Due to extraneous circumstances in the motorcycling industry MX Sports has been unable to get the 250cc ruling for the AMA Nationals for 2009.
This is the letter that I received from Davey Coombs;
We have been trying our hardest, on both this and the television front
(we’re good there) but right now the entire motorcycle industry is focused
on fighting the CPSIA “lead law” that is just killing the dealers and the
sport. To ask them to make a change at this 11th hour in their plans and add
or redevelop two-strokes does not seem like the best use of their time and
resources. Every conversation, every hour, every dollar is being directed at
overturning the law or at least gaining an exemption, as it has cut their
business by almost 30% already.
That said, I will keep trying, if not for 2009, then for 2010. And if I
can’t get it done, at least a two-stroke support class in the meantime is on
the idea table.
Over at Transworld Motocross Online they posted the following along with a video which includes Jason Lawrence and Travis Baker comparing a 250 two stroke against the 250F. This is a must see video!
On the heels of MX Sport’s recent announcement that after careful deliberation, 250cc two-strokes will not be allowed to compete in this summer’s 250cc National Championship Series against 250cc four-strokes, we bring you this interesting video about what could have been.
Though the rule will be revisited in the future, once the CPSIA Lead Ban crisis is resolved, we can’t help but wonder what could have been this summer, had the rule been enacted.
Naturally, we filmed this video and worked on the content for a magazine feature when things looked good for the rule, and the information that lies in this video and in the magazine feature that will hit newsstands next month is both interesting and intriguing. Look to the May issue of TransWorld Motocross for tons of comparative information, including lap times from our test riders, Jason Lawrence and Travis Baker, as well as dynamometer readings, price comparisons, etc.
For now, though, enjoy the video; complete with the sweet ring-a-ding sound of a two-stroke 250 at full chat.
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