McThoughts

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey If you were in Seattle Saturday night, you were most likely on the edge of your seat. Eli Tomac had reeled off 5 wins in a row heading into Saturday night, and trailed reigning champion and current points leader, Ryan Dungey by only 4 points. The track and wet conditions were going to make things tough for everyone, but did

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 West resumed after taking a back seat to the 250 East for 7 weeks. Some guys were visibly rusty, while others were just in survival mode. The weather held off for the race Saturday night, but it was pretty wet leading up to the event. It was surprising to see how well the track held up due to

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class By Jeff MeConkey Oh, what it could have been. Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had finally started together, and it looked like we were in for an epic battle for 20 minutes. That was until Chad Reed and his ruffled feathers jacked up Ryan Dungey and his momentum. It’s honestly a bummer that Reed’s poor judgment could actually affect the outcome of

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East lined up for the last time before their short mid-season break. So far this season, we have had 4 different winners, and to be honest… nothing is set in stone. Joey Savatgy won the open and it looked like he was the man to beat. Then Zach Osborne stepped up and looked unbeatable. Zach had some

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey After Ken Roczen left the series due to injury, it really looked like it was going to be ‘The Ryan Dungey Show.’ He had a huge points lead and was getting the starts like always. Fast forward a few rounds, and Dungey isn’t getting the starts and it has been ‘The Eli Tomac Show’ as of late. Yes, Dungey still

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Detroit SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East has been very good so far this season. But Detroit, well, that was just a plain old Barn Burner. What a race! The only thing I think I could complain about would have to be how the 250 riders don’t always pass clean. It looks like they always want a little contact or that they wouldn’t be

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey The 450 class got a whole lot more interesting this past week in Indy. Not only did Eli Tomac win again and cut away at Ryan Dungey‘s points lead, Marvin Musquin also passed Ryan straight up and helped Tomac get closer to Dungey. The top guys are so close in speed, it’s weird to see Tomac be so dominant of

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey After Daytona, the 250 East looked like it was closing up. After Indy, it looks more and more clear that Zach OsborneĀ is in complete control, and it’s his title to lose. Adam Cianciarulo came in all fired up, but it was quickly doused. I also believe with Joey Savatgy getting the lead and riding well only to have Osborne pass

McThoughts | Daytona Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | Daytona Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Ricky Carmichael always used to say, “the season doesn’t startĀ until Daytona.” Well, we are at Daytona and the championship race has really tightened up. Ryan Dungey only leads by 17 points, and it is now Eli Tomac in 2nd not Marvin Musquin. The track was fast, rough, but hard to pass on. There was a bunch

McThoughts | Daytona SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Daytona SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East headed south to Daytona. This year’s track was long, fast and got pretty rough. They added a lot of sand and it made it tough on most. It has got to be hard racing under the lights with the colours of the soil changing in what seemed like every new section. Points leader, Zach Osborne, made it