a lot of pain
I’m sure you already know this, but
Ryan Villopoto is the man. I just
attended the Toronto SX and was
disappointed by his absence all day.
However, once the points were on the
line, the points leader proved why he
is the three-time defending champ
and lined up. It was truly amazing
watching #1 learn the track in his heat
race and improve significantly in the
semi. A sixth-place in the main with
food poisoning? This guy deserves
the title, there’s no question there.
Amazing. Hats off to the champ.
Hockley Valley, Ontario
It seems like there have been a lot
of racers coming down with food
poisoning lately. If they are on
strict training diets, why are they
getting sick so much?
Beth: Thanks for the note. I can’t
answer for the pros, but I personally
am not on a strict diet, yet I got food
poisoning—or maybe beer poisoning—the last time I went on a long
trip. Travel will do that to you! DC
During the Seattle SX they asked
LETTER OF THE MONTH
whether or not RV’s domination is
good for the sport. While it is certain-
ly not good for the competition, RV’s
elite abilities have led him through
the pearly gates of motocross and
into the status of “legend.”
All sports have their legends—
it is a rare and awe-inspiring
result of competition. From Babe
Ruth to Michael Jordan, Dale
Earnhardt Sr. to Wayne Gretzky,
Carmichael to LeBron, all of these
guys have one thing in common:
abilities and performances so
incredible that they inspire, make
us wonder, and let us dream and
strive to be our best.
Love him or hate him, RV is
raising the bar in the sport to new
levels. We should all consider ourselves lucky to be a witness.
Why can’t there be a one-minute-lap
minimum required for supercross?
I noticed there was a difference of
eleven seconds per lap between
rounds two and three at Anaheim.
Over three and a half minutes seems
to be a lot of time to lose.
Mark: Good point, though I believe
much of it has to do with Feld Motor
Sports’ attempt to add variety to
every round, and sometimes that
variety means a shorter track. DC
I was reading CC’s in your May
issue regarding the number of
fans in attendance for the Atlanta
Supercross, which featured winners
Ken Roczen and Martin Davalos.
It got me thinking: When was the
TERRY WILL RECEIVE A PAIR OF 100% ACCURI GOGGLES.
of my son
and Trisha Watson, with Rocky’s daughter
Sarah as ringbearer. They were married
September 13, 2013, at
Eagle Hills golf course in
Eagle, Idaho, pastor H.
Mushman presiding. The
wedding vows were taped inside, and the
Racer X is going to be a wedding album.
Boise Vintage Cycle, Boise, ID