Racer X Illustrated Supercross Magazine

The May 2009 Issue

San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart graces the cover of Racer X Illustrated for the 13th time, and inside you’ll find an in-depth, hard-hitting interview with his L&M Racing team manager, Larry Brooks. You’ll also find features on Travis Pastrana’s new MTV show Nitro Circus, as well as features on Jason Lawrence, John DeSoto, Ricky Carmichael and Yesterday’s Stars of Tomorrow, which include Broc Hepler, Davi Millsaps, Josh Hill and Mike Alessi. Click here to go to Racer X Digital and read the new issue right away.

The Brooks Supremacy
As a privateer professional racer, Larry Brooks enjoyed modest success; as a team manager, he has conquered the sport. Steve Matthes catches up with the L&M Racing Yamaha boss. Page 120.
Caution: Nitro Circus Ahead
Already a home-video phenomenon, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus franchise has found a new home on MTV as the spiritual successor to Jackass. Travis discusses his move to basic cable in this feature. Page 134.
Rider in the Storm
Jason Lawrence continues to be the most polarizing figure on the AMA circuit. DC checks in on the only rider we know who has been suspended from back-to-back series for his actions. Page 148.
The Flyin' Hawaiian
John DeSoto left the Hawaiian Islands to conquer the mainland on a bike. Upon retirement, he returned home to a life of public service. Ed Youngblood tells you about this American motocross pioneer. Page 158.
Yesterday's Stars of Tomorrow
In 2003, if any expert had named the next stars of American motocross, they likely would have listed Mike Alessi, Davi Millsaps, Broc Hepler, and Josh Hill. Six years later, Steve Cox checks in on them. Page 172.
Ricky Goes Back to Daytona
When Ricky Carmichael made his NASCAR Truck debut at Daytona, he was returning to a track where he enjoyed unequaled success as a SX racer. Eric Johnson and Simon Cudby watched RC begin the next chapter. Page 218.