Racer X Illustrated

April 2009

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series is finally in full swing, and from detailed coverage of Anaheim 1 to a general supercross update, we are here to bring the latest info to you. That means catching up with the supercross legend himself, Jeremy McGrath. Also in this issue, current WORCS champion Bobby Bonds lets us in on his victory, and Jason Hooper travels overseas for the Japan National Cross Country. These features and more are available in our April 2009 issue of Racer X Illustrated. If you are ready to read it right now, subscribe to the digital edition for immediate access.

  • Anaheim Stories
    With so much fanfare leading up to the first supercross, it’s nearly impossible to live up to the hype, but this year’s Anaheim opener lived up to it and then some! Our in-depth coverage begins here. Page 144.
  • Back to My Steel Roots
    Because all work and no play makes Jeremy McGrath a dull boy, the King of Supercross headed out to Ocotillo Wells with some buddies to have some freeride fun. Simon Cudby went along to provide evidence. Page 168.
  • This was No Day at the Beach
    Beach racing is to European riders and fans what spring break is to American college kids. Nick McCabe flew to the Netherlands to check out the Red Bull Knockout, once known as the Veronica beach race. Page 180.
  • Settling In
    After A1 provided plenty of upsets and surprises, the supercross tour settled in for the long haul, with favorites like Stewart, Lawrence, and Canard trying to minimize losses in Phoenix, A2, and Houston. Page 194.
  • Up from the Ashes
    Bobby Bonds was once a top prospect. After numerous setbacks and disappointments, he’s finally won a championship, but not in motocross. Joe Colombero checks in with the reigning WORCS off-road #1. Page 208.
  • Tokyo Express
    The best racers of the Can-Am GNCC Series once again made the annual trek to compete in Japan’s equivalent off-road series. Our own Jason Hooper had the ride of his life in the Land of the Rising Sun. Page 256.