Monday, September 24, 2007

The Red(head) White and Blue Take The Chamberlin Trophy

For the third year in a row, team USA was victorious in the world renowned Motocross of Nations. It was an amazing day in Budds Creek, that saw riders from team USA winning every moto. This was the first time in over 20 years that the MXoN's would be held on American Soil, but track promoter Jonathan Beasley did more than his part to make the changes needed to hold a great motocross event.

The first Moto of the day saw MX1 and MX2 (or motocross and motocross lites) class do battle. But to some surprise, it was not team USA's Ricky Carmichael that dominated, but rather his teammate on the small bore, Ryan Villopoto. For some time now, at most nationals, RV and BT101 have been laying down faster laps than any of the 450 riders, and today was no different. Villopoto's fastest lap was as much as 2 seconds quicker than the GOATs. Ricky had a first turn crash that left him near last. But he would come through the pack to finish third behind Austrailias Chad Reed. So it was USA 1-3 after the first moto.

Moto number 2 was more of the same really. RV got the holee and took off without looking back, and this time it was the third USA teammate Tim Ferry, in the MX3 class that was there to represent the stars and stripes. But Ferry had a tough start and had to battle from the back, just like RC did the moto before, and eventually worked his way into the fourth spot where he would stay. Amazingly Villopoto went 1-1 on the day on a freaking 250F!! You'd be lying if you said that wasnt amazing. If only RC hadn't took a spill in moto 1, that woulda been a great race for sure.

The final moto of the day was all about the G.O.A.T. in his final motocross race of his amazing career. Him and Tim Ferry took to the Budds Creek track for the last time this weekend, and closed the door on everyone else's chances at taking the Chamberlin trophy from US hands. Ricky led wire to wire, and Ferry battled through the pack and finished behind him in the silver spot, while South Africa's (and newly crowned AMA champ Grant Langston) Rode like the true champ that he is up to third spot.

It was an amazing, and very emotional day for the Red(head) White and Blue team. But what an amazing day it was. Winning the Motocross of Nations on US soil, Ricky's last ride, and Villopoto and Ferry's amazing performances. God Bless the USA.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New MX Vs. ATV Untamed Screenshots!!!

Vitalmx threw down some sick new shots of the upcoming MX Vs. ATV Untamed, thats set to hit our XBOX's and Playstations before the christmas holiday. I must say these are way sicker than the ones that were released before and has only made me even more excited for this go around at virtual motocross. Check em out dude, and try not to lose to much sleep, due to extreme anticipation.
Thanks to for these screenshots , you can see the rest here.

This game is going to be sick. What do you think?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fast Kawi Kids, and A Pimp From Montana

If you missed the story about Jay 515 Click Here

Austin Stroupe: The future of moto

Every time I see this video I get pumped up and want to ride. Poetry in motion.

I wish I were as talented as the on they call Ping

I'm Back

Sorry for the long hiatus people. Unlike those jerks at Racer X, I have an actual day job to attend to. As much as I would like to just sit around on a computer all day and write about how sweet motocross is, I cant.
Its been one hell of a summer. Easily one of the best in a long time, if not ever. But all good things must come to an end. Grant Langston wrapped up his first ever championship, ok well he's one just about every 125 title there is to win, but this was his first title in the premier class. Congrats to him, I'll admit, I was rooting for him. He's just a smooth rider, and he's on the right colored bike. That's the first championship for Yamaha in almost a decade. Hopefully Grant's success will cary over to Supercross.
Villopoto also wrapped up his second AMA 125 Title. I can't wait for that little shrimp to take his game to the 450 or 350 or whatever class its going to be next year. I know he's gonna give Bubba a run for his money. Also Townley will be riding the big bikes next summer too, even though he'll be on a Honda, he'll still be fast.
The future of our 2-wheeled sport is pretty bright right now, even though we lost the greatest we will ever have, there is still alot to come. Think of a world where Stewart, Langston, Ferry, Short, Alessi, Villopoto, Townley, Stroupe, Canard, Hill, and Fiolek are all set to do battle. That last one was probably a joke, but you never know, that chick can haul, you may see her racing with the dudes some day. This summer was one to remember, with great racing 12 rounds in a row, the 2007 motocross season was one for the ages. The MXoN is next saturday, then its the off season. Wish me luck on finding shit to write about.