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"All these guys take some supplements and vitamins and nothing from what he takes, that we know, is on the [banned] list," DeCoster added. "KTM and Aldon [Baker] as well are all very careful about this stuff because we have read enough stories about how things can happen with just a nasal spray or something. So, we are very careful. KTM has a very strong policy of no drug use. Our contract is very strong. If Broc, if the proof is there that he took something, that product, and it was intentional and all that, then his contract is going to be finished immediately."

And Roger added this, which I was also thinking: "I believe that if a person was intentionally going to cheat, they would take another product than this product. This stuff may help a little bit, I don't know, but I don’t think it can make a big difference. It’s like drinking some cup of coffee, I think." 


A lot of people want to know what can be done here, as Broc could lose his job and years off his career if he gets a full suspension, which could be as much as four years. As we learned with both James Stewart and Cade Clason, this can be a long and difficult process to navigate. It also invariably leads the people who watch and/or are involved in our sport to question how we can make a more reasonable set of penalties. The steep punishments are meant to make athletes think twice before they skirt the rules, but in cases like motocross and supercross—where a nasal decongestant might help you breathe better but won’t get you skimming across the whoops 20 times faster or holding on longer going down Mount St. Helen—four years is practically a career-killer.

Yet when you use oversight from WADA (like the FIM) or USADA (like MX Sports Pro Racing), those mandatory penalties come with the price of admission. And it’s been largely successful: There have been three positive tests ever since testing started almost a decade ago.

In other developments this week, it was announced that Rockstar Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne just inked a two-year extension, though no official word on whether he would indeed move up to the 450 class as originally planned or defend his #1 plate in the 250 class. Also, Kawasaki Team Green prospect Garrett Marchbanks got the call-up from Mitch Payton’s Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki team for the start of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in May. Marchbanks hails from Utah and is an eight-time champion at the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, going all the way back to his days on a 65cc minicycle. Last summer he won the 250 B and Schoolboy classes on a KX250F. And in what must be one of the strangest accidents ever in supercross, Kyle Peters tore the ACL and MCL in his knee after he crashed on the ice outside the stadium in Minneapolis in the middle of that blizzard. Kyle’s going to try to race this weekend, but his knee is a mess.

And then there was the announcement that seven 125cc All-Star races would be held in support of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this summer. The success and popularity of the Dream Races at Washougal, organized by Joey Lancaster and his crew, as well as the steady chatter of 125cc and two-stroke fans over the years, had a few promoters wanting to add the race to their existing programs. The races are invitational and open to A and B riders 16 and older, as well as past professionals, which has guys like Ryan Villopoto, Ivan Tedesco, and David Pingree all talking about coming out and racing. (We had a two-stroke race lined up at High Point last year for RV’s visit, only to get hammered by rain and have to cancel it.) Glen Helen will continue to do its own two-stroke race for all classes, and the OG Dream Race crew will be helping out at Washougal, then doing their own annual Dream Race on the weekend of August 24-26, which you can check out right here: www.125dreamrace.com.

The hope here is that the 125 All-Star race is both a preview of some future stars and a showcase opportunity for some past ones. By the enthusiasm that greeted the news of the 125 races, it seems like they’re off to a good start.

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