THE WEEKLY FEED: TEAM HONDA’S JOHNNY O’MARA BACK IN THE DAY

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Johnny O’Mara came from Southern California roots and in 11 years as a pro, O’Mara came away with 16 AMA national victories (seven 125 nationals, seven AMA Supercross and two 250 nationals) and two national championships. He will forever be known for his four winning Motocross des Nations teams 1981, ’82, ’84, ’86. The “O Shows” first big win came at the 1980 United States 125cc Grand Prix in Lexington, Ohio, and in 1985 he won the 250cc USGP in 1985 at Unadilla. This photo from the Mark Kiel Files is from 1982 at the Four Stroke Championships at Carlsbad. His machine was a C&J framed XR powered and Bill Bell enhanced Honda. 
  

NEWS

EnduroCross Announces Six 2018 Events

Opening Round Kicks Off August 25th in Prescott Valley, AZ

 

The 2018 AMA EnduroCross Series will kick off the first of six rounds on August 25th in Prescott Valley, Arizona. This will be the first EnduroCross event in Prescott Valley, but Arizona is a hotbed for off-road motorcycle racing and powersports.

Longtime rivals, FMF KTM-sponsored rider Cody Webb and Rockstar Husqvarna-sponsored rider Colton Haaker will face off again on the track, as Webb enters the series as this year’s favorite to win.  SRT’s Trystan Hart was 2017’s runner-up, Ty Tremaine finished the series third in 2016 and 2017, and this year will be riding an Alta Motors Electric motorcycle. Other competitors to watch include Noah Kepple, sponsored by GasGas, and Cooper Abbott, son of off-road legend Destry. Fans can’t forget SRT’s Kyle Redmond, Cory Graffunder, GasGas’ Geoff Aaron and Beta’s Max Gerston.

Round two will take place in conjunction with the widely popular Sand Sports Super Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Costa Mesa, California.

Round three will be held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in Nevada, another strong off-road motorcycle and powersports community along the tour.

The National Western Events Center in Denver, Colorado will host round four. This arena has been part of the series since 2007 and is a favorite among the riders.

The series will travel to the Pacific Northwest for round five.  The XFINITY Arena in Everett, Washington is known for its soft soil, creating an even more challenging and exciting course.

For the first time, the season will wrap up in Nampa, Idaho, just outside of Boise. The Ford Idaho Center’s huge arena floor will make for a great course to decide the championships.

In addition to the Super EnduroCross (Pro) class, the EnduroCross series will again include Open Amateur, Vet 35+, TrialsCross and Women’s classes. The main events for each of the classes will compete during the evening performance when the stands are packed with fans.

2018 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule

August 25, 2018  –  Prescott Valley, AZ  –  Prescott Valley Event Center
September 15, 2018  –  Costa Mesa, CA  –  Racetrack at OC Fairgrounds
September 22, 2018  –  Reno, NV  –  Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
October 20, 2018  –  Denver, CO  –  National Western Events Center
October 27, 2018  –  Everett, WA  –  XFINITY Arena
November 3, 3018  –  Nampa, ID  –  Ford Idaho Center
*Subject to Change

Visit www.endurocross.com for more information and the latest news.

 

Mini Madness at Perris Raceway This Saturday!

 

 

Mini Madness is Back for 2018, Presented by TBparts.com

Join us for 2 races this year at Perris Raceway, April 21st and October 13th. Come out for a great day of old school mini racing and fun! Classes for all ages and all 4-Stroke minis, including a special pull-start class sponsored by Taco Mini Bikes.

 

Event Highlights:

  • Dash for Cash $$
  • Custom Awards
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Team Races & more!

*All riders who enter will receive a TB Parts Swag Bag!!!

If you race both events (Apr. 21st and Oct. 13th) you are eligible TO WIN A TACO MINI BIKES 22 ROLLER valued at $800! 

Winner will be drawn at the Oct.13th race. Check em out at: www.tacominibikes.com 

Entry forms (class info) are available now at: http://www.burnerdesignusa.com/ 

 

This is the foundation’s first donation and partnership with a racing series on the east coast. Also helping in the partnership for the GNCC Safety Vehicle are FMF Racing, Westfield Powersports, Kawasaki, PCI Radios and Baja Designs. With the help from these partners, the GNCC Safety Vehicle is full equipped with a medical backboard and other medical necessities to help racers in the event of an injury. The safety vehicle and all of the accessories have a value of over $18,000.


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Steward Baylor extended his lead in the championship standings by taking a solid win in extremely challenging conditions at this weekend’s FMF Red Fox National Enduro near Lynnville, Indiana. The Tely Racing KTM rider managed to stay out of trouble for the remainder of the day to claim the overall victory by a 28-second margin over FMF KTM Factory rider Josh Toth.

 

 

Tom White who passed away from cancer in 2017 was presented the most prestigious award, The Dick Hammer Award for 2018 at the Trailblazers Banquet. Tom White exemplified the attributes of selflessness, strength of character, perseverance and hard work that is what the award is all about. He was a motorcycle racing champion and motorcycle industry luminary. His “Early Years of Motocross Museum is world renowned. Video narrated by Dave Despain and produced by Pipeline Digital Media.

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

http://www.thousandoakspowersports.com

 

AMP Billet Clutch Cover KTM/HQV 250/300 17-18

Appalachian Moto Products (AMP) Billet clutch cover is milled from  billet aluminum and available in three anodized colors; This clutch cover adds durability and bling to your new 250/300 two stroke. Fitment: KTM 250/300 SX/XC/XC-W/EXC 17-18 Husqvarna TC/TE/TX 250/300 17-18. $89.99 (regularly $119.99)

http://www.aomc.mx

 

 

Another round of Atlas Air braces will be available 5/4/18. Pre-order yours today.

ATLAS AIR • Small: 33” – 36” (84cm – 92 cm), Medium: 37” – 41” (94cm – 104 cm), Large: 42+ (106 cm+) • Ultra flexible polymer construction • Split-flex frame to promote mobility • Sits around the spine and sternum • 300mm of chest suspension • 27% more body contact vs competition

http://www.Group6USA.com

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

Taylor Robert is back after breaking both arms in a practice crash where he had a head-on.

 

Dirt Bike sent big BP and Mike Webb to the Nevada 200 to play with Scot Harden and Daryl Folks on their epic ride.

 

 

 

 

Ken Roczen is back. Yee haw
Now that’s a serious saddle!

FOUND IN THE FILES

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

My first ISDE, Sweden 1990. To this day it was the toughest event I’ve ridden, brutal rocky terrain, manically rooty and rain made the 160-mile days a true test for a So Cal desert enduro rider.

 

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