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CONTENTS TRAINING CAMP New Jersey SX I4MX photo gallery FROM THE FENCE RACE REPORT

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Publisher Billy Wood

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Photography Cover by: Rob Koy • Contents by: Rob Koy Chris Weedon • “Photo” Frank Bounemani Billy Wood • RJ Huss • Imoto • John Sheppard Ashley Clay • Jim Harris • Twisted Images Tim Eggers • Glenn Gardner • Shelley at DZP

Editorial Isaac Scoggin • Kirk Layfield • Chris Reo Jenn Sheppard • Jimmy Button • Monkey Jason Alpert FLMX Magazine is published 12 times a year and is available through local Florida motorcycle dealers, race tracks, and special events Letters, questions, and comments can be sent by e-mail to: billy@flmxmag.com

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TRAINING CAMP

BRAIN FITNESS KIRK LAYFIELD N.D. M.S. EMT-P

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In my line of work I do a tremendous amount of research, and rightfully so as the field of emergency medicine and sports medicine are constantly providing new information for me to study and use with my clients. This month I wanted to go somewhere I had never gone before, brain fitness and more specifically concussions. In the professional ranks the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit takes care of the riders needs and the AMA has a guideline and or policy they follow to evaluate, treat and decide if and when each rider can participate if they sustain a brain injury. On the amateur side of the sport often times it is mom or dad who made the call after junior has hit the deck on when to return to competition. Take a look at some of the basics on brain fitness I uncovered as you may be the person to evaluate a rider’s ability to get back on the bike. What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury in which the brain is “concussed” inside of the skull from either a direct impact (i.e., hitting the ground) or a whiplash-type motion in which the brain is concussed through the accelerated motion of the head when the head is snapped forwards and/or backwards. Concussions are a common injury seen in athletes who compete in contact and/or collision sports. Historically, athletes who sustained mild concussions and did not lose consciousness were returned to play as soon as their symptoms cleared, oftentimes on the same day of the initial injury. Today, evidence-based research has changed the way sports medicine professionals diagnose, treat, and manage an athlete with a concussion. What are the symptoms of concussions? The signs and symptoms of concussion include somatic (headache), cognitive (fogginess), emotional (moodiness), physical (nausea/ vomiting), and behavioral (irritability). The following are a list of possible signs and symptoms that an athlete may experience with a concussion: headache; dizziness; nausea/vomiting; delayed verbal/ motor response; confusion/difficulty concentrating; disorientation; slurred or incoherent speech; incoordination; ringing in the ears; inability to remember recent or past events; loss of consciousness; sleep disturbances; photophobia (sensitivity to light); sensitivity to loud noises; fogginess What is the treatment for a concussion? The recommendation coming out of the 3rd International Conference on concussion in Sport held in Zurich (Nov. 2008) is that an athlete diagnosed with a concussion needs to have both physical and cognitive rest until symptoms dissipate and then a carefully monitored symptom-free program of graded exertion prior to medical clearance (McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W., Johnston,

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K., Dvorak, J., Aubry, M., & Molloy, M, 2009). Although it has long been known that physical rest was important for recovery, the addition of cognitive rest is an emerging trend. The basis underlying cognitive rest is that the brain needs rest in order heal just like any other musculoskeletal injury. The brain takes longer to heal if the brain is actively engaged. As the athlete’s symptoms begin to dissipate, the athlete can gradually begin increasing their cognitive and physical activities. However, if the symptoms return, the athlete needs to reduce their activity until the symptoms dissipate again. What happens if I return to sport before my symptoms clear? The risk of an athlete returning before a concussion has completely healed is a life-threatening condition called second impact syndrome. As the name implies, second impact syndrome occurs when an athlete sustains a second impact to the brain before the initial injury has healed. Athletes need to be taught to be honest and self-report their symptoms to parents, coaches, and sports medicine personnel. There are reports of high school athletes who have died from second impact syndrome who did not report their symptoms to coaches or sports medicine personnel. Recovery – Getting Back to Sport The recommendations for return-to-play protocol were published in the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich (November, 2008). The protocol includes five rehabilitation stages. The athlete completes the activity on one day and then can progress to the next stage the following day if the athlete is asymptomatic (symptom free) during the activity. The athlete may only start the progressions when he/she is asymptomatic at rest. 1 Light aerobic exercise (walking, swimming, or stationary cycling) keeping exercise heart rate to less than 70% of maximum predicted heart rate and no resistance training. 2 Sport specific exercise (activities that incorporate sport-specific skills excluding any head impact activities) 3 Non-contact training drills (progress to more complex drills, but no contact). 4 Full-contact practice (following medical clearance, participate in normal practice activities). 5 Return to competition If you suspect that you have a concussion, it is critical to seek the consultation of a sports medicine doctor for appropriate care. That’s all for this month, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, Innovationtrainingsystems@yahoo.com and visit www.innovationtrainingsystems.com for all your fitness and nutrition needs.


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2014 AMA MONSTER SX SERIES ROUND 16 NEW JERSEY APRIL 26, 2014

SX INVADES THE BIG APPLE ( AREA )

RACE REPORT BY: ISAAC SCOGGIN PICS BY: ROB KOY / KOY PHOTO

THE PENULTIMATE ROUND

of the series headed to the greater New York area, or more specifically, New Jersey. It has been hyped all year long as the most spectacular of events in the series schedule. The racing itself was supposed to take a slight backseat to the backdrop of the city, and the industry itself was introduced to the City that never sleeps in such a way that made you wonder which community was experiencing the greats awe. 1991 was the last year the series had graced the bright lights and skyscraper littered skyline of New York, but this time the promoters found success in twice the numbers of attendance. SX has currently grown in popularity and this may have been a true test of how far it has reached: all the way into a City full of football and baseball fans that one would think would have no room for an extreme sport such as SX. But apparently it does have room enough for one more sport. Not only did the fans enjoy the race, but also the industry people came out in droves to support the race and see the area. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not kid ourselves here, even a city as illustrious and celebrated as New York will take a back seat to a great SX race. The championship was on the line in a way that was as anti-climactic as it could be. Villopoto came into the race leading by 48 over Stewart, and with anything other than disaster he would be leaving the city with a fourth straight SX title. It began just the way no one in the stands really wanted, with a Villopoto holeshot. He sprinted away from the field like he had only done once this year at Daytona. The race for the lead and championship was all but over. The rain had been falling off and on all day and the night was producing much of the same. The track was a mixture of tacky and slimy. The ruts suited Villopotoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run and gun style perfectly. The battle for second in points and second on the track may have been separate but still both relevant. It did not take but a few laps before the battle for second in the points to be settled as well. Stewart had moved from 8th to 5th, and was working on Mike Alessi for the 4th spot when he dabbed his foot and suffered a knee injury of sorts. He attempted to go for a quarter of lap before pulling it in and heading back to the pits. This left Dungey in a great position to pick up yet another runner up spot in the SX championship, which he did through an uncharacteristically mistake filled ride.

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The two remaining podium positions were finally delivered to two very worthy and unlucky riders in 2014. Eli Tomac blitzed past a few riders to secure second place by lap 5. From that point on Eli just marched away from every except the number 1. As strong a ride as it was for Tomac, it might have been as impressive for the third place rider. Josh Hill nearly snagged the holeshot, ran in second for a little while before succumbing to Eli, and then settled in for third. He rode strong and was able to hold Barcia, Roczen, and Dungey at bay. Near the end of the main he also began catching back up to the big number 3. He had been preaching to everyone the weeks leading up to the race that if he could just get a start he

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RESULTS 450 SX OVERALL 1) Ryan Villopoto 2) Eli Tomac 3) Josh Hill 4) Justin Barcia 5) Ken Roczen 6) Ryan Dungey 7) Mike Alessi 8) Andrew Short 9) Trey Canard 10) Jake Weimer


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could land a podium, and he did. It was his first taste of champagne since 2010 when he was a championship threat for half the series. Not a person in the pits or stadium could be upset with a comeback story that plays out like that. It was a long terribly tough road, but he made it back to where he was before his near career ending injury. The best battle of the night goes to the one right behind the podium riders. Barica, Roczen, and Dungey put on a great show slicing up through the pack together. Each rider took turns in the lead and each rider took turns looking the best of the group. At one point Dungey had past both riders and looked to be on his way to catching Hill. Next thing you know he makes a small mistake and both Barcia and Roczen went by. In an unexpected fashion, Dungey then found himself high siding over a rut coming back across the start straight. He may have gathered second in points on the night, but he did not gather much in the way of momentum or enthusiasm about his season. Barcia got the better or both riders in his hometown race. He knows how to ride the slop like he few other riders and he even best a GP champion in Roczen. He was upset he did not podium, but with a bad start there is only so much you can do. It does appear he will be set up with some momentum and confidence come the outdoor championship.

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The 250 East series had the air let out of it by another injury to the point’s leader. Now there was only one man left with a real chance at the title, and that man was Justin Bogle. With a big points lead on any real championship threat all he had to do was get enough points to take over the red plate. With the track being a little slimy it would appear all Bogle would need to do was simply ride around and collect some points, while not pushing too hard and find himself the next would be champion. He decided to do one better … he worked his way to the front and ended the night by stealing the show. Bogle is known for a smooth style that includes some throwing around of his legs. His win was not uncontested though; as Jeremy Martin pushed him to the final turn trying to make enough time to get his first ever win. It was not to be for the younger Martin on this night, but it was a strong showing that he has now gotten his wrinkles ironed out and will be ready come SX next year.

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The third position was a battle between rookie Bisceglia and veteran Friese. Both of them were searching for their first ever podium and they had some heat from Lemoine and Cunningham as well. So it would have to be who made the least amount of mistakes and on this night the veteran of Friese pulled through for his time on the podium. He also tied for third in the series as a privateer, which hasn’t been done since Greg Schnell way back in 2000 on a MotoWorld Yamaha. Bisceglia stalled his bike in

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RESULTS 250 SX OVERALL 1) Justin Bogle 2) Jeremy Martin 3) Vince Friese 4) Matt Bisceglia 5) Matt Lemoine 6) Kyle Cunningham 7) Alex Martin 8) Mitchell Odenburg 9) Jimmy Decotis 10) Jackson Richardson


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a tight corner while navigating a huge rut and lost the position. He was unable to make the ground back up on Vince and had to settle for his second fourth of the season. Lemoine would hold fifth down with Cunningham taking 6th. Alex Martin was running up near third for the first several laps before washing his front end entering a 180degree corner. From there he had to do what he could to salvage a good finish. Eight went to the resurging Mitchell Oldenburg, while 9th went to Decotis and 10th to Richardson. The man of the night was none other than Jimmy Decotis. He won his heat race in front of a packed house that all had his back. He hails from nearby Massachusetts, and it was safe to say he was a crowd favorite. He grabbed a great start and was riding well enough to be looking at a podium come nights end. It was not to be as he found the back end of Biscegliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike while trying to square him up after just losing the lead. It was the loudest a crowd had been for a rider since last year in Minnesota when Dungey caught and passed Villopoto. No matter what the night produced for Jimmy it will surely go down as a highlight in his career. The Big Apple just greeted the SX community with open arms, and the racing proved to overshadow the backdrop of all backdrops.

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