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 Welcome to another issue   congratulations (open Monday through   agreement and a new role for the KTM
of Arizona EXTREME
Motorsports magazine, and thank you for looking through the pages of Arizona’s ONLY publication devoted exclusively to our great state’s
motorsports scene.
The AMX “Monsoon Madness”
awards party played to a packed room recently, and everyone had a great time! Best acceptance speech went to Scott Swenson who - in addition to thanking his parents & sponsors - added “I’d also like to thank my legs for supporting me, and my arms for always being at my side!” Brought down the house! Pics are elsewhere in this issue, I think!
As of the time this is being written, there is one race left in the Arizona State MX Championship Series. It will be held at Canyon MX on Sunday, November 18. There are a couple of tight points battles, including a dead-tie in Vet Open, where Nicholas Lacour and Justin Crawford are TIED at 181; in Vet Intermediate where Ron Nichols leads Aaron Weimer by 5 points;
by Hal Sanguinetti
  Saturday). BillRamsey’sMotorcycleAccessory
Shop has reopened after 43 days being closed due to the roof collapsing from heavy rains. The new shop is brighter, fresher and, well . . . new! We have pix elsewhere in this issue, but you really ought to stop by to check out the remodeling and say Hi to Bill & Gussie. The Motorcycle Accessory shop is located at 2319 W. Main St in Mesa, and just might be Arizona’s oldest parts & accessory store!
At the recent AIM Convention in Las Vegas, two Arizona dealers were name to a couple of very prestigeous lists. The 2018 Power 50 list had Show Low Motorsports in Show Low on its list, and GoAZ Motorsports in Scottsdale was named to the very exclusive Power 50 Hall of Fame. Way to go, dealerships!
FormerAZ State 250 Novice Motocross Champion Matt Wolf recently built and displayed his sharp-looking truck at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Built for Peoria-located Innovative Creations Inc, who make custom bumpers & steps for pickups, it was displayed in their booth. Matt’s company, Tailored Motorsports, specializes in trick trucks like this. Pretty cool!
electric motorcycles and bicycles. From Group. De Coster will be Motorsports   that point forward, Alta Motors has been
 Shout out to Tucson’s motocross
legand Carlos Serrano for being
inducted to the Pima County Hall of
Fame. Congratulations! Carlos raced
both Nationally and Internationally
for many years, riding Maico, Beta
and other brands. This honor is well
deserved and long overdue. Carlos is the
owner of Serrano Motor Sports formally
Serrano’s Feed Store located at 4532 S.
12th Avenue in Tucson. Stop in wish him   the operation in Murrieta, California.   San Francisco Bay Area, with the goal
Director KTM/Husqvarna North America and retain a more strategic and senior position in all of KTM and Husqvarna’s USA racing. De Coster: “I still remember when people said I was crazy to join KTM. It’s been almost ten years but it shows that when a company is as serious and dedicated about their racing as KTM are then many things are possible. I’m happy to sign with them again and to continue working with them to extend my long story in this sport. We have achieved a lot together and I don’t feel that the ‘fire’ is dimming or my motivation to keep this team and factory at the top of the sport is any less as the first day I wore the orange shirt. I’d like to thank Mr. Pierer, Pit and all the guys who work so hard to allow us to be where we want to be.”
Electric motorcycle maker Alta Motors has ceased business operations, effective immediately, sending the company’s staff home as the electric motorcycle manufacturer looks for future funding. Apparently, Alta Motors is in the midst of a strategic wind down, as it looks for an outside acquisition or investment. Looks like the relationship between Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors, which included further investment from the Bar & Shield brand into Alta Motors, fell apart. Harley- Davidson then announced that it would be opening its own R&D facility in the
intalkswithotherinvestors,includingat least one deal that would have seen Alta Motors acquired outright.
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles. The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potentially resulting in damage to the wiring harness and affecting the operation of safety components such as the exterior lighting, horn, and instrument panel. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KJ7.
Just as this issue was going to press, we received word that Jay McKinley passed suddenly on November 13 from a major heart attack. Jay and his wife Jackie were the founders and operators of the long-running Arizona racing association Whiplash Motorsports, and they worked very hard - along with son Zach and daughter Samantha - to bring family-style motorsports to Arizona. RIP.v
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 KTM announced that motocross icon and overseer of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing AMA Supercross and Motocross team in the U.S., Roger De Coster, will continue to be a part of
  The damaged roof The Motorcycle Accessory Shop.
Champion Matt Wolf and his sharp-looking truck.
The Belgian has signed a multi-year
of developing drivetrain technology for VOLUME 8 – ISSUE 4 , 2018 7

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