MX Vice Magazine: Issue 2

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It feels like only yesterday we were celebrating the first issue of the MX Vice magazine, but the second issue is already here! After being read more than fifteen-thousand times, the first issue is unofficially the UK’s most read motocross magazine. The second issue has been extended, and with a new editor onboard in the guise of Lewis Phillips, we expect this issue to break last month’s great stats!

Have a read, and let us know what you think in the comments box below. So, grab yourself a cuppa, sit down and enjoy -you deserve it.

Huge amount of respect goes to the MX Vice team and Jon Bolton for turning this around so quickly!

Mark Hucklebridge Auction!

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Following the devastating news that Mark Hucklebridge’s cancer has returned, Carly Rathmell and MX Vice have got together to help raise money for the new Cancer Research Unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The RUH has treated Mark twice before; he will undergo chemotherapy in the next month, after he has attempted the Bath Half Marathon.

Mark Hucklebridge has given so much to motocross, the sport that we all adore. Everyone we speak to either knows of Mark, has been been helped by him or has one funny story about him! Now is the time to see what the motocross community can do, and help Emma and Mark raise money for the Cancer Research Unit.

Mark Hucklebridge

https://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Hucklebridge1 

MX Vice will hold a continuous auction throughout 2014 to raise money for this cause. We have a Ryan Villopoto shirt donated by Rad Ad Hartwell from Thor/Madison, with a frame donated by the Burfield Digital Agency. RaceFX, Ducksmart, CCM Racing, Carly Rathmell/MRS Ltd have all said they will donate, also, so far.

If you wish to donate money please use the link above, if you would like to provide product for us to auction please contact Carly Rathmell here: carly.rathmell@btinternet.com or Elliot and Lewis at MX Vice.

Ryan Villopoto

Track Map: Salt Lake City 3

The thirteenth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross is going to take place on a completely different track to the one that was used on Wednesday. A lot of dirt is being moved around inside of Rice Eccles Stadium at the moment! What’s in store for the guys on Sunday afternoon? The animated track map can be viewed below. The start is more traditional this time around, as it is a left-hand turn, but the shorter start straight could be a recipe for disaster.

Video: Monster Energy Supercross | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

Watch: Salt Lake City 3

The third race of seven in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be run on Sunday, which means that Monster Energy Supercross fans don’t have long to wait for their next fix of racing! How can one view the action from Rice Eccles Stadium on Sunday though? Details, including relevant links, can be found below. If you have any specific questions then contact us on social media (motocrossvice on Twitter).

International

The thirteenth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross will take place on Sunday and follow a daytime schedule, which is a lot kinder to international viewers. The race programme will fire into life at 15:00 MDT (the local time zone in Utah), which is 22:00 in the United Kingdom and 23:00 in mainland Europe. That’ll run for three hours. The qualifying stream, which will cover the final sessions, will start at 19:30 in the UK and 20:30 in mainland Europe. European fans can watch all of that live HERE.

United States

American viewers can watch the race live on television once again, as the NBC Sports channel will host it at 17:00 EST/14:00 PST. The whole programme will be available on the NBC Sports Gold app HERE at a cost as well, which includes complete replays. That service is only available in the United States. The fact that a lot of you have used that in the past means that it really needs no explanation. Simple! Once again, contact us on social media (motocrossvice on Twitter) if you need any help.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

Key Information: Salt Lake City 3

It is all happening so quickly! The thirteenth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross, Salt Lake City 3, is set to take place on Sunday. This may be a poignant race, as Ken Roczen has to make a dent in Eli Tomac’s advantage. The weather conditions may even help him do that. This is also the last time that 250SX East race before the 250SX West guys take over, which means that it’s a great time for either Chase Sexton or Shane McElrath to make a statement. What do you need to know going into SLC 3? There’s a lot of information below. Details on how to watch can be found HERE.

Entry Lists

450SX Class

1

Cooper Webb

3

Eli Tomac

4

Blake Baggett

7

Aaron Plessinger

9

Adam Cianciarulo

10

Justin Brayton

11

Kyle Chisholm

15

Dean Wilson

16

Zach Osborne

20

Broc Tickle

21

Jason Anderson

22

Chad Reed

27

Malcolm Stewart

31

Fredrik Noren

34

Tyler Bowers

37

Martin Davalos

44

Kyle Cunningham

46

Justin Hill

50

Benny Bloss

51

Justin Barcia

61

Alex Ray

64

Vince Friese

69

Carlen Gardner

71

Ryan Breece

86

Joshua Cartwright

88

Logan Karnow

94

Ken Roczen

114

Nick Schmidt

211

Tevin Tapia

280

Cade Clason

282

Theodore Pauli

447

Deven Raper

501

Scotty Wennerstrom

509

Alexander Nagy

597

Mason Kerr

651

Jake Hogan

722

Adam Enticknap

824

Carter Stephenson

976

Josh Greco

996

Preston Taylor

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250SX Class

1

Chase Sexton

6

Jeremy Martin

12

Shane McElrath

13

Colt Nichols

36

Garrett Marchbanks

38

Kyle Peters

39

Jordan Bailey

43

John Short

47

Lorenzo Locurcio

49

Chris Blose

56

Justin Starling

59

Josh Osby

66

Enzo Lopes

67

Jerry Robin

73

Chase Marquier

75

Coty Schock

77

Kevin Moranz

84

Jo Shimoda

124

Lane Shaw

125

Luke Neese

128

Carter Halpain

157

Darian Sanayei

159

Jace Owen

160

Vincent Murphy

162

Maxwell Sanford

163

Pierce Brown

185

Wilson Fleming

208

Logan Leitzel

248

Travis Delnicki

258

Justin Rodbell

332

Dustin Winter

352

Jalek Swoll

357

Kameron Barboa

364

Chad Saultz

367

Hunter Sayles

675

Kyle Dillin

981

Curren Thurman

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Timetables

Practice

10:00

250SX B Sighting Laps

10:05

250SX B Free Practice

10:15

250SX A Sighting Laps

10:20

250SX A Free Practice

10:30

450SX A Sighting Laps

10:35

450SX A Free Practice

10:45

450SX B Sighting Laps

10:50

450SX B Free Practice

11:05

250SX B Qualifying One

11:20

250SX A Qualifying One

11:35

450SX A Qualifying One

11:50

450SX B Qualifying One

12:35

250SX B Qualifying Two

12:50

250SX A Qualifying Two

13:05

450SX A Qualifying Two

13:20

450SX B Qualifying Two

Races

15:05

250SX Heat One

15:19

250SX Heat Two

15:34

450SX Heat One

15:48

450SX Heat Two

16:19

250SX Last Chance

16:30

450SX Last Chance

16:50

250SX Main Event

17:29

450SX Main Event

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Standings

450SX Class

1

Eli Tomac

275

2

Ken Roczen

262

3

Cooper Webb

246

4

Justin Barcia

225

5

Jason Anderson

208

6

Malcolm Stewart

180

7

Justin Hill

161

8

Dean Wilson

159

9

Justin Brayton

157

10

Aaron Plessinger

147

250SX

1

Chase Sexton

140

2

Shane McElrath

140

3

Garrett Marchbanks

118

4

Jeremy Martin

105

5

RJ Hampshire

80

6

Jo Shimoda

77

7

Jalek Swoll

74

8

Enzo Lopes

66

9

Jordan Bailey

64

10

Pierce Brown

54

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Weather

Saturday

18:00

Thunderstorm (19)

23:00

Rain (16)

Sunday

00:00

Cloudy (21)

03:00

Showers (20)

06:00

Showers (21)

09:00

Showers (26)

12:00

Showers (29)

15:00

Partly Cloudy (30)

18:00

Showers (28)

21:00

Showers (24)

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

Power Rankings: #13

The thirteenth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross will take place on Sunday, and the latest ‘Power Rankings’ have been released ahead of the event. There is a lot of movement in the 450SX division this week – Eli Tomac is the only rider who has maintained his position from the previous event. The fact that Cooper Webb has leapfrogged Ken Roczen into second’s telling and paints a picture of how his title hopes are slowly beginning to diminish. That could all change with a mud race forecast for Sunday though.

Now that the tie has been broken at the top of the 250SX East rankings, everyone has been shunted back a spot. It is tough to envision Shane McElrath dropping off the top spot with that YZ250F power beneath him. Perhaps Chase Sexton’s grit will help him reclaim the top spot that he held for so long? The most bizarre point from these rankings is that Kyle Peters has dropped out off of the list, despite picking up a pair of sixths at the two SLC events that have been run thus far. It’s impossible to ask for much more from him!

450SX

250SX

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

Insight: SLC Altitude

The altitude in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been referenced countless times across the last week. It can be difficult for a majority of people in the world to understand though. What is it actually like to push your body to such extreme levels at elevation? Dr. Sten Kramer, a specialist in sport medicine, features in this episode of Kawasaki’s ‘Science of Supercross’ and breaks it down like never before. It is interesting to hear him dissect exactly how Eli Tomac’s living situation in Colorado is such an advantage.

Video: Monster Energy Supercross | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

Deals of the Week: 23

There has never been a better time to give your bike (or yourself) some much-needed attention. To help make this time more constructive, we have compiled a list of some deals that may interest you. We’ll get some different deals up at the end of each week. Check back regularly!

OneGripper Seat Cover

OneGripper is a revolutionary seat cover for motocross and enduro and it is currently on offer. 10% off this week! The product was £64.99 and it is now only £59.99! Grab the deal HERE.


Yoko have extended their great deal for another week and have now included even more ranges, all exclusive to MX Vice readers! Grab the full Yoko Kisa gear (jersey, pants and gloves) for just £159.99. Grab the deal whilst stocks last HERE.


Was £184.99 Now £179.99 HERE.

The Komodo travel bag swallows up gear into specific, functional compartments. Wet/dry separation and all the bells and whistles necessary to efficiently stow your gear, the Komodo is ideal for any other activity that requires large amounts of gear or equipment. Grab the deal whilst stocks last HERE.


Alpinestars Dot Patch Cap

The Dot Patch Cap by Alpinestars comes in a timeless two-tone design. Buy it HERE!


Pro Green Bike Wash 5-Litre

Pro-GreenMX is a professional hi-performance bike cleaner. Pro-GreenMX provides a powerful, penetrating action that releases the correct level of active cleaning agents to ensure perfect results. This special offer won’t last long, so get it HERE!


Featuring all the benefits of the top of the line Bell Flex helmet in a kick ass ltd edition distinctive fast tribe white design. Was £499.99, now £479.99.

Another great design from Fasthouse. Features: 100% dyed polyester to ensure true long lasting colour. High quality silk screened graphic on chest and arms. Save 10% HERE.


Tested and proven at some of the raddest races and funnest places, and now with over 10% off on HERE.


Stand out at the track with this design from Fasthouse. Save 10% HERE.

Insight: Ken Roczen

Hot on the heels of the Honda HRC statement below, Ken Roczen has released a more detailed account of what is going on. Roczen has revealed that he is suffering from a breathing issue, following an illness in the off-season. The statement from his social-media channels can be viewed below.

SLC round 2 was not a good one for me. I have been having breathing issues for a few months now. I got really sick in November/December that attacked the respiratory side of my body really bad. It has been going on for a long time and I am not able to get rid of it. I have developed a mild asthma that I was unaware of before but I am not sure if that is the actual issue to be honest. Having said that there is medication for that but it doesn’t seem to change my restrictions. It is not something I talk about because when I am out racing it doesn’t matter what issue I have because all that matters is the end result.

I am always going out to do my best and push my body as hard as I can. Obviously I had to let go after just about 8 min into the main, which is obviously not normal. I know that this looks bad but unfortunately it is what it is and I am not giving up. There are still 5 rounds to go and I’m always down to try and do some magic! The last thing I want to do is let down the people that believe in me. I just thought my fans should know. To go out and win your body has to work in top notch form. Other than that I have been feeling pretty good on the bike and am plenty fast enough to win. Onto Sunday!”

June 05 (10:39)

There were a lot of notable performances at round twelve of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series, like Cooper Webb winning his second main of the year or Eli Tomac stretching out his series lead. It’s Ken Roczen who has hogged the headlines, however, as he limped to fifth after such a strong start to Salt Lake City 2.

With limited access to athletes in Utah, and the fact that Roczen would not feature in the post-race press conference, this is the only communication that there will be from him ahead of Salt Lake City 3. The following quote’s from the Honda HRC press release and doesn’t say too much, but it does confirm that he’s having problems maintaining a high level for the duration of the 450SX main.

I’m feeling good on the bike and had a good heat race, but obviously I’m having issues that prevent me from keeping it going. I’m trying to figure it out and do my best to come back stronger. This thing isn’t over yet, but obviously fifth place is not where we want to be. The main goal is to try to be better, and especially get a better start. I took a chance going to the very inside on the start gate and that didn’t work out. I’m going to rest and recover, and I look forward to trying our best in the next race.”

There was a further statement from Erik Kehoe, the team manager at Honda HRC, but he echoed the same thoughts. Rather than state that improving his endurance is the focus, Kehoe mentioned that starts need to be worked on before the next race. Roczen has started eighth on average at the last two SLC events.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

RC on: Salt Lake City 2

When the final chequered flag waves on the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season, the industry may look back on Salt Lake City 2 as the turning point in the series. Eli Tomac gained a significant number of points on Ken Roczen in the 450SX class, and Chase Sexton gave up his advantage in 250SX East. What did NBC analyst Ricky Carmichael think of everything that went down in Rice Eccles Stadium on Wednesday evening? There is some analysis in the video below.

Video: Monster Energy Supercross | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment

News: 2021 KX Youth Range

It’s that time again! Kawasaki is the first manufacturer to launch some 2021 models, as the youth range has been uncovered. What’s in store for the KX65 and KX85 in 2021? Official communication is below.

Press Release

The Kawasaki KX mini motocross lineup is ingrained with a long list of successes that has stemmed from building champions since the start. The entire lineup returns for 2021 with models to build future champions.

The Kawasaki Team Green racing team has been the dominant force in amateur racing for nearly 40 years, providing contingency and trackside support to racers. As a result, Kawasaki has relied on the aspiring young stars to provide input and to help develop winning products across its lineup.

Utilizing the Team Green Racing program, a trackside support system consisting of local, regional, and amateur motocross and off-road events across the country has been put in place. There, Kawasaki technicians and race transporters can be found with critical parts and technical assistance to all riders.

KX100 (MSRP: $4,649)

Despite its smaller stature, the powerful 99cc two-stroke engine in the 2021 KX100 motorcycle resembles the jaw dropping “big bike” look of its larger KX counterparts while maintaining its ability to outperform the competition. Designed using the same championship winning technology as Kawasaki’s full-size motocross models, an adjustable ERGO-FIT® handlebar mounting system allows for riders to place themselves in the best ride position. Backed by winning performance from Kawasaki Team Green, the KX100 has been a natural step for the riders who are looking to make the transition from the 85cc class to a full- size motocross bike.

KX85 (MSRP: $4,399)

The 2021 KX85 motorcycle defines a “big bike in a small package” and has been strategically developed to meet the standards of youth racers searching for the upper hand over the competition. Embedded with the performance and winning technology of the KX lineup, the KX85 relies on its instantaneous power, nimble handling, and factory-race inspired styling to reach the checkered flag first.

The two-stroke, single cylinder 85cc engine is equipped with the highly advanced KIPS® powervalve system that generates an easy-to-use wide-spread powerband. Championship performance requires power and reliability, which is exactly why the KX85 stands above the competition.

KX65 (MSRP: $3,749)
The 2021 KX65 is the most compact bike in the Kawasaki KX lineup, built to serve as the machine of choice for aspiring motocross racers driven to follow in Kawasaki’s championship footsteps. The durability and reliability the KX models are known for creating a dependable platform for starting off in racing. Featuring a six-speed transmission, race-ready engine, strong stopping power, and superb handling, the KX65 grooms champions.

Its liquid-cooled, two-stroke 65cc engine and light weight chassis delivers strong controllable power and exceptional handling that results in the ultimate recipe for winning races. The 33mm front forks and four-way adjustable rebound damping are capable of performing at the highest level in aggressive terrain, while the rear is fitted with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak® single-shock system with adjustable rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Kawasaki USA

Cancelled: Junior WC

Infront Moto Racing just announced that the 2020 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship has been cancelled. Although this is bitterly disappointing, it is undoubtedly the right decision. Official communication is below.

Press Release

(MONACO) Principality of Monaco – It is with great regret that Infront Moto Racing and the FIM must inform the 2020 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, originally scheduled to take place on August 08/09 in Megalopolis, Greece, will not be taking place this year.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the global restrictions put in place for safety reasons, many of the 2020 events have been forced to be rescheduled to a later date.

Regarding the FIM 85cc and 125cc Junior Motocross World Championships and the FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup organised for young riders from all over the world, the event could not be rescheduled beyond the end of August, as many of the riders aged between 10-17 years old will be back at school/college, and it was considered that their education remains the absolute priority.

We look forward to 2021 when we will see the return of the highly anticipated youth event. We would like to thank the FIM, the local organiser, as well as all participants and our fans for their continued support during this difficult period.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Ray Archer