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RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: FILLING THE GAPS IN THE MOTO LIFE

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THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: WEBB, TOMAC(S) & THE BABY-FACED ASSASSIN

Nov. 3…John Tomac 1967

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Nov. 4…Damon Huffman 1975
Nov. 4…Greg Fox

Nov. 7…Shane Watts 1972

westonpeickatlantaNov. 8…Weston Peick 1990
Nov. 8…Dave Strijbos

Rattray_MXGP_2_THAI_2015Nov. 8…Tyla Rattray 1985
Nov. 9…Paul Boudreau

millwebbNov. 10…Cooper Webb 1995
Nov. 10…Pat Lio

tomacatlface11Nov. 10…Eli Tomac 1992

MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE: BONANZA

bonanzaminiThe fuel-injected model with air forks, five-speed tranny and 11 inches of travel costs $9000 more.

6D HELMETS AWARDED $500,000 GRAND PRIZE IN NFL’S HEAD HEALTH CHALLENGE

The NFL and GE have collaborated with Under Armour and NIST to create a four-year, $60 million Head Health Initiative, and they have awarded 6D Helmets the Head Health Challenge’s $500,000 grand prize for their work with 6D’s proprietary Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology. “We’re thrilled to be named the winners of the Head Health Challenge III along with our project partners Dynamic Research Inc.,” said Bob Weber, CEO and co-founder of 6D Helmets LLC. “Together we worked to further develop Omni-Directional Suspension for application into multi-impact helmets. This award allows us to continue to refine our system for future helmet applications.”

Supported by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Football League, GE, and Under Armour, the Head Health Challenge’s mission is to spur the discovery, design, and development of advanced materials to better absorb or mitigate forces within helmets, pads, and other products used by athletes, first responders, military personnel, and others who face potential head impact injuries. “The goal of the Challenge is to support innovation and help stimulate the marketplace with next-generation materials and design, and the impressive work by Dynamic Research and 6D Helmets has the potential to do just that,” said Jeff Miller, NFL executive vice president of Health and Safety Initiatives.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT 2018 HUSQVARNA TC85 & TE250i PIPES

Press release: Being dedicated to providing our customers with the best two-stroke exhaust products iswhat we’re all about here at Pro Circuit. For 40 years, we’ve built championship winning two-stroke pipes and silencers for all kinds of dirt bikes and ATVs. Our latest release includes Works and Platinum pipes, Ti-2, R-304, 304 and Type 296 silencers for the 2018 Husqvarna TC 85 and TE 250i models that offer significant performance and horsepower gains across the entire RPM range. Bolt on a championship winning Pro Circuit pipe and silencer and be ready to smoke your competition. Retail prices: TC85..$241.95.TE250i…$249.95. For more info go to www.procircuit.com.

THIS WEEKEND’S GLEN HELEN WORLD VET SCHEDULE

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

THE RACE POSTERS FOR THE FINAL BIG THREE RACES OF 2017

For more info go to www.glenhelen.com

For more info go to www.unlimitedsports.com

For more info on the November 24-26 DITD go to www.dayinthedirt.com

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Leaving the remnants of a 16-bike pile-up and his bike (upper right) behind, Jody Weisel walks down from the top of Mt. Saint Helen holding his broken arm. Amazing, it is the first bone that Jody has ever broken on a motorcycle since starting racing in 1968. Photographer Debbi Tamietti never misses a shot.

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: DMC BOARD TRACK WHIZZER

Dave Miller is one of the most creative craftsmen in the motorcycle world.  And his choice of bike to build is always unique, This is his Whizzer-inspired, 50cc, board track racer. Dave hand-built the frame, gas tank, forks and bars, but the piece de resistence was his CNC-machined engine

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE MOST GRUESOME AD EVER

This CTI knee brace ad sold braces, but upset a lot of people with its anatomy bending photo.

TAKE TO THE STREETS! 2017 ELSINORE GRAND PRIX ON NOV. 10-12

It will be held on Nov. 10-11-12. For more info go to www.elsinoregrandprix.com

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The 2017 Paris Supercross will move to the brand new U-Arena in the Paris business district. The U-Arena seats 24,000 spectators and has a larger floor area than Lille or Bercy. The 2017 Paris Supercross will be held on November 18-19, 2017.

SUBSCRIBE TO TWO MAGAZINES AT ONCE & GET $50 IN ROCKY MTN. 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.

WHAT’S LEFT TO SEE & DO BEFORE 2017 GOES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

The attention will now turn to the Dubya World Vet Championship where old men act like young kids and try creative lines.

2017 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 4-5………………..….Glen Helen, CA

2017 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Nov. 11-12………………Qudos Bank Arena

Nov. 18………………….Jimboomba

2017 PARIS SUPERCROSS
Nov. 18-19…………………….Paris

2017 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 20-25……………….Gainesville, FL

2017 DAY IN THE DIRT
Nov. 25-28……………………..Glen Helen, CA

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 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 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

Photos: Brian Converse,, Kyoshi Becker, Debbi Tamietti, Dan Alamangos, Jody Weisel, Daryl Ecklund, MXA