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 [...]

Interview: Grant Langston

Grant is the 2000 125 World Champion. I had the good fortune to spend time with Grant and his uncle (and mechanic) Andrew at the des Nations … Grant finished sixth and eleventh in his motos (first and second 125, respectively) against 500cc and 250cc bikes, and assisted the South African team to a magnificent [...]

What it’s like to be married to a professional racer?

by Amy Albertyn Amy Albertyn is an attractive, intelligent, 23 year old woman. She enjoys working out, hiking, camping, and generally being outdoors. Learning more about nutrition and nursing are goals of hers, and she is also pursing a career in modeling. She grew up in Corona (California) and has three siblings. Amy is also [...]

2000 Motocross des Nations Preview

August 10, 2000 – St. Jean D’Angely, FRANCE With the help of Pascal Haudiquert, Valentin Guinberteau, Christophe, El Ellks, and Frank Hoppen. Both the host country France and the USA are fielding very strong teams for the 54th edition of the event. Could this be a battle for world motocross supremecy between the French and [...]

Interview: Stephane Roncada Tell us a little bit about yourself …. Stephane Roncada: I’m 21 years old. I’m originally from Chambery, France. I haven’t seen anywhere like it yet in the States. It’s at the base of a mountain, with many pine trees. The first time I got on a bike I was four years old. My [...]

Interview: Team FMF/Honda Race Tech Mike Williamson

I was lucky enough to catch up with national #32 Danny Smith’s race tech, Mike Williamson Mike gave me a tour of the mechanics area and we talked about what it’s like to be a part of this team. I wanted to better understand what his main responsibilities are as a mechanic and all of [...]

Interview: David Vuillemin

Greetings! First off, I must say “thanks” to everyone. I’m surprised by the number of questions …. thousands of them from all over the globe. I’ll talk to you a little bit about myself, and I’ll answer some of your questions too. I love motocross. I am truly enjoying motocross, and it’s lots of fun. [...]

A day at Yamaha USA’s Race Team Headquarters (AKA “Area 51″)

by Chris Rotberg It isn’t everyday that I get to venture out beyond my keyboard and 17 inch monitor to break bread with some of the best racers in the world. So when Yamaha offered the chance to leave the office and participate in a tour of their secret race facilities, I jumped at it. [...]