Racer X Illustrated

July 2014

The July issue of Racer X Illustrated has been released. Pick up your copy now to see our staff predictions for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, check in on the privateer scene, and learn about the origins of the Moto XXX racing team. We also tell the little-known story of the drama, excitement, and sabotage of the 1974 Appalachia Lake National. Read about all this and more in the July issue of Racer X. The issue has also been shipped to subscribers and is available for purchase via Apple Newsstand.

  • GATE DROPS
    We staked out a single spot on the Detroit Supercross gate to tell the story of an entire race, one start at a time. Page 94.
  • #PRIVATEERLIFE
    Being a privateer in our sport has never been harder, but a talented and dedicated group of riders are still giving it all they’ve got, every single weekend. Page 106.
  • HOW TO START A RIOT
    An oral history of the debut season for Moto XXX, a wild experiment that fused punk rock and dirt bikes and sent motocross down an entirely new path. Page 118.
  • 10 BOLD PREDICTIONS
    Our staff offers its opinions on the state of racing to come in this summer’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Page 130.
  • MAY 5, 1974
    The 1974 Appalachia Lake National in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, featured drama, excitement, confusion, and even sabotage. It’s an interesting slice of moto history you probably haven’t heard about. Page 140.
  • ATTACK OF THE COBRAS
    Twenty years ago, Bud Maimone tried to build a better minicycle for his son; in the process, he changed amateur racing forever. Page 150.