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Motocross By: Nigel Alford History Started out as flat track racing after WWII A popular past time in Europe, but not as accepted in the US Motocross Explosion In 1971, the AMA conducted a professional motocross race on a temporary track at Daytona International Speedway.

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Motocross

By: Nigel Alford

history
History
  • Started out as flat track racing after WWII
  • A popular past time in Europe, but not as accepted in the US
motocross explosion
Motocross Explosion
  • In 1971, the AMA conducted a professional motocross race on a temporary track at Daytona International Speedway.
    • American Motorcycle Association
  • Starting the Motocross Revolution in America Today
motocross changes
Motocross Changes
  • After the crowds grew for the events, the racing style changed.
  • Bigger jumps, and longer courses were designed
  • New facilities were available to race: Stadiums, Public Race Tracks, etc
the rules
The Rules
  • A Multi lap race involving 10-100 motorcycle racers on a predisgned course
  • Each race begins with all racers in starting blocks, behind a gate.
  • When the Gate drops the race begins
race specifics
Race Specifics
  • Each race will differ based on the class of the racers
    • Class based upon motor size, and rider ability
  • There is no caution laps as in Nascar for injuries or accidents
  • Individual speeds can quickly reach 80 mph
sport progression
Sport Progression
  • The Sport’s popularity is growing tremendously
  • Many popular riders include :
    • Ricky Carmichael
    • James “Bubba” Stewart
    • Travis Pastrana
    • And many more
progression cont
Progression cont.
  • Today’s popularity is bigger than ever
    • With the creation of movies
  • Many other forms exist from
    • Freestyle Motocross
    • To leisure riding
source
Source
  • http://www.amaproracing.com
  • www.motorcyclenewswire.com
  • Motocross-racing-tips.com