Monday Kickstart – Red Bud MX 2012

J-Star/JDR/KTM, along with some of the other teams, are running carbon fiber gas tanks that look ultra trick. While admiring the factory parts, it occurred to us that boiled gas seemed quite a bit less of a pitfall for the teams, as we didn't see any tank coolers at all on the gate.
Chad Reed made the trip over to Red Bud on behalf of etnies and Journeys shoe stores. He had an autograph signing at a local Journeys, then came out to his favorite track on the circuit to watch the action. He said he is getting close to getting back on the bike and starting to prepare for 2013.


The Silver Bullet box never looked so good…well, it does look even better when it's full of CLs.
MIke Alessi's wrench went above and beyond the water bottle to cool his rider off after the final 450 moto.


How about Cole Thompson, huh? A privateer in the 450 class, Thompson put on a show in both motos, scoring 7-8. If this didn't put his name into a few hats, there is little justice in the world. He didn't exactly luck out on brilliant starts and or just yield from the mistakes of others; he put his head down and rode hard in both motos with few mistakes. Stoked to see the privateer doing it big.