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McThoughts – 450 Class|Indy SX

McThoughts – 450 Class|Indy SX By Jeff McConkey This past Saturday night, the 450 Class lined up for the 13th time. This was the toughest track yet, due to the ruts and soft dirt. Many riders struggled all day and night to navigate the obstacles, but it made for good racing. Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen put on a very entertaining main event for all 20 laps. Unfortunately, Dungey has

McThoughts – 250 East SX|Indy

McThoughts – 250 East SX|Indianapolis By Jeff McConkey The 250 East resumed after a quick 1-week break. The track rutted up and was extremely technical. Most riders struggled, but Aaron Plessinger flourished and showed that he is an all around bad dude on a dirt bike. One thing that I appreciated was the little dance party with Malcolm Stewart and Plessinger after the race. They were not being cocky, just

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX|450 Class

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX|450 Class By Jeff McConkey The Monster Energy Supercross series returned after it’s brief one week off. It gave riders an extra week to heal up and prepare for the final stretch of the season. The teams headed back to California for this round, and I expected a dry, baked track. It was surprising to see that the moisture held pretty long into the evening. It’s too

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX|250 West

McThoughts: Santa Clara SX|250 West By Jeff McConkey The 250 West started back up after a 42-day break. I honestly don’t know how the West 250 racers do it. It’s almost like the season is starting all over again. Add in the fact that they now sit on the sidelines until the finale in Vegas and that has got to be tough for some, while others may actually look forward

McThoughts: Detroit SX – 450 Class

McThoughts: Detroit SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 11 went off this past Saturday. In what looked to be a fairly easy track, actually turned out to be pretty tricky. The laps were very short and I think they could have used more of the floor. The track had a whoop section that had to be 100 yards long and it gave most riders

McThoughts: Detroit SX – 250 East Round 4

McThoughts: Detroit SX – 250 East Round 4 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Detroit was the 4th round for the 250 East class this season. The track looked short and turned out to be very hard-packed and extremely rocky. The racing was very good, as the riders had to navigate a 100-yard-long whoop section. After last week’s shake up in the points, with the points leader #49 Martin

McThoughts: Toronto Supercross 450 Class

McThoughts: Toronto Supercross 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Supercross made its return to Toronto this past Saturday night, and 0ver 50,000 Canadian fans came out to show their support. The dirt held up really well and gave us some great racing. It was a little slippery in spots, but these guys are the best in the world and make it fun to watch. The familiar faces were up front and

McThoughts: Toronto 250 East SX

McThoughts: Toronto 250 East SX By Jeff McConkey The 250 East riders came to Toronto this past weekend, and it was anyone’s game. Current points leader, #49 Martin Davalos, was not in Toronto due to personal “family reasons.” That meant that the red plate was going to a different rider for the first time this season. Heading into Toronto, we had a few riders capable of wins. There was Daytona

McThoughts: 450 SX Round 2 – Daytona

McThoughts: 450 SX Round 2 – Daytona By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It wasn’t the best Daytona track, but the racing was still pretty good. Many people were complaining about the design, but they all had to race the same track. Eli Tomac picked up his first win since having double shoulder surgery in the off-season and switching teams. He looked very good, but I still don’t think

McThoughts: 250 East SX Round 2 – Daytona

McThoughts: 250 East Round 2 – Daytona By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Daytona went off this past Saturday night. The track wasn’t great and kind of looked like a game of follow the leader, but that didn’t stop the top 4 guys from putting on a great race. I, honestly, don’t think I’ve ever seen the top 4 that close for the entire race, especially at Daytona. 250