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McThoughts | Denver SX – 450 Class | Presented by Shoei

McThoughts | Denver SX – 450 Class | Presented by Shoei By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave As some would say, it’s crunch time in the 450 class. Going into Denver, there were only 3 chances to beat points leader Cooper Webb. Hometown hero Eli Tomac made it happen, but unfortunately for Eli, Cooper Webb finishes 2nd. Webb has been solid even on his bad nights, and nobody else can

McThoughts | Denver SX – 250 West | Presented by Shoei

McThoughts | Denver SX – 250 West | Presented by Shoei By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The SX season is winding down. Every single point counts. Some riders are still 100% focused on SX, others have switched to outdoor mode. Realistically, only Adam Cianciarulo and Dylan Ferrandis are in this title hunt. Nobody can match their speed straight up, and, honestly, the only guy that has a legit shot

McThoughts | Houston SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Houston SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Fireworks in the 450 class…well, kind of. One and Two in the standings going at it.  Cooper Webb​ and Marvin Musquin are 1-2 in the championship. They are also teammates on the Red Bull KTM team, and, oh yeah, they also train together with Aldon Baker. Saturday night Marvin raced Cooper hard, but very clean. Cooper did

McThoughts | Houston SX | 250 West

McThoughts | Houston SX | 250 West By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave This past Saturday night was the last Triple Crown format of the season. The 250 West racers got their chance to race their 3 main events. The racing has been very good in the 250 West. They look to have to 2 fastest 250 racers on either coast and these 2 went head to head. Dylan Ferrandis

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave This year’s 450 class has been super exciting. There are honestly 5 guys that can win, maybe 6. It makes it fun to watch when it isn’t just one guy dominating week after week. Marvin Musquin has been hot lately. He got out front early and made it happen. Unfortunately for Marv, he jumped on a red

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 250 West

McThoughts | Seattle SX – 250 West By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Saturday night in Seattle was once again some very good racing. The two fastest in the class went at it with Dylan Ferrandis edging out Adam Cianciarulo. They gapped the field and are clearly on another level. Other riders are riding well, but to be honest, they aren’t in the same conversation. For the rest of the

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 450 Class

Brainstorm | Indy SX – 450 Class By Billy Rainford It was round 11 of 17 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series for the 450 boys this past Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. #2 Cooper Webb went in with the red plate and all the confidence. 4 riders have separated themselves from the rest and Indy was no different. The great thing about the

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 450 Class By Jeff MocConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class​ Daytona….. it’s where some people say the championship starts. No bad races, no off nights, or you’ll miss out on an opportunity to be crowned the champion. The track was tough, like always, and offered good racing and options. I wasn’t a fan of the 2nd turn and the carnage, but shit happens. I,

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Daytona SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 250 East Can anyone in the East beat Austin Forkner? I honestly think he can only be beat by himself. He rides over the edge in practice and hits the dirt a lot, but he’s been lucky and keeps getting up. Then he passes for the lead by launching a quad and clipping a hay bail,

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Atlanta SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 450 Class Atlanta was the most difficult track of the season to date. It was a technical and very rutted track that forced the racers to change lines sooner and quite a few more times than usual. Cooper Webb has been on fire this season, even his “off” nights have been very good. It all started