THE WEEKLY FEED; OCTOBER 14, 2015

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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How about a little Kurt Caselli before he hit the big time. This is Gorman, 2002 and Kurt floated the massive Himalaya jump on his KTM 250. I just happened to be out there testing and captured some pretty cool stuff of KC.

 

Team Dirt Bike was third in the industry class on a WR250 and 14th overall.
RJ Wageman put the Dirt Bike entry into a ditch in last year’s 24-Hour, but rode like a true veteran endurance racer this time.

TEAM DB AT THE 24 HOURS OF GLEN HELEN

We’re heavily invested in the JBC 24 Hours of Glen Helen. Not only do we team up with Gary Jones to design the course, but we almost always put together a team or two. This year, Associate Editor  Mark Tilley, who is a former winner of the event, declared he would not ride, but he would do his best to put together a team for Dirt Bike Videographer Travis Fant. Fant, who is a die-hard moto head, became a big fan of the 24 Hour last year when he teamed up with Jared Hicks and RJ Wageman in the event. That effort was blemished by inexperience on the part of everyone involved, but this time it was a different story. Fant rose to the occasion and put his team in 14th overall, and third in the industry class.

The Dirt Bike staff designed the 7.5 mile course for the JBC 24 Hours of Glen Helen.
The Dirt Bike staff designed the 7.5 mile course for the JBC 24 Hours of Glen Helen.

The other Dirt Bike team got started when Ron Lawson mentioned that he was looking for a KX500 for the race. Unfortunately, he mentioned that to Paul Krause who actually had a KX500–in a box. The wheels started turning, and before long John Braash was building the ’98 vintage KX into a full Team Green racer. Braash was one of the men who built the bikes back in the glory days of Team Green’s Baja winning streak. There were a number of delays along the way, but the bike finally ran on the morning of the race. Paul’s son Brandon, who is slightly younger than the bike, rode it for the first time to the start line–and was horrified. “Yup,” he said later. “It was just as terrible as everyone told me it would be.” Brandon had some heavy hitters on this team including his dad and Ricky Brabec. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the KX broke a gearbox early in the evening. After that, Ricky volunteered his own KX to finish the race, which suited everyone (except perhaps the referee) nicely. The bike switch isn’t exactly a legal move, but there were no protests. That was, perhaps, because they finished so far back, there was no one who cared.

OLD NEWS, BUT COOL FOR BROTHER MIKE!

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That’s brother Mike (making some sort unique facial gesture) JS7, Jake (Yosh Marketing) and Rod’o sizing up one of the RB Rhythm jump faces.

 

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James, off for one year shows that he still the king of the scrub

 

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You think even winning hyped pre-season event doesn’t mean anything: wrong. Team Yoshimura and James consider this a win and an important stepping stone to both the Monster Cup and the SX season.

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ROBBY BELL TAKES WORCS TITLE

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The eighth round of the WORCS series headed to the familiar Southern California venue of Glen Helen, where temperatures would break the triple digit mark. Bell’s start to the race wasn’t so good, as he was just inside the top ten through the first couple corners. Robby methodically worked his way up through the pack, but the leading duo of Gary Sutherlin and Justin Jones had checked out by the time Robby made it into third place, about halfway into the race. Robby kept clicking off consistent, fast laps and was able to catch Jones with just over a lap to go, making the pass stick before the white flag flew. Though Robby was consistently the fastest rider from the second half of the race onward, the gap to Sutherlin was too great and he had to settle for second. The second place finish was enough for Robby to clinch the 2015 WORCS championship title with one round to go.

Grant Baylor Tops Muddobber’s National Enduro Season Finale

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The 2015 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series Presented by Moose Racing came to an exciting conclusion this weekend at the Muddobbers National Enduro presented by Yamaha Power Equipment in Matthews, Indiana, with Am Pro Yamaha’s Grant Baylor edging Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang by a single second in the most electrifying finish of the season.

Heading into the sixth and final test, Baylor held a 23-second lead over Strang, with Buttrick sitting in third, a few seconds back. Strang turned up the heat in the final test and picked up 22 seconds on Baylor, however, that left him just one second shy of his first career enduro win.

  1. Grant Baylor (Yam)
  2. Josh Strang (Hus)
  3. Cory Buttrick (Bet)
  4. Steward Baylor (KTM)
  5. Nick Fahringer (Hus)
  6. Brad Bakken (Yam)
  7. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
  8. Drew Higgins (KTM)
  9. Broc Hepler (KTM)
  10. Ricky Russell (Yam)

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2016 HONDA CRF250R PRO CIRCUIT EXHAUST

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The Expert Line: Episode 2

DESTRY ABBOTT

Rekluse has been working with Destry Abbott for over a decade, and we couldn’t be more proud to sponsor him. He’s not only an incredibly accomplished rider, but also a genuinely great guy. Even people that aren’t avid fans of the dirt bike world can’t help but like him. If you ever see him at an event, don’t hesitate to go say hi!

The whole team at Rekluse wishes Destry the best of luck at the next round of Enduro Cross in Everett on October 17th!

LOS ANCIANOS TECATE SPRINT ENDURO IS ON!

December 6, Here’s the entry form and a Q&A about travel, entry and the event.

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ENDURO ISSUSTRATED: ALL ISDE ISSUE

Enduro illustrated #11

This digital magazine is put together by Jonty Edmunds, a renowned shooter and off-road junky. If you love the Six Days this will get your blood to boiling!

Enduro illustrated issue #11 is an International Six Days Enduro special. Majoring on this year’s event in Slovakia, it delivers a full breakdown of the 90th running of the event while also looking back at the 2005 six days, also held in Slovakia. Mr. ISDE Jeff Fredette reflects on 34 years of ISDE competition, this year’s stand out performers are highlighted in The Breakdown and The List reviews the event’s key moments. USA team manager Antti Kallonen has The Last Word giving his thoughts on this year’s event. Plus there is plenty of interesting info and images in Up Front and End Zone

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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That’s T-Dub, tongue pushing out, goggles off and no gloves on my CZ racing at Indian Dunes on the International track. I was a total Mid Valley CZ wanna-be and was sporting their jersey and downpipe on my wagon. Pretty sure this was 1973 and I was a Novice.
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Thanks and please remember these key words: Drive Fast and Take Chances. Over and out. tw

 

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