August 31, 2009
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...
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!
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
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
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
This guy haz it.
Photo from Youthstream's coverage of the FIM Junior World MX championship in New Zealand.
Congratulations to Eli and his team and family!
Youthstream has the report and a beautiful gallery of photos.
August 02, 2009
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.