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There was a shot fired and heard ‘round the world today, for those of us living on Planet Supercross, at least.

 

Photos By: James Lissimore

 

The disciplinary gavel was smashed down on James Stewarts 2015 Supercross hopes recently and the news made public today. It was to no ones surprise that it shook the industry from all corners, as it is the single most aggressive punishment ever handed down in this sport and for that matter, more-so than most professional sports. The NFL has had it’s faire share of player conduct infractions recently and after a few miss-steps in one of those cases,...

It’s that time of year again. The time where I REALLY work for this exorbitant PulpMX salary.

 

There are things in life that you don’t enjoy doing. Lots of them, come to think of it; and the PulpMX Show Year in Review is no stranger to that list. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather pull 20 to 30 clips out of 35 shows per year than say, have a colonoscopy but only marginally. Pulling the clips really isn’t even the worst part, though it was the first year and even the second year was a real bear but this is my fourth trip to this rodeo wrapped in a bear wrestling, snake wrangling torture chamber, and it’s gotten a little less painful each year. No, the worst part is bookmarking each show and that is why I had to outsource half of the shows to a man who really is...

It’s a damn good thing the downtime between the end of MX and beginning of a fresh new SX series is so short for guys like me with attention span deficiencies. Anyone got a hook up on some kinda pill that can help me focus?

Photos By:James Lissimore

 

Anyhow, we’re at about what I consider the halfway point of this technical “off-season” of professional Motocross and Supercross and just like every year at this time, I’m having trouble even remembering what dirt bike racin’ looks and smells like. Well who cares about the smell nowadays anyway, it’s all straight gas and rev-limiter thunder claps. Boo, hiss for the four-stroke revolution. I’m eager for the day...

What a pickle Monster Energy found themselves in for the 2014 Cup race. Their predominant rider was absent but keeping that million had to feel pretty good.

 

Photos by: James Lissimore

 

You know, at least a few times each year during the Supercross series, someone brings up the opinion that the program is too long and they need to get right to the action that matters, quicker. The Monster Energy Cup broadcast is just that, instant action from the moment the broadcast starts... and you know what? I felt like I had an Ice Bucket Challenge dumped on my head in the thick of the deepest sleep of my life....

How did it take nearly 30 years for someone to think, “hmmm, what happens if we straighten out a Supercross track?”

Video Clips Available from redbull.tv

 

Supercross has been around since the 70’s when it was funded, ironically, by tobacco and alcohol, yet here we are about 3 decades later and Red Bull assembles a truly innovative racing format. I guess there actually IS something new under the sun!

 

The Straight Rhythm got plenty of comparisons to Excitebike over the past few weeks but lets not kid...