|September 17, 2011 USA CA Costa Mesa * Speedway FMX Night #2|
|Past Motorcycle Events 2011|
|Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:48|
Costa Mesa Speedway FMX Night #2September 17, 2011 at OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa Speedway
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
In the world famous "bullring" arena
FMX Night #2*
Speedway Motorcycle Racing, Sidecar Racing Demo and Freestyle Motocross Jumpers
Gates Open at 6pm | First race at 7:30pm
Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges with jumps and stunts.
Big Air (also known as Best Trick), in which each rider gets two jumps — usually covering more than 60 feet (18 m) — from a dirt-covered ramp. A panel of judges evaluates the style, trick difficulty, and originality and produces a score on a 100-point scale. Each rider's highest single-jump score is compared; top score wins.
Riders use modified motocross bikes with after market parts to lower weight and improve performance. Riders will often shave down the seat foam to give a wider range of motion and better grip on the seat. Steering stabilizers are also common, and help keep the front tire running straight when tricks requiring the rider to let go of the handle bars are performed. Many riders will also shorten the width of the handle bars, to make it easier to put the legs around the bars, like such tricks as the 'heelclicker' or 'rodeo'. Excess cables, such as brakes and clutch cables are usually redirected away from the bars, to avoid riders getting their boots caught on the bike. The engine and mechanical details of a FMX bike are fairly stock, not needing the fine tuning of a racing bike. Riders may also choose to have 'lever' on their handlebars to help then when performing 'Kiss Of Death Backflips.' A 'lever' is usually a metal plate or pipe coming off the handle bars, and going in front of the riders wrist or lower arm to stop the rider from rotating during the flips, but letting the bike continue to move. Bikes have after market performance pipes that give more power. The bike must have very strong suspension and very high quality tires. Also most riders have graphic kits on their bikes to show off.
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