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!
The Question-Mark Race
With its $1 million bonus for a main-event sweep, the inaugural Monster Energy Cup was the richest race in our sport’s history. It also raised a whole lot of interesting questions. Page 130.
Team USA Jr.
America’s next generation was in fine form in Italy for the 2011 FIM Junior World Championship. Team member Josh Mosiman gives us the inside scoop. Page 142.
After two years of frustration and injury, Ryan Villopoto is finally king of the moto hill. He’s also Racer X’s 2011 Rider of the Year. Page 154.
The Vets MXDN (no relation!), held annually at England’s historic Farleigh Castle circuit, is the pinnacle of international vintage competition. Page 168.
The Endless Moto
Mike Brown has raced professionally for over twenty years, moving from discipline to discipline and continent to continent—and nearly always finding success. He takes us through his career, one step at a time. Page 180.
Holiday Gift Guide
Need some ideas for what to get the moto head in your family for Christmas? Look no further. The Racer X Holiday Gift Guide has the answers. Page 194.