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High Side
Team tactics
AMA Sports has announced the U.S. Trophy Team selected to compete in the 2005 ISDE. WORCS racer and former ISDE top American Kurt Caselli, OMA National winner Jimmy Jarrett, ISDE veteran Fred Hoess, Aaron Kopp, John Barber and Jason Dahners will take part in the International Six Day Enduro, scheduled for September 12-17 in Povazska-Bystrica, Slovak Republic. Bryan Nylander captured this great sequence of our fearless leader Caselli perfecting his tuck-and-roll technique at the Wisp GNCC-nearly taking out Jarrett in the process. Go Team USA!Winners
Miller Time
Dustin Miller (page 29) may be able to throw it silly, but it takes a champion photographer to capture it for posterity. DR's own Adam Campbell took three out of six photographer awards at the Red Bull Ride to the Hills. Check page 76 for more natural-terrain insanity, the real roots of freestyle.MC vs. MM
They don't call him The King for nothing! Honda's Jeremy McGrath dominated the 38th Annual Mammoth Mountain Motocross, winning the Vet, Open and 250 Pro classes. Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto followed McGrath's winning footsteps by sweeping the 125 class in his pro debut. Rookie pro Michael Lapaglia had a great start in the 125 main but was unable to retain the lead. Villopoto passed him early in the race with Timmy Weigand in tow, leaving Lapaglia to round out the podium. In Sunday's 250 main, McGrath took the lead after the first lap and never looked back. Honda rider Daniel Sani ended up a very impressive second with Lapaglia following in third. -Drew RuizIt's Alive!
Rumors of the KX125's demise have been greatly exaggerated. When Kawasaki's 2006 line of KX motocross machines arrived sans the mighty KX125, the bike was rumored to be dead, gone, out of production, the first foot in the grave for two-strokes everywhere. But before we all start singing "Amazing Grace," let's get our facts straight. The KX125 is no longer being distributed in the United States-it is, however, still being produced for other markets! As proof, here is a picture of the elusive '06 KX125-complete with new graphics-from Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. in Toronto. While its absence from the U.S. scene may put it on the endangered-species list, rest assured, the KX125 is not extinct.New Stuff
Yamaha's 2OO6 WRs
Change is good! Yamaha's off-road duo has arrived with minor but welcomed changes for 2006. The WR250F is now sporting the same Air Injection System the 450 received last year, making both bikes California green sticker-legal. A digital enduro computer is also new for both models, featuring a clock, a speedo, a tripmeter and, of course, a race mode that measures average speed and has a distance-compensating tripmeter. Yamaha also promises a smoother ride with new seat foam and a new 48mm fork with "ultra-sensitive compression circuitry." Watch for '06 WRs hitting showroom floors in the next few weeks."The Motocross Files"
This fall/winter, Speed Channel will begin airing the first-ever documentary television series dedicated to the sport of motocross. "The Motocross Files" (MXF) takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at supercross and motocross racing through the eyes of some of our sport's greatest heroes. Each episode features a then-and-now look at the careers of such racers as Rick Johnson, Bob Hannah, Roger DeCoster and Brad Lackey. For more info on MXF, including a television schedule and video demo, visit Roads
Campbell/Hengeveld first all the way at Nevada 1000They collected one five-minute penalty, a bird and a rabbit, barely missed a cow and had one flat tire and one chunked tire, but that total of troubles tallied in the McMillin Nevada 1000 was minor compared to their competition's. Thus, Honda's Johnny Campbell and Steve Hengeveld earned the overall win after topping each of the four days in the race that served as round 4 of Best in the Desert's Silver State Series. And in doing so, they led an XR650R 1-2-3 at the longest off-road race in the country, a tribute to their preparation, planning, speed and ability to think clearly in times of stress.KTM ended up disappointed in fourth with Chris Blais and Andy Grider on their 690 LC4 Rally racer, which got weighed down in the rougher and more technical portions. -Mark KariyaSteve Hengeveld (shown) assumed most of the riding duties, with Johnny Campbell filling in at key points. the pair won the Nevada 1000. Their second BITD win in a row gives them a good lead in series points.