THE WEEKLY FEED: GNCC HIGHLIGHTS, EUROPE RACING POSTPONED, VIDEO MADNESS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Danny LaPorte Atlanta SX 1985

This was a bittersweet day for Danny LaPorte, racing for Factory Husqvarna in the 1985 Atlanta Supercross . Leading,  his shift lever broke off a few laps from the end , a snap shot into his year racing the Husky.  Jeff Ward would go on to win the Supercross championship. Danny told us that the Husky handled well, but was slow and porky.

NEWS

PARTS UNLIMITED TO DISTRIBUTE INTENSE TAZER E-MTB
INTENSE LLC announced today an agreement with powersports distribution giant Parts Unlimited to exclusively distribute the all-new Tazer MX e-MTB to North American powersports dealers. The agreement will see a new, motocross-inspired and motorsports-focused E-performance Tazer e-MTB model sold exclusively through Parts Unlimited’s powersports dealership network. The new Tazer model will feature motocross-inspired componentry from recognizable MX brands to appeal to the powersports customer. “INTENSE has always engaged in and been inspired by motorsports with motocross and off-road motorcycling being closely tied to our company’s history and products,” said INTENSE CEO Jeff Steber. With our new partnership with Parts Unlimited, we will be able to deliver a powersports-industry specific Tazer model to motorsports dealerships that’s made just for them.”

https://intensecycles.com/pages/tazermx

 

ARGENTINA MXGP RESCHEDULED  DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS

 

POLAND SUPER ENDURO POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE HATCH AND JOHNNY GIRROIR AT THE PALATKA GNCC

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

2020 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s  team graphic kit will make your 2014-2020 KX85, 2017-2020 KX250 and 2019-2020 KX450 model look like it belongs under the team tent! Each kit includes high-quality digitally printed graphic decals for front and rear fenders, front fender curved decals, shroud decals, fork guard decals, swingarm decals and extra sponsor decals for fenders and tank. Number plate backgrounds and seat cover are not included in the kit. Price: $126.75

procircuit.com 

 

MOOSE RACING MR-1 BIKE STAND
Constructed out of lightweight aluminum and powder coated for durability, the MR-1 Bike Stand features top tube rubber pads to prevent your bike from sliding around. The open-top design allows you to position your bike in any way and gives you easy access for oil changes. Welded side panels add strength and also give you a place to add your name, number, or sponsor logos. PRICE: $99.95
 Mooseracing.com

 

WORKS CONNECTION 2019-20 KTM 250/350SX-F / HUSQVARNA FC250/350 MX SKID PLATE

Works Connection has just released its MX style Skid Plate for ’19-‘20 KTM 250/350SX-F’s and ’19-‘20 Husqvarna FC250/350 models. Coverage includes protection for the center cases, frame rails and clutch side case. A CNC’d front bracket and single bolt for the rear mount makes installation simple and reliable. Convenient oil drain access hole means oil changes are quick and easy without having to remove the skid plate.   Price: $84.95

worksconnection.com

 

 

JUST FLAT COOL

 

TESTING-TESTING- CAN YOU READ ME?

Over the weekend we popped out to the desert (sounds vanilla but it’s actually and hour and half drive) met up with Donnie Emler the owner/operator of FMF and Danny LaPorte, former World Champ and just a superb human. My brother Mike and Tip were along, with Ryan Koch my riding buddy and test rider here at the mag. I had some products I was testing, Donnie and Danny were testing the new Extreme FMF muffler (super long, used by Graham Jarvis;  brother Mike was the only four stroke guy in the group and is still loving his Rekluse clutched RMZ450.

Loaded up and ready to rock and roll. My 300 TPI continues to evolve as I’m testing suspension from various companies. Power wise it’s fit with a GET ECU and an S3 head- both are key to strong bottom power. The FMF Gnarly pipe and silencer work well and compliment the power band nicely. And I’m constantly testing tires as witnessed by the wheels in the back of the truck.
Brother Tip on the left, Donnie Emler, brother Mike, brother Tom and Monsieur LaPorte captured by Ryan Koch.
Donnie is a hill climbing nut and this particular climb looked like it had a fun factor of zero!
I just fit on an S3 Cylinder saver that Jeff Slavens sent me. KTM 2-stroke owners have broken their cylinders when they smash the pipe hard enough break the cylinder at the exhaust manifold. The S3 Cylinder Saver bolts on quickly, strengthens and protects the manifold in a direct pipe hit.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This is at the 1995 Laughlin Hare Scrambles, one of my favorite races of all-time! Actually it’s the day before and I’m getting acquainted with this Dick Wilk modified KTM 300. Dick built some incredible machines for me, his suspension was marvelous ( I believe because he too raced and rode and wanted it to work for himself). He also turned them into missiles and many times I would try to get him to detune them because they were too fast. I always did quite well at this race because it was tight, and very technical for half the event.

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