YOUR greatest motocross memory

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5/22/2020 10:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/22/2020 10:55 AM

Title is simple, your answer might not.

For me it was MXON at Ernée in 2015. The atmosphere was really special that day. The race was very good but there was definitly something with the crowd that day. I remember the moment when the French commentator was like "we might be defeated on the track, but not in the public stands. There is sports of idiots. There is some dumb peoples in the stadium (refering to Football supporters). We don't need cops, we don't need barriers to respect each others. We have the best crowd in the world!" And then the crowd errupted!

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5/22/2020 10:58 AM

After RC dethroned my KING, my greatest memory was when Chad ran the table at the end of the 03 season.

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5/22/2020 11:02 AM

There are so many...

Zach Osborne's catch and pass on Savatgy for the championship came to mind first....

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5/22/2020 11:12 AM

Hands down, my best memory was deciding to race after 17 years since my last.

I quit drinking, I trained my ass off, lost 20 lbs. Lined up on my 300 2 stroke. Had my good buddy running the pit board. Had a ton of friends come out and parked along the fence, cooking out, camping, etc..

Every gate drop last to the first turn having to battle my ass off. Every lap 30 yards of people screaming and blowing air horns, made a last corner pass running on pure heart!

Damn good day, won all 4 motos. The 2x bob hanna gold is a joke for the gold dude on top the trophies back in the day.

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5/22/2020 12:20 PM

I have 3 favorite all equal in how much I love them, just very different reasons. Being able to race on Sunday during the national at Hangtown in front of my dad before he passed away. My son and daughters first races and attending the MXoN at Red Bud.

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5/22/2020 1:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/22/2020 1:21 PM

Dad got me a XR50 in Kindergarten, my mom was pissed. I was timid and just rolled around our backyard track, He packed a nice lip on one of the singles while I was on the other side of the track and when I came around he told me to stand up. Didn't see the lip until it was too late. Soared that poor XR to (What felt like the moon) flat and bent the shock shaft to a near 90 degree angle. Made mom even more mad, me and dad drove to the Honda shop the next morning where he picked up a new shock and we spent our Sunday with my bike hoisted up on the workbench and I really got to see the mechanics of how the motorcycle worked. Fell in love with riding when I about shit my pants after launching that lip, and fell in love with wrenching the next day fixing that old XR.

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5/22/2020 1:27 PM

Either watching Marty Moates bring it home as the first American to win at the USGP at Carlsbad.

Or going to the MXON at Unadillia in 87.

Tough to make it just one but if l had to it was Marty winning. Amazing. We lost our shit.

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5/22/2020 2:01 PM

My first moto win, which also led to my first overall. My dad drove me to the track one day in 1985. I was racing 80cc beginner, and that race number was always way down the schedule - we joked that I'd be the last race of the day. Well, my dad left to go pick up my sister, who had slept in, and when the race order came out I was in race #5 or something. To make a long story short, I went to the line by myself, pulled a good start, passed a few dudes and found myself out front. Just as I was thinking to myself, "I wish my dad was here," I saw him and my sister waving me on at the side of the track. I ended up going 1-3 for the win.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

5/22/2020 2:43 PM

Easy...getting my KX85 back in 2000. I was a support rider for Team Green in the 85 & Supermini class. At that time the Yamaha YZ80's were far better than the other brands and dominating. Even with my bike fully works, I was still at a big disadvantage. In 2001 was the first year the 85 was made and it was Kawi. The bike went straight to PC for all the engine work, suspension, etc. My first ride on it was at Marysville Riverfront, they had a tabletop going into a big triple that I used to clear on my 2000 KX80 pinned in 4th gear but with this new bike, I was making it easy in 3rd. I couldn't stop smiling in my helmet the whole time. For the next year I never lost 1 race up until my accident. That bike had the most amazing, distinguished sound. The PC works pipe and shorty muffler also had a special packing that I was told not available to the public which made the bike even more special. My only regret is not having more video of me riding it but back then it was all VHS and nowhere as easy as today to get video.

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5/22/2020 3:02 PM

Any weekend going riding with my dad.
Now, I add watching my kids riding on their own to that as well.

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5/22/2020 3:12 PM

kaidoddragon wrote:

Title is simple, your answer might not.

For me it was MXON at Ernée in 2015. The atmosphere was really special that day. The ...more

I was there, and that was immense. Our weekend died when Max Anstie got KO'd .. but that moment then made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up , and it still does.

Actual racing.. Thorpe's last to first at in 3 laps at Farleigh, Jobe jumping Malherbe, And Max Anstie going 1-1 at Matterley. Was there for all of them.

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5/22/2020 3:15 PM

Does this count?
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5/22/2020 3:23 PM

As a spectator, watching RV dominate 2007 MXON at Budds. Big crowd, nice weather, hanging with friends, and saying to myself “I won’t ever see anyone ride this fast again”. That PC KX sounded nasty and RV was untouchable!

As a rider, coming back after 20yrs and going to Budds for the first time ever and racing. I was terrible, I knew it, and didn’t care, wanted it to be something special and it was. Defining moment of being back in the sport and feeling like I belonged. Haven’t taken a break since.

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5/22/2020 3:28 PM

Vet57 wrote:

Does this count?
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Yes. Yes, it does.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

5/22/2020 4:13 PM

2001 GP at Foxhill, absolute mud fest but atmosphere in the camping area was amazing

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5/22/2020 4:13 PM

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First race. 1971.
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5/23/2020 8:54 AM

Definitely 1980 Carlsbad USGP and the whole Moates thing. At least the first half, the second half of the story is probably the worst in MX history.

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5/23/2020 9:12 AM

Jeremy McGrath throwing a nac-nac after taking the holeshot at Phoenix 2006. There isn't much video of it since Stewart fell before that happened and all cameras went to him. I was sitting in industry seating looking at the landing as riders jumped toward us over the triple. It was MC in classic nac-nac form.

And to bust that out after a holeshot and being in his later years racing, I knew I wouldn't see that happen again in a race from MC. Watching MC in the mid-late 90's is what got me interested in SX/MX in the first place. So it was a full circle moment for me.

And being the last 2 stroke to holeshot a 450 main, that was pretty cool. To me, that bike is one of the sickest 2 strokes I ever seen. Hearing that thing bark in an empty Anaheim Stadium threw the whoops is something I'll never forget.

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5/23/2020 9:25 AM

Indian_Dunes_4ever wrote:

There are so many...

Zach Osborne's catch and pass on Savatgy for the championship came to mind first....

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For pro racing, Ozzy on joey is way up there... Hannah vs howerton, mc vs fro, Magoo vs the world, Henry coming back, Johnny O showing the world what's up on a tiddler, RC vs stew.... I can't pick just one....

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5/23/2020 9:37 AM

Montreal SX 2011 on an ATV.

I had just got my (Canadian) Pro card that year and Mtl had been a dream of mine. My first qualifier went horribly, I was in the B group and was near the bottom. I had went off the track twice trying not to crash. The finish line jump was so steep you couldn't walk up it and I couldn't bring myself to hit it. Halfway through my second qualifier my friend grabs the pit board from my dad and writes "Hit the finny you PUSSY" That got my blood boiling and I finally nutted up and went for it, it was scary as hell being 30 feet off the floor looking eye to eye with a fan 15 rows up, but i landed it. I watched my name jump to the top of the leaderboard for the session 2 laps before it was over. It ended and I pulled off, my dad was there waiting for me. It was one of the best father son moments I've ever had. As it turned out I was 3/10ths out of the last qualifying spot. So we watched the night show then went out for the night in downtown Montreal.

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5/23/2020 11:13 AM

The first memory that comes to mind is always being able to say I witnessed James Stewart's first 250SX win back in '05 Dallas. I still have the ticket stub on my wall. It was so insane being front row and seeing his speed through the sand section before he'd scrub that massive triple..Just mind bending.

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5/23/2020 11:15 AM

Either washougal 06 watching Stew and RC absolutely battle to the death, or Washougal last summer watching Eli catch Kenny, fall, and then put in 2 laps where he was 5 seconds a lap faster.

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5/23/2020 11:16 AM

First time I went to Namur... I couldn’t believe it was a motocross track, we were blown away, spent the whole of Saturday walking slowly round against the flow of the bikes, bought a pint in the pub where Carla stopped for a beer ten years earlier... it was hot, sunny and totally, totally awesome.

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5/23/2020 3:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/23/2020 3:28 PM

First win. 1985 NESC. Central Vllage, Ct. 125 novice moto 1 on a CR125. Led second moto but choked and got 2nd for 2nd overall. Great moto day for me.

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5/23/2020 4:35 PM

My favorite race to watch in person was Seattle '08. Windham leading, gets the block cover stuck in his rear and comes back through the pack for the win. Reed also came through the pack to get second, and Shorty was giving him hell for it.

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5/23/2020 5:30 PM

For me, the first time I skimmed a real set of whoops. It brought my confidence up in all areas and made me better overall.

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5/23/2020 5:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/23/2020 5:55 PM

First time riding with my older brother was a good time

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If talk is cheap, silence must be expensive because nobody can afford it!

5/23/2020 7:32 PM

My favorite memory Photo

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5/23/2020 7:42 PM

The first memory that popped in my head, was watching Tortelli catch and pass RC at Redbud. I remember it like it was yesterday, him floating his front end up to the sweeper in the back and amazed at how different his style was from RC. I remember being so stoked to watch him get around RC. And I remember being 10 feet away from him after he ran out of gas and was trying to push his CR up the finish line table. It was seriously heart breaking. I always rooted for him after that day. Wish he could have gotten a US outdoor title.

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5/23/2020 8:36 PM

Anaheim 95’ my first supercross when I was 5. I can still remember entering the stadium and seeing MC during practice!

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