Show cover of The Racer X Podcast Network

The Racer X Podcast Network

A podcast from Jason Weigandt and the editorial staff of Racer X Illustrated and Racer X Online covering motocross, supercross, and dirt bike culture.

Tracks

Exhaust #201: Team USA's Inside Organizer (w/ Christina Denney)
The struggle at RedBud in 2018 for Team USA laid the flaws bare for all to see: winning the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations now takes more than just three fast riders. Other nations, such as France, have stepped up the organization of their program, and the Americans would have to do better. There were signs of that for 2019 in Assen, but hopes there were washed away, almost literally. Team USA didn't compete in 2020 and 2021. This year the team promised a renewed effort, and it delivered, both with improved team unity and spirit but also in the darned result. The team won! Christina Denney, whom you might remember as the team manager of Rock River Yamaha for many years, has taken on a key role within the team, and along with many others has transformed Team USA's operations.  Says Roger De Coster himself: "On our team, everyone worked very hard, but I think the hardest-working person besides our riders was Christina. I want to thank her for the crazy amount of work she put in." What did Denney do? What other key roles are there within the team? How does it help? Here's the inside story on Team USA's new structure.  The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura and Leatt.
51:49 09/30/2022
Exhaust #200: MXoN Preview
The FIM Monster Energy Motocross of Nations returns to RedBud this weekend, after a 2018 event best known for the subpar day for Team USA. The American squad didn't even finish on the podium in a single moto four years ago. Can this year's team do better? Jason Weigandt and Kellen Brauer have studied the MXGP scene and all the top teams heading into this year's event. This one-hour pod has everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's race. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
63:23 09/20/2022
Exhaust #199: FIM WSX Year One (with Adam Bailey)
Following the 2021 season, Feld Motorsports did not renew its sanctioning agreement with the FIM in Monster Energy Supercross. For 2022, the Monster Energy Supercross Championship would go back to exclusive sanctioning through the AMA, and the FIM announced it would look for new partners to keep an FIM World Supercross Championship going. The new partners came in the form of a group called SX Global, which included AUS-X Open principals Adam Bailey and Ryan Sanderson, as well as Tony Cochran, a key figure in the growth of Australia's V8 Supercar auto racing series. Plus, they announced the capital investment of an Abu Dhabi–based company. The group is calling the 2022 events a "pilot season," and it appears it will consist of just two races, one in Wales and one in Australia. Jason Weigandt chatted with Adam Bailey on Thursday morning to hear about the challenges and process of getting the first season going, and what the group hopes to accomplish in the future.  Note: Ken Roczen will be participating in the two FIM World Supercross Championship races, but his announcement that he is now a free agent and will not be back with Honda HRC in the U.S. in 2023 came after this interview with Bailey took place. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
53:09 09/16/2022
Racer X Read Out: "A Chip Off the Old Block"
"Step by step, little by little, you have to just become your own person. That’s just part of growing up." Everts, Vohland, Deegan, Ferry, Wey, Sipes—a look at the current crop of moto sons (and their famous dads). Davey Coombs reads his feature "A Chip Off the Old Block" from the November issue of Racer X magazine. For more from DC, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and the rest of the Racer X crew, subscribe to Racer X.
18:09 09/09/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show Season Finale: Grand Prix of Turkey
It's the 18th and last Racer X MXGP Review Podcast of 2022 as Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips talk about the season-closing Grand Prix of Turkey, the dramatic MX2 world championship decider, the final flurry of results and news, as well as connotations for the forthcoming MXoN at RedBud. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is presented by Just 1 Racing.
85:42 09/07/2022
Exhaust #198: Stew, Reed, Eli, Jett, Hunter & More
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season finale brought out arguably the best one-hour guest list in the history of the sport. The Friday night Staging Area show featured James Stewart as a guest host alongside Jason Weigandt and Jason Thomas, and then Eli Tomac showed he felt no pressure for the final race by stopping by for a chat. James was impressed Eli even came over! Then Scouting Moto Combine winner Noah Viney came by with his coach for the day, Chad Reed, which meant Chad and James were on the show together! As if that's not enough, Hunter and Jett Lawrence came by to close the show. Stew and the Lawrences catch the fever! Oh, and then there was the matter of the actual race, which was won by Tomac, who claimed his fourth 450 MX title in dramatic winner-take-all fashion. Weigandt drops in a post-race interview with Eli here to get the once-again champion's take on the day. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
81:36 09/06/2022
Exhaust #197: Last Showdown (w/ Jeff Emig)
Jason Weigandt calls Jeff Emig in this podcast to get the emotion behind final-round showdowns. Fro came out on top the last time the AMA National Championship in the premier class was this close at the finale. In 1996, Emig held a two-point lead on Jeremy McGrath coming into the final round of the AMA National Motocross Championship, meaning a 1-1 score for either rider would decide the title. It has taken over 25 years to get this scenario again, as Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton are now separated by just one point, so winning both motos guarantees the title.  In '96, Emig came through with the 1-1 at Steel City to win the title. Jason Weigandt called Emig this week to hear the story of living the most important week of your life—and you'll get even more pumped up when you hear Emig riff on the focus, the emotion, and the determination needed to win in this environment. In fact, Emig says this type of pressure is the thing he misses most about racing. Weigandt also drops in press conference quotes from Sexton and Tomac, to detect if they're thinking the same way Emig did back then. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
42:41 08/31/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Charente Maritime
MXGP dipped into the French hard-pack at St Jean D’Angely for the seventeenth and penultimate round of the 2022 season, and the MX2 title chase is really hotting up with a 2-point difference between the protagonists with only the Grand Prix of Turkey to go. Here is the latest dose of news and perspective from the world championship with plenty of discussion (and some gossip to boot) from journalists Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is presented by Just 1 Racing.
81:50 08/23/2022
Exhaust #196: Finally Working Together (w/ Roger De Coster & Bruce Stjernstrom)
News broke a few weeks ago of the new level of cooperation between Feld Motorsports (producers of Monster Energy Supercross) and MX Sports Pro Racing (producers of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross) and the resulting SuperMotocross World Championship, a set of three races that will run at the end of next season. The whole plan is to bring both series—and these three new races at the end of the year—under one arrangement for a TV/media deal, marketing, and more, plus better collaboration on rulebooks, drug testing, scheduling, and more. They will both crown their existing champions, then add this new title at the end of the season as well. You could listen to officials from Feld Motorsports and MX Sports tell you how awesome this will be, but of course they think it's great. Jason Weigandt talked to two of the most unfiltered voices in the sport, KTM Groups North American Director of Motorsports Roger De Coster and Kawasaki Racing's Bruce Stjernstrom, to get their take. What you'll learn is this is about much more than a three-race playoff. This is the industry working together for the first time. Growth, hopefully, can follow. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
42:04 08/18/2022
Exhaust #195: The Deegan Deal
Check out our Insight Story posted on Wednesday for an attempt to wrap up the hours and hours of interviews with folks involved in Brennan Schofield's attempt to claim (purchase) Haiden Deegan's bike at Loretta's, which is legal under AMA amateur rules. If you'd rather have an audio version, Jason Weigandt tries to wrap it all up here in this latest Exhaust Podcast. What happened and when? Some of the info is now out there, although for certain few will ever believe we have the true story of who is to blame and why Schofield didn't end up getting a bike that was rightfully his. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, AOMC, and Leatt.
27:03 08/18/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Finland
MXGP has a world champion for 2022! In this latest edition of the RacerX MXGP Race Review podcast, journalists Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips churn the Grand Prix of Finland at Hyvinkää, where HRC’s Tim Gajser locked down his fourth premier-class title. The MX2 chase is still wide open, however, with two rounds left to go this season. The usual news, views, opinions, and banter in this latest show presented by Just 1 Racing.
74:16 08/16/2022
Racer X Read Out: "SuperMotocross Collab"
Behind the scenes of the unification of American SX/MX and the creation of the SuperMotocross World Championship. Jason Weigandt reads his feature story from the October 2022 issue of Racer X magazine. For more from DC, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and the rest of the Racer X crew, subscribe to Racer X.
13:02 08/12/2022
Exhaust #194: Loretta's Wrap-Up
How do you sort through everything that happened at the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Championship at Loretta Lynn's? Jason Weigandt announced nearly every moto from Tuesday through Saturday, and he helps break five 12-hour race days into a half-hour recap with what you need to know on this podcast. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
34:35 08/09/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Sweden
Just four rounds to go in 2022 MXGP and Yamaha ran riot at the Grand Prix of Sweden, the first visit to Uddevalla for the World Championship since 2019. Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips bring some perspective from round fifteen and also discuss a few interesting rumours about the series in this latest show brought to you thanks to Just1 Racing.
65:08 08/08/2022
Moto Marketing Podcast #117: Mental Performance with Dr. Jason Richardson
Luke Nesler is joined by Dr. Jason Richardson Hosted by: Luke Nesler, Impakt Results Produced by: Josh Young, Impakt Results Get more moto business talk at www.thebusinessofmoto.com Follow Luke Nesler on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lukenesler www.instagram.com/impakt_results Visit Impakt Results Online: www.thinkimpakt.com
43:54 07/29/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Belgium
Late from Lommel! The Racer X MXGP Review Podcast finally makes it way over from the punishing sand at the Grand Prix of Belgium, where the world championship entertained round 14—of what is now 18—in 2022. Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips talk about the results, the event, news, and more in this latest installment of the pod. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is possible thanks to Just 1 Racing.
75:41 07/26/2022
Exhaust #193: Da Rippahs (w/ Henry, Dowd & Decotis)
On Friday before the Southwick National, New England fan favorites Doug Henry, John Dowd, and Jimmy Decotis stopped by the Monster Energy Stage to share some memories and talk about what they're doing today. For Dowd and Henry, the story is simple: the legends are now part of the Southwick track crew! Jimmy D, meanwhile, stepped away from racing two years ago and had been quiet since, but now he's back on the bike and working with young riders in the area. He's also planning to race Southwick for fun next year!  The real kicker? The humble stories of Dowd and Henry. Did you know Doug came to Southwick as a fan, just watching on the fence, and then six years later he was the 125 National Motocross Champion? That's crazy, but for Doug Henry, it's normal. Enjoy the show. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
51:53 07/20/2022
Moto Marketing Podcast #116: Specialized Bicycles' Earlin Rosa
Luke Nesler is joined by Earlin Rosa of Specialized Bicycles Hosted by: Luke Nesler, Impakt Results Produced by: Josh Young, Impakt Results Guest: Earlin Rosa Get more moto business talk at www.thebusinessofmoto.com Follow Luke Nesler on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lukenesler www.instagram.com/impakt_results Visit Impakt Results Online: www.thinkimpakt.com
30:34 07/19/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Czech Republic
MXGP blossomed at a hot and busy (both in the gate and around the spectator zones) Loket for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic and round 13 of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship. Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips find a sunny spot in a hotel terrace in Karlovy Vary, a short distance from the circuit, to talk themes, results, and other matters around the series. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is possible thanks to Just 1 Racing. 
95:12 07/18/2022
Racer X Read Out: "That Last Big Step"
Teams have endured too many strikeouts. Too much pay for too many busts. How do they fix it? A new three-pronged process of pro races, combines, and futures races might be the answer. Jason Weigandt reads his feature story from the September 2022 issue of Racer X magazine. For more from DC, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and the rest of the Racer X crew, subscribe to Racer X.
17:50 07/08/2022
Exhaust #192: Reed, Deegan & More at RedBud
With RedBud hosting its annual huge round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross as well as the first Scouting Moto Combine of the season, there were plenty of people to talk to. Jason Weigandt hosted the Friday night Staging Area show with guests Chad Reed, Aaron Plessinger, Michael Byrne, and Haiden Deegan. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.
73:28 07/06/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Indonesia + More
MXGP is in the midst of a small break after round 12 of 19 in Indonesia, but journalists Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips still have plenty to chat about as they ruminate on Tim Gajser’s contract, the switch of the Finnish Grand Prix, the Brit-based opening round of World SX, and whether MXGP should be flying to the far regions of Asia. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is sponsored by Just 1 Racing.
54:35 07/05/2022
Moto Marketing Podcast #115: Andy White Talks Gear Sponsorship
Luke Nesler is joined by Andy White of FXR to talk about how gear sponsorship works Hosted by: Luke Nesler: Impakt Results Produced by: Josh Young: Impakt Results Guest: Andy White: FXR Get more moto business talk at www.thebusinessofmoto.com Follow Luke Nesler on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lukenesler www.instagram.com/impakt_results Visit Impakt Results Online: www.thinkimpakt.com
35:10 06/23/2022
Exhaust #192: Roczen and Tomac on the Early 2022 Moto Season
Jason Weigandt, Ricky Carmichael, and Jason Thomas chat with Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen to get their opinion on the early season of 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.mx.
33:11 06/22/2022
Racer X Read Out: "Trading Places"
Antonio Cairoli is the latest in a long—and now rare—line of motocrossers who crossed the Atlantic to compete in AMA Pro Motocross. Davey Coombs reads his feature story from the August 2022 issue of Racer X magazine. For more from DC, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and the rest of the Racer X crew, subscribe to Racer X.
19:53 06/17/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Germany
MXGP 2022 barrelled onto Round 11 of 19 and the third race in a row with the Grand Prix of Germany. Is Talkessel up to spec as an MXGP circuit? Is Tim Gajser now going to steamroller the championship? Which Frenchman is injured and which one returned to the fray? Politics, perspectives, and more in this latest edition of the RacerX MXGP Review Show with Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is sponsored by Just 1 Racing.
59:58 06/13/2022
Exhaust #191: Tony Cairoli's American Adventure
Nine-time World Champion Tony Cairoli is trying to mix business with pleasure this summer, checking Lucas Oil Pro Motocross off of his racing bucket list while also slipping into retirement. He's not training as hard as he did in his prime days, but he's still a racer with pride, and he still wants to do well. It's a tricky balance, but Tony seems to be enjoying it all either way. He joined Jason Weigandt and Jason Thomas on the Staging Area pre-race show before Hangtown and discussed how this American deal came to be (he wanted to race but had to wait on the status of Jeffrey Herlings first) and how he's adapting to U.S. bikes, tracks, and more. The Racer X Exhaust podcast is presented by Yoshimura, Leatt, and AOMC.mx.
17:20 06/08/2022
Moto Marketing Podcast #114: USA BMX's Cody Wilson
Luke Nesler is joined by Cody Wilson of USA BMX. Hosted by: Luke Nesler, Impakt Results Produced by: Josh Young, Impakt Results Guest: USA BMX's Cody Wilson Get more moto business talk at www.thebusinessofmoto.com Follow Luke Nesler on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lukenesler www.instagram.com/impakt_results Visit Impakt Results Online: www.thinkimpakt.com
36:38 06/07/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of France
A new RacerX MXGP Review Show dips into a stormy (in both senses of the word) Grand Prix of France at Ernée, where one of the most atmospheric events on the calendar gets a little heated off and on the track. Have a listen to what journalists Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips had to say and send us any feedback or comments! The Racer X MXGP Review Show is sponsored by Just 1 Racing.
75:44 06/06/2022
The Racer X MXGP Review Show: Grand Prix of Spain
Another first-time winner in MXGP, and around a track that is either bold or beastly. Why? Join journalists Adam Wheeler and Lewis Phillips as they discuss events, news, and views from the ninth round of the FIM World Championship in Spain. The Racer X MXGP Review Show is sponsored by Just 1 Racing.
71:25 05/31/2022