David Dewhurst posted this classic Daytona photo on Facebook, prompting a discussion on the difference between freezing action and capturing a race. This is David Bailey trying to withstand a charge from a young Ricky Johnson. You can practically see the intensity right through Bailey’s Scott facemask. Well done, David.
Monster Energy Supercross will be in St Louis MO Saturday, as the final stretch for the 2016 season begins. It will air live on the Fox Broadcast channel at 2:30 eastern time. Including St Louis, there are only four rounds left: Foxboro MA, East Rutherford NJ and Las Vegas Nevada will wrap it up and bring on the outdoor season.
Ryan Dungey has a 45 point lead over Ken Roczen, meaning he could wrap things up at the next round. Here are your points standings:
The list of riders who didn’t make it to the end of the series is probably a little shorter than usual. In the 450 class, Dean Wilson, Davy Milsaps Will Hahn, and Cole Seely are cooling their heels, waiting for Hangtown. Marvin Musquin will be suiting up for St. Louis.
The outdoor season will kick off in one month. Here’s the line up of racing:
May 21: Sacramento, CA
May 28: San Bernardino, CA
June 4: Lakewood, CO
June 18: Mt Morris, PA
June 25: Blontville, TN
July 2 Buchanan, MI
July 9: Southwick MA
July 16: Millville, MN
July 23: Washougal, WA
August 13: New Berlin, NY
August 20: Mechanicsville, MD
August 27: Crawfordsville, IN
LEGENDS AND HEROES TO HONOR CHUCK SUN
April 14, 2016 – Manlius NY: As the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross makes it’s Rd. 14 visit to The Dome at America’s Center (formerly the Edward Jones Dome) in St. Louis, The Legends and Heroes 2016 Supercross Moto Museum Tour will pay a special tribute to international racing great Chuck Sun.
Born September 10, 1956 in Sherwood, OR Chuck Sun began riding and racing as a youngster near his home. In the 1970s he’d joined the pro ranks and by 1980 was well on his way to fame by capturing the AMA 500cc national motocross championship. In 1981, Chuck was selected along with Donny Hansen, Johnny O’Mara and Danny LaPorte to represent the United States as a member of first ever US team to win the Motocross des Nations.
Sun is the only Asian American to win a national pro motorcycle championship in American racing. In 2003, he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
“Winning a Supercross and finishing on the podium is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had.” – Chuck Sun
Today, Chuck is an active motorcycle enthusiast logging thousands of miles each year on all types of machines. Competitive fires burns hotter than ever so it’s not unusual to see him flying around a motocross track, on the single-track trails of Colorado or leading a group ride across the Nevada desert on a tricked out exotic Italian TM 300. When not on a motorcycle Chuck works with Needham Reality in Boulder City, Nevada.
“Chuck Sun is a class act and a true champion who has continued to represent our sport well.” Says Alex Moroz General Managing Partner for the Legends and Heroes Tour.
Chuck Sun will be presented the coveted Legends and Heroes Award by 6-time AMA champion Broc Glover on the Monster Energy Supercross podium Saturday evening.
Chuck Sun Career Highlights
- 1978 National Trans-USA 250 Champion for Husqvarna
- 1979 United States Grand Prix Top American Podium with a 3rd place 1980 National Motocross Champion American Honda
- 1981 AMA Supercross Championship 3rd Overall
- 1981 Champion USPG Carlsbad, CA ABC Sports televised event
- Member of First U.S. Team in History to win the Motocross des Nations with team mates Donny Hansen, Johnny O’Mara & Danny LaPorte.
- Class of 2003 Inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame
“Chuck Sun is a class act. A true champion who has represented his sport well.” Says Alex Moroz General Managng Partner for the Legends and Heoreos tour.
Today Chuck Sun continues to be involved in the sport and rides every chance he gets on a tricked out exotic Italian TM 300. Sun also keeps busy working with Needham Reality in Bolder City Navada.
Chuck Sun will be presented the coveted Legends and Heroes Award by 6 time AMA champion Broc Glover on the Monster Energy Supercross podium Saturday evening.
GNCC RACING HEATS UP:
The 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads to the Palmetto State this weekend for the 20th Annual VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC. Taking place throughout the woods of the iconic Big Buck Farm in Union, South Carolina, the world’s fastest off-road racers are expected to be surrounded by thousands of spectators all eager to witness the battle for the coveted overall win.
This weekend serves as round three of the 13-race championship and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing/Bel-Ray’s Josh Strang leads the way in XC1 Pro class points. Strang has proved that he has what it takes to earn the 2016 National Championship after winning the first two rounds and then finishing second at the previous race. The Australian native is fully capable of coming out on top not only in the championship standings, but also this Sunday in the premier 1 p.m. pro race.
“I really like Big Buck,” said Strang. “I’ve done pretty well there in the past and I like how it’s a little faster and more hard-packed than the other rounds. I’m just going to keep on my normal training regimen and shoot to get another win for my sponsors and supporters.”
However, Strang will have some tough competition with three-time and defending champion Kailub Russell. The FMF/KTM Factory Racing-backed rider struggled at the beginning of the season, but quickly rebounded to claim his first overall win of the season. If this year is anything like previous seasons, once Russell gets his first win behind him he becomes hard to top.
For a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, please visit the Big Buck GNCC event page on the series website by clicking HERE.
Tune into RacerTV.com on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST to catch LIVE coverage of the Pro Bike race at round four. For more information on GNCC Live coverage, visit www.racertv.com.
For more information on the series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084.
Previous Round Results and Points Standings
FMF Steele Creek GNCC
Morganton, North Carolina
Round 3 of 13
Sunday, April 3
Overall National Championship Standings:
- Josh Strang (85)
- Kailub Russell (76)
- Daniel Milner (51)
- Trevor Bollinger (49)
- Ryan Sipes (48)
- Chris Bach (46)
- Steward Baylor Jr. (37)
- Grant Baylor (35)
- Craig Delong (26)
- Jesse Groemm (25)
Grant Baylor still leads the National Enduro series despite the best efforts of brother Steward last week. Steward won the Cajun Classic after Grant won the first two rounds. Here’s a video recap of the event:
NATIONAL ENDURO POINT STANDINGS
|1||Grant Baylor||Yamaha||Pro||30 1||30 1||16 5||76|
|2||Russell Bobbitt||KTM||Pro||25 2||25 2||25 2||75|
|3||Steward Baylor Jr||KTM||Pro||18 4||21 3||30 1||69|
|4||Charlie Mullins||KTM||Pro||13 8||16 5||21 3||50|
|5||Josh Strang||Husqvarna||Pro||14 7||18 4||15 6||47|
|6||Jesse Groemm||Beta||Pro||21 3||18 4||39|
|7||Drew Higgins||KTM||Pro||11 10||14 7||12 9||37|
|8||Evan Smith||KTM||Pro||8 13||15 6||13 8||36|
|9||Ryder Lafferty||Husqvarna||Pro||7 14||13 8||10 11||30|
|10||Ron Commo III||Suzuki||Pro||10 11||10 11||8 13||28|
BIG SIX RACING
It’s time for Round 5 of the MSR Big 6 Grand Prix Series. The Shamrocks MC have been working hard to make ready for their annual event and as always you can count on them to put on a great event that offers competitive racing and great spectating.
This will be the 29th annual event for the Shamrocks MC. The event will be held at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino, State Line on April 30 and May 1. The Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino offers some great racing with a all the accolades of a Big 6 Grand Prix Course and best of all The backdrop is Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino. This a great weekend of racing/spectating and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Be sure to pack up the RV and come on out.
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