This Week at JGRMX | November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sales

Save big this holiday season with crazy sales on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Take advantage of reduced prices on hard parts and apparel. Spend over $50 and we’ll throw in a free JGRMX beanie (one size fits most, U.S. orders only). Free shipping on orders over $100 (U.S. only). Take a look at the sales below:

BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY APPAREL SALE
2017 JGRMX Team Tee – $12.95
All Current JGRMX Tees – $12.95
2017 JGRMX Team Hoody – $29.95
JGRMX Vintage Long Sleeve Tee – $18.95
Gray Speed Hoody – $39.95
All JGRMX Hats – $12.95

BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY HARD PARTS SALE
JGRMX Adjustable Pull Rods – $25 off
Hard Parts Purple Kit – Free Purple Brake Clamp with purchase
Select JGRMX Carbon Fiber Parts – $15 off
Purple Engine Plug Kit – $15 off

BUY NOW THROUGH MONDAY AND WIN FREE TEAM MEMORABILIA!

So the massive Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales aren’t good enough for you? Here’s something to sweeten the deal even more. Purchase something…anything…off our retail website (www.jgrmx.com) on Friday through Monday and you’ll automatically be entered to win autographed race team memorabilia. What’s up for grabs?
Autographed Weston Peick jersey (1 available)
Autographed Justin Hill shroud (2 available)
Autographed Justin Bogle team hat (3 available)
Autographed Justin Hill team poster (4 available)
Any of these items sure would make a nice Christmas surprise for you or someone in your life. Good luck, and happy savings!

ROAD TRIP: JGRMX ATTENDS ANNUAL SUZUKI CAMP CARMICHAEL

Ricky Carmichael (in gear) explains proper body position prior to a braking drill, while Justin Hill looks on and offers guidance to the Suzuki Camp Carmichael mini riders.

By John Basher

Working for a race team is much more than what might appear from the outside. A lot of sweat, time and money is dedicated to the goal of achieving success. What goes on behind the scenes–that is to say when the riders and crew aren’t at stadiums across the country–is incredibly important. It’s the hard work and homework that bring results on Saturday night. That much is easy to understand, even if it’s not easy to fully grasp.

Every so often the riders get to take a step back from riding, testing and training to sort of take it all in. Some might call it a period of reflection. Most would simply refer to it as “downtime.” Regardless, it’s important for these guys to get grounded. That’s exactly what happened this past Thursday and Friday for 2017 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion Justin Hill and fellow team member Kyle Peters. The two riders, along with Justin’s mechanic Brad Benesch and I, journeyed down to southern Georgia for Suzuki Camp Carmichael. The one and only Ricky Carmichael invited us down to take part in his annual riding camp, which is dedicated to Suzuki’s top amateur contingency earners from throughout the year. Carmichael, a longtime ambassador of the Suzuki brand, opened his doors to the JGRMX crew. Naturally, we wouldn’t miss it for the world.

The trip itself was a whirlwind. We left Huntersville, N.C. on Wednesday at 4 p.m.–not necessarily prime driving time. With Hill behind the wheel, we slowly sojourned down to Tallahassee, Florida. Nine hours later we pulled into the hotel, bleary-eyed and worn out from the long drive. Even so, we were excited for the next day’s event.

Ten years removed from professional racing, Ricky Carmichael still has the skills to pay the bills.

On Thursday, the two-day Suzuki Camp Carmichael kicked off with the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 riders. Ricky invited Justin Hill to help with instruction and guidance to the riders, and Justin happily obliged. During the lunch break, the two sat with the riders and answered a wide array of questions, from health and nutrition to past races and more. It was very educational, as well as eye-opening. Before the Q&A session concluded Justin Hill was handed a guitar and asked to play a song. Needless to say, it was a cool experience.

At the end of the first day, the Suzuki Camp Carmichael riders gathered around and were handed diplomas for graduating the class. It was a nice touch to a cool event.

On Friday, the curriculum was done with the Suzuki RM85 riders. Justin Hill would later say that he enjoyed working with the mini bike riders a lot because they were eager to learn and employ new techniques. Just before lunch, Justin hopped on his Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki factory RM-Z250 and put in a few laps around one of Ricky’s Supercross tracks. He proceeded to circle the quintessential GOAT Farm jump–the step up double that has been featured in so many magazines and videos from the past decade. Justin threw down some massive whips, much to the delight of the growing contingent of onlookers. At one point a kid climbed 30 feet up a tree to get a better view. Needless to say, everyone was having a really good time.

At 1:30 p.m. on Friday we loaded up and pointed the van northward. As we pulled out of Ricky’s driveway, Justin Hill asked us if we thought the trip was worth it. We took a vote. It was unanimous. We all agreed it was not only worth it, but that we can’t wait to go back next year. Hopefully, we’ll see you there. Click here for more info.

Justin Hill spent most of his time on foot, as he was very interested in working with Suzuki’s amateur riders. Truth be told, Hill used to help his dad coach riders back when he was an amateur. Justin was a natural with the riders, writing down segment times and helping the Suzuki Camp Carmichael participants.

NEW PRODUCTS: JGRMX/SUZUKI FUEL TECH SOCKS

Make your feet happy with the all-new JGRMX/Suzuki Fuel Tech socks. Available in crew style or a low cut, these performance foot sweaters are perfect for athletic activity, cruising the pits, or kicking up on a coffee table waiting for Supercross to start. These toe companions are priced right for your wallet, with the crew sock selling for $12.95 and the low cut sock at $9.95.

If low cut socks are more your cup of tea, then we have those, too. Note that JGR is sewn into the bottom of one sock, and Suzuki is on the bottom of the other. Order here.

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN? WESTON PEICK WRINGS OUT A SUZUKI RM125

A few months ago Weston Peick threw a leg over the JGRMX Suzuki RM125 and ripped around the outdoor track. It was music to our ears!

JGRMX TEAM NEWS: MORE CHANGES & ADDITIONS

Things continue to change at JGRMX. Rene Zapata, formerly of Suzuki and old mechanic for James Stewart, began working at JGRMX a few weeks ago. Rene is responsible for parts ordering, parts management, and working with the mechanics to ensure the guys have everything they need.

Lee McCollum, who you might remember as Travis Pastrana’s mechanic, has made the move across the country. He is teamed up with Phil Nicoletti for 250 Supercross.

We also welcome engine builder, Michael Bass, to the fold. Michael will be working with Dean Baker, Mitchell Key and Glen Hobson on engine development and services for the race team.

In other team news, the custom Freightliner rig is nearing completion and should be ready to roll at the end of this month. At Anaheim 1 you’ll see a 250 rig, as well as a 450 rig. We’re in the process of finalizing the exterior rig design, which will look awesome.

Right now the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki factory team riders are spread out across the country. Justin Bogle is training down in Georgia at Ricky Carmichael’s GOAT Farm. Weston Peick and Jimmy Decotis are in Southern California. Kyle Peters, Justin Hill, and Phil Nicoletti are presently in North Carolina.

All of the team guys will be in North Carolina the week of December 4th for the team photo shoot. The 450 riders will be photographed on Tuesday, December 5th. The next day is reserved for the four 250 riders.

JGRMX CASE SAVERS: NOW SOLD WITH MOUNTING BOLTS

JGRMX has been selling case savers for different bikes for quite some time. In the past, we did not offer short, dome head stainless steel bolts. Now we do. So if you have a bike that uses a plastic countershaft cover and the accompanying long bolts, but want to run the case saver without the cover, you’ll be able to do that now. These two bolts are no extra charge to you. We offer JGRMX case savers for the Suzuki RM-Z250, RM-Z450, Honda CRF250, CRF450, Kawasaki KX250F, KX450F, and pretty much every late-model Yamaha made. Take a look at our selection here.