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Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Loudmouth Intakes

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Loudmouth Intakes By Billy Rainford Loudmouth FAQ The Loud Mouth intake system replaces an obvious problem with a simple solution. Proper filter maintenance leads to improved performance and extended engine longevity. Every rider can relate to that… Although keeping your air filter and intake tract free of dirt is the most important part of routine maintenance, it’s no SIMPLE task, and many motocross enthusiasts

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey The 450 class got a whole lot more interesting this past week in Indy. Not only did Eli Tomac win again and cut away at Ryan Dungey‘s points lead, Marvin Musquin also passed Ryan straight up and helped Tomac get closer to Dungey. The top guys are so close in speed, it’s weird to see Tomac be so dominant of

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Indianapolis SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey After Daytona, the 250 East looked like it was closing up. After Indy, it looks more and more clear that Zach Osborne is in complete control, and it’s his title to lose. Adam Cianciarulo came in all fired up, but it was quickly doused. I also believe with Joey Savatgy getting the lead and riding well only to have Osborne pass

McThoughts | Toronto Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | Toronto Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Toronto was the 9th Round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The track was soft and tricky, but it made for decent racing. The only bad thing was that Eli Tomac got a good start and took off. Pretty good racing behind him, but he almost made it boring. We are now down to just a 24-point difference between

McThoughts | Toronto Supercross | 250 Class

McThoughts | Toronto Supercross | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East headed to Toronto and put on a show all night long. The heat races had you on the edge of your seat and the main event was just as good. Zach Osborne has a pretty solid 12-point lead and looks to be in control. The East has many potential winners, but it also has many riders making

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, there it goes. The biggest weekend for us here at Direct Motocross. You know that fear you have every time you roll your bike up to the line — Will I get through the first corner unscathed? Will I finally clear that double? Can I break into the top 3? Did we really figure out why the bike was bogging? Well, those are

McThoughts | Atlanta SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Atlanta SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey The last ever Supercross race in the Georgia Dome was pretty decent. It wasn’t a great battle for the lead, but Eli Tomac‘s ride had many thinking he would catch the leader. There was also some good racing all through the pack. The sand section made things interesting, and actually seemed to be sticking to everything. Ryan Dungey heads North

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Anything can happen in SX, and that is part of the attraction. The last two weekends, Eli Tomac looked like he wouldn’t lose another race this season. Fast forward to Saturday night in Arlington and Tomac made a big mistake and once again looked human. You can’t blame the crash on Eli completely, he just lost

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Dallas SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The 250 West riders were making their final appearance before the East Coast 250 series starts up next week. Riders always want to go into a long break on a high, but unfortunately for the former points leader, Shane McElrath, his bike had issues after leading 15 laps and he finished in 22nd claiming only 1

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Well, if you’re only going to watch one football game all year, that was the one! Remember when the race at the LA Coliseum was called the ‘Superbowl of Motocross?’ Man, that was one you looked forward to every year and tried to find on TV if you could. Check out this Youtube video from a time when the top 3 or 4 riders