One Industries Thursday Rev Up: Against Supercross and TimeThursday, March 10, 2011 | 10:50 AM
That’s just a little racing history, folks. Indianapolis is a very special city in these United States.
2011 has been a season to remember.
Photo: Simon Cudby
But what we have on our hands here is more than a little racing history. What we all have a reason to be jacked up about is this scenario of mayhem we are all experiencing. The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series has become one of the most spectacular and unforgiving struggles we have seen in our rich history. Our country has rich history, auto racing has rich history, and the sport of motocross has its own special place in the book. Especially to you defenders of the faith.
This one is going out to my Midwest boys that have a garage full of moto. Old-school pictures, new handlebars, sprockets, and all of the good shit that a good garage has on the wall. This one’s forthe “real” moto heads that live and bleed this affliction that we all love to our bones.
Nobody could have predicted the way the song would sing this year. We all had our ideas, hunches, and forecasts, but nobody has or can say that this thing would have turned out the way it has.
It’s all out the door, doctor. Hell, they’ve all won. And as it stands, RV Park has won the lion’s share and is the alpha male. Villopoto showed up at Anaheim ready to eat his own guts and ask for seconds. He’s given some away, Stewart has given a couple away, and in the middle we have a rejuvenated Chad Reed who is bringing “The Thunder” back. Ryan Dungey, who has really not even show what he can do, and about a half dozen other proven winners are ready to make the 2011 version of the Indy SX the best one we’ve ever seen.
RV has lead the charge in 2011.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Go ahead and try to turn the head on this cat and tell me otherwise. One of the most exciting and unpredictable seasons in supercross history is heading into the most history-rich racing city in the world. Not just here in the United States, Indianapolis is the heart of all things racing.
My friends, that’s all I got and that is really all you need to head into this weekend with the shoulders back. Go out and get the aforementioned novel and gain a little appreciation for the way things are in motorsports today. As gnarly as things are, once upon a time there were men that knew real fear and had the courage to take it on. Be that as it may, I’m more than proud of the boys that have made this a season to remember.
What’s this one going to be like this time, my friends? Hell of a question, huh? Will Villopoto continue to amaze us? Will Stewart rebound? Will there be a new winner? We're all going to find out and there are no words that can harness the sweet uncertainty of this one.
Thanks for reading, see you next week.
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