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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Racing’s Ferris took the overall MX1 victory at round sevan and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals. Despite race wins from Dylan Long and Luke Clout, Dean Ferris race kept his perfect overall round win streak alive. A reformatted rounds seven and eight saw both rounds decided on Sunday, as Ferris relied on consistency to maintain his perfect Thor MX1 round streak for season 2018. Ferris kept CDR Yamaha Monster Energy teammate Dylan Long and Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metcalfe at bay for the round seven points, then used a 2-2 result to snatch the round eight win from KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Luke Clout and Long. The opening moto of the weekend saw Ferris jump to the front from the opening lap and controlled the race on his way to a 1.8-second victory over Metcalfe. Raceline Pirelli KTM rookie Mitch Evans finished third after relinquishing second to Metcalfe with just three laps to go. Clout and Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing’s Rhys Carter rounded out the top five. In the second moto for round seven, Long broke through for his first race victory of the year with a wire-to-wire win. Long led runaway points-leader Ferris across the finish line by 4.5 seconds, who in turn finished ahead of Clout, Metcalfe and Carter. Round eight this afternoon ran as back-to-back eight-lap sprint races, emphasising the need for perfect starts. Ferris rode to a consistent 2-2 result to claim his eighth overall of the year, just one point ahead of Clout, with Long rounding out the podium. In the opening moto Long stormed to the front of the pack and led every lap on his way his second win of the day. Ferris placed second, ahead of Metcalfe, Clout and Evans. In the second race Clout timed his gate-jump perfectly to lead every lap and keep Ferris at bay by just one second at the chequered flag, who in turn finished just in front of Evans. Carter finished fourth, with Long letting an overall victory slip through his fingers after dropping from second to fifth over the course of the race. Round 7 Results: 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 67 2. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 60 3. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 60 4. Luke Clout (KTM) 58 5. Mitch Evans (KTM) 55 6. Rhys Carter (Kawasaki) 52 7. Corey James (Suzuki) 46 8. Callum Norton (Honda) 44 9. Joel Wightman (Honda) 42 10. Keiron Hall (Suzuki) 42 Round 8 Results: 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 64 2. Luke Clout (KTM) 63 3. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 61 4. Mitch Evans (KTM) 56 5. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 55 6. Rhys Carter (Kawasaki) 52 7. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 49 8. Corey James (Suzuki) 45 9. Lachlan Davis (Honda) 49 10. Joel Wightman (Honda) 40 The post FERRIS RACES TO ANOTHER MX NATIONALS OVERALL appeared first on Dirt Action.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Racing’s Ferris took the overall MX1 victory at round sevan and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals. Despite race wins from Dylan Long and Luke Clout, Dean Ferris race kept his perfect overall round win streak alive. A reformatted rounds seven and eight saw both rounds decided on Sunday, as Ferris relied on consistency to maintain his perfect Thor MX1 round streak for season 2018. Ferris kept CDR Yamaha Monster Energy teammate Dylan Long and Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metcalfe at bay for the round seven points, then used a 2-2 result to snatch the round eight win from KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Luke Clout and Long. The opening moto of the weekend saw Ferris jump to the front from the opening lap and controlled the race on his way to a 1.8-second victory over Metcalfe. Raceline Pirelli KTM rookie Mitch Evans finished third after relinquishing second to Metcalfe with just three laps to go. Clout and Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing’s Rhys Carter rounded out the top five. In the second moto for round seven, Long broke through for his first race victory of the year with a wire-to-wire win. Long led runaway points-leader Ferris across the finish line by 4.5 seconds, who in turn finished ahead of Clout, Metcalfe and Carter. Round eight this afternoon ran as back-to-back eight-lap sprint races, emphasising the need for perfect starts. Ferris rode to a consistent 2-2 result to claim his eighth overall of the year, just one point ahead of Clout, with Long rounding out the podium. In the opening moto Long stormed to the front of the pack and led every lap on his way his second win of the day. Ferris placed second, ahead of Metcalfe, Clout and Evans. In the second race Clout timed his gate-jump perfectly to lead every lap and keep Ferris at bay by just one second at the chequered flag, who in turn finished just in front of Evans. Carter finished fourth, with Long letting an overall victory slip through his fingers after dropping from second to fifth over the course of the race. Round 7 Results: 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 67 2. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 60 3. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 60 4. Luke Clout (KTM) 58 5. Mitch Evans (KTM) 55 6. Rhys Carter (Kawasaki) 52 7. Corey James (Suzuki) 46 8. Callum Norton (Honda) 44 9. Joel Wightman (Honda) 42 10. Keiron Hall (Suzuki) 42 Round 8 Results: 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 64 2. Luke Clout (KTM) 63 3. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 61 4. Mitch Evans (KTM) 56 5. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 55 6. Rhys Carter (Kawasaki) 52 7. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 49 8. Corey James (Suzuki) 45 9. Lachlan Davis (Honda) 49 10. Joel Wightman (Honda) 40 The post FERRIS RACES TO ANOTHER MX NATIONALS OVERALL appeared first on Dirt Action.

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15/07/2018 23:53:17

It was a bittersweet weekend for the KTM Motocross Racing squad, as Luke Clout broke through for his first moto victory of 2018, while Gibbs and Mastin have suffered injuries. The duo both displayed their potential early on, Gibbs claiming his second MX1 Super Pole in a row and Mastin running third until the final lap in the opening MX2 encounter. New South Welshman Clout was impressive throughout the entire weekend though, recording a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s race, backing it up with a third in Sunday’ second moto for an inspiring fourth overall in round seven. This afternoon would see a new format introduced, marking the eighth round of the series where two back-to-back eight-lap races would be held. Clout was once again consistent with a fourth in the opening affair, before putting in an incredible charge with a career-first MX1 race win to cap-off the round. Falling just a point shy of the overall victory, Clout has now been promoted to second in the championship standings, making good on his potential in the middle stages of his campaign. Defending MX2 champion Mastin, who was debuting the all-new 2019 KTM 250 SX-F, will undergo further scans this week, as will Gibbs, whose season is unfortunately over with multiple fractures to his finger, ribs and shoulder. The MX Nationals returns to action on 5 August at Gladstone in Queensland for the ninth and penultimate stop of the championship. Jay Marmont – Team manager, KTM Motocross Racing Team: “We ended the day on a good note since we obviously went through a pretty tough weekend as a team. To end with a race win in that last moto definitely shows Luke’s potential as a rider and as a person. He got the win and was only a point shy of getting the overall. Egan was riding great, but on the last lap of moto one he had a decent crash and hit the ground really hard. He suffered a mild concussion and made the call not to ride. Gibbsy won Super Pole, went out and got a great start, but unfortunately came unstuck moments later. He’s in good spirits and was walking around the track today, so we wish him a quick recovery.” Luke Clout – KTM 450 SX-F: “I was pretty consistent across the weekend, going 4-3 and 4-1, so it was good points for the double-header. I got good starts, but I did lack a bit of aggression, so Jay kicked me into gear for that last one. I rode really aggressive from the start and got myself into the lead and ended up with the win. I’m really, really pumped I’ve finally got the monkey off my back and it’s put me second in the championship. To stand on the podium in second overall is my best overall finish and to finish off with a race win is even better.” Kirk Gibbs – KTM 450 SX-F: “The weekend started off well even though I was coming in with a back injury from Conondale, so I was a little hesitant. I put it together in Super Pole and I felt strong and quite comfortable doing it. I really wanted to get a good start, I ripped the first one and when I did, I went pretty close to edge of the track and hit a rut. Because it was built up on the edge of the track, my wheel blew through, my front-end knifed and that was all it wrote. For how big the crash was, I didn’t come out of it too bad – I have a couple of fractures in my finger, shoulder and ribs, but I feel not too bad considering.” Egan Mastin – KTM 250 SX-F: “It was definitely disappointing, because I was sitting in third on the last lap and I was pretty gutted to go down. I went down pretty hard and had a heavy head-knock. My face is pretty banged up and unfortunately I couldn’t line-up today. I’m feeling pretty sore and, like I said, it’s disappointing because I was feeling comfortable on the 2019 KTM 250 SX-F that we just got and I was hoping for a good weekend.” 2018 MX Nationals – Australian Motocross Championship Round Seven Results: MX1 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 67 2. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 60 3. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 60 4. Luke Clout (KTM) 58 5. Mitch Evans (KTM) 55 MX2 1. Aaron Tanti (Kawasaki) 62 2. Hamish Harwood (KTM) 61 3. Wilson Todd (Yamaha) 61 4. Dylan Wills (Husqvarna) 60 5. Jay Wilson (Yamaha) 53 Round Eight Results: MX1 1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 64 2. Luke Clout (KTM) 63 3. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 61 4. Mitch Evans (KTM) 56 5. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 55 MX2 1. Dylan Wills (Husqvarna) 67 2. Wilson Todd (Yamaha) 67 3. Aaron Tanti (Kawasaki) 58 4. Jay Wilson (Yamaha) 54 5. Hamish Harwood (KTM) 54 Championship Standings (After 8 of 10 Rounds): MX1 1. Dean Ferris 556 2. Luke Clout 450 3. Mitch Evans 443 4. Dylan Long 402 5. Brett Metcalfe 393 10. Kirk Gibbs 292 MX2 1. Wilson Todd 498 2. Aaron Tanti 441 3. Hamish Harwood 437 4. Dylan Wills 419 5. Jay Wilson 390 9. Egan Mastin 308 The post LUKE CLOUT BREAKS THROUGH FOR MX NATIONALS MOTO VICTORY appeared first on Dirt Action.

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15/07/2018 22:06:29

  Round seven and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals saw Complete Parts Kawasaki’s Aaron Tanti and DPH Husqvarnas’s Dylan Wills claim overall MX2 victories. For round seven, early 2018 championship leader Tanti used consistency to take him to the top of the box with a 3-2 result card, with a one-point win over moto two winner Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsports KTM) and series leader Wilson Todd (Serco Yamaha). In Saturday’s opening race, Todd started on a high note with a dominant 7.6-second win over Wills. Tanti finished third following a big last-lap crash by Egan Mastin (KTM Motocross Racing Team), which in turn elevated Jayden Rykers (Raceline Pirelli KTM) and Harwood into the top five. The second moto saw Harwood take control early on to eventually win the race, but was kept honest throughout by Tanti and Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing). Wills clawed his way to fourth place, ahead of Todd. For round eight, Wills broke through for his first round victory of the championship with a 2-1 result, beating Todd’s 1-2 result on countback. Tanti rounded out a positive weekend with hard-fought third overall. The first of the two back-to-back sprint races saw Todd quickly take control and stretch out a relatively commanding 5.2-second lead over Wills, who snuck by Harwood in the closing corners to snatch second. Tanti and Wilson followed close behind to round out the top five. In the second seven-lap race Wills was quick off the gate to establish himself as the leader and was never headed. Todd rode a controlled race to second, ahead of Tanti and Wilson. Wilson’s Yamalube Yamaha Racing teammate Richie Evans claimed a weekend-high fifth place. Round 7 Results: 1 Aaron Tanti (Kawasaki) 62 2 Hamish Harwood (KTM) 61 3 Wilson Todd (Yamaha) 61 4 Dylan Wills (Husqvarna) 60 5 Jay Wilson (Yamaha) 53 6 Jayden Rykers (KTM) 50 7 Cody Dyce (Yamaha) 47 8 Richie Evans (Yamaha) 44 9 Kale Makeham (Honda) 43 10 Jy Roberts (KTM) 41 Round 8 Results: 1 Dylan Wills (Husqvarna) 67 2 Wilson Todd (Yamaha) 67 3 Aaron Tanti (Kawasaki) 58 4 Jay Wilson (Yamaha) 54 5 Hamish Harwood (KTM) 54 6 Cody Dyce (Yamaha) 48 7 Richie Evans (Yamaha) 47 8 Kale Makeham (Honda) 46 9 Jayden Rykers (KTM) 45 10 Jy Roberts (KTM) 44 The post TANTI AND WILLS CLAIM VICTORIES AT MX NATIONALS appeared first on Dirt Action.

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15/07/2018 20:20:16

Jon Ortner takes the outside line, which insures that no one will be following him. Photo: Debbi Tamietti There wasn’t supposed to be an “Un-Race” at Glen Helen this Saturday. Instead REM planned to hold the opening round of their 2018 Summer Series. Unfortunately, REM promoter Frank Thomason had knee replacement surgery and his optimistic plans to be back at the track a week later were a little optimistic. REM decided to cancel the race and reschedule it for later, but that decision wasn’t made until Wednesday—which was too late to stop the ball from rolling. Glen Helen asked MXA if we would hold an “Un-Race” this past weekend. We agreed. Joe Melton gets his Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke cross up in order to get it hooked up. Photo: Debbi Tamietti In truth, MXA has very little to do with an “Un-Race” apart from getting Glen Helen to extend the track beyond their normal Saturday practice track and the prep it better than they would for a practice day. MXA and a select group of REM racers agree to water the track over the course of the day. Other than telling people that there will be an “Un-Race, the MXA guys just show up on Saturday morning like everyone else. Willy Simons, Jr. was at the “Un-race.” Well, it least we have proof that Willy Simon’s rear wheel was here. Photo: Debbi Tamietti “Un-Races” don’t happen every time REM doesn’t have a race scheduled—it depends on timing, both REMs and MXA’s timing. If there is going to be a two or three week break in REM’s race schedule, then it is likely that there will be an “Un-Race” on one of the empty weekend. Conversely, if MXA needs to test bikes there will be a “Un-Race” so they can fill the holes in their regular test schedule on a relatively private prepped track. Luc Deley chases Mark Hall. Photo: Debbi Tamietti This weekend’s “Un-Race” was a special circumstance (after all there was an “Un-Race” last weekend when it was 113-degrees). But, because the REM race was canceled late in the week and under medical circumstances, it was decided that there would be a another one this weekend also. Jack Phinn hasn’t been at REM in years, but when he heard that there was going to be an “Un-Race” he decided to come back out and try it. He vows he’s be back for next Saturday’s Summer Series race. Photo: Debbi Tamietti How often are “Un-Races” held? Not very often, because REM holds its regular races on almost every weekend out of the year (and on weekends when they don’t hold a race, Glen Helen typically has some other race organization using the REM track). This week was only the fourth “Un-Race” of the year—why so few? Because between the regular REM schedule, plus Glen Helen’s off-road races, 12 hours of Glen Helen, World Vet race, World Two-Stroke race, 24 Hours of Glen Helen, Day in the Dirt, Last Man Standing, mud runs and SRA GPs, there are very few times when the REM track isn’t being used. Randel Fout on MXA’s 2019 Kawasaki KX450. Photo: Debbi Tamietti REM’s cancellation left a hole in the schedule and MXA agreed to fill it. Normally “Un-Races” are kept low-key. If you aren’t in the loop then you wouldn’t find out that there was one until it was already over. But, because of Frank’s knee surgery, racers coming over from Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Washington, and the scheduling, It was decided to tell the REM regulars that there would be an “Un-Race ” on July 14 in lieu of the REM race that got canceled. This enabled more REM racers a chance to ride on what would have been a surprise weekend off. 6D Helmet’s Bob Weber grinds a little off the bottom of his CRF450. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Thus, what you see is a sampling of the photos that Debbi Tamietti and Jon Ortner shot at “Un-Race IV.” This is not by any means all the racers who showed up at Glen Helen for the “Un-Race,” just the ones that we could easily identify. Pasha Afshar comes through the roller coast section in flying colors. His lone fan approves. Photo: Jon Ortner The MXA gang told Val Tamietti that he could ride any bike they had at “Un-Race IV.” In this photo Val walks towards the line-up of 2019 bikes with a gleam in his eye. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Val on a KTM 450SXF. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Val on a 2019 Yamaha YZ450F. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Val on a 2019 KTM 350SXF. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Val on a 2019 Kawasaki KX450. Photo: Debbi Tamietti “What do you mean it’s too stiff. I’m pretty sure that it’s too soft.” Photo: Debbi Tamietti Bob Casper spinning laps. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Pete Vetrano at the bottom of the downhill with Dave Eropkin (811) in hot pursuit. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Gabi Sanchez has lots of off-road experience, but came to the “Un-Race” to try a true-to-life motocross track.. Photo: Debbi Tamietti MXA’s Jody Weisel spent the day testing different set-ups on the 2019 Kawasaki KX450. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Todd Gravitt on his black KTM. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Scott Williams found a 2006 Yamaha YZ125 with only one hour on it and got it for $1000. He put that much into it and has a sweet 125 two-stroke. Photo: Jon Ortner Dave Eropkin with some kind of orange plastic guard over his lower triple clamp. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Corby Reutgen (513) and Steven Chandler don’t get to race against each other a normal REM race, so the “Un-Race” let them spend some time together. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Tanner Antles sweeps into the finish line corner. Photo: Debbi Tamietti The Skinners—Blake and Randy Photo: Jon Ortner Jack Phinn (315) dragging a toe as he pool cues his bike towards the berm. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Tony Parsons checking out the camera. Photo: Jon Ortner Bob Pocius (31) got to Glen Helen early to help the track crew water the REM track. The riders agree to keep the track watered to that it stays good all day long. Photo: Jon Ortner Jody Weisel grabs a fire hose before the day begins to insure no dust. Photo: Jon Ortner Brad Goolsby doesn’t just rail a berm, he intimidates it. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Chris Hunt (577) gets the front up and rear down to maximize drive. Photo: Jon Ortner Luc Deley normally races a 250, so he took the opportunity at the “Un-Race” to try all of MXA’s 450 four-strokes. This is a Husqvarna Rockstar Edition FC450. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Bob Rutten drove down from Utah to race this weekend’s REM race, but when it was canceled he came to the “Un-Race” and…. Photo: Debbi Tamietti brought his brother Tom with him to try out his bike. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Mark Hall works at WPS in Boise, Idaho, he flew down to race REM, while his wife visited with friends from when Mark worked at White Brothers, VP Fuels, MTA, 6D and Pro Circuit. The “Un-Race” saved him from a couple tea parties. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Chris Cole. Photo: Debbi Tamietti Steve Donovan has suddenly reappeared on the scene after missing some time with injuries. He plans to make a comeback. Photo: Debbi Tamietti REM will be racing next weekend, July 21 and the following weekend July 28. For more info about REM Motocross go to www.remsatmx.com.       The post REM GLEN HELEN “UN-RACE IV”: WE HAVE TO STOP MEETING THIS WAY appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.

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