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Test Days at Glen Helen

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It’s well known that a number of season-ending injuries in 2018 were caused by factory riders practicing on the same track as your average Joe, and it’s because of those unfortunate mishaps that some teams no longer ride on public ride days. However, the manufacturers have been working together and renting out Glen Helen Raceway for private test days exclusive to the factory riders. This week, we were fortunate enough to join the teams at Glen Helen and shoot some footage of the stopwatch nationals. Though we couldn’t shoot every rider, as some were logging in some top-secret testing, we managed to put together this video of a majority of the riders, enjoy!

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Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he has been editing moto videos for a mere two years. He's also the Swapmoto Race Series on-site photographer and reporter. When he finishes college, he will join the SML staff full time.

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11 Comments

  1. Drake Martin June 7, 2019

    really good idea doing private practice so there’s less injuries.

  2. Cole Reini June 7, 2019

    I like this type of coverage. It’s awesome to see what the factory teams are up to when you can’t see them on TV during an off weekend.

  3. Blake Dullinger June 7, 2019

    I thinks it’s a great idea to separate the pros from the joes. It not only keeps everyone safe (pros and joes) but it also creates some great racing for the motocross season with less chance of injury.

  4. Sam Melton June 7, 2019

    Any track that has a bunch of pros coming out for testing should have split practice. Great Video!

  5. Swappa June 7, 2019

    Love to see these guys grinding!

  6. Swappa June 7, 2019

    Want that Bell Helmet

  7. Brett Jones June 7, 2019

    As an Aussie visiting the USA…this is quite buzz to see all the pro’s in action at GH.

  8. Kyle Wilson June 7, 2019

    You guys should should take the raw, leftover footage (if there is any) and give us an unedited compilation every so often. The raw stuff never gets old.

  9. Jamie June 8, 2019

    Love that we can see and hear what goes on behind the scenes. The general public really has no clue until you guys start doing these pod casts

  10. Kyle Albin June 11, 2019

    I love the test day vids, I think it’s dope that you guys go out of your way to give people some behind the scenes action during the week!!

  11. Dylan Ratner June 20, 2019

    In this world of insta bangers, thank you for continuing to make some full-length videos I don’t have to watch on my phone. Keep killing it guys!