Winding down the year, the December 2011 issue of Racer X Illustrated looks back at the Pala National and the 25 most defining moments of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Our staff also checks-in with producer/director Taylor Congdon's new Moto series, updates you on Justin Bogle's amateur career success, and relies on Ping and three legends to give advice for struggling top riders. The December issue is the place to get the latest info on the new Carlsbad Raceway. These and more are featured in this issue of RXI, and the digital edition is now available for only $9.98!
25 Defining Moments
The 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship was one for the ages. Here are twenty-five reasons we’ll be talking about this one for years to come. Page 126.
The United Nations of Motocross
Immediately following the season-ending Pala National, Team USA headed to France for the FIM Motocross of Nations and a shot at seven consecutive wins. (Spoiler alert: If you’re American, you’ll like how this one ends). Page 140.
Producer/director Taylor Congdon has revitalized motocross films with his Moto series. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the spectacular third installment. Page 150.
When a top rider is struggling, sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to diagnose the problem. Ping and our panel of legends—Jeff Ward, Jeremy McGrath, and David Bailey—offer their advice to five riders at the crossroads. Page 164.
The Start of Something
As he was wrapping up a solid but unspectacular amateur career, something suddenly clicked for Justin Bogle. The AMA Horizon Award winner and GEICO Honda rider was as surprised as anyone! Page 176.
In the sport’s golden era, Carlsbad Raceway was synonymous with motocross. While it’s now lost to history, Marc Peters has recaptured the magic, crafting a loving replica of the track his father built. Page 188.