THE WEEK’S NEWS & STUFF

HAAKER’S SUPERENDURO WIN

Husky’s Colton Haaker finally pulled off the overall win int he Czech Replublic last week. The results are the combination of three heats, all called main events. Colton went 3-1-2 for the best score of the night. Oddly enough, Americans have dominated the series this year, but the points lead is now in the hands of Great Britain’s Jonny Walker. Here are the highlights from Prague.

 

ZACH OSBORNE AMONG OTHERS TO RACE MTA TWO-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Just a week and a few days until the 2016 MTA World Championships invade Glen Helen Raceway! Husqvarna’s Andy Jefferson has confirmed that AMA Pros Zach Osborne and Austin Howell will be competing in the Open Pro 2-Stroke race, and Tim Wiegand and Mike Brown will be taking the gate in the 125 Pro event! MTA has added additional perks with HoleShot Awards from Booster Motorsports (iBoosters and iKat Spark Plug Amplifiers) and the appearance of “Spark Plug”, the official event mascot! Donny Emler is providing FMF 2-Stroke t-shirts for the first 150 entries! LA Sleeve has put up $8.000 for the Open Pro Purse, and $2,000 for the 125 Pro Purse! MTA has also created the biggest prize of all. . . the trick MTA/ProCircuit YZ that will go to one lucky ticket holder!

This will be a full, action-packed day featuring both awesome 2-stroke motocross racing and the impressive Monster Energy Freestyle Show! Classes are available for all ages and all skill levels, as long as you are on a 2-stroke! There will be a special 2-stroke motorcycle practice session on Friday, March 25th from 9am to 1pm; this practice session will be on the National Track (modified to cater to 2-stroke engines!) that will be used for Saturday’s Championships. Saturday’s racing will be highlighted by the Open Pro Race, and the 125 Pro Race. . . both with LA Sleeve Purses!

Online entries are in the “register” link of the Glen Helen website (glenhelen.com). Gates open at 6am, with practice at 8am and racing at 9am. Spectator entry is only $10; amateur entries are $40, with pro entries at $85.00. Each racer receives a ticket with his/her entry. One ticket will be drawn, with the lucky holder the recipient of the trick MTA/ProCircuit YZ!

The countdown to the 2016 MTA World Championships has begun! Mark your calendars and get your entries in. This is one of the “must-do” Glen Helen events. . . we want to see everyone there!

PRO CIRCUIT TRIPLE CLAMPS FOR KTM

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Pro Circuit Triple Clamps are now available to fit 2013-2016 KTM 125-450 FE/SX/SX-F models. Manufactured in the USA from 6061 aircraft-quality billet aluminum for optimum strength, Pro Circuit Triple Clamps are clear anodized for a works look and a durable, protective finish. Reversible bar mounts let you choose from four different mounting positions allowing you to customize the ergonomics of your bike to fit your riding style.
Features:

Made in the USA
Engraved with the iconic Pro Circuit logo on both the top and bottom clamp
Manufactured out of billet 6061 aluminum
Triple clamp offset has been altered to improve handling
Bar mount is offset 5mm to allow for handlebar adjustment
Two different bar mount positions
Bar mount is reversible for a total range of 30mm of adjustment
Bottom clamp includes pre-assembled steering stem and bearing
Kit includes: Clear anodized top clamp, clear anodized bottom clamp, black bar mount

COOPER AND DESTRY ABBOTT TO SIDI

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Destry Abbott signing a new Sidi boot agreement is not big news, he has worn Sidi boots for years. Well he is now to be joined by his son – rising Extreme enduro star Cooper Abbott. Sidi always says its riders are “family” and Cooper growing to the point in his career where a formal agreement is needed is a great step for the younger Abbott. Destry’s Sidi agreement does have a twist that Sidi has never done in the USA before though… Destry’s term of this new Sidi agreement is his “lifetime”. This will be Sidi’s 1st formal long term “ambassador” in the USA! Destry comments; “I first joined the Sidi rider family back in the 90’s. Sidi’s have been on my feet for every one of my major wins and championships, as well as today, as my career segways more into a mentor/trainer role. I have never once thought of ever wearing another brand of boot and never will. I am glad to see my son Cooper has followed me in this regard by also signing with Sidi as he starts his pro career.”

ANDREW DELONG OUT OF ACTION

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew DeLong will be having surgery due to a previously sustained injury that occurred 8 months ago. Last week, after the first round of GNCC, DeLong visited a hand specialist and found that his Scapholunate Ligament has been torn. The Scapholunate Ligament holds the two bones together in the wrist that produces strength in your hand and fingers. His first surgery is scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016. The surgeon will cut out the old ligament that died due to lack of blood flow, then another surgery will be performed to cut a small tendon out of his forearm as a replacement.

Andrew DeLong will be out for 3-4 months before starting hand therapy in order to regain strength to start racing again. Andrew would like to “thank Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing for standing behind me through these two rough seasons. Hopefully we get this all fixed up and I can get back to running up front on my FC 450!”

TODD DEHOOP HONORED

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 The Legends and Heroes Supercross Moto Museum visits the historic Motor City as Monster Energy Supercross round 11 returns to Detroit. During pre-race festivities Supercross great and former AMA national motocross champion and Supercross stand-out Todd DeHoop will be honored.

An American motocross success story, DeHoop native began racing motorcycles when he was barely old enough to walk. He enjoyed a stellar amateur career that included a highlight Loretta Lynn’s 250-A class victory in 1985. After more than a decade competing aboard Yamaha machinery Todd joined the hunt for a 125 East title astride a potent Suzuki RM125. He came up short in 1987 to Ron Tichenor and Keith Turpin but the following season he returned as a factory rider and win 1988 #1 plate.

Todd’s moto quest continued as a team rider for both Honda of Troy and Yamaha of Troy works teams. After a time he refocused his energies into Arenacross and eventually built a reputation as star of the ever popular indoor events banging bars with the best including Supercrosslive.com host, Andy Bowyer.

Saturday evening, Todd DeHoop will receive the coveted Legends and Heroes Award on the Monster Energy Supercross podium. Surrounded by a group of racing greats, DeHoop will receive his award from 6-time AMA champion Broc Glover.

 

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