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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

Monday Morning Coffee

Another Monday pops up out of nowhere. Are there more Mondays in the week than any other day? Probably not, but it sure feels that way. As I sit here in the DMX office, I made the mistake of looking over my right shoulder and can’t help but notice that there are some light snowflakes in the air right now. No, nothing is going to accumulate, but I think we’re

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Let’s make this one a double shot of espresso! We pulled into the driveway just after 5:00am after making our way home from Nashville, Tennessee, making that a long drive through the night, but not the ultra-marathon that is a drive home from California. Nothing I can’t handle. Let me say this: Nashville is a stop on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross circuit that belongs on the

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

Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb Talk about the Houston SX Contact

Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb Talk about the Houston SX Contact By Billy Rainford Monster Energy AMA Supercross is a big league series with big league spectator numbers and big league money at stake. But at what point does the fact that you are teammates come into play and you tell yourself it’s important to the sponsors and a whole bunch of people on the same team that you both

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s been a long time since I’ve had one of those nights that seem like they’ll never end. I’m sure if you’re an old, washed-up motocross racer, you’ve probably had those lower back pains that don’t so much hurt as they do make you restless and want to find that perfect stretch that you think will solve everything. I had one of those nights last night and

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