At the South Point Hotel on January 25-28, Mecum Auction house we be selling Gerrit Wolsink’s 1977 United Grand Prix winning Suzuki RM370.

mecumssuzuki1977usgpWolsink’s Carlsbad USGP  is unrestored—the only way that a classic race bikes should ever be sold.

For more info on all of the motorcycles in the auction click here.

marvinlrMarvin doesn’t have to do any weight training this week after hoisting the Geneva Trophy.

The Geneva Supercross was the last offseason race before the AMA Supercross series starts on January 7 in Anaheim. Marvin Musquin finished off his money-making winter by sweeping both nights in Geneva, after winning the Red Bull Straight Rhythm and Paris-Lille Supercross leading up to Geneva. Justin Brayton also had a good offseason, as he won the Australian Supercross Championship and stayed down south for the weird New Zealand Straight Rhythm/Supercross combo race. And, Brayton, who had won Geneva three time sin the past, finsihed second behind Marvin this past weekend.

The offseason races aren’t what they once were—back in the 1980s and ’90s American riders could ask for get $100,000 in start money for Paris. But, Marvin is interested in getting more familiar with his KTM 450SXF leading into his second season in the 450 Supercross series—and if familiarity is what he was after, he had three really good outings.

RESULTS: 2016 GENEVA SUPERCROSS
1. Marvin Musquin (Fra)…1-1
2. Justin Brayton (USA)…3-2
3. Malcolm Stewart (USA)…2-3
4. Justin Barcia (USA)…4-4
5. Cedric Soubeyras (Fra)…7-6
6. Thomas Ramette (Fra)…9-5
7. Simon Mallet (Fra)…11-8
8. Killian Auberson (Swi)…10-9
9. Christophe Martin (Fra)…14-7
10. Cyrille Coulon (Fra)…6-15
Other notables: 11. Arnaud Tonus (5-16); 12. Chris Martin (14-7); 13. Maxima Desprey (13-11); 14. Valetin Teillet (8-17); 15. Kyle Chisholm (18-12).

jonortnerflyerYour chance to ride Zaca and get riding instructions. To sign up or get more info contact Jon Ortner at jon@jonortnerart.com or call (805) 895-5390.

charnoneaughFormer Geico Honda rider Tristan Charboneau will race in the USA and Europe in 2017.

Bud Racing, the French team that races in the USA, France and the EMX serieS in Europe has finalized it 2017 teams. The youngest rider on the team, 14-year-old Brian Moreau, will race the 125cc EMX Championship. Moreau was runner-up in the 2015 World Junior 85cc Championship. American Tristan Charboneau will race the 250 West series by Michigan’s Marshal Weltin. Then Charboneau and Weltin will fly to Europe to race EMX 250 series and the French Elite 250 series. Finn Kim Savaste had two 125 EMX second place finishes in Belgium and, but crashed at the MXDN while racing the Finnish team. He will miss the start of the 250EMX series, but will join it in progress.

maximedesprybudMaxime Desprey.

Maxime Desprey will race the French Elite 450 series for Bud Racing, but will race the 450 MXGPs for the Dutch Gebbens Team. Additionally, Ryan Surratt, who had been part of the team originally, will not race for the team in 2017.

BUD RACING 2017 TEAM RIDERS
Tristan Charboneau…250 West, EMX250, French Elite 250
Marshal Weltin……….EMX250, French Elite 250
Brian Moreau………….EMX125 , French Elite 250
Kim Savaste……………EMX250
Maxime Desprey…….French Elite 450

timbersledsnowbikeA Timbersled in the trees.

The AMA will begin sanctioning snow bike racing—not snowmobiles, but snow bikes. The inaugural series sanctioned by the AMA will be the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series.” The first round of the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series will be held at ERX Motorpark near Minneapolis, Minn., on December 18. The snow bikes, which swap out wheels and knobby tires for a ski up front for steering and a high-performance snowmobile-style track in the rear for traction, will compete on a motocross-inspired half-mile track of jumps, banks, right and left hand turns, and whoops and dips.

“The AMA is excited to be getting involved in the new and innovative sport of snow bike racing,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “We have been watching it with interest for several years and decided that it makes sense to embrace this interesting new competition segment.” For more information about the Dec. 18 event and the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series, contact Ron Dillon at (208) 573-4255, or visit www.amachampionshipsnowbikeseries.com.

2017 AMA SNOW BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec. 18……………………….Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 14……………………….Morgan, UT
Jan. 28……………………….McCall, ID
Feb. 11……………………….Detroit Lakes, MN
Feb. 19……………………….Denmark, WI
Mar. 12……………………….W. Yellowstone, MT
Mar. 25……………………….TBA
April 8…………………………Boise, ID
May 13……………………….TBA

jan2017cover002Interested in getting a new bike this year? The January 2017 issue of MXA is on the news stands now and includes the long-awaited 2017 MXA 250 Shootout. You should be reading MXA, and if you subscribe now you get a $25 gift certificate from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC which more than pays for your subscription.

Do you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play. Better yet get the Digital desktop version at https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action-digital-edition/ for $9.99 a year.

The MXA test riders prefer the print version and not just because it is delivered by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government, but because right now you can get 12 issues for $15.95 and a free $25 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. That means that there is a profit to be made in this deal for you. For the Print magazine go to: https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action/

Jeremy-Mcgrath-Anaheim-1-2000_0002With 72 wins, Jeremy is 22 wins ahead of his closest competitor. Only James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey are still chasing SuperMac

1. Jeremy McGrath…72
2. James Stewart…50
3. Ricky Carmichael…48
4. Chad Reed…44
5. Ryan Villopoto…41
6. Ryan Dungey…31
7. Ricky Johnson…28
8. Bob Hannah…27
9. Jeff Ward…20
10. Damon Bradshaw…19
11. Kevin Windham…18
12. Jeff Stanton…17
13. Mark Barnett…17
14. Jean-Michel Bayle…16

remlasttwo2016The longest motocross series in the world, one that started 11 months ago and doesn’t culminate until December 17, Glen Helen’s 40-race long REM series is down to the final two rounds (actually it is only 39-races long this year because 50 mph Santa Ana winds last weekend forced the cancellation of the December 3rd round. For more info about REM Motocross go to www.remsatmx.com.