2004 Kawasaki KX photos

2004 Kawasaki KX photos

Photos courtesy Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA

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2004 KX 125

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2004 KX 250

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The new four-stroke KX 250 F

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KX 250 F (Yes, we just noticed the image is reversed!)

World MX GP – Round 8 – Belgium

World MX GP – Round 8 – Belgium

The historic Citadelle Circuit in Namur

This track is so special, you really need to see it in person to appreciate it. They have been having races there since 1947. The circuit is on top of a castle-like fortification, racing on a narrow track with trees surrounding the majority of it. Throw in some pavement and cobblestone sections, along with track-side cafes, and you can see why it’s something special and historic.

The passionate Belgian fans must of had a field day today, as one of their own, Stefan Everts, continues to make history almost every time he rides. He is the winningest GP rider ever, won two GP events today, and has taken over the lead in the point standings of the premier MXGP class.

Motocross Grand Prix Results:

Stefan Everts – YAM

Joel Smets – KTM

Mickael Pichon – SUZ

Marnicq Bervoets – YAM

James Dobb – KTM

650 Results:

Cedric Melotte – HON

Javier Garcia Vico – KTM

Joel Smets – KTM

Gordon Crockard – HON

Avo Leok

125 Results:

Stefan Everts – YAM

Steve Ramon – KTM

Andrea Bartolini – YAM

Tyla Rattray – KTM

Mickael Maschio – KAW

Motocross Grand Prix Point Standings:

Stefan Everts – 175

Mickael Pichon – 173

Joel Smets – 168

Courtesy Adam Wheeler/MX Press, DORNA Off-Road

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The circuit is on top of the Citadelle

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Chad Reed racing at Namur in 2001

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Brad Lackey at Namur, 1979

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Roger De Coster on the pavement, 1980

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Stefan Everts, 2003

Random photos

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Bill Q bustin’ it on his CZ. Didn’t think I’d run this one did you? Remember when CZ’s were THE bike to have?

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How many people remember Bugs Bermie? Don’t lie!

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Remember when Ricky Carmichael rode Kawasaki? And on 125’s? Southwick 1998

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One of our favorite guys, Jeff Emig. Jeff won the National Championship that year. That’s Mike Kiedrowski giving him some water

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Hey! Quick! Take my picture on RC’s bike! (Mike Gosselaar – RC’s race tech)

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Ryan Hughes and Mike Brown exchange recipes for Christmas

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This is John Dowd, and National Champion Steve Lamson – Glen Helen 1996

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Another one of our favorite guys, and favorite photos – Jeremy McGrath – Glen Helen

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Can you name me? My brother is Randy

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Yes, you’ve seen it here first – the prototype top secret Supercross.com Frog Race Boot!

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Looks like an Alpine Star boot. Look again – it’s Huffy’s cast! Very cool!

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Hey dad! Why is my helmet so big?

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Me winning a moto at Unadilla in 1987 (Thanks Jason MXRacer)

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Side car motocross. Wow

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This is old school K-Dub, by Ed E.

Boost Crossover

Boost Crossover

Boost is big on motocross. They are title sponsor of the Boost Mobile Yamaha of Troy team, and they sponsor many individual riders as well. Boost is big on extreme sports in general – surf, MX, snow, and skate.

What is Boost? Why do they sponsor these events?

Boost is a mobile phone company. Sponsoring these extreme events is a great way to get their message and brand in front of the people they’re targeting, the extreme sports enthusiast.

We asked Adrian from Boost to give us the lowdown on tonight’s party: “It’s a big surfing event – the Boost Mobile Pro presented by QuickSilver. We are really stepping it up here in our second year, and tonight is our media launch at the Fox Sports Grill here in southern California. The actual surfing event starts Thursday September 4th, and runs until Monday of next week. It’s at a famous surf spot – Lower Trestles. We’ve got all the good guys here tonight. The 2002 Boost Mobile Pro was acknowledged as setting new standards in event production & promotion. This year’s Boost Mobile Pro is the mid-way point of the world title race, and it is the only mainland USA venue for a WCT event.”

To learn more, you can visit the Boost Mobile web-site here

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Inside the Fox Sports Grill

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The bar area from upstairs

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Bowling was available

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DJ Mark was playing great music

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Food is always involved

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Sunset outside the Fox Sports Grill

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It was fashionably SoCal

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Amy Jo & Nicole were great hosts

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Proud parents-to-be, Salina and Adrian

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This is someone important speaking, but I don’t know who

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This is what the whole thing is about!

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Pool was cool

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Rena helped greet all the guests

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Seb T & Ricky J. Seb hopes to be back on the bike in November

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Here’s another important guy speaking, but don’t know who he is

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Here’s all the famous surfers. Don’t know who they are either

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The Hottest New Group Around: StephiJ KylaK & SalinaH rocked the house with their rendition of ‘Love Roller Coaster’

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Stevie B and Seb T know how to chill

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Actual real surfboards

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Here’s more of those famous dudes. Don’t know who any of them are, but going to learn!

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Check out this surfing poster – it’s awesome

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Check it out – very cool

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The stage

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Outside the grill

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Consistency Pays

Consistency Pays

Originally from South Africa, Grant won the FIM 125 World Motocross championship in 2000, and came to the USA for a new challenge in 2001. He and Mike Brown battled till the final race, with Brown winning the championship that year.

How did Grant do it this year? By never giving up. And consistency.

Grant’s moto finishes: First – once, second – four times, third – four times, fourth – five times, fifth – once, seventh – twice, eighth – twice, and three other finishes.

Here’s the final 125 point standings now that the finale in Troy Ohio has been cancelled due to rain (again).

1. Grant Langston – 380

2. Ryan Hughes – 373

3. James Stewart – 350

4. Mike Brown – 271

5. tie: Sellards, Byrne – 269

7. Craig Anderson – 222

8. Ivan Tedesco – 193

9. Kelly Smith – 190

10. Chris Gosselaar – 173

Here’s the official info on the cancellation from AMA Pro Racing:

The final round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, scheduled to be held at Kenworthy’s Motocross Park in Troy, Ohio on September 6-7, has been cancelled due to heavy rains and flooding in the area. The event will not be rescheduled.

Championship standings will be determined by points earned through round 11 at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Team Honda’s Ricky Carmichael has been crowned the 250-class champion and Red Bull/KTM’s Grant Langston is the 125 champion.

The Kenworthy round was originally scheduled for July 12-13 and had to be rescheduled due to rains and flooding that damaged the facility at that time. Owner Don Kenworthy and his crew worked hard to get the facility back in shape. This latest storm, and resulting cancellation, adds an unfortunate twist to the situation.

AMA Pro Racing’s Duke Finch said the decision to end the series under these circumstances was particularly difficult. “We wish the series didn’t have to end on this note,” said Finch. “We explored a second postponement for the Kenworthy round but that’s just not realistic at this time. The teams and riders are preparing for the U.S. Open, the Motocross des Nations and off-season testing. Waiting for the flood waters to recede and then for the facility to be restored again is just not possible. Regrettably, we had to make this tough call.”

Can you believe it? Grant Langston has gone thru Injuries, crashes, no overall wins, … and now the final round is cancelled? And what about Ryan Hughes? Did he get a fair shake? He’s second in points, seven behind Grant, and conceivably could of won the championship.

None of it matters now – 21 year old Grant Langston has won his first ever title in America. Congratulations Grant!

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