Hemet SX | The New Kid On The Block – So.Cal’s Newest SX Practice facility

By Casey Davis

Supercross season is nearly upon us, which means by now, every major race team is well into their testing and preparations for the upcoming 2016 SX season. Luckily, Southern California racers have a few practice tracks at their disposal, however, practicing multiple times a week at the same two or three tracks eventually becomes a little repetitive. That’s were Cody Lee and this scenic piece of property at the edge of Hemet, CA came in. Lee maintains the track and heads up the schedule, and thanks to him, So-Cal riders now have one more practice track to add to the lineup. The Hemet SX track has been open to the public for roughly two weeks now, and we thought it deserved a little face-time thanks to it’s picturesque surroundings.

Cody Lee
47700 State Highway 74
Idyllwild, CA 92544

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2015 AUS-X Open | Chad Reed – Chad Reed talks racing in his home country of Australia.

By Chris Kimball

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Some of the world’s best Supercross and Freestyle Motocross riders soared across Sydney Olympic Park today ahead of the inaugural AUS-X open at AllPhones Arena this weekend.

Australia’s greatest, Chad Reed put on a Supercross clinic for Sydney media this morning getting some early practice in against the country’s best riders ahead of tomorrow’s sell-out show.

“I think this is a great venue for supercross, you know the fans really get to witness the action and how close we really race with the start and everything like that, so with the strong competition this weekend it should be a great show,” commented Reed.

Japanese superstar Taka Higashino pulled out all the stops throwing down some amazing freestyle tricks as he fires up for the Monster Energy ‘Best Trick’ Competition at the AUS-X Open.

“The setup for us is perfect here – it’s going to be an awesome contest! I’m here to give my all for the Australian fans, and also have a lot of fun,” laughed Higashino.

Japanese FMX star Taka Higashino is thrilled to be in Australia for the 2015 AUS-X Open. Photo:  Jeff Crow

Japanese FMX star Taka Higashino is thrilled to be in Australia for the 2015 AUS-X Open. Image by Jeff Crow/Explore Media.

Also on hand was the greatest of all time Ricky Carmichael and young AMA superstar Cooper Webb who raced straight from Sydney International Airport to make this morning’s AUS-X Open media call.

Australia’s best Supercross riders will be hard pressed this weekend with the likes of Dan Reardon, Matt Moss, Kade Mosig and Adam Monea all battling it out for what is their penultimate round of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship.

In the FMX ‘Best Trick’ discipline Australian superstar Jackson Strong will be joined by fellow Australian Rob Adelberg, French riders Tom Pagès and David Rinaldo, Japan’s Higashino and Libor Podmol of the Czech Republic who will launch themselves into the history books and attempt stunts previously thought impossible.

The ‘Best Trick’ element is an Australian first and the only one of it’s kind in the world in 2015 after being notably absent from international competition, since being controversially removed from the X Games in 2013.

Riders will battle it out for over $150,000 in prize money across both competition disciplines at the 2015 AUS-X Open inside AllPhones Arena this weekend.

The AUS-X Open is set to be the greatest action sports spectacular Australia has ever seen, with free access to the pit paddock for all ticket holders via the the Monster Energy Pit Party, FMX demonstrations, DJs, fireworks, cheerleaders and of course, the Supercross racing and FMX ‘Best Trick’ competition, featuring the world’s best FMX riders.

After a complete sell-out, a second AUS-X Open event was announced for Sunday November 29. A complete replica of night one, this second opportunity offers fans who missed out on the chance of a lifetime to see the world’s best Supercross and FMX athletes go head to head in one of Australia’s premier indoor venues.

Tickets are available through Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au). For more event information go to www.ausxopen.com.

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Bell Helmets AT SX Lille 2015 – James Stewart and Cooper Webb take Lille

By Donn Maeda

The Bell Helmets crew made its way out to Northern France to catch the action at the Supercross Paris-Lille at the Stade Pierre Mauroy soccer stadium in Lille, France. Americans James Stewart & Cooper Webb showed up to compete wearing the race proven Moto 9 Flex during the two night event. We talk to Cooper before night 2 about his off season riding a 450 while he prepares to defend his West Coast 250 SX Championship.

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