Here’s the best stuff churned out this week at RacerXOnline.com.
Kevin Windham is, was, and will always be a bad dude. His annual Party in the Pasture, which is open to the public this weekend (Party with K-Dub? What are you waiting for, people?), benefits the family of the late Chris Blankenship and offers you the chance to ride with Wil Hahn, Davi Millsaps, Brett Cue, Josh Grant, Broc Tickle, Matt Lemoine, Johnny Moore, Mike Mason, Adam Jones, Guy Cooper, Kenny Bartram, Kevin Windham, and his special guest Craig Morgan. In honor of Kevin’s event, we looked back at his career in covers.
We debuted a new feature on Wednesday, which we hope you like, because it looks like it’s saying around. Anyway, we call it Word On... Just a bunch of random, cool stuff we found cruising the interweb. It will change weekly, so don’t get too accustomed to all the bells and whistles. By Chase Stallo
Predicting the next factory rider used to be an exact science. Sort of. The rider who dominated the A class at the AMA Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s would get a factory ride, and everyone else would enter the pro ranks as a privateer. It’s not as clear-cut now, says Jason Weigandt. By Jason Weigandt
It was the hardest decision he’s ever made, but after five professional seasons Les Smith is stepping away from racing. Why now? He explained his decision to Racer X earlier this week. By Chase Stallo
Stephane Roncada not only is one of the most talented riders to ever throw a leg over; he’s also so into racing online that he turned game design into an actual career. He’s an expert in the field of motocross gaming, so we asked him to rank the ten best moto games ever. By Stephane Roncade
TwoTwo Motorsports’ Oscar Wirdeman has a unique path that's led him from Sweden to the GPs—where he worked with a young Chad Reed—then onto America where he's won SX titles with Reed and James Stewart. Check out this podcast by Steve Matthes.
Cooper Webb isn’t afraid to tell you what’s on his mind. He’s a straight shooter. Although he’s just 18 years old, Webb has the podium presence of a ten-year veteran—confident, but not cocky. It’s what has gained him respect and admiration amongst fans. It has also brought detractors. By Chase Stallo
Peg Robison, co-founder of renowned Unadilla Raceway, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Peg and her husband were the driving force behind Unadilla and made the iconic venue what it is today. Andy Bowyer penned a great piece about her lasting legacy and some fond racing memories. By Andy Bowyer
Every so often we run across some gems on Craigslist that we feel must be shared with our readers. It’s a time-honored tradition, circa 2012. Enjoy these beauties. By Aaron Hansel
Long-time Honda chassis/suspension expert Shane Drew is moving on after seventeen years with the brand. Drew spoke to Racer X about his new landing spot and his time with Honda. By Steve Matthes