THE DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD 4th and 5th of May

Author: Aaryn Minerds


Welcome to THE DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD, presented by, our weekly look at the events and riders that will be in action throughout the coming weekend.

From International Events and Races that Australians and even our New Zealand friends are competing in, to national events and even a list of as many local state events we can find.


2013 Monster Energy MXN Round 3 Wonthaggi:
Australia's best riders are back in action this weekend - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Australia's best motocross riders head to Wonthaggi for round three of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals. Motorex KTM pilot Todd Waters will run the red plate in the MX1 class after dominating the opening round at Raymond Tce and sneaking through for another round win at Murray Bridge last weekend

Luke Styke will continue to run the red plates on his Serco Yamaha YZ250F this weekend, after winning on the opening round, before finishing a close second to his team mate Luke Coult at Murray Bridge

Points leader in the MXD class Jack Simpson will get to run the red plate for the first time in 2013, after the MXD riders were absent at Murray Bridge.

The opening round of the 2013 two stroke cup fires up this weekend with former MXD championship Errol Willis heading the line up.

Practice and qualifying get underway from 8.30am Sunday with all the action streamed live via Catch race updates and results via the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.


2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Round 17, Las Vegas:
Villopoto has the crown in the 450sx class, who will win the 250SX classes - Credit: Kawasaki Racing
Aussie Line up: Chad Reed 450SX, Jackson Richardson 250SX East

Ryan Villopoto has already wrapped up the 2013 title, so the big battle in the 450SX class looks to be for second place between Davi Millsaps who has a three point advantage over Ryan Dungey. Millsaps looks as though he will miss the outdoor season due to a knee injury, so will have extra motivation to finish the SX series on a high.

In the 250SX regional classes, it will be a huge double header with both the final rounds of the West and East coast playing out in front of a packed house.

In the West KTM's Ken Roczen carries a small five point advantage in to the final round over Geiko Honda's Eli Tomac, while on the East it will be the same two teams going for the title with Geiko Honda's Wil Hahn taking the five point advatage over KTM's Marvin Musquin

Gina Cleaver is back in action for the final round of the year and will provide twitter updates for as the 250SX finals play out. She is also aiming for a couple of big scalps for some interviews before the SX season is over!

Also catch all the action live on ESPN from 11am Sunday Morning Australian time on the Foxtel Network.

2013 FIM MX1 and MX2 World Championship Round 6, Portugal:
Will Herlings make it 12 from 12 this weekend - Credit: KTM Images
Aussie Line Up: Dean Ferris MX2

The World Motocross Championships heads to Portugal for round six of the season. Tony Cairolli continues to lead the MX1 class, though he has not had it all his own way this year. Gautier Paulin has taking one round win away from the Italian, along with Clement Desale, who has also won the past three GP's of Portugal.

In the MX2 class, Jeffrey Herlings will look to make it six round wins in a row and 12 straigh moto wins as he aims for the perfect season. Everyone here in Australia will be cheering for our boy Dean Ferris to put and end to Herlings streak.

Catch all the action from Portugal live on

2013 Monster Energy FIM World Speedway Championships Round 3, Sweden:
Chris Holder will be aiming for a podium finish this weekend
Aussie Line Up: Chris Holder, Darcy Ward

Round three of the 2013 Monster Energy FIM World Speedway GP heads to Gothenburg in Sweden where Aussie Duo, Chris Holder and Darcy Ward will be looking for a podium finish to continue their solid first round results.

Ward currently sits equal second in the championship behind Tomasz Gollob who has 31 point and tied with Nicki Pedersen on 25 points. Current World Champion Holder sits four points behind Ward in 6th position.

As always catch all the action live early Sunday morning with on the Speed Channel on the Foxtel network starting from 3am.

2013 Can-Am GNCC Championship Round 5:
GNCC actions fires in to life again this weekend - Credit: Ken Hill
Aussie Line Up: Josh Strang XC1, Paul Whibley XC1 (NZ) Rory Mead XC1 (NZ)

Round five of the 2013 GNCC championship heads to Park City in the United States, with Charlie Mullins holding a five point lead over his teammate Kailub Russell

For the the Australian and New Zealand riders it has been a bit of a tough start to the year, For Aussie Josh Strang the season started well, however the past two rounds have seen him run in to a little trouble and dropping some big points to the series leaders.

Current Champion Whibley has struggled early this season, but heading in to the tighter and more technical tracks is expected to be a challenger for race wins in the up-coming rounds.

Where are you getting dirty this weekend Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Motocross: Rnd 1 North Coast Series, Maclean DBC Maclean (Sat)
Motocross: Wannabrook MX Rnd 2 Young (Sun)
Motocross: Sth Grafton Ex Services MCC Rnd 2 North Coast Series Gnudwoc Park (Sun)

Dirt Track: QLD Long Track Championships, Lang Park, Woodstock (Sat)
Motocross: Rum City MX Club Day, Bingera Weir (Sun)
Motocross: Tully MX Club Day, Tully MX Track (Sun)
Motocross: Central QLD MX Series Round 4, Emerald (Sat)
Motocross: SEQ MX Club Day 8, South East QLD (Sun)
Motocross: Central QLD Off Road Series Round 1, Marlborough Station (Sun)
Trail: QESC A4DE Fundraiser Trail Ride, Kilkivan (Sat)
Trials: Logan River Moto Trials 2 Day, Hinchliffe's Property (Sun)

Enduro: Baroota 400 Desert Race, Barrota: Crystal Brook (Sat/Sun)
Moto Trial: Mt Barker Moto Trial, Springs Road Mt Barker (Sun)
Motocross: Renmark Club Meeting, Renmark (Sun)
Motocross: Tea Tree Gully Practice Day, TTG MX Track (Sun)
Motocross: Murray Bridge Practice Day, MB MX Track (Sun)

Speedway: DSRDA Speedway Sidecars, Northline Speedway: Practise Night (Sat)
Off Road: DMCC Kamfari, Gunn Point area (Sun)
Enduro: ASMCC 3 Hr Enduro Tilmouth Well area (Sun)

Motocross: MX Championship RD2 STMCA Oatlands (Sun)

Motocross: MX Nationals - Round 3, Wonthaggi, VIC (Sun)
Motocross: Minikhana Come 'n' Try Day, Wonthaggi, VIC (Sun)

Motocross: Eric Walter Cup, Eric Walter Park, WAJMC (Sun)
ATV: 2013 Quad State Championship Regulations Incorporating Womens, Vets & Junior Quad Championship (Sun)

After a few lean weeks trying to find time to ride, we are about to embark on some heavy ride time on our KTM 350 SXF - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
This weekend will unfortunately be another rest weekend for our KTM 350 SX-F as we take time away from the track ourselves to head to the third round of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals.

We certainly have a lot of riding in store in the coming weeks though, starting with a mid week ride next week. Our Hattah entry has been lodged and a few more events will be entered this week, including a round or two of the AORC, a Victorian State MX round and we our trusty orange beast will be back in racing action at the SA state MX titles next weekend.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Social Pages over the weekend for up to date results and all the action from Raymond Tce. Then check the front page of the site on Monday for our MONDAY MOTOBOARD for a full list of results from all racing over the weekend.

Again for 2013 if there are any events at your local club that you would like to have added to the Dirty Weekend Ahead, email details to

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