In The Mag, On The Web: Gate Drops

In the Mag, On the Web: Gate Drops

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In The Mag, On The Web is an online feature where we take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the print features in Racer X Illustrated. Check out some more information on “Gate Drops” by Jason Weigandt.

I've been following the races my whole life and reporting on them for the last dozen or so--and if we actually kept notebooks these days (sorry, it's all digital) I'd have a whole pack filled with the word "Starts." It's all the riders talk about! So for one night at the Detroit supercross, I decided to get down and dirty on supercross starts. Who picks what gate and why? How do they pack their ruts? What really makes the difference between a good start and a bad one? I stayed in one spot all night observing it all, and here's what I found. 

Read "Gate Drops" in the July '14 issue of Racer X.
Read "Gate Drops" in the July '14 issue of Racer X.

Read the entire “Gate Drops" feature in the July '14 issue of Racer X right now or look for the cover below on Newsstands to pick up the issue in person.