We followed Nico Izzi for this week's "Shadow" feature at Steel City, where he claimed sixth place overall. In the video, Izzi discusses his season, his finishes on the 450, and his team for next year.
It is interesting to watch each mechanic's gate packing method. Some fill the gap between the steel gate and the beginning of the track, while others pile dirt to help riders with shorter legs.
The sky darkened as portions of Hurricane Isaac moved into the area, causing a quick and heavy rain. This changed the dynamic of the race, as lap times spiked due and obstacles became more difficult.
Going to the East Coast is like hunting in a zoo.
Eli Tomac tracked Justin Barcia down in the first moto and set the stage for one of the best races of the year. With three laps to go, the two were within inches of each other and nearly made contact as Tomac stole the lead. It has been an eventful summer for both riders, but have stated the mood in the GEICO Honda trailer has not soured.