This past weekend, the AMA National Motocross series rolled into the famed Unadilla circuit with just 3 races left on the 2018 schedule. Fox team riders would be featured in the MX19 Motocross gear as they looked to finish the season strong.
As the riders rolled out for the qualifying sessions on Saturday, rain appeared on the horizon. The riders would escape wet conditions in the first qualifying session, but their luck wouldn't last long. The storm started just as the second qualifiers began. As a result, the times from the first session would hold up. The highlight for Fox Racing team would be Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit rider Joey Savatgy. Joey put in strong laps and would walk away with the fastest time in the 250 class.
Unadilla was a mudder. The first moto began during a torrential downpour. Ken Roczen would get out to a mid-pack start. As Ken pushed to the front, he would stop in the pit area for a new set of goggles. Before the final laps, almost every rider had made a trip to the pits for new goggles. Ken would eventually finish 7th in Moto 1.
Moto 2 would see the rain let up, but the damage to the track was already done. The mud would start to get sticky and cause a whole new set of problems for the riders. Ken got out to another mid-pack start. He would pull in for goggles early and then start to work towards the front of the pack. He would work his way to 7th which would give him 7th overall on the day.
Moto 1 would see Joey Savatgy get out to a good start in the treacherous conditions, exiting the first turn in 2nd. He would slip back to 3rd early in the race. Joey would eventually go down and pick himself up to finish 7th in Moto 1. Austin Forkner would have a couple of crashes, finishing the moto in 23rd.
Moto 2 would see Savatgy get out to another good start. Joey would put in a consistent ride in the harsh conditions to finish 3rd in the moto and 4th overall on the day. Austin Forkner's 2nd moto would go much better than the first. He would push hard and ride consistently to finish 9th. His moto finishes of 23rd and 9th would put Austin 14th overall on the day.
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This past week (July 30th – August 4th) marked the 37th annual Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross championship. Typically hot and humid, this year saw cool temperatures graced the 1500 racers that qualified for the largest Amateur Motocross race in the world. Champions were starting to be crowned on Friday morning and carried all the way through until 4:30 pm Saturday with the WMX race being the final moto of the day.
Fox Brigade team athlete Jordan Jarvis capped off the weekend with a double moto win in the WMX event. Jordan held off early moto charges from Hannah Hodges, but by the end of the race, Jordan had a commanding lead to claim her victory. Jordan also contested the Women’s 12+ class during the event to capture a perfect 1-1-1 moto score. What an amazing end to an incredible week of racing for Jordan. A perfect 1-1-1-1-1 overall score for the week.
The next champion to be crowned was 65cc Fox Brigade team athlete Enzo Temmerman. Enzo fought extremely hard for this Loretta Lynn’s title posting 2-1-2 moto finishes for the overall. Enzo battled all week with rivals Logan Best and Landen Gordon, but at the end of the day, Enzo put his whole heart into this Championship claiming the 65cc 10-11 Limited title.
Fox team athlete Terry Bostard from Northern California was the next man to set his focus on a championship. Terry started the week off strong with perfect moto scores of 1-1. In his 3rd and final moto, Terry played it safe. He knew where he needed to be to claim the overall title finishing 4th. 1-1-4 moto scores were enough for Terry to claim the National Championship at the ranch in the +45 class.
John Grewe rounded out the Championship tally for the week with a 1-1-2 moto score. The man from Michigan rode all week flawlessly until the final moto of the Masters +50 class. Drama ensued while John was leading the final moto and he ended up being taken out by the 2nd place rider. John quickly remounted and started to charge back to the front. During the take-out, John’s thumb was broken, but he still raced on to finish 2nd in the moto. Damage was done though. The broken thumb would hinder John’s chances at a 2nd class title in the Senior +40 class.
We would like to congratulate all the Fox team riders on a wonderful championship effort this past week. We all know how stressful the week of racing at the ranch can be. We appreciate your dedication and focus on your racing and the Fox brand. Below is a list of the top 5 Fox team riders finishes at the ranch.
Photo credit – Jacob Souder @hbmotoco
1st Place – Champion
- Jordan Jarvis – WMX Women’s Pro
- Jordan Jarvis – Women’s 12+
- Enzo Temmerman – 65cc (10-11) Limited
- Terry Bostard – 45+
- John Grewe – 50+
- Ethan Mann – SchoolBoy 1 (12-17)
- Levi Kitchen – 125cc (12-17)
- Preston Boespflug – Mini Sr. 1 (12-13)
- Casey Cochran – 85cc (9-11) Limited
- Taylor Painter – 30+
- Shelby Rolen – WMX Women’s Pro
- Earl May – 50+
- Casey Cochran – 85cc (9-12)
- Andrew Matusek – 30+
- John Grewe – 40+
- Jesse Flock – 250 A
- Dirco van der Westhuizen – 250 B
- Jeremy Ryan – SuperMini 2 (13-16)
The passion for two wheels starts at an early age and really never goes away. At Fox, that passion drives us to create great products to give you the best ride ever. Introducing the Fox Racing 2019 Motocross gear collection. From revitalized graphics and colors to revolutionary new gear and apparel, the MX19 Collection is designed to give you the best ride ever. MX19 is Made for Motocross.
FOX MX19 GEARSETS
Motocross racewear is the cornerstone of what we do at Fox Racing. So for 2019, we gave it special attention. This year, the Flexair, 360 and 180 gearsets feature rich color treatments, dynamic graphics and premium trim to match their technical prowess. With a ton of colors and graphic options, the choice is yours whether you want to mix & match or coordinate your gear set combo.
FOX MX19 HELMETS
The MX19 collection highlights our continued effort to elevate the performance of motocross helmets for riders of all skill levels. The all-new 2019 Fox V1 Helmet punctuates this goal. The addition of the patented Magnetic Visor Release System (MVRS) to the V1 Helmet brings a new level of safety to the entry-level helmet market. Available in both youth and adult sizes. And with fresh graphics on the V3, V2, & V1 helmets, the 2019 helmet collection has something for every rider.
FOX MX19 JERSEYS
The Fox MX19 motocross jersey collection sees revitalized graphics and colors on the Flexair, 360 and 180 jerseys. Our most proven, the pro-level Flexair jersey, receives a new sleeve, cuff and collar construction that gives you a more fitted style without sacrificing performance or comfort.
FOX MX19 PANTS
Each jersey in the Fox MX19 collection has a motocross pant to match, so you can rock a fully coordinated look on the track. Back for 2019 are the championship proven Flexair pants, durable and flexible 360 pants, and the tried-and-true 180 pants. Each line received fresh colors and graphics to elevate their innovative construction.
FOX MX19 BOOTS
The Fox MX19 motocross boot collection includes the return of the race-proven Instinct boot in fresh colors as well as the addition of the brand-new Comp boot. This innovative entry-level motocross boot features a new internal lacing system and ActiveLock™ technology. ActiveLock™ gives you "broken in" flexibility with an ultra-secure fit.
This week, the AMA National Motocross series made its way to Millville, Minnesota. It’s considered one of the premier tracks in the US series, so if you were tuned in on Saturday, you were rewarded by some of the best racing all year. And, if you were really paying attention, you received your first look at the MX19 Racewear Collection: Ken Roczen debuted the 2019 Flexair Royl racewear in both the flame red and grey colorways, and Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy were looking good in the new 360 Pro Circuit and 360 Murc racewear. All pictured motocross gear will be available August 1st. Be sure to pay close attention to our email and social channels for updates.
Ken Roczen got out to a great start in the first moto, grabbing the holeshot and leading the field into the first lap. He was the one to beat in the early stages of the race. The lead was his for the first half of the moto, and he was able to put some distance between himself and title contenders Marvin Musquin and Eli Tomac. Tomac would eventually pass Musquin for 2nd and start the push to catch Kenny. Ken would put in one of his best rides of the year - battling with Tomac and holding the lead into the late stages of the race. Tomac would finally make the pass with about 6 minutes left. Ken would finish a strong 2nd in moto 1.
t was another strong start for Ken in Moto 2. When the field exited turn one, he sat in 3rd. Charging forward, he worked his way into 2nd in the early stages of the moto - just behind Musquin. Late in the race, he would come under pressure from Eli Tomac. Not giving in, Ken engaged in an epic battle for 2nd place, holding Tomac off for several laps. Tomac would eventually pass Ken, followed by Musquin to take the win. Ken’s 2-3 finishes on the day earned him a 2nd overall on the day.
The Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit team would come into the weekend with just 2 riders gearing up for the race. Starting with 5 pilots at the beginning of the season, they are now down to just Joey Savatgy and Austin Forkner.
Moto 1 would see both Joey Savatgy and Austin Forkner get out to great starts, Joey with the holeshot and Austin in 3rd. The lead would be short lived for Joey as he would go down on the first lap. Austin would battle in the top 5 for much of the race. As the moto started to wind down, Austin put in a hard charge and made a pass to secure 2nd with about 5 minutes left of the moto. Joey would finish the moto in 10th.
Moto 2 would see Forkner and Savatgy get out to slow starts, both riders just inside the top 10 on the first lap. The two would work through the pack together for much of the moto, battling each other along the way. Austin would eventually tangle with a lapper and go down. Joey would continue to push to the front finishing 4th in the moto and finishing 5th overall on the day. Austin would finish 18th in the moto and 8th overall on the day.
Next week, we head to the Washougal track - the series's only stop in the great Pacific Northwest.
In front of a packed crowd for the 4th of July race weekend, Ken Roczen gets his first moto win en route to a 2nd Overall at the Redbud National.
Ken Roczen got a good jump in Moto 1, but a down rider in turn two would briefly hold him up, keeping him just outside the top 10. By the end of lap one, he had worked his way into the top 5 with his eyes set on the leaders. He continued his charge, moving into second behind Eli Tomac. It appeared he would cruise to a 2nd place finish, but with just three laps remaining, his persistence would pay off. A mechanical issue for Tomac would hand the lead over to Ken, and he would capture his first victory since his hand injury in Supercross.
Moto 2 would see Ken get out to a good start; he would end up running at the front of the pack for the entire moto. His pace was the best it has been all year, battling with Marvin Musquin for the lead for most of the moto. Ken would eventually settle into a nice pace, holding 2nd place into the late stages of the moto. On the last lap, he would come under fire from Justin Barcia. Barcia would make a tough pass on Ken with just a few turns to the finish, pushing #94 back to 3rd, and netting him a 2nd overall on the day.
The Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit team would come into the weekend fielding 3 riders: Austin Forkner, Joey Savatgy, and the returning Garrett Marchbanks - back from a knee injury suffered this year.
Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy got out to good starts in Moto 1, running in the top 5 early. Austin would quickly push his way to 2nd running just behind Aaron Plessinger, and a battle between the two would ensue. Austin would eventually take the lead, but it would be short-lived. Aaron, looking to take the lead back, took the inside while Austin went to the outside. The two lines would come together, the riders collided, and Austin would go down. He was shaken up and took a while to remount. Plessinger would go on to take the win. Savatgy had a great moto going until a crash pushed him back to a 17th place finish. Marchbanks would put in a consistent ride finishing 6th.
Moto 2 would see Austin and Joey get out to good starts - Austin running in the top 3 for much of the moto. Austin would battle with Alex Martin over 2nd place for a good portion of the race. A good pass would see him take 2nd and hold it to the finish. Joey would put in a good ride finishing 5th in Moto 2. Austin would end the day with a 7th overall, Joey and Garrett would end the day out of the top 10.
Now we take one week off before continuing, July 21st for the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN.
Another weekend of racing is in the books. The halfway point of the 12-round series saw the world’s best line up at the only true sand track on the schedule - the legendary Southwick MX 338. It was a wild day of racing with rough riding conditions, several lead changes and dramatic late crashes.
Ken Roczen continues to build his strength and speed. Still nursing a hand injury from Supercross, he has been working during the outdoor season to make progress on his entire program.
Ken got out to a great start in Moto 1, knifing his way through a seam and taking the lead after the first turn. He would lead the early stages but would eventually surrender the lead to Barcia, and end the moto in 5th.
It was much of the same for #94 in Moto 2. He would get off to a great start in the early laps – as he has done all season. He would battle in the top 5 for the entire moto, eventually finishing 5th and taking 5th overall for the day.
Moto 1 looked like Shane McElrath's to win, as he started to gap the field early. However, Austin Forkner kept pushing, working his way into second. Lap by lap, he would eat into McElrath’s lead. Eventually, reeling him in and making the pass for the lead. Austin then held off a late charge from Alex Martin and Aaron Plessinger to take the first moto win. Joey Savatgy suffered a crash mid-way through Moto 1 and finished 32nd.
Austin and Joey both had excellent starts in Moto 2. Austin took the lead early - going from 3rd to 1st in a single straightaway - and kept a blistering pace for most of the moto. However, late in the moto, he would come under pressure from Alex Martin. As the two riders battled for the lead, Alex would go for an aggressive pass and the two riders would come together with both going down. Austin had the wind knocked out of him and would stay down for a while. He would eventually get up and finish the moto in 20th. Joey put in a good ride finishing 5th
The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship now heads to Redbud for Independence Day weekend!
This past weekend the National Motocross series made its way to Tennessee. The riders would line up at the Muddy Creek track to do battle in what many thought would be a mudder. Heavy rains the week leading up to the event had teams and riders fearing the worst for Saturday racing. As it turned out, the rains let up giving track builders time to get the facility dialed for the big show.
Ken Roczen got out to a good start in the first moto, working his way to first and leading several laps in the early stages of the race. He would eventually finish 3rd in Moto 1.
In Moto 2, Ken got out to another good start. Once again, he would take the lead and stay at the front for the early stages of the race, eventually finishing 4th. With moto finishes of 3-4, he ended up 4th overall for the day.
Garrett Marchbanks suffered a knee injury at last weeks round. He would sit out Muddy Creek, hoping to make his return at Southwick. That left team riders Joey Savatgy and Austin Forkner to battle the rest of the 250 field in Tennessee.
Joey and Austin struggled at the start of Moto 1. They would complete the first lap at the tail end of the top 15. However, by the end, both riders would work their way into the top 10. Austin would finish 5th with Joey right behind him in 6th.
Moto 2 was much of the same for the Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit riders. They would have to work their way through the pack for the entire moto. Joey would eventually finish 6th with Austin coming home in 8th. This would match their overall finishes on the day.
Next up for the series is the famed Southwick sand track.
The Industry Hills Expo Center – thirty minutes outside of Los Angeles, CA - played host to the Fox Stampede. We were incredibly proud to be the presenting sponsor, but much more than that – we were just excited to see some racing. We weren’t disappointed.
Flat-track racing is one of the most exciting sports you’ll ever be part of. The greatest challenge, successfully sliding a 300-pound bike around a 180-degree turn at top speed – all while looking for slip-second openings to make a pass. Race classes ranged from minis, tank shift, vintage singles to open twins, ladies, hooligans and more. It was loud, fast, and rowdy.
The Fox crew, family, and friends were there for all the action. In the pits, the event team handed out Fox pins and pennants and even raffled out a full gear set. The grandstands were packed with "Fox Heads" cheering their faces off. And on the track, we were represented by Frankie Garcia #24, Ricky Rinauro #249 and Fox friend and Atwyld founder, Anya Violet. The crowds were excited, the competition was intense, and the action was relentless. Still, the event was just pure fun.
This past weekend marked the 4th round of the MX National series. The Fox teams came to Pennsylvania ready to do battle at the famed High Point Raceway.
Heading into the weekend at High Point, Ken Roczen was coming off his best result of the year in Colorado, finishing 2nd to Eli Tomac - he continues to build strength and speed as he recovers from a hand injury suffered during the 2018 Supercross series. This momentum would carry over to High Point as he posted the 5th fastest time in qualifying.
Ken got a good jump out of the gate in Moto 1. But, as the field entered turn one, he collided with a group of riders and went down. When the dust settled, he found himself in the back of the pack and would have to mount an epic charge through the field to finish 7th.
The Honda rider would get the holeshot in Moto 2. And he would battle Eli Tomac in the opening stages of the first lap, trading the lead several times. Ken would continue to put in a strong ride, finishing Moto 2 in 3rd place. Moto results of 7-3 would see Ken end the day 4th overall.
Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit riders Joey Savatgy, Garrett Marchbanks and Austin Forkner put in great rides in the qualifying session finishing 4th, 6th, and 8th.
As Moto 1 got underway, Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy got out to good starts, finishing the first lap in the top 10. Garrett Marchbanks was mid-pack and working his way through the field. Austin and Joey would continue to work their way to the front, eventually finishing 4th and 6th. Garret ended up twisting his knee and nursing his way to the finish - he would not line up for the start of Moto 2 due to his knee injury.
Austin got out to a great start in Moto 2, battling at the front of the pack for much of the moto. He would eventually finish 2nd, fighting off a hard-charging Dylan Ferrandis on the last lap, and end the day 2nd overall. Savatgy would have a big crash forcing him to pull out of Moto 2.
From day one, Fox has created products with intention and purpose. Every year, for every season, through every weekend ride, our goal remains the same: create great products that elevate performance and forge unforgettable experiences. To that aim, we’re excited to announce our 2018 campaign, “Made For”. The campaign aligns Fox’s Motocross, Mountain Bike and Lifestyle segments with a universal message across all platforms and channels.
“Fox’s products have been purpose-built since the brand’s inception in 1974. This campaign really celebrates the fact that everything we do - from the products we make to the athletes and events we support and the culture we create - is Made For Motocross, Made For Mountain Bike and Made For This Life that surrounds our sports.” – Jeff Taylor, Senior Vice President, Fox Racing.
Since 1974, Fox has had a passion for 2 wheels and the lifestyle that comes with it. The experiences, competition, innovation and camaraderie keep us pushing for that next adventure. Whether it’s a motocross track, trails deep in the forest or riding the lift at the local bike park, this is what we are Made For.
GET OUT THERE AND DO WHAT YOU’RE MADE FOR: Follow us on: @foxracing, @foxmoto, @foxmtb, @foxwomens and share your “Made For” moments with #MadeForSince74 + #MadeForMotocross #MadeForMTB and/or #MadeForThisLife
GEICO HONDA RIDER CHRISTIAN CRAIG TO WEAR FOX RACEWEAR
On the dawn of the 2018 motocross series, Christian Craig finds himself on the factory Honda CRF450R via Geico Honda. The premier bike supported by the best team in the industry. Christian’s path has been far from ordinary. A broken back suffered in a practice crash in 2009 forced him to miss the entire 2010 season. Numerous injuries throughout his 5-year professional career saw Christian make the tough decision to retire from racing in 2013. He would check back into reality, get a regular 9 to 5 job, and slowly try to come to grips with life after racing. However, his racing spirit wouldn't let him stay away for long. He would be pulled back to the sport he grew up in and become a fill-in rider for Geico Honda in 2015. Fast forward to 2018 Motocross, Christian finds himself on a great team and in Fox racewear.
“I think it’s every rider’s dream to wear Fox I’ve actually never put the gear on until a couple of weeks ago and it was kind of surreal. The comfort and style are unlike anything else on the market and I am honored to be able to wear it this summer for outdoors.” – Christian Craig, Geico Honda
“Connecting with a rider like Christian felt like a great fit for us. His work ethic, family commitment and genuine love of racing falls right in line with our values as a brand. We are looking forward to a great outdoor season with Christian on the 450” – Chris Onstott, Global Sports Marketing Director
Christian will fill in at factory Honda on the CRF450R for the entire outdoors series. He will make his debut in Fox at the opening round of the 2018 outdoor series at Hangtown on May 19th.