You can always count on us to kick off the new year (and new issue) right! Finishing off the 2011 season was a race of epic proportions—the inaugural Monster Energy Cup. Read all about it in the January 2012 issue of Racer X Illustrated! In this issue, we check-in with Ryan Villopoto, who was chosen as Racer X's 2011 Rider of the Year, and we're providing you with the most comprehensive Christmas shopping list you'll find this season. You'll also read about the 2011 FIM Junior World, the Vets MXDN, and Mike Brown's career. These and more are featured in the January issue of RXI, and the digital edition is now available for only $9.98!