Jessy Nelson speaks about his recovery and thanks everyone for their support.

The 2017 MXA ride day was a success. It might have been a bit brisk for our liking, but nonetheless the who’s who’s of the motocross industry came out and had a great time. Throw in a few motocross legends and generous companies and people who donated product and money to support Jessy Nelson’s recovery. A day at the track for the MXA wrecking crew wouldn’t be complete without doing some testing. We focused on dialing the 2017 Honda CRF450 suspension in with Bones Bacon of Pro Circuit and tried a few FMF exhausts.

mxarideday2017-2507 We found a refurbished 1981 Husqvarna 125WR in the pits. 
mxarideday2017-2506 After schmoozing with the many people that came far and wide for the ride day, Jody got to work on testing suspension on the 2017 CRF450.mxarideday2017-2512 Alan Olson (left), Dennis Stapleton (center) and Jim “Bones” Bacon (right) talk about suspension adjustments on the CRF450.
mxarideday2017-2508Two-stroke guru, Dick Wilk, was working hard helping riders dial in their new two-stroke KTMs and Huskys.

mxarideday2017-2505 Six-time AMA motocross champ, Broc Glover (left) enamored the crowd with one of his racing stories.mxarideday2017-2502Troy Lee was in attendance to support Jessy. mxarideday2017-2492 Two-time champ, Johnny O’Mara chats with Zap Espinoza.mxarideday2017-2474 Tim Olson with father Alan Olson.
mxarideday2017-2476The lunch line was worth the wait. 

mxarideday2017-2467 N2Dirt Suspension’s Brian Bolding.mxarideday2017-2466 10 time trials champ, Geoff Aaron.mxarideday2017-2462 It was nice to see an old-school Honda CR500 rip up the track.mxarideday2017-2461 Johnny O and Troy trade old war stories. mxarideday2017-2458 Jay Clark chatting with 3 time AMA motocross champ Gray Jones.mxarideday2017-24476D Helmets, Robert Reisinger got landed on and has the battle wounds to prove it. No concussion, no headache, the 6D did its job.

mxarideday2017-2441 Bones made Dennis Stapleton do all the work.mxarideday2017-2439
Doug Dubach.
mxarideday2017-2427 This supermoto Husky just sat pretty all day.
mxarideday2017-2423Renthal’s Brad Cameron ripped up our KTM 150SX. He is also looking for a new job as he will be a free man after January 1st.
mxarideday2017-2420 David O’Conner was happy as a clam while he runs off with some new swag.  mxarideday2017-2413Jody and Husky’s Andy Jefferson. 

_d602377 Dennis Stapleton putting testing time into the 2017 CRF450. Photo by Dan Alamangos
_d602311 Justin Jones came out to ride. Photo by Dan Alamangos
15384566_10207791491774336_9214591600509068032_oMXA‘s Daryl Ecklund helped test suspension and pipes all day on the CRF450. Photo by Mark Chilson