Jason Weigandt is overseas to announce the Monster Energy S-X Open in Auckland, New Zealand, and also the Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Melbourne, Australia. He also hosted a Friday press conference to kick off the New Zealand event, featuring off-season updates from Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy, Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed, and New Zealand legend Ben Townley telling some old war stories, Kiwi FMX rider Levi Sherwood announcing his retirement, Australian supercross contender Luke Clout on his goals of winning a championship, and New Zealand's own Cody Cooper explaining his decision to give supercross a go.
Inside the January issue of Racer X magazine: Red Bull Straight Rhythm looked like all fun and games, but the players were in it to win. Privateer Marshal Weltin tries to make some cash in the East Coast off-season motocross races, including the Racer X Maine Event. Our newest staffer got on his first-ever solo flight—straight to Vegas for an old-school weekend of racing and parties. Our minicycle buyer’s guide helps you pick exactly the right first bike for your youngster. All these features and much more in the January issue.