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Motocross Racing with REM at Glen Helen Raceway Photo Gallery

As part of our 2010 250F Motocross Shootout, MotoUSA competes in REM’s motocross racing series at Glen Helen Raceway. View the photos then read the story in the Motocross Racing with REM at Glen Helen report.

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One of the most entertaining elements of motocross racing is getting the opportunity to push yourself as well as the bike to its limits during a race.
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One of the most entertaining elements of motocross racing is getting the opportunity to push yourself as well as the bike to its limits during a race.
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MotoUSA test rider Frankie Garcia tests Honda’s ’10 CRF250R during his second moto.
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Without a doubt 250F-style motorcycles are much easier to control than their larger, more powerful 450F brethren. Pictured above is the ’10 KTM 250 SX-F.
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Getting a good start is one of the most important elements of the race. That way you’re not being blasted by roost or having to worry about the guy in front of you crashing in your path.
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REM’s course uses Glen Helen’s natural topography to make a fun yet challenging course.
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The composition of the dirt during the winter months at Glen Helen is as good as it gets.
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In between practice and the races, a riders meeting takes place at the registration tower. There they go over various rules and definitions of flags. The meeting is short and sweet and upon conclusions the first moto of the day begins.
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At REM there is a class for you to compete in no matter what type of dirt bike you ride.
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Non-members pay $40 for their first class and $20 for every additional. REM membership nets you $5 off the first class.
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Frankie airs it out over a tabletop aboard the ’10 Yamaha YZ250F. Jumps at REM are few and far between making it less intimidating and safer for all racers.
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Typically the soil at Glen Helen is mostly hard pack. But after a good dousing of rain the soil transforms into a wonderful mix of both hard pack and sand.
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Riders launch from a concrete starting gate which makes the art of launching your dirt bike more challenging due to the limited traction available from its surface.
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Dirt bike race starts are one of the most exciting elements of the race.
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REM’s race course is long and flows well. It’s also about as safe as motocross tracks come.