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News from April 2004

Petroleum conflict

Gas controversy, version 3, updated April 30. Yamaha and the AMA continued … We admit – we don’t fully understand the leaded fuel controversey. Of course, cheating is not good, and should be punished. At the same time, everyone was floored by the charges and even more so the penalty for a rule just implemented [...]

World MX GP Round 4 Netherlands Results

Grand Prix of The Netherlands, Valkenswaard circuit MX1 results: 1. Stefan Everts – 2/1 2. Cedric Melotte – 1/2 3. Joel Smets – 3/3 4. Mickael Pichon – 4/4 5. Kevin Strijbos – 5/6 MX1 point standings: 1. Stefan Everts – 176 2. Cedric Melotte – 150 3. Steve Ramon – 129 4. Mickael Pichon [...]

Yamaha will appeal AMA fuel test ruling

Penalty, part II More action off the track Coutesy Yamaha Motor Corporation USACypress, CA (April 24, 2004) Yamaha Motor Corporation USA was notified on Friday evening April 23, 2004 at the Salt Lake City supercross that factory racers David Vuillemin, Chad Reed and Yamaha privateer Tyson Hadsell had been penalized 25 points each by AMA [...]

Penalty

Chad Reed, David Vuillemin, and Ty Hadsell are penalized 25 points each for ‘Illegal fuel’ Courtesy AMA Pro Racing(AMA Pro Racing implemented new fuel requirements beginning with the 2004 season.) PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 23, 2004) AMA Pro Racing has announced that three riders have been penalized 25 points each for using illegal fuel at round [...]

Name the photo caption v.14

“Eight billion championships served … “ Or how about “We will model your sunglasses … “?Post your caption here. L – R Greg Albertyn, Roger De Coster, Rick Johnson Nice photo by Steve Bruhn. Click on thumbnail to view the larger image function OpenWindow(url, width, height) { window.open(url, ‘img’, ‘resizable, width=’+width+’,height=’+height+”); }

All Time

If your name is on here, you’ve done pretty wellAll Time AMA Winners This list combines supercross & motocross wins, including 250 & 500 SX (yes, there used to be a 500cc class for supercross) and 125, 250, & 500 MX 1. Ricky Carmichael – 96 2. Jeremy McGrath – 89 3. Bob Hannah – [...]

Supercross Shocker

Ricky Carmichael to Suzuki This is from American Suzuki’s web-site:BREA, Calif. (April 2, 2004) – American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today announced that all-time SX/MX combined champion Ricky Carmichael signed a multi-year agreement to join Team Suzuki beginning with the 2005 AMA Supercross season. “We’re absolutely thrilled that Ricky Carmichael will be a part of [...]

MX en Mexico

Motocross south of the border. It reminds me of the 70′s … laid-back and fun … Too Much Fun! by RJ 7am Saturday. It was my first weekend off from supercross since the beginning of the year. My kids and I had loaded up our bikes, and started driving south towards the Mexico/USA border. We [...]

Rumor round-up

Who’s riding what for ’05? These are the latest rumors floating around the ‘moto’ industry. We’ve been hearing them so frequently, we think they might become true. Time will tell if they do … It’s only the first of April, but all the teams are already making plans for 2005. Managers are scouting talent. Riders [...]

Feel good

Yes, Mike LaRocco won the Indy supercross! Yes, Chad Reed leads the point standings, and yes, Kevin Windham has won three races in his return to supercross, and yes, James Stewart has already won the 125 East title, and yes, Ivan Tedesco is waiting to do the same in the West, and yes, Josh Hansen [...]