Vital MX Pit Bits: 2022 Millville National

Check out the latest and greatest from around the paddock at the 2022 Millville National!

Talon Hawkins made his pro debut under the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team this weekend. He was aboard a 21 model bike that appeared to be a mix his amateur bike but with some pro goodies sprinkled in?

Talon Hawkins was on his amateur 2021 bike and running his amateur bike suspension.

Little morning update on RJ Hampshire's machine. Both RJ and Justin Cooper aren't under consideration for the 2022 Team USA MX2 spot at Motocross of Nations. The team will have a 450 rider that will drop down this year.

All the Rockstar Husky guys choose to remove the shock cover panel that comes on the production bike.

Welcome to the team Jamie. He officially starts later this week.

Troll Train taking care of the local fans at his last hometown race as a full-time pro.

Suspension decisions are tough...

We've heard Antonio Cairoli will be back before the season is up...sounds like he'll be back around Budds Creek.

Freddie Noren was back alongside Benny Bloss this weekend under the BBMX tent.

And by tent, we meant Ez-Ups. The team is still running with blank branding on the rig and no full canopy as their current one has Rocky Mountain branding all over it...

Little peak at the wash area and pressure washers inside the HRC Honda truck.

FXR is a Canadian brand but they have a main office and lots of staff in Minnesota, so Millville is definitely a hometown event for them. With that, they put out some 2023 gear for a sneak peek.

More '23 goodies.

No, J-Mart wasn't racing but his new ride was on display.

As of now, J-Mart is the only rider on ClubMX who will race a 250 outdoors in 2023.

We were in Troll land.

Hello Benny Bloss! What would you be discussing over at the ClubMX truck?

With added and more complicated electronics on the the high level teams, keeping these connections dry and sealed is an even more important task than ever.

The HEP Suzuki crew had every WD-40 product out that you can imagine.

It's that time of the year, it's getting HOT!

Looks like we'll be seeing the number one plate back on track before the season is up but sans the red background.

Ty Masterpool is still graphic-less.

Mr. Millville wasn't too hard to spot.

On the latest generation KX250 platform, the Pro Circuit squad is able to get through the motos on stock fuel tanks.

A closer look at Max Anstie's Firepower Honda Racing CRF450R! This was Max's last outdoor national we'll see him and the team at this year.

Neken triple clamps with solid bar mounts and Neken bars are featured on their machines.

Honda Genuine is the branding for OEM Honda parts, which seems to be a bit more publicized down under in Australia, where the team's owner is from.

The suspension duties are handled by Factory Connection, featuring Showa A-kit suspension and a full linkage from the brand as well.

Red Moto makes a plastic oversized tank for sprint enduros which has been a good option for the team. Much more economical than the carbon options out there...and a bit tougher as well.

Pirelli scoop engaged.

Froth is a brand of chemicals and cleaning agents owned by the owner of the team, Yarrive Konsky. The brand will launch in Australia in August...then in the US around November.

HGS exhausts aren't too common place in the US.


Some riveted on radiator louver extenders, for the larger radiators the PC team utilizes in outdoors.

Ryder DiFrancesco squeezed in under the 40 point limit, so he will race Loretta Lynn's this year, before rejoining the team for the final four rounds of AMA Pro Motocross in 2022.

The FXR crew setup a different pit shirt look for the Club staff this weekend.

Cleared for launch.

Not many teams utilize cotter pins rear axle nuts. But the PC crew does.

The morning started out with split decision on scoop tires but by the motos almost all were gone as Millville wasn't ripped too deeply this year.


Justin Shantie showing off his Tonichi torque wrench he uses to keep his spokes right on the money.


The oil coolers were gone from the HRC 450s this weekend.

Little look at the HRC triple clamp setup.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki crew goes all out with their swamp coolers.

Just keep scrubbing...

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