Racer X Illustrated

December 2008

Our final issue of 2008 is packed with great stories covering everything from the Red Bull Motocross of Nations to the Montreal Supercross, as well as the undertones from AMA Toyota Motocross. There's also features on the Butler Brothers and an Andrew Short interview. If you are ready to read the issue right now, subscribe to the digital edition for immediate access.

  • Undertones
    While everyone knew who was going to win the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, few knew the stories behind James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto. David Pingree explains that the devil is in the details. Page 144.
  • Saint Andrew
    Having scored more combined points than anyone in 2008, Andrew Short is the man who would be king—if this were 1983. Steve Matthes catches up with the likeable factory Honda racer. Page 160.
  • Hostile Territory
    Team USA was the favorite going into the 2008 Red Bull Motocross of Nations at England’s Donington Park. While the Yanks did come home with the Peter Chamberlain Trophy, it wasn’t without plenty of drama. Page 174.
  • Adieu Au Roy
    Canadian motocross and supercross hero Jean-Sebastien Roy ended his professional career in style, winning the Montreal Supercross. Unfortunately, it was Blair Morgan’s last race too. Page 188.
  • Privateer Players
    One of the most successful privateer teams in American motocross history was built by three moto-loving brothers from Miami. Billy Ursic introduces you to the guys behind Butler Brothers Racing. Page 202.
  • Strange Ways, Here We Come
    Rupert X. Pellett and Jeff Kardas hit the road for Racer X again, this time heading to the Lommel GP in the Netherlands. Amsterdam may never be the same. Page 214.
  • The Innovator
    You may not know who Eric Peronnard is, but you’ve probably been to a race he helped invent. The Frenchman’s most recent endeavor is the Maxxis AMA EnduroCross Series, which may come to a town near you. Page 274.