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News from January 2000

So, do you REALLY want to be a professional motorcycle rider?

Riding motorcycles is fun. But it can also be dangerous. If you do it long enough, chances are you’ll get hurt. This article shows photos from a surgical procedure: WARNING: Some of these pictures are VERY GRAPHIC! Viewer discretion is advised. Dr. Jose Borrero & Dr. Margarita Borrero. Riding motorcycles is fun. But it can [...]

Daytona 2001 Photo Feature

Overview of Daytona supercross track Brown, Pastrana, Vohland celebrating Brown, Pastrana, Vohland 250 start LaRocco, Carmichael, Lusk KTM’s Brock Sellards (yes, the track has grass!) Balls of Steel performers Daytona is many things, including lots of Harleys Mike Brown 250 winnner Ricky Carmichael The sandy white beaches of Daytona Daytona Beach pier Coming into Daytona [...]

Interview: Privateer Power – Erick Vallejo

We’ve seen Erick at the first five ‘West’ events. We gave him the opportunity to tell us about himself. But first let’s start with the basics: Birthday: March 20, 1979Hometown: Monterey (Mexico)AMA National number: 179Favorite music: Pop/RockFavorite TV show: MartinFavorite food: MexicanHometown while in the USA: Tustin (California)Years racing: 16Favorite track: Budds CreekFRIENDS & FAMILY: [...]

Lights! Camera! Action!

Here are photos from the first race of the year at Edison International Field in Anaheim California. Jeremy McGrath was the winner in the 250 class. Ernesto Fonseca was the winner in the 125 class. It was a sell-out, with 45,050 people in the stands. 250 Results: 1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM 2. Ezra Lusk [...]

Interview: Ryan Hughes

AMA National number 120 for 2001 You are not riding right now, what happened?RYAN: I had to get my wrist fixed. I had the doctor go into the wrist that I broke at the beginning of the 2000 season and take out a few pieces of metal and make it pain-free. It’s a good time [...]

Interview: 250 National Champion Ricky Carmichael

RC is a four-time National Champion. He’s won the 125 championship 3 years straight, from ’97 – ’99 In 2000 he moved to the 250 class and won the national championship convincingly. Ricky and his Kawasaki are expecting to be contenders in the 2001 supercross series. Before the start of the 2001 season, there are [...]

Manager-Speak

We had a chance to talk with six of the top team managers in the sport about the upcoming season: Larry Brooks – Team Manager – McGrath Racing Rider – Jeremy McGrathJeff Emig – Team Owner/Manager – The Edge Sports.com/Kawasaki Riders – Michael Byrne, Casey JohnsonErik Kehoe – Team Manager – Yamaha of Troy Riders [...]

Interview: Jeff Emig

At the end of 1999, you had just come off of a victory at the US Open, and were getting ready for the 2000 season. What happened?JEFF: During a practice session on December 30 (1999) at Stephane Roncada’s private supercross track, I came up short on a little triple jump. When I landed, I hit [...]

Interview: Travis Pastrana

Travis broke a bone in his leg doing BMX. We talked with him at home in Maryland while he’s recovering … October 11, 2000We wanted to know what his thoughts were through out the 2000 season, and here’s what he had to say: I went to the first three ‘West Coast’ events in the beginning [...]

Photo special from the 2000 Motocross des Nations

1999 500 World Champion Andrea Bartolini 1999 & 2000 250 World Champion Frederic Bolley – was hit by a rock and broke his nose Frederic Bolley and enthusiastic French fans Ricky Carmichael in practice Ricky Carmichael in pits Carmichael and Sebastien Tortelli battle to the delight of the fans Start Tortelli and Carmichael in after [...]