Nick Mackie returned to the top step of the podium at the Mason-Dixon eMTB GNCC on June 5, 2021. After battling with two-time defending champion Charlie Mullins in the early laps, Mackie was able to hold onto the to claim his second overall eMTB race win. Now, after five rounds, Mullins holds a two-point lead over Mackie in the overall points standings. The sixth round (of eight) will take place at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort on June 26.
After an intense battle at the event prior, Charlie Mullins and Nick Mackie were back battling for the eMTB GNCC race win at The John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio. The two battled throughout the entire race: Mullins led the first two laps then Mackie led the third, fourth, and fifth lap before Mullins was able to reclaim the lead and return to the top step of the podium. At the finish, Mullins beat Mackie by only 1.218 seconds!
Due to season-ending injuries, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner has not raced a round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship since the 2018 Ironman National in August 2018. After an injury during Monster Energy AMA Supercross that ended his title hopes, Forkner was able to focus on his recovery ahead of Pro Motocross. Now, Forkner is fully healthy and ready to take to the gates again in Pro Motocross aboard his #38 Kawasaki KX250. Monster Energy just posted a video—Dirt Shark - Forkner Style 2—of Forkner ripping around Fox Raceway in Pala, similar to the first Dirt Shark - Forkner Style that was released in December 2016. In the new video, Forkner's raw speed is on full display. Turn up the volume, make it full screen, and enjoy!
Scrolling through Instagram the other night I saw the best thing I have seen in a while. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Josh Osby shared a story about him providing a kid in his neighborhood with a bicycle. Check it out.
Over the weekend at High Point Raceway for the area qualifier for the 2021 the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, KTM amateur rider Luke Fauser was absolutely sending it over the massive, uphill triple before the finish line...on a supermini!
Since the inception of the eMTB GNCC races in 2019, 2011 Pro Bike Grand National Champion Charlie Mullins has taken a hold on the series, earning 15 overall race wins (he won 6 of 7 rounds in 2019, 7 out of 8 rounds in 2020, and the first 2 races in 2021) in the first 17 races. However, at the third round at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Mullins was just barely edged out by Nick Mackie—only 0.4 seconds separated them at the finish line—at the Hoosier GNCC eMTB round. In Mackie’s first year racing the series, he has finished 4-2-1 in the first three races he has contested. After three rounds only three points separate Mullins (59 points) and Mackie (56 points). Check out the highlights from the third round, including a view of the epic battle that came down to the last turn!
In a video from Monster Energy, the Iowa native explains what happened to cause the crash, what was going through his mind at the moment, his pain levels, his never-quit attitude, and his fight to keep his championship hopes alive. Check it out.
The eight-round 2021 eMTB GNCC National Championship kicked off at the The General round of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series. The Check out the highlights from the first two rounds of the eMTB GNCC National Championship
The Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing team has three riders battling for the two 250SX titles heading into the final two rounds of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. With the season coming to a conclusion on May 2, Monster Energy put together a video highlighting their three title competitors (Justin Cooper, Colt Nichols, and Christian Craig), who are all three aiming their first respective professional title and their first AMA Supercross title. The thing is, only two of them can physically win the two titles. Cooper can claim the 250SX West Region title but only Nichols OR Craig can claim the 250SX East Region title. This could get interesting...
While scrolling through the old Instagram feed this afternoon and I came across a video of a youngster on a Yamaha YW50 that the ClubMX account had posted. Knowing there’s talented kids that ride at the facility, I figured I would watch the video. But once it started, I did not expect to see what I did! Check it out!
In Fox Racing’s latest video in its “Unplugged” series, Mitch Payton shares the story of his involvement in the moto industry. From a young kid in a town in California where everyone had horse corals to the owner of a top-tier motocross product shop and a coveted race team owner, Payton explains it all. From his start in riding to his racing and what came after, Payton has been driven to always be the best.
Monster Energy just released a new video featuring Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing rider Malcolm Stewart. In the video, Stewart rips around the Stewart Compound in Florida—where he displays his smooth riding style and impressive drives through the whoops. He also talks about what it’s like to have highs and lows in the sport, from injuries and not having a ride his debut 450SX season to putting in his best season in the class and earning a factory YZ450F from one of the top-tier teams in the pits. He also touches on his unique style, how he sees his life after racing (spoiler alert, it includes a lot of time on a fishing boat), and more. Then, to finish off the video, Stewart shows off one of his sweet cars as he leaves the compound. Check it out.