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TOM WHITE RIDES HIS DIRT TRACKER FOR ONE LAST TIME

Click on images to enlarge Tom White. For those of you who know Tom White’s story, this adventure will not come as a surprise. Tom is a former Grand National dirt tracker, AMA Hall of Famer, World Vet Motocross Champion, White Brothers Cycle Specialities founder and Early Year of Motocross Museum owner. He has done it all in the sport. However, six months ago, while getting ready to go a motocross race at Glen Helen, Tom White felt a pain in his stomach. Thinking it was indigestion, he kept on working on his bike. The pain persisted so much...

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MXA’S BIRTHDAY BOY: HE’S FROM THE SOUTH…WAY SOUTH

MXA’S BIRTHDAY BOY: HE’S FROM THE SOUTH…WAY SOUTH Click on image to enlarge Greg Albertyn. When Doug Henry won the 1998 250 National Championship on the Yamaha YZ400 four-stroke, Suzuki said that second place finisher Greg Albertyn was the “first two-stroke.” Greg Albertyn was born on October 13, 1972, in South Africa. He was the 1999 AMA 250 National Champion, 1992 FIM 125 World Champion and 1993-194 FIM 250 World Champion. Related...

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THE BIKE THAT COULD HAVE SAVED HODAKA

Click on images to enlarge Bob Rutten winning the Soboba Grand Prix on the Hodaka 125 prototype back in 1975. Hodaka was a strange but successful marriage of sorts between Hodaka in Nagoya, Japan, and Pabatco in Athena, Oregon. Pabatco was the acronym for the Pacific Basin Trading Company. As a trading company, it was always on the lookout for a dirt bike that would appeal to the rugged individuals of Oregon and points East. The company had tried importing Japanese Yamaguchis and British Cottons before it came upon the idea of designing its own bike. And since Hodaka...

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FIRST LOOK: 2018 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

FIRST LOOK: 2018 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Click on image to enlarge 2018 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPMay 19……………………Hangtown, CAMay 26.…………………..Glen Helen, CAJune 2..………………….Thunder Valley, COJune 16..…………………Mt Morris, PAJune 23.………………….Muddy Creek, TNJune 30.………………….Red Bud, MIJuly 7..……………………Southwick, MA​July 21.…………………..Millville, MN​July 28.…………………..Washougal, WAAug. 11..………………….Unadilla, NY​Aug. 18..………………….Budds Creek, MD​Aug. 25.…………………..Crawfordsville, IN Related...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: TM DESIGNWORKS FACTORY EDITION SX CHAIN GUIDE

Click on images to enlarge WHAT IS IT? The MXA wrecking crew has had an incredibly long relationship with TM Designworks. The “TM” in TM Designworks stand for Tim McGarry. Tim first rose to fame in the 1970s by building cone pipes for hot-rod two-strokes under the name Crotch Rocket Factory (CRF). CRF may have disappeared, but Tim McGarry didn’t. Tired of seeing chains eat through the questionable chain guides on production bikes, Tim set out to find a material that could take abuse—and he found it, spawning lots of copycats in the process. The new Factory Edition SX...

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