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 BLAST FROM THE PAST:

SCOT HARDEN AND LARRY ROESELER PRE-RUNNING THE 1978 BAJA 1000

We came across this epic photo of Larry Roeseler and Scot Harden and got with Scot for the backstory.

“We were pre-running the 1978 Baja 1000. The photo was shot in San Matias Wash. LR and I often pre-ran together. Remember, he was riding with Jack(Johnson) and I was riding with Brent (Wallingsford) . We pre-ran the wash that had recently been hit by a major flood and it was really rough, Rocky, tight and twisty. We remembered the old road that ran down through it at one time and hopped up on it only to discover the giant wash out at the end. We looked at it and figured we could jump off it so LR went first and I followed. We practiced it a couple of times and discovered the faster you went the smoother the landing. You could see this section from the highway and a German photographer from AutoSport saw us and came running down to ask us if he could photograph us. We said sure and did it once side by side which is the photo you see. We didn’t think much of it but saw it was the center spread in one of their later issues
Side note: in the actual race we were concerns about people camping or parking there to spectate, so we had one of our pit crew check it the morning of the race. If it was clear he was to tie some pink ribbon back down the trail letting us know no one was in the landing zone. The line saved us 30-40 seconds so it was well worth it. I never saw it the day of the race because we broke down. One of our only DNFs in five years of racing as a team. LR used it in the race. Jack and him won by over an hour.”

NEWS

In light of economic and political conditions around the world, WESS Promotion GmbH have decided to adjust the 2023 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship calendar and reduce the number of races to seven. Faced with record, 40-year-high inflation rates, among other factors, the goal of this reduced schedule is to help ease financial costs for riders, teams, and organizers, as well as us as championship promoters. Events that cannot be accommodated in 2023 will be considered in 2024 or thereafter. Furthermore, we will race once in North America each year, but alternate between Red Bull Outliers in Canada and Red Bull TKO in the USA.

FIM Hard Enduro World Championship revised 2023 event schedule

Round 1: Xross, Serbia – May 17/18/19/20
Round 2: Red Bull Erzbergrodeo, Austria – June 8/9/10/11
Round 3: Red Bull Abestone, Italy – July 7/8/9
Round 4: Red Bull Romaniacs, Romania – July 25/26/27/28/29
Round 5: Red Bull Outliers, Canada – August 26/27
Round 6: Roof of Africa, South Africa – September 28/29/30
Round 7: 24MX GetzenRodeo, Germany – November 3/4

 

STREET LEGAL CHRISTINI BIG WHEEL??

Here’s a look at a project in the works from Christini, the All-Wheel Drive boys. The goal is a street legal, All-Wheel Drive, fat tire equipped (with DOT legal rubber), a modern day fat-tired Rokon!

 

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 GODSPEED ANDRE MAILHERBE

RIP RON FRY! 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

If your dirt bike skills…kinda…suck…don’t watch this!

 

SHOT OF THE WEEK

JS7, 2014 at a Pala practice session. This whip came out of nowhere, it was just James having fun. Wolf snapped the pic.

 

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This was from 1994 and I’m racing the Best in the Desert Laughlin event, which was my favorite race Casey that put on. Very enduro like, tight (for a western event) and tough. I’m racing a Dicks Racing modified KTM 300, a machine that I was very comfortable with and had a stocker on my garage. Dick Wilk took it and made it almost sinister- it was so fast! Other than the fact that I wanted him to tame it down, his suspension work was superb being a racer, and knowing what good suspension felt like. Too this day I love his stuff.

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