Where do you plan to be on May 24, 2014? For the last four years, it certainly
wasn’t going to be at the Glen Helen 250/450 National. Back in 2010, Glen Helen
and MX Sports had a falling out of epic proportions over the terms of the National
contract, and Glen Helen walked away. A war of words ensued and Internet know-it-alls only made matters worse, as Glen Helen moved on to host the USGP, Red Bull
X-Fighters and Lucas Oil Offroad Truck series. As for MX Sports, they had four
disastrous years at Pala Raceway and Lake Elsinore.
Perhaps cooler heads prevailed, because Glen Helen and MX Sports kissed and
made up—they will be the opening round of the 2014 AMA Nationals.
At the end of the 2013 AMA 250/450 National season, Lance Vincent,
Ryan Sipes and Christian Craig announced their retirements from racing. Sipes
had raced the AMA circuit since 2004 and had five top-10-overall finishes in the
250 Supercross series and was sixth overall in the 2008 AMA 250 Nationals.
Christian Craig, the son of Team Yamaha rider Mike Craig, was injured most of
his career, but in 2011, he finished in the top 10 in three 450 Nationals and
backed that up with two top 10s in 2012. Lance Vincent finished eighth overall
in the 2011 and 2013 AMA 250 East Supercross series.
HEADING FOR BOCA RATON:
SIPES, VINCENT & CRAIG
WATCH OUT FOR FLYING PIGS:
GLEN HELEN IS BACK ON THE
AMA NATIONAL SCHEDULE
Ryan Sipes is done
Rough, no. Tough, definitely. The
riders as well as their bikes. Intense
conditioning, constant practice, and
an unrelenting drive to win keep the
edge hard and polished.
THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS