June 22, 2012 |
The SoCal indie "Bro" sends its college-age protagonist, Johnny (Will Chavez), tumbling into seductive illegality with the efficiency of those Direct TV commercials that paint exaggerated worst-case scenarios for cable customers. In this case, it'd be, "When you ask out the cute girl at the gym, you go to her tattooed brother's motocross practice. When you go to motocross practice, you party with gang members who ply you with easy women and drugs. When you cavort with easy women and take drugs …" and before you can blink, Johnny is a straight-up hoodlum.
May 18, 2012 |
It seemed a star-studded marriage: James Stewart, a three-time champion of off-road motorcycle racing, signed a multiyear contract with the Yamaha motorcycle team of Joe Gibbs Racing of NASCAR fame. The plan also was for Gibbs to provide a path for Stewart to pursue his goal of becoming a NASCAR stock car driver when his motorcycle days were over. But only seven months after announcing their union, Stewart and Gibbs recently parted ways and Stewart has signed with a new team, Yoshimura Suzuki, for both motocross and supercross.
May 10, 2012
EVENTS If L.A.'s bike revival seems a little, well, precious to your higher-octane taste, the Red Bull X-Fighters would like to up the ante. The popular motocross event sends dozens of riders down a gravity-defying course, where speed and agility make for an eye-popping aerial race. Glen Helen Raceway, 3018 Glen Helen Road, San Bernardino. 2 p.m. Sat. $20-$400. redbullxfighters.com
September 29, 2011
EVENTS At the TransWorld Motocross SLAM Festival enjoy a full day of high-octane, revved-up fun, including a pro rider race in the afternoon, vendor row with all the latest in motocross gear, clothing, bikes and more, a Miss TransWorld Motocross Model search, and open track riding to all participants, including a kids learn-to-ride track. Milestone Ranch MX Park, 12685 Holly St., Riverside. 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Sat. Free. (951) 686-4669.
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May 1, 2011 |
Freestyle motocross racer Jeff 'Ox' Kargola of San Clemente died Friday from injuries sustained during a punishing, 1,300-mile adventure ride through Mexico's Baja Peninsula, according to event sponsors. Kargola was 27. Kargola crashed during the second day of the Desert Assassins' 2011 Rip to the Tip desert motocross event -- an eight-day contest among 30 dirt-bike racers who cross mountains, beaches and desert between the border city of Mexicali and Cabo San Lucas. "Jeff was attended to by medical personnel on site and was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries," read an event statement.
July 31, 2010 |
The competitior lands on his back while attempting a trick and lies motionless on the course for several minutes. He is taken to a hospital for X-rays; his manager says Rosen was able to move his toes. The near-absence of noise was the telling sign, just what you didn't want to hear at the X Games. Rarely had it been so quiet at Staples Center. Motocross rider Paris Rosen was motionless on the course and was staying that way as the minutes ticked off. He went for it in the best-trick competition Friday night, attempting a front flip, but he landed hard on his back.