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 Welcome to another issue of
AZ EXtreme Motorsports   tower by maybe a knob on a front tire!
by Hal Sanguinetti
first. It was the rider furthest from the   Polaris announced today a recall of   AEM Tip of the Issue: Quick stress
   magazine, and thank you for looking through the pages of Arizona’s ONLY publication devoted exclusively to our great state’s motorsports scene. As I’ve said every issue, if you or your group would like to be covered in the magazine, please email me at diggerboi2@gmail. com and we’ll try to put it together for you. Just remember, if YOU don’t take that first step, you may never see you or your group in these pages. It’s kind of like what I tell people: if you have a question and never ask, the answer will
always be NO. Think about that!
Our long hot summer is heading towards a conclusion, and while racing always slows down during the summer, there has been a flurry of activity in the last month, including the big National EnduroCross in Prescott Valley this past weekend (as this is being written). Itappearstohavebeenanunqualified success! There are pix and a mini-story elsewhere in this issue. There are also a couple of mini-reports on flat track dirt racing, one on karts the other on bikes.
Be sure to check them out.
The Canyon Raceway Monsoon
Great racing, and it continued throughout the series. As the series wrapped up only 3 days ago (as this is being written), we don’t have final points done yet, but they will be announced as soon as available on the Canyon Raceway Facebook Page and probably on Instagram. The awards party will also be announced, where, when and who.
We want to issue our best wishes to one of our own: Arizona motocrosser Michael Savage from Prescott Valley married his longtime sweetheart Michelle in a very romantic but rain- soaked meadow outside of Williams, AZ. Our congratulations . . . now come back and race your new KTM with us again! (See photos below.)
Just around the corner - actually only a few weeks after you read this issue - is the start of the Fall portion of the AZ StateChampionshipSeries,whichalso runs concurrently with the 4 rounds of the Grand Canyon MX State Series - all races are Sunday day races, with gates opening at 6:30am. The first race will be September 23, second will be October 21,thirdNov4(thisisonlytheGrand Canyon Series, not State) and final on Nov 18. As an added bonus for the Grand Canyon Series in addition to Series-end awards & prizes, there will be a random drawing for4/four free 6-month Canyon MX Practice Passes! Remember that AMX Membership is required, but that any membership purchased in September or later is good THROUGH 2019!
2018 RZR XP Turbo S recreational off- highway vehicles due to potential injury hazards. It was found that, in the event of a high-speed rollover, the vehicle’s rollover protection structure (ROPS) can fracture, providing inadequate protection during a rollover. This recall involves model year 2018 RZR XP Turbo S recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) sold in red and blue. The recalled vehicles have “POLARIS” printed on the front grille, “POLARIS” printed beneath the doors, and “RZR” printed on the rear fenders. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and model number can be found on a label affixed to the vehicle frame in the left front wheel well. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all registered owners directly.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the phenomenon known as ‘writer’s block,’ a mysterious malady that causes writers to be totally unable to sit down and blend words into meaningful reading. Your editor has been sufferingfromthisnowforthepast month or so, including the entire time he was on vacation in the High Sierras of Kalifornia and since he returned; consequently, this column and other ones in this issue will be by necessity somewhat short. It’s instances like this that make it all the more important for readers to submit stories or at least ideas for stories to the paper so we can give you something to read, whether at the pits between motos or on the throne in the morning (hey, we all know that’s where most guys do their reading, all right?) Please... help us out and contribute something, even
fix: Inhale for 3 counts and exhale for 4. This triggers your parasympathetic nervous system (which is a real thing) and helps you relax.
QUOTES of this Issue:
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. - Bernard Baruch
A fool and his money are soon elected. - Will Rogers
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. - Georg C. Lichtenberg
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them... well, I have others. - Groucho Marx v
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 Madness Summer Series has wrapped
up, successfully finishing all 4 of the
scheduled events, unlike last year,
where rain wiped out 2 of the races. It
was a very good series, we had a lot of
new riders who participated due to the
series not requiring an AMX license. As
a matter of fact, being perfectly honest,
we witnessed some of the best racing
seen all year during the summer series,
and definitely some of the closest racing.
At the second round, we had the tightest
finish your editor has ever seen, as two
riders crossed the finish line virtually
side by side. It took several minutes of
discussion between the announcer (me),
our two scoring girls and finally the finish
line flagman to determine who got their   showroom floor very long!
Many of the 2019 motorcycles, quads
& UTVs are now introduced, and some
are even in the shops: a few of the new
KTM 250 & 450SXs, and some of the
XC models are in at GoAZ Motorcycles,
and possibly some of the other KTM
dealerships as well. If you’re interested,   if it’s only an idea. better act now as they won’t sit on the VOLUME 8 – ISSUE 3 , 2018 7

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