For the first time in seven years, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship is going to crown a different champion in the AMA Motocross class. That’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? And how about this: The last rider to win the title besides RC was South African Greg Albertyn in 1999—when Carmichael was still on a 125!
Now there’s a good possibility that we may see another South African win the championship this year, as Team Yamaha’s Grant Langston has three races to make up 11 points. This is getting good!
In the three races where RC was absent—Unadilla, Thunder Valley and Washougal—Tim Ferry has been the best. In fact, he would have a 5-point advantage over the rider who he currently is tied with, Andrew Short. Both Mike Alessi and Kevin Windham aren’t that far behind, either. We are going into another race without RC, so can Ferry keep up this consistency? We’ll see on Sunday. Make sure you tune into the Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com this weekend for thorough coverage of Round 10 from Steel City Raceway!