WOLFMAN WEBB’S WEEKLY FEED

FROZEN

Mark Kiel sent me this gem from 1975. In his words “The 125 Expert Start from Valley Cycle Park circa 1975, with not sure but I think DG riders Europkin and Taylor followed by #7a Kolbe Honda’s Jim Hale and #4 Al Baker sponsored Jeff Blix. Jim Hale went on to start AXO USA, Renthal USA and Mechanix Wear.

 

 

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE WORK BENCH

HERLINGS CONTINUES HIS MXGP DOMINANCE

Is Jeffrey Herlings the fastest motocrosser on the planet?

The 2018 MXGP of Latvia was jammed with action and close racing with the best motocross riders in the world lining up behind the gate and taking on the challenging Kegums circuit. For the second year in a row Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer Olsen have left Latvia as overall winners. 

Thomas Kjer Olsen took his Factory HQV to a win in Latvia in MX2

TRAVIS PESTRANA TO RE-CREATE EVIL KNIEVEL JUMPS

Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. “Evel Live”, an unprecedented three-hour live event premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on HISTORY® in partnership with Nitro Circus, will see Travis Pastrana attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound busses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.

 

The Indian Scout FTR750 is a flat track racing motorcycle designed to push the boundaries of speed and redefine control with two wheels firmly on the ground. Rewinding time, you find the motorcycles Evel jumped were designed for similar purposes. However, neither were intended for jumping.

 “It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” said Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen.”

 The Indian Scout FTR750 is far different from the lightweight motocross bikes you would typically find Travis Pastrana jumping. The engine of the FTR750 features a powerful 750cc 53-degree V-Twin and utilizes 43mm conventional front suspension with an adjustable Ohlin’s mono-shock on the rear. Introduced in the American Flat Track racing series in 2017, the Indian Scout FTR750 secured 14 victories along with the manufacturer’s and rider’s championship in its first year of competition.

 

GNARLY RIVER JUMP AT THE EXTREME LEGARES WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES

 

GET READY FOR THE TKO!

The eighth annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 18 – 19, 2018 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has attracted some of the top off-road racers from around the world making it one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US. American Cody Webb has dominated the race despite tough competition from the likes of Graham Jarvis, Mario Ramon, Wade Young and Jonny Walker in recent years. Webb will be back on his FMF KTM Factory Racing machine ready to take on all challengers again in 2018. We are not sure yet which of top international riders will be back to try to knock off Webb but they have all been extended an invitation along with the top US off-road racers. They will again be gunning for a $10,000 purse.

 

Thad Duvall keeps sniffing at a record year, unfortunately he’s got Kailub Russell to fight with. KR won again at last weeks GNCC.

 

 

Colton Haaker took a bad header when was dropping off a six foot ledge and his HQV stalled (most likely from sucking water from the myriad of water crossings in the event). He praised his Scorpion helmet and was very thankful to the fans that helped him get out from under his machine.

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

Marvin Musquin had a great run at the SX title.

 

GEAR BAG

The Acerbis TLD Limited Edition full plastic kits for the *KTM SX65 16-18 and the all new 2018 SX85 have arrived! Kit’s include Blue radiator shrouds, *side panels/airbox cover, rear fender and lower fork guards as well as  an Orange front fender, and front number plate. *SX65 kit does not include the airbox.

http://www.acerbis.com

 

 

Kenda IBEX (Super Sticky) Rear Tire

New for 2017 is the IBEX: SRT Pro Race Team tire, developed in Endurocross and extreme Enduro racing. A premier tire for the single-track warrior!

  • Developed and tested in Endurocross and extreme Enduro racing
  • Super sticky compound for maximum traction in wet conditions
  • Tread pattern tractors over larger obstacles and through soft, hard, wet, and dry terrain
  • Flexible, soft, lightweight carcass for greatest surface contact
  • Exclusively available at SRT Dealers
  • Kenda IBEX (Super Sticky) Rear Tire

    Code: SRT00679-716

    Price: $103.99

  • Product Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9rXrH8bvE&t=4s

http://www.aomc.mx

 

BETA 250/300 RR FMF Turbine Core 2.1

– Delivers smooth, linear power, lighter weight, & increased performance – Built with a full stainless mid-pipe, end cap, & an aluminum canister – USFS Approved spark arrestor won’t clog or restrict exhaust flow – Increased canister volume with more sound absorption material  – Newly designed & meticulously crafted, Made in the USA

Available from your Beta dealer

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This is 1988 and I was testing the new KTM 350 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with Dick Burleson. DB took this shot and shortly afterwards we loaded up and pointed it towards Illinois for a National Enduro. I ended up bludgeoning a tree and broke my leg, shoulder and arm! It didn’t make for a nice flight home.

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