News from December 2002

Jeremy McGrath has retired

December 23, 2002 – The ‘King of Supercross’ has retired. by RJ Jeremy McGrath, the man whose name is synonymous with supercross, has retired from full-time professional racing. (Click on the thumbnails below to see the larger photos) I talked with Jeremy earlier today, and he said ‘Everything is fine. I’ve always told myself that [...]

2002 FIM World Champions Awards

The 2002 FIM World Champions Awards Ceremony, organized by DORNA, was held yesterday evening at the Grand Hotel Billia in St-Vincent, Val d’Aosta, Italy. In the presence of FIM delegates and many guests, the World Champions received their medals and trophies from FIM President Francesco Zerbi and the respective Presidents of each Commission. Representatives of [...]

Pastrana’s back

Talkin’ with Travis First question – how is your health?Travis: My health is really good now. But it’s been a tough year. I’ve was sick a lot early on. I’ve been off antibiotics for about six months now, which is great. And I’ve had a lot other injuries, including my wrist and knees. I’ve matured, [...]

Ezra Lusk Interview

by Angela Hall 2003, Anaheim is just around the corner, your thoughts? Well, we pretty much got the bike finished on testing, and we have the bike all dialed in. We are really excited about the bike being completely different – from the ground up. We felt like we have been held back the last [...]

Call him Skippy

Chad Reed Interview by Rick Johnson Rick: Chad, you won the 125 East Championship, dominating it in 2002. You said you couldn’t wait to race the 250 class full-time. Now you are there on the YZ 250 two-stroke with Team Yamaha. You have fulfilled a lot of the goals you set for yourself in racing [...]

European Notebook, Part II

I’m in Europe for World Supercross. This is my journal.December 14 & 15 Chad Reed wins Round 2 in Holland! Results from the Holland World Supercross are belowTo see Part 1 of European Notebook, check this link Chad Reed winning in Holland! Saturday, December 14 – 11:46pm – We had breakfast at 9:30. Oatmeal and [...]

European Notebook, Part 1

I’m in Europe for World Supercross. This is my journal.December 4th thru the 13th. David Vuillemin wins in Switzerland! Results from the Swiss round of World Supercross are below. Rick and Sebastien Hi Gang, I’m working and training with Sebastien Tortelli, and we are heading to Europe for the World Supercross events. I’m writing a [...]

Don’t forget to get your ‘Donut Chaser’ for Christmas!

We know it looks stupid. But don’t knock it. It worked for me – I did my fastest lap times ever! The new device, called the Donut Chaser has been tested exclusively in the USA for the past few months. The Donut Chaser is made from carbon fiber, and is very light. It will be [...]