Racer X Illustrated

July 2009

Read the Racer X Illustrated Digital Edition! The future of racing seems to be on a lot of minds these days, so for our July '09 issue of Racer X Illustrated, David Pingree took a trip to the Zero headquarters to test out the new electric dirt bike. Also in this issue, going from the world of racing to videogame designing, Stephane Roncada keeps us in the loop about his new iPhone supercross game. We also revisited the past to catch up with former Russian star Gennedy Moiseev and got updates on Travis Pastrana's St. Louis supercross return, Jeff Gibson's AMA Arenacross title, and Daniel Blair's doubly-talented life. All these and more can be found in our July Racer X Illustrated! Click here to go to Racer X Digital and read the new issue right away.

  • The Russian
    Three-time world champion Gennady Moiseev was an enigmatic superstar in the glory days of Grand Prix motocross. Eric Johnson catches up with the former Soviet hero. Page 120.
  • The Reluctant Rock Star
    On stage with a microphone in his hand, Daniel Blair holds court in front of a packed club. As he explains to Steve Matthes, he’d much rather be racing. Page 134.
  • Nitro Supercross
    Travis Pastrana made a return to the series at the St. Louis Supercross, where he was also the track designer. Now he makes a return to Racer X to tell us all about it! Page 146.
  • iSupercross
    Stephane Roncada has made the transition from AMA Supercross Lites Champion to videogame designer, and his newest project is a motocross game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Page 156.
  • Future Shock
    “They” may have killed the electric car, but David Pingree took a crew of freestylers and racers to the test track to see if there’s any life in the Zero electric dirt bike. Page 168.
  • The Lord of the Rinks
    Now that he’s wearing the AMA Arenacross crown, Jeff Gibson tells our reporter Shan Moore that it’s good to be the king. Page 204.