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Strang Wins Sprint Enduro Scorcher
In a format where test wins often come by margins of a tenth-of-a-second or less, being consistently fast throughout the two-day event is key. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Josh Strang proved this at round five of the KENDA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series presented by Moose Racing by taking 3 of 12 test wins and finishing a close second-place in seven tests to take his 2nd-straight overall win of the season by a margin of 10-seconds over KR4 Performance’s Thad DuVall and Coastal Racing’s Layne Michael.
- Josh Strang – 1:09.17.900 – HUSQ
- Thad DuVall – 1:09.27.200 – HUSQ
- Layne Michael – 1:10.24.964 – HUSQ
- Cory Buttrick – 1:10.32.597 – KTM
- Ryan Sipes – 1:10:52.529 – HUSQ
- Billy Schlag – 1:12:32.702 – KTM
- Luciano Benavides – 1:13:07.266 – HUSQ
- Damon Bradshaw – 1:14:08.932 – KTM
- Braxton McGee – 1:14.19.286 – HUSQ
- Conner Smith – 1:14.51.499 – HUSQ
Round 5 of the 2016 KENDA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series presented by Moose Racing took place at the Lost Valley Motorsports Park in Connelly Springs, NC and saw a fierce battle for the top-5 between Josh Strang, Thad DuVall, Layne Michael, Cory Buttrick and Ryan Sipes and also a guest appearance by the Beast From The East himself, Damon Bradshaw!
|SEND A LETTER/ATTEND MEETING TO HELP SAVE THE CA OHV PROGRAM
A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION!
Fighting to keep trails and riding areas open is nothing new. In fact, it is part of being a trail enthusiast regardless of if you are an OHVer, MTBer, or equestrian.
Our land use partners at AMA District 36 have crafted up an easy to use comment letter that will go to various leaders at CA State Parks and the State Park Transformation Team (TT).
As you may know, the TT has proposed to consolidate the OHV Program back into the non-OHV side of State Parks. Based on past experience, this proposal could end OHV recreation, as we know it, in California.
Sharetrails.Org/BRC’s Western Representative, Don Amador, who was also the Chairman of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission in the 1990s, believes one of the most important points that riders can make is to request the TT support permanent status for the OHV program!
Other points should include; auditing measures should be adopted to ensure that OHV funds are only being spent for OHV services, struggling and underutilized non-OHV parks units such as Henry W. Coe and Tolowa Dunes should be designated for OHV use, and the TT should support statutory or constitutional protections for the OHV Trust Fund to stop the ongoing fiscal raids on the program.
Since the program was totally revised in 2008, the OHV Division has been a model of government transparency and efficiency. It has been a model for other States to follow. We need to ensure this program keeps its identity and can continue to provide the excellent services it has been providing.
The vast majority of OHV recreational opportunities are provided by the Forest Service and BLM. The OHV Grants Program has been instrumental in providing for quality and effectively managed OHV recreation on federal lands throughout the state. We must ensure the OHV Grants Program stays independent.
If you like to ride OHVs in SVRAs or federal OHV areas in CA or are an OHV-related business or shop, you must take a few minutes to bone up on the issue and send in your comments. We are providing a link to the AMA District 36 alert and letter generator.
Also, the TT is having a public meeting on July 19 where you can express your concerns about their proposal that could end or seriously impact the CA OHV Program.
LINK TO JULY 19 MEETING
Feel free to include your own personal comments when using the letter generator.
LINK TO THE AMA DISTRICT 36 ALERT WITH LETTER GENERATOR – SEND LETTER TODAY
Thanks for your support of OHV.
|Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well — all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education
and collaboration among recreationists. – sharetrails.org
AMA WARNS RIDERS OF BOOBY TRAPS ON PUBLIC TRAILS!
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails on public lands that place riders, hikers and others at risk, the American Motorcyclist Association reported today.
In Idaho, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, someone or some group is deliberately trying to harm off-highway-vehicle riders who use trails on public lands. Booby traps also have been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
“This type of activity is extremely dangerous,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. “A motorcyclist who hits one of these traps can be seriously injured or even killed. We want anyone with information about these tactics to contact law enforcement immediately.”
Here it comes! Round 7 of the SCFTA 2016 short track series at Perris Raceway!
Sound testing will continue. The goal is 96 dB for everyone. A correctly packed muffler, not too tight, will make a big difference in noise levels and will almost always make more power. All of the efforts riders have made are greatly appreciated! This is important! If you don’t pass sound, you will not ride.
Make the SCFTA event a destination; hard to find an entertainment value like this for the price! If you do come to watch, please park your cars and trucks across the street in the spectator parking. With the number of riders we’ve had showing up we need all the pit space we can get! Coolers are allowed, but please, no glass containers. Temps on Saturday should peak in the low 90s, so bring shade and liquids. Helmets must be worn while riding on the property, on any two or three wheeled motor vehicle, and kids must wear them on bicycles and scooters too!
PRODUCTS PRODUCTS PRODUCTS PRODUCTS PRODUCTS THIS IS REALLY COOL STUFF
IMS Products Coolant Recovery Tank
Forget topping off coolant every ride, this new Coolant Recovery Tank (CRT) prevents fluid loss when bikes overheat, as the fluid returns to the radiator when it cools automatically. Coolant loss can be detrimental to engine life and causes premature wear on motor components. The IMS CRT acts as a catch tank, saving the coolant from spilling out, and then returns it to the radiator when cooled. This convenient 5oz. tank has been tested with Factory KTM and Husqvarna and is an easy way to combat power loss and engine wear during overheating.
MALCOLM SMITH RACING HYDRO SYSTEM
Malcolm Smith Racing’s mission is to ensure that riders have the ability to ride longer in adverse conditions, period. From Malcolm Smith’s first Baja 1000 win in 1967 to Team Ox Motorsports/MSR’s 2016 Baja victory, MSR knows better than anyone what it is like to race in arid conditions and the very real dangers of dehydration. This is the inspiration for 2017 MSR High Performance Hydration Systems.
To help prevent dehydration from becoming an issue, MSR has introduced four new high performance Hydro packs. From the bare bones H1 Race System to the top of the line A4 Hydro system, features abound. “We took the best bladders in the business and applied 50 years of off-road racing expertise to create a comprehensive hydration system,” explains Brent Harden. The systems feature secure 4-point harnesses, hands-free bite valves and some unique high tech materials. Based on the racer feedback, the vented mesh chassis allows for air to flow freely while a proprietary heat deflection foil liner transfers hot spots away from the rider.
BULLET PROOF DESIGNS RADIATOR GUARDS
The Bullet Proof Radiator Guards are machined from solid 6061-T6 billet aluminum for superior strength and only weigh 24 ounces per set. Our master engineers designed these guards to provide unbeatable protection without restricting air flow to your radiators. They even work well with popular fan kits too. While other brands offer minimalist braces, the Bullet Proof Designs radiator guards mount to the frame to provide front and side coverage for whatever the trail throws your way. National Enduro Champion Steward Baylor says, “Bullet Proof Designs Radiator Guards are the only guards tough enough to bounce off trees and still make it to the top step of the podium!”
KTM/HUSKY 2-STROKE REEDS THAT HELP POWER
On the 2014-2016 KTM 250 and 300 2 strokes, as well as the Husqvarna versions, the stock reeds do not seal very well at all. Unfortunately new stock reeds don’t fix the problem, as the reeds themselves are the problem. You can see from the pic how they just don’t seal well.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RECAP COURTESY OF FASTHOUSE
We get it… If you missed out on the annual Mammoth Motocross this year, you’re probably tired of seeing our photos and videos of all the fun we had up on the mountain, but what’s one last wrap-up video going to hurt? This year’s race was one for the record books, and this video showcases everything that went down both on and off the track. If you missed any of our coverage, shame on you
A QUICK INSIGHT TO MY WEEKEND
This was a great weekend for Sports viewing. I love the Tour de France, Chris Froome is my hero (especially after punching out the idiot spectator running beside him with a huge flag dragging across his handlebars. The downhill stage win where he sat on the top tube, slammed into a physically impossible aerodynamic pose and then pedaling hard at high speeds was flat wicked.
Eli’s win at Southwick was ridiculously reminiscent to his form last year when he was crushing the competition. When Eli is on, he rides on the edge and always looks like he’s turkey dog away from eating it big time. Ken Roczen took a blow for the first time this year, taking a long time to get around Bogle, only to have Tomac hammer past and gap him.
In moto 2 he did not give up when Eli got by, he stayed within spitting distance and looked far smoother and in control compared to the Kawa pilot. The duo won by years and it should make for a great race this weekend at Johnny Martin’s Millville track.
Finally, the F1 race at Silverstone was stunning because of the elements. Hamilton won in front of 100,000 fans, the conditions went from a full downpour and having to run wet tires, to a track that dried out and ate the rubber and made for handling woes. Red Bull’s 18-year old Max Verstappen proved to be a real star and the level of technology in that sport makes Indy Car look like Dirt track compared to F1.
MORE GOOD, A LITTLE ODD AND HUH?
KTM ANNOUNCES 2016 MOTO TOUR SCHEDULE
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