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STEFAN EVERTS HITS THE BOTTLE

stefanevertsGINThe 2018 electric
After tasting gin for the first time, Stefan Everts took an interest the the different flavors of the drink. Then, a local distillery, that was run by motocross fans, offered Stefan the chance to create his own unique flavor of gin and bottle it as S72 Gin. You can lean more at www.s72gin.com.

EVERYBODY MAKES A MISTAKE NOW AND THEN

straighTbullThis European website, which will go unnamed, got a little confused when discussing the 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm, the electric Alta and Josh Hill. But Josh will be happy to learn that he’s back on the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team and a Supercross Champion—because at his house it is his brother Justin who is all of those things.

MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO CIRCUIT’S $5 PIPE SPRING PULLER

PROcircuitPIPEspringpullerThe 2018 electric
The Pro Circuit pipe spring puller is constructed from quality metal for durability and is designed to easily remove or install pipe springs on your exhaust. Top mechanics and professional racers alike make sure this tool is handy, so grab a Pro Circuit Pipe Spring Puller for your tool box so you can finally kiss those makeshift pullers goodbye. For more info go to www.procircuit.com.

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: THE 1976 HONDA XR75 & IT’S FAMOUS RIDER

1976HONDAXR75JEFFWARDHonda couldn’t make enough XR75s. It sold in the hundreds of thousands over the decades. Do you know who the most famous XR75 racer was? Jeff Ward (3X).

THIS WEEK’S GRAND PRIX TRACK FROM ABOVE

OTTOBIANOThis is the Google Map image of the Ottobiano track in Northern Italy. It was the replacement track when Maggiora, the original choice, was shut down by the Italian government for violating green space regulations.

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JODY’S ODE TO SUICIDE MOUNTAIN…35 YEARS LATER

IMGL4029Few people know that when MXA’s Jody Weisel began designing Glen Helen’s National and Grand Prix tracks that he used Saddleback Park as his inspiration. Jody and his buddy Lance Moorewood had helped the promoter, who was Lance’s father, work on the Saddleback National track over 35 years ago. No where can you see the resemblance more than in this photo of Broc Tickle jumping the Triple Step-Up (when compared to the photo below). Photo: Rick Brother

warrenreidsuicidemountain1984Does this photo look familiar? This is Warren Reid jumping Saddleback Park’s Suicide Mountain. It is an iconic moment in moto history—for a generation of fans who are now in their 50s. You can learn more about Suicide Mountain by clicking here.

SPECIAL OFFER! 20% OFF ON HINSON KTM/HUSKY PARTS

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In honor of Ryan Dungey’s great career and retirement, Hinson Clutch Components is offering 20% off most KTM/Husqvarna products. Visit www.HinsonRacing.com or show this email your local Dealer to take advantage of this great deal! Dealers please contact Hinson Clutch Components direct or your favorite Hinson Clutch Components Distributor to obtain your 20% discount to pass along to your customer or stock up your inventory. Offer valid until Friday, June 30, 2017.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS: BENGT 73, DOUG 54

BENGTabergNOREK5June 26…Bengt Aberg 1944 June 26…Carl Nunn 1979 June 27…Craig Rood

June 28…Spud Walters

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June 29…Ford Dale 1988
June 29…Fred Andrews 1965
June 29…Bob Haro

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June 29…Marty Tripes 1956
June 29…Mart Rebeaud 1982

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June 30…Doug Dubach 1963

June 30…Roy Janson

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June 30…Kurt Caselli 1983

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MXA MOTO-CHALLENGE: CAN YOU NAME THIS HUSQVARNA RIDER?

motochleengejuneThis rider showed very good form coming out of the canyon at Saddleback. He owned his own gear company, won an AMA National Championship and made history in 1981. Can you name him? It’s Chuck Sun.

FACES TO GO WITH THE NAMES

facesbobweberBob Weber.

facesJohnHinztJohn Hinz.

johnnyomarafaceJohnny O’Mara.

facesbudfeldkampBud Feldkamp.

kinneyjonesfaceKinney Jones.

facesBOBRYSHEVEvgeny Bobryshev.

carlosriverafaceKTM’s Carlos Rivera.

garysemicsfaceGary Semics.

martytripesfaceMarty Tripes.

facejeanmichelbayleJean-Michel Bayle.

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MORE TRIBUTES TO TOM WHITE

42r at Ascot 1973 by Scott FichterWhen Tom White was diagnosed with cancer back April, motocross fans from around the world went out of their way to say thanks to Tom for all he has done for the motorcycle community (and to give him encouragement in his fight against the Big C). None was more surprising to Tom than a painting of Tom racing his Triumph at Ascot in 1973 by fellow REM racer Scott Fichter.

AscotHalfMile1973Scott Ficter used this 44 years old photo of a a young Tom White cranking his Red Line Triumph during his Class C career.

Scott Fichter painting 42rScott Fichter worked on his Tom White painting in secret and never mentioned it to Tom. Motocrossers are really good people.

ANTHONY ROEDRIQUEZ GETS A 250 GP FILL-IN RIDE

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This classic fill-in rider photo. Throw a hat and shirt on Anthony and shoot him against the truck.

Venuzuelan Anthony Rodriguez, who finished 8th in the 2017 AMA 250 East Supercross series, got a fill-in ride on HRC Honda’s 250 Grand Prix team. Rodriquez willtake the place of the injured Chihiro Notsuka at the Italian Grand Prix in Ottobiano in Northern Italy. Honda’s 250 team has been struggling, with Notsuka injured and Michele Cervellin cutting his arm in Russia, the 22-year-old Rodriguez might be a fresh face. Rodriquez is signed to a two-race deal for the Italian and Portuguese GPs. This will be his first time in Europe.

Anthony has raced in the USA since 2014, in both 250 Supercross and the AMA 250 Nationals. He has never won an AMA race. His best 250 individual Supercross finish has been a 5th and he finished 9th in the 250 East standings in 2015, 2016 and 2017. His best outdoor finish was a fifth at Hangtown in 2015.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE

250 startWas your town added to the schedule? Or was it bounced?

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE 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

AMA NATIONAL POINTS: WHO’S WHO HEADING TO MUDDY CREEK

Cooper WebbCooper Webb has finally cracked the top ten.

AMA 450 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 4 of 12 Rounds) 1. Blake Baggett…155 2. Marvin Musquin…147 3. Eli Tomac…144 4. Jason Anderson…129 5. Broc Tickle…115 6. Justin Bogle…112 7. Dean Wilson…110 8. Josh Grant…106 9. Cole Seely…105

10. Cooper Webb…88

AMA 250 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 4 of 12 Rounds) 1. Zach Osborne…166 3. Jeremy Martin…1481 2. Alex Martin…140 4. Joey Savatgy…120 5. Austin Forkner…119 6. Aaron Plessinger…118 7. Adam Cianciarulo…109 8. Dylan Ferrandis…100 9. Colt Nichols…98

10. Mitchell Harrison…89

2017 AMA NATIONAL WINNERS

20170617150441_HighPointRacesDean Ferris didn’t win an AMA National, but the Aussie worke up the AMA riders by finishing second in the first 450 moto. Photo: Scott Mallonee

Date           Venue                                      450                                  250

May 20……Hangtown, CA……………Eli Tomac……………..Zach Osborne
May 27.……Glen Helen, CA ………….Marvin Musquin……Zach Osborne
June 3..……Thunder Valley, CO……Blake Baggett………..Joey Savatgy
June 17..….Mt. Morris, PA…………..Blake Baggett………..Jeremy Martin June 24.….Muddy Creek, TN July 1.…..…Red Bud, MI July 8..……Southwick, MA​ July 22.…..Millville, MN​ July 29.…..Washougal, WA Aug. 12..….Unadilla, NY​ Aug. 19..….Budds Creek, MD​

Aug. 26.….Crawfordsville, IN


450 Points leader...Blake Baggett (KTM)
250 Points leader Zach Osborne (Hus)

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• REM MOTOCROSS AT GLEN HELEN ON JUNE 24

REMOLUIONPOSTER6-24-17For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

• AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS ON JULY 7-9

amavintagedays2017For more info go to www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com

OLD SCHOOL SCRAMBLES AT GLEN HELEN ON JULY 23

TTScramblesGlen_Flyer_2017Gary Jones will be designing a special Old School Scrambles track on Glen Helen’s Lucas Oil Offroad Truck track for a race on July 23, 2017. For more info go www.oldschoolscramblesracing.com.

THE PARIS SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 18-19

parissxThe 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.
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2017 GRAND PRIX WINNERS AT A GLANCE

 MXGPpodium_MXGP_9_F_2017Clement Desalle became the sixth rider to win a 450 GP this season.

Date                   Venue                                     450                                 250
Feb. 25………..Qatar…………….Tony Cairoli…………..Pauls Jonass
Mar. 5…………Indonesia………Shaun Simpson………Jeremy Seewer
Mar. 19……….Argentina……….Tim Gajser…………….Pauls Jonass
Apr. 2…………Mexico……………Tim Gajser…………….Thomas Covington
Apr. 16………..Italy………………Tony Cairoli…………..Jorge Prado
Apr. 23……….Holland………….Gautier Paulin………..Pauls Jonass
May 7………….Latvia…………….Jeffrey Herlings……..Thoma Kjer Olsen
May 21……….Germany…………Tony Cairoli……………Jeremy Seewer
May 28……….France……………Clement Desalle………Pauls Jonass
June 11……….Russia……………Clement Desalle………Pauls Jonass June 25……….Italy July 2…………Portugal July 23……….Czech Republic Aug. 6…………Belgium Aug. 13……….Switzerland Aug. 20……….Sweden Sept. 3………..USA Sept. 10……….Holland Sept. 17……….France

450 points leader…Tony Cairoli (KTM)


250 points leader…Pauls Jonass (KTM)

GP POINTS STANDINGS: WHO’S WHO HEADING TO ITALY ON JUNE 11

Herlings1_MXGP_10_RUS_2017The Russian GP was a little muddy. Jeffrey Herlings tried to soak as much of it up as possible.

FIM 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 10 of 19 Rounds) 1. Tony Cairoli…381 2. Clement Desalle…334 3. Gautier Paulin…333 4. Jeffrey Herlings…291 5. Tim Gajser…261 6. Jeremy Van Horebeek…261 7. Romain Febvre…242 8. Evgeny Bobryshev…233 9. Max Nagl…223

10. Arnaud Tonus…202

Paturel1_MXGP_10_RUS_2017Benoit Paturel hydroplanes his way around the Russian GP.

FIM 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 10 of 19 Rounds) 1. Pauls Jonass…414 2. Jeremy Seewer…369 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen…317 4. Julien Lieber…308 5. Benoit Paturel…294 6. Jorge Prado…230 7. Thomas Covington…225 8. Hunter Lawrence…199 9. Brian Bogers…184

10. Brent Van doninck…174

2017 TV SCHEDULE: MUDDY CREEK AIRS ON JUNE 24

TVpromopromx-tvschedThe Muddy Creek National will air on Saturday, June 17 (first moto on MAV-TV and the second motos on NBCSN.

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HOW TO SUBSCRIBE & GET MXA FOR FREE: ACTUALLY, WE PAY YOU

JUNE MXA COVER 2017Do 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. Better yet get the Digital desktop version at https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action-digital-edition/ for $9.99 a year.

The MXA test riders prefer the print version and not just because it is delivered by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government, but because right now you can get 12 issues for $15.95 and a free $25 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. That means that there is a profit to be made in this deal for you. For the Print magazine go to: https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action/

HOW IS YOUR TWITTER GAME GOING? UP IT BY FOLLOWING MXA

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2017 MOTOCROSS SCHEDULES: WHERE TO BE & WHEN TO BE THERE

anaheimstadium9The 2018 Supercross schedule has some surprises. There is only one Anaheim event. Detroit, Toronto and New Jersey are gone. Houston, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa are back.

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

2017 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 20……………………Hangtown, CA
May 27.…………………..Glen Helen, CA
June 3..………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 17..…………………Mt Morris, PA June 24.………………….Muddy Creek, TN July 1.…………………….Red Bud, MI July 8..……………………Southwick, MA​ July 22.…………………..Millville, MN​ July 29.…………………..Washougal, WA Aug. 12..………………….Unadilla, NY​ Aug. 19..………………….Budds Creek, MD​

Aug. 26.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN

2017 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 25…………………….Qatar (Saturday)
Mar. 5………………………Indonesia
Mar. 19…………………….Argentina
Apr. 2………………………Mexico
Apr. 16……………………..Italy
Apr. 23…………………….Holland
May 7………………………Latvia
May 21…………………….Germany
May 28…………………….France
June 11…………………….Russia June 25……………………Italy July 2……………………….Portugal

July 9……………………….San Marino (Canceled)

July 23……………………..Czech Republic Aug. 6……………………..Belgium Aug. 13…………………….Switzerland Aug. 20…………………….Sweden

Sept. 3……………………..Gainesville, FL

Sept. 10……………………Holland

Sept. 17…………………….France

2017 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 1…………………..Matterley Basin, Great Britain

2017 TRAVIS PASTRANA’S NITRO WORLD GAMES
June 24……………….Salt Lake City, UT

2017 AMA LORETTA LYNN AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 31-Aug. 5…..…Hurricane Mills, TN

RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM IV
Oct. 21………………….Pomona, CA

2017 WOMEN’S MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 13…………………….Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 25……………………Wortham, TX
Apr. 9………………………San Diego, CA
May 5………………………Las Vegas, NV
May 18-19………………..Hangtown, CA
June 2…………………….Thunder Valley, CO
June 16……………………Mt. Morris, PA
Aug. 5……………………..Hurricane Mills, TN

2017 WORLD OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Jan. 6-8…………………….Taft, CA
Jan. 27-29…………………Primm, NV
Feb. 17-19………………….Taft, CA
Mar. 10-12…………………Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 1-2…………………….Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 21-23…………………Hurricane, UT
May. 19-21…………………Cedar City, UT
Jun. 16-17…………………Glen Helen, CA Sept. 8-10…………………Glen Helen, CA

Oct. 6-8…………………….Adelanta, CA

2017 MAXXIS BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 9………………………Lyng
Apr. 30…………………….Canada Heights
May 14……………………Hawkstone Park
June 18……………………Desertmartin July 9………………………Sherwood July 16…………………….Blaxhall July 30…………………….Preston Docks

Aug 27……………………..Foxhill

2017 BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 12……………………Moerbeke-Waas
Mar. 26……………………Kruishoutem
Apr. 2……………………..Genk
Apr 10…………………….Mons
Apr. 18……………………Axel
Apr. 30……………………Wuustwezel
June 11…………………..Comines
June 18………………….Genk July 22……………………Axel July 23…………………..Hasselt July 30…………………..Gooik Aug. 15…………………..Balen Aug. 20………………….Wachtebeke

Aug. 27………………….Orp le Grand

2017 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 4……………………Whispering Pines, BC
June 11………………….Blackwater, BC
June 18………………….Wild Rose, AB June 25………………….Moto Valley, SK July 9…………………….Gopher Dunes, ON July 16…………………..Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, QC July 23…………………..Pleasant Valley, NS July 30…………………..Riverglade, NB Aug. 6…………………….Deschambault, QC

Aug. 13……………….….RJ Motosport, ON

2017 DUTCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 26…………………..Oss
Apr. 9th…………………..Harfsen
May 14……………………Emmen
July 15-16……………….Lichtenvoorde

2017 ADAC GERMAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 9……………………….Muhlberg
Apr. 30…………………….Jauer
May 14…………………….Molln
June 18……………………Bielstein July 16…………………….Tensfeld Aug. 27……………………Gaildorf

Sept. 24…………………..Holzgerlingen

2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 2……………………..Wonthaggi, Victoria
April 23…………………..Appin, New South Wales
May 7……………………..Connondale, Queensland
May 21……………………Horsham, Victoria
May 28……………………Murray Bridge, South Australia
July 3……………………..Nowra, New South Wales July 16……………………Shepparton, Victoria July 30……………………Port Macquarie, New South Wales Aug. 13…………………..Toowooba, Queensland

Aug. 20……………………Coolum, Queensland

2017 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Sept. 9…………………..Queensland Sept. 23…………………Queensland Oct. 14…………………..TBA Oct. 26…………………..South Australia Nov. 4…………………….Victoria

Nov. 11-12……………..New South Wales

2017 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 7…………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 14………………………San Diego, CA
Jan. 21………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 28………………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 4……………………….Oakland, CA
Feb. 11………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 18………………………Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 25………………………Atlanta, GA
Mar. 4………………………Toronto, ON
Mar. 11………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 18………………………Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 25………………………Detroit, MI
Apr. 1…………………………St. Louis, MO
Apr. 8………………………..Seattle, WA
Apr. 22……………………….Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 29……………………….New York, NY
May 6………………………….Las Vegas, NV

2017 AMSOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 7-8…………………….Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 13-15…………………Grand Rapids, MI
Jan. 20-22…………………Baltimore, MD
Jan. 28-29…………………Nashville, TN.
Feb. 4-5…………………….Louisville, KY
Feb. 18-19…………………Kansas City, MO
Feb.y 25-26……………….Tampa, FL
Mar. 3-5…………………….Southaven, MS
Mar. 11-12…………………New Orleans, LA
Mar. 18-19…………………Portland, OR
Mar. 24-26…………………Reno, NV
April 1-2…………………….Sacramento, CA
April 21-23…………………Denver, CO
May 5-7…………………….Las Vegas, NV

2017 ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 29…………..………..Riola Sardo
Feb. 5………………………Malagrotta
Feb.12………………..……Ottobiano

RICKY CARMICHAEL AMATEUR DAYTONA SUPERCROSS
Mar. 12-13…………….Daytona, FL

MTA WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 15…………………..Glen Helen, CA

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Photos: Rick Brothers, Brian Converse, Kyoshi Becker, Jody Weisel, Daryl Ecklund, Massimo Zanzani, Ray Archer, Husqvarna, MXA,