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What Really Happened: Monster Energy Cup 2012 Photos and Typos: Scott Hoffman The official “official” end of the 2012 racing season is over, yet in a small way it is the start or sneak peek preview into the 2013 supercross season. Anaheim 1 is just a little over two months away and for some racers [...]
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02.19.2012 // 1 Comment
What Really Happened: Monster Energy Supercross, Dallas Words And Photos: Pete Peterson It was round 7 for the 450 class but opening round for the East Coast 250F riders who’ve been waiting for their time on the track. Rains soaked the pits all day but under the roof of Cowboy Stadium the dirt was dry [...]
02.13.2012 // 0 Comments
What Really Happened: Monster Energy Supercross, San Diego Story by Chris Green • Photos by Scott Hoffmann Round 6 of the AMA Supercross happened right in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium and a packed stadium saw some great racing—probably some of the best yet this year. Last week in Anaheim, the track was criticized for having [...]
02.06.2012 // 5 Comments
This past Saturday was Round 5 of the 2012 AMA Supercross series and the second stop at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. With tons of complaints about the track at Anaheim 1, the track crew stepped up and gave the riders a great track for A2. The main points of A2’s layout were the many places to pass, a nice long whoop section and numerous rhythm sections that gave the riders optional flight paths around the track.
01.30.2012 // 0 Comments
What Really Happened: Oakland SX Type-Os: Scott Hoffman, Images: Kardy Just when you think it’s safe to start betting on your favorite rider, things get all discombobulated. Now four weeks into the series and we have four different winners in the premier Supercross/450 class. Crazy! Less than a week ago, the naysayers were telling James [...]
01.23.2012 // 8 Comments
What Really Happened: LA SX Reed wins, Dungey still point leader, Canard/Morais injured Photos and Type-Os: Scott Hoffman Round 3 of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series was something out of a spaghetti western: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. There was that moment when I witnessed Trey Canard getting landed on where [...]
01.16.2012 // 2 Comments
What Really Happened Historical Weekend in Phoenix Photos and Type-Os: Scott Hoffman Two weeks into the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and we already have a race for the title in both classes. Yet few will remember who finished 2nd or 20th in Phoenix on January 14. The only thing they will remember is [...]
01.09.2012 // 0 Comments
Photos by Shan Moore The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series is officially underway, and if the first round is any indication of things to come then it’s going to be one hell of a season. At this point, you’ve likely already seen the results of the hotly contested Supercross Lites class, or you heard [...]
10.17.2011 // 2 Comments
Inaugural events are unique because it’s one thing to have an idea, or even to announce the idea and plan an event, but it’s not until the actual running of the event that you get a real understanding of the potential for success at the event, and what tweaks will be necessary in the future.
09.20.2011 // 9 Comments
Over the weekend in Western France, at St. Jean D’Angely’s Moto Club Angrien, Team USA – Ryan Dungey (MX1), Blake Baggett (MX2) and Ryan Villopoto (MX3) – took home America’s seventh Motocross of Nations victory in a row. Anything can happen in racing, and you could even say it almost did, as the heavily favored Team USA went into the final of the three motos trailing the local favorites, Team France. However, what really happened at the MXoN is that the world got yet another example of what makes America’s top motocross racers – specifically Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey, the owners of the last four AMA 450cc titles, indoors and out, over the last two years – so great.
09.12.2011 // 0 Comments
In the past few weeks, in various columns and blogs here on motocross.com, I have pointed out how the mechanical troubles Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey suffered this year may have cost him the outdoor title. And that’s true. They may have.
However, there’s a reason why I said “may have”. It’s easy to add up points after the fact here and there and say, “If this would’ve happened, then this.” And all of us pundits do it quite a bit. But it’s not reality. The racing season is much more dynamic than that.