Photo of the Day | Oct 6th 2015

By Donn Maeda


Now that the offseason is here, we’ve got some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We’ll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

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Photo of the Day | Oct 6th 2015

Yesterday morning, my friends at Troy Lee Designs asked if I could help snap some action photos of Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team riders Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Sean Cantrell, in some new gear that will debut at next weekend’s Monster Energy Cup race. Naturally, I obliged, as a day at a private SX track always sounds better than my 72-mile commute to the TransWorld offices in Carlsbad, CA. Though I can’t share any of the images from today’s shoot just yet, I did snap this shot of Red Bull KTM rider Dean Wilson as he was finishing up his morning motos.

The Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, and TLD Supercross test tracks are all laid out within a couple square miles of each other, and today, as I waited for McElrath to change into a new set of gear, I peered down to the KTM test track that sits several hundred feet away/below. Deano was practicing starts, and he spotted me up above and yelled, “Swap! Take my picture!” So I did. Fortunately, I had my 300mm lens with me, because the triple that Wilson was whipping it over was pretty far away. In a sense, today’s Photo of the Day is almost a “spy photo,” thanks to its “eye in the sky” angle. Cheers, Deano.

Image Data

Canon EOS 1D Mark X

Canon 300mm f2.8 Ultrasonic lens

ISO 800

1/2000th @ f5.6

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Haiden Deegan in for TWMX Mini Major

By Donn Maeda


Haiden Deegan in for TWMX Mini Major

The TWMX Mini Major is a three-day championship event, just for mini bikes, and KTM 65 SX ripper Haiden Deegan is the first racer to sign up to compete at the event, which will be held November 6-8 at Milestone MX Park. Featuring an all-new track designed just for minis, the Mini Major will cater exclusively to minis, 50-150cc, with classes for all skill levels.

CLICK HERE to register online.

  • Three-day, three-moto championship format
  • Discounted entry fees
  • No transponder rental fees
  • Exclusive Mini Moto track designed especially for mini bikes
  • Free event photos
  • Complete coverage in TransWorld Motocross Magazine
  • Giant vendors row
  • Food, fun


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First Ride | 2016 Honda CRF250R

By Jordan Powell

When we first took possession of the new 2016 Honda CRF250R, we were greeted with heavy rain out at Cahuilla Creek MX and forced to postpone our initial test. Once the tracks in Southern California dried out, we headed out to Milestone MX with our test rider Tallon Lafountaine to put the CRF through its paces. This is what we thought after spinning a couple of laps…

If you missed our “What’s New | 2016 Honda CRF250R” video, watch it here.

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