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McThoughts | Arlington SX – 450

McThoughts | Arlington SX – 450 By Jeff McConkey I love this season’s 450 class. In previous years, the media has called the talent “the perfect storm,” but I really feel that 2019 is the deepest field yet. There are so many guys that can and will win on the right night, which makes it fun to be a fan. It’s so deep, we have past 250 SX champs consistently

McThoughts | Arlington SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Arlington SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey This year’s 250 East looks to the Austin Forkner show. Austin has the speed, and all of sudden he has some serious self control. His starts are amazing, and I don’t think anyone will out start him. That means it is going to be a very long season for the rest of the class as they will be chasing down

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 450 Class

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave We now have a single rider that has stepped up and reeled off a few wins. No, he hasn’t completely dominated yet, but he’s looked pretty darn good so far. That, to me, is good as a fan because nobody loves a boring race. Cooper Webb is the guy I was just talking about. He has found

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 250 East

McThoughts | Minneapolis SX – 250 East By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave This past Saturday night, we put the West 250 riders on the sidelines and finally gave the 250 East class their first look of the season. Like always, there are past race winners, hot rookies, and a big group of veterans. I feel like this year’s East is deeper than the West, and it should offer a

McThoughts | 450 SX Report Card

McThoughts | 450 SX Report Card By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Due to Saturday night being a complete mess, I’m going to give a report card-style ‘McTHOUGHTS’ instead of my regular race recap. So far, the 450 class has been super-exciting and unpredictable. One week a guy is up front and the next week he’s struggling to run in the top 5. We have so many guys that could

McThoughts | 250 West SX Report Card

McThoughts | 250 West SX Report Card By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave With the race this week being an absolute mudder, I figured we’d try something different. It’s darn near impossible to give thoughts and opinions when you can’t even tell who is who. Like, I could totally be shit-talking the wrong guy. So instead, this week I will give a report card-type ‘McTHOUGHTS’ on the season so far.

McThoughts | A2 – 450 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | A2 – 450 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford What a great 450 season so far. I am not a fan of the runaway races and guys winning over and over again. This season there are so many guys that can win, should win, and it really is a good time to be a fan. We have guys that can be fighting for a

McThoughts | A2 – 250 Class | Strikt

McThoughts | A2 – 250 Class | Strikt By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford This year’s 250 West class is kind of predictable. We know Colt Nichols will be fast and consistent. Shane McElrath will be the same, but maybe just a tad off the pace. Adam Cianciarulo will be damn near perfect one week, then full of mistakes the next, and Dylan Ferrandis will have unreal raw speed,

McThoughts | Glendale SX – 450

McThoughts | Glendale SX – 450 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford In a very stacked class, most would not have called either of our first two winners. Last week it was Justin Barcia claiming his first win in many years, and this week it was the first win of what could be many for Blake Baggett. This win was no fluke or “gimme”. Blake earned it the old

McThoughts | Glendale SX – 250

McThoughts | Glendale SX – 250 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Saturday night was our first real chance to see who was fastest in the 250 Class. The track was pretty fast and was pretty technical due to its slippery, shiny conditions. The West seems to have 4 guys that will fight every weekend for the 3 podium spots. As of now, Adam Cianciarulo looks to be the