Sunday, July 15, 2012

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

While most were watching Dungey dominate outdoors Saturday afternoon, I spent mine walking through the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and let me tell you that it did nottttt disappoint me at all! In fact I enjoyed myself the whole way through the place. I thought before going that I was only going to enjoy the motocross and supercross sections, but I ended up finding all of the exhibits interesting! It is seriously a great place if you love any kind of motorcycles. My family and I spent probably 3 hours walking around (and it really isn't that big) but we were so intrigued by all the bikes, facts and memorabilia that we couldn't pass anything up without reading what it was. Not to mention we also spent another hour in the gift shop section. The man working at the front counter was also so nice and willing to help. I have nothing bad to say about any of this trip except don't stay at a hotel by the Columbus Airport. It was cool seeing the airplanes land and take off but there is seriously NOTHING to do around there and you have to drive on the highway the whole time, so going out and driving back was not an option therefore we spent most of our evening on the patio or at the lounge enjoying our weekend get-away. Ok, back to more about the motorcycle hall of fame... I think they could update the motorcross/supercross section, but that's just what I think because they could add a lot more people. I was thinking Carmichael, Stewart, and Reed would have some little part since they have done things in the MX/SX industry that I think could/should get recognized. They have McGrath, which I was in love with, but I thought it would be a little different. However, I am not complaining just stating a thought I had. I loved every single section we walked through, there is an upstairs and a downstairs to the building and a patio out the back incase you want to enjoy yourself half way through the museum. Although it was rainy and gloomy when we went (glad we picked an indoor activity) we made the best out of it. OH! and downstairs they have a little questionnaire and if you fill it out and take it back upstairs with you to the front desk, you receive a free sticker (normally costs like $3) I was happy with that and the guy even sold us key chains that had not been marked or put up for sale yet :) 

Here are some pictures I took in the Motorcross/Supercross section :)


Saturday, May 19, 2012


The start of outdoors has started, hangtown classic is underway with practices and qualifying times are being taken for the afternoon motos to start. I know I'm excited and ready for the outdoor action to begin! It seems like forever since last season and now with the changes that have all taken place over the past supercross season it will be great to see the battles shaping out for the nationals.

Catch all the action on FUEL TV today at 4 pm est. and then second motos at 12 am est. time.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Only one week away

Only one more week to wait for the MX Nationals to start! Personally I am still bummed out that TwoTwo motorsports will not be in attendance at the races, but things happen and he will be back next year. I was excited to hear the news about Stewart racing outdoors, and looking comfortable on his new suzuki. The guy hasn't looked like himself racing in quiet awhile... It will be good to see if the old "bubba" has came back and ready to battle and maybe even win a championship!

Even without two other contenders, Villopoto and Reed, this outdoors season should be one to remember. Short, Brayton, Millsaps, Weimer and now Rattray will have a chance to prove themselves and hopefully battle at the front of the group with Dungey and Stewart. I know it sounds like I am automatically putting Dungey and Stewart at the top, but I want Short, Brayton, etc... to battle and even win races this season but it just seems practical that Dungey and Stewart will be up front and battling like they have before.

I for one will be glued to live timing and then the television on May 19th to watch the start of the 2012 MX Nationals! Be sure you are too!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bring on the Nationals

Supercross is now over after an exciting Vegas finale this past weekend. Now with only 11 days remaining, the motocross nationals are set to being May 19 at Hangtown in California. It is going to be an exciting outdoor season for the fans and riders, except for those still hurt like Reed, Villopoto and Canard. With that being said it looks like Millsaps, Short, Brayton and Weimer may have a chance to battle up front and make it on to the podium. Although big news has been surfacing this past week as James Stewart heads to Yoshimira Suzuki and Tyla Rattray fills-in for Villopoto, so it looks like Dungey is going to have some competition this summer and hopefully there are some great battles during the races!

This week, with it being the riders only week off for about another month, is full of testing and preparing not only themselves but the team and their bikes setup for outdoors. Supercross and Motocross are different and yet alike in someways, but as for their setup the bikes suspension for outdoors needs to be adjusted a lot more because of the different terrain that the riders deal with each week. The riders that come out to Hangtown and show top results are usually the teams that have put in the time and have been able to test a lot longer than the other riders. Usually during the last couple weeks of supercross the riders begin testing their outdoor settings and dialing in with their bike, unless they happen to be in a battle for the championship then that leaves little time for the team to test outdoors because they want them to be completely focused on the championship and winning it. However, this year no team should have an excuse for late testing (unless your Stewart who just switched teams, again) because Villopoto had the championship clenched 4 rounds early, Barcia had won the east coast championship early, and well Tomac might have a little excuse but he did win the championship 2 weeks early. What it may be though, racing is racing and the riders know what they have to do to be prepared for outdoors!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's that time again; Vegas SX!

It's definitely the most exciting weekend for supercross fans as the last race is located in VEGAS!! Predictions are being made as we speak and everyone enjoys themselves in "sin city"

SPEED will be airing the race live so be sure to tune in tonight and check out all the action!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Geico Honda controls Supercross Lites Championships!

The Geico Honda team and Pro Circuit have always had a rivarly when it comes to the lites class. These past couple years have been nothing but great racing and battles from both teams.

Last year we had the famous Barcia-Wilson battle on the east coast, but this year Wilson made the switch to West coast and Barcia seemed to have no problem defending his East Coast Championship again!

This year we had another Wilson battle but against Barcia's teammate Tomac! It was great racing and the points were close until this weekend at Salt Lake when Wilson was riding with an injured shoulder, he went down before the finish line and rode of the track, Tomac didn't know it but when he crossed the finish line at the checkered flag he had won the West Coast Lites Championship!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Seattle SX: Dungey back, Lites title craze, hard-working Veteran racers

This year has by far produced the craziest SX season in a long time. I cannot remember the last time we had to many highs and lows in one season.

This weekend in Seattle was no different, in fact the craziness started on the first lap of the main event! Everything looked good for Villipoto, considering it was his hometown race, but things suddenly took a turn for the worse on the first lap he tried making a pas on Millsaps and ended up going over the bars and favoring his left knee along with getting a handlebar to the gut. While it was a bad ending for Villipoto, Andrew Short and Ken Roczen were pulling away out front. Dungey seemed to be off the pace and had a couple mishaps during the main. When the checkered flag flew, Andrew Short came away with the win! Roczen, who is racing the KTM 350, came in second with Weimer finishing out the podium. Dungey would come back after a crash to finish sixth. Since the Championship is already claimed by Villipoto there is no reason for this races to cause him a scare.

However, in the West Coast lites championship, Tomac and Wilson came into Seattle separated by ONE point! yes only one point, since the last west coast race took out Tomac and let Wilson win which ultimately led him to lead the series by ONE point. Coming into the race Tomac was ready to win and Wilson was ready to try and keep the red plate. When the main event gate dropped it was the lites class veteran, Ryan Sipes, who got out to the front and left Tomac and Wilson battling for second place. Bars were banging and I believe you could say there were some "aggressive" passes by both riders. Wilson would push Tomac off the track and Tomac would come back and ultimately came in for a pass which ended up with them bumping and Wilson going down. Tomac then had his hands full with KTM's Marvin Musquin, who would in the end pass him for second leaving Tomac to finish out the podium in third. Wilson would regain himself to finish seventh in the main, but losing valuable points in the championship to Tomac. Now Eli Tomac leads Dean Wilson by 4 points as they come into Salt Lake City, Utah next weekend.

Whose ready for two more crazy supercross races?! I know I am. I can't wait to see the West Coast championship wind down, and sorry to say but I'd love for Eli Tomac to win it! (I'm a geico honda fan for sure)

Then its off to Hangtown in May for the start of outdoors! Picks for outdoors? do you think RV2 will runaway with this championship too or will Dungey or someone else give him a run for it?

Let me know what you all are thinking!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It's good to be back - Steel City

I'm so glad the PAMX series has started and that this weekends race was close enough for me to go to and still get home at a decent hour! So glad motocross season in PA is back underway, I have missed going to the races all winter!

Even without a Supercross race this weekend, mine has been filled with motocross! the PAMX racers took to Steel City this Easter weekend (the race was held Saturday instead of Sunday) which was alright with me considering my Saturday was free. I was up and about at 6 a.m. to catch a ride with my neighbor, Noah who races in 250 B. The sun was shining but the wind was blowing (and it was cold) but everyone didn't seem to mind when the racing began. 250 A and Open A had some great battles with Chad Sanner's boys, Nicoletti and Slusser, as well as McDade, Roman, Newcome and Ritter getting into the mix.

Slusser (558) got the holeshot and tried to keep Nicoletti (715) and McDade (/200) behind him as long as he could!

Roman (731) got bumped around in the first corner but came back to pass everyone including Newcome (467) and finish fourth in 250 A's first moto.

There was intense racing in every class today, 250 B had a wopping 31 racers sign up! and 250 C had to have two divisions and an LCQ to determine what riders would race in the motos. 

250 B's leader was Joey Deneen (22) 
My Neighbor Noah Vislosky held on to 14th - 15th finishes to get a 13th overall.
This is an accomplishment to me! The kid has only raced 3 races in the past year after breaking his back at High Point on mothers day last year. He's practically my little brother and so I have to give him props for even getting back on the back after last year <3 

Well next week PAMX is heading to Pittsburgh Raceway Park! Should make for some more interesting battles, hopefully the weather is sunny again for some great pictures :)

And we can't forget that SX is back next week! Don't miss the New Orleans Supercross race to see if the Champ Villipoto can get another win or if someone else will get to shine (since he has already won the 2012 SX championship).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PA racing in full swing & Monster Energy heads to Toronto!

Finally the PAMX racing has started, today racing is taking place at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA. Sadly I am stuck at home working on projects and other things for college. Like most people, I am wishing it was summer so I could enjoy my motocross filled weekends. So those updates will come later after I see results and hear what went on.

In the Monster Energy Supercross series the racing went to Toronto this weekend, and the injury list keeps growing. We now have Reed, Dungey, and Stewart out. Reed will be out until the 2013 supercross season, he has filled in his spot with Ben Townley who will began racing when outdoors start. Dungey is out 4-6 weeks, lets hope he comes back strong so we can have some more battles between the Ryan's. Stewart was the latest in the top contenders to get hurt, he sustained a concussion and other minor injuries at Indianapolis and decided it was in his best interest to sit out this race. Will he return next weekend? We will just have to wait and find out, guess he spoke to soon about Chad Reed being a "couch potato" since he now joins him in that category, or wait was that picture on twitter suppose to mean that he isn't sitting on the couch? hmmmmm, makes you think that is for sure.

When he called into Toronto supercross did anyone else think it was unfair that CRtwotwo left the booth or was it in both of their best interests for him to leave?! - leave your thoughts because I'm really not sure, I would have liked to see what Reed said while he was on the phone..

"Ryan's win is his seventh of the season and elevates him to more than 100 points ahead of Davi Millsaps, who sits in fourth behind the injured Ryan Dungey and James Stewart." from 
Villipoto definitely seems to have this championship wrapped up, there are still races left though so I'm excited to see what else happens this season. Even though it is well through the season for the Supercross class, the lites class on the west coast still has a tight battle going on with Wilson and Tomac. It's going to be great racing when we get to see these boys again!

Back to the East Coast though, Barcia is back on top of the podium after his third place in Indianapolis. Barcia looked like his smooth and aggressive self again last night to take the win in Canada. Roczen though also ended up with an impressive second place after battling with the flu and Justin Barcia. As for Barcia's teammate, Bogle, he had a rough start to his night by crashing in the heat race and having to go to the LCQ, which he won, then having more issues in the main he still ended up finishing in 8th place. Durham has looked very impressive this whole season on his new Pro Circuit Kawasaki bike, he dominated his heat race and had an impressive ride in the main, it was not better than Indy but still impressive for the Bulter, PA native!

This season could not be more unpredictable could it?! What else do you think is going to happen before the gate drops at Las Vegas Supercross in May? We are coming down to the last 5 races and anything can happen!? Will K-Dub get a win? he finally made the podium this weekend even after his big crash in Indy.

One thing is for sure is that it has been quiet an unbelievable season 
for the riders, teams, sponsors and fans. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Daytona SX: preview & thoughts.

Well as we all know, Daytona SX is almost here!

The biggest news that came today, Dungey is OUT!? Yes that is right, Dungey, who sits second in points, is not racing this weekend due to his collarbone. Originally it was thought to be cracked, but after another doctors visit it turns out it was broken.. Dungey underwent surgery to have a plate placed and will now try and make a speedy recover!

So what does this mean for Villipoto? Does he have the championship all sealed up... I doubt it, Dungey will make a speedy recovery but him not racing will definitely put a damper on the points. But you cannot rule Villipoto the champion yet, anything is possible. Its not like we've heard that all season long, but it is true. So many things have changed within each round of this Supercross championship, its hard who to say will win Daytona.

The weather is another huge factor in this race, it doesn't seem to be cooperating for the race tomorrow night. The rain has been falling and word is that press day was cut short due to it. Daytona always has an outdoor feel to it, so who do you think will win? Personally if it is still rainy and muddy I am going with K-Dub! He's been fast and known to win the mudders (since Reed is out, he'd be my #1 choice).  Lets hope the weather clears up for race time tomorrow and the track is decent for the riders, a mud race is fun to watch but come on, we all like to see the riders going fast and jumping everything. It makes it more intense racing to me.

I'm really trying to get this blog going and have followers to read and give me feedback on what I have wrote on here. Leave what you want, I hope none of it is nasty. I have my own opinions about some things in motocross, everyone does. So lets at least keep it clean. THANKS!

Definitely a bigger post coming after Daytona! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

RV and Bam Bam's winning streak

Within the last 5 races for the Supercross class, Ryan Villopoto has won 4 of them. RV seems to have a winning streak going, and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. However, as Reed can attest, things can change in an instant during Supercross. Villopoto has not had much luck in St. Louis, everyone remembers his horrific crash in 2010 that ended his supercross championship contention. Where are the other contenders? well Dungey looked to be gaining speed during the last lap of the main event, but it wasn't enough to win. Do you think he can win in Daytona? We'll have to wait and see if Dungey can put an end to RV's winning streak. James Stewart was suppose to be in contention, but we haven't seen a very promising performance out of him lately. As for now it seems he's too busy being in a battle with Reed on Twitter. If you haven't heard about this, well you need to go follow them probably. Everyone has their opinions or thoughts, do not take it out of context and start "bullying" people around. It is the internet, your words are forever visible. As we all know Reed is out for the remaining rounds of supercross and probably the start of outdoors. He looked to be the only one to put a stop to RV's winning streak, he was hauling behind him and ready to contend for a win in Dallas, until he nose-dived into the sand section ending in a string of injuries. Who else could contend for a win? Brayton sure showed everyone he can ride in the top 3 and even hold off Villipoto for a while if he gets a good start. Davi Millsaps and Kevin Windham have also been showing impressive speed, holding onto top 5 results. Daytona always brings a different atmosphere to the schedule because its not in a football or baseball stadium but in the middle of a NASCAR track. Someday this girl from Pennsylvania will be attending that race and writing stories about what happens.
Until then lets move onto Bam Bam 1E. This boy is on fire, he is three for three on the east coast, and looks like he can't be touched by anyone else on the track. Barcia won the east coast championship last year, and looks to be starting the 2012 season where he left off last season. Although anything can happen in an instant, as he teammate Eli Tomac knows, that red plate looks pretty good on that 1E bike. Other's like Durham, Bogle Stewart, Baggett, and Roczen are the other contenders for the podium, but only Bogle, Durham and Roczen have really proven they can run up front with Bam Bam. Baggett was a favorite coming into the east coast, but has been plauged by bad starts and crashes that have not allowed him to show his full potential of speed. Could this 2012 Supercross season be all about the GEICO Honda team? So far the talk has been about the GEICO team, whether it is Barcia, Tomac, or Bogle. One downfall for the team is Decotis recently has torn his ACL right before his return from injuries to both of his ankles. This season has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs for riders, teams, and fans. You cannot say it hasn't been an interesting season so far, and there is plenty of more racing to come.

Anything can happen, and this championship could change within an instant.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Reed out for remainder of Supercross

As many already know, Chad Reed is officially out of the remaining supercross schedule. He tweeted earlier today that he has 2 broken ribs, broken t6 vertebrate, torn acl, and a fractured tib/fib. Doctors are awaiting the swelling to go down before they do surgery on his knee to fix his torn acl. Many friends and fellow racers have shown their support on twitter and other web pages, right now is when Chad, Ellie, Tate and the whole twotwo motorsports team needs everyone's prayers and kind words. Another blog post coming soon about the rest of the week. Just wanted to update everyone on Reed's injuries. I have been a Reed fan since he has came to America and will always be a Reed fan. Seeing him grow throughout the years in America and winning championships has been amazing, and I believe he still has more years of racing in him. Injuries are just part of the sport, he will bounce back and recover to come back for the nationals and tear it up outdoors!

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@CRtwotwo @mrstwotwo

Check out the whole press release: Chad Reed PR on Racer X

Friday, February 17, 2012

MX Weekly: Dallas, TX

As all fans of motocross and supercross know, this weekend the race is heading to Dallas, TX. What does this mean? This means we get a first look at the east coast lites riders! Barcia, the east coast defending champion, along with Baggett, Durham, Bogle, Decotis, Roczen, and Malcolm Stewart just to name a few. To say the least this east coast is stacked with potential champions. This east lites championship is not going to be easy, any one of these riders has the potential to win races, and contend for the championship. Key factors for this east coast? Stay consistent! winning races does not ultimately mean you are going to win the championship, you cannot win races some weekends and fall off the radar other weekends. Staying within the top 3 or even 5 is a safe bet that you will be in championship contention by the second half of races. One thing we know is that the 450 class is already stacked, with the first four races having different winners. Villopoto looks to be on fire as they head into Dallas, TX, but will Reed have something in store for him this weekend? (I sure hope so) Lets face it though this season you just never know who is going to come out and win! Another thing is that we cannot go by practice times, some riders have horrible practices and then come out in the heat races and main events and blow us away. This 450 championship is a long way from being over, this is by far the best season I have seen in many years. Each rider is, or was healthy at the beginning of the season, and we have seen each top contender win a race in the four opening rounds. Everyone can make their bets and vote for their favorite rider to win, but in the end we really have no clue who is going to win that race until the main event gate drops and those bikes race until the checkered flag waves. One thing we do know is that our top four contenders Reed, Villopoto, Dungey, and Stewart will put on a spectacular race for us to watch in Dallas or LIVE on SPEED Saturday night.