THE FEED: JULY 22 2015

The Weekly Feed: July 22



From the library of Mark Kiel

John Desoto, circa 1975 mounted on a Ossa Phantom at the Saddleback Trans-Am




Team Honda HRC’s Trey Canard is returning to action for round nine of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Washougal, Washington. Canard has been sidelined since April, rehabbing an arm injury that was sustained at the Detroit Supercross, but he has been officially released by his doctor and is scheduled to campaign the remainder of the series aboard his factory Honda CRF450R.

“I don’t have any set expectations for my return except to do my best, give 100% effort, ride within my limits and enjoy doing what I love”.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what Trey can do at the remaining four rounds of the series,” said Team Honda HRC Manager Dan Betley. “Trey has made a great deal of progress in a short period of time since getting back on his bike, and he showed a lot of speed while we were out at his house testing. He’s an incredibly focused and determined racer, and I don’t think it’ll be long before he’s mixing it up with the frontrunners.”



Coop’s personal museum is pretty stinkin’ impressive!


This was the first test of the brand new Smith Roll Offs in the November ’82 edition of Dirt Bike. The test model went on to do OK in the motorcycle community. The answer will reside right behind Wolf’s Back in the Day.




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It’s ironic that as soon as former pro motocrosser Buddy Antunez started working with Weston Peick during the Supercross season, his results dramatically improved. As soon as the Bud man started working with Justin Barcia, he’s been on a tear. According to sources Antunez has a unique format where training is made fun, he has an inherent ability to get the most out of the rider via style and racing tactics so his pupils are producing. There’s no doubt that the Yamaha boys are pumped.

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Daniel Milner Ends Kailub Russell’s Sprint Enduro Win Streak with Victory

N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s David Milner



A mere 2.624 seconds was the margin of victory for N-Fab AmPro Yamaha’s Daniel Milner after two days of racing special test racing at round three of the 2015 Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series at Staunton MX in Brazil, IN.

FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell came out swinging on day one taking the win on the first test of the weekend, the cross test, by 2-seconds. Milner struck back taking the second test win by 4 seconds, a trend that would continue throughout the weekend with the pair going back and forth with test wins and ultimately taking 10 out of 11 wins for the weekend. After the first five tests on day one Milner held a 2.623-second lead over Russell setting the stage for an intense second day of racing.

Kailub Russell on his 250 XCF


Milner headed into day two in familiar territory, he had won the first day of racing at round one in South Carolina only to be bested the second day of racing by Russell, losing the overall. With that surely in the back of his mind, the Australian laid down a blistering first test putting nearly 3-seconds on the KTM rider to give himself a 5-second cushion.

Russell struck back in the second test of the day, the enduro test, to take the win by just one second, only to see Milner put 2.5 more seconds on him in the following run of the cross test. With the event looking to be securely in Milner’s grasp, Russell laid down the fastest time (at that point of the weekend) on the enduro test to cut 3.1 seconds into Milner’s lead, then took another second off in the following run of the cross test, although he lost that test to Sipes.

Heading into the final test of the weekend, the enduro test, the tension was palpable as Milner held just a 3-second lead over Russell. Knowing that the FMF/KTM superstar had beaten him in the last run of the cross test Milner let it all hang out as he took off onto the test first. Russell, mounted on a 2015 KTM 250-XCF could be heard bouncing off the rev-limiter for the majority of the test, obviously pushing and wanting the test win and the overall as well.

Milner crossed the test of the finish and registered a 7:23.012 time on the enduro test, two seconds faster than Kailub’s previous time on the enduro test which was the fastest at that point of the weekend. Kailub Russell came flying into the finish almost exactly at the 15-second gap he left the test behind Milner and rushed to the timing and scoring screen only to see that he had lost the test by .4 of a second giving Milner the overall win, and the win for the day by an insanely close one-thousandth-of-a-second.

The only rider able to steal a special test win away Milner and Russell was Rockstar Energy AirGroup Racing’s Ryan Sipes who finished the weekend in a solid 3rd-place including a win in the last time on the cross test on day two.

Round four of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series will take place August 8-9 at Rockcrush Farm in Young Harris, GA. For more information on the series visit


Overall Results

Daniel Milner 1:12:39.419

Kailub Russell 1:12:42.043

Ryan Sipes 1:13:15.313

Thad DuVall 1:14:21.258

Layne Michael 1:15:08.684

Russell Bobbitt 1:15:17.930

Cory Buttrick 1:15:41.960

Jordan Ashburn 1:16:02.729

Triston Landrum 1:17:12.900 *Top Amateur

Mike Witkowski 1:17:23.293







Rally Pan Am took a solid second place in the 8-day Cortez Challenge, an endurance challenge combining the inaugural Cortez Rally and the NORRA Mexican 1000. Team rider Scott Bright challenged Quinn Cody, Dakar veteran and Baja Champion, during the Cortez Rally. Cody had to up his game after Bright beat Cody during the first stage though he finished 2nd in all the other stages. Cody did not compete in the Mexican 1000, leaving Bright in the lead for the overall Cortez Challenge. Bright won 9 of the 10 special tests in the Mexican 1000, but bad luck on the third day, which only had one long special test, cost Bright 2.5 hours when his tire mousse insert failed forcing him to crawl to the finish. During the last two days Bright made up a tremendous amount of time, but fell 8 minutes short of reclaiming his lead.

Since 2006, their long-term goal remains the same–to win the Dakar Rally. Rally Pan Am has signed two new riders, Ian Blythe and Scott Bright. They have a multi-year program to put an American rider back in the spotlight. The team thanks its generous sponsors: Klim, Craftsman, ICO Racing, BRP and the Riff Raff fan club.







F800GS Adv. Upper Crash Bar D-X2

Touratech Adds Even More Protection to the BMW F800GS Adventure

Seattle, WA – (July 8, 2015) The BMW F800GS Adventure is a fun, dual-sport bike with all of the rugged durability expected from a motorcycle with its pedigree.  It arrives from the factory, outfitted with tough, effective lower crash bars, but most riders would like to extend their protection.

That’s where the Touratech Upper Crash Bars come in. The compact design of the Touratech Upper Crash Bars, maximize protection of expensive bodywork and radiators while providing optimum maneuverability for the BMW F800GSA. Touratech Upper Crash Bars take the impact of a fall and transfer the force effectively around the motorcycle.

Retail price: $309





America’s Largest Amateur Motocross Championship Returns to Loretta Lynn Ranch July 26 – August 1

America’s largest Amateur National Motocross Championship returns to Humphreys County July 26 through August 1, for the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL. Hosted at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch, this event serves as the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship, serving as the proving grounds for amateurs looking to take the step towards a professional career.

Over 22,000 hopefuls from across America attempted to earn one of just 1,482 starting gate positions, and the event will draw several thousand spectators from the surrounding states, as well as all over the U.S., ultimately bringing an estimated $4 million in revenue to Humphreys Country and surrounding areas.

Honda to attend Loretta Lynn

Honda riders who have qualified for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, can once again look forward to receiving support at the event, which takes place July 26-August 1. Free service, including EFI tuning and carburetor jetting, will be provided by technicians from Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) to riders of Honda CRF150R, CRF250R and CRF450R models, and discounted parts will be sold at the Honda semi, with coordination by Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dealership Cernic’s Racing. In addition, Team Honda HRC rider Trey Canard will be on hand for an autograph signing on Wednesday, July 29.
Over 100 Honda riders have qualified for the 2015 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and all are eligible for the expanded Red Riders Rewards contingency program. For program details, visit


Renthal Support on Location at Loretta Lynn’s

Renthal will once again be on hand at the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Championships in Hurricane Mills, TN for the entire week from Monday July 27th through Saturday August 1st.

They will have a complete inventory of handlebars, chainwheels, grips, chain and accessories for sale for all riders who will be attending the event.  All participants are welcome to stop by and check out all the products on display as well.

For more information about Renthal’s amateur support program, please visit or contact us at (877) 736-8125, or via e-mail, [email protected].  All Renthal support riders should tag us with the following on social media while at the event,



6D Helmets At Loretta Lynn’s


Brea, Ca – 6D Helmets, the leader in helmet safety technology is proud to announce their return to this years AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championships! 6D will be onsite providing technical support, helmet inspections, spare parts, and service from Saturday, July 25th through Saturday, August 1st. The Cernic’s Racing trackside store will have an inventory of 6D product available for sale throughout the week.

6D would like to wish the best of luck to all 6D athletes in their quest to earn an amateur national title!





We have a fresh batch of Johnny Campbell Replica Tool Kits ready to support your next remote adventure. Available in Standard or Deluxe versions (the titanium wrenches are quite popular), these kits are packed with all the crucial items you need to keep your moto machine moving forward across the desert.

Check out all the options at




The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates 2015 AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey on winning the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category at the 23rd annual ESPY awards, presented by ESPN. Dungey excelled during the 2015 AMA Supercross season, winning eight main events in 17 rounds to earn his fourth career premier class title.

Dungey joins fellow 2015 ESPY award winners: basketball star LeBron James, football player Lionel Messi, professional golfer Jordan Speith, and tennis stars Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.



Thor MX is excited to announce the addition of the legendary Jeremy McGrath to the team. The King of Supercross returns to the brand that he wore for several seasons of Supercross, including the last races of his professional career in 2006. As the winningest Supercross racer of all time with 72 wins and 7 Supercross Championships, Jeremy brings immeasurable levels of experience in testing and product development to Thor.




Husqvarna’s Good Old Times Blog with charismatic Swede Hakan ‘Carla’ Carlqvist

Hakan “Carla” Carlqvist, the Swedish racer who will always be remembered for his outbursts and hot temper started his career when he won his first race at the age of 16. Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Good Old Times Blog pays tribute to this iconic character and reveals why he was renamed “Superswede” after some troublesome years.

During his career Hakan ‘Carla’ Carlqvist was a loudmouth with a hot temper when things did not go his way. This charismatic Swede’s career started when he won his first race as a 16-year-old.

Hakan Carlqvist’s appetite for competition started away from motorsport. He was a keen soccer player, an avid ice hockey man as well as very good at going down hill skiing… at high speed. His interest in two wheels came at the age of sixteen when he started riding a 125cc road bike. The following year Hakan bought a KTM off-road competition machine, which helped pave the way to future motocross success.

After 1976 Carla is forced to end his ice hockey career as motocross takes all of his efforts. He turns professional in its truest sense and from now on there is no turning back. His decision makes the Husqvarna factory offer him a 250cc contract and the future seems to be set for the hungry rider from Stockholm.

For the complete story go to





The RPM KTM duo of Cody Webb and Ty Tremaine have confirmed that they will be back at the 2015 KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout looking take the top podium spots. Webb, the two time defending TKO race winner and 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross champion will certainly be the favorite but nothing will be easy on the Trials Training Center terrain.


“I’m super excited about returning to the TKO this year. It’s a great event and has been gaining popularity and exposure” Webb said.  “The terrain is perfect for an extreme event. Add in the high temperatures, high levels of humidity and the likely possibility of a thunderstorm rolling in, this race has all aspects of an extreme enduro.” Webb continued.

For more information about the Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, please visit: 


Check out this video from last year’s TKO, considered to be the toughest off-road race in America!


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If you want a copy of the Utah Arapeen OHV Trail map, request one at:   No Charge!




This is some great looking plastic/graphic kits for older 2-stroke CR’s from TX Racing, Espana.

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This week at LACR:

Wednesday July 22nd

Practice on the Vet Track & Mini Track


$25 per rider

$10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Saturday July 25th

Practice on the Main, Vet, & Mini track


$25 per rider

$10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Sunday July 26th

Practice on the Main, Vet, & Mini track


$25 per rider

$10 50cc Pee Wee’s

Thank you for your continued support!

– Anthony Barbacovi & Crew




Kailub Russell is on quite a roll heading into this weekend’s Rattlesnake National Enduro presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, round seven of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania. In addition to adding to his points lead, the FMF/KTM rider is hoping to come away with his third win in a row on July 26th at the Pennsylvania event.

Staged from the Quiet Oaks Campground in central Pennsylvania, the Rattlesnake National Enduro presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is known for its famous grass track in the valley as part of the first test, as well as its notorious “rock garden” section, which separates the men from the boys. Hosted by the Brandywine Riders Club, the “Rattlesnake” is a classic Pennsylvania enduro. Starting at the campground, the epic grass track kicks off the event and then it’s a short ride to the forest for some technical sections.




In the March 1986 issue of DB we tested the ATK 506. It was equipped with a countershaft mounted disc brake and was considered to be an elitist machine because of the incredible price tag…$4590.00. Fran Kuhn took this shot of me, to this day one of the finest shooters I’ve ever had the luxury to call my friend. It was taken at our secret track, Unadilla West; hidden in the hills of So Cal.

The answer to Guess Who? Team Yoshimura Suzuki motocross manager Mike Webb.

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