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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

McThoughts: 450 Supercross – Atlanta

McThoughts: 450 Supercross – Atlanta By Jeff McConkey On Saturday night, the action headed East. East to Atlanta, Georgia. The traditional red clay rutted up and made a not-so-tricky track technical.  The crew added a sand section that was difficult to navigate for all. There’s something about heading East that spruces certain riders up. The 450 main event had solid action throughout the pack and was fun to watch. Marvin

McThoughts: 250 East Round 1 – Atlanta

McThoughts: 250 East Round 1 – Atlanta By Jeff McConkey Round 1 of the 2016 250 East Coast SX series went off on Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia. The track looked good, but I was honestly expecting bigger whoops. I feel the East may be a little bit more stacked this season compared to the West. Top 10’s aren’t going to be easy with all of this talent. Let’s take

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 450 Class

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Wow, what a 450 race! The entire 20-lap battle was impressive, but how about those first 2 laps. Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey absolutely sent it, going back and forth, and it was something to see. The pair basically rode 20 near perfect laps and smoked the rest of the pack. The dirt in Dallas was very slippery and didn’t offer

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 250 West

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 250 West By Jeff McConkey The final 250 West round before the annual East Coast break went off this past Saturday. Going in, Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy had a slim 3-point lead over Cooper Webb. In the main, all the 3 race winners from 2016 were all up front ready to put on a great race. Disaster struck red plate holder Savatgy when the leader Christian

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX | 450 Class

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Six rounds down and the racing has been very solid every week. Yes, it is pretty much a given that Ryan Dungey will always be on the podium, but there are some really good battles going on throughout the pack. The class is so stacked, we have some serious heavy hitters outside of the top 10 every week. We