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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Monsieur LaPorte 1982 World Champion

Danny LaPorte will go down in history as ‘one’ of the first American’s to ever win a World Championship in motocross. Laporte, from the South Bay in Southern California raced for Factory Yamaha and surprised the European world with his tenacity, a penchant for sand tracks (courtesy of his training in the California desert) and his fitness. His 1982 250 World Championship had him battling Georges Jobe, with Danny winning 5 GPs and taking the title. This shot shows Danny doing the “Full LaPorte”. When we work with testers during a photo shoot and we tell them we want a Full Laporte, this is the move. Slammed back and off the saddle, arms stretched and on it!

 

NEWS

 

THE 2ND ANNUAL WORLD VET CUP OF NATIONS – WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR WITH A FEW CHANGES!
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2020

The race will be run in conjunction with the 2020 Dubya World Vet MX Championships – This event will give you the opportunity to represent your country with teammates. With COVID-19 travel regulations, Glen Helen and Dubya have made a few changes to the rules.

Now each country only has to have one member on the team from another country. That member will be allowed to have riders from the US on their team. Each country will be allowed up to 3 teams consisting of 3 members- each team must have a 30+, 40+, and 50+ rider on the team. The riders can be of any skill level. The event will be a 2-moto format with both motos racing on Sunday, November 8. Each team will line up on the start gate in their age group 30+ on 1st Gate, 40+ on 2nd Gate, and 50+ on 3rd Gate. Riders will all receive race bibs indicating the country they represent and color to indicate their age group. The scoring will be based on all three riders and both motos with the lowest score of the two-moto format to determine the winning team and country.

Teams must apply and be accepted for each country. Applications are available now and must be received by October 26. Click Here for Race Application.

The World Vet Cup of Nations committee will review all applications and inform you of your acceptance. Once accepted, you will be required to register and pay to hold your spot. The fee once accepted is $100 per team or $50 for an individual. This World Cup Trophy (photo below) will be awarded to the winner and have your name and country engraved on it. The trophy will be displayed at the Glen Helen Museum throughout the year. Each winner will also receive a commemorative medallion.

If you do not have enough riders to make up a team to represent your country, you can still apply, and the committee will attempt to combine applicants from the same country to make up a team.

We look forward to seeing all of you at Glen Helen Raceway on November 5-8, 2020!

 

 

THE FINAL TWO NATIONAL ENDUROS

CLICK HERE FOR NEPG EVENTS REGISTRATIONS

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Find out more about Bruce Brown’s epic motorcycle movie here.

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

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MOOSE RACING ND SERIES FOOTPEGS

 

 

Moose Racing ND series pegs are 57mm W and 90mm L with an aggressive tooth design for maximum grip and are made in the USA. These new foot pegs were designed for the aggressive rider and are constructed from cast; heat treated and hardened 17-4 stainless steel. If you are looking for more space, these are also available in 1/2” rear offset to allow more space. MSRP is listed at $99.95.

www.mooseracing.com

Pro Circuit now offers cam cover and tappet covers for your Yamaha TT-R110 (’08-’21 models). They’re made from aircraft grade aluminum, anodized and polished.

www.procircuit.com

 

 

DOESN’T THAT HURT?

Test rider Ryan Koch doing a little ‘Gumby’ for T Webb’s Nikon during the testing of the new HQ FC450.

LOOK WHO STOPPED BY THE OFFICE

Do you know me? He is a four-time AMA motocross national champion. He and Jeff Ward are the only racers  to ever win national championships in the 125, 250 and 500 classes. After his motocross career he went on to race for Team Suzuki Off-road, winning a WORCS championship and representing the USA in the ISDE. The MX Kid, Mike Kiedrowski.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Desert racing was never my thing. I loved desert enduros, but the speeds required and the hang it out hard for hours motif in Hareand Hounds wasn’t in my DNA. This is Barstow to Vegas I believe 1985. I loved the KX500, so we geared her up to the moon and went racing. I finished, but well down in the results.
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