August 31, 2009

Southwick: I Sand Corrected

Er, correction: the actual man of the moment in Massachussetts this weekend was John "Say What?" Dowd, who took third overall after carding an incredible 10-2 score. Dowd was probably the biggest beneficiary of Chad Reed's unfortunate crash, but that doesn't take anything away from the 44-year old racer's tremendous accomplishment against men half his age. Yes, get on down Dowdy! And this is a fantastically inspiring shot by GuyB/Vital MX. Or I'm just old...

Southwick: Recognition Registering

Here's the man of the moment from this weekend at Southwick: GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia, shown here crossing the finish line of the second 250cc moto, while one of his crew signals that the rookie speedster had just won his first national overall. GuyB/Vital MX captured the moment.

Barcia won the first moto by chasing down and passing Ryan Dungey. Ahem. Then after getting stuck in the gate at the start of moto 2 (!!), put on a big time charge to 3rd place (passing Dungey again), which was good enough to seal the deal. Getdown Justin!

Southwick: Umbrella Nation

Southwick was the second consecutive "East Coast Rain" round of the LOAPMC, and you gotta give it to the fans who stick around to see their heroes battle for survival. Dungey doing it, as pictured by GuyB/Vital MX.

Southwick: Shifting Sands

Wow, #377 Christophe Pourcel had a rough day in the sand of MX338 in Southwick, MA., giving up 30 points to his championship rival, #10 Ryan Dungey. This is at the start of the first 250cc moto, moment captured by GuyB/Vital MX. Dungey ended up the day with 4th overall to Pourcel's tragic 18th OA, and now sits firmly in the championship points lead as the LOAPMC heads into the final round at Steel City Raceway in the Freestone State, Pennsylvania.

August 23, 2009

Budds Creek: Singing in the Rain

Chad Reed is the 2009 450cc Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Champion! He's the LOAPMC! Congratulations, mate!

Seriously, big ups and props to Chad for making smart moves all year long. And congratulations to Roger DeCoster and the rest of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.

These two great shots are from GuyB's always excellent coverage at Vital MX. Thanks Steve!

August 22, 2009

Budds Creek: Textbook Fast

This dude is fast. Chad Reed is one of the premier motorcycle riders on the planet, and it is just cool to watch him do his thing. GuyB caught Speedy laying down the quickest lap in qualifying at Budds Creek.

August 16, 2009

Unadilla: Horsepower Heaven

This is what open class motocross is all about. Ivan Tedesco puts it down into the ground. GuyB does it again.

Unadilla: French Fashion

Style check. Christophe Pourcel ripping. He went 1-1 unchallenged in New York. GuyB got it.


This guy haz it.

Photo from Youthstream's coverage of the FIM Junior World MX championship in New Zealand.

Introducing the latest American World Champion: Eli Tomac

Congratulations to Eli and his team and family!

Youthstream has the report and a beautiful gallery of photos.

Unadilla: core motocross

Tommy Hahn railing. GuyB wailing. Motocross.

August 02, 2009

XG15: Who needs Monster Energy?

Not these cuties. Ah, summer in Southern California, this is how we do. And yes, it's GuyB with the hotshots from the annual ESPN extreme sports lollopalooza.