MWR | HONDA FAT CAT, UNRIDDEN 2007 CR125, A1 TRACK
Bike: Ryan Villopoto’s KX250 two-stroke
Photographer: Daryl Ecklund
2007 Honda CR125.
“Hey MXA, this is my never ridden 2007 Honda CR125. I bought it as my graduation present to myself many years ago. I started it and fogged the engine and it haven’t started it in 10 years.”–Jarret.
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THOR MX AND MARVIN MUSQUIN EXTEND RELATIONSHIP
Press Release: Thor MX is proud to announce the continuation of their partnership with Marvin Musquin. The Red Bull Factory KTM rider started his U.S. racing career with THOR in 2013 and 2014. Musquin returned with the brand in 2016 as he entered the 450 class and has been a premiere athlete on the team ever since. Musquin’s unmistakably smooth riding style and relentless work ethic have propelled him to the top ranks of the 450 class. 2017 has been a breakout year for Musquin with his first Monster Energy 450 Supercross victory and four overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross wins.
Heading into the 2018 season, Musquin is high on confidence after a streak of off-season victories, including wins at the Monster Energy Cup, Red Bull Straight Rhythm, Paris Supercross, and Geneva Supercross.
Musquin’s character, on and off the bike, makes him a great fit with the Thor team. His dedication to progression and performance matches the mission of the THOR brand. Additionally, Musquin provides invaluable input for the testing and development of Thor products.
“We are immeasurably happy to continue our relationship with Marvin,” said Thor MX Brand Manager, Josh Shorter. ”After four great years of support, including his banner year in 2017 and absolutely dominating the off-season, we at Thor are all looking forward to great things to come in this partnership for the long term. When it comes to Marvin’s performance, the cliché ‘this is only the beginning’ is definitely an understatement.”
IB CORP RACING ANNOUNCES CONTEST WINNER FOR 2018 SUPERCROSS SEASON
IB Corp announced the winner of the 2018 $100,000 Sponsorship into the Monster Energy Western Regional 250 Championship Supercross on the “Racetrack Supercross Web Series” by way of a contest.
With over 200 video submissions into the contest; the team leadership narrowed down the applicants to 21 qualified Supercross racers. The panel of judges reviewed all of the footage, and the top 5 finalists were chosen:
-Bobby Piazza -Dylan Merriam -Michael Leib -Noah McConahy
IB Corp Racing provided a mansion in the Temecula wine country where they would live for a week and compete for a single seat on the team. There were many grueling day to day challenges that were conducted to show the Judges the rider’s technical ability, endurance and dedication. After a full week of trials and tribulations the rider that prevailed to be the overall contest winner is Wildomar, California’s own Michael Lieb.
Michael Leib commented “When I heard there was a contest to win a $100,000 dollar sponsorship I couldn’t sign up fast enough!”
IB Corp Owner Jorge Cherrez commented “I am excited to welcome Michael Leib onto the team for 2018!”
Team Manager Jamie Ellis commented “The 2018 season of Supercross is going to change the sport of Supercross forever! It was so much fun to see the heart and determination of these athletes and have a chance to get to know them on a more personal level.”
IB Corp Head Coach Ryan Hughes commented: “The Judges did a very good job selecting the final contestants because once the boys came into the house it was a very competitive competition. All of these talented riders brought their A Game and I am happy to have Michael Lieb as our 3rd rider for 2018.”
ROCKSTAR EDITION INTRO FUN
The Rockstar Edition FC450 intro was atop of the tallest building in L.A., the US Bank building. The skies were filled with smoke from all the fires. It was a beautiful site from 70 floors up.
Yes, that is a transparent slide going from the 70th to 69th floor of the US Bank building. FMF’s Lil D demonstrates.
MXA‘s Spencer Owens is deathly afraid of heights. Daryl told him it was a part of his job duties for the day to go down the slide. Spencer didn’t hesitate and took the leap of faith.
Michael Mosiman’s FC250 under the lights.
2018-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION COST
LAKE ELSINORE SUPERCROSS PRACTICE
MXA’s newest edition to the wrecking crew, Spencer Owens went out to the Lake Elsinore Supercross track to check out the action this Monday. Here are a few snapshots from his Canon lens.
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2018 SUPERCROSS: ANAHEIM 1 TRACK
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PRO CIRCUIT HIGH COMPRESSION PISTON
Press Release: Offering our customers only the finest performance parts available is what we’re all about here at Pro Circuit. Our newest products are High-Compression Piston Kits for the 2016-2018 KX450F and 2018 RM-Z450. Manufactured by JE Pistons to our exact specifications, Pro Circuit pistons are forged from high-quality aerospace aluminum alloy using advanced CNC-machined technologies. The result is a significant gain in low-end torque and high-RPM performance. Pro Circuit High-Compression Pistons are designed for superior performance in either stock or modified engines and is a must-have engine component for serious racers. www.procircuit.com or (951) 738-8050.