5 Minutes With.. Kyle Cunningham In Phoenix, DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing’s Kyle Cunningham almost had a night to remember. Unfortunately, it didn’t end that way.
5 Minutes With... Chad Reed It’s all new for Chad Reed this year; a new team, a new bike and newfound challenges.
Racer X Redux: Phoenix It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Seriously, live it, love it, savor it. Dig it. Eat it up. Enjoy it. At this time of year, we’re sitting in that rare sweet spot where anyone can win races, and we’re still not sure what’s going to happen every week.
Observations: Phoenix Phoenix has traditionally been the second of the series and always has a pretty good track. They throw some sand in there and make it a bit more technical than the opening round.
5 Minutes With... Ryan Villopoto It wasn’t like I was saying, “I think I can pass him right here, and I’m just waiting for the right lap to do it.”
Traction Control: The Slippery Slope In this age of electronic-fuel-injection dirt bikes, and with many of the factory efforts either out of road racing or cutting back on their road programs, electronic gurus are refocusing their efforts on the dirt side of things. Bikes are getting more and more sophisticated each year, and although I’m a former mechanic and think that technology is very interesting, I’d be careful of what we’re asking for.
5 Minutes With... Trey Canard Trey Canard feels he can ride even better than his third place finish in Phoenix.
the Lap Times: Phoenix Well we almost got what everyone has been waiting for since the pre-season hype of the Big 4 began. James Stewart got out to an early lead, but was being harassed early by a stubborn Ryan Villopoto.
Finally, Hanny? I’m really trying to turn my whole life around. I’m trying to do stuff differently, and I think it’s been working out.
450 Words: The Big How Many? We’re only two races into a series that runs from January through May, so it’s way early to start making sweeping judgments.
Conversation with... James Stewart So that’s good, but at the same time, if Ryan would have passed me tonight, I would have just let him go.
The Moment: Phoenix They finally hooked it up on Saturday night in Phoenix, but this time Villopoto was playing the old Stewart role.
Race Report: Phoenix This time Villopoto had the speed, but not the win, while Stewart came out on top on a rare night when he may not have been the fastest man on the track—or the planet.
Films: Phoenix, Nick Paluzzi Weege chats with the new DNA/ShredStix/Star Racing Yamaha rider
Films: Phoenix, Justin Brayton Brayton looks to keep the momentum going from last week's heat race win
Racerhead #2 It's Friday morning and we are high above the snow clouds, racing across the northeastern United States on the way to Phoenix by way of Minneapolis (remind me to clip my travel agent). Supercross is up and running, and so is Racerhead!
To Watch For At Phoenix One round is in the books, and the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship has already delivered a couple of surprises, some big storylines, and an excellent, enthusiastic crowd in Southern California.
Profile Part II: Jimmy DeCotis A concept that has become more prevalent lately is replacement factory riders. The first of those in 2011 is Peabody, Massachusetts’ Jimmy DeCotis. Last season was his first as a full-time professional and Jimmy turned a lot of heads by posting some solid results in the 250 Class in both supercross and motocross. However, his results weren’t quite enough to earn him a full-factory ride, so DeCotis was going the privateer route again in 2011
Profile: Rhett Urseth Rhett Urseth has been racing professionally since 2007 with mixed results. The last few years a lot of stuff has happened to hinder his progress, but now he is training full time to give it another shot at supercross on his Kawasaki KX250F.
One Industries Thursday Rev Up: Phoenix Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Rev Up. Pow! The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series has hit the ground running and it’s already time to start rolling our necks to get ready for Round 2. I kind of like the way they aren’t running Anaheim back to back this year. It just seemed like having back to back races at the Big A produced a weird case of deja vu, but I digress.
Ivan Tedesco: Change is Good Some people may not realize that behind the winners, behind the riders that stand on the podium week-in and week-out, there are guys that put in a tremendous amount of work each week trying to become better racers.
This Week in Kawasaki SX History: Phoenix 2005 The showdown began as soon as practice started, with Carmichael, Stewart, Reed and Windham throwing down quick times,
Bench Racing Ammo: Green Day So much anticipation for all of these brands, but by the end of the night, the Kawasaki boys had painted the town green.
Observations: Anaheim 1 The first race of the 2011 season kicked off and the first of what is 29 races (17 SX and 12 MX) has started. The series kicked off at the traditional Angel Stadium at Anaheim (can you imagine kicking the SX series anywhere else? Remember when they went to Orlando? What was that all about?) and we were set for some exciting racing.
Racer X Redux: Anaheim 1 With all of this hype for the first round of Monster Energy Supercross, we expected to see the battle to end all battles at Anaheim 1. We didn’t get it. Each main event featured just one pass for the lead. But that’s a good thing—just more questions to answer for the next race.