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RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY

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MXA’S MOST COMMON QUESTION

With so many riders switching to, rebuilding old bikes or buying brand-new two-strokes, the knowledge base that used to be so well-known back in thee glory days of two-strokes is seriously lacking after over 13 years of four-stroke dominance. Thus, MXA gets emails every day asking how much oil to mix in their gas. This handy chart tells you how many ounces of oil to mix in one, two, two-and-a half, three, four and five gallons of gas for ratios from 20:1 to 100:1.

ONE LONG LAST GOODBYE TO OUR BUDDY TOM WHITE

After Tom White passed away just before the 2017 Dubya USA World Veteran Motocross Championship the MXA wecking crew stopped by his “Early Years of Motocross Museum” for one last goodbye. It was emotional for us because not only was Tom a major player in the sport, but he was an important part of MXA. We weren’t ready for the impact of seeing Tom’s orange MXA helmet on display.

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MXA’S BLACK FRIDAY OFFER:  TWO MAGAZINES AT ONCE & A $50 IN GIFT CARDS

Do you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play or in a digital version. Even better you can subscribe to Motocross Action and Dirt Bike at the same time and get $50 in Rocky Mountain ATV/MC gifts cars to spend on whatever motorcycle parts or products you need. You can call (800) 767-0345 or go to www.hi-torque.com/mxcombo.

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WORKS CONNECTION BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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SMMOOTH INDUSTRIES BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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TM DESIGNWORKS BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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RIDE ENGINEERING BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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CHAPARRAL BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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MOTOSTUFF BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: RICKY TURNS 38 ON MONDAY

Nov. 23…Joel Robert 1943
Nov. 24…Joel Albrecht 1972


Nov. 24…Gareth Swanepoel 1984
Nov. 25…Michael LaPaglia


Nov. 25…Stefan Everts 1972 Nov. 25…Zach Bell 1994

Nov. 26…Travis Hodges 1971



Nov. 26…Steve Boniface 1982
Nov. 26…Kyle Partridge 1986


Nov. 26…Marty Smith 1956 Nov. 26…Travis Hodges 1971

Nov. 27…Karsten Butler



Nov. 27…Ricky Carmichael 1979 Nov. 27…Casey Lytle 1978

Nov. 27…Brent Brown



Nov. 28…Andrew Short 1982


Nov. 28…Jeremy van Horebeek 1989

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: EAST GERMAN MZ 175

MZ was a ground breaking motorcycle company in the 1960s thanks to the two-stroke genius of Walter Kaaden. Kaaden was the father of the expansion chamber and many other two-stroke engine innovations. But the East German company didn’t have the financial might to break into the American market. This MZ, which stands for Motorradwerk Zschopau, was modified with a Greeves leading link fork and front wheel.

MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE: MXA’S FAVORITE WILLY MUSGRAVE PHOTO

MXA test rider Willy Musgrave obliterates a berm on a 1994 Kawasaki KX500. Willy was one of MXA’s most trusted test riders. Along with Pete Maly, Lance Moorewood, Larry Brooks and Dennis Stapleton these four test riders bridged the gap from the first issue to the most recent one. Today, Willy runs a succcesful kart racing company. See more at www.musgraveracingcompany.com.

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: ATK 406

When every other motorcycle brand went to water-cooling ATK’s Horst Leitner knew that there was a big market for air-cooled dirt bikes. His ATK 406 two-stroke was powered by a Rotax engine and featured a countershaft rear disc, backwards brake pedal, WP suspension, anti-chain torque drive line and amazing simplicity.

DAY IN THE DIRT STARTS ON FRIDAY

2018 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULES

The 2018 Supercross schedule starts on January 6, 2018, at Anaheim Stadium, before going to Houston on January 13. Plus, the World Motocross Championship schedule is completely different this week than last week. Check it out below,

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA Jan. 27………………………Glendale, 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 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.………………….Red Bud, MI July 7..……………………Southwick, MA​ July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​ July 28.…………………..Washougal, WA Aug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY​ Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD​

Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

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 Aug. 19……………………..Switzerland Sept. 2………………………Turkey Sept. 16……………………..Holland 2

Sept. 30…………………….Italy 3

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

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 BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP April 8………………….…..…Lyng May 20……………..…..……Preston Docks May 27…………….…..…….Hawkstone Park July 1………….…..…….…..Sherwood July 15………….…..……….Canada Heights

Sept. 2…………….…..…….Crookwood

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

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA FC350 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HONDA CRF250 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KTM 250SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z250 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA TE250i IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KTM 450SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA FC450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HONDA CRF450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KTM 350SXF IN ACTION

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Photos: Jon Ortner, Debbi Tamietti, Dan Alamangos, Jody Weisel, Daryl Ecklund, MXA