The May digital edition of Racer X Illustrated has been released. Pick up your copy now to get your midseason update on the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, including insight on how team managers and riders decide between riding the East or West Regions, as well as Chad Reed's return to the podium and subsequent setbacks. You can also read about the new motocross hotspot of Bakersfield, California, and relive Jason Anderson's run of spectacular finishes. Read about all this and more in the May issue of Racer X. The issue has also been shipped to subscribers and is available for purchase via Apple Newsstand.
Halfway through the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, we look at who’s in the driver’s seat, who’s riding shotgun, and who’s still sitting in the driveway. Page 96.
TITLE SEARCH ENGINE
Before the start of the 2014 season, Chad Reed was almost an afterthought—a great man past his prime. For a few spectacular weeks, the veteran showed us otherwise. Page 106.
EAST OR WEST
Given the choice, would you race the East Region or the West? Why? We dig in and ask some of the top riders and managers how they make that decision. Page 116.
THE BAKERSFIELD BOYS
Bakersfield, California, is best known for country music and NASCAR talent. Thanks to a new crop of preteen motocross phenoms, that could change soon. Page 128
Rockstar Energy Racing KTM rider Jason Anderson’s career didn’t get off to the best start. Lately, though, all we can talk about are his finishes. Page 140.
BACK TO BASICS
In 1974, Yamaha won the very first American supercross title. Forty years down the line, Keith McCarty and the boys in blue are looking to recapture some magic. Page 152.