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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 [...]
07.07.2011 // 0 Comments
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson is a funny dude. He’s also, obviously, quite fast. At RedBud, he went 2-2 for second overall, and he leads the 250cc points standings at the halfway point by 14 over teammates Blake Baggett and Tyla Rattray. We caught up with him afterward. Motocross.com: Does coming into a race [...]
07.06.2011 // 0 Comments
TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed is having a banner year. Last year was his worst year as a professional motocross racer, but this year is turning into one of his best, and he’s doing it at nearly 30 years old and on his own team to boot. He won the overall at RedBud – his fourth overall win in the seven rounds run thus far – and pulled even farther ahead in the title chase, so we caught up with him afterward to get his take on it all.
07.04.2011 // 32 Comments
What really happened at RedBud is that we all got a lesson about what really matters in life, and motocross racing doesn’t. Not really. This past weekend we lost Josh Lichtle. Like most racers at any AMA National, Lichtle had been racing motocross since he was a little kid, and he and his family have been a staple in the motocross community for almost 20 years. Lichtle would’ve turned 24 next month. Reports say that Lichtle passed away this weekend from heat-related issues coming from racing at the RedBud National. And no matter how much anyone likes motocross, it’s not worth this. No sport is.
07.01.2011 // 1 Comment
In the middle of a hectic Outdoor National MX race, there’s not much opportunity for a mechanic to communicate with his rider—other than through the legendary pit board, that is. For a few short seconds each lap, this handheld dry erase apparatus serves as the link between a racer and his crew, often communicating valuable information about current events in the blink of an eye. Of course, the messages themselves have to be concise and to the point, and they also have to be helpful. We snapped a few shots in the mechanic’s area of a recent national to help gain a glimpse at just what these wrenches are saying mid-race. Check it:
06.30.2011 // 0 Comments
Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey should have gotten the overall win in Texas, at round two, except his bike quit with less than two laps to go in the second moto. He has been up front every moto somewhere, though, and in Colorado, he finally pulled off an overall win with a 2-1 score over rival Ryan Villopoto’s 1-2. We caught up with him after the race.