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BLAST FROM THE PAST

I found this on Steve Bauer’s FB. It’s pretty long, but if you’re a moto child of the 70’s and 80’s you’ll launch back in time with all of the memories created in this vid. It’s bloody great!

I made this video for all the guys at our Old SoCal Pro MX Reunion and I think it turned out badass…but then again, the 20 hours I spent making it may have skewed my thinking! So crank it up and kick off your weekend, workday, whatever! This is pretty much a highlight reel of the glory days of motocross racing in Southern California. I went through every Cycle News issue from 1970 to 1980, cropped headlines and photos of racers who were coming to our Old SoCal Pro Reunion and made a CD that ran on a loop during the party. If you were ever in Cycle News, then you are probably in here. There’s some great music in here also.

RACING

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Now in his fourteenth year of racing GP’s Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ‘s Antonio Cairoli showed he wasn’t done winning yet. Qatar was a track that he has never won at but in race one the Italian came out swinging by grabbing the holeshot and leading every lap to the finish. Race two he found himself behind the reigning champion, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser. Gajser had the lead well into the race but Cairoli managed to close the gap and pass Gajser to win his second race of the day claiming the first overall of the season.

Gajser finished 2nd overall on the day after having battled with Team HRC teammate Evgeny Bobryshev in race 1. Cairoli later in the Press Conference said, “I am very happy with both races, it was a very spectacular race, it was very nice to battle with Tim and hopefully we can have more races together.”

Meanwhile Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s Clement Desalle performed well in both races going 2-4 for 3rd overall. Clement stated, “I’m happy to start the season with a podium… I’m looking forward to next weekend.”

Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev had a strong showing as well with a 4-7 good for 4th overall. Finishing out the top five was Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Romain Febvre. The former champion had issues in the first race of the day finishing 10th but he was able to rebound by grabbing the FOX Holeshot and finishing 3rd in race 2.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings didn’t have the debut in MXGP he expected seeing he has not completely recovered from injury but he scored necessary points and he is excited to race in Indonesia for the second round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:02.202; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:08.904; 3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:12.554; 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:22.042; 5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:23.434; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:26.076; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:29.380; 8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:33.072; 9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:34.933; 10. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:39.219

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:00.353; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:04.918; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:23.375; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:25.782; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:30.096; 6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:31.689; 7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:33.559; 8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:47.517; 9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:49.816; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:57.389

MXGP Overall: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 42 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 40 p.; 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 32 p.; 5. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 31 p.; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 31 p.; 7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 31 p.; 8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 24 p.; 9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 19 p.; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 19 p.

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VIDS

STEWARD BAYLOR HAULIN THE MAIL AT THE SPRINT FULL GAS ENDURO

Trevor gets unplugged, hang on this one fast ride! Fresh off his dominant XC2 Championship and armed with the new Honda CRF450RX he lays out his expectations for the 2017 GNCC XC1 Race season

Italian Enduro: Wild beach special test

 

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NEW CHIPS SHOW TRAILER

A humorous take on the CHP TV show

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Barry Manilow rode Husky’s? Ah no, I found this Charles Halcomb pic from maybe 1985 and Joe Colombero, who worked with me at the time inserted some hand written voice balloons mentioning their subtle likeness.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY 

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This is 1995 and after sitting down with my brother (who was in charge of the Suzuki Off-Road race team) we decided that I would attempt racing the entire GNCC series in the 40-class. This is Ocala and I’m mounted on a very modified RMX250, actually it was a copy of Guy Cooper’s race bike. Guy and I hit the entire series and I ended up taking the 40-class title. It probably had more to do with getting to the majority of them, forcing myself to finish no matter what and having great support from brother Mike, Guy Cooper and Billy who kept my bike in top shape. My best memories; walking nearly every course with Dave Coombs, who was a true friend.
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