THE WEEKLY FEED: JULY 20, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Gaylon Mosier (40) is fighting it out with Mike Bell (339) on the uphill in the Motocross Grand Prix race during the 1977 Olympiad at Saddleback. That’s Kent Howerton (28) and Jim Fishback (21) clawing their way through the dust on the steep hill. It makes you wonder what it would be like to see Roczen racing against Kailub Russell in the woods, or against Ricky Brabec in the dez. I guess back in the day we did things a little different…A big thanks to Mark Kiel for the epic pic.

 

INSIDE THE SPRING CREEK NATIONAL

photos by Tyler Johnson

We’re at the half way point in the National Motocross series. The 450 class is a two man battle between  Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac.  With Dungey hurt and out and the rest of the class suffering from injuries, bad form, no form and a gaggle of excuses Millville had loads of pre-race hype after Eli double moto’d the Wick for his first overall of the outdoors. But Roczen pulled out a strong win in moto one and then decimated the field after a horrific start in the 2nd moto. He sliced through the pack like he was racing against the 250 Junior class at the ‘Dunes, leaving Tomac among others shaking their noggin’s in wonder.

The 250 class is an all blue affair, after Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy looked like an early contender in the series,  but seems to have withered under the pressure and suffered a big crash at Redbud. We hear its not all warm and fuzzy in the Star Racing semi with J-Mart having a mediocre start to the season, brother A-Mart brilliantly adept…at times and the catalyst of ill timed comments and quite the provoker Cooper Webb showing great form, superman efforts late in the motos and steering clear of mechanicals that have illuminated the Martin brothers YZFs.

Here’s a look at the event from the lens of Tyler Johnson.

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J Mart prepping the start.

 

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The Martin brothers were a force at their home track, with Jeremy taking home the honors with a 2-1 day while Alex went 3-4 to end up on the box.

 

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Cooper Webb is the points leader, the vocal thrasher and has the strongest game, which is especially good since his starts are suspect. He has a stranglehold on the points lead.

 

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Alex Martin has yet to win a race, yet has led and looked good until circumstances rear their ugly head. Miscues, mechanicals and strange luck have hampered his overall results.

 

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So were learned last week that Barcia has been running air forks for the last five seasons. This year the JGR team has bounced between air and coil, feeling that each have advantages and disadvantages. Justin has been very vocal about their search for right setup. He went 4-5 at Millville.

 

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The 450 start, moto one.

 

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Precision at this level is paramount to success  and Ken Roczen shows why he is the fastest man on the planet. This is ugly and Roczen flows over it like it was a manicured first lap of practice jump.

 

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Eli continues to struggle, whether it’s the suspension, or his head and he came into Spring Creek after a big win at Southwick. He appears more on edge than KR, fighting to manage his machine at the speeds necessary to run with Ken. At Millville, no one was in the hunt.

 

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Marvin Musquin has a great race at Millville and finished second overall. But it was Roczen’s downhill pass on him that will be forever etched in our memories.

 

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Trey Canard returned to racing following some fairly serious practice crash related issues. Typical Trey, he looked very strong and his tangle with Roczen on the start on moto 2 was wicked, especially since neither went down.

 

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Ah Stewie! James finally returned to racing, rode to a ho-hum 10th in moto one and pulled off early in the 2nd race due to hammered hands (blisters). It seems that someone hasn’t been putting in nearly enough practice laps…

 

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The Spring Creek trophies were Prince replica guitars (remember Minnesota was Prince’s home) and all of the winners were jazzed.

 

HOT STUFF

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FASTWAY KTM/HUSKY ADJUSTABLE LINKAGE W/SKIDPLATE

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NIHILO KTM 65 CLUTCH

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Nihilo has years of racing and testing the 65 has showed them that there was one area that needed some improvement, the pressure plate. The stock pressure plate is made of cast aluminum and by its design it cannot be as precise and durable as the new Nihilo Concepts Billet Aluminum Hard Anodized component. Made from aircraft grade 6061 billet aluminum it assures that the contact area of the new pressure plate is perfectly concentric allowing it to make complete contact with the fiber plates and providing a more linear and consistent feel to the rider and more power to the rear wheel. The new Nihilo pressure plate has large oil passages providing more lubrication and less burning under heavy load.   The next time you are rebuilding your KTM 65 clutch do it right, install a new Nihilo Hard anodized Pressure Plate and team it up with the Nihilo Billet Basket, and Heavy Duty clutch springs and gain the advantage over the competition.

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TRAIL TECH TTO

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GIANNELLI CBR500X EXHAUST

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This new exhaust system comes courtesy of Giannelli and is for Honda’s exciting new “Baby” adventure bike, the 2016 CBR500X. This lightweight adventure bike is an exciting addition for Honda lovers and the X-PRO design fits in a classic manner, creating a Dakar Rally bike for this motorcycle. $366.77

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SNEEK PEAK OF THE NEW FXR GEAR

Check out this video that “just giver productions” produced from the Ulverton CMRC National weekend. It’s quick hit of the new 2017 FXR MX gear.

 

 

 

THIS IS A PRETTY NICE VID OF FACTORY WORLD ENDURO RIDER MATHEW PHILLIPS AND HIS WORKS 300 SHERCO 4-STROKE

DUNGEY GOES BARE FOR ESPN AND THEN WINS BEST SPORTS ATHELETE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey was named Best Action Sports Male Athlete for the second-consecutive year at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Dungey’s back-to-back accolade comes only one week after the announcement of his participation in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” which earned the back-to-back Supercross World Champion additional world-wide media attention. Dung is one gnarly dude, but I’ll guarantee you that his comfort level during this shoot was tilting towards zero.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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No, not the Wolf but my little brother on a photo that we set up for 3&4 Wheel Action back in the mid 80s. We actually went and rented the marlin, setup in the Santa Clara river at Indian Dunes and then I threw rocks in the water while Fran Kuhn tried to time the shot to look like it was leaping out of the river. Big fun no doubt!

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