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Tony Alessi kept his cool! (and didn’t beat up Josh Grant)

I have a little story about Tony Alessi that I’ve been wanting to share with everyone ever since I got back from the Colorado race in Lakewood. It’s actually a good story, and I was pleasantly surprised by Tony’s reaction, and I have to say that if I was in his shoes at that moment, I probably wouldn’t have kept my cool! This whole story revolves around Mike so I’ll be talking more about him then his dad, but this IS about Tony so read all the way down…

...Keep reading to find out what Tony did...

Lucas Oil Off-Road race at Lake Elsinore – Wear pants or go home!

So I got a funny story about last weekend’s trophy trucks race, which took place at the Lake Elsinore racetrack in California…I got kicked off the track for wearing shorts instead of pants!!! You see, they have certain “rules” in the Lucas Oil Off Road series, to be more specific, they pretty much tell you what you have to wear if you wanna be on the track, whether you are a photographer or a crew member! The rule is you can’t wear shorts, you HAVE to wear pants…110 degrees outside and they MAKE you wear pants. More story and photos from the event...

The privateer’s life in Supercross racing

Supercross racing is hard, it’s very hard. It is both physically and mentally difficult, and you need a good bike to go fast, you need a factory bike, a bike that will keep you on top of a whoops section and not drop your front wheel in between 2 whoops, a bike that won’t bog on the face of a gnarly triple or half way through a rhythm section, you need a bike with suspensions that won’t throw you over the bars when coming up short on a steep landing. In Motocross, you can get away with it, but not in Supercross. Most people will never ride a race-like Supercross track in their life, so they will never truly appreciate how hard it can be. I am writing this because I want to mention privateer riders that race Supercross. I was lucky enough to ride for a great team (Honda of Troy, which became Yamaha of Troy in 1999) during my first year racing the US circuit back in 1997, so I myself cannot truly appreciate how much work it is for them and what they have to go through each race, but I have a good idea and wanted to share it with you.

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