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THE WEEKLY FEED: FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

This is back when men were men and motocross tracks were virgin circuits where Mother Nature dictated the outcome. Here’s Roger DeCoster and some killer shots of him when he was a Factory Suzuki superstar.

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Now this is natural terrain! Here’s the man on the Trans AM circuit, the verdant hills of Unadilla.

 

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Back in the day even the world’s best had to work on their own machines. The pits were a shade more rustic in the early days of motocross.

 

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Close quarters, DeCoster resting between motos while Heikki Mikkola’s Factory Yamaha is within spitting distance.

 

BAYLOR [GRANT] TOPS NATIONAL ENDURO OPENER

Thanks to Kenny King for the wicked photos!

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Am Pro Yamaha’s Grant Baylor took the Sumpter National enduro win.

Grant Baylor kicked off the 2016 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series with an exciting win, topping the 47th running of the Sumter National Enduro by 18 seconds over runner-up Russell Bobbitt.

Baylor’s win was the second of his career, having closed out the 2015 season with a victory in Indiana.

“I’m pretty happy to come away from here with the win because I usually don’t do well in Sumter,” said Baylor. “I only won one test but I was right there all day. That win in the third test moved me up from fifth to first and I just rode a consistent race for the rest of the day.”

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Russell Bobbitt rode consistently on the ‘new to his arsenal’ KTM 250 four stroke!

Bobbitt, who spent the last half of last season dealing with a back injury, rode a 250F in Sumter, the FMF KTM Factory rider making the decision after spending the previous three weeks testing his options. The choice seemed to be a good one as the Georgia native came away with second overall, edging Beta USA’s Jesse Groemm by two seconds.

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Beta’s Jesse Groemm finished third and looks to be a player in the National Enduro wars.

Fourth went to 2012 champ Steward Baylor. The SRT KTM rider was the only competitor to win more than one test, with a win in the fourth and sixth tests. Mechanical problems in the opening test proved too much for the South Carolina rider to overcome and he was forced to settle for fourth.

Andrew DeLong finished fifth after getting off to a fast start with the second fastest time in test one. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing-backed rider fell off the pace in tests three and five and came up 16 seconds short of fourth.

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JCR’s Chris Bach made a rare appearance to the National Enduros and took home a top ten.

JCR Honda’s Chris Bach made a rare enduro appearance to finish sixth, finishing ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang in seventh.

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Charlie Mullins, fresh off of a broken foot and still hurting looked strong at the beginning, and then sucked it up to finish 8th overall.

After spending the last two years recovering from double wrist injuries, two-time National Enduro Champ Charlie Mullins proved he still has the speed to win at the top level by turning the fastest time in the opening test of the day. Mullins broke his foot three weeks before the Sumter round and was riding through intense pain, which would end up being more than the FMF KTM Factory rider bargained for and he backed off the pace in the final two tests, ultimately settling for eighth place.

The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series resumes action on March 20th for round two of the series in Maplesville, Alabama. For more info go to www.nationalenduro.com.

 

RESULTS

  1. Grant Baylor (Yam)
  2. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
  3. Jesse Groemm (Bet)
  4. Steward Baylor Jr. (KTM)
  5. Andrew DeLong (Hus)
  6. Chris Bach (Hon)
  7. Josh Strang (Hus)
  8. Charlie Mullins (KTM)
  9. Cory Buttrick (KTM)
  10. Drew Higgins (KTM)

 

 

ON BOARD WITH ROBBY BELL AT TAFT BIG 6

BOSS STUFF FROM…

SLAVENS RACING

Funk Fork Skid by Discover Enduro

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Discover Enduro has designed lightweight lower fork guards that keep trail funk and trash from damaging your lower fork legs on your KTM, Husqvarna, Husaberg and Sherco. Available in five colors!

$59.99

 

Acerbis Full plastic kit

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Give your bike a brand new look or replace the plastic you destroyed in your latest wreck with plastics from Acerbis. With the Acerbis Plastic Kit you have everything you need to make your bike looking new again. Whether you want the stock color or to change things up with something new.

$143.95 – $179.95

www.slavensracing.com

 

Zip-Ty Quick Disconnect Fuel Filter from AOMC

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Quick Disconnect Billet Fuel Filters which also incorporate oem Husqvarna and KTM filter inserts. These filters incorporate a removable/serviceable 10 micron stainless steel inner element. These will not allow particles to pass which are large enough to clog your injectors. Solid compression o-ring seal, no gimmicky springs to hold the filter in place. Oem filter inserts for easy clean out. Fast enough to renew during a pit.

There is also a new add-on available for motorcycles and UTV’s which do not already have quick disconnects installed. This makes this product universally adapable to all vehicles!

Made in the USA.

Code: FF11-XXX

Price: $69.99

AOCMX

 

PRO CIRCUIT/MONSTER ENERGY JACKETS

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New Monster Energy/Pro Circuit sweatshirts and jackets are scheduled to arrive March 8th, still in time for those cold days and nights at the race track. The new stylish line of sweatshirts and jackets are all decked out with the iconic Pro Circuit and Monster Energy logos.

www.procircuit.com

 

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Godspeed, Katherine Whibley

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We here at Dirt Bike want to extend condolences to the family and friends of Katherine Whibley, wife of two-time GNCC National Champion and 6-time OMA Champion Paul Whibley. Katherine passed away due to injuries sustained from a car accident in late December in her home country of New Zealand. Katherine played a huge role supporting Paul’s racing and was always a joy to be around.

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LA COUNTRY RACEWAY

 

Yamaha Demo Day!

Saturday February 13th

Open Practice 9am-2pm

Main, Vet, & Mini track

$25 per rider & $10 50cc PW’s

 

Sunday February 14th

Open Practice 9am-2pm

Main, Vet, & Mini track

$25 per rider & $10 50cc PW’s

 

This Saturday & Sunday ONLY Wheels in Motion & Yamaha will be at LACR during practice offering FREE bike demo’s!!! 

ALL riders will still need to pay to practice even if you are only there to ride the demo bike.

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Go to www.LACR.mx for our complete schedule.

ODDS AND ENDS (JUST PICS THAT I LIKE)

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My buddy Hapa ripping through a rained soaked trail.

 

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How’s this form? Ryan Dungey is having a break out year and some of it may be due to his ability to stay centered on the machine and in the perfect form to stay balanced.

 

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Me, driving go carts at Guy Cooper’s house back in the 90s. I never went to Coop’s house and came back bored!

 

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Roger DeCoster and Gilles Vaillancourt (Works Performance Suspension) look over a new single shock ATK with a unique leverage concept and mounting design back in the mid 80s.

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

 

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T-Dub, 1979 at a desert enduro mounted on my Kolbe Cycles sponsored Can-Am 370.
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Another Wolf Back in the day testing a Honda XR500 at Texas Canyon in 1985. We still ride this exact trail!

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