Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 9:28 AM

I am a Vital MXer myself, from day one, and I enjoy the banter as well as the benefits of hearing different opinions and takes. And yes, I do know how busy it can be on race-day, and when you have 900 riders on the starting line like a Sunday morning ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 9:07 AM

I understand your concern, as well as the math. I would rather start down that slippery slope and make smart calls based on the information at hand, the concerns of the actual equipment manufacturers and input from trusted and experienced people in the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 8:47 AM

Same thing that happens when you die in a car wreck despite wearing a seatbelt--you did your best to protect yourself, but sometimes it's still not enough. And while I don't know of anyone who has died of a camera concussing their chest, I have seen ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 6:32 AM

Agreed, but I also think it's a good idea to simply follow the rules and take it off yourself before the race rather than make someone tell you to do what you apparently already knew to do. DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 4:38 AM

And the dog rule changed as tort reform changed and people couldn't sue as easily when a dog bit them. (Believe me, I know, Loretta Lynn herself got sued once by a camper who said the neighbor's dog bit them.) And I really don't think any enduro or hard ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/12/2021 4:08 AM

Maybe that official wasn't serious about safety, or didn't want you to miss your race. It is about safety, period. I don't know how anyone can see or say otherwise, because there's nothing else to gain except for the concern of safety and the compromising ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/10/2021 11:26 AM

Zyck, shoot me your phone number by email: DC@racerxonline.com DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/9/2021 10:06 AM

Yes, I believe it has been in there for some time, and rarely is a request denied. But NBC does expect us to have some limits, just as they do for Supercross. DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread Seriously DC? Why? 5/9/2021 9:21 AM

Sorry, I was out at the Area Qualifier all weekend... It is a question of safety, not broadcasting or broadcast rights. We loved having on-board footage from Adam Cianciarulo or Alex Martin and others last year, and hopefully we can continue that with ... more »

Added reply in a thread R.I.P. Dick Mann 4/27/2021 5:23 AM

That top photo of Dick with Gunnar Lindstrom is from the first-ever AMA-sanctioned motocross race, in 1960 at a race called Ohio-X that took place in Croton, Ohio (also known as Hartford). At the time Edison Dye's Inter-Am series was not sanctioned. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Southwick National in jeapordy? 4/25/2021 2:02 PM

Good call, as always Mr. Info. Hope that it doesn't come down to that, as the Johnsons are doing all they can to get Southwick up and running. But if it does, we have plenty of options... DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread Gypsy Tales w Ryno 4/16/2021 3:13 PM

Pretty much everyone's riding style should be influenced by Stefan Everts! He was amazing to watch on a motocross track, just like Jeremy in supercross... DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread 250f lcq to 250f Main 4/12/2021 4:06 AM

Here's a good one: Ricky Ryan's best finish in SX was a sixth (between 1984 and March '87) before he won Daytona. He had a bunch of finishes, but never a top five before he showed up and won Daytona as a privateer in the 250 class. DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread 250f lcq to 250f Main 4/12/2021 4:03 AM

I saw that and was thinking along the same lines, what a big turn of events for these guys, and I am not sure we've ever seen someone with more than one or two finishes go from a career-best 9th to a win in SX... But it's worth noting that a few guys ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mike grondahl gypsy tales podcast is unreal 4/7/2021 4:40 AM

When someone a little out there mentions you in a podcast and then you get linked to a PED drug ring and accused of covering it up and also keeping journalists from doing their jobs, and not being "highly educated" or smart enough to be in this position ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mike grondahl gypsy tales podcast is unreal 4/6/2021 4:03 PM

Next time you see Matthes or Keefer and all of the other guys doing podcasts, ask them how often I call them or lobby them or try to influence them or even talk to them. I am kind of busy doing more than one gig. If you don't believe they are honest ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mike grondahl gypsy tales podcast is unreal 4/6/2021 11:53 AM

But which sponsor would he bag on? For what reason? If they did something stupid, he's a journalist and pundit with his own opinions, so have-at--it's his job to be critical. And Matthes does way more on his own with Pulp MX than he does as a contributor ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mike grondahl gypsy tales podcast is unreal 4/6/2021 10:49 AM

The only thing "the top" has ordered from Matthes is more "Re-Raceables" with Weege and more in-house co-hosting (and the ensuing hot takes) from DV12. DC Racer X

Added reply in a thread Kind Of Like Carlsbad Re-Opening. This is Huge. 4/5/2021 1:32 PM

And a couple of The Man at Honda Hills '74, including the famous Dick Miller shot under the homemade banner on the bridge...

You're welcome, Rupe Babe! DC Racer X ... more »
Added reply in a thread Kind Of Like Carlsbad Re-Opening. This is Huge. 4/5/2021 1:29 PM

In honor of this news, here's the 1974 Trans-AMA start at Honda Hills.

DC Racer X