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Entries from July 21st, 2010

Washougal 1980

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Racing, Vintage

Update 1/30/2012: My friend Reese just notified me the Washougal ’80 pics are no longer online. He said he’s put up some Inter-AM and early Trans-AM pics instead. Got a great email from motocross historian, CZ aficionado, and all-round good guy Reese Dengler. Reese attended the very first AMA MX National at Washougal, WA in […]

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Project Two50 on SuperHunky

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Project Two50 on SuperHunky · Racing, Two-Stroke

Matthew Cuddy of SuperHunky.com posted a great interview with Team Project Two 50 members John Nicholas, Mike Leavitt, and Todd Leavitt. In case you don’t know, launching a privateer effort into the AMA Lucas Oil Outdoor Motocross Championships is a daunting proposition – especially if you’ve never done it before. Especially if you’re developing a […]

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H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage · Politics of Riding, Vintage

In warfare there is a term – collateral damage – that is used to describe damage to people and property which is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome. It is important we understand that, unlike land closures and noise ordinances, the latest threat to our vintage dirt bike hobby, the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability […]

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Motocross head injury study launched

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Fitness and Health, Racing

Announcement at RacerX Online regarding a new cooperative program between Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN and Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN to study motocross injuries – specifically concussion. For more detail read the entire post at the link above, but here is an excerpt: In an unprecedented move Spring Creek MX Park, home […]

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Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010

July 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Watch out. Congress is at it again and this time they may wipe out half the vintage dirt bike industry. A couple of years ago the motorcycle industry was caught by surprise when Congress enacted, and then deployed, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) — almost immediately wiping out a $1 billion youth motorcycle […]

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SwanMX Lone Star Series Round 1

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on SwanMX Lone Star Series Round 1 · Events, Racing

As I have done for the past few months, I worked track safety at Swan MX Park this past weekend for Round 1 of the Texas Lone Star Series. The weather for Saturday practice and Sunday’s MX race was awesome. But those “scattered t-storms” predicted for Saturday caught up with us about 4:00pm and put […]

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MX Action two-stroke vs four-stroke

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on MX Action two-stroke vs four-stroke · Racing, Technology, Two-Stroke

MXA wrecking crew rides, races, and compares Yamaha YZ250 and YZ250F.

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RIP Lake Whitney Motocross Park

July 7th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics of Riding, Racing

It appears that storied Lake Whitney Cycle Park — the site of numerous National, International, and amateur motocross events since 1972 — has finally succumbed to economic pressures after years on life support. This report is unconfirmed and based on this RacerX article. I also found this post from June 2006 and this LinkedIn profile […]

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