Fly Racing has always embraced the Vegas spirit, such as Andrew Short's US Open gear in 2008 or the metallic lame (pronounced "la-may") fabric that their riders wore in 2003, but they kept it simple this year with iron on dice.
Nico Izzi continued his streak of blazing fast practice times this weekend and was at the top of the board until the final lap of the practice session, when he was knocked to third by Brayton and Millsaps. He would finish sixth in the main event.
With his riders sweeping the Lites championships, it came as no surprise when Mike LaRocco was named "Team Manager of the Year" at Sunday night's banquet. LaRocco has played a role in the team's bike development this season by riding the test bikes himself.
Ricky Carmichael can be credited for bringing Aldon Baker into the sport, and the two have remained friends after ending their working relationship.
After being a DC Shoes athlete for years, it's a little odd to see Carmichael in Nike kicks.
Josh Grant's father, Mike, is still a fixture around the track on Saturdays. We chatted with Mike between practice sessions, and his active but hands off approach to Josh's racing shows the strength of their relationship.
Before the racers exited the stadium floor, they had the option to hit the inside hip jump or rail the outside sweeper. Though many riders were landing at the base of the jump from the previous single, it was still the preferred line of the night.
After his practice crash in Salt Lake, Cole Seely was forced to remain at the hospital until Thursday. Seely's return date to racing is questionable, as he suffered liver and kidney damage in the accident.
Ken Roczen is one of many racers that opt for under jersey protection. This upper body kit is made by German brand Ortema, who have supported Joel Smets and Pit Beier in the past.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
, Monday Kickstart
, east coast west coast
, final round
, las vegas
, Monday Kickstart
, new gear