January 31, 2012

2012 Oakland Supercross: so THIS is what if feels like to win...

Once again, Go Pro comes through with the stunning visuals:  ride along with James Stewart as he clocks his first supercross win of the year in Oakland.

January 29, 2012

2012 Oakland Supercross: Memorable Win for Joe Gibbs Racing

Photo by GuyB/Vital MX

James Stewart, shown here embracing his team's owner, legendary NFL football coach Joe Gibbs, as they celebrate JGRMX's second supercross victory, Stewart's second win at the Oakland stadium and his first win of the season.  Check out the race summary at Vital MX.

Stewart and his team dedicated this win to the memory of Mark "Tex" Adams, a mechanic for the JGR team who was killed last week in an unfortunate traffic accident as he was assisting a motorist on the side of a road.

January 28, 2012

From Motocross Action: Rest in Peace Luther Jefferson

Motocross Action Magazine online has this wonderful tribute to Luther Jefferson, the father of Andy Jefferson, who is "...the first black motocross racer to crack the color barrier in motocross by making making main events in the AMA Supercross series." Here is the headline and first paragraph:


The Tuskeegee Airmen in 1943.

The passing of a father is always painful for the family and MXA wants to take the time to acknowledge the passing of Husqvarna North America's Andy Jefferson’s father Luther Jefferson this past week. As most motocross fans know, Andy Jefferson was the first black motocross racer to crack the color barrier in motocross by making making main events in the AMA Supercross series. Andy raced for Mitch Payton's Pro Circuit team and his exploits are well known. But, what few people in motocross know is that Andy’s father also broke the color barrier 69 years ago as a member of the fabled Tuskeegee Airmen.

Read the rest of the article here.

My condolences to the Jefferson family.

January 22, 2012

2012 Los Angeles Supercross: Ground pounders

Photo by GuyB/Vital MX

There was a whole lot of crashing at the Los Angeles Supercross at Dodger Stadium yesterday.  James Stewart crashed hard in the whoops, shortly after setting a very fast lap in qualifying.  Fortunately, he was able to get up, but he decided to sit out the rest of qualifying, and his time was beaten by Ryan Villopoto.

During the racing program, Chad Reed crashed in his heat race.  He too, was uninjured, remounted and was able to qualify for the main... which he won!  Stewart fell again in the main, but was able to finish in 3rd.

Reigning champ Villopoto crashed on the first lap of the re-started 450 main event, but the speedy Kawasaki rider was able to blast his way back up to 4th place by the checkers.

But the biggest crash is the one that caused the re-start: a horrendous accident involving Nick Wey, Ryan Morais and Trey Canard.  Wey was the only one not seriously injured.   Get well wishes go out to both Morais and Canard.

January 16, 2012

2012 Phoenix Supercross: On Board with James Stewart

While Ryan Dungey deserves congratulations for winning the Phoenix round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, giving KTM its first ever Supercross win, James Stewart struggled and could only manage an 8th place finish.  Still, the footage provide by his GoPro camera is exciting and revealing.

January 15, 2012

Phoenix Supercross: Monster Girls

Photo by GuyB/Vital MX
If the racing isn't exciting enough for you, Monster has some other good reasons for you to go see a supercross. The Monster Energy Supercross Series is off the hook with talent. All types of talent.

January 10, 2012

2012 Anaheim 1 Supercross: On Board with James Stewart

Welcome to the 21st Century, motocross fans!  GoPro HD brings you all the supercross action you can handle, during the main event!  Check it out:

January 08, 2012

Anaheim the first, Supercross 2012

Photo by Paul Willis.
Chad Reed's butt patch summed up a lot of fans feelings:  finally, it's time for Supercross! 

January 06, 2012

DREAM RIDE: Malcolm Stewart goes off

Team JDR Motorsports pulled out the stops with this helicopter- and seaplane-assisted motocross vid I found on Vital MX

Two Two = Chad Reed dubstep mix for 2012

Chad Reed teamed up with Bshipman Films for this rocking video on Vital MX

Show 'em how it's done: James Stewart at 1000 frames per second

Another great Redbull production.  The high-speed camera really leverages high def, resulting in highly detailed super-slow motion footage of James Stewart throwing a killer, one-handed "Bubba scrub." 

But even better than the groovy pictures is Stewart's insightful narration.  This video is a motocross gem.