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When the second place OA finisher goes 10-1 for 2nd, you know some crazy stuff happened.

 
First things first, congratulations to Alex Martin on finally nailing a moto win in his strongest series ever. He’s been so damn good with two overall wins to his credit now. You’d think the overall win at round two in Glen Helen would serve to satiate the perennial nice guy but it only wet his appetite and made the six-race drought more painful. Alex finds himself a mere four points out of 2nd place in the series and that has much to do with his Yamaha giving up the ghost in moto-one of “Martin-Gate” aka, High Point. Alex was running 2nd in that race by the way when his bike started failing with 3 laps to go. Spot Alex those points that were ripped from his grasp and he is the guy pressuring teammate Cooper Webb for this title in the waning rounds of the series. It’s just not fair.
 
As it stands now Cooper retainds the points lead...

I know, it seems like I just can’t shut up about this.

Lead Photo By: James Lissimore
 
I haven't gone back and tallied the number of times I’ve written about Ken Roczen through 8 rounds of this Motocross series and I have a terrible memory so there’s not a chance in hell I can recall without looking it up; but once again I am compelled to write about what I’m seeing from Ken Roczen.
 
The title of this edition is a throwback to a line from Top Gun when Maverick’s love interest tells him he isn’t going to be happy unless he’s going Mach 2 with his hair on fire. It’s a cheesy Hollywood, testosterone-inspired line but I’ll be damned if that’s not exactly what I was thinking while watching Ken quickly assess his bent shifter after the gate drop of moto 2 and the early laps that followed. It was simply unreal! He looked every bit like he was shot out of a cannon into a dash for cash which lasted 30+2...

I gotta be honest, when Southwick went away, I didn’t much care…

Lead Photo By: Mike Sweeney
 
I know all about the history of Southwick, the frog pond, the amazing races that have taken place over the years, the deceivingly lengthy track on a pint sized piece of property and it’s greatest asset, the sole stop on the National Motocross schedule which boasts a sand base. When the lease on the Southwick property and track expired and we as a sport were forced to look for new locations to fill it’s spot, I was a little excited. Change is typically good but apparently it is REALLY difficult to find a facility in the US that can host a National caliber track with a deep sand for terrafirma. Maybe replacing Southwick with another sand track was never part of the gameplan but there is no arguing after this weekend’s return to “The Wick” that not only was it a welcomed return, I really did miss it!
 
It’s become very...