BLAST FROM THE PAST: JS7-Simply Irresistible


There are just a few racers who moved the needle and James Stewart was a big one. He signed with Yoshimura Suzuki in 2012 and was immediately dominant in the outdoor Nationals. A big crash at Colorado, after four straight wins ended up in a broken wrist and a premature end to the season. In 2014 James won the San Diego Supercross, his first main event win of the season and he ended up winning five more times. James was suspended for failing an anti-doping test and missed the entire 2015 season. His career pretty much fizzled and he faded away with very little fanfare considering he was one of the greatest motocross athletes in the history of the sport.







2022 Liqui Moly Beta Racing Team

The Beta Race team heads into 2022 with the support of new title sponsor Liqui Moly.

The West Coast team had a successful year that was highlighted by Joe Wasson’s NHHA Championship. Wasson returns and will continue to ride a Factory 480 RR in his NHHA title defense and at the Best in the Desert series. Also returning to the team is Zane Roberts, who also rides the Factory 480 in the National Hare and Hound. Additionally, Roberts will compete in the West Hare Scrambles. The third rider on the west coast team is Dare DeMartile. Dare raced a few rounds in the WORCS & NGPC last year for Beta Racing, but this will be his first full year as a factory rider for Beta USA.

Beta Liqui Moly’s West Coast team- Dare DeMartile. Joe Wasson and Zane Roberts


The East Coast team brings on three new riders to the factory team. Jonathan Johnson, who won the XC3 GNCC title will step up to the XC2 class and will also race the Pro2 class at the National Enduro on a Factory 250 RR. Joining Johnson on the team is Evan Smith. He too will be competing in the GNCC XC2 class on the Factory 250. Smith will race in the Pro1 class at National Enduro aboard a Factory 390 RR. Rounding out the East Coast team is Jason Lipscomb, who will battle in the XC3 class on a Factory 125 RR.

The Beta Liqui Moly East Coast team- Jonathan Johnson, Jason Lipscomb and Evan Smith


The 9th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, KTM USA, FMF Racing, and Fox Racing took place on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. The event pays tribute to the great Kurt Caselli and helps raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, The Kurt Caselli Foundation (“TKCF”/” KCF”). Through the gate fee, raffle, silent auction, food, drinks, vendors, sponsors, KCF merchandise, donations, and the bike giveaway, The Kurt Caselli Foundation event proceeds raised nearly $44,000 to continue to fulfill their mission of Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders.



The Checkers MC hosted their 72nd annual “Check Chase” Hare and Hound at Spangler OHV near Ridgecrest, CA. The conditions were prime from the recent rains and the club did a great job providing 2 – 40 mile race loops. JCR/Honda’s Preston Campbell had a top 5 start at the bomb, quickly took the lead, and did not look back. At the end of the 1st loop, Preston had opened up a 1-minute gap on the field. At the end of the 80-mile race, Campbell won by a good margin.



















2 years in development, the new G5 Equalizer 5-gallon Utility Can is here. The balanced design solves the current hard to use 5-Gallon can issue!  With the all new patent pending hose delivery system design they have eliminated the separate messy air venting hole, while featuring the all new dual flow angled EFDS (Easy Flow Delivery System) hose kit combined with a large fill cap. Durable extra thick walled, high-density polyethylene plastic, and stainless steel hose fasteners.





ALPINESTARS: Tech-Air® OFF-ROAD V2  Airbag System


The Tech-Air® OFF-ROAD V2 Airbag System offers the highest level of protection for off-road riding, developed and used in the most grueling conditions of the last 3 Dakar races.  Designed to be worn beneath a race jersey, the off-road system’s cutting-edge textile construction airbag vest also features built-in AlpineStars shoulder, spine, elbow, chest, and forearm Bionic Armor. It is the first off-road-specific wireless airbag system, is said to retail for just under $900.00 and it will be made available for purchase later in 2022.




This is 1981 and we were testing the HPF (Horsepower Factory) Honda powered four stroke. This machine was brilliant, C&J framed, Fox forked and Ohlins shocked and fast! Comparing it to a stock XR was like putting a skate board up against a Tesla. I do remember that it wasn’t that much fun to start, as it had mucho compression and I didn’t have the knack for figuring out where the piston should be in the cylinder before I launched at the kickstarter.

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