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RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTH: ONE IS OVER, ONE IS CLOSING AND THE IMPORTANT ONE IS ONE WEEK AWAY

Date Added: 09/05/2018 23:40 by Motocross Action Mag
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SAD WEEK IN THE WORLD OF MOTOCROSS GREATS

Alan Clews at work on a CCM frame.

ALAN CLEWS (1938-2018)

Just shy of his 80th birthday, famous motorcycle designer Alan Clews passed away on May 2, 2018. Clews, the founder of CCM motorcycles made a lasting impression on the Grand Prix circuit as the Bolton, England, firm built some legendary four-stroke machines. Alan, who had started CCM 47 years ago with the launch of the Clews Stroka motocross bike, was still working at CCM before he was taken ill and passed away on Wednesday.

1976 CCM 500MX.

CCM’s greatest success came in 1974-75 when John Banks and Vic Eastwood raced on the CCM team. Banks scored in the the top five in the 500 World Championships five-times through the mid-1970s. Donnie Schmidt came out of retirement, in what would be his last race before succumbing to leukemia, to win the 1995 World Four-Stroke Championship on a CCM. Today, CCM survives by making dual bikes and military bikes— Alan Clews was working on the 600cc Spitfire street bike at the time of his death. The company, which is run by his son Austin Clews, vows to finish the projects that Alan Clews had started.

ERIC GEBOERS (1963-2018)

Andre Vromans, Georges Jobe, Andre Malherbe and Eric Geboers on Team Belgium at the MXDN.

Five-time World Champion Eric Geboers jumped from his boat on Sunday night May 6, 2018, to try to save his dog who had reportedly fell overboard. The 55-year-old jumped in, but did not resurface. It was at Miramar lake near Mol in Belgium. The fire brigade searched until 3:30 a.m. with spotlights and a sonar, but found nothing. The searched was resumed in the morning with boats and a helicopter equipped with a heat-seeking camera. The Nautical Police recovered Eric Geboers lifeless body from Lake Miramar in Mol on Monday, May 7.

Eric Geboers.

Geboers came from a racing family, that included his older brother Sylvain Geboers (also a factory Suzuki rider). Eric was the first rider to win world titles in all three solo classes (125 and 250 on Suzuki and 500 for Honda). After retiring he worked with his brother Sylvain to run the factory Suzuki MXGP team, until they sold it to Stefan Everts.

THE ARENCROSS SERIES IS KAPUT! REPLACED BY AMATEUR SUPERCROSS ON SUNDAYS

The Amsoil Arenacross series is now officially over. Feld Motorsport will replace it with a National Amateur Supercross Championship called “Supercross Futures.” Last year the Supercross promoters held four amateur races on the day after the Saturday night Supercross races (on toned down tracks). These races averaged 700 entries. For 2019 the “Supercross Futures” series will consist of 8 amateur racing events. These races will replace the AMA Arenacross series “Road to Supercross” points system. Riders who want to advance to get their AMA Supercross license will now go through the “Supercross Futures” system.

For those old enough to remember, there used to be amateur Supercross events following several big stadium races back in the day, but this is the first time they have been organized as a series.

DUNLOP’S ALL-NEW MX33 TIRES WILL REPLACE THE POPULAR MX3S


The Dunlop Geomax line now has a new model. The MX33—which replaces the popular MX3S—introduces new technologies in construction, compound and tread pattern, that sets the bar at a whole new level. This new tire delivers extraordinary handling performance even on a wide range of soft-to-intermediate terrain. The MX33 is available for a wide array of bikes from 50cc to 450cc, and includes a new 120/90-19 size.


The soft-to-intermediate terrain MX33 will move on from the well-regarded MX3S.

Multiple Block Distribution: In addition to creating an aggressive look, new Multiple Block Distribution technology increases the number of knobs on the shoulders and center of the tires, and also varies the height and angles of the knobs within the tread pattern. This translates to more biting edges and more traction, creating superior grip and increased handling performance.

The rear MX33 tread pattern has more blocks on the shoulder and center of the tire than on the MX3S.

Block-In-A-Block Technology: After the great success of Dunlop’s patented Block-In-A-Block technology on the MX3S rear tire, Dunlop has improved this technology by altering the shape of the interior block. This new diamond-shaped block is larger, adding more surface area and two additional angles to improve traction. Dunlop has also added Block-In-A-Block technology to the front tire for the first time, creating a new industry standard for handling and grip.
The front MX33.

Advanced Apex Design: Not only does the Geomax MX33 look remarkably different than its predecessor, but the MX33 also has many new components under the tread. The new construction of the front and rear tire features a taller, thinner apex. Known as Advanced Apex Design, the same sidewall material used in the MX3S is now distributed in a slimmer, but taller apex. Without adding weight, this technology delivers superior shock absorption, uniform rigidity in thesidewall, and a smoother ride and firmer feel. (Applies to 18”, 19” and 21” sizes.)

Carcass Tension Control System: In this new design, Dunlop optimizes the distribution of tension of the components so the tire absorbs more shock, but flexes when necessary to smooth out ride characteristics, which allows the bike to track in a straighter line.
The MX33 front tire is the first to get block-inblock treads.

All-New Compound: The MX33 also incorporates a new rubber compound with a higher molecular weight polymer to improve durability and a carbon micro-particle to increase grip.

Broc Glover, Dunlop Senior Offroad Manager, said, “At Dunlop, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers, and not just the pro-level Supercross riders, but the everyday riders as well,” said Broc Glover, Sr. Manager, Off-road Motorcycle. “One of the main areas we wanted to improve upon from the MX3S was durability. A change in compound, and the addition of the tie-bar design between the knobs, allowed us to not only achieve this goal but also improve performance.

THE PLACE OF BE ON SATURDAY MORNING: REM GLEN HELEN’S UPCOMING RACE SCHEDULE


For more info about REM Motocross go to www.remsatmx.com

PIT PARTY AT MALCOLM SMITH MOTOSPORTS ON FRIDAY BEFORE THE GLEN HELEN NATIONAL

Malcolm Smith will host a pit party on Friday, May 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a factory rider autograph session from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. For more info go to www.malcolmsmith.com

FRIDAY NIGHT STADIUMCROSS ON THE EVE OF THE GLEN HELEN NATIONAL—MAY 25

Glen Helen will hold a Friday night Stadiumcross race on the eve of the Glen Helen AMA 250/450 National. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

GLEN HELEN AMA 250/450 NATIONAL ON MAY 26

For ticket and event information go to www.glenhelen.com

WASP VINTAGE SCRAMBLES ON THE GEORGE AIR FORCE BASE GOLF COURSE


For more information go to www.waspscrambles.com

2018 GREAT PLAINS VINTAGE MOTOCROSS SERIES BEGINS ON MAY 23

For more information go to www.greatplainsvintagemx.org

AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS ON JULY 6-8 AT THE MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR TRACK


For more information to go www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com

WANT TO BE AN AMA NATIONAL FLAGGER? GLEN HELEN IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST

If you want to be as close to the Glen Helen National track as possible, you can sign up to be a flagger at the Glen Helen National. Glen Helen’s National flaggers have been praised as the best on the National circuit—largely because they are made up of actual motocross racers. If you’d like to be a flagger, email your info to volunteer@glenhelen.com or call Brenda at (909) 648-0802.

AMA RULE OF THE WEEK: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD?

 

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rulesageEveryone knows that a rider must be 16 years old to race the AMA Nationals or Supercross series, but did you know that there is an upper limit of 50 years old on being allowed entry to an AMA Pro race? If a 50-year-old wants to race he must get a doctor to sign a certificate of fitness (with an electrocardiogram).

foedish2016Ed Foedish (326) is currently the oldest AMA National racer at 54 years old.

Over the last couple years Arizona’s Ed Foedish has been the only 50-year-old to try to qualify for an AMA National. Foedish was fourth in the Over-50 Pro class at the World Vet in 2015 and third in 2016.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: BROCCOLI WILL BE 58 ON WEDNESDAY

BUDEKINSjumpMay 10…Bud Ekins 1930

May 10…Edison Dye 1918
May 10…Jason McCormick 1975

NELSONA1May 10…Jessy Nelson 1994
May 11…John van den Berk 1967

_DSC6622_Kyoshi_Jeremy Martin_Pala Raceway_Pala_0426201May 11…Jeremy Martin 1993
May 12…Aaron Johnson 1983

Regal_Unadilla_2011May 14…Kyle Regal 1991
May 15…Joe Oehlhof 1976
May 15…Jackson Esselman
May 15…Warren Johnson 1968
May 15…Kyle Loza 1986
May 15…Daniel McCoy 1984
May 16…Dustin Miller 1981

glover.lat.hdshtMay 16…Broc Glover 1960 
May 16…Laurette Cushman
May 17…Darrin Sorenson

May 17…Rui Goncalves 1985
May 17…Ryan Abrigo
May 17…Paul Coates
May 18…John Anderson 1963

desalle58May 19…Clement Desalle 1989

Mike AlessiMay 19…Mike Alessi 1988

IT’S ALL OVER, BUT THE WIN ADS: 2018 SUPERCROSS WINNERS

Jason andersonThe Chinese fire drill that happened when Jason Anderson broke his front wheel in a first turn crash last Saturday was painful to watch.

Date           Venue                           450                           250
Jan. 6….…Anaheim, CA……….Marvin Musquin…….Shane McElrath
Jan. 13…..Houston, TX………..Jason Anderson……Aaron Plessinger
Jan. 20…..Anaheim, CA………..Eli Tomac……………..Joey Savatgy
Jan. 27…..Phoenix, AZ ………..Eli Tomac………………Aaron Plessinger
Feb. 3…….Oakland, CA………..Jason Anderson…….Aaron Plessinger
Feb. 10…..San Diego, CA……..Jason Anderson……Justin Hill
Feb. 17……Arlington, TX………Eli Tomac………………Zach Osborne
Feb. 24……Tampa, FL…………..Eli Tomac………………Austin Forkner
Mar. 3……..Atlanta, GA…………Jason Anderson……Austin Forkner
Mar. 10……Daytona, FL………..Justin Brayton………Jordon Smith
Mar. 17……St. Louis, MO………Eli Tomac………………Zach Osborne
Mar. 24……Indianapolis, IN…..Marvin Musquin…….Jeremy Martin
Apr. 7………Seattle, WA ……….Eli Tomac………………Aaron Plessinger
Apr. 14…….Minneapolis, MN…Eli Tomac……………..Jeremy Martin
Apr. 21….…Foxborough, MA…Marvin Musquin…….Zach Osborne
Apr. 28…….Salt Lake City, UT..Marvin Musquin…….Shane McElrath
May 5………Las Vegas, NV….…Eli Tomac……………..Adam Cianciarulo
450 Supercross Champion….Jason Anderson (Hus)
250 West Champion..Aaron Plessinger (Yam)
250 East Champion…Zach Osborne (Hus) 

MXA TEAM TESTED: USED IT, ABUSED IT, MISUSED IT & LOVED IT

NITROMOUSSE ELASTOMER FOAM TUBES
The Nitromousse differs from the typical offroad mousse used by desert and Baja racers in that the Nitromousse’s tube-shaped elastomer foam is charged with nitrogen instead of air. The nitrogen provides a livelier and more predictable feel than the typical mousse. Most important is that a Nitromousse can never go flat.
VERDICT: Compared to a conventional air-filled tube, the Nitromousse tubes were dead feeling. The tires would thud through braking and square-edged bumps and transmit that force to the rider’s hands. But, they couldn’t go flat, and the tires performed just as well as with a conventional tube filled to 12 psi.
DIGITS: $124.95—(800) 457-4233 or www.nitromousse.com.

ASTERISK CELL KNEE BRACE
Asterisk is now run by former AMA Pro Mike Beier, who learned the knee brace trade at CTi. When Mike took over, he kept the Asterisk knee brace features that were solid, tossed out the problematic areas and redesigned the overall configuration.
VERDICT: This is not the Asterisk brace of the past. The Asterisk Cell knee brace is now a functional knee brace that is comfortable, has a custom feel, is durable and offers superior protection. This was the first set of Asterisk braces that we ever tested that had no issues with durability. Kudos to the new owners for taking a product with potential and making it into something great.
DIGITS: $699.00 (pair)—www.asterisk.com or (951) 268-6790.

EZ-UP ENDEAVOR INSTANT SHELTER
The Endeavor model is only available in the 10 x 10-foot size (although EZ-Up offers sizes as large as 10 x 20 feet in other models). The Endeavor weighs 64 pounds; but, thanks to its all-aluminum frame, it is lighter than most steel awnings by several pounds. EZ-Up offers eight standard colors (punch, limeade, black, royal blue, grey, orange, splash and white) plus 17 premium colors. EZ-Up’s art department can print logos and custom designs on any color canopy.
VERDICT: The EZ-Up Endeavor model is the beefed-up, rugged, he-man version of the instant-shade business. Bigger, stronger and better.
DIGITS: $799.00 (10 x 10 feet), $105.00 (10-foot sidewall)—î(800) 457-4233 or www.ezup.com

COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE 2018 AMA NATIONAL TV SCHEDULE

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: IS THERE A LAST-MINUTE GRIP FIX?

Dear MXA,
At the track last week I tore my left grip. I had spare grips in my toolbox but no grip glue. The guy parked next to me was a contractor, and he said that he had spray paint and that it would work. I didn’t believe him, so I safety-wired my torn grip up like a mummy and raced my second moto. My hands now look like a Guy Fieri hamburger. My question is, does spray paint work?

Yes. This is an old-school trick—but not the oldest. Of all the chemically dependent measures used to install grips, paint is the only method we would trust to use 30 minutes later. The best paint to use is clear Krylon. The enamel in Krylon dries instantly and is the least harsh on Kraton Polymer (the material that most grips are made of). Kraton Polymer is a faux rubber developed by the Shell Chemical Corporation. Kraton is the most commonly used thermal plastic rubber (TPR). A tacky Kraton rubber grip will never become hard and slick because it dries out with age as if it were made of real rubber. You must use enamel paint. Lightly spray the inside of the grip and the bar. Immediately slide the grip into position. The grip glues to the bar instantly as the paint dries. Using clear paint means no ugly over-spray.A clamp-on grip can be used instantly. No glue needed.

In a pinch, you can mount grips on your bars by taking strips of cloth electrical tape and wrapping them around the bar in a spiral. Then, moisten your finger with mineral spirits, paint thinner or straight gas and wipe the inside of the grip. Slide the grip over the tape. The gasoline activates the glue embedded in the cloth tape, and the tolerance fit of sliding the grip over the cloth makes for a secure fit. Always use safety wire for security.

The smartest move is to carry a set of bolt-on grips, such as ODI, Torc1 or A’ME grips, in your toolbox. This eliminates the need to wait for glue to dry.

MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE QUIZ: WHAT BIKE THIS IS? DO YOU KNOW THE YEAR? WHAT WAS THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN?

This question is easy as pie. The disc brake is a minor clue. Can you name the brand, model, year and country it was made in? The answer at the bottom of the page.

 

2018 FIM 250/450 GRAND PRIX POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO LATVIA

Clement DesalleKawasaki’s 29-year-old Clement Desalle stopped the orange express with a win in Russia. He became the first non-KTM rider to win this year in either the 250 or 450 class.

2018 450 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 6 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…286
2. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…263
3. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…212
4. Romain Febvre (Yam)…203
5. Gautier Paulin (Hus)…180
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)…152
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)…150
8. Tim Gajser (Hon)…147
9. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…135
10. Julien Lieber (Yam)…113

MX2 Jonass_Prado_MXGP_2018_R06_RX_1917At the Russian Grand Prix, Pauls Jonass won his fourth out of six 250 GPs

2018 250 GRAND PRIX POINTS
(After 6 of 20 rounds)
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM)…266
2. Jorge Prado (KTM)…246
3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…219
4. Ben Watson (Yam)…176
5. Jed Beaton (Kaw)..156
6. Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)…130
7. Vsevolod Brylyakov (Yam)…127
8. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…108
9. Henry Jacoby (Hus)…104
10. Thomas Covington (Hus)…102

2018 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE AFTER 6 OF 20 ROUNDS

The Latvian Grand Prix is this suday, May 13.

Date           Venue                         450                           250
Mar. 4……..Argentina…………..Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
Mar. 18……Holland #1………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Pauls Jonass
Mar. 25……Spain………………….Tony Cairoli…………….Pauls Jonass
Apr. 8………Italy #1………………Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
Apr. 15…….Portugal…………….Jeffrey Herlings……….Jorge Prado
May 1………Russia……………….Clement Desalle……….Pauls Jonass
May 13…….Latvia
May 20…….Germany
June 3………England
June 10…….France
June 17…….Italy #2
July 1……….Indonesia #1
July 8……….Indonesia #2
July 22……..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………Belgium
Aug. 12…….Sweden (canceled)
Aug. 19…….Switzerland
Aug. 26…….Bulgaria
Sept. 2…….Turkey
Sept. 16……Holland #2
Sept. 30……Italy #3
450 Points leader…Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
250 points leader…Pauls Jonass (KTM)

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS ADS: THE 1988 CAGIVA WMX 250

The 1988 Cagiva WMX 250.

The 1988 Cagiva WMX 250 was designed by Dutch motorcycle designer Jan Witteveen. Witteveen had been at Gilera, Sach and Siminini before moving to Cagiva. It was raced by Pekka Vehkonnen and Gert Jan Van Doorn. Vehkonnen finished second in the 1988 250 World Championship behind Jon van den Berk and ahead of Rodney Smith. However, Cagiva had purchased the Husqvarna brand from its Swedish Electrolux owners during thsi time frame and moved the Swedish brand to Italy, where they eventually rebadged the Cagivas as Husqvarnas.


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SAVE THE DATE! THE NATIONALS START NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 19

The 2018 AMA 250/450 National Motocross Series starts at Hangtown on May 19 and comes to Glen Helen on May 26.

2018 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19……………………Hangtown, CA
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 2..………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16..…………………Mt Morris, PA
June 23.………………….Muddy Creek, TN
June 30.………………….Southwick, MA
July 7..……………………​Red Bud, MI
July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​
July 28.…………………..Washougal, WA
Aug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY​
Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD​
Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2018 125 TWO-STROKE ALL-STAR SERIES
May 19……………………….Hangtown, CA
June 2………………………..Thunder Valley, CO
June 16………………………Mt Morris, PA
June 30………………………Southwick, MA
July 28……………………….Washougal, WA.
Aug. 18………………………Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 25………………………Crawfordsville, IN (Finals)

2018 GLEN HELEN NATIONAL 250/OPEN TWO-STROKE INVITATIONAL
May 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CA

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………..Argentina
Mar. 18…………………….Holland 1
Mar. 25…………………….Spain
Apr. 8……………………….Italy 1
Apr. 15……………………..Portugal
May 1……………………….Russia
May 13……………………..Latvia
May 20…………………….Germany
June 3………………………England
June 10…………………….France
June 17…………………….Italy 2
July 1……………………….Indonesia 1
July 8……………………….Indonesia 2
July 22……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 5………………………Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Sweden (Canceled)
Aug. 19……………………..Switzerland
Aug. 26……………………..Bulgaria
Sept. 2……………………….Turkey
Sept. 16………………………Holland 2
Sept. 30………………………Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………Red Bud, MI

2018 REM GLEN HELEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Jan. 13……………………Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Feb. 3……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Mar. 10……………………Glen Helen, CA
April 7………………….…Spring Series #1
April 14…………………..20th Anniversary #2
April 28…………………..Spring Series #3
May 5…………………….Spring Series #4 (National track)
May 12……………………Spring Series #5
May 19……………………Spring Series #6
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
Aug. 11……………………Summer Series #4
Aug. 25………..………….Summer Series #5
Sept. 1……………………Summer Series #6
Sept. 29.………………….Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 6……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 20……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 27……………………Glen Helen, CA (National track)
Nov. 17……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 1……………………..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 15……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 22……………………Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 29…………..………Glen Helen, CA

2018 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Feb. 2-4…………………..……Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 23-25……………….…..Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 23-24……………….…..Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 20-22……………….…..Hurricane, UT
May 25-27……………………Cedar City, UT
Sept. 14-16……………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 19-21………………….…Adelanto, CA
Nov. 9-11……………………..Primm, NV

2018 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14………………………….Boise, ID
May 13………………………….Tucson, AZ
June 8…………………………..Austin, TX
June 9…………………………..Austin, TX
Aug. 3-5………………………..Quebec, CN
Sept. 8………………………….Sturgis, SD

2018 OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 11……………………..Glen Helen, CA (canceled)
Mar. 24-25…………………Glen Helen, CA
June 17………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Aug. 19………………..…..Glen Helen, CA
Dec. 9………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Lyng, England (canceled)
Apr. 1……………………………Culham, England
Apr. 22………………………….Canada Heights, England
May 6…………………………..Blaxhall, England
June 24………………………..Desertmartin, Ireland
July 29………………………….Duns, England
Aug. 12…………………………Hawkstone, England
Sept. 23………………………..TBA, England

2018 MICHELIN BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8………………….…….Lyng, England
May 20……………..………Preston Docks, England
May 27…………….……….Hawkstone Park, England
July 1………….…..………..Sherwood, England
July 15………….…..………Canada Heights, England
Sept. 2…………….…..……Crookwood, England

2018 DUTCH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar.11…………………………..Markelo, Holland
Apr. 2……………………………Oldebrook, Holland
May 6…………………………..Mill, Holland
July 14-16…………………….Lichtenvoorde, Holland

2018 GERMAN ADAC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 22………………………….Drehna, Germany
May 27………………………….Molln, Germany
June 24…………………………Bielstein, Germany
May 6……………………………Blaxhall, Germany
July 15………………………….Moggers, Germany
July 29………………………….Tensfeld, Germany
Aug. 26…………………………Teutschthal, Germany
Sept. 9…………………………..Gaildorf, Germany

2018 LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
July 30-Aug. 4…………………Hurricane Mills, TN

2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 13………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2018 REM OCTOBERCROSS
Oct. 27……………………………Glen Helen, CA

2018 DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 3-4…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

2018 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 17-18………………………Paris, France

2018 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 19-24…………………….Gainesville, FL

2018 DAY IN THE DIRT
Nov. 23-25………………………..Glen Helen, CA

RACES YOU MISSED! WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

supercross fireDon’t worry! They will try to burn the stadium down again next year.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 3……………………..…Oakland, CA
Feb. 10………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 17………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 24………………………Tampa, FL
Mar. 3……………………..…Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 17………………………St. Louis, MO
Mar. 24………………………Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 7……………………..…Seattle, WA
Apr. 14………………………Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 21………………………Foxborough, MA
Apr. 28………………………Salt Lake City, UT
May 5…………………….…Las Vegas, NV

2018 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6-7………………………….Dayton, OH
Jan. 13-14………………………Worcester, MA
Jan. 20-21……………………….Wilkes Barre, PA
Jan. 27-28………………………Greensboro, NC
Feb. 10-11………………………Madison, WI
Feb. 17-18………………………Florence, SC
Mar. 17-18………………………Denver, CO
Mar. 24-25………………………Nampa, ID
Apr. 7-8………………………….Wichita, KS
Apr. 21-22………………………Portland, OR
Apr. 28-29………………………Reno, NV
May 4-6…………………………Las Vegas, NV

2018 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…………………………..Manchester
Jan. 13………………………….Newcastle
Jan. 20…………………………Birmingham
Jan. 26-27…………………….Belfast
Feb. 10………………………….Sheffield
Feb. 17………………………….London

2018 HAWKSTONE INTERNATIONAL
Feb. 11………………………….Hawkstone, England

2018 RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR SUPERCROSS
Mar. 11-12……………..…….Daytona, FL

2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 31…………………..…..Glen Helen, CA

Moto Trivia answer: The bike is a 1975 Harley-Davidson MX-250. It used cut-down front forks for the rear shocks. It was made in Italy by Aermacchi (at a Harley-owned factory).

Photos: Brian Converse, Jody Weisel, Suzuki, John Ker, MXA, AMA, MXGP

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