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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford As I sit here this Monday Morning, I’m starting to think about making yet another drive south down the I-75 to Gainesville, Florida, for the 2023 Mini O’s at Gatorback Cycle Park. When I was a kid, reading the words “Mini Olympics”, “Ponca City“, or “World Mini’s” always gave me goosebumps. Looking back, it was actually Ponca City that I remember having the most affect on my

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 450 Class

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Wow, what a 450 race! The entire 20-lap battle was impressive, but how about those first 2 laps. Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey absolutely sent it, going back and forth, and it was something to see. The pair basically rode 20 near perfect laps and smoked the rest of the pack. The dirt in Dallas was very slippery and didn’t offer

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 250 West

McThoughts: Dallas SX – 250 West By Jeff McConkey The final 250 West round before the annual East Coast break went off this past Saturday. Going in, Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy had a slim 3-point lead over Cooper Webb. In the main, all the 3 race winners from 2016 were all up front ready to put on a great race. Disaster struck red plate holder Savatgy when the leader Christian

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee By Billy Rainford Wake me up when it’s time to head down to Atlanta and Daytona! Wow, the ‘winter without snow’ disappeared in a hurry around here. Seriously, we went from green grass and the ability to ride to about 2 feet of snow here in the London, Ontario, area. Seemingly, overnight! On Saturday, we ventured out into the blizzard (I finally bought some off-camera flash equipment)

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX | 450 Class

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Six rounds down and the racing has been very solid every week. Yes, it is pretty much a given that Ryan Dungey will always be on the podium, but there are some really good battles going on throughout the pack. The class is so stacked, we have some serious heavy hitters outside of the top 10 every week. We

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX|250 West

McThoughts: San Diego 2 SX|250 West By Jeff McConkey After 6 rounds of Monster Energy 250 West Supercross, we actually have a very exciting championship battle brewing. Early on in the season, it was ‘The Cooper Webb Show.’ Cooper was so dominate, there was actually a lot of talk about a possible perfect season. Well, fast forward a few weeks and Cooper has lost his points lead to the always-improving

McThoughts – 250 West SX|Phoenix Round 5

McThoughts – 250 West SX|Phoenix Round 5 By Jeff McConkey I’m back after a week away, and boy did I miss a lot. When I left, it looked like Cooper Webb was en-route to a perfect season – he was unstoppable. He could point his Yamaha in any direction at anytime, and it stuck. Fast forward a week…I arrive home and find out that not only the perfect season was

McThoughts: A2 250 SX

McThoughts: A2 250 SX By Jeff McConkey Round 3 of the 250 West went off at A2 on Saturday night. Cooper Webb has scored all 3 wins, but they have not been boring. He has had to make some very impressive passes along the way, and is truly the man of the class. Christian Craig continued to look good all day long, and finally put it together for the main