Monday Kickstart Presented by ONE Industries – MXoN
For for the second time in four years, the Red Bull Motocross of Nations took place in the United States, and just like at Budds Creek in 2007, it was a huge success. Thousands of fans turned out from all over the world to witness Team USA take home the win for the sixth straight year. But just in case you weren’t there to catch the action, we managed to scrape together nearly everything that went down both in the pits and on the race track.
The very first American team to win the Motocross of Nations back in 1981 was honored during a press conference on Saturday. Consisting of Donnie Hansen, Chuck Sun, Johnny O’Mara, and Danny LaPorte, the team began a 13-year winning streak for the US. Right now, America is in the midst of a six-year streak.
The Monster/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team had a couple riders entered in the MXoN. Dean Wilson was part of Team Great Britain and Jeremy Van Horebeek was part of the Belgian team. Since Christophe Pourcel was injured at the final outdoor race his KX450F was also parked under the team's tent as it was already prepped for the race.
Yamaha provided 11 bikes to various teams and had a huge presence in the pits with both the MotoConcepts and VMS rigs for teams to pit out of. The teams then brought over their own suspension and different trick parts, turning the bikes into very trick looking machines.
Being that the MXoN is held over the course of the entire weekend, many people were camping at the race. One Industries had this cool looking bus parked in the pits. Perhaps the biggest presence, though, was event title sponsor Red Bull, as they had a huge compound with numerous motorhomes inside the pits.
The Motocross of Nations always brings out the patriotic spirit in everyone. Throughout the weekend, we saw quite a few fans decked out in everything from Speedos to a Captain American costume.
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