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McThoughts: 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals|MX1 Preview

McThoughts: 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals|MX1 Preview By Jeff McConkey Photo by Bigwave   This year’s MX1 class is absolutely stacked! We have 3 past champions, multi time MX2 champions, Transworld Slam champions, and a regional SX champion. How could you not be excited? Top 5’s are going to be a 10-rider fight and wins are going to be hard to come by. Last year, the depth in the MX1 class

McThoughts: 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals|MX2 Preview

McThoughts: 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals|MX2 Preview By Jeff McConkey The MX2 Class (250cc) this season in Canada has a great mixture of veterans, rookies, and guys ready to establish themselves. Two-time defending champion, #11 Kaven Benoit, has parked his trusty 2-stroke and moved to the 450 class. That means teammate #4 Cole Thompson will drop down and lead the way for the orange bikes. GDR Fox Honda will once again

McThoughts: Las Vegas Supercross – 450 Class

McThoughts: Las Vegas Supercross – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey What a 450 season! We had the most stacked class ever and the racing was great. Yes, Ryan Dungey was very dominant early on, but it was still fun to watch. Ken Roczen started to catch fire around Santa Clara. It’s a shame he couldn’t find a setting earlier on in the season, because he really could have taken a

McThoughts: Las Vegas Supercross – 250 Class

McThoughts: Las Vegas Supercross – 250 Class By Jeff McConkey For 2016, we were blessed with some fantastic racing on both coasts. In the West, there was one real favourite in Cooper Webb, but on the East, there were 4-5 guys. I’m still not a fan of how both coasts get thrown into the mix at Vegas, but that’s just my opinion. It’s a real bummer that the weather was

McThoughts: New Jersey SX|450 Class

McThoughts: New Jersey SX|450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Round 16 went off on Saturday night in New York City. It has been a long series and some of the riders are already over it, and in outdoor mode…not Ken Roczen and his RCH Suzuki squad. They have been working hard, as of late, and the way Ken rode Saturday night shows that they are working in the

McThoughts: New Jersey SX|250 East

McThoughts: New Jersey SX|250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The crazy 250 East went off once again on Saturday night. The track looked fairly technical and the true front runners all ended up in the front where they belong. Going in, the points were very close between leader Malcolm Stewart and Aaron Plessinger. Unfortunately, Aaron had a brutal start which has now dropped him to 14 points behind

McThoughts – Foxboro SX|450 Class

McThoughts – Foxboro SX|450 Class By Jeff McConkey Foxborough, Massachusetts, welcomed Monster Energy SX to the North East. The weather didn’t cooperate at first, but it ended up making for a pretty good track and really good racing. It was slick in spots, and it rutted up in others. You really had to be good at everything to succeed here. Ken Roczen was exactly that and it helped him to

McThoughts – Foxboro SX|250 East

McThoughts – Foxboro SX|250 East By Jeff McConkey The East 250 action stopped at the famous Gillette Stadium this past weekend. It’s an open stadium, so weather was a factor. It rained lightly early on, but actually dried up later in the day. As always, the crazy East Coast continued with no riders stealing the show 2 weeks in a row. Does anybody want to step up and win this

McThoughts – St. Louis SX|250 East

McThoughts – St. Louis SX|250 East By Jeff McConkey The 250 East has been anything but predictable this season. Going into St. Louis we had yet to see a repeat winner. One week someone steps up, only to falter the next race. As a fan it’s great, and it’s been great racing every round. The sand section was very tricky for most and may have changed the outcome of this

McThoughts – St. Louis SX|450 Class

McThoughts – St. Louis SX|450 Class By Jeff McConkey   Round 14 took place this past weekend in St. Louis. The track was once again a little soft, and that made it hard for a lot of the guys. Ken Roczen kept his good starts going and challenged the champ before a small mistake cost him. It was nice to see Chad Reed start his 200th start in the 450