MAY 2016 / MOTOCROSS ACTION 155
where bottom-end power is so
important. Our engines are done
in-house using parts from our sponsors. The bike performs really well.
We also use an FMF single-side
exhaust, which helps with torque.
Initially, I was concerned that we
would have difficulty passing the
AMA sound test, but that hasn’t
been the case.
ARENACROSS RACING IS
AGGRESSIVE. HOW DO YOU
PROTECT THE BIKE FROM
DAMAGE? The most important area is the engine, because
we don’t want the cases to get
smashed. Riders are always diving
to the insides of corners and making contact, so we use a Works
Connection skid plate with case
guards to protect the engine. We
also use Works Connection radiator
braces and a UFO front disc guard.
The whole idea is to prevent any
catastrophic issues resulting from a
run-in with another rider.
Jace Owen’s bike: Known for their
engine torque, Jace Owen’s TiLube
engine builders focused on its
strength for good starts and pull
out of the tight corners.