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October 17, 2019
KTM announced its factory teams for 2020 via a media intro at the factory test track last week. Jason Weigandt was asked to host the event, and he pressed record so you can hear from KTM North America CEO John Hines, Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, Ian Harrison, Blake Baggett, Justin Bogle, Forrest Butler, Michael Byrne, Brandon Hartranft, Pierce Brown, Derek Drake, Brian Moreua, and Tyler Keefe. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
October 15, 2019
his week Daniel Blair and Producer Joe talk read listener's Monster Energy Cup Predictions. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
October 6, 2019
This week Daniel Blair and Producer Joe talk Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
October 4, 2019
What was the atmosphere and the attitude really like for teams and riders at this year’s FIM Monster Energy Motocross of Nations? Jason Weigandt chats with Lewis Phillips of MXVice to talk Assen, GP gossip, the European fans’ view of Team USA, and more. Lewis is one who firmly believes Team USA has to attend the Nations each year to make it what it is, and whenever the team loses, he’s afraid they won’t come back! So who pays for it and what makes this event make sense? Weigandt and Phillips try to figure out (and solve) the world’s problems. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 30, 2019
This week Daniel Blair Vincent Blair and Producer Joe talk about V$'s moto career and why he got out. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
September 27, 2019
There are multiple prongs to building an electric motocross infrastructure. Building the bikes and getting riders to try them is just a start—and Cobra and KTM have taken that step by introducing race-ready electric minicycles that will be available shortly. But what about the racing rules? Why should riders want to try these bikes in the first place? Cobra Moto president Sean Hilbert joins Jason Weigandt to talk about the process behind the scenes that will make electric make sense. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 24, 2019
his week Daniel Blair and Producer Joe talk about the off season and what's to come. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
September 20, 2019
Ryan Ragland was once a racer, then a mechanic and R&D man at KTM. But he was completely and totally out of the industry by the time he accidentally invented a way to save it. Ragland, an engineer by trade and at heart, just wanted to share his love of motorcycles with his son, so he crudely grafted a cordless drill motor, RC car batteries, and a chain drive onto a balance bike. When the rest of his neighborhood saw his invention, they soon wanted one too. Thus, prototypes were built, and a company and brand—Stacyc (for stability cycle)—were born. With youth interest in motorcycling fading, the industry has been waiting for a jolt like this, so much so that Harley-Davidson decided to buy the Stacyc brand outright. But Ragland is still there, turning his dream of getting one young kid riding into a dream scenario for an entire industry. In this episode of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Ragland chats with Jason Weigandt to share the story of sharing the joy of riding. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 17, 2019
This week Daniel Blair and "Snap-On Dan" talk about the off season and what's to come. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
September 13, 2019
Three years ago, Briar Bauman wasn't on the list of would-be champions in American Flat Track—in fact, he was just trying to scrape together purse money to make it to the races. That's all Bauman needed, because his first love is simply being at the track and hanging with his flat track family (including girlfriend Shayna Texter, a Red Bull KTM contender in the Singles class). Then Briar started to put results on the board. He picked up a factory Indian ride this year and skyrocketed right to the top of the charts. With two races remaining in 2019, he holds a big points lead in the Twins division. That should add a lot of pressure, but he's stayed true to his old model: having fun with his friends at the racetrack is priority number one, and the rest comes easy. In this podcast, Jason Weigandt chats with Bauman about handling the points lead, the stumbles on his march to the top, and his relationship with current AFT Champion Jared Mees, who has gone from friend and mentor to title rival. Oh, and those special nights when he and his brother Bronson battle for the win in the Twins class while Shayna fights for the victory in the Singles class! It's all coming at Briar quite fast, but you'll enjoy learning how he keeps it in perspective. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 10, 2019
This week Daniel Blair and Weege talk about the off season and what's to come. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
September 6, 2019
Team USA holds an annual press conference before the final round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, and honestly, it's usually pretty boring. The team talks about expecting and wanting to win, but after last year's not-even-on-the-podium performance on home soil at RedBud, it's clear just saying it doesn't equate to winning it. This year, Team USA faces a really steep challenge, with European sand and a home track for what's shaping up to be the strongest team at the event, Holland. However, by listening closely to this year's press conference, you can decode certain facts that can improve Team USA's chances. They might be underdogs, but this also might work to their advantage. Jason Weigandt hosts both the press conference and this podcast, offering some analysis of why what Team USA is saying might just improve their chances of winning. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 29, 2019
A 250 championship is usually followed with thoughts of how the young champ will perform in the big-bike class. Adam Cianciarulo's 250 National Motocross Championship is different. This is a moment that is frozen in time because of the journey it took Adam—and his team—to get there. In this episode of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Jason Weigandt recaps the day at the Ironman National and logs some interviews during the actual post-race championship party for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki, including chats with Adam, his coach Nick Wey, team owner Mitch Payton, and even Cole Seely, who stopped by to talk retirement and congratulate his friend. Most of all, this all provides a little perspective on a rider who has more perspective on himself than most. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 26, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Ironman National: 250 Class Justin Cooper, Dylan Ferrandis 450 Class (15:34) Ken Roczen, Zach Osborne 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions (27:25) Eli Tomac, Adam Cianciarulo
August 26, 2019
This week Daniel Blair and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Ironman National final round of the outdoor series. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
August 22, 2019
Is there too much money in motocross? Well, it's more expensive than it once was but it's nothing compared to car racing, which literally requires seven figure commitments from families or sponsors to advance even a talented driver to the highest levels. Jason Weigandt sits down with his fellow American Flat Track series broadcaster AJ Allmendinger--a race winner in IndyCar, NASCAR Cup and sports car racing, and one of the most dynamic personalities in the sport--to compare and contrast motorcycle racing and car racing. It's a fascinating look into the economics, schedules, technology and pressure of racing at all levels. Weege says this is one of his favorite podcasts ever! The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 19, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Vince "V$" Blair, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Budds Creek National. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
August 14, 2019
Time for our annual check-in with Ryan Sipes, now in year two of his do-it-all program racing supercross, motocross, off-road, flat track, and more. This year Sipes has already notched wins at the Hawaiian Supercross, the Sturgis TT round of American Flat Track, and even some sort of hillclimb, which he explains here. He also has a new video series via Red Bull that follows his journey. And what a journey it is, considering Sipes not only tries and succeeds at these events but builds his own bikes as well. Oh, and then there's the Erzburgrodeo, which is an entirely different story. In this podcast with Jason Weigandt, Sipes explains how he tries to learn and pick up the process of each racing discipline, and then how he applies it in practice and on race day. Who knows? He might not be the only one doing this someday.   The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 12, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Snap-On Dan, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Unadilla National. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
August 11, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Unadilla National: 250 Class Chase Sexton, Adam Cianciarulo, Dylan Ferrandis 450 Class (10:07) Zach Osborne, Marvin Musquin, Eli Tomac
August 7, 2019
The dizzying array of classes and ages makes it tough to understand what happens at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's, but Jason Weigandt cracks the code in this episode of The Racer X Exhaust Podcast. You'll hear his conversations with Jalek Swoll and Jett Lawrence, who are set to race pro at Unadilla this weekend, and also get some insight into their styles and personalities. Also, who are the biggest stars further out on the horizon? Familiar last names Vohland and Deegan are making their way to the front. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 31, 2019
Austin Forkner was aces in the races in this year's 250SX East Region Championship, but his daytime qualifying sessions were dotted with big crashes—and one finally bit him in Nashville. A torn ACL ended his title hopes, but not before a desperation attempt to salvage his season in New Jersey. In this edition of The Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Jason Weigandt sits down with Forkner to discuss the season, the crash, the night in New Jersey, his progression as a pro, his start in racing, and more. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 29, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Chris "Cooksey" Cooksey, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Washougal National. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
July 22, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Mike "Jason Statham" Mason, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Millville National. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
July 18, 2019
In January, Blake Savage crashed while riding with Ken Roczen and suffered an immediate loss of feeling and movement. We checked in with him in March and found him making huge strides, and he continues to do so today. Savage works with both Roczen and Chase Sexton, who are working on a different kind of recovery after a rough stretch of three races in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Savage talks to Jason Weigandt to provide an update on himself and his riders in this edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 17, 2019
You want to make it in the sport of motocross and supercross? It's not easy. Jacob Hayes is a multi-time AMA Amateur National Champion at Loretta Lynn Ranch and the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Champion. But Arenacross is gone, and Hayes is trying to make the grade in the world's biggest series, grabbing top-fives in stadiums and top-tens outdoors. The CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha rider doesn't know what's in store for next year yet—he's just grinding away every day in North Carolina with his trainer, Seth Rarick, at his side. These boys put in work, but so does everyone else on the line. Jason Weigandt jumps in with Rarick and Hayes for a drive to the practice track and some bench racing between motos. It's an interesting listen about life in the trenches during the week. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 8, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Stank Dog and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Red Bud National. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto - Want more? Download their app "The Main Main Show" :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
July 2, 2019
Jordan Bailey isn't a household name at the pro level yet, but the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider is quite a character behind the scenes. At Southwick, Jason Weigandt turned a recorder on and fired questions at the talkative 19-year-old, and soon Jordan drew the likes of team owner Bobby Hewitt, best buddy Chase Sexton, and teammate Zach Osborne into the chat. You'd be surprised how fun and friendly the riders are with each other the day before a race. Hey, it's just like you bench racing with your buds, only at the professional level. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 1, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Southwick National: 250 Class Justin Cooper, Dylan Ferrandis, Adam Cianciarulo 450 Class (13:56) Eli Tomac, Zach Osborne, Marvin Musquin
July 1, 2019
This week Daniel Blair and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Southwick National in Southwick, MA. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
June 24, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Vincent "V$" Blair, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 National in Jacksonville, FL. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
June 17, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Snap-On Dan, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 National at Hight Point. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
June 10, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Hobo Nick, and Producer Joe talk about everything except moto. It's an off weekend and that's how they get down. The original three Bat Bros are back! Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
June 6, 2019
Cole Seely can say he's done one thing on a supercross track no one else has: ridden with a license plate. He might have connections at factory Honda HRC, but he built his dual sport CRF450L himself, and then got a surprise when he saw how capable the bike was when blitzing whoops and scrubbing jumps at the test track. But Seely has always done things his way, and his off-track interests make him much different than most of his peers. In the serious business on the track, though, he's just trying to match himself. After massive, career-threatening injuries in 2018, Cole admits he's not back to his old form, and he's had to adjust his own standards as he continues the rebuilding process. Can he get back to his old racing self? He reveals quite a bit in this interview with Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
June 3, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Guts Racing's Andy Gregg, and Producer Joe talk about the 2019 Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colorado. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails.
May 27, 2019
This week Daniel Blair, Chris "Cooksey" Cooksey, and Producer Joe talk 2019 Fox Raceway National Motocross at Pala, California.  Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails. - Listen for the code to the weekly "No Toil Giveaway" - Become a part of the Motohead family @Maineventmoto :::> SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
May 26, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Fox Raceway National: 250 Class Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Cooper, Dylan Ferrandis 450 Class (13:12) Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen
May 22, 2019
He's finally done. He finally said it. James Stewart is retired. Yeah, you already knew he was done, but with his retirement official, we can begin the real reviews of James Stewart's career. Here comes a conversation with Racer X Online editors Jason Weigandt and Chase Stallo, discussing the timing and execution of Stewart's announcement (Fridays at 5 pm?), how difficult life at the top of the sport must be (and yet how difficult it must be to leave that behind), and how Stewart will shine much brighter under history's light. Lots to unpack here, so let's get to it! The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
May 20, 2019
It's the "Main Event Moto 3rd Annual Hangtown Call From The Cave". They drink a lot of beer, watch the races, and try to keep it together. This year Daniel Blair and Producer Joe are joined in the batcave by 2008 Canadian Motocross Champion Eric Nye and by 4 time X Games gold medalist Mike Mason. Hang out with them as Daniel focuses on the headlines in the sport and sometimes it goes off the rails.
May 17, 2019
Top contenders in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship gathered on a rainy Thursday afternoon at Hangtown, and because the rain meant no riding, they had time to provide more in-depth answers than usual at the series-opening presser. Enjoy an hour of perspective from Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Zach Osborne, Dylan Ferrandis, Chase Sexton, Alex Martin, and Adam Cianciarulo, hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
May 13, 2019
Daniel Blair, Stankdog, and Producer Joe in the batcave to talk about the start of the 2019 Motocross season. We got the man who isn't on this podcast network nearly enough Weege himself, we also got his homeboy THEE Grant Langston. Hang out with us.
May 7, 2019
Former professional SX/MX/AX racer Daniel Blair has found his calling in motocross media, partly because of the lessons learned from racing—and not just expert analysis. In this hourlong chat with Jason Weigandt, Blair laments not working harder in his twenties to improve his results and explains why that has motivated him to try harder than ever with his current jobs. Today, Blair hosts Race Day Live, the Monster Energy Supercross pre-race and qualifying show, and is sideline reporter for NBCSN's supercross TV broadcasts. He also hosts his own weekly podcast, Main Event Moto, which moves under the Racer X Podcast Network umbrella next week. Be sure to subscribe to the network to get the latest from Blair (and Weege and much more). The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
May 5, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Las Vegas Supercross: 250SX Chase Sexton, Dylan Ferrandis 450SX (14:11) Marvin Musquin, Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb
May 4, 2019
Enjoy a wild, unfiltered night on the eve of the final round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Championship from Las Vegas in front of a live audience of rabid supercross fans. Hosts Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, Kris Keefer, and Jason Thomas were joined by special guests Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed, and Davey Coombs.
April 29, 2019
Enjoy a wild, unfiltered night on the eve of the East Rutherford Supercross in front of a live audience of rabid supercross fans. Hosts Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and Jason Thomas were joined by special guests Davey Coombs, Damon Bradshaw, and Barry Carsten.
April 29, 2019
Post-race interviews from the East Rutherford Supercross: 250SX Justin Cooper, Mitchell Oldenburg, Chase Sexton 450SX Eli Tomac, Zach Osborne, Cooper Webb
April 29, 2019
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April 24, 2019
Joey Savatgy is not sure what to do. In today's social media age, he knows fans wants more transparency and honesty, but if he says too much, he'll be labeled a complainer. In part two of this Exhaust podcast with Jason Weigandt, Joey talks about getting heat for falling in front of Ken Roczen in Nashville, the reaction from fans when he signed with Monster Energy Kawasaki, and what went down at the Monster Energy Cup, where he moved over for new teammate Eli Tomac. It's been a good season for Savatgy on the racetrack, and he's also working hard on fixing his reputation off of it. Have a listen here to get his thoughts on the process. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
April 19, 2019
When Monster Energy Kawasaki announced that Joey Savatgy would take a factory 450 slot for 2019, fans voiced their complaints. This was puzzling, because while Savatgy had come up short of 250 titles in heartbreaking fashion, he was at least a proven race winner. Why did the fans spin so negative? In Part 1 of this interview, Jason Weigandt asks about his rookie 450SX season—which has been good enough to quiet his detractors—but also about Joey's persona and personality. Joey's been through some battles, but he tries to keep his feelings to himself and take the high road, which was fine before the days of social media but leaves people wanting more in an age of transparency. Joey understands that, but he's also staying true to himself. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
April 15, 2019
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April 15, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Denver Supercross: 250SX Colt Nichols, Dylan Ferrandis, Adam Cianciarulo 450SX Marvin Musquin, Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac
April 12, 2019
Jason Weigandt cornered Adam Cianciarulo and his coach Nick Wey for an in-depth conversation inside the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki truck. Adam has made great strides this season as he battles for the 250SX West Region Championship, and he gives Wey, a longtime pro racer with plenty of podiums on his résumé, credit for a lot of it. But what do they work on? Weigandt pressed for specifics and learned about Adam managing the emotions of racing, how Wey presses his buttons—and then even Mitch Payton gets in on the conversation, comparing the modern racer to the days when Wey was a racer himself. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
April 7, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Nashville Supercross: 250SX Justin Cooper, Chase Sexton, Martin Davalos 450SX Cooper Webb, Blake Baggett, Eli Tomac
April 3, 2019
Jason Weigandt chats with author Brett Smith about the most expensive photo in motocross history—the million-to-one Ricky Carmichael shot, taken from the stands, that led to an Oakley billboard in Los Angeles—a rare boost of mainstream exposure. Smith penned the story for the latest issue of Racer X Illustrated—"One Hit Wonder," which you can read right now at digital.racerxonline.com—and joins Weigandt for a chat about the process of tracking down a story no one understood in full. Even the photographer himself had no idea how his photo ended up becoming part of a famous Oakley ad campaign! Later, Weigandt also chats with Davey Coombs about the story he wrote in our new issue, "Waiting for Answers," which you can read right now at digital.racerxonline.com. In the article, DC gives the latest update on Broc Tickle's WADA anti-doping case. Coombs talks about the latest developments with the AMA, FIM, WADA, drug testing in the sport, and what he thinks is coming next. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
March 28, 2019
David Vuillemin captured premier-class supercross race wins while battling some of the best ever—he's one of the few who can claim to have beaten both Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael for a victory—and these days works with fellow Frenchmen Marvin Musquin and Dylan Ferrandis. His influence was felt on Saturday, when both riders took the 450SX and 250SX victories in Seattle. Vuillemin is one of the most outspoken and unfiltered characters in the sport. In this podcast, recorded during the Seattle post-race press conference, he shares his thoughts on many topics, such as Chad Reed still being the best in the whoops and how starts don't matter as much as people say. DV doesn't focus on the mental game, the hype, or the gossip: he looks at the riding. The riding is what matters. There's some similar no-nonsense work going on in the helmet game these days, as a focus on concussions has led many helmet companies to make huge improvements. Many brands use MIPS to improve the safety of their helmets. What's the science behind it? Company CEO Johan Thiel comes on to discuss. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
March 19, 2019
It was news both tragic and shocking: in January, former pro racer Blake Savage went riding with his brother-in-law, Ken Roczen. He crashed and broke the C5, C6, and C7 vertebrae in his neck, leaving him with limited feeling and movement. Over the last two months, Blake—who is the trainer for Roczen, Chase Sexton, Cole Seely, and Christian Craig—has fought hard to regain some movement and feeling, but his battle will continue as he attempts to walk again. What's the experience like? Jason Weigandt chatted with Blake about the process for this podcast, and Blake got raw with the emotional highs and lows, the work, and his hopes for the future. Blake had his own insurance at the time of the injury, but few policies can stand up to the huge medical costs associated with this injury. You can visit Road2Recovery.com to donate to Blake's cause—the more therapy he can do, the better his chances. For now, Blake keeps working, while also continuing to provide training advice to his riders. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
March 3, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Atlanta Supercross: 250SX Austin Forkner, Dylan Ferrandis, Adam Cianciarulo 450SX (09:17) Marvin Musquin, Blake Baggett, Cooper Webb
March 1, 2019
It’s the season we all dream of: a competitive, unpredictable tilt with surprise winners and contenders, comeback stories, and more. The 2019 season of Monster Energy Supercross (which will somehow be halfway over halfway through this weekend’s main event in Atlanta) is worthy of some epic bench racing, so Jason Weigandt sat down to talk about it. With himself! Here’s 40-some minutes of thoughts on Webb, Roczen, Marvin, Tomac, 250 East/West, and more, as a special bonus episode of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
February 28, 2019
Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing, is a fascinating interview in his own right, but talking about American Flat Track's recent resurgence makes for an even more compelling show. Lock doesn't fear bold moves, and some major changes in AFT have moved the needle. Why? How? Lock explains it here as the 2019 AFT season opener looms in Daytona on March 14. Plus, this podcast gives a look inside the general motorcycle market, well beyond the racetrack. It's a great talk with one of the most well-spoken insiders in the industry. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
February 24, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Detroit Supercross: 250SX Chase Sexton, Jordon Smith, and Austin Forkner 450SX Chad Reed, Cooper Webb, and Eli Tomac
February 21, 2019
Two-time and defending AMA EnduroCross Champion Colton Haaker joins Jason Weigandt to talk about the dream of a life in motorcycling, how difficult it was to achieve, and the pressure to stay on top. The top supercross riders face that same thing, but they're under the microscope and can't always articulate their fears. Off-road racers have a little more freedom, and Colton takes full advantage both in this podcast and in his new film, Rare Exception. Enjoy this edition of the Racer X Exhaust podcast and get deeper into the mind of a professional racer. And check out Rare Exception, available now for download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Vimeo. Colton is also giving away a 125 to promote the film! Go to @coltonhaaker if want to follow and find out more. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
February 15, 2019
Everyone in this industry says they want to help grow the sport. For 18 years, it was Denny Hartwig's only mission. Denny served as communications director for Monster Energy Supercross, engaging local and national media with supercross riders, teams, and tracks in attempts to draw more attention to our sport. Today, he works in NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway, which provides a lot of perspective on what our sport does right and wrong, and the challenges it faces. Jason Weigandt sat down with Denny to pick his brain on a variety of topics involving supercross and the media. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
February 12, 2019
Feld Entertainment's supercross principals held an open session with the media on Saturday in Minneapolis, taking questions on the too-much-lime-in-the-dirt situation in San Diego and a variety of other topics, including the relationship with the riders, pay, and even Broc Tickle's anti-doping situation. Here's the audio from the meeting.
February 10, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Minneapolis Supercross: 250SX Justin Cooper, Jordon Smith, and Austin Forkner 450SX Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, and Cooper Webb
February 7, 2019
Excess lime in the track at the San Diego Supercross led to burned skin and beat motorcycles. Jason Weigandt talks about Feld Entertainment's statement on the situation and the latest news on what will surely be known as #limegate. Then, Weigandt sits down with Justin Barcia, and Bam Bam discusses his maturity, past mistakes, and becoming a leader for Monster Energy Yamaha. Barcia's wife, Amber, even joins the conversation to add perspective—she was very much the one who kept Justin on track, even after he grew so frustrated that he considered retirement. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
February 1, 2019
KTM and Husqvarna are the dominant players in the off-road racing game, but there was a time when brands like Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha ruled the roost through the rocks and roots. But when several Japanese brands shuttered their programs during the global recession of the late 2000s, the European marques doubled down on off-road. For 2019, Kawasaki has revived its old Team Green off-road squad, shifting the Monster Energy Babbitt's Online Kawasaki team from the now-defunct Amsoil Arenacross series into Grand National Cross Country. Fred Andrews spent nearly a decade racing GNCC for Team Green, and then ran the factory program until it closed. Now that Kawasaki is back, so is Fast Freddie, who will run the outfit along with the Babbitt's team. In this podcast, Jason Weigandt calls up Andrews for tales of building the new team, and also some old war stories from his racing days. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
January 24, 2019
Jason Weigandt teamed up with everyone's favorite grump, "Filthy" Phil Nicoletti, for the long drive through the desert from Corona, California, to Las Vegas. They were headed to Steve Matthes' PulpMX Show, but when you get two talkers from the Northeast on the subject of moto, the conversation is never-ending, so Weigandt turned on the recorder to create this podcast during the drive. It's one hour of talk about local racing, loving riding, hurling F-bombs at competitors, the odd rivals you didn't know Phil had, and the teams you didn't know he rode for. You know something? Weege and Phil never listened to a single song on the radio for the entire three and a half hours of driving because they wouldn't shut up! Enjoy New Jersey and New York snark at its finest in this very positive edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
January 21, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Anaheim 2 Supercross: 250SX Shane McElrath, Dylan Ferrandis, and Colt Nichols 450SX (09:25) Cooper WEbb, Marvin Musquin, and Eli Tomac
January 17, 2019
Justin Bogle and Colt Nichols are two of the most articulate riders in the pits, and they're also best friends, from their racing days on the local Oklahoma scene to where they sit now: Bogle with a new Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS ride and Nichols leading the 250SX West standings on his Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha. It's not always this easy, though, as both have had tough times with injuries and employment. They've always had each other to lean on, though, and that has made all the difference. These days, Bogle is crashing at Nichols' house in California, and they travel to the races together. When Nichols won Anaheim, Bogle was the first to run up and congratulate him. They've been there for the lows, so it's only right to be there for the highs. Jason Weigandt grabs both riders in this episode of the Racer X Exhaust podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
January 13, 2019
Jason Weigandt talks to first-time 450SX winner Blake Baggett before and after his big breakthrough win at the Glendale Supercross.
January 13, 2019
Post-race interviews from the Glendale Supercross: 250SX Shane McElrath, Colt Nichols, and Adam Cianciarulo 450SX (10:19) Ken Roczen, Jason Anderson, and Blake Baggett
January 10, 2019
It’s an event so big it can overwhelm even the biggest names in the sport—and that’s why superstars often tell you they’d rather not even win the season opener, aka Anaheim 1, aka A1, aka the most hyped event in the sport. Feld Motor Sports invited all the past Anaheim Supercross winners to press day for the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season opener, and Jason Weigandt grabbed a few of them to ask about the experience before, during, and after winning at Anaheim. Their answers might surprise you, but this much you can sure of: there’s nothing quite like a win at the Big A. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
January 7, 2019
Enjoy a wild, unfiltered night on the eve of Anaheim 1, in front of a live audience of rabid supercross fans. Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, Jason Thomas, and Kris Keefer host, with special guests Davey Coombs and Ryan Villopoto, each talking smack with insider info, jokes, wild predictions, and bench-racing tales. But be prepared: the language, topics, and conversations might be unlike anything you’ve ever heard in this sport before. Villopoto was totally on fire, but hey, with the live audience fired up on Anaheim 1, this was a night unlike any other!
January 6, 2019
The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opened last night inside Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Hear from the 250 podium of Colt Nichols, Dylan Ferrandis, and Shane McElrath; and the 450 podium of Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen, and Eli Tomac.
January 4, 2019
There's so much hype, fever, and anticipation for the 2019 season of Monster Energy Supercross that Jason Weigandt is literally able to talk by himself for 40 minutes with some ideas and opinions on what's coming on Saturday. Well, Weege could go 40 minutes on any topic, really, but certainly the season opener is an exceptional event. From Anderson versus Tomac to TV schedules to Roczen and Musquin's status, and even fan questions from Twitter, take in one more hype ramp-up before Saturday night. There's nothing quite like the opener! The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
December 21, 2018
Chad Reed is never afraid to make a change, as he's ridden on five different brands of motorcycles since his 2001 arrival in the U.S. He's even ridden several of the brands twice! But the all-time career leader in supercross starts and podiums is making an exceptionally large move for 2019: he's not only joined JGRMX/Yoshimura Suzuki, but he's selling his Florida home and track to move near JGR's headquarters in North Carolina. Yes, the Reed family is making a wholesale change—although Chad hopes things look familiar on the racetrack. He feels good and thinks some classic Chad Reed results could be just around the corner. Jason Weigandt chats with Chad in this edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
December 19, 2018
The JGR/Yoshimura Suzuki team announced its official 2019 lineup this week, and with four 250 riders and a 450 lineup of Justin Hill and Chad Reed, the squad looks solid. This off-season was not solid, though, because the team endured many stressful moments after losing its title sponsor, trying to find a new one, dealing with the massive injuries to Weston Peick, and trying to find a spot for Reed on the team. In this podcast, Jason Weigandt explains some of the behind-the-scenes stresses on the team and then talks to Hill, who will make his full-time 450SX debut in 2019. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
December 14, 2018
Ryan Sipes took a huge risk. A year ago, he decided to forgo focusing on any one championship to instead try to succeed in five different dirt bike disciplines at once—all in the hopes that he could bring enough value to sponsors via exposure, instead of titles, to make it work. It did work, but only because Ryan succeeded beyond all expectations on the track. He won an American Flat Track race in just his second attempt, he raced Motocross of Nations as part of Team Puerto Rico, he showed top-ten pro motocross speed on Zach Osborne's bike, raced a 125 against 250Fs, and raced GNCC, ISDE, Sprint Enduro, and Straight Rhythm. Now he's been named the AMA Athlete of the Year in National Championship Competitions. And he's headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuild some houses. And he's working on a new schedule for 2019. It all looks great now, but Sipes took on the risk, built his own bikes and program, found some willing sponsors, and made it happen when it all sounded completely crazy. He joins Jason Weigandt to tell his story. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
November 28, 2018
Do you doubt Shane McElrath? It's okay—sometimes he doubts himself. Shane was once a complete unknown on the national level, until Zach Osborne's dad (yup!) took a liking to him and got him some training time at Club MX in South Carolina. Shane improved, then found a way to stay at Club full-time by performing tasks around the facility, like pouring concrete. He got even better the next year, and that's when he got his break: after battling the likes of Cooper Webb at Loretta's, Shane was discovered by the Troy Lee Designs team. He's been a TLD project ever since, and he's delivered five supercross wins and a 250 Class MX overall during the last two seasons. But, thanks to those humble roots, Shane still probably isn't recognized as the 250 title contender he actually is. He's okay with that, though. Staying humble is the mantra Shane preaches every day.   In this episode of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Shane talks with Jason Weigandt to explain his journey from local racer to national pro, and how those roots keep him grounded today.   The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
November 20, 2018
We made a mistake last year. We heard that Jason Anderson was spending more of his off-season in California and less of it riding motos with Marvin Musquin in Florida, and we all believed it was a sign that Anderson was slacking from the traditional Aldon Baker-style program, which means as much Florida time as possible and motos with your workmates, like it or not. Well, we were wrong, because the changes Anderson made last off-season made him better, and he emerged as Monster Energy Supercross Champion. To avoid making the same mistake again, Jason Weigandt called Baker to see how the off-season has gone for all his troops. Is Anderson working just as hard even though he already has a title? Is Musquin going to be okay after a knee injury? How is Cooper Webb dealing with the program? Is Zach Osborne transferring his 250 success to a 450? Let's find out from the man himself. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
November 14, 2018
Jeremy Martin is now an established player in this sport, with two 250 National Motocross Championships and a long-term deal with GEICO Honda. When he was younger, though, he bounced through the amateur ranks looking for his shot and kept training and preparing harder and harder so he would be ready when that day came. He was always prepared, and he's now known as one of the sport's hardest-working and most focused riders. Unfortunately, all that work has been put on hold due to a devastating back injury he suffered in June at the Muddy Creek National—just when he seemed to be at the peak of his powers. In this edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Jason Weigandt spends an hour with Jeremy talking about his background, his motivation, and what comes next, both in his comeback from injury and also his thoughts on life after racing.  The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
November 7, 2018
Hunter Lawrence and his family aren't exactly sure why they had to do it they way they did, but they knew they had to do it. Australia's Hunter and his younger brother Jett spent three years racing in Europe before moving to the U.S. under the idea that time in Europe would make them better racers here. This decision looks brilliant now, after Team USA took a shellacking at the Motocross of Nations, leading many to think that racing through Europe's diverse tracks and conditions helps build special skills. Now Hunter and his brother are officially members of the GEICO Honda team (Jett will race amateurs in 2019). Did they put themselves on the right path? We'll find out once the races begin, but for now we can tell you that Hunter seems like a good dude. We rang him up this week to talk about his transition and his background. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is brought to you by Yoshimura.
October 18, 2018
Brian Deegan might be best known for his marketing might, having cofounded the Metal Mulisha brand and turned it from a rogue freestyle group into a multimillion-dollar brand. Underneath that, though, Deegan has even more steak than sizzle. He found success as a dirt bike racer, freestyle competitor, off-road truck racer, and rallycross driver. That's four different disciplines Deegan can say he competed in and won in at a high level. That's wild! Now Deegan's kids are on the same path: his daughter Hailie might singlehandedly rescue NASCAR as one of its highest-profile and most talented young stars, and his son, Haiden "DangerBoy" Deegan is already a multi-time AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion at Loretta Lynn's. How did Deegan teach himself? How does he teach his kids? We dive into that in this conversation, which serves as a preview of Brian’s new documentary, Bloodline. We also grab Bloodline writer, director, and producer Paul Taublieb to get more behind-the-scenes Deegan scoop. Many life lessons to be gleaned from this episode of the Racer X Exhaust podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
October 15, 2018
We brought the hijnks, arguments, facts, and laughs from a regular episode of the Racer X race review podcast and Steve Matthes’ PulpMX Show, and we put it on display for a live studio audience Friday night in Las Vegas. We also booked two legendary guests: Ryan Villopoto and Damon Bradshaw. Join hosts Jason Weigandt, Jason Thomas, Kris Keefer, and Matthes as they hit the usual topics, such as the Motocross of Nations and the Monster Energy Cup and Marty and Stew, and enjoy the cheers and jeers from the (couple) hundred fans who attended. It’s the first PulpMX/Racer X Live podcast show, presented by Fire Power.
October 11, 2018
Welcome to a conversation we don't have enough in this sport. The annual American International Motorcycle Expo (or AIMExpo) is coming to Las Vegas this weekend, alongside the Monster Energy Cup, our own Friday night live podcast show, and plenty of other hijinks. The AIMExpo is primarily a trade show for motorcycle dealerships, but it's operated by the Motorcycle Industry Council, so it also serves as the industry's annual health checkup, with real talk about how to gain new riders and regrow the industry. These are conversations we should have more often, and they take place at AIMExpo. In this week's Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Jason Weigandt dials up Larry Little, who runs the Expo as the MIC's vice president & general manager of events. The conversation is about all things motorcycling, including tackling today's challenges as well as successful strategies that have worked in the past. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is brought to you by Yoshimura.
October 2, 2018
With RedBud hosting the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations this weekend, let's continue to bathe in Team USA stories. In part two of this podcast, Jason Weigandt calls Davey Coombs again to learn the behind-the-scenes stories from Team USA, starting with the dominant 1986 team in Italy, stretching through heroic Jeff Stanton rides, the famous 1992 "B Team," the shocking end of the record win streak in 1994, and Ricky Carmichael rekindling efforts—and win streaks—in the 2000s. Davey also explains scenarios that plagued the team through the years, from ending the 500 Nationals to the changing calendar that creates a longer break between the U.S. racing season and the actual Nations date. Learn all about the superstar patriots of American motocross in this special edition of the Exhaust podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 28, 2018
With RedBud's turn hosting the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations next weekend, it's time to bathe in Team USA stories. Jason Weigandt calls Davey Coombs to learn the behind-the-scenes stories for every American MXoN effort ever, from the very first team in 1970 to the record-breaking win streak to losses, another win streak, and the most recent head-scratching efforts. This podcast was so long, we've broken it into two parts. Here we cover the 1970s and 1980s, and we'll be back with Part 2 next week. Learn all about the superstar patriots of American motocross in this special edition of the Exhaust podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 24, 2018
Easily one of the friendliest, funniest, and most well-spoken veterans of the pits, Ian Harrison has been through a lot in his 25-plus years working with factory racing teams. Teamed up as mechanic for Greg Albertyn, the duo went through South Africa and Europe before landing in the U.S., just as Roger DeCoster was taking the reins of Team Suzuki. Through tireless efforts, Ian and Roger (and Albee) got Suzuki back into the championship business, and wins kept coming through Pastrana, Carmichael, Reed, and Dungey. Then, just like that, it stopped. DeCoster had an offer to go to KTM, but The Man would only do it if Harrison went with him. For 2019, DeCoster has been promoted to KTM/Husqvarna U.S. motorsports director, and Harrison will take over as the team manager of Red Bull KTM. Harrison's journey from humble racer in South Africa to running a top team here is fascinating—especially when explained through Harrison's colorful personality. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
September 20, 2018
For the second year in a row, Suzuki invited a Racer X staffer to Japan to test a new motocrosser—in this case the all-new 2019 RM-Z250. Our man Jason Thomas, who raced professionally from 1997 to 2012, rode the new RM-Z450 last year and returned in 2018 to try the 250. In this podcast, hosted by Jason Weigandt, JT provides his first insights on the new bike and Suzuki's commitment to racing. Then he and Weigandt get into the topic of pain medication addition in the sport. Sources close to Tyler Evans believe pain meds led to a long, dark spiral, one that ended in his death on September 15. Thomas shares some of his own stories of taking pain meds following surgery for a broken leg, as well as tales of other racers who went through the ringer trying to break the addiction. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is brought to you by Yoshimura.
September 12, 2018
Mickey Thompson was the racer of racers, a master driver, fabricator, and promoter with deep roots in every imaginable discipline. It's his innovation on the dirt side that crossed Mickey into the supercross world, first as the founder of short-course off-road racing for trucks and buggies, and later with stadium off-road racing. Mickey eventually gained control of all the races inside Anaheim Stadium (now Angel Stadium), including the Anaheim Supercross. Mickey's son Danny became a star as one of the top drivers in the off-road stadium series, but so much came crashing down when Mickey and his wife, Trudy, were murdered in their driveway in March of 1988. Without its founder, the off-road series that was once on a meteoric rise eventually went away. Recently, Danny dedicated himself to a new project to honor his father's legacy: he brought Mickey's old land-speed-record car out of storage and set about breaking the piston-powered land-speed record in it. All this in a car built in 1968! In this edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, we talk to Danny about his dad's car, breaking the record, and the glory days of stadium off-road—with a little supercross and motocross talk mixed in. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 30, 2018
Second-generation stars have hit the big time: Aaron Plessinger, son of multi-time Grand National Cross Country Champion Scott Plessinger, swept both 250 championships this year, and Kailub Russell, son of National Enduro Champion Jeff Russell, is running toward six straight championships in today's GNCC racing. Kailub and Aaron have never actually raced each other, but they were at the same track on the same day when Kailub took a shot at Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Unadilla two weeks ago. He rode very well in the mud, even threatening for a podium for a bit in 450 Moto 1 before a crash ended his whole moto experiment, at least for this year. Now it's back to business in the woods for KR, as the GNCC Series resumes on September 15 and 16 in New York. But no matter how fast he goes, he can never outrun the controversy of winning in the series that his dad, Jeff, now runs. Sometimes the accusations just make Kailub want to quit altogether—but his recent motocross foray has helped rejuvenate his desire. He talks about it all with Jason Weigandt in this week's Racer X Exhaust podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 27, 2018
Post-race interviews from the Ironman National: 250 Class Aaron Plessinger, RJ Hampshire, and Chase Sexton 450 Class (11:57) Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen, and Marvin Musquin 450 Class Championship Press Conference (24:19) Eli Tomac
August 22, 2018
Many greats have ridden for Team USA at the Motocross of Nations, but Jeff Stanton's name goes a little higher in the ranks than most. For three years, from 1989 to 1991, Stanton did hero work for the team, including two years where he singlehandedly kept the American win streak alive with dramatic last-minute charges. He's contributing to this year's RedBud edition of the MXoN in a new way, organizing a fundraising dinner on Friday before the race where fans get to dine with their heroes. Stanton has grabbed nearly every rider to ever compete for Team USA, and bids are up for fans to land a table and hang with the greats. In this edition of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, we talk to the six-time AMA National Champion about the event and also get his take on RedBud and the MXoN in general, as well as current-day racers like Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, and Jeffrey Herlings. Stanton is never one to hold back his thoughts, so you'll enjoy this one. Go to www.mxonexperience2018.com for more info. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 19, 2018
Post-race interviews from the Budds Creek National: 250 Class Aaron Plessinger, Chase Sexton, and RJ Hampshire 450 Class (09:53) Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Marvin Musquin
August 13, 2018
The top 250 and 450 Class finishers from Unadilla
August 9, 2018
When Broc Tickle was provisionally suspended by the FIM for a failed anti-doping test under the WADA code, it rekindled all the complex conversations about drug testing in this sport. Fallout and finger-pointing came quickly, and even though many fans and industry sponsors pledged support for Tickle, he's still suspended for an indefinite matter of time, and he still lost his ride with Red Bull KTM. (Aldon Baker was Tickle's trainer at the time of the failed test, so his name often gets pulled into the fracas as well.) In June, we phoned Tickle to get his side of the story while researching a feature on the topic for the latest issue of Racer X Illustrated. That story—"Lights Out"—can be read in our September issue, out now. For this episode of the Racer X Exhaust podcast, we present the full interview with Tickle. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
August 2, 2018
Each yeah at Loretta Lynn’s, Jason Weigandt hosts a Kawasaki and THOR/Parts Unlimited panel session where pro riders take questions from amateur riders and parents. This year’s panel featured Jeremy McGrath, Adam Cianciarulo, and Garrett Marchbanks—three riders representing three generations representing three different ways to enter the sport. McGrath’s plan was totally unique, as he didn’t even become a motocross racer until age 14 and famously likes to explain how badly he rode at Loretta Lynn’s. Cianciarulo has 11 titles at the Ranch, tied for the most ever in the youth divisions, but did his riding and training in his native Florida. Recent graduate Marchbanks has several titles of his own but sacrificed much for them, leaving home at age eight to live at tracks and facilities and hone his craft. The three discuss their different paths into racing while taking questions from Weigandt and a collection of fans at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 29, 2018
Post-race interviews from the Washougal National: 250 Class Aaron Plessinger, Alex Martin, Justin Cooper, and Joey Savatgy 450 Class (09:17) Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, and Ken Roczen
July 26, 2018
You can get a one-week window into the world of amateur motocross racing via the annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. That's what Jason Weigandt does, having announced the race for the last 13 years alongside DMXS Radio's Kevin Kelly. Kelly, though, also announces about a dozen other big amateur events each year. Want to know who to watch at Loretta's? Kevin knows. So after Weigandt has made approximately 300,000 appearances on Kevin's DMXS show, he called Kevin to appear on this one. For a much more in-depth look at Loretta's, also check out Brett Smith's epic “How We Got Here” podcast for the inside story of how the event began in 1982. There's never been another motocross podcast like this one. Look for it in this very podcast feed; it was published on July 16. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura.
July 25, 2018
The truth is, we could barely keep Racer X Online afloat last week, as co-bossman Chase Stallo was gone all week working for ESPN's X Games. Jason Weigandt did his best to keep the creative juices flowing on his own, but by this week, both men were spent. So they did what they usually do: picked up the phone to try to figure some stuff out. The only difference is that they recorded that conversation this time. Welcome to a new podcast, Staff Meeting, a part of the Racer X Podcast Network. In this one, Stallo and Weigandt discuss the evolution of X Games and end up tackling other major topics in the sport: Does social media actually sell product? Do TV ratings matter so much anymore? Why do riders in the 450 class get so much more scrutiny than 250 riders? And why has Eli Tomac chosen not to get block-pass revenge on Marvin Musquin?  From now on, we're making Racer X Staff Meetings your meetings too. Listen in to hear some professional bench-racing (because it's our job to discuss dirt bikes 24/7).
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