features in racer x, july 2016
AUSTIN, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: Austin Stroupe, once one of the sport’s top prospects, comes clean about his struggles with addiction and his fight to get his life back. Page 92.
JUSTIN & JIMMIE: Deep in the North Carolina woods, Justin Brayton struck up an unlikely training partnership—and friendship—with NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson. Page 112.
THE RECRUIT: The most anticipated debut of 2016 comes on May 21 at Hangtown, when Austin Forkner officially goes pro with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki. Page 126.
DIG IT YOURSELF: Vinnie Carbone and his fellow NoNamers are a Southern California freeriding crew who build their jumps to last. Page 138.
MY FAVORITE YEAR: After an unprecedented run of dominance from Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig stepped up to win his lone AMA Supercross Championship in 1997. Page 150.
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