Read the Racer X Illustrated Digital Edition! The 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship has finally kicked off, and Racer X Illustrated is here to bring the most up-to-date news on everything from the Glen Helen opening round in San Bernardino to Ryan Villopoto's rookie season in the 450 class. We also take a look at Jessica Patterson's fight for the title. For our August issue, Steve Cox looks back to the 2009 Monster Energy Supercross Championship and pro-racing siblings, while Paul Bliss brings the latest info on Istanbul, Turkey's first FIM World Championship round. All these and more can be found in our August Racer X Illustrated! Click here to go to Racer X Digital and read the new issue right away.
Winners Take All
The 2009 Monster Energy Supercross Championship had a little something for everyone: tight battles, controversial moments, genuine championship battles, and plenty more. Steve Cox takes a look back. Page 122.
Journey to the Top of the Box
For Ryan Villopoto, it was a long way to the top of the podium in AMA Supercross. In his first Racer X feature, he explains just how he got there. Page 134.
The New Deal
The 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship got underway at San Bernardino, California’s Glen Helen Raceway on May 23. Here’s what went down. Page 144.
All in the Families
What’s it like when your brother is racing in the pro ranks with you? Steve Cox checks in with the fastest siblings in the game to weigh the pros and cons. Page 158.
Far And Away
Ace shooter Paul Bliss trains his lenses on the FIM World Championship as it makes its debut appearance in Istanbul, Turkey, while GP correspondent Matt Allard recaps the racing action. Page 168.
Jessica Patterson Wants Her Crown Back
When JP$ came up short in last year’s WMA Championship for the first time in five years, she knew it was time for a change, so tough-as-nails racer-turned-trainer Ryan Hughes helped her reinvent herself. Page 178.