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McThoughts | Minneapolis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Round 7 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season went off Saturday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It wasn’t the best track of the year, but the racing was still pretty good. Eli Tomac, once again, found the groove and picked up another win. After Eli, it was pretty much the regular players. Nobody different has really had that breakthrough ride yet

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX | 250 East

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX | 250 East By Jeff McConkey In past seasons in┬áthe 250 regional SX series, the West has been a little bit stronger than the East. 2017 is the year of the East. I feel it is much stronger and will give us great racing all season long. The track at the East opener was pretty narrow, and didn’t make for the best racing, but I was

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Anything can happen in SX, and that is part of the attraction. The last two weekends, Eli Tomac looked like he wouldn’t lose another race this season. Fast forward to Saturday night in Arlington and Tomac made a big mistake and once again looked human. You can’t blame the crash on Eli completely, he just lost

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The 250 West riders were making their final appearance before the East Coast 250 series starts up next week. Riders always want to go into a long break on a high, but unfortunately for the former points leader, Shane McElrath, his bike had issues after leading 15 laps and he finished in 22nd claiming only 1

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The best 450 riders in the world looked pretty shaky at times on the tough Oakland track. Everyone but Eli Tomac. Eli was once again on a complete other level than the rest of the field. It’s almost like he didn’t realize that it was rutted and super sketchy. He caught and gapped Ryan Dungey after

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Oakland was a man’s track on Saturday night. The wet conditions made for very scary sections, and almost everyone had issues. You were taking off in ruts and somehow hoping to land in a rut. Once again, our points leader was forced into the LCQ, and once again he somehow turned that into a good start

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 450 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 450 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Just when I thought we were about to see Ryan Dungey dominate the rest of the season, it happens again — Eli Tomac steps up and puts in an incredible ride and waxes the competition. That’s part of the reason why our sport is so good. Stuff like this can

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 250 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 250 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It wasn’t looking good for the red plate holder early on at Round 4 in Phoenix, Arizona. #38 Shane McElrath had been the picture of consistency. Back to back wins followed by a 3rd place in the first 3 rounds, and it looked like a run straight to the title

McThoughts | A2 | 450 Class | Presented by Leatt and MX101

McThoughts | A2 | 450 Class | Presented by Leatt and MX101 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Saturday night in Anaheim still has everyone talking. First of all, I’d like to wish Ken Roczen a very speedy recovery. As we all know, Kenny had a very scary high speed get off which resulted in a very bad left arm injury. He wasn’t riding over his head or taking stupid

McThoughts | A2 Supercross Predictions

McThoughts | A2 Supercross Predictions By Jeff McConkey Hey, guys. We are two rounds in to the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, and we’ve been treated to some great racing in both classes. In the 450 Premier Class, we have had the same 6 riders finishing in the top 6 positions, with only Eli Tomac and Cole Seely swapping places. Looking at it on paper, you’d think it was