THE WEEKLY FEED: JIMMY ELLIS THE FIRST SX CHAMP, SUPER ENDURO AND EXTREME ENDURO VIDS

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Jimmy Ellis

Photo from Mark Kiel's incredible vaults!
Racing in New England and winning brought Jimmy Ellis to the attention of Can-Am, a Canadian based manufacturer who were dipping their toes into the dirt bike market. They hired Jimmy in 1974 and he went on to win two Nationals and finish third in the series. But 1975 was a huge leap for the rider from Connecticut as he dominated the newly tagged “Supercross” championship winning every race in the four-event series. Ellis raced for Can-Am through the 1977 season, got signed by Honda with his best year coming in 1978 when he finished behind Bob Hannah in the 250 Nationals. Jimmy retired from U.S racing 1981, got talked into racing in Australia and built a life and family in the land from down under.

 

NEWS

 

AMA ANNOUNCES TWO NEW EXTREME OFF-ROAD SERIES
Qualifying system for 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship opens 26 more spots

 Nine events in two qualifying series provide more opportunities to secure a spot in the 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship, the Tennessee Knockout on Aug. 14-16 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn. The new format and additional events open up 26 more spots at the TKO.

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series

March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
May 16-17: Madd Moose, Marquette, Mich.
July 4-5: Tough Like RORR, Tamaqua, Pa.
July 18-19: Fallen Timbers, Little Hocking, Ohio
Aug. 1-2: Battle of the Goats, Taylorsville, N.C.

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road West Series

Feb. 8: King of the Motos, Lucerne Valley, Calif.
March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
May 2-3: EnduroFest, Reno, Nev.
June 6-7: Last Dog Standing, Devore, Calif.
June 20-21: Stix and Stones, Kellogg, Idaho

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

Aug. 14-16: Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, Tenn.

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

 

POLAND SUPER ENDURO KICKOFF

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

 

WICKEDLY QUIET!

This is some impressive footage of Chris Northover and his electric OSET 24.0 dirt bike

 

GEAR BAG

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This is the early 90’s, Glen Helen’s big track and a chunk of real estate where I spent nearly every Thursday motoing. Back then I was a big KX500 fan,, loving the bottom to mid muscle that helped a very average motocrosser get around the tough circuit. While this jump doesn’t look like anything special, it was a full seat sucker for this magazine guy!

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