AMA Pro Racing comments on supercross rules & officiating

AMA Pro Racing comments on supercross rules & officiating

Lots of fans have been calling, e-mailing, and posting about the rules of supercross, especially with the close racing of the past few weeks. Below is a statement from Merrill Vanderslice, the Director of Competition with AMA Pro Racing, and it might help in understanding the rules and officiating of AMA Supercross Series events:



“In the first several rounds of the AMA Supercross Series, we have seen some of the closest, most exciting racing in recent memory. In the 250 class, the first three races resulted in three different winners. This parity is good for the sport and presents an exciting show for our fans.



Unfortunately, we have also seen overly aggressive riding tactics employed by some participants, particularly in the 125 class. While we encourage good, tight racing, we will not tolerate anything that falls outside the boundaries of the AMA rule book. All riders have been reminded of the rules, fines and/or warnings have been issued where appropriate and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.



AMA Pro Racing personnel maintain an active dialogue with team representatives regarding officiating and rules enforcement. Areas that are subject to interpretation have been explored and AMA Pro Racing Motocross/Supercross Manager Duke Finch will be communicating with the riders in explicit detail at mandatory rider’s meetings.



The goal of AMA Pro Racing is to officiate AMA Supercross events fairly, objectively, and with rider safety at the forefront. We will continue to manage this series with those values in mind.”





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RJ’s School of Non-Champions!

RJ’s School of Non-Champions!





Are you wanting to be the best, but have no talent? Do you need a calendar to check your lap times? Having trouble getting air off jumps?



Then you need an instructor! RJ’s credentials as a teacher are impeccable. He’s been crashing and DNF’ing for over 30 years on courses all over the world!



Some quotes from recent School of Non-Champions graduates:



Josh B. from New York “I found RJ’s School of Non-Champions an excellent waste of my time and money. I did learn how to endo with the best, and throw a decent temper tantrum when coming in last.”



Says Nicky N. from Hollywood “The School of Non-Champions is a rip-off. $900 bucks, for what? I didn’t learn a thing. If my wife finds out, she’s going to kill me.”



Lots of people have been thru RJ’s School of Non-Champions. You can too!



(Click on thumbnail to see photos of graduates in action!)



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Can you tell what Jeremy McGrath is trying to do to Mike LaRocco here? We can’t.

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This rider has both good & bad technique. Notice this rider’s head. This is not the ideal body position. You want to be in the ‘attack’ mode, with your eyes looking forward. On the other hand, this rider is demonstrating an advanced method of keeping his feet on the pegs. This style was made famous by Marty Tripes

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Not quite sure what’s going on here with Nick Wey. This is not in any of the school curriculum.

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Maintenance is important too. Don’t expect to get to the top (bottom?) by slacking on bike maintenance. Always make sure your wheel wobbles uncontrollably to distract your competition. Warning: This is a little known and highly advanced pro tactic.

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In this photo, Ricky Carmichael demonstrates an award winning freestyle move, called the ‘floating motocross rider getting ready to hit the dirt’. We don’t recommend this maneuver. We don’t recommend anything, especially anything freestyle-related.

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Body positioning is perfect – hands are uniform with nice relaxed grip. Forearms are extended. Whole body is square with the ground. Feet look settled and square as well. Only drawback is that the rear tire is getting ready to clock him in the back of the head, which will then plant his face into the dirt.

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Here’s Marty Moates racing on the world famous Unadilla track. Marty is know for many things … being the first American to win the 500 US Grand Prix, helping to form the clothing brand No Fear, and locking himself in his office with only a scented candle & his computer. Not sure what that’s all about ….. anyway, Marty demonstrates how to get the best PR by crashing right in front of our photographer. Any PR is good PR!

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Many riders look down at their front fender – but the fast guys always look farther ahead on the track. Chad Reed (#5 on the Kawasaki) looks up the next straight and into the following corner, while Jeremy McGrath looks farther up ahead on a completely different part of the track, planning out his strategy. Outstanding.

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Lofting the front end is important in negotiating rough obstacles. Dragging the right toe and left knee are techniques only for the advanced.

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If it’s muddy, just call it a day and chill with your friends. There are plenty of games to play while it’s raining too.

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Martial arts are a great way to work out for MX. Karate is especially good. Grant Langston demonstrates some karate.

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Learning is key. It’s always good to listen and watch. Ezra Lusk watches and listens at Anaheim.



The race that could of been …

The race that could of been …





Everyone has been waiting for it. Carmichael & Reed, head-to-head for 20 laps. It almost happened this past weekend in St. Louis.



Carmichael and Reed, Reed and Carmichael. The defending champ vs. the 250 supercross rookie. Honda vs. Yamaha. #1 vs. #2.



Almost! It was looking good for the first few laps, but then RC took a tumble. Is the tide turning for Reed? Or is RC just too good? Time will tell …



In the meantime, enjoy these great photos by Steve Bruhn/Motonews



To view the results and point standings for St. Louis, please visit this link



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Check out the pack

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Yeah! 250 start!

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Derrick Shae Bentley

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Steve Boniface had his best finish ever

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Michael Brown

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RC, one handed!

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Ricky. Ricky Carmichael

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Ryan Clark

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Ernesto Fonseca

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OK, here’s another photo of Ernesto

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Ty Hadsell

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Sean Hamblin

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125 Main winner, and points leader, Branden Jesseman

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Nice photo of Branden

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Keith R Johnson

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‘Matt’ Lalloz

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Ezra. Ezra Lusk

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‘Yogi’

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Brian Mason

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Brett Metcalfe, from Australia, riding for KTM

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Ryan Mills

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Another photo of Ryan Mills

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After the race

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Here we go. RC leading Reed

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More RC leading Reed

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Chad and his crew

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Reed leading RC

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Reed leading RC

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Your winner, ‘Skippy’ Reed

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Chad leading Ricky

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Greg Schnell

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Brock Sellards

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Danny Smith

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Kelly Smith

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Jason Thomas

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Erick Vallejo

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Heath Voss

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Larry Ward

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Nick Wey



Daytona is different

Daytona is different





To see the results and point standings from Daytona, visit this link



To see more of Ryan Mahoney’s work, visit this link



How different? It’s the 33rd annual running of the prestigious Daytona event – more than any other. The track itself is longer, rougher, bumpier, sandier, and by far the most grueling on the circuit. Lap times are much longer than any other supercross – 1 minute 30 seconds. There are three 250 Heats, rather than two. The track is constantly changing because of the sand – it’s white, it’s dark, there is shale, and … there is grass.



It’s Daytona!



Check out the photos below!

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250 Podium, l – r, Ferry, RC, Skippy

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Shae Bentley

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Bentley v.2

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Steve Boniface

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Mike Brown

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Brown v.2

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Ricky Carmichael

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Paul Carpenter

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Barry Carsten

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Ryan Clark

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Tyler Evans

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Ty Hadsell

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Sean Hamblin

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Tiger Lacey

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Brett Metcalfe

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Ryan Morais

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Joe Oehlhof

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James Povolny

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Travis Preston

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Chad Reed

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Danny Smith

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Grass starting area

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Clark Stiles

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Erick Vallejo

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Heath Voss

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Larry Ward

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Nick Wey



Bruhnie goes big!

Bruhnie goes big!





by Steve Bruhn / Motonews



to see the results and point standings from Daytona, visit this link



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Bruhnie goes big! - Photo 1 of 36

The 250 podium – Ferry, Carmichael, Reed

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250 start (yes, it’s on grass)

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Derrick ‘Shae’ Bentley

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Mike Brown – 125 winner

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Brownie

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Ricky Carmichael – 250 winner

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Notice the rut, and dark brown dirt. Daytona!

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RC, with grandstand in background

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Florida ‘home-boy’

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Champagne time

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View of the Daytona infield from the tower

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Shae Bentley and crew

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Tim Ferry

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Ernesto Fonseca

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J. Gibson

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D. Huffman

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Branden Jesseman

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Keith Johnson getting dirty

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Ezra Lusk

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Ezra Lusk v.2

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Travis Preston rode the big Honda four-stroke

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Chad Reed

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Reedy

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‘Skippy’

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Ferry and Reed on podium

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Joaquim Rodrigues

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Brock Sellards

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Andrew Short

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Danny Smith

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Kelly Smith roost

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David Vuillemin (before the fall)

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DV

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Nick Wey

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Josh Woods won a 250 heat!



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