Racerhead is back in the USA, and so is the Peter Chamberlain Trophy … or at least I think it’s back. As you know, for the fifth time in a row and the 20th time since 1981, Team USA won the Motocross of Nations in Italy. Our boys did a heckuva job of bringing that thing home, though they needed a little bit of luck and a lot of heart to carry the day.
Of course by now you have probably read and watched a million different posts about the 63rd Annual Red Bull Motocross of Nations, and there will be more down below, so I’ll give you a break from that here. If you want to hear my take on the race and all that went down, you can listen to the bench-racing podcast Steve Matthes did with me yesterday.
I do wish to congratulate Team USA’s Ryan Dungey, Jake Weimer, and Ivan Tedesco, as well as team manager Roger DeCoster, on the win, and also congratulate Youthstream on an exceptional event. The track Greg Atkins built was spectacular and rough, with elements of both SX and old-school MX thrown in, and the fans (mostly Italian, of course) were enthusiastic and very much into it, though when national hero Tony Cairoli went down on the start of the last moto, you could have heard a pin drop. Those are the breaks, and that’s the kind of stuff that makes the Motocross of Nations the single biggest race of all.
So my advice to everyone reading this is to get your plane tickets and hotels and travel arrangements set for September 25-26, 2010, and the return of the Motocross of Nations to America at Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Colorado. Like Budds Creek three years ago, it’s must-be-there motocross!
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Thank you for reading Racerhead. See you next week.