Racer X Illustrated

October 2009

Read the Racer X Illustrated Digital Edition! The High Point National takes place about 20 minutes from the Racer X headquarters here in Morgantown, WV. With the event being held so close to home, four staffers were invited to participate in a GEICO Powersports Honda factory-for-a-day ride held during amateur day. Not long after, the crew trekked to Buchanan, MI for the kind of fun that only RedBud can bring. The Fourth of July weekend marked the halfway point for the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. As our staff does try to keep the magazine and themselves versatile in the motosport world, online editor Keith Burgie flew down to check out the Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle series in Texas, while new-to-the-crew Rachel Fluharty went to the Snowshoe GNCC to cover her first magazine feature. All these summer events and more can be found in the October issue of Racer X Illustrated. Click here to go to Racer X Digital and read the new issue right away.

  • Red, White and Blue!
    The American Motocross Classic known as RedBud marked the halfway point of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. DC and some of the best shooters in the sport take you there. Page 124.
  • Texas Fighters
    The Fort Worth Stockyards hosted this year’s lone U.S. round of the Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle competition. Our own Keith Burgie was on the scene. Page 136.
  • Sunday Funday
    On the Sunday after this year’s High Point National, four Racer X staffers got the factory-for-a-day treatment courtesy of GEICO Powersports Honda. Steve Cox lets the rest of us know what it’s like. Page 144.
  • Native American Motocross
    As American land-use regulations become more strict, riding areas are disappearing at an alarming rate—with one exception. Native American reservations boom with the sound of moto; David Pingree explains. Page 152.
  • Inside Eastern Europe's Horsepower Laboratory
    Akrapovic has been making top-class exhausts for European motocrossers since the mid-1990s, and now it’s making inroads in America. Steve Matthes goes to Slovenia to face the dragon. Page 162.
  • On Top of Old Snowshoe
    Held at one of the East Coast’s premier ski resorts, the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC is remarkable. With the return of former champ David Knight, the race got even better. Rachel Fluharty reports. Page 174.