YOU’RE IN NOW Ryan Abbatoye, you have done something to get in the magazine. You can thank the pretty girl standing with you.
MARTINS Like their father, both Alex and Jeremy Martin will never play cen- ter for the Celtics. Who’s closer to the dunk status? Jeremy appears to have the edge by a shoelace.
BEFORE MILLVILLE In the years before there was a Spring Creek motocross facility, future owner John Martin raced for Factory Can-Am and was one of the top pilots in the country.
19 AND COUNTING Factory Husaberg enduro star and seven-time National Enduro champion Mike Lafferty is in his 19th year of racing competitively.
HOT-ROD 350 Charlie Mullins is leading both the GNCC and National Enduro series on a KTM 350XC. Charlie praised the lighter feel for enduros and is rumored to be back on the 450 for GNCC, especially after Kailub put it to him in consecutive events. DUNLOP 81 At the Rattlesnake National Enduro, nearly every KTM/Husaberg factory rider was using the new Dunlop 81. According to Lafferty, the tire is so good, it’s like cheating.
TOTAL DOMINATION The 1987 MX des Nations at Unadilla had all of the makings of a Euro stomp. Incredibly, horri- ble weather turned the track into a miasma of doom, yet our team, led by Bob Hannah with Jeff Ward and Ricky Johnson (pictured), totally dominated, which resulted in another victory in the team event. MOTLEY CREW The Desert Assassins put on some awesome Baja rides, like Rip to Cabo and Baja Beach Bash.
LUBE IT UP When mounting tires, more lube is better than no lube! Soapy water, tire paste, silicone spray or Matrix Concepts’ 1.7 tire-mounting lube, just be sure to use something.
SAGGIN’ Properly setting the race sag on your machine is very important and one of the most commonly overlooked items.
DOUBLE DUTY The Kalguard air-filter cleaner works great on filters, it also removes that stubborn leftover glue residue on the plastic after removing your graphics. Spray it on, let it sit for five minutes and pressure-wash it off.