Supercross is in full swing, and our April 2012 issue of Racer X Illustrated is here to get you all caught up. After reading up on the current season, you'll get the inside scoop on factory-supported SX bikes, the challenge riders face in the whoops, McGrath and Ward's team ownership endeavor, and Michael Leib's new adventure. These and more are featured in our new issue, and the digital edition is now available for only $9.98! Racer X Illustrated's April 2012 issue has been shipped to subscribers, is now available on Droids, iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.
THE SUPERCROSS PRIMARY
The early returns are in, and the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season looks to be thrilling and unpredictable once again. Page 130.
WORKS OF ART
Factory-supported supercross bikes represent the bleeding edge of racing technology. We get the inside scoop from the managers, mechanics, and R&D gurus behind the very best of them. Page 148.
They are, quite simply, the most challenging obstacles in motocross and supercross. We look at the whoops through the ages, and through the eyes of the racers who have mastered them. Page 164.
Once the face of Scott USA in the pits, Bevo Forti has been an ever-present friend and mentor for four decades. Now he’s helping a new (old) company in its return to racing. Page 184.
BACK TO BUSINESS
As racers, they were and are indisputable legends. Now, Jeremy McGrath and Jeff Ward are back in the game, each hoping team ownership comes just as naturally. Page 200.
THE LONG WAY HOME
After two long, disappointing years on the Grand Prix circuit, 20-year-old Michael Leib is back home and ready to make his mark in American racing. Page 214.