McThoughts – Oakland SX 250 West

McThoughts – Oakland SX 250 West By Billy Rainford “Batting for Jeff McConkey today will be #45 Billy Rainford.” That’s right, Jeff is away on holidays, somewhere in the Caribbean, so I will have to step in and give one of these ‘McThoughts’ columns a shot. Round 4 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series headed north up the PCH to Oakland, California, Saturday night. As the old Mark Twain

McThoughts: A2 450 SX

McThoughts: A2 450 SX By Jeff McConkey Round 3 wasn’t as exciting as the first 2 rounds, but it still gave us some solid racing. The track was pretty technical which led to a fair amount of carnage. Poor Trey Canard had a rough night and his status for next week and beyond is up in the air. With Canard’s exit, we can add his name to the list which

McThoughts: A2 250 SX

McThoughts: A2 250 SX By Jeff McConkey Round 3 of the 250 West went off at A2 on Saturday night. Cooper Webb has scored all 3 wins, but they have not been boring. He has had to make some very impressive passes along the way, and is truly the man of the class. Christian Craig continued to look good all day long, and finally put it together for the main

McThoughts: 450 SX – San Diego Round 2

McThoughts: 450 SX – San Diego Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 2 of the 450 class lined up Saturday night in San Diego. The 450 class is extremely stacked this season, and top 10’s don’t come easy. Former champ #7 James Stewart gave it a go early in practice after receiving clearance to race. James took a very hard hit to the head last week,

McThoughts: 250 West – San Diego Round 2

McThoughts: 250 West – San Diego Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Round 2 of the West Coast 250 series went off on Saturday night. The moisture started coming out of the track in the main events and it got pretty slippery. Even in the slippery conditions, I was amazed how Cooper Webb could just point his Yamaha in any direction and the bike stuck. It was another great ride by

McThoughts: The Weston Peick/Vince Friese ‘Incident’

McThoughts: The Weston Peick/Vince Friese ‘Incident’ By Jeff McConkey By now, everyone has seen the Weston Peick/Vince Friese incident over and over again.  Before I get started, I would like to make it clear that I am not employed by MotoConcepts, and no I am not Vince Friese’s long lost cousin or anything like that. Vince has a history of questionable riding. Some call it dirty, and few just think

McThoughts: 450 Supercross – A1

McThoughts: 450 Supercross – A1 By: Jeff McConkey Photos by: Tyler Spikman @spikman A1 went off on Saturday night. We’ve been waiting a long time and it didn’t disappoint. The class is truly stacked, and throughout the season there will be some high profile racers missing the main events. There was some drama in the heat race and semi race, but I’m honestly so sick of seeing it all over

McThoughts: 250 West Supercross – A1

McThoughts: 250 West Supercross – A1 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Tyler Spikman @spikman The 250 West kicked off on Saturday night. In what looked like it was going to be a mudder, actually turned into a pretty decent race. Most of the top guys finished around where they should and there was no real drama (compared to the 450 class). Let’s have a look at the results and see

McThoughts: Walton National

McThoughts: Walton National By Jeff McConkey The 10th and final round has come and gone. The series headed to the world famous Walton Raceway track and didn’t disappoint. The Walton crew had the track in beauty shape all day long, and did a great job! The track gave us plenty of ruts which led to great racing. The MX2 championship was already claimed by Kaven Benoit, but it didn’t stop

McThoughts – Ulverton National

McThoughts – Ulverton National By Jeff McConkey Round 9 went off this past weekend in Ulverton, Quebec. The track was rough and had lots of elevation changes. Colton Facciotti has been on a tear lately, and he made the rough Ulverton track look silky smooth. Matt Goerke did what he had to do and still carries a 13-point lead into the 10th and final round at Walton. In MX2, Kaven