THE WEEKLY FEED: EXTREME ENDURO VIDEOS • GOLF COURSE SPRINT ENDURO • BACK IN THE DAY MOTO

BLAST FROM THE PAST: TIM HART

The 1975 USGP at Carlsbad was a huge deal in a time where the sport was exploding and technology was in hyper drive. Tim Hart, a So Cal star slams his Factory Yamaha up the ledge and this was caught by Mark Kiel in a day when there was no auto focus, lighting was done manually with a meter and the photographer would have to wait sometimes days to see if they captured anything in focus, or snagged a perfectly exposed blur. Mr. Kiel had the knack!

 

RACING NEWS

LAYNE MICHAELS TAKES HIDDEN VALLEY GOLF COURSE SPRINT ENDURO WIN
Team Am Pro’s Layne Michael wrapped up the Pro championship

AmPro Yamaha’s Layne Michael claimed his third win in a row in the Kenda US Sprint Enduro Series victory with a dominating performance at this weekend’s Hidden Valley Golf Course Sprint Enduro, round five of the series in Glen Daniel, West Virginia, and by doing so wrapped up the Pro championship with one round remaining on the schedule.

Rain off and on all weekend made for a very slippery course, but Michael was unphased, winning nine of the 12 tests (all six on Saturday and three on Sunday) to outdistance runner-up Thad DuVall (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) by 49 seconds over the course of the two-day event.

Johnny Girroir took his second Sprint Enduro Pro 2 championship

Johnny Girroir wrapped up the Pro2 title a race early with a third overall. The Coastal Racing GasGas rider swept all 12 tests in the Pro2 division and even won the final cross test outright against the Pros.

Pro Podium: Layne Michael 1st • Thad DuVall 2nd • Liam Draper 3rd
Pro 2 Podium: Johnny Girroir 1st • Ben Nelko 2nd • Evan Smith 3rd
Women’s Pro: Brandy Richards 1st • Tayla Jones 2nd • Rachel Archer 3rd

OVERALL RESULTS

  1. Layne Michael (Yam)
  2. Thad DuVall (Hsq)
  3. Johnny Girroir (GG)
  4. Liam Draper (KTM)
  5. Ben Nelko (Hsq)
  6. Evan Smith (Hsq)
  7. Jesse Ansley (KTM)
  8. Brendon Poling (Kaw)
  9. Cole Whitmer (GG)
  10. Tyler Braniff (Yam)

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

This is some great Go Pro work with Johnny Walker out playing with Billy Bolt on an impossible snot, rock infested hill.

This man is beyond extreme!

 

 

GEAR BAG

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Back in 1981 I was still pretty much a newbie at Dirt Bike and can remember getting to test these super trick Horsepower Factory (HPF) Honda XR500’s. They featured C&J frames, a 44mm Fox fork, a brilliant aluminum banana swing arms with dual Ohlins shocks. I remember it being incredibly loud, I loved the handling and suspension and this was the first time I really felt ‘engine braking’. I also recall it wasn’t that fun to start and made good power, but not enough to scare you.
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