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McThoughts | A2 Supercross Predictions

McThoughts | A2 Supercross Predictions By Jeff McConkey Hey, guys. We are two rounds in to the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, and we’ve been treated to some great racing in both classes. In the 450 Premier Class, we have had the same 6 riders finishing in the top 6 positions, with only Eli Tomac and Cole Seely swapping places. Looking at it on paper, you’d think it was

McThoughts | San Diego SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | San Diego SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave   Saturday night’s 450 main had 2 riders destroy the field. Usually, races like that are boring — not his one. We got to see the best 2 racers in the world go at it for 20 minutes plus one lap. That doesn’t normally happen, but I’m thinking this is going to be the routine for

McThoughts | Sand Diego SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Sand Diego SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Round 2 of the 250 West Coast was pretty darn exciting. Most of the frontrunners have been up front and battling and that makes for good racing. Although #38 Shane McElrath has won the first 2 races, I don’t feel he’s really dominating or that he is the fastest. Not taking away from Shane, he’s doing everything

McThoughts | Anaheim 1 Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | Anaheim 1 Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Round 1 of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series season kicked off this past Saturday in Anaheim, California. Leading into the weekend, the weather had been pretty wet, and I was worried that we would have a redo of “The Perfect Storm” season opener of 2005. Luckily, Mother Nature pumped the brakes and we were blessed with some

McThoughts | Anaheim 1 Supercross | 250 Class

McThoughts | Anaheim 1 Supercross | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey SX is back and we had some very good racing in the 250 West opener. I don’t think the West is as stacked as it normally is, but it should offer great racing all season. We had 5 riders going into the main event with prior 250 SX wins. I don’t think we will have one dominant winner, but

McThoughts | 2017 Monster Energy Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | 2017 Monster Energy Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Once again, heading into the 2017 we are blessed with an absolutely stacked 450 SX class. We have former 450 champs, former 250SX champs, former World champions, National champions, heck… we even have a Canadian champion lining up. As usual, the terrible injury bug will rob us of a few racers, but let’s hope I’m wrong. We are about

McThoughts | Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2

McThoughts | Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Round 2 of the Canadian National AX Tour kicked off Saturday night at the Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario. Once again, the Pro turnout was great. The track was quite a bit tighter than last week and made for some close racing. Early on in practice, the guys had gotten down to the plywood in spots. The track

McThoughts | Canada AX Tour Round 1 | Sarnia, Ontario

McThoughts | Canada AX Tour Round 1 | Sarnia, Ontario By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 1 of the 2016 Canadian National AX Tour went off this past Saturday night in Sarnia, Ontario. The race was actually held outside at a pretty cool venue. Despite the very cool temperatures, there was a really decent Pro turnout. This was my first AX Tour event, and I was pleased to

McThoughts | Ironman MX National | 450 Class

McThoughts | Ironman MX National | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey The final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross season was this past Saturday at Ironman Raceway. The track was rough, the ruts were deep and the weather was really hot. Like the majority of the season, it was ‘The Ken Roczen Show.’ This year Ken was on a different level and really raced by himself. He was never

McThoughts | Ironaman MX National | 250 Class

McThoughts | Ironaman MX National | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The final round in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series was this past Saturday in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The day started out dark and wet, but after qualifying the sun came out and made a wet, soggy track into a really good track to race on. Like always, the top guys were out front, but there was a complete