The October digital edition of Racer X Illustrated is now available. In it, you can read about the final lap for the Southwick National, one of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross’ most storied rounds, as well as how Ryan Villopoto is changing the way bikes are raced. You’ll also catch up with very fast Aussie vet Brett Metcalfe, who is revitalizing his career with some help from our friendly neighbors to the north. Look for these and much more in the October issue of Racer X. The issue has also been shipped to subscribers and is available for purchase via Apple Newsstand.
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One of the series’ most storied rounds, the Southwick National at Massachusetts’ Moto-X 338 threw itself a fitting farewell party in July. Page 106.
Every now and then, a rider completely changes the way motocross bikes are raced—Hannah, O’Mara, McGrath, Carmichael, Stewart … and now Ryan Villopoto. Page 118.
Each summer, a high-profile crop of amateurs make their professional debuts with factory backing and more sponsorships than they can handle for years to come. This isn’t a story about them. Page 130.
Journeyman pro Brett Metcalfe, once pegged as Australia’s next great American hope, is trying to revitalize his career, just a little to the north. Page 144.