October 12, 2008
Working Hard and Hardly Working, Pt. II, or "Drop the bomb on the MX Crew!"
MX Sports head honcho Davey Coombs, I believe, is the hardest working man in American motocross (though I am sure he would bestow that honor on some of his staff). I also think he has the coolest job in the Nation, taking on the task of re-tooling the American motocross championships without the fetters of the AMA. From literally growing up at the racetrack in West Virginia, to revolutionizing the way the sport is covered in the media, to now having his hand on the wheel... talk about the living the American dream!
Addressing the motocross world from a podium in Las Vegas this weekend, DC presented the "first round of significant improvements" to the 2009 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF. GuyB brought back the goods.
And it is good stuff. The centerpiece is the improved television/web package with the Speed channnel, featuring a "minimum" of three races broadcast live, same-day broadcasts for the rest of the 450 class races (yes, they dissed the 250s again, but I'm sure it was for a good reason) and free live web video of the first motos of all races! And they rectified the class name bullshit. And a few other things... it's a great start indeed (here's hoping they rectify more bullshit with the next round of significant improvements).
I think 2009 will be just fine.