2013 Elsinore AMA MotocrossDue to injuries at the previous two rounds of AMA Pro Motocross at Unadilla and Miller Motorsports Park, James Stewart will sit out the final round this weekend at Lake Elsinore.The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450 rider will miss round 12 of 12 to fully recover ahead of the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship, which is set to begin January 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Though the releases didn't mention any specific injury, Stewart did suffer some back issues after crashing at Unadilla, and again had some struggles at Miller, retiring from the races due to pain.Mike Webb (Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team Manager) says: “This was a tough call to make. Especially since we’ve had some good momentum going after the win at Millville."But as a team, we all agreed that after the setbacks at the last two races, James’ time would be best spent recovering so that he can focus on Supercross testing in September. After that, we can turn all of our attention to winning the Supercross championship in 2014.”Heading into Elsinore MX, Stewart took one overall victory (Spring Creek National), and finished on the podium three additional times.Furthermore, Stewart was fastest qualifier in multiple rounds and picked up five holeshots this season. With these holeshots, Stewart was in contention for the $25,000 Motorcycle-Superstore.com Holeshot Award. In the 2013 Supercross season, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider became one of just three racers ever to have gone nine straight seasons with a win.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.