There are only three weekends to go until the melee begins. Though each coming year is touted as, before they happen even, “The Most Stacked Line Up Ever,” we have to think that this year will live up to that title. We have not heard of any injuries or major setbacks regarding any rider, 450 or 250, and we know that everyone has upped the already blistering pace more. Feld released the trailer for the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, and it certainly gets us ready for the start of a new year.
On Friday night, our inbox were hit with an after hours email and a link to a GoPro video of a full lap from atop James Stewart’s Bell helmet. We posted it on the main page without haste, but it is worth a second look. Oh, and for those of you with fancy TVs, and it is 3D capable.
There are more than a few riders who have still not announced where they will land for 2013. One of those is Josh Hansen. Rumor is that Hansen has becoming working on striking a Supercross only deal, using the infrastructure of the former L&M/JWR operations. Would make sense, as we saw a Kawasaki 450 in the bed of his graffiti covered truck on the 15 last week. Hansen told us on Saturday that an announcement should come later this week.
This will pertain to those of you in Southern California, but on Friday night Chad Gores’ van and 2013 race bike were stolen near his Costa Mesa home. The bike has Showa A kit suspension, complete titanium bolt kit, Tokyomods race engine with white valve cover, white ignition cover and Hinson clutch cover. Black excel rims with hard anodized mag hubs. Pro circuit red triple clamps, pro taper bars and rental intel levers. The plastic kit is all red with a Milwaukee graphics kit. Red and black seat pleated seat cover. The van is a awhite Chevrolet cargo with California Coast Plumbers graphics on the sides and back. It had polished 8 spoke 20" wheels.
The white engine head, ignition, and valve cover will be the obvious markings of the bike, as they standout. If you have any information, Gores can be contacted at Chad@californiacoastplumbers.com
DBK AM FMX Contest
If motocross on the amateur level is difficult to get in to, then FMX should be considered damn near impossible. Outside of Southern California, you could probably count the amount of “true” FMX riding areas, complete with multiple ramps, on one hand. Amateur riders around the country are clamoring to get into the professional or demo circuit and this is something that Jeremy Stenberg has realized. For the second year, he and the rest of the DBK/MDP Block organized a full contest for the next generation to follow in their footsteps. Riders from around the country headed to Lucas Oil Motocross Park and were met with a top-notch course. After seeing what went down on Saturday, we must say that the next set of riders will push the sport even further.
1. Cal Vallone
2. Billy Kohut
3. Taylor Woods
1. Justin Ayres
2. Jeff Griffin
3. Brian McCarty
Long Beach IMS Motorcycle Show 2012
Our Motocross Sales Manager, Forrest Hayashi, gets around. His Instagram is filled with late-night shots of LA’s best food and he can be seen at nearly every motorcycle function that stops in California. On Friday night, he hit the Long Beach IMS Motorcycle Show with his camera in hand and collected shots for this gallery.