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RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE

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MOST MXDN WINS BY NATION

At the time, these four American teenagers were untouted, but when the came home with the 1981 Motocross des Nations they became American heroes. Danny LaPorte (bottom left), Johnny O’Mara (top left), Chuck Sun (top right) and Donnie Hansen (Bottom right) won both the MXDN and the Tropghee des Nations on back-to-back weekends.

1. United States of America…22 2. Great Britain…16 3. Belgium…15 4. Sweden…7 5. France…4 6. Russia…2 7. Italy… 2

8. Czechoslovakia…1
9. Germany…1

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS WINNERS (1947-2016)

Sten Lundin was on the winning 1955 Swedish team with Bill Nilsson (right).
1947 …England 1948 …Belgium 1949 …England 1950 …England 1951 …Belgium 1952 …England 1953 …England

1954 …England

Team Sweden won seven Motocross des Nations and Bill NIlsson was on three of them (1955, 1958 and 1961).
1955 …Sweden 1956 …England 1957 …England 1958 …Sweden 1959 …England 1960 …England 1961 …Sweden

1962 …Sweden

Jeff Smith led Team England to 7 MXDN wins. 1963 …England

1964 …England

Don and Derek Rickman did the brother act at the 1963 and 1964 MXDN. Derek would be on three other winning teams without his brother.
1965 …England

1966 …England

Dave Bickers took wins as part of Team England in 1966 and 1967.
1967 …England 1968 …Russia 1969 …Belgium 1970 …Sweden 1971 …Sweden 1972 …Belgium 1973 …Belgium 1974 …Sweden

1975 …Czechoslovakia

Roger DeCoster won the MXDN on Team Belgium in 1969, 1972, 1973, 976, 1977 and 1979 (and is the winningest MXDN team manager of all-time.
1976 …Belgium 1977 …Belgium 1978 …Russia 1979 …Belgium 1980 …Belgium

1981 …USA

Team USA 1982: Bailey, O’Mara, Magoo and Gibson.

1982 …USA
1983 …USA

Jeff Ward was on 7 winning Motocross des Nations teams in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990.
1984 …USA 1985 …USA 1986 …USA 1987 …USA 1988 …USA 1989 …USA 1990 …USA 1991 …USA 1992 …USA 1993 …USA 1994 …England 1995 …Belgium 1996 …USA 1997 …Belgium 1998 …Belgium 1999 …Italy 2000 …USA 2001 …France (no USA team) 2002 …Italy (no USA team) 2003 …Belgium 2004 …Belgium (no USA team) 2005 …USA 2006 …USA 2007 …USA 2008 …USA

2009 …USA

Team USA in 2010 was Ryan Dungey ,Trey Canard and Andrew Short.
2010 …USA

2011 …USA

Germany won in 2012 with Marcus Shiffer, Max Nagl and Ken Roczen.

2012 …Germany 2013 …Belgium 2014 …France

2015 …France

Team France is the current holder of the Chamberlain Trophy after Gautier Paulin, RomainFebvre and Benoit Patruel won in Maggioa last year.

2016 …France

EVERY AMERICAN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAM & RESULT


Tony DiStefano raced the MXDN in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977.

Year…Place…Riders 1972…7…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Gary Jones 1973…4…Jim Pomeroy, Mike Hartwig, John DeSoto

1974…2…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano

Brad Lackey raced on Team USa in 1972, 1974 and 1976.
1975…9…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1976…5…Bob Hannah, Rex Staten, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1977…2…Steve Stackable, Gary Semics, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1978… 4…Bob Hannah, Chuck Sun, Rick Burgett, Tommy Croft 1979…no team

1980…no team


1981 Team USA: Danny LaPorte, Johnny O’Mara, Donnie Hansen and Chuck Sun.
1981…1…Chuck Sun, Danny LaPorte, Johnny O’Mara, Donnie Hansen 1982…1…Danny Chandler, Jim Gibson, Johnny O’Mara, David Bailey 1983…1…Broc Glover, Jeff Ward, Marc Barnett, David Bailey

1984…1…David Bailey, Johnny O’Mara, Jeff Ward, Ricky Johnson

Ron Lechien: MXDN team member in 1986 and 1988.
1985…1…Ron Lechien, Jeff Ward, David Bailey 1986…1…Johnny O’Mara, Ricky Johnson, David Bailey 1987…1…Bob Hannah, Ricky Johnson, Jeff Ward 1988…1…Jeff Ward, Ricky Johnson, Ron Lechien 1989…1…Mike Kiedrowski, Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward

1990…1…Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward

MXDN 1991: Jeff Stanton, Mike Kiedrowski and Damon Bradshaw.
1991…1…Mike Kiedrowski, Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Stanton 1992…1…Jeff Emig, Mike LaRocco, Billy Liles

1993…1…Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath, Mike Kiedrowski

1994 MXDN team: Mike Larocco, Mike Kiedrowski and Jeff Emig.
1994…2…Jeff Emig, Mike Kiedrowski, Mike LaRocco 1995…2…Steve Lamson, Jeff Emig, Ryan Hughes 1996…1…Steve Lamson, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig

1997…8…John Dowd, Jeff Emig, Steve Lamson

John Dowd’s 1998 MXDN Yamaha YZ250.
1998…5…John Dowd, Doug Henry, Ricky Carmichael 1999…4…Mike LaRocco, Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael 2000…1…Ryan Hughes, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana 2001…no team (September 11) 2002…no team (Comp Park cancellation—race held two months later in Italy) 2003…2…Ricky Carmichael. Ryan Hughes, Tim Ferry

2004 …no team


Ricky Carmichael raced six MXDN’s winning three of them and missing out on three other when Team USA was a no-show (2001, 2002 and 2004)

2005 …1…Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Ivan Tedesco 2006 …1…James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Ivan Tedesco 2007 …1…Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry

2008 …1…James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry

Ryan Dungey (left), Jake Weimer and Ivan Tedesco celebrate in 2009.
2009 …1…Ivan Tedesco, Ryan Dungey, Jake Weimer

2010 …1…Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Trey Canard

Ryan Dungey raced the MXDN six times and won it three times.

2011 …1…Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Blake Baggett
2012 …3…Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Blake Baggett


The 2013 team finished second with Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcis, Eli Tomac and team manager Roger DeCoster.
2013 …2…Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac 2014 …3…Ryan Dungey, Eli Tomac. Jeremy Martin 2015 …2…Justin Barcia, Cooper Webb, Jeremy Martin

2016 …3…Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson, Alex Martin

LAST YEAR’S MOTOCROSS DES NATION VIDEO

A BIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: BRITISH-MADE ARMSTRONG CMX450

Armstrong was a British motorcycle company  that was best known for attaching itself to other motorcycle brands—when those didn’t want to make bikes for themselves. Armstrong bought CCM in 1981 (although CCM would later buy itself back) and supplied bikes the same basic bikes to Can from 1983 to 1987. The CMX450 was a Rotax-powered, 410cc, two-stroke with Marzocchi forks and and Ohlins shock. Armstrong were never sold in American, just their Can-Am clone bikes—the best known of which was the Can-Am Sonic 500 four-stroke.

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK


Although not actually an ad for TBT suspension, it actually is an ad for TBT suspension. You know the two men in black behind Hawaiian racer Brian Medeiros—but Brian is an AMA Pro, MXA test rider and works at TBT Suspension during the week. To learn more about TBT go to www.tbtracing.com

A LITTLE HONDA HISTORY

1947HONDAA-TYPEHonda’s first bike: The belt-driven, two-stroke, rotary valve, 1947 Honda Type-A.

1949HONDADREAMDAThe two-speed, left-side brake lever, stamped steel frame, reverse-cylinder, 1949 Honda Dream D two-stroke.

1962HONDARC112AThe nine-speed, twin-cylinder, 1962 Honda RC112 50cc road racer.

1973HONDACR250AThe 1973 Honda CR250 Elsinore.

1981HONDACR250AThe 1981 Honda CR250.

1989HONDANSR500AThe 1989 Honda NSR 500 oval piston road racer.

2015CRF450RStaticThe 2015 Honda CRF450.

The 2018 Honda CRF450

REM AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY, SEPT 30 & OCT. 7

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

MINI MADNESS PIT BIKE RACE AT BARONA OAKS ON OCT. 7

This is a four-stroke-only mini pit bike race with classes for all sizes of four-stroke minis. Additionally, there are class for riders over 200 pounds, Girl-only class, 1980 and older minis, pull start minis and Over-40 vets. For more info go to www.burnerdesignusa.com

THE MOTO BEACH CLASSIC FLAT TRACK, SURFING AND DRAGS AT BOLSA CHICA BEACH

For more info go www.motobeachclassic.com.

2017 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOVEMBER 4-5

2017WORLDVETCHAMPIONSHIP
The Dubya USA-sponsored World Vet Championship will be held on November 4-5, 2017, at Glen Helen Raceway Park in SoCal. Pre-registration is already open. Click here to sign-up or see the available classes and age groups.

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

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.

2017 THOR MINI OLYMPICS TO BE BACK AT GATORBACK ON NOV. 20-25

For more information go to www.unlimitedsportsmx.com

BIRTHDAY BOYS: DANNY “MAGOO” CHANDLER WOULD HAVE BEEN 58

David-THorpeSept. 29…Dave Thorpe 1962
Sept. 29…Ricky Dietrich 1987 Oct. 1…Bobby Kiniry 1985

Oct. 1…Dana Wiggins

Oct. 1…Jon Ortner 1961 Oct. 2…Victor Sheldon Oct. 2…Jim Neese Oct. 3…Grayson Goodman 1971

Oct. 3…Kinney Jones

Oct. 4…Ryan Sipes 1984 Oct. 4…Jeremy Garges

Oct. 4…Nathan Watson 1995

Oct. 5…Danny Chandler 1959 Oct. 5…Johnny Marley

Oct. 5…Randy Valade

Oct. 5…Ake Jonsson 1942

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: 2008 MONSTERS OF MOTOCROSS GALA

Monster of Motocross was an epic 2008 gala that filled the historic California Theatre in San Bernardino with virtually every motocross star from the 1970s and 1980s. Held on Halloween Eve, filmmaker Todd Huffman hosted the event for charity and it featured a Huffman produced Brad Lackey film, a Bob Hannah-made spoof of the movie “One Chance to Win” and Jody Weisel’s “Motocross Immortals” film. Best of all, the 800 people in attendance hung around before and after the show to talk about the good old days.

2008 MONSTERS OF MOTOCROSS TRAILER

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WHAT’S LEFT TO SEE IN 2017

The attention willnow turn to the MXDN, Straight Rhythm, Monster Cup, Australian Supercross Championship and the World Vet Championship.

2017 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Sept. 23…………………..Jimboomba Oct. 10……………………Bacchus Marsh Oct. 17……………………Virginia Nov. 11-12………………Qudos Bank Arena

Nov. 18………………….Jimboomba

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

2017 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 14…………………….Las Vegas, NV

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

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

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

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 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 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS FOR OCT. 1

USA
USAFLAG Cole Seely Zach Osborne (250)

Thomas Covington

ARGENTINA:

Joaquim Polo Juan Pablo Luzzardi (250)

Jose Felipe

AUSTRALIA:
AUSTRALIAFLAG Kirk Gibbs Hunter Lawrence (250)

Dean Ferris

BELGIUM:
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Kevin Strijbos Brent Van Doninck (250)

Jeremy Van Horebeek

BRAZIL:
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Marcello Lima Fabinho Santos (250)

Eduardo Lima

CANADA:
Colton Facciotti Shawn Maffenbeier (250)

Tyler Medaglia

CROATIA
CROATIAFLAG Janko Martinac Luka Crnkovic (250)

Mattja Kelava

CZECH REPUBLIC:
CZECHREPFLAG Filip Neugebauer Petr Smitka (250)

Jaromír Romancík

DENMARK
DENMARKFLAG Nikolaj Larsen Thomas Kjer Olsen (250)

Stefan Kjer Olsen

ESTONIA
ESTONIAFLAG Priit Ratsep Harri Kulla (250)

Tanel Leok

FINLAND
FINLANDFLAG Juuso Matikainen Kim Savaste (250)

Jere Haavisto

FRANCE:
FRANCEFLAG
Gautier Paulin Christophe Charlier (250)

Romain Febvre

GREAT BRITAIN:
UKFLAG
Dean Wilson Tommy Searle (250)

Max Anstie

GERMANY:
GERMANYFLAG300 Max Nagl Henry Jacobi (25)

Dennis Ullrich

GREECE
GREECEFLAG
Georgios Iliopoulos Ioannis Touratzidis (250)

Emmanouli Kritikos

HOLLAND
HOLLANDFLAG
Jeffrey Herlings Brian Bogers (250)

Glenn Coldenhoff

HUNGARY:
HUNGARYFLAG Mark Szoke Krisztian Tompa (250)

Gabor Firtosvari

ICELAND
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Bjorn Birgisson Andri Gudmundsson (250)

Eythor Reynisson

IRAN:

Amirreza Sabetifar Ali Borzoozadeh (250)

Ali Parvareshbaldi

IRELAND:
IRELANDFLAG
Graeme Irwin Martin Barr (250)

Stuart Edmonds

ISRAEL
ISRAELFLAG Tomer Harel Dan Maya (250)

Ziv Karmi

ITALY:
ITALYFLAG
Tony Cairoli Michele Cervellin (250)

Alessandro Lupino

JAPAN:
JAPANFLAG3 Makoto Ogata Yohei Kojima (250)

Toshiki Tomita

LATVIA
LATVIAFLAG300 Toms Macuks Karlis Sabulis (250)

Davis Ivanovs

LITHUANIA
LITHuanaiaflag Domantas Jazdauakas Dovydas Karka (250)

Arnas Milevicius

LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURGFLAG Eric Tabouraing Billy Lux (250)

Bjorn Frank

NEW ZEALAND:
NEWZEALANDFLAG
Cody Cooper Josiah Natzke (250)

Hamish Harwood

NORWAY
NORWAYFLAG Hakan Mindreboe Kevin Horgmo (250)

Magne Klingsheim

POLAND
FLAGPOLAND1 Tomasz Wysocki Gabriel Chetnicki (250)

Szymon Staszkjiewicz

PORTUGAL
portugalFLAG300 Rui Goncalves Paulo Alberto (250)

Hugo Basula

PUERTO RICO:
PUERTORICOFLAG
Justin Starling Darian Sanayei (250)

Marshal Weltin

RUSSIA
RUSSIANFLAG1 Evgeny Bobryshev Semen Rogozin (250)

Evgeny Mikhaylov

SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIANFLAG Toma Simko Richard Sikyna (250)

Tomas Kohut

SLOVENIA
flagslovenia Tim Gajser Jan Pancar (250)

Jernej Irt

SPAIN:
SPAINFLAG
Jose Butron Jorge Prado (250)

Iker Olano

SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTHAFRICAFLAG
Ricjard Van Der Westhuizen Kerim Fitz-Gerald (250)

Neville Bradshaw

SWEDEN:
SWEDENFLAG300 Filip Bengtsson Alvin Ostlund (250)

Fredrik Noren

SWITZERLAND:
Arnaud Tonus Valentin Guillod (250)

Jeremy Seewer

THAILAND
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Prasit Hallgren Kritsapa Potaton (250)

Chaiyan Romphan

UKRAINE
UKRAINEFLAG Dmytri Asmanov Voldodymyr Tarasov

Roman Morozov

2018 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULES

anaheimstadium9The 2018 Supercross schedule has some surprises. There are only two Anaheim events. 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

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Mar. 4……………………….Argentina Mar. 25……………………..Spain Apr. 8………………………..Italy 1 Apr. 15………………………Holland 1 Apr. 29………………………Russia May 13………………………Latvia May 20………………………Germany June 3……………………….England June 10……………………..France June 24……………………..Italy 2 July 8………………………..Indonesia July 22………………………Czech Republic Aug. 5……………………….Belgium Aug. 12……………………..Switzerland Aug. 19……………………..Sweden Sept. 2………………………USA Sept. 9………………………Mexico Sept. 23…………………….Holland 2

Sept. 30…………………….Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………USA

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

SEE THE 2018 KTM 450SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA TE250i IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA FC450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KTM 350SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HONDA CRF450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z250 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX450 IN ACTION

Photos: Dan Alamangos, Debbi Tamietti, Justyn Norek, Jody Weisel, Scott Mallonee, Massimo Zanzani, KTM, Husqvarna, Daryl Ecklund, MXA