Malcolm Stewart Fined, Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, Alligator Enduro! – The Weekly Dirt: March twelve, 2014

By DR Staff

Happy New Year and welcome to Every week Dirt, your place on the Internet for rough-road news from around the world. This week we take you to Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross race, plus the Alligator Enduro. There’s plenty to talk about, therefore let’s get going.


Ough Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross

Amateur Supercross rider jumping

Austin Forkner won the prestigious Super Mini Class at RCSX. Photo Simply by Shan Moore

Aaron Plessinger jumping

Aaron Plessinger bending up by winning the two hundred fifity and 450 A/Pro Sport course titles. Photo By Shan Moore

Woman rider racing

Mackenzie Tricker of Australia earned the WMX class. Photo Simply by Shan Moore

Amateur SX rider

Brock Papi earned the 85 (12-13) and 85 (9-13) Open races. Photo Simply by Shan Moore

Amateur Supercross rider Commans

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Zachary Commans took the earn in the 250 All-Star race. Picture By Shan Moore

Just over 1200 entries taken part for 34 AMA titles at this week’s 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway as video cameras captured all the action inside a first-time-ever live broadcast of the occasion for RacerTV. com.

The G. O. A. To., Ricky Carmichael, presided over the activities, participating in every aspect of the event, including the sign up process, track design, rider’s meeting, and, of course , to talk to fans. Additionally , several industry “heavyweights”, who were in town for Saturday’ s pro competition, stuck around to scout up-and-coming talent.

On the monitor, Aaron Plessinger came into the event with high expectations and walked away with a pair of titles after acquiring wins in the 250 A/Pro Sports activity and 450 A/Pro Sport courses. The MyPlash/Star Racing Yamaha-backed rider was ultra fast on the tough and sandy Daytona course plus pulled away to big network marketing leads in both races.

Meanwhile, Team Green’s Austin Forkner earned the prestigious and competitive Extremely Mini (12-16) division over KTM’s Cameron Cannon, leading every panel of the race after grabbing the particular holeshot.

Winning the very first WMX race of the year was Yamaha/FLY Racing/Motorcycle Superstore-backed rider Mackenzie Tricker, the Australian native dominating the Women’s final over Connecticut’s Marissa Markelon, and Florida’s Kylie Fasnacht.

In addition to Plessinger, Brock Papi, Nathan Thrasher, plus Jacob Grzebinski were the only other riders to win two game titles. Papi took his wins within the 85 (12-13) and 85 (9-13) Open, while the Yamaha-mounted Grzebinski stated titles in the College (16-24) plus 450 B divisions. Thrasher earned his titles in the 65 (7-11) Open and 65 (10-11) courses.

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Zachary Commans was a late entrance and came away with a large win the 250 All-Star competition, a new class that pits bikers from different classes against each other.

Other winners included Team Green Kawasaki’s Jett Reynolds, who claimed titles in the sixty-five (7-9) class; Kawasaki’s Stilez Robertson, who topped the 85 (9-11) class, and Jalek Swoll, which won the Mini SR (12-14) on a KTM.

In the Senior divisions, Barry Carsten earned the Senior A (40+) on the Suzuki; Earl May won the particular Masters (50+) on a Kawasaki.


Mike Lafferty Wins Alligator Enduro, Again!

Lafferty and bike

Mike Lafferty won one more Alligator Enduro on Monday. Picture By Shan Moore

Even Mike Lafferty is just not quite sure how many Alligator Enduros he has won, the best guess is definitely 14! That’s a lot of wins for one event, but the FMF/KTM rider is the king of the Alligator Enduro, mainly because of its brutal nature. Lafferty is famous for his aggressive, go-for-it design, and his ability to rise up in adverse conditions, and the brutal sand found each year at this event is right in his wheelhouse.

Am Pro Yamaha’s Brad Bakken rode his tricked out YZ250F to second, two points behind Lafferty, while KTM-mounted Jason Klammer was 3rd, another four points back.


Malcolm Stewart Fined

Malcolm Stewart at track walk

Malcolm Stewart was fined $5000 for his incident with Justin Barcia on Daytona. Photo By Shan Moore

On Wednesday, the AMA announced that they had fined Malcolm Stewart for his activities at this weekend’s Daytona Supercross regarding his run-in with Team Muscle mass Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia. Barcia tried to pass Stewart during the 450-class final and in the process took Stewart’s front wheel out from under your pet resulting in both riders going down. In hot weather of the moment, Stewart shoved Barcia as the two riders were getting out of bed and this is apparently what the AMA took issue with. The Troy Shelter Honda rider was also put on probation for the rest of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.

Here’s part of what the AMA mentioned in its release: Following a thorough evaluation, the AMA offers penalized Haines City, Fla. ’ s Malcolm Stewart (No. 34) for an AMA Supercross Rulebook infringement that took place during the 450SX top level of the 10th round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a good FIM World Championship, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 6.

In light of the seriousness of these violations, and in recognition of the warning issued to Mr. Stewart for a similar infringement that took place at the fourth circular of the championship on Jan. 25 in Oakland, Calif., Mr. Stewart has been fined $5, 000 plus placed on probationary status for the rest of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Tournament, season.

Stewart also was involved in a similar incident at this year’s Oakland round, in which he tangled with Cooper Webb plus pushed Webb as the two bikers were getting up from a fall, which is the “similar violation” the AMA was referring to in the above declaration. —Shan Moore


David Kamo 3rd In JNCC Opener

Rider and crew

David Kamo (wearing ball cap and red jacket) poses with some of his Japan friends and Honda personnel just before riding to third at the starting round of the JNCC– using the same CRF450R he raced with the JCR Honda crew to win the particular 2013 24-hour at Glen Sue. Photo By Mikami Katsuhisa

David Kamo covered up his two-week trip to Japan by getting third at the starting round of the Japan National Cross Country (JNCC) series. The race comes after the same format as the GNCCs that will American off-road racers are used to, becoming three hours long and operate multiple laps over a marked training course.

With the scarcity associated with open land in Japan, nevertheless , the courses are, of necessity, much shorter; Kamo reported his lap times were in the nine-minute range compared to around 30 for a GNCC. In addition , there aren’t as many dirt riders in Japan so the field was between 150-200, though putting that number into the smaller confines of the available area seemed to replicate GNCC conditions.

Riding exactly the same CRF450R that he and the rest of the Ashton Campbell Racing Honda crew used to win the JBC 24-hour Endurance Race at Glen Helen Raceway Park in October 2013, Kamo found his hare & hound handy for the dead-engine start in spite of never competing in a GNCC previously.

“It was more like doing a WORCS race, ” he or she said. “It was pretty open; it was almost two-track wide then it’d go to single-track. It was type of a sandy clay soil, like Glen Helen.

“It was in an off-road park that will had motocross tracks. They had two different kinds of motocross tracks– a beginner [track] and a specialist track. It was basically just a tiny rocks pit. They had trees and bamboo bedding, but the trees weren’t very limited or anything. There was a lot of stone in there because it’s a tiny rocks pit, then they added an endurocross course. ”

Being the guest racer of honour, the organizers did all they can to accommodate Kamo, even giving your pet his own “special” line through the endurocross section.

“They thought it would be funny, ” he mentioned. “They put my name within Japanese with arrows and I had to take this one line [that was just a bit more challenging]. ”

Though not a hardwoods racer, Kamo jumped right within behind the two fast guys: “There were two guys from Yamaha and both of them were test riders. One was a world motocross guy with the number one plate designed for JNCC– very fast guys!

“When they first took off after the start, they kind of set a cruise speed, then they tried sprinting on me because I was directly behind them. So I went with them the entire time, then they went back to vacation cruise speed. After halfway they proceeded to go a little faster with a little sprint, then they went back to cruise speed. They went pretty fast; they were really smooth– they didn’t do everything crazy.

“The greatest thing is there were lapped bikers after the second [lap]. It was crazy– there were so many riders all over the place! They really didn’t hold a line so it was really hard to keep your groove going and it was really tough for me to start going, then have to slam on the brakes for a rider going off the course. It was completely different for me to do the lapped rider component.

“I lapped a couple guys twice in one [lap]. ”

Kamo’s ran for three hours at a time during a few of his Baja stints, yet he or she found the JNCC simultaneously various and familiar, due in part to riding the same bike he’d ridden a few months ago: “Same exact bike, same suspension– which kind of gave me nightmares mainly because that 24-hour race was so long that you wake up sometimes having disturbing dreams about it. ”

But Kamo enjoyed more than the two competitions during his two-week stay in Japan. Besides the weekends at the races, the very first thing he mentioned? “The food really was good! ”

Kamo also acknowledged how well he or she was treated, with people picking your pet up at airports, making sure he or she got on the correct trains plus generally ensuring he had a great experience overall.

“Everyone was super-nice, they were super-polite, there were no cocky racers, really, like in the particular U. S., ” he observed. “After the race, EVERYONE put up out together– even the KTM guys hung out with the Honda guys and everything! It was one large, happy family. ” —Mark Kariya

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