60 Experts. This has become the largest class at REM and is jam-packed with former Prrs—like former CMC #1 rider Val Tamietti. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Pasha Afshar (L7) won the Over-50 Expert class with a 2-2 over Robert Reisinger’s 1-3 and Paul Krause’s 5-1. That is Rick Ellis (34) behind the Hollywood mogul. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Steven Chandler’s 2-1 was good enogh to win after his prime contenders faltered. John Caper got second with a 4-2, Tom Holmes was third with a 3-3 and Mitch Evans left a win on the plate with a 1-5. Photo: Dan Alamangos Terry Messer (56) won the the Over-65 Intermediate class , while Terry Davis (L22), founder of Terrycable and father of Ty Davis, was third. Photo: Dan Alamangos Just like last week, Luc Deley (48) and Eddie Jaramillo (52) had an epic battle. The difference this week, it was for second in the Over-50 Intermediate class instead of first (and this week Luc came out on top—while Gary Sewell ran away with the win. Photo: Jon Ortner Ryan Foster (26) took the Over-25 Novice victroy. Photo: Dan Alamangos Geza Simon (119) won both motos of the 450 Novice class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Austin Beck (27) won the 450 Beginner class, while Brandon Krause (466) was fifth in the 250 Novices. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Bradley Cole (14) had a good shot at winning th 450 Novice class, until he and Geza Simon (119) came together. Photo: Rich Stuelke Chase Taylor (329) used a 2-1 to win the 250 Novice class over Dustin Holmes and Jake Kieffer. Photo: Dan Alamangos Reagan Marple and Tanner Miller are students from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Tanner is studying Aerospace Engineering and interning at Space X this summer. in their spare time they are vising the SoCal sights and racing at REM. Tanner was fifth in the 450 Intermediates. Photo: Jon Ortner Meanwhile, ove rat REM’s Kid’s track, A.J. Gould was polishing his technique on his way to second in th 50cc Beginner class.. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Angela Castro (92),Zach Anderson and Zack Dowell jockey for position. REM’s kid’s track is a sfae fun Pee-Wee track that is designed specific for you kids who want to have fun.. Photo: Rick Stuelke UPCOMING REM RACES June 2…………………….Glen Helen, CA June 16…………………..Glen Helen, CA June 30…………………..Glen Helen, CA July 14……………………Summer Series #1 July 21……………………Summer Series #2 July 28……………………Summer Series #3 For more info on REM Motocross go to www.remsatmx.com The post REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT: GOING FOR BROKE BEFORE THE NATIONAL BREAK appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.
The second round of the DIRT ACTION Amcross was run and won in the sunny, yet freezing town of Cooma. The club ran an excellent event with a fast and flowing circuit – we are already looking forward to the next round. To purchase photos from the 2018 DIRT ACTION Amcross – CLICK HERE The post PHOTO GALLERY: DIRT ACTION AMCROSS ROUND 2 appeared first on Dirt Action.
The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, kicked off on Saturday with the landmark 50th running of the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic from Prairie City SVRA. In the premier 450 Class, reigning champion Eli Tomac posted a pair of impressive come-from-behind efforts to sweep the motos and capture back-to-back victories at Hangtown. In the 250 Class, defending champion Zach Osborne started his title defense by duplicating his efforts from a year ago at Hangtown with a dominant sweep of the motos aboard his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine.Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic HighlightsIncluded are highlights of the first round of the 2018 season: ResultsLucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City SVRA – Rancho Cordova, Calif. May 19, 2018450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (1-1)Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (2-2)Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (3-3)Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (4-6)Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (7-4)Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (5-7)Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM (10-5)Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (8-8)Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki (9-9)Bradley Taft, Nixa, Mo., Husqvarna (11-10)450 Class Championship StandingsEli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 50Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 44Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 40Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 33Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 32Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 30Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM – 27Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 26Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki – 24Bradley Taft, Nixa, Mo., Husqvarna – 21250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (1-1)Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (2-2)Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (3-4)Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM (7-3)Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (5-9)Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (11-5)Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM (8-8)Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (6-10)RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (10-7)Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (12-6)250 Class Championship StandingsZach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 50Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 44Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 38Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM – 34Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 28Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 26Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM – 26Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 26RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 25Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki – 24