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2019 Gorman NGPC

Photo of Zach Bell riding his KX450 at the 2019 Gorman NGPC

2019 Gorman NGPC Report —  The Hungry Valley ORV park hosted the seventh round of the 2019 AMA National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC). As it’s located in the mountains near Gorman, CA, this round is one of the more picturesque. In a departure from the desert terrain of the Southwest, Gorman offers undulating, hard-pack trails…

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2019 24 Hours of Glen Helen

2019 24 Hours of Glen Helen Report —  The 24 Hours of Glen Helen is the perfect battleground for testing the limits of both rider and equipment. In the Po class, teams are only allowed four riders. And while Sportsman teams can have a secondary bike in impound, Pro teams have to make one machine…

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2019 Taft WORCS

Cover image of Zach Bell accelerating on his kx450 at 2019 taft WORCS

2019 Taft WORCS Report —  The conditions were always going to be brutal as the tenth round of the 2019 WORCS series rolled into Taft, CA. A dry, hot Summer meant little moisture underneath the powdery oil fields. As a result, sections of the course turned to silt, which meant vision would be at a…

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2019 Ridgecrest NGPC

2019 Ridgecrest NGPC Report —  The 2019 AMA National Grand Prix championship picked back up following a lengthy Summer hiatus. As usual, the fast, flat desert surrounding Ridgecrest, CA’s Desert Empire fairgrounds would host the sixth round. Riders seem to enjoy the course as it winds through flowing, high-speed corners. This year, the promoters and…

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2019 Glen Helen 2 Sprint Hero

Zach Bell hitting berm at 2019 Glen Helen 2 Sprint Hero Enduro

2019 Glen Helen 2 Sprint Hero Report —  The 2019 Sprint Hero Enduro series headed to a dry, dusty Glen Helen Raceway for the finale. After the original location fell through, series promoters were forced to reschedule the last round to the popular venue. With multiple events coinciding at the track, a fast and furious…

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2019 Glen Helen 2 WORCS

2019 Glen Helen 2 WORCS Report —  Round nine was the second trip to Glen Helen for the 2019 WORCS series. The conditions couldn’t have been much more different than the first time around. Rather than a wet and rainy mudder, dry, hot conditions greeted the racers. The racecourse was fast and flowing, utilizing both…

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2019 Grays Harbor WORCS

2019 Grays Harbor WORCS Report —  Gray’s Harbor, WA was host to the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2019 WORCS series. In a unique format, the rounds would be held mid-week, back-to-back, with one rest day in between. To explain, round seven was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, while round eight would be on…

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2019 Cinder Hills Sprint Hero

“The Cinder Hills Sprint ended up providing a really technical racecourse. Not so much from tight, rocky, or tricky terrain in the standard sense. The odd traction and buried tree roots made it tough, and very unique compared to much of the west-coast, desert we’re used to…”

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2019 Mesquite WORCS

“This race was brutal. To me, it was more of a classic WORCS race from the mid-2000’s where the conditions would either make a man of you, or see you crumble” – Robby Bell

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Dirt Rider Magazine Feature: Zach Bell’s KX450

Dirt Rider Magazine recently posted a feature highlighting Zach’s Chaparral Motorsports, Precision Concepts, Kawasaki KX450. Click the link to view the entire article: https://www.dirtrider.com/2019-off-road-factory-racebikes-zach-bells-kawasaki-kx450 Excerpt from the article, written by Mark Kariya: “‘We’ve done one day of testing this year and that’s basically what I’ve stuck to. We made a few minor adjustments [at the…

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