THE WEEKLY FEED: KTM’S ERZBERG 300 TPI, MAGOO AT MAMMOTH

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Magoo Mammoth

In 1982 Danny Chandler was sitting at the upper echelon of the motocross  elite. Racing for the powerful Honda team, Danny had dominated the USGP, Trophy and Motocross des Nations and won the made for TV Superbikers. Still, the Nor Cal racer made his way to the infamous Mammoth Motocross, a bucket list motocross event that had nothing to do with championships and everything to do with the event. Located in the high atmosphere of Mammoth Mountain, a ski resort destination where the forest service controls the towns MX track, racers have flocked there since the early 70s. Here’s Danny, caught by David Dewhurst, a hugely talented photographer and former editor at several motorcycle publications. It’s the infamous ‘Jon Miller’ tree turn and Danny is using a downhill skiers technique to negotiate the tricky off-camber turn.

 

NEWS

KTM Limited Edition Erzberg 300 TPI

At the world introduction of the KTM off-road lineup they announced a Limited Edition 300 TPI tagged the ‘Erzberg’. Let’s hope we see this machine here!

 

BETA IS ON A WIN STREAK!

 

ISDE: TEAM USA BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
The USA ISDE Trophy Teams are excited to present the Sixth Annual Golf Tournament Team Fundraiser at Snowshoe Mountain Resort’s Raven Golf Club, held in conjunction with the Snowshoe GNCC on Friday, June 21. This unique golf tournament will assist in the team’s efforts to represent USA at the 2019 running of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Portimao, Portugal on November 11-16, 2019. Many of the soon to be announced USA Trophy Team riders will be participating in this event, which provides a unique opportunity to spend time with some of the most talented off-road racers in the world. The cost is $150 per person, which includes a meal at the end of one round of golf. f you are unable to attend and still wish to contribute to the USA ISDE Trophy Teams, donations can be made by selecting the “Donate” option on the online registration form. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the USA ISDE Team to help fund the transportation of our athletes to this prestigious event. If you have questions about this event or would like to learn how to donate to the team, please contact Jennifer Leads – [email protected] or Antti Kallonen – [email protected]

Each team is made up of four players and space is limited, so get your team registered early by completing the online form at the GNCCRacing.com website.

 

SOCIAL DISTRACTION

 

THAD THUMPS PENTON GNCC

 

RIP NIKI LAUDA

 

BILLY BOLT LAYING IT ALL OUT

 

THE LIFE OF A FACTORY MOTOCROSS STAR

 

USWE'S NEW KC66 HYDRATION SYSTEM HAS SOME TRACTION WITH THE RACERS

 

SWAP MOTO

 

ZACHO THE ANIMAL

 

TEAM HUSKY BACK IN THE DAY

 

 

MY WORLD CHAMPION FRIEND! DLP AT SPEED

 

 

KEN AND COURTNEY HAVE SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT

 

 

CHARLIE MULLINS  CONTINUES E-BIKE GNCC DOMINATION

 

PUMPED FOR AC!

 

HEIKKI HUSKY MOUNTED AGAIN!

 

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

Danny Hamel: great footage from Motoworld

 

Red Bull's Moto Spy SX Recap of the finale! Good stuff here.

 

Superb back in day heroes!

 

This is just flat gnarly!

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

2019 YZ250F racers can expect nothing but the best in performance parts at Pro Circuit, and the new design of engine parts continues to follow that standard. Camshafts and a Valve Spring Kit are two new items available for the 2019 YZ250F that provide superior performance over stock. These are must-have items for serious racers looking for an advantage over the competition. Camshaft Used by many factory teams, the Pro Circuit Camshaft is designed to provide superior performance over stock (HP/torque) by optimizing the valve lift profile. Used in conjunction with the Pro Circuit Valve Spring Kit should ensure a valve train free of dynamic bounce. Valve Spring Kit The Pro Circuit Valve Spring Kit allows your motor to run at higher RPMs, and with more aggressive cam profiles without the loss of valve control.

www.procircuit.com 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Back in 1981 I had the good fortune to get hooked up Dick Burleson doing a race test of the new Husky WR250. I started racing them in California and owe a lot to that machine, and the guy who helped bring it too fruition. The machine had simple suspension, was dual shocked and made seriously stable power. It was light, easy to work on and was brutally efficient. The brakes were painfully average and would vanish if they saw a puddle. Being larger I spent the majority of my time on the 430, though Dick bet me that the 250 would carry my fat caboose around just fine. I got with Rick Jones, a motor genius and a great friend and he ‘monked’ on the cylinder. He lowered it, did some serious trenching on ports, machined a 430 exhaust manifold and hand built me a pipe out of a 430 chamber. I raced it several times, won a couple of District 37 enduros and finished a National out at Red Mountain in second overall.  LR (Larry Roeseler) won on a 4-speed YZ490!

 

 

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