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Raise your hand if you were fighting off narcolepsy during the A1 450 main.

Photos By: James Lissimore
 
The second round of the Supercross series brought a few things we have been theorizing about for a bit and in my opinion, they both add up to net-positives (Sorry Steve, not those nets…). Shortly before the Supercross series kicked off, Feld Motorsports let it out that despite MANY concepts floated about as possible changes in format to the races, we would see but one. A change in the race duration from lap-based racing to timing based racing. Of course, as if it could go any other way, fans were up in arms at this proposition. “I won’t watch Supercross anymore”, “That’s stupid”, “Feld is ruining Supercross”. Bitch, moan, bitch, moan, copy, paste, repeat… It’s a fair statement to declare that ANY change in the established race format will bring about complaining and negativity from the peanut gallery that fills the...

It’s crazy to me how many things I’ve checked off of a list I never realized I had in this crazy world.

The story has been told a time or four but for the uninitiated, my path into the world of Moto and more specifically the commingling with the top names of the elite class of professionals, was birthed with a simple email:
 

The email that started it all.

I was an early adopter of podcast listenership and Steve’s home-brew style was quaint but itching for a little polish. Luckily, he was accepting of my offer and over the course of a few weeks we tightened it up and before either of us really noticed, a...

It was year three for Red Bull’s Madskills MX brought to life and the event continues to deliver on intensity 40 seconds at a time, while also suffering the same criticism as year one: too long!

Lead Photo: James Lissimore

Conceptually, Straight Rhythm has always promised crazy excitement and the most intense action you could imagine on a motocross bike. Head to head races where even a single finite error could mean you’re eliminated or you just became the underdog in the best of 3 series. It sounds amazing but just like the Major League Baseball  schedule having too many games, in the Straight Rhythm, there are just too many damn races.

Think of your typical Saturday night Supercross event. In the seats or on the couch by 7:30 and wrapping up by 10:30. Three hours of nonstop action, points on the line, series momentum and careers hanging in the balance. Straight Rhythm is a one-off event that offers the intensity with none of...