The shows, which feature exclusive race, practice, and qualifying footage, are hosted by Jason Weigandt—the voice of Supercross Live!—and a revolving cast of co-hosts and reporters that includes former factory rider David Pingree, WMA racer Erin Normoyle, DMXS Radio's Kevin Kelly and David Izer, plus Steve Matthes, Sean Beaucar, Steve Cox, Davey Coombs, and more. The director is once again Vurb Moto's Wes Williams, with camera work by Rob Swiatek and Motocross.com's own Cliff Talley and Brendan Lutes.
For this opening weekend at Glen Helen, Weigandt's co-host will be David Bailey, the former AMA Toyota Motocross and AMA Supercross Champion. "David Bailey is pretty much the entire reason I wanted to get into broadcast journalism," offered Weigandt of the man they call "The Icon" in motocross circles. "I grew up watching David race, then I watched and listened to him on TV. I think he set the gold standard for color analysis on TV, so I'm just really looking forward to working with him this weekend. After that, I may just quit, because it doesn't get any better than that!"
"I really enjoy watching the shows on my computer every week of the summer,” said Bailey, a former Honda factory rider. “So to finally be on the show and be a part of it will be a lot of fun. And with so many great battles expected this weekend in both divisions, I’m going to love having a front-row seat."
Regular visitors to the page www.live.motocross.com have noticed exclusive web banners advertising the Glen Helen opener for weeks, featuring a California license plate with the words “GLEN HELEN” and racerxonline.com.
The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com gets underway Saturday afternoon with an extended pre-race show from the Toyota Zone at the track. The broadcast will include exclusive practice footage, rider interviews, and more. On Sunday, listen to the live, free webcast from the opening round of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships, presented by FMF, on www.motocross.com, beginning at 12:30 p.m PST. Check back in on Monday morning for an extended wrap-up from Glen Helen, including exclusive video highlights, interviews, race analysis, and much, much more. That will be followed by clips throughout the week featuring all the behind-the-scenes stuff fans of AMA Toyota Motocross do not want to miss!
It all begins Saturday afternoon from Glen Helen, so make sure you check out the Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com this weekend and all summer long. Tune in to www.motocross.com for more details.
Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at Media@MXNationals.com or by phone at 951-203-2605.
For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.
Credential requests for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF must be submitted via email to Media@MXNationals.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF should contact Brandon at 951-203-2605 or email Media@MXNationals.com.