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McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals | Gopher Dunes By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The first round of the Women’s East MX Nationals kicked off this past Saturday at Gopher Dunes. There was a solid turnout of familiar faces, but unfortunately there were quite a few regulars missing. Like everything, life must go on, and we are still going to see great racing no matter what. The big

McThoughts | Calgary National

McThoughts | Calgary National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford MX2 Class   The MX2 class was a little weak in 2016. Not the top 3, but just the depth. Well, 2017 is much better. We have many guys that can and will podium, and to get a top 10 this year is a lot tougher. Round 3 went off this past Sunday in Calgary and the MX2 class

McThoughts | Women’s West MX Nationals | Calgary Round 3

McThoughts | Women’s West MX Nationals | Calgary Round 3 By Jeff McConkey The 3rd round of the Women’s West MX Nationals series went off on Saturday in Calgary, Alberta. The girls were blessed with a very nice day and a good track to race on. Like the previous two rounds, the top 2 girl were on a whole different level. The pair of Shelby Turner and Lexi Pechout put on

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey What a crazy race! Eli Tomac went into the 2nd-to-last round of the season as the sole points leader, up by 3 points on Ryan Dungey. Dungey had to go for the win, no more Mr. Consistency, he needed every available point. There are always thoughts of team tactics, when championships are this close at the end of the

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey On Saturday night, we were treated to a great 250 East SX race. It was the second-to-last round and it looked like Joey Savatgy was going to cruise to his first professional title. Well, this is SX, and anything can happen. Just when you think something is a given, it’s gone in an instant. While riding comfortably in 2nd

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Going into Salt Lake City tied in points, Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had all eyes on them. Dungey has been the super consistent one, while Tomac has had the incredible raw speed. Early on in the season, Tomac was getting awful starts and Dungey was starting well. Eli trailed Ryan by as many as 29 points, and when

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Salt Lake SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Justin Hill can now add his name to the list of 250 SX Champions. It was going to take a huge mistake or a mechanical failure for Hill not to win this championship. He started off the season well, and then a 4 race win streak before the break, really cemented his title hopes. Justin was able to secure

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey If you were in Seattle Saturday night, you were most likely on the edge of your seat. Eli Tomac had reeled off 5 wins in a row heading into Saturday night, and trailed reigning champion and current points leader, Ryan Dungey by only 4 points. The track and wet conditions were going to make things tough for everyone, but did

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 West resumed after taking a back seat to the 250 East for 7 weeks. Some guys were visibly rusty, while others were just in survival mode. The weather held off for the race Saturday night, but it was pretty wet leading up to the event. It was surprising to see how well the track held up due to

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | St Louis SX | 450 Class By Jeff MeConkey Oh, what it could have been. Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac had finally started together, and it looked like we were in for an epic battle for 20 minutes. That was until Chad Reed and his ruffled feathers jacked up Ryan Dungey and his momentum. It’s honestly a bummer that Reed’s poor judgment could actually affect the outcome of