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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

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The best 450 riders in the world looked pretty shaky at times on the tough Oakland track. Everyone but Eli Tomac. Eli was once again on a complete other level than the rest of the field. It’s almost like he didn’t realize that it was rutted and super sketchy. He caught and gapped Ryan Dungey after

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Oakland was a man’s track on Saturday night. The wet conditions made for very scary sections, and almost everyone had issues. You were taking off in ruts and somehow hoping to land in a rut. Once again, our points leader was forced into the LCQ, and once again he somehow turned that into a good start

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Shot Race Gear

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Shot Race Gear By Billy Rainford Well, I’m getting closer and closer to home. Assuming nobody tells me of some sort of race between Chicago and London today, I’ll be home for dinner! I’m typing this week’s ‘Monday Morning Coffee‘ from a coffee shop in that little part of Indiana the highway hits when you get close to Chicago. Actually, there are some really

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 450 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 450 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Just when I thought we were about to see Ryan Dungey dominate the rest of the season, it happens again — Eli Tomac steps up and puts in an incredible ride and waxes the competition. That’s part of the reason why our sport is so good. Stuff like this can

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 250 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear

McThoughts | Phoenix SX | 250 Class | Presented by Shot Race Gear By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It wasn’t looking good for the red plate holder early on at Round 4 in Phoenix, Arizona. #38 Shane McElrath had been the picture of consistency. Back to back wins followed by a 3rd place in the first 3 rounds, and it looked like a run straight to the title

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by MX101

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by MX101 By Billy Rainford Well, another round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross has come and gone. We’re only 3 rounds into the 17-round schedule and we’ve already got more than enough to keep us busy talking at the Monster Cooler at school or work. (Can you imagine if anyone else at school or work actually paid attention to motocross?!) After having the same winners

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by MX101

Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by MX101 By Billy Rainford I apologize for living in Pacific Standard Time for this Monday Morning Coffee. I tried as hard as I could to get up extra early and start typing, but we stayed up late with a few Canadians we found here in Menifee, California, telling stories and having more than a few laughs. Davin Grose from Motopark joined our wolf pack