THE WEEKLY FEED: HOT MOTO HITS, EXTREME OFF-ROAD & MAGOO

EXPOSURE

An iconic shot of Danny Chandler at the 1979 Sears Point TransAMA race takes us back to our roots in motocross. Maico’s were still renowned for their handling prowess and Magoo’s style, his dress (Hi Points, long socks pulled over the tops of his boots, Scott goggles and Griffs pants was classic 70s moto. Thanks to Mark Kiel for the look back in history.

A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE RED BUD NATIONAL

 

GALLERY: TOUGH LIKE RORR EXTREME OFF-ROAD

Kenda Tough Like RORR’S extreme event is put on by the  Reading Off-Road Riders in Pennsylvania. It’s held in an active mining pit and is a series of merciless  rock gardens, vertical climbs and ugly downhills which require every skill that a serious extreme racers must endure. Trail Jesters Racing Ben Kelley rider took control of the race quickly and after three-and-a-half hours of racing in 100 degree weather, he took the win and put the $5000 prize in his bank account.

Photos by Darrin Chapman

Ben Kelley continues his rise to the precipice of the hard-core off-road atheletes with his win at the RORR Extreme race.
Josh Toth fought in the tough terrain with his buddy Ben Kelley. The duo are two of the up coming stars who are taking control of tough races.
Beta’s Jordan Ashburn grabbed the start, but had some mechanical issues that dropped him back. The 100-degree weather did not help.
Sherco’s Nick Fahringer came in hot, just winning the Mad Moose Extreme race. He ended up 7th.

 

Grant Baylor had a miserable starting time by virtue of a bad qualifying effort. He worked through the rock gardens and the heat to finish on the podium.

NEWS

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

Bruce Baron was a local hero and always had wicked YZ250s. Maico forked, killer style and a Euro look to his machines fired us up. Kenny Zahrt was the man, a mad leaper and superb form were always a highlight. Raised on Bultaco’s, KZ could race anything and be competitive. Here he’s on a Vehkonen Replica Montesa.

 

NEVER GONNA HAPPEN IN MY LIFETIME!
Eric Geboers pinned at Namur. This is GP racing at its best.

 

GEAR BAG

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BETA ACCESSORIES (available from your Beta dealer)

Raptor Titanium Footpegs are incredibly trick and fit all ’05+ Beta RR/RS/RR-S/XTrainer (except 125 RR-S) Raptor Footpegs $359.99
X-Grip Frame Guards contour around the Beta frame edges & rear master cylinder.  X-Grip Frame Guards have softer dual-compound boot areas for better grip  $49.95

 

BLACKDOG PROTECTION FOR THE AFRICA TWIN

Black Dog Cycle Works offers rugged protection for your Honda Africa Twin.  They just released a new package which has the (standard) Africa Twin covered. Save $50 when ordering the complete crash bar set-up for the Africa Twin including the ROCK SOLID BDCW Lower Engine Bars, the Hepco Becker Upper Bars and the BDCW Connector Rods. This applies to both the Clutch and DCT models.

http://www.blackdogcw.com

 

MATRIX CONCEPTS JULY 4th SPECIAL!

Place an order of $76 or more (before shipping) and receive a free set of M1.0 Premium Tie Downs. Special ends on 7/8/18.

http://www.matrixracingproducts.com

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY


This is a pretty killer shot of me testing the new Suzuki DRS350 in 1995. We were at Loretta Lynn’s racing the GNCC and Guy Cooper and my brother Mike and I were out playing a couple of days before the race.

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