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T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P9 Gate Keeper? Andrew DeLong evedently had the correct password to paass through this narrow hole in the fence in section one at the Lead Belt Enduro Photo: Shan Moore
T&E News P 10The Big PicturePeek-a-booAirGrooup Racing’s Ryan Sipes pops out of one ofthe “pipes” at the recent Lead Belt National Enduroin Park Hills, Missouri, round five of the Kenda AMANational Enduro Series.Sipes finished sixth.Photo: Shan Moore
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T&E News P 12The Big PictureCarrying On...Toni Bou on his way to another victory, this onecoming in the Czech Republic round this pastweekend.Photo: FIM/G2F Media
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T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 15Trials & Enduro News INSIDE...Observing the Trials and Enduro Features 38Enduro community with a Lead Belt National Enduro 56 Las Vegas EnduroCross 60 single-track mind. Portugal WEC PUBLISHER/EDITOR Shan Moore Trials Features WEBMASTER SSDT 30 Darrell Shannon Check Republic World Trials 68 Quinn Wentzel Interview 80 HEADQUARTERS T&E NEWS PO Box 1763 Sapulpa, OK 74067 ADVERTISING Shan Moore [email protected] Trials Inc. 84 Departments The Loop 16 Review 22 New Products 33 On The Horizon 34 EE Quick Tip 36 Russell Wins Lead Belt National Enduro Alien Autopsy 54 Ryan Young Riding Tips 83 ON THE COVER Nick Fahringer’s Column 86 Kailiub Russell grabbed his first Next Month... national enduro win at the Lead Belt Enduro, round five of the • Wyoming National EnduroKenda AMA National Enduro Series. • Swedish World Enduro Photo: Shan Moore
T&E News P 16 THE LOOPNews and Culture From The World Of Trials, Enduro and Extreme RacingUS ISDETeams Announced For SlovakiaMike Brown is team captian for US World Trophy Team The American Motorcyclist Robert and Kailub Russell, Ryan racing manager, will manageAssociation has announced the Sipes and Gary Sutherlin. Brown the U.S. ISDE team.U.S. World Trophy Team and U.S. will serve as team captain.Junior Trophy Team for the 90th While, the U.S. Junior Trophy \"I'm happy once again to beInternational Six Days Enduro in Team will include Grant Baylor, able to assemble a group of fastKosice, Slovakia, Sept. 7-12. Steward Baylor, Justin Jones and riders for both the World Trophy Layne Michael. and Junior Trophy teams,\" Kal- Leading the U.S. effort on lonen said. \"This year's eventthe World Trophy Team will be Once again, Antti Kallonen, being held on European soil isMike Brown, Thad Duvall, Taylor KTM North America's off-road going to make it little harder
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 17competition for us than last knows what it takes at Six Days 2015 event ready to race foryear's event but our goals to get the job done. Sipes is international glory at the world'shaven't changed and we are a new addition to our Trophy premier off-road competition.aiming to get on the top step team. His improved results andwith the Trophy team.\" his sprint speed caught my Brown races for Rockstar attention this year, and I feel Husqvarna Factory Racing and The 2014 ISDE in Argentina he is a good fit for the team. will ride a Husqvarna FE501 atwas one of the best for the U.S. Gary is used to more West Coast the ISDE. Duvall is a member ofteam. The U.S. Junior Trophy conditions, but his pure speed the KR4 Husqvarna team andTeam won its division for the and determination are impres- will ride a Husqvarna FE350. FMFthird time in event history, while sive, and he will adapt quickly KTM Factory Racing's Robertthe U.S. Trophy Team finished to the terrain in Slovakia. Our will ride a KTM 500XC-W. Russell,second last year. The United sixth rider, Taylor, is returning to also an FMF KTM Factory RacingStates has never won the Trophy race the E3 class and is look- member, will ride a KTM 250XC-division, although it also fin- ing for redemption from last F. Rockstar Husqvarna's Sipesished second in 1982 and 2013. year's ISDE, where a small issue will ride a Husqvarna FE350. took him out of the overall win Sutherlin, an FMF KTM Factory Kallonen said that despite a contention.\" Racing supported rider, will ridelocation that may provide some a KTM 450XC-F.European teams a home-track Kallonen has brought aadvantage in 2015, he's confi- significant amount of talent Junior Team member Grantdent the U.S. riders are up to the back from the championship- Baylor, who rides for AmProchallenge. winning U.S. Junior Team, so his Yamaha, will race a YZ450F. expectations are understand- Steward Baylor, who is KTM sup- \"Mike, our captain, is in win- ably high for this year. ported, will ride a KTM 450XC-F.ning form here in the States and Honda-backed Jones will ridehis experience will help and \"Three of the last year's win- a Honda CRF450R, and Michaelguide our entire team,\" Kallonen ning riders are returning to will ride a Honda CRF250R at thesaid. \"Kailub, who was the top the team again, and our goal is ISDE. nAmerican in 2014, is making a simple: Repeat our champion-move to the E1 class this year, ship,\" he said. \"Justin, who was LATE ISSUE APOLOGYand our expectations are high the team's carrying force lastwith him, hoping he can battle year, is returning to defend his Dear Readers,for the overall win.\" championship. His pure sprint We’ve been posting each speed is going to play key role Kallonen said that the Slo- in the results. The Baylor broth- new issue around the 25thvakian conditions and terrain ers, Steward and Grant, are both of each month, but due to awill be familiar to riders in the as fast as ever, and the terrain in death in the family earlier inAMSOIL Grand National Cross Slovakia should suit them very the month, which threw usCountry Series, an AMA National well. A new addition to our Six behind, we decided to waitChampionship. Russell is the de- Days program is Layne Michael. until the June 30-31 week-fending GNCC overall champion He is a very fast sprinter and, end so we could include theand is undefeated in 2015 GNCC like the Baylors, is comfortable World Trials in the Czech Re-competition. on terrain similar to Slovakia's.\" public since we were alreay late. We promise to be on \"Other GNCC racers joining Kallonen added that the U.S. time in July!Kailub on the Trophy Team are team has a summer of prepara-Duvall and Sipes,\" Kallonen said. tion planned to head into the Thanks for reading!\"Thad has posted consistent -Shan Moore, Editortop-three results this year and
T&E News P 18PBailsl sMeas thewson Trials Rant It’s widely accepted these days It is with deep sadness that we inform the trials motorcycling that growing up riding trialscommunity of the passing of Bill Mathewson. After an extended (or MotoTrials) is the very bestillness, Bill passed away on April 28, with his loving wife, Ronnie, way to properly learn to ride aby his side. Bill was a pioneer in trials in the U. S. and especially dirt bike. Because of the slowerin New England. He was the founder and longstanding presi- speeds in MotoTrials, a rider isdent of the Rhode Island Trials Club and organized hundreds not able to rely on momentumof trials events over his life, including many U.S. National and to keep him upright whichWorld Championship events. Bill helped organize the first ever forces him to put a foot down toWorld Championship Trials in the USA in 1975. Bill was an active correct for mistakes.member of the North American Trials Council and a distin-guished inductee into the NATC Hall of Fame. Because of Bill’s MotoTrials also teaches correctpassion, effort and remarkable leadership, the trials commu- balance, and clutch and throttlenity has benefited in many ways. Bill Mathewson will be sorely control. Not to mention, themissed and never forgotten. Please join us in remembering Bill thing I think is most overlookedwith thoughts, prayers and condolences for his family. - Carl is that MotoTrials teaches a riderSwanson to learn the mechanics of get- ting better traction in any condi- tions, which is just as essential in racing as it is in trials. If you want more proof, just look to current US EnduroCross Champ Cody Webb and six- time EnduroCross champ Taddy Blazusiak, both were champion trials riders. There are also off-road cham- pions like Graham Jarvis, the undisputed king of extreme off-road and Hard Enduro races, Colton Haaker, plus road racer Kevin Schwantz and motocross 125cc champ Guy Cooper start- ed riding on trials bikes. Heck, even Roger DeCoster was the Belgium trials champion before he got into motocross. So to learn more about the Aires US National MotoTrials Series, or just trials in general, check out www.mototrials.us or www.tandenews.com. -- Shan Moore
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 19Scorpa and Sherco Deals! Sherco USA will be having a Sale on Sherco 125’s for the upcoming East and West Youth NationalChampionships. Any Rider competing in the 2015 East or West National Youth Championships cannow Purchase a brand new 2015 Sherco 125 at $1000.00 off Retail price. Please contact your localdealer today! Sale ends when stock is sold out. Sherco USA will have 2015 World Round bikes for sale. This will include Sherco 300 standard mod-els, $1500.00 off retail, Sherco 300 Cabestany Replica’s $1500.00 off retail, Scorpa 300’s $1500.00 offretail and one Scorpa 125 $1500.00 off retail. Call Ryan Young at 800-607-8742GonzoCross Here is an event that sounds like fun. Dirt bike racing during the fair! Plus its community driven.The Great Gonzo, aka Charlie Williams is trowing open the gates and inviting every one to help andparticipate. The out come is unknown, but he is sure to pull out all the stops in the name of fun. Ex-pect any thing! Watch here for a follow up report, click “like and share” it makes the world go round. June 24 2015 Marion County Indiana Fair Grounds 7300 East Troy Ave. Indianapolis In 46239 Inside the famous Mid America Speedway Brought to you by GonzoRider.com and Mid America Speedway. This event is being held during the fair so plenty of good food on the midway. GonzoCross has one goal, FUN! This is a community event and every one is invited to participate. Please contact us, we can’t read minds.... The track will take the best parts of Moto and combine it with the fun parts of EnduroCross. We willbuild a fun track to ride. NO BIG ROCKS easy on equipment, and bones.... Come ride practice from 3 - 6 From 6-7 we take a break, you go get a funnel cake. 7:30 racing starts! Chaos begins, expect any thing..... Pit Pass w/lawn seating $10 Grand Stand $5 Riders Entry Fee $25 Visit Gonzo Rider - Take The Ride for more information.
T&E News P 20Ride Orange Bicycle Ride At the Moose Racing Lead Belt National Enduro (round five of the Kenda AMA National EnduroSeries), KTM’s Ride Orange Program sponsored a bicycle ride, which was hosted by none other thaneight-time national champ Mike Lafferty. Donations were taken to benefit the Caselli Foundation and alarge turnout participated, including another eight-time champ, Dick Burleson. Peddle with the Pros, as it was called, was open to all skill levels and was held on St. Joe State Parksmany walking/bicycling paths. Kudos to Mike and to the Ride Orange program
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T&E News P 22Dabill Wins British Round TwoBritish Trials Championship borough to eventually make it a do if he is to get his hands onRound Two two out of two wins for him and the main prize at the end of theMay 24, 2015 his prototype Combat machine, season once again.Photos Courtesy this latest victory adding toTrialsCentral.com his win last weekend in south Ross Danby and Billy Bolt Wales. emerged as Dabill’s nearest two Factory Vertigo rider James challengers at the event heldDabill took another important With his main rivals still at the Low North Park venue.step towards claiming his sixth absent due to their recent Sunny weather throughoutBritish Trials Championship, and injuries, Dabill now heads the meant conditions were the dri-what would be the first ever na- general standings by a massive est they have been for a longtional title for the new Spanish forty-five points with just three time at this popular and wellmanufacturer, as he clinched his rounds and sixty championship known permanent facility. Withsecond win a row in the series. points up for grabs. However the sections riding slightly easierAfter a tight couple of opening a long break now in the British than expected Dabill had closelaps Dabill produced a faultless Trials Championship will prob- company at the end of lap one,final tour at the event in Scar- ably see the field return to full much due to a mistake in the strength for the closing, mean- third hazard, with the reigning ing that James still has work to champion only holding a single
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 23mark lead over Danby, with Bolt Sports Team Manager after his on the third lap was simplyjust one mark further back. own recent SSDT win, Dougie brilliant and was worthy of his Lampkin gave his view after win. With the British assault The situation remained tense watching the event unfold “It’s in a good place, we have nowand tight for the second lap never easy when you are the got to turn our efforts back totoo as both Danby and Bolt clear favourite to win, and when the World championship andremained within touching dis- no one else has got anything to look to improve on the resultstance of Dabill and heaped the loose. Sometimes you respond we achieved at the first GP inpressure on the clear pre-event by putting yourself under too Japan.”favourite. With his fourth victory much pressure or by relaxingof the campaign to date very too much, both of which are Dabill summed up the daymuch in the balance, James not great. James’ five in sec- from his point of view. “Thereresponded with an incredible tion three on the opening lap has been little room for errorfinal lap when he remained feet was perhaps due to pressure, today, the sections were a littleup throughout including an but from that point forward he bit easier than I had hoped for,exceptional clean on the ultra fought back well.” but were not far off being bangdifficult second to last hazard on given how dry it was. Rossto round out an outstanding “Despite still being under (Danby) and Billy (Bolt) bothclosing performance to put the pressure going into the final lap, rode well today and really putvictory beyond doubt. His win- James showed what both he me under pressure. Finally comening margin was twelve marks and the Vertigo Combat, even in lap three I managed to put it allcome the finish. its prototype state, are capable together and make it two wins of. His clean on section eleven in two weekends. I now have a Back in his role as Vertigo good lead in the overall stand- ings and can go to the Czech Republic with a good level of confidence and with both me and the bike in good shape.” Dabill and the Vertigo team will now turn their attentions back to the FIM Trial World Championship, with three rounds on the bounce start- ing with next weekend’s event in the Czech Republic, before then moving on to Sweden and then returning to home soil for the British Trial GP in mid June. James will then contest three further Grand Prix events in France, Andorra and the USA before resuming his domestic campaign north of the border as Scotland hosts the penultimate two rounds of the British series in early August. n
T&E News P 24Gas Gas Files For Chapter 11 According to US Gas Gas fident that with this new scenario, expect a lasting solution is found.Importer Dale Malasek, Gas the company will be able to at- The potential new investorsGas is in the process of filing for tract new investors and continue in the company will find greatChapter 11 in order to reorga- to produce excellent products, people competent and passion-nize, the plan being to resume while continuing to lead the ate, who are constantly workingproduction of the “Raga” model market of the Trial, producing to improve our bikes and manyin July, however, it has run into big Enduro bikes and providing a partners who strive to promotea roadblock in the form of the better service to all our fans the and market the most of our bikesSpanish government, which is whole world. The company was everywhere.blocking the action for reasons surrounded by people who areunknown at this time. passionate, who have done their We have not exhausted our best to the company’s growth, in efforts to find sufficient funds for The following is a statement order to commercialize the best the company, but the probabilityfrom Yariv Gilat, President of Gas bikes. of finding a solution in the nextGas Motos: few days is not very high. It’s very In the coming days we will no- sad for us to take such a decision, To all Importers and Deal- tify the name of the trustee that given the 30 years of our greaters Gas Gas Today, we have the court will appoint to ensure brand, but it is my duty, as Presi-filed in court documents to the that the company will continue to dent of the company, to thinkinsolvency of Gas Gas Motos. provide after-sale (mainly spare about the good of the companyUnfortunately, all our efforts to parts), as long as there be a per- and decide accordingly.find a solution that will allow the manent solution. At that point,continuation of the company so I would like to thank each and Rumors are that there are sev-far were not enough. We are con- every one of you, all those who eral parties interested in buying the company. Meanwhile, Gas Gas insists it is committed to fullfilling after- sales service and parts distribu- tion.
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 25AMA ISDE Travel Package This Tour Package is inclusive of hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree Košice, daily buffet stylebreakfast, an official Team USA 2015 tee-shirt, assistance with car and airfare reservations, and onsitesupport from a Traveline Travel Agent. This year we will be changing the package slightly to return home to the US Monday, September14th due to flight restrictions. The Full Stay Tour Package will be 14 nights’ stay, and the Race Week TourPackage will be an 8 nights’ stay. We have also extended the Optional Dinner Package services throughSaturday, September 12th. Sunday, September 13th will be a free day for all. TOUR PACKAGE PRICING Full Stay Tour Package August 31st - September 14th Single Occupancy: $2081.00 Per Person Double Occupancy: $1430.00 Per Person Optional Dinner Package: $273.00* *Dinners provided August 31st - September 12th Race Week Tour Package September 7th - September 14th Single Occupancy: $1397.00 Per Person Double Occupancy: $1025.00 Per Person Optional Dinner Package: $147.00* *Dinners provided September 7th - September 12th IMPORTANT TOUR PACKAGE INFORMATON & DEADLINES The Optional Dinner Packages are set prices with only 2 options: Full Stay August 31st - September12th, or Race Week September 7th - September 12th. There are no date substitutions or additions.These Dinner Packages are for Tour Participants only. Guests of Tour Participants who are in the Košicearea staying elsewhere may dine at the Olive Tree Restaurant choosing from their standard menu selec-tions if there is availability. Each traveler needs to complete their own registration. E.G. A Double roomshould have 2 registrations. Failure of the other party to register can result in additional costs to you. When you register for the ISDE Tour Package you can chose your own dates of stay and the systemwill rate your ISDE Tour Package cost accordingly. Please be accurate in selecting your travel dates. If your airfare dates will not match your ISDE Tour Package dates please use the Contact Us tab tosend Traveline an email explaining why. All ISDE Tour Package Payments are Non-Refundable. You must provide a $500 Non-Refundable Tour Deposit to register for the AMA ISDE Košice tour pack-age by Sunday, June 14th. The 50% Non-Refundable Tour Package Payment Deadline is Monday, June 15th. At this point atleast 50% of your remaining tour package balance (amount due after your paid Non-Refundable TourDeposit) must be paid. If you are registering as new on, or after this date you will need to provide thefull 50% Tour Package Payment to complete registration. Final Non-Refundable Tour Package Payments are due Tuesday, June 30th. Click HERE to go to the AMA Tour Package page.
T&E News P 26AiRevriewborne ComfortFly Racing Kinetic Vector Mesh Racewear By Don Williams Photography by Kelly Callan The recent trend in riding gear has been toward more airflow, even for standard apparel. While that may seem to render the summer-specific gear obsolete, that is not the case. Instead, the summer riding apparel offers even more cooling as the sun bears down on us when we’re racing through the woods or picking our way through techni- cal trials sections. Fly Racing’s latest Kinetic Vector Mesh Pants and Jersey are heat beaters that combine function with style. Tests of the Honda CRF250X and Beta Evo 200 were the perfect oppor- tunity to see if mesh makes a difference. FLY RACING KINETIC VEC- TOR MESH JERSEY Fly’s standard Evolution 2.0 Spike Racewear has mesh under the arms, down the sides and on the back, with denser polyester weave through the chest and top of the sleeves. While certain- ly not something for cold riding, the Evolution 2.0 can easily be worn in the hottest weather. However, it will not keep you as cool and well ventilated as the Kinetic Vector Mesh jersey.
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 27 This is a full-mesh jersey, with airflow second only to no shirt at all. The front weave is similar to perforation, so the air transfer is instant, while the material under the arms has something of a filtered design with larger holes. This helps direct the flow across your body, rather than letting it get scattered and less effective—smart thinking. It’s a slightly asymmetrical design, though you can’t feel that as you’re riding. The tail is nice and long, but there’s not sticky material to help keep it tucked in. The cuffs have elastic, but they are narrow and it doesn’t hug your wrist. This allows air to enter and move up your arms. Finally, a Lycra stretch collar is roomy enough to never interfere with your neck. On an enduro bike, you will notice the air constantly flow- ing over your body. You don’t have a naked feeling that some of the original summer jerseys had due to a too-large mesh weave. This design manages the air and simply keeps you more comfortable and reduces fatigue. Trials riders will like the way the mesh lets the heat your body produces escape. You will look at someone in a t-shirt and wonder why he wants to be hotter, despite short sleeves. Transferring between sections, trials riders will enjoy the same speed-induced flow as the enduro riders. $33.
T&E News P 28 FLY RACING KINETIC VEC- you cool like the Kinetic Vector are mesh, but the inner thighTOR MESH PANT Mesh Pant, for the most part. and the entire back of the pants have no mesh or venting. Mesh Again, Fly’s Evolution 2.0 Not quite as sophisticated does return on the calves, butSpike Racewear pants don’t a pant as the Evolution pant that part of the pant is tuckedhave huge issues with airflow. (which runs $60 more), the Ki- into your boots, so the effect isThe Evolution has vents in the netic Vector Mesh uses mesh for minimal.knees, mesh on the inner thighs, the entire length of the front ofventilation holes on top of the the upper legs to the knee. This As the wearer of heavy-dutythighs, and in the back. Cer- allows plenty of air in. Alpinestars carbon fiber kneetainly, they’re wearable in the braces, I appreciate that there’ssummer, but they don’t keep Unfortunately, the pants don’t room for that protective device, give the air too many places to though the knee area isn’t as escape. The sides of the legs
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 29flexible as some. Air flows in lots of people will probably just The price you pay is that therebelow the knee and exits above, skip using the retainer, as it’s is almost no protection. Trialskeeping heat from building up not essential. A wide side belt riders will love it—enduro rid-in the joint. I would like the Evo- with Velcro and a buckle allows ers will likely gravitate to Fly’slution 2.0 vents in the knees as for a non-binding customized meshy-yet-protective Evolutionwell as the floating knee design, fit—very good. glove. $30.but the Kinetic Vector Mesh isbuilt to a price. The leather knee The mesh liner feels good SUMMER SUMMARYheat shield works well on both against the legs, and stick With the temperatures ris-trials and enduro bikes. material inside the waist does a ing quickly, you will definitely great job of keeping the jersey want to go with the Fly Racing Once underway, you’ll feel tucked in. The cuffs are narrow Kinetic Vector Mesh jersey, as itthat air flowing onto your with light-tension elastic, and works extraordinarily well. Thethighs, but you don’t get that completely unobtrusive. matching pants could be have alight, airy feeling that the jersey bit more effective heat exhaust-provides. Definitely, Fly has An extra little bonus is a small ing, but they are still a workablemastered getting air into the interior pocket on the right match for the jersey and coolerpants, but the Kinetic Vector leg, with a flap closure. The than their non-mesh equiva-Mesh pants need some help on contents will probably never lents. nexit to be most effective in the fall out, but a bit of Velcro thereheat. would be more reassuring if you’re carrying something I liked the ratcheting side mission-critical. $110.buckle waist belt, as you don’tfeel it when leaning forward FLY RACING KINETIC GLOVEover the front end. There’s a While not part of the Vectornice little Velcro zipper retainer, Mesh system, the standard Ki-though it can be a bit fiddly— netic glove is ultra-lightweight.WWW.TandENews.comObserving the Trials and Enduro community with a single-track mind.
T&E News P 30Dougie Lampkin’s SSDTGasGas Wins Team Trophy Dougie Lamkin claimed his ninth SSDT this year on a Vertigo. Photo Courtesy G2FMedia Dougie Lampkin takes his tion as the most all-round trials young Jack Price bagged some9th SSDT win and his fourth rider in the World...ever! James precious experience in his firstconsecutive one as a Jitsie rider. Dabill has been equally brilliant SSDT which he ended in 24thWOW. His riding was pretty but the time disaster on Tuesday on his Gas Gas 125. It has been amuch spotless all week but the was unfortunately too much to great week at the SSDT. We’ll be12-times World champion pro- overcome. A great comeback back in 2016 as Dougie Lampkinduced the magic on Wednesday however as he battled his way surely already has his eyes setwith a fantastic clean ride. This back from 25th on Tuesday on win number 10!put DL12 in the lead and he evening to fourth in the end!never looked back from there. A Jack Sheppard’s seventh overall For full results, head over tobrilliant achievement for Dougie position is a great step forward www.ssdt.org.which strengthens his reputa- for the JGas factory rider and The Gas Gas riders participat- ing in this classic international
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 31 and most prestigious trial event in the World. Gas Gas attended this 2015 edition, providing assistance for the 64 riders who participated in this event with bikes from the Catalan firm. Congratulations to all Gas Gas riders present in the SSDT 2015!!A shot of the Gas Gas team that won the Team competitionaward. Photo Courtesy Gas Gas, SAtrial, Gary Macdonald and Sam ‘A’ managed to achieve, withHaslam climbed to the second teammate Alexz Wigg -elev-and third step of the podium enth- the victory for Gas Gas inall the 2015 Scottish Six Days the team competition, a resultTrial. With teammate Alexz Wigg that honors the brand for its(11th), they won the prestigious prestige and significance in thisteam victory for Gas Gas. Jack international event with 270Price, second best rookie, added participants.to the successes of the riderswith the Catalan firm. The second place for Jack Price in rookie - 24th in the final Gary Macdonald and Sam standing - and the third andHaslam monopolized the fourth places for John Knightpodium of the International and John Shirt respectively forSix Days Trial in Scotland, held riders over age 40, rounded outin Fort William, with a new the results for Gas Gas in thisroute for this years edition. The 103rd anniversary edition of theriders for team JST Gas Gas UK ‘Scottish’. the longest running
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T&E News P 34‘15 ScorpaONTHEHORIZON Factory TrialA Look At The New Contender Scorpa has just released the 100% aluminum and is one of Footrest: Made by S32015 Factory Trials, which is a the lightest on the market. (Hardrock),Titanium anodizedspecial model with refinements aluminum, fully machined; veryin every area of the motorcycle, Olle shock: New Factory set- high quality with an excellentincluding chassis, engine and tings finish.appearance. Rear wheel: Made by MO- Rear wheel adjusting CHASSIS RAD, anodized Graphite, it has snails: Also manufactured by Aluminum fork: The fork is been machined for weight S3,Titanium anodized alumi-produced by Marzocchi. It is reduction. num, featuring a convenient and compact design. Sprocket: Produced by TALON with an FIM protector.
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T&E News P 36 Enduro EngineeringQuick TipInner Tube Tire Change
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T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 39Up At Lead Beltnda AMA National Enduro Series in Missouri Kailub Russell on his way to his first win of the season
T&E News P 40AirGroup Racing’s Ryder Lafferty getsairbourne heading onto the road. Kailub Russell seems to be ad- ing of the race left parts of the day, turning a time that was 19justing quite well to the Kenda course quite muddy, however, seconds faster than N-Fab/AmAMA National Enduro Series much of it was very ridable Pro Yamaha’s Grant Baylor. Theformat, and after three suc- and the sun came out in the North Carolina rider went on tocessive runner-up finishes, the afternoon drying other parts of add wins in the second, fourthFMF/KTM rider claimed his first the beautiful single-track trail and fifth tests as he gained mo-national enduro win this week- used my the Missouri Mud- mentum throughout the event.end , while still in his rookie ders in St. Joe Park near Park Meanwhile, Baylor kept Russellseason with the series. Accord- Hills, Missouri. In fact, the club honest by winning tests threeing to Russell, it didn’t hurt that did a magnificent job with the and six.he was riding KTM’s new 2015.5 event and everything went off250 SXF Factory Edition, which smoothly. Russell’s speed was too muchhe praised after the race. for Baylor to overcome, howev- Russell kicked things off as er, and he took the overall win Heavy rains the night before he’s done all year long by win- by one-minute-and-thirty-seventhe event and during the morn- ning the opening test of the seconds over the Yamaha rider,
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 41Cory Buttrick switched up and rode the Betafour-stroke 430 RR at the Lead Belt.with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna he said that the final test was MotoTech KTM. Steward wasFactory Racing’s Andrew De- so tough because it had a lot of 2012 National Enduro champ,Long finishing third, another new trail and he said he had a and is recovering from a bro-minute and five seconds back. few crashes just not being able ken collarbone, but said he felt to see the rocks. he was just pushing too hard, “I got off to a good start and although he still remains inwon the first test, but I’ve done Grant Baylor continues to gain second overall in the standings,that at all of the nationals so momentum in the series and 23 points behind Russell.far and still came up short,” said the South Carolina rider postedRussell. “But today was good his best finish so far this year Four-time champ Russell Bob-and the new bike is awesome. I with his second place finish, bitt got off to a relatively slowlove this bike and it goes a long which kept him solidly in fourth start, posting the sixth-fastestways when you’re having fun on overall in the series standings time in the first two tests. Thethe bike.” ahead of DeLong. FMF/KTM rider was still able to recover in the end to claim a The two tests that Russell Grant’s brother, Steward top-five finish.didn’t win he had tip-overs and Baylor, finished fourth on the
T&E News P 42 Kailub Russell passes a slower rider in section four before the “tubes”. Pro motocrosser Ryan Sipes Husqvarna-supported Craig Resultsran as high as fourth on his DeLong in eighth. 1. Kailub Russell (KTM)AirGroup Racing Husqvarna 2. Grant Baylor (Yam)and finished third-fastest in the Top Rekluse AA-Expert rider 3. Andrew DeLong (Hus)second and third tests, but a and ninth overall went to Evan 4. Steward Baylor (KTM)slow time in test four dropped Smith on a KTM, while N-Fab/ 5. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)the Kentucky rider to sixth at Am Pro Yamaha’s Brad Bakken 6. Ryan Sipes (Hus)the end of the day. rounded out the top 10. 7. Trevor Bollinger (KTM) 8. Craig DeLong (Hus) Moto-Tech KTM’s Trevor Behind Smith in the Rekluse 9. Evan Smith (KTM)Bollinger settled into seventh AA-Expert was Kyle McDonal, in 10. Brad Bakken (Yam) nby the end of the race, with 12th overall, while third went to fellow KTM rider Drew Higgins.
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 43What They Said: speak. The last one was tough because the trail was so new.Kailub Russell Me and Russ were essential- ly probably the 10th people around it and then by the end of the test we were probably the two guys going around it. I had a few crashes in the last test, just not being able to see the rocks and stuff. I was worried there for a minute that they were going to beat me by a lot because I just didn’t feel that comfort- able and trying to push. But I ended up getting second in the test which I was really excited about just to finish out pretty strong. Do you feel like you’re getting more comfortable with the enduro format? Finally! Had a good day. I having fun on the bike. I feel I don’t think it’s the format.got off to a good start the first like I can manipulate the bike It’s just reading the trail.test. I had won the first test at to do what I want it to do. It’s That’s the biggest thing. It’sall of the enduros so far and not riding me, I’m riding it. the hardest thing to do, I feelthen kind of faded at the end like. I think I’m getting better.of the day. So we made some changes and changed some things Like I said, changing to no Not really physically faded, up. We stopped running bark bark busters I feel like helpedjust the guys kind of catch up busters. I feel a lot more confi- me out a lot just being ablea little bit and I kind of stay dent going fast in the trees. A to push and not be scared tothe same. Today was good. lot of people don’t understand tag a tree and get knocked why I don’t run them. I don’t to the other side of the trail. The new bike is awesome. feel comfortable running I felt a lot more fluid on theI came in after the third or them at all. That helped out a bike today. Obviously thefourth test and I handed the lot today. I rode really well. new bike’s really good. I kindbike to Tanner (Harding, Kai- of owe it to Tanner and Anttilub’s mechanic). I said, ‘man, I The two tests I didn’t win and everybody for gettinglove this bike.’ I had some tip-overs and that thing together to let me crashes and couldn’t really feel race it. I think that was a big Just having fun riding. It the track those tests out, so to key to the success today. ngoes a long way when you’re
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T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 45 Rekluse AA-Expert winner Evan Smith enters the tube. Rekluse AA-Expert WinnerBrad Bakken
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T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 47 RyanSipes What They Said: Ryan Sipes It was pretty fun. I like this course, this race better than the Tennessee round for sure, just the trails were better. Still some tight stuff but not as tight, and a little bit open. Some fun ob- stacles. I did better. I rode better, so that always makes it more fun. Still had my crashes but overall I got 3rd in three tests so I’m pretty happy with it. Getting better. I’m trying to figure this stuff out. It’s not fun to not be good at it. I’m trying to get better at it where it’s more fun. I went down just a tip-over. Lost the front end. Test two and three I got 3rd. I was feeling pretty confident so I pushed a little more, which was a little too much. I went down but my front brake lever got stuck in my hand guard, so I had no front brakes for the rest of the test. That was at mile 2 or 3 so I rode the last 8 without a front brake. I lost like a minute and a half. That was tough. We figured it up, if I would have been even close to their times in that test I would have got 4th overall, but it is what it is.
T&E News P 48 Grant Baylor empties a waterhole.
T&E News V. 50 Issue 6 June 2015 P 49 What They Said: Grant Baylor I had a solid day here in Missouri. Started out second through the first test. I was feeling all right throughout the day. I didn’t feel like I was on the top of my performance but I had a solid day. I can’t complain with finishing second throughout most of the tests. I won two tests. I won the third test. I had a really good run in there. Just felt like I was flowing really good with the bike and everything. But I had a pretty off test in the fourth test and Kailub opened up his gap a little bit and had about a minute and a half on me going into the last test. I just pushed all I had because Andrew was only 16 seconds behind me go- ing into the last one. I knew it’d be easy to make up 16 seconds in 12 miles. I knew I had to give it my all in that last test and I ended up winning it. It was a solid day. Didn’t make very many mistakes. I hit the ground twice and just rode consistent and smart all day.
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Russell Wins Lead Belt National Enduro