Racer X Illustrated

May 2012

Notice anything different in the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross? With so much parity in the premier division, it’s easy to miss the fact that the Lites class is as wide open as it’s ever been. Pick up the May 2012 issue of Racer X Illustrated to learn more! You can also see what a day in the life of a Monster Girl is like, check out Ryan Dungey's Phoenix win, examine the Stewart-Reed rivalry, and check-in with Akira Watanabe and the family behind Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. These and more are featured in the May issue of RXI, and the digital edition is now available for only $9.98! Racer X Illustrated's May 2012 issue has been shipped to subscribers, is now available on Droids, iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.

  • A Day in the Life of a Monster Girl
    Attend a round of Monster Energy Supercross and you’ll see Monster Girls everywhere, from the pits to the podium. We go behind the scenes to meet the women behind the cans. Of Monster Energy. Page 128.
  • The Race for Tomorrow
    With so much parity in the premier division of Monster Energy Supercross, it’s easy to miss the fact that the Lites class is as wide open as it’s ever been. Page 140.
  • Red, White, Blue and Orange
    Ryan Dungey’s win at the 2012 Phoenix Supercross marked KTM’s debut on the top step of a premier-class supercross podium. Here’s how they got there. Page 152.
  • The Constant Rivalry
    No rivalry in our sport has been so heated for so long as the one between Chad Reed and James Stewart, two all-time greats who have been at it since day one: January 5, 2002. Page 166.
  • An Empire of One
    Japan makes most of the world’s motocross bikes, but only one Japanese rider has gone on to become an international champion. We catch up with the great Akira Watanabe. Page 178.
  • Before & After
    Elsinore—the name alone evokes pure Southern California motocross history. The family behind Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park now wants it to be a part of the sport’s long-term future as well. Page 190.