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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Danny LaPorte

The other ‘first time’ World motocross champion from America was Danny LaPorte. In 1982, riding for Factory Yamaha the South Bay motocrosser made history when he captured the World 250cc Motocross World Championship. At the time Brad Lackey was the biggest draw in American motocross and he had just won the ‘big’ title, the 500cc World Championship racing a Suzuki that was a melting pot of sponsors, parts and technicians. LaPorte came back to the states in 1983 to hang with family and made a trip out to Gorman California and took a spin on our production YZ490. From the photo you can tell that Danny had a passion for sand tracks, he trained in Belgium at the infamous Lommel circuit that was and is, considered to the toughest sand circuit on the planet. LaPorte, who was making the jump to the open class dropped it in this turn for Dirt Bike’s Fran Kuhn traveling at speeds that stunned the photographer. To this day, Danny still rides the mountains of the high desert with speed and agility that is stunning.

 

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2021 GNCC SCHEDULE
Racer Productions, producer of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce the series schedule for the upcoming 2021 season

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FIM and WESS join forces to launch the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in 2021

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and WESS Promotion GmbH are pleased to announce that they agreed to join forces to further enhance the Hard Enduro Sport worldwide.

The “World Enduro Super Series” will be leveraged under the FIM umbrella and renamed into the “FIM Hard Enduro World Championship” with an inaugural season in 2021.
A new Pro-Class regulation, in line with all FIM international standards, will offer the highest level of transparency and fairness to professional riders, teams and manufacturers who will compete to win the official world-recognized title of FIM Hard Enduro World Champion.

At the same time the success-building nature of the WESS, the active integration of amateur riders, will stay an inherent and defining characteristic of the series. The common effort of amateurs and professionals competing within in the same race will further attract enthusiasts around the world to participate in FIM Hard Enduro World Championship events, thus ensuring a long-term growth of the championship.

 

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Moose’s new Air Filter Foam Oil Treatment helps protect your engine from ingesting dirt and debris by creating a layer of protectant on the outer surface of the air filter. While this chemical is oil based, it is safe for the ozone and proudly made in the U.S.A. This new Moose Racing chemical has a MSRP of $8.95.

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RISK RACING FLEXIT HEADLAMP
RISK Racing redefines the rules of head mounting lighting with their  FLEXIT Headlamp PRO 6.5. Weighing in at only 5.8oz, the ultra-thin and lightweight FLEXIT Headlamp PRO combines comfort & ergonomics, with performance & usability.  This modern design approach solves “tunnel vision” caused by traditional headlamps by utilizing side mounted flood LEDs that create 240° “Halo” style lighting.  These side mounted lighting panels are C.O.B. LEDs, and they can fill an entire room with even lighting. $59.99

For much more info on the system go to https://riskracing.com/

Fastway Spark Arrestors are USFS Approved, made right here in Nampa, Idaho with American-Made Billet Aluminum. Quality is our Priority, So Enjoy!

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Out flogging the 1984 YZ490 in Gorman. The machine morphed from the 465 to the 490 in 1982 and ’84 was a big year in engine changes. Unfortunately it came jetted on the moon, but once that was fixed with the power had improved from the lean ping of earlier models to a good spread of bottom to mid power that was rideable and mated to a gnarly top pull. Of note, the helmet I’m wearing came when Scott Boyer who ran Hannah Racing Products conned the Bell folks into making me a works unit dolled up with the HRP logo. That lid was wicked and weighed almost nothing!

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