McThoughts

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave This year’s 450 class has been super exciting. There are honestly 5 guys that can win, maybe 6. It makes it fun to watch when it isn’t just one guy dominating week after week. Marvin Musquin has been hot lately. He got out front early and made it happen. Unfortunately for Marv, he jumped on a red

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 250 West

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 250 West By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Saturday night in Seattle was once again some very good racing. The two fastest in the class went at it with Dylan Ferrandis edging out Adam Cianciarulo. They gapped the field and are clearly on another level. Other riders are riding well, but to be honest, they aren’t in the same conversation. For the rest of the

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 450 Class

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 450 Class By Billy Rainford It was round 11 of 17 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series for the 450 boys this past Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. #2 Cooper Webb went in with the red plate and all the confidence. 4 riders have separated themselves from the rest and Indy was no different. The great thing about the

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 250 East

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 250 East By BillyRainford Jeff McConkey is away on vacation, so I’ll give his usual ‘McThoughts’ column a shot in something we call ‘Brainstorm.’ Round 11 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series headed to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past Saturday night. It was round 11 for the 450 riders, but it was only round 6 for the 250 East riders. #24

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 450 Class By Jeff MocConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class​ Daytona….. it’s where some people say the championship starts. No bad races, no off nights, or you’ll miss out on an opportunity to be crowned the champion. The track was tough, like always, and offered good racing and options. I wasn’t a fan of the 2nd turn and the carnage, but shit happens. I,

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 250 East Can anyone in the East beat Austin Forkner? I honestly think he can only be beat by himself. He rides over the edge in practice and hits the dirt a lot, but he’s been lucky and keeps getting up. Then he passes for the lead by launching a quad and clipping a hay bail,

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class Atlanta was the most difficult track of the season to date. It was a technical and very rutted track that forced the racers to change lines sooner and quite a few more times than usual. Cooper Webb has been on fire this season, even his “off” nights have been very good. It all started

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 250 East/West Showdown

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 250 East/West Showdown By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Back in the day, there was one East/West Shootout. It was at the end of the season at the Las Vegas finale. After a hard-fought East Championship and an equally hard West Championship, the two coasts used to go head to head for bragging rights. I was a huge fan of it that way as

McThoughts | Detroit SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Detroit SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class Saturday night in Detroit the fans were treated to some great racing. Once again, I’ll say that the racing is great because of the track layouts and competitors, not the new Triple Crown format. The class is super stacked and as of now we haven’t lost a large amount of riders to injury. Defending champion

McThoughts | Detroit SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Detroit SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Have I ever mentioned that I am not a fan of the Triple Crown race format? Well, believe it or not, I’m still not. Yes, the racing was good in Detroit Saturday night, but it would be no matter what. It’s simple, good track layout, good dirt, and lots of talent = good racing. The wait