Well, both rounds of the Arenacross series are over and the world is still turning. I guess the rumors of the implosion were greatly exaggerated. We at DMXS have great friends in both series, and respect what each promoter is trying to do. Therefore, we will appreciate the great racing, cover both series, and leave the politics to others. For those fans near a race, I encourage you to attend and show some love for those riders that are trying to make a living at a sport we all love.
I knew someone was going to eventually break my record, and last week it finally happened. Monster Energy¿s Ryan Capes broke the elusive 300-foot barrier when he landed the record-breaking 310′ jump at Pacific Raceway¿s Park in Kent, Washington. For those of you that saw the incredible video, Ryan used up every inch of the landing ramp, and was very close to flat landing after flying the length of a football field on a CR250. I¿m sure Ryan is jumping something tonight, but we will have him on for an interview after he lands to break down this incredible milestone.
Travis Pastrana is about to unleash the latest installment of his Nitro Circus Trilogy. It does not have the special effects of a Star Wars movie. No, this is 100% real carnage and ball-busting good times filmed for your amusement. Make sure every stocking has one in it this year with the bold disclaimer, ¿DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME¿ clearly visible. Travis has also been competing in the Rally Car Series, and has been doing quite well with a podium finish in the final round. We will catch up with our good friend and see what fun things he has planned in the near future including his participation in the Race of Champions where he will compete in a car against the likes of Michael Schumacher, Rossi, Loeb, and Gronholm.
The Shogun Factory Yamaha rider, Chad Johnson, has swept both rounds and finds himself sitting in first place of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. He has a comfortable lead now, but with eight rounds remaining and veterans like Sellards and Schnell giving chase, any thing can happen. Chad has some time for us this week since the series is taking a week off before heading to Charlotte, NC on the 18th. Josh Woods shares a three-way tie for the lead in the K&N Filter BooKoo Arenacross Series after the opening round, and that is incredible considering he was literally a last second replacement for an injured rider. Josh has paid his dues in this sport, and hopes this kind of exposure can land him a permanent ride of his own after a trying season last year. The series heads into the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri this weekend where the tie for first place will likely shake down. Another rider in that series looking for a piece of that lead is Texas native, Tommy Hofmaster. He currently sits 22 points out, but has looked strong thus far. Tommy will also join us tonight for his take on the opening round and the rest of the season as the series heads to the Sunshine State of Missouri, known for its white sandy beaches.
Join us live every Wednesday at 9pm or check out the archives at your convenience. A special thanks to our longtime friend, Pat ¿Shoots¿ Schutte, for his help on the show this week.