Roost Report: Hangtown to Freestone Images and Typos: Scott Hoffman The biggest story leading up to the season opener of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship circled around one James Stewart. Everyone asked, “Will he kick some butt, will he choke, was his problem with SX all in his head or has he landed on his [...]
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08.15.2011 // 24 Comments
Since a few rounds into the 2010 AMA Nationals, rumors have been floating around that Suzuki and Ryan Dungey weren’t getting along. Why? At the time, the rumor said it was money. According to the rumor, Dungey wasn’t getting paid his win bonuses (including his seven-figure championship bonus). Back then, I talked to Suzuki’s Roger Decoster about it, and he denied the rumor, saying then (a couple of months after the rumor had started) that Dungey had been paid.
08.05.2011 // 1 Comment
Over the years, X Games has tried to bring in more and more Moto events. Some have stuck, and some haven’t. The list includes Freestyle Moto X (the original), Step Up, Best Trick, Best Whip, Moto X Racing (supercross, basically), Women’s Moto X Racing, Super Moto X, Speed & Style, and now Enduro X and Women’s Enduro X. I may even be missing some because this is just off the top of my head.
08.01.2011 // 0 Comments
Taddy Blazusiak seems to be winning just about everything over the last few years in extreme enduros, or at least coming close, and he lived up to the hype at the first-ever X Games Enduro X event inside Staples Center. Blazusiak had to go through the LCQ to make the main, due primarily to a [...]
07.13.2011 // 1 Comment
As a part of the AMA Pro motocross tour, weekends off are few and far between during the season. It doesn’t much matter if you’re a racer, a mechanic, or a journalist who covers the series, they’re rare. The only way most 450 racers get any time off is if they get injured. Basically, they [...]
06.29.2011 // 0 Comments
Kevin Windham started out the 2011 Lucas Oil/AMA Pro Motocross Championships just trying to help out his former team, Team Honda. Honda also supplies the biggest chunk of his salary and bonuses nowadays, paid through his GEICO Honda team, and when Honda needed fill-in help during the AMA Nationals last year, Windham stepped up and even won a race at the penultimate round at Steel City.
05.27.2011 // 0 Comments
Photos and banter: Scott Hoffman One week down and a heap to go in the next five months. There are a few new faces in the outdoor season and one that was rumored to return but bowed out at the last minute. Yes, as most of you heard, James Stewart did a little testing for [...]