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Reply to When/ Why was Mcgrath #6 12/2/2016 5:22 AM

1999 FIM World Supercross at the Rosebowl in Pasadena? DC

Reply to Matthes on 250 class 11/30/2016 10:29 AM

"i think this is why the changed it to East / West to move Sandbaggers like Lamson and Brown up?" The East-West idea came about back in the planning stages of the 125cc Class in 1985 as a way to make following the series affordable to privateers and ... more »

Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/17/2016 2:53 PM

And this is a fantastic FB page for this very topic: Ghosts of MX Past -- MX Tracks sadly gone, but not forgotten by Andrew Wickham. https://www.facebook.com/groups/190057384863/10154335906749864/?notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1479423122869282

Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/17/2016 2:37 PM

when were you there? Last November, on the way to Kevin Windham's Party in the Pasture... Driving a '67 Bonneville with Nick McCabe that he bought in Marfa, Saw it along the Interstate, pulled over and jumped the fence and shot a few pics. It was like

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Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/16/2016 9:06 AM

Steel City last

Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/16/2016 9:04 AM

Here's Badlands from the starting

Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/16/2016 9:01 AM

And here's Cowboy Badlands outside Beaumont,

Reply to Abandoned or forgotten tracks 11/16/2016 8:59 AM

The old 125cc USGP and Trans-AMA track called Mid-Ohio in Lexington... All's that is the rise of the old starting gate pad and the old farmhouse behind it, plus an abandoned concession stand....

Reply to Can the Southeast get a National Soon? 11/8/2016 8:16 AM

The "National" Championship on a map looks like a Northeast regional other than 3 West coast races. It is a private club, and our opinion means nothing to them. Start you own club if you want something different. Johnny, an AMA Motocross National has ... more »

Reply to Metal Mesh behind Start Gate MXGP 2017 11/7/2016 8:46 AM

"Wonder how long before the rocket scientists at MX Sports catch on ?" Never, not on this one. Also, we had 150 races years ago (Cooper Webb won a couple) and we got pilloried by the anti-Honda people here. We've had two-stroke races at Glen Helen and ... more »

Reply to Riders Union #Now 11/1/2016 5:35 AM

lostboy819, there's enough great editors and writers out there doing deep-dive bike tests. We do riding impressions and the occasional test online, but our magazine has always been about the lifestyle and personalities and events that surround the races, ... more »

Reply to Riders Union #Now 10/30/2016 10:18 AM

One company pays me, Racer X. I own the company. I help out at MX Sports. How is that a conflict of interest? Actually, good luck with all of this, I am going to get back to the real world. DC

Reply to Riders Union #Now 10/30/2016 10:04 AM

Racer X doesn't own the AMA, and Honda is not Racer X's #1 advertiser, and Racer X doesn't do bike tests in the magazine, and MX Sports doesn't own Racer X, and... But don't let any of those facts confuse your unique #reality DC

Reply to Great Interview with Davey Coombs 10/27/2016 3:44 PM

Johnny, there's a lot to ponder there, and there's also a lot to consider before making major changes to the schedules. We will continue to do what we can to improve the series for the riders and the fans, and I promise you we won't let it die. There's ... more »

Reply to Great Interview with Davey Coombs 10/27/2016 3:08 PM

I'm sure some of them do. DC

Reply to Great Interview with Davey Coombs 10/27/2016 2:56 PM

And kkawboy, any rider or team can do a deal to sell through the Superstores at the events, just like they can at SX or MXGP or most other series. DC

Reply to Great Interview with Davey Coombs 10/27/2016 2:53 PM

Well, we just finished meeting with all of the promoters (yes, there is still an NPG) at the AMA's Motorcycle Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, and shared some ideas and concerns and hopes and goals... All of the promoters are still wrapping up their local ... more »

Reply to Jessy Nelson Interview with TWMX 9/28/2016 10:53 AM

Moto391, first of all, the same marker was hit by RJ Hampshire in practice and it fell and actually braced his fall. They are very lightweight and made of rubber. We typically brace them with one wooden post, on the side away from the track, so they ... more »

Reply to Jessy Nelson Interview with TWMX 9/28/2016 10:18 AM

ACBraap, it is very difficult in America to mandate specific safety equipment like a chest protector, because of the liability situation -- if you make it mandatory and rider still gets hurt, or argues that he was hurt because of the safety equipment ... more »

Reply to Jessy Nelson Interview with TWMX 9/28/2016 6:24 AM

That was a difficult read and really good work by Donn Maeda... Jessy was taken in an ambulance because the choppers could not fly due to the imminent storm that was coming to the area. If you were there you would remember how harsh that storm was that ... more »